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IBcon2013 - Orlando | June 12-14

Program Overview

IBcon's Education Program brings together formidable experts in many RE markets to share ideas and insight. Meet and learn with the tracks listed below.

Conference Agenda View: All - Day 1 - Day 2 - Pre-Con


Track: PRE-CON: 2nd Annual IB Boot Camp

By popular demand, IB Boot Camp returns for the second year. This informative and 5-hours intensive program will take you from 0 to 60 on the road to converting your existing buildings to smart, connected, high-performance, intelligent buildings. This camp is designed specifically for asset, property and facility managers, energy, sustainability, operations, marketing and finance professionals who want to get a better understanding of this important topic. This precon event will be held on Tuesday, June 11 from 1:00PM to 6:00PM at the Peabody Hotel (must be a registered conference attendee to participate). Please RSVP to Julie Devine at jdevine@realcomm.com.

Included sessions are:
Intelligent Buildings Bootcamp (more info)
Date: 6/11/2013    Time: 1:00PM - 6:00PM    Location: Peabody Hotel
This informative program will take you from 0 to 60 on the road to converting your existing buildings to smart, connected, high-performance, intelligent buildings. You don’t need to be a professional engineer or information technology expert to gain a firm foundation of knowledge on smart, connected, high performance, intelligent buildings. The Boot Camp will provide a great foundation for understanding this emerging market. This 5-hour boot camp, designed specifically for asset, property and facility managers, energy, sustainability, operations, marketing and finance professionals, will learn:

  • WHAT a Smart, Connected, High Performance, Intelligent Building means
  • How to Create a Strategic VISION for Energy and Building Automation
  • How to FINANCE a Smart Green Building Initiative
  • What your New Smart Building TEAM should look like
  • How to get the DATA from your building systems
  • Turning ANALYTICS into ACTION



Moderator:
Rob Murchison
Co-Founder
Intelligent Buildings
Moderator:
Tom Shircliff
Co-Founder
Intelligent Buildings
Questions:
  • Who should take charge for setting an Intelligent Building strategy?
  • What are the major business drivers for implementing smart building solutions?
  • If someone is new to the concept of smart buildings, what should be their first course of action?

Track: GENERAL SESSIONS

Please view the session descriptions below.

Included sessions are:
Thornton May – A Futurist’s Perspective of the Technology REvolution (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 8:30AM - 10:30AM    Location: Valencia Ballroom
To kick-off this year’s conference, Realcomm is pleased to present Thornton May as its keynote speaker. Mr. May has always been ahead of big trends. He is a futurist, author and global educator. Labeled by Fast Company as “one of the top 50 brains in business,” his peers view him as a consummate thought leader and innovative thinker. He will share his vision of the future and how technology will affect us as both individuals and our organizations, what the “experts” think about the future, how to better understand and become fluent in the language of the future, what challenges we will face, the mindsets and behaviors that will have to change, as well as the best practices of those organizations most likely to prosper in the future.
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Speaker:
Thornton May
Executive Director, The IT Leadership Academy; Author, 'The New Know'
Embracing the Real Estate Technology REvolution (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 8:30AM - 10:30AM    Location: Valencia Ballroom
Real estate technology and automated business solutions have been around for a long time and one individual that stands out in the market and has truly endured the test of time is Anant Yardi, Founder and CEO of Yardi Systems.

There are few people more qualified to share their views on the current REvolution than the person who started his own many years ago when he founded Yardi Systems. From the first DOS based application developed more than 30 years ago to an ever expanding global footprint delivering world-class automated real estate solutions today, Anant’s experience provides some of the broadest and most comprehensive perspective on the state of technology in our industry.

At this year’s General Session, Anant will share his viewpoints on technology trends, innovation and leadership in respect to the commercial, corporate, government and institutional real estate industry.

Speaker:
Anant Yardi
President
Yardi
The Smart, Connected, High Performance, Intelligent Building REvolution (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 8:30AM - 10:30AM    Location: Valencia Ballroom
In this segment, we’ve invited several forward thinking, progressive and visionary industry leaders who are setting new standards for our industry to present case studies of what the next generation of smart buildings, portfolios, campuses and communities look like.

  • Darrell Smith, Director of Facilities and Energy, Microsoft (Corporate Campus)
  • John Leslie, Director of Building and Energy Management Systems, MGM Resorts International (Hospitality / Entertainment)
  • John Gilbert, EVP and COO, Rudin Properties (Office Portfolio)
  • Scott Morey, CIO, General Growth Properties (Retail – Mall)

We have now jumped the “adoption chasm” and the Smart, Connected, High Performance and Intelligent Building is at the center of a transformational REvolution that will forever change how we manage, operate and use real estate!
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Moderator:
Jim Young
Co-Founder & Producer
Realcomm
Speaker:
Darrell Smith
Director of Facilities & Energy
Microsoft
Speaker:
John Leslie
Director, Building & Energy Mgmt Systems
MGM Resorts Intl.
Speaker:
John Gilbert III
EVP & COO
Rudin Management
Speaker:
Scott Morey
SVP
General Growth Properties
SMART BUILDING Best Practice Showcase (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 8:00AM - 10:00AM    Location: West D Foyer
More firms have begun to pursue smart, connected, high performance, intelligent building strategies in the last year than the past five years. We believe we have jumped the chasm on smart buildings and we have gone from a few early adopter case studies to a flood of new examples.

