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SAN DIEGO JUNE 2017

JUNE 14 - 15, 2017 | SAN DIEGO, CA
Pre-Con Events: June 13 | Innovation Tech Tours: June 16

@ the Intersection of Commercial and Corporate Real Estate, Technology, Automation and Innovation
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Program Details

The Realcomm education program is designed to give BUILDING OWNERS, DEVELOPERS, CIOs / CTOs, PROPERTY MANAGERS, ASSET MANAGERS, FACILITY MANAGERS and ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTORS the technology tools they need to positively impact the bottom line of their companies from automating business processes, to general technology solutions specifically for real estate organizations, to smarter "green" intelligent building technologies.

Dates and times subject to change

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Pre-Conference Events

There’s no better way to kick-off this year’s conference than by attending one of SEVEN pre-conference events which will be held on Tuesday, June 13. These comprehensive and innovative programs are designed based on the attendee’s role within the commercial, corporate, government and institutional real estate industry. Maximize the value of our pre-conference sessions by bringing your team – IT, FM, PM, Energy, Sustainability, Operations and Finance – there’s something for everyone in your organization:

    • Realcomm & IBcon Commercial and Corporate Real Estate Cybersecurity Forum
    • Realcomm Commercial Real Estate CIO Roundtable
    • Realcomm Commercial Real Estate COO/CFO/CAO Innovation Summit
    • IBcon Intelligent Buildings Boot Camp
    • IBcon Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS)
    • IBcon Higher Education Smart Campus Summit
    • IBcon Sustainability Executive High Performance Smart Building Symposium
    Advance reservations are required for all pre-conference events. You must be a registered attendee of Realcomm or IBcon to attend.

    For more information and/or to reserve your spot, visit Pre-Conference Events.

    General Session: CRE Tech 5.0 – Reaching New Heights in Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Innovation

    Over the course of the last 30 years, there have been five major phases of automation that have impacted the commercial and corporate real estate industry. Phase 1 started in the 80s with applications such as Property Management, Accounting, Lease Admin, Building Automation, IWMS and Asset Management; Phase 2 was based on the technologies of dot.com and the Internet; Phase 3 was the aftermath of dot.com and those companies that survived and thrived; Phase 4 began in 2009 after the great recession and included technology platforms such as Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, the Internet of Things, and Cyber; and Phase 5, which became part of mainstream conversations in 2016 with technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Robotic Automation and Autonomous Vehicles.

    The aggressive adoption of these new CRE Tech 5.0 tools will have major effect on the information systems we use to manage these assets, the way we operate portfolios, smart buildings and the ways we create and use space. The General Session will explore this journey and learn how CRE Tech 5.0 will enable our industry to reach new heights in commercial & corporate real estate innovation!

    INCLUDED SESSIONS ARE:

    Welcome & Introductions
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 8:30am - 8:40am    Location: Pacific 15
    Welcome & Introductions

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

    Howard Berger has over 30 years' experience in technology and commercial/investment real estate. As Realcomm's Program Director, he manages its US and international conferences and CIO programs. Previously, he was with The Jamesan Group, which specialized in strategic technology consulting for the commercial real estate industry and prior to that, he was with TRW Real Estate Information Systems where he developed real estate information systems for the mortgage, appraisal and title insurance industries.

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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.

    Keynote: Technology - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - The Pace Increases!
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 8:40am - 9:05am    Location: Pacific 15
    Larry Smarr is the founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego and UC Irvine Partnership. He began his research career nearly 50 years ago in relativistic astrophysics and in 1985 became the founding director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at UIUC, birthplace of NCSA Mosaic which drove the Web. He has served on the NASA Advisory Council to four NASA Administrators, was chair of the NSF Advisory Committee on Cyber Infrastructure, and for eight years was a member of the National Institutes of Health Advisory Committee to the NIH Director. He is currently the Principal Investigator on the NSF Pacific Research platform, a Big Data network for west coast research universities, with speeds up to 1000x the commodity Internet. He is currently involved in groundbreaking projects dealing with AI / machine learning, next generation data visualization, advanced human body data quantification and much more. Larry’s extraordinary credentials, which have spanned a lifetime, make him the ideal person to explain were technology has been, where we are and where we are going.

    Speaker:
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    Larry Smarr Calit2
    Larry Smarr Director
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    Larry Smarr
    Director
    Calit2

    Keynote: CRE Tech Past.Present.Future – From an Investor's Point of View
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 9:05am - 9:20am    Location: Pacific 15
    Curtis Feeny has invested in data analytics, IoT, enterprise software, data center systems, wireless infrastructure and smart grid technologies. He also has expertise in SaaS, open source, and capital efficient software companies. Curtis has served on 31 boards, both public and private, and has been a managing director at Voyager Capital since 2000, when he opened the Silicon Valley office. Since 2000, he was on the board of Trammell Crow Company (TCC: NYSE), which was purchased by CBRE (CBG: NYSE) in 2006, and has served on the board of CBRE since. In 2006, Curtis was also appointed by President George W. Bush to be a Trustee of the Presidio Trust. Curtis represents Voyager on the boards of Ayla Networks, Sensys and Vidder. Before joining Voyager, Curtis was the first Executive Vice President of the newly formed Stanford Management Company, helping oversee the University’s endowment from 1992 to 2000, when assets under management grew from $1.5 billion to $9 billion. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. Curtis will combine his global commercial real estate skills with his vast experience in technology investing for a high level, precedent-setting general session conversation on CRE Tech 5.0.

    Speaker:
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    Curtis Feeny Voyager Capital
    Curtis Feeny Partner
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    Curtis Feeny
    Partner
    Voyager Capital

    Commercial Real Estate Innovation - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 9:20am - 9:30am    Location: Pacific 15
    The commercial real estate industry has been home for Anant Yardi for over 30 years. Yardi has provided software solutions to the smallest and largest real estate firms in the world. With over three decades of experience, president and founder Anant brings a perspective in systems development and technology direction that no one else can. He will provide a quick look back, an assessment of today, and a look forward into the world of real estate, technology, automation and innovation.

    Speaker:
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    Anant Yardi Yardi
    Anant Yardi President
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    Anant Yardi
    President
    Yardi

    Building Automation, Smart Buildings and IoT – The Journey Continues
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 9:30am - 9:40am    Location: Pacific 15
    In the 1990s, the Internet and the web were becoming mainstream commercial technologies. Smart devices and systems began to appear in buildings, machines, homes and cars, but few standards existed for interoperability among new and already-installed devices. Working from a spare room in Richmond, Virginia, a group of building industry experts and graduates in electrical engineering and computer science gathered to solve the problem. Their approach was to design an open, Internet-based infrastructure to support applications that could be used across a wide variety of systems from different manufacturers. Tridium was founded by these entrepreneurs whose early success was based on a novel technology and a forward-thinking set of early adopters. Today, Jim Bland, President of Tridium, continues that legacy of entrepreneurship and innovation.

    Speaker:
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    Jim Bland Tridium
    Jim Bland President and General Manager
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    Jim Bland
    President and General Manager
    Tridium

    CRE Tech 5.0 - Reaching New Heights
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 9:40am - 10:10am    Location: Pacific 15
    Over the last 30 years, there have been five major phases of automation that have impacted CRE. This panel discussion will feature industry innovators who each represent a phase of this journey. This is where an Internet pioneer, Larry Smarr and a global tech investor expert, Curtis Feeny, meet two industry stalwarts, Anant Yardi and Jim Bland, for a well-timed conversation on how CRE Tech 5.0 will enable us to reach new heights in commercial and corporate real estate innovation!

    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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    Jim Bland Tridium
    Jim Bland President and General Manager
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    Jim Bland
    President and General Manager
    Tridium

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    Curtis Feeny Voyager Capital
    Curtis Feeny Partner
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    Curtis Feeny
    Partner
    Voyager Capital

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    Larry Smarr Calit2
    Larry Smarr Director
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    Larry Smarr
    Director
    Calit2

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    Anant Yardi Yardi
    Anant Yardi President
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    Anant Yardi
    President
    Yardi

    Salesforce Tower - Innovation @ Scale
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 10:10am - 10:20am    Location: Pacific 15
    The new Salesforce Tower, designed by world-renowned architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, has changed the San Francisco skyline forever. A joint venture by Boston Properties and Hines, who together have more than 453 million square feet in service, the Salesforce Tower is quickly becoming an icon at 61 stories and 1.4 million square feet. Now the tallest building in San Francisco and the tallest building west of Chicago, this monument to innovation is reestablishing the benchmarks for large structures. Some of the cutting-edge features of the building include: 13 foot, 9 inch ceilings, raised floors, occupant comfort technology, personalized micro-environments, 100% outside air ventilation, rain water harvesting, a converged and redundant fiber network for building systems, operations and amenities, a building antenna system and a large scale public art light installation at the top of the building. Jim Whalen, SVP/CIO of Boston Properties, will walk us through one of the most innovative large buildings in the world.

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

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

    U.S. Math & Science Education – A Threat to the American Dream
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 10:20am - 10:30am    Location: Pacific 15
    For the last 100 years, the United States and all it represents has been built on vision, hard work, a willingness to take risk and high educational standards. Many of the jobs that have been created over the last century were based on extraordinary innovation. The radio, television, automobile, airplane, computer, Internet, mobile phone and all the new technologies emerging from Silicon Valley and other tech hubs have created an economic engine and laid the foundation for many ‘American Dreams’. At the core of this innovation are strong math and science skills. Once the envy of the world, the U.S. educational system is now producing abysmal results: 25th in Science and 41st in math globally. We need a national shift in our culture to reverse this trend and bring the United States back to the forefront of math and science education. In the interest of this goal, we will celebrate a group of high school students who—with the help of the Realcomm community—have placed a micro experiment on the International Space Station. This project is an example of what can happen when businesses join in the fight to restore our place in the global education rankings.

    Speaker:
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    Lisa Woods Realcomm
    Lisa Woods Managing Partner 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
    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.

    SMART BUILDINGS Best Practices Showcase

    Kick-off Day TWO by joining us and exploring 50 projects demonstrating the next generation of open architected, integrated, interoperable and IP-centric smart buildings, campuses, portfolios and cities. This super session will include some of the most sophisticated and successful projects in the world! GE Digital Campus, 888 Boylston Street, J. Craig Venter Institute and Qualcomm Smart Campus are just a few of the many that will be featured.

