CoRE Tech 2019 Hits 10th Anniversary Milestone – Conference Highlights
CoRE Tech was created ten years ago for a very specific purpose: to bring senior level Corporate Real Estate and Facilities professionals together to talk about technology, automation and innovation in a condensed, comprehensive and interrelated way. The three primary categories focused on were: 1) information management, 2) smart, connected buildings and 3) next generation space.
While seemingly independent topics, each and every year, the importance of integration, interoperability and the need for a strategic plan brings these three categories closer together.
This year’s event brought CRE and Facilities professionals together from around the world. Senior leaders from companies like Google, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, JPMorgan Chase, Warner Media, Wells Fargo and many others discussed strategies, asked questions, debated important issues and had thousands of conversations regarding the Digital Transformation of the built infrastructure that houses today's employees.
The conference featured over 60 speakers; a very carefully curated Vendor Expo; an interactive Best Practice Case Study Showcase featuring projects from Intel, United Therapeutics, Warner Media, Coca Cola, McDonald’s and more; an AR/VR Demo Lab; a Flex Space Business Lounge prototype; and eight onsite RE Tech Innovation Tours to some of Silicon Valley’s most interesting and innovative corporate facilities.
The following is a summary of the many takeaways from CoRE Tech 2019!
- DIGITAL EXPERIENCES are at the Forefront of Transformational Smart Campus Projects of the Future – Ford and Microsoft are Leading the Way
- From a Centralized Operations Center to CRE Tech Innovation Lab – GOOGLE is One of the Leaders of Innovation in the Corporate Real Estate Industry
- The SMART BUILDING JOURNEY Continues – Real Case Studies are Increasing and Demonstrate Innovation at Scale
- VALUE ENGINEERING Continues to Impede Smart Building Projects – SMART READY Depends on Our Rethinking the Design-Build Process
- PROJECT LEADERSHIP CHURN is Disrupting Digital Transformation – Change of Leadership Impacts the Ability to Execute Consistently
- The TECH SKILLS SHORTAGE is Constraining Smart Campus Innovation – Although Modern, Amenity-Rich Workplaces Often Serve as a Value Proposition for ATTRACTING TALENT
- Digital Workplace Experience Enabled by a Tap on the Phone – With Professional and Personal Lives Increasingly Blending, the Appetite for WORKPLACE APPS Grows
- From Private Tech-Enabled Privacy Pods that Create Additional Meeting Areas in the Lobby or Any Other Open Space to Leasing Coworking Space for Remote Employees – FLEXSPACE Continues to Play a Major Role in a Corporate Real Estate Strategy
- ADVANCED GENERAL TECHNOLOGIES are Enjoying Wider Adoption in the Corporate Real Estate Industry – AI, AR/VR and Autonomous Case Studies are Emerging
- Visual Immersive Experiences Designed to Educate, Inform and Inspire – LED VIDEO WALLS are Transforming Interiors and Exteriors
- Indoor Maps Get an Upgrade – MOBILE ENABLED SMART ROUTING to Navigate Buildings and Real-Time Location Tracking Including Applications Such as Efficient Worker Management and Connecting Workers Based on Proximity are Entering the Campus
- Making Sense, Comprehend, Act and Learn – The Potential of AI and Its Ability to Interpret Information will Transform Corporate Real Estate and Facility Management Processes
- The Contextual Model of an Entire Smart Building Environment is Emerging – DIGITAL TWINS Visualize How People and Processes Interact in the Built Environment
- Next Generation Wireless is On the Horizon – 5G, CBRS, WI-FI 6 and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) Will Revolutionize How We Use IoT Devices and In-Building Communications
- CHINA’S TECHNOLOGY PROWESS – Conversations Regarding Potential Ramifications and Implications are Starting to Emerge
- Convenience & Efficiency vs. Surveillance – Facial Recognition and Tracking Sensors in Highly Connected Buildings are Raising PRIVACY Concerns
- CYBERSECURITY Concerns are Impacting the Smart Building Conversation – To Stay Ahead of Cybersecurity Threats, All Stakeholders Need to Engage in a Continuous Dialogue
- The PROPTECH LANDSCAPE Remains Confusing – Too Many PropTech Companies Have Entered the Marketplace, Often with Limited Understanding of the Industry and Its Complicated Processes
- Experiencing Tech Innovation First-Hand – CoRE Tech’s Silicon Valley Next-Gen CRE and Facility TOURS Took Attendees "Behind the Scenes" of Some of the Most Innovative Campuses and Served as an Exciting Learning Adjunct
