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Wednesday, August 5


Network with your Tribe -- Connecting in Small Groups
Pick a table: MLSs, Associations, Brokers, Agents, Entrepreneurs, Technology Providers, Mortgage Companies, Investors, etc. Meet someone new in small groups but from your own tribe.

Wednesday August 5, 2015 8:00am - 8:30am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Two Stories, Ten Trends: What is Around the Bend?
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Brad Inman

Publisher, Inman
Brad Inman is the publisher and owner of Inman. A seasoned entrepreneur, he has built many successful businesses from scratch, innovating and changing legacy industries along the way including real estate, business publishing, video and book publishing. A grandfather, a father, a... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 8:30am - 8:50am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Think Like a Soldier, Act Like an Entrepreneur
Hear this entrepreneur tell how he went from 11 years active duty in the U.S. Army (including two combat tours in Iraq as a Green Beret) to real estate, and how a military state of mind lends itself to closing a funding round.

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Tommy Sowers

Professor, Duke University and CEO and Founder, SOLOpro.com
Dr. Tommy Sowers is the current CEO and founder of SOLOpro, a venture backed real estate marketplace.  SOLOpro offers a full 3% rebate to homebuyers as well as access to real estate agents who have unbundled their services. In 2014 to 2015 Sowers taught at Duke University.  From... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 8:50am - 9:00am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


What We Can Learn about Getting Connected from Dating Services
What makes for good client relationships: Chemisty, trust, like-mindedness. Learn how another industry facilitates chemistry.

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April Beyer

President and Founder, Beyer & Company, LLC
April Beyer has redefined traditional matchmaking by taking the industry to a higher level of expertise, exclusivity and personal attention. For 18 years, she’s been considered the most trusted, elite matchmaker & dating coach to the country’s most influential marriage-minded... Read More →
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Lani Yadegar

Dating Coach, Social Studio Coaching
Lani Klaphaak is a coach, facilitator and the founder of Social Studio, a coaching business in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Marin that supports people in building effective relationships. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), and is a graduate of the Hakomi Training... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 9:00am - 9:15am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


How Connected Cars will Change the Real Estate Market
You’ve heard about driverless cars, how about driverless neighborhoods? Learn how innovations in transportation will save your real estate business time and money.

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Kevin Foreman

GM, GeoAnalytics, INRIX, Inc.
Kevin leads the INRIX Big Data and GeoAnalytics business. Previously, he ran the company’s Consumer Mobile App team and its leading INRIX Traffic app which helps consumers save time and frustration by avoiding traffic. Prior to INRIX, Foreman was CEO of Point Inside, Inc, the leading... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 9:15am - 9:30am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


A Debate: Franchise vs. Indie
What’s more important: National brand recognition or being agile with an authentic edge? Can the franchise fee be put to better purposes? What is more important to recruitment? Do franchises help or hurt us? Is going solo lonely?

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Dottie Herman

President and CEO, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Dorothy "Dottie" Herman is the quintessential New York success story. In only two decades, she climbed to the pinnacle of the housing industry – CEO of Douglas Elliman, the #4 ranked real estate company in the United States. Today, under her leadership, Douglas Elliman is New York’s... Read More →
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Bob Moles

Chairman, Intero Real Estate Services
During his tenure, Intero has grown into one of the Top 25 real estate companies nationally with more than $5 billion in sales volume. In addition to his duties as Chairman, Mr. Moles currently has Board of Director roles with several companies including Heritage Bank of Commerce... Read More →
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Alex Perriello

President and CEO, Realogy Franchise Group
Alexander E. Perriello, III, has served as president and chief executive officer of the Realogy Franchise Group since April 2004. The Group is the largest franchisor of residential and commercial real estate brokerage offices in the world. Perriello oversees the Better Homes and Gardens... Read More →
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Mauricio Umansky

CEO, The Agency
As Chief Executive Officer of The Agency, Mauricio Umansky leads a team responsible for representing buyers and sellers internationally with many of the world’s most distinguished architectural estates, new luxury developments, and design-centric homes. He prides himself on his... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 9:30am - 9:50am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


New Kids on the Block
The latest start-up entrepreneurs pitch their stories. You be the judge who will win and who will not last.