    INCLUDED SESSIONS ARE:

    SMART BUILDINGS Best Practice Showcase
    Date: 6/15/2017    Time: 8:30AM - 10:30AM    Location: Exhibit Hall Lobby

    The fifth annual SMART BUILDING Best Practice Showcase returns to IBcon. For this super-session, we’ve assembled over 50 of the world’s most progressive and successful implementations of smart buildings, portfolios and campuses. These projects represent the next generation of open, interoperable, integrated and IP-centric buildings.

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

    TRACK: 'Digitizing' the Commercial Real Estate Organization

    Technology has always been an enabler of change. It allows us to reevaluate old processes and apply new ideas to make things better, faster and cheaper. Over the years, we have evolved from mainframes to mini computers to distributed PCs and now to the cloud and mobile devices. We have ostensibly put the power of mainframe computers into everyone’s hands. The vast potential of this computing platform means that automation goes from the back office right to the customer’s mobile device, and consequently, every process and every experience must be rethought. This essential track will focus on the fact that many in our industry believe that this challenge goes beyond traditional IT thinking and responsibilities and that true digital transformation is the next evolution.

    INCLUDED SESSIONS ARE:

    Digitize, Transform and Optimize Operations Through NextGen COLLABORATION TECHNOLOGIES
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 3:15pm - 4:15pm    Location: Rancho Santa Fe
    Digitally transforming the operations of a global commercial real estate organization is a monumental challenge which involves successfully bridging the gap between business and technology while implementing a seamless next generation real estate ecosystem. This unique and comprehensive case story focuses on how to maximize the business impact of a technology transformation initiative using an innovation platform with “meet anywhere” digital collaboration capabilities. Key discussion points include best practices in: (1) Simplifying the technology footprint with vertical integration to drive adoption, (2) Solutions-driven approaches to transforming and standardizing operations, (3) The use of digital collaboration to accelerate design and adoption. (4) Innovation in user touchpoints and testing to empower a knowledge workforce, (5) Calibrating the “art” and “science” of transformation projects.

    Speakers:
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    John Batke NOI Strategies
    John Batke Managing Director
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    John Batke
    Managing Director
    NOI Strategies

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    Betsy Reed Brookfield
    Betsy Reed VP
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    Betsy Reed
    VP
    Brookfield

    Real Estate DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – Incremental Change or an Entire New Approach
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm    Location: Pacific 24
    Technology has always been an enabler of change. In recent history, we have seen PCs replace terminals and mobile phones take automation to the streets. Some would argue that this has been incremental change and that transitions were hard, but not totally disruptive. More recently, we've heard a lot about digital transformation. This means literally rethinking everything from the ground up, from how an occupant interacts with the building to how they pay their rent. Layer on top of that the new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain that are poised to potentially change every aspect of real estate. For those ready for the strategic discussion on disruptive digital transformation, this is a must attend session.

    Moderator:
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    Tama Huang NOI Strategies - CohnReznick
    Tama Huang Principal, Global Real Estate Advisory Services Leader
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    Tama Huang
    Principal, Global Real Estate Advisory Services Leader
    NOI Strategies - CohnReznick

    Speakers:
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    Sondra Ashmore Principal Global Investors
    Sondra Ashmore Assistant Director IT Sondra Ashmore, Ph.D. recently joined Principal Global Investor's Real Estate Group as the Assistant Director of IT. Prior to joining The Principal Fi
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    Sondra Ashmore
    Assistant Director IT
    Principal Global Investors

    Sondra Ashmore, Ph.D. recently joined Principal Global Investor's Real Estate Group as the Assistant Director of IT. Prior to joining The Principal Financial Group, she spent 13 years at IBM working on storage solutions for cloud, big data and software defined environments. Her first book, “Introduction to Agile Methods” will be released in July of this year.

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

    Maureen Ehrenberg currently serves as Executive Managing Director of Integrated Facilities Management (IFM), Corporate Solutions for the Americas and Chair of its IFM Global Specialty Board. She is an internationally recognized expert in the facility management field,and provides strategic direction and expertise to a team of 8,000 who currently manage more than 760 million square feet of property in the Americas and provides leadership to the members of JLL’s Global IFM Board.

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    Ted Kempf Microsoft
    Ted Kempf Industry Director
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    Ted Kempf
    Industry Director
    Microsoft

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    Phil Klokis GSA/PBS
    Phil Klokis CIO
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    Phil Klokis
    CIO
    GSA/PBS

    Defining and Executing the DIGITAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
    Date: 6/15/2017    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm    Location: Pacific 24
    Functions such as accounting, property management and lease administration are typically referred to as back office. These are the basics that must be put in place for a real estate company to function. Today, many organizations are looking beyond the traditional IT functions and are anticipating that technology, automation and innovation to deliver an enhanced, i.e. “digital,” customer experience applicable to both internal as well as external customers. In retail, this could involve features such as a mobile shopping app or interactive directories; in the office, it could mean using a phone for access control or human resource interaction. In any event, technology continues to play a role in creating immersive and engaging spaces. This session will explore how industry leaders are approaching this emerging digital customer experience.

    Moderator:
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    Sandy Jacolow Silverstein Properties, Inc.
    Sandy Jacolow CIO
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    Sandy Jacolow
    CIO
    Silverstein Properties, Inc.
    LinkedIn

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

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    Stath Karras Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate
    Stath Karras Executive Director Stath Karras currently serves as the Executive Director of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate (BMC). He is responsible for establishing and lev
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    Stath Karras
    Executive Director
    Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate

    Stath Karras currently serves as the Executive Director of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate (BMC). He is responsible for establishing and leveraging strategic priorities and initiatives for the Center to advance its mission to recruit, educate and mentor real estate students with the goal of facilitating their career pursuits within the industry. Stath has over 30 years of experience in real estate executive management, business development, receiverships and operations. As a respected industry stalwart, he is also very active in the San Diego community chairing various leading local economic organizations, initiatives and charities.

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    Ted Maulucci SmartONE Solutions
    Ted Maulucci President
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    Ted Maulucci
    President
    SmartONE Solutions

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    Justin Segal Boxer Property
    Justin Segal President Justin Segal is an operations executive and entrepreneur specializing in real estate investment and management, startups, and technology. He is the fo
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    Justin Segal
    President
    Boxer Property
    LinkedIn

    Justin Segal is an operations executive and entrepreneur specializing in real estate investment and management, startups, and technology. He is the founder of Stemmons Enterprise, a universal operations platform that allows companies to operate with pervasive data and unparalleled agility. He often speaks on topics involving enterprise data, analytics, and user experience.

    BUSINESS ALIGNMENT for Technology and Innovation – A Requirement for Success
    Date: 6/15/2017    Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm    Location: Pacific 24
    We've been talking about it for years. It's not about the technology, but rather the business objectives that drive innovation. While the conversations have been loud and constant, there are still many organizations that focus on the technology without clear alignment around business goals. IT’s inclusion in strategy planning is critical to this alignment. For today’s technology executive to be successful, they must be on the front lines—clearly understanding the business and how it is changing. Technology and innovation continue to fundamentally change the way we use and operate real estate, and today’s executive must to be strategic, not tactical.

    Moderator:
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    Rick Gehringer Caruso
    Rick Gehringer SVP, Technology As the SVP, Technology, Rick Gehringer oversees provision and use of technology at Caruso Affiliated. Prior to joining the company, Gehringer led the
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    Rick Gehringer
    SVP, Technology
    Caruso

    As the SVP, Technology, Rick Gehringer oversees provision and use of technology at Caruso Affiliated. Prior to joining the company, Gehringer led the Building Owners business unit at Trimble Navigation where he was responsible to supply commercial and government customers with technology automating components of the development, design, construction and operations building lifecycle. Customers served include the General Services Administration's Public Building Service, AT&T, CBRE, AECOM, Disney Imagineering and Real Estate, Simon and General Growth Properties. Previous positions include serving as CIO at the Brookings Institution and Westfield Group, a Sydney Australia-based global retail real estate developer and owner.

    Speakers:
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    Matt Eyre Irvine Company
    Matt Eyre VP, Customer & Workforce Solutions
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    Matt Eyre
    VP, Customer & Workforce Solutions
    Irvine Company

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    Michael Huaco McKesson
    Michael Huaco SVP & Global Head of Real Estate
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    Michael Huaco
    SVP & Global Head of Real Estate
    McKesson

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    Annette Prater GGP
    Annette Prater CIO
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    Annette Prater
    CIO
    GGP

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    Vince Verrault CBRE
    Vince Verrault VP, Americas Technology Leader
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    Vince Verrault
    VP, Americas Technology Leader
    CBRE

    TRACK SPONSOR

    TRACK: The Changing Workforce

    When you talk to any seasoned professional regarding automation and innovation, they are quick to point out that success or failure is never based solely on the technology, but rather on the people. Our industry (as well as many others) is engaged with a variety of challenges pertaining to personnel. Up to five generations in the workplace, new work ethics and styles, fast changing technology and a skills shortage are just a few of the issues business professionals are managing in today’s business environment. This track will assess all the issues related to the people side of the business. Without an engaged, motivated, educated and disciplined workforce, an organization will struggle with all projects including technology. This may be the most important topic for 2017.

    INCLUDED SESSIONS ARE:

    Integrating MILLENNIALS in the Workplace – Technology, Work Style and Communications
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 11:45am - 12:45pm    Location: Salon 13
    Talent attraction and retention has always been important; today that endeavor includes a lot of conversations about millennials in the workplace. Current information illustrates the generational difference between Baby Boomers, Gen-X and Millennials. This young generation uses technology differently; they have different work styles and ways of communicating. Some organizations have resolved ways to integrate the traits of the different generations, while others still struggle. In just a few short years, millennials will be the majority in the workforce and it is imperative that we transition the skills and experience to them in the most efficient and effective way. This valuable session will include speakers from various generations and the discussion will focus on the successes and challenges involved in the multi-generational workplace.

