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Pre-Con - Wednesday | June 19

12:03 am - 12:28 pm

PRECON: Automation ≠ Smart
Location: Room 307

Industry Adoption


Speakers: Tristan de Frondeville, Skycentrics; Keith Gipson, facil.ai; James Lee, Cimetrics; Tracy Markie, Engenuity Systems; Pete Scanlon, Verdicity; Anno Scholten, CBRE


12:28 am - 12:30 pm

PRECON: Automation ≠ Smart
Location: Room 307

Close


Speakers: Anto Budiardjo, Padi.io


11:30 am - 11:33 am

PRECON: Automation ≠ Smart
Location: Room 307

Welcome and Introductions


Speakers: Anto Budiardjo, Padi.io


11:33 am - 11:43 pm

PRECON: Automation ≠ Smart
Location: Room 307

Smart Buildings Don't Exist


Speakers: Anto Budiardjo, Padi.io; Rick Justis, Coalition for Smarter Buildings; Anno Scholten, CBRE


11:43 am - 11:53 pm

PRECON: Automation ≠ Smart
Location: Room 307

Criteria for a Viable Solution


Speakers: James Lee, Cimetrics; Tracy Markie, Engenuity Systems; Anno Scholten, CBRE


11:53 am - 12:03 pm

PRECON: Automation ≠ Smart
Location: Room 307

The Cloud-Native Way Forward


Speakers: Anto Budiardjo, Padi.io; Rick Justis, Coalition for Smarter Buildings


12:30 pm - 12:35 pm

PRECON: Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS)
Location: Room 303

Welcome and Introductions


Speakers: Scott Cochrane, Cochrane Supply & Engineering; Sarah Monteleone, CGNA; Marc Petock, Lynxspring


12:30 pm - 12:35 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Welcome and Introductions


Speakers: Jim Young, Realcomm


12:30 pm - 12:32 pm

PRECON: Sustainable Impact Forum
Location: Room 305

Welcome and Introductions


Speakers: Sarah Bemporad, Realcomm


12:32 pm - 12:47 pm

PRECON: Sustainable Impact Forum
Location: Room 305

Why Decarbonization is Important?


Speakers: Joe Consolo, Yardi; Michael Izzo, Hines; Nada Sutic, Epic Investment Services


12:35 pm - 1:15 pm

PRECON: Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS)
Location: Room 303

Addressing the Smart Building Needs of the Small/Medium Building Owner


Moderators: Craig Stevenson, AUROS Group
Speakers: Eliot Crowe, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; Marc Petock, Lynxspring; Ryan Sen, Distech Controls; David Witherspoon, Honeywell


12:35 pm - 12:50 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Opening Panel


Speakers: Ilene Goldfine, Hines; Bayron Lopez Pineda, Kilroy Realty; Neil Ross, Walmart


12:47 pm - 1:27 pm

PRECON: Sustainable Impact Forum
Location: Room 305

Developing a Decarbonization Plan


Moderators: Karen Jalon, Cadillac Fairview
Speakers: Jaime del Alamo, JLL; Jonathan Flaherty, Tishman Speyer; Lauren Moss, Vornado Realty Trust


12:50 pm - 12:58 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Tech Briefing: Airtower


Speakers: Eric Self, Airtower Networks


12:58 pm - 12:59 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Case Study Intro


Speakers: Eric Self, Airtower Networks


12:59 pm - 1:06 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Case Study: BXP


Speakers: Jim Whalen, BXP


1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

PRECON: IB Boot Camp
Location: Room 309

Welcome and Introductions


Speakers: Andy Schonberger, Intelligent Buildings; Tom Shircliff, Intelligent Buildings


1:06 pm - 1:13 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Case Study: Microsoft


Speakers: Emmanuel Daniel, Alosanar


1:10 pm - 1:45 pm

PRECON: IB Boot Camp
Location: Room 309

Smart Building Basics


Speakers: Andy Schonberger, Intelligent Buildings


1:13 pm - 1:20 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Case Study: Bedrock


Speakers: Russ Holton, Bedrock


1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

PRECON: Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS)
Location: Room 303

Cyber Best Practices for System Integrators


Moderators: Donny Walker, Newcomb & Boyd
Speakers: Aaron Brondum, View; Fred Gordy, Michael Baker International; Michael MacMahon, Newcomb & Boyd; Khanh Nguyen, Kilroy Realty


1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

PRECON: Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS)
Location: Room 303

