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Tech Showcase: Construction Innovations - Brought to you by DCA Corporate Partner Zumtobel Group

Tech Showcase: Construction Innovations - Brought to you by DCA Corporate Partner Zumtobel Group


May 27, 2021, 11 a.m. — May 27, 2021, noon

Join our technology showcase and access guided, media rich presentations from product experts, with moderator led Q&A

Technology showcases give you a whistle-stop tour of the latest technology innovations being deployed across: Commissioning software and Emergency lighting & luminaires.


Ed Wilkes - Head of Connected Solutions UKZumtobel Group

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Ed joined Zumtobel group 10 years ago having previously worked within construction, electronics and lighting industries. He heads up the UK&IE team covering Lighting Controls, Central Supply and Central Test of life safety systems. Ed enjoys developing tailored solutions for a wide range of applications including Data Centres and Smart Building projects which lever the advantages of interoperability across systems.

Steve Mansell - Divisional Director of Critical FacilitiesZumtobel Group

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Steve has worked within the electrical industry since 2003 and within the Mission Critical sector for 10 years, with a background in power distribution and modular wiring systems he moved into lighting by joining Zumtobel Group Lighting UK in 2016. Steve has worked in partnership with leading data centre operators, their facility design teams and Zumtobel Group’s product development specialists to produce a complete Lighting ecosystem ideally suited to the demands of the modern mission critical facility. His collaborative approach has seen Zumtobel form strong bonds with key influences from Leading Global Blue Chip Data Centre Operators, Architects, Consulting Engineers and Contractors throughout the UK.

Eric Forman - CEO and PresidentFacility Grid


As CEO, Eric focuses on growing Facility Grid’s business through his leadership in sales, marketing, operations and strategy. He has deep experience in real estate and financial service technologies.

Prior to joining Facility Grid, Eric founded and led Resolve Technology, an enterprise application provider specializing in asset and portfolio reporting and detailed cradle to grave investor return analysis to the commercial real estate industry.

Eric holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Real Estate from Boston University and volunteers as a Campaign Director for the Dupuytren Foundation.


11:00 Zumtobel Group: Lighting ecosystems for mission-critical facilities

Join our online demonstration of Zumtobel’s lighting solutions for the data centre industry. Introducing a best practice approach to the most popular lighting ecosystems specified by facility design teams, configured to integrate seamlessly with modern mission critical developments. With extensive experience supplying to both the cloud and colocation markets globally, Zumtobel are uniquely placed to offer expert advice on upgrading a facility’s energy efficiency, security and sustainability credentials.

11:20 Facility Grid: Know your Data Center is operationally ready day one

Today’s Data Center designs are more complex as owners seek to maximize energy efficiency and sustainability while ensuring reliability. In addition, an increased demand in new Data Centers puts pressure on the construction teams to deliver them faster. In this environment, sound planning and oversight are critical for ensuring the operational readiness of facilities, people, and information on day one and beyond. It is essential for building owners to know what has been done at any given point during the project and at turnover. It is even more important to know what’s not done before considering a Data Center operationally ready.


Completely free-to-view, this tech showcase will connect you with dedicated product experts from two major brands, enabling you to:

  • Understand the latest tech and the impact it can have on your business with guided, media rich presentations 

  • Gain exclusive access to a suite of resources including case study presentations, whitepapers and more to further develop your understanding 

  • Get answers to all of your key questions with moderator-led Q&A 

  • Set up 1-2-1 meetings after the showcase hosted through our dedicated networking platform, talk one-on-one for a more personalised understanding of how different technologies can benefit your business