One important topic is smart workplace technology, often associated with the biggest commercial buildings, housing the most high-profile organizations – in buildings like The Edge in Amsterdam. While many managers of small to medium sized building developments (commercial or MDUs) might discount smart technology, assuming they don’t have the capital or scale to achieve a good return on investment. The reality, however, is quite different. Smart workplace tech may be the best way for smaller commercial buildings to survive and even thrive.
Smart Building Conference will include presentations on how Microsoft’s HoloLens will change the way we look at all buildings, how the market is growing for clean air products in home and business, how AI (like IBM’s Watson) and voice interfaces (like Amazon’s Alexa) will shape our industries and how to profit from the increasing need for security (physical, virtual, and video security).
Other topics at the Smart Building Conference will includes building automation systems, Big Data output, and new technological approaches such as li-fi.
This year’s event will include a closing industry panel– From Smart Buildings to Even Smarter Buildings— with special guest Carlo Ratti, Italian architect and founder of international design office Carlo Ratti Associati, and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he directs the MIT Senseable City Lab, a research group that explores how new technologies are changing the way we understand, design and ultimately live in cities.