by Kevin Gillingham | May 04, 2017
Later this month, Activo will be hosting a seminar exploring the future of digital buildings. We’ll bring together leading industry experts to show you how the convergence of building infrastructures and information technology is rapidly transforming the structures, systems, and work environments of organizations around the world and forever changing facility and IT management.
Join us on May 16th to see on-site demonstrations and learn about topics like:
- Digital Building Vision (Bill MacGowan, Cisco)
- High Performance Buildings (Harrison Chan, WZMH)
- Digital Building Design and Integration (Andy Schonberger, Intelligent Buildings, LLC)
- Next-Gen Building Systems (Jason Chiu, Hidi Rae)
- The 4th Utility (Kevin Gillingham, Activo)
- Digital Building Construction (Stephen Foster and Thano Lambrinos, Ellis Don)
This is a must-attend event for IT, facilities, and building management representatives!
Date: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Time: 8:30am to 1:00pm (Lunch will be provided, and we’ll have a tour of the facility from 12:00pm-1:00pm.)
Where: Cisco Systems, 88 Queens Quay West, Suite 2900, Toronto, Ontario M5J 0B8
Click here to visit our registration page and secure your spot!
Igniting Innovation at the Cisco Toronto Canadian Innovation Centre
Cisco designed its Canadian Innovation Centre in Toronto to be a leading hub for the Internet of Everything (IoE). As one of nine global Cisco Innovation Centres, the Toronto Innovation Centre provides a venue for academics, start-ups, corporations, governments, and customers to collaborate and leverage their insights and ideas to encourage wider IoE adoption.
The Toronto Innovation Centre is housed in one of the world’s smartest buildings, RBC WaterPark III, which itself stands as a testament to the power of the IoE. RBC WaterPark III runs on a single converged IP network, enabling it to:
- Monitor external daylight levels, in-building temperatures, and occupancy rates in real time.
- Run the HVAC system through Variable Air Volume Air Controllers located in the ceiling.
- Incorporate Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) lighting, making it the first large-scale commercial high-rise building in the Americas to have converged and integrated PoE lighting and
- Take wireless mobility to new levels by utilizing Cisco’s collaborative technologies including Cisco Meeting Place for audio- and videoconferencing, Cisco VT Advantage for video telephony, Cisco Unity voicemail, Cisco IP Communicator, and interactive white boards.
The Cisco Toronto Innovation Centre features both flexible and purpose-built collaboration spaces like:
- A dynamic classroom, giving Cisco Networking Academy students and their instructors hands-on experience with Cisco’s latest technologies and guidance from Cisco’s engineers.
- A solutions lab, dedicated to developing solutions informed by the needs of Cisco’s customers. Cisco’s team in Toronto currently works with over 25 domestic and international businesses.
- A TelePresence™ room for enhanced collaboration with partners, customers, consultants, and Cisco’s other Innovation Centres.
- Flexible rooms that invite customers, researchers, start-ups, and entrepreneurs to brainstorm new ideas.
- The Customer Experience Centre, which showcases Cisco’s latest technological innovations.
Check out this video to get a glimpse of Cisco’s Innovation Centre before you visit!
Activo partners with industry leaders like Cisco to provide solutions for businesses of any size looking to maximize success in the IoE. Contact us today to discuss your needs!
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- Building for the Internet of Things (IoT)
- Overcoming Barriers to In-Building Wireless Connectivity [Infographic]
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