The Sextant Group’s President & CEO, Mark S. Valenti CTS, will deliver the opening keynote for the 2017 Smart Building Conference on February 6, 2017 in Amsterdam. Presenting alongside 30 of the world’s smart building thought leaders, he’ll deliver The Challenge of a Smart Building is NOT in the Technology.

Organized by Integrated Systems Events, The Smart Building Conference takes place the day before Integrated Systems Europe 2017 opens its doors. Topics include: The Internet of Things (IoT), building automation systems, In-building wireless and wayfinding, smart building signage, the growing market for cleaner air, Big Data output. Integrated Systems Europe is the best-attended AV tradeshow anywhere in the world, attracting over 60,000 attendees and around 1,000 exhibitors to Amsterdam RAI each February.

The Sextant Group has been on the forefront of intelligent buildings since 2007. As past President of InfoComm International, the leading nonprofit association serving the professional audiovisual communications industry worldwide, Valenti was part of a working group that developed the Continental Automated Buildings Association’s Intelligent Buildings Roadmap. He also acted in a strategic consultant role for a major manufacturer of intelligent building technology, helping to craft product development and marketing strategies. In 2011 and 2012, Mark was actively engaged in InfoComm’s Intelligent Buildings Task Force (IBTF), a multi-disciplinary group of industry professionals engaged in developing a project delivery process for the emerging smart buildings market.

The Sextant Group is currently working on a NetZero Intelligent Building project for the Arlington Public School System in Arlington, Virginia with architectural partners Leo A. Daly/BIG .

About The Sextant Group
Founded in 1995, The Sextant Group, Inc. is one of the largest independent technology consulting firm of its kind in North America. With over 1800 projects for more than 600 owners in 44 states and 11 countries, The Sextant Group serves global corporate, higher education and healthcare clients from offices across North America. The Sextant Group has corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, with offices that include Atlanta, Boston, Columbus, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Omaha, Phoenix, Raleigh and Washington DC. For more information, visit