James Dallas is president of James Dallas & Associates. James consults with and speaks to companies and organizations about managing change and executive leadership development in a digital world. James has over 30 years experience in General Management/business operations roles as well as Chief Information Officer positions. He retired in September 2013 as Senior Vice President of Quality, Operations and IT at Medtronic, Inc. James also served as a member of Medtronic’s executive management team. In his 22 years at Georgia Pacific, James held a series of progressively more responsible information technology and operating roles. He also served as a member of Georgia Pacific’s executive management team. The majority of James’ career has been focused on bridging the gap between strategy and execution, using IT both strategically and entrepreneurially, and leadership development.
Chandra Dhandapani has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business segment since May 2022. Ms. Dhandapani is a member of the company’s Executive Committee. As Global CEO of GWS, Ms. Dhandapani oversees the delivery of all services, including facilities management, project management and transaction services, to local and multinational occupier clients around the world. She brings the best of her previous responsibilities for People, Supply Chain and Marketing functions – as well as her extensive Digital & Technology background -- to her leadership of GWS. Prior to her promotion of CEO of GWS, she served in a dual role as CBRE’s Chief Transformation Officer, with executive oversight for People, Marketing, Supply Chain and Corporate Real Estate, and Chief Operating Officer of GWS. In the latter capacity, Ms. Dhandapani had senior leadership responsibility for the GWS Enterprise business and GWS Operations around the world. She focused on enabling the GWS team in accelerating the growth of the business and improving client outcomes. Prior to joining CBRE, she was a senior technology executive at Capital One Financial for 17 years in various roles in Technology, Marketing & Analytics and Operations. In her last role there, she served as Digital Transformation Leader and Chief Information Officer of the bank’s Financial Services division, comprised of Capital One Auto Finance, Mortgage, Home Equity and Home Loans Servicing.