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Monday, October 16

7:00 PM - Welcome Reception

Location: Pendry Ballroom

Sponsored by CoreLogic

Tuesday, October 17

All Day - Registration

Location: Pendry Hotel

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

Location: Pendry Hotel

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Welcome & State of RESO

Session Description: Hear from RESO’s CEO kicking off the 5th in row sell-out RESO Conference followed by RESO’s Chair and CEO of CRMLS, the Largest MLS in the Nation, Art Carter dive into details on the accomplishments to date and what the future holds for Industry Wide Standardization and RESO beyond 2017.

Session Type: General Session

Speakers:


  • Jeremy Crawford, CEO, RESO

  • Art Carter, CEO, California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (CRMLS), RESO Chair

Location: Pendry Hotel

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - The Workgroup TED-style TALKS: Learn what the Workgroups do and how they are working for you!

Session Description: Come hear first hand from each Workgroup Chair moderated by Chad Curry, the Chair of the Technical Committee what the Workgroups are currently working on in 2017, what the outlook looks like for deliverables in 2017 and 2018 and what to expect during the onsite Workgroup meetings on Wednesday and Thursday.

Session Type: General Session

Speakers:

  • Data Dictionary
    Rob Larson, CIO, California Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc
  • Internet Tracking
    Chris Lambrou, Chief Information Officer, Metro MLS
  • Payloads
    Rick Trevino, IT Director, MetroList Services Inc.
  • PUID
    Mark Bessett, Enterprise Architect, California Regional, Multiple Listing Service Inc.
  • R&D
    Greg Moore, VP-Technical Systems, Regional Multiple Listing Service
  • Transport
    Scott Petronis, Chief Product & Technology Officer, eXp Realty
  • Transport
    Paul Stusiak, President and Owner, Falcon Technologies

Location: Pendry Hotel

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM - Break

Location: Pendry Hotel

10:45 AM - 11:30 PM - The Internet of You and What It Means for the Future of Technology

Session Description: We’re entering an age of “Personal Big Data”, which will transform our lives. Companies have been using your data to gain a competitive edge for decades. Now, it’s your turn to benefit and profit from the enormous value of all this data you’re creating and giving away. But currently, your data is locked in a vast amount of silo’ed, disconnected applications, that don’t talk to each other, making it impossible to extract the insights that are hidden within them. What if there was an intelligent layer that connected all your apps, unifying them, and allowing them to communicate with each other, plan with each other on your behalf and at your discretion? To really harness the power of your information, we must unlock your data and build an “Internet of You”, which will spark the most spectacular technology explosion in history.

Session Type: General Session

Speaker:

  • Adrienne Meisels, CEO & Founder, myPlanit Inc.

Location: Pendry Hotel

11:30 AM - 11:45 PM - The Technology Arms Race – Will You Win?

Session Description: We are in a technology arms race. Does your business model and infrastructure support winning the race? Together we can build a foundation that empowers agents and brokers with better information, greater efficiencies, and lower costs. Data standardization can lead the way to technological advancements that empower agents to bring immense value and knowledge to their clients. To do this, we must build partnerships with all stakeholders. We cannot make the mistake of thinking software integration is partnership. Relationships based on mutual values that support business objectives is true partnership. And when we have the right partners on our team, we will win the race.

Session Type: General Session

Speakers:

  • Debra Schwartz, CEO and Founder & Realtor, RocketUrBiz, Inc.

Location: Pendry Hotel

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM - Re-imaging MLS Data with Semantic Web Technology Stack

Session Description: Here at RocketUrBiz we are excited about the RESO Standards for Data Dictionary and Web API; we see them as highly valued concreated, sensible, high-fidelity work- products you can depend on. RESO standards represent the current thinking of recognized thought leadership in the Consumer Real Estate MLS Data Domain.

For us, RESO standards defines a good foundation and platform, fostering new imaginings, re-imaginings, innovation and critical thinking with the advent of limited and controlled risk; these standards possess good/sound ROI and TCO factorings in the areas of partnering, research and development cost reduction.
Most importantly, the RESO Standards gives us a unified set of integral core-capabilities we can use and leverage to build software solutions that empower, support and compliment Real Estate Agents, Real Estate Agent Teams and Brokers and the many consumers we all seek to serve in the highest way possible.

