Smart Buildings Show Conference Programme 2022

2022 Theatres

This year we have four theatres for you to enjoy.

Connected - Management

Sponsored by Schneider

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.

Connected - Controls

Sponsored by Sauter Automation

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

Spaces & Infrastructure

Sponsored by aico/HomeLink

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.

CPD/Residential Developers Theatre

 

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 12th October 2022

Time Session title Stream
10:00
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10:45

The journey of delivering a retrospective smart building

At Skanska, we have been developing a custom smart buildings service, supported by a digital platform that will transform the way building owners, occupiers and facilities managers maximise building performance.

We intend to educate the Smart Buildings show audience on how, with the support of digital
technologies and a robust digital transformation strategy, can create spaces that perform as designed realising the many benefits of a smart building, focusing primarily on carbon reduction, operational efficiency and productivity.

We will take you through our journey to date, what we’ve learnt from our experiences, and how
we have retrospectively delivered one of the smartest buildings in London, our London head office
51 Moorgate.

Speaker

Craig Ridout

Head of Digital Solutions

Skanska UK

Craig is Head of Digital Solutions for Skanska UK Building Services. He is responsible for implementing Skanska’s digital strategy and introducing new digital solutions to the business to improve productivity. During the last two years, Craig has led a team of experts exploring the emerging smart buildings market. This has ultimately resulted in the development of Skanska’s own smart building’s service. He has developed a wealth of knowledge that covers all aspects of delivering a smart building with a specific focus on delivering to the customer need.

Skanska UK

Speaker

Thomas Gould

Head of Digital Solutions

Skanska

Tom is a fully qualified Architectural Technologist and Designer by trade who is now established as a key advocate of BIM and Digital Engineering.

Having previously worked for a UK top 10 architectural practice for 7 years, he has extensive experience in all sectors including Commercial, Mixed Use, Defence, Higher Education, Student Living, Healthcare and more.

Currently, Tom works for Skanska UK as Head of Digital Solutions. His role is to steer the strategy of our digital products and services offered to customers.

Previously, he has been a part of the Skanska UK Building Junior Leadership Team (JLT) supporting the business make critical decisions to improve the business and results for customers.

He has been practicing BIM and Digital Engineering for over 7 years and have delivered all aspects of BIM, including the latest ISO19650 practices throughout various types of projects.

His skillsets focus on the Information Management roles and responsibilities within the digital arena including successful COBie Information Exchange. He has a key interest in the operational phase of a project’s lifecycle and is an expert in delivering digital asset value to clients who wish to use data through facilities management to drastically improve on whole lifecycle cost savings.

More recently, Tom has been co-lead for the development of a Smart Buildings platform that looks to drive improved building performance through utilising the digital twin.

Outside of Skanska Tom is Co-chair of the Southwest UKBIM Alliance.

Skanska

Management
10:00
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10:45

Self-powered IoT - the route to a green energy transition

The mega trends that are affecting the energy market today is a reduction on fossil fuels, with renewable energy making its way onto the stage. Fossil fuels are dominating today with an 80% market share – but are predicted to decrease to ~20% by 2070. Solar energy is expected to take a central position in the future energy market.

The energy industry is shifting towards a more decentralized energy production system. The shift is facilitated through energy being harvested through different energy harvesting solutions. The shift allows for less dependency on wired energy, resulting in greater flexibility.

Today’s digital landscape is developing and is resulting in an increased number of devices, which drives a demand for wireless and battery-less devices / sensors. With the advancements in energy harvesting technologies that has taken place recently, the prospect of powering IoT devices from harvested energy have increased.

Within the EU, buildings are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption. Improving the energy efficiency in buildings will be important.

Today, roughly 75% of the EU building stock is energy inefficient. This means that a large part of the energy used goes to waste. Such energy loss can be minimised by improving existing buildings and striving for smart solutions and energy efficient materials when constructing new houses.

Sustainable and healthy buildings can be achieved by optimization using IoT, but it will require a lot of sensors. The digital transformation drives the need to measure everything that happens in the physical world.

The main solution for powering sensors today is either by wire or by battery. Wired solutions are good when building new facilities, where you can plan for the wires from the beginning. It is also reliable, but the wiring normally becomes more expensive than the actual sensors. Battery powered solutions increases the flexibility of placement and retrofitting of existing buildings. The drawbacks are the maintenance cost for replacing the batteries during the products lifetime and the potential risk for regulations of disposable batteries.

The new approach is to use self-powered sensors, that harvests energy from natural sources already available. This presentation will talk about the different ways of harvesting energy from the ambient environment and discuss the pros and cons of each area.

Speaker

Dan Nylén

Field Application Engineer

Epshine AB

Dan Nylén is a Field Application Engineer at Epishine and is a technical generalist with 20 years of experience from various positions in tech companies.

As a Field Application Engineer at Epishine Dan’s focus is to make the integration process of our solar cell into the customer product as smooth as possible. This could be by support the customer with mechanical design or advise how to design the power management component.

Dan Nylén has experience from automotive and defence industries and has a long experience of mechanical integration and design.

His mindset is that nothing is impossible!

Epshine AB

Controls
10:00
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10:45

Public and Private Mobile Coverage in Commercial Real Estate

In this session I will be exploring the benefits of public and private mobile coverage in commercial and operational real estate and why it is now more important than ever to include connectivity at the foundational stage of build and design. Some of the topics to be covered will include:

The ever increasing demand for indoor connectivity and the role that mobile technologies play

Describing the differences between public and private mobile coverage

The commercial and operational benefits of dedicated indoor public mobile coverage

Growing use cases for private mobile coverage including their role in creating sustainable buildings of the future

How a simple, single infrastructure can support both public and private mobile coverage

Moving from 4G to 5G and beyond

Speaker

Andy King

Director, Private Mobile Networks

Wireless Infrastructure Group

Andy has 35 years experience in the telecommunications and technology sector. He is currently Director of Private Mobile Networks at Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG), the UK’s leading provider of mobile-infrastructure-as-a-service to commercial and operation real estate including; shopping centres, stadiums, airports, hotels, offices and campus environments. Previously Andy has held senior positions at Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent and Virgin Media as well as a number of UK and US technology start-ups. The majority of his career has been spent developing and implementing solutions which create connected environments dedicated to supporting critical operational technology.

Wireless Infrastructure Group

Spaces & Infrastructure
10:30
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11:30

Inspire the Next ‘Smart’ Generation

In his Presidential Address in May, Kevin Mitchell, the President of CIBSE said “Inspiring and supporting the next generation of engineers will help society solve the big technical and scientific challenges of today and tomorrow”

He went on to say: "Research shows that the most talented young people - those who have a choice of profession - are increasingly drawn to careers where they believe their work will have a positive impact on the world. I would argue that there are few careers that offer more opportunity to deliver real change than that of a Building Services Engineer,"

"If we can inspire people to join us – people from a range of backgrounds who reflect the communities we serve – if we can do that, our ability to problem solve and innovate will increase exponentially".

This session on Inspiring the next generation will cover and explain how everyone of us here at the Smart Buildings Show can be part of launching these careers and ensuring the UK has the required skills in this crucial sector.

Speaker

Jon Belfield

Managing Director

InTandem Systems Ltd

Jon is Managing Director of InTandem Systems Ltd, a successful BMS and Integration Company operating mainly in the South of England.
He graduated from UoP with a BSc ‘Engineering with Business Studies’ then later achieved FCIBSE and CEng. After starting out with Landis & Gyr, an opportunity to run a controls and automation company was irresistible and this lead to challenges ranging from developing telephone operated lighting controls to medical electronics as well as process controls and automation (inhaler testing for Shearing Plough) and hydraulic valve flushing for Vickers
After 12 years in this sector and identifying a gap in the market for a customer-led (as opposed to product-led) controls company, InTandem Systems Ltd was formed.
He is on the Industrial Advisory Board for both Havant and Southdown College and the University of Portsmouth and the improvement for vocational training and creating opportunity for Young Engineers is a core value.
Jon was elected as BCIA President for two years in 2018 and is currently a Committee member on the CIBSE IT & Controls Group. He & InTandem Systems have won several national CIBSE & BCIA Awards including Outstanding Contribution by the BCIA & the coveted CIBSE Employer of the Year Award for the development of young engineers (twice!!)

InTandem Systems Ltd

Training & Residential Developers Theatre
10:45
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11:30

FM Service providers and Smart Buildings

Discuss the challenges faced by FM service providers to implement Smart building solutions on their clients sites, share some recent experiences. During May /June we had an ‘accelerator’ programme running to bring new innovation to Sodexo over a 10 week period - two of the successful collaborations were in relation to Smart building technologies and platforms. I'll cover the purpose of the 'accelerator' programme and share our partners solutions, implementation and highlight the challenges that needed to be overcome.

Speaker

Joanna Harris

UK&I Hard FM Ambassador

Sodexo

Jo joined Sodexo to compliment the development of best practice Hard FM in the UK&I region. She is responsible for promoting, programme managing and embedding best practice in maintenance and technical services internally and representing Sodexo as a technical authority externally. Earlier this year Jo was recognised at the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) 2022 awards with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution title for regularly giving her time and expertise freely without seeking any personal gain for the sole purpose of making buildings perform better and to create opportunities for all engineers.
Jo was previously a Business Manager and subject matter expert in facilities management and maintenance at BSRIA. She lead a team of consultants and researchers that provided the technical expertise on the built environment and was responsible for authoring best practice guides in Facilities Management including Business Focused Maintenance, Asset Management and Maintenance Audits and Condition Surveys and Asset Data Capture.

Sodexo

Speaker

Katy Cheeseman

FM Digital Development Manager

Sodexo Ltd

Passionate about technology!

With a career delivering high-profile IT and Facilities Management services to public and private sectors, and an enthusiasm for improvement and efficiency, Katy is facilitating Sodexo's charge towards Digitisation of Services.

Sodexo Ltd

Management
10:45
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11:30

Lighting for People - The New Office

Our expectations of what an office looks and feels like are changing. Hybrid work is here to stay, and we need to make sure that offices adapt to enhance productivity. This presentation will look into how properly controlled daylight and electric lighting can add to the comfort, wellbeing, and productivity not only of the people in the space, but also those attending remote meetings. We will also explore how new requirements in building regulations can be applied to support lower energy use while simultaneously unlocking the potential for improving performance.

Speaker

Miguel Aguado

Marketing and Technology Manager

Lutron EA Ltd.

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 EA Ltd.

Controls
10:45
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11:30

Achieving Sustainability Goals for Large Complex Buildings with Data Analytics

Buildings are responsible for 40% of global energy consumption. The key to Net Zero targets is reducing this energy consumption and building a better future across large buildings and facilities. Arran will discuss best practices to achieve your CO2 reduction targets cost-effectively, lower energy spend and leverage building data analytics to develop a roadmap.

