Stephen Adams had over twenty years’ experience in the management of A Class office buildings and Regional Shopping Centers. Currently he is overseeing the migration of a 500,000-sf office complex in downtown Toronto from a multi-tenant format to a single user headquarters. A key component of this program is the introduction of an integrated Smart Building environment. The key outcome is for integrated base building systems and data analytics driving tenant comfort efficiency and reducing operational risk.
Will Agate is the SVP, Navy Yard Management and Development, for PIDC, Philadelphia's citywide economic development corporation. The Navy Yard, a former naval base, is now a thriving 1,200-acre business campus. Will leads the PIDC team that is implementing the overall development of The Navy Yard, including a comprehensive Energy Master Plan concentrated on its unregulated electric grid. The plan includes the integration of various smart grid and distributive generation technologies around sustainable business models.
Peter Asmus is a principal research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Energy Technologies program, with a focus on emerging energy distribution networks models such as nanogrids, microgrids, and virtual power plants. His expertise also includes wind energy, marine hydrokinetic technologies and renewables generally. Asmus has over 28 years of experience in energy and environmental markets as an analyst, writer, book author and consultant.
Maureen Ehrenberg currently serves as Executive Managing Director of Integrated Facilities Management (IFM), Corporate Solutions for the Americas and Chair of its IFM Global Specialty Board. She is an internationally recognized expert in the facility management field,and provides strategic direction and expertise to a team of 8,000 who currently manage more than 760 million square feet of property in the Americas and provides leadership to the members of JLL’s Global IFM Board.
John Hess is Executive Director of Engineering for Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVSC). He is involved in specifying engineering design and optimization of building infrastructure of LVSC’s over 50 million SF of integrated resorts worldwide. A particular focus is high performance DDC control systems to minimize utility consumption and cost, achieve aggressive sustainability performance targets, maximize occupant comfort and minimize maintenance burden on facilities’ technicians.
Jason Houck has over fourteen years of experience implementing and servicing Building Automation and Security Systems. His responsibilities include project management, programming, network design, and verification of building systems for both retrofit and new construction projects. This includes system design, operating improvements, and system integration by utilizing application specific technology. His system experience combined and building knowledge is a championship combination in today's smart building industry. Jason also has an extensive IT background which allows him to fully appreciate the importance of a properly designed network. He has the unique ability to take all of his system, building and IT knowledge and effectively communicate any potential issues, favorable solutions, or operating recommendations to any member of the task regardless of their industry background. This effective communication allows him to bridge the communication gap between members within IT, Project Management, Financial, Maintenance and Service.
David Kaneda has been designing buildings in North America and Europe for over three decades. His breakthough IDeAs Z Squared building was the first net zero energy commercial office in the United States and he has led the electrical design for dozens of Net Zero Energy, LEED Platinum, AIA COTE Top 10, and Well Certified buildings. He is a Professional Engineer, a Fellow in the AIA and a LEED Fellow.
Lachlan MacQuarrie oversees the service side of Oxford’s operations platform across 5 asset classes in Canada including Smart & Connected, and Cyber Security. He has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, primarily in Asset / Operations Mgmt, Development and Investments.
Ted Maulucci is the President of SmartONE Solutions, a company committed to advancing the digital living experience in communities. He assumed the role of President at SmartONE after a 26 year career as the Chief Information Officer of a leading Toronto based multi-family real estate developer. He was recognized as the Private Sector Canadian CIO of the Year in 2016 for his achievements in connected buildings.
Alan Ni is the Director of Vertical Marketing for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. With over 15 years of technology and financial expertise with mobile computing, Alan is responsible for overseeing Aruba’s vertical go-to-market messaging and sales enablement efforts across key industries including education, healthcare, finance, retail and general enterprise. He joined Aruba in 2014 from Goldman Sachs where he was Vice President of Technology Infrastructure for the firm’s mobile app development initiatives and worldwide mobility infrastructure.
Clint Osteen is Sr. Director of IT and is responsible for directing Granite’s information services and telecommunications across the portfolio. Prior to joining Granite, Clint spent 10 years in consulting, providing commercial real estate companies technology and business improvement services.
John Petze is a partner and co-founder at SkyFoundry, the developers of SkySpark™, an analytics platform for building, energy and equipment data. John has over 35 years of experience in building automation, energy management and M2M, having served in senior level positions for manufacturers of hardware and software products. At SkyFoundry he helps owners take advantage of advanced operational analytics to create truly intelligent and efficient buildings.
As Head of Global Workplace Engineering, Victor Sanchez manages over 40+ LinkedIn facilities across the globe. He seamlessly blends design and operations of LinkedIn facilities via data-driven decisions across design pre-construction, construction, energy and facilities management. Victor is responsible for the engaging and high-performance workplace that supports the diverse and dynamic LinkedIn teams and culture.
Matthew is a mechanical engineer with diverse energy management experience encompassing new construction commissioning, energy modeling, retro-commissioning, and energy auditing. He is skilled at achieving energy conservation through the use of innovative technologies in the built environment. He holds credentials as a registered Mechanical Engineer (California), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP). Matthew began his professional career as a project manager and design engineer at The K Company of Akron, Ohio, and then moved on to become a commissioning engineer at CTG Energetics. He is a Senior Associate at Altura.
Bob Sulentic has been President & CEO of CBRE Group since 2012. CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices) serving clients in more than 100 countries. Prior to becoming CEO, Bob served as President of CBRE, with responsibility for all business segments. In addition, he served as the company's CFO in 2009, during the depth of the global financial crisis. Earlier, Bob served as Group President for CBRE’s EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Development Services businesses.
Andrew Sutton is a commercial real estate and cybersecurity senior associate attorney at Brown Rudnick LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. Andrew regularly advises commercial real estate clients on all manners of complex commercial real estate transactions, land use and property development, as well as matters involving cybersecurity, privacy, smart cities and other issues related to emerging technologies and commercial real estate.
Casey Talon is a principal research analyst with Navigant Research, contributing to the Building Innovations program. With a background in economics, environmental science, and policy, she has deep experience as an analyst and consultant in the building technology sector. Prior to joining Navigant, Casey worked with both public and private sector clients as an analyst and consultant focused on energy efficiency, building technologies, sustainability and climate change.
Jim Whalen serves as SVP and CIO responsible for the direction and implementation of technology and applications at Boston Properties, a fully integrated real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners and developers of Class-A office properties in the United States. Over a 27 year IT career, Jim has supported real estate operations ranging from residential, construction, public housing, commercial office and retail.
Damien Wu is CIO of Link Asset Management Limited, currently Asia’s largest REIT. He is responsible for the formulation and management of its information technology strategy and functions. Damien has over 20 years of IT management, IT consulting and IT Startup experiences.
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.
Ilan Zachar is currently Chief Technology Officer at Carr Properties, a privately held REIT known for its portfolio of trophy-quality properties in the Washington D.C. In this role, Ilan leverages vision and foresight to cross-pollinate best practices, processes, systems and resources across corporate operations/affiliates. Under his leadership, this has resulted in improvements in bottom-line costs, top-line business growth/scalability, operational sustainability and high performance and overall, strengthening his company’s role as a market leader. For over 20 years, Ilan has been executive business leader and innovative technology strategist for multinational real-estate and property development companies worldwide.