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RO Capital Partners Backs AI Liquid Sensor Business

RO Capital Partners (ROCP), the RO Group’s venture capital arm, has led an investment round in AI and machine learning liquid sensor business InferSens alongside the Oxford Innovation Fund and Bruce Melizan, the former managaing director of  Interserve’s support services division.  ROCP’s contribution comprises £309,000 of the total £870,000 raised, which will be used as…

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De-stressing Employee Data

As the United Kingdom marks Stress Awareness Month, Alistair Dent, Chief Strategy Officer for data-science company Profusion, comments on the potential of data-driven approaches for understanding employee mental wellness. Created by the Stress Management Society, Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 in a bid to raise awareness of the causes and…

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Seed Funding Round for AI Sustainable Commercial Building Design and Lifecycle Management Platform

Israeli tech startup BeamUP has raised US $15 million of seed funding from StageOne Ventures and US-based Ibex Investors to market its AI platform for sustainable design and lifecycle management of commercial real estate. The company which is also being supported by prominent business angels including Chano Fernandez, the CEO of Workday, utilises patented AI…

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Energy Performance Certificates: Going Back to the UK’s Future?

Saurabh Saxena, founder of Buy To Let and AI property evaluation platform houzen, explains how artificial intelligence is delivering better value from EPCs in the UK. 2022 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in the United Kingdom. Originally a requirement of European Union Directive 2002/91/EC and enshrined in UK…

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Monitoring ESG and Wellness in Buildings with AI

A new all-in-one solution from Johnson Controls allows building operators to track key metrics relating to sustainability, occupier health and wellness, and energy and water consumption. The new OpenBlue Performance Advisor application expands on the rich capabilities of Johnson Controls OpenBlue Enterprise Manager solution, supporting organisations seeking to achieve clean air and sustainability targets through…

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Understanding AI

11.08.2021, 14:44 Understanding AI With artificial intelligence transforming the operation of business across industries, managers of all levels are flocking to understand how the technology can be deployed in their organisation. Business leaders and any understand how  decisions they make are vital in the survival of their company. From those starting out to experienced leaders, both…

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A Leader in IoT Predictive Maintenance

28.06.2021, 08:51 A Leader in IoT Predictive Maintenance Gartner has named Cloudfm a global leader in IoT enabled predictive maintenance in a new report on the benefits of the technology and its role in digital transformation across different industries.   Gartner highlights Cloudfm’s role in disrupting and innovating in this market space. Cloudfm has led…

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How AI is Enhancing the Business Meeting Experience

22.06.2021, 09:01 How AI is Enhancing the Business Meeting Experience Rene Buhay, VP Sales and Marketing at AVer Europe, explains how artificial intelligence is being deployed to make meetings more effective. Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t limited to sci-fi movies and robots. It’s in your smartphone, perhaps your car, and almost everywhere you go. One place AI…

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Johnson Controls GHG Targets Independently Approved

31.03.2021, 15:49 Johnson Controls GHG Targets Independently Approved The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has approved Johnson Controls emissions reductions targets. The targets which cover greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Johnson Controls’ operations (scopes 1 and 2), are consistent with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. Johnson…

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Reducing Building Carbon Footprints with Automation

24.03.2021, 13:21 Reducing Building Carbon Footprints with Automation Burkhard Dallosch, managing director of global real estate portfolio operator Deka Immobilien, explains why an intelligent building partnership with MeteoViva is delivering above expected carbon reductions. In 2019, Deka Immobilien announced a three-year programme to install MeteoViva Climate technology in at least 100 properties forming part of…

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A Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator

24.02.2021, 18:25 A Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator Johnson Controls has been named a Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator for the sixth straight year.   The tenth edition of the annual report from Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, identifies companies at the…

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MRI Strengthens IWMS Capabilities

17.02.2021, 14:30 MRI Strengthens IWMS Capabilities MRI Software has entered into an agreement to acquire Manhattan, the real estate and workplace solutions division of Trimble. The agreement which follows the acquisition last month of lease administration, accounting and facilities management software company AMTdirect, will strengthen MRI’s technological footprint and bolster its client base in North America,…

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Serco Acquires Whitney, Bradley & Brown

17.02.2021, 07:46 Serco Acquires Whitney, Bradley & Brown Serco has acquired U.S. defence contractor Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc (WBB) from H.I.G. Capital in a deal worth $295 million. WBB specializes in programme support, capabilities development and analysis, mission performance, machine learning, artificial intelligence and engineering, with the acquisition expected to add to the scale,…

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IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year

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…

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Poor Digital Infrastructure Hindering SIDS

12.01.2021, 14:06 Poor Digital Infrastructure Hindering SIDS Poor internet access is hindering the development of Small Island Developing States according to the panelists in a virtual discussion organised by the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS). The key finding of the discussion, that only 52 per cent of SIDS offer internet access to their their…

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Combatting Covid-19 with Robots

28.10.2020, 14:20 Combatting Covid-19 with Robots State of the art robots capable of sanitising entire buildings are being deployed in the race to achieve COVID-security. The automated machines map surroundings and use a combination of UV-C light and ozone to kill 99.9 percent of microorganisms on all surfaces by destroying their DNA structures. It’s an…

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WorkSafe Analytics for Covid Security

17.09.2020, 12:45 WorkSafe Analytics for Covid Security Corporate and industrial analytics provider Empiricai has launched WorkSafe Analytics to help organisations monitor and evaluate COVID safety guideline compliance in real-time.   WorkSafe Analytics leverages next-gen Computer Vision Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms to deliver real-world workplace safety insights. It provides peace of mind for employers and employees…

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Making Sense of the Numbers

11.09.2020, 13:28 Making Sense of the Numbers Director of Data and Data Science at Haven Power, Bjoern Reinke, explains why AI and machine learning are essential for interpreting the huge volumes of data generated by commercial smart meters. For some time, companies have been using automated meter reading (AMR) and smart meters to manage energy…

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Will AI-Powered Robots Replace Humans in Manufacturing?

