Realcomm | IBcon 2017 Digie Award Finalists Announced!
Realcomm has been presenting the "Digie" Awards (short for Commercial Real Estate Digital Innovation Awards) since 1999 to recognize those outstanding companies, real estate projects, technologies as well as the people who have gone “above and beyond” to positively impact our industry through the intelligent application of technology, automation and innovation.
Commercial, corporate, government and institutional real estate involve an inordinate amount of information, systems and business processes to operate the business. This data intensive, manual, mostly disconnected environment provides the perfect opportunity to radically transform how we do our business. For this reason, we continue to recognize those who are leading the charge for a more efficient, effective and profitable industry.
In 2012, we created separate award categories for Realcomm and IBcon to more clearly address the difference between automating real estate business processes and creating intelligent building systems, buildings, portfolios and cities.
This year's Realcomm Digie Award categories are:
Best Use of Automation
This award is given to those companies in the following categories who have applied an extraordinary level of automation, technology and innovation to their business processes:
- Property|Facility Management
- Commercial Services
- Commercial Real Estate
- Corporate Real Estate
- Real Estate Investment Management
This award is given to two companies who’ve introduced new products to the market that strive to re-engineer our very manual and disparate industry through the creation of innovative automation solutions.
Julie Devine Digital Impact Award
It takes vision, determination, tenacity and commitment to keep this industry moving in the right direction. This award will acknowledge two such individuals who saw things ahead of their associates, had the courage to leave the mainstream and the tenacity to keep standing up after possibly many failed attempts.
This year's IBcon Digie Award categories are:
Most Intelligent Building Project
This award will go to those extraordinary examples of buildings, projects and communities that best demonstrate smart, connected, high performance intelligent building concepts in the following categories:
- Office Building
- Office Portfolio
- Corporate Headquarters
- Mixed Use Project
- Corporate Campus
- College Campus
This award will recognize two of the most innovative new ideas/technologies/products/services for the smart, connected, high performance, intelligent building marketplace.
IBcon Julie Devine Digital Impact Award
Again, it takes vision, determination, tenacity and commitment to keep this industry moving in the right direction. This award is designed to acknowledge two special individuals who saw things ahead of their associates, had the courage to leave the mainstream and the tenacity to keep standing up after possibly many failed attempts.
Here are the 2017 Digie Award Finalists:
BEST USE OF AUTOMATION
- LBA Realty
- CBRE | ESI
- Cushman & Wakefield
- Howard Hughes
- Irvine Company
- CBL & Associates
- Phillips Edison & Company
- JP Morgan
- Principal Real Estate Investors
- Bjarke Ingels
- MRI Analytix Portal
- Yardi Retail Property Management Suite
- Justin Segal
- Jesse Carrillo
- Jim Carr
- Chuck Niswonger
- Sandy Jacolow
- Chris Saah
MOST INTELLIGENT BUILDING PROJECT
- 888 Boylston
- Salesforce Tower
- EY Tower | 100 Adelaide W
- Irvine Company
- Oxford Properties
- Bedrock Detroit
- Taubman Starfield Hanam
- Henn-na Hotel
- United Therapeutics
- 380 North Pastoria
- The Jasper - San Francisco
- Grant Park Village
- Solterra EcoLuxury Apartments
- Wilshire Grand
- Santana Row
- HIRO: GE Digital Campus
- University of California Davis
- Penn State
- University of California San Diego
- San Francisco
- Prescriptive Data - NANTUM OS
- Sempra | OSIsoft - Pxise
- ReLogix UtiLive
- Lynxspring's JENEsys IoT Edge Controller
- Philips - Light as a Service
- Quinn Munton
- Scott Collins
- Maureen Ehrenberg
- Ken Sinclair
- Eric Stromquist | Ken Smyers
- Ted Houck
This Week’s Sponsor
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Come & Experience the Mixed Reality,
Robotics & Drones Labs in CRE Tech
Join us at Realcomm | IBcon 2017 which will be home to the largest Mixed Reality, Robotics & Drones Labs in CRE! From image capturing robots and drones, to 3D modeling in a mixed reality environment, to a Holoportation Station, you won’t want to miss out on being a part of the most cutting-edge, interactive display of emerging AR/VR, robotics and drones technology in our industry!
UPCOMING REALCOMM WEBINARS
Controlling a Building from Your Phone – OCCUPANT EXPERIENCE Platforms Arrive - 2/28/2019
The initial focus in mobile technologies was on meeting room reservations; then came lighting, heating and cooling, then access control. Over the last 24 months it has become apparent that there are many more occupant experiences that can be delivered via mobile phone. Managing parking, reporting maintenance issues, ordering coffee, scheduling an exercise class, viewing security cameras, and other applications were quickly added to the list. With so many options and approaches available, what are the best strategies for occupant experience? Build versus buy, functionality selection, solution integration and ongoing support are just some of the topics to be addressed by the industries’ most respected professionals.
Chuck Niswonger has over 30 years of successful leadership experience in technology-related roles that range from operating his own consulting company (www.nicenets.com) to directing the IT strategy of a real estate investment management firm to manufacturing and technology-enabled education. Chuck has also been the chair of the Realcomm Investment Management (IM) Advisory Council for the last ten years, managing content selection for the conference educational sessions, IM forums, workshops and webinars.
Matthew Lennan has been integrating IT and building system technologies for more than 30 years. He has developed and implemented computing infrastructures for global financial firms, major healthcare facilities, manufacturing, entertainment complexes and traditional smart buildings. Most recently, Matthew has been working in software development to refine the customer experience for smart buildings in Office, Retail and Residential environments. He is currently responsible for driving Innovation across Oxford Properties’ portfolio.
Jared Summers is a motivated execution-oriented high performance individual who has extensive experience managing large-scale global programs. He brings a unique ability to understand and articulate complex technologies in a relatable way while rapidly fielding innovative capabilities. Currently Jared is the Data, Analytics & Technology Manager at ExxonMobil, delivering on the promise of transformational change enabled by digital technologies across the entire global real estate portfolio.
Elizabeth Dukes is the Co-Founder and CMO of iOFFICE, the leading workforce-centric IWMS software and the first 100% SaaS platform designed for the Digital Workplace. Dukes drives strategy for iOFFICE and advocates for the confluence of people and technology that unleashes the full potential of the workforce and the workplace.
Matt leads the product development and roadmap strategy for Modo Labs. With broad experience across mobile and audience engagement, along with a customer-centric mindset, he is the company’s product leader for both Workplace and Campus solutions. Matt and his development team continue to enhance the Modo no-code platform, empowering higher education and enterprise organizations to quickly create personalized applications and ensure students and employees have access to the information they need most.
Joshua has over 15 years of successful leadership experience with early-stage disruptive companies. He has an extensive background in property technology, focusing on amenities that drive tenant experience across commercial real estate, multifamily residential and student housing. Josh has lead national sales and support teams with an emphasis on customer success, brand recognition, and occupant experience.
As Head of Sales, Nick is responsible for leading the sales organization including domestic sales, product implementation and customer success. Nick’s 20+ years’ involvement with technology dates to the 90s when Peapod did its best to teach him UNIX. Nick’s IT responsibilities over his various positions have included End User Support, System/Platform Administration, Business Continuity Management and Project, Facilities, Procurement, Contracts & Maintenance. Most recently Nick served as Vice President at Environmental Systems Design (ESD).