Joseph Aamidor is an experienced product leader and expert in smart buildings, real estate technology and facility operations. He provides product and market strategy guidance to building owners/operators, established building management firms, technology providers, investors, and early-stage innovators. Previously, he served as Director of Product at Lucid Design Group and was a product manager at Johnson Controls.
Youssef Abdelilah is an expert at leveraging new and emerging technology to create products and services. He leads product management at American Tower’s Managed Networks Group. He is responsible for technology innovation, services, and productization. He has diverse experience from wired and wireless communication technology and software, to IoT and renewable energy, and holds 19 U.S. patents.
Cleve Adams has over three decades of computer/software industry experience in the SaaS, Internet, network security, enterprise systems, mobile and wireless and storage. A 5-time entrepreneur in his own right, his business insight and executive management style has produced an impressive history of growing and managing companies from start-up to more than $1.3 billion in market value. His skills extend to starting and selling companies for significant returns to investors or taking them through IPO’s creating billion dollar corporations.
Kaz Adomkaitis leads the Global FordLand IT team at Ford Motor Company with a mission to deliver solutions that promote safe, efficient, sustainable and connected facilities. He believes in providing a workplace experience that promotes employee health with a strong focus on well-being and productivity. Kaz brings a broad array of technology management experience to FordLand and is responsible for delivery of innovative solutions in the IoT, Smart Building, Building Management System, and Workplace Experience domains.
Will Agate joined Ameresco as one of the industry’s first adopters in understanding the microgrid business model and its numerous value propositions. Will has been working with Ameresco for nearly five years, starting as a client, progressing as a strategic partner and developing strategic business relations with multiple engineering, technology and academic institutions. Will leads in applying and integrating the microgrid business into Ameresco’s broader energy solutions offerings.
Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an assistant professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He began his career conducting forensic health investigations of sick buildings in several hundred buildings across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, biotechnology, education, commercial office real estate and manufacturing. At Harvard, Dr. Allen directs the Healthy Buildings program where he created ‘The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building’. He is also the faculty advisor to the Harvard Healthier Building Materials Academy.
Ryan Anderson serves as VP of Digital Innovation at Herman Miller, where his work focuses on building new digital capabilities at Herman Miller to enable future innovation and growth. Previously, Ryan was Head of Evangelism and VP of Product Marketing for enterprise technologies at WeWork.
George Andraos leads the Global Technology team at Ford Land with a mission to design safe, efficient, sustainable and connected facilities, which provide a work place experience that promotes employee health, wellbeing and productivity. George is streaming engineering standards and leveraging the latest technology in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to design smart and connected facilities. He also led the construction of manufacturing facilities in Asia Pacific incorporating multiple sustainable elements such as day-lighting, natural ventilation, high SRI roof and energy efficient building and process equipment.
Steven Anson is VP of Vertical Market Solutions at Anixter where he is currently focused on further developing Anixter's Infrastructure as a Platform (IaaP) program - a comprehensive solutions approach that addressees customer technology challenges within different environments and vertical markets. Steve draws upon over 30 years of sales, distribution and technical solutions experience in the network and communications industry and has held various business management and marketing positions throughout Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America.
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.
Throughout his career in security consulting, John Arone’s expertise in risk identification, assessment and prioritization has aided him in preparing recommendations to mitigate security vulnerabilities, conducting security benchmarking studies, providing business continuity and crisis management planning, performing research and analysis relative to the creation of threat profiles and developing organizational security policies and protocols. His experience includes tenure with both public service and private security entities, gaining him familiarity with the specific and shifting needs for various client types
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.
Ruairi is a respected high-performance building design expert. His aim is to elevate the built environment and restore order to the climate for future generations. He specializes in commissioning services for new and existing buildings, building energy assessments, high performance building design, energy modeling/advanced building simulation, and measurement and verification consulting.
Brad Baumann currently is VP of Wireless Solutions at Gabe’s Construction Co. He leads the team that delivers iDAS consulting, design, engineering, construction and integration services to wireless carriers, neutral host providers and commercial property owners. He also oversees the company's Small Cell and Fiber Infrastructure Engineering and Construction group. Brad has over 37 years industry experience in various senior leadership positions.
Howard Berger has over 30 years ofexperience in technology and commercial/investment real estate. As Realcomm's Program Director, he manages its US and international conferences and CIO programs. Previously, he was with The Jamesan Group, which specialized in strategic technology consulting for the commercial real estate industry and prior to that, he was with TRW Real Estate Information Systems where he developed real estate information systems for the mortgage, appraisal and title insurance industries.
Keith Berkoben is a senior Google engineer with fifteen years of experience in IoT and seven years focused on building systems. In his role, Keith is responsible for the design and implementation of technology to accumulate, analyze and act upon data at scale across Google's real estate portfolio.
As head of Workplace Performance and Innovation, David Berz manages the technology and data teams that give Global Workplace Services the insight it needs to drive incredible employee experiences. David’s team seeks innovative technologies that enhance the employee experiences in interacting with LinkedIn’s global real estate portfolio as well as providing data-informed decisions for Workplace Design and Construction.
Dan Bollman is currently VP of Michigan State University overseeing the functions of the Infrastructure Planning and Facilities unit. The annual construction volume for projects on campus ranges from $100 million to $150 million. He is a registered professional engineer with decades of experience in design and construction related activities.
Gene Boniberger started his career at Rudin Management Company. In 2013, He was promoted to SVP, Operations Department and additionally assumed responsibilities for the 5 million SF residential portfolio. Gene manages the Rudin Operations Department as well as day to day operation of the Organization’s commercial and residential portfolio, and the MEP/Operations aspects of all new construction projects.
Steven Borowski is the Director of Protective Services for Accenture. He is a hands-on innovator, who has a patent pending for a workplace experience application and has a passion for building organizations for the future while disrupting conventional models. Steven has deployed enterprise-wide safety and security strategies resulting in measurable risk reduction. He built and oversees one of the largest security architectures in the world with close to 800 buildings under management.
