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Introducing our New Contributing Editors

Lenny Joseph

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Lenny Joseph is the Founder of Greenole, a cloud-native serverless building operating system that ties in a single pane of glass the traditional building systems and IoT devices. He is also a Founder of KLPD Global, a smart building master system integrator, that provides controls and power management building solutions, as well as hardware and software engineering services for system integrators globally. He is also the Chief Strategy and Commercialization officer for Bidtracer, which provides an all-in-one sales and operations tool for system integrators and contractors. Prior to his entrepreneurial journey, Lenny’s career spans construction, product innovation, manufacturing, import/export, training, and research in a myriad of countries and cultures. He has also held numerous roles of increasing responsibility at Johnson Controls, the most recent one being the Global Vice President for Smart Buildings and BMS Commercialization. Lenny has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Ilorin, Nigeria; a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University; an MBA from University of Michigan; and Executive Education in Big Data and Analytics from Northwestern University – Kellog.All Posts »

Brian Collins

Brian Collins

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Brian Collins is a new contributing editor for His writing focuses on educating the industry on effective marketing strategies, environmental impacts, workforce shortages and the need for changes to the traditional approach to hospital controls. Brian is Marketing Manager for OpSys Solutions, an Auckland-based startup that specializes in hardware and software development for the smart buildings industry. He’s a seasoned digital marketer and content creator with over 15 years of experience.

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Greg Fitzpatrick, CxA

Greg Fitzpatrick, CxA

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Greg has worked in the Building Systems and Controls Industry for over 26 years. He has worked as a Principal for a Consulting Engineering firm, Senior Sales Engineer for two major equipment manufacturers, Chief Mechanical Design/Commissioning Manager for a program management team that managed a $1.3B bond and served as the Executive Director of Facilities for a large school district with over 100 buildings. Greg currently works for Cochrane Supply and Engineering as the Business Development Leader for Building IoT and Integration, where he provides technology solutions and support for Consulting Engineers, Systems Integrators and End Users in the area of smart building design.

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Paul Ehrlich Consultant focused on energy efficiency and building to-grid integration

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Paul is the founder and President of Building Intelligence Group. He is a licensed engineer and is actively involved in efforts to improve building efficiency both on a project-by-project basis as well as programs to elevate the performance of the industry. Throughout his career, Paul has been actively involved with industry groups focused on the creation of new automation standards and technologies. Previous roles include chairing the BACnet sub-committee on interoperability and acting as the inaugural chair for the oBIX committee to establish XML standards for building controls. He currently is chairing a project to develop a new ASHRAE standard for a “Control Description Language”. Prior to forming Building Intelligence Group, Paul spent 20 + years working for industry-leading firms including Johnson Controls and Trane. Paul has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.


Manny LinkedIn Business Development / CEO for The Vancouver Island Works Project / Business Mentor / Instructor / Digital Marketer

Manny Mandrusiak is not a stranger to He wrote regular columns on marketing techniques and the introduction of new technologies to the BAS space. He took a break recently to focus on establishing a computer training company (Vancouver Island Works Project) and a digital marketing company (Lime Tree Media). It is through Lime Tree Media that he finds him self working with the Industrial Management Services company Dexcent. Manny and his team have become the marketing arm for Dexcent and has just created the Industrial DataOPS division of Dexcent called Dexcent IDS, and the Dexcent Asset Performance Management Program. Manny is a Business Developer at heart and is passionate about helping people achieve their goals using a philosophy of “People, Processes, and Technology”. Improving collaboration and communication strengthens all three of these things and helps build community, and a strong community means a brighter future for all of us.

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Our Existing Editors

Audrey Wang Gosselin

Audrey Wang Gosselin (LinkedIn) Global Product Marketing Manager, Sustainability & Smart Manufacturing

Audrey Wang Gosselin is the Global Product Marketing Manager, Sustainability & Smart Manufacturing Audrey’s experience spanned wind energy, solar-generated hydrogen fuels, solid-state battery materials, smart grids & grid modernization, and EV charging infrastructure. In addition to her focus on sustainability, Audrey is also a staunch advocate for diversity, equity, & inclusion and is the president & founder of ABB’s employee resource group for Asian Americans, Asian Canadians, & Pacific Islanders — which provides professional development resources and facilitates community for over 300 employees. She holds a B.S. in electrical engineering with a focus in power & renewable energy from the University of Houston.

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C4SB Monika Davis (LinkedIn) Partner at C4SB – Coalition for Smarter Buildings

At C4SB, we believe that great things come about when small groups of passionate people dedicate themselves to changing the status quo. And changing an industry set in its ways for over a hundred years will take a lot of work so we are coming together to accelerate adoptions of smart building technologies in order to realize a dramatic impact on the cost, comfort and carbon footprint of commercial buildings.

