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

@ 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.

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Wednesday | June 6

8:30 am - 10:30 am
Chelsea Theatre
GENERAL SESSION: THE AGE OF ACCELERATION | Navigating Global CRE Technology & Innovation
Acknowledging the Visionaries in our Community – The Realcomm LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Realcomm has held the same goal for 20 years. That is to gather everyone interested in Technology, Automation and Innovation that impacts Commercial, Corporate and Institutional Real Estate in the same community and increase the speed of adoption through accelerated collaboration. Throughout the years, we have acknowledged visionary leaders with our "Digie" Awards. This year, we wanted to expand that recognition with the "Lifetime Achievement Award." The criteria for this honor includes: 1) A career span of 20+ years focused on Real Estate, Technology or Real Estate Technology; 2) Have demonstrated a clear vision on how technology would strategically Impact the industry; 3) Have consistently shared their time and experience with the community; 4) Willing to take significant risks in the name of innovation; and 5) Have made a definite positive impact to the advancement of the Commercial and Corporate industry. We will be handing out 20 awards in alignment with our 20th Anniversary.

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

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

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

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

Speaker:
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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.

8:30 am - 10:30 am
Chelsea Theatre
GENERAL SESSION: THE AGE OF ACCELERATION | Navigating Global CRE Technology & Innovation
Real Estate Innovation @ Scale - Harnessing the High-Tech Startup Ecosystem
What is it like to be technology entrepreneur targeting the real estate industry? What lessons from successful startups in Silicon Valley can be translated to how technology can be a positive and transformative force for our industry? How do tenants and investors evaluate, trial and deploy products from fledging technology companies? Mihir Shah, co-CEO of JLL Spark, JLL’s technology innovation division, brings the unique perspective of a technology entrepreneur with significant startup experience to the world of real estate. His first-hand experience starting, growing, advising and investing in tech startups makes him extraordinarily qualified to discuss how to bridge the gap between new technology companies and the real estate industry.

Speaker:
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Mihir Shah JLL Spark
Mihir Shah Co-CEO Mihir Shah is co-CEO of JLL Spark, JLL’s global division dedicated to transforming the real estate industry through technology-based innovation. JLL S
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Mihir Shah
Co-CEO
JLL Spark

Mihir Shah is co-CEO of JLL Spark, JLL’s global division dedicated to transforming the real estate industry through technology-based innovation. JLL Spark provides the nimbleness of a startup backed by JLL’s expertise and resources. Its strategic proptech investments offer JLL the ability to provide innovative products to real estate owners and operators

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mont Royal 1
TRACK: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
IMMERSIVE/AUGMENTED REALITY – Will It Become Standard Operating Procedure for Buildings?
Semi-realistic, virtual 3D representations of interior space have been around since the dot.com era. Despite the apparent value, the technology was still nascent and as a result, adoption has been relatively slow. Fast forward to 2018 and the technology has improved dramatically. We are now able to overlay and view digital objects and data as if part of the real world. In real estate terms, it now means we can visualize a virtual model of a building, see the detailed infrastructure, even visualize virtual tenant improvements overlaid on top of existing empty space. The applications are extraordinary, with interior design and leasing walkthroughs being the first applications to be exploited. This informative session will present some of the world’s leading immersive and augmented reality solutions that are specifically targeting the real estate industry, with discussion to follow.

Moderator:
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Amy Peck EndeavorVR
Amy Peck Founder, CEO Amy Peck is the founder of EndeavorVR, a global VR/AR strategy & consulting firm and co-founder of BoundlessXR, a simulation & training platform. She
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Amy Peck
Founder, CEO
EndeavorVR

Amy Peck is the founder of EndeavorVR, a global VR/AR strategy & consulting firm and co-founder of BoundlessXR, a simulation & training platform. She also is the Co-chair of the VRARA Enterprise Committee. Her own personal mission is to see VR/AR fundamentally improve every aspect of our lives with the goal of making this technology accessible and transformative for everyone.

Speakers:
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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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Diana Poellinger DIRTT Environmental Solutions
Diana Poellinger Sales Representative
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Diana Poellinger
Sales Representative
DIRTT Environmental Solutions

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Joseph Poskie Trimble
Joseph Poskie Director, Business Development
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Joseph Poskie
Director, Business Development
Trimble

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Nicole Schaner Floored, Inc.
Nicole Schaner Director of Digital Sales, South & LATAM
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Nicole Schaner
Director of Digital Sales, South & LATAM
Floored, Inc.
LinkedIn

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Yaletown 1
TRACK: INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
View from the Top (The Legends)
Industry-leading Senior Executives join our panel discussion to comment on their positions in the CRE markets, trends that matter, new mergers and acquisitions, and evolving partnerships. We’ll focus primarily on IM-related issues, especially, investor accounting, investor relations/communication, waterfall distributions, cloud-based openness, 3rd-party application integration, and more. Come early to get a seat as this one is typically standing room only!

Moderator:
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Stuart Appley CBRE
Stuart Appley Managing Director, GWS Technology Solutions Stuart Appley is a Managing Director in CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Group, where he is responsible for providing executive technology oversight
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Stuart Appley
Managing Director, GWS Technology Solutions
CBRE
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Stuart Appley is a Managing Director in CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Group, where he is responsible for providing executive technology oversight and consulting to clients. Stuart also has a technology innovation & thought leadership role, helping to develop, drive, and lead pilots on innovative digital projects across CBRE. He was previously the CIO at Shorenstein Realty Services, where he led the transformation of the company’s technology environment into an innovative and best in class organization.

Speakers:
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Michael Crook Altus Group
Michael Crook SVP Product Management
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Michael Crook
SVP Product Management
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.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Yaletown 4
TRACK: DATA
DATA SCIENCE & Commercial Real Estate – Is Your Organization Ready?
Ledgers, spreadsheets, databases, analytics, business intelligence, data lakes and artificial intelligence: these are all components of a data conversation. Little more than a decade ago, data was simply what you plugged into a report template. Since then, technology has become so much more sophisticated, and the data sets more rich and complex. Now with the proper technology tools and the right skills, advanced analytics are able to provide tremendous business insight. With the ability to do predictive analytics, we can now trend assets, portfolios or even markets. Despite this huge opportunity, our industry still struggles with taking full advantage of the power of data and the need for specialized skills. This instructive session will focus on the role of a data scientist, what skills are involved, what results are possible and where our industry stands on the subject.

Moderator:
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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.

Speakers:
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Jon Miller CBRE
Jon Miller Senior Managing Director
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Jon Miller
Senior Managing Director
CBRE

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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.

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

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Sam Wong QuadReal Property Group
Sam Wong Head of Analytics and Data Science Sam Wong is Head of Analytics and Data Science at QuadReal. He has over 15 years of experience in Analytics and has worked within numerous industries
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Sam Wong
Head of Analytics and Data Science
QuadReal Property Group

Sam Wong is Head of Analytics and Data Science at QuadReal. He has over 15 years of experience in Analytics and has worked within numerous industries with a wide range in technologies. Sam is a featured speaker on Data Science and Analytics, most recently he spoke at the 2018 Gartner Data and Analytics Summit and at IBM THINK 2018.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Nolita 1
TRACK: FOUNDATION
Managing MAJOR SYSTEM MIGRATIONS – Foundation for a Good Information Management Strategy
In the “Age of Acceleration”, technology is not the only thing moving at unprecedented speed. Business is moving faster than ever before and one of the results is an increase in mergers and acquisitions. In real estate M&A activity, an information system integration or migration is almost always guaranteed. In addition, companies simply changing from one solution provider to another result in the need for system migrations. While some may take this for granted, in many cases, it is more complex than expected. This process has many moving parts which could lead to success or extreme challenges. Delays, inaccuracies, cost overruns, limited resources, and unrealistic planning are a few of the topics to be discussed. Experienced panelists will walk attendees through the realities of major system migrations.

Moderator:
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Julie Miner CohnReznick
Julie Miner Partner, Real Estate Advisory Services Leader - Americas
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Julie Miner
Partner, Real Estate Advisory Services Leader - Americas
CohnReznick

Speakers:
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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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Cecilia Li Urban Edge Properties
Cecilia Li SVP, IT
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Cecilia Li
SVP, IT
Urban Edge Properties
LinkedIn

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Kevin McCann IRC Retail Centers
Kevin McCann VP & CIO Kevin McCann is a senior business technology executive with over 15 years of successfully creating and implementing business-enhancing technology solu
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Kevin McCann
VP & CIO
IRC Retail Centers
LinkedIn

Kevin McCann is a senior business technology executive with over 15 years of successfully creating and implementing business-enhancing technology solutions optimizing efficiency and performance for industry-leading enterprises. He is currently VP & CIO of IRC Retail Centers, a retail real estate company with approximately $4 billion in total assets under management comprising more than 20 million square feet of leasable space.

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Soheil Pourhashemi Brookfield Properties
Soheil Pourhashemi VP, Business Technology Soheil Pourhashemi is currently VP, Business Technology responsible for establishing and executing the commercial real estate IT strategy, vision and
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Soheil Pourhashemi
VP, Business Technology
Brookfield Properties

Soheil Pourhashemi is currently VP, Business Technology responsible for establishing and executing the commercial real estate IT strategy, vision and roadmap for Brookfield Properties North America. Brookfield is a premier real estate operating company, providing integrated services across all property investment strategies of Brookfield Asset Management, a global alternative asset manager with over $285 billion in AUM and manages over 130 million SF of commercial property globally with approximately 80M SQ FT of commercial real estate in North America.

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Dan Sterk RealFoundations
Dan Sterk Enterprise Managing Consultant Dan Sterk is an Enterprise Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. Dan has significant experience addressing clients’ business needs and delivering
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Dan Sterk
Enterprise Managing Consultant
RealFoundations
LinkedIn

Dan Sterk is an Enterprise Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. Dan has significant experience addressing clients’ business needs and delivering solutions through a combination of organization, process, and technology changes. Dan has spent his career focused on serving the real estate and construction industries completing over twenty successful consulting engagements and five complete lifecycle system implementations.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Nolita 3
TRACK: ACCELERATION
REALIGNING the Organization – Learning to Survive & Thrive in the Age of ACCELERATION
It is one thing to tactically improve a given process and it is quite another to radically transform—or even eliminate—it as a result of disruptive systemic shifts affecting the total business environment. Uber, Airbnb, Spotify and Netflix are only a few of the more notable examples of companies created by these changes in the existing business paradigms. For most companies, change is tough, regardless of the role you play in an organization. These transformative changes will almost certainly involve everyone from the receptionist (if you still need one) to the CEO. This session will focus on the extreme change management required to move smoothly into this Age of Acceleration.

Moderator:
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Mark Brown CohnReznick
Mark Brown Principal, CIO Advisory Leader Mark Brown is the CIO Advisory Leader for CohnReznick. Mark is part of the Firm’s STaT (Strategy Technology and Transformation) group and leads a glob
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Mark Brown
Principal, CIO Advisory Leader
CohnReznick

Mark Brown is the CIO Advisory Leader for CohnReznick. Mark is part of the Firm’s STaT (Strategy Technology and Transformation) group and leads a global team on business acquisitions, IT strategy, change management, risk management, technology and business transformation.