    Moderator:
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    Brad White SES Consulting
    Brad White Principal
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    Brad White
    Principal
    SES Consulting

    Speakers:
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    Esther Bonardi Yardi
    Esther Bonardi VP, Marketing
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    Esther Bonardi
    VP, Marketing
    Yardi

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    Randy Howder Gensler
    Randy Howder Technology Practice Area Leader, Principal As a Firmwide leader of Gensler's Technology Practice, Randy Howderfocuses on helping transform leading-edge clients through new approaches to workpla
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    Randy Howder
    Technology Practice Area Leader, Principal
    Gensler
    LinkedIn

    As a Firmwide leader of Gensler's Technology Practice, Randy Howderfocuses on helping transform leading-edge clients through new approaches to workplace design, user experience and service delivery. He currently oversees strategic consulting and workplace design initiatives for a diverse range of industry leaders. Randy questions how workplaces work; he loves to find ways to make space more effective and make people’s work lives better.

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    Justin Segal Boxer Property
    Justin Segal President Justin Segal is an operations executive and entrepreneur specializing in real estate investment and management, startups, and technology. He is the fo
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    Justin Segal
    President
    Boxer Property
    LinkedIn

    Justin Segal is an operations executive and entrepreneur specializing in real estate investment and management, startups, and technology. He is the founder of Stemmons Enterprise, a universal operations platform that allows companies to operate with pervasive data and unparalleled agility. He often speaks on topics involving enterprise data, analytics, and user experience.

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    Brandon Van Orden Cousins Properties
    Brandon Van Orden SVP, CIO Brandon Van Orden is SVP & CIO for Cousins Properties Incorporated based in Atlanta. He is responsible for Cousins technical vision and all aspects o
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    Brandon Van Orden
    SVP, CIO
    Cousins Properties

    Brandon Van Orden is SVP & CIO for Cousins Properties Incorporated based in Atlanta. He is responsible for Cousins technical vision and all aspects of the Information Technology organization including people, strategy, development and operations. Prior to joining Cousins in 2016, Brandon was VP of Global Applications for Novelis and prior to that he was with GE Energy for 12 years where he held a number of IT leadership roles increasing in responsibility after he graduated from the GE Information Technology Leadership Program in 2003.

    Dealing with the Critical IT SKILLS SHORTAGE – Creative Ways to Build a Team
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm    Location: Salon 13
    For the past few years there have been murmurs of an IT skills shortage. Every year the topic seems to intensify. By some estimations, we are short of qualified candidates for nearly one million IT positions in the US, plus 500,000 in operations and facilities. There are many reasons for this shortage ranging from declining interest in math and science in K-12 and college, to a disinterest in the "not so interesting" world of real estate and facilities by younger generations. In order to survive and thrive, various organizations have come up with their own unique strategies to find and train employees while creating and maintaining a culture they feel good about. For anyone struggling with finding skilled employees, this is a session you will not want to miss.

    Moderator:
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    Amy St. Denis St. Denis Group
    Amy St. Denis Principal Amy St. Denis has more than fifteen years of experience in Executive Search specializing in Real Estate Investment and Technology. Amy combines prac
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    Amy St. Denis
    Principal
    St. Denis Group

    Amy St. Denis has more than fifteen years of experience in Executive Search specializing in Real Estate Investment and Technology. Amy combines practical experience and industry knowledge to facilitate the creation of effective teams for real estate owners and investors, advisors, and providers of capital to the industry. Amy has performed searches across the United States for large public REITs and early stage organizations and the space in between. Prior to recruiting, Amy worked in the non-profit sector in the areas of development and public relations. She continues that work as a volunteer in the areas of organizational development, executive recruitment and development, and board development.

    Speakers:
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    Luis Ramos Woolbright Development
    Luis Ramos Director, IT As the Director of Information Technology at Woolbright Development, Luis Ramos is responsible for the corporate technology strategy, which includes t
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    Luis Ramos
    Director, IT
    Woolbright Development

    As the Director of Information Technology at Woolbright Development, Luis Ramos is responsible for the corporate technology strategy, which includes the IT infrastructure and enterprise application platforms. Additionally, he is also responsible for implementing technology solutions toward the company’s existing business processes, and helping create new efficiencies throughout the company's business model. Since his arrival in 2004, his team has been responsible for the constant development of various industry-focused proprietary software applications and tools. These award-winning technologies have fundamentally changed the way commercial real estate has been done at Woolbright.

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    Shaun Smith Phillips Edison & Co.
    Shaun Smith SVP, CIO Shaun Smith joined Phillips Edison in 2014 as its CIO where he oversees the company's information technology environment to support the company's busi
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    Shaun Smith
    SVP, CIO
    Phillips Edison & Co.

    Shaun Smith joined Phillips Edison in 2014 as its CIO where he oversees the company's information technology environment to support the company's business strategy. Previously, he served as CIO for The Related Companies where he led a large team of technology staff in developing and implementing technology initiatives to support the company's overall goals and profitability. Awards garnered include Realcomm's 2010 Digie Award for "Best Use of Automation” and the Accommodation Medal for application development which he earned while serving in the US Air Force.

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

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

    21st Century Skills – Building a DATA SCIENCE Strategy & Team
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm    Location: Salon 13
    Years ago, it was called data analysis, then business intelligence, evolved to big data—and now, data science. At the end of the day it means using data from a number of sources, both internal and external, to bring a new level of granularity and accuracy to recognizing business issues and trends. The truth is, data science done correctly can tell us more about the past, present and possibly help predict the future. We are now on the verge of more real estate organizations committing to the idea of data science. Companies are developing strategies and putting together teams that collect, organize, analyze and draw conclusions from an immense volume of data. This invaluable session will attempt to define data science, identify its capabilities for commercial real estate and share stories on what an effective strategy might look like.

    Moderator:
    headshot for Paul Ricci
    Paul Ricci NOI Strategies
    Paul Ricci Partner
    headshot for Paul Ricci
    Paul Ricci
    Partner
    NOI Strategies

    Speakers:
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    BIll Bernabei CBRE
    BIll Bernabei Managing Director
    headshot for BIll Bernabei
    BIll Bernabei
    Managing Director
    CBRE

    headshot for HoChun Ho
    HoChun Ho JLL
    HoChun Ho Global Head of Data Governance
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    HoChun Ho
    Global Head of Data Governance
    JLL

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    Yin Nawaday Icebox Consulting Group
    Yin Nawaday Founder & CEO Yin Nawaday is Founder & CEO of Icebox Consulting Group. She is a recognized thought leader in analytics & business process transformation, and has be
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    Yin Nawaday
    Founder & CEO
    Icebox Consulting Group
    LinkedIn

    Yin Nawaday is Founder & CEO of Icebox Consulting Group. She is a recognized thought leader in analytics & business process transformation, and has been profiled in leading industry publications for her work in predictive analytics. Yin previously held key leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of industries including CNN, Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Hearst Corp.

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    Sam Wong QuadReal Property Group
    Sam Wong Head of Analytics and Data Science Sam Wong is responsible for leading QuadReal’s Business Intelligence Program and guiding them on how to leverage data with technology for a competitiv
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    Sam Wong
    Head of Analytics and Data Science
    QuadReal Property Group

    Sam Wong is responsible for leading QuadReal’s Business Intelligence Program and guiding them on how to leverage data with technology for a competitive edge. Working in the BI space for over 15 years, Sam has worked within numerous industries with a wide range in technologies; all while advising companies on how to strategically utilize and manage their data more effectively.

    TRACK: CRE Tech 4.0

    During the 2009/2010 timeframe, what we are now referring to as CRE Tech 4.0 began. It emerged from the disruption caused by the 2008 financial crisis. Once the dust settled and things began to stabilize, an extraordinary amount of investment dollars flooded the market and CRE Tech was one of the recipients. The technology platforms that were introduced in this timeframe were: Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, IoT and Cyber. With these new technologies in place, the CRE industry was quick to embrace and begin the hyper automation of our industry. Experts estimate that over 1,000 new companies were introduced and $7B+ was invested. This useful track will focus on some of the most innovative ideas that emerged in this period, and an assessment on where they stand today.

    INCLUDED SESSIONS ARE:

    CLOUD Migration Strategies – The Journey Continues
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 11:45am - 12:45pm    Location: Pacific 24
    When you speak to different professionals in our industry it is interesting to hear the disparity in positions regarding cloud migration. Some are ‘all in’ and have been for years, while some remain more tentative and skeptical. While most would agree that cloud migration is inevitable, the pace of adoption varies. As more and more of our world moves to the cloud, new and important issues come into play. Network performance, security, data integration and authentication, are just a few. This important session will attempt to determine what the state-of-the-art cloud strategy might look like, while addressing the challenges of the platform. This session will provide a perfect opportunity for early adopters to discuss what’s next in cloud while also getting insight from those who are in the midst of the journey.

    Moderator:
    headshot for Bob Rybak
    Bob Rybak Morguard
    Bob Rybak CIO Bob Rybak Is the CIO at Morguard, a leading Real Estate Investment and Property Management firm based in Toronto, Canada. Bob has been an IT professio
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    Bob Rybak
    CIO
    Morguard

    Bob Rybak Is the CIO at Morguard, a leading Real Estate Investment and Property Management firm based in Toronto, Canada. Bob has been an IT professional, entrepreneur and frequent consultant for almost three decades, working in both the public and private sectors. A graduate of the University of Toronto with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Bob's professional experience has spanned many different companies in a wide range of industries.

    Speakers:
    headshot for Mark Brown
    Mark Brown Starwood Retail Partners
    Mark Brown VP, Head of Technology Mark Brown is the Head of Technology at Starwood Retail Partners. In this capacity, he is responsible for the establishment of a robust and reliable t
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    Mark Brown
    VP, Head of Technology
    Starwood Retail Partners

    Mark Brown is the Head of Technology at Starwood Retail Partners. In this capacity, he is responsible for the establishment of a robust and reliable technology infrastructure to support the growth of the company. Additionally, he plays a key role in promoting corporate efficiency and effectiveness through the establishment and continuous improvement of business processes and procedures. Previously, Mark was CIO of GGP and executive roles at Urban Retail Properties and Simon Property Group and have substantial consulting experience in the commercial real estate industry.

