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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
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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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Thursday | June 13

Schermerhorn Symphony Center GENERAL SESSION: REcalibrate | Using Innovation to Turn Challenges into Opportunities
Realcomm LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Lifetime Achievement Award returns for the second year. Celebrating last year’s 20th Anniversary, Realcomm recognized 20 visionaries in our community. Join us as we honor this year's recipient who exemplifies extraordinary leadership for over have demonstrated a clear vision on how technology impacts our industry and willing to take significant risks in the name of innovation. This thought leader has shared their time and experience with the community and made a significant impact to the advancement of our industry.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center GENERAL SESSION: REcalibrate | Using Innovation to Turn Challenges into Opportunities
Cybersecurity for the Built Environment – The Real Estate Cyber Forum (RECC) Responds
The cyber threats related to the built environment increase daily. Whether it is a disgruntled employee or a nationWIDE state, the threats range from unsophisticated and inconvenient to well thought-out and serious. In order to leverage the knowledge of multiple Real Estate organizations the Real Estate Cyber Consortium (RECC) was formed. This segment will provide an overview of the Real Estate cyber threat landscape and how RECC is responding.

Speakers:
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Charles Meyers Wells Fargo - Corporate Property Group
Charles Meyers SVP & Chief Technical Architect
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Charles Meyers
SVP & Chief Technical Architect
Wells Fargo - Corporate Property Group
LinkedIn

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Jim Whalen Boston Properties
Jim Whalen SVP, CIO/CTO Jim Whalen serves as SVP and CIO/CTO responsible for the direction and implementation of technology and applications at Boston Properties, a fully int
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Jim Whalen
SVP, CIO/CTO
Boston Properties
LinkedIn

Jim Whalen serves as SVP and CIO/CTO 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.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center GENERAL SESSION: REcalibrate | Using Innovation to Turn Challenges into Opportunities
FACT OR FICTION – Making Sense of THE RETech, PropTech and CRETech Landscape
Billions of dollars, numerous capital sources, thousands of companies, dozens of reports, conferences everywhere, some fact, some fiction and a fair amount of confusion define the times. With multiple names to choose from, the RETech / PropTech / CRETech industry, has been in existence for over 40 years. Companies such as Siemens and Honeywell on the smart building side and Yardi and MRI on the Real Estate information management side set the foundation long ago. Since 2009 a tremendous amount of capital has been raised and invested in this newest iteration of PropTech. Angels, VCs, Accelerators, RE Tech Firms and RE Companies are all participating. With all of this increased activity comes a great deal of confusion. This thoughtful and thorough presentation will uncover the fact and fiction of PropTech, and offer advice for navigating the complexity.

Speakers:
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Scott Morey One11 Advisors
Scott Morey Executive Director
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Scott Morey
Executive Director
One11 Advisors

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Wayne Pryor 2Five1 Consulting
Wayne Pryor Founder
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Wayne Pryor
Founder
2Five1 Consulting

Schermerhorn Symphony Center GENERAL SESSION: REcalibrate | Using Innovation to Turn Challenges into Opportunities
Big Changes Ahead – The NEXT CHAPTER of Real Estate Technology & Innovation!
The Commercial and Corporate Real Estate industry has been integrating technology into their strategies for over 40 years. Building automation, enterprise computing, the Internet, mobile, cloud computing, IoT, AI and other emerging technologies continue to impact how we design, build, lease, operate, transact and use space. It is becoming apparent that when the existing technologies of today are combined with the next generation of IoT, 5G, AI, Machine Learning, Mixed Reality, Autonomous and others, a radical shift in how we use and operate buildings will take place. This segment will bring together the leaders in Real Estate automation and global tech giants to discuss the past, current and future state of digital transformation in our industry.

Speakers:
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Thierry Godart Intel
Thierry Godart GM, Industrial Solutions
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Thierry Godart
GM, Industrial Solutions
Intel

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Kevin Smith Tridium
Kevin Smith CTO Kevin Smith is the CTO of Tridium, providing technology strategy and direction. The author of seven technology books on the subjects of cybersecurity,
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Kevin Smith
CTO
Tridium

Kevin Smith is the CTO of Tridium, providing technology strategy and direction. The author of seven technology books on the subjects of cybersecurity, semantic interoperability, and software engineering, he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on various topics, including a focus on cybersecurity and building control systems. For more than 25 years, Kevin has led technology organizations and endeavored to develop highly secure, data-focused software solutions for a wide variety of customers, including both US government and commercial industry.

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Bert Van Hoof Microsoft
Bert Van Hoof Partner Group Program Manager
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Bert Van Hoof
Partner Group Program Manager
Microsoft

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Anant Yardi Yardi
Anant Yardi President
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Anant Yardi
President
Yardi

Schermerhorn Symphony Center GENERAL SESSION: REcalibrate | Using Innovation to Turn Challenges into Opportunities
INNOVATION @ SCALE – Real Estate Powerhouses Weigh-In
The Commercial and Corporate Real Estate industry is experiencing one of the biggest periods of change in history. Much of this disruption is coming from the impacts that technology, automation and innovation are having on our business. Process automation, smart buildings and new ways of using space are all changing the way we design, build, lease, operate, transact and use buildings.

It is relatively easy to experiment with a new technology in a single building where the risks and exposure are low, but much more complicated to attempt to innovate at scale. Commercial and Corporate Real Estate represent complex ecosystems. Blueprints, leases, paying rent, parking, security access, maintenance requests and performance reports all contain an inordinate amount of data and process automation. Business requirements for standardization, cybersecurity protocols and privacy issues create additional hurdles to overcome.

On this General Session segment, Zorba Manolopoulos, Global Program Manager, Smart Campuses, Facebook Kevin Danehy, Global Head of Corporate Development, Brookfield Kenneth Finnegan, CIO, Managing Director of Technology, Hudson Yards-Related; and Jared Summers, Digital Foundation Manager, ExxonMobil will discuss Real Estate Innovation @ Scale.

These executives represent some of the most notable and recognizable companies in the world and they are all taking a very aggressive approach to transforming how they manage and use every aspect of their Real Estate operations. This panel of extraordinary professionals will present a good mix of perspectives from both the tenant and landlord side of the relationship, as well as describe their roles in the digital transformation process. As technology reaches through the center of the buildings, into tenant suites and back to the owner’s operating team, establishing future-proof strategies for Real Estate will continue to be challenging.




Facebook, which has changed the way we communicate and socialize digitally with over one billion users globally, is applying their digital prowess to their own corporate campus.











Brookfield, one of the largest Commercial Real Estate owners and operators in the world, is set to use their size to create new benchmarks and accelerate innovation in our industry.









Hudson Yards, which was constructed on 28 acres over an existing rail yard in New York City, is the nation’s largest private development and has set new standards for Innovation @ Scale.










ExxonMobil, one of the largest oil companies in the world with buildings around the globe, is applying an aggressive innovation strategy to its new Spring, TX, HQ and portfolio at large.




Meeting the challenge for changing the Real Estate industry through technology, automation and innovation takes all types of participants - small, medium and large - to start the discussion and then show the way. As the market makers step in and take the discussion to the next level, we see Real Estate Innovation @ Scale bring accelerated industry acceptance and true transformation. This exceptional panel with their various roles and perspectives will set the stage for two days of fast paced, cutting-edge, timely discussions and debates on how we all need to REcalibrate our thinking about the relationship between Technology and Real Estate.

Speakers:
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Kevin Danehy Brookfield
Kevin Danehy Global Head of Corporate Development Kevin Danehy is currently the Global Head of Corporate Development at Brookfield. The group works to accelerate growth across its portfolio of assets
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Kevin Danehy
Global Head of Corporate Development
Brookfield

Kevin Danehy is currently the Global Head of Corporate Development at Brookfield. The group works to accelerate growth across its portfolio of assets under management in markets globally through various means including direct transactions, M&A, JVs and strategic alliances. Previously, when he joined Brookfield in 2013 he was the Executive Chairman of Brookfield Global Relocation Services and had overall responsibility for growth of the company and served as the primary lead with the company’s board and leveraging the firm’s extensive relationships.

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Kenneth Finnegan Related-Hudson Yards
Kenneth Finnegan CTO, Managing Dir Technology As CTO and Managing Director of Technology of Hudson Yards, Kenneth Finnegan manages the development of technology processes and teams to support the
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Kenneth Finnegan
CTO, Managing Dir Technology
Related-Hudson Yards

As CTO and Managing Director of Technology of Hudson Yards, Kenneth Finnegan manages the development of technology processes and teams to support the largest private real estate development in US history and in New York City since Rockefeller Center. The site will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space.

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Zorba Manolopoulos Facebook
Zorba Manolopoulos Global Program Manager, Smart Campuses Zorba Manolopoulos is the Global Program Manager over Smart Campuses at Facebook. His group is responsible for developing and executing the Smart Buil
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Zorba Manolopoulos
Global Program Manager, Smart Campuses
Facebook

Zorba Manolopoulos is the Global Program Manager over Smart Campuses at Facebook. His group is responsible for developing and executing the Smart Building/Campus strategy. They are charged with incubating ideas and leading development of solutions for Facebook’s world-wide portfolio and pushing forward the Smart Campus vision to bridge the gap of current product offerings. Their goal is to deliver comprehensive Real Estate solutions supporting the Occupant Experience while benefiting teams in Facility Management, Workplace Design, and Construction.

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Jared Summers ExxonMobil
Jared Summers Data Foundation Manager Jared Summers is a motivated execution-oriented high performance individual who has extensive experience managing large-scale global programs. He brin
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Jared Summers
Data Foundation Manager
ExxonMobil
LinkedIn

Jared Summers is a motivated execution-oriented high performance individual who has extensive experience managing large-scale global programs. He brings a unique ability to understand and articulate complex technologies in a relatable way while rapidly fielding innovative capabilities. Currently Jared is the Digital Foundation Manager at ExxonMobil, delivering on the promise of transformational change enabled by digital technologies across the entire global real estate portfolio.

8:30 am - 10:30 am
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
GENERAL SESSION: REcalibrate | Using Innovation to Turn Challenges into Opportunities
Uncovering the PROPTECH TRENDS of 2019 – Easier Said Than Done!
Determining trends within the PropTech, CRETech or Real Estate Technology sector, depending on which name you give it, is not an easy task. Hyped and inaccurate information combined with the sheer magnitude of the new technologies and concepts being introduced is overwhelming. By having thousands of conversations, sending out hundreds of surveys, talking daily to our advisor and solution provider communities, visiting numerous tradeshows inside and outside our industry, conducting research and reading daily we are going to attempt to identify the top 15 Proptech Trends impacting our industry. These mega trends will set the stage for the next 12-24 months of activity which will impact everyone in this room.