Carl Brady is Stream Realty Partners' Chief Technology Officer, specializing in the company's computer network infrastructure planning, implementation and management. Carl joined Stream Realty in 1999 with 16 years experience in commercial property management and information technology. Since then, and also while serving as a Senior Property Manager, he has called upon his experience to implement numerous advances in technology for the firm during its growth. His unique experience in technology, property management and other aspects of the real estate industry, coupled with his education, enable him to provide an exceptional level of insight and vision toward Stream's technology needs for today and the future.
Jesse Carrillo is SVP and CIO for Hines. He is responsible for directing all corporate technology, strategy and standards for Hines worldwide. At Hines since 1994, he previously assisted in the implementation of the firm's accounting and property management software, held the lead IT role in the Enterprise Resource Planning implementation, and led the application development team until taking over as the head of Information Technology in 2007.
Franco Castaldini is a veteran marketing, business development and product strategy executive who has led high-growth go-to-market strategies for innovative startups and large global enterprises. He joins ThoughtWire as its Chief Commercial Officer from GE Digital where he led the commercial strategy for a high-productivity application development platform. Franco joined GE Digital with the acquisition of Bit Stew Systems, where he helped to position the company for rapid growth and their successful exit in late 2016 for $208 million.
David Charney is the Global COO of Stealth Monitoring and UCIT online security, a proactive live video surveillance company based in Dallas, TX. He has helped grow the company into a North American market leader servicing large real estate companies. Stealth Monitoring prevents crimes or theft in real time by employing 500+ people and analytic technology to watch over 18,000 cameras every night leading to 500+ police apprehensions per year.
Shen Chiu is the National Development Director for Investa, one of Australia’s largest developers, owners and managers of commercial real-estate. He leads a national team delivering over $2bn worth of commercial offices and is a key thought leader on current and future use of technology, having pioneered numerous digital strategies. He is also co-founder of the International Intelligent Buildings Organisation, a non-profit developing an Intelligent Buildings Index to support decisions on intelligent capabilities for buildings.
Jon is Head of Smart Building Technology Delivery at Dexus, one of Australia’s leading real estate groups. He is responsible for the delivery of the technology component of Dexus’s next generation of cutting edge, digitally enabled buildings. With over 30 years’ experience in Automation, Systems Integration, Energy Management and Building Performance Optimisation, Jon has been on an industry journey from pneumatics to analogue and digital.
Scott Cochrane is President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, overseeing six branches throughout three states and one in Canada. He is an advisory council member for multiple industry manufacturers such as Honeywell, Johnson Controls, and Tridium.
Derek Cowburn is the CEO and founder of LumenCache. Having a knack for creating, he graduated with a mechanical engineering degree which led him to build facility management systems for large pharmaceutical campuses. Derek's love for innovating led to over 17 years of experience in commercial and industrial automation engineering and IT application development and over five years of experience in residential custom electronics design and Integrated Smart Home Systems. After years of experience, Derek has built his forte in Product Development consulting, Integrated Smart Home Systems, Energy Management Systems, Residential and Commercial Audio/Video, security, access control, lighting control systems, and insightful engineering and design.
Bill Cune is responsible for understanding the intersection between technology trends and market needs to define and create new approaches to deliver future ready network and connectivity solutions. This includes identifying and collaborating with key ecosystem players and customers to deliver differentiated optical solutions that re-define networking in the millennial era. Bill’s wide-ranging industry expertise enables him to provide a broad perspective from which to evaluate new trends in the market and in technology.
Robert Curtin is Sr. Manager for Implementation and Managed Services of Yardi’s Pulse Energy Automation solutions team for commercial buildings in the US and Canada where he is responsible for managing all aspects of the software deployment, integration and customer support. In addition to his operational role, Robert influences how technology is positioned in the market in support of sales. He has over 25 years of experience in the commercial HVAC/R and BAS Controls Industry.
Kevin Danehy is currently the Global Head of Corporate Development at Brookfield. The group works to accelerate growth across its portfolio of assets under management in markets globally through various means including direct transactions, M&A, JVs and strategic alliances. Previously, when he joined Brookfield in 2013 he was the Executive Chairman of Brookfield Global Relocation Services and had overall responsibility for growth of the company and served as the primary lead with the company’s board and leveraging the firm’s extensive relationships.
Blaine Davidge has been in the wireless industry for over 15 years now. Over his career, he’s been involved in a wide variety of wireless technologies focused explicitly on the In-Building space. With an extensive background in public safety, he joined Westell over four years ago first beginning as a sales engineer and over the last year transitioning to a Sales Director covering the Western part of the US with a focus on Public Safety, OnGo CBRS private LTE and LTE security.
Kern Davis is a seasoned professional with 38 years as a General Contractor and 18 years in the Wireless DAS industry. His unique expertise lies in his unparalleled understanding of buildings, the wireless industry and project management. Serving as CTS Vice President BD & Consulting Services Group allows him to share his wealth of knowledge with the enterprise community, helping them make informed, future conscious decisions for their mobility requirements.
Janine Davison is a global strategist and business development professional at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for ecosystem development and go to market strategy in the Smart Buildings IoT vertical. With over 20 years of experience, Janine’s had multi-facetted success at transforming new and underdeveloped concepts into revenue generating products and services.
Kunal Desai is a Engineering Programs Manager at Google. He leads Google's coveted Facility Engineering Programs including the Digital / Smart Building Program. Kunal is responsible for developing and executing Smart Building Program strategy with strong focus on user experience and facility operations. With over 14 years of experience in Design, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, and Building Management Systems, Kunal has always been a strong advocate of technology actively assisting in solving for current day real estate problems.
Vani Desai has over ten years of experience in system architecture design and works in the Industrial Solutions Division within Intel’s Internet of Things Group. She is solution architect of Intel's Building Management Platform and focused on building data standardization and connecting siloed BMS systems.
Dusty Duistermars is SVP and co-leader for JLL Corporate Solution’s Digital Advisory practice. His industry experience and expertise not only enable him to lead this growing practice, but to cultivate and enhance value, operational efficiencies and various workplace productivity gains for clients. Dusty brings a broad array of Corporate Real Estate experience and many years of cross functional practice in the areas of portfolio strategy and facilities technology.
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.
