I had a chance to catch up with one of the smartest people in Smart Buildings controls at the Distech booth. Check out what Scott Cochrane had to say about building automation controls, why Cochrane is now handling Distech Controls, and the Controls Con Event coming up in June.
| Guy Hughes-Wilson, Vice President of Sales – Western Europe from BBC Worldwide is keynote speaker for ACI’s MENA CMO Conference: Championing Digital Ecosystems, scheduled for the 15th to 16th May 2017 in Dubai, UAE.
Guy is the true definition of a modern marketer who is responsible for commercial revenues across all BBC platforms; (TV, online, app and mobile) for clients in Western Europe, and for leading the sales teams based in London and Paris. In the 2014/2015 year, Guy delivered 55% of the annual revenue growth.
Guy operates most effectively as a creative strategist – working with commercial partners to achieve breakthroughs for their brands by exploiting the BBC’s world class content creation capabilities, global audiences, and distribution across all platforms.
Catch Guy’s highly impactful presentation on ‘The Science of Engagement’ which is based on a BBC research that looks at the true responses that people have when looking at content (through facial coding techniques which tracks muscles in people’s faces to know their feelings) and what lessons does that give the 21st century marketer on creating engaging content.
Do not miss this opportunity to be a part of this prestigious regional gathering of marketing leaders!
Middle East and North Africa CMO Conference, themed “Championing Digital Ecosystems”addresses all the issues a modern marketer faces.
Tailored specifically with you in mind, this 2-day conference will raise the benchmark for marketers in the region. It will help you develop versatility in your role and responsibilities to become nothing but the best within your industry.
Achieve your targets quicker than ever before through practical insights and realistic case studies and be assured that 2017 will be your year.
While it has been an amazingly busy and productive year so far, many more events are on the horizon. ControlTrends will continue to post the event information as we receive notice or become aware of the event. Please note that the information is gathered from various sources, and the times, dates, and locations may have changed. Be sure to visit the appropriate website or contact the event coordinator to ensure the most up-to-date information.
April 11 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST Pook-Ping Yao, CEO of Optigo Networks, and Greg Holloway, Tech Support and Wireshark Guru at Delta Controls, dig into the bits and bytes of Wireshark. Learn advanced filtering, graphing, and exporting information to leverage Excel and other complementary tools.
April 20, 2017 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM PT Sierra Monitor Corporation Upcoming Webinar: Discover Your BACnet Network Like Never Before
April 20, 2017, 1:00 p.m. EDT, ORANGE BUTTON INITIATIVE Public Webinar. US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, Orange Button supports the creation and adoption of industry-led open data standards for rapid and seamless data exchange across the solar value chain.
April 25-28, 2017 CGNA Synergy Conference, Memphis, TN
APRIL 27, 2017, 2017 Smart Building Energy Summit® Washington, DC Register Now!
May 8-10, 2017 Project Haystack 2017 Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa, FL https://www.haystackconnect.org/
May 15-16, 2017 ACI’s MENA CMO Conference: Championing Digital Ecosystems, in Dubai, UAE.
May 22-23, 2017 EasyIO World Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 8-9, 2017 Control-Con Cochrane Supply Detroit, MI Register and Website
June 13-18, 2017 Realcomm/IBcon San Diego, CA https://www.realcomm.com/
CoRE Tech is a unique gathering of the world’s most proactive, visionary Corporate Real Estate and Facilities.
Program Details: The CoRE Tech education program is designed to give CORPORATE REAL ESTATE DIRECTORS, CIOs, FACILITY MANAGERS, BUILDING ENGINEERS, ENERGY and SUSTAINABILITY EXECUTIVES, PORTFOLIO MANAGERS and ASSET MANAGERS the technology tools they need to positively impact the bottom line of their companies – from automating business processes, to general technology solutions specifically for corporate real estate organizations, to smarter intelligent building technologies.
CoRE Tech 2016 @ THE INTERSECTION OF CORPORATE REAL ESTATE, FACILITIES, ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY AND TECHNOLOGY
Stromquist & Company’s, Tim Chamblee, who is also one of the best trainers in the HVAC industry, breaks down different ways to measure energy in smart buildings in this replay of a live stream training. Video does not actually start until about 10 minutes in, so be sure to skip forward.
Buildings are responsible for 40% of global energy use and contribute towards 30% of the total CO2 emissions. The drive to reduce energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions from buildings has acted as a catalyst in the increasing installation of meters and sensors for monitoring energy use and indoor environmental conditions in buildings.
Although electric metering is most common, metering gas and water are also critical. A product like the Belimo Energy Valve can give you the best of all worlds, in that it is a very percise control valve but also meters BTU’s and GPM.
In addition it is important to meter indoor air quality.
This is the first of several interviews from the 2016 CGNA Controls Conference. We caught up with Mike Sackett, the director of CGNA. Controls Group North America (CGNA) is an elite organization of the top distributors and manufacturers in the controls industry. The marketing, technology and networking opportunities provided through the group contribute to the undeniable pursuit of excellence for every member. Mike offers some valuable insights into what makes CGNA so special.