Speakers:
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Cheryl Gray QuadReal Property Group
Cheryl Gray EVP Cheryl Gray joined QuadReal in January 2017 as Executive Vice President leading the Enterprise Innovation Team, providing expertise to the Canadian re
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Cheryl Gray
EVP
QuadReal Property Group

Cheryl Gray joined QuadReal in January 2017 as Executive Vice President leading the Enterprise Innovation Team, providing expertise to the Canadian real estate portfolio in sustainability, environmental health and safety, national contracts and property management best practices. She recently launched QuadReal’s Digital Innovation initiative that will encourage, support and implement innovative technology in their real estate assets to create and sustain long term value.

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Minh Le CityLink.ai
Minh Le CEO Minh Le is a serial entrepreneur, technologist and commercial real estate developer. He is the Managing Partner at 22 Capital Partners, a private equi
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Minh Le
CEO
CityLink.ai
LinkedIn

Minh Le is a serial entrepreneur, technologist and commercial real estate developer. He is the Managing Partner at 22 Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in real estate, clean energy and technology (including smart cities, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics). His most recent endeavor is the creation of CityLink.ai, a smart city developer and technology platform. Its inaugural project, Gramercy District, is a ground-up $700M+ development located outside Washington D.C. Minh is well-positioned to accelerate and evolve technology-based real estate development through his existing network of partners and clients.

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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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Edward Wagoner JLL
Edward Wagoner EVP & Americas CIO Edward Wagoner is Global CIO, Corporate Solutions at JLL. He is globally responsible for all aspects of JLL’s technology for corporate occupiers, incl
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Edward Wagoner
EVP & Americas CIO
JLL

Edward Wagoner is Global CIO, Corporate Solutions at JLL. He is globally responsible for all aspects of JLL’s technology for corporate occupiers, including the business strategy, marketing, development, deployment and support.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yaletown 4
TRACK: DATA
INTEGRATIONS & API Strategies – A Journey Towards a Seamless Platform
In recent months, it's become clear that a solid data integration and API strategy is a must for CRE organizations. Regardless of the existing enterprise application architecture, whether single-stack or open, there are now countless additional external cloud applications that will benefit from integration into the existing stack. SOAP and RESTful APIs are now allowing us to tie together literally thousands of solutions in our industry to gain new insights into the data, as well as better automate existing processes. While the logic is clear, the journey has not been easy. The industry, in many cases still struggles to clearly define and execute on standards related to integration practices. Other industries have collaborated on a Data Bus concept, should CRE? This informative session will feature leading organizations assessing integration and API strategies in their journey towards seamless automation.

Moderator:
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Paul Ricci CohnReznick
Paul Ricci Partner, Global Enterprise Technology Solutions Leader
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Paul Ricci
Partner, Global Enterprise Technology Solutions Leader
CohnReznick

Speakers:
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Ian Cameron OSCRE
Ian Cameron Chief Integration Officer A recognized thought-leader and practitioner, Ian shapes the role of information in the industry's most innovative companies. A Founder and past Chai
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Ian Cameron
Chief Integration Officer
OSCRE
LinkedIn

A recognized thought-leader and practitioner, Ian shapes the role of information in the industry's most innovative companies. A Founder and past Chairman, Ian is now leading OSCRE into new territory and supports implementations of OSCRE standards. He has over 30 years' experience with global corporations and investment organizations, their service providers and software firms. Ian has held executive positions in leading consulting and software firms and is a regular speaker, author and faculty in executive development.

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Mark Gschwind 2Five1 Consulting
Mark Gschwind Practice Lead, Business Intelligence
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Mark Gschwind
Practice Lead, Business Intelligence
2Five1 Consulting

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Dennis Main Equity Commonwealth
Dennis Main VP, IT Dennis Main is VP, IT at Equity Commonwealth (EQC), which is an office REIT. His responsibilities include spearheading all of IT operations and strat
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Dennis Main
VP, IT
Equity Commonwealth

Dennis Main is VP, IT at Equity Commonwealth (EQC), which is an office REIT. His responsibilities include spearheading all of IT operations and strategy.

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Soheil Pourhashemi Brookfield Properties
Soheil Pourhashemi VP, Business Technology Soheil Pourhashemi is currently VP, Business Technology responsible for establishing and executing the commercial real estate IT strategy, vision and
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Soheil Pourhashemi
VP, Business Technology
Brookfield Properties

Soheil Pourhashemi is currently VP, Business Technology responsible for establishing and executing the commercial real estate IT strategy, vision and roadmap for Brookfield Properties North America. Brookfield is a premier real estate operating company, providing integrated services across all property investment strategies of Brookfield Asset Management, a global alternative asset manager with over $285 billion in AUM and manages over 130 million SF of commercial property globally with approximately 80M SQ FT of commercial real estate in North America.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mont Royal 1
TRACK: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
BLOCKCHAIN – What Are the Opportunities & Challenges for Commercial Real Estate?
Blockchain is another technology that's making news. Many major organizations are placing bets on the technology. Stories of shipping logistics disruption, financial services realignment, mortgage process restructuring and food supply chain management reengineering are all getting attention. In addition, major technology companies such as Microsoft, IBM, SAP, Cisco and Oracle are now hiring Blockchain engineers. Despite all the headlines, there is a considerable amount of confusion regarding Blockchain in our industry. This session will attempt to 1) define the fundamental concept and architecture of Blockchain; 2) identify and substantiate the major efforts, success and challenges by other major industries; and 3) identify and discuss the use cases for our industry.

Moderator:
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Kevin Shtofman Deloitte
Kevin Shtofman Real Estate Practice Manager Kevin Shtofman is a Manager in the Real Estate practice of Deloitte Consulting. He has over 14 years combined experience in providing strategic, finan
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Kevin Shtofman
Real Estate Practice Manager
Deloitte

Kevin Shtofman is a Manager in the Real Estate practice of Deloitte Consulting. He has over 14 years combined experience in providing strategic, financial, accounting, business improvement, and technology services to clients in the Real Estate industry. Kevin’s focus includes providing operational and systems integration services to owners, operators, developers, and construction servicers of real estate. He is a recognized leader in providing strategic planning, business process improvement, systems integration, solution implementation, merger integration, asset management, and program/project management services.

Speakers:
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Oswin Deally Capgemini
Oswin Deally Vice President Industry 4.0 Practice Lead for North America
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Oswin Deally
Vice President Industry 4.0 Practice Lead for North America
Capgemini

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Henry Elder Slice
Henry Elder Director of Origination & Investment
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Henry Elder
Director of Origination & Investment
Slice

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Alexandra Levin Kramer CKR Law LLP
Alexandra Levin Kramer Attorney Alexandra Levin Kramer is a partner at the global law firm of CKR Law LLP, and the Founding Chair of its Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency prac
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Alexandra Levin Kramer
Attorney
CKR Law LLP
LinkedIn

Alexandra Levin Kramer is a partner at the global law firm of CKR Law LLP, and the Founding Chair of its Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency practice group of over 40 attorneys world-wide, who provide U.S. and foreign clients including startups, cryptofunds, investors, advisors and more with sophisticated and knowledgeable legal advice in underlying legal specialties such as real estate, securities, intellectual property, banking, finance, corporate, investment funds, employment and litigation. She co-founded and managed an alternative real estate investment fund and was President of the International Blockchain Real Estate Association. Currently she serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, is the founder of the Women on the Block diversity conference and Womin.io, a blockchain-powered marketplace for employers and female freelancers to engage directly on a peer-to-peer basis.

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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.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yaletown 1
TRACK: INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
View from the Upstarts (New Kids on the Block)
Senior Executives and Founders from the newest cloud-based Start-ups in the CRE IM industry join our interactive panel. Our moderator will take them through barriers to entry, future capabilities, enhanced investor experiences, establishing competitive differentiation, mobility, integration, and agility. We’ll get their input on what new developments are around the corner, evolving capabilities in their systems, and the potential impact of recent announcements.

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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Alex Robinson Juniper Square
Alex Robinson CEO Alex Robinson is the co-founder and CEO of Juniper Square, the leading investment management solution for the real estate industry. Alex previously se
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Alex Robinson
CEO
Juniper Square

Alex Robinson is the co-founder and CEO of Juniper Square, the leading investment management solution for the real estate industry. Alex previously served as a founding executive of New Energy Risk (acquired by XL Capital), and started his career at Microsoft, where he held a variety of product leadership roles.

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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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Min Suh Assess+RE
Min Suh CEO Min Suh is the CEO and Founder of Assess+RE, a cloud-based financial computation and underwriting analysis SaaS platform. A former CRE investment prof
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Min Suh
CEO
Assess+RE
LinkedIn

Min Suh is the CEO and Founder of Assess+RE, a cloud-based financial computation and underwriting analysis SaaS platform. A former CRE investment professional with Louis Dreyfus, Suh spent 7 years as a finance professor at Columbia University’s Masters in Real Estate Finance Program. Suh’s previous experience in CRE includes having worked for a $2B private family office in Manhattan underwriting, valuation and investment oversight.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Nolita 3
TRACK: ACCELERATION
Keeping Pace with Technology – Understanding the Merits of Structured INNOVATION PROGRAMS
Many organizations are bombarded with tens (if not hundreds) of vendor outreaches each year, each claiming to have a magic bullet. Some may have merit, but there are simply too many vendors for a traditional Real Estate organization to vet. The bottom line is that the systems and procedures that have historically been in place to manage and evaluate new technology are inadequate, mainly due to the pace of change. As a result, an increasing number of organizations have elected to put structured innovation programs and/or departments in place. They have implemented an orderly method to discover, review, test and implement new ideas. They are finding that this organized approach is yielding much better results and is allowing them to consider all aspects without being overwhelmed. This session will include those organizations that have made financial and resource investments to manage new ideas and solutions.

Moderator:
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Bob Kroner RealFoundations
Bob Kroner Senior Managing Consultant Bob Kroner is a Senior Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. As a leader in the owner/operator/REIT sector, Bob has over 25 years of experience i
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Bob Kroner
Senior Managing Consultant
RealFoundations
LinkedIn

Bob Kroner is a Senior Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. As a leader in the owner/operator/REIT sector, Bob has over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, creating enterprise value by providing industry insight to clients, forecasting market disrupters and aligning technology initiatives with corporate strategy.

Speakers:
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Joe Boggio Capgemini
Joe Boggio VP, Applied Innovation Exchange
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Joe Boggio
VP, Applied Innovation Exchange
Capgemini

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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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Chip Pierpont GSA
Chip Pierpont Director, Facilities Operations & Technologies Chip Pierpont manages and provides expert guidance on the development and execution of requirements/solutions for building operations and technologies
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Chip Pierpont
Director, Facilities Operations & Technologies
GSA

Chip Pierpont manages and provides expert guidance on the development and execution of requirements/solutions for building operations and technologies for General Services Administration (GSA), a Public Buildings Service (PBS) government agency tasked with managing government buildings and real estate, providing product and service procurement support, and developing policies and regulations. The landlord for the civilian federal government, PBS owns or leases 8,700 assets, maintains an inventory of more than 370 million square feet of workspace for 1.1 million federal employees, and preserves more than 481 historic properties.

