MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Only 79 days until Realcomm 2018! Dynamic Education Programs, Solution Provider Expo, LIVE Interviews, Tours, Networking – these are just a few of the many things that keep Commercial Real Estate, Corporate Real Estate, Institutional and Government IT, Facilities, Energy, Sustainability and HR Professionals coming back to Realcomm year after year! SIGN UP today to get important updates and other conference information as it becomes available. GENERAL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Early discounted rates available. Register today!
The impact that technology, automation and innovation have had on the commercial and corporate real estate industry over the last 3-5 years is unprecedented. These changes are most clearly seen in four specific areas; 1) how we use information management solutions to organize our business processes, 2) how we communicate with our customers and partners, 3) how the Internet of Things is influencing the next generation of high-performance, smart buildings and 4) how we use space as seen in office space utilization and the online assault of bricks and mortar retail.
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION – TRANSFORMING THE COMMERCIAL AND CORPORATE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY
New ideas and innovative ways of looking at the world are the catalysts for change. Few understand more about nurturing ideas and waiting for the world to understand them than Bran Ferren. Bran is an American technologist, engineer, scientist, entrepreneur, and inventor. He is the former President of R&D for Walt Disney Imagineering, as well as founder of Associates & Ferren, a multidisciplinary engineering and design firm acquired in 1993 by Disney. Today, he is Chief Creative Officer of Applied Minds, which he co-founded in 2000 with fellow inventor, Danny Hillis. Apple’s “pinch-to-zoom” patent, which features prominently in its legal battle with Samsung, was invalidated by the US Patent and Trademark Office in 2013 based on a 2005 patent by Ferren and Hillis for multi touch gestures. Bran was also involved in the technology that could prove to be the framework for the next generation of Google Search.
His current company, Applied Minds, has worked with some of the world’s largest corporations on innovation, change and transformation, including Intel, Lockheed Martin, The Smithsonian, MIT Media Lab and others. Bran is going to use his life-long experience to help us understand how technology and innovation will continue to transform the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate Industry.
REALCOMM & IBCON CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
• Decision-Makers Representing 35+ Billion SF of Commercial & Corporate Space
• Three Days of World Class Education and Networking
• 1,400+ Professionals in One Location
• Leading-Edge Educational Program Featuring Over 95 Sessions and 175 Speakers
• Demonstrations of Emerging Technologies
• Smart Building Best Practices Showcase Featuring Over 50 of the World’s Smartest Next Generation Buildings
• CIO Roundtable
• COO, CFO & CAO Innovation Summit
• Investment Managers Technology Track
• Sustainability Executives Smart Building Symposium
• Intelligent Buildings Boot Camp
• Smart Building Integrator Summit
• Information Systems & Smart Buildings CYBERSECURITY Forum
• Vendor Expo Featuring 100+ Top Industry Solution Providers
• Conference LIVE News Desk Featuring Live Streamed Interviews with Industry Leaders
This year, the Better Buildings Summit is expanding into new sectors and engaging a diverse set of market leaders. Over two and a half days Better Buildings partners and stakeholders will come together in Washington D.C. and participate in sessions and meetings focused on the sharing of the most successful strategies for achieving energy savings through energy efficiency.
Sessions will focus on specific sectors and cross-cutting strategies
60 sector sessions will focus on trends facing cities and states as well as commercial industrial, and multifamily executives, program managers, building owners, and operators. This year, the Summit will also offer sessions for residential energy professionals.
40 cross-cutting sessions will feature sessions across four tracks: data-driven results, financing and partnerships, high-impact technologies, and portfolio-wide strategies.
200 speakers will present their demonstrated and proven solutions, with plenty of time for attendees to ask questions, network, and exchange new ideas.
Special events offer opportunities for recognition, networking, and forward-thinking conversations
Each day will feature either a plenary keynote speaker, a partner recognition forum, or a moderated panel of distinguished city leaders and CEOs.
An invite-only Better Buildings Challenge partner recognition ceremony, and an evening networking event open to all partners.
Speed-dating sessions with financial allies are available.
Meet-ups designed for peer-to-peer discussion on technologies like CHP, supermarket refrigeration, and sectors such as commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, laboratories, and more.
Remember to book your hotel room.
For your convenience a block of rooms is reserved at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at the federal per diem rate of $229 per night plus taxes. To reserve a room at this rate, please visit the hotel reservation site or call 1-877-212-5752 by May 3rd.
Visit the registration website to save your spot today.
In perhaps, the most significant industry gathering of 2014, Jim Young and Realcomm/IBcon brought together a world-class panel of some of the biggest and most influential global companies in the world that will undoubtedly change the direction and adoption tempo of technologies that will create and deliver new heights in operational efficiencies, reduced energy consumption, and the transformation of big data into business intelligence that will improve occupancy experiences, achieve sustainability goals, and effectively optimize commercial and corporate building financial performances.