“Fitness equipment… leak detection… water treatment, irrigation… everything needs an IP address now. So you’re either stuck reinventing the wheel each time, or you’ve got to connect it to some centralized, monitored place. And that’s the message: don’t forget, BMS people, there’s this burgeoning, giant, parallel connectivity issue that’s happening right at the same time.”
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Episode 27 is a conversation with Joe Gaspardone, COO of Montgomery Technologies out of California, and someone who has a unique background in both commercial real estate and technology.
- Joe gave his answer to my favorite question and talked about how the base building or enterprise building network enables smart building technology, and what can happen when that enabling step is skipped.
- This is a great primer for those of us in the Nexus audience who know the smart building revolves around the connectivity of the building automation system, but are just beginning to wrap our heads around what happens when all the other types of things in the building start coming online.
Mentions and Links
- Montgomery Technologies (2:35)
- DOS software (7:22)
- Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments (7:48)
- ACE IoT (30:37)
- Intellimation (30:37)
You can find Joe Gaspardone on LinkedIn.
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Here’s this week’s deep dive outline:
My reaction, including highlights:
Joe looks back at the evolution of technology in commercial real estate, and offers what his experience tells him is THE answer to James’ favorite question
What is riser management?
Translating the buzzwords: enterprise network, base building network, IP convergence
A taste of the breadth of systems getting connected to buildings these days
And what you can save by connecting them with a converged network
Examples from the field of the importance of starting with connectivity to enable a smart building