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Takeaways from Helsinki
The human centered steps to smart digitalisation at Nordic Smart Building Convention.
Founder, Owner, Publisher AutomatedBuildings.com
I was very pleased to have been part of the Helsinki NORDICS’ TOP REAL ESTATE TECH EVENT JUNE 6.-7. 2018 HELSINKI
Intelligent technology is no longer just for real estate, it’s for humans too!
To not get lost in the digitalisation buzz and forget about the end value, industry leaders & pioneers give you the human centered steps to smart digitalisation at Nordic Smart Building Convention.
For an overview of the event click here https://nordicsmartbuilding.fi/program/
Eric & Kenneth of Control Trends and
I talk about some of my takeaways in this video interview.
Episode 271: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings
Videocast and PodCast
for week ending June 17, 2018 features an interview with Ken Sinclair
(recently returned from Helsinki, Finland), who delivers an amazing
account of the European thought process when it comes to our common
denominators: buildings, occupants, and trends.
Be sure to read Smart Buildings - The View from Helsinki Published on June 13, 2018 Henry Lawson Senior Market Research Consultant at BSRIA.
architectural design is also vital and can provide positive incentives.
One speaker bemoaned the fact that “sustainability” is often seen in
terms of “giving things up.” To counter this rather joyless prospect
they have promoted the concept of “hedonistic sustainability,” creating
buildings that are not just green and efficient, but fun to live in and
The article ends with these words of
The basic elements
for the smart
building revolution are already present, as is the concept of how they
can all fit together into an almost seamless link between buildings,
the people within them and the wider society outside. It is interesting
that the sense of a complete, holistic integrated world, something that
philosophers and visionaries have dreamt of for centuries, could now
come closer to reality thanks to the IoT and bits and bytes.
This from this review of Helsinki event Intelligent Technology Is for
Human Services, Not Real Estate
Deviceless mentality was pervasive throughout the convention starting from our first keynote and continuing through the event to the discussions afterwards. We defined ”deviceless” mentality as the idea, that users, meaning humans, wouldn’t have to use devices, apps or interfaces to access smart services. The method of access was suggested as anything from mobile phone to facial recognition. The underlying idea being that the creation of intelligence is hidden away in the engine room, always there and always on, but never visible to the user. This idea seems to arise from a wide spread frustration at countless apps and interfaces we need to constantly be opening, learning, mastering and updating.
I was honored to be the moderator in the
following sessions and was very impressed with the quality, insight,
and experience of the of the panelists, all very well versed on the
of people powered building. I was for the most part the only technology
person able to ask questions about how this
transformation will occur.
DISCUSSION: “Retrofitting intelligence: The challenge of getting smarter” Moderating: Ken Sinclair, Founder at AutomatedBuildings.com
In the discussion: Kirsi Simola Laaksonen, VP, Audit & Business Process Improvement at Citycon Jan Mattsson, Sales Director at Schneider Electric Miimu Airaksinen, Managing Director & CEO at RILVesa Ilmarinen, Program Director, Platform of Trust at Suomen Tilaajavastuu
This concept caught my attention http://kampanja.tilaajavastuu.fi/platform-of-trust
Together with our Partners we are developing a Platform of Trust to serve the Market Economy as well as the Authorities. This service platform, will function as the market place for innovative solutions, address performance improvements in a wide range of operational areas like: quality, workforce, regulatory and environmental compliance regardless of industry sectors. Through shared processes our aim is providing interoperability as well as trust and to build an internationally expanding ecosystem using this platform.
TECH STAGE PROPTECH 2025 PROGRAM
Panel Discussion: “Human centered
design and Building IoT – finding room for both” Moderator:
Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com, Elisa Rönkä, Siemens, Henry
Lawson, Senior Market Research Consultant at BSRIA and
Kimmo Ruotoistenmäki, CEO at Cozify
DISCUSSION: “Empathic, healing & anticipatory buildings”Moderating: Ken Sinclair, Founder at AutomatedBuildings.com
In the discussion: Antti Ruuska, Co-Creation Manager at VTT Henry Lawson, Senior Market Research Consultant at BSRIA Ken Dooley, Technology Director at Granlund
DISCUSSION: “Empathic, healing & anticipatory buildings” Moderating: Ken Sinclair, Founder at AutomatedBuildings.com
In the discussion:
Antti Ruuska, Co-Creation Manager at VTT, Henry Lawson, Senior Market Research Consultant at BSRIA, Ken Dooley, Technology Director at Granlund
DISCUSSION: “Transparency and the Digital Twin: What it means to be seen” Moderator: Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
In the discussion:
Ken Dooley, Technology Director at Granlund, Jussi Hirvelä, CIO at Senate Properties
Buildings see through our transparency and cry for interaction
– Transparency is an important element in extending new smart building value
– By enhancing this relationship between building owners and vendors, both enterprises and people who occupy buildings will reap significant benefits
Follow this link for connection to some of the
power point slides that were use at the event. Our
discussions where not recored which allowed us all to speak quite
freely and exchange opinions and ideas.
These are my two
Photos of the event here
A Facebook Photoflash of what we saw at Nordic
Smart Building Convention 2018.
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