28.07.2020, 16:34 Will AI-Powered Robots Replace Humans in Manufacturing? Human workers will remain critical to manufacturing operations according to panel discussion participants from BMW Group and Deloitte at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2020). Notwithstanding predictions that manufacturing will be increasingly be undertaken by robots powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), as advancements in automation continue…

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Creating a Safe New World

14.07.2020, 16:54 Creating a Safe New World World Health Organization CIO Bernardo Mariano and Lloyd’s Register Foundation CEO Richard Clegg have called for a paradigmatic shift in how safety risk is managed in a discussion that considered occupational accidents as well as Covid-19. The discussion which took place during a virtual session of the Global…

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Workspace Automation for Unparalleled Productivity

11.02.2020, 19:44 Workspace Automation for Unparalleled Productivity A new Room Readiness feature for Utelogy Corporation’s U-Automate tool allows IT teams to remotely validate the readiness of all connected devices including sensors in collaborative workspaces.   Utelogy’s management portal, U-Manage, released last year, already allows operations teams to drill down to see device metrics, documents, and…

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UWTSD Trials Sony AI Platform

03.02.2020, 11:26 UWTSD Trials Sony AI Platform The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is evaluating the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and video analytics after implementing Sony’s REA-C1000 Edge Analytics Appliance for video presentation content. The trial will allow UWTSD staff and students to experiment with new workflows and lesson styles, and provide…

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Why Bots and Virtual Agents Are Changing Business

Andy Griffin, Chief Innovation Officer at disruptive BPO provider, Woven, explains the lasting legacy of AI on customer service interactions. In an era where technology is becoming a more significant enabler, new opportunities are being created for all of us to enrich our lives. In the world of business, this allows companies an opportunity to…

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Sodexo Rolls Out Wx Workplace Consultancy

15.11.2019, 13:54 Sodexo Rolls Out Wx Workplace Consultancy Sodexo has announced it will be offering its Wx data-driven workplace analytics and optimisation at its locations in Paris, London, Singapore and Montreal. The concept, which was originally announced in 2012, utilises data collated from infrared and thermal sensors, artificial intelligence (AI) applications and accelerometers to reduce an organisation’s…

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Online Marketplace for Used Robots Goes Live

24.10.2019, 22:41 Online Marketplace for Used Robots Goes Live NRTC Alabama, Inc. brand, NRTC Automation, has launched e-commerce platform iGAM.com to offer affordable used robots, parts, and industrial machinery from ABB, Fanuc, Kuka, Yaskawa and other leading manufacturers of automation solutions.   Robots offered in the iGAM marketplace undergo an inspection and testing that includes…

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Recruitment at Teknologia 19 (5-7 November, Helsinki)

17.10.2019, 13:55 Recruitment at Teknologia 19 (5-7 November, Helsinki) Leading Nordic technology event Teknologia 19 will open with an “Employer of the Future” day allowing students and other applicants to discuss career opportunities and attend interviews with exhibiting companies. The event which takes place at the Messukeskus Helsinki under the theme, “Human, Responsibility and Technology”,…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Office Redesign

30.08.2019, 15:03 The Dos and Don’ts of Office Redesign Louise Coombs, design associate with Crown Workspace and founder of interior design consultancy, The Jones London, considers current and future trends in office redesign. Let’s face it, offices are like our second home. Many of us spend a large portion of our lives in one surrounded…

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The Evolution of Data Centre Management in Financial Services

02.08.2019, 16:01 The Evolution of Data Centre Management in Financial Services Alex Blake, Business Development Director for ABM Critical Solutions, considers the challenges associated with operating data centres in the financial sector. With every trading desk transaction, bank settlement, swipe of a payment card or online purchase, a data centre is hard at work embedding…

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Using Predictive Analytics in the Power Industry

GE is applying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to data analytics from power transmission and distribution networks to set new targets for operational efficiency. The company has announced a suite of three new grid analytics solutions will be connected via the GE Common Digital Energy Data Fabric platform which provides access to unified…

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Using Predictive Analytics in the Power Industry

GE is applying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to data analytics from power transmission and distribution networks to set new targets for operational efficiency. The company has announced a suite of three new grid analytics solutions will be connected via the GE Common Digital Energy Data Fabric platform which provides access to unified…

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Applying AI to Self-Checkout Kiosks

12.06.2019, 15:40 Applying AI to Self-Checkout Kiosks A partnership between Aramark and Palo-Alto based technology company Mashgin, is using computer vision to reduce queuing times for visitors using food and beverage kiosks. Aramark has installed Mashgin kiosks which use artificial intelligence (AI) to provide computer vision that is capable of scanning multiple items without barcodes,…

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