6-7 December 2016
Intercontinental Doha, Doha, Qatar

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 7 December 2016

8:00 am - 8:45 am Start of conference registration with welcome refreshments

8:45 am - 8:50 am Opening remarks from IQPC and introduction to Chair

Shakir Ismail - Sustainability Specialist (Katara Project), KEO International Company, Qatar

Shakir Ismail

Sustainability Specialist (Katara Project)
KEO International Company, Qatar

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening remarks from the conference Chair and start of conference

9:00 am - 9:45 am International keynote: Connecting to an intelligent future – Intelligent Buildings: Opportunities and challenges

Ron Zimmer - President & CEO, Continental Automated Buildings Association
  • Green and zero net energy buildings
  • Smart grid and buildings
  • Lifecycle costing and intelligent buildings
  • Intelligent buildings and big data
  • Cyber security issues
  • IoT and smart buildings

Ron Zimmer

President & CEO
Continental Automated Buildings Association

9:45 am - 10:15 am Connecting business systems: How do we make our buildings smarter?”

Salim Hussain - Principal Architect, Atkins
  • What do we mean by smart?
  • What technologies can be implemented to achieve our goals?
  • Examples of Qatar’s smartest buildings that can be used to benchmark the whole region

Salim Hussain

Principal Architect

10:15 am - 10:45 am Networking break

10:45 am - 11:15 am Connecting to an intelligent future: Designing flexible buildings that will last and sustain and withstand constant changes and demands of society

Amr M. Metwally - Head of Architecture Division PMC - Health Facility Project Management & Co, Hamad Medical Corporation
Hamad Hospitals were ranked as some of the smartest buildings in the region. A smart building ensures that it is not only smart in terms of what we understand to be smart presently but that it will be able to adapt to the future demands and fulfil its future requirements.

Amr M. Metwally

Head of Architecture Division PMC - Health Facility Project Management & Co
Hamad Medical Corporation

11:15 am - 11:45 am Technology and innovation session: Total building solutions: The answer to all your smart building needs

From communication technologies, lighting integration, BAS, fire safety and security systems buildings today must satisfy a wide range of criteria. Total building solutions and integrators allow you to define and test which package is best suited to your buildings requirements to enable it to be safer, more comfortable, more economical and more efficient. These systems allow a building to be dynamic and responsive at the lowest cost and with the lowest environmental footprint.

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Networking break

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Connecting to the smart power grid: Smart buildings are the answer to the demands of tomorrow’s energy system

Dr. Antonio Sanfilippo - Research Director, Qatar Foundation
A smart building has the ability to manage its own energy demand and energy generation, minimising spending on energy and carbon footprint without compromising on the buildings comfort levels. It is a key part of establishing and managing a smart grid which is being driven by the increasing use of renewable energy, greater demands from the grid and grid stability, and the rise in energy costs.

Dr. Antonio Sanfilippo

Research Director
Qatar Foundation

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm Technology and innovation session: Cyber security and access control systems as the turnkey technologies in building automation

Security and safety systems act as intuitive technologies that balance optimum efficiency with connectivity. As buildings become smart and highly connected to a larger ecosystem we must ensure that we are continually improving and not creating more problems for ourselves by opening up ourselves and the buildings occupants to potentials cyber and security risks. These systems allow a building to be dynamic and responsive at the lowest cost and with the lowest environmental footprint.
  • People: Increasing security comfort, productivity and security
  • Environment: Reducing carbon footprint and becoming self sustainable
  • Economy: Reducing operating costs

Zhidan Zhao

Research Associate
Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute

Dr. Eng. Hossam Ibrahim

Urban & Environmental Planning Expert, Deputy Team Leader – QNMP Group
Ministry of Municipality & Environment

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm Closing remarks from conference chair

2:10 pm - 3:10 pm Networking lunch

3:10 pm - 11:59 pm End of conference