Evoteq and Johnson Controls to sell building AI platform

Smart building AI PaaS will be offered to commercial customers once pilot is complete

Evoteq and Johnson Controls partnered to develop the building management and operations AI system.
Evoteq and Johnson Controls partnered to develop the building management and operations AI system.

Evoteq, the digital arm of sustainability specialist Bee’ah, has announced plans to offer its AI smart building platform to government and private sector organisations.

The company will promote the Platform-as-a-Service offering, which enables the digital transformation of workspaces and building operations, to public and private sector organisations across multiple sectors, in the region and worldwide.

Evoteq has partnered with Johnson Controls to develop the new solution, which has its pilot deployment at Bee’ah’s upcoming AI-integrated office of the future in Sharjah.

The ground-breaking system is scheduled to be deployed in its pilot phase during the last quarter of 2019 to coincide with the official inauguration of Bee’ah’s new headquarters

“Evoteq is combining its proven track record and expertise in the digital sphere with Johnson Controls to bring to market the UAE’s first advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform,” said Jihad Tayara, CEO of Evoteq.

“The series of services will take smart living to new heights and digitally transform offices, and how people work, to maximise productivity, convenience, business excellence and sustainable practices. This marks the start of a long and fruitful journey by bringing AI based services to cater for the needs of the public and private sector and we look forward to replicating the success that we achieve with Bee’ah’s ‘office of the future’, by assisting other organisations in achieving their strategic digital integration and sustainability goals.”

Tayara added: “Evoteq is proud to co-introduce these smart solutions at Bee’ah’s highly-anticipated sustainable intelligent headquarters, as we consider it a landmark investment in Sharjah that is setting new standards for bringing artificial intelligence into the forefront of smart-living, and a driver for enhancing quality of life and the overall user experience.”

“This project will set new building technology standards which future intelligent buildings in the region will be measured against,” said Claude Allain, vice president Middle East and Africa, Johnson Controls.

“Through this project, we are showcasing how Artificial Intelligence can tap into data from physical spaces to drive better engagement with building occupants and achieve new levels of efficiency and sustainability. Dr. Marcus Schumacher, vice president GCC, Johnson Controls added, “In partnership with Microsoft and Evoteq, Johnson Controls is transforming traditional building systems with services that merge the physical and digital worlds. This landmark project will accelerate our learning to transfer the developed technology know-how to future intelligent building projects in smart city environments.”

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