Day 1 - 13 November 2019
Smart Buildings and 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.
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.
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
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.
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?
Utility Management from Building Automation
Building managers and construction companies are aiming to move with the development of new technology, but old systems still in place are making this complicated. Many buildings currently host traditional water, power and heating and ventilation systems and collect data manually, therefore not providing connected results and are not able to share this data. This session will focus on solutions to gain inter-connectivity of digital and legacy equipment and building management systems (BMS). What automation will work for you and how to make informed decisions based on the data collected.
Predictive Maintenance through IoT, AI and Data Connectivity
- Annual budgets set aside costs for building maintenance, while long term, predictive maintenance will save money, what are the short-term impacts and costs?
- How real-time data is the key in predictive maintenance
- Connecting IoT platforms, AI and Data to build your solution
- Utilising utility data from autonomous systems to help building maintenance
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
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
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?
Data for Energy – Machine Learning in the Sector
- The importance of IoT platform selection to produce insights
- Combining AI with big data to collate smart sensor information – How these enable critical performance insights
- Utilising the data for positive impact on businesses and the energy sector – Increase in renewable energy opportunities, cost reduction due to predictive maintenance, asset management etc.