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Monday, April 23

4:30 PM – Board of Directors Meeting | Location: Hopscotch Meeting Room

5:30 PM – Workgroup Chair Dinner and Presentation with Board | Location: Hopscotch Meeting Room

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Welcome Reception and Game night @ Curtis - Sponsored by CoreLogic and

Location: Four Square Ballroom

Sponsors: CoreLogic and

Tuesday, April 24

8:00 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast | Location: Four Square Ballroom

9:00 - 9:20 AM - Welcome

Video Welcome by NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall

Speaker: Jeremy Crawford

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

9:20 - 9:35 AM - RESO 2017 State of the Standard Update - 2017 Deliverables, 2018 Strategic Objectives

Speaker: Art Carter

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

9:35 - 10:15 AM - RESO’s Organizational Unique ID (OUID): Industry use cases of Success

Moderator: Greg Robertson
Panelists: Shaun York, Executive Director of Technology,; Bill Kellogg, CIO, ShowingTime; Kevin McQueen, President – MLS Division, T3 Sixty; Aaron Kardell, CEO, HomeSpotter

Description: The RESO Organizationally Unique ID is a free open source database available for access via API providing unique ids for any organization that distributes data, including MLSs, Association of REALTORS®, Brokerages and third party data syndicators. Hear from industry leading brokerages and technology companies on how they are successfully consuming and integrating OUIDs into their products and services to help identify the source of truth of real estate data and aid in the deduplication of data they receive from multiple sources within the same market area. Learn from the panelists how your organization can directly leverage RESO’s OUID for your own benefits.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

10:15 - 10:45 AM - Creating Opportunity Out of Disruption

Speaker: Todd Carpenter, National Association of REALTORS

Description: Technology standards are helping innovators flourish in the real estate space. Learn how Second Century Ventures and the National Association of REALTORS are working with the innovators of the future to create opportunities for the real estate industry.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

10:45 – 10:55 AM – Break

11:00 - 11:25 AM - Building & Land Development Specification (BLDS)

Speaker: Holly Tachovsky

Description: The BLDS (pronounced “Builds”) data standard is a collaborative effort by civic technology companies, governments and other interested parties to create a shared data specification for building and construction permit data. This is part of a much broader effort to create shared standards for the open data being released by state, county and municipal governments across the country. Come hear from BLDS industry leaders all the business and technical details about BLDS and what the future might hold through collaboration between RESO and BLDS Data Standards.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

11:25 AM - 12:00 PM - How uses Data to elevate the consumer and customer experiences

Speaker: Gaku Tobinobu, Senior Data Scientist,

Session Description: Understanding consumer behaviors and customer needs are key in driving product satisfaction and use. Luke Glass shares® research conducted during Realsuite℠ development and the importance of these findings in products moving forward. Gaku Tobinobu, a® Sr. Data Scientist, will explore deep learning and some of the applications of computer vision including image classification and image content scoring.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

12:00 - 12:30 PM - Introducing New 2018 RESO Workgroups: Broker Advisory Group and Event Catalog

Speakers: David Gumpper, Mark Lesswing, Ash Antal

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

12:30 -1:30 PM – Lunch | Location: Four Square Ballroom

1:30 - 1:45 PM - From to Meandered to Standard – Adventures in Gradual RETS Adoption

Speaker: L.D. Salmanson – CEO, Cherre, Inc.

Description: While new platforms and solutions have the privilege of being able to adopt RETS from the get-go, the vast majority of the industry is entrenched in legacy schemas and frameworks. This is especially true for middleware solutions that often have little control over how data formats from various sources are structured, or how their APIs will be consumed. However, there are ways to transition gradually, and it’s worth the effort!

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

1:45 - 2:05 PM - The Dark Side of AI, Machine Learning, and Neural Networks?

