“Intelligent technology is no longer just for real estate, it’s for humans too!” Idea of being human centric was the main theme in the Nordic Smart Building Convention that was held in Helsinki 6th–7th June 2018. The event brought together industry pioneers to discuss and experience the future of smart buildings.
FIRST Q Network member Granlund was the main sponsor of the event and had a great team on the booth and on the stage. One our top panelists was Ken Dooley who also wrote a blog The Future City should be Citizen Centric, Smart and Sustainable (link: https://nordicsmartbuilding.fi/smart-building-convention/the-future-city/ ).
“The smart city concept was initiated by technology companies saying we have this technology so let’s use it. Then they partnered with cities and the focus was on efficiency and reducing costs. However, these days the focus is shifting towards the citizen. The focus is no longer on efficiency. Instead of this it’s on making their life easier”, Ken Dooley writes.
More great blogs from the event can be found here: