Moderator Ken Sinclair, Automated Buildings, was joined by a panel of veteran industry experts: Marc Petock, Trevor Palmer, Troy Davis, George Thomas, and John Petze at the Sixth Annual Connection Community Collaboratory held at the AHR 2018 in Chicago. The session was very well-attended by a mixed audience of Manufacturers, Building Owners, Engineers, System Integrators, and HVAC Contractors — and began with each panel member giving an overview of their perspectives on a range of current industry topics such as IoT, Edge Devices, Edge Processing, and the impact of IoT micro-controllers — advancing into several highly interactive discussions. Ken Sinclair summed up the success of the collaboratory best: “In the past our sessions have primarily focused on software, analytics, and protocols. For the first time ever, hardware started to enter into the conversation with the likes of Raspberry Pi’s, Beagle boards, Amazon Echos, and Hey Google’s… a very interesting transition, which led to some extremely interesting discussions.”
Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, starts his 2018 campaign off with the intriguing proposition that we have a digital opportunity to recreate a softer version of ourselves and our industry: “We are all involved in today’s digital transformation and have an amazing opportunity to create a new softer mindfulness face for the greater good. [Read more…]
In his November edition of Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair introduces the concept of Lygometry, a process of quantifying things you know that you don’t know, and his collection of “A” words, the six words we need to embrace and make part of the IoT journey we all are on. Plus, Ken Sinclair’s and Therese Sullivan’s amazing “Time line Smart Building Automation Evolution with over 100 events linking 1000’s articles of history.” Keep reading! Rewards are great! Many critically important insights from some of the sharpest minds in the HVAC and BAS industry.
Also, be sure to make your plans now to attend Ken Sinclair’s education sessions at 2018 AHR in Chicago: The Future of Building Automation-“Data at the Open Intelligent Edge,” A panel discussion, “Growing the Open Intelligent Edge,” A panel discussion, “Are Master System Integrators Becoming the New Building Data Architects?,” and A panel discussion, “How will we create value from our new found edge data and bring it back to the hive to discover new ways of providing comfort, health, satisfaction in our buildings?”
More Great November Articles:
“BAS’s – Inclusive Open Data-driven Reinvention,” Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Why do you need an MSI? Shayne Taker, Optigo Networks
Change Agents, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Building Automation Control Software, Nadia Adnan, Cube Management Software
The DDC is Dead, Long Live DDC! Anto Budiardjo, Fractional Entrepreneur
What Really Matters in the Modern Workplace, James McHale, Memoori
The Data Strategy, Jim Sinopoli PE, Smart Buildings LLC
In his October edition of Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair provides us with another stellar assemblage of industry expertise, insight, and a host of significant interviews and articles. We read Ken’s editorial message as both emphatic and crystal clear: Embrace the change that is coming!
Make your plans now! to attend Ken Sinclair’s education sessions at 2018 AHR in Chicago: The Future of Building Automation-“Data at the Open Intelligent Edge,” A panel discussion, “Growing the Open Intelligent Edge,” A panel discussion, “Are Master System Integrators Becoming the New Building Data Architects?,” and A panel discussion, “How will we create value from our new found edge data and bring it back to the hive to discover new ways of providing comfort, health, satisfaction in our buildings?”
Excerpts from Ken’s October editorial: “All of us are engaging in a transformation for the greater good. People-Powered Transformation will occur when and as fast as we allow it, but only when all the people it touches embrace that coming change.
We need to engage with our future. We need to unlearn and rethink our vast experiences. We need to revisit our preconceived notions of what can and cannot be changed. Discovering that your learned experiences are the new variables is very upsetting. It is, in fact, transforming.
We need to unhinge our minds and set new paths, go to lunch with the millennial generation while inviting the Centennials or even younger people that have grown up exclusively in the digital age. We need to learn what we do not know and not just keep repeating to them what we do know. We need to seek those that will lead the transformation of our industry.
Here are the birth years for each generation: Who are you? and Who are your Ken Sinclairmentors and trusted advisors?
Gen Z, iGen, or Centennials: Born 1996 and later.
Millennials or Gen Y: Born 1977 to 1995.
Generation X: Born 1965 to 1976.
Baby Boomers: Born 1946 to 1964.
Traditionalists or Silent Generation: Born 1945 and before.
Mentorship, remember, is when a more experienced person helps to guide someone less experienced, and the more experienced person is not necessarily the older one.”
Click here to continue reading Ken’s October editorial.
More Great October Articles:
Haystack Connections Third Edition, Therese Sullivan, Editor, Haystack Connections
Creating a Technology Road Map, Mike Reed, Hepta Systems
BlueRithm Introduction, Andrew Martin, BlueRithm
Analytics is Only Half the Story, Anto Budiardjo, Fractional Entrepreneur
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Zigbee® 3.0: The Power of Green Power, Cees Links, Qorvo Wireless
Don’t Limit Your Microgrid, Adam Maher, CleanSpark
Partnerships & Investments in Startups, James McHale, Memoori
Starrett-Lehigh Building, Dawn Fontaine, Ripple Effect Communications
In his omniscient September edition of AutomatedBuildings.com, Ken Sinclair, summons us to accept and respond to the inevitable changes facing our industry, and to think young and differently, as in: People-powered, self-driving buildings, from the intelligent self-learning, self-acting edge!
