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Smart Building Conference focuses on commercial and residential sectors

The Smart Building Conference, taking place on 6 February the day before the ISE 2017 exhibition begins, will give attendees the opportunity to hear how the Internet of Things is bringing alive the vision of truly smart buildings and how buildings are become smarter than ever before.

The one day conference will feature of plenary sessions, keynotes and presentations covering both the commercial and residential installation sectors. The day will climax with all SBC 2017 attendees getting VIP seating to hear the ISE 2017 Opening Address from award winning architect Ole Scheeren at the close of the Smart Building Conference.

“Whatever area you work in, we have it covered,” said conference chairman Bob Snyder (pictured). “I can honestly say that this is the most compelling and exciting conference programme we have ever assembled. The Smart Building business is growing exponentially and there’s so much to information to share. SBC at ISE provides the perfect platform for us to achieve this.”

At SBC 2017 leading smart building and smart office executives will share their experiences on the Internet of Building Things in the Commercial Track. Google Networks CTO Aglaia Kong will discuss using VR/AR to remote manage and address building issues, leveraging data analytics to provide optimised dynamic space utilisation and using IoT sensors for building security.

Arup and Tyrrell Systems will join together in a session about real world implementation of Open Source Controls; Ecohouse Energy Director Paul Foulkes will share how to get Big Data out of the building and Lennart Ruhl, Head of Light Management Systems in EMEA for OSRAM, will help conference delegates distinguish between the two.

Other confirmed participants include: Claire Penny, Worldwide Solution Leader for IBM’s Watson IoT; Gabriel Wetzel, Vice President for IoT Projects and Smart City, Bosch Software Innovations. Plus contributions from: The Siemon Company; Cisco; Memoori Research; Accenture; Nomos and The Sextant Group.

Voice control may become the de facto standard of the IoT-enabled home. Charlie Kindel, Director for Alexa Smart Home at Amazon, will use his opening keynote for the Residential Track to bring more insight into voice control and the latest interface technology.

In a packed programme, attendees will also to hear about the promise of IP-based mesh networking from Arnulf Rupp, from the Thread Group and Osram, will explore the future of IP-based mesh networking and Thread technology.

Smart home solutions in the decade of IoT will be addressed by Claus Lohse from a/c/t Beratungs & System who will cover the requirements for safe and secure design and the latest control concepts drawing from specific real-world examples. Philipp Schuster, UK Managing Director for Loxone, will look at the scope of home automation products, from single IoT devices to holistic solutions.

Comparing business models in the US with the EU, Arthur Baanders, Business Development Smart Homes at Digital Home Lifestyle (DHL), will profile current smart home business models to better understand how to manage IoT initiatives.

Smart Building Conference information and delegate registration details