For this super-session, we’ve assembled 25+ 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 and their leaders have offered to share both their challenges and successes. In this showcase setting, you’ll have the opportunity to interact face-to-face with each of these leaders while enjoying your morning coffee.


Track: SMART BUILDING 2013 Trends

The pace of technological change is increasing at an unprecedented rate, and this is especially true for the intelligent building industry. Considering the multitude of different electro-mechanical systems found in a building, and the race to connect and automate these systems, the amount of change to analyze and track is extraordinary. This dynamic super session will provide a comprehensive, unbiased, high level, fast paced review of the latest trends and developments as they relate to the concept of open architected, interoperable, integrated and IP-centric smart buildings in the areas of: energy, lighting, HVAC, security/access, lifts, fire/life/safety, parking, digital signage, AV, sensors and other innovations.

Included sessions are:
BAS and AV Integration - Opportunity or Collision? (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM    Location: W224E
BAS and AV integrators seem to be in two different worlds. Each approaches commercial building integration from different viewpoints, with different protocols and using different schemas. In today's intelligent building the alignment and crossover of the goals for energy, sustainability, operational efficiency and occupant satisfaction makes sharing data between these once disparate systems a logical integration point. This session will explain the differences between the business models of BAS and the commercial AV community and explore actual use cases where sharing data has proven business value to the user.

Moderator:
Scott Ziegenfus
Senior Applications Engineer
Lutron Electronics
Speaker:
Michael (Mike) Carter
Integrated Building Solutions
AMX
Speaker:
John Sublett
CTO
Tridium
Questions:
  • What role with the AV Integrator play in the smart building ecosystem?
  • Will the AV integrator be required to acquire complex IT skills or will they partner with firms that offer those skills?
  • What are the best examples of AV technologies being integrated with other smart building systems?
Wireless and Commercial Buildings - A Qualcomm Debrief (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 1:15PM - 2:15PM    Location: W224E
Wireless technologies continue to develop at a rapid pace. They are getting smaller, more energy efficient and much more powerful. As this trend continues, we will continue to see major impacts to tenant experiences and operations. Qualcomm, one of the world's leader in wireless technologies, both cellular and Wi-Fi, is becoming more and more integrated into real estate. This session will feature Qualcomm executives discussing in-building wireless and 1000X, retail applications and the impact 802.11ah will have on M2M and building automation systems.

Moderator:
Howard Berger
Managing Partner, Program Director
Realcomm
Speaker:
Tim Colleran
Dir. of Business Development
Qualcomm Atheros Communications
Speaker:
Michael Hess
VP, Retail Consulting Services
Firethorn Mobile, Inc., a Qualcomm Company
Speaker:
Prakash Sangam
Director, Technical Marketing
Qualcomm
Questions:
  • What types of applications in the intelligent building segment is cellular technology suited to?
  • What type of retail wireless applications can we expect to see in the near future?
  • How long will it take for 802.11ah to work its way from standards committees into production and deployment?
Tech Trends Briefing: Digital Signage / Audio Visual (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 2:45PM - 3:15PM    Location: W224E
This fast, focused 30-minute Tech Trends Briefing session will take a look at the major technology innovations from the past 12 months and get a glimpse of some of the newest, most promising technologies that have recently emerged in the areas of digital signage and AV.

Moderator:
Felix Robinson
VP Strategic Accounts
AVI-SPL
Speaker:
Trent Hays
Manager, Systems Integration
Downstream
Questions:
  • What technologies have influenced the development of Digital Signage in the last ten years, and what technologies will be the major influencers in the next ten years?
  • Has video conferencing become as popular a business communication platform as current marketing trends would want us to believe ?
  • What does "Infrastructure " mean to a technology advisor? To an architect ? To a Developer ?
Tech Trends Briefing: Security/Access (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 3:30PM - 4:00PM    Location: W224E
This fast, focused 30-minute Tech Trends Briefing session will take a look at the major technology innovations from the past 12 months and get a glimpse of some of the newest, most promising technologies that have recently emerged in the areas of security and access.

