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Speakers

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CEO, CMLS

Speaker - How the MLS Makes it Happen

Denee Evans is the CEO of the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS). She is an industry thought leader and ardent champion of advancing multiple listing services to better serve brokers and agents by considering consumer needs. REAL Trends Game Changer, RISMedia Newsmaker: The Champions of a Better Way 2020, Swanepoel Power 200, Inman Top 101 in Real Estate, and HousingWire Women of Influence have recognized her work and effort to bring amazing people together to help build a better, efficient, and more transparent marketplace. Denee is an enthusiastic youth sports parent and coach, motivating young athletes to realize their potential in sports, education, and leadership.

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Partner - Stoel Rives, LLP

Speaker - Legal Development

Christopher Osborn focuses his practice on real estate transactions and dispute resolution, emphasizing the representation of multiple listing services and real estate brokerages, as well as buyers, sellers and developers of real property. He is an accomplished mediator of commercial and real estate disputes. 

Christopher is counsel to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service and the Commercial Brokers Association and represents numerous commercial and residential brokerages. He is the principal author of the most commonly used residential and commercial real estate transaction forms in Washington. 

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Vice President of Enterprise Research Strategy, ICE MLS Solutions

Economy Outlook

Andy Walden, Vice President of Enterprise Research Strategy for ICE Mortgage Technology, is one of the most recognized faces in Housing Finance. A regular contributor on CNBC, Andy’s insights are sought by some of the nation’s most-respected media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, CNN, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as many mortgage industry trade publications. A technically skilled analyst and the guiding force behind ICE's monthly Mortgage Monitor, he is known for his clear, understandable, even folksy explanations of complex topics. With nearly two decades of industry experience – including default servicing operations, market surveillance and applied mortgage analytics – Andy is uniquely suited to bring clarity to the complex machinations of the American housing market.

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Executive Vice President, ICE MLS Solutions

Economy Outlook

10+ years experience in senior leadership roles delivering industry-leading Real Estate solutions across North America. Renowned as highly capable for consistent and successful oversight of complex initiatives and getting things done. Proven aptitude for working with highly technical cross-functional teams to bring product solutions to market that effectively thread the needle between business objectives, technical capabilities, customer needs and satisfaction, and technical debt. 

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Executive Vice President Real Estate Strategy, Modern.Tech

Couch Discussion - The Potential Future of Commissions: What Role Will Buyer's Agents/Brokers Play?

Bill Fowler is among the most vocal and influential leaders in proptech today. He's a noted strategic thinker and committed advocate for the frontline agent/entrepreneur and their client. His network of relationships make him a gifted consensus-builder and problem-solver in the complex political environments surrounding NAR, MLS, and the organizations that surround them. He's a regular on stage at key industry events and offers a respected voice among the most experienced, progressive industry thinkers and business strategists.

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Vice President of Business Innovation, Greater Vancouver Realtors

Couch Discussion - The Potential Future of Commissions: What Role Will Buyer's Agents/Brokers Play?

Kat Newel, VP of Business Innovation at the Greater Vancouver Realtors, is reshaping the industry with over 20 years of experience. Formerly an IT and business consultant, she excels at bridging technology and business objectives. Despite her recent entry into real estate, Kat leverages her extensive background in software product development to connect MLS, Commercial industry dynamics, and data in groundbreaking ways. Her leadership is marked by a commitment to continuous improvement and creativity, making her a driving force behind the innovative initiatives at the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.

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WAV Group, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Couch Discussion - The Potential Future of Commissions: What Role Will Buyer's Agents/Brokers Play?

Marilyn Wilson is a founder and managing partner of WAV Group, a leading provider of strategic insights and consumer research in real estate. With a unique and holistic perspective, she drives positive change for clients, fostering growth and continuous improvement. As a thought leader in the real estate industry, Marilyn offers objective and easily understandable evaluations of complex issues, enabling companies and individuals to implement transformative changes.

Her background as SVP of Global Marketing and Strategic Planning at Fisher-Price empowers her to deliver actionable strategic plans that uncover a company's unique value proposition. Marilyn's influence extends beyond real estate, with her leadership roles at the National Small Business Administration and contributions to various organizations. A Cornell University graduate, she remains dedicated to driving innovation, partnership, and added value in the industry, setting a standard of excellence that resonates with all.

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CEO, UtahRealEstate.com

Panel - Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Real Estate

Brad Bjelke is the CEO of UtahRealEstate.com, the largest multiple listing service in Utah, serving approximately 20,000 real estate professionals. He is an industry veteran who is well known for championing the relationship between the MLS and brokerage community, and he is passionate about fostering close relationships with his brokers to meet the challenges of the ever-evolving real estate industry.

