Infrastructure / Spaces / Buildings. Digital Twin City.

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Creating Smart and connected spaces for Humans

Cities are transforming the way they connect to citizens. They manage a massive asset of Public Buildings and Spaces that require efficient management from Energy and resources point of view, but also from the most important aspect: People. Help people to become more productive (for civil servants), or more connected and integrated (for Citizens).

Cities are places for humans to meet each other. Public spaces should help digital citizens to connect each other. SmartCities have to place the citizens in the center of their services - using the public spaces for this purpose is a must-do.

March 12, 2019


Join us in Brussels for one day Executive Briefing to explore how Microsoft can help you in the Digital Transformation journey.

We will share Microsoft's point of view on the transformation of Public Spaces, with a focus on asset digital management and people integration, we will get insights from experts, we will provide an overview of our solutions portfolio and discuss the implications of security, trusted cloud and privacy for your organizations.

In this invitation-only Executive Briefing Microsoft will take you on a journey through:

  • Trends and challenges in smart and connected infrastructure / public spaces management.
  • How technology plays a key role in cost optimization through predictive maintenance, asset management and energy efficiency.
  • How to manage integration of Buildings and Public Spaces (Spaces / People / Devices).
  • How technology can help create a Digital Twin of your City, integrating all components in a digital model.
  • Art of the possible workshop techniques to apply research, envision & design high impact digital scenarios.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Microsoft EBC in Brussels!

›› Agenda

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Breakfast
09:00 - 09:15 Introduction & Expectations
09:15 - 09:45 Microsoft’s Vision for Smart Spaces
  • Smart Buildings for Smart Cities: A massive asset to build, maintain, and make it productive.
  • Smart Spaces for Smart Cities: Regaining the city spaces for humans.
09:45 - 11:00 Azure Digital Twins Technology & Capabilities
  • Platform overview
  • Connected Building: Microsoft IoT for Smart Buildings
  • Connected Office - Smart buildings & more productive people
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00 Customer cases: sharing innovation through Connected Building & Connected Offices
  • 'Edge Olympic' (EDGE Technologies)
  • 'The Docks' (Accenture)
12:00 - 13:00 Hot Lunch
13:00 - 14:45 Partner solutions: sharing their journey with Azure Digital Twins and Smart Spaces projects
  • Part 1 (60min): Construction Companies (Mott MacDonald, Heijmans, ...)
  • Part 2 (45min): Devices & Materials (Niko, imec)
14:45 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:45 Partner solutions (BMS): sharing their journey with Azure Digital Twins and Smart Spaces projects
  • Part 3 (105min): Optimizing Energy, Space Occupation & Productivity through Building Mgmt Systems (Codit, Iconics,VyzVoice, Winvision/BeSense, Madaster Foundation, Dimension Data)
16:45 - 17:30 Roundtable discussion
17:30 - 17:45 Wrap-Up & Evaluations

›› Who should attend

This Executive Briefing is intended for business decision makers from Cities, Regions, Ministries of Public Works, National Transportation operators (Railways, Airports, etc.), State-owned-Enterprises and large Buildings Owners like Construction Comopanies. Decision maker profiles include Project & Program Manager, Chief Data Officer, CIO/CTO, CISO, Innovation and Strategy DG, etc.

›› Featured speakers

Jose Antonio Ondiviela Garcia
Western Europe Government / SmartCities Solutions Director, Microsoft

David Williams
Innovation Architect - Smart Building WW Lead, Microsoft

Niels Buit
Architect - Data & AI, Microsoft EMEA

Erik Ubels
Chief Technology Officer, OVG Real Estate

Brendan Mislin
Managing Director - Industry X.0 IoT Lead, Accenture

Jack Lomas
Head of Product – Mott MacDonald Digital Ventures

Valerio Panzica La Manna
Program Manager, Air Quality Testbeds, imec

Nik Van den Wijngaert
Business Development Manager City of Things, imec

Sam Vanhoutte
CTO, Codit

Bram Burggraaff
Director EMEA Sales and Business Development, Iconics

Robert Spicer
Chief Executive Officer, Board Member, VyzVoice

Melle Lelieveld
Business Manager, Winvision

Remco Ploeg
Senior Solution Architect, Winvision

Thomas Thunissen
Manager, BeSense

Pablo van den Bosch
Board Member, Madaster Foundation

Alex Bennett
Group SVP Go to market Customer Experience & Digital Workplace, Dimension Data

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