Tech Briefing: PingCX


Speakers: Saheel Chandrani, PingCx; Josh Felperin, Alps Controls


1:27 pm - 1:39 pm

PRECON: Sustainable Impact Forum
Location: Room 305

Case Study | Zero Carbon Office: 100 Yonge


Speakers: Joe Brown, KingSett Capital


1:28 pm - 1:35 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Case Study: Carr


Speakers: Ilan Zachar, Carr


1:35 pm - 1:42 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Case Study: Google


Speakers: Sabine Lam, Google


1:39 pm - 2:09 pm

PRECON: Sustainable Impact Forum
Location: Room 305

Sustainability Innovation Showcase


Moderators: Ali Hoss, Triovest
Speakers: Sergey Gutkin, IBIS; Leon Wurfel, BUENO; McGee Young, WattCarbon


1:42 pm - 1:49 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Case Study: Walmart


Speakers: Neil Ross, Walmart


1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

PRECON: IB Boot Camp
Location: Room 309

Applying the Basics


Speakers: Ken Kurz, COPT Defense Properties; Roger Quesnel, SkyFoundry


1:49 pm - 1:57 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Tech Briefing: Brainbox AI


Speakers: Marcus Ellison, Trane; Omar Tabba, BrainBox AI


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

PRECON: IB Boot Camp
Location: Room 309

Alumni Stories


Speakers: Ben Cooper, BGO; Omar El Yakobi, Intelligent Buildings; Travis Vokey, Allied Properties


2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

PRECON: Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS)
Location: Room 303

The Talent Gap


Moderators: Scott Cochrane, Cochrane Supply & Engineering
Speakers: Russ Holton, Bedrock ; Lewis Martin, LMC; Kerri Lee Sinclair, Automatedbuildings.com; Brian Turner, Buildings IOT


2:12 pm - 2:19 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Case Study: QuadReal


Speakers: Thano Lambrinos, QuadReal


2:19 pm - 2:26 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Case Study: Kilroy


Speakers: Bayron Lopez Pineda, Kilroy Realty


2:24 pm - 3:04 pm

PRECON: Sustainable Impact Forum
Location: Room 305

Executing a Decarbonization Plan


Moderators: Ben Myers, BXP
Speakers: Michael Izzo, Hines; Randy Moss, Yardi; Nada Sutic, Epic Investment Services


2:26 pm - 2:33 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Case Study: Hines


Speakers: Ilene Goldfine, Hines


2:30 pm - 2:50 pm

PRECON: IB Boot Camp
Location: Room 309

Operational Efficiency: Analytics & AI


Speakers: Roger Quesnel, SkyFoundry


2:33 pm - 2:41 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Tech Briefing: Jacobs


Speakers: Phillip Boness, Jacobs


2:40 pm - 2:55 pm

PRECON: Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS)
Location: Room 303

DC and Low-Voltage Buildings: The Next Frontier


Speakers: Trent Morano, Power Design


2:41 pm - 2:48 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Case Study: SDC Next


Speakers: Steve Corcoran, SDC Next Consulting


2:48 pm - 2:55 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Case Study: Sinclair Digital


Speakers: Farukh Aslam, Sinclair Holdings


2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

PRECON: IB Boot Camp
Location: Room 309

Experience: User Experience Apps


2:55 pm - 3:35 pm

PRECON: Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS)
Location: Room 303

Straight Talk: Conversation with Owners


Moderators: Scott Cochrane, Cochrane Supply & Engineering; Marc Petock, Lynxspring
Speakers: Clayton Broemsen, Cousins Properties; Bill Masse, QuadReal; Ana Rawson, GSA; Derek Seitz, Aptitude; Matthew Sexton, BXP


2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Large Group Forum and AMA


Moderators: Jim Young, Realcomm
Speakers: Ilene Goldfine, Hines; Bayron Lopez Pineda, Kilroy Realty; Neil Ross, Walmart


3:04 pm - 3:16 pm

PRECON: Sustainable Impact Forum
Location: Room 305

Case Study | Zero Carbon Industrial Building: 575 Hardwood


Speakers: Ali Hoss, Triovest


3:10 pm - 3:30 pm

PRECON: IB Boot Camp
Location: Room 309

Risk Reduction & Cybersecurity


Speakers: Ken Kurz, COPT Defense Properties


3:16 pm - 3:26 pm

PRECON: Sustainable Impact Forum
Location: Room 305

Case Study | EV Charging


Speakers: John Chung, Morguard; Himanshu Sudan, eCamion


3:20 pm - 3:25 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Closing Remarks


