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JUNE 13 - 14, 2019 | NASHVILLE, TN
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The smart connected high performance Intelligent Buildings conference

Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS)

June 12 | 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Nashville Music City Center

To begin automating a building, all roads lead to a systems integrator. In most cases, the integrator is the organization that will align industry solutions with the goals and objectives of the client. The single building, single vendor solution can no longer meet the needs of the market. In a world where IT is quickly encroaching on traditional building automation, yesterday's strategies no longer work.

Today, we are managing three different generations of smart building technologies: 1) Past (closed, proprietary, single system); 2) Current (open and attempting to retrieve data and functionality of the older, more closed systems); and 3) Future (IP-enabled, intuitive GUIs, analytics, edge devices pumping data directly to the cloud). But all these new developments require more involvement with IT technologies.

This half-day Summit and workshop will be open to system integrators and consultants from Building Automation, HVAC, IT, AV, Multimedia, Digital Signage, Lighting, Security and Industrial Controls who are ready to go to the next level in intelligent building design and delivery.

If you're a traditional integrator looking to expand your service offerings to meet the future needs of today's open architected, interoperable, integrated, IT centric intelligent buildings, portfolios, campuses and cities, you won't want to miss this dynamic Summit.

Co-Chairs

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Scott Cochrane Cochrane Supply & Engineering
Scott Cochrane President Scott Cochrane is President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, overseeing six branches throughout three states and one in Canada. He is an advi
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Scott Cochrane
President
Cochrane Supply & Engineering
LinkedIn

Scott Cochrane is President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, overseeing six branches throughout three states and one in Canada. He is an advisory council member for multiple industry manufacturers such as Honeywell, Johnson Controls, and Tridium.

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Brian Oswald CBRE
Brian Oswald Managing Director
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Brian Oswald
Managing Director
CBRE

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Leroy Walden Highrose Consultants
Leroy Walden President Leroy Walden has worked in various leadership positions in the Building Controls and Automation industry for forty years. He is passionate in the purs
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Leroy Walden
President
Highrose Consultants

Leroy Walden has worked in various leadership positions in the Building Controls and Automation industry for forty years. He is passionate in the pursuit of the growing uses of technology in sustainable building operations. Leroy bring specific insights to smart devices and equipment and how open source integration platforms will transform building maintenance in the coming decades.

ADVISORS

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Jason Houck Hepta Control Systems
Jason Houck CIO Jason Houck has over fourteen years of experience implementing and servicing Building Automation and Security Systems. His responsibilities include pr
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Jason Houck
CIO
Hepta Control Systems

Jason Houck has over fourteen years of experience implementing and servicing Building Automation and Security Systems. His responsibilities include project management, programming, network design, and verification of building systems for both retrofit and new construction projects. This includes system design, operating improvements, and system integration by utilizing application specific technology. His system experience combined and building knowledge is a championship combination in today's smart building industry. Jason also has an extensive IT background which allows him to fully appreciate the importance of a properly designed network. He has the unique ability to take all of his system, building and IT knowledge and effectively communicate any potential issues, favorable solutions, or operating recommendations to any member of the task regardless of their industry background. This effective communication allows him to bridge the communication gap between members within IT, Project Management, Financial, Maintenance and Service.

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Stephen Johnson McKenney's
Stephen Johnson Director of Automation Solutions
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Stephen Johnson
Director of Automation Solutions
McKenney's

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Kurt Karnatz ESD
Kurt Karnatz President As President of ESD, Kurt Karnatz leads the firm by fostering a collaborative culture of global thinkers who are known for their innovative and perfor
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Kurt Karnatz
President
ESD

As President of ESD, Kurt Karnatz leads the firm by fostering a collaborative culture of global thinkers who are known for their innovative and performance-based approach in the creation of highly integrated and optimized sustainable solutions for the built environment. In his 30 years of experience at ESD as both a leader and engineer, Kurt has helped develop the company into a world recognized and globally sought practice.

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Ed Merwin Tridium
Ed Merwin Director, Vykon Automation Energy Security
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Ed Merwin
Director, Vykon Automation Energy Security
Tridium

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Marc Petock Lynxspring
Marc Petock Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Marc is a pioneer in leading the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and M2M movements pushing the industry forward and has contributed to transforming and ch
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Marc Petock
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Lynxspring
LinkedIn

Marc is a pioneer in leading the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and M2M movements pushing the industry forward and has contributed to transforming and changing the Intelligent Buildings and M2M (now IoT) industries. As Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Lynxspring Marc leads corporate and product marketing, strategy, brand management, public relations and communications that support the company’s strategic and growth initiatives.

