KONE

IoT is changing how KONE manages millions of elevators, escalators, doors and turnstiles in buildings worldwide.

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Digital Twin

The ability to create a digital model of a physical object is transforming engineering, manufacturing and operations.

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Learn 10 ways that cognition is shaping the future of smart buildings.

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Commercial real estate in the US accounts for 12 billion square feet of covered area, but only 67 percent is utilized.*

* IBM Institute for Business Value study, The Economy of Things: Extracting new value from the Internet of Things, June 2015

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Cognitive computing enables the systems within your building to understand, reason and learn from the data they create.

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Understanding the cognitive building

Your buildings create an enormous amount of unstructured data. Cognitive computing lets you use that data to make informed decisions about how to optimize the experience of occupants, staff and management. IBM Watson IoT™ can tap new sources of data — helping you adapt your space to changing needs.

Watson IoT for buildings is a complete solution that helps you:


Capture data from sensors and devices.


Consolidate that information on a single cloud platform.


Generate recommendations that can be operationalized by your asset and facilities management software.

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The Cognitive Building Forum

IBM and WIRED Brand Lab brought together thought leaders to talk about how IoT is transforming buildings.

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Creating a building's digital twin

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Designing buildings that learn

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This is my building's final offer

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People are the point of IoT

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One day, you'll remember when your house didn't know you so well

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Solutions for the building IoT zone

Solutions from our ecosystem

Unlock the full potential of the data your buildings are generating by working with IBM IoT partners.  The IBM Internet of Things ecosystem connects you with our portfolio of trusted technology, hardware, software, cloud and implementation partners to help you leverage the power of cognitive IoT to transform your business.

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