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Realcomm | IBcon 2018 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
  • Retail Real Estate
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Management
  • Architecture

  • Best Tech Innovation Commercial|Corporate Real Estate
    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
  • Retail Real Estate
  • Specialty Real Estate
  • Multi-Family/Residential
  • Mixed Use Project
  • Corporate Campus
  • College Campus
  • City / State

  • Best Tech Innovation Intelligent Buildings
    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.

    Following are the 2018 Realcomm Digie Award Finalists:

    BEST USE OF AUTOMATION
    Property|Facility Management

    1. Charter Hall Group
    2. Morguard
    3. Brookfield Properties

    Commercial Services
    1. JLL
    2. Newmark Knight Frank
    3. CBRE

    Commercial Real Estate
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Boxer Properties
    2. Washington REIT
    3. The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies
    4. Prologis
    5. QuadReal
    6. Brookfield Properties

    Retail
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Kimco Realty
    2. Brixmor
    3. GGP
    4. Woolbright Development
    5. Link REIT
    6. Regency Centers

    Corporate Real Estate
    1. J.P. Morgan Asset Management
    2. Capital One
    3. Salesforce

    Investment Management
    1. Invesco Real Estate
    2. BNY Melllon Real Estate Fund Services
    3. CBRE Global Investors

    Architecture
    1. SGA Architecture
    2. Gensler
    3. EvolveLAB

    BEST TECH INNOVATION COMMERCIAL|CORPORATE REAL ESTATE
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Juniper Square
    2. Open Box Real Estate Automation Engine
    3. Okapi
    4. Honest Buildings
    5. GeoCV
    6. Yardi Co-Working

    JULIE DEVINE DIGITAL IMPACT AWARD
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Chuck Niswonger
    2. Julie Sokol
    3. Clint Osteen
    4. Art McCann
    5. Phil Klokis
    6. Chris Saah

    Following are the 2018 IBcon Digie Award Finalists:

    MOST INTELLIGENT BUILDING PROJECT
    Office Building

    1. 151 North Franklin
    2. 100 Adelaide Street West
    3. 100 Mount Street

    Office Portfolio
    1. Oxford Properties
    2. Dexus
    3. Mirvac

    Corporate Headquarters
    1. NVIDIA
    2. NCR
    3. Aruba

    Retail
    1. GGP
    2. Vicinity Centres
    3. Cadillac Fairview

    Specialty
    1. TowerJazz
    2. CityHub Amsterdam
    3. Aloft Cupertino

    Multifamily/Residential
    1. Sol Lux Alpha
    2. Ten York
    3. Marcus Garvey Village

    Mixed Use Project
    1. NEOM
    2. Hudson Yards
    3. Peña Station NEXT

    Corporate Campus
    1. Qualcomm
    2. Google
    3. Microsoft

    College Campus
    1. University of British Columbia
    2. University of Iowa
    3. Penn State

    City/State
    1. Toronto
    2. Las Vegas
    3. Seoul

    BEST TECH INNOVATION INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. iviva
    2. Sunwave Crossfire
    3. SmartONE Community Platform
    4. Equiem
    5. Microsoft Azure IoT Edge
    6. CohesionIB

    JULIE DEVINE DIGITAL IMPACT AWARD
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Charles Matta
    2. Lachlan MacQuarrie
    3. Brian Turner
    4. Ted Houck
    5. Leroy Walden
    6. Paul Maximuk

    The Digie Awards will be presented to the winners on Wednesday, June 6 during the Realcomm | IBcon 2018 conferences at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The award ceremony will be held at 6:00pm at the Conference LIVE stage located on the Expo Floor and will be streamed live. Please join us and congratulate the finalists and the winners for 2018!

    Realcomm Staff
    Realcomm Conference Group LLC is the leading research and educational institution that produces annual conferences and expositions on technology, automated business solutions and intelligent buildings strategies for executives in commercial, corporate, government and institutional real estate. Realcomm was founded in 1999 with the goal of bringing industry leaders together each year to discuss, demonstrate and debate the latest innovations that impact the industry.

