2021 iOi Summit Agenda & Speakers

2021 Agenda

Thank you to all who attended and participated in the 2021 iOi Summit and Pitch Battle! Check back for information about the 2022 iOi Summit.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

  • 8:00 - 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 9:10 am: Day #1 Welcome Session
  • 9:10 - 9:55 am: Can Tech Drive Fairness & Equity in Housing?
  • 9:55 - 10:15 am: Google – Real Estate Trends in the Next Normal
  • 10:15 - 10:30 am: Exposing MLS Data: Transparency is Here
  • 10:30 - 10:50 am: Selling to Broker
  • 10:50 - 11:05 am: Break
  • 11:05 - 11:35 am: PropTech Deal Flow in 2021 and Beyond
  • 11:35 am - 12:05 pm: Commercial Real Estate Comeback
  • 12:05 - 1:05 pm: Lunch
  • 1:05 - 1:35 pm: The Federal Government’s Role in Technology Acceleration
    • Charlie Oppler, President, NAR
    • Pete Sessions, Congressman, TX 17th Congressional District
    • Marc Veasey, Congressman, TX 33rd Congressional District
  • 1:35 - 1:45 pm: The Future of Real Estate
  • 1:45 - 2:00 pm: Leveraging Tech to Expand Reach in a Tightening Market
  • 2:00 - 2:20 pm: Turning the Tide on Payment Fraud in the 21st Century
  • 2:20 - 2:30 pm: Enabling Computer Vision in Real Estate
    • Rob Cowan, Chief Revenue Officer, Foyer Inc
  • 2:30- 2:45 pm: Break
  • 2:45 - 4:50 pm: 3rd Annual iOi Pitch Battle
  • 4:50 - 5:00 pm: Day #1 Wrap-Up
  • 5:30 - 7:00 pm: Welcome Reception

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

  • 8:00 - 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 9:15 am: Day #2 Welcome Session / Pitch Battle Winner Announcement
  • 9:15 - 10:15 am: Keynote Speaker: "Brand" New: The Post Pandemic Real Estate Business and Identity Loyalty
  • 10:15 - 10:45 am: The Power of Diversity in PropTech
  • 10:45 - 11:00 am: Break
  • 11:00 - 11:20 am: Nearly 18 Months Later...How Are Buyers Navigating the Market?
  • 11:20 - 11:30 am: Driving Certainty in a Competitive Market
  • 11:30 - 11:50 am: 5G and What It Means for the Future of Real Estate
  • 11:50 - 11:55 am: Ditch the Paper Checks. Start Closing Deals.
    • Perla Aparicio, Industry Relations Manager, Paymints.io
  • 11:55 am - 12:15 pm: Where the Housing Market is Heading Next
  • 12:15 - 12:20 pm: 2021 NAR Technology Survey – What You Need to Know
    • Jeb Griffin, Director of Strategy, NAR
  • 12:20 - 12:35 pm: Break
  • 12:35 - 1:05 pm: The Future of Property Access
  • 1:05 - 1:25 pm: Case Study on Blockchain in Real Estate
    • Vijay Krishnan, Sr Blockchain Architect, AWS Partner Networks 
      Amazon Web Services
  • 1:25 - 1:55 pm: Leadership Live
  •  1:55 - 2:05 pm: Day #2 Wrap-Up and Crowd Favorite Pitch Battle Winner Announcement

Meet the 2021 iOi Summit Speakers


iOi 2021 speaker Americus Reed II

Keynote Speaker: Americus Reed II

Professor Americus Reed, II, is the Whitney M. Young Jr., Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he has served on faculty since 2000.

He brings 25 years of research, teaching and consulting experience in leveraging deep social psychological analysis on how the topic of “Identity” and the complexity of how a person, organization, brand, or service creates self-expression and how this interfaces with various domains of business (Accelerating Growth, Creating True Loyalty, Work Identity and Organizational Culture and Calling, Persuasion and consumer targeting, and Brand Crisis). As a part-time entrepreneur and full-time fitness enthusiast, Professor Reed co-founded Persona Partners— (http://personapartnersltd.com/) a consulting firm that focuses on strategies to create “Identity Loyalty” He has consulted with such companies as Americhoice, The Philadelphia Eagles, The Department of Education, Vistakon (a Johnson and Johnson co.), NIKE, the American College of Physicians and others related to the marketing and development of products associated with health and fitness.

