Stuart Appley is a Managing Director in CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Group, where he is responsible for providing executive technology oversight and consulting to clients. Stuart also has a technology innovation & thought leadership role, helping to develop, drive, and lead pilots on innovative digital projects across CBRE. He was previously the CIO at Shorenstein Realty Services, where he led the transformation of the company’s technology environment into an innovative and best in class organization.
Peter Asmus is a principal research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Energy Technologies program, with a focus on emerging energy distribution networks models such as nanogrids, microgrids, and virtual power plants. His expertise also includes wind energy, marine hydrokinetic technologies and renewables generally. Asmus has over 28 years of experience in energy and environmental markets as an analyst, writer, book author and consultant.
Soyola Baasan founded DASpedia, an enterprise cellular coverage testing and training firm, in August 2014. He brings 20 years of telecommunication industry experience including fiber optics, RF components, and wireless systems. Soyola provides industry guidance to DASpedia and runs its operation as a managing director.
As Webinars and Program Manager at Realcomm, Sarah Bemporad is responsible for conducting real estate tech webinars and managing the educational content for online seminars and conferences. Previously, Sarah managed investor and corporate relations at Paramount Group, a fully-integrated REIT headquartered in New York.
Howard Berger has over 30 years ofexperience in technology and commercial/investment real estate. As Realcomm's Program Director, he manages its US and international conferences and CIO programs. Previously, he was with The Jamesan Group, which specialized in strategic technology consulting for the commercial real estate industry and prior to that, he was with TRW Real Estate Information Systems where he developed real estate information systems for the mortgage, appraisal and title insurance industries.
Murad Bhatti has over 20 years of experience in process engineering, corporate real estate and technology management. He is currently Sr. Director, Technology, Business Intelligence and Communication Infrastructure Management (CIM) at RBC Corporate Real Estate. He is responsible for management/oversight of strategy, operations and implementation of real estate applications, workplace technologies and the business intelligence program. He recently led the transformation of RBC’s Corporate Real Estate technologies with the completion of innovative projects such IWMS, RBC Business Intelligence and Analytics program, IoT and several smart workplace technology initiatives.
Ashley Branca is a Director for CBRE’s Workplace practice where she focuses on mission-aligned and measurable outcomes to increase organizational success, drive economic growth and improve the lives of the individuals that make an organization’s mission come alive. She leverages her extensive public and private sector experience to facilitate lasting transformation and people-centered design amidst increasing space constraints and an intense competition for talent across the Pacific Northwest.
Franco Castaldini is a veteran marketing, business development and product strategy executive who has led high-growth go-to-market strategies for innovative startups and large global enterprises. He joins ThoughtWire as its Chief Commercial Officer from GE Digital where he led the commercial strategy for a high-productivity application development platform. Franco joined GE Digital with the acquisition of Bit Stew Systems, where he helped to position the company for rapid growth and their successful exit in late 2016 for $208 million.
Steve Cousins is passionate about building and deploying robotic technology to help people. Before founding Savioke, he was the President and CEO of Willow Garage, where he oversaw the creation of the robot operating system (ROS), the PR2 robot, and the open source TurtleBot.
Kern Davis is a seasoned professional with 38 years as a General Contractor and 18 years in the Wireless DAS industry. His unique expertise lies in his unparalleled understanding of buildings, the wireless industry and project management. Serving as CTS Vice President BD & Consulting Services Group allows him to share his wealth of knowledge with the enterprise community, helping them make informed, future conscious decisions for their mobility requirements.
Elizabeth Dukes is the Co-Founder and CMO of iOFFICE, the leading workforce-centric IWMS software and the first 100% SaaS platform designed for the Digital Workplace. Dukes drives strategy for iOFFICE and advocates for the confluence of people and technology that unleashes the full potential of the workforce and the workplace.
Maureen Ehrenberg currently serves as Executive Managing Director of Integrated Facilities Management (IFM), Corporate Solutions for the Americas and Chair of its IFM Global Specialty Board. She is an internationally recognized expert in the facility management field, and provides strategic direction and expertise to a team of 8,000 who currently manage more than 760 million square feet of property in the Americas and provides leadership to the members of JLL’s Global IFM Board.
