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  • Update on Commercial Evaluations
    Update on Commercial Evaluations
    LCS’s Sr Vice President of Valuation Services Eric Roeder; EDR Marketing Manager Gary Kulik Recorded: Nov 14 2019 34 mins
    Over the past two years, there has been a wave of regulatory changes around the use of evaluations for valuing real estate. It started in March 2017 with a joint letter to congress issued by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination requesting a review of the threshold, and there have been several changes since, with the banking regulators, credit union administration, and Small Business Administration all coming out with new rules.
    What next? Join this complimentary webcast where EDR and our partner, LCS’s Sr Vice President of Valuation Services Eric Roeder, will discuss the latest rules governing the use of evaluations, as well as LCS evaluations services available in Collateral360.
    LCS commercial evaluations provide a cost effective, fast and accurate means of determining value. In addition to a thorough review of the new regulations, we'll review the LCS evaluation reports.
  • Pt 2: LPWAN: Ready to Take Connectivity's Center Stage?
    Pt 2: LPWAN: Ready to Take Connectivity's Center Stage?
    Ed Maguire, Principal Partner, Momenta Partners Recorded: Oct 17 2019 60 mins
    In Part 1 of our LPWAN series, we explored low power wide area networks, and here in Part 2 of our discussion on LPWAN, we will discuss if this technology is the best option. With the expansion of IoT’s promise of millions of connected devices, Low Power, Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) solutions are becoming critical to allowing those networks to coalesce and expand, absent of power constraints and latency issues.

    According to some research, the LPWAN market, valued at over $1 billion in 2015, could grow to $30 billion by 2023, growing at 90% CAGR over the forecast period.

    The LPWAN market is a competitive landscape in terms of connectivity solutions. This webinar will explore the possibilities of Low Power, Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), where it sits among its competitors in connectivity and the types of vertical applications it is being used for. We took a look at some interesting use cases for LPWAN technologies and evaluated the key barriers our panelists are currently seeing that inhibit the connectivity marketplace to scale.

    We will discuss: 
    - The current market landscape
    - The different types of LPWAN technologies
    - How this technologies solve unique problems 
    - How to incorporate LPWAN technologies into your business
    - Tips and pointers for LPWAN success
  • Pt. 1: Connecting the World at Large: Exploring LPWA Technology & Opportunities
    Pt. 1: Connecting the World at Large: Exploring LPWA Technology & Opportunities
    Ed Maguire, Principal Partner, Momenta Partners Recorded: Oct 10 2019 64 mins
    In Part 1 of our conversation on LPWA technology, we delve into introducing what Low Power Wide Area network technologies are. They enable low power communications over a large area, typically at low bit rates. With billions of sensors capturing data from the physical world, there’s growing need to transmit data from remote locations that are not connected to power sources. The family of LPWA network technologies including LoRa, NB-IOT, and others are perfectly suited to support new use cases in agriculture, transportation, smart spaces, supply chain, manufacturing and many other areas. 

    The reality is that there is not one solution but rather a variety of low-power, wide area network technologies that take many shapes and forms. It follows that there are various criteria that need to be considered before a business should invest into a LPWA network structure. 

    In this webinar we will take a look at:
    - The current market landscape
    - The different types of LPWA network technologies
    - How this technology solve unique problems in the field
    - How LPWA network technologies are integrated into business
    - Tips and pointers for LPWA network success
  • Powering Projects: The Technologies and Tools That Push Productivity
    Powering Projects: The Technologies and Tools That Push Productivity
    Lenovo Recorded: Sep 30 2019 39 mins
    Power, speed, and leveraging mobility are critical to the success of any construction project. The advent and adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) has led significant Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) sector change during the past 5 to 10 years. A decade ago, architects, engineers, and construction managers were more deskbound. Today, many firms reconfigure teams based on projects. Consequently, office spaces have adapted to these needs and hardware has followed suit. Project team members are expected to move fluidly from their desks, to their client’s office, to the job site. Mobile workstations have emerged that offer desktop performance in a smaller and lighter form factor.

