You spoke, we listened.

Haystack Connect 2021 offered an unprecedented opportunity to speak directly to people who share your vision and passion.

The Haystack Connect 2021 Conference featured dynamic presentations from the best and brightest individuals in the building automation, energy efficiency, and IoT markets; providing insights on current and future trends.

Eric Anderson

Niagara Software Engineer, Tridium
Eric Anderson, Niagara Software Engineer at Tridium, has worked on the Niagara core including tagging and hierarchies since 2015. He has also contributed to the nHaystack module.

Fabio Antoci

R&D Engineer, Coster Group
Fabio Antoci is a R& D Engineer at Coster Group, which was founded in 2017 from the merger of Coster Tecnologie Elettroniche, well established Italian company leader in HVAC controls with Regula, system integrator focused in innovative solutions for energy optimization and monitoring.

Jaap Balvers

Team Lead Building Analytics, BAM Energy Systems
Jaap Balvers is the Team Lead Building Analytics at BAM Energy Systems. Jaap optimizes building performance using data.

Shilpa Basappa

Associate Director of Engineering, 75F
Shilpa Basappa is 75F’s Associate Director of Engineering. An accomplished engineering leader, product manager, and full-stack software developer, Shilpa has17 years experience in leadership and product development.

Jason Briggs

Chief Technology Officer, J2 Innovations
Jason founded J2 Innovations in 2009, and has passionately provided the vision and direction for the emerging software company. He has over 15 years of experience in the building automation industry as owner of a successful controls company, which is credited with the largest BAS installation in Las Vegas. Jason is now focused on empowering their customers to have similar success, by creating powerful engineering tools, visualization, and software technology.

Anto Budiardjo

CEO, Padi, Inc.

Anto Budiardjo is a fractional entrepreneur, spending his time with technology companies in and around the Internet of Things. As a creative entrepreneur, Anto has extensive experience working with product creation, customer development, product positioning, strategic marketing as well as technical functions including product and software development. Anto excels in working with complex multi-stakeholder systems, explicitly identifying customer challenges, reducing complexities to expose fundamental and core problems, and envisioning features and value propositions of technology offerings.

Steve Crowe

Integration Team Project Manager, Resolute Building Intelligence

Steve Crowe is the Integration Team Project Manager for Resolute Building Intelligence. Prior to taking on his current role, Steve was Integrator who focused on conserving energy through cloud based analytics of BAS data.

Emma Eynon

Director, Fantom Factory

Emma Eynon is Director of Fantom Factory Ltd, a new exciting company providing training and consultancy services for Project Haystack and SkySpark.

Brian Frank

CEO and Founder, SkyFoundry

Brian Frank is the President and a Co-Founder of SkyFoundry, a software company specializing in the storage, analysis, and visualization of data from the Internet of Things. SkyFoundry’s software is used across the world in thousands of sites to analyze and optimize IoT systems including energy, HVAC, and lighting. Previously, Brian was a founder of Tridium and architect of Tridium’s software framework products. He designed and implemented the core subsystems for two generations of the Niagara Framework, widely acclaimed as a leading technology in the IoT space. During his tenure at Tridium, he also led the design of the open source Sedona Framework—a programmable control engine for smart sensors and embedded controllers. Brian currently serves as the technical lead for Project Haystack. He works with the Project Haystack community to curate domain models and technical specifications.

Nick Gayeski

Chief Executive Officer, Clockworks Analytics

Nick Gayeski is Chief Executive Officer at Clockworks Analytics working to have a massive positive impact in the built environment. Clockworks Analytics provides market leading building analytics software to empower facilities teams to run better, smarter buildings. We empower facilities teams to reduce energy and operating costs, improve equipment reliability and asset health, and enhance indoor air and environmental quality. Our clients manage and serve portfolios of buildings all over the world. Our job is to help them have a massive positive impact in their buildings, for their people, and on their business.

Steve Holzer

Principal, HolzerTime

Gareth Johnson

Senior Cloud Architect, J2 Innovations
Gareth Johnson is the Senior Cloud Architect for J2 Innovations. Gareth has been in the building automation industry for over 20 years and was formerly the Core Architect of Tridium’s Niagara Framework. Gareth is the Haystack Working Group Champion behind Haystack’s new JSON encoding and is the author of the Haystack Core TypeScript libraries.

Dennis Krieger

Director of Partner Success, Clockworks Analytics
Dennis Krieger is the Director of Partner Success at Clockworks Analytics. Prior to this position, he worked for Willow, Switch Animation, CBRE, Nexant, and PECI in various engineering and energy management roles.