An avid musician and athlete, he is a tireless educator with infinite energy. Drawing upon the super powers of both right brain left brain, Americus relentlessly motivates, inspires and engages his audiences with humor, wit and creativity, but importantly infused with science, data and evidence.

He has authored more than 50 articles, book chapters and cases on the topic. He also has been featured on CNN, CNBC, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, New York Times, NPR, the Hidden Brain Podcast, and Knowledge at Wharton.

Reed hosts a podcast called Marketing Matters, which airs live on Wednesdays on Wharton’s Sirius XM Channel 132 Business Radio. He teaches customer analysis, branding, and consumer psychology to undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and executive students.

Perla Aparicio

Perla Aparicio

Industry Relations Manager

2021 iOi Speaker York Baur headshot

York Baur


Jason Bennick

Jason Bennick

Digital Innovation Group Holdings LLC

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Kenya Burrell-VanWormer

Kenya Burrell-VanWormer

SVP Diversity Solutions
& The Real Estate Apprentice
Foundation, Executive Director, T360

Brian Charlesworth

Brian Charlesworth

Founder and CEO,

Robert Cowan

Robert Cowan

Chief Revenue Officer
Foyer Inc

Headshot image of Sam DeBord in a brown jacket.

Sam DeBord

Real Estate Standards
Organization (RESO)

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Jane Dzielski

Principal Analytical Lead
Google, Inc.

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Heather Elias

Heather Elias, Event Emcee

Founder, CEO
Artisan Consulting

Jonathan Ellis

Jonathan Ellis

Managing Director
Sandalphon Capital

Scott Fisher

Scott Fisher

SentriLock, LLC

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Kim Ford


CEO & Broker of Record,
Rise Pittsburgh

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Jesse Garcia


2018 - iOi Speaker - Dave Garland

Dave Garland

Managing Partner,
Second Century Ventures

Bob Goldberg Headshot, CEO, NAR

Bob Goldberg

Chief Executive Officer,
National Association of REALTORS®

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Bryan Greene

Vice President, Policy Advocacy,
National Association of REALTORS®

Jeb Griffin

Jeb Griffin

Director of Strategy & Innovation
National Association of REALTORS®

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Gautam Gupta

Gautam Gupta

General Partner,

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Jovan Hackley

Jovan Hackley

Point S2

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Ines Hegedus-Garcia

Ines Hegedus-Garcia

Avanti Way Director of Strategy
& Innovation + Branch Leader

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Sheena Jindal

Sheena Jindal

Comcast Ventures

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Geoffrey Kasselman Headshot

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Partner & SVP
Workplace Strategy,

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Lynette Keyowski

Lynette Keyowski

Managing Partner,
REACH Canada

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Melissa Koide

Melissa Koide


2021 iOi Summit Speaker Vijay Krishnan Headshot

Vijay Krishnan

Senior Partner SA,
Global ISV, AWS Partner Network
Amazon Web Services

2021 iOi Speaker - Alex Lange

Alex Lange

Forbes Global Properties

NAR Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights Jessica Lautz

Jessica Lautz

VP of Demographics &
Behavioral Insights,
National Association of REALTORS®

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Kia Nejatian

Kia Nejatian

Executive Director,

NAR 2021 President Charlie Oppler

Charlie Oppler

2021 Association President,
National Association of REALTORS®

2021 iOi Speaker Dan Palmeri Headshot

Dan Palmeri, SIOR

Senior Director,
Cushman & Wakefield

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Lisa Rice

Lisa Rice

President & Chief Executive Officer,
National Fair Housing Alliance

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Shana Schlossberg

Founder and CEO,

Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions

United States Congress

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Kristin Smith

Dave Perry-Miller

Shelley Smith

Shelley Smith

Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Ashley Stinton

Ashley Stinton

Senior Director
Marketing and Communications

Tyler Thompson

Tyler Thompson

Managing Partner
Second Century Ventures

Jeff Turner

Jeff Turner

Tangilla/Second Century Ventures

Marc Veasey

Marc Veasey

United States Congress

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Obie Walli

Obie Walli

Co-Founder, Dealius
& Founder, Valuation Alliance

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David Weissmann

Communications Manager,

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Marilyn Wilson, Pitch Battle Judge

Managing Partner,
WAV Group

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Katherine Winston

Head of Digital Marketing,

iOi Summit 2020 Speaker Ivy Zelman

Ivy Zelman

Zelman & Associates