Transform 2017

The Building Engines Client Summit
September 12-14, 2017 Boston, MA

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Bringing the Community Together


Transform 2017 is the best way to discover how industry experts and your peers are utilizing the Building Engines property management software platform to “Transform” the way they operate. You’ll have the opportunity to attend interactive workshops, presentations on our direction and best practices, engage in lively discussion panels, and experience the great city of Boston!

Back by popular demand: the “Training Zone,” a separate area of the summit manned by our Client Services personnel, where you can brush up on how to do things with our software or see some of our new developments first hand.

18.5

Hours of Summit Time

This includes receptions, meals, sessions, networking, and group activities.

5+

Special Speakers

Speakers from Building Engines and leaders in the CRE industry.

Schedule


The schedule shown below is a work-in-progress. Please check back for updates!

September 12, 2017
3:00 - 5:00pm
Hotel Check-in
Venue: The Revere Hotel

7:00pm
Welcome Cocktail Reception
Venue: The Revere Hotel

September 13, 2017
7:30 - 8:30am
Registration, Welcome Breakfast, & Agenda
Venue: The Revere Hotel

8:45am - 9:15am
Welcome & State of the Company
David Osborn - CEO, Building Engines
Venue: The Revere Hotel

A warm welcome from our CEO and meet some of our Board Members.

9:30am - 10:00am
EXEC TRACK: Tech Panel
Phil Mobley & Panel - Head of Research, Building Engines
Venue: The Revere Hotel

The hot new technology implementations for owners and managers in CRE.

9:30am - 10:45am
BEI USER TRACK: Storytime with Success
Venue: The Revere Hotel

10:15am - 10:45am
EXEC TRACK: Tenant Relationship Management
Venue: The Revere Hotel

10:45am - 11:15am
Coffee, Networking, Training Zone
Venue: The Revere Hotel

11:15am - 12:00pm
BEI USER TRACK: Find Positivity in Negative Feedback
Venue: The Revere Hotel

11:15am - 12:00pm
EXEC TRACK: Road Map 1 of 2
Jody Saarmaa - VP Product Management, Building Engines
Venue: The Revere Hotel

Progress of road map to date.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
Venue: The Revere Hotel

1:15pm - 2:00pm
EXEC TRACK: Keynote - Under Pressure: Looking for Answers Through Workplace Design
Margaret Serrato, PhD MBA AIA ASID LEED - Strategic Workplace Architect, Herman Miller
Venue: The Revere Hotel

Learn how companies are using workplace design to address the pressures of today's highly competitive marketplace. It focuses on three pressures - space utilization, innovation, and employee engagement - that are driving efforts and leading to solutions that add value well beyond the conventional considerations of cost and square footage. This keynote offers suggestions for managing change as companies address these pressures.

1:15pm - 2:00pm
BEI USER TRACK: Power of Self-Service in Property Management
Venue: The Revere Hotel

2:15pm - 2:45pm
EXEC TRACK: How do you leverage Building Engines to solve your toughest problems?
Venue: The Revere Hotel

2:15pm - 3:15pm
BEI USER TRACK: BuildUP LIVE! Effective Work Order Management
Venue: The Revere Hotel

2:45pm - 3:15pm
EXEC TRACK: Road Map 2 of 2
Jody Saarmaa - VP Product Management, Building Engines
Venue: The Revere Hotel

A review of the future of the Building Engines road map.

3:30pm - 4:00pm
EXEC TRACK: TBD
Venue: The Revere Hotel

3:30pm - 4:00pm
BEI USER TRACK: This is...A GAME SHOW
Venue: The Revere Hotel

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Coffee, Networking, Training Zone
Venue:

Get all your questions answered by our Customer Success team and learn about new features and hidden gems you to optimize your platform use.

6:00pm
Wednesday Night Dinner & Entertainment
Venue: TBD

September 14, 2017
7:30 - 8:30am
Networking Breakfast
Venue: The Revere Hotel

8:30am - 9:15am
EXEC TRACK: TBD
Venue: The Revere Hotel

8:30am - 9:15am
BEI USER TRACK: RISK is not a Game
Venue: The Revere Hotel

9:30am - 10:30am
EXEC TRACK: TBD
Venue: The Revere Hotel

9:30am - 10:30am
BEI USER TRACK: BuildUP LIVE! Preventive Maintenance
Venue: The Revere Hotel

10:30am - 11:00am
EXEC TRACK: TBD
Venue: The Revere Hotel

10:30am - 11:00am
BEI USER TRACK: This is...A GAME SHOW (Final Round)
Venue: The Revere Hotel

11:00am - 12:00pm
Q&A with the Building Engines Executives
Venue: The Revere Hotel

Speakers


Check back here often, as we will be adding additional guest speakers!