Moderator:
Joseph Feuling
Director of Security
Environmental Systems, Inc. (ESI)
Questions:
  • What are some of the latest advancements on the building access and security marketplace?
  • To what extent can access and security solutions integrate with other building systems?
  • What role will indoor tracking systems play in future access and security strategies?
Emerging Trends in Financing Smart Sustainable Energy Efficiency Retrofits (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 10:45AM - 11:45AM    Location: W224E
Commercially-attractive financing for energy efficiency improvements have recently emerged and is now accelerating investment in smart sustainable retrofits. In this session, you will gain unique insight to how leading programs such as the state of Connecticut’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) and Hannon Armstrong’s nationwide Energy Services Agreement (ESA) programs which are enabling building owners to fund capital intensive energy consuming equipment upgrades at attractive terms.

Moderator:
Brian McCarter
Chairman & CEO
Sustainable Real Estate Solutions
Speaker:
Jody Clark
VP
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital
Speaker:
Genevieve Sherman
Manager, Commercial & Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE)
Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA)
Questions:
  • What has been the principal obstacle with building energy retrofit financing to date?
  • What is “commercially attractive” energy retrofit financing?
  • What are the key components of energy efficiency underwriting to ensure stakeholder confidence in the projected energy savings?
Tech Trends Briefing: Parking / Lighting (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 1:00PM - 1:30PM    Location: W224E
This fast, focused 30-minute Tech Trends Briefing session will take a look at the major technology innovations from the past 12 months and get a glimpse of some of the newest, most promising technologies that have recently emerged in the areas of parking and lighting.

Moderator:
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
President & CEO
Op2mize, LLC
Questions:
  • What are the latest advancements in parking systems for buildings?
  • What are the latest advancements for lighting systems in buildings?
  • Have lighting and parking systems begun to integrate more into other building systems? If yes, what are some examples?
Tech Trends Briefing: Energy / Metering (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 1:45PM - 2:15PM    Location: W224E
This fast, focused 30-minute Tech Trends Briefing session will take a look at the major technology innovations from the past 12 months and get a glimpse of some of the newest, most promising technologies that have recently emerged in the areas of energy and metering.

Moderator:
Leighton Wolffe
Principal
NorthBridge Energy Partners LLC
Questions:
  • What are the latest advancements for energy and metering systems for smart buildings?
  • To what extent has system integration and interoperability been accomplished?
  • What is holding back mass adoption of smart metering in buildings?
Tech Trends Briefing: HVAC / Conveyances (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 2:30PM - 3:00PM    Location: W224E
This fast, focused 30-minute Tech Trends Briefing session will take a look at the major technology innovations from the past 12 months and get a glimpse of some of the newest, most promising technologies that have recently emerged in the areas of HVAC and conveyances.

Speaker:
Neil Gifford
Director, Building Systems
Smart Buildings LLC
Speaker:
Andres Szmulewicz
Director of Technology
Smart Buildings
Questions:
  • What are the major advancements in the HVAC marketplace?
  • On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the best, to what extent has the HVAC marketplace moved to open, interoperable, integrated and IP centric?
  • What are the major advancements in the conveyance marketplace?
Technology Snapshot - Naval District Smart Grid Pilot (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 3:15PM - 3:45PM    Location: W224E
To achieve Navy energy goals and meet Federal mandates, the Naval District Washington has embarked on a Smart Grid Pilot comprised of interconnected technologies that collectively and intelligently monitor, predict, control, and respond to building and utility management systems. By using these smart technologies, Naval District Washington can adjust energy distribution and controls to both lower cost and divert energy to power critical assets during an emergency. In this session, Lora Muchmore, Director National Security Practice for Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC, will tell the story of this ambitious project.

Speaker:
Lora Muchmore
Director, National Security Practice
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Questions:
  • What were the goals of the Navel District Smart Grid Pilot?
  • How far along is the project? What is the expected date of completion?
  • What are the major functional aspects of the project? What role do buildings play?

Track: SMART BUILDING System Architecture

Creating smart, connected, high performance intelligent buildings, portfolios and campuses involves a large number of different systems, processes and technologies. Network design, hardware infrastructure, operating and software platforms, communications, data architecture, security, command center and mobility strategies are some of the major issues that need to be addressed. Which short, medium and long-term goals are most effective? Which developing strategies are best to avoid short-term missteps? Decisions regarding these core fundamentals are critical to success. This track will discuss in depth the major technical issues to consider while developing a smart building strategy.

Included sessions are:
Defining and Developing a Comprehensive Smart Building Strategy (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 11:30AM - 12:30PM    Location: W224F
A smart building strategy is multidimensional and the variables are more complex than, for example, monitoring energy in a single building. A comprehensive plan would start with identifying the ways a smart building would help drive business goals, and would include operating efficiency, energy efficiency, sustainability, occupant experience and financial optimization. An informed, discerning plan also requires many other attributes such as technical design, organizational re-alignment and financial planning.



