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SAN DIEGO JUNE 2017

JUNE 14 - 15, 2017 | SAN DIEGO, CA
Pre-Con Events: June 13 | Innovation Tech Tours: June 16

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@ the Intersection of Commercial and Corporate Real Estate, Technology, Automation and Innovation
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Program Details

The Realcomm education program is designed to give BUILDING OWNERS, DEVELOPERS, CIOs / CTOs, PROPERTY MANAGERS, ASSET MANAGERS, FACILITY MANAGERS and ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTORS the technology tools they need to positively impact the bottom line of their companies from automating business processes, to general technology solutions specifically for real estate organizations, to smarter "green" intelligent building technologies.

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Wednesday | June 14

8:30AM - 10:30AM General Session: CRE Tech 5.0 – Reaching New Heights in Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Innovation
Reaching New Heights in Commercial & Corporate Real Estate
More details coming soon!

11:30am - 12:30pm TRACK: CRE Tech 5.0 and Beyond
Commercial Real Estate and BLOCKCHAIN – Understanding the Potential Impacts!
Blockchain has long been associated with Bitcoin, but its potential impact is turning out to be much greater. Acting as a new transactional infrastructure for a secure, seamless, distributed interoperability, it could be poised to disrupt our world at a larger scale. Many industries including financial services, healthcare, automotive, IoT and others, have been actively searching for new use cases, including smart contracts and the disintermediation of traditional processes for affecting real estate transactions. With companies such as IBM, American Express, Microsoft and Cisco taking serious interest, it is imperative that our industry keep an eye on this evolving technology.

Speakers:
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Ragnar Lifthrasir IBREA
Ragnar Lifthrasir President
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Ragnar Lifthrasir
President
IBREA

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Bruce Cahan Urban Logic
Bruce Cahan CEO/Co-founder
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Bruce Cahan
CEO/Co-founder
Urban Logic
LinkedIn

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Wayne Pryor 2Five1 Consulting, LLC
Wayne Pryor Founder
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Wayne Pryor
Founder
2Five1 Consulting, LLC

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Lisa Stanley OSCRE
Lisa Stanley CEO
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Lisa Stanley
CEO
OSCRE

11:30am - 12:30pm TRACK: The Changing Workforce
Integrating MILLENIALS in the Workplace – Technology, Work Style and Communications
Talent attraction and retention has always been important; today that endeavor includes a lot of conversations about millennials in the workplace. Current information illustrates the generational difference between Baby Boomers, Gen-X and Millennials. This young generation uses technology differently; they have different work styles and ways of communicating. Some organizations have resolved ways to integrate the traits of the different generations, while others still struggle. In just a few short years, millennials will be the majority in the workforce and it is imperative that we transition the skills and experience to them in the most efficient and effective way. This valuable session will include speakers from various generations and the discussion will focus on the successes and challenges involved in the multi-generational workplace.

Speakers:
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Randy Howder Gensler
Randy Howder Technology Practice Area Leader, Principal As a Firmwide leader of Gensler's Technology Practice, Randy Howderfocuses on helping transform leading-edge clients through new approaches to workpla
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Randy Howder
Technology Practice Area Leader, Principal
Gensler
LinkedIn

As a Firmwide leader of Gensler's Technology Practice, Randy Howderfocuses on helping transform leading-edge clients through new approaches to workplace design, user experience and service delivery. He currently oversees strategic consulting and workplace design initiatives for a diverse range of industry leaders. Randy questions how workplaces work; he loves to find ways to make space more effective and make people’s work lives better.

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Justin Segal Boxer Property
Justin Segal President Justin Segal is an operations executive and entrepreneur specializing in real estate investment and management, startups, and technology. He is the fo
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Justin Segal
President
Boxer Property
LinkedIn

Justin Segal is an operations executive and entrepreneur specializing in real estate investment and management, startups, and technology. He is the founder of Stemmons Enterprise, a universal operations platform that allows companies to operate with pervasive data and unparalleled agility. He often speaks on topics involving enterprise data, analytics, and user experience.

11:45am - 12:45pm TRACK: Real Estate Investment Management
Investment Management ROUNDTABLE – A Look Ahead
Join this lively interaction between industry executives, enterprise software vendors and the master consultants who frequently bring these groups together to evaluate, select, and deploy platform solutions. We’ll leverage their combined expertise to explore some of the most relevant issues facing CRE Investment Management companies today. Discussions will touch on a wide variety of topics from enterprise system integration to automated data analytics to cyber defenses and compliance reporting to investor portals. We will explore what is going well, what is not and what companies should be demanding from their software vendors. If you are looking to validate a specific business case or trying to figure out how to enhance your IT strategy, this enlightening session should be at the top of your list!

11:45am - 12:45pm TRACK: CRE Tech 4.0
CLOUD Migration Strategies – The Journey Continues
When you speak to different professionals in our industry it is interesting to hear the disparity in positions regarding cloud migration. Some are ‘all in’ and have been for years, while some remain more tentative and skeptical. While most would agree that cloud migration is inevitable, the pace of adoption varies. As more and more of our world moves to the cloud, new and important issues come into play. Network performance, security, data integration and authentication, are just a few. This important session will attempt to determine what the state-of-the-art cloud strategy might look like, while addressing the challenges of the platform. This session will provide a perfect opportunity for early adopters to discuss what’s next in cloud while also getting insight from those who are in the midst of the journey.