  • Jody Saarmaa

    VP Product Management, Building Engines

    Margaret Serrato

    Strategic Workplace Architect, Herman Miller

    Scott Sidman

    CMO, Building Engines

  • Phil Mobley

    Head of Research, Building Engines

    David Osborn

    CEO, Building Engines

Jody Saarmaa
VP Product Management, Building Engines
Ms. Saarmaa has over 25 years experience in high tech, spanning a broad range of industries including SaaS business applications, encryption, data security, international business management and advanced control systems. An executive and innovator with a passion for bringing new products to market, she built product management organzations at several Boston-area high-growth firms including Liquid Machines, High Street Partners and Active Control eXperts. She began her career at IBM where she held roles in software engineering, sales and product marketing. Ms. Saarmaa holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management with concentrations in Marketing and Finance and a BS in Computer Science and Economics from Duke University. Ms. Saarmaa is a long-time supporter of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, where she currently serves on the Board of Overseers.
Margaret Serrato
Strategic Workplace Architect, Herman Miller
With over twenty-five years of research and design experience, Margaret Gilchrist Serrato has a special focus on creating high-performance working and learning environments. Margaret’s education in architecture, interior design and environmental psychology, enhanced by an MBA and a PhD in architecture, culture and behavior enables her to provide comprehensive and dynamic strategic planning for a wide range of clients. Her specialty is alternate workplace strategic planning.
Scott Sidman
CMO, Building Engines
Mr. Sidman has led Building Engines' expansion efforts since 2004. He oversees the company's marketing department and helps direct company strategy and product direction as well as managing a number of key client and partner relationships. Mr. Sidman is also the company's commercial real estate technology evangelist, speaking and writing regularly on the use of real estate technology to improve operations and management practices as well as creating and hosting the industry's first technology-focused podcast, CRE TechTalks.  Mr. Sidman brings a diverse entrepreneurial background with a focus on developing and implementing early and expansion stage go-to-market strategy as well as sales and marketing programs.  Prior to Building Engines, Mr. Sidman began his career working for Four Season's Hotels. He was a partner at Cedona Technologies, LLC where he led the company's business development efforts for their document management and media archival tools. He also founded Access Solutions International, a foreign trade consulting company and additionally co-founded and managed a Boston-based CRE services firm.
Phil Mobley
Head of Research, Building Engines
Mr. Mobley has been a consultant to the commercial real estate industry for over a decade, telling stories with data that help building owners and managers better serve their customers. He is a prolific writer on industry topics and a frequent speaker at educational conferences. At Building Engines, he is leading efforts to capture and share new insights gleaned from operational and tenant sentiment metrics. Before joining Building Engines in early 2016, Mr. Mobley served as a vice president at Kingsley Associates, a boutique commercial real estate consulting firm, where he led a wide variety of survey research and benchmarking projects. He later founded Koine Communications, a research and marketing firm focused in part on commercial real estate. His career also includes time as an advisor at Deloitte Consulting, as well as consulting at a leading consumer products firm and a major health insurance provider. Mr. Mobley holds a B.A. in political science and an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina.
David Osborn
CEO, Building Engines
Mr. Osborn is a founder of the company and has over fifteen years experience working in early-stage companies within the technology sector. As CFO and VP of Operations at Milestone Systems, Inc., a venture funded start-up, he helped design and develop a multi-carrier desktop shipping system targeted at the small office and home office market. Prior to Building Engines, Mr. Osborn developed a remote Internet-based monitoring system for the residential real estate market known as "iWitness." Mr. Osborn also has over two decades of legal experience. He is currently a member of the Maine and Massachusetts Bar Associations and affiliated with a number of organizations with a primary focus in real estate.

Contact


Questions? Concerns? Contact our Events Manager, Kaylea Parkin, at: kparkin@buildingengines.com

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Venue

The Revere Hotel
200 Stuart St Boston, MA 02116