Gary Atkinson

Gary Atkinson


Gary Atkinson has spent the last 20 years working in the technology sector and contributing to the evolution of computing from desktop to smartphone through his decade at Intel (INTC), both in the UK and the US, and more recently at ARM (ARMH) in Cambridge, UK.

His passion now is to make the Internet of Things a reality in the most cost effective and scalable way and he is busy building out a connectivity platform utilising infrastructure we already have in our cities and buildings – namely the mains power and 5-10m aerials that manifest as street lights or the luminaires in all of our commercial buildings.

CEO of enLight (Select Innovations Ltd), Gary is an engineer by training and holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Newcastle University.

Session: Management requires measurement, but just how granular can it get?

It has never been more important to conserve natural resources and buildings have a big role to play in reducing water and energy use as well as providing a productive and safe environment for tenants at minimum cost. Measuring everything is the first step in managing it, but how can I go about doing that, what is possible and what should I know before I go down that path?

Gary’s session will discuss how FMs can begin understanding the art of the possible with regards to internal and external sensors and controllers, and how technology could have a significant impact on the future of facilities management.

“Connected sensors and controllers are going to revolutionise FM by reacting to real world events dynamically and automating steps to protect tenants, improve their working environment, eradicate asset downtime and increase margin for building owners and FM companies alike.” – Gary Atkinson

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