Speak, we're listening.Haystack Connect 2022 offers an unprecedented opportunity to speak directly to people who share your vision and passion.
The Haystack Connect 2022 Virtual Event Series will feature dynamic presentations from the best and brightest individuals in the building automation, energy efficiency, and IoT markets; providing insights on current and future trends.
Software Engineer, Tridium
Director of Product Development, 75F
Vice President of Customer Service, Prescriptive Data
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.
John Burton is a serial entrepreneur with extensive expertise in technology and manufacturing. He is the co-founder and CEO of UrsaLeo, an immersive 3D platform that combines digital twin technology with real-time and historical data from IoT streams, ERP, maintenance, and other enterprise systems. In less than three years, John and his co-founder have raised funding and built a platform that is disrupting the way IoT data is visualized, collected, and analyzed while also transforming industries that include energy, construction, and manufacturing. Prior to UrsaLeo, John served as the president of Macnica Americas, formerly Octera Solutions, which he helped grow to more than $50MM in revenue. As the founder and president of Octera, John secured an acquisition from Macnica and remained as the president after the sale of the company.
CEO & Founder, Fantom Factory
Emma Eynon is the CEO of Fantom Factory Ltd, a new exciting company providing training and consultancy services for Project Haystack and SkySpark. Emma co-founded Fantom Factory with her husband and business partner, Steve Eynon, to offer technical assistance for people in all size organizations around the world with web based environmental technologies and software.
As an experienced technical support engineer, writer, and group trainer, Emma leads the business efforts on accredited eLearning training and development. As a British Army veteran and Armed Forces community champion, she contributes a strong focus on helping people from all backgrounds to the core value of Fantom Factory.
CTO & Founder, Fantom Factory
Steve Eynon is the technical lead behind Fantom Factory Ltd, lending assistance to organizations around the world with SkySpark, Fantom, and Project Haystack. As a result of Steve’s innovations, Fantom Factory offers bespoke software solutions, personal project collaboration, and award winning eLearning education. As a full stack developer specialising in web technologies, Steve believes passionately in making difficult technology accessible to everyone, which is integral to the Fantom Factory vision and business model.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Colorado School of Mines / National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dr. Gabe Fierro is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Colorado School of Mines and has a joint appointment as a researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the Commercial Buildings Research group. His research addresses issues of digitization in the built environment with a focus on semantic interoperability, data management and integration, and the design and implementation of graph databases. He is one of the founding members of the Brick ontology project and serves as one of the lead developers and maintainers. He is also actively involved in the International Energy Agency’s investigation into data-driven smart buildings and the development of ASHRAE’s proposed 223 standard for metadata in buildings.
Technical Lead, Project Haystack
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.
Co-Executive Director, Project Haystack
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.
Director of Facilities Energy Management, Department of Land, Buildings, and Real Estate (LBRE), Stanford University
As a member of Stanford University’s Sustainability and Energy Management (SEM) team, Gerry oversees the department’s long-term energy use planning; designs and implements energy management programs; oversees business systems and analytics initiatives; and leads smart building technology deployment. Gerry graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A.
Chief Software Architect, J2 Innovations
Workplace Technology and Data Lead, Google
Sabine Lam leads the Digital Building Platform and Governance global program and is responsible for assuring compliance to security requirements, transformation through IT/OT convergence, and enabling workplace adaptability and sustainability goals through the digitalization of the Google real estate portfolio. Her responsibilities include collaborating with internal stakeholders and industry leaders to inspire and enable industry transformation.
Before joining Google in 2013, Sabine was a Senior Project Manager at Xilinx, leading the development of Digital Signal Processing IP and FPGA development platforms. Sabine holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from EFREI, Paris, France and is LEED accredited.
Product Manager, Siemens
Co-Executive Director, Project Haystack
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 Co-Executive Director of the Project Haystack Board of Directors.
With more than 15 years of experience automating the built environment, Cory began his career as a master systems integrator serving commercial real estate at the asset and portfolio levels. Cory has first-hand experience in the various components it takes to deliver integrated, enterprise-grade solutions, having taken on various roles from being a help desk engineer to a C-level executive. Cory formed Datakwip in 2015 with the goal of using readily available, underutilized data to drive superior operations and tenant experiences in commercial real estate. Datakwip uses real-time data, often from existing sources, to help both managers and operators address their assets’ ever-evolving demands. Cory has earned degrees in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Management, and Mathematics from Virginia Tech and Penn State Universities, but he prides himself on delivering simple, business-focused outcomes most relevant for his clients. Cory has served as a subject matter expert on multiple high-profile projects, including for Children’s National Medical Center and NAVFAC’s Smart Grid.
Executive Secretary, Project Haystack
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc.
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.
Founding Board Member, Project Haystack
Partner & Co-Founder, SkyFoundry
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. He is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers and a Founding Board Member of Project Haystack.
Co-Executive Director, Project Haystack
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.
Associate Principal, Altura Associates
Director of Analytics Engineering, DB Engineering
Managing Partner, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC.
Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder, BrainBox AI
CEO & Digital Twin Specialist, WINNIIO
Nicolas Waern is the CEO, Strategy & Innovation Leader, and a Digital Twin Evangelist at the consulting firm WINNIIO. He is a firm believer that the Real Estate Industry needs more of a lifecycle focus where we need to go Beyond Buildings and come back with an understanding of what tools and technology we could use. And to solve the jobs to be done, together, with an open mindset.
Nicolas is working with leaders in several industries to understand how they can succeed in the age of AI. Predicting what the world will do in a week, a month, a year from now, and to best utilize strategies and solutions that pass the test of time. He does this through a Digitalization- on Demand approach for anyone that needs to change before they have to.