SH&BA has 4 Market Sector Panels which meet on a regular basis at about 2 month intervals. These are:
Understanding, Thinking, Planning and Doing.
SH&BA aims to deliver understanding of the market and technology around Smart Homes and Buildings. It hopes to ensure it’s members are aware of new products and are able to benefit from that knowledge.
In order to do this SH&BA created “Development and Policy Panels” whose main objective is to bring together streams of knowledge from many different sectors and deliver ideas for services, products and projects in the context of the whole Smart Homes and Buildings market.
Many of the ideas need multiple skills to develop and this is where Working Groups will be formed. The Working Groups concentrate on specific projects or are tasked by the panels to develop ideas and resolve issues. Working groups will be formed to concentrate on a specific issue, service or product.
Both the Panels and Working Groups cover sectors such as energy and sustainability, assisted living and wellbeing, future smart cities security and technology. Work is being undertaken on standards and an interoperability ecosystem exploring how this utilises the cloud, the internet of things and the future internet.
The advantage of this approach is that it gives members of SH&BA a wide overview of the whole picture of Smart Homes and Buildings while enabling them to concentrate on developing products and services for themselves in their chosen sector, confident that their work will be complementary.
The Panels and Working Groups will deliver new products and services, projects and a wide range of reports.
Documents and Papers
It is expected that the panels and their members will create a number of papers and strategy documents and each year will produce an annual report on their activities.
The Panel and WG meetings will be held in London if at all possible. Where SH&BA has to use commercial meeting rooms, it will pass the delegate day rate on to each person attending. All meetings will be booked online and will have at least 28 days notice.