    Join us for this free webinar, which will explore current and emerging technology that works to make every aspect of project workflow more efficient. Our expert panelists are Richard Panos, AIA, CCM, Director of Construction Management in the Southern California office of Anser Advisory, and Chris Ruffo, Worldwide Segment Manager: Architecture, Engineering & Product Development, Lenovo.

    The discussion will cover:
    •How technology and mobility have affected workflows during the past decade.
    •Recent software and app developments that aid in productivity.
    •The increasing power and capabilities of workstations and mobile computing.
    •In-office and mobile workstation station configurations.
    •Coming technology innovations.
  • Mid-Year Market Recap: What’s in Store for the 2nd Half of 2019?
    Mid-Year Market Recap: What’s in Store for the 2nd Half of 2019?
    Dianne Crocker, Principal Analyst, EDR Recorded: Jul 30 2019 39 mins
    The last two years have been strong ones for the commercial real estate market—and by extension, for the U.S. Phase I ESA market. For a number of key reasons, 2019 is writing a different story. Market fundamentals are still strong but mid-year market barometers paint a picture of slowing growth. Tune in to this market recap to find out what you can expect in the second half of the year.

    Speaker Dianne Crocker, principal analyst at EDR, will drill down into the mid-year market stats from the ScoreKeeper model to take the pulse of the U.S. Phase I ESA market and highlight how the hot spots for CRE investment are driving the high-growth markets for environmental due diligence. Crocker will also cover the latest intel on the market forecast and the greatest risks facing commercial real estate over the near-term.

    While you catch up on your summer reading and enjoy some R&R, take a break to tune it for a quick snapshot of the market and what to expect in the second half.
  • Top 5 Podcasts: From Genesis to IoT Big Bang: A Conversation with Rick Bullotta
    Top 5 Podcasts: From Genesis to IoT Big Bang: A Conversation with Rick Bullotta
    Ed Maguire, Principal Partner, Momenta Partners & Rick Bullotta, Technologist and Founder of ThingWorx and Lighthammer Recorded: Jul 23 2019 60 mins
    Rick Bullotta founded two companies that have been pivotal in the development of Connected Industry: Lighthammer (acquired by SAP in 2005) and Thingworx (acquired by PTC in 2014) and he is now an adviser to Microsoft Azure IoT. Rick is a passionate advocate of new technologies and innovation, and enjoys the disclaimer that “80% is fact and 20% is BS - and I don’t know which is which”.

    Our conversation explores his personal background in industrial technology, and how the insights gained from his experiences at Wonderware helped shape the vision for the companies he started. Exploring the genesis of Lighthammer and Thingworx, the discussion touches on why blue-collar tasks benefit from an IT-driven “multiplier effect”, how innovation comes from empowered customers, and how simple visibility can kick-start profound changes in industrial businesses. Other topics covered include the market landscape around IoT platforms, potential of AI and machine learning, the possibilities and pitfalls around blockchain and the future of Connected Industry.

    Areas of particular interest in technology include meta-sensing technologies around drones and robotics, simplifying the last foot of connectivity, 5G technologies and a company called Waveio.ai that seeks create events and alerting without relying on audio.
  • Digital Oilfield Wellsite Automation – What You Need to Know Now
    Digital Oilfield Wellsite Automation – What You Need to Know Now
    Chirag Rathi, Consulting Director, Energy & Environment, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Jul 11 2019 29 mins
    The Oil & Gas industry is going through a costly war, and the weapon of choice is innovation for all operators. Wellsite operation is a key area of CAPEX and OPEX and also one of the most workforce-intensive. However, wellsite operations are quickly evolving as operators embrace the “digital oilfield age.” New technologies such as the Internet of Things/Internet of Everything, predictive analytics, cloud, and profit insights from Big Data are provided operational efficiency opportunities but offer a new set of challenges as well.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Gain insight into the top operational pain points and how they are driving investment priorities.
    • Learn about process control technology advances, including surveillance, analysis, and optimization, and how the Oil & Gas industry can benefit
    • Identify innovation that can easily be leveraged to improve wellsite automation
  • Operational Technology - Building Cyber Resilience
    Operational Technology - Building Cyber Resilience
    Mirel Sehic - Global Director Cybersecurity and Adam Green - ANZ Cybersecurity Leader Recorded: Jul 9 2019 47 mins
    Historically Operational Technology (OT) systems have been kept separated, and having this disconnect had been considered a good security measure, however this is often no longer operationally feasible in today's connected world, and a lack of real-time visibility and monitoring of OT environments can have the opposite effect. Across all industries, including smart cities, connected buildings, and critical infrastructure, there is a rise of connectivity, smart devices, and analytics to deliver additional insights, essential cost savings and operational efficiencies. This evolution will continue to be embraced as organisations seek out increased efficiencies and compete in a more global landscape, which makes it important that Cybersecurity across the entire organisation, including OT, is a built-in consideration, and not a blocker to innovation.

