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Global Game-Changers Gathered In Silicon Valley for IBcon 2016

The World's Largest Smart Buildings Conference Highlighting Innovations from Top Industry Influencers

This year’s Realcomm | IBcon was buzzing with highly innovative capabilities for the smart buildings space. Thousands gathered in Silicon Valley to discuss next generation technologies and their influence on transforming the industry. Numerous thought leaders participated in Realcomm | IBcon 2016 to ignite the quest for providing in-depth insights on the most significant topics to impact real estate.

Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 10.56.36 AMRobots roamed the exhibit area, 3D glasses created fully immersive virtual spaces, super sessions with 47 of the world’s most progressive smart building projects were highlighted, over 60 Conference LIVE! Interviews conducted – along with countless other newly released technologies featured. Realcomm | IBcon 2016 had its most successful program yet with over 1,650+ attendees and 13 unique countries taking part. Leading organizations joined some of the top institutes from all over the globe to showcase the latest advancements in technology and automation in real estate – all this along with a world-class conference featuring a line up of topics and sessions people are still talking about.

“Harnessing the power of technology and innovation in the real estate industry has become increasingly important. Staying up to date with next generation solutions in the smart buildings and real estate information management space, while keeping an eye to the horizon in other key industries, helps create a healthy view of top business trends,” shared Realcomm’s managing partner and program director, Howard Berger. “The Realcomm | IBcon community is focused on showcasing the latest industry technology and innovation and providing a network for organizations to grow and learn. I couldn’t be more proud of what this year’s conferences has accomplished and I’m looking forward to seeing what 2017 will bring.”

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Realcomm | IBcon showcased more than 325+ speakers, among them known experts such as Spencer Levy, Americas Head of Research for CBRE; Cade Metz, WIRED senior staff writer covering Google, Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants; Nino DiCosmo of Tridium, Anant Yardi of Yardi; and Realcomm’s co-founder & CEO, Jim Young. These leaders kicked-off the conference with a thought-provoking General Session. The conference also featured other highly respected experts who spoke at 14 different tracks throughout the conference that covered 110 unique sessions on technology, automation and innovation for the commercial and corporate real estate industry.

Realcomm | IBcon was covered by top media channels such as TechCrunch, Mercury News, Globe Street, the Wall Street Journal and many others – check out the Mercury News story here.

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Also featured were 118 of the top providers in the industry who exhibited the latest technologies available for real-world applications and showcased how they are transforming the industry. Realcomm | IBcon also maximized the location value of Silicon Valley and provided executive briefings and tours of global influencers such as Google, Stanford University, Levi’s Stadium, Target and others.

One of the big highlights of Realcomm | IBcon is the Digie Awards which was given to the leaders that put in the time and passion to advance the industry. This year, 29 awards were handed out to well deserving nominees. These are the people and organizations that create transformation in the marketplace, the influencers to watch as they change the way we view real estate today.


If you would like to learn more about Realcomm and ways to get involved with their community, connect at www.realcomm.com and www.ib-con.com.

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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