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

Howard Berger has over 30 years ofexperience 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, VP of Strategy & Business Development, Lisa Woods is responsible for developing Realcomm's strategic relationships with those tec
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Lisa Woods
Managing Partner, SVP Business Development
Realcomm
LinkedIn

As Managing Partner, VP of Strategy & Business Development, Lisa Woods is responsible for developing Realcomm's strategic relationships with those 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.

11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Room 207D
TRACK: TECH.TALK
Digital Screens and Walls – Taking the IMMERSIVE VISUAL EXPERIENCE to Another Level
In the beginning there were flat screens hanging on walls. We saw them everywhere, airports, lobbies, restaurants, malls and offices. They provided directions, directories, advertising and news. Over the last three years, new technologies have made their way forward—high-resolution digital media that can now radically expand a building occupant’s experience. These stunning screens provide new immersive and reactive visual experiences beyond the traditional contents and are radically changing how we look at both the inside and outside of buildings. Many believe that ‘Digital Walls’ in buildings will replace brick and mortar and become windows to the imagination and the world. For anyone trying to understand what a future digital building will look like, this is a must attend session.

Speaker:
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Ed Purver Cocolab
Ed Purver Creative Director Ed Purver is Creative Director at Cocolab, a multidisciplina
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Ed Purver
Creative Director
Cocolab

Ed Purver is Creative Director at Cocolab, a multidisciplinary studio that creates experiences designed to erase the line between the daily and the extraordinary. An award winning installation artist, and former creative lead at ESI Design and Obscura Digital, his work focuses on integrations of digital experience into the built environment with the purpose of building new relationships between places and the people who use them.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Room 209A
TRACK: EXPERIENCE
Real Estate OWNERS and OPERATORS Speak Out – What Are the 'Experiences' That Tenants and Guests Really Want?
Experience, Experience, Experience—everyone in the Real Estate industry is talking about it. It seems that a desk, a cube or even a corner office for that matter is just not enough anymore. Now parking, building access, elevators, meeting rooms, lighting, food choices, community events and even gym equipment can be accessible by an occupant’s mobile phone. Creating a true 21st century experience includes intelligent design, technology convergence and well thought out amenities accessible via a digital platform. This conversation will take a holistic view of what this experience phenomenon is all about. Thought leaders who have been out in front of this trend will speak candidly about successes, failures, financial considerations and more.

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

Jim Whalen serves as SVP and CIO/CTO 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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Jesse Carrillo Hines
Jesse Carrillo SVP & CIO Jesse Carrillo is SVP and CIO for Hines. He is responsible for directing all corporate technology, strategy and standards for Hines worldwide. At Hine
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Jesse Carrillo
SVP & CIO
Hines
LinkedIn

Jesse Carrillo is SVP and CIO for Hines. He is responsible for directing all corporate technology, strategy and standards for Hines worldwide. At Hines since 1994, he previously assisted in the implementation of the firm's accounting and property management software, held the lead IT role in the Enterprise Resource Planning implementation, and led the application development team until taking over as the head of Information Technology in 2007.

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Trisha Gwin Irvine Company
Trisha Gwin Information & Marketing Technology Trisha Gwin is a VPof Technology at Irvine Company. In her role, Trisha is responsible for Project Portfolio Management and Service Delivery for the c
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Trisha Gwin
Information & Marketing Technology
Irvine Company

Trisha Gwin is a VPof Technology at Irvine Company. In her role, Trisha is responsible for Project Portfolio Management and Service Delivery for the company’s Technology function. She also serves as the Apartments Division Technology Executive. She is focused on high performance across the teams’ capabilities and delivery excellence of the innovation initiatives that enable business strategies to achieve targeted results. Trisha has an extensive background in strategic consulting and working internationally with Fortune 500 companies to architect transformational change and help them further adopt technology to drive business performance.

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Mark Hansen DEXUS
Mark Hansen CIO
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Mark Hansen
CIO
DEXUS

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Matthew Lennan Oxford Properties
Matthew Lennan Innovator in Residence Matthew Lennan has been integrating IT and building system technologies for more than 30 years. He has developed and implemented computing infrastruc
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Matthew Lennan
Innovator in Residence
Oxford Properties

Matthew Lennan has been integrating IT and building system technologies for more than 30 years. He has developed and implemented computing infrastructures for global financial firms, major healthcare facilities, manufacturing, entertainment complexes and traditional smart buildings. Most recently, Matthew has been working in software development to refine the customer experience for smart buildings in Office, Retail and Residential environments. He is currently responsible for driving Innovation across Oxford Properties’ portfolio.

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Erik Ubels Edge Technologies
Erik Ubels CTO Erik Ubels is CTO at OVG Real Estate, where he is driving innovation and application of technology in the widest context you can imagine and also incl
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Erik Ubels
CTO
Edge Technologies

Erik Ubels is CTO at OVG Real Estate, where he is driving innovation and application of technology in the widest context you can imagine and also including the development of the cloud based platform for Edge Technologies.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Room 209B
TRACK: STRATEGY
The Journey Begins – Creating a Comprehensive SMART BUILDING STRATEGY
There are numerous opinions on the definition of a smart, connected, energy-efficient, digitally engaging, intelligent building. There are some common categories in which most people group smart building attributes: energy/sustainability, operational efficiency, space utilization, occupant experience, and wellness. Due to traditional organizational structures, these five components are often dealt with separately. A comprehensive smart building strategy must be wide and deep and take into consideration all five groups at the same time, as well as roll-up into a comprehensive portfolio view. This session will bring together those organizations who have spent years developing their smart building strategies, sharing their challenges and successes.

Moderator:
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Ross Miller CohnReznick Australia
Ross Miller CEO, Asia Pacific Region As one of the CohnReznick Real Estate Advisory partners, Ross has setup and continues to run the Asia Pacific region for the company. He is responsibl
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Ross Miller
CEO, Asia Pacific Region
CohnReznick Australia

As one of the CohnReznick Real Estate Advisory partners, Ross has setup and continues to run the Asia Pacific region for the company. He is responsible for the delivery of projects throughout Asia Pacific, including Australia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Ross has extensive experience with real estate ERPs, budgeting and forecasting systems, and asset management platforms, having held numerous roles from Divisional Financial Controller to CIO. Ross, as CIO, led the implementation of SAP for The GPT Group (an offshoot from Lend Lease and the 28th largest company in Australia).

Speakers:
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Kunal Desai Google
Kunal Desai Facilities Engineering Programs Manager Kunal Desai is a Engineering Programs Manager at Google. He leads Google's coveted Facility Engineering Programs including the Digital / Smart Buildin
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Kunal Desai
Facilities Engineering Programs Manager
Google

Kunal Desai is a Engineering Programs Manager at Google. He leads Google's coveted Facility Engineering Programs including the Digital / Smart Building Program. Kunal is responsible for developing and executing Smart Building Program strategy with strong focus on user experience and facility operations. With over 14 years of experience in Design, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, and Building Management Systems, Kunal has always been a strong advocate of technology actively assisting in solving for current day real estate problems.

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Lachlan MacQuarrie Oxford Properties
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
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.

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Louise Monger AMP Capital Investors Limited
Louise Monger Head of Property Management As Head of Property Management, Louise Monger is accountable for the overall property performance of the AMP Capital Office & Industrial portfolio, le
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Louise Monger
Head of Property Management
AMP Capital Investors Limited

As Head of Property Management, Louise Monger is accountable for the overall property performance of the AMP Capital Office & Industrial portfolio, leading, inspiring and motivating a team of property professionals across the disciplines of property management, operations, projects and customer experience. She has over 10 years’ experience in technical and management positions to the role, including working as an electrician in the mining industry. It is this diverse experience that underpins her passion for the role technology and innovation play in redefining real estate experiences.

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David Palin Mirvac
David Palin Sustainability Manager David is the Sustainability Manager for Mirvac’s $9 billion investment portfolio. He leads a team of in-house sustainability professionals who are res
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David Palin
Sustainability Manager
Mirvac

David is the Sustainability Manager for Mirvac’s $9 billion investment portfolio. He leads a team of in-house sustainability professionals who are responsible for the delivery of Mirvac’s This Changes Everything sustainability strategy across the Office, Industrial and Retail portfolios.

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Francisco Ruiz Oracle
Francisco Ruiz Director of IoT, HQ As the Director of IoT, HQ for Real Estate and Facilities at Oracle, Francisco Ruiz is responsible for partnering with global teams to help design, se
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Francisco Ruiz
Director of IoT, HQ
Oracle

As the Director of IoT, HQ for Real Estate and Facilities at Oracle, Francisco Ruiz is responsible for partnering with global teams to help design, secure and guide the implementation of enterprise IoT Energy Solutions. Prior to Oracle, he consulted various Real Estate teams utilizing IoT for continuous improvement and sustainable business operations including Adobe, GSA, eBay, PayPal and NASA. He is active on various industry boards and organizations which supports his continuous pursuit of the most energy efficient and sustainable technologies.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Room 205A
TRACK: ENERGY
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) – A Focus on Their Expanding Smart Building Program
If there is any one organization that has been at the forefront of higher energy efficiency in buildings, it is The Department of Energy (DOE). DOE has been engaged in various groundbreaking research projects focused on smart building technologies; aggregating metrics on various energy analytics programs, as well as deep dives into Zero Net Energy and Smart Meter projects. In this extensive session, DOE representatives will provide a summary of the various smart building programs that the private sector can take advantage of. Additionally, they will present their most recent group of best practice case studies of next generation, highly efficient, innovative smart buildings.

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

Speakers:
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Claire Curtin Lawrence Berkeley
Claire Curtin Program Mgr-Building Tech & Urban Systems
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Claire Curtin
Program Mgr-Building Tech & Urban Systems
Lawrence Berkeley

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Shanti Pless NREL
Shanti Pless Senior Engineer Shanti Pless is a Senior Energy Efficiency Researcher in the Commercial Buildings Research Group at DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He cu
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Shanti Pless
Senior Engineer
NREL

Shanti Pless is a Senior Energy Efficiency Researcher in the Commercial Buildings Research Group at DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He current research focus includes zero energy district planning and high performance demonstration projects.