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Toby Considine

Toby Considine (LinkedIn) Strategic Advisor at –

Pioneer work in smart buildings • Decades of integration between vertical control silos • Former faculty, Institute for Facilities Management • Participated in US national smart grid roadmap with NIST • Editor of smart energy standards • Founder of Energy Mashup Lab for FOSS for transactive energy

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Keith Gipson

Keith Gipson (LinkedIn) Founder, CEO and CTO of facil.a

One of the top building automation technicians at Honeywell in the late 80s and engineers at Johnson Controls in the mid-90s, Keith Gipson has been a pioneer in the Buildings IoT, Enterprise Energy Management (EEM) industries, and technology for over twenty-five years.

In 1997 Keith Co-Founded the first EEM company, Silicon Energy Corp., which was sold to Itron in 2001 for $71 M. In 2005 Keith co-founded Shield Ops Inc. He architected an AI-driven CSI and evidence-linking program to help law enforcement discover, classify and correlate crime data as featured on the television show CSI Las Vegas (Season 10, Episode 4 “Coup De Grace”).

Most recently Keith was CTO of Phoenix Energy Technologies where he architected the Enterprise DX (“Data eXchange”) EEM platform that monitors and controls over 16,000 retail and commercial buildings, one of the largest integrated, web-based EEM platforms ever created. In March of 2020, after thirteen years, Keith left Phoenix ET to apply his vision and experience to build a conversational AI Autonomous Optimization (AIAO) solution. 

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Craig DiLouie

Craig DiLouie (LinkedIn) Lighting industry journalist, analyst and marketing consultant

Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP is education director for the Lighting Controls Association, a NEMA council dedicated to educating the professional lighting community about lighting control technology and application. Visit the Lighting Controls Association to read articles, keep up with news and products from members, and learn about all aspects of lighting control at Education Express, a series of free online courses recognized by AIA, NCQLP, NALMCO, CALCTP, NLCAA, DLC, and the State of California.

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Lauren Scott

Lauren Scott (LinkedIn) Vice President of Marketing & Sustainability at Intelligent Spaces Group

Lauren Scott is the Vice President of Marketing & Sustainability at Acuity Brands’ Intelligent Spaces Group. Scott specializes in translating climate initiatives into meaningful action to deliver on commitments to the building and renewables sectors. Her marketing and communications background is leveraged to promote social and environmental responsibility as an approachable, yet critical part of business operations. At the beginning of her career, Scott got her start in marketing at a Montreal-based media company. During this time, she was completing her B.Comm., where she founded and implemented the business school’s first student association dedicated to sustainability. She then went on to work in the non-profit sector, serving as the national spokesperson for an international animal welfare organization, before becoming the communications manager for two of Canada’s largest cancer fundraising events. This was followed by managing the PR/communications for a hyper-growth cleantech start-up; before taking on the Canadian Communications Advisor role for a market-leading wind turbine manufacturer. Prior to her current role, Scott served as Marketing Director at Distech Controls, a subsidiary of Acuity Brands and an international innovator in the intelligent building space. Scott’s career has been marked by being named one of Montreal’s Top 50 Women Leaders (2022), by her nomination as a 2020 Woman of Inspiration by the Universal Women’s Network, as well as being shortlisted as Industry Woman of the Year by the ControlTrends Awards (2020). She has pursued certificates in “Reconciliation through Indigenous Education” (UBC), “The Health Effects of Climate Change” (Harvard University) and “Corporate Sustainability Management: Risk, Profit, and Purpose” (Yale School of Management). Scott’s philanthropic efforts include serving on the board of Sierra Club Canada Foundation, the Canadian arm of one of North-America’s largest environmental advocacy groups. She has held the role of the board President, has chaired the National Development Committee, and currently chairs the National Communications Committee. Scott is also co-host of the “Women in Sustainability and Enterprise” (WISE) podcast.

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Anto Budiardjo

AntoBudiardjo (LinkedIn) CEO of

Anto is a fractional entrepreneur, spending his time with technology companies in and around the Internet of Things.

As a creative entrepreneur, Anto has extensive experience working with product creation, customer development, product positioning, strategic marketing as well as technical functions including product and software development. Anto excels in working with complex multi-stakeholder systems, explicitly identifying customer challenges, reducing complexities to expose fundamental and core problems, and envisioning features and value propositions of technology offerings.

For three decades, Anto has provided leadership in over a dozen technology companies in the UK and US. Most have been in areas now referred to as the Internet of Things, as such Anto has the first-hand experience of this essential and burgeoning trillion dollar technology space.

Anto provided industry leadership by forming a much-needed event company, to organize conferences, seminars, workshops in the cleantech and technology sectors including holding the major meetings for the new areas of Smart Grid and IoT in the US, Europe, and Asia. Doing so, he worked extensively with government and private sector leaders in the Obama White House, the Congress, trade & technical associations and global multinational companies.

Recognizing the challenges of the IoT sector in commercial buildings, Anto worked with key thought leaders in the industry to create the New Deal for Buildings initiative and blog found at From this initiative was born the idea of redefining the space as Facility IT, the confluence of Building Automation, Facility Management, and Information Technology.

Anto consults and provides strategic advice on how best to approach a problem from conception, through development and execution.

