Agenda

January 14-16, 2020 | Austin, Texas

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Agenda

Dig into trends reshaping real estate transactions.
Digital mortgages
Technology trends
Security best practices
Consolidation and Integrations
Attracting talent
iBuyers and new business models

Whats happening at the Future of Real Estate Summit

5:00 pm
8:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 pm
9:00 pm

Opening Welcome Reception with Live Music from Kate Priestley

8:00 am
9:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

9:30 am
9:45 am

Opening Remarks with Senator Kirk Watson

9:45 am
10:15 am

The Future of Real Estate with Qualia Co-founders

10:15 am
11:00 am

Fireside Chat Keynote with Joe Lonsdale

11:00 am
11:15 am

Morning Break

11:20 am
11:40 am

Elevate Your Clients' and Partners' Closing Experience | Part I

11:20 am
11:40 am

A Look at Tomorrow’s Real Estate Agent Models

11:45 am
12:05 pm

Elevate Your Clients' and Partners' Closing Experience | Part II

11:45 am
12:05 pm

Mortgage Lending and Title Insurance Predictions for 2025

12:10 pm
12:30 pm

Security Mindset: Strengthen Your People and Technology

12:10 pm
12:30 pm

Economics of Mortgage Production: Company Performance & Outlook for 2020

12:30 pm
2:00 pm

Lunch at Geraldine's with Music Provided by Derrick Davis

2:05 pm
2:25 pm

The Drivers of New Real Estate Business Models

2:05 pm
2:25 pm

Qualia 20 in 20

2:30 pm
2:50 pm

Workflows That Are Ready for 'Prime Time'

2:30 pm
2:50 pm

Digital Closings and AI’s Impact on The Transaction Experience

2:55 pm
3:15 pm

2020 Vision: Predictions for the Year Ahead with Industry Media Executives

2:55 pm
3:15 pm

What to Expect from Qualia in 2020

3:15 pm
3:30 pm

Afternoon Break

3:45 pm
5:00 pm

Closing Keynote with Frank Abagnale

5:00 pm
7:15 pm

Tastes of Austin Reception with Live Music from Rochelle & The Sidewinders

9:00 am
12:00 pm

Qualia Office Tours and Round Table Discussions

The Speakers at the Future of Real Estate Summit

Frank Abagnale

Renowned cybersecurity expert and subject of Catch Me If You Can

Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. For over 40 years he has worked with, advised, and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. Mr. Abagnale’s rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 50 years ago when he was known as one of the world’s most famous con men. His riveting story provided the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film, Catch Me If You Can.
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Joe Lonsdale

General Partner at 8VC, Co-founder of Palantir

Joe Lonsdale is a founding partner at 8VC, a San Francisco-based venture capital fund. Joe was an early institutional investor in many notable companies including Wish, Oculus, Oscar, Illumio, Blend, RelateIQ, Joby Aviation, Guardant Health, Synthego, and in 2016 and 2017 was the youngest member of the Forbes 100 Midas List.
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Kirk Watson

Texas State Senator

Texas State Senator Kirk Watson is former mayor of Austin, Texas, and was described by Texas Monthly Biz magazine as "a man with a vision of what the community wants and the moxie to carry it out." First elected to the Texas Senate in 2006, Senator Watson and has been reelected four times. He represents most of Travis County and all of Bastrop County.
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Marina Walsh

Vice President, Industry Analysis at MBA

Marina Walsh is vice president of industry analysis in MBA's research and economics department, specializing in industry performance benchmarking for residential lenders. She has worked in real estate finance for over twenty years. Currently, she is an instructor for the Future Leaders Program and leads the management and direction for the Mortgage Bankers Performance Reports, the Peer Group Survey and Roundtable Program, and the Mortgage Banking Compensation Survey Program. In 2016, Walsh was named to HousingWire's "Women of Influence" list.
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Nate Baker

CEO & Co-founder at Qualia

Nate oversees the strategic vision for Qualia. Since founding the company in 2015, Nate and his team have raised more than $40 million in funding and have expanded Qualia’s platform nationally. On track to become the U.S. real estate industry's default closing platform processing thousands of closings every day, over 15 percent of all real estate transactions nationwide currently close on Qualia.
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Ben Rubenstein

CEO, Opcity at realtor.com

Ben is the founder and CEO of Opcity which in 3.5 years scaled to 650 employees, over 100,000 agents, and a $210 million exit to realtor.com. Opcity is a technology platform that uses large proprietary data sets and applied analytics to match top agents with qualified home buyers and sellers in real-time with no upfront cost.
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Erica Meyer

Owner & Publisher at October Research, LLC

Erica is Owner and Publisher of October Research, LLC. October Research provides education through their five B2B publications, annual conferences, digital educational content, websites, and custom publishing. Erica was recognized by Crain’s as a Notable Woman in Entrepreneurship and in 2014 a Women of Influence in Housing by HousingWire Magazine.
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Brian Ma