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Alex Bowman

Co-Founder and CEO, Casamatic
Alex Bowman is the Co-founder & CEO of Casamatic, helping home buyers discover their perfect home through curation and personalization. He's a marketing and analytics geek, an avid coffee enthusiast, and a recovering corporate so-and-so, spending a decade in marketing roles at Amazon... Read More →
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Patrick Browne

Founder and CEO, LendYC
Patrick Browne is the founder and CEO of LendYC.  He has over 10 years of professional real estate experience.  His career started in the residential mortgage industry and transitioned to the commercial market where, most recently, he was the VP of asset management and acquisitions... Read More →
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Taylor Hou

Product Manager, HomeAhead
As the Product Manager for HomeAhead, Taylor Hou has had the luxury of listening to 400 agents, homeowners, and homebuyers describe what’s right and wrong with real estate – and then designing a product around their wishes.  He has helped champion transparency in market information... Read More →
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Joshua Kaplan

Founder, Intellagent
Mr Kaplan is a serial entrepreneur with core experience in technology development. He began his career as an analyst with Gartner. He then worked for the San Francisco investment banking firm Robertson, Stephens & Company. He successfully raised $30M in equity capital and founded... Read More →
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Danny Klorman

Founder and CEO, N3Tec
Daniel Klorman is a highly motivated, forward thinking, young entrepreneur/photographer, who, at the age of 18, founded the 3-D virtual imaging company N3Tec.  The company, powered by Matterport Technology, caters primarily to the residential and commercial real estate markets... Read More →
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Anthony Mann

CEO and Founder, AM Open House
Anthony Mann, CEO and Founder of AM Open House, has been in real estate for nearly a decade. During his tenure as an agent, he has sold more than 250 REO and short sale properties in New York. He was able to get into a niche market within the industry, where there are less than 15... Read More →
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John Morgan

Founder and CEO, BoostUp
John Morgan is the founder and CEO of BoostUp. BoostUp is the first-of-its-kind social savings platform where prospective car and home buyers can set up a free account, tap into savings rewards from brand partners and start saving and raising money for a down payment.John has grown... Read More →
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Ani Rangarajan

Co-Founder and COO, ReaLync
Ani Rangarajan is a Chicago-based entrepreneur and Co-founder, COO of ReaLync. He is on a mission to bring you real estate in real time on a global scale. Prior to founding ReaLync, Ani was a Management Consultant at Accenture, specializing in Operations, Process Improvement, Corporate... Read More →
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Justin Rosenthal

Growth Engineer, Housefax
Justin Rosenthal is Vice President of Digital Marketing at Housefax. With over 15 years of marketing and engineering experience, he has a proven track record for growing audiences, engagement and revenue. Justin fuels digital innovation by conceptualizing, testing and executing... Read More →
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Riti Verma

Founder and President, RankMyAgent
Riti Verma is founder and president of RankMyAgent. RankMyAgent is an online platform that connects real estate professionals and brokers to consumers by providing unprecedented customization of the real estate experience. By leveraging the power of online reviews, RankMyAgent is... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 9:50am - 10:05am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


What Everyone is Thinking About Real Estate but No One is Saying
Get the humorous, inside view of what is weird, wonderful and cheeky about real estate from this colorful California agent team.

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Wes Pinkston

Creator, The Broke Agent
Originally from San Diego, Wes has resided in the Los Angeles area for the past several years. Prior to going full-time into sales, Wes was the Executive VP of Ironstone Group, a real estate consulting firm, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of... Read More →
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Eric Simon

Creator, The Broke Agent
Eric graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012 where he received his degree in Communications, as well as a minor in Entrepreneurship. Eric brings a wide range of experience to his team having worked in marketing positions in Los Angeles at the world famous The... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 10:05am - 10:15am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Millennial Agents and Millennial Consumers: What you Don’t Know About this Generation but Need to Know
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Katharine Carroll

Agent, Pacific Union
My passion for real estate was born out of my own housing search. The buying process has so many facets that I enjoyed – the initial search, the diligence on the property and the negotiation – I was hooked! Since then I have been involved with over 55 transactions. Buying or... Read More →
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Roh Habibi

Agent, Million Dollar Listing/Coldwell Banker
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Roh Habibi moved to the Bay Area of California with his parents and brother at a young age. During the war against the former USSR his mother and father gave up everything they knew and had their family smuggled out of the country in the darkness of the... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 10:15am - 10:30am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Behind Closed Doors: Inside the Zillow PR/Marketing Machine
She crafted the story that created a $4.5 billion company. How did she do it?