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John Petze SkyFoundry
John Petze Principal John Petze is a partner and co-founder at SkyFoundry, the developers of SkySpark™, an analytics platform for building, energy and equipment data. John
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John Petze
Principal
SkyFoundry
LinkedIn

John Petze is a partner and co-founder at SkyFoundry, the developers of SkySpark™, an analytics platform for building, energy and equipment data. John has over 35 years of experience in building automation, energy management and M2M, having served in senior level positions for manufacturers of hardware and software products. At SkyFoundry he helps owners take advantage of advanced operational analytics to create truly intelligent and efficient buildings.

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Phil Rogers Albireo Energy
Phil Rogers CEO As CEO of Albireo Energy, Phil Rogers has 35 years of experience in facilities management, engineering, energy, construction and real estate. Through
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Phil Rogers
CEO
Albireo Energy

As CEO of Albireo Energy, Phil Rogers has 35 years of experience in facilities management, engineering, energy, construction and real estate. Through his career, Phil has been a pioneer in the Facilities Management and Engineering Services industries. He has worked with many of the largest corporations including: IBM, DuPont, AT&T, Delta, Applied Materials, Nortel, and Bank of America in creating value for their companies.

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Ken Sinclair automatedbuildings.com
Ken Sinclair Founder, Publisher, Owner Ken Sinclair is the publisher / owner of AutomatedBuildings.com, an online magazine and web resource providing the news and connection to the rapidly
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Ken Sinclair
Founder, Publisher, Owner
automatedbuildings.com

Ken Sinclair is the publisher / owner of AutomatedBuildings.com, an online magazine and web resource providing the news and connection to the rapidly evolving industry that automates and implement truly intelligent, integrated buildings. AutomatedBuildings.com has entered its 15th year as an online magazine and web resource. The thousands of industry articles that have been published, which originally seemed a little like future watch, have become the new reality shaping the industry.

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Ken Smyers Control Trends
Ken Smyers Consultant
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Ken Smyers
Consultant
Control Trends

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Brian Turner Buildings IOT
Brian Turner CEO
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Brian Turner
CEO
Buildings IOT

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Donald Walker Newcomb & Boyd
Donald Walker Partner
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Donald Walker
Partner
Newcomb & Boyd

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Leon Wurfel BUENO
Leon Wurfel CEO Leon Wurfel is the CEO of BUENO. Leon founded BUENO in partnership with Airmaster Australia with the aim of utilising current and emerging technologie
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Leon Wurfel
CEO
BUENO

Leon Wurfel is the CEO of BUENO. Leon founded BUENO in partnership with Airmaster Australia with the aim of utilising current and emerging technologies to drive innovative sustainability and operations solutions.

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SESSIONS

Welcome and Introductions
Date: 6/12/2019    Time: 1:30 pm - 1:40 pm    Location: Room 208A
Speakers:
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Scott Cochrane Cochrane Supply & Engineering
Scott Cochrane President Scott Cochrane is President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, overseeing six branches throughout three states and one in Canada. He is an advi
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Scott Cochrane
President
Cochrane Supply & Engineering
LinkedIn

Scott Cochrane is President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, overseeing six branches throughout three states and one in Canada. He is an advisory council member for multiple industry manufacturers such as Honeywell, Johnson Controls, and Tridium.

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Leroy Walden Highrose Consultants
Leroy Walden President Leroy Walden has worked in various leadership positions in the Building Controls and Automation industry for forty years. He is passionate in the purs
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Leroy Walden
President
Highrose Consultants

Leroy Walden has worked in various leadership positions in the Building Controls and Automation industry for forty years. He is passionate in the pursuit of the growing uses of technology in sustainable building operations. Leroy bring specific insights to smart devices and equipment and how open source integration platforms will transform building maintenance in the coming decades.