CoFounder at DivvyHomes

Brian is a serial entrepreneur and investor working on his third company, Divvy - a tech-enabled real estate company backed by a16z, Max Levchin, GIC, and Caffeinated Capital. Divvy helps renters build wealth in their future home. Prior to Divvy, Brian founded Decide.com (acq by Ebay), Weave (tinder for professional networking), and led Product at Zillow pre-launch.
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Alla Rozenfeld

VP of Engineering at Qualia

Alla leads Qualia’s engineering team and oversees the development of Qualia’s platform and products. Prior to Qualia, Alla held engineering leadership positions at a variety of different technology companies including Flexport as well as Coupa, where she led a 200+ product and engineering organization. Alla holds an M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Moscow State University of Transport, and is an author of three software patents.
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Patrick Stone

Executive Chairman & Founder at Williston Financial Group

Pat serves as Executive Chairman and Founder of Williston Financial Group, as well serves on the boards of: Nassau Reinsurance, Transmodus, Trysting Tree Golf Club, and Inman News, who named him one of 2013’s “100 Most Influential People in Real Estate” and in 2015 one of the “Top 101 Real Estate Industry Doers.”
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Charlotte Brown

Director of Product at Qualia

Charlotte, a HousingWire Woman of Influence, heads product development at Qualia. Since joining, she has guided the expansion of its Title and Escrow Software nationwide. While expanding the product offerings, she also has been instrumental in growing the product and engineering organization 300%. Before working in Title, she worked in healthcare — translating public health policy into software solutions and multi-year population health interventions.
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John Berkowitz

Co-founder and CEO at OJO Labs

John Berkowitz is the Co-founder and CEO of OJO Labs, an Austin-based company that has quickly become a leader in conversational AI technology. With the application of its patented AI, OJO empowers people to make better decisions through the fusion of machine and human intelligence by automating lead conversations for agents and creating data-driven, personalized experiences for consumers. Recently, John was named to Swanepoel’s SP200 and The Most Powerful Technology Executives in The Residential Real Estate Brokerage Industry list.
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Lucas Hansen

CTO & Co-founder at Qualia

Lucas Hansen is responsible for Qualia’s technology vision and strategy. Lucas co-founded Qualia while studying at Stanford University, A self-proclaimed “proud computer nerd,” he studied math and computer science and also expanded his research to population genetics, biometrics, cognitive psychology, machine learning and distributed sensor networks.
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Joel Gottsegen

CTO & Co-founder at Qualia

Joel leads product development at Qualia. Joel co-founded Qualia while studying at Stanford University, focusing on AI. He plays a critical part of Qualia’s progress in making real estate transactions frictionless, translating countless hours studying the pain points of the industry into product solutions.
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Clayton Collins

President & CEO at HousingWire

As president and CEO, Clayton Collins leads HousingWire’s corporate strategy, product and editorial roadmap, while building a world-class team of business media professionals. He is also the founder and managing partner of Riomar Capital, an entrepreneurial investment firm that acquired HousingWire in 2016. His drive to increase HousingWire’s impact earned him a spot on the 2018 Folio: 100, a prestigious list of thought leaders in the magazine and media industry.
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Tim Heyl

Founder and CEO and Homeward

Tim Heyl is the founder and CEO of Homeward, a startup which lets you take your time, find your ideal home and make a competitive all-cash offer — all before you list and sell your current home. Heyl has been a real estate agent with Keller Williams for more than a decade, at an extremely high level. His team, The Heyl Group, ranked as the 25th most productive team in the Real Trends Thousand list.
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Jamie Kump

Director of High Growth Accounts at Qualia

A strategic partner for companies that invest deeply into real estate technology for their businesses. Jamie leverages her years of industry experience to provide consultative services and advising for these companies to help them find the best solutions on how to manage closing transactions and deal with title & escrow in markets they’re looking to expand to.
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Anatoliy Pavlishin

Product Strategy at Qualia

HousingWire’s 2017 Insider Award Winner. More than a decade as Escrow Officer, Branch Manager, Auditor, Compliance and Record Retention Officer at industry leading firms.
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Rochelle & The Sidewinders

Taste of Austin Reception Entertainment

Rochelle & The Sidewinders is a group comprised of seasoned veterans of the Austin music scene with the common desire to play the Blues. Don’t miss their soulful sound as they perform at the Taste of Austin Closing Reception.
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Derrick Davis

Lunch Entertainment

This Austinite singer-songwriter mixes blues, latin, and rock influences to create a style like few in the music scene. Derrick Davis will be providing musical entertainment during lunch on Wednesday, January 15th.
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Kate Priestley

Opening Reception Entertainment

Join Kate Priestley as she kicks off the Opening Welcome Reception. Kate and her band create a highly innovative and richly enticing sound, featuring a command of R&B, funk, jazz, and hip-hop.
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