36 episodes

Predicting what the world will do in a week, a month, a year from now.
We talk to Innovative leaders on how they create optimal value in a Smart World Context.
We combine strategy and technology talk, realizing that it is the fast that eats the slow.
Speed is everything and that is why this podcast sets out to help people get started, get going and how to succeed with digitalization initiatives in a smart world context. Technology is easy, it’s the rest that is the tricky part!
It's Smart Cities, It's Smart Buildings and most importantly, it's Smart People!

Beyond Buildings Nicolas Waern

    • Technology

Predicting what the world will do in a week, a month, a year from now.
We talk to Innovative leaders on how they create optimal value in a Smart World Context.
We combine strategy and technology talk, realizing that it is the fast that eats the slow.
Speed is everything and that is why this podcast sets out to help people get started, get going and how to succeed with digitalization initiatives in a smart world context. Technology is easy, it’s the rest that is the tricky part!
It's Smart Cities, It's Smart Buildings and most importantly, it's Smart People!

    Creating Smart Buildings - Bryce Anderson and Nicolas Waern

    Creating Smart Buildings - Bryce Anderson and Nicolas Waern

    The importance of collaboration, the role of consultants, and the need to solve problems with the help of modern tools and an enabling mindset.

    In this special episode of BeyondBuildings Podcast, Jon Lester interviewed Bryce Anderson our founder, Nicolas Waern, about Creating Smart Buildings. They have discussed the importance of collaboration, and the role of consultants, in creating smart buildings enabled by the latest technology.

    We get to hear their vision and perspective about how the smart building will be in the future. We will go in-depth about smarter materials, automated machinery, modern tools, and the need for modern mindsets. What we need from the future and potentially how we could go beyond buildings.

    We hope you will enjoy this episode and subscribe and share if you think this is for you or anyone you know!

    The answer on those things about how we are specifying that sort of communication or structure, it's not really happening very well because we still in now the same delivery model that we've been in for the last 50 years.

    This episode has a lot of twists and turns where the smart building was were discussed and what our role would be in the not-so-distant future. And made it even clearer that we can start creating a better future with the help of technology. Do you agree or disagree?

    Links:


    Jon Lester, Global head of marketing at Siemens
    Bryce Anderson, Independent Building Automation Consultant
    Nicolas Waern, Podcast Creator, Strategy & Innovation Expert at WINNIIO

    • 30 min
    Community-driven innovation, People first mindsets, and Open-Sourced Smart Buildings – David Blanche

    Community-driven innovation, People first mindsets, and Open-Sourced Smart Buildings – David Blanche

    Edge vs Cloud, where does one start, and where does one end up? Which people should be able to come in and create value? And how long should it take?

    David started in the industry about 15 years ago, and as with many others, it quickly snowballed to unlocking value from disparate systems and focusing on the need of the users and how to create a foundation for future readiness at scale.

    David is adamant in enabling others to come in and build value on top of buildings with a core focus on people. Not just the people in the industry but making it easier for anyone and everyone that should be able to create value with buildings.

    We cover all the hot topics in buildings and discuss the power of open source tools, edge & cloud strategies, and the importance of speed and scalability.

    David has a pragmatic and futuristic approach at the same time. And it’s no wonder that Aussies are taking over the world when it comes to smarter buildings. David talks about vital approaches in how to think about AI and Smarter buildings, and the need for urgency in getting better and faster access to data in standardized ways.

    And at the end, we also discuss what the future might be like with Smart Contracts, AI, NFTs, and a community-driven approach! Truly an interesting discussion!


    David Blanche, Chief Technology Officer at Bitpool
    Nicolas Waern, Podcast Creator, Strategy & Innovation Expert at WINNIIO

    • 38 min
    Time Travel, Butterfly effects, Sensor fusion, AI strategies, Data Augmentation, and how to simulate the future to transcend the know – Marcus Weiland

    Time Travel, Butterfly effects, Sensor fusion, AI strategies, Data Augmentation, and how to simulate the future to transcend the know – Marcus Weiland

    How can we run infrastructure from the future? Where do AI initiatives start? What are the applications of physics based-models, and how can companies travel through time?

    In this episode of BeyondBuildings Podcast, we are talking to the AI-enthusiast Marcus Weiland from Savantic. His background in entrepreneurship and applied AI in several fields make for a very interesting discussion. He works as the deputy CEO for Savantic who helps customers understand, and leverage the possibilities with AI and Machine Learning at scale.

