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Omar Yakobi

Senior Director - Client Services
Intelligent Buildings
Toronto, Ontario
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Areas of Expertise
Grid & Market Connectors
Network Layer: Cybersecurity

What kinds of projects are you working on?

Smart Building Strategy, Use Case Discovery and Mapping, Change Management, Vendor Evaluation, OT Cybersecurity Strategy and Assessments, Digital Infrastructure Standards

What are you excited about in the industry?

There is a gradual realization within the industry of the importance of incorporating technology considerations from the early stages of a project.The merging of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) presents numerous opportunities to enhance experiences, boost efficiency, promote sustainability, optimize asset management, and streamline maintenance processes.

What do you think needs to change in the industry?

How building technology is designed, evaluated, procured, commissioned - specifically on new construction projects.

What do you wish we all discussed more?

Discuss all the great things we can already accomplish with today's technology rather than always focusing on the next shiny thing.

What’s your hot take?  

🔥 The fundamental issue that is breaking our industry is how building technology is designed, evaluated, procured, and commissioned. 🔥

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