Multifamily Educational Series

Tuesday May 01

9:40 am – 9:55 am
The Journey

Kathleen Austin – Assistant Vice President – Revenue Partnerships, Equity Residential

Ed Balcerzak - Senior Vice President, Connected Communities, AT&T

10:00 am – 11:25 am
A Conversation with the Big Carriers on Where They’re Going

Kathleen Austin – Assistant Vice President – Revenue Partnerships; Equity Residential

Christopher Curtin - Director of Sales & Marketing, Mid-Atlantic Region, Verizon Enhanced Communities
Chris Denzin - Vice President of Consumer Field Marketing, CenturyLink
Michael Slovin – Vice President, Xfinity Communities
Vickie Rodgers – Vice President, MDU Strategy and Sales, Cox Communications
Emily Chin – Assistant Vice President, Connected Communities, AT&T

11:25 am – 12:25 pm
Great Communities

Forward thinking property owners and developers know broadband is a key factor in making a community great. Learn from these diverse but very desirable communities how great it can be to live in places where foresighted developers have set high standards and overcome challenges to distinguish their properties.

Michael Render – CEO and Principal Analyst, RVA, LLC Market Research and Consulting

407 Orange Street, Oakland, CA
Shauna Serdahl – National Program Manager, Associa Direct Connect
Sophia Schneckloth – National Area Manager, Connected Communities, AT&T

Sea Ranch
Dan Sivils– Chief Operating Officer, IsoFusion/GigabitNow

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
IoT: How To’s and Risks – Hackable Apartments

Alexa, is my apartment hackable? Experts on this panel discuss the risks – just how hackable are all these new IoT devices – plus the liability issues for owners. Just what responsibility do owners have to residents to give them a sense of security in their homes as they install more and more new technology devices? And you’ll get plenty of advice on how to do it right.

Scott Casey – Sr. VP & Chief Technology Officer, EdR

Ian Davis – Telecommunications Attorney, Founding Partner, Davis Craig, PLLC
Richard Holtz – CEO, InfiniSys

4:10 pm – 5:00 pm
IoT: A Walk Through How One Community Is Doing It

Mike Smith – Owner & President, White Space Building Technology Advisors

Justin Foster – Manager, Community Technology Services, Lennar Multifamily Communities
Trey Gaskins – President, IoT Division, Symphony Technology Solutions, Inc.

Wednesday May 02

8:00 am – 8:50 am
Owner / Legal Roundtable

(Closed forum for owners and owner lawyers only.)

Art Hubacher – Managing Member, Hubacher & Ames PLLC
Ian Davis – Telecommunications Attorney, Founding Partner, Davis Craig, PLLC

8:00 am -8:50 am
Providers Roundtable

In this session, manufacturers will be able to present to the providers on their products and why they need to consider them.

Mike Coco – President, Choice Property Resources

Enrique Farfan – COO, Fontech
Scot Bohaychyk – Sr. Applications Engineering, Carrier Group, Clearfield
Roger Vaughn – Solutions, Engineering, OFS

9:00 am – 9:50 am
Access Control: It’s Not Just Your Neighbor With a Key Anymore

MDU security needs have expanded in the past year, thanks to such new services as Amazon’s on-demand deliveries and new twists such as the expansion of companies offering pet care and cleaning. The panel will cover actionable detail such as establishing a single master database, managing limited-use credentials, multi-technology readers and yes, the importance of the cloud.

Henry Pye – Vice President, RealPage

Ryan Buchert – CTO, StratIS
Bobby Welliver – National & Strategic Accounts Manager, dormaKaba
Scott Andersen – VP of Business Development, Latch
Cyrus Claffey – CEO, ButterflyMX

10:00 am – 11:20 am
MDU Legal Leaders

Top lawyers, representing both MDU owners and providers, will engage one another in spirited debate on both sides of key industry issues. Join us in what is always a popular – and lively – session moderated with panache by the irrepressible Chris Acker, director of community technology services at Lennar Multifamily Communities, LLC. Why pay for an attorney when you can get answers from the nation’s top broadband legal experts at the Summit!

