JUNE 6 - 7, 2018 | THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS
Pre-Con Events: June 5 | Innovation Tech Tours: June 8

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The smart connected high performance Intelligent Buildings conference
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Program Details

IBcon's education program will feature domain experts from around the globe presenting case studies and speaking on the topics of building automation systems and controls, building system integration and the implications for organizational alignment, skills development and change management necessary to facilitate the intelligent integration of key business processes into the high performance building ecosystem.

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Wednesday | June 6

8:30 am - 10:30 am
Chelsea Theatre
GENERAL SESSION: THE AGE OF ACCELERATION | Navigating Global CRE Technology & Innovation
Acknowledging the Visionaries in our Community – The Realcomm LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Realcomm has held the same goal for 20 years. Gather everyone interested in Technology, Automation and Innovation that impacts Commercial, Corporate and Institutional Real Estate in the same community and increase the speed of adoption through accelerated collaboration. Throughout the years, we have acknowledged visionary leaders with our "Digie" Awards. This year, we wanted to expand that recognition with the "Lifetime Achievement Award". The criteria for this honor includes: 1) a career that has spanned 20+ years, 2) consistent focus on Real Estate Innovation, 3) a pattern of contributing to the industry, 4) a willingness to risk, fail and stand back up and 5) measurable, significant impacts to advancing innovation. We will be handing out 20 awards in alignment with our 20th Anniversary.

8:30 am - 10:30 am
Chelsea Theatre
GENERAL SESSION: THE AGE OF ACCELERATION | Navigating Global CRE Technology & Innovation
KEYNOTE: Navigating in the Age of Acceleration – A Global Real Estate Powerhouse Weighs In
Technology is advancing at an accelerated rate. The fast pace results in not just tactical adjustments, but also strategic realignment, paradigm shifts and big changes to how we work, play, learn and more. With dramatic changes to our lifestyle comes equally significant changes to the built environment. How we design, build, lease, manage, transact and most importantly "use" space is all in a state of flux. CBRE, with its more than 80,000 employees globally, is a force in the commercial, corporate and institutional real estate market and is in a strong position to understand the technology and innovation fueled changes that will continue to impact our industry. Bob Sulentic, President and CEO of CBRE will share his views on Digital Transformation, The Age of Acceleration and what it means for Real Estate.

Speaker:
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Bob Sulentic CBRE
Bob Sulentic President & CEO Bob Sulentic has been President & CEO of CBRE Group since 2012. CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with
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Bob Sulentic
President & CEO
CBRE

Bob Sulentic has been President & CEO of CBRE Group since 2012. CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices) serving clients in more than 100 countries. Prior to becoming CEO, Bob served as President of CBRE, with responsibility for all business segments. In addition, he served as the company's CFO in 2009, during the depth of the global financial crisis. Earlier, Bob served as Group President for CBRE’s EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Development Services businesses.

8:30 am - 10:30 am
Chelsea Theatre
GENERAL SESSION: THE AGE OF ACCELERATION | Navigating Global CRE Technology & Innovation
Celebrating 20 Years @ the Intersection of Real Estate, Technology, Automation & Innovation
The year was 1998 and we wondered out loud if the industry wanted to come together to discuss, evaluate and debate how technology, automation and innovation could potentially impact the commercial, corporate and institutional real estate. After all, we were in the midst of dot com and everyone was interested in technology, so we thought, why not real estate. 1999 was the inaugural year of Realcomm and over the next 20 years, we would scan the globe looking for technology and new ideas that would change our world. Searching Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Australia and of course North America, we left no stone unturned. In this segment, we will review the last 20 years of our journey, identifying the milestones, struggles and accomplishments and some interesting insights and prognostications on the next 20.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Yaletown 2
TRACK: ENERGY
ENERGY INFORMATION PLATFORMS – Developing a Comprehensive Strategy
We continue to see a plethora of existing and new platforms developed to bring energy efficiency to buildings; a quick Google search on Energy Dashboards will demonstrate just how many choices there are. Besides the basic challenge of providing a good platform for retrieving and analyzing energy related data, additional capabilities must be considered. The platform needs to provide access to all necessary command and control functions and be able to integrate with the existing building automation system (as well as other applications) while maintaining one version of the truth. Beyond the platform functionality, questions on data ownership and the specific role of the Energy Dashboard as it relates to the overall comprehensive smart building strategy must be addressed. Strategic approaches to overcome these challenging issues will be discussed by the industry’s most experienced thought leaders.

Speaker:
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Ben Myers Boston Properties
Ben Myers Director, Sustainability
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Ben Myers
Director, Sustainability
Boston Properties

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nolita 1
TRACK: SMART BUILDING SYSTEM SHOWCASE
DAS/IN-BUILDING WIRELESS – New Technology, Coverage Standards & Partnership Options
We now live in a world of extremely flexible communications powered by mobile technologies. This requires robust, seamless, high-speed connectivity virtually everywhere, including inside our buildings. Whether it is an office, a mall, university, hospital or hotel, mobile access is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Despite the mobile movement, the reality is that the ‘inside of our buildings have not kept pace with the outside’. Other than major, high profile, customer dense venues, ordinary buildings still struggle to offer the kind of mobile connectivity required. This has to change. This session will provide insight into next generation technologies such as 5G and Private LTE (CBRS), new strategies for traditional DAS and In-Building Wireless, and review the best practices for providing high quality wireless access inside buildings.

