Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80SPRING 2017 | CompTIAWorld 41 by Natalie Hope McDonald F rom the outside, UBM’s sleek new crystalline building in London may look like the latest glass palace along the South Bank. Its top floor features triple-height walls with a dazzling cloud deck showcasing amazing river views. But the global marketing and communications hub is not only beautiful, it’s also exceedingly smart. At almost 300 feet tall, UBM’s smart building is all about collaboration. With full system integration, including HVAC, fire alarm, room- and desk-booking, visitor management and cashless vending, the building is also LEED- platinum-assured with seamless audio- visual IT integration. To date, it’s one of the smartest smart buildings in the world. “We had a high standard,” said Mike Brooman, CEO of Vanti, an audio-visual and IT systems integrator with offices in London and Birmingham, England, and clients throughout Europe and the Middle East. Brooman is also a CompTIA Premier Member and former vice chair of the CompTIA UK Community. The challenge for this project was to build a connected interface throughout the building that would ultimately enhance human needs – everything from making the best use of space to providing the fastest, smartest technologies to be used by employees and a cavalcade of visitors around the clock. Vanti was charged with integrating intelligent high tech and helping to shape the vibe of the building. While sophisticated, the building also needed to be inviting and practical. Brooman said, “UBM’s vision was all about the people.” He and his colleagues decided to focus on how people would really use the space rather than bells and whistles. The Future of IoT Bigger, Smarter, Faster Go inside one of the smartest buildings in London and meet an engineer developing and maintaining an army of satellites from his own home – groundbreaking work in the Internet of Things from CompTIA members.