Exploiting cognitive computing and the internet of things to create smarter buildings


Cognitive computing (where artificial intelligence and human beings work together to create optimal solutions) and the internet of things are set to bring significant change to the way in which our buildings operate.   In this presentation we will examine:

  • What is cognitive computing and how it differs from previous approaches
  • How cognitive computing can be used to advantage in corporate real estate
  • Case studies of cognitive computing
  • Business benefits
  • How to get started
  • Q & A

Who should attend this session?

Architects, Corporate Real Estate Managers, Facilities Managers, IT professionals working alongside these roles, Consultants

What will delegates learn from this session?

Delegates will gain an understanding of cognitive computing, its application within corporate real estate and facilities.  This will be combined with an understanding of the benefits that can be derived from the approach and guidance on how to approach potential projects.

Why is this issue of interest to delegates?

Organisations are under pressure to continually improve both operational efficiency and also customer experience.  The advent of technologies such as AI and cognitive computing have profound implications for both areas.


Trevor Miles, Lead on Smarter Buildings, Real Estate and Facilities Management Consulting at IBM Global Business Services, UK and Ireland

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Trevor is the lead on Smarter Buildings, Real Estate and Facilities Management Consulting at IBM Global Business Services, UK and Ireland.  

He assists clients in achieving smarter corporate real estate and facilities management solutions.  These are often enabled by digital technology and are to support them in achieving their core business objectives (e.g. efficiency, cost reduction, environmental sustainability, performance improvement, organisation transformation, post-merger integration).  

Prior to joining IBM Trevor worked in management consultancy with PwC and as a valuation / investment surveyor at a leading private practice firm of Chartered Surveyors.  Trevor is a regular speaker at conferences and a long-standing member of the RICS Management Consultancy Executive Board where he has led projects on change management and shared services.