In Act 1 of our penultimate episode for Season 1, Tyler tells a building story about the similarities and differences between a food staple (different kinds of dumplings globally) and how this relates to the similarities and differences in the goals of building automation in different building customer segment types. He asks: how do we use our building systems to optimizes the results of goals in every different building segment?
In Act 2, we are joined by Jana Gerber, Vice President of Buildings Segments Business Development at US Schneider Electric Digital Energy. She is the perfect guest to talk about how digitization is enabling better and more occupant-centric experiences in all types of building segments: hospitals, commercial office buildings, hotels, K-12 schools etc. Jana describes how the digital building landscape is extending the “big red toolbox” of the traditional facility manager to make more insightful and proactive decisions, while also enabling better performance and well-being for occupants. This combination – regardless of facility type – provides benefits in building value and financial viability for all building stakeholders while also improving sustainability and energy-efficiency to better the environment.
We discuss specific value propositions in a wide array of building segments with Jana providing terrific facts, details and anecdotes that really help to understand just exactly how much value our systems can provide to facilities and their various stakeholders. Jana deftly bounces between segments, while also showing us that what’s important in each is to climb “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs” in ways that may not be as different as you might think (they all revolve around comfort).
We also learn about her favorite dumpling types and about the culinary prowess of her budding culinary expert children.
Outro Music: "Diving Woman" by Japanese Breakfast