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Online Chapters of our Digital Transformations listed below

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brainThe ongoing online creation of our industries' book of transformation with now more than 60 chapters of our stories peppered with HTML links to articles containing an amazing and diverse amount of information

I see myself as a storyteller and hope the stories, the chapters, will be a catalyst for the IoT future we are all (eventually) going to live.

I believe that systems will be smarter, self-learning, edgy, innovative, and sophisticated, and to create, manage and re-invent those systems the industry needs to grow our most important resource, our younger people, by reaching out to them with messages about how vibrant, vital and rewarding working in this industry can be.

I am hopeful that these Chapters of our never ending book of transformation complete with URL links to industry thought will be of use to our industry and those trying to learn our craft and help them craft their new careers.


Embracing Enlightenment Unabridged version  It is a process we are working through now to make not normal the new normal.

Reinvention Rebirth Rensaisance Unabridged version   I see many positive sides to Not Normal. I myself am not normal as you have likely observed and I chose the word Renaissance in this title to delineate the significant positive break with the marking of a new era.

COVID-19 New Normal Not Normal Unabridged version The new normal will not be any normal we know. It is a complete global reboot of our existing way of life and organization, everything involved in purpose, process, work location, and local variations.

COVID 19 - Research, Reinvent, Recreate, Reboot - Repeat if Necessary
Unabridged version  Your Reboot needs to include "Antifragility" the acknowledgment that returning to baseline is not good enough in a world full of disorder and constant change

"Global Reboot - Adopting Adaption"  Being resilient and making people count while Adopting Adaption needs to be part of our "Global Reboot"

Adopting Adaption - Achieving Antifragility  Unabridged version  It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, it is the one that is most adaptable to change.

Talking Today's Tools  We need to change our tools and how we use them, trading hard hammers for humanistic based softer more encompassing solutions.

Wake up to Wireless Ways  Are our existing wired networked solutions at risk in the near future? Can wireless ways greatly enhance wired networks? The answer is "Yes".

Mike Newman, the father of BACnet, and honorary member of the BIG-EU has passed away. As prepared by Hans R. Kranz, March 7th, 2020

Our Education Emergency  We are amidst an Education Emergency; there is so much to learn.

Our Industries' Amazing Women  March is Women’s History Month, and March 8th is International Women’s Day. Take this time to recognize the women in our industry. Thank them for their hard work, and ask how you can help support them and get more women in our industry.

"What does Open mean 2 U?"  The word "Open" means different things to different people and the word’s meaning is defined by the audience and its interests.

Born Again Connected  To catch sail in today's winds you need to Get Out of Your Head and imagine what being "Born Again Connected" might mean?

"Open" Your Mind, Get Out of Your Head  On the journey to truly open systems, the first thing we have to open is our minds, unhinge our biases, simply said, "get out of your head."

Building Engagement Platforms  The Building Engagement Platform combines previous platform generations on a flatten, secured IP horizontal architecture with the touchpoints, tools, ingestion of real-time data streams and workplace applications.

"Decarbonization" is Our Climate Emergency  Embracing the importance of the shift in smart city thinking and action in spite of National and International floundering started us on a journey of deep discussion of what "Decarbonization" and our Climate Emergency means to our industry?

Building Wireless Inside Out  Wireless connection to the Internet is among the top three most important factors for tenants who are searching for office space, along with cost and location.

G5-6 WiFi6 & CBRS  This alphabet soup is destined to shape your future

Review Of CoRETECH 2019 "Recalibration" San Jose  If you missed Coretech you missed a lot. Here is a quick review with a photo essay of what you missed.

Addressing our Education-Emergency @ AHRExpo 2020  We are proud of our 12 Free Education Sessions @ AHRExpo 2020

Sharing Data, Work-Space, Interaction, & Integration  Do we really want to own our workspace or do we want to match our workspace to our daily location, purpose and resource base?

Building Data We understand that building data is our future but the myriad of diverse devices all speak different dialects of an undocumented language.

Building Backbones  Backbones, our internet communication connections with everything are under metamorphic change. They are morphing before our eyes to glass and thin air, "Fiber" and "Wireless" from the traditional miles of copper wire.

Attraction & Retention of Zillennials & Millennials  Adopting the new Hyper IP-Enabled generation into our workforce is a big part of the solution to solving our Education Emergency.

Building Climate Emergency - As his mentee, I agree with this article as a harbinger of some of the major changes we will see.

Education Emergency - The amount we need to learn and the speed at which we need to learn it is unprecedented.

Recalibrate for 2020 Vision  We need to recalibrate while preparing for the next decade 2020, when we said the world would change, it will but we need to make it happen now.

Becoming the Internet of Think & Things  It is now very clear the complexity and value of our industry will not disappear under IoT but that we are a valuable part of IT now in rapid transition to become a new subset of the IoT movement.

