The show’s increasing attendance from AV end-users in a broad range of verticals is reflected in ISE 2020’s biggest and most wide-ranging conference programme to date.
Among the highlights of the ISE 2020 conference programme are:
Control Rooms Summit: making its debut at ISE 2020, the Control Rooms Summit has as its theme ‘How Better Integrated AV Will Save And Protect Lives’. Staged in association with the International Critical Control Rooms Alliance (ICCRA) and chaired by ICCRA Chairman Peter Prater, Control Rooms Summit ISE will review the role of the numerous AV technologies typically deployed in the control room environment – displays, networking, signal management (including KVM), surveillance video, sensors and analytics – and look at the increasing importance of ease of use.
Smart Building Conference: with its theme of ‘5G, IoT and the Intelligent Edge’, this year’s Smart Building Conference will explore the developing technology landscape surrounding smart buildings, smart workplaces and smart cities. Disparate building systems are converging into one smart system; intelligent edge allows data to be analysed and acted on locally, reducing latency and network traffic and giving further impetus to the Internet of Things; and the introduction of 5G networks will further galvanise this industry shift.
For the first time, the conference, which begins on Monday 10 February, will extend into the morning of the following day. A new Smart Workplace Track will explore how smart technologies are becoming an integral part of the digital office, promoting workplace productivity, well-being, collaboration, and remote conferencing.
AGORA: Returning to ISE for a second year with a widened scope, AGORA – presented by MONDO|STADIA – is the international conference for technology in sporting venues. This year’s conference will analyse the impact of technology on enhancing the fan experience and modernising stadium infrastructure, as well as on the planning of ceremonies and events.
Andy Simons, director at KSS, will give the keynote: ‘What it takes to design major sports stadia, indoor arenas and training centres’. Benjamin Steen, head of customer care, digital licencing & stadium at FC Bayern Munich, will discuss the Allianz Arena’s evolution as a digital stadium; and a case study focusing on how technology enables innovation and stability a the the Johan Cuijff ArenA will be presented by Jeroen van Iersel, the venue’s marketing manager, and Stephen Hogg, head of sports projects at d&b audiotechnik.
These events join a line-up of conferences that also encompasses cybersecurity, higher education, enterprise, digital signage, digital cinema, XR (virtual, augmented and mixed reality), pro audio, residential design & build, hospitality and visitor attractions.