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Brian Zrimsek MRI Software
Brian Zrimsek Industry Principal Brian Zrimsek is Industry Principal at MRI Software. Brian brings 25 years of large scale enterprise software experience to MRI, most recently as an I
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Brian Zrimsek
Industry Principal
MRI Software

Brian Zrimsek is Industry Principal at MRI Software. Brian brings 25 years of large scale enterprise software experience to MRI, most recently as an IT Vice President at the Irvine Company. With over a decade of experience in real estate technology he has become a well-known subject matter expert, industry panelist, and trusted advisor, especially within the multifamily real estate market.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Nolita 1
TRACK: FOUNDATION
The Age of Acceleration – The Real Estate TECH GIANTS Weigh In
In line with this year's conference theme, “Navigating in the Age of Acceleration”, many organizations are trying to manage the ever-increasing pace of change. The days of just maintaining email, accounting and a property management system are long gone. Today, every business process found in the back and front-end of a real estate operation is poised for hyper-automation. From smart buildings to next generation occupant experiences, it is becoming a blur. There's a group of companies that have been around for decades that can offer a legitimate perspective on how they're managing the current state of chaos. Thousands of new entrants into the market, rapidly evolving technology, expanded solution offerings, integrating new ideas and the much hyped Digital Transformation will all be addressed by these world-class real estate technology leaders in this important session.

Moderator:
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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:
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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
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Patrick Ghilani
CEO
MRI Software

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Anant Yardi Yardi
Anant Yardi President
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Anant Yardi
President
Yardi

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Yaletown 4
TRACK: DATA
Practical Realities of DATA ANALYTICS – Where Does the Industry Stand?
Every day we are inundated with news about new technology that is going to dramatically transform our industry. History shows that the change eventually takes place, although it usually takes longer than expected. Data analytics, or more recently business intelligence, will have some relationship to machine learning and artificial intelligence going forward. Some feel that we have not even come close to taking full advantage of our data, even in its simplest form, because it is incomplete, lacking standards and segregated in many different places. This session will quantify where the industry stands regarding data analytics, present best practices and examples of data that produced legitimate business insight.

Moderator:
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Don Goldstein AdKahn
Don Goldstein CEO
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Don Goldstein
CEO
AdKahn

Speakers:
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Jon Crosier Irvine Company
Jon Crosier Senior Director Business Intelligence
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Jon Crosier
Senior Director Business Intelligence
Irvine Company

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Hazel Mann Zetta Advisory
Hazel Mann Managing Advisor, Business Technology Hazel Mann is currently Manager, Strategic Business & Technology Intelligence at KBS Realty Advisors, one of the largest owners of Class A office spac
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Hazel Mann
Managing Advisor, Business Technology
Zetta Advisory

Hazel Mann is currently Manager, Strategic Business & Technology Intelligence at KBS Realty Advisors, one of the largest owners of Class A office space. Hazel is an investment management professional spearheading finance and technology solutions with experience in coordinating cross-functional teams (finance, IT, operations) to drive company-wide strategic initiatives.

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David Rappaport Walmart
David Rappaport Sr. Director of Real Estate Strategy, Planning & Analytics David Rappaport leads the strategy, planning, and analytics team for Walmart International Real Estate. David is passionate about using technology, ma
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David Rappaport
Sr. Director of Real Estate Strategy, Planning & Analytics
Walmart
LinkedIn

David Rappaport leads the strategy, planning, and analytics team for Walmart International Real Estate. David is passionate about using technology, math,and data to create competitive advantages in this fast paced, data-driven environment. He brings over two decades of finance and accounting experience.

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

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

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Yaletown 1
TRACK: INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Modern Investment Management Challenges on a Global Scale
Global Investment Management companies are excited about the new possibilities that innovative technologies are introducing. However, the global stage brings deeper challenges, regional wins/losses, and varying degrees of success toward influencing business processes with effective Digital Leadership. We’ll explore the global impacts of a standardized application-centric strategy versus one that is more data-centric. Get insights on the impact of the latest BI efforts and the potential for predictive analytics. Hear how these global companies are tackling these issues and measuring successes.

Moderator:
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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

Speakers:
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Lisa Howat Lionpoint Group
Lisa Howat Managing Partner
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Lisa Howat
Managing Partner
Lionpoint Group
LinkedIn

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Arik Kogan MRI Software
Arik Kogan Director, Product Mgmt. - Investment Solutions Arik Kogan, a technology specialist, has dedicated his career to liberating real estate companies constrained by antiquated systems and perspectives.
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Arik Kogan
Director, Product Mgmt. - Investment Solutions
MRI Software

Arik Kogan, a technology specialist, has dedicated his career to liberating real estate companies constrained by antiquated systems and perspectives. After more than a decade working in product delivery and consulting services for real estate software vendors globally, Arik now serves as Director of Product Management – Investment Solutions at MRI Software. Responsible for a product suite accessed by over 20,000 users to manage $1 trillion equity and debt, Arik is empowering real estate businesses and driving success through technology.

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Michael Schick Heitman
Michael Schick SVP
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Michael Schick
SVP
Heitman

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Scott Tavolacci Yardi
Scott Tavolacci Industry Principal for Investment Management Solutions Scott Tavolacci current serves as the Industry Principal for Investment Management Solutions at Yardi Systems. He assists Private Equity Real Estate c
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Scott Tavolacci
Industry Principal for Investment Management Solutions
Yardi

Scott Tavolacci current serves as the Industry Principal for Investment Management Solutions at Yardi Systems. He assists Private Equity Real Estate clients create efficiencies with software technology in their front-to-back office operations. Scott has almost 30 years’ experience working in the real estate software technology field and has been engaged by hundreds of real estate companies in selecting and deploying software technology.

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Naseem Wenzel CohnReznick
Naseem Wenzel Partner 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
Partner
CohnReznick

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.

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Mont Royal 1
TRACK: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
AI – Where Does Commercial Real Estate Stand?
Almost every day someone announces how the world will change because of artificial intelligence, machine learning or cognition. Whether it is the elimination of millions of jobs or the automation of everything from radiology to financial analysis, AI certainly has the world’s attention. However, it is sometimes difficult to determine what is real and what is hype; especially for an industry that moves slowly. Despite the conservative nature of our industry, we are making headway into this new, exciting, yet sometimes unnerving technology. This exciting session will provide an overview of the status of AI around the globe as well as insight and observations from Commercial and Corporate real estate professionals who have already begun the journey into understanding and implementing this technology.

Moderator:
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Stuart Appley CBRE
Stuart Appley Managing Director, GWS Technology Solutions Stuart Appley is a Managing Director in CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Group, where he is responsible for providing executive technology oversight
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Stuart Appley
Managing Director, GWS Technology Solutions
CBRE
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Stuart Appley is a Managing Director in CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Group, where he is responsible for providing executive technology oversight and consulting to clients. Stuart also has a technology innovation & thought leadership role, helping to develop, drive, and lead pilots on innovative digital projects across CBRE. He was previously the CIO at Shorenstein Realty Services, where he led the transformation of the company’s technology environment into an innovative and best in class organization.

Speakers:
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Maya Gal Okapi
Maya Gal Co-Founder Maya Gal is a thought leader, bestselling author and global expert in AI. She is passionate about helping managers interact with data and co-founded
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Maya Gal
Co-Founder
Okapi
LinkedIn

Maya Gal is a thought leader, bestselling author and global expert in AI. She is passionate about helping managers interact with data and co-founded Okapi as a cloud-based platform that uses AI to provide real time personalized notifications, leading to operational excellence. The platform is highly suited for Property Management groups, supporting operations teams.

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Olga Koroleva Capital Brain
Olga Koroleva Founder & CEO
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Olga Koroleva
Founder & CEO
Capital Brain

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Minh Le CityLink.ai
Minh Le CEO Minh Le is a serial entrepreneur, technologist and commercial real estate developer. He is the Managing Partner at 22 Capital Partners, a private equi
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Minh Le
CEO
CityLink.ai
LinkedIn

Minh Le is a serial entrepreneur, technologist and commercial real estate developer. He is the Managing Partner at 22 Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in real estate, clean energy and technology (including smart cities, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics). His most recent endeavor is the creation of CityLink.ai, a smart city developer and technology platform. Its inaugural project, Gramercy District, is a ground-up $700M+ development located outside Washington D.C. Minh is well-positioned to accelerate and evolve technology-based real estate development through his existing network of partners and clients.

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Alina Lloyd QuadReal
Alina Lloyd VP, Real Estate Strategy Alina Lloyd is VP, Real Estate Strategy of QuadReal, an ndependent and privately held global real estate company with managed assets totaling more tha
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Alina Lloyd
VP, Real Estate Strategy
QuadReal

Alina Lloyd is VP, Real Estate Strategy of QuadReal, an ndependent and privately held global real estate company with managed assets totaling more than $18 billion.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nolita 3
TRACK: ACCELERATION
Assessing the CRE TECH Landscape – VENTURE CAPITAL Weighs In
We estimate that the 4th phase of the CRE Tech movement began around 2009. Since then, we've seen significant investment in CRE technology companies, with an investment volume of between $8-$ 12 Billion, depending on your selection criteria. Given this volume of investment, some are starting to ask questions about profitability, market share capture and notable exits. Obviously, the investors, including the corporates, VCs, accelerators and incubators are keeping a close eye on their favorites, as they have the most to gain and lose. In this panel, the most experienced and notable CRE Tech investors will share their insights on picking winners and losers.

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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Travis Connors Borealis Ventures
Travis Connors Venture Partner Travis Connors is a Partner at Borealis Ventures, General Partner of the firm’s Built Environment Innovation Fund and a Board Member at Smartvid.io. T
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Travis Connors
Venture Partner
Borealis Ventures
LinkedIn

Travis Connors is a Partner at Borealis Ventures, General Partner of the firm’s Built Environment Innovation Fund and a Board Member at Smartvid.io. Travis has worked closely with emerging startups in the Boston area for the past seventeen years.

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Constance Freedman Moderne Ventures
Constance Freedman Founder & Managing Partner Constance Freedman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Moderne Ventures and the Moderne Passport Program, an early stage investment fund and indust
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Constance Freedman
Founder & Managing Partner
Moderne Ventures

Constance Freedman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Moderne Ventures and the Moderne Passport Program, an early stage investment fund and industry immersion program focused on investing in technology companies in and around the multi-trillion dollar industries of real estate, mortgage, finance, insurance and home services. Constance has invested in more than 60 companies and helped bring them to market by partnering 700+ executives and corporations focused on using innovation to create a leading edge within their industry.

