BROSSARD, QUEBEC, CANADA — Distech Controls Inc. recently announced the launch of the Connecting for the Internet of Things (IoT) Building roadshow. In partnership with Acuity Brands and Periscope™ by Activelogix, the learning and networking event series will feature industry best-practices, practical takeaways and learnings, and an analysis of the evolution in industry offerings to enable IoT technology.

The half-day educational events are designed for key decision-makers responsible for Internet protocol (IP)-based technology and modern buildings. Bringing together top building owners, architects, and consulting engineers, the conferences will allow stakeholders to connect, converse, and share the technologies of tomorrow, today.

Speakers will share their expertise as to why IP is so important, with “IoT products leading to exciting new services and analytics that will improve the building tenant’s experience and owner’s bottom line,” said Greg Barnes, vice president of sales and marketing, Activelogix.

“The Internet of Things Building not only connects a buildings’ systems and services, it lets occupants interact and connect with their environment in new ways to create a more personalized working space that helps them perform and operate more efficiently,” said Jeff Quinlan, technology evangelist, Acuity Brands Lighting.

The IoT Building series is set to take place in seven major North American cities: Toronto; Chicago; Washington, District of Columbia; Boston; New York; San Francisco; and Atlanta.

“This event series is about creating an atmosphere that promotes going above and beyond the ordinary, to bring smart, profound change to the industry,” said Trevor Palmer, vice president, products and marketing, Distech Controls. “As we embark on the journey toward converged BMS [building management systems], this event will explore the ways in which one can leverage their IT [information technology] infrastructure and benefit from convergence now and in the future.”

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Publication date: 8/24/2015

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