Learn more:
- Are buildings ready for an energy-efficient future?
- What type of initiatives should buildings be implementing to deliver Energy Savings &
CO2 reductions?
- What are the major challenges including; energy crisis, OPEX, uptime, safety, and alarm
fatigue to tackling sustainability and how can site leadership overcome them?
- Key considerations or best practices used when developing CO2 reductions strategies
- The power of data and bridging the gap between identified and realised savings

Speaker

Arran Abbott

UK Commercial Account Manager

CIM

Arran joined CIM with a passion for combating climate change. He has a keen interest in how disruptive technology has the ability to remove barriers to delivering demand-side energy savings for large property owners & operators in a very short time frame. Previous to joining CIM, Arran worked for Total Energies in the UK developing his expertise in the UK Energy landscape. Arran has worked with leading brands such as Knight Frank and CBRE supporting them on their Net Zero journey, and sharing his drive for a sustainable future.

CIM

Spaces & Infrastructure
11:30
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12:15

Enabling Open Systems for Smart Buildings

Building owners and developers are under pressure to deliver high-performance smart buildings meeting gold-standard levels of energy efficiency. At the same time there is squeeze on rents with an economic downturn, and demand for a change in space ulilisation from tenants and occupiers keen to make sure the spaces we work in are safe and healthy environments.

Technology holds many of the answers, and the Niagara framework is leading the way. Come and hear:

· Why the post-pandemic world is like no other time in history, and why that's an opportunity, not a threat,
· How you can add "smarts" to your building estate without tearing out the technology you've already installed.
· How you can join the growing community of systems integrators, OEMs and developers who have discovered the power and performance of Niagara.

Speaker

Paul Price

Business Development Director

Tridium Europe Ltd

Paul is a leading figure in the world of integrated building control systems, with nearly 40 years' experience in the field of building-controls and building systems integration. He has a background in start-ups in building-control systems technology as well as leading SME organisations at a senior level. Currently, Paul is Business Development Director for Tridium, with global responsibility for technology partnerships and key customer accounts for Tridium products and their network of distributors, systems integrators and OEMs.

Tridium, a global software and technology company, is the developer of the Niagara Framework®, a software platform that enables the integration of disparate systems and devices - regardless of manufacturer or communication protocol - into a unified platform that can be easily managed and controlled in real-time.

Tridium Europe Ltd

Management
11:30
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12:15

Open System Technologies Masterclass

In this session, we will take you on a journey discussing the development and implementation of the technologies that have forged our Industry. From MODBUS, LONWORKS and BACnet MS/TP through to SOAP, XML, RESTful API, MQTT and Containerisation, this session will provide the attendee with all the information needed to gain a better understanding of the technologies used to deliver Intelligent Building Solutions. Aimed at End Users, The Design Community and System Integrators alike, the session will illustrate where the industry has come form and where it is going in the future. Market Trends and the thirst for data will be discussed and how modern market proctices can help you deliver 'Smart Building Solutions' in an efficient manner

Speaker

Simon Ward

Director of Sales UK & Ireland

Distech Controls

Simon 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. Simon is currently the UK and Ireland Regional Director for Distech Controls. Leading a Sales Team, Distech Controls leads the market in terms of Innovative Solutions that Connect People with Intelligent Building Solutions, For Better health, Better Spaces and Better Efficiencies.

Distech Controls

Controls
11:30
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12:15

Smart Buildings Evolution Panel

The pandemic and ongoing changes in technology have shifted the ways in which smart buildings operate and provide value to their owners and occupiers. In this panel discussion we will examine the causes and implications of these shifts. The key drivers to be discussed will include:

· sustainability / ESG / COP26 / Global sustainability agenda and it´s impact on real estate

· health and well-being

· occupant experience

· technology and converged platforms

· business improvement

Speaker

Siim Täkker

CEO- Founder

R8 Technologies

R8 Jenny is the first digital employee for commercial real estate that uses computational power to ensure healthy indoor climate cost-efficiently and with the smallest carbon footprint. Siim has more than 10 years experience in software development and buildings HVAC systems modelling.

R8 Technologies

Speaker

Laura Wilson-Brown

Head of Asset Management Offices UK & EMEA Client Experience Lead Offices

CBRE Investment Management

Laura leads a team of asset managers, based in the London office, with c £2bn of office assets to manage across the UK, on behalf of international clients. She was appointed Client Experience Lead for EMEA offices in 2022. Defining the role as the first incumbent, Laura is building and developing a team to deliver excellent service to both clients and occupiers.
With 18 years’ experience, of which 16 years have been with CBRE IM, Laura has held a number of investment management and leadership roles within the business.
Laura is passionate about cities, having lived in New York and now London, and developing places within them for people to thrive. She has led repositioning projects such as Angel Central (a retail destination in Islington), 10 Brindley Place (the largest office refurbishment in Birmingham to complete in 2022) and Atlantic House (a City of London office refurbishment). Wellbeing, creativity, technology, adaptability and long term sustainability are at the heart of her projects.
As a mother of two young children, Laura has always been a strong advocate of diversity, equity and inclusion and has led a wellbeing and mental health working group at CBRE IM, which is all part of a wider initiative to provide a more inclusive environment for the team to work, learn and grow.

CBRE Investment Management

Speaker

Eric Woods

Research Director

Guidehouse Insights

Eric Woods is a research director leading Guidehouse Insights’ smart cities and urban innovation services. In this role, he brings together his experience across the energy, mobility, buildings, and government technology sectors. As well as authoring a series of ground-breaking research reports on smart cities, Dr. Woods has led several major smart city consultancy projects.
He has almost 30 years of experience as an analyst and consultant on new technology trends including in-depth research in the areas of IT infrastructure, data analytics, knowledge management, public sector IT, and cleantech innovation. He is frequent speaker at industry conferences and is quoted regularly in major publications. He has worked on consultancy assignments to a wide range of clients, including public and private sector technology users, utilities, and global IT players, as well as many small and growing technology companies.

Guidehouse Insights

Speaker

Robert Musgrove

Digital Real Estate and Sustainability Lead

IBM Consulting

Robert leads IBM’s UK Digital Real Estate and Sustainability practice and has over 20 years experience helping Public Sector clients to optimise the way they manage the interface between their Physical Environment (buildings and assets) and their Digital Environments (the systems that support them).

Robert has advised and led a range of major worjplace programme for clients including the MOD, HMRC, the Home Office and the NHS. He is a leading proponent of applying user-centric design to support clients reinvent the way they apply smarter technologies to improve efficiency, experience, business outcomes and more sustainable ways of working.

IBM Consulting

Speaker

Andres Guzman

Head of ESG - Europe

Tishman Speyer

Andres Guzman joined Tishman Speyer in 2022 as Head of ESG for Tishman Speyer’s European business. Andres oversees the integration and delivery of the firm’s European ESG strategy to ensure performance and manage associated risks, aligning with global goals. Andres has over 13 years of experience in driving responsible growth having previously focused on providing functional leadership to property consultancies. Most recently, he was Head of Sustainability for Colliers, embedding ESG into property investment strategies, chairing various ESG committees, and managing compliance with EU carbon legislation.

He is passionate about driving sustainability in real estate and has a proven track record of positive internal and external engagement to meet ambitious targets. Andres is a regular presenter on sustainability topics, has contributed to policy consultations on energy legislation, and participated in the World Green Building Council’s Better Places for People campaign.

Tishman Speyer

Speaker

Ashley Bateup

Director

Chess Wise Limited

Ashley spent 26 years working in the Defence Sector before to entering the commercial world of lighting. Realising the wider opportunity for connected lighting and how a wireless data backbone would enable valuable data insights, Ashley co-founded Chess and began introducing Mymesh to lighting OEMs and end users.

Over the last four years, Ashley has supported clients across both private and public sector to develop their smart building journey, realising a range of smart building programmes across verticals including healthcare, industry, office, education, and transportation.

He continues to be an advocate in seeking ways to develop sensor eco-systems that leverage the Mymesh backbone that will, through data acquisition, improve building insights and enable integration and interoperability with existing building services.

Mymesh, a secure and scalable wireless network that is designed to enable a smart built environment.

Chess Wise Limited

Speaker

Sandeep Arora

CEO

The UK Launchpad

Sandeep setup the fast growing UK Launchpad in 2018 to support and guide tech companies with market entry into the UK market. As part of this he works with a large number of smart city solutions. He also Chairs on Smart Cities for Tech London Advocates and as part of this is very well connected to the Smart City ecosystem. As part of his roles he regularly organises and participates in a number of smart city events and talks.

Prior to this, Sandeep Arora spent 20 years as a senior executive across a number of investment banks such as JP Morgan and UBS, providing leadership in the areas of Risk Management, Policy and Compliance.

The UK Launchpad

Spaces & Infrastructure
11:30
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13:00

Building Automation solutions

Building Management Systems (BMS) are integral to the building design and there are countless solutions for building control in the market. Also, many systems control one part of the building such as the lighting or blinds. There are other systems that are specific to a control level such as at supervisory level for plant control.
So the choice of a BMS can be daunting, especially as design segments of the building project can often be siloed in their approach.
As an integrator if you have a protocol that can act at all levels then the system designer can mitigate risk and manage control of multiple systems. It also means that the architect can offer their client effective control solutions and guaranteed interoperability.

For a protocol to be effective across all building systems and at all control levels it must deliver the following:
Functionality & Performance
Scalability
Usability
Reliability
Efficiency
Longevity

The BMS solution you chose must give you all the flexibility during the design phase with the assurance that it will work as designed!

Speaker

Paul Foulkes MSc MIET

KNX Business Manager

Theben AG

Paul is an intelligent buildings expert. He has been involved in engineering since he was 16, beginning as an apprentice. Starting in the aircraft industry, in maintenance and later R&D and then 20 years living in continental Europe. Working in the construction sector and eventually establishing his own company in France concentrating in all aspects of renewables, intelligent technologies and low energy building techniques. He returned to the UK in to 2012, and completed a Masters in Architecture and the built environment. Since then he has worked in project management and business development.

Now, as KNX Business Manager for Theben UK he believes in the positive impact that properly designed, fully integrated building automation technology can have for the health, wellbeing and sustainability of both a building and those using it.

Theben AG

Training & Residential Developers Theatre
12:15
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13:00

The challenge of making existing real estate Smart

With Landlords and owner-occupiers wanting to drive better energy and carbon reporting as well as reduce carbon and operational costs, existing real estate will often need a method added to achieve this beyond what the utility meters are telling them.

“Smart Buildings” as a term means so many different things. Our approach is to provide as much information as possible, along with automation and user experience improvements all whilst being agnostic of where the data resides and what equipment is being used, is an approach that has been matured by us over the last 8 years.

