David Karpook
Strategic Consultant

David is Planon Corporation’s Boston-based Strategic Business Consultant, a leading provider of technology solutions for facility management and real estate. A 20-year industry veteran, he has been a customer, vendor, system implementer, trainer and strategist, managing workplace technology projects in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His additional experience includes seven years as a facility manager and construction project manager. A graduate architect with degrees from Harvard University and the University of Florida, he has also worked as a journalist for The New York Times and The Orlando Sentinel. David has been involved with OSCRE since its earliest days, participating in numerous standard development work groups, and served as OSCRE’s 2017 Chairman of the Board.


Lisa Stanley
As OSCRE International’s CEO, Lisa drives strategy and executive level relationships into new territory for a member-based real estate standards organization. She brings over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry in strategic planning, real estate operations, property management, compliance, and real estate brokerage.  Lisa association management career has included senior positions in education, advocacy, membership strategy, and stakeholder relations.  She is a strong supporter of the importance of standards in building effective data governance programs, and exploring emerging technology applications for the real estate industry.

Matt Giroux

Managing Director, 

CohnReznick Advisory

Matthew Giroux is a managing director with CohnReznick Advisory and leads its cloud solutions, business intelligence (BI), and data analytics service offerings. He has more than 15 years of experience in information technology and data management. He is focused on driving businesses toward actionable insights through the integration of data assets and bringing together people, partners, and technology to deliver agile, innovative solutions. Matt has implemented enterprise and cloud-based technology solutions to improve financial and operational management, enhance customer experiences and product offerings, optimize logistics, increase sales, and reduce costs. 

Matt understands the full life cycle of application design, implementation, maintenance, and support including data warehouse, customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, and BI solutions. He has designed logical and physical data models for the pharmaceutical, professional services, retail, loyalty, and finance industries, leading highly complex, multi-year global projects. 

Prior to joining CohnReznick, Matt was a senior manager of advanced analytics and enterprise intelligence at a Big 4 firm where he worked with large enterprises and government institutions on critical management and operational challenges. He has experience with many of the major databases/applications and data analytic/reporting tools.

Chris Lees 

Chris was the founder of PISCES - a UK-based standards organization that merged with OSCRE to form OSCRE International.  He is also past chairman of OSCRE's Board   Chris spent 5 years as Global Head of Operational Development in the Enterprise Services Performance and Governance function within Zurich Insurance Group.  He established and operated Zurich's real estate data warehouse, including integration with the company's Tier 1 global service providers.  Chris also worked with Cambridge University to study patterns of occupancy in office buildings and how to optimize productivity and efficiency.  In his consulting firm, Serendipity29, Chris is now focused on the use of data from systems and people to improve the occupant experience and reduce costs.  Throughout his career, Chris has been bridging the gaps between real estate and technology; between workplace functions; and between aspiration and realization of workplace strategy.  He received Corenet Global's Luminary Award in 2018 and is the author of "Delivering and managing high productivity low cost workplaces" published in the Corporate Real Estate Journal (https://serendipity29.com/outreach.html)

Douglas Silverstone
Head of Data, Analytics and 
Information Security

Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing
Douglas Silverstone is the Head of Data, Analytics and Information Security at Metropolitan Thames Valley.  Responsible for the data on 60,000 homes more than 100,000 tenants and countless repairs and components. Housing Data is becoming increasingly complex and interrelated.   Be that legislative requirements, IoT, or simply providing a better service to our tenants, both the data we collect and the information we manage is increasing by the day.


Douglas has led the Data governance initiative at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing. Beyond this he is a thought leader in the sector setting up a housing data forum and a strong advocate of the HACT data standards, which enable associations to work better together and deliver more for their tenants.  His approach has led to a fundamental step change in the way data is understood and used, and helps MTVH to be leaders in their field.

Fouad Habboub
CEO, iKIndi

Fouad has more than 22 years’ experience in the management, development and global application of large scale distributed infrastructure systems for the Financial Services industry, and founded IKINDI in 2000. He has worked closely with Asset Management client companies, related entities and technical service providers to set and execute technology & operational strategies from thought leadership to solution deployment. With his specialized technical and business expertise he has led the firm to cross the product life cycle from management, strategic planning, architecture, design, and rollout to day-to-day performance excellence in a real-time working environment. Fouad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University. 