Speakers: Rob Murchison, Intelligent Buildings


3:25 pm - 3:30 pm

PRECON: Smarter, Connected Buildings Forum
Location: Room 301

Close


Speakers: Jim Young, Realcomm


3:26 pm - 3:30 pm

PRECON: Sustainable Impact Forum
Location: Room 305

Wrap Up & Close: Motivation and Focus


Speakers: Karen Jalon, Cadillac Fairview; Lauren Moss, Vornado Realty Trust


3:30 pm

PRECON: IB Boot Camp
Location: Room 309

Conference Send Off


Speakers: Andy Schonberger, Intelligent Buildings; Tom Shircliff, Intelligent Buildings


3:35 pm - 3:40 pm

PRECON: Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS)
Location: Room 303

Close


Speakers: Lisa Woods, Realcomm


Thursday | June 20

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Smarter Buildings – Foundation
Location: Room 411

Integrated Digital Solutions in Real Estate: A Journey from Design to De-Commissioning

Digital solutions are now integrated throughout the entire building lifecycle, impacting each project phase: Design & Pre-Commissioning, Project Management & Construction, Commissioning, Integrated Facilities Management, and De-Commissioning. In this panel discussion, experts will share results, address challenges, and the data needed for successful digital twins to monitor buildings and manage operations. Examples from Microsoft's Redmond campus and Singapore's government properties will illustrate visual frameworks and asset tagging. They'll discuss asset thresholds indicating potential cyber-physical threats to operational resilience. Each stage informs the voice-of-the-integrator, engineer-on-record, and UX specialist's contributions, ensuring a cohesive strategy that enhances operational resilience, tenant experience, and owners' return on investment.


Moderators: Ari Reubin, KMC Controls
Speakers: Emmanuel Daniel, Alosanar; Drew DePriest, McKesson; Stuart Feilden, Siemens; Fred Gordy, Michael Baker International; Tim Vogel, KMC Controls


11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Smarter Buildings – Lobby and Amenities
Location: Room 413

Access Reimagined: The Synergy of Mobile Tech and User Experience

Replacing physical access cards with cloud enablement and mobile credentials is ready for primetime. The Apple Wallet and the NFC (near-field communications) protocol for access control provide the foundation for the required reliability and performance at high-volume turnstiles. Recently, some large, multinational organizations have completely eliminated card access in favor of mobile credentials. When combined and integrated with tenant experience workplace apps and property technologies, the current and potential use cases enable greater convenience for occupants, visitors, and talent. This enlightening session will examine the latest technologies and discuss case studies on implementing and navigating the tech.


Moderators: Jim Whalen, BXP
Speakers: Joy Caspar, Vornado; Thomas Karounos, Tishman Speyer; Matt Kopel, SwiftConnect; Yael Urman, Silverstein Properties


11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Smarter Buildings – Strategy
Location: Room 307

Next-Gen CMMS: Transforming Facility Maintenance with AI

Integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) has elegantly transformed facility maintenance, ushering in an era of predictive maintenance, seamless real-time analytics, and automated scheduling, elevating operational efficiency and significantly diminishing downtime. In this session, we’ll explore AI’s role in predictive maintenance, its integration into CMMS for smarter asset management, and how it optimizes the supply chain for maintenance operations. Attendees will learn about the latest AI-driven CMMS innovations, understand how to use AI to forecast equipment failures, and discover strategies to align maintenance schedules with actual asset conditions. Real-world case studies will highlight the substantial cost savings and efficiency gains achieved through these advanced systems.


Moderators: Etrit Demaj, KODE Labs
Speakers: Brett Fisher, ServiceNow; Glen Myrland, QuadReal; Francisco Ruiz, Adobe


1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Smarter Buildings – Case Studies
Location: Room 301

GSA/PBS - 20 Years of Smart Building Innovation...The Next Chapter Begins! 

For over two decades, the United States General Services Administration (GSA) has led the charge in PropTech for the built environment, starting with advanced metering in the early 2000s and evolving to the GSAlink program recognized as being substantially impactful in a 2016 study by Carnegie Mellon University. As the GSA aims to reduce carbon emissions across its 370 million square foot portfolio, it now tackles the next phase of its technological journey. This session will delve into the real-world results and challenges of monitoring and protecting almost 80,000 pieces of interconnected equipment in over 650 connected buildings. It will offer insights from both facility and IT leaders inside the GSA, share lessons learned, and demonstrate how this historic program has improved operational efficiency, occupant experience, sustainability, and more.


