Russ McKay

Russ McKay

Global solutions Architect, IBM Watson IoT division


Russ McKay is a global solutions architect working in the IBM Watson IoT division. He works in automated data collection, advanced analytics and product & asset life-cycle management. He is an advocate and practitioner of BIM, BMS, predictive analytics and IoT integration.

His responsibilities include the analysis, design and development of solutions for the industrial sector. Russ works across all industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, FM and construction, and throughout the whole product lifecycle, from concept through design, manufacture, in-service and into product retirement.

Russ has been working at IBM for 21 years – he has a background in industry, having spent 17 years working in the Aerospace Industry in a variety of roles, including data acquisition and measurement engineering, electronics and instrumentation, manufacturing engineering and electronic product definition.

Recently he has focused on business development – analysis of existing processes, defining new processes, and demonstrating the new processes and technology.

Specialties: Russ has spent most of his career working in high technology – both in hardware and software. He has worked with a number of customers to help them apply new technology (for example, RFID, pervasive devices, telematics, building information modelling, BMS .) to enhance their own businesses processes.



Titolo intervento:

“Operating and maintaining a Smart Building”


Any building less than 20 years old is likely to include a variety of sensors and actuators that are used to control and heating, cooling, doors, security and other automated processes. Modern buildings are likely to have thousands of sensors. These sensors are normally part of the Building Management System. As the requirements for more advanced building analytics increases, we see more sensors being added to the building – some connect to the BMS and some ‘stand alone’. Knowing where these sensors are, and what they are measuring is very useful but often overlooked by operational staff.

The locations of every physical asset in the building, along with the building sensors is normally defined in the building information model (BIM). BIM has been around for many years, and was used to streamline the construction processes of the building. Now days, more and more people are exploiting the BIM in the operational phase of the building. This has many advantages and is an opportunity to make significant operational improvements and cut costs.

Combining the BIM and the BMS / IoT Sensor integration into the Maintenance Management System is something that most forward thinking operational managers are striving to achieve. In this presentation I will explain how this is done and more importantly, how savings and improvements are realised by implementing an integrated solution.

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