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ISE 2017: Smart Building Conference to deliver IoT thought leadership

Now a fixture in the pre-show programme at ISE, the Smart Building Conference will once again provide a day of thought leadership on the eve of the show. The topic for this year’s event is ‘IoT Makes Smart Buildings Even Smarter,’ taking place from 8.30am till 7.30pm on Monday, 6 February at RAI, Amsterdam, in the Forum, E102, Ruby Lounge.

Included in the line-up of speakers for the event are a range of IoT experts such as Google’s CTO for corporate networking, Aglaia Kong, who is flying in from US to share her views about how IoT goes beyond just energy management in smart buildings.

Claire Penny, worldwide solution leader for IBM’s Watson IoT, will share how “cognitive IT” will bring a new level of intelligence to both smart homes and smart buildings. Watson is IBM’s technology that can think like a human, bringing together AI, Big Data and IoT.

Gabriel Wetzel leads the IoT and Smart City business unit as VP at Bosch Software Innovations. He’ll share with the audience “How Dig(IoT)alisation is Transforming Buildings.”

Siemon’s Lee Funnell will explore what’s wrong with the current approach to Smart Buildings that make up the mass market, the difference between interfaced and integrated and how a different approach changes the building that is delivered.

“How The IoT Platform Creates Opportunity In Commercial, Residential and Marine” is the topic Bernhard Huessy, CEO and co-founder of Nomos System AG will add to the agenda. Based in Switzerland, he’ll be sharing the experience of 21,000 systems sold worldwide.

Voice control may become the de facto standard of the IoT-enabled home and workplace. Charlie Kindel, famous for his work at Microsoft with Windows Phone 7, Windows NT and more, is now the Director for Alexa Smart Home at Amazon. His opening of the Residential Track promises to bring more insight into voice control and the latest interface technology.

One of America’s leading AV integrators, Mark Valenti, president and CEO, The Sextant Group will talk about his experience at the cutting edge of installations. His message: the challenge of smart building is not in the technology but the process. If you want to apply what you will learn from the Smart Building Conference, you’ll not want to miss his speech.

The conference concludes with the ISE Opening Address, given by renowned architect Ole Scheeren.

“It’s worth the price of admission just to understand what’s hype and what’s not in IoT,” commented Bob Snyder, content chairman. “It’s an affordable way to make great contacts, understand the latest technology from the companies that are driving the changes, and learn how others are already applying technology like IoT in installations for home and business. After all, our business is mainly done within four walls and nothing is more important to most of us than the built environment. It’s the sky around us and this year the conference is bringing in the brightest stars to guide us.”

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