Erica brings her decade's worth of expertise in the buildings technologies industry to shaping Comfy’s go-to-market plan and product roadmap. Her team builds strategic partnerships with technology partners and various stakeholders across the commercial real estate market. Prior to Comfy, Erica spent over eight years with Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency business where she led open innovation and managed strategic initiatives to achieve business growth.
Gordon Echlin is Vice President Marketing and Business Development for Triacta Power Solutions LP, where he has been a management team member since 2009. Prior to Triacta, Gordon was a partner for a boutique venture capital firm, Venture Coaches from 2006 to 2009, and started a telematics company, Netistix Technologies, in 2002.
Maureen Ehrenberg is the Global Head of Digital Facility and Asset Management Services for WeWork’s Powered by We segment, a full-service Strategy, Services and Technology solution for CRE. She is leading WeWork’s growth in the global digital facility and property services market, responsible for developing and implementing products and services that enable Corporate Real Estate, Facilities leaders and real estate investors to unlock the value of their portfolios. She is responsible for designing service delivery systems with processes and digital solutions that increase productivity, comfort and support the future of work.
Scott Ewalt is vice president of product and customer experience at Boingo, where he is responsible for managing its commercial wireless product portfolio, including Wi-Fi, cellular and Extended Network Services. He also oversees Boingo's “Customer 360” strategy, integrating qualitative and quantitative insights to enhance every touchpoint in the customer journey. His specialties include customer acquisition, data and analytics and e-commerce.
As CTO and Managing Director of Technology of Hudson Yards, Kenneth Finnegan manages the development of technology processes and teams to support the largest private real estate development in US history and in New York City since Rockefeller Center. The site will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space.
Jemy Francillon is a Senior Program Manager with the We Company’s Core Platform team. His team focuses on product development and engineering efforts to create a virtual realm representing the spaces, objects, and people operating within the business. This enables the company to more effectively launch new locations, be better informed about its spaces, and increase their utility for the maximum amount of users. In particular, Jemy focuses on building smarter and more consistent integrations into building access systems along with designing and implementing the company’s next generation video resource platform.
David Gallagher is a project manager at Oxford Properties, one of Canada’s leading commercial real estate companies. His responsibilities are focused on the strategy and execution of Oxford’s Smart Building program, including implementation of portfolio-wide building system infrastructure and software platforms. Experienced in energy management, he also has a background in using data and analytics to optimize energy use and facility operation.
With almost 35 years of spectrum management experience, Mark is responsible for developing domestic and international business opportunities for Comsearch. In addition to heading Comsearch’s technical and business development efforts numerous wireless and spectrum-related products and services, he has led efforts to address spectrum sharing between Federal government and commercial users and the company's CBRS efforts on the Spectrum Access System/Environmental Sensing Capability.
Brian is a Professional Engineer and Sustainable Design Expert with the Office of Federal High Performance Buildings at GSA who is driven to understand how the built environment might improve health. He also leads related efforts to help GSA develop public private partnerships to finance projects that improve the efficient use of space in the federal portfolio. Brian also leads the implementation of the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act across government. In this capacity, he develops training standards for facilities personnel to enable them to optimize building performance and maintain the important investments that the government is making in its people and its portfolio of buildings.
Marc is CEO of 5x5 Telecom, Southern California’s fastest-growing Internet Service Provider. 5x5 combines the fastest install time (1-2 day vs 30-90 days), the most competitive rates, and space activation via patent-pending Connected Square Footage™, driving the highest value for customers and NOI for property owners. As an active commercial real estate investor, Marc has participated as GP in over $1B of transactions resulting in investor return of more than $100M.
Don Goldstein is the CEO at 5Q Cyber, where he helps companies become more secure by providing the full spectrum of managed cyber security services. His past roles in the real estate industry have included Chief Information Officer and most recently, Chief Information Security Officer. He has twenty years’ experience in advising the CRE industry in technology and security strategy.
Owen Goodhew has 12 years of experience with ExxonMobil’s IT division. Currently he leads ExxonMobil’s Environmental & Property Solutions (E&PS) IT capability organization with end-to-end accountability for IT strategy, architecture, project delivery, application development and operations. Since 2017, his organization has partnered with E&PS to develop and execute a digital strategy that includes smart building, space utilization and project management capabilities.
Scott Gregory is currently Director of Marketing at SOLiD whch led him to define and coin the term "MIDDLEPRISE," the in-building wireless market focusing on commercial real estate. He has an extensive background in telecommunications and commercial construction supporting VAR and carrier ecosystems working with technologies from infrastructure to the latest wireless networks.
Don Guckert serves as the associate vice president for Facilities Management at the University of Iowa and has more than thirty years of experience in higher education facilities management. He is currently serving as APPA’s President-Elect and a dean and faculty member for APPA’s Institute for Facilities Management.
Eugene Gutkin, MS, brings over 25 years of Building Management Systems. Prior to founding IBS in 1997, he performed various consulting roles for Siemens Building Technologies. IBS has grown in 20 years from a BMS consulting company to a multi-million dollar Corporation specializing in the design, implementation and support of enterprise-level IOT Solutions.
Trisha Gwin is a VPof Technology at Irvine Company. In her role, Trisha is responsible for Project Portfolio Management and Service Delivery for the company’s Technology function. She also serves as the Apartments Division Technology Executive. She is focused on high performance across the teams’ capabilities and delivery excellence of the innovation initiatives that enable business strategies to achieve targeted results. Trisha has an extensive background in strategic consulting and working internationally with Fortune 500 companies to architect transformational change and help them further adopt technology to drive business performance.
Gerry Hamilton directs the Facilities Energy Management department at Stanford University, which includes the operation of the campus Energy Management & Control System and oversight of the University's energy efficiency programs. Gerry ensures that buildings and associated processes are operated efficiently and that new facilities incorporate best practices for energy use.
Syed Hasan is Director of Operations for MobileNet Services, responsible for overseeing delivery of Engineering Services including In-Building Cellular and Public Safety systems design and deployment. He has over 20 years of experience in the wireless industry having previously worked for Mobile Operators as well as the major OEM vendors.
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.
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.
