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Simon Long

Digital & Technology Director
Simon Long is the Digital & Technology Director at CBRE Singapore, covering the APAC region and leading the Workplace Technology division.

Living in Singapore since 2018, he joined CBRE in January 2020 as part of a new business initiative, offering consultancy services on digital workplaces, smart buildings, and all things PropTech, areas which have continued to witness increasing demand from clients.

Simon is an engaging technology strategist and problem solver with over 20 years supporting and leading technology projects and programs. Having delivered over 100 projects for private, retail, finance, government, education, and healthcare clients, he has a vast wealth of experience and worked with clients including Google, Salesforce, and Bloomberg.

In early 2000, Simon started by designing networks and IP Telephony systems for hotels and large corporates. From there, career highlights include supporting the network migration of 1,500 ATMs for The Royal Bank of Scotland, designing and building one of the UK’s first cloud PBX services and most recently, leading the global program management of collaboration technology updates for one of the world’s largest technology companies.

Leading CBRE Workplace Technology, his areas of focus and expertise are:
• Future workplace & co-working technology
• Smart Building, Smart Campus and Smart City projects
• Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Analytics
• Digital transformation of systems and services
• Technology experience services for leisure, hospitality and retail

As an avid leaner he is also currently studying towards an MBA in Artificial Intelligence with the University of Cumbria and is also known to be somewhat of a gin fan!