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“Digital Connected Buildings: What it is, Why do it and Network Design Considerations”
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? Digital Buildings offer the perfect opportunity to satisfy those key business objectives. Digital buildings not only decrease building energy consumption, overall OpEx and CapEx, but also deliver a unique and personalized experience to tenants that improves mobility, comfort, safety and productivity.
This session will spell out what a Digital Building is, the business benefits it delivers to the organization, review important network design & cybersecurity considerations and conclude with some use cases.
Presenter: William R MacGowan, P.Eng.,CEM
William MacGowan is the Director, Digital Buildings for Cisco’s Industry Transformation Division in Canada. William has extensive experience within the AEC (Architects Engineers Constructors) Space and is intimate in the design, implementation and integration of IOT (Internet of Things) building systems. William has been intimately involved with the progress of open data communication standards and converged Facility + IT (4th Utility) Networks. William has deep knowledge in the areas of Use Case Development, Space Utilization and the Delivery of High Performance Building Value. William is an honors graduate of the Queens University Electrical Engineering Program and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with the American Energy Engineers (AEE) Association. William resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.