The Value of Data Modeling and Tagging for Smart Buildings

Why data modeling and tagging are essential for the future of smart buildings - an overview of what tagging involves and why it is so important, the Project Haystack tagging open-source standard, the Haystack and Brick data modeling options, and the implications for the specification and design of automation systems and smart buildings

Takeaway: Why tagging is important, how to specify it in new smart building projects, how to add tagging to existing sites to facilitate better analytics and data management. What Project Haystack is about, the differences between Brick and Haystack for data modeling and how tagging can enable intelligent alarm management and the automation of automation systems' configuration & commissioning.

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Chris Irwin, VP Sales EMEA & Asia at J2 Innovations

D2 Controls 10:00

Chris is Vice President of Sales with J2 Innovations, responsible for growing their OEM software technology business in Europe, Middle East and Asia. FIN Framework is a software infrastructure and suite of apps designed for rapid customisation and development by controls and equipment manufacturers so they can bring new products to market faster. FIN leverages the power of Haystack tagging to enable the automation of previously manual configuration tasks required when deploying automation solutions in buildings. Chris has gained a wealth of experience in the building automation market, having previously worked for Distech Controls, WEMS and Trend Controls. Having also spent 12 years developing Tridium's open framework business in Europe, Chris is now very excited by FIN’s potential as the next generation product. Chris is passionate about simplicity, energy saving, renewable energy and electric transport.