Opening Remarks, EMEA Region Update & Opening Keynote Speaker
9:45 – 10:30
Keynote: "Global Trends in ICT Infrastructure"
Lone Hansen – BSRIA – United Kingdom
In this session, BSRIA a UK-based testing, instrumentation, research and consultancy organisation, providing specialist services in construction and building services engineering, will provide research-based insight into the latest trends in ICT infrastructure being deployed around the globe today along with what lies a not so distant future. Topics covered will include the current trends in Convergence to IoT in commercial buildings and PoE devices along with an overview of the global structured cabling market. Attendees will come away from this session with a better understanding of the global structured cabling market and the latest technology trends driving this market along with what to expect in the future.
Topic: | Advancements in Technology and their Impact on ICT/ELV | ICT Professional Development |
David Carey, MSc, CIWFM – MET Consulting – United Kingdom
ISO 19650-1:2018 defines one of the most significant developments of Facilities Management (FM) yet produced. It addresses the “organization and digitization of information about buildings… including Building Information Modelling (BIM), its concepts and principles”.
The UK BIM Framework, which includes ISO 19650, delivers a fully-populated, digitalised asset data set, at the handover of a building. This refined transition process supports Asset Management (AM) and FM activities that contribute to the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), tracked via an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system, during the operational Life Cycle of a built asset.
Not all data or meta-data needs storing, forever, to support Computer Aid to FM (CAFM) systems used by Operations & Maintenance (O&M) teams. Hence, Information Requirements (IRs) need defining early on, to ensure the data held is aligned with the O&M department’s needs. Significant reductions in Capex and Opex outlay are achievable, along with other benefits.
Topic: | Advancements in Technology and their Impact on ICT/ELV | ICT Professional Development |
Demand for network connectivity has increased significantly over the past years and will only continue to grow and expand its reach to new systems and applications supported by high performance and power delivering capabilities.
A flexible infrastructure is key to seamless adaption of new applications and in this presentation, we will look at some trends and design guidelines to support the networks of the future.
Topic: WiFi I Power over Ethernet (PoE) I Internet of Things I
12:30 – 13:30
BREAK &VIRTUAL EXHIBITS
13:30 – 14:30
"Evolution of copper cabling: how new systems for Intelligent buildings are changing our infrastructure designs"
Gautier Humbert, RCDD – Legrand – BICSI M. Europe District Chair – France
The communications infrastructure is changing. The race to higher speeds in copper applications seems to end. But instead of signaling the end of copper, it’s only a conversion to address a far larger market. The new needs for Iot, and the conversion of power supply toward a DC type will change what’s expected of our environment, and therefore require a new type of infrastructure.
Topic: | Advancements in Technology and their Impact on ICT/ELV | New & Emerging Applications | Intelligent Buildings / Smart Cities / Internet of Things |
Miodrag Kovanovic – TR Services – BICSI M. Europe District Vice Chair – Serbia
Structure cabling is no longer just a LAN cabling. It gets a new role in the digital era providing essential communication highway for fast and reliable data exchange of variety of services.
With the rise of intelligent buildings, high power PoE, LED lighting, WiFi6, Sensor and Multigigabit Ethernet the Cabling gets its importance again. Every day technology advancements and automation of building systems require fast deployment cabling, for high speed data transfers, enabling prompt moves, adds and changes. Along with it there’s also a need for unique skill sets of the "Digital Ceiling“ installers and engineers.
We need a new ride, to carry on with implementing the future SCS and the secret is hidden in the Zone Cabling.
Topic: | Intelligent Buildings / Smart Cities / Internet of Things |
"Edgeless Connectivity from IoT to 5G and Data Centers"
Associate Professor Dr. Montri Wiboonrat – King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang – BICSI Thailand Country Chair – Thailand
Edgeless connectivity makes the devices easily accessible. Massive Internet of Things (IoT) is optimizing to connect anything, anywhere, anytime with efficient, low cost communications. The fifth generation (5G) of mobile wireless communications promises to lower latency, offer greater stability, cut in network energy usage, the ability to connect many more devices at once, and move more data to faster speeds. The combination of 5G and the IoT are shipping newer applications that need connectivity not just among people, but also among things. A rise in the speed and bandwidth of the 5G networks means they will be able to access the content in lesser time. This will bring pressure on the data centers to make more content available on the network and manage them. 5G networks will reach speeds as high 10 Gbits per second, support 1 million devices per square kilometer, supporting 10 TB terabytes per square kilometer, and provide 1 msec latency, unleashing the age of IoT. Everything will be impacted by 5G from high-performance cloud data centers to core and access networks to edge services and smart devices.