Excerpts from Ken’s September editorial: “Our smart building automation industry needs to follow the auto industry in reinventing ourselves to look and think like the self-learning software companies we are morphing into. Who will become the new Building Data Architects and the virtual building software companies of our future?
How will we create value from our new found data and bring it back to the hive to discover new ways of providing comfort, health, satisfaction in our buildings?
One very positive part of our transformation is that the new feedstock of people assets “the new kids on the block” who are coming into our industry are creators and makers and very well understand IoT views plus the importance of open and standards. In addition, they dislike our propitiatory approaches and reside on the opposite side of transformation urging us to change our ways.
More Great September Articles:
So you think you know the future of IoT?, Hector Hernandez, CUBE-USA
The Wouda, Couda, and OODA of Data Engineering, Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd, & Haystack Connections
Secrets to Selling Service Contracts, Monica McMahen, Optigo Networks
Best Practices for Building Analytics, Jon Schoenfeld, Kodaro
Lynxspring Exchange and Technology Showcase, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Learn A Lot From Personal Computing, James McHale, Memoori
BACnet Simplifies Controls Upgrade, Kathleen Thomas, Contemporary Controls
Cube’s Ultimate Guide to Upcoming Trade Shows, Hector Hernandez, CUBE-USA
One of America’s “Most-Wired Hospitals, ”Scott Pinder, Alerton
Beyond Demand Response, Srinivas Katipamula & George Hernandez, PNNL
In his August edition of AutomatedBuildings.com, Ken Sinclair, takes us on a profound tour of the dogged progression towards autonomous devices and autonomous buildings. Ken’s editorial first links us to the relevant technology thought-leaders, while the body of the August edition provides an excellent array of perspectives from various industry experts. Ken even spices things up a bit with some info on CryptoCurrency, Blockchain, and Bitcoin. The once cloud-bound flow of data is in flux. The edge is fogging up, and Hey You! — Get off of my Cloud!
Excerpt from Ken’s August editorial: “The joke in our industry is that we are either moving towards or away from centralization. The latest trend sees us moving our present cloud power to the edge driven by low cost extremely powerful controllers capable of a decentralized collaboration. Although this embodies a lot of new concepts it is not that different than the microprocessor revolution of the early 1980s when the power of mainframe and mini was pushed to stand alone controllers.”
Important note to the ControlTrends Community: AutomatedBuildings.com is a cardinal source of industry knowledge that rivals any data base in the industry. As Ken Sinclair says,”The news just keeps flowing thru our web-site, and RSS feeds daily, and of course the only way to find what you are looking for in the vast quantity of information on our site is with our site search engine http://www.automatedbuildings.com/search/sitesearch.htm.”
More Great August Articles
Your Buildings’ 21st Century Edge, Alper Üzmezler, BASSG LLC., Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd
The Edge of VOLTTRON’s Sword, Brad White, Nigel David, SES Consulting Inc.
Combining Energy and Building Management, Steve Guzelimian, Nicholas Heydon, Optergy
The Edge is Here. It’s Here Now. Part 2, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
High-Performance Building Operator, Jim Caldwell, California Community College System
Do You Know Your BACnet Network? Monica McMahen, Optigo Networks
Smart, IoT, Cloud Lighting Solutions, Mike Welch, Fulham Controls
Facilities Management Service Providers, Daphne Tomlinson, Tomlinson Business Research
Automated to Smart to Cognitive, James McHale, Memoori
Keynote and Technical Session Topics, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Custom Analytics for Diverse Buildings, Mike Reed, Hepta Systems
Emerging Trends in Building Automation, Scott Holstein, Computrols
What’s New With the New Deal? Anto Budiardjo, Fractional Entrepreneur
Work Order Management Process, Alex Ortiz, McKinstry
The Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment created HPIs to rate a building’s health, while building health into every aspect of occupied space has become (perhaps) the most predominant buzz-theme in our BAS Industry. In his July edition, Ken Sinclair, owner editor of automatedbuildings.com, has assembled a rich collection of perspectives from Building Health experts. And, the insight is utterly amazing.
Excerpt from Ken’s July editorial: “Is “Building” a noun or a verb? Yes!, both. “Building Health” is a topic that is going to dominate our future and the activating process of “Building Health” in our buildings is something we all need to do, talk about, and share/communicate with our building occupants, so it becomes the biggest part of the Happiness, Satisfaction, and Productivity puzzle.” Read more!
