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Monday, January 16
 

1:30pm

Building Best Practices in Small Companies

The Problem: Small companies often do not have the resources or the expertise to compete on the tech front.

Roll up your sleeves and work with fellow attendees to find solutions to the tech problems small companies face.   


Speakers
avatar for Shane Farkas

Shane Farkas

CTO, The Agency
Shane Farkas currently holds the position of Chief Technology Officer at The Agency. Shane has been with The Agency since its earliest days and has played an instrumental role in developing all of the company’s operational systems and processes. Under Shane’s leadership, The Agency’s... Read More →
avatar for Susannah Vila

Susannah Vila

CEO, Flip
Susannah vila is the CEO of Flip, a platform for people to create and access flexible leases. Flip provides’ leaseholders with the easiest way to either sublet or get out of their lease and renters use Flip to find a place to live or work with a short-term or flexible length.


Monday January 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
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1:30pm

Driving Adoption in Legacy Companies
The Problem: How to Make Technology a Priority in an Old School Company.

Roll up your sleeves and work with fellow attendees to find solutions that bring innovative practices into established businesses.  

Speakers
avatar for Tom Flanagan

Tom Flanagan

Alain Pinel Realtors, Vice President of Technology
Tom Flanagan is Vice President of Technology at Alain Pinel Realtors and is responsible for overall technology strategy and implementation throughout the company. With over a decade of experience in the technology industry, he brings a wide range of knowledge in technology, online... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
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1:30pm

How to Make a Marriage of Tech Startups and Legacy Companies
The Problem: Big companies are increasingly seeing the value in tech startups but fusing the two comes with challenges.

Roll up your sleeves and work with fellow attendees to find solutions to successfully marrying statups and legacy companies. 

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Shimkus

Glenn Shimkus

Vice President of Product, DocuSign
Glenn Shimkus is the Vice President of Product at DocuSign, where he leads the company’s Global Real Estate Solutions product team. In this role he is responsible for defining the strategy, setting the product roadmap, and leading the development and delivery of DocuSign’s product... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
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1:30pm

Integration: Life Made Easier With Portals
The Problem: Portals can make your life easier but perfecting the integration is the hard part.

Roll up your sleeves and work with fellow attendees to find solutions to integration. 

Speakers
avatar for Todd Parmley

Todd Parmley

Director of Product, The Corcoran Group
As Director of Product for the Corcoran Group - the leading residential real estate firm in New York City ($22B in sales in 2015) - Todd oversees the company's product strategy and roadmap and has been instrumental in driving an internal technology revolution over the course of the... Read More →
avatar for Juli Pleitner

Juli Pleitner

MLS Manager, MLSOK, Inc.
Juli is an executive project manager with 18 years' experience leading projects and supporting clients for diverse web applications within various IT fields.  She has a knack for easily translating technology to a non-technology crowd.  In 2004, she transitioned to a contract assignment... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
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1:30pm

Next Generation Buying/Selling Experience
The Problem: The transaction of buying and selling is far from seamless.

Roll up your sleeves and work with fellow attendees to find solutions to making transactions simpler.

Speakers
avatar for Daivak Shah

Daivak Shah

dotloop, VP Engineering
Passionate software engineering leader successfully led and managed cross-functional teams. Released highly scalable, innovative and connected mobile products on technology stacks including iOS, Android, HTML 5/CSS3/Javascript, LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) and Java based systems. Experience... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
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1:30pm

Sharing Data Better
The Problem: Technology and platforms aren’t all built alike and navigating the ins and outs is a complex undertaking.

Roll up your sleeves and work with fellow attendees to find solutions to the tech problems that come with trying to sharing data more efficiently.   

Speakers
avatar for Chris Lambrou

Chris Lambrou

CIO, Metro MLS
An award-winning software architect, a customer service activist, an IT mongrel, an accomplished musician (in his own mind), a baseball enthusiast and daddy of two (the most challenging task of all). Fascinated with real estate technology and the powerful role it plays in the everyday... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
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2:45pm

Advancing VR
The problem: VR has huge potential for the industry but integrating it into a real estate business can be challenging.

Roll up your sleeves and work with fellow attendees to find solutions to advancing VR.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Davis

Stephanie Davis

COO & Co-founder, Virtual Xperience
Stephanie L Davis is an innovative, trend-setting businesswoman with a sharp mind and tenacious drive that have catapulted her to success, both in the world of luxury real estate, and in the new now-dominant frontier of social & digital media marketing and advertising. Davis has cemented... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm
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2:45pm

Buy or Build? Who Decides and Why?

The Problem: A myriad of technology options are available, but no one-size fits all solution exisits.

Roll up your sleeves and work with fellow attendees to find solutions to knowing when to build, when to buy and how to make the best decision for your company.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Team

Josh Team

Chief Innovation Officer, Keller Williams
As Chief Innovation Officer for the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, Josh Team leads Keller Williams' innovation labs, developing platforms, creating solutions, and forming coalitions with businesses and entrepreneurs. Josh is charged with disrupting traditional... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm
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2:45pm

Combating Cybercrime
The Problem: Cybercriminals are getting more sophisticated and harder to keep up with.

Roll up your sleeves and work with fellow attendees to find solutions to fight back.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Cohen

Matt Cohen

Chief Technologist, Clareity Consulting
Matt Cohen is a partner in Clareity Consulting, and has been consulting for over 20 years to the top Associations, MLSs, large brokerages and franchises - as well as a wide variety of technology companies that service the real estate industry. Matt has spoken at many industry events... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm
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2:45pm

Data Standards in Real Estate
The Problem: Business barriers, technical obstructions and a lack of data normalization are confounding and constraining innovation.

Roll up your sleeves and work with fellow attendees to find solutions, share your rave or rage and drive the future of data standards and its ongoing evolution.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Crawford

Jeremy Crawford

Executive Director, Real Estate Standards Organization
As the Executive Director of the non-profit Real Estate Standards Organization, Crawford sits at the helm of one of the real estate industry’s most exciting organizations responsible for the creation, promotion and adoption of standards that is fueling innovation and helping to... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hacker Connect

2:45pm

MLSs and the Future Data Providers
The Problem: It's hard to anticipate what data will look like for the MLS of the future. What sources will be key in marketing properties and communities? 

Let's roll up our sleeves and work with fellow attendees to find out what’s coming and what we can do to get ready for these data sets. 
 


Speakers
avatar for Chad Curry

Chad Curry

Managing Director for NAR's Center for REALTOR® Technology, National Association of REALTORS
As Managing Director for NAR's Center for REALTOR® Technology, Chad Curry investigates emerging technologies, educates members through presentations, webinars, blogs and podcasts, and manages the development of products for use by members. He’s presented to members on the national... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hacker Connect

2:45pm

Recruitment Made Easy

The Problem: The competition for tech talent is fierce, how do you compete?

Roll up your sleeves and work with fellow attendees to find solutions to this pressing problem.

Speakers
avatar for Reed Emmons

Reed Emmons

VP of Engineering, Adwerx
Reed Emmons is an experienced technology leader and software engineer with a focus on building scalable and responsive web applications. He spent a number of years in the publishing industry for News Corp Australia and most recently, The New York Times where he oversaw the development... Read More →
avatar for Francesca Loftus

Francesca Loftus

CEO, hOM
Francesca is CEO of hOM: A platform that delivers amenities to every building. From a 5th floor walk up to a newly developed commercial complex - Tangible value-add amenities in underutilized existing spaces. Francesca was invited onto the "problem solvers board" of Feed The Children... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hacker Connect