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Talent Attraction and Retention  My belief is that to be a truly successful integrator you have to master talent management; attraction, retention and development, and you have to build expertise in organizational development. - Paul Oswald, President, Environmental Systems, Inc (ESI)

Haystack Connect  What is it and Why Should I Attend? - Submitted by The IBB mystery drummer

Smart Building Technology Spending Projected to Triple by 2018  Annual shipments of wireless sensor network devices are expected to increase by more than 600% within the next five years, with the top three markets in energy management, smart lighting, and safety/security. - Karina Wright, Marcom Writer, Reliable Controls

Top 10 Reasons for Smarter, Unified Building Control Systems A truly intelligent building is one whereby systems do not just integrate, they converge - Geoff Olsen, P. Eng., LC Sales and Program Manager, Lighting Controls, Distech Controls

Building Operations  Opportunities and Issues - Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

Easy Wins in Building Data Collection  At Building Robotics, we believe that the data should be owned by the customer, and that the basic systems and protocols used to gather that data should be open, with open-source implementations existing alongside proprietary ones. -  Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, CTO & Co-Founder, Building Robotics, Inc.

Making Device Data Self-Describing to Enable Seamless Integration across Multiple Applications  Project-Haystack has become the leading solution for making data-self describing so that it can be easily used across applications. - Marc Petock, Vice President, Marketing Lynxspring & Connexx Energy, Member Board of Directors, Project-Haystack

Haystack Enabled Energy Efficiency  Environment had Haystack tags added and because the points that are tagged were standard on all of our builds, we had everything necessary to export data to any external application. -  Kevin J. Tock, Director, Product Development, Enerliance

The Mockingjay in Nest  Exploring the dystopian side of Venture Capitalitist-led Silicon Valley, where the culture has us rooting for young start-ups, until we start jeering. - Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd

Unlocking Energy Efficiency with Haystack  On my inaugural trip to Haystack, I expect to find companies such as these.  My mission will be to find the appropriate set of collaborators to turn energy efficiency into a mass-market product. - Christopher Naismith, Energy Efficiency Engineer, Learning Manager, SES Consulting Inc

BI (Business Intelligence) Solutions for Building Automation Applications Should Be a Thing of the Past  Your experience may also include the use of BI (Business Intelligence) solutions such as SAP’s Crystal Reports and Microsoft’s SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services), both still widely used in building automation applications.  A variety of Excel plugins are also a common solution for report generation. - Roy Kok, VP Sales and Marketing, Ocean Data Systems, makers of Dream Report

Three Forces that will Determine the Future of the Security Business  Forces that need to be addressed when security product manufacturers are reviewing their business model for the next five years. - Allan McHale, Director, Memoori

The 7 Deadly Sins of Facility Energy Management  The journey begins with understanding—you need to measure before you manage, make the invisible obvious, and generally walk before you run.  - David Doll, Industry Principal, Facility Analytics, OSIsoft

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Sales Growth in 5 Easy Steps  Take your sales back into the black by assessing your current sales structure. - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing

AHR Expo Rolls into Chicago  Biggest Show Ever - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Control System Retrofits  Many buildings though are operating with the same control systems that were installed when the building was constructed, ten or more years ago. - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis, Building Intelligence Group

Creating Self-Learning Cultures   How do we create them? How do we use them to increase the value of our only assets — our people? - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

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