- Featuring Leading Edge Technology, Integration and Connectivity – CoRE Tech’s SMART BUILDING SHOWCASE of the Most Innovative Corporate Buildings and Campuses Emphasized the Importance of Fully Utilizing a Company-Wide Strategy, Big Data and an Ecosystem of Partners
- Asking the Right Questions to Address Corporate Real Estate Pain Points – The CoRE Tech VENDOR COMMUNITY IS ENGAGING with the Industry to Learn About Issues and Provide Relevant Solutions
- Leveraging the Community’s Experience and Knowledge – CoRE Tech’s DEDICATED CORPORATE REAL ESTATE EXECUTIVES Share Successes and Failures with Peers to Advance the Industry
We would like to thank all those who participated in making this one of the best CoRE Tech conferences ever!
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Top GLOBAL INNOVATIONS Impacting Commercial and Corporate Real Estate - 12/12/2019
2020 will likely be another year of great innovations for the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate industry. With a multitude of new companies and ideas being funded by an insatiable appetite of investors, the traditional workflows and processes of Real Estate are challenged daily. Add to this a desire by the established marketplace to also innovate and the pressure of change increases. This webinar will bring together some of the industry’s most prolific prognosticators who will discuss and debate the state of innovation in our industry. For those firms that are leaning into the change brought about by technology this is a perfect opportunity to hear about the leading solutions, case studies and best practices.
Founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on technology, automated business solutions, intelligent buildings and energy efficiency for the commercial and corporate real estate industry. As CEO, Jim interacts with some of the largest companies globally pertaining to some of the most advanced and progressive next generation real estate projects under development.
Jeff Chulick is the Technology and Innovation Leader for EY Real Estate Services. He leads a global team of professionals focused on the identification, innovation, design and realization of technology solutions that greatly enhance the workplace experience. His areas of focus include digital strategy, smart workplace, IoT, visual communications, workplace management, physical access and audio/visual technology. Jeff has over 20 years of enabling workplace strategies and delivering innovative solutions for EY and external clients across many different industries.
Marc is a pioneer in leading the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and M2M movements pushing the industry forward and has contributed to transforming and changing the Intelligent Buildings and M2M (now IoT) industries. As Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Lynxspring Marc leads corporate and product marketing, strategy, brand management, public relations and communications that support the company’s strategic and growth initiatives.
Craig Stevenson is President of AUROS Group, a technology company based in Pittsburgh, PA. He is widely known for his role in establishing Pittsburgh as a leader in "Evidence-based Performance" for the built environment. Evidence-based Performance uses technology to bridge the gap between "hoping" a building is performing as designed to "knowing" a building is meeting its performance goals. He is credentialed in virtually all known building performance standards. As a result, Craig focuses solely on owner's performance requirements for their building(s).
John Dulin is a 30-year global telecom and enterprise executive and has held senior positions in product management, marketing and sales in the areas of fiber optics, wireless and new technology development. Currently with Corning, John is focused on introducing its fiber optic and wireless innovations to the commercial real estate market.
As Chief Innovation Officer, Jeff Clark leads the development and delivery of new offerings at RF Connect, properly positioning the company and our clients for the critical trends of technology convergence that define our era in telecommunications. Since joining RF Connect in 2016, he has introduced our software-defined wide area mesh network that provides industry-leading monitoring and LTE transport connectivity for RF Connect’s clients nationwide. Jeff also champions RF Connect’s bold entry into the private LTE segment.