Smart Buildings Show Conference Programme 2023

The 2023 conference is still in the planned stage with some great speakers and sessions already lined up.

2023 Theatres

This year we have four theatres for you to enjoy.

Management Theatre

Sponsored by Sauter Automation

This theatre will look at how a smart building is managed, including FM, software, security, sector analysis and market information, integration, data analysis and services.

Controls & Networks Theatre

Sponsored by LMG

This theatre will look at the physical devices in smart buildings including building controls, energy efficiency, BEMS, sensors, shading and lighting.

Energy Management Theatre

Sponsored by Schneider

This theatre will focus on workspaces, smart cities, wellbeing, networks, connectivity, power and cabling. Commercial buildings owners and operators are being asked to make their buildings flexible, healthy and productive for their employees.

Residential Developers Theatre

Sponsored by Beckhoff

Whether it be controlling HVAC, security, blinds, lights or integrated audio/visual equipment people need professional installation and this is where the Residential Developers Theatre at Smart Buildings Show will inform and educate.

Full Programme

Wednesday 18th October 2023

Time Session title Stream
10:00
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10:45

The Convergence of Facilities Management and ESG in the Built Environment

Building owners, operators and the facility professionals responsible for managing distributed portfolios are feeling significant pressure to adopt and maintain sustainable practices while leveraging new and existing technologies to minimize the negative impact humans are having on the environment. Our society as a whole and stakeholders across the built environment are emphasizing the adoption of ESG strategies while scrutinizing the capabilities and efforts of the service providers tasked to maintain those facilities and critical assets within them. Businesses who demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and social responsibility will be rewarded for their efforts in a myriad of ways from securing more business, retaining valued clients and helping improve our world by minimizing carbon emissions, extending asset life, etc.

In addition to the environment and social benefits , ESG policies and outcomes associated with implementing such strategies can have a significant impact on a company's financial performance. Companies that fail to adopt ESG strategies or address those risks may face significant financial or "brand" risk. However, those progressive organizations who proactively address ESG concerns will benefit from lower operating costs, improved "brand" reputation, and access to new markets and uncover new investment opportunities.

In this session we will explore - at a high level - what ESG is and where it plays in the management of the built environment. We will discuss how the convergence of facilities management with ESG can drive operational efficiencies across a distributed portfolio. We will explore opportunities that exist when owners and operators embrace sustainable practices to drive down operational costs and reduce the environmental impact of buildings and facilities.

Speaker

Tom Kay

Chief Revenue Officer

SMG ENERGY

A self-professed "technology nerd", Tom Kay is an accomplished professional with extensive experience in facilities management, smart building technologies, a keen interest in ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) and its convergence with the built environment.

With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Tom has become a respected authority in the field, widely recognized for their expertise and thought leadership.

Over the years, Tom has built an impressive reputation as a leader in the facilities management and smart building space, earning numerous accolades and awards for his contributions to the field. He has also been invited to speak at a range of industry conferences and events, where he has shared his insights and expertise with audiences around the world.

In addition to his work, Tom is deeply committed to giving back to the industry. Tom currently serves on several boards and councils, including some of the following: IFMA’s Banking Institutions & Credit Council, 60Hertz Energy, ConnexFM ESG Committee, The Connex Foundation, Green Building Initiative (GBI) New Construction Energy Subcommittee and OSCRE where he provides strategic guidance and help shape policy based on his areas of expertise.

SMG ENERGY

Energy Management Theatre
10:00
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10:45

The Smart journey to a Net-Zero Office

Because 80% of the real estate portfolio is already existing, technology has a big role to play to reduce carbon emission.
As a result of this, it is vital to use data to achieve sustainability goals. For example, by analysing energy consumption data with occupancy data, tenants and/or owners will gain great insights into how the buildings is being utilised, when it would be best to turn off cooling or heating systems and where to adopt smart lighting, enabling more informed decision making.
Sustainability goals and digitalisation need to be embedded into one seamless strategy to be more effective in the reduction of CO2 and work hand in hand.
Of course, in order to achieve a full decarbonisation of the workplaces, this is not the only action that companies have to take but it is definitely a good start!
Join the session and learn more about the Smart Journey to a Net-Zero office!

Speaker

Emilia Cardamone

Associate Director - Digital

Turner & Townsend

Emilia Cardamone is an Architectural and Construction Engineer, with several years of experience in the market, covering different aspects such as Digital Construction, Digital Twins and Smart Buildings.

She is currently working as Associate Director- Digital within the Digital Real Estate team at Turner & Townsend, helping clients set up their digital strategy, Smart Buildings capability and Digital Twins foundations.

Before Joining Turner and Townsend, she worked as Programme Manager for the Digital Built Environment stream within BSI – British Standards Institution, where she has been responsible for certification schemes related to BIM, Smart Cities and Carbon Management in infrastructure.

Emilia is highly involved in Stakeholder engagement, facilitating discussions and Workshops and Speaking at international conferences within the Global Built Environment Sector.

She is currently part of the Women in BIM community and sits in the advisory group of the Digital Twin Hub.

Turner & Townsend

Management Theatre
10:00
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10:45

Effective Application of LoRaWAN Technology in the Built Environment

The buzz around LoRaWAN in the building controls industry is growing louder all the time. Consultants and Engineers and increasingly seeing the benefits of utilising this technology to save time and costs on projects whilst offering a robust solution.

However, with all of the products in the market, how do you select and apply the most suited ones to your projects.

In this seminar, we will take you through everything there is to know about applying LoRaWAN technology into BMS applications. From product selection to management of the data in your network, we will demonstrate the best practices and most effective way to use this excellent technology.

Speaker

Andy Camsell

Technical Consultant & Trainer

Sontay Ltd / Building Controls Industry Association

Andy has been working in the building services industry since 1986. Initially training as an air conditioning engineer he continued to develop his skills in building services through hands-on installation, maintenance and commissioning culminating in a career in the emerging BMS industry in the mid 1990’s.

Over the years he has held engineering and leadership roles with contractors, technology providers and manufacturers including the position of Technical Manager at Sontay. In 2006 he started a control systems contracting business with two partners and remained managing director there until 2014 before setting out on his own to provide contract consultancy services.

Recent appointments include managing the EMEA critical systems environmental monitoring strategy for a large investment bank and building services commissioning manager at a landmark medical research facility in London. Control systems and BMS are his area of expertise and he has gained a wealth of experience working within the building services industry.

He is passionate about innovation and especially the convergence of sensing and I.T. systems establishing BMS as a proven technology in the “Internet of Things” revolution.

Sontay Ltd / Building Controls Industry Association

Controls & Networks Theatre
10:00
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10:45

Revise, Adapt, Overcome: Technology For Resi Developments

My journey into the entertainment tech industry was born out of a love of great films, great audio and great video. Our industry is changing though and we need to get ahead of these changes to make sure that we deliver the benefits technology systems can provide to property professionals and their customers. We have seen the advent of IoT and the cloud - both of which are going to have a fundamental impact on technology and its applications for residential developments, today and in the future. Now, is the time to capitalise on the efficiencies that our industry can bring and provide the enjoyment your customers expect.

Speaker

Richard Reid

Managing Director

Aonyx

Richard Reid is the Managing Director of Aonyx, a firm that specialises in the design and installation of audio-visual and home automation systems.
Richard has been involved with the firm since its inception and grown its reputation with property developers, M&E consultants, architects and interior designers to deliver technology into residential developments, mixed-use and commercial schemes across London and the South East.
In September 2023, the company opened a new showroom in partnership with FCL so that clients and partners can see how effortlessly technology can work and the benefits it provides.

Aonyx

Residential Developers Theatre
10:45
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11:30

Baking Digital into Smart Building Design

Smart Building digital capability is not just about controlling HVAC, M&E and lighting. Digital capability fundamentall affects building design as experienced by the user. Full exploitation of this potential is only possible by gathering the multi-disciplinary team early in the building design process. This session captures and distils the Best Available Practice developed during an intensive set of workshops held in June that brought together senior leadership from Estates and IT functions, Architecture, Construction and Smart Building specialists.

Typically digital is considered late (e.g. RIBA Stages 4 & 5) in the building design process when it is too late to have much of an effect of the concept and design of space. This relegates the role of ‘Smart’ to building management and operations. Smart is capable of much, much more than that.

This session is relevant for those involved in Estates strategy & planning, building design and building user experience design; technology vendors and systems integrators; Smart Building consultants; technology designers and integrators with an interest in IT/OT convergence.

The key takeaway from this session is: Best Available Practice on who should collaborate, when and how to fully exploit the role of digital in smart building design. Proposed Smart Building overlay to the RIBA Plan of Works.

Speaker

Ceri Williams

Consulting Enterprise Architect

designITin

Ceri’s background stretches from industrial control systems development in the 1980’s, Command & Control systems in the 1990s, through to Enterprise Architecture and consulting at the Business/Technology interface. He regularly focuses as much on organisational and process design as technology architecture to address multi-organisational challenges of technology exploitation.

designITin

Management Theatre
10:45
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11:30

Digitalisation of Your Real Estate

During this session each of the panelists will highlighting their in-slights and journey. This will including pain-points and engage requirements. The outcome requirements our we collectively need the industry to get away from "Grandfather Rights" (This historic route will not support the future.)

Speaker

Andre Bothma

Growth Principal

JLL Spark

Andre has been with JLL for over 6 years and joined JLL Spark in May 2020 as Growth Principle for EMEA, previous to this role Andre was Head of technology for JLL’s engineering business in EMEA.

Andre brings over 20 years of experience in CRE, where he managed large teams in operational and technology roles that oversaw multiple portfolios of large blue-chip clients across multiple sectors.

JLL Spark

Speaker

Shane Beck

Account Director

Apleona

Shane Beck is an enthusiastic professional. With a proven track record of managing corporate blue-chip clients, Data Centres, local government & professional service. Shane has also managed within petrochemical industry, pharmaceutical & Hospitality sectors across 18years within with the facilities management arena. More recently Shane has moved into the PFI healthcare sector heading up the Apleona UK PPP business overseeing the operation of three hard services 30-year PFI hospital projects across the UK.

Additional to his Account director role Shane operates as the Authorising Engineer & Electrical Principal Duty Holder for Apleona UK business & is an active member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology

Apleona

Speaker

James Thomas

Head of Smart Building & Technology

Wates Group

James is responsible for the Smart Buildings and Technology strategy at SES Engineering Services and Wates. He believes that digital enablement, data, and smart technology are the key enablers to delivering engaging, healthy, efficient, and high performing buildings.

He believes that digital engineering is the golden thread that connects the concept design right through to aftercare and understands that the wisdom that we gain from data has the power to positively influence occupant experience, optimised performance, future designs, sustainable procurement, and our environment.

James is passionate about promoting the importance that the building services (operational technology – OT) and building communications network (information technology – IT) play in delivering the technological foundation of a smart building. Enhancing this already data-rich environment with the supplementary deployment of IOT technology (sensors) and making it accessible through smart platforms and apps is enabled by the technological foundation that needs to be in place from day one.

He thinks of a smart building as an ecosytem and each system or technology as an enabler for another to operate or for it to share data and functionality with another to improve an outcome, whether that’s operational, performance or occupant experience.

Wates Group

Speaker

Volker Buscher

CEO

DS30

Volker is experienced in developing and implementing data strategies for business and ventures.

He was the Global Chief Data Officer, Arup, and a member of the Group Board Digital Executive. Leading the firms data strategy across Arup’s £1.7bn revenue and 16,000 staff. He has worked as project director on projects including the London Olympics and developed a global digital service business with revenues over £40m.

Volker was one of 53 Arup Fellows (out of a global staff of 16,000). This accolade honours those who have significantly contributed to Arup’s excellence in innovation and design.

He is an experienced nonexecutive director and keynote speaker. Volker has led international foresight and research programmes with leading academic and industry partners.

DS30

Speaker

John Hamilton

Smart Environments Business Leader

Smart Environments

John is responsible for the Smart Environment Buildings and Technology strategy.

John has a long history in building digital enablement, data, smart technology and cybersecurity as the key enablers to delivering engaging, healthy, efficient, and high performing buildings.

John has extensive skills in developing the built space that aligns with the client’s requirements and operation needs. The process as Master System Integration (MSI) manages the ecosystem team members in generating and developing new technical solutions.

The MSI approach is led by “Outcome” requirements to consider the Building / Assets / People for operational, performance or occupant experience. Further focused consideration with regards to the In-place cost and lifecycle costs.

Smart Environments

Controls & Networks Theatre
10:45
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11:30

Edge to Cloud Solutions – Exploring how solutions are evolving to support latest technology trends.

As Building Automation solutions evolve there is a need for greater intelligence at field level, this will ultimately lead to wider acceptance of IoT devices and changing solution architectures. We explore how Building Management Systems have evolved to date, how solutions are likely to continue the transition to Edge to Cloud in the future and the potential benefits of these solutions.
To create the most efficient, safe and comfortable environments of the future, we will rely on emerrging technologies in products, communication protocols, software solutions and connectivity. We will share iSMA CONTROLLI’s vision of these solutions and our plans to develop products that will support creating efficient buildings.

Speaker

Jim Sword

Sales Manager UK & Ireland

iSMA CONTROLLI

Jim Sword is a Sales Professional who has worked within the Building Automation industry for over 30 years and has extensive knowledge of Building Energy Management Systems (BeMS) and integration with other Building Automation Systems such as Fire, Security, Access & Lighting. He has supported selection and impementation of systems in a wide variety of projects including major office developments, research sites, education establishments, healtcare facilities and retail outlets.
Jim believes that integrated solutions have a large role to play in making building environments efficient, safe and comfortable but can also introduce automated processes that assist with compliance, which is becoming increasingly more important.

iSMA CONTROLLI

Energy Management Theatre
10:45
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11:30

The Interplay of Technology and Servitization in Modern Residential Structures

Explore the dynamic relationship between technology and servitization in the last generation of residential buildings.
Supported by a real-world case study, the advantages of servitization will be spotlighted, as the heightened convenience, improved security, and the crucial role of technology in making this concept a reality.
Join this session to discover the future trends that are revolutionizing our residential living experiences!

Speaker

Alessandro Nacci

CEO & Co-Founder

Sofia part of ISEO

Born in 1987, Alessandro has a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering with studies at POLIMI in Milano, EPFL in Lausanne and UCSD in San Diego. During his studies, Alessandro made research on IoT, cloud technologies and smart-buildings. Alessandro has perfected his education on business topics with courses at ELIS Business School and MIP Politecnico di Milano. He co-founded both Bottega52 and Sofia Locks, being in charge of the Strategic Business Development for both the companies and acting as CEO at Sofia Locks, a company providing IoT Access Control Solution in Europe. In October 2021, Sofia Locks was acquired with a majority stake by ISEO Ultimate Access Technologies. Today, Alessandro is also an external professor at LIUC University on digital platforms and artificial intelligence topics.