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    Chris Herrick Liberty Property Trust
    Chris Herrick VP, Director of IT
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    Chris Herrick
    VP, Director of IT
    Liberty Property Trust

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    Joe Rich Related Companies
    Joe Rich SVP
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    Joe Rich
    SVP
    Related Companies

    VTS and HIGHTOWER Integration – A Stakeholder Update
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 2:15pm - 3:15pm    Location: Pacific 24
    One of the biggest stories in the CRE Tech space over the last 12 months was the merger of the industry's two largest leasing and asset management platforms. Once competitors vying for market share, this combination of companies will surely have a major impact on the industry. As with any merger of this type, there are many questions about what this means for the industry and stakeholders of both companies.This session will allow attendees to hear directly from company executives on customer migration, integrations, the platform, product roadmap, and the long-term unified strategy. For anyone who is using VTS or Hightower, or considering partnering with the unified company, this is an important and informative session.

    Moderator:
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    Robert Entin Vornado Realty Trust
    Robert Entin EVP & CIO Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. He continues to serve as Ch
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    Robert Entin
    EVP & CIO
    Vornado Realty Trust
    LinkedIn

    Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. He continues to serve as Chairman and CTO for Integrated Business Systems (IBS), a well-known provider of real estate automation solutions, which he founded in 1979.

    Speakers:
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    Nick Romito VTS
    Nick Romito CEO & Co-Founder All eyes are on View The Space's (VTS) company Founder and CEO, Nick Romito. With the speed at which his venture has reached market share in 14 major
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    Nick Romito
    CEO & Co-Founder
    VTS

    All eyes are on View The Space's (VTS) company Founder and CEO, Nick Romito. With the speed at which his venture has reached market share in 14 major US cities, one can safely conclude that the online-leasing evolution has begun. Using the latest CRE technology and a video platform, brokers and potential tenants alike can now tour thousands of vacant spaces from their desktop, tablet or smartphone and share them with their colleagues, clients, etc. The outcomes of these “shares/view” are also trackable, supplying streamlined, accountable results to all involved in the leasing process. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Titan Global Advisors where he spearheaded the tenant-rep and agency side of the brokerage division, bolstering its business development platform.

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    Brandon Weber VTS
    Brandon Weber Founder & CPO
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    Brandon Weber
    Founder & CPO
    VTS

    CRE TECH 4.0 – A Status Report on the $7+ Billion Invested
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm    Location: Pacific 24
    After the recession, once people started to lift their heads and resilience returned, interest in investment in tech companies (and specifically real estate technology companies) began. From 2010 until today we have seen an unprecedented flurry of investments in CRE Tech by all sorts of organizations. Venture firms with little experience in the space, real estate companies who wanted in on the opportunities, and every other form of tech investor rushed in. Now seven years in, there are mixed reviews regarding the trajectory and success of these investments. While there has been some M&A activity and a few notable exits, “jumping the chasm” has not yet occurred. This session will include some of the most seasoned professionals involved in CRE Tech 4.0.

    Moderator:
    headshot for Jim Young
    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:
    headshot for Stuart Appley
    Stuart Appley CBRE
    Stuart Appley Managing Director, GWS Technology Solutions Stuart Appley is the Technology Solutions Leader for the West Division of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Group, where he is responsible for providi
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    Stuart Appley
    Managing Director, GWS Technology Solutions
    CBRE
    LinkedIn

    Stuart Appley is the Technology Solutions Leader for the West Division of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Group, where he is responsible for providing executive technology oversight, innovation and consulting to current and potential clients across the region. He was previously the Chief Information & Technology Officer at Shorenstein Realty Services, where he led the transformation of the company’s technology environment into an innovative organization, championing and leading new digital engagement opportunities. Stuart is a frequent speaker on innovation and he serves on several advisory boards for emerging technology companies, industry organizations and VCs.

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    Travis Barrington cre.tech
    Travis Barrington Founder & CEO
    headshot for Travis Barrington
    Travis Barrington
    Founder & CEO
    cre.tech

    headshot for Michael Beckerman
    Michael Beckerman The News Funnel | CRE // Tech
    Michael Beckerman CEO
    headshot for Michael Beckerman
    Michael Beckerman
    CEO
    The News Funnel | CRE // Tech

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    Brad Greiwe Fifth Wall
    Brad Greiwe Co-Founder & Managing Partner Brad Greiwe is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, a venture fund focused on technology for the Built World backed by the largest owners
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    Brad Greiwe
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner
    Fifth Wall

    Brad Greiwe is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, a venture fund focused on technology for the Built World backed by the largest owners & operators of real estate, hospitality, and retail environments in the world. Previously, Brad was the Co-Founder and CTO of Invitation Homes, the largest owner & operator of single family rental properties in the US backed by The Blackstone Group.

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    James McHale Memoori
    James McHale CEO & Founder Jim McHale is CEO & Founder of Memoori Research, a consultancy company based in London providing market research and business intelligence to clients
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    James McHale
    CEO & Founder
    Memoori

    Jim McHale is CEO & Founder of Memoori Research, a consultancy company based in London providing market research and business intelligence to clients globally. His core areas of industry expertise include Physical Security, Smart Buildings, Lighting, Internet of Things and Disruptive Web Technologies. Jim has researched and analyzed B2B industrial markets for over 10 years. He has managed and delivered research projects to numerous blue chip clients including Siemens, Honeywell, Schneider Electric, 3i, Morgan Stanley etc.

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    William O'Donnell Prologis
    William O'Donnell SVP
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    William O'Donnell
    SVP
    Prologis

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

    CRE Tech LAUNCHPAD SHOWCASE
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 4:45pm - 6:00pm    Location: Rancho Santa Fe
    Over the past seven years, there has been extraordinary investment in the CRE Tech marketplace. Phase 4, which started in 2009-10, brought hundreds of new companies looking to automate every aspect of the commercial and corporate real estate lifecycle. Understanding who these companies are, the processes their solutions are looking to improve and what their vision entails, is not always an easy task. The CRE Tech LAUNCHPAD Showcase is designed to simplify the process for attendees to quickly get up to speed on the leading start-ups in our industry. This fast paced session will feature some of the best and brightest new ideas and resources.

    Moderators:
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    Howard Berger Realcomm
    Howard Berger Managing Partner, Program Director Howard Berger has over 30 years' experience in technology and commercial/investment real estate. As Realcomm's Program Director, he manages its US and
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    Howard Berger
    Managing Partner, Program Director
    Realcomm
    LinkedIn

    Howard Berger has over 30 years' experience in technology and commercial/investment real estate. As Realcomm's Program Director, he manages its US and international conferences and CIO programs. Previously, he was with The Jamesan Group, which specialized in strategic technology consulting for the commercial real estate industry and prior to that, he was with TRW Real Estate Information Systems where he developed real estate information systems for the mortgage, appraisal and title insurance industries.

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    Lisa Woods Realcomm
    Lisa Woods Managing Partner 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
    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.

    TRACK: Process Automation

    Technology unto itself does not result in business improvement. It is through the combination of multiple technology tools that a process begins to become automated and ultimately, deliver a higher level of efficiency and effectiveness. Today’s tools include mobile devices, the cloud, software platforms and much more. In the case of Uber, that combination included a phone, the cloud, a rethink of the process, and a subsequent app that revolutionized ride services forever. The same is true in commercial real estate and this track will focus on historic processes that have already been automated and are ready for a refresh; or those that are new and revolutionizing the industry through automation.

    INCLUDED SESSIONS ARE:

    The Ever Expanding ERP – The Industry's Top Leaders Weigh-In
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm    Location: Rancho Santa Fe
    One of the most consistent discussions in our industry over time has been centered on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Enterprise resource planning is the integrated management of core business processes, often in real-time and mediated by software and technology. ERPs have evolved from a few major business processes to touching almost every single function in a real estate company. The debate includes single stack vs. integrated best of breed, as well as uncovering logical boundaries for an ERP platform. Cloud, mobility, analytics and cyber have also been part of the ongoing discussion. Hear from the industry’s top leaders about the current status and future possibilities of real estate ERPs.

    Moderator:
    headshot for Jim Carr
    Jim Carr GPG Advisers
    Jim Carr Executive Director
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    Jim Carr
    Executive Director
    GPG Advisers
    LinkedIn

    Speakers:
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    Robert Courteau Altus Group
    Robert Courteau CEO Robert Courteau is CEO of Altus Group , a leading provider of independent advisory services, software and data solutions to the global commercial real
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    Robert Courteau
    CEO
    Altus Group

    Robert Courteau is CEO of Altus Group , a leading provider of independent advisory services, software and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry. An accomplished senior executive, Robert has extensive experience in leading new business initiatives and achieving growth objectives with some of the world’s foremost companies.

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    Patrick Ghilani MRI Software
    Patrick Ghilani CEO
    headshot for Patrick Ghilani
    Patrick Ghilani
    CEO
    MRI Software

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    Anant Yardi Yardi
    Anant Yardi President
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    Anant Yardi
    President
    Yardi

    CAPITAL PROJECTS – Bringing Data Driven Precision to the Process
    Date: 6/15/2017    Time: 10:45am - 11:45am    Location: Grand 13
    Capital projects make up a major component of a building owner’s strategy. Whether it is a small tenant improvement, or a major retrofit or construction project, there are many moving parts. Historically those “moving parts” were managed using the last generation of automation tools, documents, spreadsheets and email. While these tools provided an improvement from paper, their capability was limited; we now see those old systems giving way to new ones that are innovative, scalable and more effective. Solutions like RFP Delivery, RFP Response, Bid Analysis, Project Management and, in some cases, Accounting Integration – all are part of a process ripe for an efficiency overhaul. This session will feature the industry’s most knowledgeable minds on the topic of next generation capital project automation.

    Moderator:
    headshot for Anthony Nazzaro
    Anthony Nazzaro NOI Strategies - CohnReznick
    Anthony Nazzaro Principal Anthony Nazzaro oversees significant client projects that drive toward operational excellence – from organizational, process, and systems assessment t
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    Anthony Nazzaro
    Principal
    NOI Strategies - CohnReznick
    LinkedIn

    Anthony Nazzaro oversees significant client projects that drive toward operational excellence – from organizational, process, and systems assessment to optimization and implementation. He has 30 years of experience in commercial real estate with wide-ranging knowledge of organization design, process re-engineering, business intelligence and technology implementation.