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Marina Sofos U.S. Department of Energy
Marina Sofos Technology Manager Marina Sofos manages the Building Technologies Office’s R&D portfolio in optimizing smart building operations through emerging sensor and control tech
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Marina Sofos
Technology Manager
U.S. Department of Energy
LinkedIn

Marina Sofos manages the Building Technologies Office’s R&D portfolio in optimizing smart building operations through emerging sensor and control technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy. Her overall interest is in transforming the flexibility of the built environment to enable the modernization of the electric grid through advancements in control strategies.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Room 204
TRACK: WIRELESS
An Introduction to 5G & CBRS – Getting Ready for the Revolution
New technologies tend to enter the market in similar ways. At first there are a few insiders whispering about it, and little by little, the whispers turn into larger conversations and ultimately a revolution. Even though in-building wireless conversations have been with us for years, this time feels different. 5G and CBRS have the potential to dramatically change an in-building wireless strategy. With topics such as WiFi, private LTE networks, and IoT connectivity on the horizon, building owners and operators will have to rethink their in-building wireless strategies. Even though these are still nascent technologies, now is the time to better understand and prepare for their impact. This introductory session will demystify and provide a good foundation for the 5G/CBRS journey.

Moderator:
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Mark Gibson Commscope
Mark Gibson Director, Business Development With almost 35 years of spectrum management experience, Mark is responsible for developing domestic and international business opportunities for Comse
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Mark Gibson
Director, Business Development
Commscope

With almost 35 years of spectrum management experience, Mark is responsible for developing domestic and international business opportunities for Comsearch. In addition to heading Comsearch’s technical and business development efforts numerous wireless and spectrum-related products and services, he has led efforts to address spectrum sharing between Federal government and commercial users and the company's CBRS efforts on the Spectrum Access System/Environmental Sensing Capability.

Speakers:
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Scott Ewalt Boingo Wireless
Scott Ewalt VP, Product/Customer Experience Scott Ewalt is vice president of product and customer experience at Boingo, where he is responsible for managing its commercial wireless product portf
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Scott Ewalt
VP, Product/Customer Experience
Boingo Wireless

Scott Ewalt is vice president of product and customer experience at Boingo, where he is responsible for managing its commercial wireless product portfolio, including Wi-Fi, cellular and Extended Network Services. He also oversees Boingo's “Customer 360” strategy, integrating qualitative and quantitative insights to enhance every touchpoint in the customer journey. His specialties include customer acquisition, data and analytics and e-commerce.

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Jeff Hipchen RF Connect
Jeff Hipchen EVP Jeff Hipchen is EVP of RF Connect where he oversees marketing, sales and services. He also serves as President of the Safer Buildings Coalition, an in
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Jeff Hipchen
EVP
RF Connect

Jeff Hipchen is EVP of RF Connect where he oversees marketing, sales and services. He also serves as President of the Safer Buildings Coalition, an industry group focused on indoor public-safety communications. Prior to RF Connect, Jeff founded Digital Data Solutions, Inc., a Midwest Voice and Data Network solutions provider. Jeff has previously been an advisor to several start-up companies, assisting them with the development of their business plans, funding and sales execution.

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Joel Lindholm Ruckus
Joel Lindholm VP, LTE Business Joel Lindholm is currently responsible for the LTE Business at Ruckus Networks. The OpenG portfolio of LTE Small Cells and services is based on the C
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Joel Lindholm
VP, LTE Business
Ruckus

Joel Lindholm is currently responsible for the LTE Business at Ruckus Networks. The OpenG portfolio of LTE Small Cells and services is based on the CBRS Alliance’s innovative approach to Sharing Spectrum in the United States. These solutions are targeted at a variety of Enterprise and Operator customers to augment existing wireless networks serving customers today. He has a broad background in networking for Service Providers and Enterprises. Most recently, Joel spent the last 18 months at Ruckus focused on WiFi, Cloud, SDWAN, Security and OpenG LTE.

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Nicholas Stello Vornado Realty Trust
Nicholas Stello SVP, IT Infrastructure Nicholas Stello is the SVP of IT Infrastructure for New-York based Vornado Realty Trust. His responsibilities include leading the company's IT initiat
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Nicholas Stello
SVP, IT Infrastructure
Vornado Realty Trust

Nicholas Stello is the SVP of IT Infrastructure for New-York based Vornado Realty Trust. His responsibilities include leading the company's IT initiatives as they relate to in-building cellular, networking, cyber security and smart building connectivity. Vornado’s unique assets have enabled Mr. Stello to both differentiate and increase the value of its properties by structuring innovative agreements with national cellular carriers and other related technology providers.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Room 207C
TRACK: DATA
A Path to Success – Developing a Smart Building DATA ARCHITECTURE Strategy
As more systems found in buildings become smart, they produce prodigious amounts of data. Building devices such as HVAC, lighting, access, surveillance, parking, and other non-traditional BAS systems now come with more local intelligence capable of capturing and performing local data operations ‘at the edge’. The enormity of the data captured and recorded requires serious consideration and planning for data modeling and architecture so it can be successfully operationalized. How this data is collected, transported, normalized, integrated, secured and operationalized is critical to the success of a smart building. Given the evolving complexity of the captured data sets, developing a comprehensive data architecture strategy is one of the most important foundational steps in a smart building plan.

Moderator:
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Leon Wurfel BUENO
Leon Wurfel CEO 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
CEO
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.

Speakers:
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Keith Berkoben Google
Keith Berkoben Senior Software Engineer Keith Berkoben is a senior Google engineer with fifteen years of experience in IoT and seven years focused on building systems. In his role, Keith is
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Keith Berkoben
Senior Software Engineer
Google

Keith Berkoben is a senior Google engineer with fifteen years of experience in IoT and seven years focused on building systems. In his role, Keith is responsible for the design and implementation of technology to accumulate, analyze and act upon data at scale across Google's real estate portfolio.

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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.

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Charles Whiteley ExxonMobil
Charles Whiteley Digital Lead for Environmental & Property Solutions (E&PS) Charles Whiteley is the digital lead for Environmental & Property Solutions (E&PS) at ExxonMobil. He manages digital strategy for the CRE portfolio, i
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Charles Whiteley
Digital Lead for Environmental & Property Solutions (E&PS)
ExxonMobil

Charles Whiteley is the digital lead for Environmental & Property Solutions (E&PS) at ExxonMobil. He manages digital strategy for the CRE portfolio, including master planning and strategy, global projects organization, facilities and operations and an environmental stewardship group. The E&PS organization in total manages ~25M square feet of CRE across the globe. He is also responsible for ExxonMobil’s strategies tied to smart buildings, digitally connected workers and resident experience. The primary driver behind Charles’ role is maximizing the value that CRE generates for the firm’s business lines.

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Room 209B
TRACK: FOUNDATION
MICROSOFT EXECUTIVE BRIEFING – An IoT Platform for Experiencing and Managing Commercial Real Estate
The term 'smart building' was coined in the 1980s after networking and connectivity changed what could be done in the built environment. Today that term is taking on new meaning, driven by growing possibilities for a new, more elevated idea of 'smart'. The Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have great potential to help building owners, operators, and occupants manage and dwell in buildings with greater efficiency—saving costs and energy, and organizing space in a way that best fits a company’s culture and goals. Microsoft's goal is to empower every customer to transform their businesses, and the world at large, with connected solutions. This session will show how to seize opportunities and overcome challenges when embracing digital transformation for your buildings and businesses.

Speaker:
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Bert Van Hoof Microsoft
Bert Van Hoof Partner Group Program Manager
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Bert Van Hoof
Partner Group Program Manager
Microsoft

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Room 207D
TRACK: TECH.TALK
Connected METERS Come of Age – Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities
It has long been the goal to better understand utility data for water, gas, electric and compressed air, whether from a bill or directly from data flowing from the meters. Understanding information at a high level of granularity requires capturing the data as close to the point of usage as possible. Adoption of IP connectivity options has gone a long way to advance the idea of ‘connected meters’. Although relatively simple in concept, the industry is still struggling to perfect smart, affordable, utility grade meters. This informative session will focus on an update of the latest and most advanced technology, a review of leading-edge case studies, and a lively discussion on the business merits of this technology.

Moderator:
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Aaron Lapsley Cushman & Wakefield
Aaron Lapsley Director, Smart Building & Workplace Technology Aaron Lapsley leads Cushman & Wakefield’s smart buildings practice for the Americas. Over the last year he built and led the Building Energy and Techn
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Aaron Lapsley
Director, Smart Building & Workplace Technology
Cushman & Wakefield

Aaron Lapsley leads Cushman & Wakefield’s smart buildings practice for the Americas. Over the last year he built and led the Building Energy and Technology team for C&W’s Google account. Aaron has experience in technology with Switch Automation, management consulting with Deloitte Consulting and engineering consulting with Lilker Associates in New York.

Speakers:
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Ted Bohn Argonne National Lab
Ted Bohn Electrical Engineer
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Ted Bohn
Electrical Engineer
Argonne National Lab

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Robert Curtin Yardi
Robert Curtin Senior Manager, Energy Robert Curtin is Sr. Manager for Implementation and Managed Services of Yardi’s Pulse Energy Automation solutions team for commercial buildings in the
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Robert Curtin
Senior Manager, Energy
Yardi

Robert Curtin is Sr. Manager for Implementation and Managed Services of Yardi’s Pulse Energy Automation solutions team for commercial buildings in the US and Canada where he is responsible for managing all aspects of the software deployment, integration and customer support. In addition to his operational role, Robert influences how technology is positioned in the market in support of sales. He has over 25 years of experience in the commercial HVAC/R and BAS Controls Industry.

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Gord Echlin Triacta Power Solutions
Gord Echlin VP Marketing & Business Development Gordon Echlin is Vice President Marketing and Business Development for Triacta Power Solutions LP, where he has been a management team member since 20
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Gord Echlin
VP Marketing & Business Development
Triacta Power Solutions

Gordon Echlin is Vice President Marketing and Business Development for Triacta Power Solutions LP, where he has been a management team member since 2009. Prior to Triacta, Gordon was a partner for a boutique venture capital firm, Venture Coaches from 2006 to 2009, and started a telematics company, Netistix Technologies, in 2002.

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Elena Vasconi Itron
Elena Vasconi Senior Technologist Elena Vasconi is an innovator and marketer for leading-edge technologies that are driving the digital transformation of cities and utilities. Vasconi
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Elena Vasconi
Senior Technologist
Itron

Elena Vasconi is an innovator and marketer for leading-edge technologies that are driving the digital transformation of cities and utilities. Vasconi began her work at Itron as an evangelist for Itron Idea Labs, a lean start-up style group, where she leveraged her vast experience in working with entrepreneurs and executives to discover and showcase innovations for the Internet of Things. Currently a technologist in Itron Outcomes, Vasconi is addressing sustainability challenges with cutting edge technologies while maintaining an emphasis on public, private and citizen concerns and interests

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Room 204
TRACK: WIRELESS
802.11, DAS and More – Assessing Today’s IN-BUILDING WIRELESS Landscape
While many people are turning their attention to 5G and CBRS, the next-generation of mobile networks will remain in development phase for another few years. Building owners and operators still need to provide a wireless infrastructure for their buildings today. Whether it is providing WiFi, good cell coverage or smart device connectivity, wireless coverage for buildings remains a top priority. Many owners and operators, however, struggle with the costs of deploying wireless technologies. This informative session will provide an overview of the current in-building wireless landscape for those who are in the position of needing to make decisions today…not three years from now.

