02 Apr Smart BUILDING – INTEROPERABILITY
How to achieve interoperability while putting people at the centre?
How to find one’s way through all the existing protocols?
How to take advantage of open standards in the building of today and tomorrow?
Yesterday, we were gathered in the center of Geneva, and warmly welcomed by Citizn coworking to exchange on the subject of interoperability and open standards in buildings. It was -10 outside, and the conversation obviously started with a discussion on heating systems that are more or less well controlled, more or less efficient, more or less polluting, it was topical!
Once we were settled in, we were able to start discussing comfort in intelligent buildings!
Pizza & wine zone
After a first round table, so that each participant could introduce himself, Thierry Colignon gave us a historical perspective of interoperability, explained the approach of the 3 “layers” (Cloud, Building Infrastructure, Equipment), the importance of putting the user at the center, of responsible management and digital security and shared with us an overview of existing networks and communication protocols used in connected objects and in the building, and how they allow the implementation of existing solutions. In conclusion, Thierry shared with us his vision of interoperability.
Marjorie Rojas Rincon, from Plusinn / Proietti, then presented the opportunities and benefits of a connected ecosystem, the mechanisms of different brands, applications and services. Marjorie also highlighted the importance of good space management, the possibilities offered by smart styling, automation, illustrating the usefulness of optimizing efficiency and effectiveness. Following her intervention, we were able to start to make the difference between what is in the field of “gadgets” and what brings a real improvement in terms of comfort and well-being. This opens up new horizons, new approaches, new applications and new service platforms. In short, new opportunities, especially for startups in the IOT / Smart Building / Blockchain / PropTech ecosystem.
Finally, after an express pizza break, Yves Zieba (AgileNetup) presented the new expectations of smart building occupants in terms of quality of life, using the example of the intrepid life of a jet setter!
He also presented the turbulence shaking the Swiss real estate market.
He insisted on the importance of integrating interactive design, light and multimedia to create unique atmospheres and stressed the usefulness of technologies using open standards and open innovation to enable data aggregation in intelligent supervision systems. He also presented the possibilities offered by multi-proprietary networks (owned or managed, for example for several villas, hotels, commercial buildings, yachts or jets), and the growing importance of data security.
During the discussion that followed, we were able to share our ideas with the entrepreneurs, intellectual property advisors, consultants and startups present, on how to put the human being (the user, the smart citizen, the regular occupant or the occasional visitor), at the heart of the concerns of managers and operators of shared places where it must be good to live for everyone.
See you soon. Yves Zieba