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Exploring the evolution of the intelligent building

smart buildings conference at ISE 2015
Smart Buildings Conference 2015

Before the opening of Integrated Systems Europe, this year’s Smart Building Conference will offer a full-day’s programme of discussion exploring the future of the intelligent building by experts in the commercial and residential sectors. Highlights from this year’s ‘The Network is the Building’-themed event include talks examining how the IP backbone affects the way companies work and the vast potential offered by new connected services.

On Monday February 8, 2015 at the RAI, Amsterdam, the 2016 Smart Building Conference will delve into topics including building and home control, wayfinding, cabling buildings for the future, the impact of mobile, multi-dwelling units, the internet of things and audio-over-IP. The discussions run from 9 am to 6 pm, followed by an ISE opening panel discussion and the official opening reception in the Forum lounge at 7.30 pm. 

Content will be presented in two tracks, with the Commercial Track and overall conference led by Bob Snyder, editor in chief of channel media Europe. CEDIA EMEA chair and founder of Konnectiv Technology Kris Hogg will lead the Residential track.
 
Don’t Miss

Smart… Above and Beyond Sustainability 
Who? Erik Ubels, director information technology & workplace services at Deloitte
When? 9.30 am
Why attend? Get insight from the director of a company with headquarters boasting the status of the highest BREEAM rating to date, lauded as “one of the world’s greenest office buildings.” Designed by London-based PLP Architecture, Deliotte’s Amsterdam headquarters, the Edge, incorporates 28,000 sensors and 4,100 square meters of rooftop solar panels (including a “digital ceiling” that wires the building like synapses in the brain), and Philips' Ethernet-powered LED connecting lighting. The technology has led to Bloomberg Business labelling it "quite possibly the smartest office space ever constructed.”

Technology and the Future of CRE 
Who? Tom Carroll, head of EMEA corporate research at JLL
When? 10.00 am
Why attend? Author of several papers on corporate real estate, Caroll reveals how to accommodate the real estate and functionality needs of organisations in an increasingly technologically competitive landscape. He will reveal how ‘third platform’ technologies will soon mean new devices will enter the workplace to produce new methods of working, change the workplace design and create new management paradigms. He will also answer the question of how CRE is adapting to changes in the modern workplace, and will look ahead to 2020 and beyond in predicting how new technology will impact CRE strategy at a portfolio, building and workplace level.

Caroll is a member of JLL’s Occupier Executive, UK Research Executive and EMEA Research Board.

From Office Design to Soundscaping…
Who? Philip Vanhoutte, senior vice-president and managing director at Plantronics Europe & Africa
When? 11.30 am 
Why attend? An in-depth look at how the recent economic crisis created productivity in the UK workspace. Highlights will include exploring an associate driven work topology design of an Acoustic Temple, the Unified Collaborative ITC infrastructure embracing wearables and contextual intelligence and a creating a work philosophy that results in the most desirable discretionary engagement. With over 35 years in the information and communications industry and a passion for personal technology wearables, Vanhoutte is one of the most informed voices on smarter working. 

Other sessions include: 

Integrating AV with IT Infrastructure with Graham Naylor-Smith, ARUP

The Battle for Smart Building, An Integrator’s Perspective, with Mike Brooman, Vanti

Forces Driving the Smart Building Market with Jeremy Towler, BSRIA

Securing the Smart Building, with Marco Koyne, Koyne-System-Elektronik

New Era of Data Driven Lighting Services with Marek Wierzbicki, Silvair

What You Need to Know about Multi-Dwelling Units with Kris Hogg, CEDIA EMEA chairman

You can register for the Smart Building Conference via the SBC or ISE website. An early bird offer is available until January 17, 2016.