Moderator:
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Scott Gregory SOLiD
Scott Gregory Director of Marketing Scott Gregory is currently Director of Marketing at SOLiD whch led him to define and coin the term "MIDDLEPRISE," the in-building wireless market focu
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Scott Gregory
Director of Marketing
SOLiD

Scott Gregory is currently Director of Marketing at SOLiD whch led him to define and coin the term "MIDDLEPRISE," the in-building wireless market focusing on commercial real estate. He has an extensive background in telecommunications and commercial construction supporting VAR and carrier ecosystems working with technologies from infrastructure to the latest wireless networks.

Speakers:
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Art King Corning
Art King Director, Enterprise Services & Tech As part of the IBN Technologies team, Art King leads the development of enterprise services definitions and business case propositions for customers a
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Art King
Director, Enterprise Services & Tech
Corning

As part of the IBN Technologies team, Art King leads the development of enterprise services definitions and business case propositions for customers and partners. He is Vice Chair of the Services Working Group in the Small Cell Forum. Art came to Corning via the SpiderCloud Wireless acquisition and was formerly a lead in IT architecture and operations for Nike Inc. where he held various global roles over 10 years.

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Luke Lucas T-Mobile
Luke Lucas Sr Mgr Enterprise BYOC Luke Lucas manages the Build Your Own Coverage (BYOC) program for T-Mobile USA. His focus is on enterprise and in-building coverage, furthering the ro
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Luke Lucas
Sr Mgr Enterprise BYOC
T-Mobile

Luke Lucas manages the Build Your Own Coverage (BYOC) program for T-Mobile USA. His focus is on enterprise and in-building coverage, furthering the role of wireless in buildings as a 5th utility-like service. In his role, Luke is involved with smart building and smart city technologies, 5G wireless and the relationship between enterprises installing infrastructure and the connection to T-Mobile signal source and backhaul.

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Tim O'Brien FrTek
Tim O'Brien Sales Engineering Director Tim O’Brien is the Director of Sales Engineering for FRTek and has been working in the wireless industry for nearly 20 years. He has been involved in
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Tim O'Brien
Sales Engineering Director
FrTek

Tim O’Brien is the Director of Sales Engineering for FRTek and has been working in the wireless industry for nearly 20 years. He has been involved in nearly all aspects of both public safety and commercial wireless coverage including product design, technology roadmap development, as well as system design and commissioning. Most recently, he has been intently focused on 5G technologies including mmWave and their future impact on the commercial wireless market.

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Stuart Strickland Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Stuart Strickland Distinguished Technologist Stuart Walker Strickland is a Distinguished Technologist in the Office of the CTO at Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, with a focu
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Stuart Strickland
Distinguished Technologist
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Stuart Walker Strickland is a Distinguished Technologist in the Office of the CTO at Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, with a focus on strategic planning for Wi-Fi in the context of 5th Generation cellular networks. He has been with Aruba for three years and represents its interests in 3GPP, WFA, IEEE, and WBA on issues relating to spectrum allocation, Wi-Fi/cellular coexistence and integrated network architectures.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Room 207C
TRACK: DATA
Planning and Executing Complex Building DATA INTEGRATIONS – Case Studies Emerge
Those involved in the development of smart, connected buildings are at various stages of the maturity curve. Some are just moving off the starting line, while others are well into the race and are managing highly technical and complex data, application and sequence integrations. While these integrations are challenging on their own, a new layer of complications has been added with the advent of occupant experience applications vying to offer control of the building from tenant/employee/visitor mobile phones. This session will gather various stakeholders in the smart building ecosystem. Attendees will hear from Real Estate owners and operators, integrators and manufacturers who will share case studies on the most sophisticated smart building data integrations.

Moderator:
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Jason Houck EntroCIM
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
EntroCIM

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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Scott Horsnell BUENO
Scott Horsnell Head of Research and Development
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Scott Horsnell
Head of Research and Development
BUENO

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Paul Maximuk Ford Land
Paul Maximuk Product Owner, Smart Building Technologies & Controls Paul Maximuk is the Product Owner as well as a technical SME at Ford Land, leading all BMS and controls integrations globally. He has over 30 years of
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Paul Maximuk
Product Owner, Smart Building Technologies & Controls
Ford Land
LinkedIn

Paul Maximuk is the Product Owner as well as a technical SME at Ford Land, leading all BMS and controls integrations globally. He has over 30 years of experience in the industry managing multiple types of energy systems and specializing in strategic smart building implementation and management. Paul’s expertise in the built environment spans real estate assets from large industrial facilities to Class A office buildings.

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David Morse Site 1001
David Morse Sales Engineering Manager David Morse has over 10 years of sales engineer expertise with high tech software focusing in IoT, mobile and security. With a unique ability to speak
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David Morse
Sales Engineering Manager
Site 1001

David Morse has over 10 years of sales engineer expertise with high tech software focusing in IoT, mobile and security. With a unique ability to speak to complex engineering processes with anyone from initial sales calls attended by high-level executives to routine yet challenging operational internal meetings, David values the importance of understanding technology from basic coding to sales through customer implementation. An experienced speaker at real estate and security conferences nationwide, David recalls upon years of growing start-ups into publicly traded companies for innovative product success.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Room 209A
TRACK: EXPERIENCE
CORPORATE REAL ESTATE Advances – Delivering a Digital Experience to the Workforce
Delivering a digitally assisted experience in a corporate occupier environment requires a different strategy than that of a landlord providing a tenant engagement app for a building. Providing a unified employee experience across a company’s owned and leased space; identifying useful app functions that can be adjusted for different portfolio sites; as well as integration into a landlord’s building systems in a leased space setting are just some of the challenges corporates face. Over the last 12-18 months, companies have been wrestling with multiple issues including the questions around functionality and whether to buy vs. build. This timely and important topic will be analyzed by some of the industry’s most forward-thinking companies.

Moderator:
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Ryan Anderson Herman Miller
Ryan Anderson VP, Digital Innovation Ryan Anderson serves as VP of Digital Innovation at Herman Miller, where his work focuses on building new digital capabilities at Herman Miller to ena
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Ryan Anderson
VP, Digital Innovation
Herman Miller

Ryan Anderson serves as VP of Digital Innovation at Herman Miller, where his work focuses on building new digital capabilities at Herman Miller to enable future innovation and growth. Previously, Ryan was Head of Evangelism and VP of Product Marketing for enterprise technologies at WeWork.

Speakers:
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David Berz LinkedIn
David Berz Head of Workplace Performance As head of Workplace Performance and Innovation, David Berz manages the technology and data teams that give Global Workplace Services the insight it n
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David Berz
Head of Workplace Performance
LinkedIn

As head of Workplace Performance and Innovation, David Berz manages the technology and data teams that give Global Workplace Services the insight it needs to drive incredible employee experiences. David’s team seeks innovative technologies that enhance the employee experiences in interacting with LinkedIn’s global real estate portfolio as well as providing data-informed decisions for Workplace Design and Construction.

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Brennan McReynolds CBRE
Brennan McReynolds Global Product & Technology Lead, Host Brennan McReynolds is passionate about how technology can enhance and inform workplace experience. He is the Global Product & Technology lead for Host
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Brennan McReynolds
Global Product & Technology Lead, Host
CBRE
LinkedIn

Brennan McReynolds is passionate about how technology can enhance and inform workplace experience. He is the Global Product & Technology lead for Host, a proprietary service offering for corporate occupiers and institutional property investors designed to meet the rapidly growing demand for enhanced employee experience in the workplace. Led by people and enabled by technology, Host allows both occupiers and investors to manage workplace needs through intelligent, Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven experiences.

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Jared Summers ExxonMobil
Jared Summers Data Foundation Manager Jared Summers is a motivated execution-oriented high performance individual who has extensive experience managing large-scale global programs. He brin
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Jared Summers
Data Foundation Manager
ExxonMobil
LinkedIn

Jared Summers is a motivated execution-oriented high performance individual who has extensive experience managing large-scale global programs. He brings a unique ability to understand and articulate complex technologies in a relatable way while rapidly fielding innovative capabilities. Currently Jared is the Digital Foundation Manager at ExxonMobil, delivering on the promise of transformational change enabled by digital technologies across the entire global real estate portfolio.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Room 205A
TRACK: CYBER.OT
Convenience and Efficiency vs. Surveillance – Defining PRIVACY in Highly Connected Buildings
Connected lights, cameras, voice assistants, sensors, HVAC, elevators, meters, locks, desks, chairs, drinking fountains, fire extinguishers, parking gates, mobile phones, watches (and more) create a very technically integrated environment. This connectivity enables resource conservation, operational efficiency, enhanced experiences and financial optimization. Hyper-connectivity also enables the potential for draconian surveillance. With every square inch of a building collecting, storing and analyzing data, the concept of privacy is greatly challenged; long gone are the personal conversations and private meetings. Industry leaders will come together to examine this important and timely 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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Gene Boniberger Rudin Management
Gene Boniberger SVP, Director of Building Operations Gene Boniberger started his career at Rudin Management Company. In 2013, He was promoted to SVP, Operations Department and additionally assumed respon
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Gene Boniberger
SVP, Director of Building Operations
Rudin Management

Gene Boniberger started his career at Rudin Management Company. In 2013, He was promoted to SVP, Operations Department and additionally assumed responsibilities for the 5 million SF residential portfolio. Gene manages the Rudin Operations Department as well as day to day operation of the Organization’s commercial and residential portfolio, and the MEP/Operations aspects of all new construction projects.

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Denis Mars Proxy, Inc.
Denis Mars CEO & Founder Denis Mars is the co-founder and CEO of Proxy, a company on a mission to empower all people with a digital identity signal that's universally accessib
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Denis Mars
CEO & Founder
Proxy, Inc.

Denis Mars is the co-founder and CEO of Proxy, a company on a mission to empower all people with a digital identity signal that's universally accessible, secure and private. At Proxy, he strives to create technologies that revolutionize the way we experience the physical world while empowering people to maintain complete control of their identity, data and privacy.

