Award-Winning Architect To Launch ISE 2017

Pre-show events highlight smart building, architectural innovation and education.


Award-winning architect Ole Scheeren will be giving an Opening Address to launch this year’s Integrated Systems Europe, the world’s biggest trade show for the professional AV and electronic systems industry. The German architect’s speech will explore how technology and architectural design combine to influence each discipline’s creativity, and set the tone for the show.

The speech will also conclude the Smart Building Conference, which will focus on how the IoT Makes Smart Buildings Even Smarter, and include leading smart building experts in an exploration of the latest commercial and residential smart building technologies, business strategies, market research and workflow case studies.

SBC Content Chairman Bob Snyder said: “Tech’s big engines of internet and mobility may be the vehicles of changes – but today their engines are driven by pistons made from the Internet of Things. There are projections that the global market for the Internet of Things in Buildings (BIoT) will grow significantly from €22Bn in 2015 to €70Bn by 2021.”

Confirmed speakers at the Smart Building Conference include Aglaia Kong and Kathy Farrington from Google, James McHale from Memoori, Matthew Marson from Accenture Connected Space and Paul Foulkes from Echohouse Energy.

At ISE 2017, international trade association CEDIA will be producing an interactive Home Cinema Design Workshop with Guy Singleton from Imagine This, in addition to three other full-day courses: Rack Building and Wiring Fundamentals with Nick Pidgeon from Visualization, Advanced Residential Networking with Geoff Meads from Presto AV and Principles of Project Management with Simon Buddle from CEDIA.

Meanwhile, trade association InfoComm International will premiere a 2.5 day CTS Prep course with Marcus Yarborough, aimed at preparing students for the CTS exam which students will be able to take on-site at the RAI during the show days of ISE 2017.

The courses conducted by both trade associations will begin on the pre-show day of ISE 2017.

The Opening Address for ISE 2017 will take place in the Forum at 18:00 on 6 February and will be followed by the Official Opening Reception in the Forum Lounge until 21:00.

The Smart Building Conference will take in the RAI, Amsterdam on 6 February, and ISE 2017 will take place from 7-10 February 2017.