Moderator:
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Ted Maulucci SmartONE Solutions
Ted Maulucci President Ted Maulucci is the President of SmartONE Solutions, a company committed to advancing the digital living experience in communities. He assumed the rol
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Ted Maulucci
President
SmartONE Solutions
LinkedIn

Ted Maulucci is the President of SmartONE Solutions, a company committed to advancing the digital living experience in communities. He assumed the role of President at SmartONE after a 26 year career as the Chief Information Officer of a leading Toronto based multi-family real estate developer. He was recognized as the Private Sector Canadian CIO of the Year in 2016 for his achievements in connected buildings.

Speaker:
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David Fox American Tower
David Fox Director, Business Development
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David Fox
Director, Business Development
American Tower

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Mont Royal 2
TRACK: NEXTGEN OCCUPANT EXPERIENCE
High Performance DIGITAL AMENITIES – Tenant/Guest Engagement and Experience Platforms
Today, with a push of a button on our phone we can hail a car, order food, listen to music, tweet to the world, reserve tickets and buy almost anything – there seems to be an app for everything! So what happens when we walk into a office building? Today, consumers are opting more and more for a digital interaction to services and experiences, but find when they are at the office, things are quite different. Besides easy access to local and in-building amenities and services, how can interactions with indoor temperature, conference rooms and maintenance be provided through an elevated digital experience. How does a social component help create a community within an entire office building or complex? Tenant engagement and experience platforms are becoming more popular and setting new standards. This timely session will examine all aspects of creating digital amenities and the transparent digital experience in buildings that everyone has come to expect.

Moderator:
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Jim Whalen Boston Properties
Jim Whalen SVP & CIO Jim Whalen serves as SVP and CIO responsible for the direction and implementation of technology and applications at Boston Properties, a fully integra
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Jim Whalen
SVP & CIO
Boston Properties
LinkedIn

Jim Whalen serves as SVP and CIO responsible for the direction and implementation of technology and applications at Boston Properties, a fully integrated real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners and developers of Class-A office properties in the United States. Over a 27 year IT career, Jim has supported real estate operations ranging from residential, construction, public housing, commercial office and retail.

Speakers:
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Mark Hansen DEXUS
Mark Hansen CIO
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Mark Hansen
CIO
DEXUS

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Clint Osteen Granite Properties
Clint Osteen Sr. Director, IT Clint Osteen is Sr. Director of IT and is responsible for directing Granite’s information services and telecommunications across the portfolio. Prior
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Clint Osteen
Sr. Director, IT
Granite Properties
LinkedIn

Clint Osteen is Sr. Director of IT and is responsible for directing Granite’s information services and telecommunications across the portfolio. Prior to joining Granite, Clint spent 10 years in consulting, providing commercial real estate companies technology and business improvement services.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Nolita 2
TRACK: SMART BUILDING FUNDAMENTALS
Understanding the Options for a BUILDING OPERATING SYSTEM
Once the basic communications layer in a building is established, it's time to address plans pertaining to the BAS and IoT platform. Does the data reside in local closed environments? Is it sent to the cloud? Can it be shared or integrated into other applications? Should it be a single stack or part of an open, integrated point solution ecosystem? Who owns the data? Is it cyber secure? Can we safely and securely affect command and control? As we move to the next generation of smart, connected, high-performance, intelligent buildings, the capability and type of Building Operating System becomes even more critical. This comprehensive session will address the relevant issues surrounding the topic.

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 some of 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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James Peterson Lend Lease
James Peterson Head of Asset Management & Operations
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James Peterson
Head of Asset Management & Operations
Lend Lease

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Casey Talon Navigant Research
Casey Talon Principal Research Analyst Casey Talon is a principal research analyst with Navigant Research, contributing to the Building Innovations program. With a background in economics,
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Casey Talon
Principal Research Analyst
Navigant Research

Casey Talon is a principal research analyst with Navigant Research, contributing to the Building Innovations program. With a background in economics, environmental science, and policy, she has deep experience as an analyst and consultant in the building technology sector. Prior to joining Navigant, Casey worked with both public and private sector clients as an analyst and consultant focused on energy efficiency, building technologies, sustainability and climate change.

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Terry Young KRP Properties
Terry Young Director of Property Management
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Terry Young
Director of Property Management
KRP Properties

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yaletown 2
TRACK: ENERGY
Next Generation MICROGRIDS – Understanding the Potential for Large Scale Real Estate Projects
Historically, Microgrids made sense for large scale projects that required more sophisticated and resilient options for uninterrupted delivery of electricity. In some cases, the Microgrid served as the primary source of electricity; in other cases it acted as a backup. Traditional Microgrids primarily utilized natural gas and diesel fuel to run generators that create electricity. Fast forward to 2018, and we see a new generation of Microgrids that now incorporate sustainable energy sources such as solar and wind. Next generation electrical distribution operating platforms and advanced storage systems with innovative network controls manage the myriad processes. Rapidly becoming part of the enterprise energy strategy for a growing number of organizations, Microgrids could potentially redefine the overall architecture of the electric grid. This instructive session will feature the best and brightest thought leaders who are driving the next generation Microgrid discussion.

