Day 1 - 25 April 2019


Chris Pennell

Research Director, IDC Government Insights, Europe


Associated Talks:

09:30AM - Day 2

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Smart Buildings & Energy: Chair’s Welcome and Opening Comments

Hear from an industry leading analyst about the latest trends, investments and market insights for IoT developers, vendors and service providers.

. Chris Pennell, Research Director, IDC Government Insights, Europe, IDC
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Remote Monitoring Solutions for Smart Buildings

Remote monitoring provides an advantage to enterprises that was once never possible – The use of smart equipment and sensors provides businesses with numerous options in terms of what they wish to monitor, including asset performance and response rate to machine issues/ failures. This system allows for solutions to be monitored and remote analysis of the enterprise like never before. This talk will expand on these key points and look deeper at how remote monitoring is helping businesses have an unparalleled insight into their building.

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Alejandro Navarro

Director Products & Analytics

Mitie Connected Workspace

Associated Talks:

10:20AM - Day 1

View Panel: Smart Buildings for the Smart Enterprise

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Emma Macleod

Associate Director

Hurley Palmer Flatt

Associated Talks:

10:20AM - Day 1

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Panel: Smart Buildings for the Smart Enterprise

  • The latest trends and technologies making connected building advancements an enterprise’s greatest and largest asset 
  • Ideas on where to start – What needs to be implemented early on and what system works best for your building? 
  • What partnerships are key to building interconnectivity between devices? Does it all need to be the same or is variety in technology, hardware and software the way forward? Are Cloud and Mesh Systems the vital components? 
  • How to understand the data and glean insights 
  • The solutions these systems provide for the IoT ecosystem, e.g. economic advantages for retail, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturers and more
. Alejandro Navarro, Director Products & Analytics , Mitie Connected Workspace
. Emma Macleod, Associate Director, Hurley Palmer Flatt
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IoT Connectivity for Buildings

The implementation of IoT within buildings has changed how we interact with them – From initial design, to construction, habitation and beyond. Connectivity between IoT devices and the digitalisation of buildings allows for continuous communication and data capturing via autonomous systems, allowing businesses to optimize their facilities, including physical safety, online security and resources. This talk will look at how these IoT devices and data insights are providing solutions to buildings.

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Smart Sensors for Buildings – Utilising the Data

  • Buildings are talking to us – Utilising the real-time data can help businesses progress in digitalisation, efficiency, facility management and cost 
  • The benefits of large-scale networking within buildings  
  • How sensors can be used to detect issues/ changes in processes ahead of these becoming problems 
  • It’s not a one size fits all rule – standalone devices vs integrated infrastructure appliances 
  • Is the upfront cost worth it or is money spent elsewhere more beneficial?
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Smart Meters for Utilities

  • The importance of a smooth integration and installation process for customers 
  • Is a smart meter for utilities the central digital component of a connected home? 
  • How do platforms from market leaders differ from and compete with operator-led devices? 
  • Closed platforms vs Open platforms – What are the benefits for connecting developers, suppliers and end-users? 
  • The impact smart meters have across the renewable utilities market
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Nicola McCheyne

Head of Ideas Lab

Centrica Innovations

Associated Talks:

02:30PM - Day 1

View Panel: Smart Grids and Distributed Energy Resources

09:50AM - Day 2

View Panel: Smart Grids and Meters for today’s consumers

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Panel: Smart Grids and Distributed Energy Resources

  • Discussing the benefits of IoT applied energy technology on managing energy usage, cost efficiency, increase resiliency and environmental sustainability 
  • What are the benefits of implementing smart grids for distributed energy resources such as those generating, storing and using energy? What role does supply and demand play within smart and micro-grids and how are these demands managed? 
  • Using smart grids to track and automate distribution of energy across these resources and increase operational efficiency 
  • How can smart grids help improve the safety of power distribution – Predictive maintenance and beyond
. Nicola McCheyne, Head of Ideas Lab, Centrica Innovations
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Barriers to Adoption – IoT for the Energy Market

There are numerous barriers for energy companies to integrate IoT technology into it’s systems, examples of this include use of highly granular data, data protection and security, connection standards and products sold. In an industry that’s trying to develop and implement new technology, tensions from established operators are paramount, as new business models turn in favour of innovative technology and are data heavy. What is the solution to this divide and can IoT platforms help operators adopt and implement the new technology into their legacy equipment?

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