Moderator:
Rob Murchison
Co-Founder
Intelligent Buildings
Speaker:
John Gilbert III
EVP & COO
Rudin Management
Speaker:
Art McCann
CIO
Highwoods Properties
Speaker:
Darrell Smith
Director of Facilities & Energy
Microsoft
Speaker:
Mike Starchville
VP, Asset Management
Highwoods Properties
Questions:
  • What various individuals and departments need to be involved in developing a comprehensive smart building strategy?
  • How important is it to have executive management that truly understands the fundamentals of smart, connected, high performance and intelligent buildings?
  • What are some things to consider when putting together a smart building strategy?
BAS, BMS, EMS, BOS - Uncovering the Smart Building Platform (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM    Location: W224F
We're starting to see widespread acceptance of the concept of a smart, connected building. While considering a comprehensive plan that involves operations, energy, sustainability and occupant systems, there are myriad challenges but the opportunities of connectivity, integration and interoperability are extraordinary. This growing complexity calls for a central ‘operating system’ to manage the gathering and exchange of data. While existing Building Automation Systems (BAS) are getting the job done today, many are wondering what's next. This session will examine the evolution from BAS to BOS. Attendees will learn which core fundamentals are critical for success.

Moderator:
Jim Sinopoli
Principal
Smart Buildings
Speaker:
Joe Aamidor
Product Manager
Johnson Controls
Speaker:
Craig Engelbrecht
Director of Smart Services & Technology
Siemens
Speaker:
John Gilbert III
EVP & COO
Rudin Management
Speaker:
John Greenwell
President
CePORT LLC
Speaker:
Gary Kohrt
VP, Marketing & Product Marketing
ICONICS
Speaker:
Deb Noller
Founder
Switch Automation
Speaker:
Darrell Smith
Director of Facilities & Energy
Microsoft
Speaker:
John Sublett
CTO
Tridium
Speaker:
Nico Willis
President & CEO
Quality Attributes Software
Questions:
  • What is the difference between an BAS, BMS, EMS and BOS?
  • Will we eventually see a true "Building Operating System" and if yes what does it look like and how long until we see it?
  • Define all of the major components and functionality that needs to be present in the main platform that manages all of the various systems and data found in a building, portfolio and campus.
DAS - From 4G and WIFI to 1000X (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 3:45PM - 4:45PM    Location: W224F
In-building wireless has been around for a number of years. The early adopters are making great progress, while others are just beginning to understand the importance of strong cell coverage in their buildings. For those in doubt about the positive future of DAS, a recent announcement by a major communications firm discussed expanding from 2X to 1000X in demand. To meet this growth, a new generation of smaller indoor and outdoor technologies to augment the larger systems is right around the corner. Anyone interested in DAS 3.0 will not want to miss this timely session.

Moderator:
Jim Whalen
SVP & CIO
Boston Properties
Speaker:
Bob Butchko
National Business Development
RF Connect LLC
Speaker:
Teri Goodwin
DAS Business Development, ASG
AT&T Services
Speaker:
Joe Rich
CIO
Tishman Speyer
Speaker:
Prakash Sangam
Director, Technical Marketing
Qualcomm
Questions:
  • What is 1000X and what are the implications to building owners?
  • What can we expect to see in new in-building wireless technologies in the next 6-12 months?
  • What are the major driving forces behind this new push to enable wireless communication inside of buildings?
Building Network Design - IPV6, Wireless and Beyond (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM    Location: W224F
The network and technology infrastructure inside a building may soon become as common and important as the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. There is speculation that the MEP designation could change to TMEP, to include Technology. The network design is even more critical when you consider the implications of multiple buildings in a portfolio all linked back to a central location. Network design (both LAN and WAN), fiber, CAT6, wireless, security and redundancy (fault tolerance) are among the highly relevant topics that will be discussed and debated in this session.

Moderator:
Will Winn
Principal
SmartCore
Speaker:
William MacGowan
Vertical Solution Architect
Cisco Systems
Speaker:
Kelly Millsaps
CTO
Related
Speaker:
Mike Smith
VP, Building Technology Services
Forest City Enterprises
Speaker:
Pook-Ping Yao
CEO
Optigo Networks
Speaker:
Venkat Shastri
CEO
PCN Technology, Inc. (PCN)
Questions:
  • Does each and every building need a network and if yes what does it look like?
  • What types of organizations have the expertise to help real estate owners and operators design the building network?
  • What are some projects that you are aware of that represent the best thinking on this topic?
Subsystem Integration - Understanding the Options (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 1:30PM - 2:30PM    Location: W224F
As building operators continue to better understand the benefits of having all of their electro-mechanical systems on a converged network, the connectivity of these disparate systems must be addressed. Controllers connected to the network, smart edge conversion devices, as well as a growing number of native IP devices these add to the complexity of this challenge. Considering the needs of today (one application/one device) and understanding the long term potential for additional system integration requirements will be at the center of this discussion.

