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MARCH 4 & 5, 2020 | SAN FRANCISCO

A gathering for thought leaders in the multifamily industry.

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Speaker Highlights

Our lineup of innovative leaders will be sharing their industry-relevant thoughts, ideas, and inspirations.

2019 Speakers & Session Notes

2020 Speakers & Notes
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Jamie Siminoff
Founder & Chief Inventor of Ring
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Prakash Janakiraman
Co-Founder and Chief Architect of Nextdoor
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Kellee Kemp
Director at Yetunde Price Resource Center
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Chris Duffy
Comedian, Writer and Radio Host
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Erina Malarkey
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Remarkably
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Annelies Jansen
Vice President of Global Commerce Partnerships at Facebook
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David Hahn
Product Guru, formerly Instacart, LinkedIn, GrubHub
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Dominik Heinrich
SVP, Global Executive Director, Product Innovation
MRM//McCANN
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Clemantine Wamariya
New York Times bestselling author
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Robert Fogarty
Founder, Dear World

Jamie Siminoff

Founder & Chief Inventor of Ring

A lifelong inventor and successful entrepreneur, Jamie created the world’s first Wi-Fi video doorbell while working in his garage in 2011. Since then, the doorbell has transformed into Ring, a security powerhouse that offers several DIY home security products and services, including the popular Ring Video Doorbell that’s capable of preventing and solving neighborhood crime.  In 2018, Amazon purchased Ring, the company’s second largest acquisition. With the support of Amazon, Ring and Jamie continue to innovate and remain at the leading edge of home security. 

Prior to Ring, Jamie founded several successful ventures including PhoneTag, the world’s first voicemail-to-text company, and Unsubscribe.com, a service that helped email users clean commercial.

Prakash Janakiraman

Co-Founder and Chief Architect of Nextdoor

Prakash began his career as a software engineer at Excite@Home in 1996 before moving into engineering management at Shopping.com and Epinions. Prior to Nextdoor, Prakash spent nearly three years at Google, where he managed engineering teams for Google Maps, Google Base, and Froogle. Prakash is from Hayward, California, and attended the University of California, Berkeley.

Chris Duffy

Comedian, Writer and Radio Host

Chris Duffy is a standup comedian, television writer, and radio/podcast host. Most recently, he wrote for both seasons of Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas on HBO, executive produced by John Oliver. Chris is the creator and host of You're the Expert, a live show and podcast where three comedians try to guess what a scientist studies all day. Chris' shows have been featured in The Onion A.V. Club, LA Weekly, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and The Comedy Bureau's "100 Best Things in Comedy." 

Chris is both a former fifth grade teacher and a former fifth grade student. He once accidentally wandered into the Guinness World Records' World's Largest Tap Dance and a photo of him tap dancing ended up in the NY Times.

Kellee Kemp

Director of Yetunde Price Resource Center

Kellee Kemp is a Los Angeles native, dedicated to empowering communities of color. She is a double alum of Loyola Marymount University where she obtained her BA in Urban Studies and MA in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Art Therapy. As a first generation American, she has always felt it was her duty to support the work being done by communities of color. Kellee is dedicated to social justice and passionate about empowering marginalized communities from within.

This desire has taken her internationally to support various humanitarian projects in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, and India. Locally, she has worked closely with organizations addressing literacy, poverty, and mental health disparities in Watts, Compton, Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Long Beach.

Kellee is excited about the work being done by YPRC in the community. Kellee’s specialization in trauma and trauma-informed care will continue to support the mission of the organization. She will bring culturally attuned and relevant programming to the center that will address mental health, wellness, financial, physical and spiritual well-being.

Erina Malarkey

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Remarkably

Erina Malarkey is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Remarkably. She is responsible for the strategic vision and direction of the company’s cloud-based leasing performance analytics software. Bringing more than a decade of multifamily real estate expertise to her role, Erina has forged deep relationships within the multifamily industry and is recognized for her commitment to shifting the status quo of property performance. Her ability to define and meet the needs of the nation’s top owners, investors and developers with an intuitive and value-generating platform has been instrumental in Remarkably's success.

 Most recently, Erina won the CREW Seattle 2019 Women in Tech award, an award sponsored by CREW and The Registry and presented at the ELEVATE event—a celebration of women in the commercial real estate industry. The event honored individuals and employers who are making a positive impact in today's real estate industry.

Annelies Jansen

Vice President of Global Commerce Partnerships at Facebook Partnership team for Commerce

Annelies Jansen is the VP of Global Commerce Partnerships, leading the Facebook Partnershipteam for Commerce. Her career has taken her to numerous countries, cultures and companies. Prior to Facebook, Annelies was CEO of Findmypast.com and had a Non-Executive role on the Supervisory board of Telegraaf Media Groep, from 2014 to 2018.

