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AHREXP 2024 | The Engineer’s & Integrator’s Role in Creating Cyber Harmony

Session Information: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | Room: S401BC

Session Overview

In this presentation, we will introduce a groundbreaking concept of “Cyber Harmony” and discuss its relevance to the roles of consulting engineers and systems integrators in cybersecurity. We’ll delve into the fundamental hardware and software prerequisites that must be integrated into your designs to guarantee the cybersecurity of your OT systems. Furthermore, we will provide insights into the essential responsibilities and roles of system integrators when it comes to ensuring the security of their deployments.

Greg Fitzpatrick, CxA, Business Development Leader, Cochrane Supply

With over 30 years of experience in the Building Systems and Controls Industry, Greg offers expertise in smart building technology and concept, providing guidance and support for Consulting Engineers, Systems Integrators, and End Users. 

Greg is currently the Business Development Leader for Building IoT and Integration for Cochrane Supply & Engineering.  In 2022, Greg was was appointed to the role of Executive Director for the Real Estate Cyber Consortium (RECC), promoting “cyber harmony” through leadership and insight on best practices, policies, and procedures for real estate owners, operators, and solution providers.

Mike MacMahon, Intelligent Buildings Consultant, Newcomb & Boyd

As an operational technology leader, Mike has more than 20 years of experience pioneering and managing complex IT solutions. Through a history of collaboration with Fortune 500 companies, he is accomplished in providing technology consulting, training, strategic fiscal planning, and implementation.

Russ Holton, Senior Director-Building Systems, Bedrock

As Director of Building Systems for Bedrock Detroit, Russ leads the design, Integration, project management, commissioning, retro commissioning, functional testing, service and support of Building Management Systems for the Bedrock Detroit and the Bedrock Cleveland Real Estate Portfolio. The Portfolio currently has 55 commercial and residential sites approaching 15 million square feet of Integrated properties.

Mike Mitchell, Chief Technical Officer, Cochrane Supply

With more than two decades of Information Technology experience and more than a decade of high end Niagara programming, I have developed a sharp eye for how automated building control systems get bloated with inefficiencies, cross-purposes and outright poor configuration — and how to retool for a sleeker, smoother, energy-saving design. 

 I have experience in the installation, design, programming and functional testing of building controls and building control automation systems including (but not limited to) Niagara AX and R2, Honeywell Excel 5000, WEBs, Spyder and SBMI, Johnson MetaSys, FX, LX and PCT. I am recognized as one of the leading Systems Integrators for Tridium based systems in the Great Lakes Region.

Brian Oswald, Senior Managing Director, CBRE | Smart FM Solutions

Brian Oswald joined CBRE as part of their acquisition of Environmental Systems Inc. (ESI) in April of 2015 and is the Senior Managing Director of Smart FM Solutions. Based in Brookfield, WI, Smart FM Solutions is part of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) platform, specializing in professional services, remote facility operations, and system integration. Brian is responsible for daily business operations of Smart FM Solutions and assists CBRE clients with identifying and implementing portfolio-wide smart building technology solutions.