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The Realcomm CIO Forum series is open to CIOs and other senior IT professionals in the commercial real estate development, REIT, owner, brokerage, investment management and related service industries in selected markets globally — New York, Sydney, Toronto, London, Chicago and San Francisco.

Each Forum is hosted by prominent local CIOs who volunteers their time and efforts in order to help facilitate the educational portions of these meetings.

The format generally includes both a "working" hosted luncheon and one or two presentations delivered by prominent local commercial real estate CIOs or, in some cases, guest speakers from outside our industry. As we strive to maintain high standards for participation, the Forums are "by invitation" only and seating is very limited.

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UPCOMING FORUMS

12/3/2019CIO & Property Tech Forum | San Francisco

CIO & Property Tech Forum | San Francisco

PROGRAM
Data and Disruption – Moving the Needle in Global Supply Chain Logistics
Sineesh Keshav, CTO, Prologis

Coming of Age – XR for Commercial Real Estate is Real
Emily Olman, CEO, Spatial First; Jason Marsh, Founder/CEO and Information Architect, Flow Immersive; Tom Gardner, Lead System Layout Designer & Mixed Reality Advocate, Target

If Data's the New Currency – Where's the Money?
Casey Talon, Research Director Intelligent Buildings, Navigant

The Real Estate Cyber Consortium
Sarah Bemporad, Webinars and Program Manager, Realcomm

Organizational Analytics + Workplace Strategy
Jeremy Doyle, EVP Strategy and Development, Humanyze

Event Chair
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Sineesh Keshav Prologis
Sineesh Keshav Managing Director, CTO Sineesh Keshav is the Chief Technology Officer at Prologis. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the technology strategy and is responsible for le
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Sineesh Keshav
Managing Director, CTO
Prologis

Sineesh Keshav is the Chief Technology Officer at Prologis. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the technology strategy and is responsible for leading the company’s global data and digital transformation. Since joining Prologis in 2018, Sineesh and his team have been focused on a capability driven, customer-centric approach to innovation and digitalization.

WHEN
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
2:00pm – 2:30pm: Networking
2:30pm – 3:00pm: Welcome & Introductions
3:00pm – 6:00pm: Presentations
6:00pm – 7:30pm: Hosted Reception

WHERE
Navigant
101 California Street
Suite 41000 (41st Floor)
San Francisco, CA 94111

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PAST FORUMS

10/30/2019CIO & Property Tech Forum | Toronto

CIO & Property Tech Forum | Toronto

PROGRAM
Digital Transformation at Morguard: Enhancing Business Outcomes and Improving Customer and Employee Experience
Aaron Pais, CIO, Morguard

Guiding Principles to Improve Vendor Cybersecurity Contract Requirements
David Sulston, Director, Security, Oxford Properties; Thano Lambrinos, VP, Smart Bldg Tech & Digital Innovation, QuadReal

Cadillac Fairview's Data and Technology Strategy: A Transformational Journey across People, Processes and Technology Domains
Katia Saenko, SVP & CIO, Cadillac Fairview

IT Business Intelligence Best Practices: Building a Data-Driven IT Strategy
Geoff Nielson, VP, Product & Innovation, Info-Tech

Event Chair
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Aaron Pais Morguard
Aaron Pais CIO Aaron Pais is CIO at Morguard, a fully integrated real estate company with an owned and managed portfolio of assets valued at over $21.0 billion. His
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Aaron Pais
CIO
Morguard

Aaron Pais is CIO at Morguard, a fully integrated real estate company with an owned and managed portfolio of assets valued at over $21.0 billion. His diverse leadership experience includes leveraging technology to drive organizational growth, performance and profitability at some of North America's largest fully integrated residential and commercial real estate investment, development, construction and asset/portfolio management companies.