Moderators: Rob Murchison, Intelligent Buildings
Speakers: Corey Blatt, GSA; Ana Rawson, GSA; Sandra Shadchehr, GSA; Lee Turner, GSA


1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Smarter Buildings – Data / AI
Location: Room 309

The Future of Building Data Architecture: Evaluating IDL Solutions

The evolution of data architecture, underscored by the assessment of Independent Data Layer (IDL) solutions, aims at refining the synergy, efficacy, and security within distributed networks, employing standardized interfaces to facilitate fluid data interchange and cohesive system integration. Join us for a forward-looking discussion on modern building data architecture and the strategic role of an IDL. This session will dissect the various IDL solutions, their compatibility with existing building management systems, and the impact on IoT and occupancy data management. Experts will debate the merits and drawbacks of different IDL frameworks, and how they can be effectively implemented to support scalability and adaptability in a dynamic technological landscape.


Moderators: Marc Petock, Lynxspring
Speakers: Shaun Cooley, Mapped; Alan Jackson, Google; Ryan Sen, Distech Controls; Brian Vaughn, FPC Global


1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Smarter Buildings – Lobby and Amenities
Location: Room 413

AV Chaos: Defining Standards for Amenity Buildouts

Integrating AV into commercial and multifamily properties has always been a challenge for property teams. With the sheer acceleration of investment in amenitized spaces that integrate various technologies, these are increasingly landing on IT’s plate. With few standards, the process is complicated by AV designs that do not align to client needs and often deliver over-engineered solutions with little or no support that all contribute to what’s now being referred to as the “AV S—t Show.” In this important session, we’ll go beyond AV and examine how IT can be better aligned with construction, property, facilities, and marketing to assist the design, operation, and support of not only AV, but also IoT and other amenities. The importance of driving standards and fostering alignment with trusted local partners will also be addressed.


Moderators: Jim Whalen, BXP
Speakers: Tom Beaudry, Onyx; Simon Okunev, Tishman Speyer; Chris Spaulding, Granite Properties; Brandon Van Orden, Cousins Properties


1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Smarter Buildings – Strategy
Location: Room 307

IoT Device Management: Validating Device Qualifications for Cybersecurity

As the landscape of cyber threats continues to evolve, malicious entities increasingly target the plethora of devices integrated into building infrastructures. The heterogeneity of security measures among IoT devices in intelligent buildings presents a significant challenge, with a pronounced lack of standardized security protocols causing stakeholders unease about network integration's implications. The ramifications of security breaches in such ecosystems are severe, potentially culminating in substantial interruption of essential building operations. To combat these risks, a suite of both open-source and proprietary verification tools has been developed for manufacturers and end-users to ensure the network and security integrity of IoT components. This professional discourse will examine a number of pivotal solutions in this domain.


Moderators: Aaron Altscher, Carr
Speakers: Chris Christensen, Honeywell; Ken Kurz, COPT Defense Properties; Clare Meredith, Google


2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Low Voltage Buildings
Location: Room 309

DC Source to Sink: The Sustainable Future of Renewable Electricity

DC powered technology is all around us, from laptops, phones, IoT and LED lighting to motors, pumps and air conditioning systems, yet we still distribute power within the building as AC. Given the shift to renewable energy sources, which inherently create DC electricity, and the desire for more sustainable, efficient and cost effective buildings - the inefficient transformation (to AC and back) between Source and Sink at worst needs revision but ideally needs removing at the outset of building design. Not only does the transition to DC power reduce energy losses, it also fosters flexible, agile office environments, obviating conventional installation challenges and facilitating swift adaptability across various locations. Join us for this enlightening session to learn about how this holistic approach significantly diminishes costs and environmental footprints in the real estate sector, fully embodying the source-to-sink strategy in energy distribution.