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Travis Putnam Navitas Capital
Travis Putnam Managing Partner Travis Putnam is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Navitas Capital. His current investments include Gridium, Matterport, PlanGrid, Enmetric, Buildi
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Travis Putnam
Managing Partner
Navitas Capital

Travis Putnam is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Navitas Capital. His current investments include Gridium, Matterport, PlanGrid, Enmetric, Building Robotics, and SNTech.

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Brendan Wallace Fifth Wall
Brendan Wallace Co-Founder & Managing Partner Brendan Wallace is the co-Founder of Fifth Wall, a venture fund focused on real estate, hospitality, and travel technology backed by some of the large
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Brendan Wallace
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Fifth Wall

Brendan Wallace is the co-Founder of Fifth Wall, a venture fund focused on real estate, hospitality, and travel technology backed by some of the largest commercial landlords, REITs, brokerages, and hotel companies in the world. Prior to founding Fifth Wall, he has been one of the most active and successful early stage technology investors and personally led $30M of investments in 65 companies since 2014.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nolita 1
TRACK: FOUNDATION
The Foundation for a COMPREHENSIVE, CONNECTED, INTEGRATED Application Architecture
Over the past 20 years, there's been an ongoing debate regarding Single Stack vs. Best of Breed Platforms. This is common for many industries but is more pressing for CRE as it has been a niche space. While CRE has stalwart management and forecasting systems, the ecosystem has always been made up of many point solutions. Consolidation is occurring which adds complexity to the equation as often there is overlap and conflicting interests. More and more the apps we use will be granular and specialized. The need for an open environment is increasing. The space is made up of mostly legacy software, with few “cloud first” apps. The vendors are migrating more to openness, so active discussions and implementations of APIs are occurring. Some are talking about “data lakes”. This is all great news as there are success stories. However, in practice, these efforts are almost always harder than they seem, and often the depth of an interface is not what one would want. But if the industry needs to solve for a problem, this one is one of them. This session will probe thought leaders to help continue to shape our future.

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. Mr. Entin had founded Inte
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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. Mr. Entin had founded Integrated Business Systems, Inc. in 1979 combining technical engineering expertise with accounting and property management experience to provide turnkey technology solutions for the real estate industry. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University where he teaches a master’s course in IT & The Real Estate Enterprise.

Speakers:
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Dhinaker Dhandi Altus Group
Dhinaker Dhandi VP of ARGUS Platform
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Dhinaker Dhandi
VP of ARGUS Platform
Altus Group

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

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Joe Rich Related Companies
Joe Rich SVP Joe Rich is SVP, CIO of Related Companies, a privately owned real estate firm with a portfolio of over $50 billion in real estate assets owned or unde
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Joe Rich
SVP
Related Companies

Joe Rich is SVP, CIO of Related Companies, a privately owned real estate firm with a portfolio of over $50 billion in real estate assets owned or under development that is made up of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail, office and affordable properties in premier high-barrier-to-entry markets. Joe has over 13 years experience as a CIO focused on global cultural change within the organization.

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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.

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Yaletown 1
TRACK: INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Automating Investment Management Routines and Business Processes
Several companies have shifted their application portfolio to include some of the latest performance management and financial modeling tools. This has allowed them to automate portions of these processes that routinely relied on Excel or brute-force man-hours to generate the necessary reports and analytics for their investors, auditors, and senior executives. We’ll discuss the key drivers behind these efforts and examine several cloud-born solutions that automate business processes including underwriting, budgeting, planning, forecasting, financial consolidations, analytics, and strategic dashboards.

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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Greg Carey Tishman Speyer
Greg Carey Managing Director, CIO Greg Carey joined Tishman Speyer in August 2017 to oversee the strategy and execution of the firm's Global Information Technology function. With 13 ye
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Greg Carey
Managing Director, CIO
Tishman Speyer

Greg Carey joined Tishman Speyer in August 2017 to oversee the strategy and execution of the firm's Global Information Technology function. With 13 years of experience in technology, Greg has spent the last ten focused on technology for Real Estate and Investment Management companies.

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Lisa Howat Lionpoint Group
Lisa Howat Managing Partner
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Lisa Howat
Managing Partner
Lionpoint Group
LinkedIn

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Min Suh Assess+RE
Min Suh CEO Min Suh is the CEO and Founder of Assess+RE, a cloud-based financial computation and underwriting analysis SaaS platform. A former CRE investment prof
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Min Suh
CEO
Assess+RE
LinkedIn

Min Suh is the CEO and Founder of Assess+RE, a cloud-based financial computation and underwriting analysis SaaS platform. A former CRE investment professional with Louis Dreyfus, Suh spent 7 years as a finance professor at Columbia University’s Masters in Real Estate Finance Program. Suh’s previous experience in CRE includes having worked for a $2B private family office in Manhattan underwriting, valuation and investment oversight.

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Ian Turnbull First Capital Realty
Ian Turnbull CIO Ian Turnbull is CIO at First Capital Realty, a Canadian public real estate company that develops, owns and operates over 23.8 millions gross leasable
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Ian Turnbull
CIO
First Capital Realty

Ian Turnbull is CIO at First Capital Realty, a Canadian public real estate company that develops, owns and operates over 23.8 millions gross leasable area of urban retail properties.

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Nolita 3
TRACK: ACCELERATION
CRE Tech / PropTech LAUNCHPAD SHOWCASE – Exploring the Newest Innovations
Consider the inordinate number of new companies selling some form of technology to the Real Estate Industry. Since 2008, there has been a steady flow of new tech companies, and it's estimated that we now have 2,500 – 3,500 companies selling tech solutions in our market. This high volume of new entrants brings the challenge of discovery, evaluation, prioritization, testing and implementation. In addition to a jam-packed exhibit floor showcasing the finest solution providers, we are bringing our Launchpad Showcase back for the second year to help make the task a little easier. The Showcase will feature the newest and most promising startups in the CRE Tech and PropTech ecosystem. This exciting session will be curated by the most prominent capital sources and corporate investors in the industry who are actively looking for the next big idea.

Moderator:
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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.

Speakers:
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Constance Freedman Moderne Ventures
Constance Freedman Founder & Managing Partner Constance Freedman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Moderne Ventures and the Moderne Passport Program, an early stage investment fund and indust
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Constance Freedman
Founder & Managing Partner
Moderne Ventures

Constance Freedman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Moderne Ventures and the Moderne Passport Program, an early stage investment fund and industry immersion program focused on investing in technology companies in and around the multi-trillion dollar industries of real estate, mortgage, finance, insurance and home services. Constance has invested in more than 60 companies and helped bring them to market by partnering 700+ executives and corporations focused on using innovation to create a leading edge within their industry.

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William O'Donnell PLD Ventures
William O'Donnell Managing Partner
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William O'Donnell
Managing Partner
PLD Ventures

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Travis Putnam Navitas Capital
Travis Putnam Managing Partner Travis Putnam is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Navitas Capital. His current investments include Gridium, Matterport, PlanGrid, Enmetric, Buildi
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Travis Putnam
Managing Partner
Navitas Capital

Travis Putnam is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Navitas Capital. His current investments include Gridium, Matterport, PlanGrid, Enmetric, Building Robotics, and SNTech.

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Brendan Wallace Fifth Wall
Brendan Wallace Co-Founder & Managing Partner Brendan Wallace is the co-Founder of Fifth Wall, a venture fund focused on real estate, hospitality, and travel technology backed by some of the large
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Brendan Wallace
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Fifth Wall

Brendan Wallace is the co-Founder of Fifth Wall, a venture fund focused on real estate, hospitality, and travel technology backed by some of the largest commercial landlords, REITs, brokerages, and hotel companies in the world. Prior to founding Fifth Wall, he has been one of the most active and successful early stage technology investors and personally led $30M of investments in 65 companies since 2014.

Vendors:
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Aamer Azeemi Smarten Spaces
Aamer Azeemi Head, Enterprise Consulting Aamer Azeemi is a Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Smarten Spaces. He is also an Independent Director on the Board of the Bhubaneswar Smart C
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Aamer Azeemi
Head, Enterprise Consulting
Smarten Spaces

Aamer Azeemi is a Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Smarten Spaces. He is also an Independent Director on the Board of the Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd., India. Earlier he was a Managing Director for Cisco Systems in India and led Cisco Consulting Services for 8 years. Aamer has played an integral part in setting the IT Master Plan strategy for various Smart Cities in Asia.

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Klaus Berberich Thing Technologies
Klaus Berberich Founder Sales and Consulting
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Klaus Berberich
Founder Sales and Consulting
Thing Technologies

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Marc Cohen Asset Drone
Marc Cohen Co-founder, COO, Chief Pilot Marc Cohen has over 20 years of aviation experience with more than 7,000 accident/incident-free hours. He is an FAA licensed airplane, helicopter and
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Marc Cohen
Co-founder, COO, Chief Pilot
Asset Drone

Marc Cohen has over 20 years of aviation experience with more than 7,000 accident/incident-free hours. He is an FAA licensed airplane, helicopter and drone commercial pilot and flight instructor. A former Army combat veteran and Blackhawk pilot, Marc is also an expert in air, land and underwater search and recovery.

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Maya Gal Okapi
Maya Gal Co-Founder Maya Gal is a thought leader, bestselling author and global expert in AI. She is passionate about helping managers interact with data and co-founded
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Maya Gal
Co-Founder
Okapi
LinkedIn

Maya Gal is a thought leader, bestselling author and global expert in AI. She is passionate about helping managers interact with data and co-founded Okapi as a cloud-based platform that uses AI to provide real time personalized notifications, leading to operational excellence. The platform is highly suited for Property Management groups, supporting operations teams.

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Eddie Godshalk Growth Maps
Eddie Godshalk CEO
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Eddie Godshalk
CEO
Growth Maps

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Reichen Kuhl LeaseLock
Reichen Kuhl CEO Reichen Kuhl is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a nine-year Air Force veteran. He is also a graduate of Loyola Law School and a member o
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Reichen Kuhl
CEO
LeaseLock

Reichen Kuhl is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a nine-year Air Force veteran. He is also a graduate of Loyola Law School and a member of the State Bar of California. After being denied housing in New York City because he did not earn the requisite 80x the monthly rent, he founded the first nationwide rent payment insurance program to help people at all levels qualify for housing they could truly afford.

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Rob Nissen Connected Edge Partners
Rob Nissen President & General Counsel Rob Nissen’s entire career has been focused on telecommunications / broadband, first as an engineer/manager with several telecommunications companies,
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Rob Nissen
President & General Counsel
Connected Edge Partners

Rob Nissen’s entire career has been focused on telecommunications / broadband, first as an engineer/manager with several telecommunications companies, and then for the past 20+ years as an intellectual property attorney. Prior to becoming an attorney, Rob was an engineer and a manager / director with Nortel and other telecom companies. He received one of the earlier patents for cellular technology when he invented an early method for load balancing in times of heavy cell phone usage.

