Tridium showed the Niagara community what it means to be the leader of the band at Niagara Summit ‘18 in New Orleans. The band and community just keeps growing as Niagara gains fans among those seeking open connectivity for systems and devices. Over 1000 Niagara developers, programmers, building engineers, end users and executives were gathered, … Continue reading Niagara Summit 2018 – Playing All the Right Notes
A big challenge inherent in driving the huge and diverse industry of building design, construction and operations towards open standards involves finding consensus among the various official standards organizations, sub-committee groups and open-source communities working on the same problem from different angles. If you can get the players to the table, there is great value … Continue reading BAS Industry Collaborates On Semantics
What are IoT partner value chains trying to conjure up? They want Cortana, Alexa or Siri in our walls telling us everything that needs attention in our buildings. Physical security industry points out our future. Charles Dickens was right. One of the best ways to tell a story is to channel different voices for past, … Continue reading Shaking Value Chains and Channeling New Voices in Building Automation
KMC 2018 Genius Summit in January featured Captain Mike Abrashoff author of It's Your Ship. The story of how he took the USS Benfold from a worst to a best performer resonates for the KMC Controls community, who want to deploy IoT technology to do the same for existing buildings.
Scott Cochrane, president and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, addressed a full room at an AHRExpo Education Session on Monday January 22nd, 2018. He talked about how new ways of operating within the controls & automation business were emerging as the PC client/server era, transformed into the Cloud era, which is now giving way … Continue reading Learned at AHR Expo 2018: The Open, Intelligent Edge of Building Automation
“There are so many great ideas floating around this space that the starting point gets confusing,” said Brian Oswald of CBRE, speaking to the attendees of CoREtech 2017. Conference planners want to make it easier to get on the path to a more data-driven approach to building operations & management. For their IoT-enabled, Smart Buildings & … Continue reading Smart Campus IoT Success Strategies
One way to gain perspective on disruptive technologies is to look backward to see forward. Tony Seba, an instructor in Entrepreneurship, Disruption and Clean Energy at Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program, does this with these early 20th-Century Easter Parade images. The images suggest that the vehicle market went from almost all horse-driven to almost all motor-driven in just 13 … Continue reading Your Buildings’ 21st Century Edge
This year’s Intelligent Buildings conference by Realcomm was again a hotbed of information exchange and business dealings for all the professions involved in smart buildings, smart cities and smart energy projects. IT/OT convergence, security of networks and data, as well as technology disruption were big themes, as they have been in past years. My biggest … Continue reading Highlights from Realcomm-IBcon 2017
The power of data to bring transparency, greater security, fairer market competition and rapid change to buildings was the main theme at Haystack Connect in Tampa in early May. Advancements in contributing technologies like wireless connectivity, edge computing, analytics, machine learning, etc. were well covered in the IoT Architecture Symposium that ran during the IoT World Conference in Santa Clara in the middle of the month.
If software is eating the world, then software development operations should be of consuming interest to everyone—particularly to stakeholders in Smart Buildings and other Smart Systems. We should have already learned the lesson that you need to start product development from the perspective of end-users—building owners, facilities staff and occupants. The last generation of building … Continue reading Will DevOps Culture Come to Smart Buildings?