Dennis Main
DM Consulting
Previously, Dennis was the SVP for IT with Equity Commonwealth, an office REIT.  His responsibilities included all IT strategy and operations including creating and managing the IT budget, keeping the in-house data center up and running, SOX compliance, project management, help desk, developing and executing business intelligence strategy, hiring resources and partnering with vendors, contract negotiations, implementing collaboration tools, cybersecurity, and improving efficiencies throughout the organization.  His experience at EQC also included the overhaul of a major accounting system, creation and delivery of extensive business intelligence platform, performed many cybersecurity upgrades, and a full Office 365 rollout.
Rudy Reagin
CRE Technology
Deutsche Bank

Rudy has an extensive background in corporate IT and data governance.  In the financial industry, Rudy has held a variety on technology management roles in Finance, Logistics, Human Resources, and Corporate Real Estate (CRE).  With over 10 years in CRE, he takes a collaborative approach to delivering new technologies and analytical tools to improve service levels and reduce cost.  He also established a Data Governance Committee to bridge the gap between corporate real estate and IT and to build a governance support structure to manage global outsourcing of FM and business services.  With the data governance structure in place, he drove the development of a data vision and strategy, the launch of a data warehouse consistent global policies and processes, and the integration of siloed business functions into a single source of management information.  The result is improved data security, data quality and reduced cost.  The flexible and highly automated platforms that Rudy has developed are positioned to take advantage of emerging technologies, and adoption of industry standards for integration with vendors and system selection for a best-of-breed approach.

John Reynolds
IPN Group
John started IPN Group as a research project which evolved into the consultancy that won the HM Land Registry Digital Street Project.  Recognizing the wide industry interest in collaboration and appetite for a new form of co-operative delivery John initiated the development of the Instant Property Network. John is a member BSI 307 blockchain and smart contracts and expert advisor to UK Government All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) on Blockchain and a contributor to the UN Smart Cities and Blockchain report. Prior to IPN Group John spent 20 years leading the delivery of large-scale IT programmes. John has a degree in Business Information Systems and is a certified Programme Manager.
Andrew Miller
Executive Vice President
Head of RE IT
As a senior technology leader and strategist, Andrew has designed, built, launched, and supported new technologies, businesses and partnerships to drive performance gains in real estate investments.  Over an 8-year period, Andrew built a team of ~50 in support of the growth of real estate and alternative investment assets under management from $90 billion to $190 billion. He managed 4 global M&A technology integrations.  To support finance, investments, and operations for a portfolio of $80 billion in real estate assets, Andrew delivered a single comprehensive, consolidated and integrated cloud-based platform, with 1,200 global users including asset managers, property managers, and fund accountants. Andrew is a past board member of OSCRE and has implemented OSCRE standards and data model in multiple functions.  Reflecting Andrew' industry leadership, in 2012, he was awarded the Digie Industry Impact Award by Realcomm for the "best use of automation in investment management." Andrews capabilities include:

Application architecture and development
Business intelligence delivery
Business process automation
Business relationship management
Global IT shared services integration
Investment and asset management industry
Regulatory & audit compliance
Technology roadmaps

Ian Cameron

Ian Cameron is a recognized thought-leader and practitioner in business transformation and information management in the real estate and facilities industry.  He brings over 30 years’ experience working with many of the industry’s most innovative organizations.  He has held executive positions in large consulting firms and is a Founder and past Chairman of OSCRE.  With over 15 years’ experience working with the OSCRE Standards themselves, Ian now leads many of OSCRE’s innovations and initiatives, including the curriculum for this Data Governance in Real Estate program, training in data governance and standards implementation, and programs for engaging industry leaders in knowledge exchange and community-building.  In professional education, Ian has received “Top-Rated Faculty” awards in areas such as Enterprise Program Management, Change Leadership, and Information Technology Strategy for real estate and facilities executives.

HoChun Ho
Head of Enterprise Data Governance and Enablement

As the Global Head, Data Governance and Management, Ho-Chun guides and oversees global data governance and management for the Corporate Solutions business line at JLL.  He has over twenty nine years of data management experience, across banking, insurance, financial services, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, research, media and e-commerce.  HoChun also mentors the organization on overall enterprise data strategy to leverage industry best practices and leading edge technology in enterprise information management, business intelligence, master data management and big data.  