Moderator:
Ryan Allbaugh
Smart Building Consultant
Intelligent Buildings
Speaker:
Ken Nekvasil
Consultant
GPG Advisers
Speaker:
Brian Oswald
VP Operations
Environmental Systems, Inc. (ESI)
Speaker:
Travis Schrage
Program Manager
CBRE
Questions:
  • How many different technology strategies are there to connect disparate building systems to a standardized network?
  • Where does a building owner/operator find the expertise to help in connecting disparate building systems.
  • Beyond the physical/communications connection to the network, what is involved in getting the data from each disparate system and then ultimately normalized?
Building Cybersecurity - Understanding and Getting Ahead of The Threat (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 3:00PM - 4:00PM    Location: W224F
In the last 6-12 months, the topic of smart building security—along with the exposure of numerous vulnerabilities—has made headlines. As more buildings come ‘on-line’, the potential for disruption grows. Whether it is an ethical hacker, a disgruntled employee or a serious terrorist threat, building owners, managers and operators must be proactive in confronting this issue. Assessments of this topic vary from extreme confidence in a system’s safety to an awareness of multiple vulnerabilities. We have assembled some of the best minds on building cybersecurity to discuss and evaluate problems and solutions.

Moderator:
Marc Petock
VP, Marketing
Lynxspring
Speaker:
Bruce deGrazia
President
Global Homeland Security Advisors (GHSA)
Speaker:
Kent Madsen
Chief Technical Officer
Netop
Speaker:
Michael Minter
Account Manager
Wind River
Speaker:
Richard Warner, PE, CEM, DCEP, CxA
President & CEO
OME
Questions:
  • Is it possible to 100% protect our connected buildings?
  • Who is ultimately responsible for securing a smart building; owner/operator, integrator, manufacturer or other?
  • What are some of the first steps organizations can take to begin better securing their smart buildings?

Track: SMART BUILDING Energy & Sustainability

Two major components of a smart building strategy are energy efficiency and sustainability. One of the best ways to achieve the objectives in both of these areas is through the use of sophisticated IP-based building technologies. There are many processes to consider in developing a smart energy and sustainability plan including: identifying business objectives, choosing the right EMS platform, financial analysis, integration into the broader smart building strategy, data acquisition and normalization, smart grid connectivity, automated demand response and a host of other technical and non-technical issues such as organizational realignment. This track will focus on the financial, organizational and technical aspects of energy management systems and sustainability strategies.

Included sessions are:
Industry Perspective - Smart Buildings 2020 (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM    Location: W224G
The building automation industry has been around for 30+ years, however, the new generation of open, interoperable, integrated and IP centric solutions are only 3-5 years old. Disparate device connectivity, data aggregation and normalization, enterprise grade networks, security, data parsing, analytics engines and business process automation are creating a new type of smart building that some suggest is a new multi billion dollar industry. This panel of notable industry analysts will discuss the status, potential, opportunities and pitfalls of this emerging industry.

Moderator:
Howard Berger
Managing Partner, Program Director
Realcomm
Speaker:
Bob Gohn
Sr. Research Director
Navigant
Speaker:
William Rhodes
Senior Analyst, Building Technologies, Security & Fire
IMS Research
Speaker:
Farah Saeed
Principal Consultant, Energy & Power Systems
Frost & Sullivan
Speaker:
Casey Talon
Research Analyst
IDC Energy Insights
Speaker:
Jeremy Towler
Sr. Manager, Energy & Smart Technologies
BSRIA Worldwide Market Intelligence
Questions:
  • Where are we on the innovation diffusion curve? Is there a hype curve that's either promoted by the consumer or the industry?
  • Who are the major influencers � vendors, associations etc. How do you see consolidations and M&A reshaping the industry? Are there significant new players you think we'll need to keep an eye on? Do you see any disruptive technologies on the horizon?
  • What do you see as the constraints/impediments standing in the way of adoption?
Understanding IT's Role in Energy and Sustainability (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 1:15PM - 2:15PM    Location: W224G
The topics of Energy and Sustainability have certainly gained relevance over the last few years. While each has specific mandates, there are some overlap; adding ‘smart buildings’ to the mix makes it even more complex. The reality is complex building systems based on sophisticated technologies require an IT component that, when properly planned and executed, can take both energy efficiency and sustainability to a higher level. This session will feature energy and sustainability ideas from experienced executives with a deep understanding of smart building systems and their potential.