Job Crafting Our Industry Ambassadors  Often words or events I am part of set the theme for my next chapter.

You Do Not Know What You Do Not Know - While Connecting Creative Communities on my Road Trip the keynote speaker at https://www.haystackconnect.org/ provided this inspiration and insight;

The Road Trip  Connecting my many Communities of Practice.

Connecting Creative Communities  The people and their communities have staying power; the technology does not.

Community of Practice (CoP)  The importance of being part of and creating "Communities of Practice."

Holistic Cybersecurity  Cybersecurity solutions cannot be a self-serving or an isolated approach they need to be part of a holistic solution.

Automated Intelligence with Autonomous Interactions  The term "AI" Artificial Intelligence seems to be troweled on top of everything these days. But I feel we are all a long way from its true definition.

Disrupting Disruption  As an industry that will survive we need to be Doing Disruption not just watching and waiting to be Disrupted.

Getting a hold on IT!  Disruption is everywhere, open is on our mind and in our software & hardware. Autodidactic DIY is how we learn. Here are some resources to help kick start your digital transformation.

The Open Road Is Bumpy, Edgy, but Mindful  if U R not ready you could lose control take the wrong turn, lose your way or even crash.

“Open”ing Mindful Building Emotions  Just back from a kaleidoscope of future peeks into  “Open”ing Mindful Building Emotions @AHREXPO 2019 Atlanta.

"Edge of Change"  We need your input as we are now at the "Edge of Change" and you are part of this change.

Open 2019  "Open 2019" is mostly about opening our minds to the Edge of Change that is upon us.

changing collaborative connection communities  - This is all important discussion needed in the necessary disruption that is driving our changing collaborative connection communities.

Edge-ifcation in the "Era of Connection"  - Now we are in the fourth, an era of connection between our physical, digital, and biological worlds; a new phase of massive creative potential, where everyone has the power to share anything with anyone. This era brings with it an avalanche of new, creative ideas and opportunities.

"Edge-ifcation"  Moving the murky muddled middle to the Edge.

Edge-ifcation Meets Maker Movement  The movement is changing how we think about education, our relationship with technology and the underlying way we understand the world.

"Edge-You-Cation"   Learning about our journey to the Edge

Open Software, Open Hardware, and Open Minds  I scare myself several times a day, every day, learning lots while trying to keep an open mind, attempting to grow younger which is only possible in my open mind.

"Building Whisperers"  Those who adopt a sympathetic view of the motives, needs, and desires of the Building's relationship with its humanistic purpose based on rapidly evolving views and understandings.

Building Better Building Bots Mindfully  These bots will be the interface to our valuable cargo "the housed humans" in our buildings.

"Building Emotion Edge-Bots"  It was great to get feedback on the excitement of the potential mash-up of a fixed physical asset and its emotional contents creating the new identity Building Emotion.

Building Emotion @ AHRExpo.com Atlanta  The 2019 Show will be held in Atlanta, hosting more than 2,100 exhibitors and attracting crowds of more than 60,000 industry professionals from every state in America and 165 countries worldwide.  The Show provides a unique forum for the entire HVACR industry to come together and share new products, technologies, and ideas.

"Building Emotion"  Using "Building" as a verb and a noun in the creation of an emotional interactive relationship with the inhabitants and the Physical Building.

Takeaways from Helsinki  The human centered steps to smart digitalisation at Nordic Smart Building Convention.

Seeking Stackable Semantics  What are Stackable Semantics? and Why do they make for an Awesome User Experience - UX? while allowing us to achieve Virtual Visibility? Why do we Seek them? ....actually no, demand that they be part of our myriad of IoT device data that is creeping, and leaping into our buildings?

Creating Empathic People-Centric Buildings  When you start down a new road you see everything differently, meet new people, (like the people in our buildings), are exposed to new ideas which come with new ways of thinking. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

Building an Awesome UX  UX is User Experience and refers to a person's emotions and attitudes about using a service. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

Want IT Virtually Visible? Tag IT!  If we wish to find our "IT"; our connected creations and have machine learning enhance and help us on our journey to self-create our newer creations, we must tag IT.

Creating Virtual Visibility  You must tag IT, every creation and make it virtual visible.

Buildings that Look, Listen, Feel and Think before Reacting  Humanistic Digital Inclusion "Look, Listen, Feel and Think before Reacting"

Meta-Morphing Mashup for Self Creation  I believe that this mashup and new meta-morphing thinking will evolutionize how other industries will connect their standards, and open movements, and expose them to the power of AI; making all that we have machine-readable, unraveling on our transition to self-learning, and a self-creation world.

Transparency & Digital Twin is the New Deal  The New Deal white paper provides a good summary and is based on three tenets, explained in full in the white paper.

Metamorphosing Me  Younger mentors give me wings, keeping me connected to our rapidly digitally transforming lives, with their connections to yet younger metamorphic mentors.