In this session we will look at what can be done and how to improve the reporting, explain practically how the data can be used to show what can be done to reduce energy consumption, and allow interoperability between systems improving the cause and effect scenarios for FM teams, as well as allowing tenants or owners to get the best from a building for the users. It will concentrate on existing buildings and what is required to provide a solution that can deliver all the outcomes agreed.

Speaker

John Dente

Technical Director

Onnec

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

Management
12:15
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13:00

Leveraging Smart Building Intelligence to Create Sustainable Environments

How to utilise smart technologies within the built environment: optimise efficiency and occupant experience on the journey to a Net Zero world.

Speaker

Charlie Hilton

Head of Sauter Energy

Sauter Automation

With over 11 years’ experience within the energy and building controls industry, Charlie joined Sauter in January 2022 and created Sauter Energy, which delivers energy services and projects to aid in fulfilling consumption targets.

Sauter Automation

Speaker

Ivo Krastins

Principal Building Intelligence Engineer

Hoare Lea

As a Principal Engineer within the Building Intelligence Team, Ivo endeavours to implement user centric built environment designs through system integration, data acquisition and analytics, and innovation.

Hoare Lea

Speaker

Neil Dolley

Technical Director

Sauter Automation Ltd

As Technical Director for Sauter Automation, Neil has been with the company for 28 years. Neil, along with the Design Technical Team, is instrumental in bringing Sauter's smart products, such as Second Sight, to market.

Sauter Automation Ltd

Controls
12:15
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13:00

Technology to Promote Resident Safety and Provide Safer Homes

With technological advancements progressing the connected home, we will explain how this translates to resident safety, the benefits it can bring to proactive management of housing stock and how this facilitates a solution-focused approach. We will also look at another dimension to resident safety through monitoring home health data and see how smarter, healthier homes lead to safer communities.

Speaker

Adam Taylor-Drake

Head of Internet of Things

Aico

An experienced engineer and entrepreneur, Adam is a co-founder and Head of IoT at HomeLINK. He has a background in robotics & AI, secure military communications and deploying IoT solutions across multiple sectors. Passionate about bringing positive social change through the application of innovative technology.

Aico

Spaces & Infrastructure
13:00
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13:45

From the Boiler to the Boardroom, Connecting People and Places

The technology behind a "smart building" is not new. Industries such as healthcare, data centres and defence have used the connectivity, integration, personalisation and automation to deliver, what other industries would see as, futuristic systems. The building industry has lagged in its adoption of technology, due to cost, understanding and necessity.

But, times have changed and whether its the "stick" - regulations, governance, social pressure, brand value - or the "carrot" - saving energy and money, healthier employees, motivated investors, attracting customers - you will want to lead this movement.

I see data, have done for over 20 years, as the enabler and, as such, is not the focus. We get the data right, so you trust it, then put it into action. Productivity improves, measurement is accurate, employees and customers are healthier, energy use is automated, reduced and affordable. Most importantly, your core business is improved, executives make decisions and announcements based on accurate and truthful information, and the foundation is set for growth.

Come and hear how...

Speaker

Richard Jenkins

Director, Strategic Accounts

EQUANS Digital & Energy Services

Richard joined EQUANS Smart Buildings team to bring over 25 years of technology industry experience, having led successful commercial teams delivering data management solutions across Cleantech, renewable energy, data centre management, large-scale Cloud & IoT solutions for defence and transportation. As EQUANS Digital accelerates its global buildings integration portfolio, Richard is leading the launch of innovative new business models and tangible value from the boiler room to the boardroom. His background has changed the dynamic of facilities and estate management, maximising the connectivity of people and places, ensuring executives achieve the economic, environmental and social objectives they, and society, have set.

EQUANS Digital & Energy Services

Management
13:00
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13:45

Why the industry needs to work together now to address the issues of the future

The challenges the industry faces over the next few years are very real, with escalating energy costs alone hitting commercial buildings hard. At the same time the industry faces a skills shortage like never before. The panel will discuss why it is more important than ever for the industry to work together to address the issue of ongoing training and development and bring new entrants into the industry through T Levels and Apprenticeships.

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

Peter Behan

Director

Group Horizon

Peter is the Founder and Director of Group Horizon, a specialist training provider developing and delivering apprenticeship programmes nationally for over 12 years. Group Horizon is delighted to be working in partnership with the BCIA to deliver the new BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship. Having started his career as an engineering apprentice at 16, Peter is a passionate advocate of apprenticeships and the critical role of integrated skills development in achieving Net Zero. Peter has a First Class Honours Degree in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, he completed the Cranfield University General Management Programme and is currently undertaking a Masters in Digital Analytics and Machine Learning at Newcastle University.

Group Horizon

Speaker

Jen Vickers

Document Engineer

Crown House Technologies

Jen has worked for Crown House Technologies which is part of Laing O’Rourke since 2015. She works within Enterprise Solutions who deliver specialist systems including BEMS and was originally appointed to oversee documentation nationally. More recently Jen has started to project manage the BEMS package on a number of projects. She is also involved in a number of BCIA projects as a volunteer, one of the most recent being the launch of the BCIA Young Engineers Network.

Crown House Technologies

Speaker

Wendy Belfield

Commercial Director

InTandem Systems

Wendy worked as a senior lecturer and dissertation mentor at Southampton Solent University for 27 years for a range of degree courses before co-founding InTandem Systems in 1997. As Commercial Director, Wendy has been responsible for business growth and has led the company to develop into a thriving BEMS specialist in the building services sector. Wendy’s passion is for training the next generation of Building Services Engineers something which has seen her spearhead the introduction of the BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship for which she received the BCIA Outstanding Contribution of the Year Award in 2020. Wendy is also a T Level Ambassador and has, for many years been a training mentor for students undertaking placements at InTandem Systems, a role which culminated in being awarded the CIBSE Employer of the Year (small business and overall winner) in both 2017 and 2020. Wendy continues to Chair the BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship Employer Group ensuring that the issue of skills remains at the top of the agenda for the building controls industry.

InTandem Systems

Speaker

Andy Reakes

Head of Growth

JIB/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 Head of Growth 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.

JIB/ECS

Controls
13:00
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13:45

12 Stages to a Smart Building

The challenge to delivering a Smart Building is the disruption to the current operating model within the UK. This presentation covers all aspects of overcoming that challenge and the different blockers that business in this sector face.

We ask the questions and provide the answers

So you want a Smart Building ! What exactly does that mean?
Who wants a Smart Building
Why do you want a Smart Building?
Are the consultancy industry ready for this?
Are the construction industry ready?
What is the best starting point to enable a Smart Building?
How do we get all parties on board?
How can we stage a Smart building and can we make this work with the current development model?
How disruptive is it to deliver a Smart Building?

All these questions and a lot more are answered in the presentation.

Speaker

Mark Davenport

Director

EQUANS Smart Buildings

Involved in the controls / BMS Industry for over 40 years, founding and heading up innovative businesses for over 30 years, leading into the Smart Buildings arena.

Advisor to the worlds leading consultancy practices

Entrepreneurial leader within the Internet of Things products both hardware and software

Now part of the EQUANS digital services sector and leading the drive towards the next generation of intelligent connected buildings.

EQUANS Smart Buildings

Spaces & Infrastructure
13:00
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15:00

Using your BMS to create wellbeing - 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

Experienced Head Of Marketing with a demonstrated history of working in the building management systems and controls sector. I have been involved in the BMS sector for over 30 years and was president of the Building Controls Industry Association for 4 years

Siemens Building Products

Training & Residential Developers Theatre
13:45
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14:30

The Four Pillars of Digital

How do we design and create smart buildings. what is the process to ensure aspirations and benefits are brought to life. How do we manage the risks and the myriad of products and systems available.

Join me for a brief session looking at the process from vision to operation and beyond

Speaker

Stephen Wreford

Head of Intelligent Buildings

Elementa Consulting

Head of intelligent buildings at Elementa Consulting, Stephen Wreford leads a team of experienced consulting engineers delivering intelligent building vision, strategy, design, governance and operation.

With a career spanning over 35 years, Stephen has dedicated his profession to delivering ‘benefit’ for people and planet. By harnessing modern digital technology, we can enrich the lives of people interacting with real estate and enhance operating properties. Making lives better and the world a better place.

Stephen is a well renowned published author in trade magazines as well as a frequent speaker and expert panel member for industry exhibitions.

Elementa Consulting

Management
13:45
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14:30

Lighting Management: standards, legislative framework and response to energy certification systems

The energy emergency due to the war situation in Ukrain, has increased the urgency of reducing the energy consumption in buildings. The Lighting Management Systems besides controlling light according to users needs and the availability of day light, also help in reducing the consumption with HVAC systems when linked to the BMS systems. Knowing how to implement a lighting management system using standards and answering the requests from legislation and certifications programs is of great interest to everyone involved in building construction and management.
KNX is the most common global Standard for Building Automation and together with DALI offer some of the best solutions for Light Management Systems. In this presentation I will address how to design and install a LMS with DALI and KNX and the technology of motion and occupancy detectors. How to link the Lighting Management System to a BMS, benefits and framework with legislation and Energy Efficient Certification Programs, such as with LEED, AQUA and Others.

Speaker

Miguel Jose Gamboa Soares

Global Business Development Manager

B.E.G. Brück Electronic GmbH

Miguel is the Global Business Developer for Building Automation at B.E.G. supporting the international subsidiaries in developing and selling light management solutions. He started at B.E.G. in the Portuguese Branch as technical director developing the market turning BEG brand the most known lighting control specialists in Portugal. Miguel is an Electrical engineer with 2 post graduations in Business Management and Project Management and is also a KNX Tutor. With a huge experience in Sales, Marketing and Business Development his career has been established developing and selling Building Automation solutions using KNX and DALI with special focus for Energy Efficiency. Experience has been gained working for companies such as Siemens and has been deeply involved in developing several of the most important KNX Projects in Portugal. At B.E.G. since 2017 is member of KNX National Group and Lighting working group from AGEFE (National Association for Manufacturers and Wholesalers for Electrical Sector and Electronics), actively participated on the definition of Legislation for Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Miguel strongly believes that training people on using the best control and management solutions, will deliver the best energy efficiency solutions for buildings.

B.E.G. Brück Electronic GmbH

Controls
13:45
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14:30

A digital framework for digital buildings

Buro Happold has developed a digital framework for delivering smart/smarter buildings. The presentation will summarise how they are using data and data modelling techniques to engage a broad spectrum of stakeholders, and define their operational needs in an actionable brief.

A smart building project should address the needs of multiple stakeholders and ensure any one technology is fully leveraged to benefit the many. Tom will showcase how their digital framework gives them the agility to navigate a complex landscape including ‘stakeholders’, ‘use-cases for technology’, ‘user journeys and experience’, and the inter-dependencies of a ‘technology pallet’.

