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DEVELOPER DAY

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Overview of API Updates

Logan Byam, Tridium

Overview of important Niagara API updates in Niagara 4.13 and 4.14.

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Secure Coding 101

Melanie Coggan, Tridium

A brief introduction to writing secure code in Niagara. This presentation covers various processes to help write secure code and several security coding guidelines.

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Creating a Custom Tag Dictionary

Tim Urenda, Tridium

Briefly review the contents of a tag dictionary and how tagging is used in Niagara. Then dive into exporting and importing a tag dictionary and developing your own components to support custom dictionary functionality.

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Marketplace Updates & New Developer Program

Bob Neubaum & Pavlo Pavlo Pazelskyi, Tridium

Learn about updates to Niagara's Marketplace and the recent changes to the Niagara Developer Program and find out why you should become a member.

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Developer Showcase with VayanData

Grégory Hairapetian, VayanData

Grégory Hairapetian shows how to monitor a fleet of Niagara stations with Niagara 4.13 features and Datadog to improve the maintenance team reactivity.

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Developer Showcase with MiraTech

Michael Rader, MiraTech

Michael Rader shows an example on how tags can be used for implementing a smart custom naming system.

Using Niagara Cloud Suite APIs

Norm Beekwilder and Vidya Shivamurthy, Tridium

Learn how to consume the Niagara Cloud Suite APIs to enable your applications to use Niagara station data.

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Web Security and Niagara Ux Best Practices

Vikram Nagulan, Tridium

Learn how to best use Niagara tools and APIs to create secure web views.

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Developing a Secure IP Driver with Niagara's NDriver Framework
Brian Todd, Tridium

Building a Niagara driver with NDriver and Java Secure Sockets Extension for secure communication to IP devices.

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Niagara Community Q&A

Amod Kamat, Tridium

The Niagara Development Team will answer questions submitted by the Niagara Community.

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GENERAL SESSION

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ANNIVERSARY TRACK

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University of Kentucky - Medical Center BMS Success Leads to Wider Campus Use
Roberta Tincher, University of Kentucky

UK first presented their campus wide solution in 2004. 20 years later the campus has expanded to over 1 million points and many integrations and applications since their first R2 implementation.

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Modernizing Operations & Maintenance in Educational Facilities by Extending BMS to Cloud
MODERATOR: Vinny Fonti, Tridium

PANEL:

  • David Love, Albireo
  • Aaron Mason, Hawkeye-ES
  • David Payne, School Services Corp

Session is about modernizing operations & maintenance for large education campuses. Detail will include cloud BMS strategies. 

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Creating High Performance BAS Systems - A GSA Case Study
MODERATOR: David Graf, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Chris Larry, exp U.S. Services Inc.
  • Jason Reed, exp U.S. Services Inc.

Creating High Performance Integrated Systems for US government buildings. Focusing the BAS strategy, defining KPIs, Cyber Security concerns, etc.

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Niagara Beyond Buildings - From London Underground, to Local Car Wash, to Precision Agriculture
MODERATOR: Paul Price, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Gary Ament, FSG Smart Buildings
  • Mark Tubinis, Veea
  • Ged Tyrrell, Tyrrell Products Ltd 

This session features new use cases for Niagara demonstrating its power and flexibility to meet control needs in potentially unlimited applications around the globe. 

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Department of Defense Niagara Deployments: US Navy and Army Reserves Use Cases
MODERATOR: Michael Dennehy, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Michael Hansen,NAVFAC NW
  • Sean Stuart, NAVFAC NW          .

The largest Niagara Enterprise for the US Navy is located in the Northwest and comprises over 500 sites and 800 Jaces. Learn how this large-scale DOD enterprise is architected and managed.

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UC Irvine Progress Toward Decarbonization
MODERATOR: Michael LeBow, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Joseph Fleshman, UC-Irvine
  • Jim Meacham, Altura Associates
  • Roger Quesnel, SkyFoundry 

UCI adopted Niagara Framework and migrated core campus buildings to Niagara 4 in about 2016/2017. UC-I presents the results/outcomes from the vantage of 2024. 

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London Smart-Enablement Projects
John Clarke, One Sightsolutions

Smart Enablement Designs and Specifications: View from the UK and EMEA.

The role of the MSI now sees us stretch this integration further to encompass wider systems within a building, such as BMS, Energy, Lighting, Security, Vertical Transportation, CCTV and Access Control, and now commonly bringing in web service data from external sources.

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Cyber Security Roundtable
MODERATOR: Aaron Burrows, Aleta Technology

PANEL:

  • Matt Bohne, Honeywell Cyber 
  • Michael Baker, Fred Gordy, Jacob Jackson, Dewberry
  • Bill Smith, Tridium

Deep-dive discussion into the cyber threat landscape and defense approaches. Topics like risk and gap assessments and the ISA 62443 Framework will be covered. 

