The summit focused on how to make optimum use of growing data streams in order to make critical decisions in a timely manner. It will feature case studies and presentations by expert speakers from across the academia, supplier, and user communities around four key topic areas: operations, people, technology, and environment and ergonomics. “Understanding those four areas gives you a really holistic view of control rooms regardless of what your business is in this field,” said Content Chair Chris Dreyfus-Gibson.
He continued: “As we continue to connect our phones, devices, wearables, vehicles, buildings, and cities, we drive the generation of data at an unprecedented rate. This leaves control rooms, often the epicentre of an organisation’s information gathering and decision making, with opportunities and challenges.
“We’re coming to a point where the incremental increase around data that comes into control rooms means that we’re dealing with a mass of data in a way that we’ve not had to do before. The conversation I want to have at the summit is to say, look, we know we have all this data, what are we doing about it? How are we transforming that data really quickly?”
Chris Dreyfus-Gibson is Vice Chairman and co-founder of the International Critical Control Rooms Alliance.
The summit was followed by a networking lunch for attendees of both the Control Rooms Summit and the Digital Signage Summit.