Enabling Smart Cities and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

13:00 – 14:00 (GMT)

Traditional challenges of different systems with different data formats, schemas and classification systems (taxonomies) has led to massive inefficiencies, and introduced risk to data exchange – this is unacceptable to make Smart Cities and the IoT happen at the rate we need. We need the ability to integrate in real-time. ‘ETL’ is not sufficient. Mitra Innovation’s BIM-as-a-Service offers such a solution.

Speaker 1: Steven – IoT, Smart Cities and Asset Data

Overview – Steven will give an overview on the IoT and Smart Cities, what drives it, and what opportunities are there. He will outline the need for real-time data integration across dispersed systems, data schemas, and formats. BIM / Asset Information – With reference to the UK’s BIM maturity levels, Steven will highlight the relevant contents in the ‘Digital Built Britain’ document produced by the UK’s BIM taskforce which will require interconnected, shared and accessible data. Steven will also discuss how the skills of data management specialists need to be harnessed as part of the shift towards a Digital Economy, with the IoT being one of the enablers in this.

Speaker 2: Sudaraka – Enabling Smart Cities with the BIMaaS Platform

Complementing Stevens discussion, Sudaraka will explain how BIMaaS platform could be used to build the backbone of Smart City initiatives. He will explain how different components of the BIMaaS platform can help build sophisticated Smart Cities. The discussion will be based on asset data integration, complex event processing from different sensors (IoT devices), and an analysis platform for collecting data.



Steven Eglinton – FBCS, FBCart.S, MIoD, MPWI

Director, GeoEnable

Steven is a thought leader in the innovative use of information management and data visualisation solutions – his specialisms being Geospatial Information Management, Asset Management and Building Information Modelling (BIM) for infrastructure, especially the rail sector.
Steven has worked for major infrastructure companies in the UK including Network Rail, London Underground and Transport for London (TfL). Most recently, defining the enabling technologies for a ‘Common Data Environment at TfL.

Sudaraka Jayashanka

Chief Architect, Mitra Innovation

Sudaraka has over 14 years of experience in software development, solutions architecture, and project management. He specialises in solutions architecture, API design, project management, technology management, and software development. In his current role at Mitra, he oversees engineering aspects of all the pre-sales activates, software engineering and development and innovation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Canterbury New Zealand.