Bryan Huber serves as the COO of CleanSpark a San Diego based technology company whose services enable large power users to meet their objectives for utility cost savings, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy security while also unlocking revenue potential that boosts Net Operating Income and Net Asset Value for property owners. Bryan’s background includes executive positions spanning feasibility, design, finance, implementation, and operational stages of complex power projects.
As CIO at Meridian Capital, Sandy Jacolow oversees the firm’s nationwide innovation and technology initiatives that support the company’s brokerage, investment sales and retail leasing businesses and growth activities.
Andrew Jimenez has over 25 years experience in the fields of telecommunications testing and product certification. Currently, his primary responsibilities include the management of the day-to-day operations of Anixter's Infrastructure Solutions Lab and Solutions Briefing Centers, standards development, and product research.
As part of the IBN Technologies team, Art King leads the development of enterprise services definitions and business case propositions for customers and partners. He is Vice Chair of the Services Working Group in the Small Cell Forum. Art came to Corning via the SpiderCloud Wireless acquisition and was formerly a lead in IT architecture and operations for Nike Inc. where he held various global roles over 10 years.
Brad Klenz is Principal IoT Analytics Architect at SAS. His responsibilities include the design and integration of analytics required by SAS’ IoT solutions. His recent projects include the use of machine learning for energy and operational efficiency in smart building environments, and real-time streaming analytics for event identification on the power grid.
Phil Klokis is currently the CIO for the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the General Services Administration. He is responsible for delivering Information Technology (IT) solutions and services supporting PBS' diverse real estate operations and portfolio management consisting of 1,500 owned assets, 9,000 active leased assets and nearly 350 million square feet of office space.
Sue Ko is an IT professional and Regional Manager with Boston Properties. Sue specializes in Business Technologies in the REIT industry and has over 20 successful years at Boston Properties. She oversees the planning, installation and operation of all building systems utilizing the IT infrastructure in both the San Francisco and Los Angeles regions. Sue’s knowledge and experience were essential in commissioning Salesforce Tower in San Francisco from the ground up, which included stand alone as well as integrated building systems ranging from Access Control and Security, Parking Systems, Building Management, Radio Communications, Lighting and the tower light display “Day for Night."
Sabine Lam is a Technology Program Manager on the Real Estate and Workplace Services team at Google. In this role, she focuses on bringing the connected building vision to the forefront of Google real estate and facilities operations teams, and equips REWS to deliver next generation services and workspaces that enhance employee productivity. Her responsibilities include collaborating with industry stakeholders to work towards a global strategy for building automation systems across the Google portfolio.
Thano has over 14 years experience in the construction and building technologies space and leverages digital transformation learnings across vertical markets to drive change in commercial real estate. As VP of Smart Building Technology, he leads QuadReal’s Digital Innovation team and is focused on the overall digital strategy in new real estate developments, and within existing built environments – supporting QR’s digital aspirations across all asset classes, both domestically and internationally. His goal is to identify and implement technologies that drive key business outcomes, bringing significant value to the assets that QR owns and operates and enabling a differentiated customer experience.
Aaron Lapsley leads Cushman & Wakefield’s smart buildings practice for the Americas. Over the last year he built and led the Building Energy and Technology team for C&W’s Google account. Aaron has experience in technology with Switch Automation, management consulting with Deloitte Consulting and engineering consulting with Lilker Associates in New York.
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).
Dan started Leaf Communications in 2013 and is now recognized as one of the top wireless construction, maintenance, and engineering companies in the country. Leaf Communications specializes in wireless telecommunication construction, DAS, inbuilding design engineering, Small Cell engineering and Construction, and the implementation and construction of First Responder systems. Dan served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and then continued his service as a civilian with the DoD, serving two years in the Middle East.
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.
Joel Lindholm is currently responsible for the LTE Business at Ruckus Networks. The OpenG portfolio of LTE Small Cells and services is based on the CBRS Alliance’s innovative approach to Sharing Spectrum in the United States. These solutions are targeted at a variety of Enterprise and Operator customers to augment existing wireless networks serving customers today. He has a broad background in networking for Service Providers and Enterprises. Most recently, Joel spent the last 18 months at Ruckus focused on WiFi, Cloud, SDWAN, Security and OpenG LTE.
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.
Steven Luxford is the HVAC Manager at Crown Casino Melbourne. The past four years have seen Steven manage the deployment, integration and development of data analytics at Crown Melbourne across several different operational technologies. By utilizing the data available, Crown has been able to reduce energy usage, increase customer comfort, change maintenance strategies and better understand their assets and buildings health.
Kevin is an Integrity Analyst in the Facility Automation Services department at Penn State University. He analyzes, troubleshoots, and repairs Building Automation systems and their networks. He also designs, develops, edits, and implements control programs for BAS applications in order to provide energy management solutions and network integrity.
Nathan Lyon is the Head of Building Technology for Investa, Australia's largest commercial office specialists who develop, manage and own over 11 billion of commercial office assets. He is responsible for technology strategies for new and existing assets, delivery and implementation of solutions enhancing the building occupants' experience and increase the performance and flexibility of the built environment across Investa’s portfolio. Nathan has 15 years' CRE experience in both operations and development.
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.
Sandy Mangat is Director of Marketing at ThoughtWire where she brings her passions for data, IoT and complex digital transformation to her role leading its go-to-market strategy for the Toronto-based scale up. She applies her expertise in IoT, B2B, and SaaS product marketing to the organization as it scales its digital twin platform and OPM applications for real estate and healthcare globally.
Zorba Manolopoulos is the Global Program Manager over Smart Campuses at Facebook. His group is responsible for developing and executing the Smart Building/Campus strategy. They are charged with incubating ideas and leading development of solutions for Facebook’s world-wide portfolio and pushing forward the Smart Campus vision to bridge the gap of current product offerings. Their goal is to deliver comprehensive Real Estate solutions supporting the Occupant Experience while benefiting teams in Facility Management, Workplace Design, and Construction.
As a Solution Architect for Comfy, the market leader in workplace experience, Paul designs enterprise-level solution packages that meet clients' unique needs. From assessing technical qualification of specific building sites to comprehensive solutions consulting, Paul provides guidance on how today's emerging workplace technology can fit into legacy building systems and across global real estate portfolios. Paul brings over 15 years of experience in building automation.
