Episode 251: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Jan 14, 2018 features an insightful interview with Automated Buildings’ Ken Sinclair. Final preparations are being made for the 2017 ControlTrends Awards, which will take place this Sunday, January 21st, at the Hard Rock Cafe on 63 W. Ontario Street. Stay tuned for the 2017 CTA Winners’ List, Video coverage from Vlad Chaloupka, and a host media collateral. Also, in this week’s ControlTalk NOW: Belimo Webinar previews 2018 AHR EXPO; ControlTalk NOW Rewind with Rauline Ochs; WHVACR’s AHR Meet and Greet Invite; Jason Houck’s and Ron Victor’s Smart Buildings Webinar; and, Is Alexa for Business the Answer?

Belimo Webinar – Delivering Innovative Solutions – 2018 AHR Expo. Join us for a 30 minute webinar to preview the innovative solutions that Belimo will showcase at the AHR Expo, January 22-24 in Chicago, IL. Visit us at Booth #4136. Click HERE to register for the webinar on Wednesday, January 17 at 1:00 PM EST. Belimo has earned the place of the market leader by valuing ingenuity and craftsmanship and never resting on our accomplishments. Very simply, we strive to build damper actuators, control valves and sensors that solve comfort and energy challenges, perform flawlessly and earn your trust through a long and productive life.

ControlTalk Rewind with Rauline Ochs — Channel Inflection Point Expert Explains Operational Technologies’ Roadmap. ControlTalk Rewind Rauline Ochs is one of the most eye-opening interviews of 2017! Rauline is a high-performance sales and marketing executive with The Channel Company, who possesses a deep expertise in channel and alliances industry research, client consulting and training curricula across IT, carrier service provider and operational technology vendors doing cloud and IoT business in the indirect channel, as well as facilitating The Channel Company’s IoT Advisory Board.

ControlTalk NOW interview with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings. Ken starts his 2018 editorial campaign off with the intriguing proposition that we have a digital opportunity to recreate a softer version of ourselves and our industry: “We are all involved in today’s digital transformation and have an amazing opportunity to create a new softer mindfulness face for the greater good. This month’s issue talks about how we can improve our image as we digitally transform and inspires us all to envision what the world will see when we pull the string on our transformation mask to expose our new inner selves to the world.” Click here to read the rest of Ken’s January 2018 editorial.

Women In HVACR Invites You to WHVACR’s Meet & Greet — Tues Night 6:30pm @ Margaritaville Restaurant on Chicago’s Navy Pier! lso, be sure to visit WHVACR @ Booth #7060! Additionally, WHVACR is proud to sponsor four educational sessions at this year’s AHR Expo. Don’t miss these great speakers: Stocastic Marketing Presents: Solve Your Tech and Marketing Problems with One Metric; HomeService Chats Presents: Methods to Find and Keep Residential Technicians, Plumbers, and Electricians;Online Access Presents: Web Marketing: What Works, Doesn’t Work, and is Changing; and The New Flat Rate Presents: The Future of The Billable Hour.

Join CIO Jason Houck for a Smart Buildings Webinar! January 18, 2018, at 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET. While the benefits of energy and sustainability, operational efficiency, and enhanced occupant experience are compelling, even the most experienced commercial, corporate and institutional organizations face significant barriers related to security, deployment complexities, and data visibility. Join Jason Houck, Chief Information Officer for The Panel Shoppe and Ron Victor, CEO and Founder, IoTium and learn how smart building solutions are creating a new paradigm of connectivity and disrupting the building industry.

In the Almighty Pursuit of Efficiency, Is Alexa for Business the Answer? In the almighty pursuit of efficiency, Alexa’s powers to liberate people from menial mental chores and keep entire organizations on-time and on-track reading from the same script does have extraordinary benefits. But, is it much more than a digital intercom system — that we essentially already have three versions of — that have gone by the wayside due to digital disuse? Penny, for your digital thoughts.

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