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Early Adopters: How Digitization and Industrialization are Transforming the Development Industry Today

March 1, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
MaRS Discovery District
Auditorium, 101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7 Canada
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Digital technology, advanced manufacturing, IoT and the evolution of smart building materials are (finally) disrupting capital projects from design to construction through to handover. For early adopters the future is now. Learn from the real estate, technology and construction industry’s innovation leaders who are propelling the business of city building forward in 2019 and shaping the next frontier.



Fireside Chat: Harnessing the Power of IoT & Digital Twin Technology

Fueled by information, the degree to which technology is disrupting all aspects of our industry is accelerating every year. The impacts of big data, the cloud, IoT,5G the “Edge”, and the rise of “exponential organizations” are already manifesting themselves. Job site insights and analytics, digital twins of new and existing buildings, building automation system monitoring, and spatial recognition and analytics are at the forefront of smart construction and smart buildings. How are industry leaders harnessing these disruptive forces to create and share value for their shareholders and the broader public good?

Future Next

Industrialization and digitization are already transforming the real estate industry, but how is the application of these cutting edge innovations evolving our understanding of the impact of future innovations, and the construction of next generation smart, connected and highly sustainable buildings?

Monika Jaroszonek, Co-Founder & CEO, RATIO.CITY
Ramtin Attar, Autodesk
Beth Coleman, Professor, Experimental Digital Media & Director of the City as Platform Lab, University of Waterloo
Nihar Dalmia, Senior Manager, AI, Deloitte


Master of Ceremonies

Siri Agrell, Managing Director, OneEleven

Building the Foundation for Digital Cities 

Gladstone Grant
National Director of Solution Sales
Microsoft Technology Centres (MTC)


We are in the midst of a new industrial revolution. Led by the concepts of design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) as well as the platform approach of digitally designed components, industrialization of construction is teaching an old industry new tricks and transforming the way cities are built. From full volumetric pods to components on the critical path, offsite prefabrication is becoming increasingly popular in the North American market as owners, designers and contractors collaborate to realize the benefits it can bring to quality, schedule and project economics. With carbon offsetting a growing reality, the rise of net zero and net positive buildings paired with new materials such as mass timber and DFMA, a new wave of industrialization is emerging.

Matt Humphries, Associate Principal, Arup
Rainer Strauch, CTO, CREE by Rhomberg
Leith Moore, Principal & Founder, R-Hauz

Digital Resiliency

As digitization and connectivity becomes the backbone of our industry, the demand for resiliency is paramount. How is the industry ensuring that the shift to smarter and better connected technology platforms in an ever-evolving information paradigm are durable, adaptable and secure? How can we build long-range strategies today for an uncertain tomorrow?

Zachary Gentry, VP, Business Development, View
David Miller, Head of Boston, WiredScore

Toronto’s Global Frontier

As North America’s fastest growing urban region, Toronto finds itself on the global frontier of urban technology in practice. The city has become an international testbed as domestic and international industry leaders plan and build smart cites, communities and buildings that are leading the charge of PropTech. And the world is watching…

Karim Khalifa, Director, Buildings Innovation, Sidewalk Labs
Thano Lambrinos, VP, Smart Building Technology, Quadreal
Scott Stewart, CEO, IBI Group

More speakers to be announced. Program subject to change.


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