    Speakers:
    headshot for Robert Entin
    Robert Entin Vornado Realty Trust
    Robert Entin EVP & CIO Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. He continues to serve as Ch
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    Robert Entin
    EVP & CIO
    Vornado Realty Trust
    LinkedIn

    Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. He continues to serve as Chairman and CTO for Integrated Business Systems (IBS), a well-known provider of real estate automation solutions, which he founded in 1979.

    headshot for Susan Gerock
    Susan Gerock Washington REIT
    Susan Gerock VP, IT & CIO Susan Gerock currently serves as VP, Information Technology and CIO for Washington REIT, a publicly traded REIT based in Washington, DC. She has over
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    Susan Gerock
    VP, IT & CIO
    Washington REIT

    Susan Gerock currently serves as VP, Information Technology and CIO for Washington REIT, a publicly traded REIT based in Washington, DC. She has over 20 years' experience in various technology roles spanning manufacturing, consulting, application service provider, and commercial real estate organizations. Her specialties include ERP selection and implementation, project and change management, and cybersecurity. She is also a proponent of the use of social media and the overlapping relationship between technology and marketing.

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    Riggs Kubiak Honest Buildings
    Riggs Kubiak CEO Riggs Kubiak is the CEO & Co-Founder of Honest Buildings, the intuitive project management and procurement solution built for commercial real estate o
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    Riggs Kubiak
    CEO
    Honest Buildings

    Riggs Kubiak is the CEO & Co-Founder of Honest Buildings, the intuitive project management and procurement solution built for commercial real estate owener and managers. His passion for enabling urban progress project by project, building by building, city by city, has driven him to create an enterprise-grade platform with project management capabilities. His dedication to the platform has resulted in partnerships with industry leaders like Brookfield, Vornado, and others.

    Automating the LEASE PROCESS – Many Perspectives, Many Options
    Date: 6/15/2017    Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm    Location: Grand 13
    The lease process remains one of the cornerstones of owning and operating commercial real estate. Identifying prospects, showing space, signing leases and providing ongoing customer service to tenants are all pieces of the puzzle. There have been numerous attempts to automate the process. First, we saw custom built CRM systems; then a movement toward Salesforce; and recently, companies such as VTS and Hightower (now consolidated into VTS) provided market systems which could also automate the internal lease processes of real estate companies. Today, our industry has a number of different concepts in play; the lease automation conversation is far from over. This insightful session will discuss and debate the merits and challenges of lease automation.

    Moderator:
    headshot for Kevin Seckel
    Kevin Seckel PwC
    Kevin Seckel Director, Advisory Services
    headshot for Kevin Seckel
    Kevin Seckel
    Director, Advisory Services
    PwC

    Speakers:
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    Porter Bellew Federal Realty
    Porter Bellew VP, CIO
    headshot for Porter Bellew
    Porter Bellew
    VP, CIO
    Federal Realty

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    Phil Klokis GSA/PBS
    Phil Klokis CIO
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    Phil Klokis
    CIO
    GSA/PBS

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    Dustin Verdin CASTO
    Dustin Verdin Sr. Interactive Developer Dustin Verdin has over 17 years of experience designing, developing and implementing interactive solutions for local, national and global clientele. A
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    Dustin Verdin
    Sr. Interactive Developer
    CASTO

    Dustin Verdin has over 17 years of experience designing, developing and implementing interactive solutions for local, national and global clientele. At CASTO Real Estate, Dustin is responsible for guiding the company's' innovation and technology integration efforts, including initiatives to join disparate legacy systems and data silos with custom workflow, visualization and communication tools. Dustin is focused on building solutions which increase knowledge, enhance productivity, generate ROI and respect the 80-year-old history and culture of CASTO.

    BUDGET & FORECASTING 5.0 – The Next Evolution
    Date: 6/15/2017    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm    Location: Grand 13
    Budget & Forecasting is one of the most fundamental components of a real estate strategy. It is the foundation for achieving the business goals that have been established. Over time, this once static business process that was reviewed periodically throughout the year has evolved into a more real-time activity. We now have enhanced functionality and new platform options such as the cloud. The need for greater integration and interoperability and a changing vendor landscape is driving more innovation – and in some cases, uncertainty. With so much riding on this fundamental application set, the market is anxious to understand what is in store for Budget & Forecasting over the next 12-18 months.

    Moderator:
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    Drew Pierson RealFoundations
    Drew Pierson Director
    headshot for Drew Pierson
    Drew Pierson
    Director
    RealFoundations

    Speakers:
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    Mark Brown Starwood Retail Partners
    Mark Brown VP, Head of Technology Mark Brown is the Head of Technology at Starwood Retail Partners. In this capacity, he is responsible for the establishment of a robust and reliable t
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    Mark Brown
    VP, Head of Technology
    Starwood Retail Partners

    Mark Brown is the Head of Technology at Starwood Retail Partners. In this capacity, he is responsible for the establishment of a robust and reliable technology infrastructure to support the growth of the company. Additionally, he plays a key role in promoting corporate efficiency and effectiveness through the establishment and continuous improvement of business processes and procedures. Previously, Mark was CIO of GGP and executive roles at Urban Retail Properties and Simon Property Group and have substantial consulting experience in the commercial real estate industry.

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    Robert Entin Vornado Realty Trust
    Robert Entin EVP & CIO Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. He continues to serve as Ch
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    Robert Entin
    EVP & CIO
    Vornado Realty Trust
    LinkedIn

    Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. He continues to serve as Chairman and CTO for Integrated Business Systems (IBS), a well-known provider of real estate automation solutions, which he founded in 1979.

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    Susan Gerock Washington REIT
    Susan Gerock VP, IT & CIO Susan Gerock currently serves as VP, Information Technology and CIO for Washington REIT, a publicly traded REIT based in Washington, DC. She has over
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    Susan Gerock
    VP, IT & CIO
    Washington REIT

    Susan Gerock currently serves as VP, Information Technology and CIO for Washington REIT, a publicly traded REIT based in Washington, DC. She has over 20 years' experience in various technology roles spanning manufacturing, consulting, application service provider, and commercial real estate organizations. Her specialties include ERP selection and implementation, project and change management, and cybersecurity. She is also a proponent of the use of social media and the overlapping relationship between technology and marketing.

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    Jeremy Poteet Rouse Properties
    Jeremy Poteet VP, Information Technology
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    Jeremy Poteet
    VP, Information Technology
    Rouse Properties

    TRACK SPONSOR

    TRACK: CRE Tech 5.0 and Beyond

    CRE Tech 5.0 is the fifth phase of the CRE technology timeline. The development of these sophisticated general technologies has been in process for many years but is only recently making way into mainstream conversations. These technologies, coming out of Silicon Valley and other high-tech regions, include innovations such as AI/Machine Learning, Blockchain, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Augmented Reality and others. This track will not only focus on the status of these transformational ideas but will also explore how these new and powerful platforms could potentially impact the way we design, build, lease, operate, transact and use commercial and corporate real estate. A must attend for those involved in strategic planning.

    INCLUDED SESSIONS ARE:

    Commercial Real Estate and BLOCKCHAIN – Understanding What Really Matters!
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm    Location: Pacific 21
    2017 has seen the first, early sprouts of blockchain being used in real estate. Acting as a new transactional infrastructure for a secure, seamless, peer network, it could be poised to impact our world at a larger scale. Integrating this complex technology with the knotty commercial real estate industry is a Gordian knot task. We'll open this discussion with a presentation by Ragnar Lifthrasir on the fundamentals. What can blockchain do that other technology can't? What are the criterion for choosing a blockchain for real estate application? Following Ragnar's presentation, we've assembled a diverse panel of industry practitioners to expand the discussion to topics such as standards, adoption and potential industry disruption.

    Moderators:
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    Ragnar Lifthrasir IBREA
    Ragnar Lifthrasir President
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    Ragnar Lifthrasir
    President
    IBREA

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    Wayne Pryor 2Five1 Consulting
    Wayne Pryor Founder
    headshot for Wayne Pryor
    Wayne Pryor
    Founder
    2Five1 Consulting

    Speakers:
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    Bruce Cahan Urban Logic
    Bruce Cahan CEO/Co-founder
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    Bruce Cahan
    CEO/Co-founder
    Urban Logic
    LinkedIn

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    Lisa Stanley OSCRE
    Lisa Stanley CEO
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    Lisa Stanley
    CEO
    OSCRE

    AI / MACHINE LEARNING – Are There Applications for Commercial Real Estate?
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm    Location: Pacific 21
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become much more than a science fiction reference and the technology is accelerating. In late 2016, Google announced that its AI platform, instructed to translate a language, created its own new language to assist in the process—without any human intervention. There has also been more activity regarding the use of AI in the commercial and corporate real estate industry. Companies have begun exploring applications around lease analysis, enterprise content management and others. This enlightening session will provide an up-to-date assessment of AI in our industry.

    Moderator:
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    Stuart Appley CBRE
    Stuart Appley Managing Director, GWS Technology Solutions Stuart Appley is the Technology Solutions Leader for the West Division of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Group, where he is responsible for providi
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    Stuart Appley
    Managing Director, GWS Technology Solutions
    CBRE
    LinkedIn

    Stuart Appley is the Technology Solutions Leader for the West Division of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Group, where he is responsible for providing executive technology oversight, innovation and consulting to current and potential clients across the region. He was previously the Chief Information & Technology Officer at Shorenstein Realty Services, where he led the transformation of the company’s technology environment into an innovative organization, championing and leading new digital engagement opportunities. Stuart is a frequent speaker on innovation and he serves on several advisory boards for emerging technology companies, industry organizations and VCs.

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

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

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    Emilio Matthaei Colinus
    Emilio Matthaei Founder Emilio Matthaei is CEO of Leverton. As a passionate data strategist, entrepreneur, ex-banker and researcher, Emilio revolutionizes how individuals wor
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    Emilio Matthaei
    Founder
    Colinus

    Emilio Matthaei is CEO of Leverton. As a passionate data strategist, entrepreneur, ex-banker and researcher, Emilio revolutionizes how individuals work with data and documents. With Leverton, he brings innovative technology to various industries –CRETech, PropTech, FinTech, LegalTech.

