Founder Note
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James Dice

Roundup: Learn from the Experts + FREE sneak peek into Nexus Pro

June 19, 2024

Hey friends,

One of the myriad ways Nexus Labs accelerates technology adoption is through our Subject Matter Expert (SME) Workshops.

We host these live and recorded SME Workshops once a month. Each one features a new expert in the Nexus Labs Community hosting a technical presentation and discussion around a particular smart building topic they are passionate about. The intent is not to pitch any particular product or solution, but to facilitate experts sharing their experiences…both triumphs and war stories…

These workshops are one of the perks exclusively available to members of the Nexus Pro Community. Nexus Pro is a community of nearly 600 changemakers who, cumulatively, know every nook and cranny of the smart buildings industry and what it will take to digitize and decarbonize the built environment.

If you’re considering joining us at NexusCon 2024, the expertise and content within the SME Workshops are indicative of what you’ll get at the conference: an unwavering theme of (you guessed it) non-salesy, in-depth, thought-provoking, and interactive educational learning.

Take a peek through the last year of SME workshops below. If you’re not a Nexus Pro member, we wanted to give you a chance to see what all the fuss is about. We’ve unlocked one of our favorite SME Workshops on Spatial Computing for the Built Environment by Chrisoula Kapelonis, a Spatial Experience Designer who has worked at MIT, Harvard, and Google, so that all of you non-members can get a taste of what it’s like to be a Pro Member. You can access it HERE and below.

Spatial Computing for the Built Environment

Chrisoula Kapelonis, a Spatial Experience Designer who has worked at MIT, Harvard, and Google, demystifies the state of spatial computing today. As more IoT devices become available to building occupants, human-computer interaction is evolving to the point that computing systems have more spatial awareness of the physical environment.

FREE PREVIEW into SME Workshops for non Pro Members

Patient Rooms of the Future

Will Maxwell, Smart Building Consultant at Smith Seckman Reid, illuminates how patients and employees in the healthcare industry interact with modern smart building technology while navigating the nuance of issues like HIPPA privacy and understaffed hospitals with burned-out employees.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

Making Sense of the Vendor Marketplace

Nexus Labs’ own Head of Product, Brad Bonavida, peels back the curtain on the development of The Nexus Marketplace: our in-development digital marketplace where buyers of smart buildings technology come to get the most advanced, thorough, and educational information on what technologies exist that can help them achieve their outcomes.

Brad discusses the complexity of creating an ontology of Layers and Categories to split vendor offerings into groupings that buyers can actually understand, and shares with us the unique trends you see when scanning 1000s of vendor websites.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

Retrofits from Asset Management & Smart Buildings Perspective

Evan Petkov, Founder of Optiml, showcases the future of asset management and retrofits: using AI and data-driven SaaS to accelerate building decarbonization. Companies, like Optiml, are using advanced algorithms to figure out the best retrofits for each unique building without spreadsheet analysis paralysis.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

Optimizing HVAC Energy Efficiency with People Counting Solutions

David Whalley, CEO of Feedback Solutions, outlines how real-time people counting technology can integrate via BACnet with building automation systems to level up HVAC optimization based on real demand.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

The RIBA Smart Buildings Overlay

Ciaran Kelly, Associate Director of Building Intelligence at Hoare Lea, unveils the creation of a Smart Buildings Overlay onto the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Plan of Work. This overlay helps ensure that the right foundations are put into place at the beginning of a new construction project and throughout every phase to make it as smart and effective as possible. It’s a breath of fresh air to the legacy method of trying to tack on smart building features as an afterthought to construction.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

ESG+R and SFDR: The What, Why, and Who You Need to Know

Mandi Wedin, Founder and CEO of Feroce Real Estate Advisors, unpacks how Environmental Social Governance & Resilience (ESG+R) and Sustainable Financial Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) are shaping the future of the commercial real estate investment industry with both carrots and sticks. Mandi elaborates on how the impact of these frameworks trickles down from building owners to occupants, service providers, vendors, and pretty much anyone related to smart buildings.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

Masterclass in OT Networking

Cameron Exley, Head of Technology Commercialization at Syntric, schools us on Operational Technology (OT) Networking and how intertwined it has become with IT Networking. The nuances between the stakeholders, the cybersecurity approach, and the topology of an OT network vs. IT network are critical to understand in order to create an advanced and reliable digital infrastructure.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

The ROI of Smart Buildings

Tyson Soutter, Managing Director of APAC & EMEA for Clockworks Analytics, deciphers how vendors in the smart buildings industry sink or swim based on the building types they approach, the customer relationships they build, and the types of savings they are offering the customer.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

A Deep Dive into Edge Computing

Cory Clarke, VP of Product Management at View, unravels the concept of edge computing. In a world where computation is moving from on-prem servers to the cloud, there is now an opportunity for more flexibility on how and where applications run to exploit the benefits of the cloud and local devices.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

Cybersecurity in Smart Buildings: Strategies for a Secure Future

Michael MacMahon, Intelligent Building Consultant at Newcomb & Boyd, spotlights how cybersecurity is involved in our day-to-day workflow, and how defending OT Networks is becoming a paramount requirement for building owners.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

Is this the type of content you’d like to hear at NexusCon? Message us to let us know.

