Changes on the Buddy Board of Directors

Written by David McLauchlan

Today, we announced via the ASX that Ananda Kathiravelu, a member of Buddy’s Board of Directors since the company listed on the ASX nearly two and a half years ago, has tendered his resignation from the Board and decided to apply his focus and energies to new business activities. While I’m very sorry to see … Continued

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Smart Buildings – Smart Cities

Written by Adam Schultz

Smart Buildings are key to Smart Cities. This OpEd was published in the Australian New Zealand Property Journal, December 2017. Within the technology context, the concept of a ‘Smart City’ has been gathering pace over the last 10 years. Whilst there’s no single accepted definition, a Smart City refers to the use of technology, sensors, … Continued

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Annual General Meeting – 2017

Written by Beth Worrall

Buddy Platform conducted it’s Annual General Meeting on 30th November 2017, hosted by CEO David McLauchlan and Company Secretary Stuart Usher. Over 20 shareholders attended the event in Buddy’s Adelaide’s office with many more joining online. A full video of the AGM is included here. With the required formalities out of the way, Dave McLauchlan … Continued

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Teamwork is the recipe for success!

Written by Beth Worrall

With team members scattered across Australia and the US, we’re prolific users of collaboration technology and video teleconferencing to break down these geographical barriers. Last week provided us with a rare and fantastic opportunity to physically bring many of our people to Adelaide for a three-day planning and strategy event. As a relatively new person … Continued

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Buddy joins Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand as Innovation Partner

Written by Beth Worrall

We are thrilled to be joining the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand! The announcement has coincided with Buddy’s participation in this week’s Future Street exhibition, which is a smart and sustainable city installation in Sydney’s Circular Quay, which has been supported by the Smart Cities Council, the Internet of Things Alliance and the Australian … Continued

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The importance of open data in buildings

Written by Brian Seitz

The drive for open data sets in smart cities is really starting to gain steam, as individuals and organizations worldwide look for correlations between traffic, weather, lighting, air quality, crime, affordable housing and more. Open building data in that context should be regarded as one of the most critical pieces to the sustainable, smart city … Continued

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Collaboration, integration and interoperability key to smart cities

Written by Adam Schultz

Long the responsibility of State Governments, the Australian Federal Government has been considering what central role they might play in the development of cities. As the country struggles with population growth, economic transition and climate change, the solutions offered by IoT technologies, smart and connected cities and infrastructure is of increasing national interest. At a … Continued

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Strength in diversity

Written by Robin Giese

The technology industry is a wonderful industry to be a part of, offering opportunities to work and travel all over the world. As technology professionals, we benefit and grow from a highly diverse workforce. Throughout my career, one of the most positive experiences I have had is in the running of diverse and inclusive teams, … Continued

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Smart city is the answer, but what is the question? Please vote to see Buddy Platform present at next year’s SXSW!

Written by Beth Worrall

Buddy Platform CEO Dave McLauchlan has joined forces with City of Adelaide CIO Peter Auhl to submit a panel idea to next year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Panel ideas are now open to the public for voting, so please cast your vote here. SXSW is a unique series of festivals focused on … Continued

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Buddy Ohm to be deployed in the Caribbean through the largest mobile operator in the region

Written by Brian Seitz

In the hospitality and tourism industry, the customer experience is paramount. When experience and atmosphere is your core product, you want to do everything you can to make it as rich and immersive as possible. Often, creating these experiences relies on lush landscapes, stunning displays and environmental comfort for guests. These lean on ample power, … Continued

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Sticking up for planet Earth

Written by Brian Seitz

As Kermit The Frog famously said, “It isn’t easy being green”, and today following the decision of the US Federal Government, we find that to be true. We are unapologetic environmental enthusiasts here at Buddy Platform, we love that we’re helping to preserve our precious resources by making cities more efficient. So, when learning today … Continued

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Kicking off the Buddy Ohm roadshow

Written by Adam Schultz

Since announcing Buddy Ohm in Sydney on March 21st, we have fielded a number of questions, and met with many prospects in the U.S., and here across Australia. We couldn’t be more excited about the potential for a complete resource monitoring system like Buddy Ohm. Our conversations with early customers only validates the real opportunity for Buddy … Continued

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IoTC discussion on smart cities

Written by Brian Seitz

  The Internet of Things Consortium recently included a short roundtable on smart cities, asking member organizations to share their thoughts on the current state, and future of smart city initiatives. Of course, Buddy Platform is right in the thick of it, building the next generation in data infrastructure that will power these projects all … Continued

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Change starts with data

Written by Tim Ritchie

Ninety seven percent of climate scientists agree that the earth has been getting warmer over the past century and that is very likely caused by human activity. Careful study of ice cores, tree rings, ocean sediments, and coral formations prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that the increase in carbon dioxide is linked to … Continued

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