Jamie Lee

Product Manager, Siemens
Jamie Lee is a Global Product Manager for Siemens Smart Infrastructure developing building automation software solutions. With over 13 years of experience in building automation, Jamie has played a major role in the integration of multiple open and proprietary systems for the commercial, higher education, and federal markets. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Western Governors’ University along with numerous certifications in building automation, energy auditing, and information technology. He has collaborated and authored white papers and articles on data modeling and benefits of semantic tagging for the future of smart buildings including the white paper “Simplifying Data Collection and Analysis through Haystack” and in the 2020 Fall Edition Haystack Connections article titled, “Bring Standardized Data Modeling Upfront in Project Commissioning.” Jamie has been an active member of ASHRAE since 2012 on both the national and local levels. When not engaged in product development, Jamie enjoys painting and photography.

Davide Manca

R&D Manager, Coster Group
Davide Manca is a performance-driven and versatile project manager with proven abilities in delivering smart technology solutions and integrating new technology and enhancements to enterprise applications and in charge for both the administrative and technical area. Broad range of expertise in bridging the gaps between people, processes, financial inconsistencies, and technical aspects of complex business needs.

Richard McElhinney

Chief Software Architect, Conserve It

As Chief Architect, Richard McElhinney manages and drives the development of Conserve It’s industry leading chiller plant optimisation technology and associate products. He also serves as Vice President on the Project Haystack Board of Directors.

Cory Mosiman

Software Engineer, PassiveLogic

Cory Mosiman is a Software Engineer at PassiveLogic. He is a pragmatic and research oriented buildings engineer with smart building consulting experience turned software developer and open source standards promoter. Cory has a strategic focus on transitioning commercial buildings to be more efficient by developing useful tools related to semantic metadata integration, energy auditing, and measurement and verification technologies. He previous roles included software engineer in the Commercial Buildings Research Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and smart buildings specialist at WSP USA.

Scott Muench

VP Customer Experience, J2 Innovations

Scott joined J2 Innovations as a partner in 2011, and is now Vice President of Customer Experience. He has a wide range of responsibilities including evangelism, business development, training, and operational excellence. Scott is well known as an industry expert in smarthomes and smart buildings. He is a past president of ASHRAE, and is currently a board member for Project Haystack.

Marc Petock

Executive Secretary, Project Haystack

Marc Petock is a highly accomplished Global Technology Marketing and Business Executive known for positively impacting the growth and performance of the organizations he has managed throughout his career. Recognized as a strategic thinker and proven leader developing and implementing integrated marketing strategies and plans from vision through implementation, his expertise spans the commercial and enterprise markets as a pioneer in leading the Intelligent Building, M2M, Digital Transformation and IoT movements.

Mr. Petock is Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Lynxspring, Inc. where he is responsible for leading corporate and product marketing strategy, brand management, public relations and all communications that support the companies’ market share and revenue growth initiatives.

John Petze

Executive Director, Project Haystack

John Petze is a Partner and Co-Founder at SkyFoundry, the developers of SkySpark™, an analytics platform for smart device and equipment data. John has over 30 years of experience in automation, energy management and M2M/IoT, having served in senior level positions for manufacturers of hardware and software products including: President & CEO of Tridium, VP Product Development for Andover Controls, and Global Director of Sales for Cisco Systems Smart and Connected Buildings group and is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers.

He is the Executive Director of, an open source, 501C trade association focusing on standards and technology to make device data self-describing to enable software applications to automatically consume, interpret, analyze and present data from devices and equipment systems thereby unlocking the value of the data.

Matteo Pierone

Global Strategy Head and EMEA Professional Services Director, J2 innovations

As the Global Strategy Head and EMEA Professional Services Director, Matteo Pierone is responsible for the Professional Services team in EMEA, that comprise the technical, sales and developer support, custom project development, training, product management and consultant activities. He’s worked in the buildings industry for twelve years in various roles pertaining to software development and has been passionate about automation since high school.

Philippe Prados

Data Scientist / Architect, Engie Digital & OCTO Technology
Philippe Prados is a Data Scientist at OCTO technology, in charge of complex architectures. He is also architect, consultant and expert in a wide variety of business and technologies (Machine Learning, Scala, Spark, JavaEE, security, architecture, performance, Android, etc.). The very wide variety of missions in which he has participated (half of the CAC40), allows Philippe to bring his expertise to a wide range of technologies. He has shared this knowledge in more than 100 articles published in the specialized press (GNU Linux Mag, …) and conferences. He also works in R&D to realize innovative concepts and technologies.

Radu Racariu

Senior Programmer, J2 Innovations

Radu Racariu is a seasoned developer, experienced in working in small and big teams across multiple industries. Curious and entrepreneurial, passionate about creating innovative and efficient solutions, he thrives in dynamic and fast paced environments. Radu is knowledgeable from high-level software architectures down to the bits of low-level design of software and hardware stacks.