Moderator:
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Peter Asmus Navigant
Peter Asmus Principal Research Analyst Peter Asmus is a principal research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Energy Technologies program, with a focus on emerging energy distribut
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Peter Asmus
Principal Research Analyst
Navigant

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.

Speaker:
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Will Agate Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. (PIDC)
Will Agate SVP, Navy Yard Mgmt. & Dev. Will Agate is the SVP, Navy Yard Management and Development, for PIDC, Philadelphia's citywide economic development corporation. The Navy Yard, a form
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Will Agate
SVP, Navy Yard Mgmt. & Dev.
Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. (PIDC)

Will Agate is the SVP, Navy Yard Management and Development, for PIDC, Philadelphia's citywide economic development corporation. The Navy Yard, a former naval base, is now a thriving 1,200-acre business campus. Will leads the PIDC team that is implementing the overall development of The Navy Yard, including a comprehensive Energy Master Plan concentrated on its unregulated electric grid. The plan includes the integration of various smart grid and distributive generation technologies around sustainable business models.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nolita 1
TRACK: SMART BUILDING SYSTEM SHOWCASE
PHYSICAL SECURITY – Video Surveillance & Access Control is Just the Start
Given the chaotic world we live in, providing safe and secure buildings and campuses has unfortunately taken on new meaning. For multiple reasons, building owners and operators are required to take it to the next level for physical security, video surveillance and access control. Today’s systems are more sophisticated and require a higher level of technical expertise to integrate, operate and support. In addition, issues such as privacy and cybersecurity add complexity for designers of today’s physical security systems. This critical session will provide attendees the opportunity to preview the latest advancements in surveillance, access and sensors; and to discuss the merits of a 21st century physical security strategy.

Moderator:
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Ilan Zachar Carr Properties
Ilan Zachar CTO Ilan Zachar is currently Chief Technology Officer at Carr Properties, a privately held REIT known for its portfolio of trophy-quality properties in t
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Ilan Zachar
CTO
Carr Properties

Ilan Zachar is currently Chief Technology Officer at Carr Properties, a privately held REIT known for its portfolio of trophy-quality properties in the Washington D.C. In this role, Ilan leverages vision and foresight to cross-pollinate best practices, processes, systems and resources across corporate operations/affiliates. Under his leadership, this has resulted in improvements in bottom-line costs, top-line business growth/scalability, operational sustainability and high performance and overall, strengthening his company’s role as a market leader. For over 20 years, Ilan has been executive business leader and innovative technology strategist for multinational real-estate and property development companies worldwide.

Speaker:
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David Charney Stealth Monitoring
David Charney Global COO
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David Charney
Global COO
Stealth Monitoring

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Nolita 2
TRACK: SMART BUILDING FUNDAMENTALS
Developing, Implementing &Maintaining a BUILDING NETWORK Strategy
The concept is simple: put an IP-based network in a building to connect (and ultimately manage) all the disparate building systems—and possibly deliver digital services to tenants. While the concept is straightforward, there are a wide range of opinions on how to do it. One thing is certain: the concept of a base building network is becoming widely accepted. While some companies may be considering this for the first time, a growing number of organizations have already experienced multiple iterations of network design. Cloud, IoT, edge devices, wireless, cyber, business continuity, integration, segregation and performance all come into play when designing modern building network architecture. This session will feature organizations at the forefront of this smart building foundation.

Moderator:
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Andy Schonberger Intelligent Buildings
Andy Schonberger Director Client Services
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Andy Schonberger
Director Client Services
Intelligent Buildings

Speakers:
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Stephen Adams Cushman & Wakefield
Stephen Adams General Manager Stephen Adams had over twenty years’ experience in the management of A Class office buildings and Regional Shopping Centers. Currently he is overseein
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Stephen Adams
General Manager
Cushman & Wakefield

Stephen Adams had over twenty years’ experience in the management of A Class office buildings and Regional Shopping Centers. Currently he is overseeing the migration of a 500,000-sf office complex in downtown Toronto from a multi-tenant format to a single user headquarters. A key component of this program is the introduction of an integrated Smart Building environment. The key outcome is for integrated base building systems and data analytics driving tenant comfort efficiency and reducing operational risk.

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Joe Pattenaude Bedrock Detroit
Joe Pattenaude Director of Building Systems
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Joe Pattenaude
Director of Building Systems
Bedrock Detroit

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Brian Turner OTI / Operational Technology Integrators
Brian Turner President
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Brian Turner
President
OTI / Operational Technology Integrators

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Mont Royal 2
TRACK: NEXTGEN OCCUPANT EXPERIENCE
NextGen Workplace Experiences – CASE STUDIES On What Is Working & What Is Not
Optimizing the workplace experience has been top of mind for corporate and investment real estate executives for years. From open floorplans to baristas in the common area, everyone is trying to figure out the perfect environment to maximize employee productivity. In addition to a sound basic design strategy, technology plays an important role in creating these experiences. From Fitbit centered wellness programs, air quality monitoring and telemedicine on the wellness front to immersive video conferencing, efficient space reservation systems and seamless amenities on the experience side, technology continues to play a role in developing the next generation workplace experience. This instructive session will focus on the best practice case studies being developed by thought leaders globally.