At RocketUrBiz we use the RESO Web API, OData CSDL and EMDX productions to Super-Charge Real Estate Agent process, workflow and task enactment models by bringing MLS data into our Semantic Web Ontology and Taxonomy Stacks and Services. We can create powerful reasonings and extended relationships making it possible to create new and extended data shapes, smartly and efficiently manage steep information hierarchies.

Session Type: General Session

Speakers:

  • Tavi Truman, CTO and Chief Architect, RocketUrBiz, Inc.

Location: Pendry Hotel

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch

Location: Pendry Hotel

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Broker Business Solutions Workshop

Click here to learn more about the Brokers Business Solutions Workshop

Expanding and Launching Profitability through RESO Standards
Speaker: David Gumpper, CTO, Michael Saunders and Company
David Gumpper, CTO of Michael Saunders and Company and RESO Director, dives into how RESO Standards help launch and expand your brokerage profitability.


Dynamics of High Wattage Teams
Speaker: Eric Bryn, Digital Marketing Analyst and Strategic Consultant, BoomTown
Real estate agent teams continue to transform the industry. From effectively and efficiently leveraging technology and underlying real estate data to better serve their clients and agents, to inculcating sharp divisions of labor and specialized roles, to diversifying their business, real estate teams are accelerating. What are the underlying factors of team success? Why are teams effectively competing with brokers in terms of recruiting agents new to the business? What risks and policy issues may negatively affect the future or teams? This vibrant session will delve into these issues and more.
Shiny Objects: How to Avoid Chasing the Wrong One
Speaker:
Scott Petronis, Chief Product & Technology Officer, eXp Realty
Do you have vendors contacting you nearly every day telling you about products you ʺhave to haveʺ? Have you been thinking about solving a specific problem and trying to determine how best to solve it? Does the RFP (request for proposal) process scare the hell out of you? You’re not alone. In this talk I’ll go through some of the same issues I grapple with every day. I’ll discuss some of the ways I try to map business needs to requirements, features, products and vendors. I’ll highlight some of the things I believe are must-have from any vendor and their products. I’ll talk about some of the common mistakes I’ve seen and made myself.

How to Brand and Market Yourself Through Video
Speaker: 
Ben Bacal, Founder of Roofshoot & Real Estate Agent, Rodeo Realty
Today, video marketing is key in the real estate industry. 73% of home sellers say they are more likely to select an agent who uses video to market their property over one who does not. So, why isn’t every agent shooting video? Because it is expensive time consuming and agents simply do not know where to start. Join Ben Bacal as he discusses how he found success with video which led him to sell almost 2 billion dollars worth of residential real estate and is consistently a top producing agent. Learn how to utilize video to take your career to the next level.

Transaction Data. The key to a fully digital transaction.
Speaker: Aida Bryce
With today’s goal being to deliver a fully digital transaction from lead to close and ultimately a seamless customer experience, it has become clear that bringing together the key systems involved in the transaction is a critical need in the industry. To do so requires a tight integration between the key technologies that touch the transaction not just within the brokerage but also with mortgage and title. The glue to make this integration effective is the transaction data, enabling key systems utilized by parties throughout the transaction to talk to each other. Join this session to hear how DocuSign approaches integrations and why they believe the data is a key component that enables a fully digital transaction.

Roundtable Discussion
Speakers: WAV and Class D Directors

 

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM - DataComp

Click here to learn more about the DataComp

In conjunction with the 2017 Fall Conference, Real Estate Standards Organization, RESO will be hosting a data competition. We will be connecting the best entrepreneurial developers with RESO compliant APIs. Software technologies change very rapidly and RESO is challenging the developer community to push the innovation envelope. Unlike traditional developer “hackathons” that only last hours, this event is comprised of a month-long development process. The extended period hopes to produce more complete and feature rich products.

DataComp participant registration is separate from the 2017 conference registration and is open to anyone who believes the use of RESO compliant APIs can benefit the industry. It doesn’t matter if you are the home hacker or the corporate coder, if you have been incubating the next “big idea” be sure to be seen at this event. This competition is certain to be one of the best reasons for real estate technologists to join us in San Diego.

