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

Thursday 19th October 15:10 - 15:55

Energy Management Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

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Prabhu Ramachandran

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


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

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

Ian Pierce

Senior Product Manager - Digital Placemaking

British Land

Ian Pierce serves as the Product Lead for British Land’s Smart Buildings Platform, which aims to spearhead the digital transformation of British Lands buildings by integrating cutting-edge technology and IoT with the aim to optimise building operations and deliver highly sustainable properties.

Ian's role extends from defining the Smart Building Strategy to orchestrating the delivery of the Smart Building Platform. Under his guidance, British Land has successfully introduced a suite of innovative digital products and services, initiating a transformative shift in the operational landscape of British Land's commercial office buildings.

Ian's multifaceted involvement positions him as a strategic architect in British Land's evolution towards a digitally advanced future and he is passionate about how technological innovation can rapidly enhance the real estate industry.

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