November 2019
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Virtual Intelligent Smart Building Management Platform  Blue IoT to deliver solutions in North America that will address ageing building automation systems, realize further savings, and optimize and automate certain tasks as part of a virtual intelligent smart building management platform. - Bob Sharon, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Blue IoT

The Role of the Chief Information Security Officer  Although the CISO is unlikely to be configuring the firewall themselves, or writing code, he or she should have a good understanding of how all the network devices work together and a knowledge of what poor programming standards can cost the company and should be able to sit down with technicians and programmers and talk through difficulties. - David R. Bird. MSc Cyber Security, CISSP. Virtual CISO

Demonstrating Smart Building Business Value Further Up The Chain  "The business case for smart buildings must be clear, offering a more quantifiable return on investment (ROI) and more tangible benefits — not just a vision of a happy, healthy, productive workplace." - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori

Utilizing Existing Hardware Investments to Automate Building Maintenance  Leveraging Existing Building Management System - Basant Singhatwadia, Vice President, IoT Product Strategy, Accruent

How to develop your talent pipeline for 2020  September through February are the 5 top hiring months of the year. - Skip Freeman, Senior Technical Recruiter, BASI Solutions, Inc. and Phil Zito, Founder & CEO,Building Automation Monthly

One Incorrect Sensor Could Cost You Big. Just one incorrectly calibrated or non-functioning sensor can cause serious problems, including false alarms. - Hector Hernandez, Founder & CEO, Cube-USA

Are You Prepared for the Threat of Cyber Security?  Cyber activity is evolving at an incredible pace. In today’s world, no organization is safe from being the target of a cyber incident or a vulnerability.  -  Jessica Seward, Director of Marketing, Albireo Energy

Smart BMS Upgrade: TAC Xenta / Tridium Niagara Case  - Paul Tomas, Partner,

What’s a Building Operating System?  The role of the BOS is to hide the complexity of the field with various equipment manufacturers and protocols and to provide meaningful data on the IT side, so you can deploy independent services from each other without even knowing the architecture of the buildings. - Olivier Poumeyrol, Co-Founder, VayanData

Building User Connection  There are system integrators, facility managers, investors and end-users, etc.. Each one is a building user connected to the building automation system.  - Anna Koleja, Key Account Manager, Global Control 5 Sp. z. o.o.

IoT for the Greater Good: How Advances in Technology are Transforming Our World for the Better - Apurba Pradhan, Adesto Technologies

Cyber Attack! Cyber Attack! BAS CYBER ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Imagine… you’re a controls contractor. You get a call from a customer saying their corporate business server has been hacked, and that they got in through your BAS server. The FBI wants to talk to you...Scott Cochrane, President and CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering

The New Office Environments  Smart building technologies becoming a key part of tenant efforts to recruits and retain employees. - Lisa Thibodeau

The Importance of Grid-interactive Buildings  Grid-interactive buildings are the key to a decarbonised new energy future. - Mike Barker

Shared Spaces from Automated Buildings to Autonomous Vehicles  - Sudha Jamthe,  CEO, IoTDisruptions

Edge Computing Explained  “Edge computing places networked computing resources as close as possible to where data is created." - Zach Netsov, Product Specialist, Contemporary Controls

Is Smart as Smart Could Be?  After many discussions concerning functionality with peers from across the globe, it seems that there are no real guidelines on how to achieve an environment that can be termed smart or intelligent. - Dave Lapsley, Managing Director, Econowise Group of Companies

Fall 2019 Issue Haystack Connections - John Petze, Executive Director, , Marc Petock, Secretary,

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Culture Makes the Difference  I’ve learned from mentors that a good company culture consisting of a foundation based on a sense of belonging, safety, purpose, knowledge and motivation, is the building blocks for longevity in business. - Manny Mandrusiak CD. Vancouver Island Works Project

Sharing Data, Work-Space, Interaction & Integration  Do we really want to own our workspace? Or do we want to match our workspace to our daily location, purpose and resource base?  - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

Building Data  How will we capture and harness the power of the immense amount of data generated by smart buildings? - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

Smart Buildings for the Smart City  The autonomous smart building is the secret sauce for building a smart city. Autonomous smart buildings are the strategic chess pieces that form the foundation of our truly smart cities. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

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