Our guest speaker was Charles Paumelle – co-founder of Microshare, pioneers of the burgeoning ‘Sensing-as-a-Service’ industry. With a global client list that includes Microsoft, Novartis, Centrica, Serco, BT and Unilever, he explained how:
• Companies are now using smart sensing to optimise productivity and office occupancy in our new age of hybrid working. Lighting and energy conservation… cost-saving space reduction… significantly improved security… demand-led predictive cleaning and maintenance… improved health and safety… ESG and resilient sustainability – the benefits of ‘Sensing-as-a-Service’ are immediate and impressive.
• Essential services– such as hospitals and care homes – are now using ‘Sensing-as-a-Service’ to ease the pressure on seriously stressed systems. Sensor technology coupled with clever AI can track vital assets such as intensive care bed occupancy, critical drug and medication supplies as well as the location and availability of key medical staff.