Moderators: Jim Young, Realcomm
Speakers: Farukh Aslam, Sinclair Holdings; Jim Baldwin, Domatic; Sebastien Gouin-Davis, Luum.io; Tim Hobbs, OE Electrics; Mahmoud Ibrahim, Panduit; Robert Kroon, August Berres


2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Smarter Buildings – Strategy
Location: Room 301

Cutting Through the Hype: A Critical Look at the ROI of OT in Connected Buildings

For years, the commercial real estate sector has been bombarded with an array of "next big thing" proptech solutions purporting to be the cure-all for our connected building challenges. We've seen an explosion of varying quality IoT gadgets eager to generate operational efficiencies, valuable data flows, energy optimization, and enhanced tenant satisfaction. The offerings range from the highly specialized niche applications ideal for standalone properties but not expandable across a portfolio, to the downright ineffective. To complicate matters further, "AI" has become a marketing buzzword, often used without any genuine AI technology to support the claims. Which Operational Technology (OT) innovations truly contribute to value creation? This discussion aims to dissect building technologies that have the potential to notably enhance return on investment with minimal initial capital outlay.


Moderators: Joseph Aamidor, Aamidor Consulting
Speakers: Jonathan Flaherty, Tishman Speyer; Ryan Knudson, Macerich; Andy Schonberger, Intelligent Buildings; Jeff Thompson, JLL


4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Low Voltage Buildings
Location: Room 309

Powering Low Voltage Buildings: Unleashing Efficiency with PoE

Power over Ethernet (PoE) technologies enable a single twisted pair Ethernet cable to simultaneously transmit data and supply electrical power. Utilizing just a single low-voltage cable, these innovations support the operation and control of lighting systems, facilitate data collection on energy use, and integrate with other critical building infrastructures such as HVAC, security, access control, and window shading solutions. Despite AC power's dominance, numerous building projects employing PoE have demonstrated that a low-voltage DC setup is more cost-effective, simpler to implement, and significantly more efficient in energy use. This approach also lays the foundation for sophisticated smart building networks. This session will explore PoE's capabilities and showcase exemplary case studies, emphasizing their high performance and benefits.


Moderators: Akram Khalis, MHT Technologies
Speakers: Carol Jones, Beyond Light Consulting; Andrew Lu, Cisco; Trent Morano, Power Design; Ilan Zachar, Carr


4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Smarter Buildings – Case Studies
Location: Room 301

Driving Value Through IT-OT Synergy: A QuadReal Success Story

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, the traditional boundaries between Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) have necessitated a different approach. QuadReal, a trailblazer in this realm, has successfully forged a powerful alliance between IT and OT, and together, they engage business stakeholders to drive digital transformation that enables QuadReal to thrive. Through collaboration, these two disciplines have enabled QuadReal to harness the power of real-time data, automation, and analytics to optimize processes, improve decision-making, and deliver enhanced value to customers. The speakers will shed light on the challenges QuadReal encountered in partnering with the business, including organizational silos, differing priorities, and communication gaps, which posed formidable obstacles. They will share invaluable insights on how QuadReal successfully overcame these challenges, fostering a culture of collaboration, clear communication, and cross-functional teamwork. This case study inspires other organizations seeking to forge a strong relationship between IT, OT and the business.


Moderators: Sonny Thind, QuadReal
Speakers: Thano Lambrinos, QuadReal; Marcel Marra, QuadReal; Heather Watts, QuadReal Property Group


4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Smarter Buildings – Data / AI
Location: Room 307

The Convergence Conundrum: Bridging IWMS, IoT, and BMS with Enterprise Tech for a Single Source of Truth

As building management systems (BMS) and integrated workplace management systems (IWMS) evolve, their convergence with enterprise information systems represents a new frontier in corporate real estate. This session will dissect the intricacies of data sharing between BMS, IWMS, and enterprise systems, highlighting the benefits and challenges. The panel will explore practical strategies for seamless integration, enhanced by real-world examples that showcase significant improvements in operational efficiency and decision-making. Attendees will learn how to leverage this convergence to optimize building performance, enhance the occupant experience, and align with broader business objectives.


Moderators: Drew DePriest, McKesson
Speakers: Brett Fisher, ServiceNow; Michael Gordon, Deloitte Consulting; Roshan Gowda, SAP; Darlene Pope, Planon


4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Smarter Buildings – Op Tech Briefings
Location: Room 411

Securing Tomorrow: Integrating AI, Biometrics and Robotics into the Future of Physical Security and Emergency Response

The evolving landscape of physical security in the built environment integrates cutting-edge cyber and physical defenses, enhancing resilience against digital threats. AI-driven innovations are revolutionizing threat detection through predictive analytics for preemptive defense and task automation, increasing operational efficiency. Innovations in access control, including touchless technologies, mobile credentials, and multimodal biometrics, have made entry systems more secure and user-friendly. Additionally, adopting drones and robots for surveillance and swift emergency responses provides extensive coverage and capabilities previously beyond reach. Robust emergency communication systems ensure rapid dissemination of critical information, enabling prompt responses and minimizing risk. This briefing highlights how these technological advances are creating a safer, more efficient, and accessible business environment, heralding a new era of innovative and robust physical security.