Speaker: Eric Bryn

Description:How do you interrogate an algorithm?” This simple question, posed by data scientist and author of Weapons of Math Destruction Cathy O’Neil, raises a fundamental issue confronting society in the Information Age: How are we to ethically create information infrastructures, platforms, and recommender systems that are not inherently biased? This session will discuss findings, research, and recommendations synthesized from top ethicists from around the world who are looking to an information society future that can tip towards a dystopian or utopian landscape…depending on the ethical choices we make today. As real estate technology, MLS, association, and business leaders, what can we do to ensure that bias is not inadvertently interjected into the products and platforms we’re creating today for the users of tomorrow?

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

2:05 - 2:25 PM - The MLS grid

Speaker: MLS Grid CTO Clark Endrizzi and MRED CEO and MLS Grid Chair Rebecca Jensen

Description: The MLS Grid keeps making headlines. But what is it and how does it work? This session will dive into the MLS Grid and how it streamlines MLS data by implementing RESO standards. You’ll learn about the inner workings that power the Grid along with the game-changing vision behind it. MLS Grid CTO Clark Endrizzi along with MRED CEO and MLS Grid Chair Rebecca Jensen will leave you well-informed as you get treated to a behind-the-scenes look at a major player in the future of data.

Location: Curtis

2:25 - 2:40 PM - RETS: From Read to Write

Moderator: Dana Bennett, VP Industry Engagement & Standards, REcolorado
Panelists: Jennifer Addair, REcolorado and Robert Wilkinson, VP & CTO, REcolorado 

Description: In an effort to expand their level of service, MLS organizations are looking beyond traditional processes and methodologies, and looking for new and innovative solutions they can pass on to their customers and vendors. This includes reshaping the MLS system to be more than just a read only source of listing data. The demand to write listing data and supplementary information into the MLS database is here. This is not an easy proposition, but one that is evolving as the volumes of data associated with property continues to increase.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

2:40 - 3:00 PM - Zillow Group’s Listing Ecosystem

Speaker: Curt Beardsley

Description: From listing input to listing distribution, Curt Beardsley highlights how Zillow Group is using RESO standards to work seamlessly within the existing MLS infrastructures, to “turbo charge” what MLSs can offer to their members.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

3:00 – 3:15 PM – Break

3:15 - 5:00 PM - R&D WG

Workgroup Chair: Greg Moore

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

3:15 - 5:00 PM - Transport

Workgroup Chairs: Scott Petronis and Paul Stusiak

Location: Four Square Ballroom

5:30 - 7:00 PM - EVENT- Colorado Rockies Game Sponsored by Realtor.Com

Location: Coors Field (map )

Shuttle Pickup at the Curtis Hotel entrance
Time:  5:30 AND 6:00 PM (two pickup times)

Shuttle Departs Coors Field Parking Lot
Time: 10:00 PM (one departure time)


7:00 - 10:00 PM - Ballgame: San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies

Location: Coors Field (map )


Wednesday, April 25

8:00 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast | Location: Four Square Ballroom

9:00 - 9:40 AM - RESO Innovation Competition Winner’s Presentation

Speaker: Josh Lopour

Description: RESO invited users of the CoreLogic/Austin Board of REALTORS reference survey to share their innovations. Winners were picked by a team of industry judges based on originality, execution and use of data. The top three winners will present their creations to attendees Wednesday morning.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

9:40 - 9:50 AM - RESO Contributor Awards

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

9:50 AM - 10:35 AM - How TRIBUS migrated to the RESO Data Dictionary, reinvigorating our IDX platform and underlying product

Speakers: Katie Ragusa, VP of Product, TRIBUS
Josh Davis, Senior Developer, TRIBUS

Description: TRIBUS Vice President of Product Katie Ragusa and Senior Developer Josh Davis detail the process of taking our original API, RETS mapping and data importing engine, and converting them over into a brand-new API version. This new form features a much cleaner mapping and importing process by leveraging the RESO Data Dictionary Standards. Katie Ragusa will provide an overview from a product and project management perspective, while Josh Davis will dive deeper into the technical, code side of implementation.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