Denis Mars is the co-founder and CEO of Proxy, a company on a mission to empower all people with a digital identity signal that's universally accessible, secure and private. At Proxy, he strives to create technologies that revolutionize the way we experience the physical world while empowering people to maintain complete control of their identity, data and privacy.
Matthew Marson is WSP’s Head of Smart Places. He focuses on designing and delivering digital real estate transformation and human-centered Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within the built environment. Matthew trained as an Architect and is a Chartered Engineer. Matthew was elected as a Fellow of the RSA and named as the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Young Visionary 2016/2017 for his work in creating The World’s Most Connected Building.
Charles Matta, FAIA, is Director for the Center for Building Information Programs at GSA, and Deputy CIO for the Public Buildings IT Services. He previously served as Director for GSA's Federal Buildings & Modernizations overseeing a program of 120 public buildings nationwide. harles is former President of AIA Northern Virginia and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his industry contributions to the practice of Architecture.
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.
Paul Maximuk is Energy Manager for Ford Land Energy where he is currently is providing project and program technical guidance to implement global metering of electric, natural gas, steam, water and compressed air systems. He is an Energy Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the HVAC/BMS field. He is an SME specializing in building management and energy reduction. Paul has focused his efforts in large industrial facilities but also has equal expertise in Class A buildings. Additionally he is a problem solver finding the root cause of why mechanical systems do not operate at their peak efficiency.
James McDonald joined iOFFICE in September of 2013, and is an integral part of the business development team. James is an expert in all aspects iOFFICE technology and the challenges that enterprise face today. He uses his expertise to connect companies like Netflix, Walgreens, QuickenLoans, Zillow, and more, with the enterprise solutions they need to reach their full potential as digitally connected workplaces.
Brennan McReynolds is passionate about how technology can enhance and inform workplace experience. He is the Global Product & Technology lead for Host, a proprietary service offering for corporate occupiers and institutional property investors designed to meet the rapidly growing demand for enhanced employee experience in the workplace. Led by people and enabled by technology, Host allows both occupiers and investors to manage workplace needs through intelligent, Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven experiences.
As one of the CohnReznick Real Estate Advisory partners, Ross has setup and continues to run the Asia Pacific region for the company. He is responsible for the delivery of projects throughout Asia Pacific, including Australia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Ross has extensive experience with real estate ERPs, budgeting and forecasting systems, and asset management platforms, having held numerous roles from Divisional Financial Controller to CIO. Ross, as CIO, led the implementation of SAP for The GPT Group (an offshoot from Lend Lease and the 28th largest company in Australia).
As Head of Property Management, Louise Monger is accountable for the overall property performance of the AMP Capital Office & Industrial portfolio, leading, inspiring and motivating a team of property professionals across the disciplines of property management, operations, projects and customer experience. She has over 10 years’ experience in technical and management positions to the role, including working as an electrician in the mining industry. It is this diverse experience that underpins her passion for the role technology and innovation play in redefining real estate experiences.
David Morse has over 10 years of sales engineer expertise with high tech software focusing in IoT, mobile and security. With a unique ability to speak to complex engineering processes with anyone from initial sales calls attended by high-level executives to routine yet challenging operational internal meetings, David values the importance of understanding technology from basic coding to sales through customer implementation. An experienced speaker at real estate and security conferences nationwide, David recalls upon years of growing start-ups into publicly traded companies for innovative product success.
Rimes Mortimer is the GM, Applied Innovation & Incubation team within Microsoft’s Enterprise Commercial Division. His team is focused on helping customers across all industries define and implement their digital transformations. Mortimer leads a global team specifically focused on creating highly innovative solutions with customers and partners using emerging technologies like IoT, Blockchain, Machine Learning, AI and Mixed Reality (HoloLens) to accelerate new growth areas of opportunity for Microsoft, its customers and partners.
With more than 21 years’ experience in real estate operations and technology (IT/OT/PropTech), Quinn Munton specializes in infrastructure and building automation engineering and procurement; energy/operations management consultation; and cyber-security. He has worked with a broad range of institutional and corporate owner/operators, as well as REITs and those involved in the retail, commercial real estate and hospitality sectors, including several Fortune 500 companies. Along the way, helping clients refine a real estate IoT strategy has become a significant part of GPG Advisers’ business.
Rob Murchison has over 20 years experience in strategy consulting, sales and design of technology to real estate developers and commercial businesses with expertise in networking, and software and data base applications. He is currently Co-founder and Managing Director of consulting firm Intelligent Buildings Inc., a nationally recognized specialist in real estate technology with expertise in strategy and standards development, organizational alignment and financial analysis.
Naren Muthiah is the Director of Market and Product Strategy at Tessco Technologies, a value-added distributor headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD. In this role, he is responsible for building the market intelligence practice and shaping Product and Market strategy decisions for the organization. Naren has 10 plus years of collective professional experience in Business Strategy, Product Management and Systems Engineering. Naren brings a unique combination of business strategy experience and a strong technical background and has consistently demonstrated building value by solving complex business problems through analytical and logical frameworks.
Thomas J. Myers Director, Commercial Real Estate Solutions, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. Tom has spent over 35 years in product and business development for energy efficiency products, applications and building designs in both the HVAC and lighting industry. As Director, Commercial Real Estate Solutions at Lutron, Tom and his team support real estate developers and property management companies to implement integrated light management solutions on their commercial construction, renovation, or retrofit projects. These integrated solutions improve the quality of the building’s visual environment, enhancing occupant comfort and productivity while reducing lighting energy consumption and the life-cycle costs associated with reallocating existing space over the life of the building. Notable projects that Tom has managed for Lutron include the Genzyme Headquarters facility in Cambridge, MA (LEED Platinum), and the ongoing retrofit of the Empire State Building. He is a 1979 graduate of the Architectural Engineering program at Penn State, a member of Urban Land Institute, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and the Commercial Specifications Institute (CSI). Tom received his LEED accreditation in 2001, and has developed light control solutions in many LEED certified and other sustainable design projects.
