How to assure the “I” in IoT? Networking in Smart Buildings


At the heart of any IoT deployment is one essential component – the network. The exponential growth in end-devices, the distribution of high-wattage Power over Ethernet, and the already complex access network technologies create unique complexities from installation to operation for installers, facilities and building managers, as well as the IT support team. How are you prepared to handle the challenges and potential departmental conflicts when IoT devices are not connecting properly or experience poor performance?

Who should attend this session? 

Energy Manager, Head of Engineering Assets, Energy and Assurance, Facilities Manager, Building Services Manager, IT Director, Technical Director, Systems Integrator, Security and Technology Group Leader

What will delegates learn from this session? 

How the various departments responsible for the IoT deployment and operation need to work together to assure reliable network connectivity in all stages of the life cycle – from deployment to operation. 

Why is this issue of interest to delegates? 

Understanding the roles of both IT and all the other operational technology departments in IoT deployments and how to avoid conflicts will lead to more successful projects delivered in a timely manner. 


Stefan Pracht , Vice President and General Manager at NETSCOUT’s Handheld Network Test Solutions

D1 Energy 16:00

Over 20 years’ experience in both enterprise and service provider networking technologies, Stefan is managing NETSCOUT’s Handheld Network Test business, providing wireline and wireless network test solutions to network operations organizations worldwide. 

NETSCOUT is a leading provider of business assurance – a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions – for today’s most demanding service provider, enterprise and government networks.