Transparency Transformation  As part of our never-ending transformation, we need to talk about Transparency which implies openness, communication, and accountability, operating in a way that thoughts, feelings, or motives are easily perceived and it is easy for others to see what actions are performed.

Building Brains  If AI Is the Brain, IoT Is the Body and with all the parts identified digital transformation is changing our world faster than we can imagine.

Creating the Voice of IoT  This column speaks about creating a voice for that face with a new breed of Voice Services aimed at evolving devices.

AHR Expo 2018 Takeaways   Expo's education sessions have created an annual pop up university that keeps our industry-current, while encouraging industry sages to bring their younger mentors, their "IoT mini Me's" to the show.

Teaching the IoT Monster to Ride a Bike  Our Messy Future "The Messy Mollusc"

Our Digital Transformation Mask  The mask represents a material metaphor for carving our existing digitalized world into a shape never before seen, in a process that blurs the lines between science and art but inside that transformation is yet another amazing transformation opportunity to create a better image of ourselves.

Books and Resources on IoT  A good place to start is with the IoT Council which I am a member of.

Timeline of Smart Building Automation Evolution  I created this Timeline of Smart Building Automation Evolution, with over 100 events linking 1000's of industry articles and events depicting our history and painfully slow evolution. You will be amazed that some of this stuff we have been talking about for years; and how long open standards and accepted methodologies take to evolve.

Preview of AHRExpo  Chicago, January 22-23, 2018

#RUIoTReady?  The catchphrase, #RUIoTReady? has raised some interesting questions such as, What is IoT? Why should I care? and What does "Ready" really mean?

"Human-Centric Building Automation."  To change your world we, of course, need the help of the phone in your pocket, and your phone, of course, knows your location, who you are, and a myriad of other information about you and your human-centric desires.

Most Impactful Marketing Collateral (Video, Product Rollout, etc...) of the Year

Required Reading for AHRExpo Chicago  For our Education Sessions and the Connection Community Collaboratory

Embrace these Six Words for Transformation  Agile Adaptive Autodidactic Autonomous Accepted Actions

Trends Towards Wearables and Wellbeing  They also provide the potential to help provide a personalised environment suited to the individual wearer. If the wearer’s personal preferences are known then the local environment can be adjusted to the ‘optimal’ temperature, humidity etc. A smart watch can even potentially signal that the wearer is tired and in need of more ventilation.

The Evolution of the Master System Integrator (MSI) - A new breed of folks called MSI are rapidly evolving to help us with the process of "Getting There from Here."

A new generation of smart autonomous sensors is coming - Smart sensors add a higher layer of sophistication to the efficiency of IoT communication processes, and according to Ahmad they have the ability to transform many industrial sectors and everyday environments. - Marga Verdú

Streaming Dinosaur Dust  We need to learn to stream dinosaur dust in the new social self learning online environments. The industry's info dumping of large pieces which I call "the dinosaur dump" is not working for teaching those new generations that will become the new us.Control Solutions, Inc

Everything is Connected - Reflections from IBCON 2017 San Diego  The real estate industry is being disrupted big time, and everyone who wants to survive has to get onboard. - Patrik Etelävuori, Head of Concepts and Innovations - Facilities, Tieto

Building Health Resources   We have provided connection to resources that will allow you to qualify and quantify the value of Building Health as a very important part of the productivity puzzle.

The Skills Gap & Autodidactic Open Source Education  - Some speculate that there are 1,000,000 IT jobs and 500,000 facility jobs currently vacant due to a skills gap.

Volttron with two "TT's" - The Super Robot defender of the Universe rises to save us from yet another annoying acronym.

Discussion on Using the Uber Model - I disagree with the assertion that Uber is overstated. Vehemently so.

Our Long Road to Happiness  Is paved with thousands of articles, interviews, news releases and new products on the road to find the happiness button over the last 19 years. This is not my story but the story of industry giants helping me create an online collaboratory of their powerful thoughts.

Wellness Resources  part of March theme "Engaging Satisfaction & Wellness."

History of Awful Mated Buildings  We have been here before with Awful Mated Buildings and the digital divide.

Our Industry Assets are People  This opinion piece appeared in the AHRExpo Daily handout newspaper at show in Vegas.

Our Mission - To be the Catalysis / Harbinger of The IoT Future of Building Automation as set January 2017

Do a quick 3D flyover of all our back issues in less than a minute.
3D button is located just at the left bottom. Scroll through the over 20 years you will be surprised how long we been talking about some of this stuff.  You can click on any issue for a quick overview of issue contents for more info keep drilling down with a connection to that issue and all of it articles, interview, columns,  and news.

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Timeline SMART BUILDING AUTOMATION EVOLUTION

From Y2K to 2020 it has been a journey Click on 3D for a fly over - a blur of our past 20 years

Evolution

OVER 200 articles creating the CHAPTERS of OUR NEVER ENDING BOOK


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