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Sudha Jamthe

Sudha Jamthe (LinkedIn) IoT Disruptions CEO, Advisor, Author, Stanford CSP & Business School of AI

I am a Technology Futurist with business operations experience shaping early technology ecosystems by educating and mentoring business professionals to build the connected, autonomous, driverless world in their companies or by pivoting their careers.

My focus is on value from data, and business models from IoT, Machine Learning, AI, and Autonomous Vehicles and teach business professionals at Stanford Continuing Studies and I am the author of 3 IoT books one book about self-driving cars, a keynote speaker, board/advisor for digital mobility.

I do select advisory sessions for Industry execs and board of directors with a futuristic lens on AV, AI.

I am looking to build Federated AI solutions or solve problems using data-driven business models via global capstone projects at DriverlessWorldSchool. Ping me if you want to participate as a student or as a company. My students are experienced professionals from AV and digital mobility ecosystem looking to shape the driverlessworld of 2030

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Jim Mchale

Jim Mchale  (LinkedIn) is CEO of Memoori Research,

An independent analyst company based in Sweden, focused entirely on the smart building industry.

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David Sciarrino

David Sciarrino (LinkedIn) Smart Building and IoT Expert; Consultant and Advisor

Vice President of Business Development at Kterio and Co-Chair of the Smart Buildings Workgroup at the LoRa Alliance. David Sciarrino has been a technology pioneer in the Smart Infrastructure space for over 20 years. He is passionate about driving new technologies to the market that generate positive business outcomes for contractors, building owners, managers, and occupants. As a thought leader, he challenges the industry to accelerate the adoption of new technologies that provide measurable and sustained business results for stakeholders at all levels. Throughout his career, he has worked with and developed leading-edge Proptech, IoT, and Smart Building solutions at large organizations including Siemens, Johnson Controls, and Renesas Electronics. Email: Linkedin: Websiste:

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Therese Sullivan

Therese Sullivan (LinkedIn) Director, Customer Marketing, Tridium

Director, Customer Marketing, Tridium

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Nicolas Waern

Nicolas Waern  (LinkedIn) Making buildings talk to people

Nicolas Waern “The Building Whisperer” – Making buildings talk to people

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Marc Petock

Marc Petock (LinkedIn) Lynxspring & Connexx Energy

Marc Petock Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Lynxspring, Inc. Marc is a pioneer and leader in guiding the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and IoT movements and pushing them forward. Currently, as Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Lynxspring, Marc leads corporate marketing strategy, product planning direction and defines and implements the marketing programs and initiatives as well as the budgets and people that support them. In addition, he is responsible for creating the company’s corporate and product brand positions, their evolution and the communications that support them. He also serves as a spokesperson and industry thought leader, often speaking at conferences, and regularly contributing to industry articles and papers. Marc is an advisor to the Realcomm Organization, serves on the Board of Directors for the Project Haystack Organization and is a founding member of the “Monday Live” Group. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Lynxspring. Prior to joining Lynxspring, Marc was Vice President of Global Marketing at Tridium, where he was instrumental in building the Niagara Framework into the platform and operating system of choice for the built environment. Marc’s career began by leading the technology practices for marketing, consulting, and advertising firms. Over the years, Marc been recognized with several industry accolades, including a “Who’s Who” from M2M Magazine; a Niagara Community Spirit Award; the “Petock Award”, an annual award named in his honor; Realcomm’s Top 35 People to Watch, a Digital Impact Award (Digie), and the Realcomm|IBcon 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award. He also is an inductee into the Controls Industry Hall of Fame. One of Marc’s favorite quotes related to the built environment is from Sir Winston Churchill, “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”

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Brad White

Brad White (LinkedIn) President at SES Consulting

Brad is the President of SES Consulting and a Professional Engineer with over 15 years of experience in energy efficiency, low-carbon technologies, and smart building systems. He has demonstrated his passion for the sustainable use of energy throughout his professional career and this continues to be a driving force in his work. Brad works closely with clients to integrate leading edge technologies and energy conservation strategies into existing buildings; these can include fault detection and analytics, electrification of heating systems, and advanced controls. Brad is a Contributing Editor to and a member of the City of Vancouver’s Technical Advisory Committee on Existing Multi-Unit Residential and Commercial Buildings.

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Andy McMillan (LinkedIn) Strategy Consultant & President BACnet International

Andy is an experienced executive with a history of strategic innovation in products, technologies and business models.  He has extensive open systems industry experience spanning office, industrial and building automation. His company, ArborCoast LLC, provides strategy consulting to companies seeking innovative opportunities through new technology or changes in their competitive landscape.  Andy is also the President of BACnet International and has previously chaired both North American and global user groups for manufacturing automation protocols.

Andy has been a featured speaker and consultant on open systems and automation-IT convergence in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia. Andy has co-authored a book on open systems networking and holds a dozen patents in sensors, automation and software. He has MBA and BSEE degrees from the University of Michigan and is a member of ASHRAE, AEE, PRSM, and IEEE.