Monday, May 12, 2008

Seminar: The Nuts and Bolts of Smart Buildings

Registered with American Institutes of Architects

DSW, along with Cisco Systems and our partners will co-host a seminar on Smart Buildings on June 19th in Long Beach, California.

This program will provide simple, straight-forward information on smart buildings for commercial real estate property managers and technology industry leaders. Both new development and existing buildings will be addressed. The program covers the economics of the approach, and the basic design foundations, technology systems, and management systems associated with a smart building. Beyond the technical aspects of smart buildings, participants will learn about the financial metrics of smart and green buildings. A specific approach to existing buildings will also be presented that involves energy conservation, technology amenities and efficient facility management. Participants will be able to identify the systems, their interrelationships and the financial impact of smart buildings.

The presentation is registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and participants will be provided a certificate for Continuing Education for AIA or other cooperating organizations.

Connected Real Estate comprises solutions that focus on the convergence of IT and building systems onto a common IP infrastructure, reducing operating costs and improving productivity. Key topics at the seminar include both business and technology ranging from understanding the value of connected buildings, energy efficiency, green facilities, building – IT convergence, current architectures, existing and upcoming technologies to name a few.

DSW and Cisco will demonstrate how IP technology can:

Reduce the capital expenditure on constructing a new building

Reduce the costs of building operation

Increase security and staff productivity

Offer owners and tenants flexible and adaptable working environments

Generate new revenue streams

Green buildings and synergies related to real estate and technology in carbon reduction

Attendees will learn how the IP network is emerging as the 4th utility, delivering more services and increasing productivity while also reducing costs.


Real estate and technology industry leaders


Parker’s Lighthouse – 5:30pm start followed by dinner and harbor cruise on a private yacht

Address: Parker's Lighthouse at 435 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA. 90802


James Sinopoli, Managing Principal, RCDD, PE

For over 25 years, Mr. Sinopoli has worked extensively on projects involving the configuration and optimization of technology systems and networks. Mr. Sinopoli has facilitated the design, engineering and implementation of several hundred building technology systems. His expertise includes assessment, programming, detailed design, procurement and project management. Mr. Sinopoli has spoken on numerous occasions at conferences and seminars focusing on high technology issues and has received the “Harry J. Pfister” award from the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI).

Mr. Sinopoli has experience in the healthcare, corporate, education, manufacturing, finance and government industry sectors. His clients have included Fortune 100 corporations, the US Postal Service, the US Air Force, major K-12 school districts throughout the county, statewide university systems, airports and ports, the Internal Revenue System, large private and public hospitals, technology companies, and nationwide developers. His international experience includes projects in Asia, Europe, South America and Africa.

Mr. Sinopoli's educational credits include a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University and a M.A. in Applied Science and Management from Governor's State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a Registered Communications Distribution Designer, and a registered Continuing Education Provider for architects, School Board Members and others, and a published author in numerous industry publications. He currently is engaged with the Building Industry Consulting Services International association in authoring part of their new manual titled “Electronic Safety and Security Systems”. In 2006 he published a book titled “Smart Buildings”.

Robert E. Gary, Jr., Principal, Smart Buildings

Mr. Gary has over 20 years experience in different sales and strategic planning roles across several different industries. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies and start-up organizations. For the past year he has worked exclusively in the Smart Building arena working with a variety of clients including Mixed-Use Developers, Office Buildings, Hospitals, and Educational. Prior to joining Smart Buildings, Mr. Gary was responsible for placing a company on the Inc. 500, fastest growing privately help companies in the US.

Mr. Gary’s educational background includes a B.A. from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

Mike Mogavero, Executive Vice President, Data Systems Worldwide

The head of DSW’s Sales and Marketing operations, Mike is responsible for managing the DSW sales support organization that maintains client relationships to deliver DSW solutions that are based on our four strategic practice areas: Intelligent Facilities, Intelligent Networks, Intelligent Security and Intelligent Data Centers. Previously, Mike has led DSW’s Consulting Services organization, managed development services, technical support, and the information consulting group’s delivery of services to improve and maintain client satisfaction. The brain behind DSW’s iSpeed consulting methodology, Mike is currently a member of the Cisco Connected Real Estate program and has served on several of the industry’s elite advisory boards, including Sun Microsystems Java Council, Sun Microsystems Pacific Coast Advisory Council, Oracle Advisory Council, and CMP Media Member Council. Prior to joining DSW, Mike worked the City of Portland, Oregon for the Bureau of Housing and Community Development.

Mike holds a Masters Degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon.

Jonathan Cowen, Partner Technologist, Panduit Corporation

Jonathan has worked for Panduit for the past 5 years as both a Datacom Specialist and a Channel Manager. His past work experience includes with working in distribution and system integration. In his current position he works to develop strategies for system integrators and customer by showing them how to achieve increased operational excellence in building automation.

Cisco Systems Speaker, TBD

To Register to Attend (Attendance is by invitation only):

To express your interest in attending, please call Dan Lake at (818)226-1739 or email

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