Moderator:
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Bob Rybak Morguard
Bob Rybak CIO Bob Rybak Is the CIO at Morguard, a leading Real Estate Investment and Property Management firm based in Toronto, Canada. Bob has been an IT professio
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Bob Rybak
CIO
Morguard

Bob Rybak Is the CIO at Morguard, a leading Real Estate Investment and Property Management firm based in Toronto, Canada. Bob has been an IT professional, entrepreneur and frequent consultant for almost three decades, working in both the public and private sectors. A graduate of the University of Toronto with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Bob's professional experience has spanned many different companies in a wide range of industries.

Speaker:
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Mark Brown Starwood Retail Partners
Mark Brown VP, Head of Technology Mark Brown is the Head of Technology at Starwood Retail Partners. In this capacity, he is responsible for the establishment of a robust and reliable t
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Mark Brown
VP, Head of Technology
Starwood Retail Partners

Mark Brown is the Head of Technology at Starwood Retail Partners. In this capacity, he is responsible for the establishment of a robust and reliable technology infrastructure to support the growth of the company. Additionally, he plays a key role in promoting corporate efficiency and effectiveness through the establishment and continuous improvement of business processes and procedures. Previously, Mark was CIO of GGP and executive roles at Urban Retail Properties and Simon Property Group and have substantial consulting experience in the commercial real estate industry.

2:00pm - 3:00pm TRACK: The Changing Workforce
Dealing with the Critical IT SKILLS SHORTAGE – Creative Ways to Build a Team
For the past few years there have been murmurs of an IT skills shortage. Every year the topic seems to intensify. By some estimations, we are short of qualified candidates for nearly one million IT positions in the US, plus 500,000 in operations and facilities. There are many reasons for this shortage ranging from declining interest in math and science in K-12 and college, to a disinterest in the "not so interesting" world of real estate and facilities by younger generations. In order to survive and thrive, various organizations have come up with their own unique strategies to find and train employees while creating and maintaining a culture they feel good about. For anyone struggling with finding skilled employees, this is a session you will not want to miss.

Moderator:
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Amy St. Denis St. Denis Group
Amy St. Denis Principal Amy St. Denis has more than fifteen years of experience in Executive Search specializing in Real Estate Investment and Technology. Amy combines prac
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Amy St. Denis
Principal
St. Denis Group

Amy St. Denis has more than fifteen years of experience in Executive Search specializing in Real Estate Investment and Technology. Amy combines practical experience and industry knowledge to facilitate the creation of effective teams for real estate owners and investors, advisors, and providers of capital to the industry. Amy has performed searches across the United States for large public REITs and early stage organizations and the space in between. Prior to recruiting, Amy worked in the non-profit sector in the areas of development and public relations. She continues that work as a volunteer in the areas of organizational development, executive recruitment and development, and board development.

Speakers:
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Luis Ramos Woolbright Development
Luis Ramos Director, IT As the Director of Information Technology at Woolbright Development, Luis Ramos is responsible for the corporate technology strategy, which includes t
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Luis Ramos
Director, IT
Woolbright Development

As the Director of Information Technology at Woolbright Development, Luis Ramos is responsible for the corporate technology strategy, which includes the IT infrastructure and enterprise application platforms. Additionally, he is also responsible for implementing technology solutions toward the company’s existing business processes, and helping create new efficiencies throughout the company's business model. Since his arrival in 2004, his team has been responsible for the constant development of various industry-focused proprietary software applications and tools. These award-winning technologies have fundamentally changed the way commercial real estate has been done at Woolbright.

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Shaun Smith Phillips Edison & Co.
Shaun Smith SVP, CIO Shaun Smith joined Phillips Edison in 2014 as its CIO where he oversees the company's information technology environment to support the company's busi
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Shaun Smith
SVP, CIO
Phillips Edison & Co.

Shaun Smith joined Phillips Edison in 2014 as its CIO where he oversees the company's information technology environment to support the company's business strategy. Previously, he served as CIO for The Related Companies where he led a large team of technology staff in developing and implementing technology initiatives to support the company's overall goals and profitability. Awards garnered include Realcomm's 2010 Digie Award for "Best Use of Automation” and the Accommodation Medal for application development which he earned while serving in the US Air Force.

2:00pm - 3:00pm TRACK: CRE Tech 5.0 and Beyond
AI / MACHINE LEARNING – Are There Applications for Commercial Real Estate?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become much more than a science fiction reference and the technology is accelerating. In late 2016, Google announced that its AI platform, instructed to translate a language, created its own new language to assist in the process—without any human intervention. There has also been more activity regarding the use of AI in the commercial and corporate real estate industry. Companies have begun exploring applications around lease analysis, enterprise content management and others. This enlightening session will provide an up-to-date assessment of AI in our industry.

