Smart buildings are not only regarded as the future of individual workplaces but the possible foundation of fully interconnected, digitally controlled smart cities. The move to ever smarter buildings relies upon the deployment of increasingly pervasive systems that deliver more granular data about more aspects of buildings’ usage and operation. The theme of this year’s ISE Smart Building Conference (SBC) is how this trend is being driven by developments in three technology areas: 5G, IoT and the Intelligent Edge.

SBC, being held for the first time at Hotel Okura Amsterdam, will examine how the unfolding new technology landscape facilitates the deployment of smart technology within buildings. Content Chairman for the day will once again be Bob Snyder, Editor-in-Chief of Channel Media Europe; he will also lead a walking tour of smart building solutions on the ISE show floor on 11 February from 14:30 to 16:30.

The day kicks off with the keynote ‘Learning from the Unisphere Project’ from David Schwarz, founder and Creative Partner of design agency HUSH. The Unisphere Project in Silver Spring, Maryland is an urban test case to prove the validity of net zero buildings.

More practical description comes from Erik Ubels, Chief Technology Officer of EDGE Technologies. Ubels’ keynote, ‘What’s in the New Edge Olympic?’, will look at the smart building development in Amsterdam, based on a single cloud platform to connect all devices and people in the buildings. ‘The Market for Occupancy Analytics in Smart Offices’, given by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memorri Research, is based on recent surveys of how the need for more human and production office areas is driving technology choices.

‘What is the Value of Digital Twin’, presented by Daniel Carcedo Blanco, Vice President and Smart Building Manager at corporate real estate service Swiss Re, will explain the application of using digital replicas of living or non-living physical entities. The potential of stand-alone systems features in ‘Autonomous Buildings Will Reshape the Marketplace’ by Troy Harvey, CEO of intelligent control developer PassiveLogic, while Angelica Krystle Donati, CEO of Donati Immobiliare Group, will discuss ‘The Greatest Opportunities in Property Technology’.

SBC 2020 will also feature a series of Roundtable discussions hosted by leading companies in this market: ‘Creating a Smarter Future for Homes, Buildings and Mobility’ (ABB); ‘How Secure is Your Smart Building’ (KNX); ‘The Workplace Revolution You Should Have Started Yesterday’ (Joan by Visionect); and ‘Getting Value for Technology’ (Verdantix).

Other presentations include: ‘AI in Smart Buildings’, with the CEO of infrastructure design company TPEX, Robert Rosier;’ Lessons from Smart Campus’, presented by Dr Ken Dooley, Technology Director of Granlund, which specialises in building and real estate; ‘Integrating Smart Solution Platforms’, featuring Josef Šachta, co-founder of property technology company Sharry Europe; Matthew Marson, Head Of Smart Places at management and technical consultancy WSP will reveal ‘Things I’ve Learnt from Getting Smart “Wrong”’; and ‘The DC-Powered Building’, in which Brad Koerner, Principal of Koerner Design, will explain the application of advanced lighting technologies.

The Closing Panel is ‘Smart Building – Stepping Stones to Smart City’, looking at how modern technologies need to deal with infrastructure problems and ultimately create the smart city. Speakers are: Dr Claire Penny, Commercial Director of Internet of Things specialist Wia; Jonathan Lenk, CEO at Kardia, developer of smart systems for the private housing market; Kevin Brownell, Head of Intelligent Building of PTS Consulting; and Oliver Barker, Digital Buildings Team Leader with global engineering consultancy Norman Disney and Young.

Smart Building Conference takes place at Hotel Okura on Monday 10 February between 08:45 and 17:30. A complementary event, Smart Workplace Track will be held on the morning of Tuesday 11 February.

Smart Building Conference (SBC) is a full-day conference produced by Integrated Systems Events. SBC is the must-attend pan European conference for professionals working in the smart buildings, smart homes and smart workplaces industry. It is being held on 10 February 2020 at the Hotel Okura on the day before Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the world’s largest exhibition for professional AV and systems integration (11-14 February 2020, RAI Amsterdam).

  • Smart Building Conference (SBC) ISE 2020
  • Monday 10 February 2020, 9:00-17:30
  • Hotel Okura, Amsterdam
  • Tickets are available here