About Smart Building Conference

  • Monday 10 February 2020
  • 09:00-17:30
  • Hotel Okura, Amsterdam

‘5G, IoT and the Intelligent Edge’
Smart Building Conference (SBC) 2020 is based on the theme of ‘5G, IoT and the Intelligent Edge’. The day-long conference will explore how the unfolding new technology landscape facilitates the deployment of smart technology within buildings. The event will see top expert speakers presenting ideas throughout the day alongside a host of new innovation workshops. These will allow delegates to interact and share experiences in the welcoming environment of the Hotel Okura, a new venue for this year’s conference. As an official part of the SBC programme, ISE’s opening keynote concludes the day. Shuttle buses will provide transport from the SBC to the RAI auditorium in order to allow attendees to witness the show’s curtain-raiser.

Industry expert Bob Snyder hosts the conference
Bob Snyder has been Smart Building Conference Content Chairman since 2013. An experienced journalist, well-known analyst and speaker on European IT and AV industry trends, Bob has brought his extensive knowledge and connections to the Smart Building Conference, having had a key role in the direction of the event and its line-up of expert speakers. Bob is also the Editor-in-Chief of CHANNEL MEDIA EUROPE, a content provider and consultant to high tech companies in Europe and Middle East.

‘5G, IoT and the Intelligent Edge’
This year’s theme of ‘5G, IoT and the Intelligent Edge’ focusses on three powerful technological elements which together have a profound impact on the future of smart buildings. Once disparate building systems now converge into one smart and intelligent system using IP, providing opportunities to save money, increase efficiency and provide better services to building occupants. Intelligent edge now allows data to be analysed and acted on in a spot close to where it is captured in a network, rather than being transported back to a central server. This decentralised process encourages the use of IoT and other devices at the network’s edge where they can act efficiently with reduced latency – and the introduction of 5G networks will only further galvanise this industry shift.

What can attendees expect from the conference
SBC will allow delegates to have a deeper understanding of the built environment, and how it impacts the AV industry. The event will also help to highlight what AV can do in smart buildings, and where business opportunities lie.

Confirmed speakers include Paul Marsden, author of Digital Quality Management in Construction, who will focus on latest technologies that will change smart buildings and become important to our industry. Erik Ubels, Chief Technology Officer, OVG will share expertise, having overseen completion the EDGE Olympic building in Amsterdam (and having previously completed the world-famous EDGE building). Ken Dooley, Technology Director at Granlund will discuss the company’s recent work on a smart campus project. Aryanour Djalali, Chairman & CEO, DNA BARCELONA ARCHITECTS will provide global industry insights and perspective from the viewpoint of an award-winning international architect.

Communicating with industry colleagues has always formed a key part of SBC, and 2020 will see additional community-building opportunities to connect with delegates with the introduction of a series of workshops. In these networking sessions, delegates will be able to take part in smaller group discussions, hear each other’s voices and establish new business connections as part of the smart building community.