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Amy Bohutinsky

COO, Zillow Group
As chief marketing officer of Zillow Group, Amy is responsible for brand strategy on all consumer and B2B brands in the Zillow Group portfolio, as well as growth, marketing and consumer care for the group’s flagship Zillow brand. Amy joined Zillow pre-launch in 2005, as one of... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 10:30am - 10:45am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


What Luxury Real Estate Can Learn from the Guy Who Recruits Whales (High Rollers) to Las Vegas
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Larry Altschul

Senior Vice President Customer Development, MGM Resorts International
Larry Altschul has 28 years of experience in the Player Development and Casino Marketing Management Field. His extensive experience includes specializing in the retention and procurement of high rollers for the casinos he represents, focusing on credit players from $100,000 minimum... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 10:45am - 11:00am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


You Are The Unicorn: How To 'Start-Up' as an Entrepreneur or a Business
How can you determine if a new startup will win or lose? Learn from a pro who thinks about it every day.

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Matthew Cavnar

General Manager, Broadway Video Ventures
Matthew Cavnar is the General Manager at Broadway Video Ventures, the investment vehicle and digital media arm of Broadway Video (SNL, The Tonight Show, Late Night). Broadway Video targets early and growth-stage investments and incubates new businesses, particularly the digital... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00am - 11:10am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


New Hybrid Business Models - Transformative or Discounters?
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Ben Kubic

Founder and CEO, Virgent Realty
Ben Kubic is the Founder and CEO of Virgent Realty. Ben designed both the innovative business model and technology that Virgent is built on. Ben founded his first company as a sophomore in college to serve the educational needs of lower-income students in the surrounding area; he... Read More →
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Kartik Ramachandran

Kartik Ramachandran joined Xome as COO/CFO in June, after serving as President of Asia Pacific at Groupon Inc. He previously served as Groupon’s International CFO and led their emerging merchant technologies incubator, Merchant OS, deploying Groupon's Point of Sale, Mobile Payments... Read More →
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Eric Wu

Co-Founder and CEO, OpenDoor
Eric Wu is an entrepreneur and product builder. He enjoy products that leverage data to help consumers solve problems/make better decisions. Eric is the co-founder and CEO of OpenDoor, whose mission is to make residential real estate liquid, changing the traditional sales process... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:10am - 11:25am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


How Madison Hildebrand Kills It
Discover how this amazing Realtor uses media, traditional tactics, social media and charm to succeed. There are tricks here for both the old and new guard.

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Madison Hildebrand

President and Founder, The Malibu Life, Inc.
Madison Hildebrand, President and Founder of The Malibu Life, Inc., is one of the world’s most recognizable faces in the world of real estate.  Bringing 10 years of experience and career sales of over $250 Million, Madison acts as a founding member of Partners Trust Malibu office... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:25am - 11:45am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Broker Portal Debate: Visionary or Stupid Idea?
Can a broker or association create a real estate portal that not only works, but can succeed? Who will fund it, and how will it actually compete with The Big 3?

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Rob Hahn

Managing Partner, 7DS Associates
Rob is the founder and managing partner of 7DS Associates, a marketing, strategy and technology consulting firm specializing in creative solutions rooted in strategic analysis and data. With a varied background from Wall Street, corporate law, technology, product development, media... Read More →
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Marilyn Wilson

Founding Partner, WAV Group
Marilyn Wilson is a founding partner of  WAV Group, a premiere provider of strategic insights and the leading provider of consumer research in the real estate industry.  The company’s goal is to create waves of positive change for its clients, leading to growth and constant improvement. The company regularly demonstrates thought... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:45am - 12:00pm
Hilton Grand Ballroom
Thursday, August 6


Meet the Leaders Networking
Meet your favorite industry leader and have the chance to speak with them.