Alex Rohweder

Chief Executive Officer, J2 Innovations

As the Chief Operating Officer of J2 Innovations, Alex Rohweder is responsible for the business globally with a focus on organization, processes, go-to-market strategy, and marketing. In his prior role, Alex was Vice President of Software and IoT for Siemens Building Technologies. Alex played a crucial role in the Siemens acquisition of J2 Innovations. Now, as the COO he has embraced J2’s entrepreneurial spirit and believes in customer centricity, modern work concepts, and agile software development. He brings expertise in general management and building technology from over 12 years with Siemens in locations across the world and is passionate about evolving the industry.

Yuya Saito

Associate, Innovation Program, Daikin Open Innovation Lab Silicon Valley (DSV)

Yuya Saito is an Associate, Innovation Program, Daikin Open Innovation Lab Silicon Valley (DSV).

Jon Schoenfeld

Director of Energy and Analytics, Buildings IOT

Jon Schoenfeld is Director of Energy and Analytics for Buildings IOT. He leads the analytics team in integrating data from disparate systems and developing algorithms to advance building analytics. These software solutions improve occupant comfort, increase operational efficiency, reduce energy costs and increase equipment lifespan for building owners and occupiers around the world.

Matt Schwartz

Associate Principal, Altura Associates
Mr. Schwartz is a registered professional mechanical engineer with diverse energy management experience encompassing new construction commissioning, building automation and controls, energy modeling, retro-commissioning, and energy auditing. Mr. Schwartz is a recognized leader in delivering enterprise scale building management system design and implementation projects. His skills include completing detailed feasibility studies, automation system design plans and specifications, RFP development and contractor selection/management, equipment procurement and installation, testing, and commissioning of complex automation systems. Leveraging a background as a design-build contractor, he is skilled at achieving high levels of building performance using innovative technologies in ways that recognize the importance of human capital. Mr. Schwartz is a thought leader in the building management system sector, regularly speaking and writing about cutting edge automation and IoT applications that deliver real value.

Jan Široký

Head of Research Department, Energocentrum Plus
Jan Široký is the Head of Research Department at Energocentrum Plus. Jan specializes in
Energy and HVAC data analysis – fault detection, machine learning, and mathematical optimization.

Omar Tabba

Vice President, Products & Solutions, BrainBox AI
Omar Tabba leads the product management and solution engineering functions at BrainBox AI. He has over 18 years of experience in the smart building space and has held technical, sales and executive roles. Prior to joining BrainBox AI, he led the digital solutions team at the General Electric Current business unit, where he supported the sale of Current’s digital solutions to Fortune 200 companies as well as the product, marketing and business development functions. Before joining GE, Omar co-founded YWire Technologies, a venture backed lighting control startup. A patent holder, Omar has applied building automation and energy management systems across multiple vertical markets (e.g. retail, commercial office, education) and in portfolios ranging from one building to several thousand.

Alper Üzmezler

Managing Partner, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC.
Alper Üzmezler has spent over 16 years in the controls industry. He founded BASSG in 2004, leading the company into the unique role of DevOps partner to energy management, commissioning and master systems integration firms. Currently busy creating and promoting Project Sandstar, the world’s first hardware agnostic DDC that is open sourced in order to change the BMS World. Loves the slogan B-IOT>5.

Jean-Simon Venne

Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder, BrainBox AI
Jean-Simon Venne is a tech expert who thrives on developing and implementing new technology to solve long-standing commercial issues. He has over 25 years of experience in the fields of telecommunications, biotechnology and energy-efficiency specializing in the fast and efficient migration of technological innovations to commercial applications. Jean-Simon is consistently recognized for his ability to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency through leadership that is aligned with business processes and resources to realize cost savings, accelerate performance and sustain strategic flexibility while creating a competitive advantage for the organization.

Adam Wallen

Training Lead, SkyFoundry
Adam Wallen has been the training lead for SkyFoundry since 2013. He studied Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering minoring in Math, and enjoys doing electrical work in his spare time.

Jeremy Wolfe

Vice President, J2 Innovations
Jeremy Wolfe is Vice President at J2 Innovations. He partners with OEMs to provide a highly customizable software and IoT solution, enabling them to bring a unique solution to market, tailored to their exact requirements.

Eugene Woo

Chief Technology Officer, e-Magic, Inc.

Eugene is the Chief Technology Officer at e-Magic Inc. He graduated with an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He leads the Technology team at e-Magic. Since 1986 he has been involved in the development of software for automating facilities, infrastructure, and industrial processes.

Contact        Privacy Policy

© 2023 Project Haystack Corporation. Haystack Connect is an officially recognized event organized by the Project Haystack Corporation.