Emily Weisensale, Product Manager for the Niagara Marketplace, updates the ControlTrends Community on the growth of Tridium’s newest innovation — the Niagara Marketplace — a groundbreaking website that connects businesses looking to harness the power of the Internet of Things (IoT), with the experts who make it happen. The 2016 Niagara Summit was the ideal venue to grow the Niagara ecosystem, featuring Tridium’s creative opportunity to sell third party products and solutions to the Global Niagara Community, 24/7. The success of the Niagara Marketplace has been immediate, and by utilizing the benefits of social media, potential customers can preview satisfaction ratings and user comments prior to purchase.
Nino DiCosmo, President and General Manager, opened DAY 2 by delivering a compelling Keynote message on just how deep the technology disruption goes and his vision of the Niagara Communities’ opportunities to fully leverage technology, achieve operational excellence, and develop new revenue streams. John Sublett, Chief Technology Officer, was next up, commenting “We will be integrating the key technologies for you — that’s the power of an open system” and Pranay Prakash, Vice President, Product Marketing, followed with “Edge and cloud technologies will completely change the IoT game and we want to lead this transformation.”
New IoT based products and new solutions were on display and demonstrated throughout the day at the vendor show case area where the 2016 Niagara Sponsors featured next-generation technologies: Current, powered by GE, SysMik (part of Phoenix Contact Group), DGLogik Inc, KMC Controls, Pacific Controls, Honeywell, Distech Controls, VYKON by Tridium, Dell|Intel, Cochrane Supply, PlantPRO®, Neptronic, Connect-Air, ONICON Incorporated and Air Monitor Corporation, DENT Instruments, Ontrol, Automation Components Inc.(ACI), BASSG, Bidtracer, Contemporary Controls, Dialight, EMBA Group, Forest Rock, Facility Explorer® by Johnson Controls, Lynxspring, Measurlogic, Nordicity Training Inc., QA Graphics, sensorFact™, SkyFoundry, Veris Industries, GC5, Viconics, IoTium, Functional Devices, Inc., Continental Control Systems, Blue Ridge Technologies, and Belimo.
Breakouts included: The Future of Niagara, Using Data to Evolve Energy Efficiency, Niagara Marketplace, Web Technology, Data Models and Process Convergence in the IoT, Fog Computing, Niagara Analytics, Building an Intelligent World on GE’s Industrial Internet, IoT is Enabling Real Business Transformation, Open Smart Building Design and Commissioning, Niagara Enterprise Security 2.3 and Niagara 3.8u1, Niagara Deployment Models, and Cyber Security: Understanding the Threats and Defending against Them. Lots more coming in DAY 3!