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Charles Whiteley ExxonMobil
Charles Whiteley Digital Lead for Environmental & Property Solutions (E&PS) Charles Whiteley is the digital lead for Environmental & Property Solutions (E&PS) at ExxonMobil. He manages digital strategy for the CRE portfolio, i
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Charles Whiteley
Digital Lead for Environmental & Property Solutions (E&PS)
ExxonMobil

Charles Whiteley is the digital lead for Environmental & Property Solutions (E&PS) at ExxonMobil. He manages digital strategy for the CRE portfolio, including master planning and strategy, global projects organization, facilities and operations and an environmental stewardship group. The E&PS organization in total manages ~25M square feet of CRE across the globe. He is also responsible for ExxonMobil’s strategies tied to smart buildings, digitally connected workers and resident experience. The primary driver behind Charles’ role is maximizing the value that CRE generates for the firm’s business lines.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 207D
TRACK: TECH.TALK
Connecting to the Enterprise – The Fast-Changing World of HVAC
HVAC is one of the foundational systems in a building. Managing a comfortably conditioned environment in a facility is critical to the occupant’s experience and remains at the top of the priority list. These critical systems have evolved from standalone analog systems to an important part of the smart, connected building ecosystem. Access to critical data, command and control, integration with other systems, and cybersecurity all play into the capabilities of an IP-centric intelligent building ecosystem. HVAC manufacturers are seeing the benefits of a more networked approach to their equipment. This session will be led by the industries’ most respected thought leaders who will provide insight into the most recent advancements in HVAC.

Speakers:
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Joseph Aamidor Aamidor Consulting
Joseph Aamidor Managing Director Joseph Aamidor is an experienced product leader and expert in smart buildings, real estate technology and facility operations. He provides product and
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Joseph Aamidor
Managing Director
Aamidor Consulting
LinkedIn

Joseph Aamidor is an experienced product leader and expert in smart buildings, real estate technology and facility operations. He provides product and market strategy guidance to building owners/operators, established building management firms, technology providers, investors, and early-stage innovators. Previously, he served as Director of Product at Lucid Design Group and was a product manager at Johnson Controls.

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Ken Sinclair automatedbuildings.com
Ken Sinclair Founder, Publisher, Owner Ken Sinclair is the publisher / owner of AutomatedBuildings.com, an online magazine and web resource providing the news and connection to the rapidly
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Ken Sinclair
Founder, Publisher, Owner
automatedbuildings.com

Ken Sinclair is the publisher / owner of AutomatedBuildings.com, an online magazine and web resource providing the news and connection to the rapidly evolving industry that automates and implement truly intelligent, integrated buildings. AutomatedBuildings.com has entered its 15th year as an online magazine and web resource. The thousands of industry articles that have been published, which originally seemed a little like future watch, have become the new reality shaping the industry.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room 204
TRACK: WIRELESS
CBRS and Private LTE Trials – EARLY ADOPTERS Report
In the early adopter phase of a specific technology life cycle, providers partner with clients who fit the right innovation profile. There are always some companies willing to take risks and invest time in the early stages in order to be one of the first to understand and implement new ideas. These early adopters tend to be in an advantageous position to get in on the ground floor of new business opportunities. This session will include those Real Estate companies who have been involved in early stage trials of CBRS and Private LTE Networks. They will discuss the technical challenges, timing for mainstream adoption as well as potential business opportunities. Those wanting to be at the forefront of the CBRS and Private LTE discussion will not want to miss this session.

Moderator:
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Rich Berliner Fifth Gen Media
Rich Berliner CEO/Publisher
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Rich Berliner
CEO/Publisher
Fifth Gen Media
LinkedIn

Speakers:
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Youssef Abdelilah American Tower
Youssef Abdelilah Product Manager Youssef Abdelilah is an expert at leveraging new and emerging technology to create products and services. He leads product management at American Towe
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Youssef Abdelilah
Product Manager
American Tower

Youssef Abdelilah is an expert at leveraging new and emerging technology to create products and services. He leads product management at American Tower’s Managed Networks Group. He is responsible for technology innovation, services, and productization. He has diverse experience from wired and wireless communication technology and software, to IoT and renewable energy, and holds 19 U.S. patents.

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Kazys Adomkaitis Ford Motor Company
Kazys Adomkaitis Portfolio Manager Kaz Adomkaitis leads the Global FordLand IT team at Ford Motor Company with a mission to deliver solutions that promote safe, efficient, sustainable a
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Kazys Adomkaitis
Portfolio Manager
Ford Motor Company

Kaz Adomkaitis leads the Global FordLand IT team at Ford Motor Company with a mission to deliver solutions that promote safe, efficient, sustainable and connected facilities. He believes in providing a workplace experience that promotes employee health with a strong focus on well-being and productivity. Kaz brings a broad array of technology management experience to FordLand and is responsible for delivery of innovative solutions in the IoT, Smart Building, Building Management System, and Workplace Experience domains.

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Kern Davis CTS
Kern Davis VP, Consulting Services Group Kern Davis is a seasoned professional with 38 years as a General Contractor and 18 years in the Wireless DAS industry. His unique expertise lies in hi
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Kern Davis
VP, Consulting Services Group
CTS

Kern Davis is a seasoned professional with 38 years as a General Contractor and 18 years in the Wireless DAS industry. His unique expertise lies in his unparalleled understanding of buildings, the wireless industry and project management. Serving as CTS Vice President BD & Consulting Services Group allows him to share his wealth of knowledge with the enterprise community, helping them make informed, future conscious decisions for their mobility requirements.

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Greg Everson Prologis
Greg Everson VP, IS
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Greg Everson
VP, IS
Prologis
LinkedIn

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Room 209B
TRACK: FOUNDATION
Understanding the Options – Unpacking the BUILDING OPERATING SYSTEM (Panel & Vendor Showcase)
We’re continually connecting more devices in buildings for the purpose of data collection and control. As the complexity of smart buildings increases, so does the need to have an organized, comprehensive, standardized way of managing all these different systems. Over time, the debate has even questioned the need for a Building Operating System. While there are data integration platforms, dashboards, analytics programs and other applications associated with smart buildings, the question remains: “What are the best options when it comes to meeting the requirements of what one would consider a holistic building operating system?” In Part One of this session, industry thought leaders will share their insights on the topic and in Part Two, we’ll follow with a product showcase of the leading solutions.

Moderators:
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Brian Oswald CBRE
Brian Oswald Managing Director
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Brian Oswald
Managing Director
CBRE

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Marc Petock Lynxspring
Marc Petock Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Marc is a pioneer in leading the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and M2M movements pushing the industry forward and has contributed to transforming and ch
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Marc Petock
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Lynxspring
LinkedIn

Marc is a pioneer in leading the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and M2M movements pushing the industry forward and has contributed to transforming and changing the Intelligent Buildings and M2M (now IoT) industries. As Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Lynxspring Marc leads corporate and product marketing, strategy, brand management, public relations and communications that support the company’s strategic and growth initiatives.

Speakers:
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Thano Lambrinos QuadReal
Thano Lambrinos VP, Smart Bldg Tech & Digital Innovation Thano has over 14 years experience in the construction and building technologies space and leverages digital transformation learnings across vertical
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Thano Lambrinos
VP, Smart Bldg Tech & Digital Innovation
QuadReal

Thano has over 14 years experience in the construction and building technologies space and leverages digital transformation learnings across vertical markets to drive change in commercial real estate. As VP of Smart Building Technology, he leads QuadReal’s Digital Innovation team and is focused on the overall digital strategy in new real estate developments, and within existing built environments – supporting QR’s digital aspirations across all asset classes, both domestically and internationally. His goal is to identify and implement technologies that drive key business outcomes, bringing significant value to the assets that QR owns and operates and enabling a differentiated customer experience.

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Lachlan MacQuarrie Oxford Properties
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
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.

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Joe Pattenaude Bedrock Detroit
Joe Pattenaude Director of Building Systems Joe Pattenaude, as Director of Building Systems for Bedrock Detroit, develops the specifications and processes for its industry leading portfolio of s
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Joe Pattenaude
Director of Building Systems
Bedrock Detroit

Joe Pattenaude, as Director of Building Systems for Bedrock Detroit, develops the specifications and processes for its industry leading portfolio of smart buildings in Detroit and Cleveland, as well as directs a team of integration specialists that provide a full suite of services for Bedrock. Joe brings a unique perspective to the Smart Building industry with a diversified background in engineering, building management and operation, automated control systems, and mechanical service and repair.

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Charles Whiteley ExxonMobil
Charles Whiteley Digital Lead for Environmental & Property Solutions (E&PS) Charles Whiteley is the digital lead for Environmental & Property Solutions (E&PS) at ExxonMobil. He manages digital strategy for the CRE portfolio, i
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Charles Whiteley
Digital Lead for Environmental & Property Solutions (E&PS)
ExxonMobil

Charles Whiteley is the digital lead for Environmental & Property Solutions (E&PS) at ExxonMobil. He manages digital strategy for the CRE portfolio, including master planning and strategy, global projects organization, facilities and operations and an environmental stewardship group. The E&PS organization in total manages ~25M square feet of CRE across the globe. He is also responsible for ExxonMobil’s strategies tied to smart buildings, digitally connected workers and resident experience. The primary driver behind Charles’ role is maximizing the value that CRE generates for the firm’s business lines.

Technology Partners:
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Cleve Adams Site 1001
Cleve Adams CEO Cleve Adams has over three decades of computer/software industry experience in the SaaS, Internet, network security, enterprise systems, mobile and wi
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Cleve Adams
CEO
Site 1001

Cleve Adams has over three decades of computer/software industry experience in the SaaS, Internet, network security, enterprise systems, mobile and wireless and storage. A 5-time entrepreneur in his own right, his business insight and executive management style has produced an impressive history of growing and managing companies from start-up to more than $1.3 billion in market value. His skills extend to starting and selling companies for significant returns to investors or taking them through IPO’s creating billion dollar corporations.

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Gene Boniberger Rudin Management
Gene Boniberger SVP, Director of Building Operations Gene Boniberger started his career at Rudin Management Company. In 2013, He was promoted to SVP, Operations Department and additionally assumed respon
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Gene Boniberger
SVP, Director of Building Operations
Rudin Management

Gene Boniberger started his career at Rudin Management Company. In 2013, He was promoted to SVP, Operations Department and additionally assumed responsibilities for the 5 million SF residential portfolio. Gene manages the Rudin Operations Department as well as day to day operation of the Organization’s commercial and residential portfolio, and the MEP/Operations aspects of all new construction projects.

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Franco Castaldini ThoughtWire
Franco Castaldini CCO Franco Castaldini is a veteran marketing, business development and product strategy executive who has led high-growth go-to-market strategies for inno
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Franco Castaldini
CCO
ThoughtWire

Franco Castaldini is a veteran marketing, business development and product strategy executive who has led high-growth go-to-market strategies for innovative startups and large global enterprises. He joins ThoughtWire as its Chief Commercial Officer from GE Digital where he led the commercial strategy for a high-productivity application development platform. Franco joined GE Digital with the acquisition of Bit Stew Systems, where he helped to position the company for rapid growth and their successful exit in late 2016 for $208 million.

