What's Next in Tech? - AI, Virtual Reality, Blockchain … and more!

Blockchain, Bitcoin and Robots in Real Estate - Technology has changed the real estate world drastically in the past few years and with huge sums of money flowing into real estate tech start-ups we have only seen the tip of the iceberg. How in the world can we keep up? Five of the sharpest minds in the real estate space are here to share their thoughts on what’s cool, what’s next, and what to do to stay relevant.

VALERIE GARCIA

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Valerie is truly passionate about helping others embrace change. As an international Real Estate speaker and consultant, she is known for delivering encouragement and truth with her signature straightforward style and sense of humor. By focusing on the importance of overcoming fear, adapting to new ideas, and putting the customer first, Valerie’s sessions speak to the very heart of our industry. 

Valerie has had the privilege of working with Real Estate brands such as RE/MAX, Century 21, Royal LePage, and others in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, and has spent over 18 years educating and teaching Real Estate professionals.  Valerie now runs her own speaking & consulting firm, working with companies across North America to organize events, provide education, and improve their marketing.

Named as both an Inman Top 100 Influencer, as well as a Top 20 Social Influencer on the Swanepoel Power 200, Valerie is considered to be a key voice in the Real Estate industry.  

 

STEPHEN JAGGER

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Stephen Jagger is an entrepeneur, author and speaker. He started his entrepreneurial journey in 2000 when he and long time business partner Mike Stephenson setup Combustion Hosting (acquired '06), followed by Ubertor Realtor Software (acquired '13). In 2012 they headed to the Philippines and setup OutsourcingThingsDone.com to provide virtual assistants to real estate professionals. OutsourcingThingsDone.com grew to 150 employees and discovered a need for HR and payroll software for the Philippines and they answered that call by setting up a company called PayrollHero, focused on time, attendance, scheduling, HR and payroll for the Philippines and Singapore. After living in Manila and Singapore for 4 years with his wife and children, Stephen returned back to Vancouver to launch Instant Messaging Real Estate Corp. to provide artificial intelligence services to the real estate industry. Stephen co-authored the book Sociable! in 2009 with Shane Gibson and has spoken around the world at various real estate conferences, Entrepreneur Organization chapters and boards of trade events. 

 

BILL LUBLIN

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Bill Lublin, CEO of Century 21 Advantage Gold, Pennsylvania's largest Century 21 firm, literally "wrote the book" about technology and social media for REALTORS as the lead author of the 2010 AND 2015 rewrites of e-Pro, the technology certification of NAR, and served as the 2017 Chairman of NAR’s Data Strategies Committee.

 A working REALTOR with a love for technology, Bill created NAR's TechEdge event, has been named one of Inman’s Most Influential in Real Estate three times,and was acknowledged as one of Swanepoel's 200 most influential in Real Estate. Bill speaks around the world on Technology and real estate, aiming to deliver actionable items to his audience

Bill has spoken for the National Association of REALTORS ®, THE Canadian Real Estate Association, the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials, the NAR’s Association Executive’s Institute, Inman News, the Federal Government, Harvard, Penn State, the Dubai Real Estate Institute, the London Sunday Times and numerous other organizations. Bill specializes in making complicated things simple, and offering real world solutions

 

ERROL SAMUELSON

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Errol is the chief industry development officer for Zillow Group and is responsible for industry relations strategy and business-to-business product development and tools in the Zillow Group brand portfolio. He joined Zillow in 2014.

Errol has more than 20 years of experience in technology and the real estate industry. He has been named one of Inman News’ 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in the U.S. for seven consecutive years and ranked No. 19 on the Swanepoel Power 200 list of most powerful people in U.S. residential real estate.

Previously, Errol held the roles of chief strategy officer and chief revenue officer at Move, Inc. While at Move, he was also president of Realtor.com from 2007 to 2014, and president of Move’s business-to-business, Top Producer Systems from 2003 to 2007. Before joining Move, Samuelson was co-founder of real estate consultancy Pranix and was director of sales and product management in the real estate, mortgage banking, and law enforcement verticals at GTE Enterprise Solutions. He also was one of the original designers of T-III, a ground-breaking system that introduced interactive mapping and Internet networking to the multiple listing service business.

Errol graduated with honors from Simon Fraser University with a bachelor's degree in applied science (electronics engineering).

 

TROY RECH

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