Moderator:
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Stuart Appley CBRE
Stuart Appley Managing Director, GWS Technology Solutions
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Stuart Appley
Managing Director, GWS Technology Solutions
CBRE
LinkedIn

Speakers:
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Sunder Pappu Inland Real Estate Group
Sunder Pappu VP, Technology Sunder Pappu has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is currently the VP of Application Development & Program Management a
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Sunder Pappu
VP, Technology
Inland Real Estate Group

Sunder Pappu has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is currently the VP of Application Development & Program Management at Inland Computer Services. Prior to Inland, Sunder worked at JP Morgan Chase, Avanade and Deloitte Consulting, holding leadership positions in the areas of strategy consulting, project management and application delivery. Sunder obtained his Master's Degree from The University of Texas and has certifications in Business Process Management & Project Management.

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Abhinav (Abe) Somani LEVERTON
Abhinav (Abe) Somani Managing Director, North America Abhinav Somani is Managing Director, North America for Leverton, residing in New York City. His background is investment banking, private equity, and
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Abhinav (Abe) Somani
Managing Director, North America
LEVERTON

Abhinav Somani is Managing Director, North America for Leverton, residing in New York City. His background is investment banking, private equity, and automation technologies. Abhinav has worked with many law firms and institutions over the years and has a deep understanding of the legal technology space.

2:15pm - 3:15pm TRACK: CRE Tech 4.0
VTS and HIGHTOWER Integration – A Stakeholder Update
One of the biggest stories in the CRE Tech space over the last 12 months was the merger of the industry's two largest leasing and asset management platforms. Once competitors vying for market share, this combination of companies will surely have a major impact on the industry. As with any merger of this type, there are many questions about what this means for the industry and stakeholders of both companies.This session will allow attendees to hear directly from company executives on customer migration, integrations, the platform, product roadmap, and the long-term unified strategy. For anyone who is using VTS or Hightower, or considering partnering with the unified company, this is an important and informative session.

Moderator:
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Robert Entin Vornado Realty Trust
Robert Entin EVP & CIO Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. He continues to serve as Ch
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Robert Entin
EVP & CIO
Vornado Realty Trust
LinkedIn

Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. He continues to serve as Chairman and CTO for Integrated Business Systems (IBS), a well-known provider of real estate automation solutions, which he founded in 1979.

Speakers:
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Nick Romito VTS
Nick Romito CEO All eyes are on View The Space's (VTS) company Founder and CEO, Nick Romito. With the speed at which his venture has reached market share in 14 major
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Nick Romito
CEO
VTS

All eyes are on View The Space's (VTS) company Founder and CEO, Nick Romito. With the speed at which his venture has reached market share in 14 major US cities, one can safely conclude that the online-leasing evolution has begun. Using the latest CRE technology and a video platform, brokers and potential tenants alike can now tour thousands of vacant spaces from their desktop, tablet or smartphone and share them with their colleagues, clients, etc. The outcomes of these “shares/view” are also trackable, supplying streamlined, accountable results to all involved in the leasing process. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Titan Global Advisors where he spearheaded the tenant-rep and agency side of the brokerage division, bolstering its business development platform.

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Brandon Weber VTS
Brandon Weber Founder & CPO
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Brandon Weber
Founder & CPO
VTS

2:15pm - 3:15pm TRACK: Real Estate Investment Management
View From The Top – DEEP DIVE with Industry Leaders
Based on attendee's feedback, this session is back again this year. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with senior leadership from the industry-leading ERP applications most companies use today: Yardi, MRI Software, and Altus Analytics. You'll hear how changes in the industry and a host of new partnerships will reshape business processes from acquisitions to disposition and everything in between. CEOs and founders make themselves directly available for questions about their technology roadmap, new acquisitions, strategic partnerships and amazing new application features. The value of this session cannot be overstated!

Speakers:
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Patrick Ghilani MRI Software
Patrick Ghilani CEO
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Patrick Ghilani
CEO
MRI Software

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Robert Teel Yardi
Robert Teel SVP, Global Solutions Rob Teel is responsible for product development, support and implementations of Yardi's Commercial Property Management and Investment Management suite
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Robert Teel
SVP, Global Solutions
Yardi

Rob Teel is responsible for product development, support and implementations of Yardi's Commercial Property Management and Investment Management suites. Rob joined Yardi Systems in 2003, and he has nearly 20 years of property and financial systems implementation experience.

3:15pm - 4:15pm TRACK: The Changing Workforce
21st Century Skills – Building a DATA SCIENCE Strategy & Team
Years ago, it was called data analysis, then business intelligence, evolved to big data—and now, data science. At the end of the day it means using data from a number of sources, both internal and external, to bring a new level of granularity and accuracy to recognizing business issues and trends. The truth is, data science done correctly can tell us more about the past, present and possibly help predict the future. We are now on the verge of more real estate organizations committing to the idea of data science. Companies are developing strategies and putting together teams that collect, organize, analyze and draw conclusions from an immense volume of data. This invaluable session will attempt to define data science, identify its capabilities for commercial real estate and share stories on what an effective strategy might look like.