Moderator:
Chip Pieper
Corporate Development
Environmental Systems, Inc. (ESI)
Speaker:
Mattia Cavanna
VP New Initiatives, Strategy
Finmeccanica
Speaker:
Johnny Clemmons
Industry Principal
SAP
Speaker:
Quinn Munton
Executive Director
GPG Advisers
Speaker:
Peter Scarpelli
VP, Global Director of Energy & Sustainability
CBRE
Questions:
  • Does an IT executive play a passive or active role in the development of a buildings smart energy strategy?
  • What type of skills does an IT professional bring to the table when developing and implementing a smart energy strategy?
  • Out of 10 firms, how many have aligned their organizational skills and roles to take full advantage of the expertise of energy, facility, sustainability and IT professionals?
EMS Strategies - Getting Beyond Dashboard Hell (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 2:45PM - 3:45PM    Location: W224G
Anyone involved with energy issues for buildings and portfolios is familiar with the “dashboard.” Most have seen so many that they have begun to blur. Beyond the intriguing graphical presentation of pertinent information, there are fundamental questions: Who will use them? How will they be used and how does it fit into schedules, roles and responsibilities? Finally, do they have the skills and domain knowledge to understand them fully? On the technology side: How actionable are the KPIs? How flexible is the user interface? How easily does the data integrate into other building systems, is it expandable beyond one specific energy application? Should it reside in an ERP for buildings?

Moderator:
Anno Scholten
President
Connexx Energy
Speaker:
Marty Hess
VP of Marketing
Optimum Energy, LLC
Speaker:
Jack McGowan
CEO
Energy Control
Speaker:
Rob Murchison
Co-Founder
Intelligent Buildings
Questions:
  • What is 'Dashboard Hell' and how did we get here?
  • What are the proliferation of choices in Dashboards and who are the stakeholders?
  • How could 'Dashboard Hell' be better?
Smart Grid and ADR - How Far Have We Come? (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM    Location: W224G
Not long ago, the smart grid arrived as a powerful and compelling idea. For a while it seemed that every commercial, conference and politician was talking about the smart grid. Like any new idea, the hype died down and we are now seeing the slower, more pragmatic and practical implementation of smart grid and automated demand response projects. While not yet widespread, there are examples of how buildings connected to the grid are taking advantage of this interoperability and the resulting benefits. This session will provide an update on building-to-grid connectivity.

Moderator:
Jack McGowan
CEO
Energy Control
Speaker:
Gregg Dixon
SVP, Marketing
EnerNoc
Speaker:
Eddie Dunlap
Senior VP, Engineering
Vornado/Charles E. Smith
Speaker:
Christine Hertzog
Managing Director
Smart Grid Library
Speaker:
Francisco Rojas
Director Mall Management
CBL & Associates Properties
Questions:
  • What are the three most successful smart grid projects where the buildings are actually interacting with the grid?
  • If a building owner / operator is interested in participating in a smart grid project what would be their first step?
  • Is the any reason for a building owner/operator to be hesitant about participating in a smart grid project?
Analytics & Visualization - Turning Data Into Action and Results* (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM    Location: W224G
Data collection began by connecting limited energy systems and retrieving a few pieces of information. A very short time later, a major U.S. corporation is now collecting 500,000,000 pieces of data from its corporate campus every day. Collecting, organizing, analyzing and converting this data into action are the keys to success. The analytics and visualization systems managing the data are at the core of this effort. This session will feature global best practices for advanced analytics and visualization relating to real operations and estate energy management.

Moderator:
Casey Talon
Research Analyst
IDC Energy Insights
Speaker:
Roger Anderson
Sr. Research Scientist, Center for Computational Learning Systems
Columbia University
Speaker:
Niall Brady
Lead Research Engineer, Intelligent Buildings/Smart Energy
IBM Research Ireland
Speaker:
Glenn Gold
Sr. Program Manager
Microsoft Corporation
Speaker:
Paul Oswald
President
Environmental Systems, Inc. (ESI)
Showcase:
Gary Kohrt
VP, Marketing & Product Marketing
ICONICS
Showcase:
Eugene Mazo
CEO
DGLogik
Showcase:
John Petze
Principal
SkyFoundry
Showcase:
Stephen Samouhos
Partner & Co-Founder
KGS Buildings
Showcase:
Brian Thompson
CEO
Ezenics
Showcase:
Alper Uzmezler
Managing Partner
BAS Services & Graphics, LLC.
Questions:
  • How hard is it to get the data from all of the various systems found within a building?
  • What are some of the "big wins" organizations have achieved as a result of analyzing big data from buildings?
  • With "big building data" coming from a good number of disparate systems, what is the right strategy to make sure the option for integration and interoperability is available?
Energy Stakeholders - Aligning the Interested Parties (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM    Location: W224G
When trying to reduce the energy consumed in a building one has to understand the human ecosystem involved. Property, facility, asset managers, engineers, energy professionals and sustainability executives all touch energy in some way. In many cases, the goals and objectives of each of these business units are not aligned. In order to achieve maximum results on an energy strategy involving technology, all parties must be engaged in a unified plan. This session will concentrate on the organizational alignment required for an effective energy strategy.