Sofia part of ISEO

Residential Developers Theatre
11:30
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12:15

Case Studies - Digital Transformation from Across the Globe

Every building is different, every business is different, every digital transformation plan is unique. Paul Rogers will share insights and examples from across the world on what businesses have done to connect their buildings and why, some are focusing on ESG, others on air quality or improved FM. There is no one size fits all, but there are common thought process and understanding of KPI’s which can help us to understand what we need, why and how to start the journey.

Speaker

Paul Rogers

Managing Director

Tridium

Paul Rogers is the Managing Director of Tridium EMEA and holds a Master's Degree in Engineering. Before his current position Paul led the global business development team in Tridium supporting customers in the USA, EU and Asia. Previously Paul was a Product and Marketing manager at Samsung Electronics (HVAC) and a project manager at NG Baily.

Paul is passionate about reducing our environmental impact on the world through connectivity and collaboration.

The first step to understanding what you have.

Tridium

Management Theatre
11:30
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12:15

Can smart tech be used as a bridge to build better landlord/tenant relationships?

After bearing witness to the huge impact that WFH, the road to Net Zero and the pandemic has and continues to have on commercial real estate, the assembled panel of industry experts will consider “How smart technology can be used as a bridge to build better, more productive Landlord/Tenant relationships” by attempting to answer the following key questions:

  1. Is the traditional landlord/tenant relationship in need of reform?
  2. What’s changed - what do tenants need from landlords now that they previously did not?
  3. How are landlords responding to post pandemic market and tenant demands?
  4. How can smart technology facilitate a better more fruitful landlord/tenant relationship?
  5. What barriers are preventing smart technology fulfilling its potential?
  6. What technology can landlords introduce to their existing estate to make it more attractive to tenants and achieve optimal rental values?
  7. What opportunities does the changing landlord/tenant relationship dynamic present for both parties?
Speaker

Giovanna Jagger

Senior Director ESG Market Development EMEA

International WELL Building Institute

Giovanna Jagger is a Senior Director of Global Market Development at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). She works in the real estate industry, helping organizations to align the WELL Standard with their ESG strategies.

Voted one of the Top 10 Most influential women in Sustainability Tech Solutions in 2020, Giovanna Jagger is a market development expert, frequent speaker and ESG professional with a background in global sustainability, CSR and reporting strategies.

International WELL Building Institute

Speaker

Katie Whipp

Head of Innovation & Strategy

TrusTek

Katie's career has spanned the global real estate space for 14 years, most recently at CBRE and Cluttons, where she led their pioneering CRM programmes and digital transformation initiatives, working with some of the largest landlords and investors in the market. In early 2021, Katie moved from CBRE to leading ESG #PropTech company Deepki, where she established their UK and Ireland business. She took the UK arm from ground zero to being deployed in more than 4,000 assets.

Katie's passion for both technology and real estate, make her an excellent addition to Trustek's leadership team, our client base and in turn, their customers. Katie seeks to ensure that not only are the right technology investments being made (aka solving the real problem) for real estate, but those who invest are equipped to realise the potential for not only themselves, but their full stakeholder ecosystem, resulting in practical, long-lasting solutions.

TrusTek

Speaker

Matt Dawson

Senior Board Advisor

The Instant Group

Matt Dawson MBE is one of the UK’s most successful rugby players & captains, having played a key role in England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup winning side and toured three times with the British and Irish Lions.

Having played domestically for Northampton and London Wasps, Matt was England’s most-capped scrum-half, winning 77 caps for his country, including nine as captain.

Since retiring from rugby, Matt has forged a career in television and media, including captaining on BBC One’s A Question of Sport and successful appearances on Celebrity MasterChef and Strictly Come Dancing.

Media continues to play an important role in his life. He is a rugby analyst for Radio 5 Live and has substantial experience in written journalism.

In 2010, Matt successfully transitioned into the corporate world, initially in ambassadorial roles but more recently in board positions with facilities giant Sodexo and The Instant Group. Instant is a leading provider of flexible workspace solutions, including serviced offices, coworking spaces and meeting rooms.

In addition to his work commitments, Matt is a patron of several charities, including The Black Heart Foundation, as a Trustee, Bowel Cancer UK and Well-being of Women.

The Instant Group

Speaker

Mike Hook

Executive Director

LMG.iq

With more than 30 years’ experience in designing, installing and managing enterprise infrastructure solutions, Mike specialises in developing intelligent building solutions that convert technological innovation into valuable business outcomes. He joined LMG in 2007 when it acquired 2iServices, a company he founded and the world’s first organisation dedicated to creating automated infrastructure management solutions.

LMG.iq

Speaker

Sam Pickering

Director

Incendium Consulting

Sam is Global Head of Sustainability at the Instant Group and leads the sustainability advisory business at Incendium. He has worked in the sustainability sector for over 16 years, before which he flew helicopters in the British Army.

Sam has an extensive track record of developing and implementing ESG, Sustainability and Net Zero strategies across myriad sectors and geographies, working with some of the largest companies in the world.

Sam was UK CoreNet Chapter President in 2019 and is on the Sustainability Product Council of the ULI.

Incendium Consulting

Speaker

Joe Dukelow

Associate Director, Digital

Turner & Townsend

Joe Dukelow is an Associate Director with Turner & Townsend with over ten years of experience in the BIM and Digital Design Sector, with a focus on the Occupier Sector and a proven track record of helping a number of large-scale clients with all things BIM, Digital Transformation and Smart Technology.

Turner & Townsend

Controls & Networks Theatre
11:30
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12:15

Optimising Building Data for a Successful Net Zero Strategy

This Q&A with Vaughan Rees, Senior Commercial Manager, Nationwide Building Society and Charlie Hilton, Head of Energy, Sauter Automation Ltd, shall discuss the opportunities that building data can provide on the decarbonisation journey and some of the challenges that can arise along the way.

Speaker

Charlie Hilton

Head of Energy

Sauter Automation Ltd

With over 12 years’ experience within the energy and building controls industry, Charlie joined Sauter UK in January 2022 and created Sauter Energy, which delivers energy services and projects to aid customers in fulfilling energy and carbon targets.

Sauter Automation Ltd

Speaker

Vaughan Rees

Senior Commercial Manage

Nationwide Building Society

Vaughan leads the commercial function for the property services department at Nationwide Building Society. With a passion for driving sustainability across all areas of ES and G throughout the supply chain and working in conjunction with the sustainability lead to drive scope 1 and 2 improvements in line with SBTI.

An avid enthusiast for solar energy, he is often posting about his own personal experience of solar panels, and how this experience aligns with his own professional background in managing the utilities across a large national based retail, admin, and DC portfolio, supported by a 46MW PPA.

Nationwide Building Society

Energy Management Theatre
11:30
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12:15

Delivering energy efficiency and occupant wellbeing to the housing market.

It is documented and understood that technology solutions offer significant benefits to buildings. Increasing energy efficiency will not only reduce CO2 emissions but in tandem reduce energy costs. Improving the understanding and visibility of environmental air quality for the occupants of buildings positively impacts the health of both the people occupying the property but also the health of the building itself.

The issue of delivering these benefits to the wider housing market are fraught with cost and complexity.

Increasingly the sector is embracing a desire to incorporate new technology and seeking sustainable solutions to drive higher levels of energy efficiency, occupant wellbeing and data to prove this.

Scalable affordable technology solutions have a fundamental and pivotal role in creating new buildings ready for the future.

Speaker

Jonathon Scott

Co-Founder & CRO

Propcode

Jonathon is a Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Propcode a company delivering building decarbonisation technology solutions to existing and new properties.

Having spent 20 years of his career working at board level throughout the UK in investment, land and new build property Jonathon has developed an extensive understanding of the market delivering on projects ranging from small scale commercial premises through to large scale mixed use and residential led schemes. Jonathon has seen first hand the challenges faced in delivering new property and upgrading existing stock from the perspective of investors, developers, owners, operators and construction teams.

The Propcode team in conjunction with Beckhoff have developed technology solutions enabling commercial grade building control and automation available to the wider new build housing market.

Propcode

Residential Developers Theatre
12:15
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13:00

Data Quantity or Data Quality? How to achieve faster energy savings!

Data quantity is important to understand your building’s energy and performance usage patterns. But data can be misleading if the quality of the data is poor. Both are required, without sacrificing time.

John Dente, Founder & CTO of Onnec iQ discusses how the planning, collation and mapping of data can quickly and efficiently deliver results in energy savings and carbon reduction.

Speaker

John Dente

CTO

Onnec iQ

Having been in technology and engineering since 1979 I thrive on constantly learning new things. I started providing MSI services back in July 2014 when I started a team that made Smart Buildings come to life.

The first MSI in the UK project was a 770,000 sq.ft. iconic building for a global investment bank in the city of London. My team and I learned every day on that project and many of the principles we discovered and have since developed now form part of a very successful delivery team backed by own in house software development team.

We have developed a unique approach to Smart Buildings as a whole that is founded on practical deliverable principles. We don't talk the art of the possible, we show how it can be done. Words are easy to write, showing is proof we understand it and that is what we do collectively as a team.

Onnec iQ

Management Theatre
12:15
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13:00

Cabling for the Modern Home

From our security to heating control and the way we watch TV most services within the modern day home are 'connected' in some way. A level of cable infrastructure is required for these services to operate reliably, much like the foundations of a building it provides a platform for the home technology to operate on. Wireless is part of the solution but certainly not all.

In this 'cabling for the modern home' overview Ben Johnson, CEDIA instructor and owner at Aura Home Tech will guide you through:
• The smart home
• Internet of things
• Entertainment
• Modern building methods
• Bandwidth
• Smart home infrastructure

Speaker

Ben Johnson

Owner

Aura Home Tech

Originally a qualified electrician Ben is now the owner at Aura Home Tech, a systems integrator based in Berkshire. The team at Aura have built a reputation for delivering a highly professional service and work with private clients, interior designers, and architects in the luxury residential market.

"Our role in a project is typically as the 'architects of technology', it's our job to inform, educate and advise clients on the technology solutions available. Using our expertise in this field to also educate other 'building professionals' is our way of being a value-add partner."

Aura Home Tech

Residential Developers Theatre
12:15
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13:00

Tackling Sustainability in the Built Environment

Sustainability – it’s something we’re all responsible for. But how can it be achieved?

Discover how JCI and Segro are reimagining buildings to improve sustainability and enhance productivity and efficiency.

Through their collaboration with Alliot Technologies, JCI and Segro have digitally transformed some of London’s largest warehouse spaces.

Join us at the Smart Buildings Show to learn how JCI and Segro are working together to tackle sustainability, improve energy efficiencies and make savings through IoT.

Speaker

Robert Ferriday

Business Development Director

Alliot Technologies

Robert Ferriday is the Business Development Director of Alliot Technologies Ltd, Europe’s leading specialist IoT distributor.

Based in the UK, Alliot specialises in distributing world-class hardware, software, services and connectivity throughout the UK and Europe.

With over 9 year’s experience working with IoT, Robert is an expert in delivering specialist solutions for companies from start ups, to SMEs, to large corporate multinational groups. With an outstanding track record in bringing new products and services to market, Robert plays a pivotal role in the delivery and execution of many of Alliot’s partners’ projects.

Alliot Technologies

Controls & Networks Theatre
12:15
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13:00

Enterprise Software for Smart and Decarbonised Buildings

The buildings industry needs a massive digital injection to help deliver better, more efficient outcomes. As building stakeholders, it is our responsibility to look at the opportunities and challenges facing our industry and proactively respond to the call for change. Schneider Electric will share our vision for empowering organisations to create smart and decarbonised buildings across their portfolio, that at the same time enhance occupant experience. This session will look at how to leverage connected systems, software, data and advanced analytics to create buildings which are better for the planet and better for people.

Speaker

Paul Whittingham

Global Business Development Director

Schneider Electric

Paul is the Global Business Development Director of Digital Services for Schneider Electric. He is responsible for development, deployment and expansion of Schneider Electric Digital service footprint within the Digital Energy Division. Paul has worked for Schneider Electric for 19 years in various roles including technical support services, country operations and global business development.

Paul is a EngTech TMEI member and holds a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from UMIST.

Schneider Electric

Speaker

Alex Rogers

Head of Sales UK

Planon

With over 15 years of experience from both professional sport and Software/IT, Alex is currently Head of Sales UK for Planon, the global market leader in Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS). He helps organisations harness the full potential of IWMS, in an increasingly interconnected world where the synergy between technology and real estate is paramount. Meaningful data and a connected ecosystem is the lifeblood of smart buildings - with the aim to create sustainable, adaptable, and efficient buildings and spaces that optimise resources, enhance employee experiences, and drive operational efficiency.

Planon

Energy Management Theatre
13:00
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13:45

Integrated Buildings disected and diagnosed

Integrated Buildings are at the leading edge of the Internet of Things (IOT), Integration is today's most disruptive technology and will go onto change the way buildings operate and interact.

As we move forward and start to realise the real value of Integrating building systems, we need to understand what the connectivity and communications options are for the systems that will benefit from a single platform structure.

The systems that can be integrated are both hardware and software products, these will come from different manufactures and will offer different ways of integrating with varying amounts of data dependant on how the manufacturer has configured their product and what data points they expose via the different communication options.

Over the last few years connectivity has moved from gateways and driver services to open source software and cloud technology these options are covered within this presentation to explain the differing options and the pro’s and cons of not only the protocol options but also the different products and manufacturer’s

Speaker

Mark Davenport

UK & Europe Director

Buildings IOT

A pioneer in the Smart Buildings industry leading the way as the founder and CEO of Smart buildings Limited - 10 years in the making Smart is now part of the Equans global porfolio after guiding Smart to a market leading brand and development company and

Delivering Smart technology to global clients such as Barclays Bank and Arcadia

Recently Joined the exciting global Buildings IOT business to drive the development of the UK and Europe - Now working with like minded experts and leading the market within the integration IOT arena.

Buildings IOT

Management Theatre
13:00
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13:45

Leveraging Data Fusion: Achieving Energy Cost Savings by Understanding Space Usage

Achieve net zero goals by examining occupancy and people behaviour, together with energy usage to build, develop and manage sustainable real estate.

With insights from the way your properties are used in the current business climate, how your employees' working patterns have shifted and monitoring your energy consumption, you are best placed to reduce waste, stay ahead of economic challenges and evidence steps to achieving your sustainability goals.

