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Mapped 2022 Predictions: What 2022, and beyond, has in store for smart building innovation

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What 2022, and beyond, has in store for smart building innovation

By Shaun Cooley, CEO of Mapped

Today's smart buildings are made up of complex structures, systems, and technologies, with each component created to collect and analyze building data to enhance improvements. As we continue to integrate technology into the built world to improve efficiency and security in both the commercial and industrial spaces, developers are constantly finding ways to improve these systems for companies and employees alike. So what are the innovations in the smart building space that we have to look forward to? Let's take a look.

Enhanced Security

According to recent studies, the global smart building market is forecasted to grow to $127.09 billion by 2027, with a compound annual growth rate of 12.5%. But with an increase in smart systems, cybersecurity threats need to be accommodated more than ever. In an age increasingly dominated by IoT, buildings have become elaborate networks of software and hardware designed to monitor and control complex mechanical and operational systems. Building owners and operators rely on teams of suppliers to install and integrate these systems, often portfolio-wide. The solution? Move your perimeter to the cloud. Moving to the cloud can create endless benefits for companies such as increased efficiency and flexibility, boosted performance, scalability, unlimited storage, and the ability to back-up and restore data. A secure cloud platform that manages access to your systems will improve your security profile and reduce risk to your systems.

Instant Access to Traditional Disparate Systems

Customers expect real-time and comprehensive access to data, and the means to make use of this data. In order for that data to be comprehensive, it needs to be sourced from various channels. Companies like Mapped offer that access from legacy systems, devices, cloud sources, and applications by automating the data discovery, extraction, normalization, and enrichment process for vastly improved data collection.​ It's important to have a direct connection to dozens of IoT, IT, and data systems that have existing cloud APIs. It's possible to use a mix of device profiles and several forms of machine learning to shape the incoming flood of chaotic data to normalize the ontology in real-time.

Broader Visibility

It's one thing to provide real-time access to a data set, but how is that data going to be used? It's key to be able to visualize the sources of data. This can be done by providing the ability to visualize the source of data and its current state in a 3D space along with the flow of data between legacy systems, devices, sensors and its destination.​ Building owners and operators today face a common integration challenge to roll out new applications and services across their portfolio. Integrations have to repeat at every location and every building system, and independent software vendors and service providers face a similar challenge. A platform, like Mapped, effectively replaces weeks and months worth of manual integration efforts with automation and machine learning, thus eliminating the tedious burden of integration and accelerating time to unlock value from data for the entire ecosystem.

A smart and competitive edge

Commercial buildings need to be increasingly competitive in today's marketplace. So how do those building owners and operators attract residents and tenants? By providing the capability for a convenient and elevated experience within those physical spaces. This means more smart automation, ideally with devices that can connect together under one API so data and performance can be tracked, analyzed and improved. APIs create solutions that simplify and facilitate integration which allows different software to reorganize their interrelationships according to specific business needs.




Shaun Cooley is the Founder and CEO of Mapped, the first data infrastructure platform for commercial and industrial IoT (Internet of Things).

In his prior role as VP.CTO for Cisco’s Internet of Things (IoT) Business, he was responsible for Cisco’s long-term IoT technology strategy. This included shaping product architecture, security, privacy, and technology partnerships, as implemented by Cisco’s IoT business, advising governments on IoT regulation, driving Cisco’s participation in IoT related standards bodies and consortia, and championing innovation to solve existing or anticipated industry needs.

Before taking on the role of CTO for IoT, Shaun was a Distinguished Engineer, responsible for the security of Cisco's collaboration infrastructure, cloud, and endpoint technologies. Shaun is particularly focused on ensuring security is either transparent or extremely usable – something that is typically overlooked in enterprise products.
Prior to joining Cisco, Shaun was a Distinguished Engineer for Norton, by Symantec, where he was a driving force in Norton’s shift from utilities to security. Over his 18-year tenure, Shaun contributed to the creation and advancement of offerings in the Norton portfolio, including Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, Norton One, Norton Antispam, Norton’s cloud management platform, and Norton Home, a consumer IoT security offering – a product portfolio that produces over $2 Billion in annual revenue.

Shaun has over 25 years of industry experience, holds a master’s degree in computer science from University of Illinois, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is named inventor on 121 issued United States patents with over 100 more pending. He is an active angel investor and a start-up mentor through Acceleprise SF and advisor for Deep Angels. Shaun was previously a director of the Open Connectivity Foundation and former board member of Attivo Networks.

Published Thursday, February 03, 2022 7:32 AM by David Marshall
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