I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the International Facility Managers Association Toronto Chapter annual Leadership Series event and was absolutely blown away by the positive atmosphere in the room. I found the attendees both respectful and engaged and the questions really helped further the discussion about IoT and Big Data.

I reflected on my experience in Architecture specifically around bringing skilled experts together to address client needs and the similarities to both IoT and Big Data Analytics. What is the similarity? It really involves not just listening to the client, but also asking the right questions. As has been said many times, if you don’t know the right questions, the data can show you almost anything in response.

I am really looking forward to the next IFMA event and highly recommend it to people in the Commercial Real Estate industry.