Moderator:
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Paul Ricci NOI Strategies
Paul Ricci Partner
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Paul Ricci
Partner
NOI Strategies

Speaker:
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Sam Wong QuadReal Property Group LP
Sam Wong Director, BI
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Sam Wong
Director, BI
QuadReal Property Group LP

3:15pm - 4:15pm TRACK: CRE Tech 5.0 and Beyond
VIRTUAL, AUGMENTED and MIXED REALITY – Changing How We View Real Estate!
While much of the attention around virtual, augmented and mixed reality has been in the gaming and entertainment world, the commercial and corporate real estate industry has shown significant interest in its potential. Whether evaluating new construction projects, showing available space or debating tenant improvement and furnishings options, this technology shows great promise. While still in the early stages of development (and a bit costly), there are real estate companies taking the lead to develop a better understanding of future uses and benefits. This session will include lively discussions as well as cutting-edge demonstrations of ways virtual, augmented and mixed Reality can be applied to our industry.

Moderator:
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David Lorenzini EventFX.co
David Lorenzini CEO
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David Lorenzini
CEO
EventFX.co

Speakers:
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Aviad Almagor Trimble
Aviad Almagor Director, Mixed Reality Program
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Aviad Almagor
Director, Mixed Reality Program
Trimble

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Randy Howder Gensler
Randy Howder Technology Practice Area Leader, Principal As a Firmwide leader of Gensler's Technology Practice, Randy Howderfocuses on helping transform leading-edge clients through new approaches to workpla
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Randy Howder
Technology Practice Area Leader, Principal
Gensler
LinkedIn

As a Firmwide leader of Gensler's Technology Practice, Randy Howderfocuses on helping transform leading-edge clients through new approaches to workplace design, user experience and service delivery. He currently oversees strategic consulting and workplace design initiatives for a diverse range of industry leaders. Randy questions how workplaces work; he loves to find ways to make space more effective and make people’s work lives better.

3:30pm - 4:30pm TRACK: CRE Tech 4.0
CRE TECH 4.0 – A Status Report on the $7+ Billion Invested
After the recession, once people started to lift their heads and resilience returned, interest in investment in tech companies (and specifically real estate technology companies) began. From 2010 until today we have seen an unprecedented flurry of investments in CRE Tech by all sorts of organizations. Venture firms with little experience in the space, real estate companies who wanted in on the opportunities, and every other form of tech investor rushed in. Now seven years in, there are mixed reviews regarding the trajectory and success of these investments. While there has been some M&A activity and a few notable exits, “jumping the chasm” has not yet occurred. This session will include some of the most seasoned professionals involved in CRE Tech 4.0.

Moderator:
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Jim Young Realcomm
Jim Young Co-Founder & CEO Founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on techno
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Jim Young
Co-Founder & CEO
Realcomm

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.

Speakers:
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Stuart Appley CBRE
Stuart Appley Managing Director, GWS Technology Solutions
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Stuart Appley
Managing Director, GWS Technology Solutions
CBRE
LinkedIn

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Wayne Pryor 2Five1 Consulting, LLC
Wayne Pryor Founder
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Wayne Pryor
Founder
2Five1 Consulting, LLC

3:30pm - 4:30pm TRACK: Real Estate Investment Management
Enhancing Your IM DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION with Third Party Integration
IT strategies continue to seek a balance between innovation and optimization on any company’s digital transformation journey. During this session, we’ll explore some of the latest SaaS point solutions that Investment Management companies are using to complement and integrate with existing legacy enterprise applications in an effort to find that balance. You’ll hear specific case studies from several CRE companies who have implemented new tools to optimize asset management, transform chaotic network shared filing systems into powerful document management workflow engines, provide advanced DCF reporting, investor portals, lease comps and more!  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear the problems they needed to solve, the vendor evaluation and selection process, deployment details, the end results and where they plan to go next.  If your company is considering any of these alternative solutions, attending this session could jumpstart your entire evaluation process.

4:45pm - 5:45pm TRACK: CRE Tech 5.0 and Beyond
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES – Is It Time for Building Operators to Pay Attention?
It is amazing what a difference a year makes. People are beginning to realize that AVs are real, AND getting closer than they think. Tesla auto parking, the Uber rollout in Pittsburg and San Francisco, their recent partnership with Daimler, and the flurry of activity in the driverless truck market all indicate that this technology is making steady progress to more mainstream adoption. The implications to the building world are significant: parking strategies, work patterns, office design, traffic flows, building codes, pick-up and drop-off scenarios, insurance, regulation and more. This useful session will include AV experts as well as commercial real estate early adopters discussing the implications and challenges to owner/developers, tenants and technologists.

Moderator:
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Kevin Brass
Kevin Brass Editor/Writer
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Kevin Brass
Editor/Writer

Speakers:
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Andrew Comer Buro Happold
Andrew Comer Principal
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Andrew Comer
Principal
Buro Happold

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Mike Hess Panasonic USA
Mike Hess VP, Smart & Sustainable Buildings
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Mike Hess
VP, Smart & Sustainable Buildings
Panasonic USA

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Michael Osment Taubman Centers
Michael Osment SVP, CIO/CTO Michael Osment has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Information Technology including Senior IT leadership experience at Fortune 100 compa
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Michael Osment
SVP, CIO/CTO
Taubman Centers
LinkedIn

Michael Osment has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Information Technology including Senior IT leadership experience at Fortune 100 companies including GM, TRW and ITT Industries. After his stint in industry, he spent ten years in consulting mostly with AlixPartners, LLP, where he worked on a variety of corporate turnarounds and bankruptcies including at Borders Books and General Growth Properties. In early 2012, He joined Taubman as the Chief Information Officer and launched a 3 year program to transform the information technology organization and systems. He was named Chief Technology Officer in early 2014 to head up the Taubman Technology Lab in addition to his CIO duties. The Taubman Tech Lab is chartered to coordinate the investigation and implementation of all aspects of technology for Taubman.

