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Darlene Pope, WeWork's Global Head of Smart Buildings and Digital Workplace Experience, to Keynote at The Connected Real Estate Summit

By IoTEvolutionWorld News February 07, 2020

Industry Leader to Share Insights on the Smart Buildings of Today in the Age of Digital Transformation

Fifth Gen Media and TMC today announced that Darlene Pope, WeWork’s Global Head of Smart Buildings and Digital Workplace Experience, will keynote at the Connected Real Estate Summit February 12 – 14th 2020 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She joins a number of other prominent executives from across the commercial real estate and technology industries scheduled to speak on digital transformation at the one-of-a-kind Summit.

Darlene Pope’s session, “What’s Now and What’s Next for Smart Buildings,” is scheduled for Thursday, February 13th at 4:45pm in the Floridian A/B/C.  The discussion will highlight the importance of digital solutions for today’s tenants and offer leading insight around what is expected now -- as well as what’s coming next -- in the age of digital transformation.  “In an era where technology is changing rapidly, and enterprises are increasingly relying on an integrated digital ecosystem to operate their businesses, it’s an ongoing challenge to keep up with the technology curve.” said Pope. “I look forward to discussing today’s definition of smart buildings and share my thoughts on where the industry is going next.” 

The Connected Real Estate Summit is a one-of-a-kind event collocated with the ITExpo. It is focused on exploring the technology and connectivity challenges and opportunity facing Commercial Real Estate and the Enterprise. With the recent rollout of CBRS, Private LTE, Wi-Fi6, and the constant headlines around 5G, making sense of all of these options can be a headache. Availability of high-performance connectivity influences spend and lease behavior, but less than 10% of 5 million commercial properties have any kind of reliable wireless solution or long-term strategy. This landscape is presenting new challenges while also introducing opportunity for those that are informed and prepared. 

To view the full Connected Real Estate Summit agenda, click here. Speakers, sessions and events are updated daily. Registration for Connected Real Estate Summit is now open – special discounted pricing is available for CRE professionals. For more information, contact Aaron Friedman at Aaronf@fifthgenmedia.com. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages should contact Rich Berliner at 973.244.5868 X 100. For the CRE Summit news, updates and information, follow the event on Twitter at @ConnectedREmag 

About Darlene Pope

Darlene Pope is Global Head of Smart Buildings and Digital Workplace at WeWork. Ms. Pope is a smart building industry veteran with more than 28 years of experience in commercial real estate, technology, and smart building consulting. Prior to WeWork, Ms. Pope served as EVP and Global Practice Lead for JLLs Smart Building Program. She has developed and delivered smart building master plans for numerous global clients, and led groundbreaking smart building projects, including the McDonalds HQ project in Chicago and MetLife’s District Center in Washington, DC. Ms. Pope was the founder and CEO of CoR Advisors, a woman-owned smart building consulting business which she sold to JLL in 2015. She was also awarded Visionary of the Year in DC for her work advancing smart building solutions, the President’s Award for Excellence at JLL, the DaVinci Award for innovation at JLL, Bisnow’s Power Woman in CRE award, and is among the Top 10 Women to Watch in Connectivity and Technology for 2020.

About Fifth Gen Media
Fifth Gen Media is the publisher of Connected Real Estate Magazine which is published in print and digital formats each quarter. The company’s mission is to help educate the Commercial Real Estate community about the changing technology landscape regarding wireless, Proptech, connectivity, technology, cybersecurity and much more. They do so through their magazine and the use of webinars, white papers, face to face introductions, video interviews, etc.                  




Edited by Ken Briodagh
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