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BUSINESS TRACK

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Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) Powered Service Contracts: Unlocking the Potential of Niagara Data to Drive Greater Profitability and Customer Satisfaction
MODERATOR: Michael Youngs, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Lawrence Trifiletti, LONG Building Technologies
  • James Donahue, Clockworks Analytics

In the ever-changing world of building automation there is a vast product selection related to Niagara. Now customer choices include cloud options.

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Niagara Integrations for Small & Midsize Commercial Buildings

MODERATOR: Roddy Hogg, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Nicholas Prill, 75F
  • Tom Daenzer, Belimo

Edge Control, Cloud Connectivity and Niagara Value-Add Integrations Bring  Big BMS Benefits to Small/Mid-Size Buildings. Multi-family and mixed residential/commercial buildings could achieve vital energy saving and comfort advantages from a BMS.

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Selling to the Government, Military and Non-Traditional Influencers

MODERATOR: Michael Dennehy, Tridium

PANEL:

  • David Hornosky, Tridium
  • Rob Bartmann, Tridium

David Hornosky shares his experiences selling into U.S. Military and Government enterprises.

Then from an international perspective, Rob Bartman of Tridium EMEA outlines how to tell the Niagara story to decision makers from the IT space and at greenfield accounts that dont understand our terminology, what makes us different, and how flexible and open our solutions really are.

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Focus on the Niagara User Experience (UX/UI) - Advanced Visualization

MODERATOR: Roxette Melancon, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Jon Bray, NiagaraMods
  • Aaron Mason, Hawkeye Energy Solutions

Building stunning Uis with modern visualization overlays and other Niagara-native tools to deliver a better  Niagara user experience.

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Pathway to Sustainable Buildings: Incorporating Energy Retrofits

MODERATOR: Kendall O'Neill, Atrius

PANEL:

  • Tom Abram, Introba
  • Nick Hermann, The BR Companies
  • Ronan O'Mahony, Mesa Energy Systems
  • David Shadpour, SC Engineers

New cloud-hosted platforms for aggregating and managing energy efficiency and carbon reduction data are game-changers. This panel will map out a pathway that leverages them to reach sustainability goals faster. 

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Cyber Fluency for the OT Environment

MODERATOR: Greg Fitzpatrick, Cochrane Supply

PANEL:

  • Joel Desire, Distech Controls
  • John Parmley, Zuul IoT
  • Phil Zito, SBA

This session features two new use cases for Niagara, demonstrating its power and flexibility to meet control needs in potentially unlimited applications around the globe. 

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Building New Products Around Niagara Containers - A Manufacturers Panel

MODERATOR: Mike Smith, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Robert Lastinger, Distech Controls
  • Tom Stephens, One Sightsolutions
  • Nitesh Trikha, View

Hear about the value that Containerized Niagara offers from a panel of product manufacturers.

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Recruiting, Training and Retaining Niagara-Certified Talent

MODERATOR: Roxette Melancon, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Lewis Martin, LMC
  • Julian Palacios, Smart Buildings Academy
  • Francisca Peral, Stacks+Joules

This panel will discuss the challenges of Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Niagara-experienced people, in the light of a generational change in the industry, and the SI role growing to encompass more networking, cyber and data-savvy skills.

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Make Sustainable Attainable

MODERATOR: Aditya Kumar, Honeywell

PANEL:

  • Abby Massey, Energy Incentives
  • Arvin Vohra, Redaptive

New cloud-hosted platforms for aggregating and managing energy efficiency and carbon reduction data are game-changers. This panel will map out a pathway that leverages them to reach sustainability goals faster. Speakers will cover the challenges of aligning stakeholders around energy retrofits, as well as how to secure energy retrofit funding by tapping incentive programs and on-bill financing. 

Army Reserve Approaches Realtime HVAC and O&M Optimization with Niagara

MODERATOR: David Hornosky, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Stephanie Johnson, PNNL
  • Eric McKay, PNNL

Eric McKay with PNNL with show a project with the Army Reserve on Enterprise Building Control System for Grid Optimization. Then, Stephanie Johnson with PNNL will discuss a pilot project with the Army Reserve focused on simplifying the approach towards predictive O&M by monitoring HVAC equipment performance with Niagara. 

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How Niagara Supports the Changing Design Environment

MODERATOR: Paul Maximuk, Newcomb & Boyd

PANEL:

  • Erin DeFrieze, Stantec
  • Michael MacMahon, Newcomb & Boyd
  • Matthew Turk, Newcomb & Boyd
  • Donny Walker, Newcomb & Boyd

Niagara plays an important role in supporting the Division 25 requirements.  We will discuss how Tridium Niagara software and hardware has been utilized in multiple designs including enterprise/campus wide architecture.

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Niagara Beyond Buildings - Monitoring Energy Assets From the Wellhead to the Charger

MODERATOR: Ed Merwin, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Andy Abrams, EVauto
  • Jagadish Naik, TAS India

Come to hear about the use of Niagara Framework to ‘monitorize’ and control Renewables, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, Electric Vehicle Charging and other Use Cases.

