Education Session 1

10:00 AM – 11: 00 AM

SMART & CONNECTED

Creating asset value for your smart building: Myths, threats & opportunities

By demystifying some of the most common myths associated with today’s smart buildings, this session will identify current threats and opportunities every CRE professional needs to be aware of in order to effectively create and maintain asset value.

Moderator: Demitrius Marshall

Vice President of Technology and Professional Services at RYCOM Corporation

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Stephen Adams
GM, 20 Vic Management Inc.

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Scott Beneteau
GM, Enercare Commercial Services – Enercare

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David Silva
VP, Technologies, Allied REIT

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Bill McGowan
Director, Smart Connected Real Estate, Cisco

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Laura Towsley
Building Systems Engineer, RYCOM Inc.

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Real Performance

How to leverage data analytics: The future of high-performance buildings

In an era where we now gather more information than ever to control our building systems and manage rising energy costs, data analytics have become vital in making sense of it all. Drawing from insights at real buildings and portfolios, this session presents a robust overview of data analytics and its role in a successful energy management process.

Moderator: Jennifer Grado

Lead, CDM Business Development, Toronto Hydro

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Eric Chisholm P.Eng., CEM, LEED AP
Technical Lead, Sustainability and Energy, WSP Canada Inc.

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Kevin McSweeney
Regional Sales Director – Strategic Alliances, EnerNOC Inc.

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Adrien Deveau

Principal, Vice President, Energy Profiles Limited

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Risks & Opportunities

Cybersecurity vulnerabilities of today’s buildings

With today’s buildings enabled by systems and technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), and connected and shared networks, the use and operation of the built environment is fundamentally changing. This discussion will highlight the key aspects of cybersecurity that every CRE professional needs to be aware of, and prepared for.

Moderator: Luciano Cedrone
VP, National Security, Brookfield Office Properties

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Joseph Lau
Communications Security Establishment Manager, Cyber Security Partnerships

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Neal Jardine

Loss Adjuster, Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc

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Jennifer Drake

Vice President and Legal Consultant at Aon Canada in the Financial Services Group

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The People Connection

The humanity in Property Management: Personality mapping in the physio-behavioural environment

With the Property Management (PM) team interacting with more people than HR within an organization, the way they work is critical to the business’ success. This presentation explores the importance of understanding personality types in PM to achieve success in your own career, as well as being able to motivate others in theirs to achieve optimal performance.

Keynote speaker: Alex K. Lam, MRAIC, IFMA Fellow
Director, Global Development, AVIEMORE | STIRLING

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Education Session 2

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

SMART & CONNECTED

Creating a cyber safety culture: Why technology alone is not enough

Cybersecurity is not new, but it continues to be vitally important to protecting our assets and people. This panel will address how we can leverage existing systems by looking outside our industry. Hear from panelists who are currently implementing or have implemented security strategies that make this simple to understand and implement.

Moderator: Janet Cloud 
COO, Smashblock

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 Gene McLean
Managing Director, Investigations, Cytelligence

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Alex Foord
VP, Information Technology, BGIS

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Greg Markell
CEO, Ridge Canada

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Real Performance

Improving building efficiency and occupant comfort through real-time indoor air quality monitoring 

The intersection of professional-grade building sensors and integrated software solutions have made it possible to measure and visualize building performance indicators that directly impact occupant health and well-being. Learn how real-time monitoring can successfully be deployed to guide healthy material specifications, optimize building operations, and increase stakeholder engagement and satisfaction.

Keynote speaker: Raefer Wallis
Co-Founder and CEO, Global Innovations Green Algorithms (GIGA)

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Risks & Opportunities

A legal review: What is trending now

Join us as our CRE experts, moderated by Sandra Hardy, Executive Vice President & General Counsel and Secretary, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, engage in a lively and informative discussion on industry trending legal issues including Indemnifiers and Letters of Credit; Smart buildings: Technology and Sustainability; Audit rights; and Expansion and Contraction Rights.

 

  Moderator: Sandra Hardy
EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

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Ellen Williamson
VP, Legal and Assistant General Counsel, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

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François Viau

Partner at Gowling

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Joseph Grignano

Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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The People Connection

Change leader: Building and fostering a culture for optimum performance

Understand the skills, attitudes and knowledge that come with being a change leader. This session will give you tangible tools on what creates momentum and creativity and what doesn’t. Learn the core skills and mindsets of innovators and momentum builders – the key to the best and most valuable employees in any organization.

 

Keynote speaker: John Zettler
Director, Talent Strategy & Development, Dale Carnegie Training

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Education Session 3

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

SMART & CONNECTED

How the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing Property Management

This presentation explores the gap between minimally code-compliant designs and performance of today’s “best design practice” using leading edge technologies as well as offering you a peek at future potentials. Reviewing these requirements is critical to ensuring building facades can reliably deliver energy performance and comfort to building owners and occupants.