  1. Seth Price, Organic Lead Generation

  2. Ben Kinney - Best Practices for Agents

  3. Sherry Chris - Next Generation Brokerages

  4. Brian Bair - Best Practices for Agents

  5. Nancy Braun - Generating Leads

  6. Samantha DeBianchi - Growing your Agent Brand

  7. Josh Altman - Luxury Real Estate

  8. Avi Gupta - Smart CRM

  9. Raj Qsar - Video Marketing

  10. Chris Smith - Facebook Ads

  11. Laura Monroe - Advanced Social Media Marketing

  12. Cary Sylvester -   Working with the portals

  13. Brian Boero - Digital Strategy

  14. Joel Burslem - Marketing and Branding

  15. Jeff Lobb - Mobile Strategy

  16. Katie Maxwell - Working with Millennials

  17. Ginger Wilcox, Success as a Startup

  18. Amber Taufen - Working with the Press

  19. Michi Olsen - International Real Estate

  20. Steve Pacinelli - Agents and Tech

  21. Jennifer Berman - Coaching Agents

  22. Denee Evans - Working with the MLS


Thursday August 6, 2015 8:00am - 8:30am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


The Honest Truth About Dishonesty
Do we all lie? If so, how can we expect to trust each other? How does dishonesty hurt or help your business? Be honest!

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Dan Ariely

Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics, Duke University
Despite our best intentions, why do we so often fail to act in our own best interest? Why do we promise to skip the chocolate cake, only to find ourselves drooling our way into temptation when the dessert tray rolls around? Why do we overvalue things that we’ve worked to put together... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Connecting with the Elite - Secrets to Working with Luxury Clients
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Samantha DeBianchi

Million Dollar Listing Miami, DeBianchi Real Estate, Founder and Realtor
Samantha (Sam) DeBianchi founded DeBianchi Real Estate in July 2011.  Her background in hospitality helps her provide innovative real estate buying and selling services that are second to none. Sam has represented a number of athletes, entrepreneurs and investors and provides all... Read More →
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Justin Fichelson

Agent, Million Dollar Listing/Climb SF
As one of the stars of the BRAVO TV show Million Dollar Listing San Francisco, Justin focuses on the marketing of extraordinary properties in the San Francisco Bay Area with a focus on top-tier properties. Always discreet and confidential, Justin brings an innovative and creative sense to marketing properties as well as a robust knowledge of the market.  Born... Read More →
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Joyce Rey

Executive Director, Coldwell Banker Previews International
In 1978 when Joyce Rey sold the famed Sonny & Cher mansion for $4.2 million – more than double the amount anyone had ever paid for a home in the United States at the time – Joyce established her reputation for negotiating historic landmark estates and luxury residential sales... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 9:00am - 9:20am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


How the Underdog Plans to Win
Move is chasing Zillow hard, and the new CEO will share his strategy about how he is going about it.

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Ryan O'Hara

CEO, Move, Inc.
Ryan O’Hara is Chief Executive Officer of Move, Inc., a leading provider of online real estate services and the operator of the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences. He assumed the role in January 2015, shortly after News Corp’s acquisition of the company. O’Hara served... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 9:20am - 9:35am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Living Forever: The Secret to Not Aging
The science is there, but will we as a society pursue the fountain of youth, even when it's sitting right in front of us?

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Aubrey de Grey

Chief Science Officer, SENS Research Foundation
Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in Cambridge, UK and Mountain View, California, USA, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, a California-based 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to combating the aging process. He is also Editor-in-Chief of... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 9:35am - 9:55am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


How to Connect With Global Real Estate Portals to Win Business
We will take you on a tour around the world to get connected with all of the major global real estate sites.

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Celeste Starchild

Vice President and General Manager, ListHub at Move, Inc.
Celeste is a recognized pioneer in real estate technology services, with over 15 years in leadership positions in new product development, business development, sales, and marketing. She has been part of the ListHub executive management team since 2006. Since its inception, Celeste... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 9:55am - 10:05am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


The Micro Moments that Connect Us
The best things in life can be small. Learn how the largest internet company in the world thinks about the little things.