In the coming weeks, we will be releasing a SignUp platform and rules. Until then, keep in mind the following: This is a pitch event that will require a LIVE demo. Your product will need to be solely developed in the allotted contest time period. This isn’t limited to just software and apps – if you have a hardware driven idea bring it to the table. The RESO DataComp is open to technology companies, start-ups, colleges, incubators and others that would like to pitch their ideas to our esteemed panel of judges.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Reception

Location: The Smoking Gun
555 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

Sponsored by Realtor.com

Wednesday, October 18

All Day - Registration

Location: Pendry Hotel

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

Location: Pendry Hotel

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM - Real World Success with RESO Standards: A Case Study by Homes.com

Session Description: Homes.Com currently aggregates data across over 500 sources including Multiple Listing Services, Third-Party Syndicators and Brokers Directly.  Come hear directly from Shaun York, Executive Director of Technology, how Homes.Com is changing it’s entire backend infrastructure over to the RESO Data Dictionary to speed up the delivery and product integration of real estate data across all platforms and data sources.

Session Type: General Session

Speaker:

  • Andy Woolley, Homes.com
  • Shaun York, Executive Director of Technology, Homes.com

Location: Pendry Hotel

9:45 AM - 10:20 AM - RESO in the REAL World – Advantages and Benefits Being Realized

Session Description: RESO Standards have been in the works for a long time. It’s exciting to see the real world benefits that technology companies and brokers are now starting to realize. Here from a group of passionate and proactive RESO supporters about simple, but valuable ways that RESO is helping to create a more efficient and collaborative industry. Take away practical action steps to help your market benefit more from data standards.

Session Type: General Session

Moderator:

  • Greg Robertson, Co-founder and President, W&R Studios

Location: Pendry Hotel

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM - Valuations models are only as good as the underlying data

Session Description: Residential Real Estate valuation models are notoriously inaccurate, and rely on heuristic data to compensate for lack of reliable underlying data. Previous endeavours to bridge this gap have been costly and unsuccessful, as they relied on manual collection and resolution of data. However, today we can overcome legacy challenges, and companies such as CompStack and VTS are revolutionizing the Commercial Real Estate market. Together with our partners, we are doing the same in the Residential market. Three key takeaways from your presentation: Valuation models are not flawed Inaccurate or lacking underlying data is the root cause We can now systematically collect data in a manner that greatly improves accuracy and reliability.

Session Type: General Session

Speakers: 

  • LD Salmanson, CEO, Cherre, Inc.

Location: Pendry Hotel

10:50 AM - 11:05 AM - Break

Location: Pendry Hotel

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM - How can brokers expand and grow the business using cognitive insights and AI?

Session Description: A combination of technologies is about disrupt the way brokers grow their markets. Cognitive insights extracted from historical and current transaction data can help brokers identity new agents to recruit, new markets to grow into, and new tactics to grow existing markets. Deep learning enables recommendations based on market activity and past and current market performance of a broker – other markets similar to recent successes, opportunities in markets where brokers have had lack luster performance, future growth markets, and target agents to recruit. Image recognition combined with AR/VR is changing how agents engage and attract buyers and sellers. Join this session to see how it works and learn how to adapt these technologies in your business.

Session Type: General Session

Speaker:

  • Dr. Umesh Harigopal, Managing Partner and Chief Innovation Officer, Innovation Incubator Inc
  • Antony Satyadas, CEO/Managing Partner/Co-founder, Innovation Incubator Inc

Location: Pendry Hotel

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM - Using predictive analytics and data to market properties and find new clients

Session Description: Using data science to help your business doesn’t require a lab coat or a PhD. In fact, there are available tools that will marry your business data with predictive models to demonstrate how to look at the world (and your business) much differently.

We will walk through case studies that exhibit the power of predictive analytics – answering questions, including how to find the best neighborhoods for:

  • New buyers
  • New sellers
  • Price appreciation
  • Affordability/stability

Beyond helping your business, data science can make your customers’ lives easier. Current solutions allow a variety of possibilities:

  • Personalized context to a new area (e.g. this area is similar to what a buyer knows or is familiar)
  • New ways to search for real estate (e.g. search by a neighborhood “type” or “lifestyle”)
  • Sort through housing feeds by area similarity scoring

How your data transforms into more customers is the ultimate takeaway. The speaker also is a fan of lunch, so he promises not to run over the allotted time!