Greg Najjar is the Director of Business Development at ADRF, responsible for establishing new strategic relationships and providing enhanced coverage solutions for partners and customers. He has 20 years of experience developing and leading technology driven-teams, focused on business operations, project management, and engineering.
Tim O’Brien is the Director of Sales Engineering for FRTek and has been working in the wireless industry for nearly 20 years. He has been involved in nearly all aspects of both public safety and commercial wireless coverage including product design, technology roadmap development, as well as system design and commissioning. Most recently, he has been intently focused on 5G technologies including mmWave and their future impact on the commercial wireless market.
Robert O’Donnell has more than 20 years of experience in the water management industry. Prior to launching Aquanomix, he was a managing partner for a water management consulting firm based in the southeast. This experience led the way to a more targeted approach to water conservation and reuse in commercial and industrial facilities. Rob has experience with diverse client sectors including biotechnology, aircraft, manufacturing, banking and data centers industries among others.
John Odell has enjoyed a 25-year career in commercial real estate development and he now works exclusively on his personal portfolio. One of his passions is repurposing buildings. A key element to a successful adaptive reuse project is the prudent incorporation of technology. Accordingly, John values the collaborative process of determining how “smart” a building should be, and this is largely driven by stakeholder feedback and a collective assessment of existing conditions, constraints and opportunities.
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.
David is the Sustainability Manager for Mirvac’s $9 billion investment portfolio. He leads a team of in-house sustainability professionals who are responsible for the delivery of Mirvac’s This Changes Everything sustainability strategy across the Office, Industrial and Retail portfolios.
Chris Palmer leads PCL Construction’s Advanced Technology Services team which researches, builds, and implements disruptive technology solutions that drive PCL’s business. His team is currently working on Smart Buildings and Smart Construction initiatives, including developing a cloud-based Smart Construction platform called Job Site Insights that uses IoT and Advanced Analytics at the job site to reduce project costs, improve schedule optimization, and minimize warranty claims and rework for PCL’s buildings projects and clients.
Sonu Panda develops and executes Prescriptive Data’s business and technology strategy, and oversees all functions within the company, including sales, business development, marketing, customer on-boarding and success, engineering, talent management, finance and administrative operations. Prior to Prescriptive Data, Panda most recently served as the co-founder and COO of H.Bloom, a B2B marketplace company, where he developed the company’s operational model, established both product/technology development and process engineering efforts, and managed day-to- day business operations
Joe Pattenaude, as Director of Building Systems for Bedrock Detroit, develops the specifications and processes for its industry leading portfolio of smart buildings in Detroit and Cleveland, as well as directs a team of integration specialists that provide a full suite of services for Bedrock. Joe brings a unique perspective to the Smart Building industry with a diversified background in engineering, building management and operation, automated control systems, and mechanical service and repair.
As Executive MD of Workplace Innovation, Corporate Solutions | Americas, Keith leads Colliers' clients with using the workplace as a competitive advantage to advance their business objectives through innovative and insightful workplace solutions. Additionally, Keith brings more than 30 years of experience. Previously, he was Senior Director, Global Workplace Innovation at Johnson & Johnson, responsible for program design and deployment of a set of new workplace principles of its global office portfolio of 60 million SF and more than 900 locations.
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.
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.
Shanti Pless is a Senior Energy Efficiency Researcher in the Commercial Buildings Research Group at DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He current research focus includes zero energy district planning and high performance demonstration projects.
Steve Pullins is VP of Development for Dynamic Energy Networks (“DEN”) and has more than 40 years of utility industry experience in operations, maintenance, engineering, microgrids, and renewables project development. He has worked with more than 20 utilities in Smart Grid strategies, renewables strategies, power system optimization and microgrids.
Ed Purver is Creative Director at Cocolab, a multidisciplinary studio that creates experiences designed to erase the line between the daily and the extraordinary. An award winning installation artist, and former creative lead at ESI Design and Obscura Digital, his work focuses on integrations of digital experience into the built environment with the purpose of building new relationships between places and the people who use them.
Richard Raeke is a Senior Product Manager for location services at Aruba’s Meridian group, based in Portland, Oregon. He previously oversaw the development of spatial analytics software as a product manager at Steelcase as well as Redwood Systems.
Prabhu Ramachandran is the founder and CEO of Facilio Inc. Facilio is a unified facilities optimization platform that uses IoT and AI to help CREs drive operational and sustainability efficiency across portfolio. Prabhu’s career spans over 18 years of product, business, and customer experience focused on enterprise-scale software for IoT-based connected services, sustainable building solutions, and telecom network management.
Whitney Ranasinghe is a Business Analyst in the Environmental & Property Solutions organization at ExxonMobil, responsible for delivering technology solutions to enable data-driven insights and improve resident experience across a global real estate portfolio.
Rudy Reagin is the Global Programme Lead for Deutsche Bank's Corporate Services. With more than thirty years of experience in IT, Rudy is currently responsible for the application architecture that supports lease administration, facilities management, space management, security operations, and a wide range of business services. In recent years, Rudy has driven a data warehousing and BI project that successfully integrates information from a range of sources to facilitate performance monitoring and decision support.
Jeremy Richmond is the Smart Building Solutions Manager at MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions. Jeremy has pioneered the Smart Building delivery at MacMiller and has integrated over 50M SqFt of Commercial Real Estate, Retail, Manufacturing and Production facilities. Jeremy has over 22 years of experience in operating, managing and improving commercial and government property and assets. He is a Subject Matter Expert in the realm of HVAC Automations, Lighting Control Systems, Alarm Safety & Warning systems.
Joshua Ridley is the CEO and Co-Founder of Willow. With deep experience in both the property and infrastructure industries he has established a world leading Digital Enterprise for the delivery and operation of real assets. He believes that a new category of business is coming to the built environment that will revolutionise our world - the Digital Twin - and is relentless in his efforts to push the boundaries and bring cutting edge new technology to our industry.
Ronald Ro is the CEO and co-founder of Awair. He is passionate about building products that inspire. After starting his career as an engineer at Boeing Company, Ron worked for Samsung's consumer electronics division and its corporate strategy office for 4 years, leading the company’s new business and technology commercialization efforts. Ron then joined the Frankel Commercialization Fund, where was an Investment Fellow, helping to build and invest in Michigan-based early-stage startups.