10:35 AM – 10:50 AM – Break

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM - RESO’s Universal Property Identifier Specification, Libraries and UPI Repository Demonstrated

Speaker: Mark Bessett, Matt Casey and John Mabe

Description: Discussion of UPI workgroup’s achievements and upcoming activities. Learn how to leverage the UPI to standardize your data, and how the UPI Registry will offer unparalleled uniformity across US property identification. We will also discuss code libraries developed and available to your teams to jump start your organization using the UPI.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM - Real World MLS Implementations of the RESO Data Dictionary Through Various Paths

Moderator: Meg Garabant
Panelists: Greg Moore, Olga Ermolin, Liz Tewksbury and Rob Larson

Description: With the recent mandate by NAR, the vision for this session is focused around how MLS’s are using the RESO Data Dictionary to obtain certification and maintain it. Sort of a ‘how-to’ of the different paths MLS’s have taken to move toward adoption. For example, the NEREN® MLS did a massive update as part of a software conversion; I imagine others may have taken the opportunity to do the same, some may have made some slower, smaller modifications over time etc. The desired outcome is that attendees will come away with some different options that they can implement to obtain certification, and ways to adopt the DD wiki fields going forward.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM – LUNCH | Location: Four Square Ballroom

1:00 - 1:15 PM - KW’s Path to Innovation

Speaker: Adi Pavolivic, Director of Innovation, Keller Williams

Description: Adi Pavlovic, Director of Innovation at Keller Williams, discusses the methodology behind KW Labs and provides the blueprint for how KW is leveraging the Keller Cloud internally as well as externally to develop the next generation of real estate technology.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

1:15 - 1:30 PM - RESO's UPI: A real world implementation by Austin Brokerage Jovio

Speaker: Allan Shepherd, Technical Advisor, Jovio

Session: Jovio has implemented the RESO UPI.  In this talk we will look at the business case, the use cases, the implementation results, and discuss the software engineering leverage we get from using an open standard to lower technical risk and to lower cost.   What leads a software data standard to early and widespread adoption?    What issues did Jovio have with UPI generation?

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

1:30 - 2:00 PM - Using AI and Images to Grow Your Business

Speaker: Dominik Pogorzelski, VP of Product,

Session Description: Artificial Intelligence is no longer a futuristic concept. Its use and application can already bring benefits to businesses today and most importantly, its complex technology can be easily accessed via plug-n-play cloud-based solutions. This session will focus on Computer Vision, a subset of A.I. that allows computers to understand the contents of an image (a.k.a image recognition). The objective of this session will be to share real-world use cases of how real estate businesses are already leveraging Computer Vision to unlock a treasure trove of information from their property photos, essentially putting their images to work.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

2:00 - 2:35 PM - Project ORREO Foundry: Open Residential Real Estate Ontologies Foundry

Speaker: Tavi Truman, CTO, RocketUrBiz

Description:  “The only way you can teach computers “things” is by building an ontology.”
T. Bedirhan Ustun, M.D., World Health Organization

“Strength In Numbers”
Golden State Warriors, GO Warriors!

“Computers are limited, first, in the sense that they cannot tell good from bad data. If data entered into a computer are described in vague or ambiguous or incoherent ways, then the computer programmed to reason with such data will likely produce results that are equally vague or ambiguous or incoherent.”
“Building Ontology with Basic Formal Ontology”
Robert Arp, Barry Smith, Andrew D. Spear

Today in technology we struggle to get our arms around “good data,” sharing data, data integration, and data interoperability – the lack of these things block and make it difficult to embrace and build meaningful business partnerships and makes the design and development of collaborative, useful technology difficult and expensive.

So how do we, how can we get on the same page – sing from the same songbook? The business professionals and scientist working on the Human Genome projects found themselves in the same place we find ourselves in now, here in the Real Estate domain. While we are working with buildings types commonly referred to “House,” a structure human-beings occupy and make homes, the Gene Ontology project works in the field of human biology, bioinformatics, bioengineering, and medicine.