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Michael Westerfield Tridium
Michael Westerfield Product Manager
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Michael Westerfield
Product Manager
Tridium

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room 209A
TRACK: STRATEGY
'Smart' Gets Complicated – A Conversation Between LANDLORDS and TENANTS
Developing a smart building or campus for a single tenant is quite different than working in a multi-tenant environment. Historically, the landlord had responsibility for the common areas and their responsibility stopped at the tenant’s front door. As buildings have become more technologically complex the lines have begun to blur. Data sharing, building network accessibility, wireless infrastructure, access control strategies and integration of different occupant experience applications are just some of the instances where technology is forcing a rethink of the relationship between tenant and landlord. Thought leaders from both sides of the table will lead this discussion on their changing roles and responsibilities.

Speakers:
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Maureen Ehrenberg WeWork
Maureen Ehrenberg Global Head of Facility Mgmt. Services Maureen Ehrenberg is the Global Head of Digital Facility and Asset Management Services for WeWork’s Powered by We segment, a full-service Strategy, Se
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Maureen Ehrenberg
Global Head of Facility Mgmt. Services
WeWork

Maureen Ehrenberg is the Global Head of Digital Facility and Asset Management Services for WeWork’s Powered by We segment, a full-service Strategy, Services and Technology solution for CRE. She is leading WeWork’s growth in the global digital facility and property services market, responsible for developing and implementing products and services that enable Corporate Real Estate, Facilities leaders and real estate investors to unlock the value of their portfolios. She is responsible for designing service delivery systems with processes and digital solutions that increase productivity, comfort and support the future of work.

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Kenneth Finnegan Related-Hudson Yards
Kenneth Finnegan CTO, Managing Dir Technology As CTO and Managing Director of Technology of Hudson Yards, Kenneth Finnegan manages the development of technology processes and teams to support the
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Kenneth Finnegan
CTO, Managing Dir Technology
Related-Hudson Yards

As CTO and Managing Director of Technology of Hudson Yards, Kenneth Finnegan manages the development of technology processes and teams to support the largest private real estate development in US history and in New York City since Rockefeller Center. The site will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space.

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Jim Whalen Boston Properties
Jim Whalen SVP, CIO/CTO Jim Whalen serves as SVP and CIO/CTO responsible for the direction and implementation of technology and applications at Boston Properties, a fully int
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Jim Whalen
SVP, CIO/CTO
Boston Properties
LinkedIn

Jim Whalen serves as SVP and CIO/CTO 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.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room 205A
TRACK: CYBER.OT
Protecting Our Connected Buildings – Creating a Cybersecurity STRATEGY
Over the last 50 years we have progressed from building automation to connected buildings, and now we are familiar with the Building Internet of Things. Each new generation of building technologies brings a greater degree of connectivity. With every electro-mechanical device found in a building now connected to the network, the potential for cybersecurity breaches grows exponentially. For those new to the journey, creating a thoughtful, comprehensive cybersecurity strategy can be overwhelming. Inventorying systems, cyber assessment, pen testing, training, hardware and software strategies, selecting external resources, budget considerations and identifying best practices are just some of the topics to be discussed.

Moderator:
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Don Goldstein 5Q Cyber
Don Goldstein CEO Don Goldstein is the CEO at 5Q Cyber, where he helps companies become more secure by providing the full spectrum of managed cyber security services. H
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Don Goldstein
CEO
5Q Cyber

Don Goldstein is the CEO at 5Q Cyber, where he helps companies become more secure by providing the full spectrum of managed cyber security services. His past roles in the real estate industry have included Chief Information Officer and most recently, Chief Information Security Officer. He has twenty years’ experience in advising the CRE industry in technology and security strategy.

Speakers:
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Carl Brady Stream Realty Partners
Carl Brady CTO Carl Brady is Stream Realty Partners' Chief Technology Officer, specializing in the company's computer network infrastructure planning, implementation
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Carl Brady
CTO
Stream Realty Partners

Carl Brady is Stream Realty Partners' Chief Technology Officer, specializing in the company's computer network infrastructure planning, implementation and management. Carl joined Stream Realty in 1999 with 16 years experience in commercial property management and information technology. Since then, and also while serving as a Senior Property Manager, he has called upon his experience to implement numerous advances in technology for the firm during its growth. His unique experience in technology, property management and other aspects of the real estate industry, coupled with his education, enable him to provide an exceptional level of insight and vision toward Stream's technology needs for today and the future.

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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.

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Kevin Smith Tridium
Kevin Smith CTO Kevin Smith is the CTO of Tridium, providing technology strategy and direction. The author of seven technology books on the subjects of cybersecurity,
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Kevin Smith
CTO
Tridium

Kevin Smith is the CTO of Tridium, providing technology strategy and direction. The author of seven technology books on the subjects of cybersecurity, semantic interoperability, and software engineering, he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on various topics, including a focus on cybersecurity and building control systems. For more than 25 years, Kevin has led technology organizations and endeavored to develop highly secure, data-focused software solutions for a wide variety of customers, including both US government and commercial industry.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room 207C
TRACK: DATA
FAULT DETECTION AND DIAGNOSTICS – Identifying, Managing and Fixing the Problems
While there are many different aspects of an intelligent building, one of the typical objectives is the incorporation of fault detection and diagnostics (FDD). Being able to clearly and quickly identify which systems are failing or underperforming can save a building operator a significant amount of time and money. Over the years, there have been many different approaches to FDD implementations, yielding varying degrees of success. From selecting a system to the development of a plan that can react to the multitude of identified problems, FDD brings with it a unique set of complexities. This valuable session will allow attendees to explore fault detection and analytics options with the industry’s most experienced professionals.

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 Gallagher Oxford Properties
David Gallagher Manager, Smart Building technologies David Gallagher is a project manager at Oxford Properties, one of Canada’s leading commercial real estate companies. His responsibilities are focused
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David Gallagher
Manager, Smart Building technologies
Oxford Properties

David Gallagher is a project manager at Oxford Properties, one of Canada’s leading commercial real estate companies. His responsibilities are focused on the strategy and execution of Oxford’s Smart Building program, including implementation of portfolio-wide building system infrastructure and software platforms. Experienced in energy management, he also has a background in using data and analytics to optimize energy use and facility operation.

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Steven Luxford Crown Melbourne
Steven Luxford HVAC Manager Steven Luxford is the HVAC Manager at Crown Casino Melbourne. The past four years have seen Steven manage the deployment, integration and development
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Steven Luxford
HVAC Manager
Crown Melbourne

Steven Luxford is the HVAC Manager at Crown Casino Melbourne. The past four years have seen Steven manage the deployment, integration and development of data analytics at Crown Melbourne across several different operational technologies. By utilizing the data available, Crown has been able to reduce energy usage, increase customer comfort, change maintenance strategies and better understand their assets and buildings health.

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Prabhu Ramachandran Facilio
Prabhu Ramachandran CEO and Founder Prabhu Ramachandran is the founder and CEO of Facilio Inc. Facilio is a unified facilities optimization platform that uses IoT and AI to help CREs dri
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Prabhu Ramachandran
CEO and Founder
Facilio

Prabhu Ramachandran is the founder and CEO of Facilio Inc. Facilio is a unified facilities optimization platform that uses IoT and AI to help CREs drive operational and sustainability efficiency across portfolio. Prabhu’s career spans over 18 years of product, business, and customer experience focused on enterprise-scale software for IoT-based connected services, sustainable building solutions, and telecom network management.

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Jeremy Richmond MacDonald-Miller
Jeremy Richmond Smart Building Solutions Manager Jeremy Richmond is the Smart Building Solutions Manager at MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions. Jeremy has pioneered the Smart Building delivery at Ma
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Jeremy Richmond
Smart Building Solutions Manager
MacDonald-Miller

Jeremy Richmond is the Smart Building Solutions Manager at MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions. Jeremy has pioneered the Smart Building delivery at MacMiller and has integrated over 50M SqFt of Commercial Real Estate, Retail, Manufacturing and Production facilities. Jeremy has over 22 years of experience in operating, managing and improving commercial and government property and assets. He is a Subject Matter Expert in the realm of HVAC Automations, Lighting Control Systems, Alarm Safety & Warning systems.

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Room 207D
TRACK: TECH.TALK
Sensors, Networks, Experience and More – LIGHTING Takes on a Whole New Meaning
Lights were once very analog; you turned them on or off, and maybe they could dim. We then moved on to occupancy sensing which automatically turned off lights when no one was in the room. Over the past decade, the idea of networked lighting has been continuously evolving; it is now a central point of the smart building discussion. With voice-assisted activation, active shading, occupancy sensors, light harvesting, indoor air quality, CO2/O2 monitoring, noise detection, noise monitoring, network/cloud access and more, lighting has become one of the central components of a connected building. This session will offer the opportunity for attendees to learn about the most advanced lighting ideas from the industry’s most innovative thought leaders.

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

Speakers:
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Soroush Amidi Eaton
Soroush Amidi Director Product Mgmt
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Soroush Amidi
Director Product Mgmt
Eaton

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Derek Cowburn LumenCache
Derek Cowburn CEO Derek Cowburn is the CEO and founder of LumenCache. Having a knack for creating, he graduated with a mechanical engineering degree which led him to bu
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Derek Cowburn
CEO
LumenCache

Derek Cowburn is the CEO and founder of LumenCache. Having a knack for creating, he graduated with a mechanical engineering degree which led him to build facility management systems for large pharmaceutical campuses. Derek's love for innovating led to over 17 years of experience in commercial and industrial automation engineering and IT application development and over five years of experience in residential custom electronics design and Integrated Smart Home Systems. After years of experience, Derek has built his forte in Product Development consulting, Integrated Smart Home Systems, Energy Management Systems, Residential and Commercial Audio/Video, security, access control, lighting control systems, and insightful engineering and design.

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Tom Myers Lutron Electronics
Tom Myers Director, Commercial Real Estate Thomas J. Myers Director, Commercial Real Estate Solutions, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. Tom has spent over 35 years in product and business devel
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Tom Myers
Director, Commercial Real Estate
Lutron Electronics

Thomas J. Myers Director, Commercial Real Estate Solutions, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. Tom has spent over 35 years in product and business development for energy efficiency products, applications and building designs in both the HVAC and lighting industry. As Director, Commercial Real Estate Solutions at Lutron, Tom and his team support real estate developers and property management companies to implement integrated light management solutions on their commercial construction, renovation, or retrofit projects. These integrated solutions improve the quality of the building’s visual environment, enhancing occupant comfort and productivity while reducing lighting energy consumption and the life-cycle costs associated with reallocating existing space over the life of the building. Notable projects that Tom has managed for Lutron include the Genzyme Headquarters facility in Cambridge, MA (LEED Platinum), and the ongoing retrofit of the Empire State Building. He is a 1979 graduate of the Architectural Engineering program at Penn State, a member of Urban Land Institute, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and the Commercial Specifications Institute (CSI). Tom received his LEED accreditation in 2001, and has developed light control solutions in many LEED certified and other sustainable design projects.

