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@ the Intersection of Commercial and Corporate Real Estate, Technology, Automation and Innovation
Pre-Con Events: June 5 | Innovation Tech Tours: June 8

Tues. June 5

There’s no better way to kick-off this year’s conference than by attending one of our pre-conference events. These comprehensive and innovative programs are designed based on the attendee’s role within the commercial, corporate, government and institutional real estate industry. Maximize the value of our pre-conference sessions by bringing your team – IT, FM, PM, Energy, Sustainability, Operations and Finance – there’s something for everyone in your organization!

Advance reservations are required for all pre-conference events. You must be a registered attendee of Realcomm or IBcon to attend.

CRE Cybersecurity Forum

June 5 | 8:00am-11:45am | Mont Royal 2

Over the past decade, weaponized code delivered by malicious actors has evolved to be one of the greatest threats to our country's welfare and economy. Cybercrime affects everyone, including individuals, businesses, organizations and government. It was inevitable that cyber threats would eventually find vulnerable commercial real estate targets, both at the enterprise and infrastructure level. Cybersecurity as it impacts the built environment remains one of the most requested topics in our industry. This Forum will bring together industry thought leaders to address the most high-impact cyber threats and leverage their experience and knowledge to set benchmarks for cybersecurity strategy. Much of the content for this forum will be developed by the ongoing work of the Real Estate Cyber Consortium. More Info

CIO Roundtable

June 5 | 1:00pm-6:00pm | Mont Royal 2

Improving commercial real estate technology strategy education for well over a decade, the Realcomm CIO Roundtable has become the premiere annual event that attracts the best and brightest CIOs in the commercial real estate industry. This highly focused event addresses issues including cyber, organizational alignment, new innovations and IT strategy, as well as a host of new topics identified each year. It also provides an annual opportunity to reset the benchmarks for IT related issues, which keeps Real Estate IT strategies current to mitigate risk and accelerate adoption. (The CIO Roundtable is a by invitation only event) More Info

COO|CFO|CAO Innovation Summit

June 5 | 1:30pm-6:00pm | Nolita 3

Technology and its impact to Commercial Real Estate is no longer a tactical discussion but rather an important component of the overall business strategy. Business leaders must not only manage incremental improvements on the operational side, but also clearly understand the changing occupant experience and ultimately how we use and manage space. The Commercial Real Estate COO|CFO|CAO Innovation Summit is an opportunity for Executives to gather with peers to network, exchange information and share best practices. Participants will hear from domain experts on wide ranging topics, including Cybersecurity, Smart Buildings to Digital Transformation, Organizational Realignment and more. More Info

IB Boot Camp

June 5 | 1:30pm-6:00pm | Nolita 2

Converting a traditional building into a smart building can be a daunting task; transforming a portfolio or campus is an even greater challenge. Over the last seven years, this Boot Camp has provided professionals a step-by-step guide on where to begin. Defining the attributes of a smart building, developing a comprehensive strategy, assembling a smart building team and establishing building cyber guidelines are just a few of the topics to be discussed. For anyone considering the design and development of a smart building strategy, this is a must attend event. More Info

Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS)

June 5 | 1:30pm-6:00pm | Mont Royal 1

To begin automating a building, all roads lead to a systems integrator. In most cases, the integrator is the organization that will align industry solutions with the goals and objectives of the client. The single building, single vendor solution can no longer meet the needs of the market. In a world where IT is quickly encroaching on traditional building automation, yesterday's strategies no longer work. If you're a traditional integrator looking to expand your service offerings to meet the future needs of today's open architected, interoperable, integrated, IT centric intelligent buildings, portfolios, campuses and cities, you won't want to miss this dynamic Summit. This event is exclusively for the Integrator Community More Info

Higher Education Smart Campus Summit

June 5 | 1:30pm-6:00pm | Nolita 1

Returning for the third year, the Higher Education Smart Campus Summit is a must attend pre-conference event for colleges and universities. In many cases, college campuses operate like small cities, with both new and aging real estate, and with diverse services required. Thought leaders for the 'campus of the future' will address topics such as building analytics, next generation fault detection, wide area building networks, building operating system selection, IoT engagement and deployment, comprehensive cybersecurity guidelines, IP-enablement of traditional analog devices, partnering with IT departments, and developing a strategy. They will also discuss the impacts of emerging topics such as AI, Machine Learning, Autonomous Vehicles, Augmented/Immersive Reality, Blockchain and more. This by-invitation event is only open to university professionals in Real Estate, Facilities, Energy and Sustainability. More Info

The Smart Building Leadership Forum

June 5 | 3:30pm-6:00pm | Yaletown 4

In the early days, mechanical systems were standalone with little or no integration. Next came systems for smart buildings, focused on the idea of integrating these disparate systems for efficiency and cost savings. Today, the next generation of smart buildings is open architected, interoperable, integrated and IP-centric. They utilize smart edge devices and the cloud, and have expanded functionality that goes beyond one building to include portfolios and campuses, with a heavy emphasis on IoT. This forum gathers individuals and organizations that have been leading the way on this journey. These are the true innovators, early adopters, pioneers, risk takers and market creators who continue to pursue the next iteration of smart buildings and answer to the question, “What’s next?” More Info