Two very interesting events in which BUWOG participated have been held on the subject of PropTech and Digitalisation in the real estate business. The events show that the issue is making its mark on the sector – and fortunately is not only being discussed, but also acted upon. These events bring start-ups as well as established tech companies together with real estate companies, and lead to concrete projects.
One example is the collaboration currently taking place between the BUWOG Group and EVANA AG, where we will use artificial intelligence in the area of data storage and, as a result, for our portfolio management. We published some details on this in a press release.
Mipim PropTech Summit in New York
In mid-October, 500 visitors from 15 countries met at the “Convene” centre, located between Times Square and the Rockefeller Center in New York, to hear presentations given by over 40 speakers at the “Mipim PropTech NYC Summit” and to network with more than 100 tech companies.
Herwig Teufelsdorfer, COO of BUWOG Group, attended the event and gave us an interview for the blog.
Further information on the event can be found under: https://www.mipim-proptech.com
FUTURE: PropTech in Vienna
Alongside all the innovations that were discussed in New York, Vienna can also be confident of its position as a city of new ideas for the real estate industry. On 9 November, the “FUTURE: PropTech Vienna” event took place at the Sofiensäle, also attracting significant international interest with over 380 participants from more than 20 countries, 60 PropTechs and leading representatives from the domestic real estate sector. The main topics of the conference were:
- – Big Data & Privacy
- – Blockchain for Real Estate
- – Virtual & Augmented Reality
- – Artificial Intelligence & Bots
- – Building Information Modelling
BUWOG COO Herwig Teufelsdorfer also took part in this event, and discussed the question of “Is the real estate sector ready for digital transformation?” with an international expert panel made up of William Bateman (Managing Director, Roundhill Capital) and David Nadge (Manager, PwC Real Estate) on the podium, moderated by Heimo Rollett.
In addition to the expert presentations, a further highlight of FUTURE: PropTech was the “Pitch Box” – a dedicated, separate lounge area in which new start-ups and PropTechs presented their business models to representatives from the real estate industry.
You can see here a video from the industry magazine immoflash on Future PropTech and the pitches:
More information on past FUTURE PropTech Vienna events can be found under: http://www.futureproptech.at/
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