    Join us to learn from our experts how you can improve your organisations OT cyber strategy, prevent potential gaps and develop a mindset of continuous cyber improvement.
  • Emerging Technologies & IoT: How AI, AR and Blockchain Are Shaping The Future
    Emerging Technologies & IoT: How AI, AR and Blockchain Are Shaping The Future
    Ed Maguire, Principal Partner, Momenta Partners Recorded: Jul 5 2019 57 mins
    When it comes to innovation, we've arguably seen more technological advancements over the last ten years than at any other point in time. Technology as we know it is changing before our eyes. We see the merging of the digital and physical worlds through technologies such as augmented reality; artificial intelligence enables computers to think faster than humans, and blockchain technology is considered by many to be the greatest technological innovation since the internet.

    More importantly, we're not only seeing new technologies but the convergence and intersection of multiple technologies as they extend and create new capabilities through their collaboration. The era of combinatorial innovation is upon us, and the combined impact of augmented reality, artificial intelligence, blockchain and other technologies on Connected Industry will be unprecedented.

    This webinar provides an opportunity to explore and consider the applications of new technologies as they related to IoT and Connected Industry.

    We'll take a look at:

    - The current status of AI, AR, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies and their role in empowering Connected Industry
    - Benefits and risks of evolution
    - Use cases across multiple industries
    - Future timelines and predictions
  • The Intelligent Edge: The Next Frontier of IoT Innovation
    The Intelligent Edge: The Next Frontier of IoT Innovation
    Ed Maguire, Momenta Partners Recorded: Jun 27 2019 57 mins
    Edge, mobile edge, and fog computing have emerged, offering a panacea to the pain points of IoT data. Companies such as Intel, SAP, Ericsson and Dell Technologies are creating their own solutions. Edge computing has the potential to impact the data infrastructure of the IoT, but what are the benefits and risks of moving away from the cloud? Edge computing comes with a suite of considerations that need to be carefully considered prior to adoption that we'll explore in turn.

    This webinar will cover:

    - The current state of fog and intelligent edge computing
    - What are the benefits/risks of moving away from the cloud?
    - What does this mean for cloud computing, data infrastructure and data analytics?
    - What are the best use cases of edge computing and what are its limitations?
    - Forecasts on future applications
  • Digital Solutions to Optimise District Energy Systems
    Digital Solutions to Optimise District Energy Systems
    Heather Ramsden Recorded: Jun 24 2019 64 mins
    In 2015 UN member countries adopted the so-called Paris Agreement at COP21, setting the goal of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees C compared to pre-industrial levels, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees C. To reach that goal, greenhouse gas emissions must become net zero by 2050. This will require significant changes in our energy systems. However, since the Agreement it has become apparent that in many countries, including the UK, there is a gap between commitment and actual policies to guide the market in the direction of energy efficiency solutions like DEN.
  • PFAS and Due Diligence: Practical Information for Managing the Emerging Risk
    PFAS and Due Diligence: Practical Information for Managing the Emerging Risk
    Harry Behzadi, Ph.D SGS VP of Business Development, North America and Dianne Crocker, EDR Recorded: Jun 18 2019 76 mins
    New information on the dangers of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS, is creating confusion and concern across the environmental industry. Many states have put new guidelines and regulations in place for managing PFAS risks, and the U.S. EPA will likely act soon. In today’s uncertain regulatory environment, what do environmental due diligence professionals need to be aware of to prevent liability for themselves and their clients? EDR has teamed up with leading national PFAS expert Dr. Harry Behzadi of SGS to share the practical information you need to identify and manage PFAS risks during property due diligence.
  • Start-ups Driving Innovation in Upstream Oil & Gas
    Start-ups Driving Innovation in Upstream Oil & Gas
    Frost & Sullivan, QuantamPro, Ingu Solutions, Fieldbit, Resfrac Recorded: Jun 12 2019 51 mins
    The oil and gas industry has overcome major volatility over the past decade. We have witnessed $130 oil and, more recently, $30 oil. Now we are seeing an outburst of start-ups and a changing culture that is founded on innovation. The upstream oil and gas industry is increasingly focused on cutting costs and improving recovery rates through the adoption of radical new solutions and digital technologies. While some oil & gas companies are developing these innovations themselves, many are investing, acquiring or partnering with start-up companies to drive change. Some believe we are in the "Golden Age” of emerging technology development and investment. The oil and gas start-up ecosystem is certainly alive and growing.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Discover start-up companies that are providing innovative solutions to industry challenges.
    • Hear real success stories and pain points from start-ups.
    • Interact with start-up companies.
  • Growth Opportunities in the Global Non-revenue Water (NRW) Smart Leak Management
    Growth Opportunities in the Global Non-revenue Water (NRW) Smart Leak Management
    Fredrick Royan, Paul Hudson, Frost & Sullivan, Lauren Guy, CTO/Co-Founder, UTILIS Recorded: Apr 30 2019 49 mins
    Non-revenue water loss across the globe is estimated to account for about $39 billion annually and there is a renewed urgency to address leakage in pipelines. North America and Europe are driving the market growth with other regions following suit. Digital transformation in water utilities is resulting in the deployment of analytic platforms for event and asset management. Multiple solutions, including both invasive (Smart Ball) and non-invasive (acoustic) sensors for leak detection, are seamlessly integrated into a single platform for leakage management. Water utilities demand accuracy and immediate results to facilitate urgent redressal and reduce non-revenue water losses.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Learn about growth opportunities and regional hotspots
    • Discover new solutions to add value that enables customer satisfaction
    • Identify emerging technologies and their synergies
  • Field Testing and Troubleshooting of PON LAN Networks per IEC 61280-4-3
    Field Testing and Troubleshooting of PON LAN Networks per IEC 61280-4-3
    Jim Davis, Fluke Networks Recorded: Apr 25 2019 66 mins
    This webinar address field testing and troubleshooting PON Networks per IEC 61280-4. Topics include inspection and cleaning (APC vs. UPC), PON Basics, understanding loss budgets, setting a reference, troubleshooting using an OTDR and Power Meter, and how to document results. Attendees will earn one BICSI CEC.
  • Driving the Growth of Corporate Renewable Energy Market
    Driving the Growth of Corporate Renewable Energy Market
    Shaik Safik, Senior Consulting Analyst, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Apr 23 2019 40 mins
    Driving the Growth of Corporate Renewable Energy Market: Gaining Advantage through Innovative Energy Sourcing Options



    Large corporations around the world are sourcing renewable energy for self-consumption. Companies are becoming part of prestigious groups to source renewable electricity.

    Frost & Sullivan invites you to join Shaik Safik, Senior Consulting Analyst, as he discusses the sourcing methods adopted by corporations across the world to procure renewable energy and how this trend is expected to grow in the future.

    Questions this Session Will Answer:

    · How has the corporate renewable purchase evolved over the years?
    · What are the drivers and barriers for renewable energy purchase at a global level?
    · Who are the major corporate renewable energy purchasers and their renewable energy targets?
    · What are the sourcing methods adopted and the risks involved?
  • Growth Opportunities for Optimizing the Electric Grid through Data Analytics
    Growth Opportunities for Optimizing the Electric Grid through Data Analytics
    Farah Saeed, Research Director, Digital Grids, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Apr 11 2019 37 mins
    There are several cutting-edge companies already present in the market that have introduced their digital platform/architecture for transitioning to a digital grid. However, the industry currently does not have a clear market leader. The presence of unstructured data is creating a tremendous opportunity for the industry to take a market leader position for creating and innovating tools that will help utilities make the smooth transition to a fully digital grid through analytics.

