The posted content for ControlTalk NOW for the week ending July 26, 2015 is rather sparse, but is offset by importance, because during time away from our keyboards, we were able to secure two major events of extreme importance: Cyber Security Summit and the 2015 ControlTrends Awards. SmartCore’s Fred Gordy, Lynxspring’s Marc Petock, Stromquist Company and DMS Controls Group LLC, working in close concert with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, will be hosting the first Cyber Security Summit in Atlanta, GA. Additionally, ControlTrends is excited to announce that the 2015 ControlTrends Awards will be held Sunday, January 24, 2016, at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live.
New Power Meter from Dent Instruments. It has been said that you can’t control or manage what you don’t measure, and this is especially true when it comes to Smart Buildings and controlling energy. I had a chance to catch up with Tim Van Slambrouck from Dent Instruments at the 2015 Controls Group North America (CGNA) Vendors’ Showcase. Tim is the VP of Sales and Marketing at Dent, and shows us a very cost effective way to monitor power consumption. Check it out!
ControlTalk NOW Special Guest: Fred Gordy is Senior Consultant for SmartCore and is responsible for the technology strategy and cybersecurity for control systems. Fred has focused on control system cybersecurity for the past several years and has built a network of cybersecurity professionals to grow knowledge for control systems at large. Fred’s portfolio includes military bases, internet data centers, national retail chains, an international media company, REIT’s, and research labs to name a few.
2015 ControlTrends Awards to be Held — January 24, 2016, at the Hard Rock Live! ControlTrends is excited to announce that the 2015 ControlTrends Awards will be held January 24, 2016, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM, at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live located at the door step to the amazing Universal Studios. Hard Rock Live is home to music history and a most befitting venue to celebrate the heroes and superstars of our HVAC and the Building Automation industries. ControlTrends graciously thanks our sponsors for allowing us to make this special industry event possible. Platinum Sponsors and their invited guests will join ControlTrends in the John Lennon replicate #71 Dakota Suite reception area prior to the awards show.
ControlTrends Event Information Calendar Update. Managing the Contractor Lifecycle at Critical Infrastructure Facilities for Enhanced Security and Regulatory Compliance. Wednesday, August 5, 2015 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET. Critical infrastructure facilities, such as energy and petrochemical sites, are complex environments to secure. Not only do these facilities manage valuable resources that need to be protected, but an accidental or intentional mishap can prove costly to both an organization’s bottom line as well as a nation’s economy.