Session Abstract:

Data capture and proper usage is key to transforming intelligent buildings into Smart Buildings. Interoperability across systems, platforms and applications is necessary. This panel will discuss industry sector models, like software system integrators, that are being studied as best practice examples to achieve healthy data management and usage with open API interoperability. Learn about the revenue implications of enabling layers of communications infrastructure in buildings, and the role IoT devices and applications will play in bringing BaaS to life.


Limor Schafman – Director Smart Buildings Programs, TIA

Aparna Jue – Director of Product, Honeywell Connected Enterprise – Connected Worker
Alison Hong –
 Global Market Intelligence Manager, Johnson Controls
Tom Davis
 – Business Acceleration, Ecosystem and Strategic Partnerships at Microsoft Azure IoT
Leonard Lee – Managing Director, neXt Curve

Limor Schafman is Director Smart Buildings Programs,Limor is an international corporate attorney, market strategist, and entrepreneur, public speaker and panel moderator. She leads TIA’s Smart Building Program, which is creating a marketplace for the ICT and real property ecosystems which together are developing best practices, frameworks, specifications and standards for the smart built environment. In addition to her work in the legal, theme park, video game and technology industries, Limor was former President of the World Future Society DC Chapter; Co-founder, Chair Emeritus of the IPv6 Forum Local Chapter. Limor received her Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law; Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania; and Executive Program Business Degree from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Aparna Jue is Director of Product, Honeywell Connected Enterprise – Connected Worker. Passionate about product with an eye for detailed differentiation, Aparna has been in the product space for 13 years in various capacities exploring, conceptualizing, and managing strategy, product vision and market roadmaps. Her background is in Electrical & Computer Engineer from The Georgia Institute of Technology with concentrations in Material Science. She has had the pleasure of starting and leading Product Management programs in companies ranging from global enterprises to startups.At Honeywell, Aparna is a part of the Connected Worker team leading Product Management. Connected Worker is focused on designing and building device agnostic, software based, digital tools for the deskless worker.

Alison Hong – Global Market Intelligence Manager, Johnson Controls,Alison has 15 years of applied research experience working on competitive and strategic questions in partnership with product and sales teams. She has spent the last five years digging into competitive, market and user research in the building controls space.  It has been a great time to focus on a market in transition toward more data intensive solutions.  Professional interests include innovation process for large companies, developing clear understanding of commercial ecosystems, and bringing high-value information to the table to inform risky decisions.

Leonard Lee is the managing director and founder of neXt Curve. With over 25 years as a management consultant and industry analyst, Mr. Lee is a former managing partner with Gartner Inc. and associate partner with IBM and PwC who has advised and delivered emerging technology and business solutions to leading enterprises across a broad range of industries including entertainment & media, telecommunications, financial services, energy, pharmaceutical, and consumer and commercial high-tech. Leonard has extensive experience helping Global 500 companies drive business innovation and value through digital technologies, and has helped top technology vendors with their go-to-market strategies for their digital products and services. His specialties include IT & business strategy and governance, digital business innovation, market strategy & analytics, emerging technology and ICT industry research, business transformation & change management, program management, enterprise architecture and M&A/divestitures. Leonard is an executive fellow with the Drucker School of Management’s Center for the Future of Organization and is also an influencer on LinkedIn with over 180,000 followers and a network of over 8,000 Global 500 executives.

Tom Davis is focused on bringing business value to customers through the Internet of Things. Tom leads a team responsible for working on Lighthouse wins with customers, building strong Ecosystem partnerships to deliver business outcomes and enabling the developer community to build great E2E solutions. All this ensures customers can quickly and easily start on their Digital Transformation journeys, leveraging the unique and comprehensive capabilities Microsoft offers with its Cloud, Edge, AI and IoT technologies. Tom draws on a long experience of enabling customers to realize their Business goals through the adoption of technology. He has lived and worked in high level roles across Europe, Asia and the US. He has founded and successfully exited from 2 companies: Solair, a pioneer IoT SaaS Application platform that was acquired by Microsoft in 2016, and DPT Group in the CAD and PLM space that was sold to private investors. A strong advocate to get more women into tech. Tech is part of our everyday lives and over half of the population are women…. why are we such a male dominated industry?

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