Adele Pugliese

Vice President
Data Governance
As Vice President for Data Governance at Bentall Kennedy, Adele leads the firm’s emerging program and infrastructure for data governance in all aspects of real estate investment management in Canada and the US, including any future expansions of the firm and the portfolio.  Adele brings extensive experience in data governance from the Financial Services industry and is applying the rigor and techniques that industry requires to real estate.  Her expertise includes data governance leadership, data management, and information technology strategy and implementation.  She has held managerial positions in major banks where she supervised large teams developing innovative solutions to applying data governance company-wide.  She has a strong track-record in leading cross-functional teams to address complex, strategic issues, as well as tactical operational changes to reduce costs while improve efficiencies on a large scale. 
Steve Weikal
Head of Industry Relations
MIT Center for Real Estate
Steve is the Head of Industry Relations at the MIT Center for Real Estate, responsible for managing relationships between the Center and its global network of industry partners and nearly 1100 alumni of the MIT Master’s in Real Estate Development (MSRED) program, in 46 countries.  He is also a lecturer and researcher, and the CRE Tech lead in the MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab, focused on innovative new technology and business models that disrupt the traditional ways of developing, transacting and managing real estate.  Steve also was the Founder of MIT Real Disruption, a successful series of conferences discussing the impact of emerging technology on the real estate industry that is now part of the international CREtech conference platform.  He is a member of the CREtech Leadership Board, and sits on the advisory boards of three real estate technology start-ups.  Steve has spoken extensively about real estate technology at conferences for AFIRE, ULI, IREM, SIOR, CCIM, CoreNet, ICSC and BOMA, and has been quoted by numerous media outlets, including BuzzFeed, TechInsider, the Boston Globe, GlobeSt. the Real Reporter, Travel Weekly, IPE Real Assets Europe and Anuario Inmobiliario LatinoAmerica.

Francisco Acoba

Ernst & Young

Francisco is a Principal at Ernst & Young LLP with more than 24 years of global experience providing management consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and the world’s largest public sector entities. As a leader in Ernst & Young's Strategy and Transactions service line, Francisco is focused on the development of strategies and initiatives that enable an organization's corporate services, real estate, workplace, and facilities assets to be considered value-added components of business process, as opposed to simply cost structures. This includes development of new service delivery models and sourcing strategies to optimize outsourcing/insourcing opportunities. Information technology solutions and systems integration with vendor systems are common components of these strategies. Francisco serves as faculty on the topic of sourcing / outsourcing strategies in corporate real estate and brings that perspective to OSCRE’s data governance program.

Rick Ferrino

Rick is VTS’s Chief Data Officer and has worked on collection, back-end, data products and data feeds since starting his career including hundreds of examples of integrating data from 3rd party systems or data feeds into or out of the 3 organizations he has been a part of.  He has also designed many APIs and database models. At VTS, Ferrino built the in-house Integrations and Data teams from a team of 2 to a team of 35, responsible for all data pushed and pulled from VTS across ERP, accounting, budgeting, custom reporting & data vendor systems.    

Dipesh Shah
New Roads Consultinhg

Dipesh brings over 20 years industry experience at the intersection of strategy, business, and technology. This experience spans technology operations, business driven applications, business intelligence, infrastructure, cybersecurity, audits, sales, budgeting, and team mentorship. 

Dipesh has held operations and leadership roles primarily in technology and data for variety of companies in the real estate industry, including:

  • CIO of InvenTrust Properties Corp., - led a data/digital transformation for all facets of the business. 
  • Accenture, Onyx Software.
  • Equity Office Properties (largest public office REIT prior to acquisition by Blackstone), 
  • Jones Lang LaSalle in various global leadership roles. 
  • Dipesh left InvenTrust Properties to start his own consulting firm, New Roads Consulting LLC (https://nrconsulting.co).

Eddie Thompson
Data Governance Lead
People Analytics, Research & Technology
Intuit Corporation

Eddie is a trained Data Scientist through North Carolina State University

As a speaker,  his focus is to leverage his experience as a data practitioner to stand-up a Data Governance framework and program; demystify data governance roles, best practices, and behaviors; and to establish the idea of defining data as an asset

Eddie has over 13 years of relevant data industry experience.  As an accomplished Data Scientist at Cisco Systems, he changed the way data were discussed and actioned by senior leaders through thoughtful data preparation and dashboard design; implemented standard processes that reduced time to deliver relevant and actionable insights to leadership in IT, Business Operations, and HR; and built, documented, and standardized data lineages from master data.