Samantha Fisher is Senior Director of Capital One’s Workplace Solutions. Her team is responsible for all facets of associate experience in the workplace, including Workplace Design, Associate Services (Amenity, Business & Infrastructure), Digital Experience Strategy, and Information Experience. She is accountable for delivering an immersive and seamless experience to Capital One associates across the service and technology platforms. Samantha has over 15 years of guiding and managing programs including retail operation transitions, facility service integrations, service process re-engineering, and technology adoption at Fortune 500 companies.
David Gallagher is a project manager at Oxford Properties, one of Canada’s leading commercial real estate companies. His responsibilities are focused on the strategy and execution of Oxford’s Smart Building program, including implementation of portfolio-wide building system infrastructure and software platforms. Experienced in energy management, he also has a background in using data and analytics to optimize energy use and facility operation.
Greg Gallimore specializes in experiential design projects focused on innovative digital solutions within the built environment. He is passionate about storytelling through interactive and immersive environments and brings innovative technologies, technical expertise and an imaginative vision to every project he manages.
Bryan Huber serves as the COO of CleanSpark a San Diego based technology company whose services enable large power users to meet their objectives for utility cost savings, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy security while also unlocking revenue potential that boosts Net Operating Income and Net Asset Value for property owners. Bryan’s background includes executive positions spanning feasibility, design, finance, implementation, and operational stages of complex power projects.
Kate is fascinated by the relationship between people and the environments they inhabit. With a background in behavioral psychology, architecture and design, and management consulting, Kate considers herself a researcher, strategist, and experience designer. Prior to Adobe, Kate spent five years on the strategy team at SYPartners, where her clients included Google, Facebook, Starbucks, and AARP. Kate graduated magna cum laude from Yale University.
Chris Kelly is the co-founder and president of Convene. The firm's integrated workplace hospitality platform gives building tenants and enterprise clients access to a growing network of premium meeting and event spaces, private workspaces, amenities and curated experiences, all connected by Convene’s technology platform.
Ari Kepnes leads Market Research for Density to provide companies with the tools and data to understand how physical space is used. He focuses on understanding the planning and operation of work environments that benefit employees.
As IoT Program Director, Srini Khandavilli currently owns the worldwide strategy, roadmap and implementation of IoT SMART buildings at Intel. Srini has been at Intel for the last 18 years. His background includes managing large global software teams, software architecture, applications and middleware. He collaborates closely with the Intel IoTG group to ensure that the hardware and software assets deliver services meeting the needs of the SMART Building use cases at Intel.
Hank Kollross is a Senior Sales Engineer for Trimble in their Real Estate and Workplace division. Hank is an industry professional with a strong FM background and 18+ years’ experience in the IWMS and CAFM Technologies arena. Specializing in all things 'Space Management and FM Operations', Hank’s passion for smart buildings and efficient portfolio’s keeps him active in the CRE technology area and a contributor to the roadmap of these tools.
Andrew Krioukov is CEO and Co-Founder of Comfy. As a Ph.D Candidate in Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley, he worked on software infrastructure for implementing building applications at scale. He has previously worked at Intel, Google and IBM on energy efficiency and large-scale distributed systems.
Elton Kwok is currently the General Manager for Northern California at WeWork, where he leads the company's business and community in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and Silicon Valley. A highlight of his time at WeWork includes leading the launch of the company in Portland, Oregon.
Sabine Lam is a Technology Program Manager on the Real Estate and Workplace Services team at Google. In this role, she focuses on bringing the connected building vision to the forefront of Google real estate and facilities operations teams, and equips REWS to deliver next generation services and workspaces that enhance employee productivity. Her responsibilities include collaborating with industry stakeholders to work towards a global strategy for building automation systems across the Google portfolio.
Steve Lefkowitz is a results-driven and profit-minded executive in the national corporate real estate world with the proven ability to effectively manage large-scale real estate portfolios. He is a 35-year veteran of Time Warner where he has held multiple titles including SVP of CRE for HBO. As the current head of Global Facilities Management for Time Warner he oversees FM operations and directs a center of excellence organization supporting delivery of hard and soft services across their diversified global portfolio of properties.
Ed Lubieniecki is an Enterprise Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. Ed has over 25 years’ experience in real estate management consulting and has focused on exceptionally complex projects for large national and international clients, including planning and implementation of technology and information strategies and systems, business strategies, organizational alignment and business process improvement, outsourcing, and merger integration assignments.