    Frost & Sullivan invites you to join Farah Saeed, Research Director, Digital Grids, for the webinar: Growth Opportunities and Challenges for Optimizing the Electric Grid through Data Analytics. Learn what type of data analytic solutions are gaining the most traction along with market growth projections by region for smart grid analytics.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Gain in-depth market perspective on what the future holds for smart grid analytics
    • Growing data complexity, concern for cybersecurity breaches, and lack of in-house expertise will encourage utilities to explore cloud-based and x-as-a-service offerings
    • Discover why the industry needs to invest in and embrace smart grid analytics
  • LAN Standards, News & Trends
    LAN Standards, News & Trends
    Cindy Montstream, Legrand Recorded: Apr 9 2019 87 mins
    Join the FOTC's Cindy Montstream for our annual update on structured cabling standards. Attendees will earn one BICSI CEC.
  • The Future of Water Management in US Unconventional Oil and Gas Exploration
    The Future of Water Management in US Unconventional Oil and Gas Exploration
    Seth Cutler, Principal Consultant, Maria Benintende, Senior Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Apr 2 2019 54 mins
    Water requirements to satisfy fracking activity have skyrocketed in high-production basins, such as the Permian Basin, in recent years. The growth of absolute wells is putting pressure on water resources and the volumes of water used per frac are increasing. Aside from the increased cost of water and produced water treatment, the sourcing of frac water and transportation logistics place operators under stress to deliver stable and sustainable operations. These fundamental challenges are changing the way the industry engages with and manages water. An increase in the recycling of produced water and the growth of midstream partners, as well as their financial backers, are changing the industry landscape.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Discover how industry peers are changing their business models to drive sustainable operations.
    • Explore critical opportunities and pitfalls of managing a fundamental resource in a fast-growing industry.
    • Uncover the latest opportunities and challenges impacting future business growth.
  • Growth Opportunities in the Global Battery Energy Storage Market
    Growth Opportunities in the Global Battery Energy Storage Market
    Jonathan Robinson, Program Lead, Utham Ganesh, Energy Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Mar 26 2019 50 mins
    Many battery manufacturers are building energy intelligence into storage systems to unlock multiple revenue opportunities by allowing the customer-sited energy storage to participate in the local energy market. Solar paired with storage is increasingly becoming attractive due to the falling solar PV and battery prices with self-consumption becoming a significant driver toward decentralized energy. The growth of electric vehicles in critical global markets is also expected to spur the adoption of commercial battery storage because of its ability to stabilize the grid as well as generate an additional revenue stream. Partnership across the value chain is necessary to fully realize the potential of multiple revenue-stacking opportunities as the energy markets are rapidly changing with the evolution of numerous business models.

    Frost & Sullivan invites you to join Jonathan Robinson, Program Lead, and Utham Ganesh, Energy Research Analyst, in the webinar: Growth Opportunities in the Global Battery Energy Storage Market. Hear why manufacturers must educate customers and promote the benefits of installing battery energy storage systems by improving the business case, such as aggregating surplus battery power, trading in balancing markets and improving smart home/building connectivity to unlock multiple revenue streams.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Gain insight into the trends in the residential, commercial and industrial battery storage segments.
    • Explore the main motivations behind installing battery storage in regions and potential concerns.
    • Identify the primary business models in battery energy storage and ways to reach the customer.
  • Driving Decisions & Mitigating Risk in Product Development Lifecycle
    Driving Decisions & Mitigating Risk in Product Development Lifecycle
    Achuth Rao, VP of Product Management at Elsevier Recorded: Feb 21 2019 51 mins
    Achuth Rao, VP of Product Management at Elsevier, will discuss information challenges in the Chemicals & Materials Industry, and share how chemists, engineers, toxicologist, and regulatory and safety professional are collaborating to increase productivity and decision making.

