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IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year

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14.01.2021, 20:52

IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year

Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue digital platform and implementation of a global network of OpenBlue Innovation Centres have been recognised with an “IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year” Breakthrough award.

The IoT Breakthrough Awards programme showcases excellence in IoT technologies, with 2021 representing the third consecutive year when the company has been selected for an award by an independent panel. 

Johnson Controls also recently announced a global collaboration with Microsoft to digitally transform how buildings and spaces are conceived.

Mike Ellis, executive vice president and chief customer and digital officer for the company, comments: “We feel extremely honoured that our OpenBlue digital strategy is being recognised for reimagining how artificial intelligence and machine learning can enhance building ecosystems by delivering a new level of security, comfort and efficiency.


“Our OpenBlue innovation centres as well as our OpenBlue platform mark the beginning of our collaboration with leading companies to develop breakthrough technologies that foster a more sustainable future for generations to come.”

James Johnson, managing directo of the IoT Breakthrough Awards, adds: “Our goal is to deliver the most comprehensive analysis of the IoT industry each year.

“With over 3,850 nominations from all over the world, the industry evaluation was broad and extremely competitive for the 2021 program. 

“Once again, Johnson Controls rose to the top as a leader in advanced digital solutions that enhance performance, reliability, safety and energy use for buildings and its occupants.”

Johnson Controls operates nine OpenBlue innovation centres in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Boca Raton, Florida; Cranston, Rhode Island; Birmingham, Alabama; Cork, Ireland; San Jose, Costa Rica; Wuxi, China; Singapore and Pune, India. The centres are designed to accelerate the reinvention of the building landscape, creating dynamic smart facilities that help businesses meet their sustainability commitments, while delivering healthy places, enriched experiences and cost savings.

The company’s recently opened Singapore OpenBlue innovation centre at the National University of Singapore functions as a ‘living laboratory’ where occupants interact with a variety of connected solutions designed to improve productivity, deliver safe and respectful security, boost well-being and increase sustainability. These solutions are driven by advanced technologies including artificial intelligence and machine learning – meeting future demands for healthy people, healthy places and a healthy planet.

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Staff Reporter covers the latest news, trends and opinion from the facilities management (FM) and corporate real estate (CRE) sectors. The FM market is currently estimated to be worth USD 1 trillion annually and is projected to grow at a compounded annualised rate of approximately 5% between now and 2026.

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