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Pre-show events programme kick-starts ISE 2016

Integrated Systems Europe 2016 will offer attendees an exciting pre-show programme on Monday 8 February that comprises two conferences dedicated to smart building and pro audio, plus an opening keynote panel discussion exploring the integration of IT and AV infrastructure. This trio of events will sit alongside a wide range of networking opportunities taking place during the day before the show opens its doors.

One of the pre-show events highlights will be the Opening Panel Keynote roundtable discussion. The event will be moderated by David Rowan, editor of Wired magazine. The magazine has been synonymous with informed and intelligent analysis of science, culture and technology and has been a consistently reliable predictor of change since its launch in the UK in 2009. The Opening Keynote Panel will explore the convergence of AV and IT and how the fast-moving collision of the two ‘worlds’ has created technical challenges and business opportunities for the installation and integration market sector.

The Opening Panel Keynote will take place in the Forum at 18:00 and be followed by the official Opening Reception in the Forum Lounge until 21:00. Complimentary food and drink will be available, and the event provides the ideal location for attendees to network and plan ahead for the next four days.

Also taking place during the day is the Smart Building Conference. This will offer a comprehensive programme that includes expert speakers and thought leaders drawn from across the international smart building industry. This year’s theme is The Network is the Building. The conference will explore how the IP backbone changes the way we work, the way we live, and the new connected services now possible with today’s buildings. A discounted ‘early-bird’ delegate fee is still available.

The Smart Building Conference will offer content in two tracks (commercial and residential) as well as a number of presentations dedicated to both. The Commercial Track will be chaired by content chairman Bob Snyder, (editor in chief of Channel Media Europe). The Residential Track will be chaired by CEDIA EMEA chair Kris Hogg (also founder of Konnectiv Technology).

Topics to be covered at SBC include: building and home control; wayfinding; cabling buildings for the future; the impact of mobile; multi-dwelling units; the Internet of things; audio-over-IP and more.

Confirmed speakers and session highlights include:

  • Smart… Above & Beyond Sustainability: Erik Ubels, Director Information Technology and Workplace Services, Deloitte
  • Technology and the Future of CRE: Tom Carroll, Head of EMEA Corporate Research, Jones Lang Lasalle
  • Smart Home 2030: How Digitization Is Changing the Way We Build and Live: Daniela Tenger, Researcher, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
  • From Office Design to Soundscaping: Philip Vanhoutte, Senior VP & MD, Plantronics Europe and Africa
  • What You Need to Know About Multi-Dwelling Units: Kris Hogg, Founder & Director Konnectiv and CEDIA EMEA Chair.

The Audio Forum, presented by one of ISE’s media partners Connessioni, also returns to ISE 2016 as one of the pre-show events. The conference is targeted towards consultants; sound designers; system integrators; installers and anyone interested in knowing more about the latest pro audio techniques and technologies.

Exploring and debunking various topics around audio forms the basis for this year’s Audio Forum as it majors on the theme Theories, Technologies, Legends and Myths About Audio. The keynote speaker is Donato Masci, an acoustic designer and consultant from Studio Sound Service, Italy.

The event will also provide an opportunity for dialogue and networking between the worlds of broad-based system integration and specialist pro audio.

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