2021 iOi Summit Agenda & Speakers

iOi Summit Agenda

View the 2021 agenda. Updates will be added as they become available.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

  • 9:00 - 9:10 am: Day #1 Welcome Session 
  • 9:10 - 9:55 am: Panel: Can Tech Drive Fairness & Equity in Housing?
  • 9:55 - 10:15 am: Presentation: Google – Real Estate Trends in the Next Normal
  • 10:15 - 10:30 am: Presentation: RESO – Standardization and Why it is Critical
  • 10:30 - 10:50 am: Presentation: Coming Soon!
  • 10:50 - 11:05 am: Break
  • 11:05 - 11:35 am: Panel: PropTech Deal Flow in 2021 and Beyond
  • 11:35 am - 12:05 pm: Panel: Commercial Real Estate Comeback
  • 12:05 - 1:05 pm: Lunch Provided
  • 1:05 - 1:25 pm: Presentation: The Federal Government’s Role in Technology Acceleration, Part 1
  • 1:25 - 1:45 pm: Presentation: Coming Soon!
  • 1:45 - 2:00 pm: Presentation: RPR: Accelerating Accessibility to Data
  • 2:00 - 2:20 pm: Presentation: Nearly 18 Months Later...How are Buyers Navigating the Market?
  • 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: Presentation: Keynote Speaker
  • 10:15 - 10:45 am: Panel: The Power of Diversity in PropTech
  • 10:45 - 11:00 am: Break
  • 11:00 - 11:10 am: Presentation: Coming Soon
  • 11:10 - 11:30 am: Presentation: 5G and What It Means for the Future of Real Estate
  • 11:30 - 11:40 am: Presentation: Coming Soon
  • 11:40 am - 12:00 pm: Presentation: Can Housing Sustain its Strength
  • 12:00 - 12:20 pm: Presentation: The Federal Government’s Role in Technology Acceleration Part 2
  • 12:20 - 12:35 pm: Break
  • 12:35 - 1:05 pm: Presentation: Coming Soon
  • 1:05 - 1:25 pm: Presentation: 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

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.

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York Baur


2021 iOi Summit Speaker Kenya Burrell-VanWormer

Kenya Burrell-VanWormer

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

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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

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

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Bob Goldberg

Chief Executive Officer,
National Association of REALTORS®

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Bryan Greene

Vice President, Policy Advocacy,
National Association of REALTORS®

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Gautam Gupta

Gautam Gupta

General Partner,

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Jovan Hackley

Jovan Hackley

Director of Communications,
Center for Community Progress

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 Speaker Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly Johnson

Executive Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer,
Fannie Mae

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Lynette Keyowski

Lynette Keyowski

Managing Partner,
REACH Canada

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Melissa Koide

Melissa Koide


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®

head shot of 2021 iOi Summit Speaker Mike McAra

Mike McAra


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 Summit Speaker Lisa Rice

Lisa Rice

President & Chief Executive Officer,
National Fair Housing Alliance

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Shana Schlossberg

Founder and CEO,

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Sanyogita Shamsunder

Sanyogita Shamsunder

VP of Product Strategy,
Innovation & Operations,

2021 iOi Speaker Kristin Smith headshot

Kristin Smith

Dave Perry-Miller

Jeff Turner

Jeff Turner

Tangilla/Second Century Ventures

2021 iOi Summit Speaker Obie Walli

Obie Walli

Co-Founder, Dealius
& Founder, Valuation Alliance

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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