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Block, Tackle, Keep Moving to the Edge

Ready to Rumble? Niagara Summit 2020 Registration is On!
Therese SullivanTherese Sullivan
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What’s in store for the open BAS industry in 2020? It’s football season in North American, and I’m one of those Don’t-Care people. But the Control Trends Awards  (Get Your CTA Ballets In!) are happening on the Sunday before ASHRAE, which happens to be Super Bowl Sunday, so I’m going all-in on the football metaphor*. Over 2019, the transformation of the building automation systems (BAS) industry into something bigger and smarter accelerated. We felt the gathering momentum toward the open-integration model in intelligent buildings and the Industrial IoT. More buyers of controls equipment are insisting that vendors deliver the ability to seamlessly integrate their products onto a unified platform supported by a large, brand-agnostic community of service providers. So, the strategy is set: now it is block, tackle and gain those inches. (I did watch the Al Pacino movie.)

The Niagara Framework® sits at the ‘sweet spot’ of all this activity, and its power largely derives from the Niagara Community of partners and users that have built whole solutions around Niagara to meet the occupant comfort and energy management goals of their building-owner customers. The Niagara Community keeps pushing our developers to evolve Niagara to support progress along these common vectors:

We are expecting these trends to continue to drive the industry forward in 2020, and we hope that they’ll also drive you to attend Niagara Summit 2020 this April. We are bringing the Niagara Community together in San Diego this year. Registration is now open at Act soon because Early Bird rates are available until January 19th.  Here’s the basic information at a glance:

Niagara Summit is where Tridium brings together its full global community of master systems integrators, building engineers, application developers, building owners and facility managers. Nowhere else will you find such a powerful mix of people ready to discuss how we are going to make our commercial buildings, data centers and industrial plants more intelligent, cyber secure and energy efficient as well as safe and healthy for the people inside.

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Register today! Once you do, you can book your onsite accommodations at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, a waterfront hotel in downtown San Diego with easy access to the best beaches, restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, and more.

To sponsor and exhibit at the conference, click to download the Niagara Summit 2020 Prospectus. Complete the Sponsor/Exhibitor Agreement in the prospectus, and email it to to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact See you in San Diego!

* According to this grammar and language website, there is some controversy about whether the term ‘block and tackle’ actually derives from sports at all. Pulleys?  Who knew? Either way the language experts confirm the meaning I intend with this title: To block and tackle means to get down to basics of a problem and solve it.


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