More Great July Articles:
Overhauling a Work Enviro Into Digital Era, Patrik Etelävuori, Tieto
Healthy and Productive Buildings, Bala Chitoor, FutureIP Labs
4 Ways to Workplace Productivity, The Comfy Team
Reconstructing into Platforms and Services, Daphne Tomlinson, Tomlinson Business Research
Operations and Information Technology, Brian Turner, OTI
Take on the IT & OT Debate in Buildings, Anto Budiardjo, PointView, Inc
Who You Gonna Call? – Digital Twins! Anno Scholten, Connexx Energy
Highlights from Realcomm-IBcon San Diego, Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd
Project Management on BAS Projects, Andy Martin, BlueRithm
Beyond 72 Degrees and Sunny Inside, Dan Diehl, Aircuity
Smart Buildings #SpaceAsAService, Antony Slumbers @antonyslumbers
Follow The Light to Health & Wellbeing, James McHale, Memoori
Considerations of Smart System Integration, Peter Rake, Switch Automation
The Edge Is Here. And It’s Here Now! Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
The Most Promising Union, Larry Andriunas, Kodaro LLC
In his June edition of Automated Buildings, owner and editor Ken Sinclair, asks our industry at large — if we are really getting the gist of how IoT is turning the building automation industry, and us along with it, inside out. Using a slight of phrase, “Sensing the Change,” Ken then asks what makes better sense and offers the greatest value, the good old sensor on the wall, or the “smart-sensorized occupant?” P.S. Happy 50th Anniversary to Ken and Jane Sinclair!
Excerpt from Ken Sinclair’s editorial: “Sensing the Change” is a double entendre, a particular way of wording that is devised to be understood in two ways, having a double meaning. “Sensing the Change” while Changing our Sensing. Are we fully sensing the change IoT is bringing to our industry? Keep reading to get a sense of industry reaction and interaction. Are we changing the measured variables of what we sense to evaluate satisfaction, comfort, and productivity? Are we shifting from traditional temperature measurement to connection to occupant’s personal data like a smart watch, or phone or WiFi/cell signal? Are we changing the light color to match lighting circadian rhythm? Tinting glass, control window shading to suit occupant? Read more!
June Automated Buildings Featured Articles
Let the People Rule, Brad White, SES Consulting Inc., Stefan Storey, Sensible Building Science
The Sea Change is Happening, Sunita Shenoy, Intel
Haystack Connect 2017, Adam Hise, Harbor Research.com
Haystack Connect and IoT on Common Ground, Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd
Haystack Connect 2017 Recap, John Petze, Marc Petock, Project-Haystack.org
Technical Presentations at Haystack Connect, Kathleen Thomas, Contemporary Controls
What exactly is a “Room Controller?” Gina Elliott, Schneider Electric
Improve Your Time Management, Hector Hernandez, CUBE-USA
Beyond Energy Management, Daphne Tomlinson, Tomlinson Business Research
Filling the BeMS Training Gap, Steve Harrison, Optimised Learning
Put Security First, Dan Ronald, Optigo Networks
Real Scientists, Top Data Gurus Leading IoTs, Project-Haystack.org
“Occupant self-love” continues to improve its presence and functionality — integrating itself more readily into our building automation industry with a host of IoT applications that input the human whereabouts — and its condition, into the building network of things. In his May edition of Automated Buildings, owner and editor Ken Sinclair begins by asking “So, how can our industry use “Uber” thinking to delivery Comfort, Satisfaction, and Wellbeing to be a major player in the productivity arena?” Ken then provides much of the answer within his editorial and cites several impressive applications that are bringing “The Uberization of Comfort, Satisfaction, and Wellbeing” into reality.
In this May edition of Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair conducts another fine collective symphony of innovation and technology, despite a background cacophony of disruption and change. Well done! Excerpt from Ken’s May editorial: “The fastest growing businesses in the world, such as Uber and Airbnb, using tools like disintermediation and price transparency, create a marketing model that brings buyers and sellers together in an efficient, regulated and innovative manner. Also known as shareconomy, collaborative consumption or peer economy, a common academic definition of the term refers to a hybrid market model (in between owning and gift giving) of peer-to-peer exchange. Such transactions are often facilitated via community-based online services. Uberization is also an alternative name for the phenomenon. Read more!
More Great May Articles:
Operational Analytics, Cyber Security Tools, Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd
Location-Based Capabilities, The Comfy Team
Investing in Occupant Comfort, Brenna Buckwalter, BuildPulse
Yes, No, Maybe So? Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Contemporary Controls’ at Haystack, Kathleen Thomas, Contemporary Controls
Analytics the Switch to Proactive, Brenna Buckwalter, & Eric Feeny, BuildPulse
Does Energy Analytics Really Work? Derek John Mullassery, CopperTree Analytics
Virtual and Augmented Reality, James McHale, Memoori
The Importance of the OPC UA-BACnet, Maggie Moore, OPC Foundation
Sedona Alliance at Haystack Connect 2017, Kathleen Thomas, Contemporary Controls
A Smart Building in a Box (And a Bag), Jason Houck, & Mike Reed, The Panel Shoppe
The IoT is About Data, John Petze, Project-Haystack.org