Moderator:
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Rachel Casanova Balansett
Rachel Casanova Founder
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Rachel Casanova
Founder
Balansett

Speakers:
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Alan Ni Aruba
Alan Ni Director of Vertical Marketing Alan Ni is the Director of Vertical Marketing for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. With over 15 years of technology and financial expertis
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Alan Ni
Director of Vertical Marketing
Aruba

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.

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Victor Sanchez LinkedIn
Victor Sanchez Head of Global Workplace Engineering As Head of Global Workplace Engineering, Victor Sanchez manages over 40+ LinkedIn facilities across the globe. He seamlessly blends design and operati
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Victor Sanchez
Head of Global Workplace Engineering
LinkedIn

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.

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Nolita 1
TRACK: SMART BUILDING SYSTEM SHOWCASE
LIGHTING – LED, Low Voltage, Networked, Sensors & More
One of the most common and important systems installed in buildings is lighting. It's a fundamental requirement for even basic building operations. Over the past few years we've ushered in multiple generations of lighting technologies—replacing traditional fluorescent with low-voltage networked LEDs, often augmented with a variety of sensors. Lighting technologies are becoming much more than just lumens, moving toward becoming virtual building operating platforms. This showcase will focus on all the new functions and features offered by the world’s most innovative solution providers and will present a strategic discussion on the role that lighting plays in the overall smart building strategy in relation to connectivity and operating system functionality.

Moderator:
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Brian Dauskurdas Force Partners
Brian Dauskurdas Principal
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Brian Dauskurdas
Principal
Force Partners

Speaker:
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John Hess Las Vegas Sands Corp.
John Hess Exec. Director of Engineering John Hess is Executive Director of Engineering for Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVSC). He is involved in specifying engineering design and optimization of b
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John Hess
Exec. Director of Engineering
Las Vegas Sands Corp.

John Hess is Executive Director of Engineering for Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVSC). He is involved in specifying engineering design and optimization of building infrastructure of LVSC’s over 50 million SF of integrated resorts worldwide. A particular focus is high performance DDC control systems to minimize utility consumption and cost, achieve aggressive sustainability performance targets, maximize occupant comfort and minimize maintenance burden on facilities’ technicians.

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Yaletown 2
TRACK: ENERGY
NET ZERO BUILDINGS – A High Benchmark for Next Generation Smart Buildings
The concept of designing a building with such precision that it could potentially create more energy than it uses is an admirable goal. Traditional Net Zero was achieved through the use of enlightened design concepts and renewable power sources, coupled with energy efficient building materials, grid connectivity and smart energy purchasing strategies. There is now a culture of forward-thinkers who are striving to either disconnect from the grid or be a net seller. Some of the tools used are: progressive building design, low voltage systems, Power Over Ethernet (POE), sophisticated controls, hyper-efficient equipment, use of renewable energy and more. This enlightening session will showcase leading Net Zero projects to provide attendees with best practices and highlight challenges and successes.

Speaker:
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David Kaneda Integral Group
David Kaneda Managing Principal David Kaneda has been designing buildings in North America and Europe for over three decades. His breakthough IDeAs Z Squared building was the first n
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David Kaneda
Managing Principal
Integral Group
LinkedIn

David Kaneda has been designing buildings in North America and Europe for over three decades. His breakthough IDeAs Z Squared building was the first net zero energy commercial office in the United States and he has led the electrical design for dozens of Net Zero Energy, LEED Platinum, AIA COTE Top 10, and Well Certified buildings. He is a Professional Engineer, a Fellow in the AIA and a LEED Fellow.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mont Royal 2
TRACK: NEXTGEN OCCUPANT EXPERIENCE
The Relationship Between WELLNESS and Technology in Buildings – Setting New Benchmarks
Wellness awareness has matured over the past few years and organizations have increasingly been focusing on wellness as related to happier, healthier and more productive occupants. Whether it is air quality, temperature, VOCs, lighting or noise, all must be evaluated to minimize negative impacts and maximize the positive. To make sound decisions, organizations need to adequately measure the environmental variables requiring sensors and analytics platforms to organize and understand the data. As a side note, data gathering can bring unintended consequences regarding personal data privacy. This valuable session will bring together individuals and organizations who are leading the discussion on wellness in buildings and the relationship with technology.

Moderator:
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Maureen Ehrenberg JLL
Maureen Ehrenberg President, Global Integrated Facilities Management Maureen Ehrenberg currently serves as Executive Managing Director of Integrated Facilities Management (IFM), Corporate Solutions for the Americas and
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Maureen Ehrenberg
President, Global Integrated Facilities Management
JLL

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.

