ControlTrends congratulates all those in the ControlTrends Community with family members or friends partaking in an exciting graduation, prom, or wedding this weekend — like we were! We wish all of the graduates and couples every success in their lives and future endeavors! ControlTalk NOW is preparing for Realcomm/IBcon 2014. As we near the midway point of 2014, we have already seen some of the prophesied industry collaboration, market disruptions, and hints of the paradigm game-changers.
There have been several niche acquisitions: DataEye by Tridium, and Enerliance by Yardi, as well as a few large-scale acquisitions: Nest Labs by Google ($1.3 Billion) and Reznor by Nortek ($260 Million), but many industry experts are saying that the real game-changers are still to come and that they might not be on our radar screens or even in our industry’s orbital paths, and that is why it is so important to stay connected. The group of experts that is about to convene in Las Vegas June 17-19, 2014, represents a mixture of the most accomplished, most current, and future-minded brain-trusts, ever made accessible en masse, making the 2014 Realcomm/IBcon a valuable, can’t miss event. Here is a review of some of last year’s expert insight.