WHEN
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
2:00pm – 2:30pm: Networking
2:30pm – 3:00pm: Welcome & Introductions
3:00pm – 6:00pm: Presentations & Discussion
6:00pm – 7:30pm: Hosted Reception
WHERE
The Concert Hall
888 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4W 2J2
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10/30/2019RE Investment Management Forum | New York

RE Investment Management Forum | New York

PROGRAM
Workshop: Applying Data Governance Principles to Analyzing Value
Chuck Niswonger, President, NiceNets Consulting; Rick Ferrino, Vice Chair, OSCRE

Connecting Data Governance Maturity in Real Estate to Investor Returns
Chuck Niswonger, President, NiceNets Consulting (M); Rick Ferrino, Vice Chair, OSCRE

Client Case Study: Key Factors for Selecting Our Investment Management Solution
Audrey Levitt, Managing Director of Fund Accounting, Tishman Speyer; Sarah DeCamp, Group Manager, Customer Success, Juniper Square

Leveraging AI to Reduce Operations Costs, Increase Building Scores and Impact Valuation
Sam Ramadori, Chief Business Development Officer, Brainbox AI

Perspectives on the CRE Industry’s Digital Future: Data Integration, Valuations and Governance
Rick Ferrino, Vice Chair, OSCRE; Jim Valente, Global Head of Data Services, Realfoundations; Sam Ramadori, Chief Business Development Officer, Brainbox AI

Event Chair
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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.

WHEN
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Networking
1:30pm – 1:45pm: Welcome & Introductions
1:45pm – 5:30pm: Presentations & Workshop
5:30pm - 7:00pm: Hosted Reception

WHERE
10 Corso Como Restaurant & Café
200 Front Street
New York, NY 10038

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10/17/2019CIO & Property Tech Forum | Chicago

CIO & Property Tech Forum | Chicago

PROGRAM
Architecting a Modern Enterprise Platform Strategy
Sunder Pappu, VP Technology, Inland Real Estate Group

Exploring High-Value Opportunities for IoT
Leon Wurfel, CEO & Founder, BUENO

Developing a Comprehensive Cyber Strategy
Bill Sechen, SVP, IT, Harrison Street

Designing, Delivering and Optimizing the Uber-Digital Occupant/Guest Experience
Samantha Fisher, Global Head of Facilities, Citadel; Scott Phillips, Director Corporate Real Estate, McDonald's; Drew DePriest, Digital Solutions & Strategy Lead, CBRE

Event Chair
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Sunder Pappu Inland Real Estate Group
Sunder Pappu VP, Technology Sunder Pappu has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is currently the VP, Technology at Inland Computer Services. Prior to
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Sunder Pappu
VP, Technology
Inland Real Estate Group

Sunder Pappu has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is currently the VP, Technology at Inland Computer Services. Prior to Inland, Sunder worked at JP Morgan Chase, Avanade and Deloitte Consulting, holding leadership positions in the areas of strategy consulting, project management and application delivery.

WHEN
Thursday, October 17, 2019
2:00pm – 2:30pm: Networking & Introductions
2:30pm - 3:00pm: Welcome & Introductions
3:00pm – 6:00pm: Presentations & Discussion
6:00pm – 7:30pm: Hosted Reception

WHERE
theMART
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Room 6-180B, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Reception: Marshall's Landing, 2nd Floor

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10/10/2019CIO & Property Tech Forum | Dallas

CIO & Property Tech Forum | Dallas

PROGRAM
Innovation Unleashed – Applying AI and Blockchain to Traditional CRE Processes
Justin Segal, President, Boxer Property

Exploring High-Value Opportunities for IoT
Leon Wurfel, CEO & Founder, BUENO

Data Driven Physical Security – An IT Perspective
David Charney, COO, Stealth Monitoring

Dallas Innovation Alliance – Connecting Smart Buildings to a Smart Dallas
Trey Bowles, Co-Founder, Dallas Innovation Alliance

Event Chair
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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
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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.