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Aric Ohana Envoy
Aric Ohana Co-Founder Aric drives strategy for product and technology at Envoy, ensuring that the company continues to scale and innovate its mobility-driven services aroun
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Aric Ohana
Co-Founder
Envoy

Aric drives strategy for product and technology at Envoy, ensuring that the company continues to scale and innovate its mobility-driven services around the world. As both a motor enthusiast and real estate investment expert, Aric has a unique understanding of how mobility as a service can be effectively implemented as an amenity.

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

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

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Avi Sacajiu SPREO
Avi Sacajiu CEO Avi Sacajiu is a seasoned entrepreneur and experienced in building, running and selling Information Technology companies. Before founding SPREO, Avi w
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Avi Sacajiu
CEO
SPREO

Avi Sacajiu is a seasoned entrepreneur and experienced in building, running and selling Information Technology companies. Before founding SPREO, Avi was CEO and founder of the tech start-up, Info-X, and guided the company to YOY growth of over 1000%. He was featured in the Inc. 500’s Fastest Growing Companies before completing the exit strategy with an acquisition by 3M.

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Sri Sridharan Zan Compute
Sri Sridharan CPO
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Sri Sridharan
CPO
Zan Compute

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Rajavel Subramanian Facilio
Rajavel Subramanian Co-Founder Rajavel Subramanian is the co-founder of Facilio Inc. Facilio builds a unified suite of facilities and sustainability management software that harness
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Rajavel Subramanian
Co-Founder
Facilio

Rajavel Subramanian is the co-founder of Facilio Inc. Facilio builds a unified suite of facilities and sustainability management software that harnesses IoT and AI to help CREs manage buildings efficiently and sustainably. Raj's career spans over 17 years of product, sales, and revenue operations focussing on enterprise-scale service desk, telecom, and IoT solutions. He believes that technology can be leveraged to drive environmentally responsible facilities that create a positive impact in the world.

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David Unger Sentient Buildings
David Unger CEO David Unger is the founding CEO of Sentient Buildings LLC, a New York clean-tech startup that enables property owners and managers to conserve energy
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David Unger
CEO
Sentient Buildings

David Unger is the founding CEO of Sentient Buildings LLC, a New York clean-tech startup that enables property owners and managers to conserve energy and reduce operating costs for multi-family, commercial and institutional buildings through a comprehensive Building Management System (BMS), while Maximizing the Value of Comfort™. With more than 20 years experience growing technology-focused companies, David has been a pioneer in the use of internet and web-based technologies.

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Anton Yakubenko GeoCV
Anton Yakubenko CEO & Co-Founder
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Anton Yakubenko
CEO & Co-Founder
GeoCV

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Mont Royal 1
TRACK: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
21st CENTURY TRANSPORTATION – Autonomous Vehicles, Hyperloop & the Potential Impact to the Built Environment
We have been speculating about what transportation is going to look like 5-10 years down the road. From accelerated testbeds like the city of Pittsburgh to autonomous trucks making their way across the country, to the Hyperloop test track outside Las Vegas, the topic is everywhere. The reaction by the built environment has been varied, ranging from, “stop building parking facilities” to “not in my lifetime.” The right answer inevitably is somewhere in the middle. There is no doubt that someday these NextGen transportation modes, including autonomous vehicles, will have a big impact on transportation strategies—but the big question is when? This session will begin with an accurate assessment of the range of 21st century transportation modes that not only affect Real Estate, but the entire built environment, including smart cities, Megaregions and the ever-expanding “infinite suburbs”.

Moderator:
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John Gartner Navigant
John Gartner Director John Gartner is a director in the Energy practice's market intelligence group, leading Navigant Research’s transportation efficiencies and building ef
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John Gartner
Director
Navigant

John Gartner is a director in the Energy practice's market intelligence group, leading Navigant Research’s transportation efficiencies and building efficiencies research. His key areas of expertise include electric vehicles (EVs), EV charging infrastructure and integration into the grid, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, advanced batteries, ultracapacitors and stop-start vehicle technology. John has more than 26 years of experience in evaluating technology, market research and consulting.

Speakers:
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Dave Clute ESD
Dave Clute Chief Marketing Officer Dave Clute has been an AEC/FM/IT Design Professional for over 35 years. He spent 10 years at Cisco Systems and 5 years at Zurich Insurance before he j
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Dave Clute
Chief Marketing Officer
ESD
LinkedIn

Dave Clute has been an AEC/FM/IT Design Professional for over 35 years. He spent 10 years at Cisco Systems and 5 years at Zurich Insurance before he joined ESD in 2017. Dave is currently leading the Intelligent Building Practice for ESD Global. He is responsible for providing thought leadership, leading key initiatives and assisting clients and project teams deliver "truly intelligent buildings."

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Mike Hess Panasonic
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
LinkedIn

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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Matthew Toner CBRE
Matthew Toner Managing Director
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Matthew Toner
Managing Director
CBRE

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Joanna Wadsworth City of Las Vegas
Joanna Wadsworth Civil Engineer
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Joanna Wadsworth
Civil Engineer
City of Las Vegas
LinkedIn

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Yaletown 4
TRACK: ORGANIZATION
HYPER COLLABORATION – Creating Environments That Can Facilitate the Pace of Change
Bulging inboxes coupled with never-ending meetings, conference calls, texts, links, articles, videos and other daily activities and communications are increasing in volume and velocity every day. Rapid advancements and paradigm shifts are requiring that we maintain the traditional workload while attempting to learn and implement the new one. Some call it ‘changing the oil while driving the car’. Hyper collaboration requires a different strategy and set of skills. Information gathering, analysis, consensus, dissemination and action require a faster, more agile environment. This also involves new ideas and methods that can lead us out of our comfort zone. This dynamic session will bring together industry professionals on the forefront of managing rapid change, to lead the discussion and share their views on this important topic.

Moderator:
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Chris Saah North American Properties
Chris Saah Chief Information Officer
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Chris Saah
Chief Information Officer
North American Properties

Speakers:
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Keith Bereskin HCP
Keith Bereskin SVP, IT & Building Operations Currently, Keith Bereskin is the Senior Vice President of Information Technology & Building Operations at HCP, a fully integrated real estate investme
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Keith Bereskin
SVP, IT & Building Operations
HCP

Currently, Keith Bereskin is the Senior Vice President of Information Technology & Building Operations at HCP, a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests primarily in real estate serving the United States healthcare industry. Keith previously gained IT experience with companies in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Semi-Conductor sectors.

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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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Phil Klokis GSA/PBS
Phil Klokis CIO Phil Klokis is currently the CIO for the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the General Services Administration. He is responsible for delivering Infor
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Phil Klokis
CIO
GSA/PBS

Phil Klokis is currently the CIO for the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the General Services Administration. He is responsible for delivering Information Technology (IT) solutions and services supporting PBS' diverse real estate operations and portfolio management consisting of 1,500 owned assets, 9,000 active leased assets and nearly 350 million square feet of office space.

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Scott Zimmerman CenterPoint Properties
Scott Zimmerman CIO Scott Zimmerman has been CenterPoint’s CIO for over 20 years and is responsible for directing the IT Department and aligning the IT strategy with the
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Scott Zimmerman
CIO
CenterPoint Properties
LinkedIn

Scott Zimmerman has been CenterPoint’s CIO for over 20 years and is responsible for directing the IT Department and aligning the IT strategy with the company's objectives. He is also responsible for CenterPoint’s corporate marketing activities as well as their business process initiatives.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nolita 1
TRACK: ORGANIZATION
Digital Transformation – IT & EXECUTIVE ALIGNMENT
Many Real Estate companies are now stating that they are morphing into technology companies, and that ‘Digital Fever’ predicts technology is changing our lives forever. That being said, there is still confusion and misalignment between IT professionals and company executives on the best ways to strategize. From back-office to the buildings and their occupants’ experience, IT professionals are being pulled into a variety of new areas. To achieve success, it is critical that executive leadership and IT be aligned. It goes beyond executive sponsorship and involves full integration with the business strategy. This inspiring session will focus on strategies that can achieve an IT / business executive alignment and a cohesive digital strategy.

Moderator:
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Bob Rybak Horizon Technology
Bob Rybak Principal Consultant
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Bob Rybak
Principal Consultant
Horizon Technology

Speakers:
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Adam Burstow Grosvenor
Adam Burstow Group Digital & IT Director Adam Burstow joined Grosvenor in 2013 as Group IT Director responsible for creating value through technology. Grosvenor Europe invests, develops, oper
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Adam Burstow
Group Digital & IT Director
Grosvenor

Adam Burstow joined Grosvenor in 2013 as Group IT Director responsible for creating value through technology. Grosvenor Europe invests, develops, operates and manages real estate assets and funds, specializing in mixed-use property, with strong expertise in retail and leisure and managing £2.9 billion of assets.

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Chandra Dhandapani CBRE
Chandra Dhandapani Chief Digital & Technology Officer As Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Chandra Dhandapani is CBRE’s most-senior global technology leader, with responsibility for all aspects of the c
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Chandra Dhandapani
Chief Digital & Technology Officer
CBRE
LinkedIn

As Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Chandra Dhandapani is CBRE’s most-senior global technology leader, with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s technology and digital enablement, including those serving clients and CBRE professionals. Prior to joining CBRE, she was a senior technology executive at Capital One Financial for 17 years.

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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.

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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.

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

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

Thursday | June 7

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

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

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

8:30 am - 10:00 am
Yaletown 1
TRACK: INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Networking Breakfast Workshop: Digital Leadership in Investment Management
We’ve been discussing digital transformation opportunities for the past couple of years. Given the latest product introductions in our market, what must the Investment Management Digital Leader bring to the table to effectively influence their company’s business processes. The numerous successes with integrating silo’d applications, consolidating disparate data sources, financial modeling, and the intuitive user interfaces will convince any senior executive that they cannot afford to wait any longer! This session begins with an interactive networking breakfast with your industry peers followed immediately by a workshop that will focus on evaluating integration solution options and their barriers toward implementation.

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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Lisa Howat Lionpoint Group
Lisa Howat Managing Partner
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Lisa Howat
Managing Partner
Lionpoint Group
LinkedIn

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Lynn Peters Retransform
Lynn Peters VP, Global Operations
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Lynn Peters
VP, Global Operations
Retransform

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Ian Turnbull First Capital Realty
Ian Turnbull CIO Ian Turnbull is CIO at First Capital Realty, a Canadian public real estate company that develops, owns and operates over 23.8 millions gross leasable
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Ian Turnbull
CIO
First Capital Realty

Ian Turnbull is CIO at First Capital Realty, a Canadian public real estate company that develops, owns and operates over 23.8 millions gross leasable area of urban retail properties.