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Charles Pelletier Distech Controls
Charles Pelletier Product Management Director
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Charles Pelletier
Product Management Director
Distech Controls

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 207D
TRACK: TECH.TALK
The Path to Accurate People Counting – OCCUPANCY SENSING and PEOPLE TRACKING Enters Next Stage
One of the most talked about issues in the built environment today is the maximization of space utilization. With pressures mounting to achieve maximum financial performance, there are now numerous ways to determine how well you are utilizing office space. As many companies move to activity-based workspaces, some occupancy sensors are also being used for people finding. Beyond the office environment, occupancy data has become a powerful tool for retail lease negotiations and retail space configurations, as it provides valuable insights into shopper traffic. Access control systems, surveillance cameras, occupancy sensors in ceilings, lights or chairs as well as that powerful communications device we carry in our pockets called the mobile phone are just some of the technologies for occupancy sensing and people tracking available today. This enlightening session will focus on the associated technical, operational, financial and privacy issues.

Moderator:
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John Chung QuadReal
John Chung VP, Portfolio Technology
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John Chung
VP, Portfolio Technology
QuadReal

Speakers:
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Whitney Ranasinghe ExxonMobil
Whitney Ranasinghe Business Analyst Whitney Ranasinghe is a Business Analyst in the Environmental & Property Solutions organization at ExxonMobil, responsible for delivering technology s
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Whitney Ranasinghe
Business Analyst
ExxonMobil

Whitney Ranasinghe is a Business Analyst in the Environmental & Property Solutions organization at ExxonMobil, responsible for delivering technology solutions to enable data-driven insights and improve resident experience across a global real estate portfolio.

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Sam Yang Xandar-Kardian
Sam Yang Managing Director / Co-Founder
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Sam Yang
Managing Director / Co-Founder
Xandar-Kardian

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Room 205C
TRACK: TECH.TALK
Promoting a Healthy Workplace – Using Technology to Enhance a WELLNESS Strategy
Employee wellness has become a major topic for executives in companies large and small. From standing desks, better air quality, circadian lighting, exercise options, and healthy food programs, there’s been an increased focus on how wellness in the workplace translates to higher productivity and a healthier bottom line. While many of the discussion options contain no technology, there are places where innovation and automation come into play. Some of the topics include integrating wellness into an occupant experience application; providing digital exercise programs such as Peloton; developing rewards programs based on data from wearables such as Fitbit; and using sensor data to monitor air and water quality. This instructive session will provide a comprehensive view on where technology can touch and integrate with a wellness program.

Speaker:
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Joseph Allen Harvard Ctr/Health & Global Environment
Joseph Allen Director, Healthy Bldgs Program Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an assistant professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He began his career conducting forensic health investi
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Joseph Allen
Director, Healthy Bldgs Program
Harvard Ctr/Health & Global Environment

Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an assistant professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He began his career conducting forensic health investigations of sick buildings in several hundred buildings across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, biotechnology, education, commercial office real estate and manufacturing. At Harvard, Dr. Allen directs the Healthy Buildings program where he created ‘The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building’. He is also the faculty advisor to the Harvard Healthier Building Materials Academy.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 209B
TRACK: FOUNDATION
Server, Controller, Edge or Cloud – Developing a Smart Building INFRASTRUCTURE Strategy
In addition to the Base Building Network, which serves as the fundamental communications highway for a smart building, there are a number of additional systems to evaluate when developing a smart building infrastructure strategy. Multiple generations of technologies such as server, controller, edge and cloud options, offered by a variety of different solution providers makes the game of piecing together a strategy a challenge. Each has its own hardware, software and data approach which must be brought together to create a unified system. While the perfect solution may not yet be available, there are current best practices. For those responsible for developing a smart building strategy, this is a must attend session.

Moderator:
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Brian Turner Buildings IOT
Brian Turner CEO
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Brian Turner
CEO
Buildings IOT

Speakers:
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Gord Echlin Triacta Power Solutions
Gord Echlin VP Marketing & Business Development Gordon Echlin is Vice President Marketing and Business Development for Triacta Power Solutions LP, where he has been a management team member since 20
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Gord Echlin
VP Marketing & Business Development
Triacta Power Solutions

Gordon Echlin is Vice President Marketing and Business Development for Triacta Power Solutions LP, where he has been a management team member since 2009. Prior to Triacta, Gordon was a partner for a boutique venture capital firm, Venture Coaches from 2006 to 2009, and started a telematics company, Netistix Technologies, in 2002.

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Sabine Lam Google
Sabine Lam REWS Technology Program Mgr. Sabine Lam is a Technology Program Manager on the Real Estate and Workplace Services team at Google. In this role, she focuses on bringing the connect
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Sabine Lam
REWS Technology Program Mgr.
Google

Sabine Lam is a Technology Program Manager on the Real Estate and Workplace Services team at Google. In this role, she focuses on bringing the connected building vision to the forefront of Google real estate and facilities operations teams, and equips REWS to deliver next generation services and workspaces that enhance employee productivity. Her responsibilities include collaborating with industry stakeholders to work towards a global strategy for building automation systems across the Google portfolio.

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Matthew Marson WSP
Matthew Marson Head of Smart Places Matthew Marson is WSP’s Head of Smart Places. He focuses on designing and delivering digital real estate transformation and human-centered Internet of
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Matthew Marson
Head of Smart Places
WSP

Matthew Marson is WSP’s Head of Smart Places. He focuses on designing and delivering digital real estate transformation and human-centered Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within the built environment. Matthew trained as an Architect and is a Chartered Engineer. Matthew was elected as a Fellow of the RSA and named as the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Young Visionary 2016/2017 for his work in creating The World’s Most Connected Building.

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Trent Tursi CompuCom
Trent Tursi Director, Digital Transformation Trent Tursi is a highly accomplished Fortune 500 Executive Leader with exceptional vision, strategy and sales acumen complemented by proven results in
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Trent Tursi
Director, Digital Transformation
CompuCom

Trent Tursi is a highly accomplished Fortune 500 Executive Leader with exceptional vision, strategy and sales acumen complemented by proven results in business transformation models. Having previously worked for Johnson Controls, Trent currently is in charge of the digital building / digital workplace segment for CompuCom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Office Depot, where he leads pursuit across Building Owners and IT executives sharing the ‘new way’ to deliver functionality across IT systems.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 204
TRACK: WIRELESS
A New Opportunity for Owners – MONETIZING In-Building Wireless Platforms
For the most part, the cost of installing an in-building wireless infrastructure for cell coverage and/or WiFi was usually absorbed by the owner. In a few cases, carriers paid for their installation in high profile projects. Since wireless infrastructure is usually considered a cost, it is hard to understand how it might generate income. With the new and upcoming platforms, speed and reliability will increase while costs are coming down. Location services in conjunction with advanced marketing solutions, private networks and the opportunity to provide broadband to tenants as a service are all ideas that have the potential to generate revenue. Some of the industry’s most forward thinking in-building wireless professionals will discuss and debate this new possibility.

Moderator:
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Rich Berliner Fifth Gen Media
Rich Berliner CEO/Publisher
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Rich Berliner
CEO/Publisher
Fifth Gen Media
LinkedIn

Speakers:
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Saleem Baksh Silverstein Properties
Saleem Baksh VP, IT
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Saleem Baksh
VP, IT
Silverstein Properties

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Brad Baumann Gabes
Brad Baumann VP, Wireless Solutions Brad Baumann currently is VP of Wireless Solutions at Gabe’s Construction Co. He leads the team that delivers iDAS consulting, design, engineering, c
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Brad Baumann
VP, Wireless Solutions
Gabes

Brad Baumann currently is VP of Wireless Solutions at Gabe’s Construction Co. He leads the team that delivers iDAS consulting, design, engineering, construction and integration services to wireless carriers, neutral host providers and commercial property owners. He also oversees the company's Small Cell and Fiber Infrastructure Engineering and Construction group. Brad has over 37 years industry experience in various senior leadership positions.

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Marc Gittleman 5x5 Telecom
Marc Gittleman CEO Marc is CEO of 5x5 Telecom, Southern California’s fastest-growing Internet Service Provider. 5x5 combines the fastest install time (1-2 day vs 30-90 d
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Marc Gittleman
CEO
5x5 Telecom
LinkedIn

Marc is CEO of 5x5 Telecom, Southern California’s fastest-growing Internet Service Provider. 5x5 combines the fastest install time (1-2 day vs 30-90 days), the most competitive rates, and space activation via patent-pending Connected Square Footage™, driving the highest value for customers and NOI for property owners. As an active commercial real estate investor, Marc has participated as GP in over $1B of transactions resulting in investor return of more than $100M.

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Sandy Jacolow Meridian Capital
Sandy Jacolow CIO As CIO at Meridian Capital, Sandy Jacolow oversees the firm’s nationwide innovation and technology initiatives that support the company’s brokerage, i
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Sandy Jacolow
CIO
Meridian Capital

As CIO at Meridian Capital, Sandy Jacolow oversees the firm’s nationwide innovation and technology initiatives that support the company’s brokerage, investment sales and retail leasing businesses and growth activities.

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Chris Zack Airwavz
Chris Zack Chief Revenue Officer Chris Zack is an experienced technology infrastructure executive with a track record of growing revenue and securing investment rights for wireless in
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Chris Zack
Chief Revenue Officer
Airwavz

Chris Zack is an experienced technology infrastructure executive with a track record of growing revenue and securing investment rights for wireless infrastructure. Chris is responsible for strategic development and execution of sales and marketing initiatives that support Airwavz’s growth and expansion into new markets in the commercial real estate sector. During his more than 20-year career, Chris has held various sales and development roles with some of the most recognizable brands, including Verizon, AT&T, SBA Communications, ExteNet Systems and Mobilitie.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 205A
TRACK: ENERGY
ENERGY INFORMATION SYSTEMS – Integration into the Smart Building Enterprise Strategy
A quick Google Image search of ‘building energy dashboards’ will produce hundreds of thousands of images showing graphs, controls and stats of energy in buildings. No one disputes how important energy efficiency is when it comes to a smart building strategy; however many challenges must be addressed. Navigating the hundreds of different solutions, integration into other BAS platforms, realizing the full potential of voluminous data sets, and creating protocols that produce measurable business results are just a few of the high priority conversations. Understanding these complexities and developing a comprehensive EIS strategy will be the focus of this session.

