CoRE Tech 2023
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Program Overview

CoRE Tech's educational program includes several different learning opportunities to educate corporate real estate professionals about best practices, state-of-the-art technologies and emerging trends in the industry. Our program consists of four session styles, including: 1) Domain Expert Presentations and Discussions, 2) Case Studies, 3) Tech Briefings and 4) Table Topic Conversations. These educational session styles help to facilitate an engaging environment for professional development and encourage attendees to connect with peers to explore new technologies and ideas.

Program content, dates and times subject to change without notice.

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Wednesday | November 15

8:30 am - 8:40 am
Welcome and Introductions
Conference kick-off, welcome and introductions and conference overview.

Speakers:
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Howard Berger Realcomm
Howard Berger Managing Partner, SVP Programs Howard Berger has over 30 years of experience in technology and commercial/investment real estate. As Realcomm's SVP Programs, he manages its US and i
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Howard Berger
Managing Partner, SVP Programs
Realcomm
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Howard Berger has over 30 years of experience in technology and commercial/investment real estate. As Realcomm's SVP Programs, 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.

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Lisa Woods Realcomm
Lisa Woods Managing Partner, SVP Business Development As Managing Partner, SVP of Strategy & Business Development, Lisa Woods is responsible for developing Realcomm's strategic relationships with the tech
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Lisa Woods
Managing Partner, SVP Business Development
Realcomm
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As Managing Partner, SVP of Strategy & Business Development, Lisa Woods is responsible for developing Realcomm's strategic relationships with the technology companies that participate in the company's conferences, seminars and CIO events. Prior to joining Realcomm, Lisa spent 10 years working with building owners and managers, providing technology solutions in telecommunications, access control and security.

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Jim Young Realcomm
Jim Young Co-Founder & CEO Founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on techno
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Jim Young
Co-Founder & CEO
Realcomm
LinkedIn

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 the largest companies globally pertaining to some of the most advanced and progressive next generation real estate projects under development.

8:40 am - 9:15 am
The Paradigm Shift Has Occurred: Striking the Balance Between Space & Tech in Corporate Real Estate
Post-pandemic, the corporate real estate landscape stands forever altered, necessitating creative strategies, often involving some risk. Hybrid work models and virtual collaboration compel a radical reevaluation of workplace design, operations and portfolio strategy. Join us in navigating new workplace demands where flexibility, adaptability and intuitive employee experience redefine the essence of corporate real estate. Our distinguished conference chairs will share their extensive real-world experiences adapting to this new paradigm: the future of work reshaped by innovation and technology.

Moderator:
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Jim Young Realcomm
Jim Young Co-Founder & CEO Founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on techno
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Jim Young
Co-Founder & CEO
Realcomm
LinkedIn

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 the largest companies globally pertaining to some of the most advanced and progressive next generation real estate projects under development.

Speakers:
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Frank Cuevas McKesson
Frank Cuevas VP, Global Real Estate Frank Cuevas is Vice President Global Real Estate and General Manager of McKesson Real Estate. His real estate experience spans more than 30 years wor
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Frank Cuevas
VP, Global Real Estate
McKesson

Frank Cuevas is Vice President Global Real Estate and General Manager of McKesson Real Estate. His real estate experience spans more than 30 years working for some of the worlds most respected companies in global leadership capacities with responsibilities for leading real estate teams and portfolios in more than 120 countries representing companies such as DXC, IBM, and Deloitte. His leadership was instrumental in the planning and successfully executing significant enterprise transformations including the corporate real estate function itself.

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Emmanuel Daniel Microsoft
Emmanuel Daniel EPC Digitization Leader, Product Leader, Microsoft Cloud Operations and Innovation Emmanuel Daniel is currently leading digitization at the Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) Center of Excellence (CoE) in Microsoft CO+I whe
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Emmanuel Daniel
EPC Digitization Leader, Product Leader, Microsoft Cloud Operations and Innovation
Microsoft

Emmanuel Daniel is currently leading digitization at the Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) Center of Excellence (CoE) in Microsoft CO+I where he is focused on accelerating the Design, Build and Turnover of Data Centers through Technology. Prior to this he led the Digital Transformation work for Microsoft’s East Campus to make it Smart, Connected, Sustainable, Accessible & Secure and was the global leader for smart building & human experiences in physical space. Emmanuel has designed and built smart buildings across the world, collectively he has worked on over 200 engagements across 30 Countries. His customer-lens, real estate and business sense, and technical expertise make him a global thought leader on how buildings, campuses and cities can (and must) be transformed with digital technologies and innovation.

