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Digi-feely future

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WORLD The global market for AI-based human emotion recognition systems is set to grow each year by 32.3 pct over the next four years, according to Deloitte in its ‘Tech Trends 2020’ report.
“Digital experience, analytics, cognitive technology and blockchain – these are among the systems that will determine the future of companies. We expect such innovative systems to take root across the business world over the next few years. Artificial intelligence will not only be able to recognise patterns but also interpret their significance, which will allow companies to operate more effectively. We also expect further development in quantum technology, which will start to find applications in solving complex issues and will no longer be just a distant dream,” explains Sławomir Lubak, the ​​strategy, technological integration and TMT leader at Deloitte in Warsaw. According to Deloitte, the average IT department currently spends 56 pct of its budget on business maintenance and only 18 pct on innovation. Therefore, IT and financial managers will increasingly have to work together over the next few years to develop a flexible approach for investing in innovation. Deloitte also predicts that ’affective computing’, which recognises emotional states, will gain traction. Over the next two years, an increasing number of companies should invest in such HCD (human centred design) systems to enhance their ability to understand people’s needs through improved recognition of their emotions and the context of the situation they are in, and then react accordingly. Another trend set to take off over the next couple of years, according to Deloitte, will be the use of so-called digital twins: virtual replicas of devices or systems. “Digital twins can increase production efficiency, optimise supply chains, anticipate necessary machine maintenance and help reduce congestion. Increased access to such data enables simulations to be created that are more detailed and faster than ever. Furthermore, such object virtualisation has become accessible to both large and small organisations. In the near future, almost every company will be able to use digital twins in order to optimise their processes, make decisions based on real-time data and develop new products, services and business models,” predicts Mariusz Ustyjańczuk, the technology consulting leader at Deloitte in Warsaw.

Latest news

Eurobuild Awards

POLAND Calling all entries!

schedule 30 September 2020
Eurobuild Conferences

Have you been anxiously waiting for this? Because we have! The nomination process for the 11th Eurobuild Awards is now underway! As usual, the winners will be announced at the Eurobuild Gala in December!

Events

Poland Looking back and forward together

schedule 29 September 2020

Have you been missing all your friends in the sector? Or maybe you’ve actually become fond of meeting them in the virtual world? Either way, you can do both by taking part in the 26th Annual Commercial Property Market Convention in Poland on November 25th!

Hotels

UKRAINE Radisson debuts in Odessa

schedule 23 October 2020
Opr./edited by NN

A Radisson hotel is to open for the first time in the Black Sea resort of Odessa.

Investment & finance

POLAND Unfinished landmark on sale again

schedule 23 October 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Polish-Russian gas company Europol Gaz has once more put up for sale a 2.27 ha site at ul. Literacka 7 in Warsaw’s Bielany district – on which stands the shell of a large building project that was abandoned in 2002.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Segro moves to Centrum Marszałkowska

schedule 22 October 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Segro has relocated its Warsaw office to Centrum Marszałkowska and has also decided to stay longer in the Andersia Tower in Poznań.

Warehouse & industrial

CZECH REPUBLIC Nexen next into CTPark Žatec

schedule 22 October 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Korean tyre manufacturer Nexen Tire Europe has leased 12,000 sqm of warehousing for a central distribution centre in CTPark Žatec in the Ústí nad Labem Region.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND DSV expands into Panattoni Park Bydgoszcz II

schedule 22 October 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Logistics operator DSV Road has leased 2,366 sqm in Panattoni Park Bydgoszcz II.

Warehouse & industrial

CZECH REPUBLIC Garbe enters Chechia via Chomutov

schedule 21 October 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

German logistics developer Garbe Industrial Real Estate has entered the Czech market with the acquisition of a brownfield site in Chomutov, where it plans to develop a 32,000 sqm industrial project.

Property and Facility Management

CZECH REPUBLIC Savills takes on Immofinanz’s Prague portfolio

schedule 21 October 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Immofinanz has appointed Savills as the exclusive property manager for its portfolio of seven office buildings in Prague, with effect from January 2021. The total floor area of the assets comes to app. 123,000 sqm.

Office & mixed-use development

HUNGARY Váci Greens completed

schedule 21 October 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

The sixth and final building of the Váci Greens office complex, building ‘E’, has come into use with the issuing of its occupancy permit.

Warehouse & industrial

ROMANIA Maspex and Maracana opt for Constanța BP

schedule 21 October 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Two new leasing contracts have been secured for the first phase of the mixed-use Constanța Business Park project, which is being developed by Globalworth and Global Vision.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Silplast packs up for Hillwood Ruda Śląska

schedule 21 October 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Furniture packing and manufacturing company Silplast has leased a 3,500 sqm warehouse in Hillwood Ruda Śląska.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND AMiO moves into Panattoni Park Zabrze

schedule 21 October 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Polish car and aircraft parts importer and distributor AMiO has leased 2,800 sqm of warehouse space in Panattoni Park Zabrze in Silesia.

Property and Facility Management

POLAND C&W PM for Chmielna 89

schedule 21 October 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Cushman & Wakefield has been appointed property manager for the newly completed Chmielna 89 office building in Warsaw’s Wola-Centrum district.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Two big leases at P3 Poznań

schedule 20 October 2020
Opr./edited by NN

P3 Logistic parks has started the development of the second phase of P3 Poznań. The first two buildings will offer more than 23,000 sqm of total leasable space.