Moderator:
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Leighton Wolffe NorthBridge Energy Partners
Leighton Wolffe Principal Leighton Wolffe is the co-founder of NorthBridge Energy Partners, an independent consulting organization with expertise and perspective on US energy m
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Leighton Wolffe
Principal
NorthBridge Energy Partners
LinkedIn

Leighton Wolffe is the co-founder of NorthBridge Energy Partners, an independent consulting organization with expertise and perspective on US energy markets and works with retail energy companies, institutional energy consumers, technologists and investors providing strategic business development, market research, and technology development services. Previously, he was VP Strategy for Constellation NewEnergy where he formed the NewEnergy Alliance, an industry association that advanced awareness between building owners, energy management and equipment manufacturers and systems integrators with emerging US Demand Response programs.

Speakers:
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Claire Curtin Lawrence Berkeley
Claire Curtin Program Mgr-Building Tech & Urban Systems
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Claire Curtin
Program Mgr-Building Tech & Urban Systems
Lawrence Berkeley

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Brian Schwartz Macerich
Brian Schwartz VP, IT Brian Schwartz is responsible for Smart Building Infrastructure at over 50 centers portflio wide. He oversees the installation and support for CCTV, W
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Brian Schwartz
VP, IT
Macerich

Brian Schwartz is responsible for Smart Building Infrastructure at over 50 centers portflio wide. He oversees the installation and support for CCTV, Wi-Fi, Energy Management, shopper counting, and DAS. Brian supports digital marketing initiatives including digital signage and property websites.

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Clayton Ulrich Hines
Clayton Ulrich SVP - Ops, Engineering, Sustainability
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Clayton Ulrich
SVP - Ops, Engineering, Sustainability
Hines

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 207C
TRACK: DATA
The Future is Near – Leveraging AI and MACHINE LEARNING in a Smart Building Data Strategy
With the high volume of data being generated by building automation systems, it has become apparent that new tools are needed to manage this deluge of information. The introduction of more IoT devices in buildings adds an even more granular degree of smart building information, making the task of managing data volume and finding real insight more challenging. Many have begun to discuss applying Machine Learning to these operational data sets, hoping that AI will allow them to build on the insights they gain. This exciting session will bring together the early adopters dealing with smart building data and AI/Machine Learning who will discuss the possibilities, as well as challenges.

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.

Speakers:
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Vani Desai Intel
Vani Desai Software Architect Vani Desai has over ten years of experience in system architecture design and works in the Industrial Solutions Division within Intel’s Internet of Th
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Vani Desai
Software Architect
Intel
LinkedIn

Vani Desai has over ten years of experience in system architecture design and works in the Industrial Solutions Division within Intel’s Internet of Things Group. She is solution architect of Intel's Building Management Platform and focused on building data standardization and connecting siloed BMS systems.

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Brad Klenz SAS
Brad Klenz IoT Analytics Architect Brad Klenz is Principal IoT Analytics Architect at SAS. His responsibilities include the design and integration of analytics required by SAS’ IoT solu
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Brad Klenz
IoT Analytics Architect
SAS

Brad Klenz is Principal IoT Analytics Architect at SAS. His responsibilities include the design and integration of analytics required by SAS’ IoT solutions. His recent projects include the use of machine learning for energy and operational efficiency in smart building environments, and real-time streaming analytics for event identification on the power grid.

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Sonu Panda Prescriptive Data
Sonu Panda CEO Sonu Panda develops and executes Prescriptive Data’s business and technology strategy, and oversees all functions within the company, including sales,
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Sonu Panda
CEO
Prescriptive Data
LinkedIn

Sonu Panda develops and executes Prescriptive Data’s business and technology strategy, and oversees all functions within the company, including sales, business development, marketing, customer on-boarding and success, engineering, talent management, finance and administrative operations. Prior to Prescriptive Data, Panda most recently served as the co-founder and COO of H.Bloom, a B2B marketplace company, where he developed the company’s operational model, established both product/technology development and process engineering efforts, and managed day-to- day business operations

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Terry Young KRP Properties
Terry Young VP, Operations
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Terry Young
VP, Operations
KRP Properties

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 209A
TRACK: STRATEGY
Transforming Commercial Environments – Key Insights from the First Annual STATE of the SMART BUILDINGS MARKET STUDY
Smart building technologies have been available to building owners and managers for over a decade. In that time, we have seen innovative showcase projects demonstrate the powerful benefits of advanced automation and control, connectivity, and analytics. However, most buildings have still not adopted a smart building approach that leads to improved safety, productivity and space utilization. This spring, Navigant Research partnered with Intelligent Buildings, Anixter and UL to launch the inaugural “State of the Smart Buildings Market” study. Leaders across the real estate market were interviewed; the study fielded an extensive survey of decision-makers across North America. Join this instructive session to hear the research highlights and key insights impacting building readiness and the near-term outlook for smart commercial spaces.

Moderator:
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Casey Talon Navigant Research
Casey Talon Research Director 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
Research Director
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.

Speakers:
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Bruce Bailey UL
Bruce Bailey Program Mgr for Smart Bldgs
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Bruce Bailey
Program Mgr for Smart Bldgs
UL

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Darryl Benson Intelligent Buildings
Darryl Benson VP Strategic Solutions
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Darryl Benson
VP Strategic Solutions
Intelligent Buildings

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Andrew Jimenez Anixter
Andrew Jimenez Director of Technology Andrew Jimenez has over 25 years experience in the fields of telecommunications testing and product certification. Currently, his primary responsibili
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Andrew Jimenez
Director of Technology
Anixter

Andrew Jimenez has over 25 years experience in the fields of telecommunications testing and product certification. Currently, his primary responsibilities include the management of the day-to-day operations of Anixter's Infrastructure Solutions Lab and Solutions Briefing Centers, standards development, and product research.

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Room 205C
TRACK: TECH.TALK
GSA’s Total Workplace Program, A WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY Case Study
One of the recent mega-trends in smart connected buildings is how technology can impact wellness and the subsequent productivity that results from monitoring air quality, lighting, temperature, noise, physical activity and other environmental factors. In this session we’ll explore the concept of using HPIs (Health Performance Indicators) over traditional KPIs in the context of a joint research project at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building in Chicago. There, GSA’s Total Workplace Program, in conjunction with Harvard's Global Buildings Study and others, collaborated to incorporate cutting-edge measurement technologies into the building design and operations processes. The goal is to integrate occupant health into GSA's evaluation of building performance while also engaging clients in a conversation on health enhancing strategies, which will be incorporated into the requirements for their new workspace.

Speakers:
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Joseph Allen Harvard Ctr/Health & Global Environment
Joseph Allen Director, Healthy Bldgs Program Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an assistant professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He began his career conducting forensic health investi
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Joseph Allen
Director, Healthy Bldgs Program
Harvard Ctr/Health & Global Environment

Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an assistant professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He began his career conducting forensic health investigations of sick buildings in several hundred buildings across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, biotechnology, education, commercial office real estate and manufacturing. At Harvard, Dr. Allen directs the Healthy Buildings program where he created ‘The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building’. He is also the faculty advisor to the Harvard Healthier Building Materials Academy.

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Brian Gilligan GSA
Brian Gilligan Brian is a Professional Engineer and Sustainable Design Expert with the Office of Federal High Performance Buildings at GSA who is driven to understan
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Brian Gilligan
GSA

Brian is a Professional Engineer and Sustainable Design Expert with the Office of Federal High Performance Buildings at GSA who is driven to understand how the built environment might improve health. He also leads related efforts to help GSA develop public private partnerships to finance projects that improve the efficient use of space in the federal portfolio. Brian also leads the implementation of the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act across government. In this capacity, he develops training standards for facilities personnel to enable them to optimize building performance and maintain the important investments that the government is making in its people and its portfolio of buildings.

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Jennifer Nye Yanzi Networks
Jennifer Nye VP Customer Success
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Jennifer Nye
VP Customer Success
Yanzi Networks

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 207D
TRACK: TECH.TALK
Water, Weather, Air Quality and Beyond – Navigating the World of Connected SENSORS
Sensors are now finding their way into almost every sort of electrical-mechanical device found in a building—Samba, PIR (Passive Infrared Sensor), lighting, occupancy, motion-detection in cameras, the list goes on. We are also seeing a proliferation of sensors in equipment outside traditional building automation. Meters, weather stations, air quality, noise, parking occupancy, moisture, leakage, and bathroom supplies are just some of the newest entrants to the building sensor world. As these sensors get smaller, more powerful and less expensive, they bring a whole new set of operational opportunities. Along with the good comes a host of challenges, including integration, maintenance, and privacy. In this session, we will examine this important topic in the smart building conversation.

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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Robert O'Donnell Aquanomix
Robert O'Donnell CEO Robert O’Donnell has more than 20 years of experience in the water management industry. Prior to launching Aquanomix, he was a managing partner for a
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Robert O'Donnell
CEO
Aquanomix

Robert O’Donnell has more than 20 years of experience in the water management industry. Prior to launching Aquanomix, he was a managing partner for a water management consulting firm based in the southeast. This experience led the way to a more targeted approach to water conservation and reuse in commercial and industrial facilities. Rob has experience with diverse client sectors including biotechnology, aircraft, manufacturing, banking and data centers industries among others.

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David Palin Mirvac
David Palin Sustainability Manager David is the Sustainability Manager for Mirvac’s $9 billion investment portfolio. He leads a team of in-house sustainability professionals who are res
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David Palin
Sustainability Manager
Mirvac

David is the Sustainability Manager for Mirvac’s $9 billion investment portfolio. He leads a team of in-house sustainability professionals who are responsible for the delivery of Mirvac’s This Changes Everything sustainability strategy across the Office, Industrial and Retail portfolios.

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Ronald Ro Awair
Ronald Ro CEO Ronald Ro is the CEO and co-founder of Awair. He is passionate about building products that inspire. After starting his career as an engineer at Boein
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Ronald Ro
CEO
Awair

Ronald Ro is the CEO and co-founder of Awair. He is passionate about building products that inspire. After starting his career as an engineer at Boeing Company, Ron worked for Samsung's consumer electronics division and its corporate strategy office for 4 years, leading the company’s new business and technology commercialization efforts. Ron then joined the Frankel Commercialization Fund, where was an Investment Fellow, helping to build and invest in Michigan-based early-stage startups.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exhibit Hall @ Nashville Music City Center
TRACK: GENERAL EVENTS
Digie Awards Presentation and Networking Reception
Join us at Conference LIVE as we announce the winners of the 2019 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.

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