4:45pm - 5:45pm TRACK: Process Automation
The Ever Expanding ERP – The Industry's Top Leaders Weigh-In
One of the most consistent discussions in our industry over time has been centered on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Enterprise resource planning is the integrated management of core business processes, often in real-time and mediated by software and technology. ERPs have evolved from a few major business processes to touching almost every single function in a real estate company. The debate includes single stack vs. integrated best of breed, as well as uncovering logical boundaries for an ERP platform. Cloud, mobility, analytics and cyber have also been part of the ongoing discussion. Hear from the industry’s top leaders about the current status and future possibilities of real estate ERPs.

Moderator:
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Jim Carr GPG Advisers
Jim Carr Executive Director
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Jim Carr
Executive Director
GPG Advisers
LinkedIn

Speakers:
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Patrick Ghilani MRI Software
Patrick Ghilani CEO
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Patrick Ghilani
CEO
MRI Software

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Robert Teel Yardi
Robert Teel SVP, Global Solutions Rob Teel is responsible for product development, support and implementations of Yardi's Commercial Property Management and Investment Management suite
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Robert Teel
SVP, Global Solutions
Yardi

Rob Teel is responsible for product development, support and implementations of Yardi's Commercial Property Management and Investment Management suites. Rob joined Yardi Systems in 2003, and he has nearly 20 years of property and financial systems implementation experience.

5:00pm - 6:00pm TRACK: Real Estate Investment Management
OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY and PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT – The Paradigm is Shifting
Many companies continue to explore new ways to automate, track and enhance their core business processes. These tools have the capability of providing transparency, accountability and one-stop visibility at all levels throughout the business. Last year, we learned about Rockpoint Group’s vendor selection process, the surprising results of their needs assessment and the beginning stages of their operational platform deployment project. This follow-up segment will review the latest business process management optimization techniques and provide an update on the results of their deployment. Additionally, this session will give attendees unique and useful perspective on why this approach is already transforming business processes – allowing companies to capture, analyze and visualize data that has traditionally been lost forever.

5:00pm - 6:00pm TRACK: 'Digitizing' the Commercial Real Estate Organization
Real Estate DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – Incremental Change or an Entire New Approach
Technology has always been an enabler of change. In recent history, we have seen PCs replace terminals and mobile phones take automation to the streets. Some would argue that this has been incremental change and that transitions were hard, but not totally disruptive. More recently, we've heard a lot about digital transformation. This means literally rethinking everything from the ground up, from how an occupant interacts with the building to how they pay their rent. Layer on top of that the new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain that are poised to potentially change every aspect of real estate. For those ready for the strategic discussion on disruptive digital transformation, this is a must attend session.

Moderator:
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Tama Huang NOI Strategies - CohnReznick LLP
Tama Huang Principal, Global Real Estate Advisory Services Leader
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Tama Huang
Principal, Global Real Estate Advisory Services Leader
NOI Strategies - CohnReznick LLP

Speakers:
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Phil Klokis GSA/PBS
Phil Klokis CIO
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Phil Klokis
CIO
GSA/PBS

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Phil Klokis GSA/PBS
Phil Klokis CIO
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Phil Klokis
CIO
GSA/PBS

6:00PM - 6:30PM Digie Awards Presentation & Networking Reception
Digie Awards Presentation
Join us at Conference LIVE as we announce the winners of the 2017 Digie Awards. These prestigious awards honor those companies, real estate projects, technologies and people who have gone above and beyond to positively impact our industry through the use of technology, automation and innovation.

6:30PM - 7:30PM Digie Awards Presentation & Networking Reception
Networking Reception
Directly following the Digie Awards Presentation is a welcome reception with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the San Diego Marriott on June 14. Meet and mingle with new colleagues and catch up with old friends! This event is open to all attendees.

Thursday | June 15

8:30AM - 10:30AM SMART BUILDINGS Best Practices Showcase
SMART BUILDINGS Best Practice Showcase

The fifth annual SMART BUILDING Best Practice Showcase returns to IBcon. For this super-session, we’ve assembled over 50 of the world’s most progressive and successful implementations of smart buildings, portfolios and campuses. These projects represent the next generation of open, interoperable, integrated and IP-centric buildings.

In this showcase setting, attendees will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives for each project who will share their strategies and address topics such as energy conservation, operational efficiency, enhanced occupant experience, sustainability achievement and financial optimization.

