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This meeting is planned to be fast moving and expects the attendees to have a basic understanding of the evolving connection communities' needs.

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The Connection Communities Collaboration Meeting with various industry thought leaders will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 1:30pm at AHRExpo in New York.

Meeting agenda is evolving online on the LinkedIn open group called Connection Communities Collaboration.

For insight to meeting and speakers and the evolving agenda log into the CCC LinkedIn group.

This meeting is designed to be fast moving and expects the attendees to have a basic understanding of the evolving connection communities' needs. Below is a list of required reading from our presenting thought leaders to allow you to get on the same page as them.

We have limited our leaders' thoughts to five minute after which I will as moderator ask a few questions for clarity and then request input from our panel of thought leaders. Then on to the next thought leader's five minute presentation. 

No power points will be allowed or demos of their thoughts only old school face to face collaborating.

It will be a rapid moving meeting that will collaborate today's thoughts and quickly identify the work and resources of the various connection communities.

To help make sense of what is being discussed, here is a list of required reading from each of our thought leaders.

Andy McMillan  Innovative Business Leader meeting Thought Leader LinkedIn Profile

Several technologies are coming together in building controls that will drive truly radical change.  LED lighting is one, wireless communications is a second and cloud-based applications and services is a third.  The history of the evolution of the “phone” into the “Smart Phone” suggests we have barely started on the journey from “buildings” to “Smart Buildings” … although “journey” may be too gentle a word.  If history is any guide, we may be embarked on a pretty wild adventure.

Louis-Nicolas Hamer Director, Global Business Development at Schneider Electric meeting Thought Leader  LinkedIn Profie

EnOcean Alliance promotes Collaboration  The EnOcean ecosystem is a very innovative community and uses the Alliance as a platform for partnerships to develop integrated solutions. - Graham Martin, Louis Hamer, EnOcean Alliance

SinclairYou will also be attending this year’s Connection Community Collaboration in New York during AHR Expo. What are you expecting from this meeting and why would you recommend other industry players to join?

Hamer:  Customers are requesting solutions to their pain points, not specific technologies or protocols. Connection Community is all about the industry from different vendors and different technology Alliances getting together to ensure we create the required synergies for interoperable and scalable solutions. The EnOcean Alliance offers great technology to answer some key pain points but it also realizes that it needs to interact with many other communities to offer a full solution.

Marc Petock Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring, Inc., meeting Thought Leader  LinkedIn Profile

The Value of the Collaborative Community

Today, many innovations are being fueled by collaborative, connected community efforts. We see it most clearly in the Internet and web, where new capabilities are continuously developed by communities that build on the work of others, creating “mashups”, and new complimentary applications. We also see it in M2M and are beginning to see it to some degree in our very own industry. Collaborative community efforts are helping drive new ways to extend the value of our building systems and effecting change and innovation.  

John Petze  Partner at SkyFoundry meeting Thought Leader  LinkedIn Profie

"Project Haystack. This 8 minute video provides a great overview describing what it is about and why it is needed."  Link:

Project Haystack Extends Outreach with Educational Webinars

Haystack data modeling techniques can be used with virtually any type of system data. It's not tied to any vendor, or communication protocol. It can be used with legacy system data and with more modern systems that allow tags to be defined in the end device. It can also be used with file data – like csv files, and Excel files. The following graphic shows how tags can be applied to the data at any step in the hierarchy from the end device to the network controller to the enterprise software application (labeled as a Haystack Server in the graphic).

More on Haystack

Steve Jones  Managing Partner at The S4 Group meeting Thought Leader  LinkedIn Profie
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Control Solutions, Inc The Connection Community is member directed, member moderated, very agile, and can frequently morph itself to meet the needs of its membership

Barry Haaser Expertise in Establishing and Managing Industry Alliances & Associations meeting Thought Leader  LinkedIn Profie

Barry Haaser, Executive Director, LonMark International

LonMark Interoperability Standard To Support Industrial Internet of Things  The IIoT refers to industrial objects, or “things,” that automatically communicate over a network to share information and take action. - Barry Haaser, Executive Director, LonMark International

SinclairI’ve heard of IoT. What is IIoT?

Haaser:  The IIoT refers to industrial objects, or “things,” that automatically communicate over a network to share information and take action. IIoT solutions must meet the challenging requirements involving industrial-strength reliability, hardened security, wired and wireless connectivity, and backwards compatibility with large installations of legacy devices. In other words, this is IoT for non-consumer applications, such as building automation, lighting control, restaurant equipment, etc.

Ben Dorsey Sr. VP, Marketing & Communications at KMC Controls Thought Leader  LinkedIn Profie
My "thoughts" have been migrating toward the digital divide of building data. We look to take building intelligence to the cloud. The message “it’s all about the data” is already playing well . . . to progressive owners and portfolio managers, that is. But how do we get the mom and pop facility professionals on board? What technologies could be responsible for their adoption? How do we truly move ALL building data to the cloud so that we ALL benefit thereby? Doing so would fulfill the highest purposes of “connections community collaboration.” I'll keep thinking.

We have requested the identified connection communities to update last year's information, updated interviews are here.

Also insight and connection to last year's First ever meeting at Dallas AHR  "Why we need to be part of several Connection Communities" follow below link




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