Want to find out what the thought leaders in Smart Buildings Real Estate are thinking? You have to check out RealComm IBCon! As they prepare for the 2016 RealComm IBCon event to be held June 21-23 in Silicon Valley, you can get a taste for what to expect from the inaugural episode of OUT of the Trenches with Joe Rich from Tishman and Speyer and Tom Taddep from Kimco Reality
A new friend, Josh Bradshaw is worth paying attention to. Josh is a technology enthusiast and visionary. He coined the phrase “Don’t Work for Technology; Make Technology Work for You.” Check out his website WorkTechWork to get an idea just how broad his coverage of technology is, and how it is effecting us now and will in the future.
Josh recently co-chaired a Smart Buildings Event with Jim Young, RealComm/Ibcon for the movers and shakers in Silicon Valley. As you can see from the video, some great perspectives and dialogue. Nice job Josh and Jim!
We had a chance to catchup with Josh, here is some of what he had to say:
First, the so-called ‘smart’ building isn’t new, while the early stages of what we are seeing called a ‘smart home’ is actually quite new (see more on this here https://worktechwork.wordpress.com/…/building-automation-i…/”
Second, buildings and building systems that benefit from IoT solutions will generate more, monetizable value in the next 5 years than the smart home. No, I don’t have stats to confirm this-its a hunch. I’ve been wrong before, could be wrong here but think about it and take a look at some of the logic here https://worktechwork.wordpress.com/…/markets-not-ready-for…/
Third, every tiny piece of a building can benefit from intelligent solutions, especially anything that consumes power. BUT more than that, the people who occupy a building, whether they are the building occupant’s employees or customers/clients, can also benefit from smart building technology (see here for an example w/light bulbs https://worktechwork.wordpress.com/…/ballasts-leds-and-sma…/)
& Last BUT NOT LEAST, buildings that are ‘smart’ can deliver experiences that do not require the occupant to think about the technology. The UX and UI to use tech speak, must be seamless. Thousands of people were at Levi’s Stadium for #SuperBowl50 and they didn’t have to even think about it being a smart building, they just enjoyed the experience. (more on that here https://worktechwork.wordpress.com/…/super-bowl-50-in-the-…/)
BUT Josh Bradshaw Does this mean you don’t like the #SmartHome or #WearableTech anymore?
NO – it doesn’t. But it does mean that if you see me working with consumer #IoT products and solutions, you can bet that I am working towards delivering enterprise grade experiences, experiences worthy of smart buildings.
Respecting the tenant is something you learn in real estate. They’re the guest of the landlord and they are important. Disrupting an occupant for a so-called smart building technology just doesn’t happen, because you can’t tick your customers off with sub-standard experiences. In the connected home it is the same, but most people delivering #connectedhome hardware or software do not understand that disrupting the occupant cannot be allowed. Respecting the tenant or occupant of a leased space and respecting the user or occupant in the connected home are the same.
And finally, here’s that link. Enjoy! A very special thanks to my co-chair Tyler Kemp and for the rest of the event team, Noah Goldstein, Huang Lee, Elle Rustique, Kaisar Nova Khatak as well as to Monique Hodgkinson who helped with VLAB – MIT Enterprise Forum, Bay Area marketing and the countless dozens of other people who tirelessly volunteer for VLAB to make these events possible. You all do great work.
The Changing Demographics in the HVACR and Facility Management Workforce. In this session, hear from seasoned industry experts, their perspectives on how the demographics have changed over the last ten years in the facility management and the HVACR industries. For example, there are now more women in the facility management and HVACR industry than there ever was before. The presentation will be on these stats and will describe the reasons for this demographic shift.
1. Specify the changing workplace demographics in the HVACR and Facility Management Industry
2. State statistics on the workforce to reflect these changes
3. Assess the trends and reasons for this shift in the workforce reflecting these changes
Start Time: 3/23/2016 9:00:00 AM End Time: 3/23/2016 9:50:00 AM
Vice President, Channel Sales and Marketing Operations
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Lyle Gladney, FMP
Customer Business Manager
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Brian Pfeifer, P.E., LEED AP O+M
Johnson Controls, Inc. Enterprise Properties Group
Vice President & General Manager, Customer Business Unit CBRE
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Ken Sinclair did it again! The 4th CCC was a wonderful education session and discussion. Ken led a panel of industry experts who addressed how to approach creating and selling connection to the world. It was an open fun Collaboratory atmosphere that allowed attendees to learn and share their opinions. The concept of connected communities was created by Marc Petock and Ken at the 2012 AHR Expo in Chicago. They were working together and fueling new ways to extend the value of our building systems, while exploring the best of breed in change and innovation. Watch this video and learn how our industry is changing and make sure to attend the 2017 session in Las Vegas.
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