IoT MasterClass – Sustainability is NOT the Best Justification for Smart Buildings


SASSmart Building technology is largely justified as a ‘sustainability play’, where energy savings will justify investments in smart technologies.

During this Master Class, attendees will gain an understanding of the other benefits of Smart Building Technologies that drive larger savings to organizations.

Key takeaways from this class:

  • Learn how to identify other primary saving streams from Smart Buildings Technology
  • See how you can accurately record the economic benefits of each
  • Wrap it up in a package your CFO will love!

Presenter Bios:

James Caton has 20 years’ experience in the application of analytics and sensors to improve operations. At IBM he led the Global Center of Competence for Predictive Analytics, launching IBM’s first cloud-based industrial predictive analytics solution. Based on the success of that ‘startup’ effort, he was askedwith leading the Global Center of Competence for Smart Cities, focusing on public safety, water management, and transportation. In 2018, James was recruited to India to lead a new business unit for Larsen & Toubro, a $16B infrastructure and engineering conglomerate. In 3 years he grew the smart cities business to $180M, with a portfolio of over dozen smart cities projects. Today, James helps companies improve the value of their energy, transit, water, safety, and building monitoring solutions thru the application of Artificial Intelligence.

Steve Enck is a Senior Consulting Manager at SAS with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of industries, ranging from pharmaceuticals to education to healthcare to IoT. He prides himself on using the latest technology to solve complex problems and holds two approved patents. Most recently, he led the development and implementation of the Streaming Analytics Framework solution at SAS, which allows customers to deploy real-time analytics projects at scale. Initially developed to support the SmartCampus initiative, the solution has been extended to support projects related to asset monitoring and manufacturing optimization. Other planned near-term applications include flood monitoring and the continuous review of patient medical data from wearables and electronic health records. Steve was recognized by SAS as a CEO Award recipient in 2018 for his contributions to the company.

Derek Madan serves as the Director of Analytics for the Jacobs Data Analytics Innovation Lab in Hampton, VA office. He has more than 18 years of experience in diverse fields of Data Analytics, IoT, Project Management, Agile Software Development and Implementation and Business Analysis across various IT and OT organizations. He is a certified Project Management Professional as well as an Agile practitioner and has served as an Agile Coach for a few Jacobs clients to include USAF, NASA, and commercial clients around the world. In his current role Derek is responsible for increasing Jacobs’ capabilities in industrial analytics, IoT, technical development, staff acquisition as well as serving as the technical SME supporting business development efforts. In support of multiple clients across the globe, Derek has interfaced with customers across varying industries and developed and delivered customized technical concepts and solutions. Applications range from classified government systems to large industrial solutions in the commercial sector. Derek has previously served in the US Army and had been part of business operations in his roles before joining the army.