Zorba Manolopoulos is the Global Program Manager over Smart Campuses at Facebook. His group is responsible for developing and executing the Smart Building/Campus strategy. They are charged with incubating ideas and leading development of solutions for Facebook’s world-wide portfolio and pushing forward the Smart Campus vision to bridge the gap of current product offerings. Their goal is to deliver comprehensive Real Estate solutions supporting the Occupant Experience while benefiting teams in Facility Management, Workplace Design, and Construction.
Mike Monteith is CEO and founder of ThoughtWire. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and technology executive with more than 20 years of experience serving the public and private sectors, Mike has established himself as one of Canada’s leading experts in information technology for the built environment. Capable of bridging the gap between business innovation and IT, Mike is solving the challenge of integration and interoperability in healthcare and commercial real estate settings.
As the Americas Agile Real Estate Practice Lead, Beth Moore leads CBRE’s delivery of comprehensive agile real estate strategies for occupiers and investors. A proven business leader, she focuses on optimizing existing client accounts through agile strategies, leading the development of tools and resources that support agile solutions, and bolstering CBRE’s ability to streamline flexible space transactions on behalf of clients.
Jon Morris is a 20-year veteran of the telecommunications and wireless industry with deep experience explaining technology and contracting for, developing, and managing wireless real estate. He is currently CEO of Fifth Utility Solutions, an organization that provides advisory and consulting services to the wireless and telecommunications industry.
Rob Murchison has over 20 years experience in strategy consulting, sales and design of technology to real estate developers and commercial businesses with expertise in networking, and software and data base applications. He is currently Co-founder and Managing Director of consulting firm Intelligent Buildings Inc., a nationally recognized specialist in real estate technology with expertise in strategy and standards development, organizational alignment and financial analysis.
Alan Ni is the Director of Vertical Marketing for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. With over 15 years of technology and financial expertise with mobile computing, Alan is responsible for overseeing Aruba’s vertical go-to-market messaging and sales enablement efforts across key industries including education, healthcare, finance, retail and general enterprise. He joined Aruba in 2014 from Goldman Sachs where he was Vice President of Technology Infrastructure for the firm’s mobile app development initiatives and worldwide mobility infrastructure.
Chuck Niswonger has over 30 years of successful leadership experience in technology-related roles that range from operating his own consulting company (www.nicenets.com) to directing the IT strategy of a real estate investment management firm to manufacturing and technology-enabled education. Chuck has also been the chair of the Realcomm Investment Management (IM) Advisory Council for the last ten years, managing content selection for the conference educational sessions, IM forums, workshops and webinars.
Emily Olman is CEO and Co-Founder of SpatialFirst, an AR Cloud platform for commercial real estate headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to this, Emily founded Hopscotch Interactive, a real estate marketing company bringing new tech applications to the real estate industry. She also serves as Co-President of the Bay Area AR/VR Association in California where she advocates and evangelizes for VR/AR market acceleration on a global scale.
Allen Preger is a Partner at Building Ventures where he shares decades of experience operating, advising and investing in AEC startups with the firm’s portfolio of Built Environment startups. Previously, he was a co-founder at Newforma, leading the team that built the AEC industry’s leading Project Information Management solution. At Autodesk prior to that he worked on the industry’s first Building Information Modeling (BIM) products.
Ed Purver is Creative Director at Cocolab, a multidisciplinary studio that creates experiences designed to erase the line between the daily and the extraordinary. An award winning installation artist, and former creative lead at ESI Design and Obscura Digital, his work focuses on integrations of digital experience into the built environment with the purpose of building new relationships between places and the people who use them.
Rudy Reagin is the Global Programme Lead for Deutsche Bank's Corporate Services. With more than thirty years of experience in IT, Rudy is currently responsible for the application architecture that supports lease administration, facilities management, space management, security operations, and a wide range of business services. In recent years, Rudy has driven a data warehousing and BI project that successfully integrates information from a range of sources to facilitate performance monitoring and decision support.
Francisco Ruiz has over 17 years of experience in the Smart Building space consulting various Real Estate teams along their digital transformation journeys leveraging technology to optimize operation, maintenance of MEP and energy management systems. This has contributed to the continuous improvement and sustainable business operations for leading organizations across all sectors of business including organizations such as GSA, Adobe, eBay, Pay Pal, VMware, Intuit and NASA to name a few. Today, Francisco is the Director of IoT, HQ at Oracle, where he is responsible for partnering with global teams to help design, secure and guide the implementation of enterprise IoT Energy Solutions following and contributing to evolving best practices.
