Where Internet of Things Theory becomes IoT Practice

Optimize Your Building’s Energy Usage

How much does your business cost to run? From networked heating and cooling to controlled building lighting, find out how IoT Solutions can save you money.

Discover New Operational Efficiencies

IoT Solutions designed to streamline efficiencies are available in all sectors from manufacturing to commercial, medical and institutional to agricultural facilities and more.

Innovate with Improved Maintenance & Security

Buildings IoT and sensor networks can improve security and maintenance operations by collecting data and facilitating routine and predictive operational measures.

Who should attend?

Buildings Owners & Managers

Energy Managers

IT & Communications Professionals

Security Integrators

Electrical & Mechanical Contractors



7:30am to 8:30am

Registration and networking breakfast


Connectivity for “Digital Buildings”: What, Why and How

William MacGowan

Speaker: William MacGowan, Cisco Canada

Organizations around the world strive to drive cost out of their operations while operating in a responsible and sustainable fashion. Those same organizations are competing for top talent and are constantly looking for ways to create that connected, collaborative and flexible workplace experience to boost their employees’ engagement, creativity and productivity.

How do you win that battle? Connectivity within Digital Buildings offers the perfect opportunity to satisfy those key business objectives. Connectivity not only decreases building energy consumption, overall OpEx and CapEx, but also delivers a unique and personalized experience to tenants that improves mobility, comfort, safety and productivity.



The building blocks of an IoT solution

Speaker: Nidal Qwasmi, IoT Solution Manager, IBM Canada

“We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.” — Winston Churchill.

These words show the leader’s thought about how building’s design influence our personality. This also supported by a study that shows corporate spending on average 112X the amount of money on people as on energy costs in the workplace. Hence, our focus should be on the human aspect of the building and how we can increase their productivity. Optimize resources usage (energy, water, HVAC, cleaning supplies, …etc.), increase operational efficiency, optimize building maintenance, and improve services are becoming the drivers for improving occupant’s productivity and personality in the workspace. In this session we will shed light on how IoT solutions can help improve occupant’s productivity? What are the building blocks for an IoT based smart building solution? How the journey looks like? common misconceptions about smart buildings?

“Every building has its own function and personality and the Internet of Things and cognitive computing enable us to understand and control in powerful new ways that will transform the way we manage and experience buildings around the world.” — Jeff Gravenhorst, CEO, ISS


Networking break


Cybersecurity Boot Camp – Basic Steps to Secure Control Systems

Speaker: Andy Schonberger, Director Client Services at Intelligent Buildings, LLC

Operational technology cyber incidents are increasing at an exponential rate. The leading cause is human behavior. Eighty per cent of breaches are due to lack of basic processes, policies, and procedures. According to both NIST and SANS Institute, fundamental to controlling risk is understanding what systems you have, who has access to them, what they are allowed to do once connected, and a record of what actions took place. In this session, we will identify the primary areas that a facility needs to focus on to bolster their risk posture.


Private networks & infrastructure supporting IoT

SBryan Jonespeaker: Bryan Jones, Graybar Canada

  • Edge computing and the trend for connected devices with projections on demand for data in next 5 years
  • AI &  robotics changing the landscape for 5G, DAS and microcell technology
  • Evolution of WiFi and introduction of LiFi
  • Comparison of Copper LAN  to PON with benefits, challenges and impact on architecture and design
  • Infrastructure supporting applications in Building Automation



Networking luncheon


Successful IoT Deployment is Only the Beginning

Speaker: Isabel Friere – Strategic Partnership Lead for Tech Nordic Advocates


Lighting infrastructure

Speaker: To be announced


Networking break


Standards for communications infrastructure

Speaker: To be announced


Smart Building for Multi-Family Residential Properties

Ted Maulucci

Speaker: Ted Maulucci, SmartONE

This session will spell out what Connectivity in Digital Building is, the business benefits it delivers to the organization, review important network design & cybersecurity considerations and conclude with some use cases.

  • Smart Building for Multi-Family Residential Properties – Demystifying the technology and business models.
  • Review the different approaches for networking. (Active versus PON) and pros and cons of each.
  • Speak to different integrations. Using aggregated cloud offerings, versus controlled on premise solutions.
  • Review package and parking control solutions.
  • The software experience.
  • Developing the business model and how a bulk internet strategy can drive the business model.
  •  5G and the looming in building cellular problem and how it fits into the overall strategy.

Closing reception

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