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    Sunder Pappu Inland Real Estate Group
    Sunder Pappu VP, Technology Sunder Pappu has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is currently the VP of Application Development & Program Management a
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    Sunder Pappu
    VP, Technology
    Inland Real Estate Group

    Sunder Pappu has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is currently the VP of Application Development & Program Management at Inland Computer Services. Prior to Inland, Sunder worked at JP Morgan Chase, Avanade and Deloitte Consulting, holding leadership positions in the areas of strategy consulting, project management and application delivery. Sunder obtained his Master's Degree from The University of Texas and has certifications in Business Process Management & Project Management.

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    Dustin Strydom Open Box Software
    Dustin Strydom Head of Automation Services
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    Dustin Strydom
    Head of Automation Services
    Open Box Software

    VIRTUAL, AUGMENTED and MIXED REALITY – Changing How We View Real Estate!
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 3:15pm - 4:15pm    Location: Pacific 21
    While much of the attention around virtual, augmented and mixed reality has been in the gaming and entertainment world, the commercial and corporate real estate industry has shown significant interest in its potential. Whether evaluating new construction projects, showing available space or debating tenant improvement and furnishings options, this technology shows great promise. While still in the early stages of development (and a bit costly), there are real estate companies taking the lead to develop a better understanding of future uses and benefits. This session will include lively discussions as well as cutting-edge demonstrations of ways virtual, augmented and mixed Reality can be applied to our industry.

    Moderator:
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    David Lorenzini EventFX.co
    David Lorenzini CEO
    headshot for David Lorenzini
    David Lorenzini
    CEO
    EventFX.co

    Speakers:
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    Ara Agopian Evara VR
    Ara Agopian CEO
    headshot for Ara Agopian
    Ara Agopian
    CEO
    Evara VR

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    Aviad Almagor Trimble
    Aviad Almagor Director, Mixed Reality Program
    headshot for Aviad Almagor
    Aviad Almagor
    Director, Mixed Reality Program
    Trimble

    headshot for Jamie Fleming
    Jamie Fleming Studio 216
    Jamie Fleming CEO
    headshot for Jamie Fleming
    Jamie Fleming
    CEO
    Studio 216

    headshot for Randy Howder
    Randy Howder Gensler
    Randy Howder Technology Practice Area Leader, Principal As a Firmwide leader of Gensler's Technology Practice, Randy Howderfocuses on helping transform leading-edge clients through new approaches to workpla
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    Randy Howder
    Technology Practice Area Leader, Principal
    Gensler
    LinkedIn

    As a Firmwide leader of Gensler's Technology Practice, Randy Howderfocuses on helping transform leading-edge clients through new approaches to workplace design, user experience and service delivery. He currently oversees strategic consulting and workplace design initiatives for a diverse range of industry leaders. Randy questions how workplaces work; he loves to find ways to make space more effective and make people’s work lives better.

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    John Nall Irvine Company
    John Nall Sr. Manager, Innovation & Enterprise Productivity "Proceed until apprehended" is John Nall's guiding principal to his creative and pragmatic approach to delivering new technology to the enterprise. Jo
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    John Nall
    Sr. Manager, Innovation & Enterprise Productivity
    Irvine Company

    "Proceed until apprehended" is John Nall's guiding principal to his creative and pragmatic approach to delivering new technology to the enterprise. John's career in executing enterprise workforce productivity solutions spans more than 15 years in Automotive, Real Estate, and Hi-Tech industries. At the Irvine Company, John leads the applied innovation team responsible for anticipating, prototyping and driving innovation for customer engagement, property development, property management, leasing, and operations leveraging Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

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    Eric Roseman CBRE
    Eric Roseman West Sales Lead, A&T Technology Platforms
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    Eric Roseman
    West Sales Lead, A&T Technology Platforms
    CBRE

    AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES – Is It Time for Building Operators to Pay Attention?
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 4:45pm - 5:45pm    Location: Pacific 21
    It is amazing what a difference a year makes. People are beginning to realize that AVs are real, AND getting closer than they think. Tesla auto parking, the Uber rollout in Pittsburg and San Francisco, their recent partnership with Daimler, and the flurry of activity in the driverless truck market all indicate that this technology is making steady progress to more mainstream adoption. The implications to the building world are significant: parking strategies, work patterns, office design, traffic flows, building codes, pick-up and drop-off scenarios, insurance, regulation and more. This useful session will include AV experts as well as commercial real estate early adopters discussing the implications and challenges to owner/developers, tenants and technologists.

    Moderator:
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    Kevin Brass
    Kevin Brass Editor/Writer Kevin Brass writes about development, urban design and architecture for the New York Times, Financial Times and Urban Land, the Urban Land Institute's
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    Kevin Brass
    Editor/Writer

    Kevin Brass writes about development, urban design and architecture for the New York Times, Financial Times and Urban Land, the Urban Land Institute's magazine. His previous experience includes a stint in Abu Dhabi covering development in the Middle East for The National newspaper and he served as public affairs manager for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the non-profit international association for developers and designers of tall buildings.

    Speakers:
    headshot for Brad Greiwe
    Brad Greiwe Fifth Wall
    Brad Greiwe Co-Founder & Managing Partner Brad Greiwe is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, a venture fund focused on technology for the Built World backed by the largest owners
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    Brad Greiwe
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner
    Fifth Wall

    Brad Greiwe is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, a venture fund focused on technology for the Built World backed by the largest owners & operators of real estate, hospitality, and retail environments in the world. Previously, Brad was the Co-Founder and CTO of Invitation Homes, the largest owner & operator of single family rental properties in the US backed by The Blackstone Group.

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    Mike Hess Panasonic USA
    Mike Hess VP, Smart & Sustainable Buildings Mike Hess, PE, LEED Fellow, leads Panasonic’s Smart & Sustainable Buildings team, and also supports their CityNOW initiatives for smart and sustainabl
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    Mike Hess
    VP, Smart & Sustainable Buildings
    Panasonic USA

    Mike Hess, PE, LEED Fellow, leads Panasonic’s Smart & Sustainable Buildings team, and also supports their CityNOW initiatives for smart and sustainable cities. He provides up front sustainability, energy and technology consulting for Panasonic’s smart city projects, including analysis of utilizing autonomous shuttles.

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    Michael Osment Taubman Centers
    Michael Osment SVP, CIO/CTO Michael Osment has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Information Technology including Senior IT leadership experience at Fortune 100 compa
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    Michael Osment
    SVP, CIO/CTO
    Taubman Centers
    LinkedIn

    Michael Osment has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Information Technology including Senior IT leadership experience at Fortune 100 companies including GM, TRW and ITT Industries. After his stint in industry, he spent ten years in consulting mostly with AlixPartners, LLP, where he worked on a variety of corporate turnarounds and bankruptcies including at Borders Books and General Growth Properties. In early 2012, He joined Taubman as the Chief Information Officer and launched a 3 year program to transform the information technology organization and systems. He was named Chief Technology Officer in early 2014 to head up the Taubman Technology Lab in addition to his CIO duties. The Taubman Tech Lab is chartered to coordinate the investigation and implementation of all aspects of technology for Taubman.

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    Sabina Uffer Buro Happold
    Sabina Uffer Head of Research Sabina Uffer is Head of Research for the Cities team at BuroHappold, undertaking research at the intersection of urban development and infrastructure
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    Sabina Uffer
    Head of Research
    Buro Happold

    Sabina Uffer is Head of Research for the Cities team at BuroHappold, undertaking research at the intersection of urban development and infrastructure planning with an emphasis on transportation, housing, and waste. Her expertise lies in developing and executing research projects around national and local urban issues in the US, the UK, Germany, and Switzerland. She has done extensive research on New York and London’s public transit systems, which was discussed in a public conference with representatives from governments and transit agencies from both cities. Most recently, she has led BuroHappold’s initiative on connected and autonomous vehicles and explored how the technology will impact different cities across the world.

    The Future RETAIL SUPPLY CHAIN – The Impact to Retail and Industrial Real Estate
    Date: 6/15/2017    Time: 10:45am - 11:45am    Location: Pacific 21
    Not too long ago, teenagers flocked to the mall to meet friends, hang out and shop. The mall was the center of the retail universe. Fast forward to 2017 and the retail industry is facing some major shifts. A reported store surplus, social media as the new hangout, trouble with customer service, struggles with Omni Channel distribution, a relentless assault from online retailers and the questionable trajectory of traditional anchor tenants, all lead to change. This shift is also impacting the industrial sector of our industry. Proximity to urban centers, and warehouse location based on one-hour delivery is changing everything. This panel of leading retail and industrial thought leaders will have a lively discussion on how the retail supply chain is changing and how it impacts all of us.

    Moderator:
    headshot for Scott Morey
    Scott Morey GPG Advisers
    Scott Morey Executive Director Scott Morey is currently Executive Director at GPG Advisers and has close to 30 years of experience working in the real estate industry. He has worked
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    Scott Morey
    Executive Director
    GPG Advisers

    Scott Morey is currently Executive Director at GPG Advisers and has close to 30 years of experience working in the real estate industry. He has worked globally with numerous real estate owners, operators, developers, advisors and users of real estate with the objective of maximizing the value of their holdings. Scott has developed a strong reputation for his knowledge, creativity, integrity and ability to execute.

    Speakers:
    headshot for William O'Donnell
    William O'Donnell Prologis
    William O'Donnell SVP
    headshot for William O'Donnell
    William O'Donnell
    SVP
    Prologis

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    Michael Osment Taubman Centers
    Michael Osment SVP, CIO/CTO Michael Osment has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Information Technology including Senior IT leadership experience at Fortune 100 compa
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    Michael Osment
    SVP, CIO/CTO
    Taubman Centers
    LinkedIn

    Michael Osment has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Information Technology including Senior IT leadership experience at Fortune 100 companies including GM, TRW and ITT Industries. After his stint in industry, he spent ten years in consulting mostly with AlixPartners, LLP, where he worked on a variety of corporate turnarounds and bankruptcies including at Borders Books and General Growth Properties. In early 2012, He joined Taubman as the Chief Information Officer and launched a 3 year program to transform the information technology organization and systems. He was named Chief Technology Officer in early 2014 to head up the Taubman Technology Lab in addition to his CIO duties. The Taubman Tech Lab is chartered to coordinate the investigation and implementation of all aspects of technology for Taubman.

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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.

