Accelerated Innovation – The World is Changing Faster Than You Think!
Anyone in the technology world certainly understands that change comes with the territory. After all, technology almost always involves a new way of doing something and that inherently means change. However, the pace we have seen in recent years appears to be different from anything we have ever experienced.
Historically, technology platforms had a certain lifespan. For the most part, technology decision-makers knew their choices would be good for a specific number of years, leaving room for enhancements and improvements before the cycle started over again. Given the complexity of systems and the rising level of integration required, a longer timeframe allowed for more manageable plans and expectations.
In 2020, the speed of innovation continues the trend we’ve all observed - increased pace, scope and complexity. New demands have risen as forces around the globe are competing on the international technology stage, setting higher standards and new benchmarks. Countries like China are making advancements in 5G, artificial intelligence, blockchain, facial recognition, drones, robotics, digital retail, social networking, e-commerce and other technologies that will challenge us all to raise our efforts to compete on the global stage.
The Commercial and Corporate Real Estate is juxtaposed against this increasingly fast-paced world. For more than 50 years, our industry has followed its own cadence, deploying a measured approach to designing, constructing, leasing, managing, transacting and using buildings. Assessing and managing accelerated change in the PropTech industry is a tremendous challenge with a global cadence that is pressuring us to act.
To meet this challenge and embrace this new momentum, we have expanded the global perspective of our Realcomm and IBcon Advisory Councils. This year, we will have co-chairs from the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia to complement the leadership representing the United States. We have been curating Real Estate Technology conversations around the globe for more than 20 years, continually monitoring substantive trends, so this expansion was a logical progression.
Together with our expanded Advisory Councils, Realcomm will continue to find solutions to manage the demands of transforming the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate ecosystem. We’ll examine integrated enterprise solutions, connected buildings, IoT, data management, artificial intelligence, machine learning, occupant experience, digital twins, cybersecurity, privacy and more. The best and brightest minds coming together each year will develop strategies that meet the demands of the time.
Our industry is at a pivotal point. New ideas and concepts must be incorporated and the expertise, insights and diversity of our far-reaching network utilized. Individual and organizational realignment are key aspects of the transformation required. The technology is here; we now need to evolve the enterprise vision and implement effective change management to deal with this accelerated pace of change!
Join us in working together to establish the best practices and ways to accelerate the integration of technology, automation and innovation into our Commercial and Corporate Real Estate organizations. Accelerated Innovation – The World is Changing Faster Than You Think!
Realcomm | IBcon 2020 will be held June 2-5 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Register early and save!
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The 5G Future – Assessing the Landscape for IN-BUILDING COMMUNICATIONS - 2/20/2020
The next generation of wireless – 5G, CBRS, Wi-Fi 6 and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) – is on the horizon. Increased speeds, low latency, and reduced congestion on mobile networks will revolutionize the way we use an ever-increasing number of IoT devices and design in-building communication infrastructures. 5G and CBRS are technologies providing cellular service, WI-FI 6 is a short-range wireless access technology, and BLE is a wireless personal area network designed especially for short-range communication – all technologies are complementary and will each support different use cases in the built environment. This webinar will provide an overview of the different technologies and discuss how they will work together to provide enhanced mobility, capacity and data rates. First generation use cases in the real estate industry will be presented.
Nicholas Stello is the SVP of IT Infrastructure for New-York based Vornado Realty Trust. His responsibilities include leading the company's IT initiatives as they relate to in-building cellular, networking, cyber security and smart building connectivity. Vornado’s unique assets have enabled Mr. Stello to both differentiate and increase the value of its properties by structuring innovative agreements with national cellular carriers and other related technology providers.
Jeff Hipchen is EVP of RF Connect where he oversees marketing, sales and services. He also serves as President of the Safer Buildings Coalition, an industry group focused on indoor public-safety communications. Prior to RF Connect, Jeff founded Digital Data Solutions, Inc., a Midwest Voice and Data Network solutions provider. Jeff has previously been an advisor to several start-up companies, assisting them with the development of their business plans, funding and sales execution.
Richard J. (“Dick”) Sherwin has been involved in wireless communications and radio frequency transmission for the past 30 years. Together with a number of telecommunications veterans, he founded and funded Spot On Networks, LLC, a provider of wireless telecommunications for the Multifamily Residential and Multitenant commercial building industry. Previously, he was CEO of Metromedia International Telecommunications Inc. and as a member of the Board of Directors of Metromedia International Group, Inc. since its inception. He was instrumental in establishing approximately 47 wireless and wired telecommunications ventures in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union Republics in wireless telecommunications including cellular telephony, cable television and radio paging.
Alan Ni is the Director of Smart Spaces and IoT for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, with over 15 years of technology and financial expertise with mobile computing. Alan’s team is responsible for developing Aruba’s Smart Spaces and digital workplace strategy.
John Dulin is a 30-year global telecom and enterprise executive and has held senior positions in product management, marketing and sales in the areas of fiber optics, wireless and new technology development. Currently with Corning, John is focused on introducing its fiber optic and wireless innovations to the commercial real estate market.
Luke Lucas manages the Build Your Own Coverage (BYOC) program for T-Mobile USA. His focus is on enterprise and in-building coverage, furthering the role of wireless in buildings as a 5th utility-like service. In his role, Luke is involved with smart building and smart city technologies, 5G wireless and the relationship between enterprises installing infrastructure and the connection to T-Mobile signal source and backhaul.
Jon Morris is a 20-year veteran of the telecommunications and wireless industry with deep experience explaining technology and contracting for, developing, and managing wireless real estate. He is currently CEO of Fifth Utility Solutions, an organization that provides advisory and consulting services to the wireless and telecommunications industry.