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Kay Sargent HOK
Kay Sargent Senior Principal, Director of WorkPlace With 35 years of experience, Kay is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She is an award-winning designer who has worked with
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Kay Sargent
Senior Principal, Director of WorkPlace
HOK

With 35 years of experience, Kay is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She is an award-winning designer who has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to optimize their global real estate portfolios and create innovative work environments. She is director of HOK’s WorkPlace team, a practice that supports organizations undertaking multiple projects in various locations, and a member of HOK’s Board of Directors.

9:15 am - 9:50 am
FutureForward Forum: What’s Next for Smart Buildings and Campuses?
Nextgen smart buildings and campuses embody the marriage of innovation and utility, reshaping corporate real estate to usher in a future where spaces adapt, anticipate and elevate the human experience. Outperforming traditional structures, they harness the power of IoT and interconnectivity, leverage data-driven insights for enhanced operational efficiency, space utilization and user experiences, and provide consistent control over building and security systems. Join us for this high-level panel discussion and gain wisdom from pioneers shaping the blueprint for smarter corporate spaces that define the next generation of real estate excellence.

Moderator:
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Tom Shircliff Intelligent Buildings
Tom Shircliff Co-Founder Tom Shircliff is a co-founder of Intelligent Buildings, a smart real estate service firm founded in 2004. Intelligent building provides services for t
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Tom Shircliff
Co-Founder
Intelligent Buildings
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Tom Shircliff is a co-founder of Intelligent Buildings, a smart real estate service firm founded in 2004. Intelligent building provides services for technology strategy, vendor risk management and portfolio decarbonization.

Speakers:
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Emmanuel Daniel Microsoft
Emmanuel Daniel EPC Digitization Leader, Product Leader, Microsoft Cloud Operations and Innovation Emmanuel Daniel is currently leading digitization at the Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) Center of Excellence (CoE) in Microsoft CO+I whe
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Emmanuel Daniel
EPC Digitization Leader, Product Leader, Microsoft Cloud Operations and Innovation
Microsoft

Emmanuel Daniel is currently leading digitization at the Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) Center of Excellence (CoE) in Microsoft CO+I where he is focused on accelerating the Design, Build and Turnover of Data Centers through Technology. Prior to this he led the Digital Transformation work for Microsoft’s East Campus to make it Smart, Connected, Sustainable, Accessible & Secure and was the global leader for smart building & human experiences in physical space. Emmanuel has designed and built smart buildings across the world, collectively he has worked on over 200 engagements across 30 Countries. His customer-lens, real estate and business sense, and technical expertise make him a global thought leader on how buildings, campuses and cities can (and must) be transformed with digital technologies and innovation.

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Edi Demaj KODE Labs
Edi Demaj Co-Founder Edi Demaj is one of the Co-Founders of KODE Labs and is a key contributor to the vision and roadmap for the company. He is responsible for helping bri
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Edi Demaj
Co-Founder
KODE Labs

Edi Demaj is one of the Co-Founders of KODE Labs and is a key contributor to the vision and roadmap for the company. He is responsible for helping bridge the gap between technology, product and other areas within the company. Prior to KODE Labs, he was the Co-Founder of Rocket Fiber, top three fastest internet providers in America and a Managed Services provider.

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Sabine Lam Google
Sabine Lam Workplace Services Tech and Data Lead Sabine Lam brings the digital building vision to the forefront of Google's Facility Operation teams, enabling a secure, integrated and scalable platfo
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Sabine Lam
Workplace Services Tech and Data Lead
Google

Sabine Lam brings the digital building vision to the forefront of Google's Facility Operation teams, enabling a secure, integrated and scalable platform that delivers next generation services to realize 2030 sustainability commitments, operational efficiency, and support healthy and productive spaces for Googlers. Her responsibilities include leading the development of a Workplace Platform to efficiently integrate building systems, facilitating the transition to a digitized and connected real estate portfolio, and collaborating with industry leaders to inspire and enable industry transformation.

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Leon Wurfel BUENO
Leon Wurfel Founder Leon Wurfel is the CEO of BUENO. Leon founded BUENO in partnership with Airmaster Australia with the aim of utilising current and emerging technologie
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Leon Wurfel
Founder
BUENO

Leon Wurfel is the CEO of BUENO. Leon founded BUENO in partnership with Airmaster Australia with the aim of utilising current and emerging technologies to drive innovative sustainability and operations solutions.

