Welcome to ControlTalk NOW week ending April 26, 2015. The CGNA Synergy Meeting in Savannah and Fred Gordy’s expert insight into the world of Cyber Security highlight this week’s ControlTrends news. Coverage of 2014 ControlTrends Awards winners continues with Tridium’s Nino DiCosmo and Intelligent Building’s Tom Schirciff and Bob Murchison receiving their trophies; Contemporary Controls’ 40th anniversary recognizes U.K.’s George Turnbull’s career; and LONDON REAL’s Brian Rose interviews Marc Goodman, who reviews his best-selling book Future Crimes.
CGNA’s 2015 Synergy Industry Elite Pursuing Excellence Conference in Atlanta. Mike Sackett, Jim Hayman and the CGNA team mix 44 of the elite distributors with 57 preferred vendors, add a well-run conference featuring keynote speakers Joe Shaheen and David Beinhacker, shake well for 2 1/2 days with round table discussions and Vendoropoly, and you have an amazing one-of-a-kind event. Well done CGNA!
Nino DiCosmo Wins 2014 ControlTrends Executive of the Year — Large Manufacturer. The ControlTrends Community recognized Nino DiCosmo for his successful leadership of Tridium and Niagara Framework, the leading open framework for innovation, used by businesses the world over. From commercial buildings to data centers to industrial operations to smart cities, Tridium’s pioneering products and services are changing the way machines communicate with each other — and with you. Congratulations Nino, once again.
The Prestigious 2014 Petock Award Goes to Intelligent Buildings’ Tom Shircliff and Bob Murchison. Chicago, January 26, 2015, Intelligent Buildings, LLC, a smart real estate advisory services company was honored when its co-founders, Tom Shircliff and Rob Murchison received the prestigious “Petock Award” for passion and service to the industry. The award was presented to Shircliff and Murchison at the AHR conference during the Controls Trends Awards ceremony that is held each year to recognize industry achievements. The AHR conference saw record attendance of over 62,000 attendees from 140 countries and boasted 11 acres of exhibits.
Contemporary Controls Archives: Interview with George Turnbull, a Visionary in the Controls Industry. April 2015 — As many of you know, 2015 marks Contemporary Controls’ 40th year in business. Because of our anniversary, we’ve been reviewing our archives and are showcasing some of the exceptional interviews we have conducted with industry experts. This month, our focus in on an interview we did in this 2001 with George Turnbull, a visionary in the controls industry. George Turnbull is adept in the design and development of control systems, specifically process control. He joined the Eurotherm Group in 1966 as a research and development engineer before establishing Turnbull Control Systems (TCS) as a subsidiary of Eurotherm in 1974.
Fred Gordy is rapidly emerging as the specialized cyber security expert to assist the BMS, BAS, and FMS professionals in dealing with the growing threat facing these industries. Studies show that 2.2 million SCADA and BACnet controllers are vulnerable to malicious cyber hacking. Fred Gordy’s extensive background in IT, hands on experience with Building Controls Systems and unique relationship with the cybersecurity’s elite White Hats — fuel Fred’s passionate efforts to educate our industry and provide specialized guidance and recommended safeguards to protect your BAS, BMS, and FMS systems. Do not miss Fred’s bi-monthly contributions to ControlTrends.
LONDON REAL’s Brian Rose Interviews Marc Goodman – Future Crimes. Considering our hottest ControlTrends theme has been Cyber Security, we believe this eye and ear-opening interview needed re-purposed immediately — because it explains the need to change to our cognitive bias. We are not the customer, we are the product — watch this interview! Published April 26, 2015 by Brian Rose (Source: LONDON REAL). Marc Goodman is a thinker, writer and global strategist exploring what criminality and terrorism could look like in the close future.