Speakers:
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Joseph Allen Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment
Joseph Allen Director, Healthy Buildings Program
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Joseph Allen
Director, Healthy Buildings Program
Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment

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Pete Scarpelli Pegasus Capital Advisors
Pete Scarpelli Operating Advisor
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Pete Scarpelli
Operating Advisor
Pegasus Capital Advisors

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nolita 2
TRACK: SMART BUILDING FUNDAMENTALS
Smart Building IT, OT & Business Convergence – Achieving ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT
For years we’ve heard, “It is not about the technology; it is about the people, the organization.” The technology to implement a truly integrated, smart, high-performance, intelligent building is, for the most part, available. In fact, some would argue we have more technology than we need. The issue that warrants greater attention is: How do we realign our organizations to better facilitate these 21st century technologies? The structure of organizations that operate and manage our buildings—especially facilities, engineering and IT—need to become much more integrated. There are many examples of how misalignment slowed or stopped smart building projects. This insightful session will showcase individuals that have experienced success in realigning their organizations to better facilitate smart strategies.

Speaker:
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Lachlan MacQuarrie Oxford Properties Group
Lachlan MacQuarrie VP, Real Estate Management Lachlan MacQuarrie oversees the service side of Oxford’s operations platform across 5 asset classes in Canada including Smart & Connected, and Cyber S
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Lachlan MacQuarrie
VP, Real Estate Management
Oxford Properties Group
LinkedIn

Lachlan MacQuarrie oversees the service side of Oxford’s operations platform across 5 asset classes in Canada including Smart & Connected, and Cyber Security. He has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, primarily in Asset / Operations Mgmt, Development and Investments.

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Yaletown 2
TRACK: ENERGY
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY reports on Smart Building Energy Initiatives & Findings
The Department of Energy (DOE), with the support of Lawrence Berkley National Labs (LBNL) has been supporting industry uptake of analytics for several years. One example is the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign and the Better Buildings Alliance. LBNL’s published research on analytics includes cost/benefit analysis, best practices definition, field validation of software, state of technology assessments, and other resources. Given the significant time and resources involved, as well as the high credentials of the organizations participating, it is important to share the findings. This is a unique opportunity for participants to learn about the smart building energy initiatives driven by the DOE and LBNL, and to leverage the information for their organization’s energy strategy.

Moderator:
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Cindy Zhu Department of Energy
Cindy Zhu Fellow
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Cindy Zhu
Fellow
Department of Energy

Speaker:
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Marina Sofos U.S. Department of Energy
Marina Sofos
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Marina Sofos
U.S. Department of Energy

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Nolita 1
TRACK: SMART BUILDING SYSTEM SHOWCASE
LOCATION SERVICES – Occupancy, Utilization, Wayfinding and Traffic Analysis are Just the Beginning
The revolution has begun. It has become apparent to everyone that sensors should be everywhere. They are inexpensive, small, and easy to include in almost all equipment. With expanded network access, it becomes easy to retrieve information. Traffic analytics, space utilization, occupancy, wayfinding and other location-based services are some of the applications being deployed. The sensors are just the first part of the equation; it is the data retrieval, organization and analytics that provide the true opportunities. There are many issues to be addressed in this sensor-enabled revolution, including: data security, integration, response management, and privacy. This panel includes leading experts who will discuss the technical, practical and business aspects of this technology.

Speaker:
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Chris Fine Aruba Networks
Chris Fine
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Chris Fine
Aruba Networks

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mont Royal 2
TRACK: NEXTGEN OCCUPANT EXPERIENCE
Enhanced DIGITAL SIGNAGE – Creating Effective, Engaging, Unique & Inspiring Environments
Digital signage continues to evolve and transform. Everyone is familiar with flat screens in the lobby with tenant directories, high-impact larger formats in the food courts of malls and of course, the ever-morphing exterior signage found in cities like New York and Las Vegas. While many consider signage a mature industry, we are only in its infancy. High-resolution, large-format and highly-configurable LED walls are about to change the commercial and corporate landscape forever. New applications for interpersonal communication, advertising, entertainment, retail-to-consumer engagement, even fire/life safety communications are altering the user experiences inside our buildings. Topics included in this exciting session will be signage, networks, new LED technologies, digital media and more.

Moderator:
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Donald Walker Newcomb & Boyd
Donald Walker Partner
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Donald Walker
Partner
Newcomb & Boyd

Speakers:
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David Bianciardi AV&C
David Bianciardi
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David Bianciardi
AV&C

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Danny Rogers AVI-SPL
Danny Rogers VP Global Channels
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Danny Rogers
VP Global Channels
AVI-SPL

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nolita 2
TRACK: SMART BUILDING FUNDAMENTALS
The Smart Building TECHNOLOGY SKILLS TALENT GAP – Strategies to Address this Growing Issue
The looming technology skills gap is one of the greatest barriers to adoption of smart building strategies currently facing our industry. Our increasingly sophisticated buildings require a much higher level of technology knowledge and expertise to design, implement and maintain. The smart building operator of the future will require both Operational Technology (OT) as well as Information Technology (IT) skills. In addition they'll require an authentic and comprehensive understanding of the business. If we're to effectively modernize our building stock, we must develop strategies to fill this critical skills gap. This important session will bring together the best and brightest in the smart building industry to discuss and strategize on solutions to manage the technology talent crisis.