10:45am - 11:45am TRACK: CRE Tech 5.0 and Beyond
The Future Retail Supply Chain – The Impact to Retail and Industrial Real Estate
Not too long ago, teenagers fled to the mall to meet friends, hang out and shop. The mall was the center of the retail universe. Fast forward to 2017 and the retail industry is facing some major shifts. A reported store surplus, social media as the new hangout, trouble with customer service, struggles with Omni Channel distribution, a relentless assault from online retailers and the questionable trajectory of traditional anchor tenants, all lead to change. This shift is also impacting the industrial sector of our industry. Proximity to urban centers, and warehouse location based on one-hour delivery is changing everything. This panel of leading retail and industrial thought leaders will have a lively discussion on how the retail supply chain is changing and how it impacts all of us.

Moderator:
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Jim Young Realcomm
Jim Young Co-Founder & CEO Founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on techno
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Jim Young
Co-Founder & CEO
Realcomm

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.

Speakers:
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Scott Morey GPG Advisers
Scott Morey Executive Director
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Scott Morey
Executive Director
GPG Advisers

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Michael Osment Taubman Centers
Michael Osment SVP, CIO/CTO Michael Osment has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Information Technology including Senior IT leadership experience at Fortune 100 compa
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Michael Osment
SVP, CIO/CTO
Taubman Centers
LinkedIn

Michael Osment has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Information Technology including Senior IT leadership experience at Fortune 100 companies including GM, TRW and ITT Industries. After his stint in industry, he spent ten years in consulting mostly with AlixPartners, LLP, where he worked on a variety of corporate turnarounds and bankruptcies including at Borders Books and General Growth Properties. In early 2012, He joined Taubman as the Chief Information Officer and launched a 3 year program to transform the information technology organization and systems. He was named Chief Technology Officer in early 2014 to head up the Taubman Technology Lab in addition to his CIO duties. The Taubman Tech Lab is chartered to coordinate the investigation and implementation of all aspects of technology for Taubman.

10:45am - 11:45am TRACK: Process Automation
CAPITAL PROJECTS – Bringing Data Driven Precision to the Process
Capital projects make up a major component of a building owner’s strategy. Whether it is a small tenant improvement, or a major retrofit or construction project, there are many moving parts. Historically those “moving parts” were managed using the last generation of automation tools, documents, spreadsheets and email. While these tools provided an improvement from paper, their capability was limited; we now see those old systems giving way to new ones that are innovative, scalable and more effective. Solutions like RFP Delivery, RFP Response, Bid Analysis, Project Management and, in some cases, Accounting Integration – all are part of a process ripe for an efficiency overhaul. This session will feature the industry’s most knowledgeable minds on the topic of next generation capital project automation.

Moderator:
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Anthony Nazzaro NOI Strategies, a division of CohnReznick
Anthony Nazzaro Principal Anthony Nazzaro oversees significant client projects that drive toward operational excellence – from organizational, process, and systems assessment t
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Anthony Nazzaro
Principal
NOI Strategies, a division of CohnReznick
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Anthony Nazzaro oversees significant client projects that drive toward operational excellence – from organizational, process, and systems assessment to optimization and implementation. He has 30 years of experience in commercial real estate with wide-ranging knowledge of organization design, process re-engineering, business intelligence and technology implementation.

Speakers:
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Robert Entin Vornado Realty Trust
Robert Entin EVP & CIO Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. He continues to serve as Ch
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Robert Entin
EVP & CIO
Vornado Realty Trust
LinkedIn

Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. He continues to serve as Chairman and CTO for Integrated Business Systems (IBS), a well-known provider of real estate automation solutions, which he founded in 1979.

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Riggs Kubiak Honest Buildings
Riggs Kubiak CEO
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Riggs Kubiak
CEO
Honest Buildings

11:00am - 12:00pm TRACK: 'Digitizing' the Commercial Real Estate Organization
Defining and Executing the DIGITAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Functions such as accounting, property management and lease administration are typically referred to as back office. These are the basics that must be put in place for a real estate company to function. Today, many organizations are looking beyond the traditional IT functions and are anticipating that technology, automation and innovation to deliver an enhanced, i.e. “digital,” customer experience applicable to both internal as well as external customers. In retail, this could involve features such as a mobile shopping app or interactive directories; in the office, it could mean using a phone for access control or human resource interaction. In any event, technology continues to play a role in creating immersive and engaging spaces. This session will explore how industry leaders are approaching this emerging digital customer experience.

Moderator:
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Sandy Jacolow Silverstein Properties
Sandy Jacolow CIO
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Sandy Jacolow
CIO
Silverstein Properties
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Speaker:
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Justin Segal Boxer Property
Justin Segal President Justin Segal is an operations executive and entrepreneur specializing in real estate investment and management, startups, and technology. He is the fo
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Justin Segal
President
Boxer Property
LinkedIn

Justin Segal is an operations executive and entrepreneur specializing in real estate investment and management, startups, and technology. He is the founder of Stemmons Enterprise, a universal operations platform that allows companies to operate with pervasive data and unparalleled agility. He often speaks on topics involving enterprise data, analytics, and user experience.

11:00am - 12:00pm TRACK: Real Estate Investment Management
COGNITIVE TECHNOLOGIES in Investment Management Processes – Are We There Yet?
At one time, Artificial Intelligence (AI) was little more than a reference in science fiction novels. JP Morgan Chase, BlackRock and Goldman Sachs have recently been investing heavily in developing machine learning applications that allow them to automate manual tasks done by lawyers, loan officers, analysts and back office personnel. Most investment management business processes rely on emails, wet signatures, eSignatures, cutting and pasting and then manual reporting. The good news is that we are now seeing Cognitive Technologies, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation and AI automating many of these processes. In this exciting session, we will discuss these new technologies and their impact on Leasing, Legal, Acquisitions, Asset Management, Middle Office, Dispositions, and Document Management functions. 