Meeting the Needs of the Market – The Modern MASTER SYSTEM INTEGRATOR Evolves
Date: 6/12/2019    Time: 1:40 pm - 2:20 pm    Location: Room 208A
Many Integrators in the industry started their journey working with one or two building systems and a relatively small list of manufacturers. Integration, interoperability and an IP focus have forced the modern-day integrator to rethink what a smart building actually entails for operations. Multiple buildings, systems and vendors, along with the need for enhanced cybersecurity, have brought IP and IT issues to the forefront. Today’s Master System Integrator needs to be as well-versed in IT as they are in building systems. This dynamic session will present forward-thinking integrators to discuss topics such as increasing IT skills, enhanced training and developing a broader, more business-driven approach to smart buildings.

Moderator:
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Steve Evans CBRE | ESI
Steve Evans Director of Client Services
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Steve Evans
Director of Client Services
CBRE | ESI
LinkedIn

Speakers:
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Jason Houck Hepta Control Systems
Jason Houck CIO Jason Houck has over fourteen years of experience implementing and servicing Building Automation and Security Systems. His responsibilities include pr
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Jason Houck
CIO
Hepta Control Systems

Jason Houck has over fourteen years of experience implementing and servicing Building Automation and Security Systems. His responsibilities include project management, programming, network design, and verification of building systems for both retrofit and new construction projects. This includes system design, operating improvements, and system integration by utilizing application specific technology. His system experience combined and building knowledge is a championship combination in today's smart building industry. Jason also has an extensive IT background which allows him to fully appreciate the importance of a properly designed network. He has the unique ability to take all of his system, building and IT knowledge and effectively communicate any potential issues, favorable solutions, or operating recommendations to any member of the task regardless of their industry background. This effective communication allows him to bridge the communication gap between members within IT, Project Management, Financial, Maintenance and Service.

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Marc Petock Lynxspring
Marc Petock Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Marc is a pioneer in leading the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and M2M movements pushing the industry forward and has contributed to transforming and ch
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Marc Petock
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Lynxspring
LinkedIn

Marc is a pioneer in leading the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and M2M movements pushing the industry forward and has contributed to transforming and changing the Intelligent Buildings and M2M (now IoT) industries. As Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Lynxspring Marc leads corporate and product marketing, strategy, brand management, public relations and communications that support the company’s strategic and growth initiatives.

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Phil Rogers Albireo Energy
Phil Rogers CEO As CEO of Albireo Energy, Phil Rogers has 35 years of experience in facilities management, engineering, energy, construction and real estate. Through
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Phil Rogers
CEO
Albireo Energy

As CEO of Albireo Energy, Phil Rogers has 35 years of experience in facilities management, engineering, energy, construction and real estate. Through his career, Phil has been a pioneer in the Facilities Management and Engineering Services industries. He has worked with many of the largest corporations including: IBM, DuPont, AT&T, Delta, Applied Materials, Nortel, and Bank of America in creating value for their companies.

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Donald Walker Newcomb & Boyd
Donald Walker Partner
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Donald Walker
Partner
Newcomb & Boyd

5G, CBRS & IN-BUILDING WIRELESS – What is the Impact to a Smart Building Strategy?
Date: 6/12/2019    Time: 2:20 pm - 2:40 pm    Location: Room 208A
The mobile phone revolution has exploded. We have gone from phone calls and texts to more computing power than the first NASA mission entailed—and all connected to a unified global network. The next generation of 5G, CBRS and other emerging technologies are poised to radically shift wireless communications inside a building. Even though some of them are still a couple of years out, building owners and operators need to be thinking about the impacts now. WiFi, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), even how we connect traditional building systems and future IoT devices is up for debate. Anyone involved in smart building projects will not want to miss this In-Building Wireless segment. The building communications infrastructure is key to a smart building strategy.

Speaker:
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Naren Muthiah Tessco Technologies
Naren Muthiah Director of Market and Product Strategy
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Naren Muthiah
Director of Market and Product Strategy
Tessco Technologies
LinkedIn

OT, IT and IoT – Unpacking the Challenge of Managing a Changing Technology Landscape
Date: 6/12/2019    Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm    Location: Room 208A
It is not uncommon to find legacy technology in buildings that dates back more than 30 years. At a time when technology was analog and interoperability/convergence a distant dream, the systems were primitive at best. Since then, IT has made steady inroads into the Integrator landscape and now IoT has, yet again, introduced a new layer of complexity to the equation. While it is easy to suggest that these worlds should come together smoothly, the reality is it takes a lot of time, and methodologies vary widely in effectiveness. Add the idea of controlling a building from a phone and the picture gets even more complex. This crucial session will focus on the practical, real-world dirty details required to make this next generation smart building a reality.

