CIO Forums

About CIO Forums

The Realcomm CIO Forum series is open to CIOs and other senior IT professionals in the commercial real estate development, REIT, owner, brokerage, investment management and related service industries in selected markets globally — New York, Sydney, Toronto, London and Chicago.

Each Forum is hosted by prominent local CIOs who volunteers their time and efforts in order to help facilitate the educational portions of these meetings.

The format generally includes both a "working" hosted luncheon and one or two presentations delivered by prominent local commercial real estate CIOs or, in some cases, guest speakers from outside our industry. As we strive to maintain high standards for participation, the Forums are "by invitation" only and seating is very limited.

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UPCOMING FORUMS

5/2/2024CIO & Property Tech Forum | New York (Spring)

CIO & Property Tech Forum | New York (Spring)

PROGRAM
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WHEN
TBC: May 2024
11:30am - 12:00pm Networking
12:00pm - 12:15pm Welcome & Introductions
12:30pm - 2:45pm Working Luncheon & Presentations
WHERE
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5/8/2024CIO & Property Tech Forum | Chicago

CIO & Property Tech Forum | Chicago

PROGRAM
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WHEN
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Networking
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Welcome & Introductions
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Presentations & Discussions
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Hosted Reception

WHERE
233 S Wacker Dr.
Steel Room, 33rd Floor Chicago, IL 60606

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9/5/2024CIO & Property Tech Forum | New York (Fall)

CIO & Property Tech Forum | New York (Fall)

PROGRAM
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WHEN
TBC: September 2024
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Networking
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Welcome & Introductions
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Presentations & Discussions
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Hosted Reception

WHERE
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10/9/2024CIO & Property Tech Forum | Toronto

CIO & Property Tech Forum | Toronto

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TBC: November 2024
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Networking
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Welcome & Introductions
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Presentations & Discussions
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Hosted Reception

WHERE
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11/7/2024CIO & Property Tech Forum | London

CIO & Property Tech Forum | London

PROGRAM
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WHEN
TBC: November 2024
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Networking
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Welcome & Introductions
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Presentations & Discussions
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Hosted Reception

WHERE
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12/3/2024CIO & Property Tech Forum | Sydney

CIO & Property Tech Forum | Sydney

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WHEN
TBC: November/December 2024
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Networking
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Welcome & Introductions
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Presentations & Discussions
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Hosted Reception

WHERE
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PAST FORUMS

2/13/2024CIO & Property Tech Forum | Sydney

CIO & Property Tech Forum | Sydney

PROGRAM
Note: Program under construction and subject to change without notice.

Sydney Place Project Overview
Tim O’Connor, Head of Office Leasing, JLL; Steve McGillivray, Project Director Commercial, Development, Lendlease; Katherine Divett, CEO, Puzzle Partners

Built World Technology & Data Open Forum: Where's the Value? Lessons Learned
Facilitators: Jon Clarke, Head of Smart Building Technology, Dexus; Ram Narayanan, Head of Digital, QIC; Nicola Jesse, Project Manager, Dexus

Data the Foundation for Everything: Crafting a Comprehensive, Robust Enterprise/Data Architecture and AI Strategy
William Payne, Chief Digital Officer, Mirvac; Paul Bailey, Head of Digital & Data, Charter Hall; Amanda Steele, Head of Property, ISPT; Joanna Marsh, CEO, Unseen

Looking Ahead on ESG: Data-Driven, Tech-Enabled
Dave Palin, Director ESG, Mirvac; Georgia Warren-Myers, Head of ESG and Risk, JLL; Tim Wheeler, Manager Strategic Programs, Clean Energy Finance

Event Chair
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Tyrone Hodge JLL
Tyrone Hodge Global Head Risk Advisory, Value and Risk Advisory With a passion for Property and Technology that spans over 30 years, Tyrone embraces change and disruption to create better solutions for clients. As
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Tyrone Hodge
Global Head Risk Advisory, Value and Risk Advisory
JLL

With a passion for Property and Technology that spans over 30 years, Tyrone embraces change and disruption to create better solutions for clients. As the Global Head of Risk Advisory, he is responsible for developing and maintaining traditional valuation products as well as driving change through the adoption of new technology within the firm and for clients that impact asset values now and into the future.