For Clint Robinson, Lane is the culmination of more than a decade of creating tangible technology products for complex ideas. He created his first successful company at 15, and since then has continued to use technology as a way to create solutions to the most complicated problems in the media, retail and healthcare industries.
As CEO of Albireo Energy, Phil Rogers has 35 years of experience in facilities management, engineering, energy, construction and real estate. Through his career, Phil has been a pioneer in the Facilities Management and Engineering Services industries. He has worked with many of the largest corporations including: IBM, DuPont, AT&T, Delta, Applied Materials, Nortel, and Bank of America in creating value for their companies.
As the Director of IoT, HQ for Real Estate and Facilities at Oracle, Francisco Ruiz is responsible for partnering with global teams to help design, secure and guide the implementation of enterprise IoT Energy Solutions. Prior to Oracle, he consulted various Real Estate teams utilizing IoT for continuous improvement and sustainable business operations including Adobe, GSA, eBay, PayPal and NASA. He is active on various industry boards and organizations which supports his continuous pursuit of the most energy efficient and sustainable technologies.
Spyros Sakellariadis has over 30 years'experience in IT, and has worked for Microsoft since 2003. He is currently working on creating and delivering Smart Building and Smart City solutions, with a primary focus on infrastructure, energy management and sustainability scenarios. He works with the Microsoft engineering teams on new product ideas, consults with Microsoft’s Real Estate and Facilities group on implementing these the products internally, and assists customers with their deployments.
Limor is an international corporate attorney, market strategist, and entrepreneur. She leads TIA’s Smart Building Program, which is creating a marketplace for the ICT and real property ecosystems through the development of best practices, specifications and standards for the smart built environment. In addition to her work in the legal, theme park, video game and technology industries, Limor was former President, World Future Society DC Chapter; and is Chair Emeritus, IPv6 Forum Israel Chapter.
Kim Scharf is the Senior Vice President of Information Technology at SITE Centers Corp., a position she assumed in April 2017. Prior to this, Kim served as Vice President of IT Enterprise Services and Senior Director of IT Enterprise Services. She is a member of DDR's Women of Influence program as an executive steering committee member, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and on the Realcomm Advisory Council.
Brian Schwartz is responsible for Smart Building Infrastructure at over 50 centers portflio wide. He oversees the installation and support for CCTV, Wi-Fi, Energy Management, shopper counting, and DAS. Brian supports digital marketing initiatives including digital signage and property websites.
Tom Sheraden is deeply experienced in building and leading teams that focus relentlessly on executing business strategy and driving strong business results through technology and innovation. As CTO of QuadReal, he is responsible for using technology to drive competitive advantage. QuadReal is a Canadian real estate investment, development and management company operating on a global scale with a $24.5 billion portfolio that spans 23 global cities across 17 countries.
Tom Shircliff is a co-founder and principal of Intelligent Buildings, a nationally recognized smart real estate professional services company that was started in 2004. Intelligent Buildings provides planning and implementation of next generation strategy for new buildings, existing portfolios and urban communities. Tom is a speaker and collaborator with numerous universities and national laboratories, a gubernatorial appointee for energy strategy and policy and founding Chairman of Envision Charlotte, a Clinton Global Initiative.
Scott Sidman has 14 years of CRE technology experience leading sales and marketing efforts. He is responsible for supporting company growth goals and assuring company and product direction aligns with market needs as well as leads. Scott is CRE tech evangelist and host of a CRE Tech Talks podcast.
Ken Sinclair is the publisher / owner of AutomatedBuildings.com, an online magazine and web resource providing the news and connection to the rapidly evolving industry that automates and implement truly intelligent, integrated buildings. AutomatedBuildings.com has entered its 15th year as an online magazine and web resource. The thousands of industry articles that have been published, which originally seemed a little like future watch, have become the new reality shaping the industry.
Jessie Smith is a Strategic Partnerships Development Manager, part of the Business Development and Partnerships team at Waymo, LLC. She leads Local Partnerships and is focused on building relationships to help grow Waymo's Rider Programs in Phoenix, Arizona and beyond. Prior to Waymo, Jessie was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where she worked on a range of projects across retail, media, telecommunications and energy.
Kevin Smith is the CTO of Tridium, providing technology strategy and direction. The author of seven technology books on the subjects of cybersecurity, semantic interoperability, and software engineering, he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on various topics, including a focus on cybersecurity and building control systems. For more than 25 years, Kevin has led technology organizations and endeavored to develop highly secure, data-focused software solutions for a wide variety of customers, including both US government and commercial industry.
Marina Sofos manages the Building Technologies Office’s R&D portfolio in optimizing smart building operations through emerging sensor and control technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy. Her overall interest is in transforming the flexibility of the built environment to enable the modernization of the electric grid through advancements in control strategies.
Rachna Stegall is VP, Connected Technologies Business Unit where she leads the new business and manages UL's clients and stakeholders with development and delivery of services supporting the "Internet of Things or Smart Ecosystems" with needs such as: connectivity, safety, cybersecurity, resilience with the emerging IoT applications in the industrial and commercial space. Rachna also collaborates across the UL Enterprise to leverage its Enterprise capabilities, development of new services and delivery of services across UL.
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.
Craig Stevenson is President of AUROS Group, a technology company based in Pittsburgh, PA. He is widely known for his role in establishing Pittsburgh as a leader in "Evidence-based Performance" for the built environment. Evidence-based Performance uses technology to bridge the gap between "hoping" a building is performing as designed to "knowing" a building is meeting its performance goals. He is credentialed in virtually all known building performance standards. As a result, Craig focuses solely on owner's performance requirements for their building(s).
Damian Stone is a Product Manager at Ford Motor Company where he supports the development of smart facilities & IoT systems.
Stuart Walker Strickland is a Distinguished Technologist in the Office of the CTO at Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, with a focus on strategic planning for Wi-Fi in the context of 5th Generation cellular networks. He has been with Aruba for three years and represents its interests in 3GPP, WFA, IEEE, and WBA on issues relating to spectrum allocation, Wi-Fi/cellular coexistence and integrated network architectures.
