Spaces & Infrastructure Theatre

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.

This theatre will look at the management of commercial buildings and how the work environment can affect performance. We will also look at how network infrastructure including networking and power provision can affect and produce a smart building.

Wednesday 12th October 2022

Time Session title
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday 13th October 2022

Time Session title
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Speaker

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.

AMRC North West

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