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    Scott Zimmerman CenterPoint Properties
    Scott Zimmerman CIO
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    Scott Zimmerman
    CIO
    CenterPoint Properties
    LinkedIn

    ROBOTS in Commercial Real Estate – How Close Are We?
    Date: 6/15/2017    Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm    Location: Pacific 21
    Robots are beginning to show up in numerous places in our lives. We are finding them in our homes, in our factories and soon, in our offices and malls. The technology is getting better every year; when combined with other technologies such as AI, they will soon reach new capabilities. Security guards, cleaning crews, delivery persons, customer service representatives, site inspectors and other real estate related job functions may soon be potential targets for robotic automation. Even though we are in the early stages, there are some commercial real estate organizations experimenting with the technology. This interesting session will focus on trends in robotics as well as specific applications for our industry.

    Moderator:
    headshot for Todd Hylton
    Todd Hylton UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute
    Todd Hylton Executive Director Todd Hylton is currently the executive director of the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute focusing on local and global industry collaborations
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    Todd Hylton
    Executive Director
    UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute

    Todd Hylton is currently the executive director of the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute focusing on local and global industry collaborations to facilitate the rapid growth of the university's project portfolio and industry network. Since 2012, Hylton served as EVP, Strategy and Research at Brain Corp., a San Diego-based robotics startup. Prior to Brain Corp., Hylton launched a series of successful projects as a program manager at DARPA, including a multi-million dollar effort to develop a chip inspired by the function of biological nervous systems.

    Speakers:
    headshot for Bryan Colin
    Bryan Colin VirtualApt
    Bryan Colin Co-Founder & CEO
    headshot for Bryan Colin
    Bryan Colin
    Co-Founder & CEO
    VirtualApt
    LinkedIn

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    Mike Kobelin Sharp Intellos
    Mike Kobelin National Sales Director
    headshot for Mike Kobelin
    Mike Kobelin
    National Sales Director
    Sharp Intellos

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    Stacy Dean Stephens Knightscope
    Stacy Dean Stephens VP
    headshot for Stacy Dean Stephens
    Stacy Dean Stephens
    VP
    Knightscope

    Using DRONES in Commercial Real Estate – Practical Applications or Hype?
    Date: 6/15/2017    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm    Location: Pacific 21
    Drones (aka Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) have quickly made their way into our mainstream consumer life. Once only accessible to enthusiasts with large budgets, drones were recently found at the last holiday season at Target and Walmart. The rapid adoption in the consumer world has forced many commercial and corporate real estate professionals to ask, “How can drones be creatively used to manage difficult or impossible processes in our industry?” Building views, roof inspections, maintenance activities, construction monitoring, security response as well as other applications could all be affected. This session will feature organizations that have been on this journey for a few years and can offer experience and insight on the topic.

    Moderator:
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    AJ Jolivette Terosaur
    AJ Jolivette CTO/President AJ Jolivette's career path makes him a natural leader of UAV integration – he is an inventor, CAD designer, 3-D printer, mechanical builder and softwa
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    AJ Jolivette
    CTO/President
    Terosaur

    AJ Jolivette's career path makes him a natural leader of UAV integration – he is an inventor, CAD designer, 3-D printer, mechanical builder and software application developer. Recently, he co-founded and is CEO of Terosaur, a company focused on UAV or SAUR (small aeronautic unmanned robots) hardware and software systems. AJ is a former US Marine that worked on communications/IT overseas under top security; a product creator/director of Internet managed services during the web revolution and was founder/CEO of SoCal's leading IT networking company for entertainment law firms and TV personalities.

    Speakers:
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    Ryan McCabe LSA Inspections
    Ryan McCabe Owner, Operator
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    Ryan McCabe
    Owner, Operator
    LSA Inspections

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    Brett Smith Charlotte UAV
    Brett Smith Co-Founder Brett Smith co-founded Charlotte UAV, a fully integrated drone company that provides industrial-grade software and hardware solutions for drone-based
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    Brett Smith
    Co-Founder
    Charlotte UAV

    Brett Smith co-founded Charlotte UAV, a fully integrated drone company that provides industrial-grade software and hardware solutions for drone-based data collection.He has over 10 years of experience in delivering results and business value across a wide spectrum of industries in both the private and public sectors.

    TRACK: Cyber – IT and Real Estate Information

    There are many different aspects of cyber that a commercial real estate IT professional must manage. To date we have concluded that there are four distinct categories of cyber issues to be understood and addressed: 1) traditional IT threats that all companies deal with such as ransomware and phishing; 2) breaches that specifically deal with data or transactions specific to real estate such as tenant information and lease payments; 3) security risks that involve smart building, IoT and all building systems; and 4) physical security cyber issues ranging from surveillance and access control. This important track will deal specifically with the issues surrounding TRADITIONAL IT THREATS and REAL ESTATE DATA and TRANSACTIONS.

    INCLUDED SESSIONS ARE:

    Cyber Defense – The Role of Cloud Based SOLUTION PROVIDERS
    Date: 6/15/2017    Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm    Location: Pacific 23
    The journey to the cloud has been a long one. First introduced in the late 1990s, the marketplace is now fully embracing the benefits of cloud computing being offered by today’s solution providers. Business continuity, technology upgrades at scale, cyber defense and infrastructure maintenance costs - these are just a few of the justifications for outsourcing this role to these partners. With this transformative shift of responsibility to the cloud providers, the subject of cybersecurity remains front and center. Are they providing state-of-the-art cyber defense? Are they larger targets because of their scale? Could their infrastructure be breached or held for ransom? This enlightening session will include the industry's most notable providers who will present their strategies for keeping their client systems safe.

    Moderator:
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    Clint Schmucker Realty Income Corp.
    Clint Schmucker VP, IT
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    Clint Schmucker
    VP, IT
    Realty Income Corp.

    Speakers:
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    Terry Keller MRI Software
    Terry Keller Sr Director of Infrastructure, Operations & Security
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    Terry Keller
    Sr Director of Infrastructure, Operations & Security
    MRI Software

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    Neel Naicker AMP Technologies
    Neel Naicker Co-Founder and CEO
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    Neel Naicker
    Co-Founder and CEO
    AMP Technologies

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    Alex Stanton Yardi
    Alex Stanton Industry Principal, Commercial Alex Stanton has over 20 years working with in the real estate application space. Currently as VP of Solution Consulting for Yardi Systems, he leads t
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    Alex Stanton
    Industry Principal, Commercial
    Yardi

    Alex Stanton has over 20 years working with in the real estate application space. Currently as VP of Solution Consulting for Yardi Systems, he leads the solution presales team, who work with customers and prospects to explore how to address business needs. Alex’s recent areas of focus has been to work with clients on the real estate specific applications of cloud, mobile, 'big data' and energy.

    The Cyber Battle Rages On - PHISHING, MALWARE, RANSOMWARE & More
    Date: 6/15/2017    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm    Location: Pacific 23
    In addition to all the building specific cybersecurity issues that real estate owners and operators must oversee, they also have to keep pace with all the general cyber concerns that impact every business. The headlines around cyber are only increasing; when combined with a growing sophistication of the adversaries and a shortage of cyber expertise, the task of protecting business enterprises remains a challenge. Phishing, malware, ransomware, data theft and other cyber threats remain the top issues impacting IT professionals in 2017. Increased education, system upgrades, outside consulting and hyper-collaboration with peers are some of the responses to this challenge. This panel of thought leaders will explore strategies for fundamental cyber defense.

    Moderator:
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    Jesse Carrillo Hines
    Jesse Carrillo SVP & CIO Jesse Carrillo is responsible for directing all corporate technology, strategy and standards for Hines worldwide. At Hines since 1994, he previously a
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    Jesse Carrillo
    SVP & CIO
    Hines
    LinkedIn

    Jesse Carrillo 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.

    Speakers:
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    Hal Pate IDI Gazeley
    Hal Pate VP, IS Hal is responsible for managing all of IDI's IT operations and helping to set strategies for business process improvement and the related application
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    Hal Pate
    VP, IS
    IDI Gazeley

    Hal is responsible for managing all of IDI's IT operations and helping to set strategies for business process improvement and the related application of technology. Hal's real estate IT experience, prior to joining IDI in 2002, includes service with Realm, Jones Lang LaSalle/Compass Management and Leasing and Equitable Real Estate Investment Management. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science and an M.B.A. in Business Systems from the University of Georgia.

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    David Sulston Oxford Properties
    David Sulston Director, Security, National Programs David Sulston is the National Director of Security for Oxford Properties, one of Canada's largest property management companies, and is responsible fo
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    David Sulston
    Director, Security, National Programs
    Oxford Properties

    David Sulston is the National Director of Security for Oxford Properties, one of Canada's largest property management companies, and is responsible for overseeing the protection of retail, residential, industrial and commercial property assets. Also, his current role includes the development of security standards as they relate to SMART and Connected Buildings. David has been involved in the involved in the Security industry for over 25 years.

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    Clifford Vazquez Capgemini
    Clifford Vazquez Director Cybersecurity Services
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    Clifford Vazquez
    Director Cybersecurity Services
    Capgemini

    TRACK: Real Estate Investment Management

    We’ve seen several exciting changes in the Investment Management space over the past 12 months. New software vendors have emerged, agile techniques in business process management are gaining momentum, and legacy enterprise systems have added new functionality. Navigating these new strategies and integrating these solutions into your technology roadmap can be stressful on the relationship between IT and the business. Join several of your industry-leading peers to hear what they are doing to prepare their companies for these inevitable changes and new offerings. This compelling track provides a unique opportunity to closely examine several Investment Management case studies, share ideas during interactive networking sessions, and hear directly from the vendors that matter most to you!

    INCLUDED SESSIONS ARE:

    Welcome & Introductions
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 11:30am - 11:35am    Location: Pacific 23
    Welcome and introductions from REIM Advisory Council Chair, Chuck Niswonger.

    Speaker:
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    Chuck Niswonger NiceNets Consulting
    Chuck Niswonger President
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    Chuck Niswonger
    President
    NiceNets Consulting

    Enhancing Your IM DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION with Third Party Integration
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 11:35am - 12:30pm    Location: Pacific 23
    IT strategies continue to seek a balance between innovation and optimization on any company’s digital transformation journey. During this session, we’ll explore some of the latest SaaS point solutions that Investment Management companies are using to complement and integrate with existing legacy enterprise applications in an effort to find that balance. You’ll hear specific case studies from several CRE companies who have implemented new tools to optimize asset management, transform chaotic network shared filing systems into powerful document management workflow engines, provide advanced DCF reporting, investor portals, lease comps and more!  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear the problems they needed to solve, the vendor evaluation and selection process, deployment details, the end results and where they plan to go next.  If your company is considering any of these alternative solutions, attending this session could jumpstart your entire evaluation process.

