Join your facilities management peers for an unparalleled program designed for facility managers and their teams. You’ll gain insights into a range of topics, from disruptive technologies, to an implementation model for smart buildings and the innovations that are transforming buildings.

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At the virtual Technology Summit 2020, you will benefit from unparalleled, unbiased guidance on topics such as smart technology, machine learning/artificial intelligence, BIM 2.0, a framework for ensuring lasting adoption of smart building technology and more.


All times listed in Eastern

10:00 AM


10:15 AM

Future of Contractor Prequalification

Speaker: Brett Armstrong, Global Director Business Development, Avetta

Industry trends show that more and more companies are outsourcing. Contractors and suppliers are an extension of your business and need to properly represent your company and brand. With the workforce shifting to a higher percentage of contract workers, it is key for businesses to integrate contractors and suppliers as if they were their own employees. Incorporating these contractors and suppliers into your company's safety culture will ensure that they are performing work safely alongside your company's employees.

Join Avetta as we discuss:

  • Enhancing your journey to business continuity planning (BCP) in our new normal
  • Increasing visibility across the supply chain
  • How to proactively minimize major risks
  • Building a culture through strong leadership and employee engagement
  • How to refine your contractor management ecosystem and improve supplier performance
  • Best practices for building trust, engaging, monitoring, measuring, and evaluating your suppliers more efficiently
  • Coronavirus and your global supply chain

10:30 AM

5 Disruptive Technologies That Will Change Facility Management Forever

Speaker: Paul Doherty, AIA, President and CEO, the digit group(TDG)

The best facility management practices will always need humans to become the knowledge behind the building. This will not change. What will change is the way facility management is created, managed, and distributed for use beyond today’s limitations of how to manage and operate a building. Join us for an exploration of how 5 disruptive technologies are changing facility management forever and how you can position yourself for success; Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, Voice Assistants, Big Data, Augmented/Virtual Reality and BIM 2.0 will be showcased with real world examples from around the world.

Learning Objectives
  1. Identify the five technologies that will change facility management forever.
  2. Recognize the effects of these technologies on culture, process and relevancy.
  3. Implement workflows and technologies for unique situation.
  4. Discuss how work gets done based on the new reality for facility managers.

11:30 AM

Morning Breakout Session

11:40 AM

Complete In-Building Solutions for any Industry

Igor Kurochkin, VP Global Vendor Management and Marketing, Winncom Technologies

Komil Shamgunov, Director of Engineering, Winncom Technologies

With today's ever increasing demand for connectivity, wifi and private LTE networks are not a luxury, but a necessity. Networks and the companies who build and manage them are being pushed to their limits more than ever before. Online learning and remote working are now part of our new normal, and learning how to adapt and grow is key to a successful network design project. Additionally, variable use cases such as enterprise, hospitality, healthcare, residential, education, and outdoor scenarios are all demanding of more robust products to deliver connectivity as demand grows.

During this presentation we will address common hurdles when designing an in-building network, and how to overcome those challenges by utilizing products, services, and engineering resources all offered by Winncom.

11:55 PM


12:05 PM

Smarter Buildings: Practical Steps for FMs

Speaker: David Quirk, PE, LEED AP, CEM, Vice President and Managing Principal, DLB Associates

Smart technology has made tremendous gains in the past few years. Today, smart technology presents many opportunities to address specific problems facing facility managers, but many facility managers have found it challenging to move forward with specific projects. This session will offer practical advice about ways to take advantage of smart technology that is now available. The speaker will talk candidly about typical obstacles that hinder projects to make buildings smarter and share examples of approaches that have worked in a variety of organizations to move projects forward. The session will also offer an objective look at smart technologies that have an established track record and that can be deployed to address pain points in facilities. The speaker will also describe smart technologies that are poised for wider use in the next five years. Attendees will go home with ideas that they can implement now and a framework for action over the next five years to move toward the ideal of smart buildings.

Learning Objectives
  1. Review examples of smart building technology now being used.
  2. Find out how smarter technology can solve current operational problems.
  3. Gain practical advice about ways to take advantage of smart technology.
  4. Learn about a framework for action to move toward the ideal of smart buildings.

1:05 PM

How Innovative Facilities Are Utilizing Autonomous Solutions

Speaker: Matt Childs, Senior Director of Sales, Softbank Robotics America Inc

Amid the pandemic, innovative facilities are turning to cleaning automation as a powerful resource to create healthier, safer environments. Robotic cleaning solutions combine machine intelligence with human intelligence to optimize cleaning efficiency and worker safety. Autonomous solutions can collaborate with your cleaning crew, take on the repetitive tasks, and free up time for disinfecting, deep cleaning, and other tasks that require human decision-making. Join Matt Childs, Senior Director of Sales at SoftBank Robotics, for a discussion on how to utilize automation to exceed client expectations while enhancing your employee experience.

