Panel Debate: Do Building Managers & FMs realise the possibilities of smart buildings?

This panel debate will be moderated by John Hatcher, Editor, Smart Buildings Magazine


Mark Burrows, Business Development Manager at Engie

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Mark is a chartered energy management professional with over 16 years’ experience and expertise in concept design, solution delivery and business development.  His current role involves driving business development and partnership management across all sectors within the UK with specific responsibility for the ENGIE’s demand side response proposition across the UK. Mark is also in his final year of his doctoral research into understanding the barriers to the uptake of energy data analytics.

Steve Geary, Marketing Manager at One Sight Solutions

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.

Tim Streather, Sales and Marketing Director at SPICA Technologies

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Tim Streather is the Sales and Marketing Director and co-founder of SPICA Tech, a technology specialist and systems integrator whose purpose is to help Facilities and Estates Managers respond to the changing needs of the workspace through connected technology. Tim started his career with IBM, and subsequently founded Orbital, a leading IBM Software Business Partner, and the first in the UK to offer a subscription/SaaS licensing model for “managed” integration. Tim and his co-founders launched SPICA Technologies in 2015 to provide clients with innovative connected-device solutions, exploiting technologies such as the “Internet of Things” to help them deliver better products and services.