Session Type: General Session

Speaker:

  • Mike Mauseth, Co-Founder, Map Vida

Location: Pendry Hotel

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch

Location: Pendry Hotel

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Business Track Session

Session Description:

Session Type: Business Track

Speaker:

Location: Pendry Hotel

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM - Business Track Session

Session Description:

Session Type: Business Track

Speaker:

  • Amy Gorce, President, Clareity Security/Clareity Consulting

Location: Pendry Hotel

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM - The Future of Search

Session Description: Where is property search headed? It’s not enough these days just to be responsive. Consumers are using new devices and technologies to find what they want, including homes for sale. If you can tell Siri to find the latest listings near you, what does that mean for the MLS search experience? Where should you concentrate your development dollars? In this presentation, find out what’s on the horizon for search, and what you can do to optimize your search experience based on consumer preferences.

Session Type: Business Track

Speaker:

  • Tracy Weir, Managing Partner, August Partners LLC

Location: Pendry Hotel

3:45 PM - 4:10 PM - A Configurable Role-based CMS for APIs. Live demo of Spring for Spark, Solid Earth and FBS Demonstrate Standards-Driven UI of Choice at Scale

Session Description: Spring from Solid Earth is a consumer portal used by MLS organizations as a communication and brand vehicle. Built on a RESO-inspired REST-API, the Spring platform is a built-for-real estate role-based CMS with property search, blog, lead routing, and advertising. In early 2017 FBS hired Solid Earth to rewire Spring to Spark. At the conclusion of the project in early 2018, all 200,000 FBS customers will have deep read/write access to Flex data through Spring and vice versa. At conference time, we will demo the project as of the end of Phase 2. We will authenticate to Spark as a consumer and a member, search and manipulate FBS/Spark data through Spring. It’s a demonstration of standards-based partners working at scale, because of RESO.

Session Type: Business Track

Speaker:

  • Matt Fowler, Co-Founder & CEO, Solid Earth

Location: Pendry Hotel

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Internet Tracking Workgroup Meeting

Session Description:

Session Type: Technical Track

Speaker:

  • Chris Lambrou, Chief Information Officer, Metro MLS
  • Ata Hassan, Product Manager, ListTrac

Location: Pendry Hotel

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM - Developer's Session

Session Description: A hands on Opportunity to play with live MLS Data through the RESO Web API Reference Client Led by Gregory Lemon

Session Type: Technical Track

Speaker:

  • Gregory Lemon, Certification Project Manager, RESO

Location: Pendry Hotel

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM - Easy Being Green: Auto-population of Energy Efficiency Data into the MLS

Session Description: After years of discussion, standards development, and effort in “greening” the MLS, this session will present a scalable model for and demonstration of the auto-population of validated residential energy efficiency, water efficiency, and indoor air quality program certifications and solar data into the MLS.

Session Type: Business Track

Moderator:

  • Laura Stukel, LW Reedy Real Estate

Panelists:

  • Bob Burns, President & CEO, Pivotal Energy Solutions, LLC
  • Matt Casey, President & CEO, CRS Data

 

  • Meg Garabrant, Director of Marketing & Communications, NEREN

Location: Pendry Hotel

3:45 PM - 4:10 PM - Death to Cookies, Long Live JSON Web Tokens

Session Description: Cookies have been around for decades and have served us well. Nobody questions their usefulness. However, modern apps demand a better approach. This session is all about the natural successor to cookies: using a token-based design. Tokens help build apps that are assembled on multiple stacks, that use your own and 3rd party APIs, that run on-premises and the cloud. They help easily “flow” user identity across all layers and security contexts, regardless of how they authenticated. And they help you deal with CORS and XSRF. Join a code session in which we’ll implement a token-based app using AngularJs and an API.