The team at MRI software will provide working examples of how organisations are using simple applications to give powerful insights to aid strategic planning and allow dynamic cost saving decisions across a variety of industry sectors.

Speaker

Richard Smith

Senior Director Energy

MRI Software

Throughout his career, Richard’s focus has been developing and implementing carbon and energy management strategies for large organisations across the value chain. As a frequent speaker at conferences and commentator in industry media, he draws on over 17 years of experience by leveraging technology to drive Net Zero programmes.

As a Senior Director for MRI’s Energy Management solutions for the EMEA region, he helps several organisations from various industries to implement successful energy management strategies to achieve their green targets and reduce cost. Employed by one of the largest Property Technology businesses globally, and a world leading Energy Management Software platform, Richard is very competent with his up to date view of the energy and carbon management challenges faced by the world’s largest and most complex property portfolios.

MRI Software

Energy Management Theatre
13:00
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13:45

The Climate-Cost Crisis: Navigating Green Goals without Crossing Red Lines

In an era marked as the defining moment for environmental sustainability, businesses everywhere are seeking ways to leverage technology and smart controls for a greener future. But how do they achieve this without compromising the financial health of their business?

Join us for a fireside chat with esteemed industry insiders from Stonegate and LoweConex as they grapple with this pressing question. They will share their firsthand experiences, challenges, and breakthroughs in steering towards smart building controls amidst a transformative sustainability landscape.

Key Discussion Areas

An Uneven Landscape: From compact structures to expansive estates, every building possesses a unique DNA – its size, age, location and distinctive set of data-emitting assets and control technologies. What are the challenges businesses like Stonegate and LoweConex have encountered when unlocking access to data amid varying connectivity scenarios?

One Size Does Not Fit All: Mastering the installation intricacies and budget barriers of implementing intelligent control systems is no easy task. What are the real-world experiences and innovative IoT solutions helping Stonegate craft a cost-effective, accessible control environment for a diverse property portfolio?

The Insight Lighthouse: Harnessing the power of collected data forms the foundation of strategic decision-making. How have Stonegate decoded their data to derive critical maintenance and energy insights? What tools and techniques have LoweConex deployed to illuminate their path and drive significant efficiencies, achieve sustainable savings and establish a greener footprint?

The People Compass: Identifying the invisible yet invaluable human element in any smart building control program. How does the expertise and intervention of industry professionals enhance the return on infrastructure investments at Stonegate? What role does human acumen play in shaping data-driven insights, guiding technology usage, and fostering innovation for continuous improvement and optimisation?

Speaker

Carl Plant

Head of Facilities Management

Stonegate

Currently serving as the Head of Facilities Management at Stonegate, Carl is a highly experienced facilities leader who has spent over two decades delivering FM services across expansive property portfolios within retail, commercial, corporate, residential, data centre and logistics premises.

With a rich career history that spans Head of Facilities Management at The Cooperative Group and Midcounties Co-operative respectively, Carl has developed a honed understanding and expansive skill set across operational and strategic management, risk mitigation, and the implementation of cost-effective, sustainable practices.

A respected figure in the industry, Carl has led numerous successful facilities management initiatives and is known for his ability to incorporate the latest technologies into smart building solutions. As he joins the Smart Buildings Show, attendees can look forward to gaining insights from Carl on how to leverage smart technologies for the development of more efficient, sustainable, and future-ready facilities.

Stonegate

Speaker

Ian Smithyman

Account Director

LoweConex

A leader in the Facilities industry, Ian has a rich history of implementing monitoring and control solutions that exceed customer expectations and elevate industry standards. Over 20+ years he has amassed invaluable experience from a diverse portfolio of roles at brands such as Tesco, Wolseley, Accruent, The Coop and Mitie.

A decisive, insightful, and forward-thinking individual with the vision to place organisations at the forefront of their marketplace through embracing new technologies. Ian has a proven track record of success delivering large-scale projects, involving the deployment of IoT devices and methodologies, to streamline operations and drive significant cost savings.

His commercial acumen, coupled with an expertise in managing change, ensures a high-cost return on investment (CROI) on projects under his leadership. While a talent for assembling and nurturing powerful, high-performing teams underpins the successful delivery of set objectives.

His passion for the industry, combined with in-depth knowledge and experience make him a respected authority in the field and go to advisory for any project implementation.

LoweConex

Speaker

Jessica Caldwell

Head of Product

LoweConex

With over 7 years’ experience incubating high growth start-ups within the global technology market and an academic background in law and business sustainability management, Jessica is passionate about helping businesses drive sustainable change by embracing innovative technologies.

Actively involved in public policy forums in Northern Ireland and an advocate of evidence-based policy design, Jessica has curated a unique blend of industry knowledge supported by a strategic understanding of sustainability at both an enterprise and governmental level.

LoweConex

Controls & Networks Theatre
13:00
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13:45

Wifi 6 Networks For Smart Spaces and Small Businesses

This session covers Aruba Instant On's Wifi 6 networking solution, purpose-built for smart spaces. Set up your enterprise grade network within minutes and manage with ease from your smart phone. Support latency-sensitive data and offer your network improved performance with built-in Firewall security. Learn about multiple site management, smart mesh, scale up to 50 networking devices per site and how to discover all IP devices including automation IP gateways, and end points.

Speaker

Ollie MacRitchie

UK&I SMB Business Development Manager

HPE Aruba Networking

Ollie has 3 years’ experience in the networking and security industry, working for HPE in various category and channel sales roles. Following a First Class Honours Degree from Loughborough University, Ollie currently manages HPE Aruba Networking’s $15 million SMB business in the UK&I. He is responsible for one of the most exciting business units within the organisation, the Aruba Instant On brand, including industry leading centrally managed campus technology. Working with industry experts such as CEDIA and KNX, Ollie has focused on expanding the Aruba Instant On proposition into the smart space industry. He is really interested to find opportunities to work with partners, ensuring they have the right infrastructure to give their customers the best smart space experience.

HPE Aruba Networking

Residential Developers Theatre
13:45
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14:30

Why is Retrofit Not Taken More Seriously in the Climate Change Conversation?

In nearly every smart buildings presentation you will find an oft quoted statistic from the UN Environment Programme about how nearly 40% of global emissions come from real estate. There is, however, another important one from the World Economic Forum about how approximately 80% of the buildings we have today still being in use in 2050 and how 75% of that building stocking the EU consider energy inefficient.

Yet despite industry understanding about that need, and all the talk about the opportunity, there is a surprising lack of information and guidance on the retrofitting of smart buildings. That is a potential barrier for their adoption, particularly as part of the drive towards net zero.

This panel session brings together thought leaders from across the smart building ecosytem who will be discussing how making buildings more efficient may not be enought alone for more effective refrofit strategies in commercial real estate. The curation and moderation is based on market insights derived from the round tables panel moderator Justin Kirby has be writing about in Smart Buildings Magazine and his other engagement activities exploring retrofit best practice.

Speaker

Justin Kirby

Market Engagement Specialist

DMC Ltd

Justin is an author and market engagement specialist who helps joins the dots between research, innovation, go-to-market activation and business transformation around 3 core activities: content, connections and conversations. He’s been conceiving and running large- scale stakeholder engagement programmes in various sectors for over 2 decades. More recently Justin has been curating and moderating a series of events that have been feeding into a retrofit-focused industry collaboration he's been facilitating with smart building research specialists Memoori. The initiative aims to inspire, educate and showcase innovation as part of drive towards net zero in commercial property.

DMC Ltd

Speaker

Jess Costanzo

Commercial Director

Simmtronic

Jess has a long-standing passion for sustainability, having chosen to follow the sustainable development degree pathway whilst at university. As Commercial Director at Simmtronic, Jess is responsible for all commercial strategy and decision making across the business. An avid data enthusiast, she enjoys bringing customers closer to actionable insights for their projects, challenging assumptions about what good looks like and focusing on automations and integrations that reduce energy consumption.

Simmtronic

Speaker

Dan Drogman

Founder & CEO

Smart Spaces

Dan Drogman is a software development entrepreneur and CEO of Smart Spaces. He provides leading owners and developers of real estate with smart building solutions. Smart Spaces enables building owners to add an extra dimension to their services via its internet of things cloud-based platform, smartphone app and digital twin, giving clients 360-degree engagement with and control of their office environment. From a secure automated entry system with Apple Wallet functionalities, to control of lighting and heating, and connecting with the office concierge, the technology is revolutionising the role of the traditional building owner and occupier.

Smart Spaces

Speaker

Fiona Sawkill

Head of Digital Placemaking

British Land

Fiona Sawkill is a dynamic leader in the realm of digital technology. She has 30 years experience in digital & technology, 10 of those within the Real Estate industry. In her role as Head of Digital Placemaking at British Land, Fiona has been accountable for crafting and executing British Land's Digital Placemaking strategy.

Her visionary approach has facilitated seamless digital integration within physical spaces, offering deep insights into asset performance, building operation and space utilisation. Fiona has been instrumental in conceptualising and implementing customer interfaces and operating models for an array of digital products and services.

She is passionate about using digital technology to curate an excellent customer experience and to challenge the industry norms to improve efficiency and deliver real value against sustainability goals.

British Land

Speaker

Matthew Marson

Managing Director

Dr Matthew Marson is an experienced leader, working at the intersection of technology, sustainability, and the built environment. Having founded WSP’s Smart Places practice and grown Accenture’s offering in this field, Matthew led a €100m business across a range of asset types and geographies.

Marson was named as the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Young Engineer of the Year 2022 and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Young Visionary 2016 for his contributions to the global Smart Buildings industry.

As a recognised thought leader, Matthew is a keynote speaker at international industry events related to emerging technology, net zero design and places at the building and city scales. He was an author in the Encyclopaedia of Sustainable Technologies and a published writer in a variety of journals, earning a doctorate in Smart Buildings.

Speaker

Sanjaya Ranasinghe

Global Director of R&D

WiredScore

Sanjaya Ranasinghe is Global Director of R&D at WiredScore. In his role, Sanjaya develops, reviews and implementsWiredScore’s scorecard criteria to make the world’s buildings smarter and better connected.
Joining the company in 2016 to drive the company’s global expansion, his work over the last four years has focused on building the world’s first smart building certification, SmartScore. SmartScore focuses on how smart technology is implemented to deliver user centric outcomes for building owners, operators and occupants.

WiredScore

Energy Management Theatre
13:45
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14:30

BACnet-compliant Open and License-free Controllers with Sedona Programming and Robust Ethernet Infrastructure for Building Control Applications

Contemporary Controls is committed to open controls and provides freely programmable, web-based open controllers with BACnet as the protocol and license-free Sedona as the programming language. The BASautomation line of open controllers includes the BAScontrol series for unitary control and Micro PC Edge series for plant control with unrestricted access to the BAScontrol Toolset. The BAScontrol Toolset is a free set of software tools to configure, test, emulate, and archive controller operation on a Windows PC. It includes the Sedona Application Editor (SAE) programming tool, BASbackup project archiving tool, and BASemulator controller emulation tool.

The BASemulator emulates the BAScontroller operation on a PC and allows users to experience controller operation in a virtual environment before obtaining physical units. Users can develop and test automation applications even without the actual controller, allowing them to “try before they buy.”

Pre-built Sedona applications for common HVAC applications are available as a free download to facilitate project implementation. The application packages include support documentation, a pre-assigned BACnet points list, sequence of operation, system schematic and suggested device list.

Contemporary Controls provides robust Ethernet devices like switches and IP routers to complete your building infrastructure. Secure VPN Access provides easy troubleshooting and maintenance for remote sites.

Speaker

Christian Heim

EMEA Sales Representative

Contemporary Controls Ltd

Christian Heim is a Sales Representative at Contemporary Controls EMEA with offices in Leipzig, Germany and Coventry, United Kingdom. With more than 15 years of experience in the buildings industry, specializing in Smart Buildings and IoT Systems, Christian believes that open technology-based products and open partner channel-based distribution are the key factors for successful deployment of a Smart Building project. Christian is also a lecturer at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts for IoT Systems in operation.

Contemporary Controls Ltd

Controls & Networks Theatre
13:45
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14:30

Changing consumer demand for smart homes and why you should be investing in building them.

As a leading collaborator in the building industry, Samsung commissioned bespoke research, looking at the change in consumer demands when it comes to smart homes. The research also looked at the correlation between these smart homes and energy efficiency, with 56% of respondents believing smart homes will save them money.

The results provide essential guidance to those in construction as to how to best meet the purchasing demands of the modern consumer. Recent research has shown that consumers are looking to install smart technology into their homes and are willing to pay premium prices for it, up to 6.5% more than the average UK house price. For gen Z, environmental impact is a top factor to consider when choosing a new home, with findings showing that almost 40% of gen Z buyers want their next property to be a smart home.

With consumers looking to prioritise technological needs in the home more, and willing to pay up to an additional £18,000 on average for a home.

Speaker

Murtaza Bukhari

GM - Strategic Enterprise Partnerships Europe & UK

Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland

Murtaza Bukhari is Samsung’s GM for UK & Europe focussed on large scale Strategic Partnerships. Coming from a management consultancy background, Taz has been at Samsung for 12 years, with a focus on Enterprise B2B and C-suite key relationship management. He is a results-driven business leader taking an entrepreneurial and consultative approach to drive new market development, long term customer retention and business growth. Taz looks after Samsung’s large customer business sector with a focus on construction, large scale area regeneration and green development.

Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland

Residential Developers Theatre
13:45
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14:30

RIBA Smart Buildings Overlay

Over the past 18months a consortium of architects, designers, consultants and technology providers have come together to discuss the implementation of Smart Buildings and how they align with the RIBA Plan of Work.

This session provides some background on this process as well as an introduction to the forthcoming overlay providing details of its content and the all important release date.

This session should be attended by anyone involved in the construction, management or retrofit of buildings as technology in the built environment has never moved as fast as it does today, nor will it ever move this slow again.

We will have attendance form the contributing members at this session to help with Q&A

Speaker

Ciaran Kelly

Associate Director | Building Intelligence

Hoare Lea

As is the case with most in the building technology industry, Ciarans journey to designing Smart Buildings was somewhat unconventional.
A Building Services Engineer by qualification, his first exposure to Smart Buildings was when he joined a BMS manufacturer which subsequently sparked his interest in building technology. Spending nearly ten years as a BMS engineer working on projects worldwide, gave him a broad understanding of the technologies involved in Smart Buildings and how they were implemented in the 'real world'.
He brings this real world experience into the design of Smart Buildings where he now leads the Building Intelligence team at Hoare Lea delivering better buildings for people and planet.

