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17 & 18 MARCH 2020


Keynote Theatre 1

    • Tuesday


      11.00 - 11.30

      Mark Herring
      National Grid

      Smart Homes and Our Decarbonising Energy System

      A look at National Grid Electricity System Operator's Future Energy Scenarios and how smart homes impact, and are impacted by, energy pathways for Great Britain to 2050.


      11.45 - 12.15

      Dr Lester Russell
      MV Consulting / ex IBM

      A Look Into The Future of How AI is Transforming Healthcare

      Lester will talk about the challenges currently facing healthcare provision and sets the scene in a wider context for why change has to be embraced, what the opportunities, solutions and necessities are as seen from someone who operates on the global stage.


      12.30 - 13.00

      Richard Garrett

      Lighting & Connected Spaces in Smart Buildings

      Solutions Specialist for Signify, Richard Garrett, will join us to discuss how connected lighting can improve our productivity and help us understand how our workspaces change and evolve over time. By delivering exceptional quality of light, we can promote human comfort & wellbeing through an interactive, connected space.


      13.15 - 13.45

      Alan Somerville

      Delivering the Home of the Future

      This session will deliver insight into the challenges of designing and retrofitting the next generation of homes. It will examine how cultural & demographic change is driving new approaches and what challenges exist to progress. Technology, data & digitalisation is a fundamental part of achieving progress but what is the reality behind the rhetoric?


      14.45 - 15.15

      Chris Moriarty
      Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM)

      What Smart Buildings Means for the World of Work

      As smart technology infiltrates every part of our lives what role will it play in the future of work? Whilst the opportunities appear to be endless how will organisations navigate the legal and ethical challenges and will the our work and non-work lives blur? This talk will explore how organisations are, and will, respond to the tech explosion.


      15.30 - 16.00

      Teneille Humphris
      Smart Energy GB

      Beyond Energy: Smart Meter Data For Other Services

      Smart meters are helping millions of us change how we buy and use gas and electricity. Beyond this, smart energy data is starting to be used in innovative ways; this seminar focuses on home and care services which harness this new source of data.