The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) has announced that its next Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum will be held April 1-3, 2014 in Washington, DC. CABA’s event will be held in conjunction with CoR Advisors’ 2014 Building Energy Summit.
Program information and registration for attendees is open online here. Highly discounted early bird pricing and hotel rates will be in effect for a limited time.
CABA’s Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum brings together organizations involved in the integration of intelligent building systems and connected home technologies. CABA estimates that over 100 industry stakeholders will gather to discuss current trends in the intelligent and integrated buildings and connected home sectors.
CABA’s Forum will be an opportunity to attend the organization’s Council meetings and network with the 24 CABA Board of Directors during the entire event. The Forum will also feature two evening networking receptions: an opening reception co-hosted by the CoR Advisors’ 2014 Building Energy Summit at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on April 1; and a closing reception hosted by Microsoft at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center on April 2. The majority of CABA’s Board members will be in attendance due to a regularly scheduled Board meeting held in conjunction with the Forum.
CABA’s main event, to be held on April 2 at the Dupont Circle Hotel, will feature exclusive track sessions that examine the impact of Big Data on intelligent buildings, consumer demands for privacy and trust in connected homes, interoperability between competing standards and protocols in commercial buildings and connected home market channels. The event will also feature exciting intelligent building and smart home facility tours, which will include some of the most connected homes and large buildings open in Washington, DC.
Glen Allmendinger, president of Harbor Research, Inc. has been confirmed as a main keynote speaker at the Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum and will speak on the Internet of Things. His keynote address will outline how “invisible” machine-to-machine applications will create many new automated services within smart buildings and smart homes. Allmendinger predicts that the Internet’s most profound potential lays in the integration of smart machines, people and systems and ultimately, in its ability to connect smart sensors, devices and ordinary products into a “digital nervous system” that will smoothly interact with individuals and evolving information systems.
CABA will also simultaneously hold two half-day workshops on both the connected home and building automation sectors on April 3. One of the workshops will focus on CABA’s recently completed Monetization of the Connected Home research study. The study, commissioned by CABA and undertaken by IHS Electronics & Media, provides a deep understanding of new market opportunities, consumer demand and optimal revenue models for service providers and vendors participating in the connected home space. IHS will moderate the session and share research findings and market insights from the report in detail.
The other workshop will focus on the pace of technology advancement in the $20 billion global building automation and control systems (BACS) market. BSRIA will conduct a specially designed workshop aimed at providing participants with new concepts regarding the design and project delivery of a BACS. Participants will also receive a presentation on the latest technology trends in BACS, the convergence of smart technology and the smart evolution towards the smart new world. Participants will discuss how to apply these new concepts and technologies in reality and evaluate possible risks.