Defining an outcome-orientated brief is the crucial first stage in any smart building project, and a digital approach provides clarity for solution development, procurement, and ultimately a smarter built environment in operation for People & Planet.

Speaker

Tom Hopton

Associate Director - Digital Building Consultant

Buro Happold

Tom holds Fellowship status with CIBSE for his contribution to the Industry, a marker of his commitment to clients, projects and consultancy in the built environments. Tom has maintained strong links with local academia lecturing on the subject of ‘Building Management Systems & Technology. Tom also works closely with the wider industry, such as Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) and CIBSE ICT and Controls committee. Tom sits on the judging panel for BCIA’s annual awards and is a working group member on the EU’s ‘Smart Ready Indicator’ assessment. Tom led the first building in the world to be accredited under the new smart building certification scheme SmartScore.

Buro Happold

Spaces & Infrastructure
14:30
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15:15

Closing the Performance Gap: How Smart Building technology drives operational efficiency and productivity

The operational energy consumption of a building can be five to ten times higher than that predicted at the design stage. The difference between this anticipated and actual performance is known as the performance gap, a prominent issue within the built environment that if not addressed, will have major implications on net zero goals.

How can we close the building energy performance gap? What role does smart building technology have to play? How can we utilise digital twin technology to achieve operational efficiencies and meet certifications such as NABERS UK?

In this session, we’ll be discussing the delivery of truly smart buildings using real examples from our collaboration with leading developers, and how the technology implemented can boost operational efficiency whilst creating productive, healthy spaces for building users.

Speaker

Parris Hall

Smart Building Scientist

Schneider Electric

Parris is a Smart Building Scientist at Schneider Electric and has a background in the sciences having studied Chemistry at the University of Manchester. Realising a passion for sustainability and improving the efficiency in buildings utilising the latest technology she joined Schneider Electric's graduate scheme in 2020 and begun her current role in 2022. Parris is continually studying the industry to understand how technology plays a role in ensuring truly smart buildings deliver a sustainable future.

Schneider Electric

Speaker

Simon Clement

Systems Architect

Schneider Electric

Simon is a Systems Architect for Schneider Electric UK&I, focusing predominantly on BMS and Security Systems in Commercial Real Estate and Hotels. Simon has over 30 years of experience designing robust, scalable, innovative solutions by combining the latest technologies with our EcoStruxure Buildings Solutions and Systems to help drive sales and deliver business value to our customers. He also provides technical validation, risk management and compliance for all new significant opportunities in the UK&I during pre-sales stages and project delivery.

Schneider Electric

Management
14:30
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15:15

Horizontal vs vertical system architectures - how to demolish silos

Traditional building services systems have been vertical architectures – each function such as HVAC controls, lighting controls, meter monitoring etc. are delivered as separate working system comprised of sensor and actuators connected to controllers which are connected to one or more network managers which are connected to supervisory software and, more recently and sometimes to cloud application. This approach makes data sharing and integration difficult to achieve, hindered further by the proprietary nature of the communications between some or all of the layers.

Horizontally architected systems offer a different approach, which enables much easier data sharing between devices at all levels, and avoids some of the layers as well. This talk explores the opportunities and challenges of choosing a horizontal rather than a vertical approach to smart building systems design, and the role of open protocols, and device & data modelling standards in facilitating greater openness as well as unlocking value from the building data.

Speaker

Chris Irwin

VP Sales

J2 Innovations

Chris is currently Vice President of Sales for J2 Innovations, a Siemens company, providing open framework software for smart buildings, smart equipment and IoT applications. Previous roles include VP Sales EMEA for Distech Controls, and Business Development Director for Tridium Europe, as well various other roles including Managing Director of £5M T/O FastTrack 100 manufacturing company. Chris is well known in the UK advanced building controls market. Highly IT literate at mobile, PC and network levels, also with knowledge of embedded and wireless technologies, especially regarding energy efficiency. Chris has lectured in energy conservation and open control systems, and provided consultancy on business strategy, integrated building automation, and commercial PV systems. Chris is passionate about energy saving, decarbonisationation, renewable energy and electric vehicles.

J2 Innovations

Controls
14:30
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15:15

Smart Tendering to create Smart building Solutions

Want a supplier who can be SMART in supplying your building services? Do you change providers but always get the same solution? Confused about what you need to do to tender services out and what commercial model is best?

I have been working in the built environment for over 25 years and have sold, operated and have tendered for some of the largest portfolios in the country for building services. As a massive advocate in finding the correct supplier that suits you, and that won't always be my business!

I wanted to host a non-sales session based on my experience of how to find the ideal operational model, value, commercial & contract model and partner for your building engineering and service needs. Creating a simple path to giving the right information and making the right decisions based on your building and your assets.

Join me to discuss how to get the best out of choosing a provider for your buildings, what commercial models are available? and for handy hints on how to get the best value between reactive and PPM models.

We will focus on what an asset list is, what services specifications are available, what is SFG20 and what is an absolute must-have level of service to keep you compliant. How the condition of your asset pool should guide your purchasing decisions. What technologies are available to give great first-time fix and response times for reactive tasks.

How to manage your compliance and how to make sure you have the basics covered to ensure you can get on the journey to innovation, CSR, energy management and successful partnerships.

Speaker

Claire Curran

Managing Director Linaker / President Elect BESA

Linaker

A star wars geek, car enthusiast, mum of 3, and massive lover of tequila and cake; Claire part owns the largest privately owned specialist M and E company in the UK. Next year she will become the 3rd female president of the UKs largest trade association in the built environment - BESA. Having trail blazed in a seriously male dominated sector, Linaker, Claire’s 4th child, has seen 120% organic growth in 4 years. A multi-award winning passionate pioneer of bringing your authentic self to work, she demonstrates why being everything anyone shouldn’t be; traditionally in the engineering sector, has been an asset not an obstacle to loving the journey.

Linaker

Spaces & Infrastructure
15:00
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16:00

Lighting, Energy and the Environment

Energy use and our environment are inexorably linked. No matter how hard we try, using innovative efficient new luminaire designs and controls, an installation will always have a carbon footprint. But, how much energy is used in the production of luminaires adding to that carbon footprint? One light can indirectly produce one tonne of CO₂ per annum from its energy use alone, what can we do about it?

A balance must be achieved between the quality of the lit environment from the user’s viewpoint and all aspects of the environmental impact of the installation throughout its operating life. Are you passionate about helping to save the environment, and would you like to save the client money at the same time? This presentation answers these questions and suggests a modern approach to reducing all our carbon concerns.

Speaker

Matt Jones

Technical Manager

Thorlux

Matt’s career in lighting started 25 years ago when he joined Thorlux as an apprentice. Working his way through the Quality and Technical Services departments and being the Engineering Assistant to the Managing Director to his current position of Technical Manager, Matt has achieved HNC in Mechanical engineering and a degree in Management of Manufacturing System.

Through this time Matt has built up first-hand knowledge of lighting, luminaires and lighting control systems, is involved in the design, development and marketing of luminaires and is also responsible for running the group’s carbon offsetting scheme.

Thorlux

Training & Residential Developers Theatre
15:15
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16:00

Translating a smart building vision via technical solutions into data driven improvements

Building owners are increasingly requesting the use of smart technology within their buildings. However, at what level is a building smart and how can one expect ROI?

Navjeet will highlight, what the business case is for a Smart Building.
How to achieve this smoothly, cost effectively and ensuring the building is future Proof. He will provide examples of physical set up, devices and data insights that support change of behaviour from the bottom up.

Speaker

Navjeet Birdi

Commercial Manager bGrid

bGrid

Navjeet has over 15 years of Real Estate and Property Technology experience. He has a history working with SaaS and Data Analytics solutions prior to joining bGrid.
During his career, Navjeet successfully delivered digital transformation and growth, managed and built teams within some of the UK’s leading businesses.

He now brings a wealth of industry related experience as well as passion for data led insights within the built environment and smart building technologies to bGrid.

bGrid

Management
15:15
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16:00

The Digitalisation of Lighting – Burden or Opportunity? How Qualified Bluetooth® Mesh is Changing the Role of Lighting in the Intelligent Building

  • The current general perception of intelligent lighting is that it is more a burden than an opportunity. To energy managers they are energy hungry items that must be tamed. To a facilities manager it is an infrastructure that is often neglected, difficult to manage, impossible to program and re-program and is expensive to maintain. To building owners they are depreciating assets with limited value beyond their primary function of delivering light.

The digitalisation of light and using technologies such as qualified Bluetooth mesh is challenging the paradigm of the role of lighting in the intelligent building and changing the perception of lighting from burden to tremendous opportunity. In this presentation, let us show you how qualified Bluetooth mesh enabled lighting can deliver rich, insightful data from all over your building and pave the road to a world of opportunity.

Speaker

Edward Lees

Global Head of Technical Product Development – Digital Solutions & Services

Sylvania

Edward Lees is Global Head of Technical Product Development – Smart & Beyond Lighting at Feilo Sylvania. Edward has over 15 years of lighting experience from traditional light sources and luminaires, to cutting edge IOT device/system development and professional smart lighting market implementations. Previously in a wide range of product management roles at international and global levels, Edward is now responsible for all Smart and Beyond Lighting product developments and Smart Lighting R&D Teams at Feilo Sylvania including its 3 Smart Lighting Innovation Centres (SLIC).

Sylvania

Controls
15:15
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16:00

Buildings that Talk

Billy Marigold will explore why Smart and Intelligent Buildings are like fingerprints, unique in their typology and levels of automation. 21st Century Smart and Intelligent Buildings are typically unique as the client brief often requests high degrees of automation to control the building’s performance. Billy will suggest there is a growing awareness of how Smart and Intelligent Buildings can help clients and tenants decrease their carbon footprint whilst helping to reduce energy costs.

Continuing to explore how significant advances in building technology have led to high degrees of automation, Billy will share how Building Integrated Networks can help to create workspaces that are bespoke to the end user. Lighting, Temperature Controls, Energy Management and Car Charging are all aspects of a Smart Building that can help inform Clients of their building’s use and performance.

Billy will delve into why it is essential to prepare a Smart Building Strategy early in the design stage. User Experience, Building Information Dashboards, Smartphone Apps, Cyber Security, Open Standards, Sensors and Integrated Communication Networks will help to inform the strategic thinking of how the building will perform. Billy will share how this approach has helped to create value for clients, meeting their business needs whilst successfully integrating technologies to design and deliver “Buildings That Talk.”

Speaker

Billy Marigold

Divisional Director ICT

HDR Inc

With over 30 years as an Information and Communications Technology professional, Billy has covered a variety of roles in the U.K, Middle East, US and Europe. His work provides clients with unparalleled, in-depth and passionate market knowledge on areas such as ICT passive and active infrastructures, smart buildings, security systems and audio-visual systems.
Billy is recognised for his ability to translate business needs from strategy into structured value for money solutions, supporting company’s business objectives and successfully managing the integration of technology, staff, budgets and time frames, from brief development analysis to well thought-out, low-risk implemented solutions.
As the Divisional Director of ICT at HDR, Billy specialises in IT operations, project set-up, strategic design and the implementation of technology in support of the day-to-day operations of large global organisations.