– James and the Nexus Labs Team

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Hey friends,

One of the myriad ways Nexus Labs accelerates technology adoption is through our Subject Matter Expert (SME) Workshops.

We host these live and recorded SME Workshops once a month. Each one features a new expert in the Nexus Labs Community hosting a technical presentation and discussion around a particular smart building topic they are passionate about. The intent is not to pitch any particular product or solution, but to facilitate experts sharing their experiences…both triumphs and war stories…

These workshops are one of the perks exclusively available to members of the Nexus Pro Community. Nexus Pro is a community of nearly 600 changemakers who, cumulatively, know every nook and cranny of the smart buildings industry and what it will take to digitize and decarbonize the built environment.

If you’re considering joining us at NexusCon 2024, the expertise and content within the SME Workshops are indicative of what you’ll get at the conference: an unwavering theme of (you guessed it) non-salesy, in-depth, thought-provoking, and interactive educational learning.

Take a peek through the last year of SME workshops below. If you’re not a Nexus Pro member, we wanted to give you a chance to see what all the fuss is about. We’ve unlocked one of our favorite SME Workshops on Spatial Computing for the Built Environment by Chrisoula Kapelonis, a Spatial Experience Designer who has worked at MIT, Harvard, and Google, so that all of you non-members can get a taste of what it’s like to be a Pro Member. You can access it HERE and below.

Spatial Computing for the Built Environment

Chrisoula Kapelonis, a Spatial Experience Designer who has worked at MIT, Harvard, and Google, demystifies the state of spatial computing today. As more IoT devices become available to building occupants, human-computer interaction is evolving to the point that computing systems have more spatial awareness of the physical environment.

FREE PREVIEW into SME Workshops for non Pro Members

Patient Rooms of the Future

Will Maxwell, Smart Building Consultant at Smith Seckman Reid, illuminates how patients and employees in the healthcare industry interact with modern smart building technology while navigating the nuance of issues like HIPPA privacy and understaffed hospitals with burned-out employees.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

Making Sense of the Vendor Marketplace

Nexus Labs’ own Head of Product, Brad Bonavida, peels back the curtain on the development of The Nexus Marketplace: our in-development digital marketplace where buyers of smart buildings technology come to get the most advanced, thorough, and educational information on what technologies exist that can help them achieve their outcomes.

Brad discusses the complexity of creating an ontology of Layers and Categories to split vendor offerings into groupings that buyers can actually understand, and shares with us the unique trends you see when scanning 1000s of vendor websites.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

Retrofits from Asset Management & Smart Buildings Perspective

Evan Petkov, Founder of Optiml, showcases the future of asset management and retrofits: using AI and data-driven SaaS to accelerate building decarbonization. Companies, like Optiml, are using advanced algorithms to figure out the best retrofits for each unique building without spreadsheet analysis paralysis.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

Optimizing HVAC Energy Efficiency with People Counting Solutions

David Whalley, CEO of Feedback Solutions, outlines how real-time people counting technology can integrate via BACnet with building automation systems to level up HVAC optimization based on real demand.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

The RIBA Smart Buildings Overlay

Ciaran Kelly, Associate Director of Building Intelligence at Hoare Lea, unveils the creation of a Smart Buildings Overlay onto the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Plan of Work. This overlay helps ensure that the right foundations are put into place at the beginning of a new construction project and throughout every phase to make it as smart and effective as possible. It’s a breath of fresh air to the legacy method of trying to tack on smart building features as an afterthought to construction.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

ESG+R and SFDR: The What, Why, and Who You Need to Know

Mandi Wedin, Founder and CEO of Feroce Real Estate Advisors, unpacks how Environmental Social Governance & Resilience (ESG+R) and Sustainable Financial Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) are shaping the future of the commercial real estate investment industry with both carrots and sticks. Mandi elaborates on how the impact of these frameworks trickles down from building owners to occupants, service providers, vendors, and pretty much anyone related to smart buildings.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

Masterclass in OT Networking

Cameron Exley, Head of Technology Commercialization at Syntric, schools us on Operational Technology (OT) Networking and how intertwined it has become with IT Networking. The nuances between the stakeholders, the cybersecurity approach, and the topology of an OT network vs. IT network are critical to understand in order to create an advanced and reliable digital infrastructure.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

The ROI of Smart Buildings

Tyson Soutter, Managing Director of APAC & EMEA for Clockworks Analytics, deciphers how vendors in the smart buildings industry sink or swim based on the building types they approach, the customer relationships they build, and the types of savings they are offering the customer.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

A Deep Dive into Edge Computing

Cory Clarke, VP of Product Management at View, unravels the concept of edge computing. In a world where computation is moving from on-prem servers to the cloud, there is now an opportunity for more flexibility on how and where applications run to exploit the benefits of the cloud and local devices.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

Cybersecurity in Smart Buildings: Strategies for a Secure Future

Michael MacMahon, Intelligent Building Consultant at Newcomb & Boyd, spotlights how cybersecurity is involved in our day-to-day workflow, and how defending OT Networks is becoming a paramount requirement for building owners.

Nexus Pro members can access it here

Is this the type of content you’d like to hear at NexusCon? Message us to let us know.

– James and the Nexus Labs Team

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