WHEN
Tuesday, February 13, 2023
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Networking
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Welcome & Introductions
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Presentations & Discussions
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Hosted Reception

WHERE
JLL
Sydney Place
Level 27, 180 George St.
Sydney, NSW 2000


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11/29/2023CIO & Property Tech Forum | London

CIO & Property Tech Forum | London

PROGRAM
Program:
AI in Action: How the Cloud and Data are Driving Extreme Fan Experience
Neil Ralph, Principal Sports Partnership Manager, Amazon

Creating a Conversational Enterprise Search Platform: Lessons Learned
Jim McHale, Managing Director & Founder, Memoori

Capturing the AI Opportunity in Real Estate: What's Everyone Else Doing?
Ross Hodges, Global Emerging Technology Solutions Lead, Cushman & Wakefield; Rob Stark, Sr. Executive Director, Strategy & Operations, MAPP; Jenny Obee, Information & Digital Technology Director, Argent; Jonathan Avery, Head of Platform Technology and Change, Legal & General Investment Management; Ian Boggis, Head of Data Strategy and Operations; Cushman & Wakefield

Trends Shaping the Future of Supply Chain Logistics
Paul Weston, Regional Head, Prologis UK; Andrew Waller, Founding Partner, Remit Consulting

Making Sense of Energy & Sustainability Building Certifications
Neil Pennel, Head of Design, Innovation and Property Solutions, Landsec; Helena Rivers, Net Zero Lead, Buildings and Places, Director of Clear Futures, AECOM; Rob MacWhannell, Head of Sustainability, Benchmarking & Measurement, Better Buildings Partnership

What's Keeping CIOs Up at Night
Lewis Martin, Founder & Director, LMC

WHEN
Wednesday, 29 November, 2023
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Guests Arrive & Networking
2:00 pm – 2:15pm: Welcome & Introductions
2:15 pm – 6:00 pm: Presentations & Discussions
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Hosted Reception

WHERE
Amazon HQ
1 Principal Place, Worship Street
EC2A 2FA London

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10/11/2023CIO & Property Tech Forum | Chicago

CIO & Property Tech Forum | Chicago

PROGRAM
Artificial Intelligence in the Built Environment
Sunder Pappu, SVP Head of Technology & Strategy, Inland Real Estate Group

A Discussion on the SEC Cyber Regulation and the Impact on CRE
Sean Nealon, VP Cyber & Info Security, Brookfield Properties

Partnering with Academia to Solve Data Analytics and AI Challenges
Josh Panknin, Center for Artificial Intelligence in Business Analytics and FinTech, Columbia University

IT Leadership in Uncertain Times
Paul Niser, CTO, Walton Street Capital (moderator); Bill Sechen, CIO, Harrison Street; Bhavana Devulapally, CIO, Ventas; Gretchen Horn, SVP CTO, Brookfield Properties

Program subject to change without notice.

Event Chair
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Nick Covello The John Buck Company
Nick Covello SVP & CIO Nick Covello is the SVP and CIO for The John Buck Company. He is responsible for the overall information technology strategy, infrastructure, and all
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Nick Covello
SVP & CIO
The John Buck Company

Nick Covello is the SVP and CIO for The John Buck Company. He is responsible for the overall information technology strategy, infrastructure, and all enterprise-wide systems. Nick brings over 20 years of experience in the field of information technology with a diverse background including corporate, asset management, and construction development platform solutions. His extensive knowledge is integral to developing synergistic relationships between technology and tenant experiences.

WHEN
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
1:30pm – 2:00pm: Networking
2:00pm – 2:15pm: Welcome & Introductions
2:15pm – 6:00pm: Presentations & Discussions
6:00pm – 7:30pm: Hosted Reception
WHERE
155 N Wacker Drive
2nd Floor, Conference Center
Chicago, IL 60606
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10/11/2023CIO & Property Tech Forum | Toronto

CIO & Property Tech Forum | Toronto

PROGRAM
How We're Applying AI and GPT in our Organizations
Travis Vokey, SVP Technology & Innovation (moderator), Allied Properties: Glen Myrland, Director Building Technology & Data Analytics, QuadReal; Abid Syed, Manager Building Technology, Kingsett Capital; George Ho, VP IT, RioCan ; Katia Saenko, SVP Data & Technology, Cadillac Fairview; Marlene Farias, SVP National Operations Services Property & Asset Management, JLL

Data and Analytics Done Right: A People-First Approach to Modernizing your Data Capabilities
Simon Streeter, CIO, First Capital REIT; Dave Findlay, CEO & Co-Founder, Fuse Data

The Decarbonization Tech Journey: Organizational Alignment to Effect Change
Ali Hoss, Chief Sustainability Officer, Triovest (moderator); Sonny Thind, CTO, QuadReal; Joe Brown, VP Building Technology, Kingsett Capital; Steve Marino, EVP Portfolio, GWL Realty Advisors

Making Sense of Smart Building Certifications
Jacques-Yves Bouchard, Director BOMA Best Operations, BOMA; Andrew Hollins, VP Development, GWL Realty Advisors; Thano Lambrinos, SVP Digital Buildings, Experiences & Innovation, QuadReal

Program subject to change without notice.