Moderators: David Charney, Stealth Monitoring
Speakers: Daniel Goldstein, Kings III; Ryan Hunt, Highwoods Properties; Clint Osteen, Granite Properties


5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

In-Building Wireless
Location: Room 303

Next-Gen In-Building Wireless: Beyond Connectivity to Experience

In-Building wireless technology plays a crucial role in enhancing occupant experiences by ensuring seamless connectivity, enabling smart building functionalities, and improving safety and comfort by integrating various wireless communication systems. This session transcends traditional discussions on connectivity to focus on the experiential dimensions of next-gen in-building wireless solutions. Discover how 5G and private networks are reshaping the occupant experience in commercial spaces. Experts will present case studies demonstrating how these technologies create immersive, interactive environments and contribute to a building’s digital twin. Learn about the implications for property value, tenant attraction, and retention in the age of digital-first real estate.


Moderators: Jon Morris, Ballast Networks
Speakers: Todd Landry, JMA Wireless; Michael Osment, Getzler Henrich; Tony Schaffer, HALO Networks; Perry Welch, Airwavz Solutions


5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Smarter Buildings – Case Studies
Location: Room 301

Smarter Buildings Tech Transformation Tales: Building the Future and Learning from the Past

Successfully navigating the evolving landscape of smarter buildings demands a strategic approach that encompasses the integration of advanced technology, sustainability, organizational alignment, cybersecurity emphasis, and a commitment to user-centric design and operational efficiency. This session brings together leaders of some of the most successful smart building programs to share candid insights from their experiences, highlighting key strategies and pitfalls. The panel will discuss crucial lessons learned, changes they would implement in hindsight, and proactive strategies to stay ahead in an era of rapid technology advancements. Join this informative session to gain valuable perspectives on organizational alignment, team building, innovation adoption, and future-proofing strategies vital for thriving in the ever-evolving world of building innovation.


Moderators: Bayron Lopez Pineda, Kilroy Realty
Speakers: Tim Coombs, Google; James Florian, Related Companies; Lucy Fricker, Hines; Thomas Karounos, Tishman Speyer; Andres Rodriguez, QuadReal


5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Smarter Buildings – Data / AI
Location: Room 307

Real World Transformation of Smart Building Operations with Artificial Intelligence

AI in smart building operations enhances efficiency, optimizes energy use, improves security, facilitates predictive maintenance, and provides comfort, leading to sustainable and intelligent management of building resources. This session dives into actual use cases demonstrating AI's pivotal role in enhancing smart building management. Discover how AI forecasts maintenance, extends asset life, and drives operational efficiency. Learn about AI's capability to fine-tune energy use, cut costs, and bolster sustainability. This discussion also covers how AI safeguards occupants by detecting irregularities and enriches comfort through customized adjustments in lighting and temperature. Witness AI's evolution in shaping future real estate into spaces that excel in efficiency and sustainability and are customized for every occupant's needs.


Moderators: Greg Walker, ASHB
Speakers: Darryl DeAngelis, EBTRON; Stephen Holicky, Tridium; Krishna Kasturi, Honeywell; Chad Langston, ABB Buildings Solutions Americas; Charles Pelletier, Distech Controls


Friday | June 21

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Smarter Buildings – Op Tech Briefings
Location: Room 309

Advancing the Future: Fault-Managed Power (FMP) and its Influence on the Evolution of Smart Buildings

In an increasingly interconnected world, the convergence of power and technology is reshaping the landscape of modern construction. The building industry is now at an inflection point where traditional AC infrastructure is being challenged by DC power distribution offering safe transfer of high loads across significant distances even in the presence of faults. This session delves into the pivotal role of fault-managed power distribution and, more specifically, class 4 power distribution in shaping the trajectory of smart buildings. Join us to envision a future where architecture, technology, and energy converge, reshaping urban environments for a smarter and more sustainable tomorrow.