Chris Acker - Director, Community Technology Services, Lennar Multifamily Communities, LLC

Ian Davis - Telecommunications Attorney; Founding Partner, Davis Craig, PLLC
Art Hubacher - Managing Member, Hubacher & Ames PLLC
Greg Remus - Attorney, Verizon Enhanced Communities
Pam Swisher - Contracts Administrator, Pavlov
Dan Glivar - Partner, Holland and Hart LLP
Lauren Brown – Assistant General Counsel, Comcast Cable

2:30 pm -3:30 pm
Cutting the Cord – The MDU Role

As the entertainment world transitions from traditional cable services to Internet viewing, there will, of course, be a proliferation of solutions like Hulu, YouTubeTV, Amazon, Apple TV ... and the national carriers themselves. Given scant net neutrality protection and almost no relevant state or local-level oversight, and powerful competing forces with which property owners and managers have little or no negotiating experience or even the need for negotiations, what's the path to resident satisfaction and financial bliss?

Chris Acker – Director, Community Technology Services, Lennar Multifamily Communities, LLC

Michael Mancini – Director, Sales Engineering, Xfinity Communities
Matt Paschick - Principal , National WiFi

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Owning Your Own System

Is it a good idea – and if so, why -- for property owners to own the networks in their buildings? What kinds of agreements should you enter into with the service providers… or should you be the service provider yourself? Or… maybe you should just hire someone to manage the network? Plenty of questions, our panel explores the answers.

Carl Kandutsch – Attorney, Law Office of Carl E. Kandutsch

Featured Properties:
Cottonwood Residential
Brad Petersen – Vice President,

St. Joe Valley Metronet
Stephen Mayo – President, Inteleconnect, Inc.; Consultant, St. Joe Valley Metronet
Benjamin Miller – Marketing and Development Director, St. Joe Valley Metronet

Ridgecrest Partners
Tom Turner – Associate, Ridgecrest Partners

Thursday May 03

8:00 am – 9:00 am
New Amenity Space Bells and Whistles to Prepare For

Package lockers, fitness equipment with screens, residents wanting to connect to common area TV’s/theaters through Wi-Fi and connect their other devices/accounts as well. Find out how these – and more – must-have new building bells and whistles will affect not just your space requirements and your services, but what legal conflicts you need to watch out for.

Lori Reeves – Director of Operations Services, Rose Community Management

Norman Roe – CEO, Synergy Fiber
Kirk Taylor – Attorney, J. Kirk Taylor Law, PLLC
James Motley – VP of Engineering, IOTAS

9:10 am – 10:00 am
Owner Roundtable

(Closed forum for owners and owner lawyers only.)

Cheryl Jordan - Sr. Director, Strategic Business Services, AvalonBay Communities

10:10 am – 11:00 am
Consultants Panel: Economics, Infrastructure

Gail Corder - National Ancillary Services Manager – Property Management, Fairfield Residential

Steve Sadler – Director, Resident Technology Services, RealPage, Inc.
Richard Holtz – CEO, InfiniSys
Phil Veletzos - Vice President, RealtyCom Partners

11:10 am – 12:00 pm
DAS/ Cell Booster Advancements in Reducing Cost

Finding it tough to distribute cellular signals around your building? Time to re-examine the business cases. Prices have been dropping for cell boosters and, especially, for distributed antenna systems (DAS), even while versatility has been improving. But the devil is in the details and the details include today's wide range of cellular spectrum bands. And what new technology is coming out that you should be aware of for your building?

Mike Smith – Owner & President, White Space Building Technology Advisors

Eric Fichtner – Chief Operating Officer, Symphony Technology Solutions
Alex Goge – National Director of Sales, Illuminati Labs
Dan Leaf – President & CEO, Leaf Communications

April 30 - May 3, 2018

Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas

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