Event Chair
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Andrew Hollins GWL Realty Advisors
Andrew Hollins VP, Development
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Andrew Hollins
VP, Development
GWL Realty Advisors

WHEN
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Guests Arrive & Networking
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Welcome & Introductions
2:15 pm – 5:30 pm: Presentations & Discussions
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Hosted Reception
WHERE
Canada Life Building
Hugh C. Baker Room
330 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1R8

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10/5/2023CIO & Property Tech Forum | New York (Fall)

CIO & Property Tech Forum | New York (Fall)

PROGRAM
Innovation at Blackstone
John Fitzpatrick, Sr. Managing Director & CTO, Alternative Asset Management Technology, Blackstone

Leveraging Occupancy/Traffic Analytics for Leasing & Operations
Jim Whalen, SVP, CIO/CTO, BxP; Joe Rich, EVP CIO, Related Companies; Yael Urman, CIO, Silverstein Properties; Todd Januzzi, SVO & CIO, Paramount Group

Pivotal Ways to Foster Workplace Connections
Anna Levine, CCO, Industrious

Partnering with Academia to Solve AI Challenges
Josh Panknin, Center for Artificial Intelligence in Business Analytics and FinTech, Columbia University

Program subject to change without notice.

Event Chair
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Robert Entin Vornado Realty Trust
Robert Entin EVP & CIO Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. Robert had founded Integra
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Robert Entin
EVP & CIO
Vornado Realty Trust
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Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. Robert had founded Integrated Business Systems, Inc. in 1979 combining technical engineering expertise with accounting and property management experience to provide turnkey technology solutions for the real estate industry.

WHEN
Thursday, October 5, 2023
1:30pm – 2:00pm: Networking
2:00pm – 2:15pm: Welcome & Introductions
2:15pm – 5:30pm: Presentations & Discussions
5:30pm – 6:15pm: 1 Penn Executive Briefing
6:15pm – 7:30pm: Hosted Reception
WHERE
Penn 1
2nd Floor Conference Center
Grand Assembly
1 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY 10119
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5/3/2023CIO & Property Tech Forum | New York (Spring)

CIO & Property Tech Forum | New York (Spring)

PROGRAM
The Growing OT Threat Landscape: Developing an Effective Cyber Program
Sandy Jacolow, Chief Technology Officer, ESRT; Min Kyriannis, Founder & CEO, Amyna Systems

Growing our Next Generation of Building Automation Techs
Mike Conway, Founder and Executive Director, Stacks & Joules; Jon Spooner, Co-Founder & CTO, Stacks & Joules

Can Artificial Intelligence Transform Real Estate
Liza Benson, Partner, Moderne Ventures

Integrating Access Control and Tenant Apps
Todd Januzzi, SVP & CIO, The Paramount Group

Event Chair
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Sandy Jacolow Empire State Realty Trust
Sandy Jacolow CTO Sandy Jacolow is the SVP, CTO at Empire State Realty Trust. He oversees technology innovation supporting Property Management, ESG, and PropTech activi
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Sandy Jacolow
CTO
Empire State Realty Trust

Sandy Jacolow is the SVP, CTO at Empire State Realty Trust. He oversees technology innovation supporting Property Management, ESG, and PropTech activities. He also runs ESRT’s IT and OT Cybersecurity programs working closely with the Information Technology and Compliance teams to monitor and mitigate risk associated with today’s cyber threats. He also serves as Chairperson of the REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York) Cybersecurity committee.

WHEN
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
11:30am - 12:00pm Networking
12:00pm - 12:15pm Welcome & Introductions
12:30pm - 2:45pm Working Luncheon & Presentations
WHERE
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Wine Cellar
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

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REQUEST AN INVITATION

For general information or to request an invitation to one of our upcoming forums, please contact:

HOWARD BERGER photo HOWARD BERGER
Managing Partner, Program Director
Phone: 702.272.0602
Fax: 203.538.1818
hberger@realcomm.com

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Phone: 919.285.2368
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