    He will walk through information needs and use case examples specific to scientific and commercial companies, and demonstrate how Elsevier solution Chemtiva (in beta) leverages best in class data science techniques and technologies in this new digital industry paradigm.

    Additional information:

    Decisions in the Chemicals & Materials Industry product life cycle are exposed to increased business risk and challenges driven by micro and macroeconomic factors including:
    - increasing energy & raw material prices
    - increasing competition due to globalization
    - need for accelerated innovation to meet customer demands
    - increasing regulatory compliance and sustainability requirements.

    Companies are looking for new digitization-related opportunities to drive operational changes and efficiencies and to help reduce risks around supply chain, competition, environmental, regulations, and safety across their product life cycle. Invaluable insights for risk mitigation and decision making can be gained from internal and external sources. The challenge lies in having this information in one place and offered in an actionable way to increase collaboration and productivity across the stage gate process in research, development & scale-up, and manufacturing.
  • Data Center Investment Opportunities to Fuel Your Growth Pipeline
    Data Center Investment Opportunities to Fuel Your Growth Pipeline
    Gautham Gnanajothi, Global Research Director, Vasanth Krishnan, Energy & Environment Analyst, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Feb 21 2019 60 mins
    Modularity in data centers and related infrastructure solutions are gaining significant traction as a means to optimize cost and efficiency and keep pace with technology evolution in the IT field. On the other hand, the data center architecture is expected to become highly decentralized, where we will see a high volume of smaller edge data centers being deployed closer to the consumer.

    Frost & Sullivan invites you to join Gautham Gnanajothi, Global Research Director, and Vasanth Krishnan, Energy & Environment Analyst, as they provide insights on some of the most critical technology and trends in the data center sector and shed light on the impact these trends will have on future growth.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Investment/M&A: The current market ecosystem for edge data centers is diverse, with all classes of data center providers looking to pursue or already seeking edge as part of their strategy.
    • New Capabilities: As data processing takes place close to the source, it gives rise to new capabilities for those who manage or own edge computing resources.
    • Geographic Expansion: Data center operators/owners are expanding to tier-2 and tier-3 cities.
  • Take Charge of Engineering Research in 2019: Latest Engineering Village Updates
    Take Charge of Engineering Research in 2019: Latest Engineering Village Updates
    Sally Fell, Senior Product Manager Recorded: Feb 20 2019 54 mins
    Improving your research success, saving you time, and providing quality and relevant content are among Engineering Village’s goals.

    Join us to learn how Engineering Village helped users like you discover top quality engineering research content faster in 2018. Plus, we’ll preview how 2019’s additions will further your research success.

    Topics include:

    • Engineering School Profile: De-mystify your school’s engineering research landscape and make better decisions about grant funding and overall research strategy
    • More Standards, More Books, More Patents: New content from providers like ASTM, ASCE, WIPO, and more
    • Preview of 2019: Be among the first to preview what Engineering Village has in store for 2019
  • Smart Buildings, Smart Networks
    Smart Buildings, Smart Networks
    Limor Schafman, Mario Blandini, John Toomajon Recorded: Dec 18 2018 75 mins
    Smart buildings are the building blocks that will enable society’s digital transformation. This revolution will leverage data from myriad devices to bring new insights and enable new products and services. Around the globe, the smart buildings technology market will explode 16.1% over the next five years from a 2018 market size of $30.5 billion. In this webinar we will look at the changes inherent in the digital evolution as well as the infrastructure solutions that will support them.
  • New to Lightbox: More control over your reports.
    New to Lightbox: More control over your reports.
    Paul Schiffer, VP of Product at EDR Recorded: Dec 11 2018 55 mins
    The new EDR FieldCheck gives you more control over your Radius Map reports than ever before. Move and plot records with the help of Lightbox’s crystal clear base maps, current aerial photography, tax maps and other advanced features. With this update, you'll be able to quickly and easily apply your knowledge about environmental records to refine search results.

    During the webinar we’ll demonstrate the new FieldCheck and provide a refresher on the power of Lightbox.
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