May 2019

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Review of Control-Con

Jane and I are just back, and closing up our May issue which fell in the middle of this amazing event. This is a quick summary of social media posts and videos from the event.

Ken Sinclair
Founder, Owner, Publisher

New Products
Securing Buildings News
Site Search
Past Issues
Secured by Cimetrics
Control Solutions, Inc

This is just a sprinkling of the information that will be captured from an amazing event; much has been shared on social media.  Follow these links:

@Ken_Sinclair Retweeted Kimberly Brown
Thanks for making me part of your community @ControlsCon @CochraneSupply


An amazing collection of communities for more about and video links   @EricStromquist

2019 Controls-Con Day 1 —> Delivers Industry Insight and More to over 600 Attendees!

2019 Controls-Con is a Complete Success! See Day 2 Business and Technology Track Summaries

Kim Brown (with a Kristina Reid Cameo) adds more Highlights from Controls-Con 2019

Cochrane Supply and Engineering’s Technical Services Manager, Kim Brown, tells us good things are happening in Detroit, MI, the new Silicon Valley of the Midwest — and about the pre-Controls-Con tours to a Bedrock  Facility and the Little Caesars Arena. Once again, hats off to Kim Brown, Kristina Reid, Marketing Manager (pictured below with Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair), and the whole Cochrane team for a job well done and another successful Controls-Con event.


Thanks Kristina your hard work did not go unnoticed best-supporting actress ever from me and your team mates. Thanks for all you did to make the event amazing

Video links from Controls Con Mike Mitchell Ken Sinclair  Kim Brown

Before the event we set the scene for "My next 50 years Keynote" with this interview

Episode 313 ControlTalk Now The Smart Buildings Podcast: The Power of Your People Network: Use it or Lose It!
April 29, 2019 by Eric Stromquist

They call it the networked economy for a reason.And yes connecting smart building and HVAC control systems is a big part of the networked economy. But what about connecting people? You can have the greatest control networks in the world but if you don’t have any people in your network to buy, sell, and help support your great technology, then you are just another broke smart person.

On this episode of ControlTalk Now, Ken Sinclair, owner-editor of, helps us understand three theories to maximize our people networks:
1. separate and define your networks as different creative communities
2. Connect these different creative communities into strategic alliances
3. turn these communities into communities of practice.

And this article Connecting Creative Communities

The people and their communities have staying power—the technology does not.

Our May theme is Connecting Creative Communities

Part of my keynote at CONTROLS-CON "My Next 50 Years" ...Big Smile...will speak to my personal struggle with extending my "best by date" with the power of connection communities while learning how to grow younger via my younger mentors plus my amazing discovery that the past 50 years was not about the "technology" its changes, (pneumatic to AI), but all about the people and their communities because they are still here, and the latest and greatest technology of the time is not.


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