Ken and I, the ControlTrends Guys, normally the interviewers, had the table turned on us — as we became the interviewees, at the 2017 RealComm|IBcon in San Diego. Jerry asked us some challenging questions that allowed us the opportunity to highlight the ControlTrends Community, review the hot button trends in our industry and how they relate to the RealComm|IBcom Community, as well as talk about some of the great people, solution providers, MSIs, and vendors leading the way in the Building Automation industry. Hear the questions, and our answers, and let us know how we did on the other side of the interview experience.
Thanks to the team at RealComm|IBcon for letting us fill in on Conference Live. In this video we had the chance to catch up with one of our favorite people CBRE/ESI’s Paul Oswald. We love talking to Paul because of his experience as one of the premier master systems integrators in Smart Building controls.
Best advice to owners on how to deal with a “horribly broke” new construction process, how to think about ” new cost versus life cycle cost” and how to measure productivity are just a few of the insights Paul shares.
Paul was one of the first people I heard use the phrase “tribal knowledge leaving the building”.
Hear how he attracts talent, and creates continuous learning programs to reduce on boarding time.
If that is not enough, for systems integrators, Paul explains the “right kind of conversation” to have with your clients.
In an age of deployed data analytics, what percent of calls are still hot/cold calls? The answer will surprise you as it did us! You are going to have to watch the video to find out the answer.
Jim Young, Howard Berger, Lisa Woods, and team RealComm continue to set the new and significant standards in the Professional Trade Show, Networking, and Educational environment. It was all there, teed up for your ease of attenance: Cyber – IT and Real Estate Information, Real Estate Investment Management, The Changing Workforce, Innovation Tech Tours, and so much more! Stay tuned for more ControlTrends video coverage of this amazing event.
Keynote speaker Larry Smarr gave a humorous and mind-blowing summary of technology’s past, present, and future. Larry is the founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego and UC Irvine Partnership. He began his research career nearly 50 years ago in relativistic astrophysics and in 1985 became the founding director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at UIUC, birthplace of NCSA Mosaic which drove the Web. He has served on the NASA Advisory Council to four NASA Administrators, was chair of the NSF Advisory Committee on Cyber Infrastructure. He is currently the Principal Investigator on the NSF Pacific Research platform.
ControlTrends had the opportunity to assist with the RealComm Conference Live 2017 and we are honored to announce that Eric Stromquist and Ken Smyers won the prestigious Julie Devine IBcon Digie Award for Digital Impact! Our heartfelt appreciation to Jim Young, Howard Berger, and Lisa Woods.
ControlTrends is joined by Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of AutomatedBuildings.com and Therese Sullivan, editor of BuildingContrext.me, as we review some of the highlights of RealComm|IBcon’s Day 1, starting with the CRE Cybersecurity Forum, which brought the best cybersecurity minds in the business together — to address the most impactful cyber threats, share their wealth of industry experience and knowledge, and help attendees set cybersecurity benchmarks and strategies for their organizations. This session was followed by a multitude of pre-conference events that were specifically designed for IT, FM, PM, Energy, Sustainability, Operations and Finance professionals. Jim Young, Howard Berger, Lisa Woods, and the RealComm|IBcon team have achieved yet another industry milestone in orchestrating the most advanced and comprehensive global event for the commercial and corporate real estate industry. CRE Tech 5.0, has indeed, reached New Heights in Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Innovation!
RealComm @ the Intersection of Commercial and Corporate Real Estate, Technology, Automation and Innovation. CRE Tech 5.0 image overview: Over the course of the last 30 years, there have been five major phases of automation that have impacted the commercial and corporate real estate industry. Phase 1 started in the ’80s with applications such as Property Management, Accounting, Lease Admin, Building Automation, IWMS and Asset Management; Phase 2 was based on the technologies of dot.com and the internet; Phase 3 was the aftermath of dot.com and those companies that survived and thrived; Phase 4 began in 2009 after the great recession and included technology platforms such as Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, IoT and Cyber; and Phase 5, which became part of mainstream conversations in 2016 with technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Robotic Automation and Autonomous Vehicles.