HDR Inc

Spaces & Infrastructure
16:00
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16:45

Workplace Strategy and FM in ESG reality

Workplace is not just a building. It’s about people’s work-life and facilities empowering business opportunities. Integrating people, place, process and technology is core to FM promoting workplace transformation to increase the quality of life of the people and productivity of the core business. However, it has recently been challenged by the pandemic. Since the shifting of the working behaviour impacted the physical environment, large corporates redefine their workspace and the purpose of using it accordingly to achieve corporate brand & image, as well as cost reduction.

The other signs to the workplace are ESG and Net-zero Carbon targets are critical but real estate impact is viewed as limited. According to the UNEP, buildings and construction’s share most of global energy and energy-related CO2 emissions. More than half believe their company's commitment to net zero carbon targets will change their real estate choices in the future. Leads to the growth of green building rating systems around the world and SDGs activities relate to the building sector. Therefore, ‘planet’ shall be promoted as another core of FM as a premium on sustainability.

Speaker

Ayuthaporn Buranakul

Director, Head of Workplace Strategy and Project Services

Knight Frank Chartered (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Ek is a pioneer in “Workplace Strategy and Strategic FM” in Thailand. Over 20 years of experience in the future-corporate workplace transformation projects include workplace strategy, project management, change management and workplace design in collaboration with ‘smart working & space saving initiative’ supporting property scenario simulations with tangible tracking records in Europe, EMEA and Asia region. He is a visionary in the future workplace.

Ek is an active EuroFM Ambassador of Thailand and a former President of Thailand Facility Management Association, contributing his time and knowledge to awareness of the Workplace and FM industry in local and international markets.

Knight Frank Chartered (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Management
16:00
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16:45

Managing IoT Security in Smart, Connected Buildings

Today’s critical buildings and facilities have a rapidly growing mix of hardware and connected systems, which means buildings technology can no longer live in autonomy. Firmware, cloud services, and integration to drive not just automation, but deep insight requirements inspired by building analytics’ interest (driven by AI and ML) have introduced a technological shift, making interconnectivity of building systems and solutions a norm, not an exception. While this offers many advantages for customers and manufacturers alike, it also opens many securities risk vectors. The mix of systems and IoT devices introduces a realm of problems, traditionally nonexistent just a few years ago. From BMS/EMS systems to lighting systems, to HVAC, and water each new system on a network introduces a new potential vector of attack. This presentation will strive to explain and offer answers to this growing security concern for system manufacturers, software platforms, and end-users alike to help prevent the next irreversible security breach.

Speaker

Michael Skurla

Chief Product Officer

Radix IoT

As Chief Product Officer at Radix IoT, LLC–offering limitless monitoring and management rooted in intelligence–Michael Skurla helps consolidate global Marketing & Product Viability, focusing on forthcoming product strategy and intellectual property for markets including unique R&D initiatives, cloud/managed services, merger & acquisitions targets. Previously, as CTO, Skurla set product strategy. He has over two decades of experience in control automation and IoT product design with Fortune 500 companies, focusing on the intersection of software and hardware, emphasizing data aggregation and analytics for mission-critical industries. A well-recognized thought leader and a contributor to such top industry publications as Field Technologies, Network World, Critical Facilities, Oilman Magazine, IoT Playbook, IoT News, Digitalisation World (UK), LD+A, among others, he is a frequent lecturer on outcome-based analytics and consolidated data methodologies for building & industrial applications driving efficiency and alternative business outcomes through data. Skurla is a contributing member of ASHRAE, USGBC, 7x24Exchange, and IES Education.

Radix IoT

Controls
16:00
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16:45

How to Develop Buildings with a Sustainable Leading Edge

This presentation will appeal to Building Owners/Developers, Specifiers, System Integrators and FM Companies.

"No serious observer would deny that we are living through a time of disruption. Whether it’s the
threat of climate change, the transforming power of technology or the mixed blessing of globalization, old certainties are challenged every day. These changes are having a dramatic effect on how we work and live. Now is the time to harness the power of data to create more sustainable, more resilient buildings for the future. It’s no longer a choice but an imperative." ..... Mike Mustapha - President - ABB Smart Buildings

Attendees of the session will learn ABB’s perspective on how to design a smart building, using our four pillars approach.

- Assume nothing
- Work backwards
- Collaborate
- Remain flexible

There is a requirement to deliver smart, efficient buildings that offer high levels of comfort, safety and security. Working with ABB we can help simplify the process of implementing smart sustainable solutions into buildings.

Speaker

Jim Sword

Commercial Buildings Manager.

ABB

Jim has worked within the building automation industry for 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 healtcare providers, schools and retail outlets.

Jim believes that integrated systems have a large role to play in making building environments efficient, safe, comfortable and can introduce automated processes that assist with compliance which is becoming increasingly more important.

Whilst Jim is relatively new to ABB he brings a wealth of industry knowledge to support the future of buildings using more intelligent IoT based devices to deliver efficient and safe buildings.

ABB

Spaces & Infrastructure

Thursday 13th October 2022

Time Session title Stream
10:00
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10:45

Digitising for optimal building performance

The greatest impact on the workplace following the global pandemic has been how businesses manage space. In the new era of working, people-per-square-foot ratios are taking a backseat to flexibility and hygiene in spaces created for agile working and wellbeing. Yet while the way we use space and how our buildings need to perform is undergoing complex metamorphosis, facilities managers are facing serious budgetary challenges to make change happen and keep costs in check.

In the face of widespread cost hikes, best in breed technologies are critical to managing costs and FM efficiencies and achieving ESG targets. The key is ultimate smart integration with CAFM, BMS, AI sensors, and robotics working together as a truly flexible FM support rapidly evolving workplace demands while addressing the critical need to manage operational carbon and reduce environmental impact.

Pitched from vendor perspective, this presentation will focus on a best in breed approach to FM software, looking at how suppliers can work together effectively, unhindered by the typical headaches caused by lack of integration capabilities. Paul McCarthy, Chief Technology Officer, and Penny Brinsley, Account Director at CAFM software specialist, Service Works Global, will explore the opportunities for specialised FM software to optimise intelligent buildings, making them more economical for owners, and more functional and safer for occupiers.

Speaker

PaulMcCarthy

chief technology officer

Service Works Global

As Chief Technology Officer of Service Works Global, Paul has 28 years of experience in delivering large scale complex enterprise systems in many different sectors and domains. Within SWG, he is responsible for providing long-term vision and leadership for the company’s software, products and information technology. He manages all product development strategies across the global organisation and specialises in Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM), Building Lifecycle Management, and 3D BIM visualisation tools.

Service Works Global

Speaker

Penny Brinsley

Account director

Service Works Global

Penny Brinsley is an Account Director at international CAFM provider, Service Works Global (SWG). With over 18 years’ experience in the facilities management (FM) software marketplace, Penny manages SWG’s UK client base and is responsible for ensuring the operational needs of her customer base are fully aligned with their FM technology solutions. Her clients span a diverse range of industry sectors and include service providers, healthcare, education and public sector housing, many of whom who benefit from software interfaces including IoT, smart technology and BIM (Building Information Modelling) to deliver intelligent data and insight to support FM and Estates decision-making.

Service Works Global

Management
10:00
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10:45

Technology that makes buildings Talk

Everything starts with capturing data, and IoT sensors fulfil this role perfectly. However, data only has value if it is of a high quality, accessible and able to be understood.

Using sensors across your real estate platform makes your buildings Smart. Using sensors, a data aggregation Platform, intelligent Applications linked to employee/visitor experience and being integrated with your BMS/IWMS makes your buildings Intelligent.

In this session we will talk about how occupancy, environmental and energy sensing technologies are the first step in moving towards an intelligent building.

Speaker

Mark Lawrance

Director, Strategic Accounts

Pressac Communications Limited

With over 20 years' experience working in healthcare, telco, SaaS and IoT, Mark has had a number of roles focussing on growth through innovation, making use of the latest technologies and ensuring clients get maximum value from the systems they use.

Now leading the IoT side of things at Pressac Communications, he is responsible for their smart-sensor global GTM strategy. With a comprehensive understanding of the ‘intelligent building’ ecosystem and a clear focus on the role IoT plays within it, Mark is passionate about ensuring the availability of accurate data is recognised as a cornerstone of any CRE strategy.

Pressac Communications Limited

Controls
10:00
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10:45

Assuring Infrastructure Readiness for Smart Building Technologies

I will be discussing the importance of assuring infrastructure readiness for those deploying or managing smart building technologies. For those who design and deploy the infrastructure systems that are the foundation for building intelligence, this session will provide insight into the depth of testing that should now be performed. In this session I will discuss extended measurements defined in ANSI/TIA 1152-A that should be made as part of cable certification, as well as extended measurements of link speed, and different types of network-based power. For those responsible for managing these environments, this session will also provide insight into simple and effective link troubleshooting capabilities that span both the wired and wireless network infrastructure.

Speaker

Alf Sutherland

Technical Sales Manager

AEM International

Alf has over 20 years’ technical experience working as a network engineer in LAN networking, WiFi, IT security and network management IT sectors. He provides valuable insights in practical ways to plan, install, maintain and troubleshooting IT networks, both in Data Centers and offices

For the last 11 years, Alf has specialised in LAN and WIFi network testing solutions, but now works for ‘AEM-Test & Measurement’ as their European ‘Technical Sales Manager’, who’s solutions provide testing and certification of structured cabling (copper and fibre).

AEM International

Spaces & Infrastructure
10:00
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11:30

What Makes Your Building Smart

Within this CIBSE approved CPD session we will explore using a bottom up approach to connecting building systems, centralising platforms and aggregating building data. We will then explore how we can use this data to drive relationship actions between building systems.

Delegates will gain an understanding of how we can approach a smart building from either a retrofit or greenfield deployment. Plus, insights into how latest technology can deliver a more efficient, productive and healthy place to work, and make a major contribution in achieving sustainability goals, reducing energy consumption and maximising operational efficiency.

Speaker

Bryan Churchard

Head of Smart Buildings

Siemens

Bryan Churchard heads up Smart Building Solutions for Siemens and offers a broad range of experience and knowledge of enterprise systems, software platforms and integration capabilities across multiple industry sectors.

Siemens

Training & Residential Developers Theatre
10:45
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11:30

How to utilise the most modern and innovative proptech in order to achieve significant energy savings

How to utilise the most modern and innovative proptech in order to achieve significant energy savings. By integrating into an existing BMS and applying self-learning algorithms, the system analyses how the building is used in relation to both internal and external factors, before optimising all significant set points in real-time.
The result is an enviable reduction in energy consumption and therefore utility costs, which is a consequence of delivering a more stable and therefore improved indoor climate.