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Grant Wood Juniper Square
Grant Wood Head of Business Development, Industry Principal Grant Wood is the Head of Business Development and Industry Principal at Juniper Square, a San Francisco-based technology company transforming the way
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Grant Wood
Head of Business Development, Industry Principal
Juniper Square

Grant Wood is the Head of Business Development and Industry Principal at Juniper Square, a San Francisco-based technology company transforming the way real estate GPs and LPs exchange information. He has over 20 years of enterprise software experience, including more than a decade of experience in commercial real estate and investment management software.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mont Royal 1
TRACK: PROCESS AUTOMATION
ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION (RPA) - Understanding the Opportunities & Challenges
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is simple, yet elegant technology that uses AI and machine learning to automate repetitive tasks previously done by humans. In the Commercial Real Estate industry, we have a large number of systems with overlapping information that often requires moving data from one spreadsheet or application to another. Receivables, payables, leases, investor reporting as well as other tenant communications all share information at some point in the process. With perfect seamless integration not always an option, outsourcing these tasks to an RPA ‘intelligent assistant’ has proven to be valuable in streamlining processes. The speakers in this session will highlight practical uses of RPA and present case studies on their efficient and effective use.

Moderator:
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Dustin Strydom Open Box Software
Dustin Strydom Head of Automation Services Dustin is responsible for the corporate direction, strategy and operational management of Automation Services, including overseeing its business devel
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Dustin Strydom
Head of Automation Services
Open Box Software

Dustin is responsible for the corporate direction, strategy and operational management of Automation Services, including overseeing its business development and client experience. Prior to joining Open Box, Dustin was involved as a deal transactor at a niche corporate finance and private equity firm, after which he developed a taste for technology whilst structuring, shaping and pricing large, complex corporate transactions at Accenture. He has filled various roles since joining Open Box, including heading up key accounts as well as Custom Software, before moving into his current role.

Speakers:
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Dhinaker Dhandi Altus Group
Dhinaker Dhandi VP of ARGUS Platform
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Dhinaker Dhandi
VP of ARGUS Platform
Altus Group

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Ilene Goldfine Hines Interests
Ilene Goldfine VP, Business Technology Group Ilene Goldfine is VP, Business Technology Group and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Hines Business Technology Group (“BTG”). The B
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Ilene Goldfine
VP, Business Technology Group
Hines Interests

Ilene Goldfine is VP, Business Technology Group and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Hines Business Technology Group (“BTG”). The BTG was established to create a common framework on which to build a robust investment and property management platform. The group works with the Information Technology Group and is a conduit for the consideration of all new systems, analytical tools and business processes that support our investment and property management activities.

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Dean Hook TIER REIT
Dean Hook SVP, IT & Property Management Dean Hook is SVP, IT & Property Management of TIER REIT, a self-managed, Dallas-based REIT focused on owning commercial office properties throughout t
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Dean Hook
SVP, IT & Property Management
TIER REIT
LinkedIn

Dean Hook is SVP, IT & Property Management of TIER REIT, a self-managed, Dallas-based REIT focused on owning commercial office properties throughout the U.S. He has over 25 years connecting real estate business operations and technology.

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Chris Spaulding Granite Properties
Chris Spaulding Senior Manager
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Chris Spaulding
Senior Manager
Granite Properties

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Lauren Stokes RealFoundations
Lauren Stokes Director Lauren Stokes is a Director with RealFoundations and leads the Technology Services practice which provides application, end user and infrastructure su
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Lauren Stokes
Director
RealFoundations
LinkedIn

Lauren Stokes is a Director with RealFoundations and leads the Technology Services practice which provides application, end user and infrastructure support services to real estate companies. She has over 15 years’ experience providing management consulting and technology advisory services to the real estate industry.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Yaletown 4
TRACK: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
ROBOTS – Are They A Reliable, Effective & Acceptable Service Option in Our Buildings?
When most people think about robots, they either think of science fiction movies or Tesla’s assembly line. While many believe that robots in our buildings are far off in the future, we forget that there are millions of robots vacuuming households as we speak. Today, there are robots delivering items to guest rooms at hotels and robots deployed as security guards in malls. There are many potential applications for robots in buildings and those options are increasing every day. Security, construction, delivery services (autonomous delivery carts), customer service (concierge bots), and cleaning/maintenance are just a few of the applications being automated. This session will present a summary of the ‘State of Robots’ across all industries, and will then focus on the case studies being developed by the most innovative thought leaders in Commercial and Corporate Real Estate.

Moderator:
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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.

Speakers:
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Donald Bowman Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
Donald Bowman General Manager Donald Bowman is a leading luxury hotelier with an international career in hospitality and hotels spanning over 30 years. Currently, he is General Man
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Donald Bowman
General Manager
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

Donald Bowman is a leading luxury hotelier with an international career in hospitality and hotels spanning over 30 years. Currently, he is General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. Donald brings a wealth of knowledge in hotel management and international luxury operations to his role. He leads the triple Forbes-Five Star hotel with his strategic planning and commitment to delivering luxury experiences.

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David Giddings Oxford Properties
David Giddings Director, National Programs David Giddings currently directs Oxford's National Operating & Technical services initiatives aimed at enhancing site delivery of service excellence,
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David Giddings
Director, National Programs
Oxford Properties
LinkedIn

David Giddings currently directs Oxford's National Operating & Technical services initiatives aimed at enhancing site delivery of service excellence, best operating practices and enhancing returns for our its stakeholders. He leads a team of individuals that deliver programs leveraging Oxfords scale to address efficiency, expertise and governance. David is presently heading the company's effort to develop a National Standard for Smart Buildings, which includes a single converged network utilized by all base building systems.

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Justin Mills Vicinity Centres
Justin Mills Executive General Manager, Shopping Centres Vicinity Centres is one of Australia’s leading retail property owners and operators with a portfolio of more than 80 shopping centres and $26 billion
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Justin Mills
Executive General Manager, Shopping Centres
Vicinity Centres

Vicinity Centres is one of Australia’s leading retail property owners and operators with a portfolio of more than 80 shopping centres and $26 billion in assets under management. Justin Mills, in his role as EGM Shopping Centres, manages shopping centre operations and alternative income streams across the portfolio and leads a national team driving innovation. Vicinity’s recent trials in new technology include robotics and automated cleaning, waste disposal systems, and a large-scale battery as part of the recently announced record investment in shopping centre solar.

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Stacy Dean Stephens Knightscope
Stacy Dean Stephens VP
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Stacy Dean Stephens
VP
Knightscope

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Yaletown 1
TRACK: INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Understanding the Investment Management Blockchain - Preparing for the Inevitable
If you were thinking that blockchain will be one of those technologies that “might” impact the Investment Management community someday (maybe), join this discussion to hear just how close we are to integrating blockchain innovation into key investment management transactions. We’ll explore how “CRE tokens” are valued both overseas and in the US. Discover the impact of “Smart Contracts” and hear the legal side to this technological argument of “Just because we can, does that mean we should.”

Moderator:
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Hazel Mann Zetta Advisory
Hazel Mann Managing Advisor, Business Technology Hazel Mann is currently Manager, Strategic Business & Technology Intelligence at KBS Realty Advisors, one of the largest owners of Class A office spac
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Hazel Mann
Managing Advisor, Business Technology
Zetta Advisory

Hazel Mann is currently Manager, Strategic Business & Technology Intelligence at KBS Realty Advisors, one of the largest owners of Class A office space. Hazel is an investment management professional spearheading finance and technology solutions with experience in coordinating cross-functional teams (finance, IT, operations) to drive company-wide strategic initiatives.

Speakers:
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Thomas Ghaney Slice RE
Thomas Ghaney Head Of Real Estate Thomas is the Head of Real Estate at Slice. Formally, Thomas was a founding member of Proferian Capital, LLC (a real estate private equity fund) and B
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Thomas Ghaney
Head Of Real Estate
Slice RE
LinkedIn

Thomas is the Head of Real Estate at Slice. Formally, Thomas was a founding member of Proferian Capital, LLC (a real estate private equity fund) and Brentwood Finance Company, LLC (a family office). As Senior Director and Partner, Thomas is responsible for acquisitions, due diligence and contract negotiations. Thomas also practices law focused on structured finance, real estate and tax.

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Alexandra Levin Kramer CKR Law LLP
Alexandra Levin Kramer Attorney Alexandra Levin Kramer is a partner at the global law firm of CKR Law LLP, and the Founding Chair of its Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency prac
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Alexandra Levin Kramer
Attorney
CKR Law LLP
LinkedIn

Alexandra Levin Kramer is a partner at the global law firm of CKR Law LLP, and the Founding Chair of its Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency practice group of over 40 attorneys world-wide, who provide U.S. and foreign clients including startups, cryptofunds, investors, advisors and more with sophisticated and knowledgeable legal advice in underlying legal specialties such as real estate, securities, intellectual property, banking, finance, corporate, investment funds, employment and litigation. She co-founded and managed an alternative real estate investment fund and was President of the International Blockchain Real Estate Association. Currently she serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, is the founder of the Women on the Block diversity conference and Womin.io, a blockchain-powered marketplace for employers and female freelancers to engage directly on a peer-to-peer basis.

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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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Ari Shpanya Slice RE
Ari Shpanya CEO
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Ari Shpanya
CEO
Slice RE
LinkedIn

10:45 am - 11:45 am
Yaletown 3
TRACK: ORGANIZATION
IT SKILLS SHORTAGE – Strategies for Maintaining a Strong Team
The industry has acknowledged the impending skills gap, yet despite years of discussion, progress has been limited. As the tech requirements for running real estate assets get more complex, including smart buildings and workspaces, they require an increase in professionals with specific technology skills. The problem started with a decline in high school STEM programs, resulting in a shortage of college graduates with science, technology or engineering skills. In addition, the real estate industry struggles to compete with other high paying industries such as tech, finance, medical and others for these candidates. This shortage could ultimately slow the adoption of new ideas in our industry. This crucial session will focus on strategies to find, train and retain capable technology talent.

Moderator:
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Art McCann Highwoods Properties
Art McCann CIO Art Mcann's primary goal is the development of Highwood's overall information technology strategy and aligning the company's technology investments wi
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Art McCann
CIO
Highwoods Properties
LinkedIn

Art Mcann's primary goal is the development of Highwood's overall information technology strategy and aligning the company's technology investments with the overall business. A 20-year business technology veteran, Art was a technology consulting manager at McGladrey & Pullen before joining Highwoods in 2000, and prior to that, he was a network manager for a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. Art earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Elon University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Art is a board member on the Society for Information Management and President of the Oracle Real Estate User Group.

Speakers:
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Joe Chiappetta Simon Property Group
Joe Chiappetta VP & CTO Joe Chiappetta has been VP & CTO at Simon Property Group since joining the company in 2001. Joe has responsibility for the company's core business app
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Joe Chiappetta
VP & CTO
Simon Property Group

Joe Chiappetta has been VP & CTO at Simon Property Group since joining the company in 2001. Joe has responsibility for the company's core business applications, Project Management Office and Project Execution, business intelligence solutions, and new value creation consistent with the company's business strategy. In his role, he has delivered on several large scale projects, driven new business processes, and implemented leading technologies such as Salesforce.com, Hyperion Financial Management, and Cognos tools. His group leads application architecture as well as the evaluation of new technologies for the business. Prior to joining Simon, Joe was a Certified Project Manager with IBM Corporation.

