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The smart connected high performance Intelligent Buildings conference
JUNE 13 - 14, 2019 | NASHVILLE, TN
Golf Outing & Tech Tours: June 11 | Pre-Con Events: June 12

Wednesday June 12

There’s no better way to kick-off this year’s conference than by attending one of our pre-conference events. These comprehensive and innovative programs are designed based on the attendee’s role within the Commercial, Corporate, Government and Institutional Real Estate industry.

Maximize the value of our pre-conference sessions by bringing your team – IT, FM, PM, Energy, Innovation, Marketing, Sustainability, Operations and Finance – when it comes to technology and innovation, Realcomm and IBcon have something for everyone in your organization!

Advance reservations are required for all pre-conference events. You must be a registered attendee of Realcomm or IBcon to attend.

CIO Roundtable

June 12 | 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Nashville Music City Center

Elevating Commercial Real Estate technology strategy education for well over a decade, the Realcomm CIO Roundtable has become the premier annual event that attracts the best and brightest CIOs in the commercial real estate industry.

The roles and responsibilities of CIOs have expanded into other areas such as marketing, smart facilities, enhanced occupant experience, human resources, digital transformation and more. An important goal of the Roundtable is to be able to provide and foster an environment where CIOs can learn about the latest technologies, collaborate with peers and leverage knowledge in this fast-changing world.

Roundtable content is developed with the cooperation of our three co-chairmen in conjunction with the entire Advisory Council, resulting in programming that represents the most progressive, cutting-edge and relevant topics.

This highly focused event addresses issues including digital transformation, change management, organizational alignment, cyber, , ProP Tech investments, new innovations and IT strategy as well as a host of new topics identified each year by the Advisory Council.

Most importantly, this by-invitation event provides an annual opportunity to reset the benchmarks for IT related issues for the industry and provide an efficient distribution of information, which keeps Real Estate IT strategies current to mitigate risk and accelerate the adoption of new innovative technologies.

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COO|CFO|CAO Innovation Summit

June 12 | 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Nashville Music City Center

Technology and its impact to Commercial Real Estate is no longer a tactical discussion but rather an important component of the overall business strategy.

Strategic business leaders are no longer interested in just managing incremental improvements on the operational side of the business, but also must clearly understand the changing occupant experience and ultimately, how we use and manage space. Specific examples of this transformation include companies such as WeWork redefining the office and Amazon altering the fundamental structure of retail and industrial real estate.

Commercial Real Estate Executives' inherent role now is to understand the fundamentals of emerging technology, automation and innovation – and then determine how it will impact the built environment.

The Commercial Real Estate COO|CFO|CAO Innovation Summit is an environment where industry executives can gather with colleagues to discover, discuss and debate the future impacts that technology will have on our industry. It will also foster a community of peers and likeminded individuals to network, exchange information and share best practices. This Summit is open to Commercial Real Estate COOs, CAOs, CFOs or others involved in finance or administration only.

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CRE Cybersecurity Forum

June 12 | 8:00 am - 11:45 am | Nashville Music City Center

Over the past decade, weaponized code delivered by malicious individuals has evolved to be one of the greatest threats to our country’s welfare and economy. Cybercrime affects everyone, including individuals, businesses, organizations and government. It was inevitable that cyber threats would eventually find vulnerable Commercial and Corporate Real Estate targets, both at the enterprise and infrastructure level. Cybersecurity as it impacts the built environment continues to be one of the most requested topics in our industry.

To make matters worse, the threat of breaches increases as advanced technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT and others become more integrated into our Commercial and Corporate Real Estate assets and daily activities.

There are four distinct areas that building professionals must consider: 1) traditional IT cyber threats; 2) protection of real estate operational and transaction data; 3) smart, connected buildings; and 4) physical security.

The CRE Cybersecurity Forum will bring together industry thought leaders to address the most high-impact cyber threats and leverage their experience and knowledge to set benchmarks for cybersecurity strategy. Much of the content for this Forum will be developed from the ongoing work of the Real Estate Cyber Consortium (RECC).

