Cognitive computing and the future of smart buildings

By | 2 minute read | June 21, 2016

These are exciting times. The Internet of Things is changing the landscape of businesses and our experience as humans. It seems everything that touches us is changing, reforming, and changing more. Connectedness has broken down the silos of our life and is revealing possibilities for previously unimagined greatness.

What is making IoT the hottest phenomenon in technology and business?

We have gone digital. Things, people, and our spaces and places – it’s digital. Think of a vehicle, a building, a factory, a city, a transportation network, a retail store, or the home.  In each of these places we see industries blending together in fascinating new ways and non-traditional partnerships being established.  In this environment companies must reinvent how they create value and how industries are shaped.

Starting at the end of June, Watson IoT is embarking on a series of explorations with WIRED magazine to get behind these transformational stories

There’s much we don’t yet know about the shape of these new kinds of industries but there are a few things that are evident. Leaders of every company are moving now to define the future and claim a share. These leaders are also finding value today in operational performance and environmental outcomes. IBM is deeply invested in this movement and believes in the power of strong ecosystems and partnerships across these changing industries.

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IBM is launching a series of forums to delve into these evolving settings of our life – from the topics that excite us, to the topics that concern us. The exploration will commence with a look into the future of buildings and how we will move from the connected building to the cognitive building. Guy Raz, Host of the National Public Radio (NPR) Ted talk Radio Hour will guide a thought provoking discussion amongst prominent thinkers, architects, technologists, developers, civic leaders and business executives from companies like Siemens and KONE.

The space that surrounds us is brick and mortar and sensors and code and cloud

We often think of buildings as the brick and mortar structures and when we think of connected buildings, we often think new. Tall, shiny skyscrapers of steel and glass. But that is not the case.

The discussion starting June 27th will help you break the barriers of your current thinking.

Other hot topics we will explore include:

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