Management Theatre

Sponsored by Sauter Automation

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

Wednesday 18th October 2023

Time Session title
10:00
|
10:45

The Smart journey to a Net-Zero Office

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

Speaker

Emilia Cardamone

Associate Director - Digital

Turner & Townsend

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

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

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

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

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

Turner & Townsend

10:45
|
11:30

Baking Digital into Smart Building Design

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

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

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

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

Speaker

Ceri Williams

Consulting Enterprise Architect

designITin

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

designITin

11:30
|
12:15

Case Studies - Digital Transformation from Across the Globe

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

Speaker

Paul Rogers

Managing Director

Tridium

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

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

The first step to understanding what you have.

Tridium

12:15
|
13:00

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

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

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

Speaker

John Dente

CTO

Onnec iQ

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

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

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

Onnec iQ

13:00
|
13:45

Integrated Buildings disected and diagnosed

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

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

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

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

Speaker

Mark Davenport

UK & Europe Director

Buildings IOT

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

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

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

Buildings IOT

13:45
|
14:30

RIBA Smart Buildings Overlay

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

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

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

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

Speaker

Ciaran Kelly

Associate Director | Building Intelligence

Hoare Lea

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

Hoare Lea

14:30
|
15:15

dTwin - Unlock the potential of your data

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

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

Speaker

Jimmy Abualdenien

Head of Digital Twin Product

Nemetschek Group

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

Nemetschek Group

15:15
|
16:00

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

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

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

Speaker

Lucas Cusack

Strategic Lead for Asset Management

Glider Technology Limited

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

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

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

Glider Technology Limited

16:00
|
16:45

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

Speaker

Maor Ganz

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

Urecsys - Urban Ecology Systems

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

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

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

Urecsys - Urban Ecology Systems

Thursday 19th October 2023

Time Session title
10:00
|
10:45

Smart Buildings - does reality meet the hype?

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

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

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

The Panellists:

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


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

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

Speaker

Alastair Tucker-Brown

Smart Buildings Specialist

Cisco

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

Cisco

Speaker

Chris Hyder

Smart Building & Hybrid Work Specialist

Cisco

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

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

Cisco

Speaker

Mark Nallen

Partner Business Development Manager Smart Buildings & Hybrid Work

Cisco

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

Cisco

10:45
|
11:30

No Regrets – How Smart Buildings Are Valuable in Uncertain Times

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

Speaker

Matthew Marson

Managing Director

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

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

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

11:30
|
12:15

Digital Solutions for Enhanced Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

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

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

Speaker

Kas Mohammed

VP Digital Energy UK&I

Schneider Electric

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

Schneider Electric

Speaker

Neil Pennell

Head of Design Innovation and Property Solutions

Landsec

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

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

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

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

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

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

Landsec

12:15
|
13:00

Taking smart buildings to the next level

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

Key questions that will be addressed in this session include:

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

Speaker

Andrew Knight

Global Lead, Data and Tech

RICS

Andrew has been with RICS for over twelve years, and prior to his role in leading the data and tech thought leadership and data standards function, managed RICS’ relationship with the finance and investment community working with debt and equity participants, their advisors in law and accountancy, and regulators. Andrew has also enjoyed a long career in IT starting out running programs on mainframes using punched cards, and then working through the eras of mini-computers, personal computers, and the internet - and now the world of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain. In his current role, Andrew is responsible for data and tech thought leadership and content development, and the adoption of the RICS Data Standard (RDS) that supports valuation, property measurement, life-cycle costing, building performance, brokerage, and due diligence.

RICS

Speaker

Ashley Bateup

Director

Mymesh

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

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

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

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

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

Mymesh

Speaker

Ged Tyrrell

CEO

Tyrrell Building Technologies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tyrrell Building Technologies

Speaker

Loki Cheeseman

Senior Workplace Project Director

MovePlan

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

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

MovePlan

Speaker

Sandeep Arora

CEO

TLA Smart Cities / The UK Launchpad

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

TLA Smart Cities / The UK Launchpad

Speaker

Trevor Miles

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

R8 Technologies / Chess UK

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

R8 Technologies / Chess UK

13:00
|
13:45

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speaker

Melanie Robinson

Associate

BIM Academy

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

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

BIM Academy

13:45
|
14:30

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

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

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

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

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

Speaker

Dave Lister

Managing Director

IAconnects technology Ltd

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

IAconnects technology Ltd

14:30
|
15:10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speaker

Billal Vindhani

UK&I Country Manager

Spacewell

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

Spacewell

15:10
|
15:55

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

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

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

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

Speaker

Viswesh Vancheeshwar

Industry Principal

Frost & Sullivan

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

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

Frost & Sullivan

Platinum Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Catering Sponsor
Registration Sponsor

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Be the first to hear about exhibitors, speakers and what's on at our upcoming events.

You'll also receive our free weekly newsletter from Smart Buildings Magazine & Smart Infrastructure Magazine.

Click here to register free for the show

I'm interested in *

Interested in attending Smart Buildings Show 2024?

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST