• I thought Dublin was great. And, maybe more importantly, getting better each year! Simon Allen Membership Secretary UK Data Centre Interest Group

IoT for Critical Infrastructure and Smart Buildings

The facilities management industry is worth over £9b per annum in the UK, but still relies to a large extent on traditional P.P.M. maintenance regimes such as SFG20.

Modern technology, integration of existing systems and the IoT provide a unique opportunity to move to an intelligent condition based maintenance regime combined with data analytics, delivering higher quality at a lower cost.

The industry is about to go through a period of disruption and change and this presentation will cover the challenges/opportunities and also show some examples of companies already embracing this approach. Come to the workshop for more information:

Workshop, 22nd November, The Dodder E Room, RDS, Dublin

Schedule Track 1

14.05  Welcome and introduction to the connected data center – Shaun Taylor, Tridium

14.20 Connected Operations and pragmatic IoT – Clare Penny , IBM

14.35 Niagara and FNT – A marriage made in Data Center heaven – Simon Allen, FNT

14.50 Capacity Management and smart optimisation – Philip Clarke, Forest Rock

Q & A

Schedule Track 2

15.05  Welcome and introduction to the connected data center – Shaun Taylor, Tridium

15.20 Connected Operations and pragmatic IoT – Clare Penny, IBM

15.35 Niagara and FNT – A marriage made in Data Center heaven – Simon Allen, FNT

15.50 Capacity Management and smart optimisation – Philip Clarke, Forest Rock

Q & A

Shaun Taylor – Bio 

 Business Development Manager – Europe, Middle East, Africa – Tridium Shaun has over 30 years’ experience in the H.V.A.C., Controls and Facilities Management Industry, working across the supply chain as an end user, consultant, contractor and manufacturer. With extensive experience in the data center market and champion of innovative solutions such as demand response and DCIM. He is passionate about driving change within the Facilities Management sector and using technology to deliver higher quality and lower cost. He is a member of the B.I.F.M., The Institute of Directors and TechUK

Simon Allen – Bio FNT Business Development.

Simon has worked Worked in the Data Centre and Telco sector for over 25 years managing International teams supporting Global Data Centre and Comms infrastructures. FNT are a world-leading ITIL / Asset and Connectivity documentation and management vendor supporting the biggest infrastructures across the world.

Philip Clarke – Bio, Forest Rock

Forest Rock is a UK based technology company that are about to launch in Ireland, we are focussed on the development and delivery of advanced control systems and software technology, to optimize the operational performance of buildings and facilities. From data centres and power plants, to smart buildings and smart cities. We enable industrial and commercial clients to maximise, manage and maintain their assets in a number of smart innovative ways including capacity remuneration & payment mechanism, to protect their critical infrastructure, and to make informed decisions that are good for their pocket and the planet.

Philip is very much a people person whom has always enjoyed strong Customer relationships for over 25 years, he has worked on an international basis for companies such as Schneider Electric and Coca Cola looking after global accounts such as Cisco, Merck Sharp & Dohme, intu Group, Digital Realty, McDonalds, Bank of Ireland and Hewlett Packard. Known as an innovative self-starter and experienced leader with an acknowledged track record in Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Technical and Customer Relations functions across a number of markets internationally including Healthcare, Retail, IT, Life Sciences, Financial, Education, Soft Drinks, Food & Beverage.

record of successfully converting innovation projects into commercialized revenue generating products, and, for driving results across matrixed global teams. She is renowned for her passion, getting things done, love of evangelizing, and sharing IBM capabilities with internal and external audiences. She attained her PhD in 1998.

Dr Claire Penny –  Bio, IBM  

Claire is the Global Leader for Watson IOT for Buildings. Claire gets to combine all her passion, experience and learning from the past 17 years and focus it into IOT for Buildings and Retail, focusing on the operational phase of a building. This combination means that she can add value to customers, whilst working and collaborating with brilliant teams, to develop and deliver cognitive building solutions. In this role, Claire is also driving IBM’s thinking and vision to strategically shape IBM’s Buildings and Retail cognitive (IOT) solutions, which are helping clients to drive operational efficiencies, cost savings and even generate new revenue streams.
She regularly shares her knowledge and passion through public speaking, publications and social media activities. Delivering presentations on topics such as Cognitive Buildings, IoT, BIM, IWMS, Energy Optimisation and Environmental Affairs.
Not one to sit still even after hours, Claire’s external commitments include:
• Chair of the CitA BICP (BIM Innovation Capability Programme) Client BIM Task Group, Ireland (Jan 2016 – present)
• Non-executive Director of WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) Ireland, (2005 – present)