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Noted Tech Futurist James Whittaker Joins Speaker Lineup for CREtech Trailblazers Summit


Well-known industry leader, author, and innovator to present at the smartest event ever assembled in the commercial real estate tech sector

New York, NY (March 15, 2018) -- CREtech (, the leading event, content and connectivity platform for the commercial real estate industry, has announced that James Whittaker, tech guru, thought leader, and world-renowned author has been added to the distinguished lineup of speakers at the CREtech Trailblazers Summit on April 23rd.  

Started in 1986 as the first computer science graduate hired by the FBI, James Whittaker’s career spans from academia, startups and managing top tech companies. James’ career evolved into becoming a freelance developer, most notably for IBM, Ericsson, SAP, Cisco and Microsoft, specializing in test automation. He joined the faculty at the Florida Institute of Technology where he continued his prolific publication record in software testing and security. In 2002 his security work for the university spun off into a startup which was later acquired by Raytheon. James’ first stint at Microsoft was in Trustworthy Computing and Visual Studio. He then joined Google as an engineering director and led teams working on Chrome, Maps and Google+. In 2012 James re-joined Microsoft.

In addition, Whittaker is known for being a creative and passionate leader and sought after speaker and author. Of his five books, two have been Jolt Award finalists and one a best-seller. Follow him on Twitter @docjamesw and at his website

“We are thrilled to announce James Whittaker as our  final speaker for the Trailblazers Summit stated Michael Beckerman, CEO, CREtech.“James is one of the most respected and original thinkers in the entire tech sector. His views on how data, machine learning and robotics are going to completely transform our business lives in particular is a such an important presentation  for commercial real estate professionals. Our goal with our first Trailblazers Summit is to assemble the leading experts in tech to present a vision of the future for the commercial real estate industry, “ Beckerman concluded.

At the CREtech Trailblazers Summit, Whittaker will focus on how data has evolved to take over the world, the future of different technologies, how machines displace the web and mobile by changing the way work gets done, and understanding how this machine disruption will affect the field you are in.

For more information on the Trailblazer Summit and to register, click here.


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