General Session: CRE Tech 5.0 – Reaching New Heights in Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Innovation
Over the course of the last 30 years, there have been five major phases of automation that have impacted the commercial and corporate real estate industry. Phase 1 started in the 80s with applications such as Property Management, Accounting, Lease Admin, Building Automation, IWMS and Asset Management; Phase 2 was based on the technologies of dot.com and the Internet; Phase 3 was the aftermath of dot.com and those companies that survived and thrived; Phase 4 began in 2009 after the great recession and included technology platforms such as Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, the Internet of Things, and Cyber; and Phase 5, which became part of mainstream conversations in 2016 with technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Robotic Automation and Autonomous Vehicles.
The aggressive adoption of these new CRE Tech 5.0 tools will have major effect on the information systems we use to manage these assets, the way we operate portfolios, smart buildings and the ways we create and use space. T The General Session will explore this journey and learn how CRE Tech 5.0 will enable our industry to reach new heights in commercial & corporate real estate innovation!
INCLUDED SESSIONS ARE:
Technology - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - The Pace Increases!
Date: 6/14/2017 Time: 8:30am - 9:15am Location: Pacific Ballroom - Salon 15
Larry Smarr is the founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego and UC Irvine Partnership. He began his research career nearly 50 years ago in relativistic astrophysics and in 1985 became the founding director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at UIUC, birthplace of NCSA Mosaic which drove the Web. He has served on the NASA Advisory Council to four NASA Administrators, was chair of the NSF Advisory Committee on Cyber Infrastructure, and for eight years was a member of the National Institutes of Health Advisory Committee to the NIH Director. He is currently the Principal Investigator on the NSF Pacific Research platform, a Big Data network for west coast research universities, with speeds up to 1000x the commodity Internet. He is currently involved in groundbreaking projects dealing with AI / machine learning, next generation data visualization, advanced human body data quantification and much more. Larry’s extraordinary credentials, which have spanned a lifetime, make him the ideal person to explain were technology has been, where we are and where we are going.
CRE Tech Past.Present.Future – From an Investor's Point of View
Date: 6/14/2017 Time: 9:15am - 9:45am Location: Pacific Ballroom - Salon 15
Curtis Feeny has invested in data analytics, IoT, enterprise software, data center systems, wireless infrastructure and smart grid technologies. He also has expertise in SaaS, open source, and capital efficient software companies. Curtis has served on 31 boards, both public and private, and has been a managing director at Voyager Capital since 2000, when he opened the Silicon Valley office. Since 2000, he was on the board of Trammell Crow Company (TCC: NYSE), which was purchased by CBRE (CBG: NYSE) in 2006, and has served on the board of CBRE since. In 2006, Curtis was also appointed by President George W. Bush to be a Trustee of the Presidio Trust. Curtis represents Voyager on the boards of Ayla Networks, Sensys and Vidder.
Before joining Voyager, Curtis was the first Executive Vice President of the newly formed Stanford Management Company, helping oversee the University’s endowment from 1992 to 2000, when assets under management grew from $1.5 billion to $9 billion. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. Curtis will combine his global commercial real estate skills with his vast experience in technology investing for a high level, precedent-setting general session conversation on CRE Tech 5.0.
Salesforce Tower - Innovation @ Scale
Date: 6/14/2017 Time: 9:45am - 10:00am Location: Pacific Ballroom - Salon 15
The new Salesforce Tower, designed by world-renowned architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, has changed the San Francisco skyline forever. A joint venture by Boston Properties and Hines, who together have more than 453 million square feet in service, the Salesforce Tower is quickly becoming an icon at 61 stories and 1.4 million square feet. Now the tallest building in San Francisco and the tallest building west of Chicago, this monument to innovation is reestablishing the benchmarks for large structures. Some of the cutting-edge features of the building include: 13 foot, 9 inch ceilings, raised floors, occupant comfort technology, personalized micro-environments, 100% outside air ventilation, rain water harvesting, a converged and redundant fiber network for building systems, operations and amenities, a building antenna system and a large scale public art light installation at the top of the building. Jim Whalen, SVP/CIO of Boston Properties, will walk us through one of the most innovative large buildings in the world.
SVP & CIO
Jim Whalen serves as SVP and CIO responsible for the direction and implementation of technology and applications at Boston Properties, a fully integra
SVP & CIO
Jim Whalen serves as SVP and CIO responsible for the direction and implementation of technology and applications at Boston Properties, a fully integrated real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners and developers of Class-A office properties in the United States. Prior to joining the company in March 1998, he served as VP, IS for Beacon Properties. Over a 27 year IT career, Jim has supported real estate operations ranging from residential, construction, public housing, commercial office and retail. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a recipient of the New York City Urban Fellowship.
Commercial Real Estate Innovation - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!
Date: 6/14/2017 Time: 10:00am - 10:20am Location: Pacific Ballroom - Salon 15
The commercial real estate industry has been home for Anant Yardi for over 30 years. Yardi has provided software solutions to the smallest and largest real estate firms in the world. With over three decades of experience, president and founder Anant brings a perspective in systems development and technology direction that no one else can. He will provide a quick look back, an assessment of today, and a look forward into the world of real estate, technology, automation and innovation.
U.S. Math & Science Education – A Threat to the American Dream
Date: 6/14/2017 Time: 10:20am - 10:30am Location: Pacific - Salon 15
For the last 100 years, the United States and all it represents has been built on vision, hard work, a willingness to take risk and high educational standards. Many of the jobs that have been created over the last century were based on extraordinary innovation. The radio, television, automobile, airplane, computer, Internet, mobile phone and all the new technologies emerging from Silicon Valley and other tech hubs have created an economic engine and laid the foundation for many ‘American Dreams’. At the core of this innovation are strong math and science skills. Once the envy of the world, the U.S. educational system is now producing abysmal results: 25th in Science and 41st in math globally. We need a national shift in our culture to reverse this trend and bring the United States back to the forefront of math and science education. In the interest of this goal, we will celebrate a group of high school students who—with the help of the Realcomm community—have placed a micro experiment on the International Space Station. This project is an example of what can happen when businesses join in the fight to restore our place in the global education rankings.