Moderator:
Jim Young
Co-Founder & Producer
Realcomm
Speaker:
Frederick Dougherty
VP, Portfolio Technology
Liberty Property Trust
Speaker:
Ari Frankel
ESG Strategy, Real Estate
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (RREEF)
Speaker:
David Pogue
Global Director of Corporate Responsibility
CBRE
Questions:
  • What are the various departments found in an organization that could potentially be involved in the design and execution of a smart energy strategy?
  • What part of the organization is most likely to own and drive an energy strategy?
  • What is the best way to achieve organizational alignment when it comes to the task of implementing a complex, comprehensive and broad smart energy/building strategy?
  • What does an organization look like in 5 years as it relates to smart, energy effecient buildings?
Smart Grid 2.0 - How Energy Markets Are Driving Technology (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 3:30PM - 4:30PM    Location: W224G
As US energy markets evolve, the technologies necessary to serve them are also changing. Connecting buildings to the grid and to energy providers is the gateway to the new paradigm of dynamic pricing and time of use. Networked buildings that can provide data and performance analytics coupled with the ability to control load on a real-time basis in response to market signals is core to this new model. In this session, we'll hear from industry experts on how these strategic elements can work together and help customers improve their energy purchase power.

Moderator:
Leighton Wolffe
Principal
NorthBridge Energy Partners LLC
Speaker:
Ross Malme
Partner
Skipping Stone
Speaker:
John Petze
Principal
SkyFoundry
Speaker:
Anno Scholten
President
Connexx Energy
Speaker:
Bruce Sher
SVP, Commercial Development
Selex ES, A Finmeccanica Company
Questions:
  • What recent changes in the energy market have influenced a new direction in technology solutions?
  • What new technology solutions have appeared in the last 12 months as a result of the markets movements?
  • What types of technologies and solutions do you anticipate in the next 12 months?

Track: SMART BUILDING Facility & Operations

While energy and sustainability are both important components of a smart building strategy, the benefits associated with more efficient building operations could prove to offer even greater rewards. Using technology and re-engineered facility management processes could result in up to a 30% reduction in operating costs and provide a safer, more productive and enjoyable environment. The redesign of a facility and operations strategy, a more detailed understanding of data analytics and process automation, utilization of new tools such as visualization and gaining understanding of the new skill sets that are required and the subsequent impacts to organizational structure are just a few of the compelling topics to be covered in this track.

Included sessions are:
Creating and Selling a Business Driven Smart Building Strategy (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 11:30AM - 12:30PM    Location: W224H
Energy efficiency, while important and immediate, is not the only driver for a smart building. It may be argued that the potential human resource and financial savings associated with extremely efficient building operations is greater. A data analytics driven maintenance program and streamlined business processes both result in big savings. This session will discuss all of the operational benefits of a smart building strategy that includes alignment with the business, and ideas on how to get the attention and support of leadership and other departments.

Moderator:
Lawrence Melton
Principal
The Building People, LLC
Speaker:
John Leslie
Director, Building & Energy Mgmt Systems
MGM Resorts Intl.
Speaker:
Dan Probst
Chairman, Energy and Sustainability Services
JLL
Speaker:
Robert Reese
Managing Director
Reese Advisors
Speaker:
Craig Engelbrecht
Director of Smart Services & Technology
Siemens
Questions:
  • How does a technical person learn to develop the business skills necessary to communicate a smart building strategy to executive management?
  • What are the major business pillars of a smart building strategy?
  • What happens if upper management is unable to clearly grasp all the benefits of a smart building strategy?
Extreme Operations – Connecting Everything to the Network (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM    Location: W224H
Automating HVAC, lighting, security cameras and utility meters are the obvious critical areas for smart, connected, high-performance, intelligent buildings. What about all the other electro-mechanical devices in a building that provide some type of functionality, sometimes require human interaction and have “secret data” utilized to provide insight and business value? Digital signage, elevators, escalators, parking gates, water meters, bathroom fixtures, drinking fountains and even fire extinguishers are just a few of the secondary but important systems to be discussed in this session.

Moderator:
Jim Young
Co-Founder & Producer
Realcomm
Speaker:
Joseph Feuling
Director of Security
Environmental Systems, Inc. (ESI)
Speaker:
Rob Hamon
Director of Energy & Sustainability
Boxer Property
Speaker:
Rick Huijbregts
VP, Industry Transformation General Manager, IoE | Smart + Connected Communities
Cisco Systems
Speaker:
John Leslie
Director, Building & Energy Mgmt Systems
MGM Resorts Intl.
Questions:
  • With all the attention on smart energy systems, what will it take for people/organizations to realize that energy is just the beginning of the smart building journey?
  • In addition to energy efficiency, how important is it to consider operational efficiency, sustainability, occupant satisfaction and financial optimization when developing a smart building strategy?
  • What are some of the other building systems and processes that can ultimately be connected to the network and automated?
NextGen FM Team - From Engineer to Analyst (more info)
Date: 6/12/2013    Time: 3:45PM - 4:45PM    Location: W224H
Historically, engineers received phone/radio calls or emails about problems or issues, while keeping busy with preventative maintenance. They would wait for a problem to occur and the order of response was random. With the advent of connected systems and massive data flows, the facility executive of tomorrow must be informed and proactive. The predominant areas of expertise required include knowing where to find the data, how to organize it and ultimately, how to understand and act on it. This session will discuss the skills required by facility and operations, whether in-house or outsourced, in this era of smart and connected buildings.