Moderator:
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Ed Merwin Tridium
Ed Merwin Director, Vykon Automation Energy Security
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Ed Merwin
Director, Vykon Automation Energy Security
Tridium

Speakers:
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Damian Stone Ford Motor Company
Damian Stone Product Manager
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Damian Stone
Product Manager
Ford Motor Company

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Brian Turner Buildings IOT
Brian Turner CEO
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Brian Turner
CEO
Buildings IOT

Bigger Clients, Projects and Opportunities – Shifting the Discussion from TECH to BUSINESS
Date: 6/12/2019    Time: 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm    Location: Room 208A
In the beginning there was one building, one system and one vendor. Fast forward 30+ years and the smart, connected, high-performance, intelligent, sustainable building of today is far more elaborate. IT, the cloud, wireless, mobile devices and a host of new technologies bring increased complexity—but also greater opportunity. The projects are getting bigger and that means more business. Concurrently, the decisions for these smart, connected projects are moving up the ladder to the C-Suite and involve people from IT, operations, marketing and other departments. The focus of this conversation will be the need for successful MSIs to focus on business first, technology second.

Speaker:
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Scott Cochrane Cochrane Supply & Engineering
Scott Cochrane President Scott Cochrane is President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, overseeing six branches throughout three states and one in Canada. He is an advi
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Scott Cochrane
President
Cochrane Supply & Engineering
LinkedIn

Scott Cochrane is President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, overseeing six branches throughout three states and one in Canada. He is an advisory council member for multiple industry manufacturers such as Honeywell, Johnson Controls, and Tridium.

Delivering a Smart Building – Strategies to Mitigate the Growing Tech SKILLS SHORTGAGE
Date: 6/12/2019    Time: 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm    Location: Room 208A
A declining interest and proficiency in math and science in high school; foreign university engineering students returning home with their skills; little interest in our industry by millennials; competition from more intriguing tech-related companies…these are some of the reasons for industry skill shortages. The bottom line is that our buildings are getting more complex, including the skills necessary to protect them from cybersecurity threats, and the pool of candidates to support these new smart buildings is not keeping pace. Industry attempts to solve this problem are not filling the gap quickly enough. The educational system has made efforts too, with some college systems creating programs to address the issue. This session will allow attendees to weigh in on this very important topic.

Moderator:
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Leroy Walden Highrose Consultants
Leroy Walden President Leroy Walden has worked in various leadership positions in the Building Controls and Automation industry for forty years. He is passionate in the purs
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Leroy Walden
President
Highrose Consultants

Leroy Walden has worked in various leadership positions in the Building Controls and Automation industry for forty years. He is passionate in the pursuit of the growing uses of technology in sustainable building operations. Leroy bring specific insights to smart devices and equipment and how open source integration platforms will transform building maintenance in the coming decades.

Speakers:
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Stephen Johnson McKenney's
Stephen Johnson Director of Automation Solutions
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Stephen Johnson
Director of Automation Solutions
McKenney's

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Brian Lovell Association of Controls Professionals (ACP)
Brian Lovell President
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Brian Lovell
President
Association of Controls Professionals (ACP)

From Proprietary In-Building to Proprietary CLOUD – Avoiding Strategic Mistakes
Date: 6/12/2019    Time: 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm    Location: Room 208A
For years, a major complaint when attempting to upgrade building systems were that they were proprietary—not integrated nor interoperable. Over time, middleware solutions began to offer a way to bring these disparate systems together in a cohesive manner. Enter the cloud and all of its benefits: organizations are rushing to take advantage of this modern technology, only to find themselves once again dealing with disconnected systems. The industry is at a critical point; it needs to understand the benefits of integration and interoperability and cloud computing—and come to terms on what a modern approach should be. This session is sure to provide a very spirited discussion and debate on this ‘back to the future’ topic.