Hoare Lea

Management Theatre
14:30
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15:15

Energy Management – What comes next?

With increasing urgency to cut carbon emissions and the exponential spike in energy costs, all the low-hanging fruit is gone. We’ve fitted LED lights with motion sensors, insulated our buildings and outsourced our huge air-conditioned server rooms to the cloud. So where do we go next?

Energy efficiency isn’t just about turning lights off anymore. It’s about those hidden inefficiencies and patterns of usage which bleed away energy without being noticed. It’s about knowing not only the amount of energy you use but the way you use it.

This seminar will delve into ways to identify these hidden savings. It will explore the impact of environmental conditions on energy usage, ways to gain a comprehensive understanding of your building's energy consumption, and how you can achieve previously unexplored energy savings and carbon reduction.

Speaker

Mark Lawrance

Director of Strategic Accounts

Pressac Communications Limited

Mark Lawrance is an IoT and smart buildings sector expert who excels at helping businesses worldwide to transition their buildings into intelligent, future-proof spaces.

With a diverse career spanning 20 years across healthcare, telecommunications, SaaS, and IoT, Mark has honed his skills in boosting growth via innovation and maximizing the system value for clients.

Mark oversees IoT at Pressac Communications and shapes its global GTM strategy. He understands the intricacies of the 'smart building' ecosystem and champions the importance of accurate data in any commercial strategy.

Pressac Communications Limited

Energy Management Theatre
14:30
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15:15

DALI and its Role in Connected Networks

Our presentation will look at both wired and wireless DALI solutions for digital lighting control, and how each platform offers possibilities for both new and retrofit applications. In addition we will discuss the role of interoperability and how choice will ensure project cost and performance is both optimised and extended. Subsequently we will examine the benefits of certain DALI commands, and the value of data as a tool to optimise and extend the useful operating life of DALI controls.

Speaker

Stewart Langdown FSLL

Director of Business Development

zencontrol

Stewart Langdown is a seasoned professional in the lighting industry, renowned for his exceptional contributions and expertise in lighting control. With more than 30 years of experience, he has established himself as a leading figure in the field, holding the Director of Business Development position at zencontrol.

Stewart's journey in the industry began with a foundation in Electronics and Construction before venturing into the lighting industry. Notably, Stewart's career has been heavily focused on Business Development, where he has been instrumental in introducing innovative technologies like DSI, DALI, and DALI Emergency to new markets. Additionally, Stewart has a great passion for sustainable lighting which is evident in his advocacy efforts, as he continuously works to raise awareness about the benefits of smart technology and the importance of selecting appropriate technology to enhance building longevity.

As an accomplished speaker and lecturer, Stewart has shared his knowledge and insights with audiences worldwide, even taking part in academic courses related to lighting. He is actively involved in the DALI Alliance further solidifying his status as an influential figure in the field. Stewart is also a Fellow of CIBSE’s the Society of Light and Lighting FSLL.

zencontrol

Controls & Networks Theatre
14:30
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15:15

Introducing Sonos for Property Developments

This talk unveils how property professionals can unlock quality audio experiences to meet the expectations of their customers. Stephen Rhead, Sonos Professional Manager UK & Ireland, will explain the features of Sonos for Professionals and explore why it is the right solution for audio installations in residential and commercial projects. He will discuss the value of integration between different smart home systems, the importance of robust networking capabilities and how you can set new standards in audio performance and versatility for building occupants and potential homebuyers.

Speaker

Stephen Rhead

Sonos Professionals Manager UK and Ireland.

Sonos

With over 25 years’ experience in the Audio world, I have worked with many New Home Developers across the UK.

I manage the Installer channel for Sonos in UK and Ireland, developing this Vertical strategy and creating new channels. Helping to bring Smart Home Audio to the Pro Av, Residential and Commercial spaces. I have been with Sonos for 14 years and have a very strong knowledge of our Products and those we work with.

I lead the EU Sonos advisory panel with a board of 25 key installer partners, helping to bring EU news to the US and beyond.

Current Sonos Spokesperson in the UK.

Sonos

Residential Developers Theatre
14:30
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15:15

dTwin - Unlock the potential of your data

From planning to construction and the operation of a building, huge amounts of data are created by multiple stakeholders. However, this valuable information resides mostly in silos and thus becomes inaccessible throughout a building’s lifecycle. This not only creates inefficiencies due to constant and tedious re-work. Moreover, outdated and incomplete information leads to poor and error prone decisions which negatively affect buildings’ performance and increase operational costs.

In such a scenario, a Digital Twin enhances visibility, increases efficiency, and enables data-driven decision-making. How? Let’s start with a definition: A Digital Twin is a digital replica of a physical asset – this may be a component, a system, or a whole building. More importantly, this virtual replica is continuously fed with real-time information from the physical object, reflecting its current state. With this, a Digital Twin not only allows for accurate visualizations, but moreover derives insights through analysis, simulations, and optimizations.

Speaker

Jimmy Abualdenien

Head of Digital Twin Product

Nemetschek Group

Dr. Jimmy Abualdenien has spent over ten years developing enterprise cloud solutions, specifically for managing and validating AEC/O data throughout its lifecycle. He obtained his Ph.D. in computer science from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. During this time, he collaborated with Nemetschek on innovation projects focused on AI and cloud solutions. As of 2022, Jimmy is leading product management for Nemetschek's digital twin offering. This involves creating solutions for efficiently managing and connecting diverse data sources, as well as assisting in making informed decisions.

Nemetschek Group

Management Theatre
15:15
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16:00

Using your BMS to create well-being - Going beyond energy efficiency

Understand how a Building Management System can be used to deliver wellbeing in buildings, without compromising on energy efficiency. Discover the relevant sensing and control elements needed to deliver occupant comfort and wellbeing in a sustainable way

Speaker

Ian Ellis

Marketing and Sales Specialist Manager

Siemens Building Products

Ian is Marketing & Sales Specialist Manager for Siemens Building Products.

He has a demonstrated history of working in the building management systems and controls sector. He was president of the Building Controls Industry Association for four years.

Siemens Building Products

Energy Management Theatre
15:15
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16:00

From data to intelligence: the role of BIM in a successful smart building strategy

For over 15 years, BIM (from Building Information Modelling) has been a buzzword used in construction and has now found its way into the world of facilities, property and asset management. It’s certainly not just a 3D model and it’s not a digital twin. So what is it and what is its relevance to Smart Buildings?

Join this presentation and you will learn that BIM is more than just another buzzword but a process that is going to save you time, money and optimise your assets. You’ll be able to onboard new technologies quicker, cheaper and you’ll be able create more value from the data they produce.
So many Smart Building Strategies fall over or fall short of their goal due to unstructured, incomplete, incorrect, and incompatible data. Having a good information management strategy in place will maximise the potential of the data your asset generates. You’ll convert data to intelligence and ultimately save money, achieve sustainability targets and create a better space for your occupants.

Speaker

Lucas Cusack

Strategic Lead for Asset Management

Glider Technology Limited

Over a 20 year career, Lucas has been bridging the gap between construction and operation by facilitating the procurement, delivery and management of asset information. Having held information management roles in the development, design, construction and operation of large, real estate assets, Lucas saw opportunity for the use of data at each stage in an asset's lifecycle and has worked to manage its transition and exploitation from one stage to the next.

Right now Lucas works as the strategic lead for Glider Technology, managing the go-to-market strategy for creating value for asset owners from the information produced from design and construction.

Prior to joining Glider, Lucas started the European business for a well-known digital twin software company, growing the business in the region whilst contributing to the development of the software.

Glider Technology Limited

Management Theatre
15:15
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16:00

BCIA Young Engineers Network - Understanding Smart Communication using BACnet

This BCIA Young Engineers Network is aimed at those under the age of 35 working in BMS/BEMS, the network provides support, learning and facilitates networking and site visits, to enable young engineers to develop their careers and their professional network. This session is open to non BCIA members (and over 35's!).

This accredited CPD session delivers an opportunity for learning and a little networking.

In 45 minutes, attendees will benefit from a bitesize masterclass in the principles of Smart Communications using BACnet, covering the BACnet protocol and its advantages in building control.

Delivered by Andy Camsell, attendees will gain a good understanding of what BACnet is, why you should choose BACnet and its Network Architecture as well as taking a deeper look at BACnet Devices, Objects and Services.

Speaker

Andy Camsell

Technical Consultant & Trainer

Sontay Ltd / Building Controls Industry Association

Andy has been working in the building services industry since 1986. Initially training as an air conditioning engineer he continued to develop his skills in building services through hands-on installation, maintenance and commissioning culminating in a career in the emerging BMS industry in the mid 1990’s.

Over the years he has held engineering and leadership roles with contractors, technology providers and manufacturers including the position of Technical Manager at Sontay. In 2006 he started a control systems contracting business with two partners and remained managing director there until 2014 before setting out on his own to provide contract consultancy services.

Recent appointments include managing the EMEA critical systems environmental monitoring strategy for a large investment bank and building services commissioning manager at a landmark medical research facility in London. Control systems and BMS are his area of expertise and he has gained a wealth of experience working within the building services industry.

He is passionate about innovation and especially the convergence of sensing and I.T. systems establishing BMS as a proven technology in the “Internet of Things” revolution.

Sontay Ltd / Building Controls Industry Association

Controls & Networks Theatre
15:15
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16:00

Home Connectivity Alliance: A New Open Standard for Smart Home Interoperability

Officially launched at CES 2022, the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA) is a member-driven organization comprised of 15 global brands dedicated to the development and promotion of secure interoperability and energy savings across long-life appliances, HVAC systems and TVs within the connected home ecosystem. HCA’s mission is simple: to provide consumers with more options within a safe, secure and interoperable smart home. Members of HCA include AEG, American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, Arçelik, Beko, The Electrolux Group, Frigidaire, Haier, GE Appliances, Grundig, LG Electronics, Resideo, Samsung, Trane Residential, and Vestel.
One year after its launch, HCA released the HCA Interface Specification 1.0, establishing an industry standard for Cloud-to-Cloud (C2C) interoperability. The HCA Interface Specification 1.0 paves the way for energy-efficient solutions that cover the entire connected home, resulting in real energy and cost savings for the consumer. In 2023 and 2024, HCA member companies will begin sharing their plans for adopting the technology and begin the rollout of HCA-enables products in the market.

This session will provide attendees with an overview of the Home Connectivity Alliance and its vision for a more holistic and interoperable smart home environment. HCA envisions a future where smart home consumers are no longer “locked” into a single manufacturer’s platform but can purchase devices from multiple brands of their choosing.

Delegates will learn about HCA’s vision of a more interoperable connected home and why it is crucial for the IoT industry that consumers have a choice when purchasing long-life appliances, HVAC systems and TVs. Attendees will also learn about HCA’s unique approach to energy management, and how it can reduce the power load on the grid and save consumers money on their energy bills.

Speaker

Aldo D'Ingeo

Director EMEA, Business Development Homes & Buildings, Resideo Technologies Inc.

Resideo, representing Home Connectivity Alliance

Aldo D'Ingeo is currently serving as the Director of EMEA Business Development Homes & Buildings at Resideo Technologies Inc. With over three decades of experience in the HVAC industry, he has covered several roles in Marketing, Sales and Business Development with key focus on innovation and sustainable solutions in the sector.
His extensive career has been marked by his unwavering commitment to key areas such as heat pumps, IoT-based services, HIU (Heat Interface Units), and energy management.
Aldo is supporting in EMEA the Home Connectivity Alliance, a pioneering initiative aimed at fostering interoperability between different home appliance manufacturers. The alliance's primary mission is to drive energy efficiency and simplify operability in our homes. As a representative of this forward-thinking coalition, Aldo is driving partnerships to transform the way we interact with and manage our home appliances.
Throughout his career, Aldo has excelled in establishing strategic partnerships with influential stakeholders, including Energy Utilities and prominent HVAC manufacturers. These collaborations have been pivotal in accelerating the development of innovative solutions.
Aldo's passion for intelligent home solutions, energy efficiency, and sustainable living aligns perfectly with the mission of the alliance. Aldo is eagerly anticipating the conference where he will represent the Home Connectivity Alliance and share his expertise on protecting existing buildings through IoT and cloud technologies.

Resideo, representing Home Connectivity Alliance

Residential Developers Theatre
16:00
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16:45

Building Intelligence: Unleashing the Power of Energy Data

Step into the future of smart buildings with Tom as he unravels the remarkable potential of smart meters and energy data. Tom will shed light on the significant changes underway in the energy industry, while focussing on the new found accessibility of energy data, which extends beyond Energy Suppliers.

Speaker

Tom Woolley

Smart Product and Strategy Director

SMS plc

Tom has played key roles in the technical development and roll out of Smart Meters in Great Britain. A programme that aims to digitise Great Britain’s Energy system, a critical step to unlock flexibility and achieve Net Zero. Tom focuses time now on enabling digital energy to become simply and securely accessible by industries outside of the energy market, developing platforms and a marketplace to unlock insights, engagement and further innovation.

SMS plc

Energy Management Theatre
16:00
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16:45

Building the Future – a vision of lighting and environmental optimisation

Why is the Design of Future Buildings important
What makes a building SMART and the ‘The Order of Thinking’
The link between WELL and Technology
Using technology to optimise the indoor environment
The role of Sensing in building optimisation
Intelligent Lighting + IAQ + Environmental Sensing + Innovation

Buildings that are designed for people, that have intelligent lighting systems and interoperable services are able to make the workplace more comfortable, more productive, more healthy; they sense the environment and work with you to optimise the internal space....whatever the task, whatever the activity.

In this session we will discuss how intelligent lighting, smart sensing, interoperable building services, data and wellbeing, are intrinsically linked. We will show how, by making the right choices, intelligent and interoperable systems are able to reduce energy consumption, improve efficiency and positively impact productivity, health and wellbeing.

We will also take a peek into the future to see how we are innovating to make the link between lighting solutions and environmental sensing to provide beautiful, functional, adaptable indoor spaces that support and prioritize health and wellbeing to drive human performance, innovation and creativity.

Speaker

Alan Jackson

Intelligent Lighting Evangelist and Business Development Specialist

Helvar

Alan is a leading authority figure within the lighting industry because of his broad knowledge in Intelligent Lighting and Smart Buildings, and years of management and leadership experience. Alan’s interest and passion is people, the environment, wellbeing, lighting, technology, and choice!

With over 30 years of experience in the lighting industry Alan is a true specialist in the application and impact of intelligent lighting, and has been involved in many of the worlds landmark projects.

Alan is now working internationally to educate and demonstrate the positive impact of intelligent lighting solutions and interoperable building services on sustainability, health and wellbeing as well as building efficiencies, and to broaden the understanding and accelerate the uptake of Intelligent Lighting and Smart Solutions in buildings.

