Driving Business Outcomes through Collaborative Smart Buildings

The IoT brings the ability to transform technical services within corporate Real Estate. Using an array of sensing techniques, workflow software, mobile technologies and analytics the facilities teams and their supply chain partners can drive measurable improvements in occupant experience, sustainability performance and significantly reduce maintenance costs.

Key to this transformation is collaboration between the various players in the supply chain starting with the building owner/investors/tenants, their facilities management providers, specialist technical service providers and equipment manufacturers. Collaboration is enabled by a shared purpose and common goals, enabled by IoT trends that deliver a level of transparency and agility that was not previously possible.

Forward thinking organisations are beginning to question and to transform long held, traditional beliefs in the areas of facilities management, business process and even organisational behaviours by using technology to help drive improvements in building and estate performance, whilst also delivering positive upside in the occupant experience, retaining and attracting talent and enhanced productivity.

This talk discusses how the collaboration between owners/tenants, facility managers and technology providers in creating a ‘Smart Building’ can really achieve measurable benefits across the business. We will conclude with an example framework for such a solution and share a case study where this has been put into practice.


Pradyumna Pandit, Vice President UK & Ireland of Digital Energy at Schneider Electric

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Pradyumna Pandit is the Vice President UK & Ireland of Digital Energy, a division of Schneider Electric’s Building and IT business. Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. Pradyumna has extensive business management and project execution experience in process, discrete and building automation domains.

He joined Schneider Electric after 18 years at Honeywell where he held general management, operations and marketing roles in Asia, Americas and EMEA. He has deep experience in developing and delivering complex software led solutions involving information technologies and operational technologies. Pradyumna has an MBA in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade New Delhi, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Pune.