RealComm|IBcon Pre-Conference Event Opens with CRE Cybersecurity Forum in San Diego

ControlTrends is joined by Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of and Therese Sullivan, editor of, as we review some of the highlights of RealComm|IBcon’s Day 1, starting with the CRE Cybersecurity Forum, which brought the best cybersecurity minds in the business together — to address the most impactful cyber threats, share their wealth of industry experience and knowledge, and help attendees set cybersecurity benchmarks and strategies for their organizations. This session was followed by a multitude of pre-conference events that were specifically designed for IT, FM, PM, Energy, Sustainability, Operations and Finance professionals. Jim Young, Howard Berger, Lisa Woods, and the RealComm|IBcon team have achieved yet another industry milestone in orchestrating the most advanced and comprehensive global event for the commercial and corporate real estate industry. CRE Tech 5.0, has indeed, reached New Heights in Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Innovation!

RealComm @ the Intersection of Commercial and Corporate Real Estate, Technology, Automation and Innovation. CRE Tech 5.0 image overview: 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 and the internet; Phase 3 was the aftermath of 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, IoT 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.


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