9:50 am - 10:25 am
Doubling Down on Data: Crafting a Comprehensive, Robust Enterprise/Data Architecture Strategy
A robust enterprise/data architecture strategy is a meticulously crafted roadmap that is the foundation for an organization's data ecosystem. Its comprehensive approach aligns technology with business objectives and lays the groundwork for efficient data management and utilization. This strategy ensures that data flows seamlessly across the organization, enabling informed decision-making, innovation and sustainable growth; it also enables the introduction of advanced analytics and AI tools to supercharge enterprise decision making and operations. Join us for an enlightening session as we explore the intricate interplay of organizational alignment, governance, design, integration, implementation and maintenance; all pivotal pillars in shaping a resilient data infrastructure.

Moderator:
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Francisco Acoba EY
Francisco Acoba Principal, Strategy & Transactions, Corporate Real Estate Consulting Francisco Acoba is a principal at Ernst & Young LLP with more than 24 years of global experience providing management consulting services to Fortune 5
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Francisco Acoba
Principal, Strategy & Transactions, Corporate Real Estate Consulting
EY

Francisco Acoba is a principal at Ernst & Young LLP with more than 24 years of global experience providing management consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and the world’s largest public sector entities.

Speakers:
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Ryan Allbaugh Wells Fargo
Ryan Allbaugh VP, Corporate Properties Group Senior Technology Strategy Lead Ryan Allbaugh has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Currently, he leads highly knowledgeable and collaborative teams to design and imple
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Ryan Allbaugh
VP, Corporate Properties Group Senior Technology Strategy Lead
Wells Fargo
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Ryan Allbaugh has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Currently, he leads highly knowledgeable and collaborative teams to design and implement technical solutions for Wells Fargo’s corporate properties group. As the former CIO of the largest private commercial real estate developer in the southeast, Ryan applied his extensive knowledge to implement technology solutions impacting the real estate industry, such as his role in the development of one of the most technologically sophisticated buildings in the world, the Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, NC.

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Drew DePriest McKesson
Drew DePriest Director, Real Estate Operations Technology
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Drew DePriest
Director, Real Estate Operations Technology
McKesson

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Maya Setchkova Cushman & Wakefield
Maya Setchkova Managing Director Maya Setchkova is a Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield, San Francisco, in charge of a global account spanning all service lines. She has over 2
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Maya Setchkova
Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Maya Setchkova is a Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield, San Francisco, in charge of a global account spanning all service lines. She has over 20 years of experience in real estate investment, asset management, finance, brokerage, property and facility management, project management, and lease administration. Maya is passionate about introducing innovative technology to the traditionally conservative real estate sector. She has piloted/implemented a large number of new PropTech solutions in various property portfolios. Maya also serves as CFO/COO/CSO advisor to startups in the real estate and healthcare space. She is an established PropTech expert and has spoken at PropTech forums and published articles on the subject.

10:25 am - 10:55 am
Networking Break
10:55 am - 11:25 am
Table Topic Exploration: Navigating Data and Enterprise Architecture Up Close
Following the illuminating session on Enterprise/Data Architecture Strategy, it's time to roll up your sleeves and dive deeper. Join intimate small groups to share observations and engage in thought-provoking discussions on the practical nuances of aligning organizational goals, optimizing design, ensuring seamless integration and governance, and executing successful implementations. This hands-on exercise offers a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, troubleshoot challenges, and emerge with a sharper understanding of how to apply transformative architectural strategies to your real-world corporate real estate scenarios.

11:25 am - 11:55 am
Data Governance: Lessons Learned for OT Systems
Data governance in the context of Operational Technology (OT) systems underscores the critical importance of bridging the gap between IT and OT environments. Organizational benefits are realized through applying established IT practices like the ETL process to address data-sharing challenges. Understanding unspoken expectations for data quality and thoroughly documenting data attributes and hierarchies are pivotal. Additionally, introducing a "Data Health" metric provides ongoing insights to maintain the value of data in OT decision-making. In this fireside chat, Stanford explores data governance lessons learned for OT systems, emphasizing that effective data governance in OT systems enhances operational efficiency, reduces risks, and empowers data-driven decision-making.

Moderator:
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Gerry Hamilton Stanford University
Gerry Hamilton Director, Facilities Energy Management As a key member of Stanford University’s Sustainability and Energy Management (SEM) team, Gerry Hamilton oversees the department’s long-term energy u
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Gerry Hamilton
Director, Facilities Energy Management
Stanford University

As a key member of Stanford University’s Sustainability and Energy Management (SEM) team, Gerry Hamilton oversees the department’s long-term energy use planning; designs, implements, and directs assessment and outreach for sustainability programs; oversees business systems and analytics initiatives; and steers academic integration to aid program implementation.