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Matt Lawson

Director of Performance Ads Marketing, Google
Matt Lawson is the Director of Performance Ads Marketing for Google, responsible for a broad portfolio of ads products including search, shopping, display, and analytics.  Prior to joining Google, Mr. Lawson was the Vice-President of Marketing at Marin Software, a leading platform... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 10:05am - 10:25am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Band of Boys: The Tricks of Running a Family Business
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Matthew Altman

Agent, The Altman Brothers Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Matthew dove straight into the entertainment industry and quickly became one of the youngest talent agents in Hollywood. After several years of success as a talent agent where Altman earned tenures at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the #1 talent agency in the world and The Gersh Agency... Read More →
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Josh Altman

Agent, The Altman Brothers Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Josh Altman is one of the most successful real estate agents in the Beverly Hills and Hollywood Hills luxury housing market. Josh’s clientele consists mostly of entertainers, athletes and high net worth individuals from around the world. Josh is known for offering his clients exclusive... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 10:25am - 10:35am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


New Kids on the Block
The latest start-up entrepreneurs pitch their stories. You be the judge who will win and who will not last.

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David Etheredge

CEO, SavvyCard
David Etheredge has more than 25 years of marketing, sales, product development and business development experience with software and technology companies such as Disney Interactive, Hasbro Interactive and MicroProse Software. David has co-founded three startups, including most recently... Read More →
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Brendan Farrell

Founder and CEO, HowLoud, Inc.
Brendan Farrell is the Founder and CEO of HowLoud, Inc. Early last year he and his family were looking for a new home, and he wanted to find out how loud a home or neighborhood was before driving over to see it. He was surprised to find that such a resource did not exist, and very... Read More →
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Gretchen Hansen

Founder and CEO, Decorist
Gretchen Hansen founded Decorist and serves as CEO. Gretchen has spent her career successfully developing and launching innovative products in the consumer products arena. Prior to Decorist, she held marketing leadership positions at numerous consumer-focused companies, including... Read More →
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Chuck Hattemer

Co-Founder, OneRent
After going through a frustrating leasing process at Santa Clara University, Chuck Hattemer co-founded OneRent.co with his classmates: Rico Mok, Greg Toschi, and Arman Dezfuli-Arjomandi. Chuck is responsible for sales, branding, and operational strategy at OneRent, and studied Marketing... Read More →
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Colin O'Brien

CEO and Co-Founder, SnApp
Colin O'Brien, CEO and co-Founder of SnApp, has 10+ years as an executive in the online technology space, having started an SEO agency, which was acquired in 2014. E-Consulting works with local and national brands, from small businesses, to large commercial real estate companies... Read More →
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Rick Orr

Co-Founder and CEO, RealSavvy
Rick is a serial entrepreneur based in Austin. ReaSavvy is his fourth technology startup having most recently founded mobile payments leader, TabbedOut. In addition to building multiple successful startups, Rick has also been an active Realtor since 1998. It is this passion for creating... Read More →
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Kristian Peter

CEO/Broker, HomeBuzz
Kristian is a real estate innovator, investor, and entrepreneur, having sold over 2,500 properties and developed multiple web and mobile apps. Next up for him is the development of HomeBuzz, an enterprise mobile platform that allows real estate brokers, agents, and mega teams to showcase their dominance of markets by gamifying the job of the real estate professional... Read More →
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Judd Schoenholtz

CEO and Co-founder, Open Listings
Judd Schoenholtz is CEO and Co-founder of Open Listings, a software-powered real estate brokerage that works with home buyers throughout California. Open Listings is building an online experience backed by human agents that streamlines the home buying process and — by charging... Read More →
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Justin Shum

CEO, Avenue
A first time homeowner and serial entrepreneur, Justin previously founded and was CEO of ReadyChat, a leading live chat services provider for real estate industries. Justin’s experience at ReadyChat, coupled with his personal frustration with the home buying process, revealed an... Read More →
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Dean Soukeras

Co-Founder and COO, HomeSwipe
Dean Soukeras is co-founder and COO of HomeSwipe. In his role, Dean concentrates on all aspects of business development, marketing and sales.He received his Juris Doctorate from Pace School of Law. Dean is also a NYS licensed Real Estate Broker.Dean is no stranger to business, having... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 10:35am - 10:50am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


How Agent Reviews Bring You Business
Controversial yes, but reviews have become a critical way to get listings and buyers. Consumers depend on them for finding services.