To date Alan has presented over 240 Seminars attended by more than 4000 lighting and building professionals.

Helvar

Controls & Networks Theatre
16:00
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16:45

Disruptive AI approach for Smart-City Networks: Novel characterization and protection from Urban Air Pollution penetration into commercial and residential buildings.

This study presents a revolutionary and disruptive scientific mathematical characterization of the kinetics of gaseous ambient air pollution. It also introduces a novel scientific approach to protecting occupants of numerous commercial and residential buildings from harmful exposure to the most prevalent air pollutants, which have been shown to have a substantial detrimental impact on public health. These findings are supported by scientific literature and align with the conclusions drawn by the World Health Organization through their extensive meta-analysis projects.


Urecsys has acquired unprecedented databases and developed unique analysis tools to reveal and determine the ingress of urban air pollution into buildings. The behaviour of these small gaseous molecules in real-time is in fact, the most dominant factor that determines the actual indoor air quality of commercial and residential buildings (considering buildings that comply with ventilation standards).

These novel Urban AI Networks are fully functional, proven beyond any doubt, and are continuously controlling & optimizing numerous sorts of buildings in real-time.

During the session, we will show several case studies from several different types of buildings. Amongst the buildings being optimized by Urecsys' Smart City AI Networks are the HQs and offices of Google, Microsoft, Schneider Electric, Intel, HP, General Motors, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Fiverr, WeWork, Nestle, Unilever, the Israeli Ministry of Health, the residence of the World Health Building Council, and many more.


Delegates will learn of a novel scientific breakthrough in the fields of public health in the urban environment, the application of Machine Learning & AI in building optimization, and in the field of Urban / Industrial / Transportational Air Pollution.

Furthermore, we will provide a concise overview of the health impacts of urban air pollution, highlighting the exact effect of air pollution levels on the prevalence of diseases such as lung cancer, stroke, and more.

The delegates will also be introduced to a unique Smart-City Software System which has been proven beyond a doubt to reduce the exposure of building inhabitants to the most harmful air pollutants which are the leading environmental cause of death and disease, and which can be implemented into any building.

Additionally, we will investigate the energy reduction aspect, resulting from the system's implementation, providing a comprehensive explanation which incorporates case studies from many different climates.


This groundbreaking study offers a distinctive assessment of indoor air pollution levels experienced within office spaces, featuring multiple case studies. It provides a comprehensive summary of the apparent health implications resulting from exposure to these pollution levels, drawing support from esteemed top-tier medical and scientific journals and presented by a prominent cancer research and medical sciences authority.

The study introduces an innovative, practical, and cost-effective solution that significantly reduces the exposure to air pollution level. This solution is easy to implement, making it an essential piece of knowledge for managers, engineers, and advisors in the building industry. Understanding and adopting these findings can contribute significantly to promoting healthier indoor environments and safeguarding the well-being of occupants while optimizing building operations utilizing the most cutting edge abilities.

Speaker

Maor Ganz

Senior researcher in Urecsys, Head of Machine Learning department, Chief Technology Officer

Urecsys - Urban Ecology Systems

Dr. Maor Ganz is a leading researcher from the Hebrew University. He is among the most prominent Israeli researchers in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). He is one of the most prominent researchers world-wide in the field of Quantum Computation.
Dr. Ganz's articles and breakthroughs have been published in world-renowned scientific publications & journals.
He has been heading Urecsys' Machine Learning Department for 6 years, acted as the Chief Technology Officer, and has led much of the research into air pollution kinetics and behaviour in real-time.

Some Publications:
A simpler proof of existence of quantum weak coin flipping with arbitrarily small bias, SIAM Journal on Computing · 2016
Quantum leader elections, Quantum Information Processing · 2017
Quantum coin hedging, and a counter measure, LIPICS · 2017
Dining Philosophers, Leader Election and Ring Size problems, in the quantum setting, AQIS 2017

Some of the key talks:
Asian Quantum Information Science Conference, Singapore 2017
Facility Management Expo 2022
Bynet Leading with EmPassion, collaborating with AI, Expo 2023
Bynet EXPO-2022 Empowering Growth

Urecsys - Urban Ecology Systems

Management Theatre
16:00
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16:45

Why PIRs are essential when designing a KNX home automation system.

An introduction to the possibilities of KNX and how PIR sensors can deliver an amazing home automation experience.

Speaker

Matt Emberson

Sales & Marketing Director

Faradite

Matt Emberson is the sales and marketing director at Faradite, a UK-based electronics company that specializes in the design and manufacture of smart products for the custom install sector. Matt has nearly 12 years of experience in the smart buildings industry having worked with installers, distributors, and manufacturers. Joining Faradite 4 years ago, Matt has been responsible for establishing the brand in the custom install market and more recently leading the expansion of international sales channels via distribution. Currently, Faradite export to over 40 countries, and their products are trusted by integrators working in some of the finest properties in the world.

Faradite

Residential Developers Theatre

Thursday 19th October 2023

Time Session title Stream
10:00
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10:45

Creating Intelligent Homes

The professional Smart Home market is all too often seen as being for just high value properties and costing a lot of money. Also you need specialised training and that they are complex to install, however nothing can be further from the truth. With Eltako wireless solutions, which uses the Open Protocol EnOcean in all its wireless devices, existing and new build homes can be made as intelligent as you wish.
This can be lighting, heating, blinds, widows, doors, etc. all beautifully integrated
I am passionate about the development of intelligent technology to enable properties to be made more affordable, energy efficient and comfortable. There is a need to demystify the whole subject and make it available to all professional installers, only then will we increase the amount of UK buildings having good quality modern controls that work. So from a one bed apartments to multi bedroom homes, for the young to the elderly, to the able bodied to those needing assisted living. The technology can be made to fit their needs and requirements today and on into the future.

Speaker

Stephen Payne

UK Sales Manager

Eltako GmbH

I have many years of experience in the Smart Home and Building markets working with various Open Protocol solutions. Starting work as a Technical Apprentice at GEC Telecommunications in Coventry (sadly now long gone), then spending a number of years at ABB Controls in Coventry. I then moved into Sales, with companies like Klockner Moeller, MEM, Timeguard/Theben and B.E.G. I was involved with KNX in its infancy (when it was still EIB) and at one time being the Vice-President of the UK KNX Association. Latterly I spent time working with DALI/DALI2.

For the last three years I have been building up the presence of Etako GmbH in the UK and their extensive range of EnOcean enabled professional wireless devices for the control of homes and other buildings. Very happily married with two grown up children and a Pug. Among other things enjoying walks near his home in the New Forest.

Eltako GmbH

Residential Developers Theatre
10:00
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10:45

Smart Buildings - does reality meet the hype?

Cisco asks does the reality meet the hype – lots of smoke but no flame!

Join Cisco for a fireside chat as they discuss whether the Smart Buildings hype is achievable, and does it really meet all the hype?

Cisco will be running a discussion with two panellists who have very different backgrounds but all with a vested interest and view on the world of Smart buildings

The Panellists:

Chris Hyder : formerly Enterprise Architect and WPP and Mozo Bank
Mark Nallen: formerly Director of Technology && Innovation at Canary Wharf Group


Chris and Mark joined the Cisco Hybrid Work and Sustainable Real Estate team recently bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and a view from the real corporate business world where Smart buildings were at the heart of their everyday life. We will discuss with Chris and Mark the real world experience and how their knowledge is contributing to the development of the Cisco Smart Buildings strategy.

This will be a chance for the audience to engage with one of the worlds largest network manufactures and get a deeper understanding of where the vendor market is heading and what this means to Architects, Designers, Landlords, Developers, Owner Occupiers and Tenants

Speaker

Alastair Tucker-Brown

Smart Buildings Specialist

Cisco

Alastair has accumulated over two decades of expertise in the Enterprise Data Networking arena, working in both Enterprise and Public Sector roles at senior levels with National and Global organisations helping those businesses understand the latest technology and how that technology can support their business transformation and drive true business outcomes. He has a reputation for getting to the heart of what businesses truly want to achieve as an outcome and helps them build strategies to achieve it. Alastair is excited to be part of the Smart Buildings and Hybrid Work revolution as it moves at an extraordinary pace to deliver true business outcomes

Cisco

Speaker

Chris Hyder

Smart Building & Hybrid Work Specialist

Cisco

Chris has a diverse technical background spanning across telecommunications, data networking, IoT, infrastructure design, deployment, and support. He specialises in the practical application of technology, particularly in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design for buildings and data centres.

An adept problem solver, Chris enjoys leveraging technology to create meaningful experiences for people, enhance operational efficiencies, and foster organisational change.

Cisco

Speaker

Mark Nallen

Partner Business Development Manager Smart Buildings & Hybrid Work

Cisco

Mark Nallen is a distinguished technology leader renowned for enabling and bring to life new innovations. With a history of devising customer-centric strategies and steering implementations. Prior to joining Cisco Mark held senior influential positions at Canary Wharf. His expertise spans diverse areas – from software and hardware implementation to project management, cyber security, and real estate infrastructure. A sought-after advisor to boards, he propels B2B, B2C and stakeholder engagement for digital transformation. A trailblazer in thought leadership and innovation, he's instrumental in fostering partnerships with industry giants, yielding breakthroughs published in prestigious outlets. Mark Nallen's legacy resonates in smart IoT integration, groundbreaking apps, and pioneering technologies that have reshaped urban landscapes.

Cisco

Management Theatre
10:00
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10:45

Buildings for Life

Despite the financial, sustainability and personal costs to keep moving homes, it is often necessary when the needs of the occupants change, due to age, health or personal injury. The same applies to commercial buildings that are often demolished and rebuilt in order to update infrastructure and changing needs of the occupants.

This session aims to demonstrate how we can tackle the need to adapt our homes and commercial buildings in response to change of use and variable personal needs. Paul will demonstrate how it is possible to design living and working spaces that will continue to adapt and be updated, increasing the lifespan of buildings and the comfort of those who live and work within them.

Speaker

Paul Foulkes

Vice Chair

KNX UK Ltd

Paul has over 30 years of experience in building technologies working in mainland Europe and the UK. His experience has included building automation, the energy industry and manufacturing. He is passionate about the use of smart building technologies and the real world advantages in future proofing buildings, providing occupants with greater choice, improved energy management and healthier living environments.

Graduated with Merit - MSc in Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies from the UEL University of East London at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT ). " Are ever tightening UK building regulations the panacea to curbing residential energy use? Does social engineering of lifestyles via policy and legislation have a complementary role?"

KNX UK Ltd

Controls & Networks Theatre
10:00
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10:45

Monetise with Smart Buildings

In this session, Parth will be deep diving into why we need to upgrade our buildings to make them smart. Digital transformation of your buildings can be achieved through automation, remote management, data analytics and machine learning. This will help you to improve the performance of your buildings and the wellbeing and productivity of the people within them.

Speaker

Parth Mehta

Consulting Partner

Mitie Plan Zero

Parth has a passion for enabling a low-carbon energy era.

With 14 years of experience in the energy sector, leading projects in areas such as solar and other renewables generation, decarbonisation of heat networks and energy efficiency.

Mitie Plan Zero

Energy Management Theatre
10:45
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11:30

Total Light Management to save energy and improve homeowner experience

As technology advances, we become more demanding, we look for technologies that can truly enrich our lives, technologies that have been developed thinking about what matters to the people living inside our homes and buildings.

Light is a critical factor that affects the way we feel inside a space. However, when we think about light, we tend to think about lamps, downlights or luminaires, we rarely think about the major source of light coming into our interior space, the sun.

This talk is about how you can achieve Total Light Management in your homes and buildings, use artificial and natural light to allow users to have that much-needed connection to nature, incorporate sustainable design elements to your building and enhance the user experience.

Speaker

Cristina Zamora

Experience Centre Leader

Lutron

Cristina has over 8 years of experience in the lighting control industry. She joined LUTRON in 2015 and now looks after the Experience Centre of LUTRON in London. Cristina’s passion is to educate people on the value of lighting controls and connected systems, how they help to not only save energy, but bring functionality and simplicity to our busy everyday lives transforming the way we look, feel and live. Adding value to our properties and our lifestyles.

Cristina Manages the LUTRON Experience Centre in London and is responsible for delivering educational workshops to customers around the world on how lighting controls can bring operational efficiencies and a human centric experience for people in commercial, residential and hospitality spaces.

Lutron

Residential Developers Theatre
10:45
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11:30

How to make Smart and Healthy Buildings with Digital Twins

In this case-based presentation, Dmitrijs Jurins, CTO of Fexillon, will uncover the transformative power of Digital Twins technology, focusing on its role in creating smart, healthy, and energy-efficient buildings.

Fexillon's innovative solution, the Fexillon Twin, is setting new standards in the built environment industry. It not only supports building owners in their digital transformation journey but also enables them to obtain the prestigious RESET® Air, Water, and Energy certifications. This data-driven standard revolutionizes building performance evaluation by standardizing continuous monitoring of energy consumption, putting valuable insights at your fingertips.

Key Highlights:

  1. Continuous Energy Monitoring: Learn how Fexillon Twin's integration with the RESET Energy Standard empowers building owners to continuously monitor energy consumption, ensuring optimal and demand-driven building performance. Immediate ROI is achievable through informed adjustments to operational hours, HVAC and BMS configurations, resulting in tangible cost savings.
  2. Outlier Detection: Dive into the granular energy usage monitoring capabilities of Fexillon Twin. Discover how it allows you to analyse individual electrical systems, allocate energy costs, and make data-driven decisions to reduce consumption and improve efficiency.
  3. Facilitating the Path to Net Zero: Understand how Fexillon Twin empowers you to measure and optimize renewable energy utilization, track ESG metrics, and connect with sustainability cloud platforms like Microsoft Sustainability Cloud.
  4. Gamifying Sustainability: Witness the power of data visualization through dashboards and public pages. Learn how it incentivizes building occupants to contribute to ESG goals, foster a culture of sustainability, and ultimately drive carbon-neutral operations.

Additionally, we'll showcase a real-world case study in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This project exemplifies our commitment to measuring indoor air quality, energy consumption, and desk occupancy to create a healthier environment, gain energy insights, and optimize space utilization. Discover how our solution helped Fexillon customer to make informed decisions about their building's capacity and sustainability.

Speaker

Dmitrijs Jurins

CTO

Fexillon

A modern business leader, visionary systems thinker, and technical management advisor bringing years of experience in:
• CTO / Technical Director roles
• IoT and Edge computing product and service development
• Digital Twin / Smart Building implementations
• Metaverse (augmented, virtual, mixed reality) development

I'm passionate about the full-cycle IoT and Edge hardware product creation starting from napkin design, to prototyping, to factory manufacturing, to software development, to system integration, to solution development, to sales and aftersales support.