Speakers:
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Lincoln Bleveans Stanford University
Lincoln Bleveans Executive Director, Sustainability, Utilities and Infrastructure Lincoln Bleveans has been an executive in the global energy industry for nearly 30 years and currently leads Stanford University’s mission-critical op
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Lincoln Bleveans
Executive Director, Sustainability, Utilities and Infrastructure
Stanford University

Lincoln Bleveans has been an executive in the global energy industry for nearly 30 years and currently leads Stanford University’s mission-critical operations and world-leading innovation in sustainability and resilience, utilities, and infrastructure. He is a committee member of the Board of Oversight of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and is active as a mentor and board member for technology start-ups in North America, Europe, and India.

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Jacques de Chalendar Stanford University
Jacques de Chalendar Adjunct Professor Jacques de Chalendar is an Adjunct Professor and a researcher affiliated with Stanford’s Energy Science & Engineering department. He develops mathemat
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Jacques de Chalendar
Adjunct Professor
Stanford University

Jacques de Chalendar is an Adjunct Professor and a researcher affiliated with Stanford’s Energy Science & Engineering department. He develops mathematical and computational tools for energy engineering problems, with a special focus on making the energy consumption of multi-zone commercial buildings more efficient and flexible using automation, low-cost distributed sensors, and methods to make decisions under uncertainty. The unique experimentation testbed developed at Stanford for in-the-wild “stress tests” of multi-zone commercial buildings has generated data and insights that now fuel an ambitious research program to unlock new energy efficiency and flexibility opportunities.

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Chris Guest Stanford University
Chris Guest Manager, SEM Business Systems
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Chris Guest
Manager, SEM Business Systems
Stanford University

11:55 am - 12:20 pm
Tech Briefing: Exploring Robotics in the Built Environment
The impact of robotics on the built environment is nothing short of transformative. From construction automation to service tasks, these sophisticated machines introduce a new era of efficiency, innovation, and seamless operations. With precision and automation, robots optimize tasks like maintenance, security and logistics, freeing up human resources for higher-value endeavors. This concise, enlightening session unveils the boundless potential of robots within the built environment. Discover how cutting-edge robotics technologies are integrating into corporate real estate to revolutionize operations, enhance efficiency and elevate occupant experiences.

Speaker:
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Henning Roedel DPR Construction
Henning Roedel Robotics Lead Dr. Henning Roedel is the Robotics Lead at DPR Construction, a forward-thinking international general contractor specializing in technically complex a
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Henning Roedel
Robotics Lead
DPR Construction

Dr. Henning Roedel is the Robotics Lead at DPR Construction, a forward-thinking international general contractor specializing in technically complex and sustainable projects. He serves as an innovation leader and expert in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and High-performance materials for DPR, helping craft the implementation strategy of those technologies across the company.

12:20 pm - 1:05 pm
Lunch
1:05 pm - 1:45 pm
Three Years Post-Pandemic: How is Big Tech Addressing Occupancy and Utilization Data?
Corporate real estate experienced a seismic shift in global work preferences and behaviors, and variable show-up rates since then created unprecedented levels of unpredictability in space usage. As a response, occupancy and space utilization data (often previously ignored) has consistently become a business-critical component for real estate planning. However, while addressing this challenge, new complexities have arisen. Join this informative session as we examine the ways that industry giants Meta, Salesforce and Google tackle the intricate task of measuring, analyzing and operationalizing utilization data at scale. Gain insights from the lessons of recent years and uncover shared practices and strategies that unite these industry leaders in their pursuit of effective space utilization management.

Speakers:
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Kira Dickson Google
Kira Dickson Technology Program Manager Kira Dickson is a Technology Program Manager within Google's Real Estate and Workplace Services organization (REWS). She is responsible for evaluating
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Kira Dickson
Technology Program Manager
Google

Kira Dickson is a Technology Program Manager within Google's Real Estate and Workplace Services organization (REWS). She is responsible for evaluating and delivering technologies to enable REWS objectives, with a specific focus on Workplace Utilization. Prior to this, Kira was the Intelligent Environments Lead at the Google R+D Lab for the Built Environment, and an early employee at Comfy-Siemens (previously Building Robotics). Kira is passionate about leveraging data and innovation to transform our built environment.

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MJ Doctors Rajashekhar Meta
MJ Doctors Rajashekhar Head of Strategic Planning MJ Doctors Rajashekhar is the Head of Strategic Planning within Meta’s Facilities, Culinary, and Security (FCS) organization. She oversees the develop
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MJ Doctors Rajashekhar
Head of Strategic Planning
Meta

MJ Doctors Rajashekhar is the Head of Strategic Planning within Meta’s Facilities, Culinary, and Security (FCS) organization. She oversees the development and implementation of FCS’s strategic plan and key global initiatives, working closely with FCS senior executives and cross-functional stakeholders. Previously, MJ was on Meta’s Strategic Response team and led strategy and execution of the company’s COVID-19 response and return-to-office initiatives. She has a background in consulting and social entrepreneurship.