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Errol Samuelson

Chief Industry Development Officer, Zillow Group
Errol is the chief industry development officer for Zillow Group and is responsible for industry relations strategy and business-to-business product development and tools in the Zillow Group brand portfolio. He joined Zillow in 2014.Errol has more than 20 years of experience in... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 10:50am - 11:05am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


How to Deconstruct a Problem When Starting a New Business
This entrepreneur is tackling an oft-neglected business: In-home elderly care. Learn how her team took apart the problem and offered a unique, on-demand service.

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Sandy Jen

Co-Founder, Honor
In addition to co-founding Honor, Sandy Jen also co-founded Meebo in 2005. Prior to founding Meebo, Sandy worked for Xilinx as a software developer for some years after graduating from Stanford with a degree in Computer Science... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 11:05am - 11:15am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Wearable Technology -- A New Style
Your phone is in your necklace and your pedometer is in your bracelet. Can technology actually look good while working well, and how can fashion-forward technology help the real estate industry?

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Deepa Sood

Co-Founder and CEO, Cuff

Thursday August 6, 2015 11:15am - 11:30am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


How to Talk to the Real Estate Industry
Half of the audience are brokers and agents. The other half are entrepreneurs, tech companies and others. Learn how to talk the language of real estate tech.

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Morgan Carey

Founder and CEO, Real Estate Webmasters
Recently named as one of the 200 most powerful people in real estate (Swanepoel 2015) Morgan Carey , CEO of Real Estate Webmasters Incdrives billions of dollars in yearly real estate sales via his software and marketing company. This sought after speaker on internet marketing an... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 11:30am - 11:45am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Taking Time, Cost and Failure Out of the Real Estate Transaction
The convergence of some big events, including government action and new technology, could finally streamline the back end of transactions, saving you time and money.

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Austin Allison

CEO, dotloop
After studying Real Estate Development at the University of Cincinnati and Corporate Law at The University of Cincinnati College of Law, Austin co-founded dotloop in 2009. He describes what he does as “surrounding the company with great people and keeping us aligned around our vision... Read More →
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Joel Singer

CEO, California Association of REALTORS®
Joel Singer is the Chief Executive Officer of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). C.A.R. Chief Executive Officer Joel Singer has held the Association's top staff position since November 1989 after serving as C.A.R.'s chief economist and heading the Association's public... Read More →
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Patrick Stone

President and CEO, Williston Financial Group
Pat has enjoyed a lengthy career in real estate and real estate related services, including “C” officer positions with three public companies and as a director on two Fortune 500 Boards. The senior executive management positions included nine years as President and COO of the... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 11:45am - 12:00pm
Hilton Grand Ballroom
Friday, August 7


Town Hall: Broker Portal, Upstream, Agent Reviews, Portal Wars. Got an opinion? Join the discussion. Grab a Microphone
Grab a microphone and join the debate. This is your opportunity to sound off.

Friday August 7, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Forget about Lead Gen: The Future is Offer Generation
How new technology companies are figuring out how to turn Internet leads into offers.

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Janelle Boyenga

Managing Partner, Boyenga Team
Raised in a family of engineers, contractors, and designers, Janelle Boyenga has been exposed to virtually every aspect of the real estate process from a very young age. Complementing this, her double major in design and communication made it a natural choice to embark upon a real... Read More →
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Andrew Flachner

Co-Founder and CEO, Realscout
Andrew is a serial entrepreneur with a background in real estate and early stage technology companies. He's Co-founder and CEO of RealScout, a venture-backed web and mobile platform that empowers real estate agents to collaborate with clients around home search. Andrew is consistently... Read More →
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Leslie Lang

Realtor, Keller Williams Realty
Leslie Lang has been an enthusiastic and successful realtor with Keller Williams Realty-Silicon Valley for the last 11 years. She enjoys putting a fun and creative spin on home buying and selling, using videos, props, and clever communications. Surviving breast cancer in 2007 was... Read More →

Friday August 7, 2015 9:30am - 9:45am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


The New Face of Affluence
Leading home, architecture and design magazine Dwell has done some fascinating research on the aesthetics and expectations of different generations and how they think about home. Learn what the new face of affluence looks like.