Warehouse & industrial

CENTRAL EUROPE MLP starts work on Berlin warehouse park

schedule 20 October 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Polish warehouse developer MLP Group has started the construction of MLP Business Park Berlin I in Ludwigsfelde on the city’s southern outskirts.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Panattoni buys Janki site

schedule 19 October 2020
Opr./edited by AH

Panattoni has bought 3.14 ha of land in Janki, on Warsaw’s southwestern outskirts.

Warehouse & industrial

EUROPE Warehouse demand from manufacturing doubles in eight years

schedule 16 October 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Europe is to see an additional 11.6 mln sqm of warehouse demand due to the manufacturing sector by the end of 2022, according to Savills, based on Capital Economics’ forecasts.

Retail & leisure

POLAND Poles embracing convenience

schedule 16 October 2020
Opr./edited by NN

The volume of internet sales in Poland has now almost returned to pre-pandemic levels, while at the same time Polish consumers have become more willing to shop in convenience centres in smaller retail formats, according to JLL.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Tenants happy in Prosta Office Centre

schedule 16 October 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Renegotiations have been successfully signed with a number of tenants covering a combined 2,013 sqm of office and retail space in Prosta Office Centre in Warsaw.

Latest in Technology

schedule 19 August 2020

Warsaw an emerging data centre hotspot - C&W

Cushman & Wakefield has identified Berlin, Reykjavik, Oslo, Warsaw, Zurich, Milan, Vienna, Madrid and Prague as emerging European hotspots for data centre development.

schedule 11 August 2020

Robot blasts germs with UV

The first Polish robot to use UV-C light for disinfection has been put to use in a hospital in Wrocław.

schedule 11 August 2020

Robots replace dinner ladies

The first fully automated canteen in Poland is to open in Sky Tower in Wrocław.

schedule 20 July 2020

Symbiotic and smart for BP in Agora

HB Reavis has introduced its Symbiosy smart office system into petro-giant BP’s new global businesses services unit in the Agora building in Budapest.

schedule 29 June 2020

Investment set to rise in home office tech

As many as 88 pct of EMEA occupiers intend to invest more in technology designed specifically to aid home working, according to CBRE’s 2020 EMEA Occupier Flash Survey.

schedule 25 June 2020

Pandemic to speed up digitalisation

During the pandemic digitisation has become fundamental to business development and stability, according to the findings of the “Omnichannel – from evolution to revolution. A look at the pandemic” report by Colliers International.

schedule 28 May 2020

Colliers installs Office App in Poland

POLAND Colliers International is to introduce the Dutch smart office system Office App to the office buildings it manages in Poland.

schedule 29 April 2020

Smart roofs for 7R

POLAND Polish warehouse developer7R is to introduce the Smart Roof system, developed by Sense Monitoring, to one of its parks.

schedule 15 April 2020

Echo recruits Aurelia for home sales

POLAND Echo Investment has launched a virtual customer assistant, Aurelia, for residential consultations.

schedule 24 March 2020

Automated warehousing by MW

POLAND MW, a company that is 60 pct owned by M.B.B Logistics and 40 pct owned by Wing Sing Supply Chain, has created a robot management system, which uses machine learning to improve its order processing operations over time.

schedule 18 March 2020

Keeping tabs on the tenant

POLAND The Renteye sensory system has been launched on the market.

schedule 16 March 2020

Digi-feely future

WORLD The global market for AI-based human emotion recognition systems is set to grow each year by 32.3 pct over the next four years, according to Deloitte in its ‘Tech Trends 2020’ report.

schedule 16 March 2020

Algorithms sweet algorithms

POLAND Kraków-based residential estate agent engine Obido.pl has received a PLN 1 mln EU subsidy for the development of an artificial intelligence laboratory.

schedule 16 March 2020

Blåkläder hires more robots

Swedish workwear manufacturer Blåkläder has now added ten more robots to its AutoStore cube storage automation system in its main warehouse in Svenljunga.

schedule 11 March 2020

Budimex researches roads that repair themselves

POLAND General contractor Budimex, together with the Warsaw University of Technology is developing a self-repairing road surface with a PLN 2.5 mln grant from the National Centre for Research and Development. The research is to be completed at the end of December 2022.

schedule 09 March 2020

Bank Pekao goes digital

POLAND Bank Pekao has introduced new digital communication systems in its branch at ul. Krucza 50 (the Cedet building) in Warsaw city centre.

schedule 11 February 2020

Żabka moves into Nowy Rynek

POLAND The new HQ of convenience store chain Żabka in Poznań has been designed specifically to encourage creativity.

schedule 11 February 2020

Fuzja of man and machine

POLAND Echo Investment has unveiled the hi-tech systems that will feature in the apartments in its Fuzja project in Łódź. These are being installed in cooperation with such tech companies Samsung and ABB, among others.

schedule 11 February 2020

Żabka moves into Nowy Rynek

POLAND The new HQ of convenience store chain Żabka in Poznań has been designed specifically to encourage creativity.

schedule 03 February 2020

Logistics innovations from Warsaw and the US

WORLD C.H. Robinson has launched its Robinson Labs innovation incubator for the development of systems for the logistics sector.

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