From 2008 till 2013 she was CEO of SUP.com, Russia’s leading digital publisher. Annelies came to SUP from ITV, the UK’s #1 commercial broadcaster, where she was Managing Director of ITV Broadband. At ITV she supervised the launch of ITV.com in May 2007.

From 2000-2005 Annelies worked for News International as Director of Digital in charge of TheTimes online sites, followed by a position as Director of New Media for The Telegraph group.Her previous roles before joining News International have included publisher of The MoscowTimes, St Petersburg Times and Russia Business Review.

David Hahn

Product Guru, formerly Instacart, LinkedIn, GrubHub

Hahn has spent his career building consumer and enterprise products used by hundreds of millions of users globally. While serving as VP of Product at LinkedIn for almost a decade, he was the key architect of the monetization strategy for the company, driving revenue from the early inception stage to more than $1.5 billion annually. Hahn served as President of GoFundMe, and most recently, served as the Chief Product Officer at Instacart, where he focused on front-end products for consumers and back-end products for retailers. In his talk, David will unwrap long-term strategic product planning.

Dominik Heinrich

SVP, Global Executive Director, Product Innovation
MRM//McCANN, New York City

As SVP, Global Executive Director for Product Innovation Dominik leads MRM’s (a part of McCann Worldgroup) global innovation offering and product design studio LAB13's to to help brands grow meaningful relationships with people by inventing new products, services and ventures 18 months ahead of market. He led and won several venture design and product innovation.

After helping launch the original LAB13 by MRM in Frankfurt, Germany, Dominik has led the growth of LAB13 to include additional studios around the globe like New York City, Detroit, Manchester (UK) and Tokyo. Dominik guides an increasingly diverse group of people from different departments and external experts like start-ups. From these disciplines, he curates and choreographs teams that collaborate on projects for McCann Worldgroup’s major clients like Coca-Cola, General Motors, USPS, Reckitt Benckiser, Mastercard, GSK, Merck and Nike.

Dominik’s work has won several honors including D&AD Impact, Clio Awards, LIA and the Cannes Lions in Innovation for USPS’s breakthrough Voice A.I. project Smart Blue Box. Project SIGNS, a platform for sign language to give people with hearing loss access to smart voice assistants won over 50 awards in 2019. Dom is also registered as inventor of several patents for client projects. Furthermore, he is the author of the conversational design white paper “Democratizing Voice” and appeared in the AI documentary from WIRED and McCann Worldgroup in 2019.

Clemantine Wamariya

New York Times best selling author

Clemantine Wamariya is an internationally renowned speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and connector of ideas and communities. Her memoir The Girl Who Smiled Beads debuted with Crown Publishing in April 2018 and is published in 8 languages. In “vivid prose,” the book describes Clemantine and her sister Claire’s journey from her idyllic childhood in Kigali, Rwanda up until 1994 to seeking refuge in eight different countries throughout Africa, to finally receiving refugee status in the USA in 2000.

Clemantine received her BA in Comparative Literature from Yale University in 2014 and built her career as “a compelling storyteller and fierce advocate" (Amy Poehler). Clemantine has appeared four times as a guest on The Oprah Show and was appointed by President Obama in 2016 to serve on the board of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. She brings her powerful perspective to various organizations, from her 2018 TED Talk to the boards of Women for Women International and Refugee Transitions. She shares her stories as a way to reframe the way her audiences think and share their own personal experience, and she invites all to reexamine how we share basic human needs. Currently, she is devoting her time on ‘Joyful Projects,’ an invitation to be, connect and sustain creative communities in the Bay Area and around the world.

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Robert Fogarty

Founder, Dear World

Dear World’s method to capture the iconic portraits for which they’ve become known begins with a simple request: tell me a story only you can tell.

Robert X. Fogarty founded Dear World in New Orleans in 2010. He is a journalist by training but never worked at a newspaper, television, or internet media company. Dear World has become a recognizable way to tell significant, meaningful stories and has been published in more than 30 countries and has over 150,000 participants. Robert is a proud graduate of the University of Oregon and returned to deliver the commencement address at his alma mater in 2016.

Robert has become a valued advisor to companies, non-profits, and communities who recognize the stories of their people are part of their foundation. He has worked with national championship basketball teams, Fortune 100’s, and extraordinary non-profits. Clients include Duke University Men’s Basketball, Accenture, and the Nobel Peace Prize forum. Dearworld.org, the 501c3 charitable arm of Dear World, has worked Syrian refugees, Boston Marathon bombing survivors, rescued child slaves in India, and other individuals whose stories will be an enduring part of the legacy of our time.


Agenda

Day 1
March 4th
Wednesday
Day 2
March 5th
Thursday

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