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Nick Lamel Google
Nick Lamel Workplace UX Product Research Lead, REWS Nick Lamel has a background in organizational behavior, psychology and cognitive science. He's worked for the last 10 years in Google's Real Estate an
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Nick Lamel
Workplace UX Product Research Lead, REWS
Google

Nick Lamel has a background in organizational behavior, psychology and cognitive science. He's worked for the last 10 years in Google's Real Estate and Workplace Services department, studying how Googlers work, the role of the physical space in supporting work, and providing evaluation of the office spaces and services Google provides.

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Brian Petruzzi Meta
Brian Petruzzi Head of Global Security Design & Engineering
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Brian Petruzzi
Head of Global Security Design & Engineering
Meta

1:45 pm - 2:20 pm
Strategic Portfolio Rightsizing: A Data-Driven Approach
Recalibrating real estate holdings to align precisely with a company’s evolving needs and goals includes evaluating the nuances of utilization of existing spaces and optimizing resource allocation for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. It's a complex approach that requires organizations to adapt to shifts in market dynamics, workforce preferences, technological advancements and business strategies. A holistic strategy ensures that each workspace fosters collaboration, productivity and employee satisfaction. In this instructive session, industry visionaries will discuss striking the right balance between space requirements and operational efficiency, while ensuring employee well-being and sustainable growth. Discover how adaptive planning, data-driven decisions and a holistic approach contribute to the creation of agile, efficient and purpose-driven workplaces.

Moderator:
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Kay Sargent HOK
Kay Sargent Senior Principal, Director of WorkPlace With 35 years of experience, Kay is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She is an award-winning designer who has worked with
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Kay Sargent
Senior Principal, Director of WorkPlace
HOK

With 35 years of experience, Kay is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She is an award-winning designer who has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to optimize their global real estate portfolios and create innovative work environments. She is director of HOK’s WorkPlace team, a practice that supports organizations undertaking multiple projects in various locations, and a member of HOK’s Board of Directors.

Speakers:
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Brett Fisher Deloitte
Brett Fisher Senior Manager, Real Estate Strategy & Sustainability Brett Fisher is a Senior Manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Real Estate Strategy & Sustainability Practice. Brett is a real estate technologist, with a
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Brett Fisher
Senior Manager, Real Estate Strategy & Sustainability
Deloitte
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Brett Fisher is a Senior Manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Real Estate Strategy & Sustainability Practice. Brett is a real estate technologist, with a decade of experience in identifying and deploying innovative solutions to help clients manage their real estate portfolio. He leads some of Deloitte’s most complicated real estate technology implementations.

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Sergey Gutkin IBIS
Sergey Gutkin EVP Sergey Gutkin a proven leader, specializing in business development, operations management, and master system integration. He has successfully structu
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Sergey Gutkin
EVP
IBIS

Sergey Gutkin a proven leader, specializing in business development, operations management, and master system integration. He has successfully structured and executed various strategic programs across many large enterprise portfolios. In addition, he is responsible for continuously improving and growing the IBIS firm. Sergey Gutkin continues to bridge the gap between technology and business requirements to successfully exceed client expectations.

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Steve Woods Gensler
Steve Woods Creative Technology Lead
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Steve Woods
Creative Technology Lead
Gensler

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Stephanie Ziegler Uber
Stephanie Ziegler Global Portfolio Strategist, Real Estate & Workplace Stephanie Ziegler is a seasoned Real Estate professional with extensive experience in strategic planning, financial analysis, and portfolio optimizati
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Stephanie Ziegler
Global Portfolio Strategist, Real Estate & Workplace
Uber

Stephanie Ziegler is a seasoned Real Estate professional with extensive experience in strategic planning, financial analysis, and portfolio optimization. Currently at Uber Technologies, she oversees global portfolio strategy. Prior to Uber, Stephanie worked in retail real estate strategy at Sephora Americas, where in addition to leading strategic initiatives within the store portfolio she oversaw Lease Administration. She is passionate about data as the driving force behind all key decisions.

2:20 pm - 3:10 pm
Table Topic Exploration: Shaping Tomorrow's Workplaces with a Special Introduction by Steve Turner, Cisco
This table topic exercise will delve into the evolving landscape of future workplaces and explore pivotal dimensions of transformation, including quantifying your space requirements, reimagining flexible workspaces, refining hybrid strategies and harnessing the power of immersive experiences. Engage in vibrant small-group discussions examining space forecasting, the potential of versatile work environments, successful hybrid models and deciphering the role of immersive technologies. Each group will then participate in a recap to share all discoveries and leave you primed to embrace the exciting and transformative future of corporate workspaces. Cisco’s Steve Turner will introduce the session with Cisco’s perspective on the importance of a robust building IoT strategy as being essential to enabling the future hybrid workplace.