As Head of Global Workplace Engineering, Victor Sanchez manages over 40+ LinkedIn facilities across the globe. He seamlessly blends design and operations of LinkedIn facilities via data-driven decisions across design pre-construction, construction, energy and facilities management. Victor is responsible for the engaging and high-performance workplace that supports the diverse and dynamic LinkedIn teams and culture.
Kevin Shtofman is a Manager in the Real Estate practice of Deloitte Consulting. He has over 14 years combined experience in providing strategic, financial, accounting, business improvement, and technology services to clients in the Real Estate industry. Kevin’s focus includes providing operational and systems integration services to owners, operators, developers, and construction servicers of real estate. He is a recognized leader in providing strategic planning, business process improvement, systems integration, solution implementation, merger integration, asset management, and program/project management services.
Darrell Smith has more than 20 years of experience in facility management, with a wide range of industry experience in technology, retail, data centers and manufacturing. He is currently the director of Central Services for Google's Bay Area Portfolio where he oversees a team who is responsible for the facility management, critical environments, planning and other facilities services at one of the most innovative companies in the world. Having spent his career at the intersection of real estate, big data and technology, Darrell believes in using technology as an enabler for progress and optimization.
Internationally recognized design and health and mind-body science pioneer, dynamic speaker and best-selling author, Dr. Sternberg is Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine; Founding Director, UA Institute on Place and Wellbeing; and Research Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She develops and applies non-invasive devices to measure impacts of environments and integrative health on health and wellbeing.
Jared Summers is a motivated execution-oriented high performance individual who has extensive experience managing large-scale global programs. He brings a unique ability to understand and articulate complex technologies in a relatable way while rapidly fielding innovative capabilities. Currently Jared is the Data, Analytics & Technology Manager at ExxonMobil, delivering on the promise of transformational change enabled by digital technologies across the entire global real estate portfolio.
Niels Van Duinen is Senior Director, Strategic Alliances & Ecosystem Partners at Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) and responsible for identification and implementation of industry partnerships to develop new product-market opportunities related to digital transformation, IoT (lighting) systems and data-enabled services.
Ron Victor is a Silicon Valley based technology entrepreneur with 20 years of experience and expertise launching new ventures at start-ups and fortune 1000 technology companies. To-date he has enabled raising more than $30Million in start-up capital for multiple start-ups in silicon-valley. Ron has founded and led three companies to-date with successful exits. His latest venture is IoTium Inc. – a Silicon Valley start-up that provides a secure, cloud-managed, easy-to-deploy software defined network infrastructure for all IoT verticals.
Phil Wales is the founder of EBUSINESS STRATEGIES. For more than 30 years, he's enabled some of the world's largest private/public sector organizations develop and apply best practices and business solutions for critical enterprise assets: people, processes, technology, physical plant. Working with Fortune 500 corporations and federal/state/ local government agencies, he is helping change the way complex, capital-intensive entities view/manage their operations in the face of constant change, shifting marketplace economies and unpredictable constituent demands.
Charles Whiteley is a relative newcomer to the CRE space but brings an external perspective and focus on technology and innovation garnered through 10+ years as a management consultant for Big 4 firms. At ExxonMobil, he is focused on smart building global strategy, digitally connected workers, immersive digital resident experience and maximizing the value that CRE generates for the firm’s business lines globally.
Youri Wildeman is driving global business development at Lone Rooftop, a leader in the Intelligent Building space. His focus is on achieving the ultimate scalability and global growth of their Platform PIE - Position Intelligence Engine - and the smart building apps that are powered by PIE. An important part of this role is the development of a robust partner ecosystem to deliver most value to their customers, which include many large enterprises and Fortune 500s.
Terry Wood is VP, Real Estate at Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading healthcare providers, responsible for executing real estate services for Kaiser Permanente’s over 70 million square foot real estate portfolio, including more than 1,000 facilities, with a replacement value of over $32 Billion. He is accountable for developing industry leading tools, implementing strategy, and establishing industry best practices for all key functions within the Real Estate Division. Terry has more than 25 years of experience in all facets of domestic and international corporate real estate, including strategic planning, real estate transactions, facilities management and construction.
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.