Managing the Edge: Edge vs Cloud

14:30 - Wednesday 6th October 2021


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Much data is collected by modern automation systems, and IoT devices, but it is frequently un-used in the management of the building(s). Many companies offer to analyse this data "in the Cloud", which creates new opportunities, while much can also be achieved by better management at the Edge.

When data is sent to the cloud it's format needs to be standardised in order to facilitate the use of analytics software. This talk discusses the issues and potential solutions to enable smarter buildngs and better usage of the data they produce.

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Chris Irwin

VP Sales EMEA & Asia and Global Marketing

J2 Innovations

Currently Vice President of Sales for EMEA and Global Marketing J2 Innovations, working to bring the latest open technologies into the smart buildings markets across Europe.

Previous roles include VP Sales EMEA for Distech Controls, Business Development Director EMEA for Tridium, as well as Managing Director of a £5M T/O FastTrack 100 manufacturing company. Wide experience of strategic business development, company growth management, and pioneering new business areas. Well known in the UK building automation market, and acting as European Envoy for Project Haystack. Has lectured in energy conservation and open control systems; also provided consultancy on business strategy, integrated building automation, and commercial PV systems. Strong interest in the smarthome market and the opportunities for improved energy efficiency. Passionate about energy saving, renewable energy and electric vehicles.

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