Moderator:
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Leroy Walden Highrose Consultants
Leroy Walden President
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Leroy Walden
President
Highrose Consultants

Speaker:
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Joseph Aamidor Aamidor Consulting
Joseph Aamidor Managing Director
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Joseph Aamidor
Managing Director
Aamidor Consulting

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exhibit Hall
TRACK: GENERAL EVENTS
Digie Awards Presentation & Networking Reception
Join us at Conference LIVE as we announce the winners of the 2018 Digie Awards. These prestigious awards honor those companies, real estate projects, technologies and people who have gone above and beyond to positively impact our industry through the use of technology, automation and innovation.

Directly following the Digie Awards Presentation is a welcome reception with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the Exhibit Floor. Meet and mingle with new colleagues and catch up with old friends! This event is open to all attendees.

Thursday | June 7

8:30 am - 10:30 am
Exhibit Hall Lobby
SMART BUILDINGS Best Practices Showcase
SMART BUILDINGS Best Practices Showcase

The sixth annual SMART BUILDING Best Practice Showcase returns to IBcon. For this super-session, we’ve assembled over 40 of the world’s most progressive and successful implementations of smart buildings, portfolios and campuses. These projects represent the next generation of open, interoperable, integrated and IP-centric buildings.

In this showcase setting, attendees will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives for each project who will share their strategies and address topics such as energy conservation, operational efficiency, enhanced occupant experience, sustainability achievement and financial optimization.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Nolita 1
TRACK: SMART BUILDINGS / BIG DATA
Smart Buildings and DATA ANALYTICS – Has Reality Lived Up to the Hype?
The vision: pull data from the BAS, install millions of sensors, stream and organize terabytes of data with the objective of first understanding every aspect of your buildings' operations, then apply analytics/fault detection and advanced controls to create buildings that literally run themselves. Over the last three to four years, the continued smart building discussions coupled with the IoT market influences have yielded promises from solution providers that have been nothing short of extraordinary. More often than not, building owners and operators have fallen short of promised objectives. Despite all the hype, there are legitimate case studies that truly demonstrate the power of data analytics for smart buildings, campuses and portfolios. This insightful session will focus on separating hype from reality and feature leaders who have consistently delivered on the promise of using data to better operate buildings.

Moderator:
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John Petze SkyFoundry
John Petze Principal John Petze is a partner and co-founder at SkyFoundry, the developers of SkySpark™, an analytics platform for building, energy and equipment data. John
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John Petze
Principal
SkyFoundry
LinkedIn

John Petze is a partner and co-founder at SkyFoundry, the developers of SkySpark™, an analytics platform for building, energy and equipment data. John has over 35 years of experience in building automation, energy management and M2M, having served in senior level positions for manufacturers of hardware and software products. At SkyFoundry he helps owners take advantage of advanced operational analytics to create truly intelligent and efficient buildings.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Yaletown 2
TRACK: SMART BUILDING RESEARCH
Connected Multi-Dwelling Units & IoT
This session will present the findings of a $150,000 research project recently completed by Harbor Research, entitled “Connected Multi-Dwelling Unites and the Internet of Things”. MDUs, also known as multi-family residential units, are a category of residential housing where many individual housing units are contained within a building or group of buildings. MDUs come in various shapes and sizes, such as: large high-rise apartment buildings, row houses, low-rise condominiums and small duplexes, etc. This research provides a comprehensive examination of all the major aspects of IoT related to MDUs, including: state of the market, MDU IoT trends, business opportunities, technical barriers and opportunities, future market direction, issues, use cases and industry recommendations.

10:45 am - 11:45 am
Mont Royal 2
TRACK: NEXTGEN OCCUPANT EXPERIENCE
Connected Buildings – Understanding the Complex RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TENANT and LANDLORD
Imagine a multi-tenant building with myriad occupants—all with different needs and expectations when it comes to features associated with smart building occupancy. Access control, security, BMS, parking, signage, amenities and multiple other systems all have a relationship with the building owner and operator, and possibly unique relationships with the multitude of disparate tenants. The situation becomes even more complex if a single tenant occupies the majority of space in a building. The level of integration required to meet the demands of both landlords and tenants is reaching a level of unprecedented technical sophistication. This enlightening session will bring together the most experienced professionals representing both sides of the equation to discuss and debate what is required to make smart buildings work for everyone.

10:45 am - 11:45 am
Nolita 2
TRACK: SMART BUILDING FUNDAMENTALS
IoT, Cloud, Edge & Sensors – Integrating NEXT GENERATION Smart Building Technologies
The smart building industry has gone through three basic stages: 1) traditional building automation/BMS; 2) smart, connected, integrated; and now, 3) the IoT, Cloud, Edge and Sensors. While this may simply look like the next iteration of smart buildings, it does require thoughtful consideration. Where we once focused on HVAC, Lighting and Security, this new generation allows us to connect devices well out of the realm of traditional building automation. Conveyances, Irrigation, Wayfinding, Digital Signage, Parking and just about every other electro/mechanical building system is now being considered for network connectivity. With all these great opportunities, there are also a host of issues and questions to resolve. Cyber, integration, compatibility and standardization are just a few of the topics to be discussed.