Moderator:
Anthony Nazzaro
Managing Director
NOI Strategies
Speaker:
Darryl Benson
VP, Solutions
Environmental Systems, Inc. (ESI)
Speaker:
Gene Boniberger
Senior VP
Rudin Management
Speaker:
Lawrence Melton
Principal
The Building People, LLC
Speaker:
Peter Scarpelli
VP, Global Director of Energy & Sustainability
CBRE
Questions:
  • How does your FM team interact with the IT organization? For example, where does the analyst function sit? What kinds of stats, KPIs and analysis are conducted?
  • Given the continuum discussed (Engineer to Analyst), what is the skill set you look for now and how do you think it would change in the future?
  • Who primarily makes the organizational decisions? Do they have an understanding of the shifting Engineer / FM skill requirements? Has the market driven any of these changes? i.e., energy mgmt. cost savings, etc.
Realignment - Driving Process Change Throughout the Organization (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 10:30AM - 11:30AM    Location: W224H
When you can reduce the number of steps it takes to accomplish a task, it is undeniably a benefit for your company. But what if your job duties are a part of the eliminated steps? The advantage to the company is that resources can be better deployed on those tasks core to the business. The growth and viability of the organization depends on delivering a broad restructuring plan that reduces departmental overlap, handles process consolidation, identifies skill obsolescence, and optimizes new skill requirements. These crucial areas—all of which require change management—will be at the heart of this discussion.

Moderator:
Tom Shircliff
Co-Founder
Intelligent Buildings
Speaker:
Nicholas Gayeski
Co-Founder and CEO
KGS Buildings LLC
Speaker:
Ted Maulucci
CIO
Tridel Corporation
Speaker:
Frank Santella
Acting Assistant Commissioner
GSA
Questions:
  • Many say it is no longer about the smart building technology but more about transforming the individual and organization, do you agree?
  • How can someone determine how open a real estate owner/operator is to the transformational changes involved in a smart building strategy?
  • What are the first few steps an organization should take in trying to realign itself to take advantage of these new building operating platforms?
The Best Kept Secret - Fault Detection and Diagnostics (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM    Location: W224H
The concepts of fault detection and diagnostics in buildings are not new. What is new is that the technology is getting better, the costs are dropping and the potential to save time and money is huge. The key is to find all the faults, determine which ones have the greatest operational and financial impact and then attend to them first. While many of the early savings have been in the area of finding faults relating to energy, there is an equal opportunity in other aspects of operations. This session will feature thought leaders on the leading edge of fault detection and diagnostics.

Moderator:
Jim Sinopoli
Principal
Smart Buildings
Speaker:
Gary Kohrt
VP, Marketing & Product Marketing
ICONICS
Speaker:
John Petze
Principal
SkyFoundry
Speaker:
Andres Szmulewicz
Director of Technology
Smart Buildings
Speaker:
Brian Thompson
CEO
Ezenics
Questions:
  • What are the easy wins when it comes to fault detection and diagnostics?
  • How difficult is it to implement a system capable of sophisticated FD&D?
  • What integration and business process automation issues should someone keep in mind when developing a FD&D strategy?
Command and Control - Defining Best Practices (more info)
Date: 6/13/2013    Time: 2:30PM - 3:30PM    Location: W224H
Centralized command and control centers were once primarily for the biggest buildings in the world. Recently, as more smart building early adopters have brought their projects online and centralized support makes more sense, command and control centers have become more popular. There are many things to consider when designing and operating a command center: location, physical design, technical design, support service offering, business continuity, and security and staff qualifications. All these will be addressed in this session.

Moderator:
David Asker
Director
GPG Advisers
Speaker:
Darryl Benson
VP, Solutions
Environmental Systems, Inc. (ESI)
Speaker:
Leo O'Loughlin
SVP
JLL
Speaker:
Mike Smith
VP, Building Technology Services
Forest City Enterprises
Questions:
  • What types of technologies, systems and skill sets should be present in a sophisticated command and control center?
  • How does mobility and a tablet based command center impact the overall design of a physical facility?
  • Are there any "best practices" for building command and control centers?