1:15pm - 2:15pm TRACK: CRE Tech 5.0 and Beyond
ROBOTS in Commercial Real Estate – How Close Are We?
Robots are beginning to show up in numerous places in our lives. We are finding them in our homes, in our factories and soon, in our offices and malls. The technology is getting better every year; when combined with other technologies such as AI, they will soon reach new capabilities. Security guards, cleaning crews, delivery persons, customer service representatives, site inspectors and other real estate related job functions may soon be potential targets for robotic automation. Even though we are in the early stages, there are some commercial real estate organizations experimenting with the technology. This interesting session will focus on trends in robotics as well as specific applications for our industry.

Moderator:
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Todd Hylton UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute
Todd Hylton Executive Director Todd Hylton is currently the executive director of the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute focusing on local and global industry collaborations
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Todd Hylton
Executive Director
UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute

Todd Hylton is currently the executive director of the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute focusing on local and global industry collaborations to facilitate the rapid growth of the university's project portfolio and industry network. Since 2012, Hylton served as EVP, Strategy and Research at Brain Corp., a San Diego-based robotics startup. Prior to Brain Corp., Hylton launched a series of successful projects as a program manager at DARPA, including a multi-million dollar effort to develop a chip inspired by the function of biological nervous systems.

Speakers:
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Bryan Colin VirtualApt
Bryan Colin Co-Founder & CEO
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Bryan Colin
Co-Founder & CEO
VirtualApt
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Stacy Dean Stephens Knightscope
Stacy Dean Stephens VP
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Stacy Dean Stephens
VP
Knightscope

1:15pm - 2:15pm TRACK: Process Automation
Automating the LEASE PROCESS – Many Perspectives, Many Options
The lease process remains one of the cornerstones of owning and operating commercial real estate. Identifying prospects, showing space, signing leases and providing ongoing customer service to tenants are all pieces of the puzzle. There have been numerous attempts to automate the process. First, we saw custom built CRM systems; then a movement toward Salesforce; and recently, companies such as VTS and Hightower (now consolidated into VTS) provided market systems which could also automate the internal lease processes of real estate companies. Today, our industry has a number of different concepts in play; the lease automation conversation is far from over. This insightful session will discuss and debate the merits and challenges of lease automation.

Moderator:
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Kevin Seckel PwC
Kevin Seckel Director, Advisory Services
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Kevin Seckel
Director, Advisory Services
PwC

1:30pm - 2:30pm TRACK: 'Digitizing' the Commercial Real Estate Organization
BUSINESS ALIGNMENT for Technology and Innovation – A Requirement for Success
We've been talking about it for years. It's not about the technology, but rather the business objectives that drive innovation. While the conversations have been loud and constant, there are still many organizations that focus on the technology without clear alignment around business goals. IT’s inclusion in strategy planning is critical to this alignment. For today’s technology executive to be successful, they must be on the front lines—clearly understanding the business and how it is changing. Technology and innovation continue to fundamentally change the way we use and operate real estate, and today’s executive must to be strategic, not tactical.

Moderator:
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Aidan Coleman Charter Hall
Aidan Coleman CTO Aidan is a technology thought leader and ‘implementer' who focuses on how process, information and technology-enabled change can contribute directly t
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Aidan Coleman
CTO
Charter Hall

Aidan is a technology thought leader and ‘implementer' who focuses on how process, information and technology-enabled change can contribute directly to sustainable business growth. With over 20 years in IT, the last five in Property and Real Estate, Aidan brings with him great experience in people leadership, strategic planning, program delivery, operations and innovation across a range of other industries including Retail, Media, FMCG, Management Consulting, Insurance, Banking and Telco.

Speakers:
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Michael Huaco McKesson
Michael Huaco SVP & Global Head of Real Estate
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Michael Huaco
SVP & Global Head of Real Estate
McKesson

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Julie Sokol Irvine Company
Julie Sokol SVP, IT Julie Sokol is SVP, IT at the Irvine Company. In her role, she is responsible for the overall performance and delivery of information technology and
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Julie Sokol
SVP, IT
Irvine Company

Julie Sokol is SVP, IT at the Irvine Company. In her role, she is responsible for the overall performance and delivery of information technology and technology innovation across the company. She has an extensive background in strategic consulting and working with organizations to apply technology to transform and differentiate themselves.

1:30pm - 2:30pm TRACK: Cyber – IT and Real Estate Information
Cyber Defense – The Role of Cloud Based SOLUTION PROVIDERS
The journey to the cloud has been a long one. First introduced in the late 1990s, the marketplace is now fully embracing the benefits of cloud computing being offered by today’s solution providers. Business continuity, technology upgrades at scale, cyber defense and infrastructure maintenance costs - these are just a few of the justifications for outsourcing this role to these partners. With this transformative shift of responsibility to the cloud providers, the subject of cybersecurity remains front and center. Are they providing state-of-the-art cyber defense? Because of their scale are they larger targets? Could their infrastructure be breached or held for ransom? This enlightenining session will include the industry's most notable providers who will present their strategies for keeping their client systems safe.