Speaker:
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Steve Turner Cisco
Steve Turner Partner Business Development Steve Turner is a commercial real estate generalist helping global enterprises create Workplace Experience solutions that produce greater outcomes whe
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Steve Turner
Partner Business Development
Cisco

Steve Turner is a commercial real estate generalist helping global enterprises create Workplace Experience solutions that produce greater outcomes when reimagining workspaces. Steve engages with architect + design firms along with corporate real estate advisors to unlock greater occupancy insights and capabilities for their clients. A key industry operator in real estate technology stacks including IoT, PoE, collaboration devices, digital twins, smart buildings and other projects that transform their built environment. Previously a sales and industry leader for owners, occupiers, service providers & builders at Oracle and IBM, he began his career at the Trammell Crow Company in Dallas.

3:10 pm - 3:20 pm
Implementing AI and Remote Services to Reduce Energy Usage, Costs and GHG Emissions: A Case Study
Learn how one manufacturer engaged Carrier Abound to improve their building operations, across 12 office and manufacturing buildings, on a single campus. And, how this led the facilities team to save significant amounts of electricity and gas, all while gaining a payback on their investment in less than 12-months.

Speaker:
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Brad Croasdale Carrier
Brad Croasdale Director of Sales and Business Development, Abound Brad is the Sales Director for Abound & Digital products at Automated Logic, a division of Carrier Global Corp, a leading provider of innovative build
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Brad Croasdale
Director of Sales and Business Development, Abound
Carrier

Brad is the Sales Director for Abound & Digital products at Automated Logic, a division of Carrier Global Corp, a leading provider of innovative building automation, IoT, and energy management solutions. Brad has over 14 years of HVAC & BMS industry experience across all sectors of the business in various roles in global and domestic, sales, product management, and business development responsibilities.

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm
Networking Break
3:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Tech Briefing: Unleashing Potential with 60GHz WiGig
60GHz WiGig, also known as Wireless Gigabit or IEEE 802.11ad, is a wireless technology that operates in the unlicensed 60GHz frequency band. It offers multi-gigabit per second data transfer speeds, extremely low latency, and the potential to transform the way devices communicate and connect. Join us for this enlightening tech briefing as we discover the mechanics of this high-speed wireless marvel and explore its applications in creating seamless, high-bandwidth connections that elevate the way we work and interact.

Speaker:
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Dave Sumi Airvine
Dave Sumi VP, Marketing Dave Sumi is VP of Marketing at Airvine where he brings his considerable experience in wireless to the team. Prior to joining Airvine, Dave was head
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Dave Sumi
VP, Marketing
Airvine

Dave Sumi is VP of Marketing at Airvine where he brings his considerable experience in wireless to the team. Prior to joining Airvine, Dave was head of the Kyocera-AVX Antenna division, responsible for over 1000 people in design centers and factories around the globe. As VP of Marketing at Siklu from 2018 to 2021, he promoted and drove the adoption of 5G mmWave technologies into the international wireless marketplace, while being responsible for all of the company’s marketing activities. Before joining Siklu, Dave worked for several wireless companies as SVP Engineering, SVP Marketing and PLM focusing on video surveillance, small cell backhaul, and Internet solutions.

4:00 pm - 4:35 pm
Charting the Future of Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment
From innovative building automation systems that adjust lighting and HVAC based on real-time data to integrating renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind turbines, a holistic energy and sustainability approach merges cutting-edge tech with ecological responsibility. With a focus on data-driven insights, real-time monitoring and smart analytics, energy and sustainability measures are reshaping buildings into dynamic ecosystems that minimize impact and maximize harmony with the environment. Engage with industry thought leaders as they analyze strategies, innovations and best practices that shape greener, more efficient real estate.

Moderator:
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Robert Fitzgerald JLL Technologies
Robert Fitzgerald Executive Director, Client Growth Robert Fitzgerald is the Regional Technology Director for JLL Technologies. In this role, Robert helps clients shape their digital transformation stra
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Robert Fitzgerald
Executive Director, Client Growth
JLL Technologies

Robert Fitzgerald is the Regional Technology Director for JLL Technologies. In this role, Robert helps clients shape their digital transformation strategy. He and his team provide advisory and consulting expertise to clients to help identify, select, implement, and sustain workplace technologies, bringing fit for purpose solutions that deliver targeted business outcomes supporting workplace experience, portfolio optimization, operational efficiency, and carbon footprint reduction. Prior to his current role, Robert held several leadership roles with Nokia Workplace Resources helping transform their portfolio, organization and digital landscape globally.

