July Issue "Navigating Next New"
Help me discover what is the next new is and how we can best discover, understand, make it part
of our next solution? How do we purchase what has not been completely invented yet?
Navigate uncharted water?
June issue Pushing Digital Dinosaurs created many questions. How do we navigate the uncharted water of these new eras?
How do we build on "advanced technology indistinguishable from magic."
How do we "Navigate Next New"?
approach requires the complete buy-in and total support of the owner
wishing to improve their users' experience. The assembled team needs an
appetite to share and understand the
risk/excitement of implementing deep innovation creating what has not
been ever done using newly found unknowns.
Sailing in Unknown / Uncharted waters
Drawing from personal years of owning sailboats and sailing for over 30
years on the west coast often in uncharted waters these tips for navigation seem to apply to Navigating Next New.
In order of importance,
Visual = A person on the bow with quick reporting of unseeing danger to captain/navigator is mandatory.
Data = dead reckoning - build on your last known position. The ability
to retreat quickly the exact course you came is very useful
Agility = Use the smaller boat to explore big potential problems.
Remember words like agile, speed of response, know your fastest speed
achievable, look for fast currents, submerged rocks, kelp, flotsam, jetsam, etc
Safety = at all times keep the mother ship safe. Always keep eye on the
weather short and long-range. Always know the flow of the tide its
direction strength and when it will change. Use the present
current flow and the winds of change to your advantage anytime you can.
And of course, Have fun and learn to use rapid adaption and identify
what information has changed and what and who you can "Trust" from
our discussion before,
"Adaptation" What has 50 years in the industry taught me? The more I learn the less I know, but "Rapid Adaptation" is our survival superpower.
key to our adaption is a better understanding of that what we do not
know and embracing it and overcoming our perceived demons and maybe we
even need to kiss the devil.
I love the Shopify creation story started by a snowboard company. The Devil is the need to do what has never been done before
We started AutomatedBuildings.com over 22 years ago because none of our
industry paper magazines would publish my outlandish thoughts. Our goal
was to build a B2B following and sell our e-magazine resource to one of
the paper magazines and again retire. Most focused paper magazines for
our industry are now gone or have
morphed and/or splintered into special-interest newsletters and social
media online presents and we are of course still here. We are still trying to
document and connect our further fragmented industry while Navigate Next
As the flames on my torch burn closer to out I will need to drop or throw it. I wonder who will document the
next 20 years? Any volunteers? Or will AI organize and present all our
histories? History and learned patterns are important to AI but how does AI create the outlandish thoughts of innovation?
Sorry drifted off there, I am back now....big smile.
Building a Digital Family of Trust New technologies are solving old problems while creating new concerns. Ken Sinclair MAY 13, 2021
How important is the User Experience? The Workplace Experience Apps Market within Commercial Office Space will Rise to $988m by 2025
From Monday Live A video of our great discussion about Smart Building User Experience with Paul Maximuk from Newcomb & Boyd, LLP
Another great Monday Live June 28 session with our own contrubing editor Nicolas was a great introduction to our July Issue of AutomatedBuildings.com "Navigating Next New" Be sure to read
Taming an unborn Beast Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Sudha Jamthe is a Technology Futurist and CEO of IoTDisruptions
How NUDE(D) do we need to be to Navigate the Next New?
Nicolas Waern "The Building Whisperer
Is Changing the Narrative Part of the New?
Marc Petock, Lynxspring, Inc.
How do we quickly understand, procure and make the Next New part of today's Smart Building User Experience?
Having problems specifying rapidly evolving building automation? we have been here before this 20 year old article talks of our solutions which I feel are very relevant now.
The Request For Proposal (RFP) approach has been used by the
Information Technology (IT) industry for several years. This approach
allows the purchaser to focus on actual functional requirements rather
than being confused with the various technologies supplied by vendors.
Time is well-spent defining mandatory requirements and gives a clearer
understanding of how the technology will achieve our goals. Once
mandatory requirements and "nice to have" features are defined we can
send out a Request For Proposal to allow vendors using different
technologies to present proposals on how they will meet our
requirements as well as expounding on their ability to provide further
Article was up dated in 2020 Requesting Innovation Create your "Request for Proposal for Innovation" Innovation is a timeless ingredient, a necessary part of our successful transformation, needed now more than ever.
Selecting the Building Automation or Systems Integration Contractor
The process that we use involves a formal “Request for Proposals”
(RFP), allowing us to gather information and evaluate it in an
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Wow! Now over 20,800 connections to my personal LinkedIn account where I posted all related industry information almost daily.
I am amazed at the global reach of these following folks and their
diverse perspective of our industry. I am humbled that they choose to
follow me as I depict our industry's evolution. Thank you all for your
Our LinkedIn online group created for discussion of our magazine created in 2010 AutomatedBuildings.com Online Magazine Forum
now has over 4400 members and has taken on a life of its own. I read
the group with the same interest as everyone else to see what folks
want to share what new and trending.
My Twitter account also started in 2010 has over 1400 followers as well
Our online magazine was started 22 years ago before social media identities like, LinkedIn launched on May 5, 2003 and
twitter Twttr launched to the public in July 2006, were vehicles of how
special interest folks could find each other. We are working to build
bridges from our long online history of controlled blogging of ongoing
industry information with these and other social media of the day. You
can help as we see AutomatedBuildings.com as a landing pad for
information that needs to be shared with our industry. We never throw
anything away and it alway resides at the same URL.
The news just keeps flowing on our website and
of course, the only way to find what you are looking for in the vast
quantity of over 22 years of information on our site is with our site search engine
As always lots of new products, plus be sure to check our event calendar to see the number of events we have in our future.
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