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Investing in Our Future
  Discussion Regarding Technology, Climate Change, and Education in the Building Automation Industry - Kimberly Brown, Tech Services Manager

Cochrane Supply Women on Fire
  From WTF to Lighting a Spark in the Industry - So, for any woman considering a career in building automation and controls, their team has compiled insights and recommendations to hopefully inspire taking that next step. To join the growing percentage of women contributing to the industry. And to do it in a way that you’re not only successful, but also viewed as a Woman on Fire…
Women of Cimetrics: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going Let’s meet some of the amazing women of Cimetrics and learn what they do for the company, their experiences as women in technology, how they got to where they are, and what advice they have. Cimetrics is a 30-year world leader and innovator in the field of physical world analytics and is a supplier of cybersecurity and networking technology
2021: The Year BMS will Bridge the Gap for Human Connection Why the industry is poised to bring global communities back together. Lauren Scott Director, Marketing Distech Controls
Womansplaining Building Automation  It is the opposite of mansplaining. Learn a topic from a competent woman and it is not unsolicited. Sudha Jamthe is
a Technology Futurist and CEO of IoTDisruptions
Why we need to #ChooseToChallenge For me, #ChooseToChallenge and International Women’s Day not only holds me to account to ensure I am doing all I can as a woman, it also allows me to learn about all of women around me. Kerri Lee Sinclair Chair SBE Australia
A Mentored Education Mentorships bridge experience gaps and provide a vital complement to our traditional training structures. Monica Holbrook Senior Project Specialist at Climatec

Connect, connect, connect.  That is the way I experience women being the change that we want to see in the world. Leigh Sinclair Ordained Minister at St. David's United Church
The impact is a woman We are seeing that, in a world dominated by men, women are finally beginning to play an increasingly important role. Katarzyna Goleniewska Marketing Director Global Control 5

The End of the BAS Era   By Scott Cochrane, President and CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering; Contributing Editor,

Haystack Connect 2021 Agenda Takes Shape    As in past years, presentations will focus on real-world challenges in integrating diverse systems and data, and are delivered by individuals leading the effort to streamline data interchange through the use of Project Haystack technology. John Petze, Executive Director, Project Haystack, and Marc Petock, Executive Secretary, Project Haystack
Concerns, Interesting and Chuckles One of the many new normal adjustments resulting from the pandemic is the increased use of hybrid models whether it be where we work, how we work, or when we work. Marc Petock
Building Automation and AI? Set the data free. Provide Meaning. And let’s go!   Nicolas Waern  "The Building Whisperer"

Project Haystack - J2 Innovations   Open frameworks will make buildings more efficient, sustainable, and better for occupants. B. Scott Muench, Vice President Marketing & Business Development, J2 Innovations.

The Vulnerability of Things & the Need for Lightweight Encryption in Smart Devices Published: February 17th, 2021 Memoori

The Impacts of New Sensor and Data Fusion Technologies  For complete article goto

A Smart Building Controls Conference, With All-New Hybrid Format!
   New for Controls-Con 2021 is not only enhanced offerings through a conversion to a hybrid* event (MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, MI combined with a robust virtual platform), but also through the added value of a Pre-Conference education day! register today at

Haystack Connect 2021 – a Virtual Conference  John Petze, Executive Director, Project Haystack, and Marc Petock, Executive Secretary, Project Haystack

Columns and articles on other publications

Be the Change
Ken Sinclair, contractormag

Chose to Challenge

Ken Sinclair, contractormag

Your New Vocation, Building Automation  Our amazing Building Automation Industry has always provided a very interesting fun (and financially stable) vocation
Together Apart  The COVID-zation of 2020 has created, injected, extracted, but mostly simply accelerated many new relationships.


Online is the new normal
   I will admit that I had a hard time trying to come up with a title for this article.  The last thing that I wanted to do was kick out another “Here is why 2021 will be awesome” article because the reality is that no one knows.

Our COVID-ized Future Reality  Will it be real? or augmented and Artificially Intelligent? or a COVID-ized hybrid? Ken Sinclair DEC 22, 2020

Out of In...novation  Innovation begets innovation and what comes out of amazing innovation is something beyond our imagination.  Ken Sinclair
DEC 10, 2020


Edge Next Wave  The next wave is coming with an artificial intelligence edge that if you are not ready for will knock you over. Ken Sinclair
NOV 25, 2020

Requesting Innovation  Innovation is a timeless ingredient, a necessary part of our successful transformation.Ken Sinclair
NOV 12, 2020

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