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CoRE Tech 2013 anything but Real Calm
Jim Young, Realcomm
founder, made the statement that more has happened in the last two years than the 10 before. I very much concur with this remark
as AutomatedBuildings.com and Realcomm have been in this space for
approximately 15 years.
Just returned from
attending the CoRE Tech 2013 event www.realcomm.com/coretech-2013
It was sponsored by Realcomm but let me tell you the event was anything but real calm. Jim Young, Realcomm founder, made the statement that more has happened in the last two years than the 10 before. I very much concur with this remark as AutomatedBuildings.com and Realcomm have been in this space for approximately 15 years.
The event was hosted at the Microsoft Campus with several tours showing the world what they are up to. The highlight for me was the tour of the Redmond Operations Center (ROC) connected to two million data “points” across 35,000 building assets, and over a 24 hour period, collecting 500 Million data transactions every day. read Darrell Smith interview.
The Microsoft innovation tour was a great peek into the future.
Great tour had to sign a Non-disclosure so I will have to kill you if I tell you what I saw and heard on the tour that is more than what is on the web site…smile.
The big take away for me was the power of gesture interface to cross devices and its ability to transfer what we are working on from device to another device i.e. phone, tablet, wall with the wave of a hand ….very neat.
Create and move work freely across devices and displays using natural language, ink, touch and gesture.
Click through all 10 pictures for a quick overview of what I saw.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/2013/mar13/03-01envisioningcenter.aspx Kitchen was very neat demo of what could be ….smile
I was also very impressed with the tour of the Bullitt Center. It is not often that I get to go the the project that is the subject of these articles on our web site.
Bullitt Center - Building Efficiency through Disruption
John Schack, Climatec Building Technologies Group
Center - A Living Building?
With so much information to exchange at so many levels the
event had the problem of trying to quickly present many topics and
get to a discussion quickly and then shift gears and on to another
They used a format that was great. There were no presenters with power points; only a Thought Leaders Perspective TLP which was given in less than five minutes and was often followed by a question or comment from Jim Young, the moderator, then an interaction was then added from other Thought Leaders. A few questions were taken from the floor.
Then on to next topic, introduced by moderator and a new Thought Leader's Perspective TLP provided and process repeated.
Everyone felt more engaged than the normal talking heads and death by power point approach.
Power point was not used for thought presentation mostly just for wallpaper behind speakers. I feel that speaking to a power point would have tripped up this meeting with the amount of content and diversity plus the fact they were trying to get as much interaction and collaboration as possible out of this meeting.
The best part of the confernce for me was the content we got from event.
Redmond Operations Center (ROC) We are connected to two million data “points” across 35,000 building assets, and over a 24 hour period, we collect 500 Million data transactions every day. - Darryl Smith, Director of Facilities & Energy, Microsoft
The Good News and Bad News About Building Efficiency and Our Industry The good news is that the industry is waking up. However, the bad news is that the industry is waking up. - Paul Oswald, President, Environmental Systems, Inc (ESI)
A great event and a special thanks to
those anything but Real Calm Folks that created the excitiment and
alowed me to observe and participate in their event.
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