HackerConnect_socialshare-300x156WAV Group is excited to sponsor Hacker Connect. If you want to get the most out of Inman and you are in the technology side of the real estate industry. You want to attend this one day event on Monday before the full conference. Note: You can attend this for one day, or send your technical staff for one day without doing the entire conference.

Connect is one of my favorite conferences in the industry for scheduling meetings with clients and leaders in our industry. It’s a conversation that is stimulated by counterpoint. Inman Connect breads thesis and antithesis in a way that either divides or generates synthesis on many of the leading topics in our industry. But Hacker Connect is different. As the agenda will illustrate, it is about learning.

9:00 – 9:30 DDOS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet

Connected home technologies have the potential to leave clients vulnerable to harassment and attack. Get an inside look at the historical nature of technological disruptions, how cyber weapons have been used in the past and the very real implications of leaked information on the industry.

Molly Sauter, author and researcher

9:30 – 9:50 API Successes to Replicate and Pitfalls to Avoid

“Build it, and they will come.” Maybe. How you design, market and align you API makes all the difference. Learn what works and what doesn’t, straight from the trenches.

Peter Goldey, WitLytic

9:50 – 10:10 Using Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Science for Designing UI/UX.

Get a first-hand look at how designers are using emotional intelligence and brain signals to bring a more scientific approach to UX/UI design.

Firat Parlak, Founder, Awesome UX & UI Design Agency

10:10 – 10:30 Protecting Real Estate Data Against Phishing

Phishing and beyond. Data security issues that are plaguing the industry and how to combat them.

Thomas Kinsella, Cyber Intelligence and Investigations Manager, DocuSign

10:30 – 10:50 Blockchain and Real Estate

Blockchain/Bitcoin is poised to transform real estate in four distinct ways including: Disintermediation, Fraud prevention, Money 2.0, Smart contracts. Hear what’s next and about a pilot program in Chicago using a blockchain title and lien platform.

Ragnar Lifthrasir, Founder velox.RE

10:50 – 11:10 Facebook Marketing Automation for Real Estate

Tarun Sharma, Facebook

11:10 – 11:30 Next Generation Real Estate Chatbots

Take a look beyond the ChatBot and see how next generation, “cognitive” real estate apps are being developed using machine learning, artificial intelligence and natural language processing.

Pete Walsh, Director of Artificial Intelligence, Structurely, Nate Joens, CEO, Structurely

11:30 – 11:50 Product Roadmaps: What to Expect in 2017

Get a sneak peek at some of the new product features on the horizon, from the portals and large brokerages.

David White, Head of Consumer Product, Move.com/Realtor.com*, Deep Varma, Trulia, Grady Ligon, CIO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

11:50 – Noon What Technology Will VCs Fund This Year?

Jeff Corbett, Director, Moderne Ventures

Noon – 1 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch On Your Own

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. The Problem and The Solution Group Discussions

1 hr discussions/15 minute summary of solutions/15 minute report out Building

Best Practices in Small Companies

The Problem: Small companies often do not have the resources or the expertise to compete on the tech front.

Discussion Leader: Shane Farkas, The Agency, Chief Technology

Officer Driving Adoption in Legacy Companies

The Problem: How to Make Technology a Priority in an Old School Company.

Discussion Leader: Tom Flanagan, Vice President of Technology Alain Pinel Realtors

Sharing Data Better

The Problem: Technology and platforms aren’t all built alike and navigating the ins and outs is a complex undertaking.

Discussion Leader: Chris Lambrou, CIO, Metro MLS  

How to Make a Marriage of Tech Startups and Legacy Companies

The Problem: Big companies are increasingly seeing the value in tech startups but fusing the two comes with challenges.

Discussion Leader: Glenn Shimkus, Vice President Product, DocuSign

Integration: Life Made Easier With Portals

The Problem: Portals can make your life easier but navigating integration is the hard part.

Discussion Leader: Todd Parmley, Head of Product, Corcoran

NextGen Buying/Selling Experience

The Problem: The transaction of buying and selling is far from seamless.

Discussion Leader: Daivak Shah, VP Engineering, Dotloop

2:30 – 4:00 The Problem and The Solution Group Discussions

1 hr discussions/15 minute summary of solutions/15 minute report out

Recruitment Made Easy

The Problem: The competition for tech talent is fierce, how do you compete?

Discussion Leader: Reed Emmons, VP of engineering, Adwerx

Buy or Build? Who Decides and Why?

The Problem: A myriad of options are available but no one-size fits all Solution.

Discussion Leader: Josh Team, Chief Innovation Officer, Keller Williams

Integration: MLS and other data providers

The Problem: Not all data providers are created or operate equally.

Discussion Leader: Chad Curry, Managing Director of the Center for REALTOR Technology at NAR

Data Standards in Real Estate

The Problem: Technical obstructions and a lack of data normalization constraining innovation.

Discussion Leader: Jeremy Crawford, RESO

Advancing VR

The problem: VR has huge potential but it’s implementation hasn’t reached its full potential in the industry.

Stephanie Davis, COO, Virtual Xperience

Combating Cybercrime

The Problem: Cybercriminals are getting more sophisticated and harder to keep up with.

Discussion: Matt Cohen, Chief Technologist, Clareity

4:00 – 5:00 Recommendations, Best Strategies and How to Move Forward

5:00 – 5:30 Open Microphone: Feedback, Next Steps and Rants

5:30 Networking Reception

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