Speaker

Carl-Johan Fredman

Business Developer

Myrspoven AB

With several years of experience working with energy solutions for the real estate sector , Carl-Johan is today part of driving the digitisation of building operations in his position as business developer at the highly innovative proptech-company Myrspoven.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, responsibilities include everything from forming strategies for broad implementation with real estate companies, to international expansion by establishing a local presence in new markets.

Myrspoven AB

Management
10:45
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11:30

Cloud IoT Connectivity with UDMI Schema - a manufacturers viewpoint

Google have pioneered a philosophy for taming the IoT and provide a structured, secure and well defined methodology for connecting devices to Cloud IoT Servers to allow ingestion of building data in a structured and machine readable format.

This is new ground in what is otherwise an arena that is ill defined and susceptible to rampant use of unstructured, insecure and proprietary connection protocols which if uncontrolled can lead to supplier lock in, cyber-exposed and unmaintainable solutions for building operators and owners who are seeking solutions for Smart Buildings that are secure, standardized and future-proof.

The three pillars of the Building Operating System are DAQ, DBO and UDMI. This presentation lays out why Delta Controls, a well respected authority in BACnet and driving force behind the protocol that made sense of Building Automation, thinks that Google's BOS is an important development in the emerging world of IoT Connectivity for Smart Buildings

Speaker

John Brough

Director of European Operations

Delta Controls Inc

John’s career started in Defense Electronics as a hardware / software engineer developing passive defense systems where he first studied and pioneered the early use of computer systems. Since 1994 he has been working in the Building Automation industry and is currently the Director of European Operations for Delta Controls Inc, who are part of the multi-billion dollar Delta Group with far reaching and wide ranging energy and automation products that help deliver carbon net zero buildings with a high degree of automation and Cloud IoT Connectivity.

Delta Controls Inc

Controls
10:45
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11:30

Using your BMS to Maximise the Potential of the Built Environment - Optimising, Expanding & Going Further

In todays increasingly complex and integrated built environment it can be hard to find a starting point for implementing energy reduction and sustainability strategies..

Join me to discuss, what is considered a smart building, some of the drivers in the smart building sector, the benefits of enhanced system integration, and the future landscape of the built environment.

We will unpack no-cost / low-cost methods for fully utilising the existing tools on site to achieve optimum building performance, as well as the potential of accurate control strategies and the BMS network in unlocking capability in smart building applications and data driven decision making.

Speaker

Matt Scully

Senior Design Partner

Trend Control Systems

Following my degree I worked in practical Archaeology before transferring my geotechnical skills into the growing UK Renewable Energy industry.

I have worked in building services since 2007, initially specialising in heat pumps and their integration with other renewable technologies.

I built on my technical and industry knowledge, along with project and people management skills, in positions for a multi-technology solution provider, two equipment manufacturers [prior to my current employer], and a high-end design and project company.

I am currently a Senior Design Support Partner for Trend Control Systems, part of the Honeywell Group. In this role I am responsible for ensuring the sound design, technical development, and project management of complex projects on behalf of end-users and contractors.

Trend Control Systems

Spaces & Infrastructure
11:30
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12:15

Delivering Net Zero carbon & inspiring energy innovators of the future at an urban university – University of East London & Siemens

The strategic partnership between Siemens and the University of East London (UEL) will ensure the university reaches net zero by 2030 through a unique mix of energy efficiency programmes, low carbon onsite energy production and the implementation of renewable generation at the Docklands and Stratford campuses. However, the partnership not only aims to make its urban sites net zero carbon by 2030, but to also enhance student and staff experiences through green learning opportunities, access to local green energy enterprises and a digital-first culture through the roll-out of intelligent technology.

Join this session with Faye Bowser, Head of Energy & Performance Services, Siemens UK&I and the University of East London to hear more about the strategic partnership, the milestones ahead and key learnings from phase one of the project.

Speaker

Faye Bowser

Head of Energy and Performance Services

Siemens

Faye Bowser BEng (Hons), CEng

Faye Bowser has a background in Mechanical Engineering and Strategy with international experience who is now the Head of Energy & Performance Services for Siemens plc. The world of energy is changing towards a low carbon decentralised system, Faye’s role is to work with energy intensive users in the UK to develop a service-based energy savings model that is tailored to suit the users needs. This is leveraging energy efficiency measures, the supply side portfolio, talent and know-how for Siemens to be leaders in this exciting market.

Faye uses her passion and 19 years’ experience of working in the global market to lead the team to ensure Siemens is a world class leader in the transition towards the clean energy future.

Faye is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), has an EMBA with Warwick Business School, on the CBI Board for Energy & Climate Change and the Green Growth Board for the Midlands Engine whilst working closely with various organisational research projects.

Siemens

Speaker

Amanda J. Broderick

Vice-Chancellor & President

University of East London

Amanda is Vice-Chancellor & President at the University of East London, Chair of London Higher, HEA Principal Fellow, Council member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and has held Chairs in International Business at multiple institutions in the UK and around the world.

Amanda has a strong profile of forging successful collaborations within world-class higher education and business, and an outstanding track record in transformative change and innovation. Her award-winning leadership in multi-disciplinary pedagogical innovation, technology-enhanced learning and embedding global employability within the curriculum has been acknowledged internationally.

An eminent social scientist, she holds a rare insight into a cross-section of strategic groupings of Universities. Before joining East London, she was Chief Executive Officer, Newcastle University London; Pro-Vice Chancellor (International Priorities) & Executive Dean of the College of Business & Law, University of Salford; Principal of St. Cuthbert’s Society (a Durham University College) and Deputy Dean of Durham Business School. She led the 2014 Times Higher Education Business School of the Year. She also led the development of the disruptive ‘challenger institution’ - University Academy 92, building the distinctive industry-facing ‘Target Talent Curriculum’ - founded by the Class of ’92 and Lancaster University.

At the University of East London, she is committed to advancing the diversity of the talent pipeline, delivering a transformative contribution to inclusive futures, skills and innovation.

University of East London

Management
11:30
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12:15

Debunking Net Zero

This panel, hosted by Jules Barker, will look at what Net Zero looks like for the UK building market and how energy demand and sustainability will play out in the coming years.

Joined on the panel by Kas Mohammed - vice president of digital energy at Schneider Electric, Claire Curran – MD, Linaker, Jonathon Winston - manager, Low Carbon Workplace Carbon Trust, Magnus Leask – technical director, Hoare Lea and Anna Turitsyna, there will be a deep dive into sustainability, net zero and how energy prices will shape the future of buildings and their ability to be controlled and monitored.

Speaker

Claire Curran

Managing Director Linaker / President Elect BESA

Linaker

A star wars geek, car enthusiast, mum of 3, and massive lover of tequila and cake; Claire part owns the largest privately owned specialist M and E company in the UK. Next year she will become the 3rd female president of the UKs largest trade association in the built environment - BESA. Having trail blazed in a seriously male dominated sector, Linaker, Claire’s 4th child, has seen 120% organic growth in 4 years. A multi-award winning passionate pioneer of bringing your authentic self to work, she demonstrates why being everything anyone shouldn’t be; traditionally in the engineering sector, has been an asset not an obstacle to loving the journey.

Linaker

Speaker

Kas Mohammed

Vice President of 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

Magnus Leask

Director - Intelligent Buildings Group

Hoare Lea

Magnus is the Director of the Hoare Lea Intelligent Building Group which includes the Audiovisual, ICT and Building Intelligence departments.

My background includes a Masters from Southampton University in Information Systems, initially working in the Sports Marketing ICT space, designing and delivering ICT solutions for major sporting events across 20 countries, including the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup experience.

My role at Hoare Lea focused upon the design and specification of ICT & Smart Buildings Infrastructure across a range of sectors.

Our focus is the utilization of technology to drive additional visibility and functionality to building stakeholders, which naturally drives tenant satisfaction, Return on Investment and aligns to ESG Strategies.

Hoare Lea’s Intelligent Buildings Group is based at Kings Cross.

Hoare Lea

Speaker

Jonathan Winston

Manager

Carbon Trust

Jonathan is an expert in sustainable real estate, building performance and technologies, carbon reduction strategies and climate change mitigation with 15 years of experience in the sector.

Following a masters in Civil and Architectural engineering studied at University of Bath, he joined at Schneider Electric as a project developer on holistic multi-million pound energy performance contracts for large scale public estates.

At Carbon Trust, he is primarily engaged with delivering energy efficiency, carbon reduction and broader sustainability ambitions for a joint venture commercial peroperty fund. Key projects have included the development of the fund’s Net Zero Commitment, net zero asset acquisition assessments and developing the specifications for the recent asset refurbishments.

Jonathan acts as a consultant for other Carbon Trust teams on real estate and technical building projects, notably on transformational lending frameworks and green bond frameworks. His expertise is also applied as Carbon Trust’s Head of Environment and is responsible for the sustainable performance of the organisation, the accredited ISO management system and delivering on long term emissions reduction targets.

Carbon Trust

Speaker

Anna Turitsyna

Digital Power Account Manager

Schneider Electric

Anna is an Account Manager in Schneider Electric’s Digital Power division, focusing on energy monitoring and power management in buildings. She holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College London, where she was also involved in several environmental and sustainability societies. Since joining Schneider Electric in 2020, Anna has strived to better educate herself and her customers on what sustainability means for them and how to meet their energy targets.

Schneider Electric

Speaker

Jules Barker

Global Director of Product

WiredScore

Jules Barker is Global Director of Product at WiredScore, responsible for the creation, delivery and evolution of all products and associated services, including the WiredScore digital connectivity certification and SmartScore.

Jules joined WiredScore in 2020 from British Land, a UK based developer and landlord. There he led the Smart Places team, responsible for developing the company’s strategy for using technology to create outstanding places, and then devising and delivering products to make this a reality.

Jules’ background is in business strategy working at Bain and Co and BP. He started his career in the British Army where he commanded tanks and skied quite a lot, and has also worked as a postman, a binman and a juice innovator.

Jules is fascinated by the changes technology is driving across the world and is a great believer that tech can change our world for the better, if we manage not to destroy ourselves with it first.

WiredScore

Controls
11:30
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12:15

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning to drive Smart & Sustainable Outcomes

Jamie Cameron & Mark Bouldin will talk about how JCI Digital Solutions, create smarter and more sustainable buildings by implementing artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics to solve building challenges. They will talk through JCI’s OpenBlue Platform, which is the culmination of years of research and development, to create the 'blueprint for the future' to guide smart buildings that pay for themselves. The suite of connected solutions enables previously unimaginable occupant experiences & interactions, respectful safety & security and impactful sustainability with the building.

