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Stanford University: Developing Talent for Smart Building Strategies

Stanford University is considered one of the top universities in the world and for good reason. This institution has fueled the innovation that has created some of the world's leading technology companies including HP, Intel, Cisco, Google, PayPal, Netflix and others. With Stanford's extraordinary focus on breakthrough innovation, it is easy to understand how their Real Estate and Facilities Group has also embraced technology to leverage how they run their smart campus and, in many respects, their smart city.

In this October's Video Showcase, Gerry Hamilton, Stanford University's Director of Facilities Energy Management, discusses the status of their smart campus strategy. He talks about the importance of continued technical education for facilities engineers, IT / OT organizational alignment, leveraging multi-departmental resources, and using creativity to fulfill advanced staffing needs in a time of fast-changing building technologies.


Hamilton shares four approaches to developing human resource talent to achieve a smart campus vision:

    (1) Take a deep dive into the IT and OT partnership. There's no single IT Blackbox, so a lot of people are responsible for IT and OT success. Knowing your entire team creates opportunities for new synergies and specializations. It also identifies where efforts can be saved and work outsourced.

    (2) Bring your entire facilities management team along for the smart campus ride. Everyone gets their hands dirty. They buy in and understand that learning new technology may lead to redefining job descriptions in a new paradigm. Give everyone the opportunity to grow, from IT professionals to HVAC, plumbers and electricians.

    (3) Partner with the HR department. When HR understands that a new set of skills is required for a building automation system, they get enthused and come up with great ideas. HR knows how to develop, get and retain talent.

    (4) Always remember your people are your solutions; invest in them.

Stanford University and Gerry Hamilton were featured on Conference LIVE at Realcomm | IBcon 2019.

Keep current with industry insights and trends from around the world. The Realcomm | IBcon Video Showcase is a monthly feature of curated interviews selected from our Conference LIVE Video Library. Learn how Commercial and Corporate Real Estate organizations implement new technology, fail fast to improve, build innovative teams, connect buildings and neighborhoods and manage cyber hacks and security attacks.

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These topics and more will be discussed at CoRE Tech 2019, the leading conference on technology, automation and innovation for the Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Industry. The event will be held on Nov. 13-15 in Silicon Valley. Register today!

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CoRE Tech’s Smart Building Showcase Presents Leading Edge Corporate RE Projects

CoRE Tech presents the Smart Building Showcase featuring the world’s foremost Corporate Real Estate projects. Demonstrating leading edge technology, integration and connectivity, these campuses and buildings show what is possible when thought leaders have a vision, create a plan, assemble a team and work together to transform Corporate Real Estate and Facilities.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives for each project who will share their digital transformation stories and discuss the challenges and successes in designing smart buildings and portfolios of such ambition and scale.

Featured projects include: McDonald’s Headquarters, Warner Media’s 30 Hudson Yards, The Coca-Cola Headquarters, Facebook’s Menlo Park Campus, Oracle’s Austin Smart Campus, Bee’ah’s Sustainable Headquarters, Intuit’s High-Performance Campus, DPR Construction’s Net-Zero Smart Offices, ExxonMobil's Houston Campus and more. (Case studies are subject to change.)
Don’t miss the CoRE Tech 2019 Smart Building Showcase which will be held on Nov. 14 from 7:30am to 8:30am at the San Jose Convention Center.

Not yet registered? Register today!

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Smart Building DIGITAL TWINS – Demystifying the Building Visualization Technology - 3/12/2020

From design and construction to operations and maintenance, building processes can be represented by millions of data points. A Digital Twin, the contextual model of an entire smart building ecosystem, serves as a repository of data from BIM, the BAS and sensor networks associated with the building’s infrastructure. It acts as a bridge between the physical and digital world, as the dynamic replica is fed real-time data from actual operations of the physical asset. AI and machine learning integrations help to contextualize and process that data to uncover operation optimization opportunities within the virtual environment that can be applied to the real building. This webinar will demonstrate the current state of Digital Twins in the built environment and feature the most relevant, practical and successful case studies surrounding the technology.

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Tom Shircliff Intelligent Buildings
Tom Shircliff Co-Founder Tom Shircliff is a co-founder and principal of Intelligent Buildings, a nationally recognized smart real estate professional services company that was
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Tom Shircliff
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Intelligent Buildings
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Tom Shircliff is a co-founder and principal of Intelligent Buildings, a nationally recognized smart real estate professional services company that was started in 2004. Intelligent Buildings provides planning and implementation of next generation strategy for new buildings, existing portfolios and urban communities. Tom is a speaker and collaborator with numerous universities and national laboratories, a gubernatorial appointee for energy strategy and policy and founding Chairman of Envision Charlotte, a Clinton Global Initiative.

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Matthew Lennan Oxford Properties
Matthew Lennan Innovator in Residence Matthew Lennan has been integrating IT and building system technologies for more than 30 years. He has developed and implemented computing infrastruc
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Matthew Lennan
Innovator in Residence
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Matthew Lennan has been integrating IT and building system technologies for more than 30 years. He has developed and implemented computing infrastructures for global financial firms, major healthcare facilities, manufacturing, entertainment complexes and traditional smart buildings. Most recently, Matthew has been working in software development to refine the customer experience for smart buildings in Office, Retail and Residential environments. He is currently responsible for driving Innovation across Oxford Properties’ portfolio.

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Marty Chobot
VP of Marketing
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Marty works with CRE clients to understand their needs and challenges, and then translates that knowledge into strategies for Digital Twin solutions and, ultimately, successful projects and compelling stories. Marty has helped bring technology products to market for more than 25 years. Prior to joining Invicara, he served in marketing, product management and business development roles for a wide range of software companies and founded two consulting firms.