15 years of experience in transport logistics creating IoT-driven edge solutions for improving the safety & efficiency of the hazardous goods logistics (gas, oil, explosives).
Currently focused on applying my expertise to create Smart and Healthy buildings fuelled by Digital Twin implementation for connected devices and Metaverse data representation.

Fexillon

Energy Management Theatre
10:45
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11:30

Veea Edge Platform - Extending Niagara's Reach and Functionality

Veea’s Edge Platform accelerate digital transformation of existing and new spaces with its family of indoor and outdoor edge gateways – which combine connectivity, security and computation into a single cost-effective device. These devices can integrate with new or existing Niagara services, including the ability of running Niagara – one of the world’s most widely-used building management software – on the edge gateways themselves as a containerized and secure application. VeeaHubs add economics, efficiency, lower latency and long-range communications along with a self-healing and self-organizing wireless and wired mesh network support – virtually eliminating the dependency on local IT services for BMS/BAS installations. With Veea’s integrated solutions, commercial real estate solutions providers and property managers can now utilize technology to achieve energy and cost efficiencies, real-time monitoring and control, improved in-building experiences, and meeting Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) requirements and building compliance.

Speaker

Roger Lucas

SVP of Systems Engineering

Veea Inc

Roger has over 25 years of experience in network design, connectivity, embedded systems, and device security – with more than a decade of experience in highly available and scalable web systems. He has previously worked at ST Microelectronics, Ubiquisys, Lucent Microelectronics and Cisco Systems.

Veea Inc

Controls & Networks Theatre
10:45
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11:30

No Regrets – How Smart Buildings Are Valuable in Uncertain Times

As the market changes and the necessity for frugality increases for all businesses, technology will play an ever-more prevalent role in achieving cost-cutting. Knowing how to balance savings and employee experience is an art and science that will determine which companies will be successful. This presentation highlights the technologies needed to make decisions that come with no regret.

Speaker

Matthew Marson

Managing Director

Dr Matthew Marson is an experienced leader, working at the intersection of technology, sustainability, and the built environment. Having founded WSP’s Smart Places practice and grown Accenture’s offering in this field, Matthew led a €100m business across a range of asset types and geographies.

Marson was named as the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Young Engineer of the Year 2022 and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Young Visionary 2016 for his contributions to the global Smart Buildings industry.

As a recognised thought leader, Matthew is a keynote speaker at international industry events related to emerging technology, net zero design and places at the building and city scales. He was an author in the Encyclopaedia of Sustainable Technologies and a published writer in a variety of journals, earning a doctorate in Smart Buildings.

Management Theatre
11:30
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12:15

Estate Energy Optimisation - Bedrock for Net Zero Journey

There is a hidden opportunity in large estate portfolios of identifying opportunities for energy conservation and waste reduction. It requires a mix of collaborative working across the supply chain, deployment of fit for purpose technology and having the right processes and controls to ensure execution of ideas. Advances in connectivity, sensors, and analytics - their reducing costs and the volatile and higher energy prices make the business case for acting very attractive. Royal Mail will bring to life their journey by sharing their experience and learning.

Speaker

Pradyumna Pandit

Managing Director, Decarbonisation and Energy, Mitie Group plc

Mitie

Pradyumna has over 20 years’ experience across the sustainability, engineering and technology sectors.

Prior to Mitie Group Plc, he acted as Vice President of Digital Energy for UK & Ireland, Schneider Electric, responsible for developing energy management and optimisation services.

Mitie

Speaker

Ian Beynon

Head of Energy

Royal Mail Group

Experienced in optimising energy usage and implementing sustainable solutions for a large-scale organizations. Proven track record of leading teams in driving cost savings and reducing environmental impact.

Royal Mail Group

Controls & Networks Theatre
11:30
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12:15

Connectivity and Flexibility of Smart Devices within the Residential Space

The scope of connectivity and flexibility to smart and IOT devices within the residential space and benefits they can provide.

Speaker

Neil Dolley

Technical Director

Sauter Automation Ltd

Neil Dolley is Sauter’s Technical Director and has been with the company for 29 years.

Heading up the Design and Technical Team, Neil is instrumental in bringing Sauter technology to the UK market. 2023 we see the launch of the SAUTER Smart Sensor, a multi-sensor for optimum energy management and indoor environment and air quality.

Sauter Automation Ltd

Residential Developers Theatre
11:30
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12:15

Digital Solutions for Enhanced Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

The objective is clear - as called for in the Paris Agreement, we need to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050. Collectively, as leaders in sustainability, the world is counting on us to put the brakes on climate change.

In order to reach those targets, it’s critical we address the biggest CO2 producers with effective actions to accelerate decarbonisation now. In this session, Schneider Electric and Landsec will share our vision on how we can achieve decarbonisation with our path to net zero buildings.

Speaker

Kas Mohammed

VP Digital Energy UK&I

Schneider Electric

Kas Mohammed is the Vice President of the Digital Buildings division at Schneider Electric in the UK and Ireland. His team work within both new and existing buildings across Commercial Real Estate, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Education segments to deliver systems which ensure optimal efficiency and user comfort across all stages of the building life cycle. Kas is passionate about improving sustainability across the built environment and reducing carbon emissions in our sector.

Schneider Electric

Speaker

Neil Pennell

Head of Design Innovation and Property Solutions

Landsec

Neil Pennell is Head of Design Innovation & Property Solutions at Landsec, one of the UK’s leading property companies. He is responsible for the design and development of innovative, environmentally sustainable and technically excellent buildings.

Neil is a senior thought leader specialising in technical and innovative solutions for Landsec’s current and future portfolio, acting as a trusted adviser to the senior executive team.

He is charged with providing strategic advice to the business on sustainable building design, smart building technology and innovative procurement and construction processes to ensure Landsec retains its leadership position in the real estate sector.

This involves a wide remit to drive innovation and the application of new technology, including Net Zero Carbon buildings, AI, advanced building analytics, Internet of Things, BIM, P-DfMA, modern methods of construction, smart building and Prop Tech solutions.

Neil is an advocate of sustainable buildings, renewable energy technologies and intelligent building design. His goal is to create amazing buildings for people; to live, work, shop and enjoy their leisure time.

Neil sits on the Board of the British Council of Offices (BCO) and chairs the Technical Affairs Committee which is responsible for producing the BCO’s industry leading technical publications. He is also chair of the Buildings Clients Group, a director of the Better Buildings Partnership and a member of the Construction Productivity Task Force.

Landsec

Management Theatre
11:30
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12:15

Using DALI to comply with building regulations

In the last few years, we have gone through a lot of changes. A lot of companies are still trying to find their way through the challenges of bringing talent back into the office. The new building regulations now have explicit requirements for lighting controls. In this session we will go through how DAIL can help us not only easily meet the building regulations, but also how it can help employers make their buildings more attractive.

Speaker

Miguel Aguado

Marketing and Technology Manager

Lutron

Miguel is the EMEA Marketing and Technology Manager for Lutron based in London. He joined Lutron in 2005 with two bachelor’s degrees in engineering. During his career at Lutron, he has held several positions, ranging from product development to marketing and product management. He is currently a sr. manager at Lutron and holds several positions of leadership in a number of organizations, such as the LIA, the DALI Alliance and Lighting Europe.

Lutron

Energy Management Theatre
12:15
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13:00

How to optimise your building without CapEx to reduce carbon emissions and the risk of stranding using smart building technologies

As concern grows over climate change and meeting our ESG targets we are often overlooking the impact our existing building stock can make on these. As a community we tend to think that to improve this stock will be prohibitively expensive and disruptive. Without attention these buildings risk become stranded assets. Frequently it is assumed that just by having a building management system (BMS) the building does this job and will run efficiently once it is installed. However, this is not the case, often these systems are not programmed correctly or are adjusted over time and rarely recalibrated as the building evolves. As part of the solution to keeping our building stock and ensuring it is fit for purpose 5 to 10 years down the line, making the building smart through automated continuous control optimisations and regular seasonal recalibration via the BMS, the carbon emissions in a building can be reduced by between 10-30% on average. This session will talk about how we can make our buildings smarter and more efficient.

Speaker

Annie Marston

Chief Product Officer

REsustain

Dr Annie Marston is currently chief product officer at REsustain a software platform to reduce energy in the existing building stock. She has worked as a building physicist in industry for 15 years in the USA, Germany and the UK after having gained her PhD from Nottingham University. She is passionate about affordable, reliable, clean energy for all and the role the A&E industry can play in that

REsustain

Energy Management Theatre
12:15
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13:00

Taking smart buildings to the next level

With increasing use of technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, smart buildings, continue to become more sophisticated and more responsive to building occupants and managers. In this round-table discussion, we will be exploring some of the recent trends within the sector and what this means for participants within the commercial real estate sector.

Key questions that will be addressed in this session include:

What have we learned so far?
What challenges do we need to overcome?
Who is doing this well and why?
Keys to success?

Speaker

Ashley Bateup

Director

Mymesh

A technology and innovation leader with over 30 years of experience across industry.

He is passionate about bringing value to the lives of others through innovation and technology.

Ashley excels in cultivating relationships with key stakeholders and his ambition is to transform the NHS by bringing his own brand and that of Mymesh to offer a technology experience that will benefit all building users.

He now leads Mymesh across the UK and is closely linked to the NHS with a strategy underway with Guys & St. Thomas' hospital.

His passion is to shape the future of healthcare by using IoT technology with Mymesh as the core infrastructure and driver behind the transformation.

Mymesh

Speaker

Ged Tyrrell

CEO

Tyrrell Building Technologies

A thought leader in the Industry, Ged has over 35 years of industry pedigree shaping Tyrrell Building Technologies Group (TBT) into a market leader in Smart Building Products, Services and Technology. Ged sits as CEO, heading up a board of dedicated and knowledgable divisional leaders.

Tyrrell Systems, formed in 1997 is focussed entirely on integration, remote monitoring and controls engineering and now positioned at the heart of of Smart Buildings as a premier MSI.

Tyrrell Products followed in 2012, creating, supplying their own drivers, apps, IoT and Smart Building products to over 40 partners throughout EMEA and beyond.

Simaxx Analytics was acquired in 2020 to extract value from environmental and building data for analytics in the pursuit of energy saving, operational efficiency, occupant well-being and compliance reporting. Simaxx is the brains behind TBT's next generation data analytics capabilities, enabling its clients to meet increasingly complex sustainability requirements.

Halo/Smart-IoT is the latest addition to the group, offering a rapidly deployable, low cost range of IoT energy saving and monitoring products, which integrate seamlessly into the Analytics and Reporting platform. Halo/Smart-IoT pairs IoT devices with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning allowing the development of tools capable of collecting vast amounts of data to create actionable intelligence in real time.

TBT operates across the entire technology food chain from consultancy, design and products through to analytics and reporting.

Tyrrell Building Technologies

Speaker

Gerald Waterfall

UKI, Nordics & Benelux Global Real Estate Market Leader

IBM

I have worked in Real Estate for over 15 years in roles ranging from business development, consultancy, heading up operations and delivering framework projects. I currently lead IBM's Real Estate team for Northern Europe, shaping and implementing IBM's strategy across our portfolio.

IBM

Speaker

Loki Cheeseman

Senior Workplace Project Director

MovePlan

Loki specialises in move and change management, with a strong focus on people. In her role as Senior Workplace Project Director for MovePlan, she works closely with the senior executive teams of some of the world's largest financial and professional services companies, supporting them in maximising the human potential within their workspaces.

Loki holds qualifications in Prosci Change Management and AgilePM, and is a PRINCE2 practitioner. She has been with MovePlan, the global expert in specialist change management and relocation services, for over six years.

MovePlan

Speaker

Sandeep Arora

CEO

TLA Smart Cities / The UK Launchpad

Chartered Accountant, Banking Executive and now CEO of the fast-growing UK Launchpad and Chair of Tech London Advocates Smart Cities. Sandeep Arora is a leading player in the innovation scene in the UK, advising and building go to market strategies for smart city tech companies looking to build their UK presence

TLA Smart Cities / The UK Launchpad

Speaker

Trevor Miles

UK Area Manager R8 Technologies / Business Development Manager, Chess UK

R8 Technologies / Chess UK

Trevor is a Proptech evangelist. In his role as Business Development Manager for Chess UK, he promotes the benefits of wireless mesh technologies as a platform for adaptive and highly secure smart buildings. As the UK Area Manager for R8 Technologies, he enables owners and occupiers of large commercial buildings to achieve ESG goals, energy savings cost savings and improved occupier comfort.
Trevor previously worked in management consulting as the Smarter Buildings Consulting lead for IBM in the UK. Prior to this, he was a real estate and facilities management consultant at PwC. He has conducted client assignments in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Scandinavia, Canada and the Middle East. He also served as a Proptech coach for the start-up: Urbest.io
Trevor has spoken regularly at conferences and a served as a member of the RICS Management Consultancy Executive Board where he has led projects on change management and shared services. He co-edited the corporate real estate technology chapter of “The Essential Guide to Corporate Real Estate” (sponsored by CoreNetGlobal / The Global Association of Corporate Real Estate) and has had several articles published in property journals.

R8 Technologies / Chess UK

Management Theatre
12:15
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13:00

Building the Future: Exploring the Layers of Smart Building Connectivity

What is a Smart Building?
Why should enterprises consider investing in Smart Building technology?
During the presentation, Chris will discuss the technology layers required to successfully implement a Smart Building strategy providing insights on how bringing all the technologies together can provide cost savings, better efficiency, a more engaged workforce and an increasingly sustainable future.

Speaker

Chris Derham

Business Development Director, Networks Division

Alcatel Lucent Enterprise

Chris Derham has over 30 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry, with experience across all verticals and sectors. In his current role as Business Development Director, Networks Division, Chris is responsible for bringing new solutions to market, helping develop these solutions to fit many disparate customer needs, developing new partnerships, communications with industry analysts and helping grow business in the UK and Ireland Region.

Alcatel Lucent Enterprise

Controls & Networks Theatre
12:15
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13:00

Charging Ahead: How EV Legislation is transforming the property industry

Legislation came into force in June 2022 as part of an amendment to the country’s Building Regulations requiring all new homes and commercial buildings to install EV chargepoints. Similar legislation has also been, or is soon to be brought in across Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

The regulations aim to future proof homes and buildings. It tied in with the government’s goal to transition from petrol/diesel vehicles to electric by 2035 (pushed back this week from the original target of 2030), and is part of its strategy to reach net zero by 2050. But what does the legislation mean for the property industry and how has it been impacting the sector?