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Sandy Jacolow Silverstein Properties
Sandy Jacolow CIO Sandy Jacolow joined Silverstein Properties in 2011 as Chief Information Officer, a role in which he oversees the technology initiatives that support
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Sandy Jacolow
CIO
Silverstein Properties
LinkedIn

Sandy Jacolow joined Silverstein Properties in 2011 as Chief Information Officer, a role in which he oversees the technology initiatives that support the company's financial, operations and development, including the World Trade Center, and Silver Suites activities. Sandy has been active in the real estate industry for nearly 35 years with a focus on the institutional advisory, property management and brokerage markets.

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Dale Johnston Regency Centers
Dale Johnston SVP, CIO
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Dale Johnston
SVP, CIO
Regency Centers
LinkedIn

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Christine Stone GGP
Christine Stone VP, IT Program Management Office Christine Stone is VP, PMO at GGP, a REIT with 2.3B in revenues focused on innovation in the retail sector. Christine leads the PMO (budget, strategy,
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Christine Stone
VP, IT Program Management Office
GGP
LinkedIn

Christine Stone is VP, PMO at GGP, a REIT with 2.3B in revenues focused on innovation in the retail sector. Christine leads the PMO (budget, strategy, execution) and talent development for IT. She mentors through the Chicago Innovation network and ARA, and holds an MS in Organizational Development. She is known for sustained change, and revitalizing teams and results.

10:45 am - 11:45 am
Nolita 3
TRACK: ACCELERATION
Hedging the Future – REAL ESTATE Organizations Continue to Invest in PROPTECH
Historically, real estate organizations have considered technology a tactical part of their operations. Email, accounting, property management and document storage were first and foremost in the minds of most executives. Since 2009, during the 4th phase of accelerated technology application within our industry, many noteworthy firms have recognized the strategic significance of technology and innovation and have been shrewdly investing in tech start-ups. Office, Industrial, Retail, and Multifamily (along with other sectors) have defined value propositions for fractional investment in PropTech. Although business objectives may differ, forward thinking Real Estate firms continue to explore these opportunities. This panel will include some of the most noteworthy Real Estate firms investing in PropTech.

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

Speakers:
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Sohin Chinoy CBRE
Sohin Chinoy VP Digital and Technology Sohin Chinoy enjoys working at the intersection of corporate strategy, technology and M&A. He currently leads global digital strategy for CBRE, collab
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Sohin Chinoy
VP Digital and Technology
CBRE
LinkedIn

Sohin Chinoy enjoys working at the intersection of corporate strategy, technology and M&A. He currently leads global digital strategy for CBRE, collaborating with all service lines towards world class digital capabilities. An electrical engineer by training, Sohin spent the foundational years of his career in the fast-paced semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley.

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Aidan Coleman Charter Hall
Aidan Coleman CTO Aidan is a technology thought leader and ‘implementer' who focuses on how process, information and technology-enabled change can contribute directly t
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Aidan Coleman
CTO
Charter Hall

Aidan is a technology thought leader and ‘implementer' who focuses on how process, information and technology-enabled change can contribute directly to sustainable business growth. With over 20 years in IT, the last five in Property and Real Estate, Aidan brings with him great experience in people leadership, strategic planning, program delivery, operations and innovation across a range of other industries including Retail, Media, FMCG, Management Consulting, Insurance, Banking and Telco.

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Michael Crook Altus Group
Michael Crook SVP Product Management
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Michael Crook
SVP Product Management
Altus Group

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Charlie Kuntz Hines
Charlie Kuntz Innovation Officer Charlie Kuntz serves as the firm's Innovation Officer and is responsible for tracking and examining the viability of the most innovative building desi
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Charlie Kuntz
Innovation Officer
Hines

Charlie Kuntz serves as the firm's Innovation Officer and is responsible for tracking and examining the viability of the most innovative building design, building technology, and real estate technology overall in the industry and implementing the newest ideas and thinking on every Hines engagement. Since joining Hines in 2007, Charlie has contributed to the development, acquisition, asset management, financing, marketing and disposition of more than 8 million square feet of commercial real estate.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Mont Royal 1
TRACK: PROCESS AUTOMATION
OCCUPANT & GUEST EXPERIENCE PLATFORMS – Aligning Brick and Mortar with Enhanced Digital Experiences
Not long ago a tenant or visitor walked into a building, went to work, did some shopping, waited for a plane, or engaged in some other form of life activity. Today, because of mobile phones and other technologies, building occupants are learning to expect some form of experience that will enhance the time they spend inside. Easy, efficient access, video monitoring in parking garages, ordering coffee, turning on the lights, turning down the heat, reporting a leaky faucet, scheduling a yoga class, scheduling a baby sitter, connecting socially with other tenants (and much more) has become the expectation. Building owners are now racing to integrate all the capabilities of mobile technologies, the cloud and other platforms to the needs and requirements of building occupants. Vetting platforms, prioritizing features, system integration and cyber requirements are just some of the issues to be discussed.

Moderator:
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Ian Feagin Jamestown
Ian Feagin Director of IT Ian Feagin is currently the Director of Information Technology at Jamestown, a national, vertically integrated real estate operator with approximately
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Ian Feagin
Director of IT
Jamestown
LinkedIn

Ian Feagin is currently the Director of Information Technology at Jamestown, a national, vertically integrated real estate operator with approximately $11.2 billion of assets under management. Previously, Ian was Director of Technical Support at Leapfrog for 14 years where he was responsible for providing technical services to over 10,000 users worldwide with a staff of 65 technicians.

Speakers:
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Laura Acklandiene Equiem
Laura Acklandiene Head of Business Development, Global Expansion Laura Acklandiene is the Head of Business Development - Global Expansion at Equiem. She travels between London and New York on a mission to introduce
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Laura Acklandiene
Head of Business Development, Global Expansion
Equiem

Laura Acklandiene is the Head of Business Development - Global Expansion at Equiem. She travels between London and New York on a mission to introduce their tenant experience portals and customer engagement services to the landlords and developers in the UK and in the US. Prior to that, she worked with Australia's largest property funds and REITs, as well as retail partners boosting services available to commercial occupiers.

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Aamer Azeemi Smarten Spaces
Aamer Azeemi Head, Enterprise Consulting Aamer Azeemi is a Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Smarten Spaces. He is also an Independent Director on the Board of the Bhubaneswar Smart C
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Aamer Azeemi
Head, Enterprise Consulting
Smarten Spaces

Aamer Azeemi is a Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Smarten Spaces. He is also an Independent Director on the Board of the Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd., India. Earlier he was a Managing Director for Cisco Systems in India and led Cisco Consulting Services for 8 years. Aamer has played an integral part in setting the IT Master Plan strategy for various Smart Cities in Asia.

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Lauren Croop Modo Labs
Lauren Croop Senior Enterprise Marketing Manager Lauren Croop leads the strategic enterprise marketing initiatives at Modo Labs, a unified mobile experience platform for the workplace. She has a pas
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Lauren Croop
Senior Enterprise Marketing Manager
Modo Labs

Lauren Croop leads the strategic enterprise marketing initiatives at Modo Labs, a unified mobile experience platform for the workplace. She has a passion for telling compelling workplace transformation stories that inspire others to rethink their employee experience through a mobile lens. With a background in technology, marketing, real estate, and workforce development, she has gained a unique perspective into the transformative impact of technology on engagement and communication in the workplace.

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Marc Gille-Sepehri Thing Technologies
Marc Gille-Sepehri Founder & CEO
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Marc Gille-Sepehri
Founder & CEO
Thing Technologies

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Hari Gunasingham iviva by Eutech
Hari Gunasingham CEO Dr. Hari Gunasingham is founder of Eutech Cybernetic. His expertise is in the field of Analytical Science, Cybernetics and Control Systems. He is a re
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Hari Gunasingham
CEO
iviva by Eutech
LinkedIn

Dr. Hari Gunasingham is founder of Eutech Cybernetic. His expertise is in the field of Analytical Science, Cybernetics and Control Systems. He is a recipient of numerous awards including the Singapore National Young Scientist and Engineer Award in 1988; EDN Asia, Innovator Award in 1996 and an Award of Recognition by the Canadian Prime Minister also in 1996 for his contributions to science and technology. More recently, Dr Gunasingham has been involved in the implementation of smart building and workplace solutions and has received recognition for this work from Realcomm.

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Damien Laigre Capgemini
Damien Laigre Principal, IoT/Smart Buildings/Smart Cities Damien Laigre is IOT/Smart Building Principal at Capgemini. Damien brings a 15 years+ of engineering and IT professional services expertise around wor
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Damien Laigre
Principal, IoT/Smart Buildings/Smart Cities
Capgemini

Damien Laigre is IOT/Smart Building Principal at Capgemini. Damien brings a 15 years+ of engineering and IT professional services expertise around workspace and digital transformation. Damien is a subject matter expert in bridging the gap between the IT world and Real Estates solutions, focusing on innovation and technologies addressing new enterprise workforce needs and workplace capabilities.

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

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

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Rick Reid Aruba
Rick Reid Sr. Manager, Vertical Marketing Rick has worked on wireless data systems for over 20 years, starting as a part of Metricom, producer of the first wireless modem. Rick is the Senior M
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Rick Reid
Sr. Manager, Vertical Marketing
Aruba

Rick has worked on wireless data systems for over 20 years, starting as a part of Metricom, producer of the first wireless modem. Rick is the Senior Manager at Aruba for Vertical Marketing, starting before the acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Previous to Aruba, Rick spent five years at AeroScout/Stanley Healthcare working on real time location systems in clinical and industrial applications.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Yaletown 4
TRACK: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
DRONES – Making Their Way Into the Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Ecosystem
If you watch the news, it is easy to spot the increased use of drone video footage. We also see headlines of drone usage in areas like water rescue, agriculture, product delivery, surveillance and more. Our industry is continuing to determine the best applications for this emerging technology. Early applications for the built environment include marketing, security, construction, site surveying, roof inspections and emergency response. While there are examples of drone usage in our industry, we would not consider this to be mainstream practice. This dynamic session will explore the state of current drone technology, including a review by a drone domain expert, followed by a discussion of actual case studies in our industry.

Moderator:
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Brett Kanda Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS)
Brett Kanda Director of Business Development
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Brett Kanda
Director of Business Development
Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS)
LinkedIn

Speakers:
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Brian Letendre CBRE
Brian Letendre Global Technical Services Standards Director
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Brian Letendre
Global Technical Services Standards Director
CBRE

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Jono Millin DroneDeploy
Jono Millin Co-Founder & CPO Jono Millin is the co-founder and CPO of DroneDeploy, where he is responsible for the design and development of the DroneDeploy platform. It is a clo
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Jono Millin
Co-Founder & CPO
DroneDeploy

Jono Millin is the co-founder and CPO of DroneDeploy, where he is responsible for the design and development of the DroneDeploy platform. It is a cloud-based drone mapping software that helps businesses solve critical problems, fast. The platform offers a powerful range of products that enable customers to easily collect and analyze aerial data using any type of drone.