Topic: | Data Centres | Wireless and Distributed Antenna Systems |
Discover 3 Levels Of Connections To Build An Innovative Ecosystem For A Powerful Future
This is a new world paradigm that requires a new way to innovate and a new
way to manage business. In the old world, businesses could do one thing very
well and succeed… Not any more! The businesses that thrive in the modern era
are those capable of building powerful connections.
Traditionally, connections refer to networking and associations. The engineers
would view connections as electronic ecosystems, e.g. IOT.
Eugene Seah, Global Keynote Speaker, who specializes in connections will bring
you two levels deeper.
Through his unique keynote, he will share the three levels of connections that will help you and your team to prepare for the disruptive future.
Packed with humor and insightful case studies, Eugene will inspire you to connect in powerful ways.
In this keynote, learn:
What are the three levels of connections
Why does it matter to go deeper in connections
How to take practical steps to build a powerful ecosystem of connections
Topic: | ICT Professional Development |
10:00 – 10:45
"Installing AV in New Age Collaboration Spaces”
Karl Rosenberg – Extron – California, USA
In this presentation, we will discuss the best ways to incorporate AV systems into conference rooms, classrooms and huddle spaces in order to make these gathering places effective for sharing ideas and getting things done. The practical knowledge we share will help you design and install the best AV system for each application. Learn digital video and audio basics, data rates, copy protection, compression schemes for streaming, and auxiliary signals associated with HDMI and USB interfaces. Learn methods for designing better AV infrastructures that enhance the User Experience (UX). We will cover new and popular AV distribution technologies using CATx cable, Fiber Optics, AV over IP, and software videoconferencing. The class will also address the world of wireless AV and how it can be integrated into a Collaboration Space using existing WIFI. We will conclude with real-world AV designs for typical venues that could be implemented.
Being able to get to the root cause of the problem as opposed to treating the symptom is key with any form of troubleshooting, this is especially relevant to WiFi when you can’t always ‘see it’, and there are possible many different parameters to consider. Even after the comprehensive planning and a good quality deployment, problems with the WiFi from an users perspective will always occur. But, troubleshooting these WiFi issues doesn’t have to be complex or time consuming to resolve them .
This presentation will discuss some of the newer WiFi technology/standard changes, how you can understand the key RF/WiFi problem areas and best practices to resolve them, and what you need to do this.
Topic: WiFi I Internet of Things | Latest Developments in ICT/ELV Standards
“Centralized Power Delivery using Digital Electricity”
Ron Tellas - Belden - USA
There’s talk of a new way to safely distribute high-voltage power over long distances (and it’s not Power over Ethernet, or PoE). It’s called “Digital Electricity™,” and it’s having an impact on the way power is distributed across buildings, campuses and cities. Digital Electricity is the safe delivery of significant power over a significant distance using small conductors, which enables speed to deployment.
This session will explain the technology behind Digital Electricity and illustrate how it can be used to supply centralized power to Enterprise Networks, PON and DAS applications.”
Topic: Digital Electricity I Power over Ethernet (PoE) I Wireless and Distributed Antenna Systems I Optical Fiber & Passive Optical Networks (PON)
David Bain - Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) – USA
To develop and maintain a suite of standards providing performance and business outcome focused requirements for the management of Information and Communications Technology in the commercial and government sectors.
"Case Study: One Company's Journey to a Modern Disaster Recovery Solution- DRaaS"
Craig Rhodes – Structured Communication Systems, Inc. – USA
When the facilities team at a healthcare organization in the Pacific Northwest announced to the IT team that they were undertaking a campus remodel project and they needed the on-prem data center for
office space, the IT team quickly sprung into action to find a new home for their DR environment.
Learn how one company found success in leveraging the cloud for their DR solution, ultimately leading to a more successful outcome than they might realize doing it on their own.
Organizations are facing an unprecedented convergence of technological, social, and regulatory forces.
As artificial intelligence, blockchain, automation, Internet of Things, 5G, and edge computing become pervasive, their combined impact will reshape standard business architectures. The “outside-in” digital transformation of the past decade is giving way to the “inside-out” potential of data exploited with these exponential technologies.
We call this next-generation business model the Cognitive Enterprise.
More and more enterprises are seizing the opportunity to truly transform themselves. By leveraging these new technologies in conjunction with historic strengths, companies can reshape their competitive positions and build new business models, often extending beyond industry boundaries.
Topic: | The Fourth Industrial Revolution | Intelligent Buildings / Smart Cities / Internet of Things |