Episode 10:Next Generation Innovation
Next Generation Innovation HVAC Controls Young Gun Style
I am so excited to be sharing Episode 10 of Next Generation Innovation with you.
The Next Generation Innovation is a podcast and video-cast for the younger HVAC Control Pros.
Aaron introduces his new co-host Brent Burrows. Brent is Building Automation Specialist at Entek in Atlanta. Entek is one of the premier systems integrators in Georgia and Brent is a big part of their success.
Brent knows his stuff!
He works in the field everyday with HVAC and building automation controls and brings this knowledge to the Next Generation Podcast and to ControlTrends with his Tech Tip series.
Your hosts Aaron Gorka and Brent Burrows bring a fresh perspective to all things HVAC and Smart Building Controls.
In this episode they give you their thoughts on Controls Con.
Often Irreverent but never boring…
check out Aaron and Brent in Episode 10 of Next Generation Innovation.
Steve and Bill predicted the future of technology before they created it. Laurent seems to be doing the same.
I had the pleasure of hearing Laurent Vemerey, the President of Acuity Brands, speak at 2019 Controls-Con. I believe that he has a clear picture of what the future of smart building controls looks like.
I believe we should listen to him.
He might be the Smart Buildings Controls’ Steve Jobs or Bill Gates.
I was impressed.
Let me know what you think in comments.
ControlTrends Coverage of Controls-Con 2019. Video interviews with Mike Mitchell and Kim Brown and much more on Episode 314 of ControlTalk Now the HVAC and Smart Buildings Controls Video Cast and Podcast!
It was a busy week for the ControlTrends Team! Ken returned from his undisclosed location and mission and immediately hustled up to Detroit to meet me and help cover the first big event of the Spring: Controls Con.
Controls Con, hosted by Cochrane Supply & Engineering, was a fast-paced, education-packed event that brought together hundreds of integrators and end users from throughout the United States and Canada to explore the latest technologies and possibilities of Building Controls and the Internet of Things (IoT) in commercial and industrial buildings.
And did it ever deliver!
We shot a ton of videos, took lots of notes, and did our best on this episode of ControlTalk Now to share some of the key take ways from this smart building controls informational waterfall.
Somethings to listen for in this episode:
* The new tune that IT and OT are dancing to and how you can benefit.
* The concept of Kaizen and how you can use it to keep from getting overwhelmed with all the new information and changes around Smart Building Controls
*Cybersecurity is not going away, what you need to know now
*why it is more about who you know in this new networked smart buildings community than what you know
and much much more.
And the biggest news of the week happens at the end of the show when we reveal the answer to the question out control trends community has been asking. “Where in the World is Ken Smyers?”
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Things you might have missed
Cochrane Supply and Engineering’s Technical Services Manager, Kim Brown, tells us good things are happening in Detroit, MI, the new Silicon Valley of the Midwest — and about the pre-Controls-Con tours to a Bedrock Facility and the Little Caesars Arena. Once again, hats off to Kim Brown, Kristina Reid, Marketing Manager (pictured below with Automated Buildings’, Ken Sinclair), and the whole Cochrane team for a job well done and another successful Controls-Con event.
The CABA Board of Directors are pleased to announce an upcoming intelligent buildings webinar, This webinar is complimentary and all are welcome to attend.
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Intelligent Buildings Council (IBC) Webinar
Wednesday, May 8, 12 Noon – 1:30 PM ET
Special 30 Minute Presentation
“Wireless Power Enables Dynamic Digital Displays in Smart Retail”
Congratulations to Scott Cochrane, Kristina Reid, and the entire team at Cochrane Supply and Engineering for delivering the biggest and best Controls-Con Event ever! ControlTrends will continue our coverage of the 2019 Controls-Con in the near future with more video interviews and articles, so stay tuned.
BUSINESS TRACK: For sales professionals, managers, executives. Evolution: From BAS to IoT to a New Business Model
- Host: Scott Cochrane – President/CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering
- Host: Ken Sinclair – Editor/Owner/Founder, AutomatedBuildings.com
- Joe Pattenaude – Director of Building Systems, Bedrock
- David Ditton – Senior Project Engineer, GM Sustainable Workplaces
- Jesse Hopkins – Business Project Manager, Nationwide Insurance
- Gerry Hamilton – Director of Facilities Energy Management, Stanford University
- Mike Miotto – Manager of IT Infrastructure Strategy and Planning, Ford Motor Company
Implementing an IoT platform has become an art form. The right mixture of trade and IT capabilities has created new and exciting opportunities for business development. This session was comprised of a panel of large end users that already use an IoT framework on a significant scale. Discussions included best practices and real-life examples of how IoT is changed the business we work in.
TECHNOLOGY TRACK: For programmers and engineers. Integration Lifecycle
This session dove deep into concepts and best practices surrounding the “Integration Lifecycle.” Topics included: Network Planning, N4 System Database, Tag Dictionaries and Hierarchy Planning, Templates, Authenticators, Virtual Points, N4 Analytics, and Responsive Panes.
TridiumTalk: Responsive Web Px Pages
Niagara 4.6 offers power and potential not seen since the introduction of Niagara 4 in August 2015. Most exciting about Niagara 4.6 is how it modernizes the framework and provides ways for users to save time, effort and money during system installations. Significant enhancements were made to simplify creating responsive Px views that offer a better user experience for your customers accessing Niagara applications from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Join us for a talk about how the features of Niagara 4.6 will help you create mobile-friendly Px graphics that change size and layout responsively on all screen sizes.
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ControlTrends had the opportunity to interview one of the most dynamic forces within the Smart Building industry, Cochrane Supply’s, Mike Mitchell. As CTO, Mike has helped Cochrane Supply emerge as one of the leading systems distributors in North America. Mike really, really likes his position and shares many of the great aspects of working with Scott Cochrane and the super team at Cochrane Supply.
Scott Cochrane welcomed the more than 600 attendees at the 2019 Controls-Con General Session with the caveat that we, as an industry, are now stewards of data. Systems distributors and systems integrators now have a significant influence on the data structure put into place on behalf of our customers. What we leave behind will be the watermark measure of our abilities and ultimately, the signature of our performance. It’s time for us to develop or acquire IT savvy, and add it to our portfolio.
Four notable experts than followed with varying industry insights: Ken Sinclair, Owner & Founder of Automated Buildings; Laurent Vernerey, President of the Acuity Brands Technology Group; Jim Morris, VP and GM of Global Business Management Systems at Johnson; Kevin Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Tridium Controls; and Jim Young, Founder of the Realcomm Conference Group.
The General Session ended with a panel discussion and brief Q & A with the audience. Day 1 concluded with a Reception and Exhibitor Showcase, followed by the Dinner and Awards Program and musical entertainment.