Speakers:
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Jason Houck Hepta Control Systems
Jason Houck CIO Jason Houck has over fourteen years of experience implementing and servicing Building Automation and Security Systems. His responsibilities include pr
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Jason Houck
CIO
Hepta Control Systems

Jason Houck has over fourteen years of experience implementing and servicing Building Automation and Security Systems. His responsibilities include project management, programming, network design, and verification of building systems for both retrofit and new construction projects. This includes system design, operating improvements, and system integration by utilizing application specific technology. His system experience combined and building knowledge is a championship combination in today's smart building industry. Jason also has an extensive IT background which allows him to fully appreciate the importance of a properly designed network. He has the unique ability to take all of his system, building and IT knowledge and effectively communicate any potential issues, favorable solutions, or operating recommendations to any member of the task regardless of their industry background. This effective communication allows him to bridge the communication gap between members within IT, Project Management, Financial, Maintenance and Service.

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John Petze SkyFoundry
John Petze Principal John Petze is a partner and co-founder at SkyFoundry, the developers of SkySpark™, an analytics platform for building, energy and equipment data. John
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John Petze
Principal
SkyFoundry
LinkedIn

John Petze is a partner and co-founder at SkyFoundry, the developers of SkySpark™, an analytics platform for building, energy and equipment data. John has over 35 years of experience in building automation, energy management and M2M, having served in senior level positions for manufacturers of hardware and software products. At SkyFoundry he helps owners take advantage of advanced operational analytics to create truly intelligent and efficient buildings.

Autonomous Interactions – Integrating the OCCUPANT EXPERIENCE into Smart Buildings
Date: 6/12/2019    Time: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm    Location: Room 208A
We have become very comfortable with the idea of hitting a button on a mobile phone and creating action. Hail a car, order coffee, reserve a table, attend a concert and other instant experiences have become the norm. This same ease of use is moving into our buildings. A host of new companies have arrived to deliver a variety of building experiences. Open the parking gate, get through security, hail the elevator, order the coffee, schedule the yoga class, turn down the A/C and turn on the lights are just some of the new expectations. Every integrator knows this is not an easy task and this session will strive to bring a balanced approach to occupant experience offerings.

Moderator:
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Ken Sinclair automatedbuildings.com
Ken Sinclair Founder, Publisher, Owner Ken Sinclair is the publisher / owner of AutomatedBuildings.com, an online magazine and web resource providing the news and connection to the rapidly
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Ken Sinclair
Founder, Publisher, Owner
automatedbuildings.com

Ken Sinclair is the publisher / owner of AutomatedBuildings.com, an online magazine and web resource providing the news and connection to the rapidly evolving industry that automates and implement truly intelligent, integrated buildings. AutomatedBuildings.com has entered its 15th year as an online magazine and web resource. The thousands of industry articles that have been published, which originally seemed a little like future watch, have become the new reality shaping the industry.

Speakers:
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Scott Cochrane Cochrane Supply & Engineering
Scott Cochrane President Scott Cochrane is President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, overseeing six branches throughout three states and one in Canada. He is an advi
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Scott Cochrane
President
Cochrane Supply & Engineering
LinkedIn

Scott Cochrane is President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, overseeing six branches throughout three states and one in Canada. He is an advisory council member for multiple industry manufacturers such as Honeywell, Johnson Controls, and Tridium.

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Stephen Dawson-Haggerty Comfy
Stephen Dawson-Haggerty CTO Stephen Dawson-Haggerty is the CTO at Comfy, a startup founded in 2012 to bring occupants together with their buildings. He created the architecture
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Stephen Dawson-Haggerty
CTO
Comfy

Stephen Dawson-Haggerty is the CTO at Comfy, a startup founded in 2012 to bring occupants together with their buildings. He created the architecture for one of the first building occupant-focused SaaS products, and as CTO runs the product and engineering teams which bring Comfy leading enterprises like CBRE, Intel, and Microsoft. He received is Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley, where the worked in an IoT lab on networking and programming technologies which underly Comfy as well as Internet Standards like 6lowpan.

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Charles Pelletier Distech Controls
Charles Pelletier Directeur, gestion de produits
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Charles Pelletier
Directeur, gestion de produits
Distech Controls

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If you are a registered attendee for Realcomm or IBcon you are invited to attend the Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS) at no charge. Once you’ve registered for the conference, please RESERVE YOUR SEAT using the link below or by contacting Alicia Riddle to let her know you are planning to attend. Space is limited so you must RSVP.

Alicia Riddle – Special Event Coordinator   |   Phone: 757.333.2332   |   ariddle@realcomm.com

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