MIT professor Carlo Ratti to present opening address at ISE 2018

MIT professor Carlo Ratti to present opening address at ISE 2018
ISE has announced that Carlo Ratti, an architect, engineer, inventor, and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will present the ISE opening address on 5 February 2018.

Ratti’s speech will follow shortly after the conclusion of the Smart Building Conference during which Ratti will participate in the one-day conference’s closing roundtable discussion.

Ratti commented: “I am delighted to be giving the Opening Address at ISE 2018. Social and technological developments in the evolution of smart cities and smart buildings are quickly shaping how we must plan to work and live in the future. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and experiences with the ISE audience.”

At MIT, Ratti directs the Senseable City Lab, a research group that explores how new technologies are changing the way we understand, design and ultimately live in cities. He is also a founding partner of the international design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA). Drawing on Ratti’s research at MIT, CRA merges design and urban planning with cutting-edge digital technologies, so as to contribute to the creation of “an architecture that senses and responds”.

Ratti was named one of the ‘50 most influential designers in America’ by Fast Company and highlighted in Wired Magazine's ‘Smart List: 50 people who will change the world.’

Mike Blackman, Integrated Systems Europe Managing Director, commented: “Carlo Ratti is a perfect fit for ISE as he works in a field that has grown in importance for our exhibitors and attendees. He will bring a unique insight into smart city and smart building development. Not only is he a leading researcher and educator he puts the theory into practice with his award winning architectural designs and inventions around the world.”

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