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Michela O'Connor Abrams

President, Dwell Media
Michela O’Connor Abrams is the President of Dwell Media, the award-winning design and lifestyle media company based in San Francisco. Most recently, Ms. O’Connor Abrams has initiated several successful brand platforms for Dwell Media including Dwell Digital, Dwell on Design events... Read More →

Friday August 7, 2015 9:45am - 10:00am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Making Hyper Local Targeted Media Work
Podcasts are a powerful tool for marketing your real estate business. Learn from the masters.

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Chris Smith

Co-Founder, Curaytor
Chris Smith is the co-author of Peoplework and the co-founder of Curaytor. He also co-hosts a popular weekly webshow about marketing and technology called #WaterCooler. Chris was recently named the most influential person in the real estate industry. He works for dotloop... Read More →

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Teri Conrad

Founder and Head of Business Development, Agent Quest
Founder and Head of Business Development at Agent Quest, Teri is passionate about elevating the brand of the entire real estate industry. She deeply believes in empowering all levels of real estate to clarify a business vision that inspires them, connects them with the systems, tools... Read More →
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Joshua Dorkin

Founder and CEO, Bigger Pockets
Joshua Dorkin is the founder and CEO of BiggerPockets.com, the nation’s premier real estate investing community.  He is also host of the BiggerPockets Podcast, the top rated/reviewed real estate podcast on iTunes, with over 50,000 listeners per show. He began his interest in the internet in the mid-nineties while attending Washingto... Read More →
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Marguerite Giguere

Agent, Windermere Real Estate
Marguerite Giguere is a working agent specializing in Downtown Tacoma and the surrounding neighborhoods. In real estate since 2005, Marguerite strives to "keep it real" in her career as a real estate agent and strives to find ways to make the process of buying and selling a home... Read More →
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Seth Price

VP of Marketing, Placester
Seth Price has spent 20 years in digital marketing, consulting for more than 300 companies during that period, including 19 of the FORTUNE 500. He’s the host of the Craft of Marketing Podcast and serves as VP of Marketing at Placester, the fastest growing provider of real estate... Read More →

Friday August 7, 2015 10:00am - 10:20am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Connecting with Chinese Buyers: Going Beyond the Surface to Understand & Unlock the Opportunity
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Simon Henry

Co-CEO, Juwai.com
Simon Henry is co-CEO of Juwai.com – recently named the "most influential international property site in China - 2014" by the country’s peak e-commerce body. Started in 2011, Juwai has created a global platform for real estate information servicing the world’s Chinese com... Read More →

Friday August 7, 2015 10:20am - 10:40am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Success Stories in Global Networking
Practical how-to steps to build global networks and referrals.

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Olivia Decker

Founder and Co-Owner, Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty
Olivia Decker is founder and co-owner of Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty. She concentrates exclusively on the marketing of extraordinary homes—those valued from $4 million to over $40 million. With the broadest, most substantial client base for luxury homes, she... Read More →
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Stephen Kotler

COO, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
As Chief Operating Officer of Douglas Elliman, Stephen Kotler is responsible for the daily operations of the fourth largest real estate company in the United States, with a sales force of 5,500 agents, more than 75 domestic offices, and over $13 billion in annual sales.  In his... Read More →
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Mark McLaughlin

CEO, Pacific Union International
Mark A. McLaughlin is the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Union International, Inc. McLaughlin led the acquisition of Pacific Union in August 2009, and the brand enjoys an exclusive relationship with Christie’s International Real Estate, the premier global organization of residential real estate service firms. A visionary leader in the real estate industry for more than 20 years, the hallmark of McLaughlin’s successes has consistently been executive team leadership, early adoption of technology applications... Read More →

Friday August 7, 2015 10:40am - 11:00am
Hilton Grand Ballroom


Connect Wrap Up: Where to Next?
Give your two cents on what’s happening out there, and help connect the dots for us. Grab a microphone and go!

Friday August 7, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Hilton Grand Ballroom