Speaker

Mark Bouldin

Digital Solutions - Sales

Johnson Controls

Mark Bouldin has an extensive history in digital transformation helping many clients adopt new approaches taking value from data to make informed decisions. Having worked with some major corporations such as Hitachi Vantara and Tyco Mark joined JCI as a Subject Matter expert helping organisations improve the use of buildings through the adoption of smart technologies combining AI/ML with IOT and Operational technologies affecting sustainability, health and wellbeing and improving occupant experience domains.

Johnson Controls

Speaker

Jamie Cameron

EMEALA Digital & Strategic Accounts Director

Johnson Controls

Jamie Cameron is the Director of Digital Solutions for Johnson Controls and runs the Sales, Professional Services and Partnering efforts for the UK. Jamie’s background is from technology focusing on Big Data and Analytics. He has a passion for delivering innovative and disruptive technologies to challenging business problems.

With a first class degree in Management Science from Loughborough University he is a keen footballer, golfer and kite-surfer.

Johnson Controls

Spaces & Infrastructure
11:30
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13:00

AI Powered Green Buildings

MyGlobalHome are pioneering the world’s first AI Powered Green Building Platform.

Never has there been a more pressing time for such technology. In the face of soaring energy costs, economic uncertainty and the felt effects of climate change, a platform that enables buildings to reduce their own energy consumption and optimise internal environment empowering healthy, comfortable, and secure occupation is essential.

MyGlobalHome firmly believe that the insights derived from their network of Intelligent Buildings could help to make net-zero in the built environment a realistic possibility. Their platform uses AI to identify optimum building performance metrics. It has the reach to join key industry stakeholders; investors, developers, suppliers and service providers to design, construct and maintain the most sustainable and self-sufficient property for any given location.

This talk will dive into the deliverable benefits of this approach and showcase a simplified delivery methodology that makes it accessible to everyone.

Speaker

Daniel Eades

CTO

MyGlobalHome

Dan is a founder and now CTO of MyGlobalHome. Previously, his career as a multi-award-winning technologist saw him build a proven track record delivering industry leading products and services into the global construction industry.

Most of Dan's career has been in the super prime residential industry delivering bespoke solutions to some of the most prestigious global addresses.

The opportunity Dan sees at MyGlobalHome is to use his deep knowledge of how technology fits within the built environment and the art of the possible to affect real change through delivering technology applicable in all homes not just those at the high end.

MyGlobalHome

Training & Residential Developers Theatre
12:15
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13:00

Smart Buildings as the platform for Hybrid Work, Sustainability and People Centric experiences

Cisco is at the forefront of smart building converged networks, integrating Operational Technology with IT and IoT, but is also is a leader in workforce collaboration technology and enterprise cyber security - critical elements to delivering a successful hybrid work strategy. Smart, Sustainable and Hybrid are three significant and investable trends in their own right. This session will look at how technology integration and automation can address each trend separately. More importantly it will also explain the benefits of taking a holistic approach to these three real estate challenges and addressing them as a collective will drive significant business benefits. We will also explain how businesses that take a cross functional approach, aligning IT, HR, Workplace Resources and Real Estate teams can ensure the synergies between Hybrid, Smart and Sustainable are effectively optimised. We will also demonstrate how taking this approach is delivering value for Cisco’s own workplace strategy as we evolve our real estate portfolio and adopt new working practices post pandemic.

Speaker

Alastair Tucker-Brown

Enterprise Networking Solution Specialist

Cisco

Alastair has accumulated over two decades of expertise in the Enterprise 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 at the centre of the Smart, Sustainable and Hybrid working revolution and feels that it is a seminal moment for businesses who adopt this technology to completely change the way they operate and unleash their true potential.

Cisco

Management
12:15
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13:00

LoRaWAN for Building Services

LoRaWAN is fast becoming the wireless protocol of choice in building services. In this presentation, we cover everything you need to know about how it works, the benefits of it and how it is applied in building services applications.

Topics covered are:

Legacy Wireless Sensing Technology
IOT - The Internet of Things
What is LoRaWAN?
How does LoRaWAN differ from previous Technology
LoRaWAN Sensors
Network Architecture
LoRaWAN as a Building Technology
Public Networks
Security
Summary

Speaker

Andy Camsell

Technical Consultant

Sontay Ltd

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

Controls
12:15
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13:00

Sustainable Smart Lighting with DALI

The presentation will look at the role of DALI as a foundation to a Smart solution for workplaces and smart cities. It considers what makes for good lighting design and how the role of controls has changed to embrace a more connected approach to managing spaces.
We look at the decision process for selecting controls and how the selection of the right platform can impact sustainability and circularity.
Human factors such as WELL and environmental sensing will be discussed and also the role of offices and how this has been affected post Covid.
Software and the tools used to manage our buildings will be a key feature of the talk with an emphasis on openness and interoperability.
Building optimisation is a key feature of smart buildings and we look at the tools and data available that help to make our spaces more efficient and safer.

Speaker

Stewart Langdown FSLL

Business Development Director

zencontrol

Business Development Director of zencontrol, one of the most innovative lighting controls companies globally. I have worked in the lighting industry for over 30 years, specialising in lighting controls. Successfully launching a digital lighting platform in the UK during the 90’s and then worked at an international level promoting lighting controls across Europe, The Middle East and Far east. A member of the Lighting Industry Association for over 25 years in the UK I founded and chaired the controls group and represented the UK on lighting control and control gear technologies internationally. I currently represent zencontrol on the DALI Alliance Promotion Work Group. A Fellow of CIBSE Society of Light and Lighting and member of the communication group, I have lectured on both the degree and Masters in Lighting. A strong advocate of education and training, I firmly believe that education empowers and allows end users and engineers to fully understand and appreciate the benefits of control.

zencontrol

Spaces & Infrastructure
13:00
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13:45

The Journey of a Smart Building from Concept to Delivery

One Sightsolutions are Smart Building award winners, and will host a panel to discuss ‘The Journey of a Smart Building from Concept to Delivery’.

The panel will be made up of the following companies:

Fiona Sawkill from British Land. Fiona will represent the Client within a project
Mick Davidson of Skanska representing the Contractor
John Clarke of One Sightsolutions who has experience of delivering multiple projects as the Master Systems Integrator.

Steve Geary from One Sightsolutions will act as the moderator guiding the discussion, to provide an invaluable insight into the process of delivering a cutting-edge Smart Building Project.

Speaker

Mick Davidson

Specialist Business Director

Skanska

Head of a specialist business providing Integrated CNS and Smart Building Solutions within the Construction Industry

Skanska

Speaker

Fiona Sawkill

Head of Digital Placemaking

British Land

Experienced Senior Technology Manager with a demonstrated history of delivering strategic business transformation across Technology and Business Functions in the Real Estate, Retail & Retail Supply Chain industries. Skilled in Business Planning, IT Strategy, Software Development, Team & Stakeholder Management, Business Intelligence, and Business Development.

British Land

Speaker

John Clarke

Operations Director

One Sightsolutions

Operations Director for One Sightsolutions - helping to design, deliver and support cutting edge Smart Building solutions from the controllers to the cloud.

One Sightsolutions

Speaker

Steve Geary

Managing Director

One Sightsolutions Ltd

Managing Director for One Sightsolutions - helping to design, deliver and support cutting edge Smart Building solutions, whilst providing industry-leading product distribution and BCIA award-winning training.

One Sightsolutions Ltd

Speaker

Karen Warner

Smart Building Consultant

ARUP

Leading a successful team and delivering high profile, complex projects, I have worked in building services for over 30 years and have a broad understanding of building services, facilities management and commissioning.

My BMS work has spanned several sectors including; data centres, labs, museums/galleries, arenas, healthcare, airports, education and commercial buildings. Each have different priorities from high availability and close control to interoperability and user centric design.

My work in existing buildings has highlghted the need for good quality data from a variety of systems, all required to fully understand how a building is performing in terms of energy efficiency but just as importantly from a user's perspective. My work has therefore expanded into data availability, connectivity, analytics and smart buildings

ARUP

Management
13:00
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13:45

How BEMS can save you time, money and company fines

BEMS stands for Building Energy Monitoring Systems. This presentation will let you know what a BEMS is, how legislation is affecting all companies views on energy, how a BEMS can integrate into a building existing infrastructure, and how BEMS can be a simple starting step in enabling IoT technologies to be used in existing buildings.

Speaker

Andy Davies

Technical Sales Manager

HMS Networks

As a technical sales professional, Andy has over 30 years’ experience in the Building and Industrial Automation industry. His expertise includes both account management and new business development representing HVAC, Digital Video Recording, CCTV, Access Control and IT infrastructure products and services.

HMS Networks

Controls
13:00
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13:45

The Smart Building Lifecycle: Delivering Sustainability Throughout

The UK’s ambition is to reach net zero by 2050. By then, 80% of buildings that will exist are already built today. Buildings are responsible for 40% of global carbon emissions, of which 70% are from building operations and 30% from the original construction. If we are to achieve net zero targets, we must look to reduce both embodied and operational carbon emissions, through decarbonising our existing building stock and rethinking the way we design and construct new.

How can we ensure a building is sustainable throughout its lifecycle? What will the new energy landscape look like and what impact will this have on our buildings? How will the operation and maintenance of our buildings change to become more efficient and contribute to the wellbeing of its users?

In this presentation, we’ll discuss how smart building technology is essential in answering these questions and how smart, integrated systems are the foundation to achieving net zero targets.

Speaker

Kas Mohammed

Vice President of 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

Spaces & Infrastructure
13:00
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13:45

Integrating BMS With Audio-Visual Technology In Residential Developments

The role of the BMS continues to evolve. However, one area that’s frequently overlooked in large residential schemes is how it can be successfully and seamlessly integrated with audio-visual (AV) systems to create a fully functioning smart home that also meets the comfort, convenience and aesthetic demands of the occupants. This talk from CEDIA-award winning company Imperium Building Systems will explain why deeper integration between BMS and AV is so important in this type of project, the barriers to integration and how these barriers can be effectively overcome to the benefit of all parties involved.

Speaker

Chris Thorne

Director

CEDIA

With almost 25 years industry experience across both the BMS Controls and later the Audio Visual industries Chris’s development came from a 15 year career working for Trend Controls, part of the Honeywell Corporation. Initially training as a BMS engineer, he spent a number of years managing and maintaining BMS installations before moving into a business development role helping developers, consultants and integrators design, specify and sell integrated control systems for significant commercial and residential developments.
Eventually leaving corporate employment to focus on BMS and Audio Visual Control solutions in the luxury residential market, Chris joined Imperium Building Systems Ltd, a highly specialist controls and integration business with a considerable track record for designing and installing solutions in some of the most prestigious, luxury residential properties in the world.

