Establishing a Relationship Between Buildings and Its Inhabitants for Positive Interactions
Buildings influence people daily. In fact, humans spend approximately 87% of their lives inside buildings. While focus and attention is being paid to sustainability and the impact that green buildings can have on the environment, what impact does a building have on the people within its walls? Changing human behaviours hasn’t been typically supported by physical structures – but can IoT solutions help buildings play a role in making positive behavioural changes? Can devices connected with buildings and surroundings help foster changes from ingrained societal norms in humans? And if the environment can have a positive influence, can tracking with IoT solutions identify how performances relating to typical outcomes be optimized and utilized for future buildings leading to sustainability outside and within? Moving beyond traditional physical influences, Dan Mathers and his company eleven-x, along with the new evolv1 initiative, are taking the idea of sustainability farther as they look to analyze the interactions between a green office building and its inhabitants to produce wellbeing, collaboration and engagement through IoT.
In addition to his role as President and CEO of eleven-x Inc. heading Canada’s leading full-service low power IoT solution provider, Dan is an active member of Canada’s innovation ecosystem. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board for multiple for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Dan has held senior positions at IBM, Celestica, and MOSAID Semiconductor. Additionally, he has founded several technology start-ups in Ottawa and Waterloo.
With over 30 years of experience building and leading technology businesses, Dan has led teams and organizations ranging from start-ups to multi-nationals that have created more than $1B in shareholder value. Dan holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering from McMaster University and an MBA from York University.