The concept of Big Data
Combing these aspects of Big
Data will allow extraction of
value using new management
By 2020 the volume of data
generated will fill 3 Libraries of
Congress every second
What can Big Data do?
Using data & remote sensors, KTH has
reduced traffic congestion by 20%, travel
times by 50% and emissions by 10%.
Using networked river sensors measuring
variables in real time officials can improve
resource management & react to problems.
Using machine sensors, climate data and
user energy demand, turbines can be placed
and managed for optimal efficiency
Big Data in facilities management?
What if you could combine access control data,
weather data, air-conditioning performance and
automatically adjust performance to save energy?
What if, using remote smart sensors, GIS co-
ordinates, you did not need to look for your
building stock – but it told you where it was?
What if you could use Big Data and analytics to
identify patterns in purchasing behavior that
correlate with fraud and corruption ?
What if you could combine citizen satisfaction
feedback, staff morale measures and maintenance
records to link asset performance to delivery?
Asset management challenges in the state
Increased demands for proof of regulatory compliance
Requirement to stretch spend further
Societal pressure to demonstrate sensitivity to the environment
Fighting fraud & corruption
Citizens seeking evidence of improved delivery
All of these challenges
require the use,
interpretation of data
Embracing Big Data has
the potential to help
address all of these
The way forward with Big Data
Treat data as an asset in
the same way that a
physical asset is treated
Have a strategy for your
data, the same way you
have a property strategy
Assess the quality of
your data, the way you
assess asset quality
Consider piloting, on a
small scale, using data in
in asset management
• Big data is increasingly prevalent and its impact is only
likely to grow.
• Big data can be particularly advantageous when
applied to the management of facilities.
• The use of Big Data moves the management of assets
from a reactive to a predictive approach.
• The use of Big Data can allow the state to meet some
of its most pernicious asset challenges.
Please feel free to contact me on jwentzel@drake-
scull.co.za or via twitter @johnwentzelceo