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BICSI Conference puts spotlight on Smart City revolution

The Building Industry Consulting Service International, BICSI, will host the 2017 BICSI Middle East and Africa Conference and Exhibition in Dubai from 19th to 20th April.

The MEA conference will be held under the theme, “Internet of Things Infrastructures, Data Centres, Wireless and More.”bicsi-ict-conference2

The conference will feature leading international and regional experts on topics including the latest wireless deployment trends for Smart Cities, the impact of the Internet of Things on the physical layer, electronic security in airports and more.

According to the latest report published by Persistence Market Research, the global Smart Cities market is valued at $622 billion and could reach $3.5 trillion by 2026.

Owing to growth toward eco-friendly construction technology, smart building, alone is expected to reach over 15 percent in market value shares in 2026, crossing $520 billion.

“The emergence of the ‘Smart Building’ and ‘Smart City’ revolution is rapidly moving all building services into the digital world. This is making ICT infrastructure increasingly important for connectivity, deployability, functionality and resilience, as well as the cost of all these services,” said Brian Ensign, President, BICSI. “If you are involved in smart buildings, smart cities, the Internet of Things, data centres, wireless, infrastructure, building services, telecommunications or IT, this conference offers the perfect opportunity to gain insight from experts and connect with peers.”

Maurice Zetena, Vice President Data Centre Technology at Leviton Network Solutions, who is one of the experts speaking at the conference, said, “The Internet of Things and the subsequent Internet of Everything are terms and concepts that are dominating conversations and are paramount to evolving corporate strategies and product development efforts. As with any new technology, much of what was considered state-of-the-art just a few years ago need to be re-assessed and adapted to meet the challenges presented by these emerging technologies. These challenges will include the issues of mobility, low-speed and high-speed network integration and the development and standardisation of a common communication language.”

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