Brad has been recognized by RISMedia and T360 as one of the most powerful and influential people in residential real estate the past 4 years. He is the past chair of the Council of the Multiple Listing Services and serves on many NAR MLS committees.

Brad is a graduate of Boston College Law School and California Lutheran University. He proudly coaches his son in competitive baseball and basketball leagues, and he is a huge Anaheim Angels fan!

AI Consultant

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Panel - Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Real Estate

Lisa Larson is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience in Prop Tech, specializing in product development and business strategy. She most recently served as the Managing Director at Restb.ai where she was responsible for the fastest growing AI technology to Real Estate, MLS, Valuations, Appraisals, and Insurance in North America.

Founder & CEO, Lundy Inc. 

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Panel - Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Real Estate

Justin Lundy is a real estate agent turned real estate tech entrepreneur who is reimagining how MLS data is delivered and accessed by home buyers. His commitment to a more inclusive and enjoyable home buying experience changes how the real estate industry delivers home data to consumers. As CEO at Lundy, Justin specializes in business development, data interaction, and accessibility.

Lundy brings data accessibility to your MLS. By partnering with the MLS, Lundy will syndicate their entire listing database to an Alexa skill making it easily accessible by anyone with a device or free mobile app. Lundy is the most cost-effective solution to the needs of consumers who are blind or visually impaired and is powered by Amazon’s Alexa products. 

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CEO, CREN

Master of Ceremonies

Jeff Follis is the CEO of Colorado Real Estate Network (CREN). CREN is a regional MLS servicing 17+ counties and six REALTOR® Board Associations. CREN provides its REALTOR® members with a communication tool for buying, selling, leasing or auctioning properties within the region. CREN has approximately 1,400 REALTOR® members and 250 affiliates including banks, appraisers, and property inspectors.

The Regional MLS covers close to 25,000 square miles. Their goal is to deliver a variety of Real Estate tools and services to their members to assist them at succeeding in the Real Estate Industry.

TECH TALKS

TRIBUS

REALTOR.COM

CRS

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CEO, TRIBUS Group

Speaker - Tech Talk

Former Realtor and broker / owner with more than 20 years of experience, Eric Stegemann fell in love with the residential real estate industry at an early age. Now, Stegemann is the CEO of the TRIBUS Group which includes brokerage, agent, association, and MLS software companies such as TRIBUS, Nautilent, Solid Earth, Displet, and Destination Coaching. TRIBUS Group remains an entirely independent company without outside investment from private equity or venture capital and the company has no debt. Outside of work, Stegemann is an instrument rated pilot and avid cruiser.

More than 20 years ago, Solid Earth invented the first web based MLS platform.  Solid Earth is part of TRIBUS Group, a real estate technology company entirely owned by former agents and brokers.  Today, the company is focused on helping brokers & agents better interface with their MLS through portal websites that better connect with their clients and passwordless single sign on dashboards to make logging into their tools easier.

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Industry Relations, Realtor.com

Speaker - Tech Talk

Since 2004, Angie Javier has been a trusted name in real estate marketing strategy for REALTORS in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Her extensive expertise shines through as an integral part of the Realtor.com® curriculum for professionals, where she covers highly-effective sales tactics, traditional, and digital marketing best practices. Angie's reach extends nationwide as she shares her insights on three crucial aspects of successful marketing: lead conversion, online reputation, and personal branding. She's also the host of 'Results Series' at Realtor.com, a practical webinar series that equips REALTORS with relevant strategies in marketing, lead conversion, social media, and emerging technology. 

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MLS Sales Executive, CRS Data

Speaker - Tech Talk

With more than 25 years in the property technology industry, Nikki Morgan has served as a passionate sales executive and versatile product expert with CRS Data’s MLS Tax Suite for the last 11 years. With a keen sense for strategic business solutions and a unique perspective across emerging industry trends, MLSs throughout the nation turn to Nikki for her deep product knowledge and personable service expertise. Today, she guides MLS executives, real estate veterans and young professionals alike as they leverage the power of property tax data to grow and nurture their business. She is known for engaging with leadership and users alike throughout the sales process and remains part of the go live and launch phase where she educates users by personally offering her product knowledge and how to apply it daily to save time and provide great information to consumers throughout the home buying/selling process. Nikki can be reached at: nmorgan@crsdata.com.

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