Moderator:
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Jason Houck Hepta Control Systems
Jason Houck CIO Jason Houck has over fourteen years of experience implementing and servicing Building Automation and Security Systems. His responsibilities include pr
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Jason Houck
CIO
Hepta Control Systems

Jason Houck has over fourteen years of experience implementing and servicing Building Automation and Security Systems. His responsibilities include project management, programming, network design, and verification of building systems for both retrofit and new construction projects. This includes system design, operating improvements, and system integration by utilizing application specific technology. His system experience combined and building knowledge is a championship combination in today's smart building industry. Jason also has an extensive IT background which allows him to fully appreciate the importance of a properly designed network. He has the unique ability to take all of his system, building and IT knowledge and effectively communicate any potential issues, favorable solutions, or operating recommendations to any member of the task regardless of their industry background. This effective communication allows him to bridge the communication gap between members within IT, Project Management, Financial, Maintenance and Service.

Speakers:
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Kathy Farrington Google
Kathy Farrington Technical Program Manager
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Kathy Farrington
Technical Program Manager
Google

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Zorba Manolopoulos Microsoft
Zorba Manolopoulos Global IoT Program Manager Focused on providing IoT solutions in the areas of Space Utilization, Facilities Operations, Utilities Management and Occupant Experience.
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Zorba Manolopoulos
Global IoT Program Manager
Microsoft
LinkedIn

Focused on providing IoT solutions in the areas of Space Utilization, Facilities Operations, Utilities Management and Occupant Experience.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Yaletown 2
TRACK: SMART BUILDING RESEARCH
Improving Organizational Productivity with Building Automation Systems
This session will present the findings of a $150,000 research project completed by the National Research Council (NRC), entitled “Improving Organizational Productivity with Building Automation Systems”. This research synthesized existing data which will enable decision-makers to benchmark their buildings against others on multiple organizational productivity metrics. This presentation will provide guidance concerning how to use this information to make strategic building decisions for their organizations for the benefit of the organization and its employees.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Nolita 1
TRACK: SMART BUILDINGS / BIG DATA
Developing a DATA ARCHITECTURE for Smart Buildings – The Thought Leaders Weigh In
Not long ago the idea of gleaning useful data from various building systems was unheard of. We now know there is a treasure trove of information waiting to tell us how the building is operating, and how we can best utilize it. For early adopters, concerns about data standards, data ownership, protocols, integration, interoperability, cloud, edge devices and cybersecurity were just a few of the considerations when developing a comprehensive data architecture for a building, campus or portfolio. After many lessons learned, we still may not be at a point of absolute certainty on the topic, but we are closer to an answer. This session will feature the foremost visionaries and thought leaders on the development of data architecture for buildings.

Speaker:
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Justin Mills Vicinity Centres
Justin Mills Executive General Manager, Shopping Centres
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Justin Mills
Executive General Manager, Shopping Centres
Vicinity Centres

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mont Royal 2
TRACK: NEXTGEN OCCUPANT EXPERIENCE
Co-Working & SPACE AS A SERVICE – Paradigm Shift or Slight Adjustments to an Existing Model?
With the advent of portable technologies, people have been working at home, on airplanes, in coffee shops, lobbies and anywhere else they could find quiet space with WiFi and good cellular connection. The evolution of the mobile worker has been in play for more than 30 years. The difference now is the ‘institutionalization’ of the idea and the creation of work environments that can efficiently and effectively offer amenities that support the mobile worker. Ranging from making desk reservations on a mobile phone to turning down the lights and ordering coffee, the new work environment is raising the bar on ‘the experience’. With companies like WeWork defining the space and everyone jumping in, what does this mean for traditional commercial real estate owners and operators?

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Nolita 2
TRACK: SMART BUILDING SYSTEM SHOWCASE
HVAC – Edge Devices, Machine Learning and Connected Systems
Occupants need comfortable buildings, and HVAC is the foundational system for providing environmental comfort. For many years, these large and complex systems remained siloed and independent. Data from system components was difficult to access; integration with other building systems was a challenge, as the ability to integrate was often limited by the manufacturer. With the advent of the ‘open, integrated, interoperable, IP-centric’ movement, HVAC manufacturers are now addressing the growing needs of the industry. With the increased interest in the cloud, edge devices and machine learning, the last 12-18 months have seen significant advancements toward ‘open and IP- centric’. This instructive session will preview the latest HVAC technologies and then lead a conversation on the role of HVAC in the next generation of smart buildings.

Speakers:
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John Hess Las Vegas Sands Corp.
John Hess Exec. Director of Engineering John Hess is Executive Director of Engineering for Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVSC). He is involved in specifying engineering design and optimization of b
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John Hess
Exec. Director of Engineering
Las Vegas Sands Corp.

John Hess is Executive Director of Engineering for Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVSC). He is involved in specifying engineering design and optimization of building infrastructure of LVSC’s over 50 million SF of integrated resorts worldwide. A particular focus is high performance DDC control systems to minimize utility consumption and cost, achieve aggressive sustainability performance targets, maximize occupant comfort and minimize maintenance burden on facilities’ technicians.