Session Type: Technical Track

Speaker:

  • Taylor Jurgens, Corporate Account Executive, Auth0

Location: Pendry Hotel

Evening - Reception

Location: Local San Diego Venue (Walkable from Pendry)

Sponsored by Zillow Group

Thursday, October 19

Breakfast

Location: Pendry Hotel

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Saved Search Standardization and Portability between MLS Platforms

Session Description: With a multitude of MLS Software Interfaces of choice as well as property search interfaces of choice out in the hands of brokers, agents and even consumers now is the time to move forward and leverage the standardization efforts by the RESO Data Dictionary Workgroup, CoreLogic, Black Knight Financial Services and CRMLS. Hear first hand the details on the standardization of saved search included in the RESO Data Dictionary 1.6 and how a real world implementation allows CRMLS’s brokers and agents to have the same saved search synced across multiple MLS software platforms.

Session Type: General Session

Speaker:

  • Rob Larson, CIO, California Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc
  • Chip McAvoy, Black Knight Financial Services
  • Al McElmon, CoreLogic

Location: Pendry Hotel

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Ledgering Technologies - Real World Implementation Proof of Concept

Session Description:

Session Type: General Session

Speaker:

  • Ashish Antal,  Director of Engineering, MLSListings Inc.
  • Dave Conroy, National Association of REALTORS, R&D Lab Engineer

Location: Pendry Hotel

9:45 AM - Trusted Technology in Real Estate: Standards and Certification

Session Description: Self-certification is the sum of two parts. It’s a binding of a public attestation by an authorized representative that as of a specific time, a specific deployment of a product or service meets openly available conformance profiles of an open standard. The legal attestation puts an organization’s most valuable asset on the line; its brand’s reputation. That public attestation is legally bound to self-administered conformance test results posted for all to inspect. That public inspection invites the scrutiny of competitors and enables a crowd sourced global peer review. All this adds up to ongoing self-enforcement that is the basis of the value provided the organization’s self certification, its partners, customers and the community at large.

In this presentation we’ll take a pragmatic look at the components, credibility and costs of self-certification. We’ll dig into the OpenID Foundation Certification Program as a use-case and see how a lightweight, low cost certification program helps ensure that high-quality OpenID Connect implementations became the norm. And see how the marketplace is made more secure.

Certification of Identity Providers launched in early 2015 and lessons learned from a wide variety of development teams informed the certification of Relying Parties launched in late 2016. We’ll asses the impact of the program’s 158 certifications of 51 implementations and how its driving adoption of OpenID Connect.

We’ll also discuss the value of OpenID Connect and the OpenID Certification Program in the RESO community including how OpenID Certification compliments the RESO certification workflow.​

Session Type: General Session

Speaker:

  • Don Thibeau, Executive Director, OpenID Foundation

Location: Pendry Hotel

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Property Unique ID Proof of Concepts Revealed

Session Description:

Session Type: General Session

Speaker:

  • Mark Bessett, Enterprise Architect, California Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc.

Location: Pendry Hotel

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM - Break

Location: Pendry Hotel

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM - REsearch and Development Workgroup Meeting

Session Description:

Session Type: Business Track

Speaker:

  • Greg Moore, VP-Technical Systems, Regional Multiple Listing Service

Location: Pendry Hotel

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Council of MLS Green Data Best Practices

Session Description:

Session Type: Business Track

Speaker:

  • Laura Stukel, LW Reedy Real Estate

Location: Pendry Hotel

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM - Data Dictionary Workgroup Meeting

Session Description:

Session Type: Technical Track

Speaker:

  • Rob Larson, CIO, California Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc

Location: Pendry Hotel

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Transport Workgroup Meeting

Session Description:

Session Type: Technical Track

Speaker:

  • Scott Petronis, Chief Product & Technology Officer, eXp Realty
  • Paul Stusiak, President and Owner, Falcon Technologies

Location: Pendry Hotel

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - RESO IDX Payloads Revealed

Session Description: Real Estate Data is typically delivered as a package comprised of a set of data for a specific business need. The RESO Data Dictionary defines all the fields (and their specific characteristics) available to be included in a payload. The Payloads Workgroup has created the first draft standardized IDX Payload that will pave the way for a common set of fields delivered across all MLSs to Brokers and Technology Companies based upon the RESO Data Dictionary. Come see the Draft IDX Payload revealed with an open Q&A on the details.

Session Type: General Session

Speaker:

  • Rick Trevino, IT Director, MetroList Services Inc.

Location: Pendry Hotel

1:00 PM - Conference Close

Location: Pendry Hotel

 

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