Under the guise and leadership of experts in fields of modern Information Science (Ontology + “Logic”), Data Science (Machine Learning + “Statistics”), Artificial Intelligence, Computer Engineering, and Science, together, professionals and scientist have built “The Open Biomedical Ontologies Foundry.” Through the use of Ontology they are singing from the same songbook and when needed can easily and efficiently get on the same page. In learning from and working with leaders in Ontology design, we are now ready to build our own Ontologies Foundry for Residential Real Estate; working with Ontologist, Architects, Builders, Interior Designers, Construction, Heating, and Cooling Engineers, Civil Engineers, and many others involved in the science of build a house.

Welcome to project ORREO Foundry – The Open Residential Real Estate Ontologies Foundry. ORREO is an Open Source effort, and you can find it on GitHub; come and see how we are building the future where we all great, and we can build businesses partnerships and collaborative and interoperable data systems designed to interact for the betterment of all.

Talk High lights:
• Ontology 101
• Ontology why do I need it
• W3C Standards
• The RESO and ORREO Play
• What is an Ontologist
• Ontology + Machine Learning
• Logic vs. Statistics
• The Vision of the Semantic Web : (Ontology and e-commerce)
• Ontology and Graph Database
• Demo
• Get involved in project ORREO

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

2:35 – 2:55 PM – Break

2:55 - 4:50 PM - Internet Tracking WG

Workgroup Chair: Chris Lambrou

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

2:55 - 4:50 PM - Data Dictionary WG

Workgroup Chair: Rob Larson

Location: Four Square Ballroom

5:30 – 8:00 PM – RECEPTION – Rhein Haus Denver |1415 Market Street Sponsored by Zillow Group

Thursday, April 26

8:30 AM Working Breakfast

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

8:50 - 9:15 AM - W&R Studios Web API Reference Client Revealed and RESO Web API Open Source PHP Reference Client API Reference Client Revealed

Speaker: Jon Druse, Senior Developer and Data Services Manager, W&R Studios and Greg Lemon, Certification Manager, RESO

Description: Interested in getting a kickstart with accessing real estate data via the RESO Web API through Ruby or PHP platforms? Jon Druse from W&R Studios will be revealing and demonstrating an open source Ruby Gem version of a RESO Web API Client that W&R Studios developed in house for accessing real estate data, which will be made avaialble to the community in an open source manner. In addition, RESO’s own Greg Lemon will be revelaing and demonstrating a RESO developed PHP RESO Web API Client that will also be available in an open source manner for accessing real estate data via the RESO Web API.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

9:15 - 9:25 AM - Beyond the Dictionary: Taking Green Data to Users and Data Consumers

Speaker: Laura Stukel

Description: For years, RESO has been addressing the emergence of green housing features by introducing fields and enumerations into the Data Dictionary certification process. Now learn how the Council of MLS Green Section Council is helping MLSs take efforts to the next level through the new CMLS Green Data Best Practices. The guide provides industry-specific tips, tools and a self-assessment checklist to address the priority topics of maximizing green data feeds to property reports, websites and other tools; and driving adoption by agents and appraisers. This session will preview the best practices just one week after their release and help MLSs and technology companies get started on a green data initiative or take their practices to the next level.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

9:25 - 10:10 AM - RESO IDX Payload v1.5 Revealed

Speaker: Rick Trevino

Description: Rick Trevino reveals the details of the very first IDX payload, just ratified by the Payloads Workgroup after efforts over the last year and input from brokerages nationwide.

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

10:10 - 11:30 AM - Deep Learning with Neural Networks: From business requirements to engineering implementation. Part 1

Moderator: Sergey Ermolin

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

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11:30 –  11:45 AM – Break

11:45 AM - 2:00 PM - Deep Learning with Neural Networks: From business requirements to engineering implementation. Part 2 & 3

Moderator: Sergey Ermolin

Location: Marco Polo Ballroom

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