The last several years Intel has been showing up in force at smart buildings and building automation controls conferences. So, what is their play in our space? To find out I was lucky enough to have a conversation with one of the people in charge of Intel’s smart buildings initiative, Sunita Shenoy, Intel’s Director of Products, whose mission statement is: Fueling “Internet of Things” through Smart Building Solutions. Great interview and special thanks to Sunita — for giving us deeper insight to Intel’s vision and product road map.
Ever wondered how life would be if your smart buildings systems integration company was acquired by one of the largest real estate companies in the world? I had a chance to catch up with one of the smartest smart buildings integrators on the planet, Paul Oswald, to find out. As a long-time system integrator, Paul merged his company ESI with CBRE, and is now known as CBRE/ESI. Hear what he has to say about how this merger changed his approach to smart building controls, as well as his thoughts on the new technologies on display at the 2016 RealComm/IBcon show.
DAY 2 at the 2016 Realcomm/IBcon Conference brought its innovation engines to full bore with industry thought leaders taking the stage at the Keynote Session and Conference Kickoff. Beginning with Spencer Levy’s perspective on the future of global real estate, followed by a continuous salvo of industry insight: Commercial and Corporate Real Estate Innovation Starts Here; Global Real Estate – From Finance to Innovation – Things are Changing; 21st Century Collaboration; and culminating with the Keynote: Silicon Valley – Transformative Innovation and the Impacts to Real Estate and Silicon Valley Meets CRE. The Realcomm Networking Reception, along with the prestigious Digie Awards presentation punctuated a full complement of day-long breakout sessions featuring top executives from the most notable and steadfast companies in the world. Watch and listen in as Ken Sinclair, Automated Buildings and Therese Sullivan, Building Context join ControlTrends once again in summarizing some of the big take-aways from Realcomm/IBcon DAY 2.
Ken Sinclair, Automated Buildings and Therese Sullivan, Building Context joined Rob Allen and ControlTrends at the end of DAY 1 outside the San Jose Convention Center, where the Jim Young, Howard Berger, and Lisa Woods and the Realcomm team successfully launched the start of IBcon 2016. Pre-conference events that brought together some of the top visionary experts from around the globe to discuss the latest trends and technologies — and present the world’s most advanced, next-gen smart building case studies. IBcon break-out sessions included the Information Systems & Smart Buildings CYBERSECURITY Forum; Intelligent Buildings Boot Camp; Smart Building Integrator Summit; Higher Education – Smart Campus Summit; CIO Roundtable; Sustainability Executive Smart Building Symposium; and Commercial Real Estate COO|CFO|CAO Innovation Summit.
Jim Young closed the Smart Building Integrator Summit and DAY 1 by summing the day up very succinctly, “The supply side and the demand side need to come together and talk.” The IBcon 2016 and the Realcomm Conference are indeed, two critical forums that ensure that all important dialogue takes place — under one roof.
Where else can you learn about the latest trends in Smart Buildings and rub elbows with potential customers? RealComm/IBcon offers this unique opportunity, and is the place to be June 21-24. Click here to register. Act Now Early bird discount ends April 15th.
IBcon has grown to become the world’s most comprehensive and leading edge discussion on the next generation of smart, connected, high-performance, green, sustainable, intelligent buildings. This event is not about the traditional one building, one system, one vendor smart building of yesterday, but rather the open architected, interoperable, integrated, IP, IT centric smart buildings of tomorrow.
Smart buildings, portfolios, campuses and cities that strive for energy reduction, operational efficiency, sustainability, enhanced occupant experiences and financial optimization are at the center of the discussion. IBcon brings together visionary experts from around the globe to discuss the latest technologies and present the world’s most advanced, next generation smart building case studies. These projects are no longer just ideas, they are real and are resetting the benchmarks on what a building should look like and how it should be operated.
IBcon 2016 will be held in Silicon Valley, the epicenter of technology and innovation. Our theme, Commercial and Corporate Real Estate Innovation Starts Here, speaks to the region’s history for incubating some of the most successful, visionary companies and entrepreneurs in the world. From the invention of the first transistor, to the PC and Mac, to Internet search, most of the major technologies of today were founded on the achievements of the pioneers in Silicon Valley.
Our close proximity to these successful tech firms is what fueled our decision to host IBcon in the region, allowing us unprecedented access to amazing speakers and visionaries from companies like Intel, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and more. Many of these global thought leaders have agreed to speak on our education program, covering topics such as: Cybersecurity, Next Generation Workplace Design and Strategy; Comprehensive Corporate Real Estate Information Management Solutions; and Smart, Connected, High Performance, Energy Efficient, Sustainable, and Intelligent Buildings.
Join us for IBcon 2016 and be part of the community that is shaping the future of smart buildings!