    Moderator:
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    Naseem Wenzel NOI Strategies
    Naseem Wenzel Managing Director With over 19 years of experience in the Real Estate industry, Naseem Wenzel is a strategy driven technology leader that focuses on innovation, investm
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    Naseem Wenzel
    Managing Director
    NOI Strategies

    With over 19 years of experience in the Real Estate industry, Naseem Wenzel is a strategy driven technology leader that focuses on innovation, investment management and asset management with experience in finance and accounting. Her focus is to provide strategies and solutions that leverage technology but focus on the people and process. She is well-versed in system selections and implementations, business process optimization, design of data integration tools and solutions. Naseem is a Managing Director at NOI Strategies, a division of CohnReznick.

    Speakers:
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    Melanie Johns Cortland Partners
    Melanie Johns VP, Investor Rep. & Tax
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    Melanie Johns
    VP, Investor Rep. & Tax
    Cortland Partners

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    Grant Rickhoff American Realty Advisors
    Grant Rickhoff SVP, IT
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    Grant Rickhoff
    SVP, IT
    American Realty Advisors

    OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY and PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT – The Paradigm is Shifting
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 3:15pm - 4:15pm    Location: Pacific 23
    Many companies continue to explore new ways to automate, track and enhance their core business processes. These tools have the capability of providing transparency, accountability and one-stop visibility at all levels throughout the business. Last year, we learned about Rockpoint Group’s vendor selection process, the surprising results of their needs assessment and the beginning stages of their operational platform deployment project. This follow-up segment will review the latest business process management optimization techniques and provide an update on the results of their deployment. Additionally, this session will give attendees unique and useful perspective on why this approach is already transforming business processes – allowing companies to capture, analyze and visualize data that has traditionally been lost forever.

    Speakers:
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    Howard Barash CohnReznick
    Howard Barash Partner
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    Howard Barash
    Partner
    CohnReznick

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    Justin Segal Boxer Property
    Justin Segal President Justin Segal is an operations executive and entrepreneur specializing in real estate investment and management, startups, and technology. He is the fo
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    Justin Segal
    President
    Boxer Property
    LinkedIn

    Justin Segal is an operations executive and entrepreneur specializing in real estate investment and management, startups, and technology. He is the founder of Stemmons Enterprise, a universal operations platform that allows companies to operate with pervasive data and unparalleled agility. He often speaks on topics involving enterprise data, analytics, and user experience.

    View From The Top – DEEP DIVE with Industry Leaders
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm    Location: Pacific 23
    Based on attendees' feedback, this session is back again this year. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with senior leadership from the industry-leading ERP applications most companies use today: Yardi, MRI Software, and Altus Group. You'll hear how changes in the industry and a host of new partnerships will reshape business processes from acquisitions to disposition and everything in between. CEOs and founders make themselves directly available for questions about their technology roadmap, new acquisitions, strategic partnerships and amazing new application features. The value of this session cannot be overstated!

    Moderator:
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    Chuck Niswonger NiceNets Consulting
    Chuck Niswonger President
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    Chuck Niswonger
    President
    NiceNets Consulting

    Speakers:
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    Michael Crook Altus Group
    Michael Crook VP, Product Marketing
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    Michael Crook
    VP, Product Marketing
    Altus Group

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    Patrick Ghilani MRI Software
    Patrick Ghilani CEO
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    Patrick Ghilani
    CEO
    MRI Software

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    Robert Teel Yardi
    Robert Teel SVP, Global Solutions Rob Teel is responsible for product development, support and implementations of Yardi's Commercial Property Management and Investment Management suite
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    Robert Teel
    SVP, Global Solutions
    Yardi

    Rob Teel is responsible for product development, support and implementations of Yardi's Commercial Property Management and Investment Management suites. Rob joined Yardi Systems in 2003, and he has nearly 20 years of property and financial systems implementation experience.

    Investment Management ROUNDTABLE – A Look Ahead
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 4:45pm - 5:45pm    Location: Pacific 23
    Join this lively interaction between industry executives, enterprise software vendors and the master consultants who frequently bring these groups together to evaluate, select, and deploy platform solutions. We’ll leverage their combined expertise to explore some of the most relevant issues facing CRE Investment Management companies today. Discussions will touch on a wide variety of topics from enterprise system integration to automated data analytics to cyber defenses and compliance reporting to investor portals. We will explore what is going well, what is not and what companies should be demanding from their software vendors. If you are looking to validate a specific business case or trying to figure out how to enhance your IT strategy, this enlightening session should be at the top of your list!

    Moderator:
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    Wayne Pryor 2Five1 Consulting
    Wayne Pryor Founder
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    Wayne Pryor
    Founder
    2Five1 Consulting

    Speakers:
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    Tony Brandel CBRE
    Tony Brandel Managing Director
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    Tony Brandel
    Managing Director
    CBRE

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    Mark Brown Starwood Retail Partners
    Mark Brown VP, Head of Technology Mark Brown is the Head of Technology at Starwood Retail Partners. In this capacity, he is responsible for the establishment of a robust and reliable t
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    Mark Brown
    VP, Head of Technology
    Starwood Retail Partners

    Mark Brown is the Head of Technology at Starwood Retail Partners. In this capacity, he is responsible for the establishment of a robust and reliable technology infrastructure to support the growth of the company. Additionally, he plays a key role in promoting corporate efficiency and effectiveness through the establishment and continuous improvement of business processes and procedures. Previously, Mark was CIO of GGP and executive roles at Urban Retail Properties and Simon Property Group and have substantial consulting experience in the commercial real estate industry.

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    Stephen Suriano DRA Advisors
    Stephen Suriano Director of IT
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    Stephen Suriano
    Director of IT
    DRA Advisors

    Investment Managers Breakfast Workshop – Networking “Squared”
    Date: 6/15/2017    Time: 8:30am - 10:00am    Location: Pacific 23
    One of the most valuable reasons to attend Realcomm is networking with your counterparts. At this workshop, bring your questions about vendors, reliable consultants or the latest acquisition to those who have 'been there – done that'. This session takes networking to a 'higher power'! Join us for breakfast and mingle with Investment Management leaders who bring decades of practical experience in one room. You will collaborate directly with your peers to capture the most critical elements of the 'ultimate' CRE platform. Sponsored by Juniper Square

    Speaker:
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    Chuck Niswonger NiceNets Consulting
    Chuck Niswonger President
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    Chuck Niswonger
    President
    NiceNets Consulting

    COGNITIVE TECHNOLOGIES in Investment Management Processes – Are We There Yet?
    Date: 6/15/2017    Time: 10:45am - 11:45am    Location: Pacific 23
    At one time, Artificial Intelligence (AI) was little more than a reference in science fiction novels. JP Morgan Chase, BlackRock and Goldman Sachs have recently been investing heavily in developing machine learning applications that allow them to automate manual tasks done by lawyers, loan officers, analysts and back office personnel. Most investment management business processes rely on emails, wet signatures, eSignatures, cutting and pasting and then manual reporting. The good news is that we are now seeing Cognitive Technologies, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation and AI automating many of these processes. In this exciting session, we will discuss these new technologies and their impact on Leasing, Legal, Acquisitions, Asset Management, Middle Office, Dispositions, and Document Management functions. 

    Moderator:
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    Chuck Niswonger NiceNets Consulting
    Chuck Niswonger President
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    Chuck Niswonger
    President
    NiceNets Consulting

    Speakers:
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    Reeves Davis JLL
    Reeves Davis Executive Vice President Reeves Davis serves as the EVP and Managing Director of the JLL Technology Solution’s ARCHIBUS practice. He sets the vision for technology enablement,
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    Reeves Davis
    Executive Vice President
    JLL

    Reeves Davis serves as the EVP and Managing Director of the JLL Technology Solution’s ARCHIBUS practice. He sets the vision for technology enablement, design of technical solutions, and oversees the JLL delivery team throughout the entire engagement. Reeves provides best practices, and focuses on Key Performance Indicators, Industry Benchmarking, Dashboards, and Analytical Reporting.

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    Christopher Gilene Invesco Real Estate
    Christopher Gilene Manager, RE Applications
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    Christopher Gilene
    Manager, RE Applications
    Invesco Real Estate

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    Abhinav Somani LEVERTON
    Abhinav Somani Chief Revenue Officer Abhinav Somani is Managing Director, North America for Leverton, residing in New York City. His background is investment banking, private equity, and
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    Abhinav Somani
    Chief Revenue Officer
    LEVERTON

    Abhinav Somani is Managing Director, North America for Leverton, residing in New York City. His background is investment banking, private equity, and automation technologies. Abhinav has worked with many law firms and institutions over the years and has a deep understanding of the legal technology space.

    TRACK SPONSOR

    Digie Awards Presentation & Networking Reception

    Wednesday, June 15 | 6:00pm to 8:30pm | San Diego Marriott

    INCLUDED SESSIONS ARE:

    Digie Awards Presentation
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 6:00PM - 6:30PM    Location: Exhibit Hall
    Join us at Conference LIVE as we announce the winners of the 2017 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.

    Networking Reception
    Date: 6/14/2017    Time: 6:30PM - 7:30PM    Location: Exhibit Hall
    Directly following the Digie Awards Presentation is a welcome reception with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the San Diego Marriott on June 14. Meet and mingle with new colleagues and catch up with old friends! This event is open to all attendees.

    TRACK: Innovation Tech Tours

    Realcomm is pleased to offer attendees an opportunity to participate in back-of-house tours of several innovative buildings and/or campuses in the San Diego area. These real estate tours will be held Tuesday, June 13 and Friday, June 16 and will provide attendees with an unparalleled learning experience and insights into the smart buildings strategies of the following companies and universities:

    Innovation Tech Tours registration will be available to ALL registered conference attendees. Each tour will have a limited capacity and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional fees apply at time of registration.

    For more information and/or to register for a tour, visit Innovation Tech Tours.

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