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Higher Education Smart Campus Summit

June 12 | 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Nashville Music City Center

Returning for the fourth year, the Higher Education Smart Campus Summit is a must attend pre-conference event for colleges and universities. In many cases, college campuses operate like small cities, with both new and aging real estate, and diverse services required.

The opportunity to automate many aspects of the campus lends itself to a comprehensive strategy. Because these organizations control their assets, they are in some cases able to move more efficiently through a smart campus project.

Higher education institutions are now familiar with smart connected campus concepts such as building automation, secure enterprise communications, and sustainable energy as well as other major technology trends impacting college campuses today. Given the large number of buildings and the growing communication needs of students and faculty, these options have become necessities.

If you are interested in what the next generation university smart campus might look like, you will not want to miss this very exciting and timely event.

This by-invitation event is only open to university professionals in Real Estate, Facilities, Energy and Sustainability.

For those attending the Summit, please join us for a free private luncheon before the event begins. This is a great opportunity to meet and get to know other university attendees. Lunch will be held in Room 204 from 11:45am to 1:00pm.
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IB Boot Camp

June 12 | 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Nashville Music City Center

Converting a traditional building into a smart building can be a daunting task; transforming a portfolio or campus is an even greater challenge.

While the benefits of energy and natural resource conservation, operational efficiency, an enhanced occupant experience, sustainability and financial optimization are compelling, often even the most experienced commercial, corporate and institutional real estate organizations do not know where to start.

Over the last eight years, this Boot Camp has provided professionals a step-by-step guide on where to begin. Defining the attributes of a smart building, developing a comprehensive strategy, assembling a smart building team and establishing building cyber guidelines are just a few of the topics to be discussed

Many of the individuals and organizations who have participated in this Boot Camp have gone on to develop some of the most comprehensive and sophisticated smart buildings, portfolios and campuses in the world. For anyone considering the design and development of a smart building strategy, this is a must attend event.

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Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS)

June 12 | 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Nashville Music City Center

To begin automating a building, all roads lead to a systems integrator. In most cases, the integrator is the organization that will align industry solutions with the goals and objectives of the client. The single building, single vendor solution can no longer meet the needs of the market. In a world where IT is quickly encroaching on traditional building automation, yesterday's strategies no longer work.

Today, we are managing three different generations of smart building technologies: 1) Past (closed, proprietary, single system); 2) Current (open and attempting to retrieve data and functionality of the older, more closed systems); and 3) Future (IP-enabled, intuitive GUIs, analytics, edge devices pumping data directly to the cloud). But all these new developments require more involvement with IT technologies.

This half-day Summit and workshop will be open to system integrators and consultants from Building Automation, HVAC, IT, AV, Multimedia, Digital Signage, Lighting, Security and Industrial Controls who are ready to go to the next level in intelligent building design and delivery.

If you're a traditional integrator looking to expand your service offerings to meet the future needs of today's open architected, interoperable, integrated, IT centric intelligent buildings, portfolios, campuses and cities, you won't want to miss this dynamic Summit.

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Smart Building Leadership Forum

June 12 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Nashville Music City Center

In the early days, mechanical systems were typically free standing with little or no integration.

Next came systems for smart buildings, focused on the idea of integrating these disparate systems for efficiency and cost savings.

Today, the next generation of smart buildings is open architected, interoperable, integrated and IP-centric. They utilize smart edge devices and the cloud, and have expanded functionality that goes beyond one building to include portfolios and campuses, with a heavy emphasis on IoT.

This Forum gathers individuals and organizations that have been leading the way on this journey. These are the true innovators, early adopters, pioneers, risk takers and market creators who continue to pursue the next iteration of smart buildings and answer to the question, “What’s next?”

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Property Manager Technology & Innovation Forum

June 12 | 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Today's property manager is dealing with some of the most significant changes the industry has ever experienced. Technology, automation and innovation are impacting almost every aspect of Commercial Real Estate. Building communications infrastructure, smart building and IoT technologies, occupant experience platforms, artificial intelligence, 3D visualization, immersive signage, co-working, lease process automation, autonomous vehicles and blockchain are just some of the technologies poised to change property management forever. IREM and Realcomm have partnered to develop this cutting-edge, relevant and timely Forum. Property managers wanting to take their technology skills to the next level will not want to miss this event.

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