Expanding from the prestigious ‘Digie’ Awards, inaugural Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented in recognition of early adopters/pioneers/risk takers/market creators leading the way & moving our industry @ the speed of technology & innovation.

CARLSBAD, CA, June 21, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Realcomm Conference Group announced the winners of their inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award on June 6th at the Realcomm | IBcon 2018 conference which was held at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The awards, acknowledging visionaries who have contributed to the industry for the last twenty years, were presented to twenty recipients during the Keynote General Session.

“Throughout the years, we have acknowledged industry leaders with our prestigious ‘Digie’ Awards,” said Jim Young, co-founder and CEO of Realcomm. “This year, we have expanded that recognition with the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award provides recognition for the early adopters, pioneers, risk takers and market creators who have led, and continue to lead commercial, corporate and institutional real estate industry’s adoption of technology.”

Recipients of this award must have: 1) a career span of 20+ YEARS focused on Real Estate, Technology or Real Estate Technology; 2) demonstrated a clear VISION on how technology would strategically impact the industry; 3) consistently SHARED their time and experience with the community; 4) taken significant RISKS in the name of innovation; and 5) made a definite, positive IMPACT to the advancement of the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate industry.

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients:

Jesse Carrillo: A thoughtful, smart and universally well-liked IT executive managing a global portfolio. He has always been in front of the curve and willing to share his insight and experience with others.

Dave Clute: He has a sustained passion and vision for smart buildings which inspired a major corporation to establish a global smart building / cities program.

Maureen Ehrenberg: A long time and consistent advocate for continuous improvement, her leadership roles at a multitude of major organizations has left a mark globally.

Robert Entin: An early developer of real estate software, he was the first to deploy the concept of a building operations center and remains one of the industry’s’ most respected CIOs.

John Gilbert: At the forefront of the next generation of smart buildings, his journey started with 55 Broad Street in New York City.

Mark Golan: As a major force in corporate real estate and facilities, his early vision, commitment and willingness to take risks continues to influence innovation in the industry.

Don Goldstein: One of the industry’s most notable and recognized CIOs, his influence within an international organization delivered innovation at a global scale.

Hari Gunasingham: An international powerhouse behind some of the most visionary and successful smart building projects; his tenaciousness and persistence are legendary.

Tama Huang: Her vision and world view coupled with her passion for improvement, setting of higher benchmarks and unrelenting drive has influenced market leaders around the globe.

Sandy Jacolow: As an influential New York City CIO, his forward thinking and passion for continuous improvement has left his mark not only in Manhattan but around the globe.

Ted Maulucci: He almost single-handedly changed the skyline of Toronto’s residential towers from an analog model to one more intelligent and connected.

Scott Morey: In 2004, he spoke of machine learning in building equipment predicting failure. As a CIO, consultant, writer, he has always been a true visionary in our industry.

Paul Oswald: Pragmatic and visionary, authentic, consistent, thorough – he built one of the most capable next generation master system integration companies in the world.

John Petze: Through multiple roles in the smart building marketplace, his consistent and persistent drive for building efficiency has indelibly influenced the industry.

Wayne Pryor: Extremely bright, consistent, and an unparalleled communicator, he has significantly impacted the industry as a respected CIO and consultant.

Joe Rich: He is one of the most consistent, visionary and thoughtful CIOs in New York City who continues to leave his imprint on major real estate companies and landmark projects.

Darrell Smith: Starting with a grand vision and a tenacious attitude, he was one of the first to apply software driven smart building concepts to a massive corporate campus.

Jim Whalen: Steadfast, curious, patiently impatient, always willing to share, collaborate and setting the benchmark for CIOs in our industry.

Anant Yardi: He began with a vision, a DOS platform and turned a basic property management program into a globally respected real estate enterprise platform.

Scott Zimmerman: His consistent focus on technology, automation and innovation for industrial real estate continues to bring about strategic change in this important sector.

Celebrating 20 years at the intersection of Commercial and Corporate Real Estate, Technology, Automation and Innovation, Realcomm | IBcon 2018 was held on June 5-8 in Las Vegas. The event attracted over 2,000 global attendees and included 330 speakers featured in 125+ educational sessions and a sold-out Exhibit Floor with more than 150 solution providers.

About Realcomm
Realcomm Conference Group, LLC is a worldwide research and event company at the intersection of technology, innovation and real estate operations. Through our annual conferences, webinars, workshops, CIO Forums and other strategic services, Realcomm provides networking and collaboration opportunities, while educating industry professionals about the latest business solutions and technologies to improve commercial real estate development, leasing, management and operations.


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