The pace of innovation continues to accelerate, making it difficult for companies to keep up with innovations as they enter the market. Companies recognize that they must not only innovate, but innovate faster. To achieve this goal, companies should establish an innovation process that: provides access to a variety of innovation sourcesmills the best ideas from that processapplies those innovations to products and servicesThis process should increase the impact and value of innovation and decrease the time required to get products to market.
15 billion new networked devices by 2015 (VNI)According to the Cisco Connected World Technology Report, more than three of every four employees have multiple devices, and one in three employees globally uses at least three devices for work. The number of shipped tablets is set to jump from 16.1 million units (of which around one million were bought by businesses) in 2010, to 147.2 million in 2015, thereby representing around a third of all online US consumers, according to Forrester.56% of US information workers spend time working outside the office (Forrester)
Bring the building systems and the IT systems into one networkAccess – only the network provides access to all of these systemsAnalyze – find new ways to harness informationAct – continuously improve building operationsVery important component in LEEDGet feedback to change the pattern as to what is happeningMonitor and adapt performanceHooray for technology.Use “Living Organism” analogy.Cisco Real Estate solutions converge key functions onto an IP network that becomes the fabric of every building—supporting all real estate requirements and provides the foundation for workforce effectiveness, building performance, and physical security. With the Cisco’s Real Estate solution, you can reduce costs and complexity by replacing disparate communications, security, and building automation systems with one simplified, flexible, and scalable IP network.
What will it take to create these cities/communities… new visionary leadership & the creation of New Business Models.Imagine the huge opportunity for new services. Technology will be the key enabler.Only 2% of infrastructure spend – 2% of a trillion dollars is spent on technology – even an increase of 1%? To enable this we should together drive:Visionary leadership is key – finding people with similar mindsets, passion and vision for the future…that’s really key.Global open standards – this is what we do! We did it 25 years ago with the internet…bringing together different protocols and making them all work together. That’s not something just anyone can do.Smart regulation – we need leaders to step up….LEED certification….give benefits to people who implementPublic private partnerships – this has been key to our success so far.And a New ecosystem – working with developers, people like Schneider ElectricBut it takes all five of these factors…without one, it changes completely.
Smart Tech = Smart Organizations : Building Smarter Organizations