Speakers:
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Khanh Nguyen Kilroy Realty
Khanh Nguyen Vice President, IT - Enterprise Applications
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Khanh Nguyen
Vice President, IT - Enterprise Applications
Kilroy Realty

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Cristal Ortiz LinkedIn
Cristal Ortiz Global Workplace Engineering
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Cristal Ortiz
Global Workplace Engineering
LinkedIn

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Francisco Ruiz Oracle
Francisco Ruiz Global Director of Digital Transformation Services and Infrastructure Strategist Francisco Ruiz is the Global Director of Digital Transformation Services and Infrastructure Strategist for Real Estate and Facilities at Oracle. He le
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Francisco Ruiz
Global Director of Digital Transformation Services and Infrastructure Strategist
Oracle

Francisco Ruiz is the Global Director of Digital Transformation Services and Infrastructure Strategist for Real Estate and Facilities at Oracle. He leads a global team that’s responsible for the strategy, design, implementation and security of enterprise IoT Solutions across a 26 million square foot Real Estate Portfolio. Francisco is a recognized as a thought leader and subject matter expert in all things Real Estate Digital Transformation and is a frequent speaker on related areas of expertise.

4:35 pm - 4:55 pm
Enhancing Cyber Harmony: Exploring RECC's Role in Corporate Real Estate
In corporate real estate, cybersecurity is a critical priority. With increasing reliance on digital systems and smart technologies, protecting sensitive data and maintaining operational continuity is imperative. Breaches in security can jeopardize not only financial well-being but also the physical safety of occupants. Therefore, investing in cybersecurity is not just a business imperative; it's a fundamental necessity to protect lives, maintain operational continuity and safeguard critical assets. The Real Estate Cyber Consortium (RECC) is a vital force in the industry. This session will provide an overview of RECC’s offerings and initiatives, focusing on the consortium’s commitment to ensure that the real estate sector remains resilient, secure, and adept at navigating the challenges of the digital age.

Speakers:
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Greg Fitzpatrick Cochrane Supply
Greg Fitzpatrick Business Development–IoT and Integration Greg Fitzpatrick is the Business Development Leader for IoT and Integration at Cochrane Supply and Engineering, where he supports end users, consultin
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Greg Fitzpatrick
Business Development–IoT and Integration
Cochrane Supply

Greg Fitzpatrick is the Business Development Leader for IoT and Integration at Cochrane Supply and Engineering, where he supports end users, consulting engineers and systems integrators in the area of IoT, Integration and Enterprise Software. With over 25 years in the Building Systems and Controls business, he helps clients match new technology for Smart Buildings through specification writing, technology presentations and design assistance. Greg is also Executive Director for the Real Estate Cyber Consortium (RECC) focused on promoting cyber security awareness for operational technology.

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Ken Kurz COPT Defense Properties
Ken Kurz VP, IT / CIO Ken Kurz brings over 20 years of leadership and operational experience in cybersecurity, network technologies, information systems, risk mitigation an
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Ken Kurz
VP, IT / CIO
COPT Defense Properties

Ken Kurz brings over 20 years of leadership and operational experience in cybersecurity, network technologies, information systems, risk mitigation and remediation, and technical project management to COPT. Supporting COPT as CIO since 2016, he has prior experience as the CISO for the University of Delaware, CISO for the University of Oklahoma, and CIO for the US Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation. He has also held various technical and leadership positions within the Department of Defense.

4:55 pm - 5:45 pm
Envisioning the Future of Corporate Real Estate
The future of corporate real estate will be characterized by adaptability, innovation and a deep understanding of how space and technology can coalesce to enhance productivity, foster creativity and elevate the overall work experience. Join industry luminaries as they engage in speculation, dissect emerging trends, disruptive technologies and untapped opportunities within this sector. In this dynamic dialogue, panelists will examine the transformative potential of the newest technologies. Shifting workforce dynamics, evolving workplace paradigms, uncertain market conditions and more will be defined and analyzed.

Moderator:
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Jim Young Realcomm
Jim Young Co-Founder & CEO Founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on techno
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Jim Young
Co-Founder & CEO
Realcomm
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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 the largest companies globally pertaining to some of the most advanced and progressive next generation real estate projects under development.

