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Facilio to roll out innovative IoT, AI solutions


Facilio, the Atlanta-based FM-Tech start-up with operations in US, Middle East and India, will be showcasing the latest innovations in its Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI)-based enterprise-wide operation and maintenance (O&M) platform at the FM Expo 2019, being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from September 17 to 19. 
The company that has a growing line-up of satisfied customers globally has also garnered significant industry recognition and accolades over the past year, said a statement from the company.
Its foray into Dubai has been particularly successful, given the region’s readiness for digital transformation, it added. 
Prabhu Ramachandran, the founder and CEO of Facilio, said; "Complex, rigid and siloed FM-tech models are obsolete in today’s dynamic built environment. The future belongs to modern, simple and easy-to-use connected FM."
"With Facilio, this is what we have brought to the market – an enterprise-wide platform specially designed for the needs of the facilities management and real estate industry. And the response has been overwhelming," noted Ramachandran.
In line with this growing interest from the region, Facilio has significantly increased its participation at the FM Expo, from an expanded stand size to highly interactive and engaging campaigns and workshops. 
On the opening day, Ramachandran will be sharing insights at the FM Forum on how FMs can create the path to connected and real-time facilities. 
At the stand, visitors would benefit from case studies and interactive workshops that will demonstrate the value of Facilio’s unified enterprise-wide O&M platform over legacy software players, owing to its simplicity & flexibility to integrate with existing automation and adapt to future needs. 
Demos will include enhanced Central Command and Control (CCC) for portfolio O&M, advancements in machine learning that add to the product’s impact as well as fully contextual mobile apps for all stakeholders.
Facilio will also be launching its innovative ‘Elephant in Facilities’ campaign to demystify FM-tech, with key tips on how FM’s can operate efficiently in real-time, without being tied down by siloed and dead-end tools. 
Other engagements include presentations at the Theatre of Inspiration, on September 17 and 19 on ‘Connected Facilities of the Future’ as well as a ‘Share-your-Insights’ session where the company is keen on uncovering user-facing challenges and vision for tech-in-FM from key leaders in the industry. 
The presence of the company’s key customers will also go a long way in conveying real-world outcomes and results to visitors.
The Middle East is currently in the process of redefining its role in the world and is undergoing massive transformation. There is a strong emphasis on the adoption of technology-driven innovation and next-generation infrastructure, among several of the region’s governments. 
The business community is no less driven in its pursuit of diversification with ambitious expansion plans.
"From the Smart City, Sustainability & Digital Retrofit goals of Dubai to the rapid urban planning and development across Saudi Arabia, commercial real estate is booming. And with the growing size of built environments and building portfolios, the need to manage them more efficiently is only becoming greater," noted Ramachandran. 
"Facilio can add to this transformation by enabling the transition to the next generation of tech-enabled, modern facilities, that are led by real-time data, are predictive, and balance the management of assets, workforce, and energy," stated the top official. 
"So we feel we are in the right place at the right time, and for us the expo is a great platform to showcase this to the entire region," he added.
According to Ramachandran, there is a widespread consensus that optimal performance efficiencies require targeted technology solutions created for the specific needs of the FM industry. 
"Repurposed industrial applications are limited in their impact and the commercial real estate industry has realized our platform represents a quantum leap over legacy players. The future belongs to modular solutions that can be integrated in infinite ways, using data-informed cognitive technology," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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