WiredScore's Connectivity Advisory Committee

CRE Tech Leaders | on March 10, 2017

Exciting things are happening at WiredScore and the recent announcement regarding the formation of the WiredScore Connectivity Advisory Committee is just the beginning. With the appointment of ten inagural members who are leading innovation in telecommunications, real estate, and proptech, the WiredScore Connectivity Advisory Committee is poised to provide thought-leadership and strategic counsel as Wired Certification expands to new markets and WiredScore launches in new verticals.  

WiredScore is the pioneer behind the internationally-acclaimed Wired Certification standard, which evaluates and distinguishes best-in-class internet connectivity in commercial buildings. Trusted by tenants in over 80 cities including, London, Paris, and soon, Berlin, the Wired Certification seal signifies that buildings have been independently evaluated and guaranteed to provide internet infrastructure that today’s businesses require to thrive.

Representing a diverse group of thought leaders in the real estate, technology, and telecommunications industries, the committee’s expertise reflects the range of complexities related to designing cutting-edge technological infrastructure in commercial buildings. The inaugural members include:

  • Bill DelGrego, Executive Director, Business Development, Extenet
  • Susan Gerock, Vice President, IT and Chief Information Officer, Washington REIT
  • Kevin Gerson, Director of Real Estate, Zayo
  • John J. Gilbert III, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Rudin Management Company
  • Tim Lehotsky, Vice President, Building Technology Systems, WSP / Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Neil Pennell, Head of Engineering and Design, Land Securities Group PLC
  • Scott Puopolo, Executive Vice President, Information Solutions, iconectiv
  • Jim Read, Consultant, Digital & Smart Building Technologies, Arup
  • Chris Smith, Senior Program Manager, Innovation, Google Fiber
  • Bill Tyson, Group Vice President, Business Operations, Charter Communications

“We’re thrilled to have brought together such a prestigious group of thought leaders, each of whom have long been champions of cutting-edge building technology for today’s modern workplace,” said Arie Barendrecht, founder and CEO of WiredScore. “The committee’s broad base of industry knowledge will be instrumental in our continued advocacy for next generation, high-tech buildings throughout the United States and Europe.”

Added committee member John J. Gilbert III, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Rudin Management Company: "WiredScore and each member of the Advisory Committee share a common goal: to propel building connectivity and infrastructure toward an innovative and resilient future. We are excited to share our collective expertise with the company that has emerged as the industry's leading voice in technologically advanced building design."

The formation of the Connectivity Advisory Committee reflects WiredScore’s immense momentum, as demand grows for Wired Certification for both Occupied buildings and Developments and Redevelopments (D&R). To date, WiredScore has certified over 750 buildings across the United States and 222 buildings in the UK. Wired Certification is set to launch in several new international markets in 2017. In March, WiredScore will officially open its France office, amidst Paris’ two-billion-square-foot commercial real estate market. The company has also recently hired a Director to head up the German operation.

“Building owners, engineers, and architects throughout the world are recognizing that tenants are no longer in the dark about their building’s connectivity,” added Barendrecht. “We’ve been able to assemble and impressive cross-section of renowned industry leaders because today, a building’s technological capabilities impact nearly every business.”

Want to learn more or get your commericial building Wired Certified? Contact us today. 

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