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Tuesday, August 4


Tech Connect
Tuesday August 4, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Hilton Imperial Ballroom B


Round Table Networking
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Valerie Garcia

Director of Training, North America, RE/MAX INTEGRA
Valerie is committed to assisting realtors in embracing change in order to deliver outstanding service. She has a passion for improving the industry and helping realtors succeed and grow their businesses. Working previously for major brands in the USA, Canada and Australia, Valerie... Read More →
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Jeff Lobb

Founder and CEO, Spark Tank Media
Jeff Lobb is the Founder & CEO of SparkTank Media – a consulting firm specializing in real estate technology, productivity and mobile strategies. A renowned speaker, trainer and coach, and the former Vice President of Technology & Innovation for EXIT Realty Corp. International... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 2:05pm - 2:30pm
Hilton Imperial Ballroom B


Next Generation Smart Home Technology
The home is a computer, built to monitor, communicate and safeguard. Find out what’s working, what’s next in the home automation industry, and how will it change the value of our homes.

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Mats Bergqvist

Regional Sales Manager, Crestron Home Automation
Mats Bergqvist has been the Regional Sales Manager at Crestron, the world's leader for advanced home, campus & building control automation solutions, for two years. From 2011 to 2013, he was the System Design Professional & Business Development Manager of Creative Sound & Integration... Read More →
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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 →
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Jason Johnson

Co-Founder and CEO, August
Serial entrepreneur Jason Johnson brings nearly twenty years of technology expertise to the role of CEO at August. Jason is also a managing partner of startup incubator Founders Den and the chairman of the Internet of Things Consortium. Prior to August, Jason co-founded mobile security... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Hilton Imperial Ballroom B


Technology, Startups and Systems: Lessons Learned From Founders
Learn from the people who are in the trenches identifying problems, taking them apart and fixing arcane practices and technology.

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John Bodrozic

CEO, Homezada
John Bodrozic is the co-founder of HomeZada, a digital home platform for the homeowner lifecycle that has both a consumer and real estate side.  Previously, he was a co-founder of Meridian Systems, the market leading commercial construction project management software that was sold... Read More →
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Aaron Kardell

CEO, HomeSpotter
Aaron Kardell is the founder and CEO of HomeSpotter, formerly known as Mobile Realty Apps.The team at HomeSpotter is obsessed with making home search apps that are beautiful and easy to use—connecting agents with their clients in the field and on their phones. Tailored to each customer’s... Read More →
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Drew Uher

Founder and CEO, Homelight
Drew Uher is the CEO and co-founder of HomeLight, the world’s first company that matches homebuyers and sellers with the best real estate agents based on their areas of expertise. Prior to HomeLight, Drew co-founded Gameyola, a distribution and monetization platform for casual... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 2:55pm - 3:20pm
Hilton Imperial Ballroom B


To Automate or Not?
What parts of the real estate industry and the process of buying and selling a home are best suited for automation? And what should stay as-is?

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Joshua Boltuch

CEO, Fancy Hands
Josh Boltuch is the CEO of Fancy Hands, one of the fastest growing virtual assistant services in the country. Individuals and businesses can instantly connect to a Fancy Hands assistant to fulfill all of their personal and professional to-dos. All the assistants are based in the... Read More →
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Chris Hexton

CEO and Co-Founder, Vero
Chris Hexton is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vero. Chris spends his time working with Vero's customers to send smarter emails based on what their customers do and don't do on their website.
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Bill Yaman

President and Chief Revenue Officer, Imprev
Bill Yaman is an empowering sales leader with deep experience in general management, sales and marketing, product management and business development. He brings to Imprev more than 25 years of experience driving sales and marketing for world-class technology companies. As Vice President... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 3:20pm - 3:45pm
Hilton Imperial Ballroom B


Recruiting Tech Talent
Everyone needs product people, digital marketers and developers. Where do you find them, how do you recruit them, and how do you reward them?

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Mike Euglow

VP, Talent Acquisition, Docusign
Mike joined DocuSign in January 2014 and leads all Global Talent Acquisition.  Prior to DocuSign, Mike was the SVP of Global Recruiting at salesforce.com, leading a team of 180 recruiting professionals across the globe. He joined Salesforce in 2003 and was instrumental in fueling the company’s global growth from 250 employees to over 13,000 during his tenure. Mike also built the first in-house Executive Search practice at Sale... Read More →
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Sam Wholley

Partner, Riviera Partners
Sam is a Partner in the Retained Search practice at Riviera, working with public and venture-backed portfolio companies to build top-tier executive and management teams. Prior to joining Riviera Partners, Sam was a senior leader of Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP, a Bay Area-based accounting... Read More →
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Joy Wolken

Director of Human Resources, Blue Jeans Network
Joy joined Blue Jeans as their first full time head of HR in 2012.  She led the scaling of HR and Recruiting with the company growing by 600% since she joined from 80 to 500+.  Prior to joining Blue Jeans, Joy's career spanned HR roles in semiconductor, credit bureaus, and retail... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 3:45pm - 4:10pm
Hilton Imperial Ballroom B


Consumer UX Best Practices
Design & functionality: How do you marry these worlds to blow away prospective clients so they’ll want to do business with you?

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Joel Burslem

Member, 1000Watt Consulting
Joel joins 1000Watt with over 10 years of experience in consumer marketing, new media, website design and Internet marketing. His introduction to real estate came in 2005 when he joined Prudential Northwest Properties. In 2006, he founded the influential Future of Real Estate Marketing... Read More →
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Justin Hu

Head of Product, dotloop
Justin Hu is the Head of Product at dotloop, the collaboration platform that over 800,000 real estate pros use to get deals done. He leads the product and design teams in creating meaningful experiences through intuitive design. Justin draws upon over 10 years of as a product manager... Read More →
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Ian Swinson

VP of Design, Speakeasy Tech
Over the past 20+ years Ian Swinson has balanced his time between agencies, startups and enterprise software companies. As the first designer at Salesforce.com he was instrumental in growing the UX team to over 100. Initially focused on design excellence Ian’s transition to a full-time... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 4:10pm - 4:35pm
Hilton Imperial Ballroom B


Connecting with Buyers Using Video
Do it yourself, hire a video expert or use an automated service? What works best? What are the new tricks, and is anyone even watching?

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Cara Ameer

Broker Associate, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
Cara Ameer is an award-winning broker associate, Realtor and real estate media commentator based in Northeast Florida. Cara brings over ten years of professional experience with the United States Senate, American Bar Association and in-house legal departments to every real estate... Read More →
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Jesse Peters

Realtor, RE/MAX Executives Realty
Jesse Peters, Realtor with RE/MAX Executives Realty in Winnipeg, Manitoba is the  "Social Savvy" Realtor® who lives and works by the motto: "Be Social, Live Social, Stay Social." Jesse is a RE/MAX Platinum Award recipient with over 10 years’ marketing & advertising experience... Read More →
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Bryan Robertson

Co-Founder and Managing Broker, Catarra Real Estate
Bryan is the co-founder and managing broker of a Catarra Real Estate.   He was previously broker associate at two industry-leading brokerages where he achieved top 10% sales production in national recognized luxury markets. Prior to that, he spent nearly 20 years in the high-tech... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 4:35pm - 5:00pm
Hilton Imperial Ballroom B