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    CORPORATE REAL ESTATE & Technology – The Importance of Developing a STRATEGY - 10/24/2019

    The Corporate Real Estate industry has quickly gone from constantly resizing the corporate real estate portfolio based on the everchanging business needs of the corporation, to having to understand and deal with a myriad of issues relating to technology, automation and innovation. Not only do CRE professionals need to understand things such as IWMS, intelligent buildings, the smart workplace, AI, VR/AR and other emerging technologies, they also need to understand the fundamental shift on how we use space. Technology which is enabling mobility has shifted the landscape. This webinar will feature some of the most innovative professionals discussing the importance of developing a comprehensive Corporate Real Estate portfolio strategy around the concept of Digital Transformation.

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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
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    Founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on technology, automated business solutions, intelligent buildings and energy efficiency for the commercial and corporate real estate industry. As CEO, Jim interacts with some of the largest companies globally pertaining to some of the most advanced and progressive next generation real estate projects under development.

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    Chuck Niswonger NiceNets Consulting
    Chuck Niswonger President Chuck Niswonger has over 30 years of successful leadership experience in technology-related roles that range from operating his own consulting company
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    Chuck Niswonger
    President
    NiceNets Consulting

    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.

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    Emmanuel Daniel Microsoft
    Emmanuel Daniel Director, Applied Innovation & Incubation, Smart Buildings & Campuses Emmanuel Daniel is responsible for building and delivering the Digital Transformation strategy for campuses across Microsoft and leads a global multid
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    Emmanuel Daniel
    Director, Applied Innovation & Incubation, Smart Buildings & Campuses
    Microsoft

    Emmanuel Daniel is responsible for building and delivering the Digital Transformation strategy for campuses across Microsoft and leads a global multidisciplinary team of architects and experience designers. He builds experiences that merge technology with the built environment, leading to the formation of spaces that respond to the needs of its users. He is also accountable for identifying, building and implementing the next generation of products that will make smarter and sustainable buildings.

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

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

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    Ronna Davis Commscope
    Ronna Davis Strategy and Technology, Enterprise Building and Campus Ronna Davis has been in the networking and telecommunication industry for 23 years. She has been with CommScope for over 13 years and has held positio
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    Ronna Davis
    Strategy and Technology, Enterprise Building and Campus
    Commscope

    Ronna Davis has been in the networking and telecommunication industry for 23 years. She has been with CommScope for over 13 years and has held positions in sales, channel and product line management. She is currently on CommScope’s Strategy and Technology Team for Buildings and Campuses. Previous to CommScope she worked in the design and construction of telecommunications networks for eight years and in wholesale distribution for two years. She studied marketing and is a LEED Green Associate.

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    Ron Victor IoTium
    Ron Victor Founder & CEO Ron Victor is a Silicon Valley based technology entrepreneur with 20 years of experience and expertise launching new ventures at start-ups and fortune
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    Ron Victor
    Founder & CEO
    IoTium

    Ron Victor is a Silicon Valley based technology entrepreneur with 20 years of experience and expertise launching new ventures at start-ups and fortune 1000 technology companies. To-date he has enabled raising more than $30Million in start-up capital for multiple start-ups in silicon-valley. Ron has founded and led three companies to-date with successful exits. His latest venture is IoTium Inc. – a Silicon Valley start-up that provides a secure, cloud-managed, easy-to-deploy software defined network infrastructure for all IoT verticals.

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

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

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    Brent Boekestein Vintra
    Brent Boekestein Founder and CEO Brent Boekestein is the CEO of Vintra, Inc., a leading video analytics company from Silicon Valley that uses artificial intelligence to transform any
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    Brent Boekestein
    Founder and CEO
    Vintra

    Brent Boekestein is the CEO of Vintra, Inc., a leading video analytics company from Silicon Valley that uses artificial intelligence to transform any video surveillance into actionable and tailored intelligence. Forward-thinking enterprises and public safety organizations like Sacramento City, NYC DOI, Sacramento County, and more use Vintra’s solutions to organize, analyze, and derive critical insights from overwhelming amounts of stored and live video.