WHEN
Thursday, October 10, 2019
2:00pm - 2:30pm: Networking
2:30pm - 3:00pm: Welcome & Introductions
3:00pm - 6:00pm: Presentations & Discussions
6:00pm – 7:30pm: Hosted Reception
WHERE
Pacific Place
1910 Pacific Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

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10/3/2019CIO & Property Tech Forum | London

CIO & Property Tech Forum | London

PROGRAM
Driving Digital Transformation & Innovation at Grosvenor Group
Kevin Kincaid, Group Technology Director, Grosvenor; Craig O'Donnell, Head of Digital Innovation, Grosvenor; Ian Mair, Managing Director Digital Innovation, Grosvenor

Measuring, Managing & Improving Customer Outcomes
Andrew Waller, Partner, Remit Consulting (Moderator); Mark Tyson, Head of Occupier Engagement & Service Delivery, LGIM; Stuart Cranna, Head of Estate Services, Aviva Investors

Data Management – Beyond Analytics, API, Integration Strategies
Cleo Folkes, CEO, Property Overview (Moderator); David Harry, COO Corporate Services, Real Estate Data Management & Analytics, Deutsche Bank; Graham Parry, Director, Group Research, Grosvenor; Rob Stark, Senior Executive Director, Strategy & Operations, MAPP

Benchmarking Your Organization's Smart Building Retrofit Strategy
Matthew Marson, Head of Smart Places, WSP (Moderator); Claire Penny, Worldwide Solution Leader, IoT, IBM; Benjamin Lesser, Development Manager, Derwent; Julian Barker, Strategy Executive, British Land

NextGen FM – Fresh Opportunities for Integrating IoT into Business Operations
Scott Horsnell, Head of R&D, Bueno

Event Chair
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Kevin Kincaid Grosvenor Asia Pacific
Kevin Kincaid Group Technology Director
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Kevin Kincaid
Group Technology Director
Grosvenor Asia Pacific

WHEN
Thursday, 03 Oct. 2019
2:00pm - 2:30pm: Networking
2:30pm - 3:00pm: Welcome & Introductions
3:00pm - 6:15pm: Presentations & Discussions
6:15pm - 7:30pm: Hosted Reception

WHERE
Grosvenor Group
70 Grosvenor Street, Level 5
London W1K 3JP
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9/25/2019CIO & Property Tech Forum | New York (Fall)

CIO & Property Tech Forum | New York (Fall)

PROGRAM
Innovation Unleashed – Applying AI and Blockchain to Traditional CRE Processes
Justin Segal, President, Boxer Property

Exploring High-Value Opportunities for IoT
Leon Wurfel, CEO & Founder, BUENO

Building the American Dream – Project Briefing
Charles Buscarino, CEO & President, The Clarient Group

Tech Perspective on Navigating the NYC Energy Regs
Gregg Fischer, Director of Energy Systems, Tishman Speyer; Jonathan Flaherty, Director of Sustainability, Tishman Speyer

Goodbye Neutral DAS Hosting Revenues?
Alan Tilles, Chairman, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Shulman Rogers

Event Chair
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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
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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.

WHEN
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
2:00pm – 2:30pm: Networking
2:30pm – 3:00pm: Welcome & Introductions
3:00pm – 6:00pm: Presentations
6:00pm – 7:30pm: Hosted Reception

WHERE
The Durst Organization
One Bryant Park
39th Floor
New York, NY 10036
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8/28/2019CIO & Property Tech Forum | Sydney

CIO & Property Tech Forum | Sydney

PROGRAM
The Digital Occupant Experience
Mark Hansen, CIO, Dexus (M); Gabrielle McMillan, CEO, Equiem; Paul Bailey, Technology Consulting Lead, Lendlease; Amanda Steele, Executive Managing Director, CBRE

5G, CBRS and In-Building Wireless Primer: Getting Ready for the Revolution
Alex Fuerschke, Senior Manager Building Technology, Dexus

Tech Briefing: Data & Analytics at Scale
Brendan Meller, Manager, Energy Management Center, Woolworths; Tyrone Mawing, Senior Technical Account Manager, BUENO

The Intersection of Two Worlds: The Continuing Convergence of IT and OT
Jonathan Clarke, Head of Smart Building Technology, Dexus (M); Scott Horsnell, Head of R&D, BUENO; Lee Burrows, Regional Director APAC, IoTium; Natalie September, Senior Project Manager, Lendlease

