IoT Day Slam 2020 Panel: Smart Tenant Solutions For Smart Buildings Operations


Smart buildings not only help building owner’s reduce costs, they also help tenants with smart solutions that keep them happy. Applications for personal control of lighting, HVAC, access control, and much more all start with one common thing, IoT devices such as sensors, actuators, software and computer devices. Find out how the IoT Community is leading the smart building revolution. Hear how new and innovative applications are unifying the in-building experience. These then are integrated with evolving AI solutions to improve the overall quality of experience. We will begin with an overview of what many consider the smartest building in the USA at this time – District 555 and then explore how IoT devices, apps and smart technology make all this possible.


The IoT Community continues to shape and advance the narrative around IoT in Smart Buildings; at the IoT Day Slam 2020 conference, IoT Community will take the opportunity to unveil it’s newly formed Smart Building IoT Center of Excellence (SBIoTCoE) framework, helping Improve the occupant’s Quality of Experience (QoE), increase the owner’s revenues, and lower operational costs through the adoption and application of IoT solutions in smart buildings. The CoE will work with the various stakeholders and industry leaders to develop and improve in-building IoT strategies and implementations. Provide learnings, best practices, and technical information to speed the decision making and implementation of IoT solutions within buildings. This panel will discuss how IoT is enabling buildings to become smarter and presents a person-centric seamless experience enabled by interoperable devices, systems and applications that exchange actionable data as needed. The panel will discuss how IoT devices and applications facilitate data capture and actuation, bringing bricks and mortar to digital life.


Harry Smeenk, Founder, Smart Buildings Online LLC

Brad Klenz, Distinguished IoT Analytics Architect at SAS
Journey Williams, SVP Business Development, Smart Building Technologies (SmartBT)
Matthew Foust,
Regional Manger, AREP

Harry Smeenk has over 30 years of industry experience in wireline, wireless and IP network design, development, deployment and integration. He has led product development, business development, engineering, installation, and field service organizations across the country working in start-up and medium-size wireless construction and deployment companies, as well as larger corporations such as Nortel Networks, Goodman Networks and others. He has provided IoT and next-generation networking and wireless consulting expertise to numerous companies, started and sold 3 wireless construction and maintenance companies, and has held various executive-level leadership positions across the information and communications technology industry. Harry earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina (UNC) – Chapel Hill, NC He earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Management from St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY.

SASBrad Klenz Distinguished IoT Analytics Architect at SAS. His responsibilities include the design and integration of technologies required by SAS’ Analytical Solutions. His recent projects include Streaming Data Analysis for the Energy sector, Customer Intelligence, and Asset Performance Analytics. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.

Journey Williams has over 20 years of direct building system integration experience and currently is the SVP Business Development at Tapa, a recent spinoff company of Smart Building Technologies (SmartBT) in Washington DC. SmartBT provides the latest in computerized and intelligent control systems which monitor and control all mechanical, lighting, and other components in new and outdated buildings. For years, SmartBT has provided installations, service, and maintenance on building automation, tenant electrical sub-metering, lighting control, and variable frequency drives (VFD). Recently they have been specializing in the future of smart buildings including full cross platform integration and app development using mostly Tridium and Distech Controls HVAC Control Platforms. Journey earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam NY.

Matthew Foust Regional Manger, Property Management. Overseeing 2M SF of commercial investments in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD; Suburban Maryland; and Arlington, VA.



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