The session will explore the following:

  • Extent to which the regulations are helping the government achieve its zero emissions target and the role of the building sector in facilitating this

  • How EV charging is helping housebuilders to enhance the sustainability of their developments

  • The longer-term investment case for EV charging including increased asset value, desirability etc

  • Why educating the sector is essential during this phase where EV is scaling and expertise is still evolving

Speaker

Rob Hughes

Head of Built Environment

Pod Point

Rob started his career in Property Management before moving into Energy Services where he focused on demand side management, procurement and compliance.

Since joining Pod Point in 2017, Rob has focussed on bringing new commercial models to emerging electric vehicle charging clientele. This work has varied from consulting large commercial business fleets in their transition to electric vehicles, to launching strategies to allow occupants in multi-occupancy dwellings such as flats to install charging in their shared parking areas. Rob now leads Pod Point’s Built Environment team supporting major developers across the UK to meet and fulfil their planning requirements.

Pod Point

Residential Developers Theatre
13:00
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13:45

Building Intelligence: leveraging digital services to harness the energy efficiency of Smart Buildings

Smart services and solutions provide us with more data than ever before about the operation of our buildings. But how do we extract that data from the building and use it for the benefit of the end user and how can it improve energy efficiency?

As we move towards more digital services, such as Distech Controls ECLYPSE Building Intelligence and its IoT Edge controller ECLYPSE APEX, and partnering with digital solution providers, like Atrius and its energy dashboarding tool Building Insights, we can truly harness the power of data to not only provide long-term energy efficiencies but also improve the smooth running of a building and the comfort of occupants.

Speaker

Simon Ward

Director of Sales UK & Ireland

Distech Controls

Simon Ward is an experienced Sales Professional in the building automation market. He has extensive experience of the installation and use of room controls as well as technical knowledge of advanced building automation in commercial buildings such as offices, hotels and apartments. He started his career at Distech Controls in 2015 and has built a successful sales team in the UK, positioning Distech Controls as a tier 1 vendor in the UK and Irish markets.

Distech Controls

Controls & Networks Theatre
13:00
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13:45

Loading the dice to win at the Carbon Casino

With the proliferation of smart technology, we’ve never in our history had access to so much data. But, how can we leverage this data so we can stack the odds in your favour when optimsiing your buildings, estates and energy systems to minimise your carbon emissions.

We’ll explore how data science and Whole System Thinking can enable you to have a winning strategy to reach Net Zero and power your organisation to thrive in a low carbon economy.

Speaker

Paul Kraus

Product Development Manager

SSE Energy Solutions

For over a decade Paul has been collaborating with the public and private sector to, optimise their buildings and estates, overcome the gaps in data needed to fine tune energy systems and drive energy efficiencies.

Extensive experience in developing solutions to integrate and connect systems and platforms, such as BMS, AM&T and CAFM, to support his clients drive to Net Zero. Paul has led building optimisation for several acute NHS Trusts, universities and retailers, helping them to utilise data to operate their sites at their absolute capabilities.

SSE Energy Solutions

Energy Management Theatre
13:00
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13:45

Enabling the Future of Smart Buildings: Gamgee's AI-Powered Platform for Personalised Experiences and Enhanced Efficiency

During this session, the audience will explore how Gamgee's AI-powered platform aligns perfectly with the definition of smart homes and buildings by delivering personalised experiences, promoting sustainability, and optimising total building performance.

As the global smart home and building market continues to soar, Gamgee will showcase how its advanced technology stands at the forefront of this transformation. Smart Buildings Show 2023 attendees will gain insights into Gamgee's comprehensive approach, covering home and building automation, energy efficiency, security, and more, to unlock new possibilities in the realm of intelligent home and building management.

Through real-life case studies and success stories, Gamgee will demonstrate how it creates a connected living experience that exceeds occupants' expectations.

Attend and discover how a partnership with Gamgee can elevate the world of smart homes and buildings and pave the way for a sustainable and intelligent future.

Speaker

Paul Hendriks

CEO

Gamgee

Paul Hendriks is a dynamic and accomplished CEO, hailing from The Netherlands, with a proven track record of leadership and innovation in the technology and telecommunications industry. As the CEO and Co-founder of Gamgee, he spearheads the company's mission to revolutionize the smart building sector with cutting-edge AI-powered solutions. Paul's illustrious career includes senior executive roles at KPN, a large incumbent Telco in the Netherlands, and serving as a Board Member, CTO, and CIO of Ziggo, the second-largest Telco in the country. He further contributed to the global consumer cybersecurity landscape as the CTO and CIO of AVG Technologies, later part of Avast. An experienced entrepreneur, Paul successfully co-founded a startup in the fiber rollout industry in Europe, contributing significantly to its growth and success. Moreover, he is an investor in and serves as the Supervisory Board Chairman of an innovative next-generation video streaming services startup in The Netherlands. As CEO and Co-founder of Gamgee, Paul continues to drive innovation and digital transformation, positioning the company as a leading force in the smart buildings domain.

Gamgee

Residential Developers Theatre
13:00
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13:45

Why we need smart hospitals: the importance of our healthcare infrastructure cannot be understated

The importance of our healthcare infrastructure cannot be understated. We need to build our healthcare facilities to be responsive and resilient as our healthcare needs become more complex. Through smart hospital applications underpinned by information management, this talk will explore how we can support the drive for an optimised, efficient healthcare estate.

The effectiveness of data collection by smart devices installed in buildings and how the combination of BIM and IoT technology can support a holistic view of the status of the buildings - which subsequently can enhance data usage efficiency and facilities management development - will be demonstrated.

Dr Melanie Robinson will draw on current projects for NHS trusts in the UK as well as looking overseas to Canada, reflecting on the use of international best practice by looking to the UK’s implementation of information management processes on its NHS estate.

Through these examples and looking at lessons learned from Smart Connected Buildings project, Melanie will look at how smart hospital systems and technologies can be utilised to derive valuable insights – such as understanding how spaces can be adapted to respond to changes in the environment and how assets can be reliably tracked, monitored, and maintained – and what impacts these could have across the healthcare estate.

You will also learn about how smart hospitals interact with the emerging digital twin concept and what the current challenges are to implementation, such as the need for significant investment into the IT infrastructure.

Speaker

Melanie Robinson

Associate

BIM Academy

Melanie is an Associate at BIM Academy, specialising in BIM and information management according to ISO 19650. She manages several projects across multiple sectors within the UK and internationally and works closely with clients to develop bespoke digital strategies for project and asset management. Her current projects include working with a large health authority in Canada and several NHS Trusts in the UK as part of the New Hospitals Programme.

Melanie’s specialisms include change management, standardisation and digital collaboration, and she acts as Regional Lead for Newcastle-upon-Tyne for Women in BIM. Melanie holds a PhD from Edinburgh Napier University, which looked into the micro-level factors to an effective macro-level diffusion of BIM, including the gap between perceived and actual efficacy of BIM understanding and skills. She is also an award-winning graduate of ENU's Architectural Technology programme, having obtained a first-class Honours degree in 2015.

BIM Academy

Management Theatre
13:45
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14:30

The essential role of Smart buildings in the journey to Net Zero

Buildings are the UK's second highest emitting sector, accounting for around 17% of total carbon emissions and, while improvements in building performance have been made, recent progress has stalled towards meeting Net Zero. With looming carbon targets and the impacts of climate change already being felt, significant and comprehensive action needs to be taken now.

This session explores how can Smart Buildings solutions will help us to reach Net Zero operational performance and limit the impact on whole life cycle emissions.

Speaker

Jonathan Winston

Manager

Carbon Trust

Jonathan Winston is a Consultant with the Carbon Trust, primarily working in the Low Carbon Workplace team, a low-carbon property development partnership between the Carbon Trust, asset manager Columbia Threadneedle and developer Stanhope.

As a key adviser to the partnership, he is integral to the delivery of buildings that are refurbished to a high standard of energy efficiency and sustainable performance, ensuring they meet the requirements of the property portfolio net zero carbon strategy.

Previously, Jonathan developed large-scale public sector energy efficiency projects at Schneider Electric.

Carbon Trust

Energy Management Theatre
13:45
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14:30

Developing the Smart Home Holistically 

There’s been a preponderance of inexpensive (often DIY) products that are marketed for the “smart home” — music systems, video doorbells, connected refrigerators, and so on. It’s a long list. Unlike commercial buildings, those who are specifying technology for a home often have a fairly limited knowledge of these systems and devices, leading to a collection of gadgets that really don’t “work and play well” with one another. The end user then becomes frustrated as they deal with constant issues of interoperability — and reliability. 

An excellent solution to this issue: Educating homeowners and the design/build community on the benefits of whole-home technological ecosystems, specified and designed at the very earliest stages of a new build or remodel.

Speaker

Phillip Pini

Director Residential Sales UK

Crestron

With over 15 years of industry experience Crestron’s Director of Residential Sales UK, Phillip Pini is responsible for growing the residential business with a focus on the UK and Ireland. Phillip’s focus is on developing and specifying technology solutions for the residential sector, from Multi Dwelling Unit, to Prime Single Dwelling, from Hospitality to Marine. Phillip is continually looking at new business channels for technology solutions.

Phillip holds a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Science Business Information Technology degree.

Crestron

Residential Developers Theatre
13:45
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14:30

Breathing New Life into Commercial Real Estate Assets

The session will pick up on the themes covered during the panel session from Day 1, principally how landlords can use smart technology to improve their service offering and tenant relationships. We will also address some of the themes picked up in the Memoori report into the market for smart retrofit that is being launched on Day 1; including how landlords can provide their existing estate/assets with a smart technology upgrade that will enable and guarantee; reduced energy consumption, ESG & wellbeing compliance, and improved tenant experience at a predictable, affordable price - delivering an optimal ROI.

Agenda

  1. Market challenges: MEES compliance, rising costs, falling demand, increasing tenant demand for ESG data
  2. What do tenants want and will pay more for? It’s not all about location
    1. Ensuring flexibility
    2. Providing amenity & certification
  3. Smart technology acquisition options: new build, deep retrofit & in-situ retrofit
    1. IoT sensor networks: wireless, automated and affordable rapid deployment
    2. Building Operating System overlay (software only)
  4. Creating a Smart Ecosystem – affordable, flexible and guaranteed smart outcomes

The presentation will feature an interactive demonstration of how stranded assets can be quickly and easily upgraded in-situ to create fully smart enabled buildings. Presenters: LMG Board Director, Mike Hook and Nico Technology Group’s Board Director, Paul Wells.

Speaker

Mike Hook

Executive Director

LMG.iq

With more than 30 years’ experience in designing, installing and managing enterprise infrastructure solutions, Mike specialises in developing intelligent building solutions that convert technological innovation into valuable business outcomes. He joined LMG in 2007 when it acquired 2iServices, a company he founded and the world’s first organisation dedicated to creating automated infrastructure management solutions.

LMG.iq

Speaker

Paul Wells

Chief Technology Officer

Nico Consultancy Limited

Paul has well over 30 years management experience. He has held a number of senior IT management roles and is currently the CTO for a number of organisations. Paul holds a diploma in the psychology of management from the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CPID) underwritten by Herriot Watt University, as well as a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

Paul has worked in a number of organisations and has specialist knowledge and experience of the financial sector. Paul has a strong technical background and holds numerous IT and academic qualifications which makes him well placed to assist organisation wishing to harness their IT and derive cost savings. Paul specialises in aligning the business goals with the IT deliverables.

Paul is an excellent translator of IT into plain simple English providing your organisation with the necessary information to take informed decisions.

Nico Consultancy Limited

Controls & Networks Theatre
13:45
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14:30

Why do I need a Specialist Systems Integrator for Digital transformation projects?

Why do I need a yet another sub-contractor to roll out Digital Transformation?

This presentation looks firstly to explore the breadth and depth of what may be required in any Digital Transformation project. To then outline the complexities, or more often than not defuse the fear instilled by our own Industry. And finally, to offer up some insights learned through experience. The presentation will lean heavily on real world successes and failures experienced to date and how we learn from them. What we see as ‘middleware’ and why it’s not to be feared if deployed sensibly!

As the Industry continues to sing the praises of ever more competent and accessible sensory technology, it’s often the case that data you require is already there, you just don’t know how to access it and share it! Sweating legacy data systems and only then augmenting them with additional hardware/software to fill the gaps isn’t a task for the faint hearted. Cross discipline domain expertise is the key, and a bi-lingual (in the data sense) team is essential for a successful project outcome and board level acceptance of value. Choosing the right ladders and avoiding the industry snakes is possible!

This is why you should be considering a specialist systems integration partner, the conduit between IT & OT and the mediator between traditionally disconnected trades.

Speaker

Dave Lister

Managing Director

IAconnects technology Ltd

Dave currently sits as MD of IAconnects technology Ltd, a specialist I(I)OT Systems Integration company.
Coming from a traditional Electrical Engineering and Installation background he has a passion for analysing the real-world ramifications of our industries activities, whereby consideration for the individuals in every facet of a project will always be the priority!
Dave holds a unique position, helping to bridge the gap between the OT & IT markets daily. His in depth understanding of specification sales, delivery and aftercare affords him a holistic view of the customers’ requirements and their pinch points, often acting as the trusted go between required to drive Digital transformation, never deviating from his ‘everything and everyone is an asset’ mantra!
A passion for ‘common sense’ innovation has been honed over 30 years of cross industry successes, ranging from major infrastructure electrical systems delivery, through Enterprise Electronic Security systems, Industrial Automation, Building Automation and now I(I)OT in Digital transformation ensures a truly broad scope of knowledge and expertise.

IAconnects technology Ltd

Management Theatre
14:30
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15:10

FM, Workplace & Sustainability: Connecting the Dots by Breaking Down Data Silos

Toughening ESG requirements are forcing companies to look closer at their environmental and social impacts. With the built environment contributing around 40% of worldwide CO2 emissions – 27% if you zoom in on the manage & operations phase – it’s clear that facilities management has an essential role to play in setting and meeting ESG goals. And that the sector is not doing nearly enough. Whereas businesses that embrace ESG can see the fruits of their efforts by becoming more attractive to investors, customers, and prospective employees.

Next to ESG compliance, the hybrid work model also brings new challenges for building and facility management. Such as managing variable occupancy, optimising the office footprint and configuration, and dealing with increased unpredictability. Or providing dynamic responses to employee needs in a fluid environment.

