Why 2013 will be the Tipping Point for Smart Building Technology Adoption
April 11, 2013 – 12:00-1:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern time

The technology evolution in facilities management will reach a tipping point in 2013. This web conference will explore the cultural realignment necessary for Smart Building technology adoption in North America and will include perspectives from building owners themselves.

IDC Energy Insights senior research analyst for Smart Building Strategies, Casey Talon, will facilitate a panel of distinguished executives who will discuss technology adoption, Smart Building solution benefits, and the lessons they have learned that can help bring the industry forward on the roadmap to intelligent energy and operational management.

Our panel will include Dan Probst, Chairman of Energy & Sustainability at Jones Lang LaSalle, representing the commercial real estate segment, Darrell Smith, Director of Facilities and Energy at Microsoft, representing the corporate ownership perspective, and and Jim Young, Founder and CEO of Realcomm Conference Group sharing industry-wide real estate technology insights.

Mr. Probst is responsible for developing and delivering products and services to help clients reduce energy costs and their real-estate-related environmental footprint through an innovative portfolio, and occupancy strategies, workplace standards, and operating practices.

Mr. Smith brings 15 years of experience in corporate real estate, and at Microsoft he is accountable for a 34 million-square-foot portfolio. One of his core focus areas has been on a new and innovative IT application in this space.

Mr. Young will share his insight from interactions with some of the largest companies globally through the educational Realcomm initiatives including IBCON and CoRE Tech, annual conferences on technology, automated business solutions, intelligent buildings and energy efficiency for the corporate and commercial real estate industry.

Topics to be explored during this webcast include:
- How the convergence of information technology and building automation has changed the roles and responsibilities of key decision makers
- How real estate organizations are aligning budgets and benefits to promote investment in Smart Building solutions in North America
- How Smart Building solutions are generating business value

During this one-hour, complimentary web conference, Ms. Talon will also share insight from IDC Energy Insights' Smart Building Strategies market research, including expectations for North America market growth, technology adoption priorities, end-user challenges and opportunities, and highlights from a Smart Buildings End User Market Survey.
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