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Matthew Schwartz Altura Associates
Matthew Schwartz Mechanical Engineer Matthew is a mechanical engineer with diverse energy management experience encompassing new construction commissioning, energy modeling, retro-commiss
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Matthew Schwartz
Mechanical Engineer
Altura Associates

Matthew is a mechanical engineer with diverse energy management experience encompassing new construction commissioning, energy modeling, retro-commissioning, and energy auditing. He is skilled at achieving energy conservation through the use of innovative technologies in the built environment. He holds credentials as a registered Mechanical Engineer (California), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP). Matthew began his professional career as a project manager and design engineer at The K Company of Akron, Ohio, and then moved on to become a commissioning engineer at CTG Energetics. He is a Senior Associate at Altura.

2:05 pm - 2:35 pm
Nolita 2
TRACK: SMART BUILDING SYSTEM SHOWCASE
Voice Activated VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS – Integration, AI, Voice, Experience, Privacy and More
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana, Apple Siri...it seems everyone is getting into the voice activated, virtual assistant business. In the home, these devices have gone beyond providing weather reports or playing songs and quickly morphed into intelligent home controllers for lights, audio, and TV, acting as intelligent assistants. They're now making their way into commercial buildings. Owners, operators, manufacturers, integrators and others are excited about bringing this functionality to the commercial world of offices, malls, schools, airports and more. These devices are now serving as voice actuated input devices for managing business processes. "Alexa, run me a report on last month's widget sales." The environments where we apply these virtual assistants are becoming more complex, as are the potential benefits and challenges. This invaluable session will examine the topic and explore the many opportunities for business.

Speaker:
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Zorba Manolopoulos Microsoft
Zorba Manolopoulos Global IoT Program Manager Focused on providing IoT solutions in the areas of Space Utilization, Facilities Operations, Utilities Management and Occupant Experience.
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Zorba Manolopoulos
Global IoT Program Manager
Microsoft
LinkedIn

Focused on providing IoT solutions in the areas of Space Utilization, Facilities Operations, Utilities Management and Occupant Experience.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yaletown 2
TRACK: SMART BUILDING RESEARCH
Intelligent Buildings: Design & Implementation
This session will present the findings of a $150,000 research project recently completed by Frost & Sullivan, entitled “Intelligent Buildings: Design & Implementation”. This research addresses the approach and application of technical design in intelligent, high-performance buildings from the perspective of architects, building engineers, designers, OEM hardware/software providers, service providers and facility managers. Topics that are covered include: automated lighting and shading, system integration, HVAC configurations, real-time controls, comfort and productivity, security and access control.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nolita 1
TRACK: SMART BUILDINGS / BIG DATA
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE and Connected Buildings – Are We Ready?
While most organizations are still simply trying to extract data from their buildings, a smaller, much more advanced group is fine tuning what they can achieve with that data. Cognitive IoT, which incorporates artificial intelligence, automated machine learning, semantic models and diagnostic reasoning, is making its way into buildings, and the commercial and corporate real estate industries stand to be immediate beneficiaries. While most are trying to figure out the basic data questions, these emerging technologies are poised to completely recalibrate building operations. The power of AI and Machine learning is undeniable and we as an industry must understand the power and limitations of this technology. This crucial session will focus on an accurate, comprehensive, authentic and realistic discussion on the status of AI, machine learning and cognitive IoT in our industry.

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Mont Royale 2
TRACK: CYBERSECURITY
INNOVATION vs. PRIVACY in Smart Connected Buildings – The Debate Heats Up!
Many have already concluded that privacy is dead. The placement of cameras, microphones and sensors everywhere does make a good argument for the demise of this traditionally treasured institution. However, on a simple level, ask a CEO if they would mind if everything said in their office was being recorded for all to hear. On a more complex note, if a lighting system with microphones is provided by a MANUFACTURER, installed by an INTEGRATOR at the direction of a SERVICE PROVIDER, in a TENANT's boardroom that is connected to the LANDLORD’s backbone, and an important meeting is breached resulting in severe financial consequences, WHO is responsible? These are the types of questions and unintended consequences that will be discussed and debated in this very important session.

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 some of 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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Andrew Sutton Brown Rudnick
Andrew Sutton Commercial Real Estate /Cyber Attorney Andrew Sutton is a commercial real estate and cybersecurity senior associate attorney at Brown Rudnick LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. Andrew regularly
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Andrew Sutton
Commercial Real Estate /Cyber Attorney
Brown Rudnick

Andrew Sutton is a commercial real estate and cybersecurity senior associate attorney at Brown Rudnick LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. Andrew regularly advises commercial real estate clients on all manners of complex commercial real estate transactions, land use and property development, as well as matters involving cybersecurity, privacy, smart cities and other issues related to emerging technologies and commercial real estate.

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Damien Wu LinkREIT
Damien Wu CIO Damien Wu is CIO of Link Asset Management Limited, currently Asia’s largest REIT. He is responsible for the formulation and management of its informat
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Damien Wu
CIO
LinkREIT

Damien Wu is CIO of Link Asset Management Limited, currently Asia’s largest REIT. He is responsible for the formulation and management of its information technology strategy and functions. Damien has over 20 years of IT management, IT consulting and IT Startup experiences.

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