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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Niagara Summit 2016
New Orleans Hyatt Regency.
Dear valued member of the Niagara Community,
Mark your calendar and plan to join us for Niagara Summit 2016 in historic New Orleans!
Every two years the Niagara Community comes together at the Niagara Summit to learn about advancements to the Niagara Framework®, network and learn from peers, and hear the latest on technology trends and news.
What’s always a momentous occasion will be made all the more exciting in 2016 with the recent debut of Niagara 4 and the soon-to-be-released JACE® 8000.
Attendee registration and tradeshow sponsorships are expected to open later in December. More information will be coming soon.
We hope you will plan to join us this May in New Orleans, a city steeped in history and charm, for a Niagara Community event like no other.
VP, Global Marketing Communications
(By therese554) Smart Building technology isn’t being adopted at the pace expected. Why aren’t more property owners getting off the sidelines? Chicago Bulls Basketball star Michael Jordan inspired a lot of sports watchers to become sports Do-ers in the 1980s and 90s. And, of course, there was the ‘Sneaks.’ Can tech-firm smart building All Stars be as motivating? Are their methods and tools a fit for the rest of us?
Last week Realcomm’s annual corporate real estate conference, CoRE Tech, happened in Silicon Valley. There were half-day tours of Stanford University, Cisco and Google campuses as well as of the new football stadium in Santa Clara. (For a photo collection of the day’s events, click here.) Intel hosted one afternoon of the conference at their headquarters. The next day Intel, Google, Microsoft and other IT companies were prominent on the stage. All these large-scale property owners have rich stories about their journey to the smart campus. But are they relatable role models when it comes to deploying intelligent building tech? Companies full of data scientists with lots of spare cash and enthusiastic C-Level cheering sections have certain advantages. I’m using the Michael Jordan/Nike metaphor here to say that, in spite of their exceptional-ism, the tech companies brought a mix of inspiration and tool showcasing that may be just what the market needs to break the inertia. When it comes to taking steps toward more comfortable, energy-saving buildings through digital controls, it is time to ‘Just Do It.’
Click here to visit Therese’s website and read the complete article.
Jason Putnam discusses with Rob Allen what Noesis can do for distributors, contractors, and OEMs that need help in getting deals done faster with greater levels of success. It’s not always about savings and ROI; often, the decision-makers need clear insight into the impact the deal will have in regards to their cash flow. Noesis offers software tools, unique financing products, and top-notch technical and service support to help their partners close one deal and move onto another. Noesis is teaming up Mark Jewell of Selling Energy, and Honeywell’s Energy and Environmental Optimization Program to take success to the next level.
IMPORTANT NOTE: General Registration for this event is open only to corporate real estate executives, facilities professionals, service providers and other real estate practitioners. Technology Solution Providers and Consultants to the industry should use this sponsorship link.
CoRETECH 2015 Silicon Valley — Nov 10-11, Santa Clara, CA. Conference Highlights:
* Tour Google* and learn about state-of-the-art smart building and campus technologies (Limited Seating)
* Tour Stanford University* and explore their vision for a next generation smart campus strategy (Limited Seating)
* Visit Intel HQ and hear about emerging IOT technologies poised to change the way we learn, work, play and operate real estate
* Be part of the biggest Corporate Real Estate information management and IWMS discussion of the year
* Hear about the most successful next generation workplace strategies
* Learn about Cybersecurity Trends for facilities and Corporate Real Estate data
* Explore Data Models, Analytics and Visualization for real estate information
* Network with the most progressive and successful executives who are defining the future of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities
* Meet some of the most successful companies offering advanced technology and automation solutions for Corporate Real Estate and Facilities
* Pre-Con tours to Google and Stanford University. Limited Seating is Available. Full Conference registration is required and tour reservations are made at time of registration.
I got a chance to catch up with Ron Zimmer from CABA. If you need to get the facts and information on all things Smart Buildings, and Building Automation Controls, Ron and the team at CABA can hook you up. Watch Ron and learn more. The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of integrated technologies for homes and buildings. The organization was founded in 1988 and is supported by an international membership of over 300 organizations involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home and building automation.