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EMAIL INTERVIEW – John Petze & Ken Sinclair
Connectivity Week 2011
Turning Data Into Actionable Information Through Analytics
Sinclair: John can you tell us about your session for this year’s upcoming Connectivity Week event?
Petze: Sure Ken, I am excited to have the opportunity to participate again this year. Connectivity Week continues to be the place for people to learn about the new trends affecting the buildings industry. This year will be no exception.
In my session Turning Data Into Actionable Information Through Analytics, which is part of the track of “Buildings Data in the Cloud” I will be talking about the rapidly advancing field of analytics and the impact it is having on facilities management and energy management. Today’s automation systems and smart devices provide us with a wealth of data – some would say data overload in fact. Software applications are now emerging that can take that data and automatically find issues, patterns, and faults in the operation of equipment systems showing us opportunities for improved performance and reduced costs. It’s an exciting new field that creates additional value from the systems we have already invested in.
One of the related topics I will touch on is an exciting new open source project called Project Haystack, which Automated Buildings ran a lead story on this month. Project Haystack aims to bring together a community to define standard naming conventions for data related to buildings, energy and equipment systems so that software applications can more easily (and automatically) consume that data. It’s an exciting undertaking.
Siinclair: Thanks for the preview John. I look forward to seeing you at Connectivity Week in California in just a few short weeks.
Petze: Below is the abstract from my session;
Be sure to catch our track at the 2011 ConnecitivityWeek in Santa Clara
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