August 2017
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Do You Know Your BACnet Network?  Monitor your network to stop problems from growing. - Monica McMahen, Marketing Manager, Optigo Networks

Smart, IoT, Cloud Lighting Solutions  What about those Golden Nuggets of IP? - Mike Welch, VP Controls Business Development, Fulham Controls (formerly CNS)

Automated to Smart to Cognitive  The Past & Future of Buildings - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori

Your Buildings’ 21st Century Edge   What are the takeaway lessons here regarding how edge analytics controllers will disrupt the current building industry? - Alper Üzmezler, BASSG LLC. & Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd

Facilities Management Service Providers  Gear Up for Digitalization and Technology Innovation - Daphne Tomlinson, Independent Consultant, Tomlinson Business Research

Combining Energy and Building Management Systems to Improve Asset Performance  The whole of energy and building automation is greater than the sum of both parts - Steve Guzelimian, President, & Nicholas Heydon, Australasia Channel Manager, Optergy

The Edge is Here. It’s Here Now. Part 2 Analytics & Learned Actions Move to the Edge - Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer, Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy

Keynote and Technical Session Topics  for the 2017 Lynxspring Exchange & Technology Showcase Conference - Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer, Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy

Custom Analytics for Diverse Buildings  So, what are the key factors these stakeholders and their partners should look for when evaluating analytics platforms? - Mike Reed, Business Development Analyst, Hepta Systems

High-Performance Building Operator  Piloted in California earlier this year, the High-Performance Building Operator Program (HPBOP) will eventually be available for adoption at community colleges nationwide. More than 250 stakeholder organizations across the United States were surveyed to gain acceptance of this ground-breaking program. - Jim Caldwell, Statewide Director and Sector Navigator, Energy, Construction, & Utilities, California Community College System

3 Emerging Technology Trends in Building Automation  It’s an exciting time in the building automation industry as we look forward to seeing more automation implemented to make our lives easier and make facilities more efficient. - Scott Holstein, Marketing Manager, Computrols

What’s New With the New Deal?  Below are summaries of some of the more popular articles in recent weeks. - Anto Budiardjo, Fractional Entrepreneur

The Edge of VOLTTRON’s Sword  The pillars of this new platform are flexibility - meeting the requirements for a varied set of solution spaces, and usability - easily accessible to both users and developers. The software stack is available free on GitHub to put onto a small form factor computer and create your very own “edge device.” - Brad White, P.Eng, MASc, Principal & Nigel David, BSc, MSc, PhD, Lead Researcher, SES Consulting Inc.

How an Inefficient Work Order Management Process Hurts Tenants, Operators, and Owners  – and what to do about it (Part 2) - Alex Ortiz, Account Executive, McKinstry

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Are you a Digital Nomad?  They truly want to break out of the corporate world and embrace a truly balanced lifestyle by leveraging technology to achieve their life goals. - Manny Mandrusiak, Executive Director, Q College and Q Academy

Cryptocurrency is more than just Blockchain and Bitcoin The time to for smart buildings developers to begin working with CC is now. - Toby Considine, TC9 Inc

Who Are The “System Integrators”?  The challenge to this discussion is that there is no clear agreement about what a System Integrator should be doing. - Ira Goldschmidt, P.E., LEED®AP, Engineering Consultant, Goldschmidt Engineering Solutions

Building Health  Wait, am I using “building” as a noun or a verb? Both! "Building Health" is a topic that is going to dominate our future. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

Streaming Dinosaur Dust  We need to learn how to stream dinosaur dust in our new social self-learning online environments. The industry's info dumping "the dinosaur dump" is not working for teaching those new generations that will become the new us. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

Building Health Can Increase Productivity  "Building health" is a topic that is going to dominate our future and the activating process of "building health" in our buildings is something we all need to do, talk about, and share/communicate with our building occupants, so it becomes the biggest part of the happiness, satisfaction, and productivity puzzle. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

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