    We get to learn about the practical aspects of knowledge transfer between people and computer vision, and also get into the nitty-gritty of data costs related to connecting things to the cloud. We discuss the applications of physics based-models and how companies can travel through time.

    This is the first part of 2 and you will definitely be in for an AI ride that will demystify some of the mystique that surrounds AI initiatives today. What happens when customers need to restart their data strategy after having spent millions on it? Is there a way to simulate the future in order to transcend the now?

    Links:


    Marcus Weiland, Vice VD / Deputy MD at Savantic
    Nicolas Waern, Podcast Creator, Strategy & Innovation Expert at WINNIIO

    • 20 min
    Leaving no Engineer behind - Healthy Ontology Wars, Knowledge transformation, solving metadata interoperability challenges in practice – Part 2- Brian Turner

    Leaving no Engineer behind - Healthy Ontology Wars, Knowledge transformation, solving metadata interoperability challenges in practice – Part 2- Brian Turner

    What are the main drivers for healthy buildings? How can they be achieved? What are the steps to achieve Smart Building?

    We continue where we left off with Brian where he said that we don’t need a fully automated BMS to have a healthy environment. But this time we go into the nitty-gritty side of interoperability and the importance of contextual relationships in buildings and how to achieve them. We talk about the skill-shortage gap, ontology wars, and how we can create a reality we need on a planetary scale.

    This is truly an amazing episode and we get to take a deep dive into what is happening behind the scenes. This is an episode you do not want to miss and you will understand why OAP is in the place to be!

    Links:


    Brian Turner, Building Technology Evangelist and CEO of Buildings IoT
    Nicolas Waern, Podcast Creator, Strategy & Innovation Expert at WINNIIO

    • 22 min
    From Data Swamps to Full Autonomous Buildings through an AI-driven “Middle-Out” Strategy - Troy Harvey

    From Data Swamps to Full Autonomous Buildings through an AI-driven “Middle-Out” Strategy - Troy Harvey

    What are the challenges with designing and operating high-performance buildings today? What is the quantum ontology and what does the future look like for Smarter Buildings everywhere?

    From an electrical engineer to designing products for a wide variety of industries to the grandfather of quantum buildings and co-founder of Passive Logic. In this episode, we get to hear the origin story of one of the most interesting companies in the smart building/energy space when we talk to Troy Harvey.

    Some listeners might remember Troy Harvey (not McClure) from inspirational sessions and articles, such as:

    Obstacles and Opportunities for HVACR in the Next Decade, moderated by Nicolas Waern.

    And of course, the phenomenal article series around quantum ontologies and self-driving buildings at www.automatedbuildings.com.

    Links:


    Troy Harvey, CEO at Passive Logic
    Nicolas Waern, Podcast Creator, Strategy & Innovation Expert at WINNIIO

    • 42 min
    Contractually Smart Healthy Buildings, and how to Solve BIG Problems with Smart people – Brian Turner - Part 1

    Contractually Smart Healthy Buildings, and how to Solve BIG Problems with Smart people – Brian Turner - Part 1

    What does Smart Building in the future look like? How do we solve ancient problems with modern tools and smart people?

    In this episode, we are talking to the foundational fountain of smart building wisdom, Brian Turner. He has a background in field controls, programming buildings, and is used to the fact that technology advances faster than contractors could keep up with. And that was 20 years ago!

    Today he is leading the charge as the CEO of Buildings IoT where he is bringing a balance of disruption, pragmatism, and optimism to the Smart Buildings arena. We discuss the challenges and opportunities with Smarter Buildings in the first episode of two.

    We get to learn about what smart really is, and how it might affect how contracts are being created in the global real estate landscape. Only time will tell but Brian has some very interesting insights into the industry and beyond. What do you think? What will the world look like in 10 years? What will the commercial real-estate side look like? Will it be radically different? Or still, the same as it has been?

    This episode ended in a cliffhanger, and we will continue to talk about the possibilities of running buildings from the future, and what that could look like. If you found this episode interesting, remember to subscribe/like, and share!

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    Brian Turner, Building Technology Evangelist, and CEO of Buildings IoT
    Nicolas Waern, Podcast Creator, Strategy & Innovation Advisor at WINNIO

    • 19 min

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