3:00pm - 4:00pm TRACK: Process Automation
BUDGET & FORECASTING 5.0 – The Next Evolution
Budget & Forecasting is one of the most fundamental components of a real estate strategy. It is the foundation for achieving the business goals that have been established. Over time, this once static business process that was reviewed periodically throughout the year has evolved into a more real-time activity. We now have enhanced functionality and new platform options such as the cloud. The need for greater integration and interoperability and a changing vendor landscape is driving more innovation – and in some cases, uncertainty. With so much riding on this fundamental application set, the market is anxious to understand what is in store for Budget & Forecasting over the next 12-18 months.

Speakers:
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Robert Entin Vornado Realty Trust
Robert Entin EVP & CIO Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. He continues to serve as Ch
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Robert Entin
EVP & CIO
Vornado Realty Trust
LinkedIn

Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. He continues to serve as Chairman and CTO for Integrated Business Systems (IBS), a well-known provider of real estate automation solutions, which he founded in 1979.

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Susan Gerock Washington REIT
Susan Gerock VP, IT & CIO Susan Gerock currently serves as VP, Information Technology and CIO for Washington REIT, a publicly traded REIT based in Washington, DC. She has over
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Susan Gerock
VP, IT & CIO
Washington REIT

Susan Gerock currently serves as VP, Information Technology and CIO for Washington REIT, a publicly traded REIT based in Washington, DC. She has over 20 years' experience in various technology roles spanning manufacturing, consulting, application service provider, and commercial real estate organizations. Her specialties include ERP selection and implementation, project and change management, and cybersecurity. She is also a proponent of the use of social media and the overlapping relationship between technology and marketing.

3:00pm - 4:00pm TRACK: CRE Tech 5.0 and Beyond
Using DRONES in Commercial Real Estate – Practical Applications or Hype?
Drones (aka Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) have quickly made their way into our mainstream consumer life. Once only accessible to enthusiasts with large budgets, drones were recently found at the last holiday season at Target and Walmart. The rapid adoption in the consumer world has forced many commercial and corporate real estate professionals to ask, “How can drones be creatively used to manage difficult or impossible processes in our industry?” Building views, roof inspections, maintenance activities, construction monitoring, security response as well as other applications could all be affected. This session will feature organizations that have been on this journey for a few years and can offer experience and insight on the topic.

Moderator:
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AJ Jolivette Terosaur
AJ Jolivette CTO/President AJ Jolivette's career path makes him a natural leader of UAV integration – he is an inventor, CAD designer, 3-D printer, mechanical builder and softwa
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AJ Jolivette
CTO/President
Terosaur

AJ Jolivette's career path makes him a natural leader of UAV integration – he is an inventor, CAD designer, 3-D printer, mechanical builder and software application developer. Recently, he co-founded and is CEO of Terosaur, a company focused on UAV or SAUR (small aeronautic unmanned robots) hardware and software systems. AJ is a former US Marine that worked on communications/IT overseas under top security; a product creator/director of Internet managed services during the web revolution and was founder/CEO of SoCal's leading IT networking company for entertainment law firms and TV personalities.

Speaker:
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Ryan McCabe LSA Inspections
Ryan McCabe Owner, Operator
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Ryan McCabe
Owner, Operator
LSA Inspections

3:15pm - 4:15pm TRACK: 'Digitizing' the Commercial Real Estate Organization
Technology and CHANGE MANAGEMENT – A Pitch I Can Take Back to My CEO
When you talk to the most seasoned real estate technology professionals, most will tell you that it is not about the technology but more about change management. For the most part, technology can usually deliver on the automation promised, but it requires minor or in some cases, major organizational change. To achieve success, those professionals involved in major, technology based innovative projects must possess a vision—but also the ability to communicate that vision to the organization. Those who have developed these high-level business communication skills required to talk to the C-Suite are more likely to succeed than others. This valuable session will include insight from seasoned professionals who have learned to communicate the benefits of innovation.

Moderator:
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Sandy Mechael Tishman Speyer
Sandy Mechael CIO
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Sandy Mechael
CIO
Tishman Speyer

Speaker:
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Ian Turnbull First Capital Realty
Ian Turnbull CIO
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Ian Turnbull
CIO
First Capital Realty

3:15pm - 4:15pm TRACK: Cyber – IT and Real Estate Information
The Cyber Battle Rages On - PHISHING, MALWARE, RANSOMWARE & More
In addition to all the building specific cybersecurity issues that real estate owners and operators have to deal with, they also have to keep pace with all the general cyber concerns that impact every business. The headlines around cyber are only increasing, and when combined with a growing sophistication of the adversaries and a shortage of cyber expertise, the task of protecting business enterprises remains a challenge. Phishing, malware, ransomware, data theft and other cyber threats remain the top issues impacting IT professionals in 2017. Increased education, system upgrades, outside consulting and hyper-collaboration with peers are some of the responses to this challenge. This panel of thought leaders will explore strategies for fundamental cyber defense.

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