Moderators: David Weksel, Panduit
Speakers: Farukh Aslam, Sinclair Holdings; Andrew Lu, Cisco; Bob Voss, Panduit


1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

In-Building Wireless
Location: Room 307

Navigating the Wireless Protocol Labyrinth: IoT in Buildings

The world of wireless protocols for IoT in smart buildings is complex, catering to different needs ranging from high-speed data transfer to long-range, low-power sensor networks. This session delves into WiFi, including the promising HaLow protocol, and unravels the applications of LoRaWAN, Bluetooth, NFC, and others. Attendees will learn about the technical nuances, security implications, and deployment strategies for each protocol, and how they facilitate cloud connectivity for real-time building operations. Gain insights from case studies showcasing successful implementations and the protocols’ impact on energy efficiency, automation, and tenant experience.


Moderators: Mike Smith, WhiteSpace
Speakers: Wayne Kim, Andorix; Michael MacMahon, Newcomb & Boyd; Glen Myrland, QuadReal


1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Smarter Buildings – Op Tech Briefings
Location: Room 309

Revolutionizing Comfort and Sustainability: Navigating the New Era of HVAC Innovations

Over the last few months, we’ve seen significant HVAC innovations focused on sustainability, efficiency, and the integration of smart technologies. Sustainable HVAC systems, leveraging solar solutions and geothermal heat pumps, aim to minimize energy consumption in line with green building strategies. Smart thermostats and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity enhance system control, allowing for precise adjustments and optimization of heating, cooling, and air quality management. Additionally, predictive maintenance technologies utilize AI and machine learning for early detection of system issues, reducing downtime and maintenance costs. These advancements, alongside energy analytics and management tools, offer detailed insights into energy use, enabling further reductions in energy consumption and operational costs. This enlightening session explores the latest technology trends and groundbreaking applications for HVAC systems in commercial buildings, spotlighting innovations that enhance efficiency, comfort, and sustainability.


Speakers: David Witherspoon, Honeywell


1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Smarter Buildings – Op Tech Briefings
Location: Room 413

Future-Proof Buildings: Harnessing IoT and Sensor Innovations for Next-Gen Spaces

The latest IoT and sensor innovations in commercial buildings are transforming the industry with enhanced efficiency, security, and user experience. Innovations include the integration of AI and ML with IoT devices for smarter property analytics, the use of digital twins for real-time monitoring and simulation of assets, and advanced cybersecurity measures to protect the growing number of connected devices. Additionally, the deployment of long-range wireless sensor communications and the adoption of 5G technology are enabling seamless, high-speed connectivity across extensive commercial properties. Join us for an enlightening session to discover how these technologies facilitate improved decision-making, optimized space utilization, and a safer, more engaging property interaction experience for both property managers and occupants.


1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Smarter Buildings – Op Tech Briefings
Location: Room 305

Putting Data into Action: Using IAQ to Create Exceptional Experiences and Reduce Energy

Most commercial buildings today generate many streams of data with high potential for building intelligence, but often struggle when the time comes to action on it. Take indoor air quality and indoor environmental quality (or comfort) as an example - most tenants and occupants today expect owners and operators to monitor IAQ levels. But then what? In this session, we’ll share some novel ways that data is being used to create exceptional experiences with real-time availability of temperature, humidity, light, noise, and other data sources. And additionally, how this is balanced with using IAQ to create energy-efficient and healthy spaces for optimal cognitive performance.


Speakers: Elizabeth Redmond, R-Zero


1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Smarter Buildings – Strategy
Location: Room 411

The Interoperability Imperative: Enhancing Control and Efficiency in Smart Buildings

Interoperability is crucial for enhancing control sequences in commercial buildings, enabling diverse systems like HVAC, lighting, and security to work together seamlessly. This integration fosters optimized energy efficiency, advanced predictive maintenance, improved occupant experience, and increased operational efficiency. By facilitating data sharing and coordination across different platforms and protocols, interoperability ensures buildings can achieve higher levels of energy savings, offer better environments for occupants, and adapt to future technologies with ease. However, achieving interoperability involves challenges such as adhering to open standards, ensuring robust cybersecurity, and integrating legacy systems. Join us for this illuminating session to learn how despite the hurdles, interoperability stands as a strategic enabler for smart buildings, driving innovation, sustainability, and value in the commercial real estate sector.


Moderators: Anto Budiardjo, Padi.io
Speakers: Stephen Holicky, Tridium; James Lee, Cimetrics; Ted Maulucci, SmartONE Solutions; Donny Walker, Newcomb & Boyd


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