The Trilogy: Digital Twins - Smart Building Edition
- Smart Buildings
During each session, there will be a deep dive and Q&A about the business drivers, impact, and learnings to help customers in all industries in their journey of embracing the benefits of a digital twin.
Episode 2: Smart Buildings Edition
For the second episode in the digital twin trilogy series, we’ll be continuing the pattern of infrastructure by diving into the topic of smart buildings and how bGrid thinks of a building as your ever-evolving personal assistant. With users’ needs constantly changing bGrid creates an environment that is open and flexible to allow the building to grow and adapt with users over time. This concept of an ever-evolving future proof building can be achieved by using advanced sensors, big data management, and mobile devices to sense your desired climate, lighting, and workspace.
IWG plc and Digital Twins: Building the story of a perfect match
The newest addition to the Smart Buildings episode is IWG who has been known for offering managed office solutions for over 30 years. Topics and how they fit into the real estate business such as asset tracking, layout representation, and sales optimization will be covered, as well as solutions for making buildings even smarter, like indoor navigation, wayfinding, analytics, and utilization efficiency. From an engineering perspective, IWG will go through the approach of building things themselves vs. leveraging exiting products.
Want to find out how Digital Twins play a role in all of this? There is only one way to find out!
Leading up to the story of IWG will be Microsoft’s Industry Lead David Williams explaining why when we think about Smart Places and Real Estate, we should not be constrained by focusing only on the building or the facilities management of that building, instead we should focus on the people who work, visit, live in, rent or own that building.
Smart Places and Real Estate Industry Lead at Microsoft
A natural and charismatic leader; with 25+ years of experience of leading small teams, executive committees and large departments
An excellent communicator with the ability to develop and sustain strategic executive relationships with both business and technical stakeholders
Wide-ranging experience and knowledge of Microsoft products, services and technologies, with particular strengths around partnering and go-to-market strategy
Karl van Ginderdeuren
Chief Commercial Officer at bGrid
A more detailed overview of my skills is given below.
My entrepreneurial spirit, problem solving skills and pragmatic, no nonsense, goal-oriented approach enables me to realize technical and organizational complex projects around the globe. I have proven to be able to develop unknown territories and never stop looking for new opportunities and solutions outside the known. I lead my team by example on basis of data and fact-based decisions. I value authenticity, honesty, integrity, purpose and mastery. Lastly, I strive to continuously develop myself and my team and have the courage to take responsibility, as well to challenge the status quo.
Head of Engineering - Centre Technology at IWG plc
Diligent, versatile, trustworthy leader with 10+ years of experience in the IT and software development industries. Strong business acumen combined with tech-savviness in a wide range of fields such as network protocols, cryptography, security, software architecture, cloud computing, IoT or big data analytics.