Learning Objectives
  1. Implement visible investments in health and safety benefitting both employees and clients.
  2. Outpace the competition and enable social distancing with cutting-edge technology.
  3. Ensure cleaning consistency and provide proof of performance with automated processes.

1:20 PM

Use a Smart Building Implementation Model to Transform the Built Environment Where People Live, Work, Learn and Heal

Speaker: Todd Boucher, Principal, Leading Edge Design

Many organizations that recognize the value of smart buildings focus their efforts on identifying, piloting and deploying technology solutions first. Doing so without completing the difficult work of defining the impact of smart building adoption on your organization and the cultural change required to do so will limit the effectiveness and longevity of any technology implementation. Organizations ready to begin the implementation process should follow a Smart Building Implementation Model, which will provide a realistic framework for ensuring lasting adoption of smart building technology and assure an innovative, personalized experience for occupants.

Learning Objectives
  1. Express the steps in the smart building implementation model that will lead to success.
  2. Explore how changing occupant demands across many industries should be taken into account for developing specific technology requirements.
  3. Learn how to build a successful interdisciplinary team that will take your strategy from ideas to implementation.
  4. State what to expect once a smart building is implemented.

2:20 PM

Afternoon Breakout Session

2:30 PM

Wrap up


Our guest speakers are experienced practitioners and unbiased experts that will help you expand your thinking and discover new approaches to building technology and smarter buildings.

Todd Boucher

Todd Boucher
Leading Edge Design Group

Todd Boucher is the Principal and Founder of Leading Edge Design Group (LEDG). Todd has extensive experience leading the strategy and design development efforts for complex technology and data center projects in the public and private sectors. Since founding LEDG in 2007, Todd has helped shape how organizations leverage computing and technology systems to deliver services to their users with speed, resiliency, and scale. Todd is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) and certified by the United States Department of Energy as a Data Center Certified Energy Practitioner (DCEP). He is a member of the BICSI Intelligent Building Standard Committee and one of the contributing authors of the ANSI-BICSI 007-2017 Intelligent Building Standard.

Paul Doherty

Paul Doherty, AIA
President and CEO
the digit group(TDG)

Paul Doherty is the President and CEO of TDG (the digit group) and is one of the global industry’s most sought after thought leaders, strategists and integrators of process, technology and business. A Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, Paul is an award-winning architect, author, educator, analyst and advisor to Fortune 500 organizations, global government agencies, prominent institutions and the most prestigious architectural, engineering and contracting firms in the world. A pioneer in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and a former Fortune 500 corporate officer, Paul is a prominent and highly rated speaker at numerous industry events around the world each year.

David Quirk

David Quirk, PE, LEED AP, CEM
Vice President and Managing Principal
DLB Associates

David Quirk, P.E., provides a variety of engineering and facilities services including Building Management Systems, commissioning and design services for energy and building management supporting the commercial building industry worldwide. In his former role at Verizon Wireless Network, David was responsible for managing the design and construction of the organization's critical network facilities throughout the United States. David is licensed PE and a LEED AP. He is a past Chapter President of ASHRAE, a voting member on NFPA-76 and NFPA-75, and a voting member and Chair of ASHRAE TC9.9.

Matt Childs

Matt Childs
Senior Director of Sales
Softbank Robotics America Inc

Matt leads sales in North America for Softbank Robotics. Matt has a background in business transformation and growth and has worked with global brands to deploy measurable, results driven technology initiatives for the world's largest and most successful brands.

Brett Armstrong

Brett Armstrong
Global Director Business Development

Brett is a creative B2B (SaaS) marketing executive with proven leadership results. An entrepreneur at hear, Brett is passionate about SaaS technology and with a track record for driving high growth, selling into the worlds most respected brands.

Igor Kurochkin

Igor Kurochkin
Vice President of Global Vendor Management and Marketing
Winncom Technologies

Igor is responsible for positioning Winncom's overall go-to-market strategies within the industry, and nurturing opportunities in both new and existing markets to grow the Winncom solution globally.

He has held the position of Regional Consumer Market Manager at Bank of America from 2004-2008 where he oversaw regional growth, production and revenue, and was responsible for managing key controls to drive integrated business results.

Kurochkin holds an MBA in Economics, Finance, Operations & Strategic Management, Marketing from Odessa National Academy in Odessa, Ukraine.


Thank you to our sponsors.

Winncom Technologies
Softbank Robotics