Nov 24, 2021
In this episode of The Propcast, Louisa speaks to David Williams, Smart Buildings Industry Lead at Microsoft, and Fanie Reynders, Head of Technology at EDGE Next, about the future of smart buildings. In this episode they discuss the movement towards net zero and what that means for real estate businesses, construction companies and landlords, and how the technology needed for smart buildings has become more affordable and accessible.
EDGE Technology https://edge.tech/
EDGE Next https://edge.tech/next
RXR Realty https://rxrrealty.com/
Azure Digital Twins https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/digital-twins/
Coen van Oostrom https://www.linkedin.com/in/coenvanoostrom/
Guy Grainger, JLL https://www.linkedin.com/in/guyjgrainger/?originalSubdomain=uk
Erik Ubels https://nl.linkedin.com/in/erikubels
Key Insights From This Episode:
Keywords: smart buildings, facilities management, service management,
About Our Guests:
David has worked for Microsoft since 2005 and has been part of an internal Innovation Team since December 2014. For the past 5 years he has been responsibility for creating and developing Microsoft’s Smart Places emerging industry. He provides commercial, business, and technical advice, that enables Microsoft customers and partners in the real estate industry to digitally transform. Prior to joining Microsoft, David served in the Royal Air Force for 22 years as an Engineer Officer and he has a LLB Honours degree in English Law.
Fanie is an enthusiastic
technologist who always thrives to push technology to its limits,
whether its IoT devices, cloud infrastructure or even software
design. He is an engineer by heart with over 16 years of experience
building on the Microsoft stack. He joined EDGE Next in 2020 as the
Head of Technology, being responsible for leading the engineering
teams and also serving as the Principal Solution
About EDGE Technology
Today’s world runs on data. We use it every day to make our lives easier, our impact bigger, our goals more achievable. At EDGE Next, we’re using it to make better buildings. For everyone. The EDGE Next platform offers a seamless solution to optimising any office building’s performance, making it smarter, healthier, and more sustainable. The platform uses multiple sensors and sources to not only gather data, but also to deliver valuable and actionable insights. It’s the ultimate tool to enable buildings, companies and people to thrive. Check out https://edge.tech/next.
About Our Host
Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA).
LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the place at the time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.