August 2019

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Across My Desk

snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop

Ken Sinclair
Founder, Owner, Publisher

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Every month there is a blizzard of information contained in the emails and newsletters that cross my desk on their way to Some of this information is not in the form of any type of content we can publish but I feel I should share with you these snippets, blog bits, Tweets, LinkedIn posts, and URL links that are about to fall off my desktop.

On a daily basis I tweet as @Ken_Sinclair 

I actual now have a few moments ;-)

I tweet links I think will be of interest and part of our rapid industry evolution. 

Also, maintains this LinkedIn online blog for the magazine, a great place to interact.

I also write a column twice a month for Contractor Mag

And a column once a month for facilitiesnet Home of Building Operating Management & Facility Maintenance Decisions Magazines

But I still have stuff falling off my desk I feel I should share.

My Top Tweets, posts, podcasts, and video interviews


Recalibrate join at 27 mins
Discussion of June Issue
Your People Networks
Discussing our Cybersecurity Issue
How will AI Affect You?
Building Emotion at the AHR Expo
Collaboratory at AHR video
Open Hardware Software AHR
Digital Mindfulness in Smart Building
Mindful Machines
Digitally Mindful Buildings

Desk Droppings

"WORKPLACE UNPLUGGED"  The ever-evolving evolution of building automation  Could you start by giving us a brief rundown of your professional background and what drove you to start as an online magazine and web resource for the industry back in 1999?

"Introduction to the IOT" Coursebook the IoT Coursebook has pretty broad content, suitable for readers that want to start their experience with embedded systems, networking and Internet of Things. Over 300 pages  

IoT technology stack – from IoT devices, sensors, actuators and gateways to IoT platforms.  A look at IoT technology and the first layers of the IoT technology stack: IoT devices (including sensors and actuators), IoT gateways (and device management) and IoT platforms.

PlugFest is a unique opportunity to test your #BACnet products with other vendors in a friendly and neutral environment. Last year, BACnet engineers representing 7 countries and 4 continents attended the workshop and improved their BACnet implementation and testing methods.

SENSING TINY THINGS  Do you understand how fast the world is changing? One indication of the speed is the fact that we’re drowning in unprocessed information. We’re creating data at 2X the rate we’re deploying traditional bandwidth to carry it, but almost all the data created to date has never been analyzed. More than half the data created by physical or operational systems loses any value that could be derived through analysis in less than a single second.

Discovering and fingerprinting BACnet devices   BACnet is a communication protocol deployed for building automation and control networks. The most widely accepted networks include Internet Protocol (BACnet/IP) and the Master-Slave Token-Passing network (BACnet MS/TP). Generally, routers are required to interconnect BACnet networks while gateways are preferred for connecting non-compliant devices to a primary BACnet network.

The Book - Digital Transformation Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction “Urgent doesn’t begin to describe the insights contained in Tom Siebel’s Digital Transformation.” Eric Schmidt Former CEO of Google Inc.

ControlTalk NOW Interview previews BAS Industry’s “Education Emergency” — Ken Sinclair tells all in his August AB Edition  "The amount we need to learn and the speed at which we need to learn it is unprecedented." Ken Sinclair, Founder, Owner, Publisher Get your insight to Ken Sinclair’s August edition of  Automated Buildings. The road ahead is challenging all right, but mighty favorable, especially when you’re willing to re-calibrate to a 2020 vision.


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