 

Keynote speaker: Stephen Selkowitz
Senior Advisor, Building Science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Building Technology and Urban Systems Division

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Real Performance

Moving from stranded asset to revenue generation: How to leverage your stand-by generators

Join this session to learn about site specific challenges for onsite generation use, permitting requirements including utility interconnection, technologies available to meet environmental regulatory requirements and the economics of implementing a load reduction strategy using onsite generation.

Keynote speaker: Robert Desnoyers

Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Safety Power Inc.

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Risks & Opportunities

Weathering the storm: De-risking your building for extreme weather events

Frequency and severity of extreme weather events are on the rise. This, combined with issues all building owners now face such as having more discerning tenants and a reduced market tolerance to interruption, makes resilience planning critical.  We have a unique opportunity to reduce operating costs and risk, while enhancing our confidence of operational survival in a catastrophic event. Be part of the discussion; be part of the solution.

Moderator: Geoff Cape
CEO, Evergreen

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Alec Hay
Risk, Resilience & Security Planning Consultant, Southern Harbour / UofT

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Dana Decent

Manager, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, Faculty of
Environment, University of Waterloo

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Glenn McGillvray 

Managing Director at Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR)

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The People Connection

Maximizing your ROI: The economic value of training your building management staff

The requirement for training is more critical today than ever, with rapid technological advancements, modern corporate and social expectations, and stringent regulatory constraints continuously changing the work environment. Learn from our CRE leaders how we can, as an industry, invest more in people to operate and manage our buildings and service our tenants, to the benefit of your bottom line.

Moderator: Norm Sabapathy
EVP, People, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

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David Giddings 
Director, National Programs, Oxford Properties Group

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David Hoffman

GM, TD Centre, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

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Ron Shory

Senior Vice President, Human Resources at BGIS

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Education Session 4

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

SMART & CONNECTED

Education and change management: The people side of smart buildings

The IoT has introduced a layer of complexity to the Property Manager role. With every new system that improves energy usage, propels sustainability efforts, or enhances security, comes new appliances, hardware, and software that must be maintained, managed, and accounted for. Be part of the conversation as industry and technology experts discuss aspects we often miss when retrofitting and modernizing our buildings.

Moderator: Ian Khan

Technology Futurist

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Bill McGowan
Director, Smart Connected Real Estate, Cisco

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Lorri Rowlandson
SVP, Strategic Solutions, BGIS

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Casey Witkowicz

Founder and CEO of RYCOM

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Real Performance

Expert panel review of the latest in performance-enhancing technologies

With greater availability and accessibility to smart technologies, how do you decide what is best for your building(s) to help you achieve your operational and tenant service KPIs? Our panel of building systems experts will discuss the latest IoT research, building technology trends, success indicators, and how to optimize performance through these technologies.

Moderator: Rob Murchison

Principal and Co-Founder, Intelligent Buildings, LLC, Professor,
Harvard University, Intelligent Buildings

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Murray Gamble

President of The C3 Group of Companies

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Ron Zimmer

President & CEO at Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)

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Stephen Brown

Director, Innovation, CSA Group

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Victor Settino

Senior Vice President, Development & Construction at First Gulf Corporation

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Risks & Opportunities

Asset value optimization through BOMA BEST®

The last decade has witnessed a remarkable insurgence of attention among stakeholders to green building rating systems. While BOMA BEST® continues to lead the Canadian landscape, what sets this certification apart from the rest? Join us and hear first-hand from the experts on the distinguishing factors of BOMA BEST®, awards, and how it can maximize your asset’s value.

 

Moderator: Nichole A. Bonner
Senior Manager, Sustainability Services, CD SONTER, Environmental Consultants

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Ari Dimitraklas
National Director, Technical Services, Retail Services, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP

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Jon Douglas

Director of Sustainability at Menkes Developments Ltd.

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Sante Esposito

Colliers International, Vice President, Portfolio Management

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Jamie Gray-Donald

VP Sustainability, QuadReal Property Group

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The People Connection

Emotional intelligence & productivity: Getting the most out of your team

Emotionally intelligent organizations engage customers, prospects and employees to build strong relationships and drive loyalty. Emotional Intelligence Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Author of Ego vs EQ, Jennifer Shirkani, teaches you how to leverage the power of highly emotional intelligence to improve your self-management skills, gain more interpersonal effectiveness and build stronger influence with others.

 

Keynote speaker: Jennifer Shirkani 
Executive Coach, Author of EGO vs EQ, Penumbra Group Inc.

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