Episode 302: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Feb 10, 2019 takes the future head on — with interviews with two amazing and accomplished experts with widely differing perspectives. Our first guest is author and Future Technologist, Sudha Jamthe, from Silicon Valley, who explains business model creation along the yellow-bricked-digital-transformational-highway, while our second guest, Total Controls’ Mike Schwan, Central California Regional Manager, delivers an insightful state-of-the-industry assessment that’s grounded securely to the most relevant building automation present, while taking an entertaining summary reflection of the past, and then Mike takes a solid stab at what’s next. Amazing stuff! Also, if you haven’t already watched the official 2018 ControlTrends Awards video, you should! Please take this opportunity to do so. Congratulations, once again to all the winners.
ControlTalk NOW first interview is with Future Technologist, Sudha Jamthe. Sudha Jamthe is the CEO of IoTDisruptions.com and a globally recognized Technology Futurist with 20+ year mix of entrepreneurial, academic and operational growth experience from eBay, PayPal, GTE, and Harcourt. She is the author of “2030 The Driverless World: Business Transformation from Autonomous Vehicles” and 3 other IoT books (all available on Amazon), teacher of IoT and Autonomous Vehicles business courses at Stanford Continuing Studies and at DriverlessWorldSchool.com. Sudha enjoys shaping new technology ecosystems and mentoring leaders on digital transformation. She chairs the strategic advisory council of Barcelona Technology School and an Ambassador for FundingBox Impact Connected Cars (H2020) Community. She has an MBA from Boston University.
Our second ControlTalk NOW interview is with Mike Schwan, Total Controls’ Central California Regional Manager, who delivers an insightful state-of-the-industry assessment that’s grounded in over thirty years of hand-on experience that tethers us to the most relevant building automation present, while taking us on a personal and highly entertaining reflection of the past, and then, perhaps most importantly, Mike takes a solid stab at what’s next in the world of two-step distribution, and the HVAC and building automation industry.
The Official 2018 ControlTrends Awards Highlight Video. The superstars of Smart Building and HVAC controls were at the 2018 ControlTrends Awards in Atlanta. The winners are chosen through a voting process that includes global smart building and HVAC contractors, consulting engineers, building owners, and distributors. This celebration of the best of the best in smart buildings people, products and companies culminated with the announcements of the winners at the fabulous Fox Theater. If you missed the festivities, don’t worry, you can check out the official ControlTrends Awards highlight reel here.
Here are the 2018 ControlTrends Award Winners:
Building Automation VAV Controller of the Year: Honeywell Spyder
Building Automation Plant/Equipment Controller of the Year: LOYTEC LIOB-585 and Optergy P864 Controller
Smart Buildings Analytic Platform of the Year: SkySpark, SkyFoundry
Peripheral Vendor of the Year: ACI
Innovative Wireless Product or Solution of the Year: EasyIO FW-14
Lighting Product or Solution of the Year: Acuity nLight Air
Race to the Small Space Solution of the Year: KMC Commander and Siemens Desigo Control Point
IoT Product or Solution of the Year: Tridium Niagara 4
Smart Building Automation Control System of the Year: Johnson Controls FX
Smart Thermostat or Smart Room Controller of the Year: Johnson GLAS
ControlTrends Impact Person of the Year: Kevin Smith, Tridium and Scott Cochrane, Cochrane Supply and Engineering
Best Technical Support Person of the Year — Small Manufacturer: Pedro Jorge, EasyIO
Best Technical Support Person of the Year — Large Manufacturer: Lou Jones, Honeywell
Best Technical Support Company of the Year — Small Manufacturer: Contemporary Controls
Best Technical Support Company of the Year — Large Manufacturer: Belimo
The Passion, Integrity, and Dedication Award (PID): Steve Guzelimian, Optergy
ControlTrends Master Systems Integrator of the Year: North America: Facility Solutions Group, Austin TX, International: 01 Partner, Poland
Progressive Consulting Engineer of the Year (Demonstrated Industry Leadership in Advancing the Smart Building): Troy Windom, Dewberry Engineers, Raleigh, NC
ControlTrends Woman of the Year: Stefani Szczechowski, Distech Controls
ControlTrends Vendor of Year — Small Vendor: EasyIO
ControlTrends Vendor of the Year — Large Manufacturer: Distech Controls
ControlTrends Executive of the Year — Small Vendor: Mark Fernandes, Functional Devices, Inc.
ControlTrends Executive of the Year — Large Manufacturer: Chad Blackmer, Belimo
2018 Hall of Fame Inductees:
Jim Young, Founder of Realcomm
Newcomb & Boyd, Consulting Engineer
McKenney’s Inc., Contractor
Bengt Stromquist, Founder of the Stromquist Company
2018 Marc Petock Award Recipient: Ken Smyers
2018 Young Guns:
Brent Burrows, ENTEK
Trent Walters, Walters Controls
Chelsea Pittaluga, Engineered Controls Systems, Inc.
Drew Freeman, McKenney’s, Inc.
Michael Donahue, Control Consultants Inc.