Speakers:
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Frank Cuevas McKesson
Frank Cuevas VP, Global Real Estate Frank Cuevas is Vice President Global Real Estate and General Manager of McKesson Real Estate. His real estate experience spans more than 30 years wor
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Frank Cuevas
VP, Global Real Estate
McKesson

Frank Cuevas is Vice President Global Real Estate and General Manager of McKesson Real Estate. His real estate experience spans more than 30 years working for some of the worlds most respected companies in global leadership capacities with responsibilities for leading real estate teams and portfolios in more than 120 countries representing companies such as DXC, IBM, and Deloitte. His leadership was instrumental in the planning and successfully executing significant enterprise transformations including the corporate real estate function itself.

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Emmanuel Daniel Microsoft
Emmanuel Daniel EPC Digitization Leader, Product Leader, Microsoft Cloud Operations and Innovation Emmanuel Daniel is currently leading digitization at the Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) Center of Excellence (CoE) in Microsoft CO+I whe
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Emmanuel Daniel
EPC Digitization Leader, Product Leader, Microsoft Cloud Operations and Innovation
Microsoft

Emmanuel Daniel is currently leading digitization at the Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) Center of Excellence (CoE) in Microsoft CO+I where he is focused on accelerating the Design, Build and Turnover of Data Centers through Technology. Prior to this he led the Digital Transformation work for Microsoft’s East Campus to make it Smart, Connected, Sustainable, Accessible & Secure and was the global leader for smart building & human experiences in physical space. Emmanuel has designed and built smart buildings across the world, collectively he has worked on over 200 engagements across 30 Countries. His customer-lens, real estate and business sense, and technical expertise make him a global thought leader on how buildings, campuses and cities can (and must) be transformed with digital technologies and innovation.

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Craig Gillespie MRI Software
Craig Gillespie Managing Director, Occupier Division Craig is currently the Vice President and Managing Director of the Occupier division of MRI Software. He leads a global team with operations across AP
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Craig Gillespie
Managing Director, Occupier Division
MRI Software

Craig is currently the Vice President and Managing Director of the Occupier division of MRI Software. He leads a global team with operations across APAC, EMEA and North America and is responsible for a suite of products from mid-market to enterprise solutions. Prior to joining MRI Craig led the Real Estate and Workplace Solutions division at Trimble.

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Kay Sargent HOK
Kay Sargent Senior Principal, Director of WorkPlace With 35 years of experience, Kay is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She is an award-winning designer who has worked with
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Kay Sargent
Senior Principal, Director of WorkPlace
HOK

With 35 years of experience, Kay is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She is an award-winning designer who has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to optimize their global real estate portfolios and create innovative work environments. She is director of HOK’s WorkPlace team, a practice that supports organizations undertaking multiple projects in various locations, and a member of HOK’s Board of Directors.

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Thru Shivakumar COHESION
Thru Shivakumar CEO Thru Shivakumar is the CEO and Co-Founder at COHESION, a real estate software company that creates intelligent buildings and enhances human experience
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Thru Shivakumar
CEO
COHESION

Thru Shivakumar is the CEO and Co-Founder at COHESION, a real estate software company that creates intelligent buildings and enhances human experiences by connecting people and systems in a single, comprehensive platform. She is responsible for leading COHESION’s alignment and execution of its strategic vision, as well as, delivering shareholder value. Thru has 15+ years of experience in private, public, and civic sectors of the economy holding positions across finance, business strategy, M&A, entrepreneurship and business development.

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Conference Close
Speakers:
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Howard Berger Realcomm
Howard Berger Managing Partner, SVP Programs Howard Berger has over 30 years of experience in technology and commercial/investment real estate. As Realcomm's SVP Programs, he manages its US and i
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Howard Berger
Managing Partner, SVP Programs
Realcomm
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Howard Berger has over 30 years of experience in technology and commercial/investment real estate. As Realcomm's SVP Programs, 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.

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Lisa Woods Realcomm
Lisa Woods Managing Partner, SVP Business Development As Managing Partner, SVP of Strategy & Business Development, Lisa Woods is responsible for developing Realcomm's strategic relationships with the tech
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Lisa Woods
Managing Partner, SVP Business Development
Realcomm
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As Managing Partner, SVP of Strategy & Business Development, Lisa Woods is responsible for developing Realcomm's strategic relationships with the technology companies that participate in the company's conferences, seminars and CIO events. Prior to joining Realcomm, Lisa spent 10 years working with building owners and managers, providing technology solutions in telecommunications, access control and security.

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Jim Young Realcomm
Jim Young Co-Founder & CEO Founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on techno
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Jim Young
Co-Founder & CEO
Realcomm
LinkedIn

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 the largest companies globally pertaining to some of the most advanced and progressive next generation real estate projects under development.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Networking & Cocktail Reception
Network with colleagues, catch up with old friends and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and libations at the end of the day. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet our Technology Solution Provider partners and explore the latest CRE products and services in the EXPO area.

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