Ed Lubieniecki
Enterprise Managing Consultant
Ed Lubieniecki is an Enterprise Managing Consultant with RealFoundations.  Ed has over 25 years’ experience in real estate management consulting and has focused on exceptionally complex projects for large national and international clients.  Ed has been responsible for the planning and implementation of technology and information strategies and systems, as well as strategic business planning, portfolio optimization, organizational assessments and design, business process improvement, expense assessments, outsourcing, benchmarking, and merger integration assignments. Ed is the previous Chair of the Board of Directors for the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate ("OSCRE").  
Dave Clute 
VP Intelligent Buildings ESD Global
For over 30 years, Dave has worked with architects, engineers, facility managers, owners, real estate professionals, government and military organizations on a wide-range of global projects along the full facility life-cycle.  As the Intelligent Building Operations Director at ESD, he is responsible for providing thought leadership, leading key initiatives and assisting clients and project teams deliver high performance, smart, connected, intelligent buildings.  Dave is a frequent speaker, presenter and panelist at real estate, design, construction and technology conferences such as OSCRE, Realcomm, IBcon, CoreTech and CoreNet Global.  As an NREL Energy Executive, CoreNet Global Innovator award winner, co-founder of OSCRE and recent co-founder for the Rocky Mountain Hyperloop Consortium, he is focused on helping improve society through the built environment.
Laurie Gilmer 
VP Consulting
Facility Engineering Associates

Laurie Gilmer is a Vice President at Facility Engineering Associates. She is a published author, and co-authored IFMA’s second manual in the Sustainability “How-To-Guide” Series, EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Laurie also serves on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council’s Building Operator Certification Program Advisory Committee, and is a member of the National Visiting Committee of Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center. She is also the past chair of IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Credential Scheme Committee and a member of IFMA’s Environmental Stewardship, Utilities, and Sustainability (ESUS) Strategic Advisory Group. Laurie earned a degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo.

Sara Steinbauer 
Nelson Associates

Sara is an Information Systems professional with over 15-years experience in Project Management and Solution Development, specializing in industry best practices, business process analysis and enterprise systems integration and optimization.  As a certified Program Management Professional (PMP) with a background in Six Sigma she has led complex projects to develop technology-enabled processes to significantly improve business efficiency and effectiveness.  She has steered thinly-resourced teams comprised of employees, partners and volunteers to significantly improve overall organizational technical acumen, support, communications and performance.  Sara began her career at NCR Corporation where she helped pioneer early adoption of Web-based technologies and systems integration to enable work-flow automation as part of corporate excellence initiatives, such as fast-tracking employee on-boarding, migrating the US-based sales force to “virtual” working environment, and a “follow-the-sun” support structure to drive true globalization.

Naseem Wenzel

Naseem Wenzel is a Partner at CohnReznick with more than 15 years of experience as a technology leader and domain expert in the real estate industry.  Leveraging a deep understanding of the industry and its functions, she has a proven track record of providing world-class process improvement services and efficiency-enabling best practice guidance. Naseem has worked with many of the leading real estate owners and operators, as well as investors.  She provided strategic direction to these clients in numerous capacities, including, CRM consulting; software selection through analysis of needs and requirements; business process optimization across multiple functions;  general ledger and reporting solutions; design of data integration tools and solutions; information optimization through data normalizations that supported a global data structure through implementation of data governance model; training and talent development focusing on change management for existing and enhanced business processes supported by technology solutions; integration between acquired and acquiring organizations to support compliance and business function transition; and design and implementation of a shared services organization.

Michael Beckerman
CEO, CRE//Tech and The News Funnel

Michael Beckerman is a 25-year veteran of the real estate communications sector having founded Beckerman Public Relations and subsequently built the company into one of the top 50 largest independently owned public relations firms in the country. In March 2011, Michael launched The News Funnel and now serves full-time as the CEO of the company.   The News Funnel is the largest content platform in the real estate community with thousands of news sources as well as blogs and press releases from companies and professionals. The News Funnel additionally provides Content Marketing solutions for hundreds of real estate companies and startups. Michael has been named one of the most influential bloggers and social media experts by several leading media sources. Recently, The News Funnel acquired CRE // Tech, a leading event and networking platform for the real estate tech community.

Abhinav (Abe) Somani
CEO, Leverton


As Leverton’s CEO, Abhinav (Abe) Somani is helping to build the global Leverton platform, the next generation of artificial intelligence based machine and deep learning algorithms for data extraction.  He works with his team to develop corporate strategies, implement sales strategies, manage partnerships, and foster customer relationships.  Abe is an experienced investment, financial, technology, business development, and operations strategist.  Prior to Leverton, Abhinav led the business development team at smartShift Technologies and was an Associate at ICV Partners where he worked with CEOs, COOs, and CFOs, using data-driven metrics and analyses to increase profitability and grow businesses. He has also looked at hundreds of investment opportunities, conducted countless financial analyses, and is well versed in the ways of the institutional investment community