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.

1

Harbor Cruise Sponsor

RealPage

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

6:00 - 9:00pm
Roof Top Welcome Reception
Venue: The Revere Hotel Roof Deck (6th floor)

September 13, 2017
7:30am - 8:30am
Registration, Welcome Breakfast
Venue: Grand Master Foyer

Check-in at our registration table in the Grand Master Foyer, on the Mezzanine level, and fuel up for TRANSFORM 2017.

8:30am - 9:00am
Welcome & State of the Company
David Osborn - CEO - Building Engines
Venue: Grand Master 1

A warm welcome from our CEO and meet and greet with some of our Board Members. We will talk growth, direction, and what the year has taught us.

9:15am - 10:15am
New Tech Launch
Jody Saarmaa & Scott Sidman - VP Product & Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer - Building Engines
Venue: Grand Master 1

The wait is over! We will be launching a new product to enhance our platform, and spoiler alert, it's BIG! The first place you will hear about it is here.

10:15am - 10:45am
Training Zone, Networking, Coffee Break
Venue: Grand Master 2

10:45am - 11:15am
LAUNCH BREAKOUT: Reporting
Jody Saarmaa & Toby Plewak - VP Product & Senior Product Manager - Building Engines
Venue: Grand Master 1

Tech Launch breakout discussions

10:45am - 11:15am
LAUNCH BREAKOUT: Tenant Sentiment
Phil Mobley & Leo Mirkis - Head of Research & Director Product Management - Building Engines
Venue: Grand Master 3

Tech Launch breakout discussions

11:20am - 12:00pm
EXEC TRACK: CRE Ops Report
Phil Mobley - Head of Research - Building Engines
Venue: Grand Master 1

Results from our inaugural CRE Ops Study & Annual Report.

11:20am - 12:00pm
POWER USER TRACK: Intro to Client Success
Kyle Maikath - VP Client Success & Support - Building Engines
Venue: Grand Master 3

Kyle, our fearless leader of Client Success, will introduce our model and approach to service for all our clients after the sale.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch / Training Zone
Venue: Grand Master Foyer

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Keynote | Under Pressure: Looking for Answers Through Workplace Design
Margaret Serrato, PhD MBA AIA ASID LEED - Strategic Workplace Architect - Herman Miller
Venue: Grand Master 1

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.

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Measurably Better Client KPI Stories
Moderated by: Scott Sidman - Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer - Building Engines
Venue: Grand Master 1

Discussion of top KPI's to measure success.

2:30pm - 2:45pm
Coffee Break
Venue: Grand Master 2

2: 45pm - 3:30pm
EXEC TRACK: Tenant Engagement and Relationship Management Data
Phil Mobley - Head of Research - Building Engines
Venue: Grand Master 3

Analysis of tenant sentiment from polling

2:45pm - 3:30pm
POWER USER TRACK: Academy Launch
Venue: Grand Master 1

Building Engines will be launching a new Academy with a live guided tour of our product, including all the hidden gems.

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Refreshment Break
Venue: Grand Master 2

3:45pm - 4:15pm
EXEC TRACK: New Tech Launch Discussion
Jody Saarmaa, Toby Plewak, Leo Mirkis, Phil Mobley - VP Product, Senior Product Manager, Director Product Management, Head of Research - Building Engines
Venue: Grand Master 1

Breakout and discuss tenant sentiment & advanced reporting within the Building Engines platform

3:45pm - 4:15pm
POWER USER TRACK: Tenant Service Tools
Kyle Maikath - VP Client Success & Support
Venue: Grand Master 3

Dive into our tenant engagement tools and how to promote and increase use of these tools

4:15pm - 5:00pm
Training Zone, Networking Break
Venue: Grand Master 2

Boarding: 5:30pm Cruise: 6:00pm
Boston Harbor Cruise
Sponsored by RealPage
Venue: 1 Long Warf, Boston MA

Welcome aboard as we cruise the Boston Harbor with cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres aboard a private yacht. Boarding starts at 5:30pm

September 14, 2017
7:30 - 8:30am
Networking Breakfast
Venue: Grand Master Foyer

8:30am - 9:15am
Product Road Map to Date
Jody Saarmaa - VP Product
Venue: Grand Master 1

Join us for a review of recent product enhancements and a view into future deliverables.

9:30am - 10:00am
Reporting Deep Dive
Kylea Maikath - VP Client Success & Support
Venue: Grand Master 1

Live guided tour with an in depth look at new reporting capabilities within Building Engines

10:15am - 10:35am
Training Zone, Networking, Coffee Break
Venue: Grand Master 2

10:35am - 11:40pm
Q&A with the Building Engines Executives
Building Engines Executive Team
Venue: Grand Master 1

1:35pm
Boston Red Sox Game
Venue: Fenway Park

For those of you that just don't want TRANSFORM to be over, join us for a Red Sox game at the conclusion of our summit!

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

    Kyle Maikath

    VP Client Success & Support

    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.
Kyle Maikath
VP Client Success & Support
Mr. Maikath is in charge of the client support and services division. His primary focus is ensuring client satisfaction, but he also works closely with both the sales and development teams to collect market feedback and drive product direction. Prior to joining Building Engines, Mr. Maikath was a Technical Sales and Support Representative for MaxSea Marine Software, which provided bottom mapping software to commercial fishing boats and weather routing for large off shore yachts. He was an integral part in the company’s buyout. Mr. Maikath holds a B.A. from UVM and spent a year working for the National Marine Fisheries Service in Hawaii as an Observer, collecting data aboard the long-line tuna boats.
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