Comparing Smart Building Strategies: A Portfolio Approach
Vincent Dermody, Managing Director, CohnReznick(M); Louise Monger, Head of Property Management, AMP Capital; Phillip Yang, Head of Centre Technology, Scentre Group

Event Chair
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Mark Hansen DEXUS
Mark Hansen CIO
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Mark Hansen
CIO
DEXUS

WHEN
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
2:00pm – 2:30pm:    Networking
2:30pm – 3:00pm:    Welcome & Introductions
3:00pm – 6:00pm:    Presentations & Discussions
6:00pm – 7:30pm:    Hosted Reception
WHERE
Dexus Place
Level 15, 1 Farrer Place
Sydney NSW 2000
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4/18/2019CIO & Property Tech Forum | New York (Spring)

CIO & Property Tech Forum | New York (Spring)

PROGRAM
REcalibrate | Using Innovation to Turn Challenges into Opportunities
Jim Young, CEO & Founder, Realcomm

Automating the Lease Workflow – The Ecosystem Goes Deeper & Wider
Larry Schachter, CIO, Benderson (Moderator); John Fitzpatrick, Managing Director Innovations and Infrastructure, Blackstone; Helane Stein, CIO, Brixmor; Robert Entin, EVP & CIO, Vornado

Who's Listening in on Your Buildings?
Shahryar Shaghaghi, Principal, national Leader of Cybersecurity, CohnReznick

Exploring Opportunities for Data & Analytics – Where Does the industry Stand?
Robert Panetta, Director, Real Estate Intelligence, NYL Real Estate Investors (Moderator); Stephen Suriano, Director, Information Technology, DRA Advisors; Rudolph Reagin, VP, Corporate Services Program Lead, Corporate Technology, Deutsche Bank; Andrew Weakland, VP, Director of Systems Development, W.P. Carey

Event Chair
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Larry Schachter Benderson Development
Larry Schachter CIO Larry Schachter is a leader of technology operations and initiatives with distinguished performance during 20+ years of diversified experience in comm
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Larry Schachter
CIO
Benderson Development

Larry Schachter is a leader of technology operations and initiatives with distinguished performance during 20+ years of diversified experience in commercial and residential real estate investment, management and ownership. He is currently CIO of Benderson Development, one of America’s largest privately held real estate companies that owns and manages over 700 properties encompassing over 40 million square feet in 38 states.

WHEN
Thursday, April 18, 2019
11:30am - 12:00pm:   Networking
12:00pm - 12:30pm:   Welcome & Introductions
12:30pm -  2:30pm:   Working Luncheon & Presentations
WHERE
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Wine Cellar
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

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11/28/2018CIO & Property Tech Forum | San Francisco

CIO & Property Tech Forum | San Francisco

PROGRAM
Realcomm | IBcon 2018: Navigating the Age of Acceleration
Jim Young, CEO, Realcomm; Howard Berger, Program Director, Realcomm

IT Benchmarking: What Makes CRE Different?
Frank Scavo, President, Computer Economics

Space as a Service: Where Are We Headed?
Julien Smith, CEO, Breather

Gensler Research Institute Experience Index: What Do Your Occupants Really Want?
Ben Tranel, Principal, Gensler

Emerging Tech in CRE
Stuart Appley, Managing Director, CBRE

Need for Speed: Facing the Dilemma of MORE
Scott Lewis, VP, In-Building Wireless Corning

Event Chair
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Stuart Appley CBRE
Stuart Appley Managing Director, GWS Tech 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 Tech 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.

WHEN
Wednesday, November 28, 20187
2:30pm – 3:00pm: Networking & Introductions
3:00pm – 6:00pm: Presentations
6:00pm – 7:30pm: Hosted Reception

WHERE
CBRE
Salesforce Tower
415 Mission Street
Forum: Training Room, 45th Floor
Reception: Cafe, 46th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Fax: 203.538.1818
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