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Austin Nichols Dedrone
Austin Nichols Americas Director
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Austin Nichols
Americas Director
Dedrone

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Nolita 3
TRACK: CYBERSECURITY
Real Estate Cybersecurity – What are the Top SOLUTION PROVIDERS Doing to Secure Their Systems?
These scenarios have become familiar: unauthorized transfer from an accounts payable department; hacking client or tenant data; stealing financial information. Real Estate information solution providers carry a great responsibility to keep data and personal information safe. Every day, more real estate firms are signing on with these organizations to provide virtually every aspect of the automation required to run their businesses, and maintaining a comprehensive cyber framework is critical. Whether the application access is via client server, cloud or mobile, hardwire or wireless, there are many opportunities for breaches to occur. This session will feature the industry’s most notable solution providers who will share their strategies for keeping the systems we rely on every day secure and safe from attack.

Moderator:
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Shahryar Shaghaghi CohnReznick
Shahryar Shaghaghi Principal, National Leader of Cybersecurity and Privacy
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Shahryar Shaghaghi
Principal, National Leader of Cybersecurity and Privacy
CohnReznick
LinkedIn

Speakers:
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Russ Butler MRI Software
Russ Butler CTO
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Russ Butler
CTO
MRI Software

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Rick Ferrino VTS
Rick Ferrino Chief Data Officer
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Rick Ferrino
Chief Data Officer
VTS

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Jay Shobe Yardi
Jay Shobe VP, Cloud Services
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Jay Shobe
VP, Cloud Services
Yardi
LinkedIn

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Yaletown 3
TRACK: PROCESS AUTOMATION
BUDGET & FORECASTING – The Innovation Journey Continues
Budget and forecasting are old and traditional topics that must be examined every year, as they remain a cornerstone of a commercial real estate operation. With real estate portfolios growing, becoming more complex and in need of continuous financial scrutiny, the demands for integrated, more real-time, accurate information is required. Long gone are the days of isolated static forecasting; we are entering an era of complex, integrated, real-time and predictive. New platforms, including CPM (Corporate Performance Management) products, approaches and innovations continue to reshape this important real estate process. Panelists will present state-of-the-art, leading edge and modern approaches, providing an up-to-date perspective on current best practices.

Moderator:
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Naseem Wenzel CohnReznick
Naseem Wenzel Partner 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
Partner
CohnReznick

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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Greg Carey Tishman Speyer
Greg Carey Managing Director, CIO Greg Carey joined Tishman Speyer in August 2017 to oversee the strategy and execution of the firm's Global Information Technology function. With 13 ye
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Greg Carey
Managing Director, CIO
Tishman Speyer

Greg Carey joined Tishman Speyer in August 2017 to oversee the strategy and execution of the firm's Global Information Technology function. With 13 years of experience in technology, Greg has spent the last ten focused on technology for Real Estate and Investment Management companies.

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Phillip McCorkle RealFoundations
Phillip McCorkle Enterprise Managing Consultant Phillip McCorkle is an Enterprise Managing Consultant with RealFoundations and has over 23 years of experience delivering value through a combination
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Phillip McCorkle
Enterprise Managing Consultant
RealFoundations

Phillip McCorkle is an Enterprise Managing Consultant with RealFoundations and has over 23 years of experience delivering value through a combination of organizational, process, and technology improvements. Phillip has spent his entire career serving the real estate and construction industries and has an extensive project portfolio of system implementation, process improvement, business transformation and strategic advisory services.

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Jeremy Poteet Brookfield Properties
Jeremy Poteet SVP, Information Technology Jeremy Poteet is SVP, IT of Rouse Properties, one of the largest regional mall owners with a geographically diverse portfolio and includes 38 malls a
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Jeremy Poteet
SVP, Information Technology
Brookfield Properties

Jeremy Poteet is SVP, IT of Rouse Properties, one of the largest regional mall owners with a geographically diverse portfolio and includes 38 malls and retail centers encompassing 24.5 million square feet. Jeremy has over ten years in real estate and information technology management consulting focused in the REIT, development, construction management and home-building sectors.

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Carol Shumway KBS Realty Advisors
Carol Shumway VP Carol Shumway is VP of Reporting & Compliance for KBS. With over 25 years in the commercial real estate industry her background is a unique blend of f
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Carol Shumway
VP
KBS Realty Advisors
LinkedIn

Carol Shumway is VP of Reporting & Compliance for KBS. With over 25 years in the commercial real estate industry her background is a unique blend of finance, property operations and technology. Prior to joining KBS, Carol worked for CBRE, JLL, PM Realty Advisors and The Irvine Company. Her current responsibilities include the research, selection & implementation of enterprise technology solutions.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yaletown 4
TRACK: PROCESS AUTOMATION
Voice Activated VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS – Integration, AI, Voice, Experience, Privacy and More
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana, Apple Siri...it seems everyone is getting into the voice activated, virtual assistant business. In the home, these devices have gone beyond providing weather reports or playing songs and quickly morphed into intelligent home controllers for lights, audio, and TV, acting as intelligent assistants. They're now making their way into commercial buildings. Owners, operators, manufacturers, integrators and others are excited about bringing this functionality to the commercial world of offices, malls, schools, airports and more. These devices are now serving as voice actuated input devices for managing business processes. "Alexa…run a report on last month’s leasing activity" The environments where we apply these virtual assistants are becoming more complex, as are the potential benefits and challenges. This invaluable session will examine the topic and explore the many opportunities for business.

Moderator:
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Raj Patel JBG SMITH Properties
Raj Patel CTO
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Raj Patel
CTO
JBG SMITH Properties
LinkedIn

Speakers:
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Kaushlesh Chandel Retransform
Kaushlesh Chandel AVP, Client Services
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Kaushlesh Chandel
AVP, Client Services
Retransform

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Chong Huan Inland Real Estate Group
Chong Huan EVP & Chief Information Officer Chong P. Huan is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Inland Real Estate Group. Chong has over 22 years experience and a Proven t
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Chong Huan
EVP & Chief Information Officer
Inland Real Estate Group

Chong P. Huan is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Inland Real Estate Group. Chong has over 22 years experience and a Proven track record in aligning business with vision and IT strategies to achieve efficient and cost-effective IT organizations. Diverse expertise in financial products and services, order and portfolio management, risk management, securities trading, processing, research and operations with IT acumen to achieve growth and enhance shareholder value.

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

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

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Yaletown 3
TRACK: PROCESS AUTOMATION
LEASING, ASSET MANAGEMENT & MORE – The Leasing Ecosystem Goes Deeper & Wider
Leases are the lifeblood of commercial real estate. Managing the entire prospect-to-lease lifecycle has been a critical process in need of automation. Many firms have developed in-house systems that integrate with other automated solutions to take care of their specific needs. In many cases, CRMs were employed as the base technology for the lease process; in recent years, we have seen the rise of ‘market’ systems which provide the specific asset or portfolio information while also integrating with market activity. As these systems mature and go deeper and wider into the real estate information ecosystem, their functionality grows and changes. There is no more important process than getting prospects turned into tenants and managing the assets they reside in. This enlightening session will continue the dialogue on automating the lease process as well as the expanding role of these critical systems.

Moderator:
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Brian Daugherty RealFoundations
Brian Daugherty Lead Managing Consultant Brian Daugherty is a Lead Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. Brian is an accomplished accounting and financial systems expert with over 15 year
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Brian Daugherty
Lead Managing Consultant
RealFoundations
LinkedIn

Brian Daugherty is a Lead Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. Brian is an accomplished accounting and financial systems expert with over 15 years of systems implementation expertise specifically within the real estate industry. Brian is also well versed in designing and implementing effective operational, organizational, and technical strategies to help real estate companies run better.

Speakers:
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Chris Bursch CBL Properties
Chris Bursch VP, IT Chris Bursch serves as VP, IT and is responsible for all areas of technology at CBL. He has more than 30 years of experience in IT leadership within t
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Chris Bursch
VP, IT
CBL Properties

Chris Bursch serves as VP, IT and is responsible for all areas of technology at CBL. He has more than 30 years of experience in IT leadership within the financial services and pharmaceutical industries.

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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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Christine Sugimoto DocuSign
Christine Sugimoto Sr. Product & Partner Marketing Mgr Christine Sugimoto leads real estate industry marketing at DocuSign. She is focused on transforming how real estate businesses come to an agreement wi
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Christine Sugimoto
Sr. Product & Partner Marketing Mgr
DocuSign
LinkedIn

Christine Sugimoto leads real estate industry marketing at DocuSign. She is focused on transforming how real estate businesses come to an agreement with clients, partners, and investors through a secure, convenient digital transaction. Christine career spans several industries including eCommerce, financial services and medical research, striving to launch products and solutions that improves a consumer’s quality of life.

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Nolita 3
TRACK: CYBERSECURITY
Ready, Set, GDPR – What Does it Mean?
On May 25th, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable, and all organizations doing business with European Union data subjects must be in compliance. This new law will hold all organizations that collect, hold or process data of individuals located inside the EU to a much higher standard and will place a reasonable amount of control of that data in the hands of the data subject. Failure to properly prepare for GDPR could mean heavy fines as well as damage to customer relationships and brand. While this will affect only organizations that hold the data of individuals within the EU, some are speculating that GDPR type regulation will make its way to the United States and around the world. Given the most recent privacy issues related to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, this is a very timely topic. This session will address the realities of GDPR and the issues surrounding data protection and privacy.

Moderator:
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Robert Glaser Deloitte
Robert Glaser Specialist Leader, Privacy & Data Protection, Cyber Risk Svcs.
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Robert Glaser
Specialist Leader, Privacy & Data Protection, Cyber Risk Svcs.
Deloitte
LinkedIn

Speakers:
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Greg Carey Tishman Speyer
Greg Carey Managing Director, CIO Greg Carey joined Tishman Speyer in August 2017 to oversee the strategy and execution of the firm's Global Information Technology function. With 13 ye
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Greg Carey
Managing Director, CIO
Tishman Speyer

Greg Carey joined Tishman Speyer in August 2017 to oversee the strategy and execution of the firm's Global Information Technology function. With 13 years of experience in technology, Greg has spent the last ten focused on technology for Real Estate and Investment Management companies.

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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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Jay Shobe Yardi
Jay Shobe VP, Cloud Services
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Jay Shobe
VP, Cloud Services
Yardi
LinkedIn

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Youri Wildeman Lone Rooftop
Youri Wildeman Director, Global Business Development Youri Wildeman is driving global business development at Lone Rooftop, a leader in the Intelligent Building space. His focus is on achieving the ultim
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Youri Wildeman
Director, Global Business Development
Lone Rooftop

Youri Wildeman is driving global business development at Lone Rooftop, a leader in the Intelligent Building space. His focus is on achieving the ultimate scalability and global growth of their Platform PIE - Position Intelligence Engine - and the smart building apps that are powered by PIE. An important part of this role is the development of a robust partner ecosystem to deliver most value to their customers, which include many large enterprises and Fortune 500s.

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