CEDIA

Training & Residential Developers Theatre
13:45
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14:30

Smart Building Management using innovative AI and Digital Twin solutions – case study included

ecoBuilding automatically manages a building’s HVAC system by using calculated prediction as part of a strategic layer implemented on top of the installed Building Automation. It combines Live data, an AI model and a Digital Twin of the building and its installation. The result is improved comfort conditions and a step change in energy efficiency resulting in 15-40% savings.

The presentation will give insight into the solution and how it works. In addition, a case study will be presented demonstrating both comfort conditions and energy savings achieved touching on expected return on investment.

Speaker

Anders Norén

Strategic Alliances Executive

Priva Building Automation B.V.

Anders has over 35 years’ experience within Building Automation, an MSc and an MBA and is passionate about bringing new technology to market delivering better comfort and smarter use of energy in buildings.

Originally, he studied for his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Following various marketing and sales roles for TAC (today Schneider Electric) both in Sweden and the UK, he was appointed Manging Director of Priva UK in 2002, starting the company and building the organisation and its business over 15 years. Today Anders is responsible for Priva Building Automation’s Export business which also includes an active role bringing new innovative solutions to the UK, the Nordics and the Middle East.

Priva Building Automation B.V.

Management
13:45
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14:30

Beyond Lighting – Why Connecting With Your Data Via API’s is so Important

Designed specifically for professional lighting applications, Bluetooth mesh is the first communication standard that brings wire-like reliability to wireless control systems. Once deployed, a Bluetooth mesh-based lighting network can provide the infrastructure for both lighting and non-lighting services, effectively acting like the building’s nervous system.

Smart buildings are becoming an element of competitive advantage for commercial building owners, driven by the ability to use the data generated to improve energy performance and enhance the experience of the people who work in them. For this to happen, integration with external systems is key and this is where APIs play an important role.

Public APIs allow customers to access the data from their Bluetooth mesh lighting networks in real time, connect these networks with other building automation and management (BMS) systems, and build completely new applications on top of them. In addition, as an open standard, Bluetooth mesh opens the door to achieving the interoperability that is needed for truly smart buildings. In my presentation I will describe how the APIs work and give some examples of services that can be built using them.

Speaker

Ewa Spohn

Product Manager

Silvair

Ewa Spohn heads up product management for Silvair's commissioning tools and connected services, and has extensive experience in supporting our partners in implementing the Silvair software in their products and projects. Ewa believes open and interoperable standards are necessary for the promise of smart buildings to be realised, and that access to data is key. She is always on the lookout for new use cases and thinking about how the Silvair public APIs could address them.

Silvair

Controls
13:45
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14:30

Technology to Promote Resident Safety and Provide Safer Homes

With technological advancements progressing the connected home, we will explain how this translates to resident safety, the benefits it can bring to proactive management of housing stock and how this facilitates a solution-focused approach. We will also look at another dimension to resident safety through monitoring home health data and see how smarter, healthier homes lead to safer communities.

Speaker

Adam Taylor-Drake

Head of Internet of Things

Aico

An experienced engineer and entrepreneur, Adam is a co-founder and Head of IoT at HomeLINK. He has a background in robotics & AI, secure military communications and deploying IoT solutions across multiple sectors. Passionate about bringing positive social change through the application of innovative technology.

Aico

Spaces & Infrastructure
14:30
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15:15

How Access Control Technology Unlocks Potential for Smarter, Greener and More Efficient Buildings

In today’s always-on world, companies are increasingly executing access with mobile devices as a mechanism for the authentication and identity verification of their employees and visitors. Join HID Global’s Director of Product Marketing, Jaroslav Barton, as he describes how modern buildings are becoming smarter, greener and more efficient with open-source mobile access control.

Key takeaways include:

• More robust security: mobile access eliminates reliance on physical cards or badges, supports multiple security protocols and adds layers of security on top of basic card encryption, making it more secure than traditional physical access control.
• Operational efficiency: mobile access can be seamlessly integrated into Building Management System applications through highly secure application programming interface (API) and software development kit (SDK). With robust API and SDK building owners and facility managers are able to collect, monitor and manage terabytes of data — empowering them to make informed decisions about how spaces are being utilized.
• Convenience: Users can access buildings through mobile devices such as smartphones and smartwatches, eliminating the need for traditional key fobs and badges. Tenants can easily manage and update credentials securely through the cloud.
• Threat prevention: real-time access to data allows organizations to quickly detect and mitigate threats, allowing for sustained growth and continuous improvement of their security systems.
• Flexibility: mobile access supports multi-application, where a single product or solution can execute multiple things. Mobile credentials are issued remotely over the air, which helps to reduce physical touchpoints both for employees and visitors.

Speaker

Jaroslav Barton

Director of Product Marketing

HID Global

Jaroslav Barton is HID Global's Director of Product Marketing for physical access control in Europe. He has more than 20 years of experience in the security industry, with a focus on security systems, access control, identification and RFID technologies. Barton has been with HID since 2005, where he is pivotal in shaping the company's strategy and developing the business in the region. He is an active thought leader, having written multiple articles and spoken at several industry events across the globe. In his spare time, he likes travelling, hiking, reading and learning.

HID Global

Management
14:30
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15:10

Unlocking Energy Efficiency

In this session, Adrian will explore how companies in the UK and US are leveraging existing and new technology to drive down energy usage in their building portfolios. Hear about best practices, common challenges, and the success stories from organisations who are successfully rising to the challenge of managing energy efficiency in today’s volatile environment

Speaker

Adrian Turner

Senior Director of Product Management

Accruent

Adrian Turner is a Senior Director at Accruent, the leading provider of solutions to manage the built environment. He has deep expertise in IoT smart building technology for commercial real estate and multi-site retail, including grocery. Birmingham-based Adrian is a member of the Chartered Management Institute and holds an MBA from Birmingham’s Aston Business School.

Accruent

Controls
14:30
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15:10

How Can the Smart Building Industry Improve Technology Outcomes?

The technology around smart buildings can often feel alien to even the most experienced property professionals, especially when embarking on first-time projects. The desire to create a smart building without understanding what you want the technology to achieve or the practical steps necessary for success can often lead to problems.

How can the smart building industry give real estate developers, who are new to smart technologies, a helping hand to make sure they are getting as much out of their project as possible?

The Smart Building Project Canvas (https://github.com/memoori/smartbuildingprojectcanvas) has been designed to encourage best practice amongst industry professionals and give people the confidence to create the best spaces possible. It is a list of questions to address at each stage of a project, from setting out aims and goals for success at the beginning to considerations about delivery and management, cost and risk and future-proofing. We want project teams to use it to create the most efficient and best-performing projects possible whilst effectively budgeting for the appropriate technology.

The canvas has been released under a Creative Commons license, so it is free to download, share and modify, as long as attribution is maintained.

This talk will focus on practical steps, highlighted in the canvas, that real estate developers can take to improve their smart technology project outcomes.

Speaker

James McHale

Managing Director

Memoori Research

James is Managing Director of Memoori. A truly independent analyst company focused entirely on the smart building industry. Memoori delivers unrivalled research with deep domain knowledge on smart building technology and implementation.

Memoori Research

Spaces & Infrastructure
15:10
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16:00

Matching Humans and Technology - The EnCO programme

Launched in 2019 by ESTA - The Energy Services and Technology Association and the Energy Institute as a supporting partner, this truly Global programme seeks to train up a network of experienced professionals capable of implementing a behaviour change based, energy efficiency programme aimed at supporting all commercial, non-domestic organisations to use less energy and use energy that they can't avoid using more efficiently. The programme is now also certifying a growing number of organisations that wish to gain recognition for their energy efficiency efforts.
At a time of ever-growing energy prices, we believe that behaviour change offers considerable opportunities to save energy in return for a very low-cost intervention/rapid pay back.

Speaker

Mervyn Pilley

Director

Energy Services and Technology Association

Qualified accountant and Membership Professional. SME specialist. Established and run many businesses during his career.

Currently working as Executive Director of the Energy Services and Technology Association. 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 fully supports the Energy Conscious Organisation - EnCO programme - the behaviour change based energy efficiency programme aimed at supporting all commercial and non-domestic organisations throughout the World.

Energy Services and Technology Association

Management
15:10
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16:00

Building automation in relation to the 2022 building regulations revision

UK Building regulations were updated on June 15th this year. This was a direct route to tackle climate change and reduce energy use.
What implications do these changes have for building design? The new Part O may mean less glazing, smaller windows or maybe even the end of those fabulous floor to ceiling South facing glazed walls?
But building automation can offer the "alternative approaches" as laid out in in the regulations that allow architects, designers and consultants fulfil their clients' desires for those glazed facades. Dynamic shading, integrated HVAC and constant lighting control can be simply achieved.
This level of building automation is an exciting opportunity for the integrator. Find out what you need to know to make it happen?

Speaker

Paul Foulkes MSc MIET

KNX Business Manager

Theben AG

Paul is an intelligent buildings expert. He has been involved in engineering since he was 16, beginning as an apprentice. Starting in the aircraft industry, in maintenance and later R&D and then 20 years living in continental Europe. Working in the construction sector and eventually establishing his own company in France concentrating in all aspects of renewables, intelligent technologies and low energy building techniques. He returned to the UK in to 2012, and completed a Masters in Architecture and the built environment. Since then he has worked in project management and business development.

Now, as KNX Business Manager for Theben UK he believes in the positive impact that properly designed, fully integrated building automation technology can have for the health, wellbeing and sustainability of both a building and those using it.

Theben AG

Controls
15:10
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16:00

Can a Smart Factory make you Sustainable?

It was in his time running a factory that Ben identified that one of the biggest opportunities was known as fixed costs, something historically overlooked. The largest portion of most manufacturers fixed costs are the utility bills. Combining his enthusiasm for sustainability with Lean principles of eliminating waste, Ben wanted to identify those opportunities to reduce the energy consumption and improve the energy efficiency of the industry. But where do you start?

This is where a Smart Factory plays its part. To understand where the waste is, data is required. This data, when processed can be converted to user friendly analytics to identify blindspots. These blindspots can then be eliminated, saving energy, saving money and reducing your carbon footprint. In this session, Ben will explain the strategy taken at AMRC North West to achieve this objective, the successes and the challenges, and how the AMRC North West can help your business achieve these same results.

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Ben Smith

Low Carbon Smart Building Specialist

AMRC North West

After completing his apprenticeship and working as a manufacturing engineer, Ben acted as an Operation Manager for a large aerospace manufacturing company. He led his team through rapid Lean transformation and through the challenges the Covid pandemic presented, before joining the AMRC North West as the Low Carbon Smart Building Specialist.

In this role he specialises in taking knowledge of how facilities are run, transformation enacted and the current KPI's and adapting them to align with Sustainability and Smart Factory adaptation. This is then offered as tailored support to help businesses develop their own Smart Sustainability Road Map.

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