Energy efficiency, space efficiency, long-term sustainable maintenance, health and well-being, workplace experience... these are all connected. Yet, these issues are often dealt with in isolation rather than in context. Companies that are looking to thrive in the post-pandemic era need to take a more holistic approach. They must break down the data silos across facilities, maintenance, space, energy, indoor climate, workplace, assets and ESG.

This is not going to work with yesterday’s tools and mindsets. In the new world of facilities management, real-time data inputs from sensors, building equipment, and user devices – and the insights derived from them – are a game changer.
Clearly, the modern workplace not only requires new technology, but also new thinking. A paradigm shift in thinking is needed from ‘control’ to ‘enablement’.

IoT-related technologies and mobile tools can now better support FMs in enabling new, occupant-centred scenarios that drive employee autonomy, engagement, well-being, and productivity. While data analytics, visualisation, and benchmarking, provide the insights needed to create continuous impact on performance.

With this talk we aim to demonstrate how FMs can leverage data for a successful future workplace strategy, and which are the technology enablers for this, illustrated with real-life examples.

Speaker

Billal Vindhani

UK&I Country Manager

Spacewell

After graduating in Internet Computing, Billal started his career in the Smart Buildings and IoT industry, holding positions in corporate organisations such as Schneider Electric, Honeywell, and Johnson Controls, as well as launching and working in his own start-up tech companies. Now almost two decades later, he’s still in love with this industry, that only gets more exciting as digital transformation intensifies. Billal’s experience spans across different countries, working directly with end users in key verticals such as Life Sciences, Commercial, Manufacturing, and Hospitality, and with channel organizations such as System Integrators, Telcos, and Facilities Management companies. It allowed him to gain great insights into the challenges all these organisations face, from managing their real estate portfolio, increasing operational efficiency, and implementing hybrid work models through to enhancing occupant engagement and improving energy efficiency with a drive to NetZero.

Spacewell

Management Theatre
14:30
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15:10

Why open technology and vendor collaboration matters

Meeting the demands of the modern ‘prosumer’ is a team sport. And get ready…the global smart home technology market is set to double in the next four years.

The functionality for residents to manage everything from home security to electric vehicle (EV) charging and white goods already exists. But the leaders in this market are the ones making the tech EASY to use. That means being able to connect all smart systems and third-party devices - and control them in a single user interface – regardless of their brand.

Underpinning this ‘shift to smart’ is open technology, collaboration between some of the world’s biggest vendor brands, and innovation. This session explores how open and agnostic solutions are allowing organisations like ABB and Samsung to connect whole buildings and control two-way data. Our industry needs solutions that allow different devices and services to integrate flawlessly, intuitively, and securely. We’ll show that in action at our jointly developed smart communities, for example in Sweden.

Following ABB’s recent acquisition of Eve Systems, we’ll detail the importance of a standards-based approach. And we’ll show how artificial intelligence (AI) is reducing complexity and the burden of technical support among installers - while improving the end user experience.

Speaker

Fabio Mercurio

Head of Strategy, Sustainability & Portfolio Management

ABB

Fabio Mercurio leads strategy and portfolio management for ABB Smart Buildings, a $3+ billion division of ABB that offers solutions for safe and reliable energy distribution and for smart and sustain-able homes and buildings.

His responsibility includes division strategy definition and implementation, portfolio management, sustainability, collaboration with startups, and inorganic business development (mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, and strategic investments).

Fabio initially joined ABB in 2019 as Vice President for Corporate Strategy for the entire Group. Prior to that, he served a 12-year tenure for Kearney, a management consulting firm. He spent over a decade in Asia and China where he headed the firm’s innovation practice, focusing on strategy and innovation for international and Asian groups across energy, automotive and electronics.

Fabio is also member of the Board of Directors of Brainbox AI, has mentored several startups and has worked for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Beijing (China) and the Italian Consulate in Miami (USA).

He holds a master’s in business administration (MBA) from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), as well as a master’s degree in Economics from University of Tor Vergata, Rome. He speaks Italian, English, Mandarin-Chinese and Spanish.

ABB

Residential Developers Theatre
14:30
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15:10

Tackling the demand for skilled professionals

Join us for an enlightening presentation on the crucial topic of competence in the building controls industry and the paramount importance of personnel certification through the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS).

In an era where technology and energy efficiency are at the forefront of building management systems, competence has become the linchpin of success. The building controls industry is constantly evolving, and the demand for skilled professionals who can navigate the complexities of modern control systems has never been higher.

In this engaging presentation, Andy will delve into:

• The Role of Competence: Understand why competence is the bedrock upon which the success of building controls projects hinge. Discover how skilled personnel can optimise energy efficiency, enhance system performance, and reduce maintenance costs.
• The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS): Andy will provide a comprehensive overview of the ECS and its significance in ensuring that professionals in the building controls industry meet rigorous standards of competence. Learn how the ECS standards for building controls have recently been updated through the work of the BCIA, and how certification enhances your professional credibility and marketability.
• Benefits for Employers: Discover how ECS-certified employees can be an asset to your organisation, driving project excellence and customer satisfaction. Learn about the positive impact on your business's reputation and bottom line.
• Career Advancement: For individuals, the presentation will shed light on how ECS certification can open doors to exciting career opportunities, higher earning potential, and personal growth.
• The development of an Experienced Worker Assessment: How those who have been working in the industry for a number of years will be able to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and experience in a time and cost-effective manner.

This presentation promises to be a thought-provoking and informative session that will leave you with a deeper understanding of the building controls industry's dynamics and the undeniable significance of personnel certification through the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme. Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead in an industry that demands competence and join us as we explore how certification can be your ticket to success.

Speaker

Andy Reakes

Director of Growth and Development

Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS)

Andy has been with the JIB since 2012 and is experienced in a number of areas across the organisation and with the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS), which covers more than 175,000 valid card holders across the industry including building controls. Andy’s role as Director of Growth and Development is focused on the strategic development of the ECS and includes a leading role in the sector to improve the coverage of the scheme, develop new digital systems and processes to enhance user value, raise competence standards and work for a safer built environment. Andy is on Working Group 2 for Installers as part of Dame Judith Hackitt’s review into competence following the tragedy at Grenfell, is Chair of a smart technology group for CSCS Partner Schemes covering more than 2 million card holders and acts as Secretary to an industry charity promoting skills development and further education.

Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS)

Controls & Networks Theatre
14:30
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15:10

The EnCo programme - matching humans with the technology

Launched in 2019 the Energy Conscious Organisation - EnCO programme is a global initiative supported by the Energy Institute. Since its launch we have trained 200 consultants to deliver effective behaviour change based energy efficiency programmes, and have also started an organisational recognition scheme. Whist there is a great deal of focus on AI solutions in the energy usage in buildings sector we are driven to ensure that human interaction has a major role to play in the implementation of energy efficiency solutions for years to come. Behaviour change programmes represent the best value, lowest cost solutions in a market with rapidly rising prices. The session will update on new ideas being launched including a new Aspiring EnCO classification.

Speaker

Mervyn Pilley

Executive Director

Energy Services and Technology Association

Qualified accountant and Membership Professional. SME development specialist. Established and run many businesses during his career. A charity trustee for many years and has also supported a wide range of membership and not for profit organisations.

Currently working as Executive Director of the Energy Services and Technology Association – a 40 year old Trade Association dedicated to helping all non-domestic energy users to use less energy. Committed to sustainability, the environment and supporting organisations of all kinds on their Net Zero journey. Passionately believes in the critical importance of energy efficiency as a starting point for that journey. Also supports the concept that energy efficiency is both an energy supply and energy security issue. His ongoing mission with ESTA is to shout that message loud and clear from the rooftops!

Energy Services and Technology Association

Energy Management Theatre
15:10
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15:55

Your Path to Net Zero: Technology/Software-led roadmap to decarbonisation in building operations

While there has been a lot of talk around net zero and decarbonising buildings, ambiguity still exists on what is the most effective and efficient way to reach these goals. Leaders in the building operations and facility management space have started utilising software as a low-hanging, cost-effective, and long term solution to decarbonisation. In this session, Prabhu Ramachandran, CEO & Co-founder of Facilio, will share practical case studies, tried & tested strategies that have helped some of the biggest enterprises achieve sustainability across their multi-site portfolios, and bring in stakeholders across organisations to play an active role in energy management.

During the course of the session, you will gain actionable insights and learn about:

1. The benefits of adopting a software-led approach viz a viz physical retrofits

2. The advantages of a centralised, platform-based approach to energy efficiency and smart
buildings goals

3. Tactics to realise incremental savings with portfolio-wide energy benchmarking and
optimize performance in real-time.

Speaker

Prabhu Ramachandran

Founder and CEO at Facilio Inc (Enabling Data-driven Building Operations)

facilio

Prabhu Ramachandran is the CEO & Co-founder of leading proptech company Facilio Inc. which offers cloud software solutions to manage the built environment. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Dubai, London, Chennai, Australia & Singapore, Facilio is a global company backed by leading investors including Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management, Dragoneer Investment, and Brookfield.

Prabhu’s career spans over 18 years of product, business, and customer experience focused on enterprise-scale software for IoT-based connected services, sustainable building solutions, and telecom network management.

facilio

Energy Management Theatre
15:10
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15:55

Automated Shading For Multi-Dwelling And Mixed-Use Developments

Automated window treatments are becoming more and more popular in residential developments, especially high-rise apartment blocks and mixed-use schemes. In this talk, Chris Janes from QMotion EMEA, manufacturer of wired and battery-operated motorised window treatments, explains the key benefits of an automation solution, including the substantial energy savings that can be achieved by reducing solar gain and how window treatment consistency will enhance the aesthetics of a building. He also shares a case study on a recent project for Berkeley Homes, South Quay Plaza in London’s Docklands.

Speaker

Chris Janes

Business Development Manager

QMotion EMEA

Chris Janes is Business Development Manager at QMotion EMEA. He has 30 years’ experience working in sales, marketing and business development roles at companies such as Imerge, Digital Plumbers, AV Racks, Armour Home Electronics and Legrand. Chris has a deep understanding of the home technology industry and significant experience in how best to support integrators to grow their business. At QMotion, Chris is responsible for growing the brand, relationship-building and educating property developers, M&E consultants, architects, contractors and installers about the benefits motorised window treatments can bring to their schemes.

QMotion EMEA

Residential Developers Theatre
15:10
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15:55

The 2 D's shaping the Buildings Industry - Digitalization and Decarbonization

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to automate buildings, presenting opportunities to increase digitization and decarbonization efforts in buildings. Digital transformation technology adoption has accelerated during the last few years and is poised to transform the building technology industry, making buildings more connected, sustainable, and cognitive. Intelligent building solutions using digital transformation technologies, including IoT, AI, and machine learning (ML), are advancing building operations and maintenance, moving from reactive to predictive maintenance. These technologies are causing significant disruptions, influencing how buildings are managed and shifting roles away from traditional skills towards technological expertise and collaborative efforts. Industry participants, including leading, emerging, and start-up companies, innovate to achieve building decarbonization and digitalization and improve occupant well-being.

As companies are resuming business operations and building occupancy after the peak of the pandemic, organizations face challenges in ensuring safe workplaces and sustainability practices such as near-zero or net-zero emissions. In addition, governments endeavor to improve their sustainability development goal (SDG) performance in the midst of economic recovery and challenges after the pandemic.

Through this presentation, we aim to demonstrate how decarbonization and digitalization are changing the way buildings are designed, operated, and maintained.

Speaker

Viswesh Vancheeshwar

Industry Principal

Frost & Sullivan

Viswesh currently is an Industry Principal and has 10 years of market research and consulting experience with expertise in a wide range of industry sectors including smart buildings, smart cities, green buildings, building automation, energy management, HVAC, construction and property development, elevators and escalators, and fire safety & security solutions. He manages several projects across multiple sectors globally and works closely with clients to provide strategies and recommendations that effectively address their business needs and is widely regarded as a thought leader in the Homes & Buildings industry.

He holds a master’s degree from the University of Florida, USA. He is also a gold medalist from Anna University, India, and a certified Energy Management Engineer. He has executed and delivered challenging strategic engagements for several global conglomerates within the building technologies market and authored the best‐selling research reports across markets in this industry. He is also a multiple award winner in recognition of his outstanding performance and contribution at Frost & Sullivan.

Frost & Sullivan

Management Theatre
15:10
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15:55

Building Controls – powering a zero carbon built environment

How does the current policy landscape enable or hinder the building controls industry?


What opportunities does the building controls industry have to shape policy?

The buildings industry is transitioning through its biggest policy changes in decades. With uplifts to Part L, and the upcoming Future Buildings Standard, strengthening the energy efficiency standards of buildings, building automation and controls systems will undoubtedly play a key role in meeting this regulation by enhancing buildings’ efficiency and saving energy.

Publicly owned or private. Industrial, commercial or residential. From airport to zoo, hotel to hospital, shopping centre to school, all buildings contribute to our carbon emissions.

Controls play an essential role in delivering on the UK Government’s carbon reduction commitment, reducing energy consumption and supporting health & wellbeing of occupants.

Yet, the specification of building automation and control systems when designing and constructing new commercial buildings, or in retrofit of existing buildings, are not adequately mandated by legislation and often the value-add benefits and quantifiable outcomes are under-estimated. This makes it easier for developers and end-users to ‘value engineer’ a Building Energy Management System or automation system out to reduce upfront costs.

The commercial sector is also lagging behind with policy support when compared to its residential counterpart.

Join this lively panel discussion debating current the policy landscape, as well as the outlook and opportunities for building automation, controls, and smart technology.

The panel will discuss whether the current commercial building energy efficiency models are fit for purpose or need to change and will question whether decarbonisation and energy consumption benefits are enough to change the hearts & minds of developers and landlords.

We will be asking whether the benefits of building controls and automation are sufficiently understood and whether policy changes, or other interventions, are needed to help building owners and occupiers take control of the contribution they make to a cleaner, more sustainable environment.

Speaker

Graeme Rees

President

BCIA

Graeme is currently the UK & Ireland Digital Energy Marketing Manager for Schneider Electric and has been involved in the building controls industry for more than 30 years, after starting his career as a Project Engineer at Lidworth Ltd. He later moved on to Bristol Management Systems before spending 19 years at Trend Control Systems, where he worked his way up from Regional Field Services Manager to Marketing Director. Early in 2019 Graeme was elected on to the BCIA’s Management Committee and he will now use his years of experience gained in the industry to build on the BCIA’s position as a leading influence on standards, professionalism and innovation for its members.

BCIA

Speaker

Signe Norberg

Head of Public Affairs and Communications

Aldersgate Group

Aldersgate Group

Speaker

Fay Holland

Senior Policy Advisor

Energy Systems Catapult

Energy Systems Catapult

Controls & Networks Theatre
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