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 Digital Foundation Manager at ExxonMobil, delivering on the promise of transformational change enabled by digital technologies across the entire global real estate portfolio.
Steve Sywak is the IT Director for Facilities Management at Georgia Tech. He has spearheaded the implementation of many new programs and/or systems within the department. His areas of focus, currently, are on data analytics and IT/OT convergence. Steve is leading the effort to not only integrate data from many of the siloed database systems, but also architecting a solution to capture and analyze the millions of available sensor data points across the university campus buildings. He has been working in the technology field for more than twenty years, with a relentless pursuit of service excellence.
Thomas Taddeo is SVP, CIO at Kimco. He is responsible for the overall technology strategy, systems and infrastructure which support Kimco's global business operations. He also directs the implementation of enterprise initiatives that leverage technology to improve organizational efficiency and productivity. Prior to joining Kimco, Tom was a Senior Manager at Deloitte in their Real Estate Consulting Practice. He has a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
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.
Kent Tarrach is the VP of Global Corporate Development for Brookfield Properties. Kent is responsible for developing, managing, and strengthening Brookfield’s relationships with its largest customers and creating strategic partnerships which are complementary to Brookfield’s operations. He reviews new technologies and other innovative business practices emerging within the real estate industry and determining how they can best be leveraged by Brookfield’s portfolio. Kent additionally advances strategies to improve the collection and analysis of data being created by Brookfield’s real estate to generate additional revenue, increase operational efficiencies and otherwise enhance portfolio value.
Shawn Thomas, Sr. Director, Digital Real Estate for Brookfield Properties' retail group has more than 20 years of experience in technology and real estate. Shawn joined the company in 2015 and is responsible for the strategy and execution for technologies for Leasing, Asset Management, Development & Construction, and Marketing. Prior to Brookfield Properties, Shawn worked at 3M Company and TransUnion in various leadership and strategy roles both in the Unites States and overseas.
Trent Tursi is a highly accomplished Fortune 500 Executive Leader with exceptional vision, strategy and sales acumen complemented by proven results in business transformation models. Having previously worked for Johnson Controls, Trent currently is in charge of the digital building / digital workplace segment for CompuCom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Office Depot, where he leads pursuit across Building Owners and IT executives sharing the ‘new way’ to deliver functionality across IT systems.
Erik Ubels is CTO at OVG Real Estate, where he is driving innovation and application of technology in the widest context you can imagine and also including the development of the cloud based platform for Edge Technologies.
Elena Vasconi is an innovator and marketer for leading-edge technologies that are driving the digital transformation of cities and utilities. Vasconi began her work at Itron as an evangelist for Itron Idea Labs, a lean start-up style group, where she leveraged her vast experience in working with entrepreneurs and executives to discover and showcase innovations for the Internet of Things. Currently a technologist in Itron Outcomes, Vasconi is addressing sustainability challenges with cutting edge technologies while maintaining an emphasis on public, private and citizen concerns and interests
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.
Leroy Walden has worked in various leadership positions in the Building Controls and Automation industry for forty years. He is passionate in the pursuit of the growing uses of technology in sustainable building operations. Leroy bring specific insights to smart devices and equipment and how open source integration platforms will transform building maintenance in the coming decades.
Jim Whalen serves as SVP and CIO/CTO 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.
Charles Whiteley is a relative newcomer to the CRE space but brings an external perspective and focus on technology and innovation garnered through 10+ years as a management consultant for Big 4 firms. At ExxonMobil, he is focused on smart building global strategy, digitally connected workers, immersive digital resident experience and maximizing the value that CRE generates for the firm’s business lines globally.
Casey has over three and half decades of experience in the information, communication and technology industry working in and serving markets throughout North America including real-estate. Electrical engineer by training, Casey has worked in R&D, product development, sales, executive management and has introduced countless of digital strategies, services and technologies for AT&T, Motorola, through private investments and more recently RYCOM Corporation. Founder of RYCOM, Casey is an entrepreneur, leader, investor, builder, frequent contributor to various industry thought leadership discussions and panels.
Leighton Wolffe is the co-founder of NorthBridge Energy Partners, an independent consulting organization with expertise and perspective on US energy markets and works with retail energy companies, institutional energy consumers, technologists and investors providing strategic business development, market research, and technology development services. Previously, he was VP Strategy for Constellation NewEnergy where he formed the NewEnergy Alliance, an industry association that advanced awareness between building owners, energy management and equipment manufacturers and systems integrators with emerging US Demand Response programs.
Park Wong is VP, IT of Oxford Properties. He is responsible for providing IT vision, strategy and leadership while partnering with the business leaders in leading and driving both traditional IT services as well as proactively proposing innovative solutions to solve increasingly scalable business needs.
As Managing Partner, VP of Strategy & Business Development, Lisa Woods is responsible for developing Realcomm's strategic relationships with those technology companies that participate in the company's conferences, seminars and CIO events. Prior to joining Realcomm, Lisa spent 10 years working with building owners and managers, providing technology solutions in telecommunications, access control and security.
Leon Wurfel is the CEO of BUENO. Leon founded BUENO in partnership with Airmaster Australia with the aim of utilising current and emerging technologies to drive innovative sustainability and operations solutions.
Pook-Ping “Ping” Yao is CEO and Co-Founder of Optigo Networks. After 12 years at PMC-Sierra, a leader in optical networking semiconductors, Ping started Optigo Networks with the vision to bring the great advantages of optical networking to the enterprise market. Ping has indepth knowledge of the telecommunications market and is a technical expert in networking technologies. He is passionate about the Internet of Things.
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.
Chris Zack is an experienced technology infrastructure executive with a track record of growing revenue and securing investment rights for wireless infrastructure. Chris is responsible for strategic development and execution of sales and marketing initiatives that support Airwavz’s growth and expansion into new markets in the commercial real estate sector. During his more than 20-year career, Chris has held various sales and development roles with some of the most recognizable brands, including Verizon, AT&T, SBA Communications, ExteNet Systems and Mobilitie.