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TECH TRENDS TRACK

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Exploring AI Use Cases in Building Automation & Facility Management - Part 1

MODERATOR: Michael Stabile, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Jeff Kimmel, Elipsa.ai
  • Mike Mitchell, Cochrane

Elipsa talkS about “Transitioning from Smart to Intelligent Buildings” through the use of predictive maintenance (PdM), fault detection and diagnostics (FDD), digital twins and auto-tagging. Cochrane Supply will demonstrate the use of Extended Reality technology to revolutionize facility management and service.

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Exploring AI Use Cases in Building Automation & Facility Management - Part 2

MODERATOR: Michael Stabile, Tridium

PANEL: 

  • Chad Langston, ABB
  • Brad Rittler, Encycle
  • Haran Shivanan, Iviva

Haran Shivanan of Iviva on Facility Management Maturity Model and Generative AI applied to prioritizing alerts and eliminating false alarms. Brad Ritter of Encycle will speak to Niagara-based Hive-Technology which is incorporating AI to manage RTUs. ABB also talks to its early AI-informed ABB (Cylon) solutions. 

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Precise Control & Optimization of Critical Environments

MODERATOR: Rob Cherian, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Tim Arion, Delta Controls
  • Wesley Stanfill, ATS Inland NW
  • Blake Winter, Cator Ruma & Associates

A case study on airflow and temperature control in operating rooms will be presented.

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Niagara in Data Centers, Plus Enterprise-Scale N4 Migration Success

MODERATOR: Michael LeBow, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Mitch Reed, Conti Controls
  • Richard Warner, Albiero Energy

Experts explore the use of Niagara for Data Center environmental control and other aspects of DCIM, citing their latest deployments.

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Using Advanced Connectors to Implement a Cloud Solution: MQTT Transports

MODERATOR: Brian Turner, Buildings IOT

PANEL:

  • Michael Melillo, Albireo Energy
  • Chirayu Shah, Conserve It 

Stretching Niagara integrations beyond HVAC/Energy to encompass Lighting, Vertical Transportation (elevators/escalators) , CCTV and Access Control is happening with greater frequency as more specifications call for Smart-Enablement Designs. 

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Wireless Technologies and Applications Enable New Niagara Use Cases

MODERATOR: Mike Smith, Tridium

PANEL: 

  • Sid Chatterjee, Honeywell
  • Daniel Quant, Multitech
  • Carl von Rosen, Lumen Radio  

This panel will provide details on multiple wireless technologies and how they have been successfully applied and integrated with Niagara. 

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Integrating Occupancy Awareness into BMS - Cutting Edge Use Cases

MODERATOR: Jacqueline Walpole, Tridium

PANEL:

  • James Palmer, Metrikas 
  • Charles Pelletier, Distech Controls

IoT strategies and sensor networks, cloud computing, and AI-informed analytics are brought to bear on tuning environments per occupancy. Through Niagara BMS integration, facility teams in the buildings showcased here are achieving high air quality levels and energy savings at the same time.

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Tagging & Ontologies - Tap Into Their Full Power & Value

MODERATOR: Stephen Holicky, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Richard McElhinney, Conserve It
  • Natalie Patton, Buildings IOT
  • Marco Pritoni, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Ruben Yanez, The RMR Group

This panel discusses aligning ontologies and dictionary standardization efforts, with reports on progress from the ASHRAE 223P group and Project Haystack.

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Niagara at the True Edge - A Manufacturers' Panel

MODERATOR: Marc Petock, Lynxspring

PANEL: 

  • Pawel Szarmanski, iSMA Controlli
  • David Witherspoon, Honeywell
  • Tino Zander, Phoenix Contact

A panel discussion with manufacturers selling Platform Independent Niagara (PIN) powered devices.

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Digital Innovations Coming to Commercial and Industrial From IT Leaders

MODERATOR: Michael Dennehy, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Sam Harrell, Intel
  • Josh Swanson, Red Hat
  • Ged Tyrrell, Tyrrell Products Ltd.

Red Hat to speak to Linux Containers for Niagara containerization. Intel to speak to intelligent-edge developments, using example of transactive grid built on Distributed Energy Resources.

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Access Control Integration: Case Study and Value of Open Systems

MODERATOR: Amir Taleghan, Tridium

PANEL:

  • Matthew Harlan, Open Source Controls
  • Ken Larson, Z9 Security

Niagara Partner, Open Source Controls, demonstrates integrating all building services including HVAC, Access Control, Lighting and other plug loads into a Niagara-based BMS, followed by a panel discussion on the value of open systems and tech trends in the access control market.

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PRODUCT ENGINEERING

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Defending the Cyber Castle

James Johnson, Tridium

Learn how to manage cyber security in Niagara including a deep dive into properly hardening installations using the multi-tiered Security Dashboard, Certificate Signing Service and code signing.

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Leveraging Niagara Cloud Suite

Kevin Mamajek, Tridium

See how the Niagara Cloud Suite provides seamless secure connectivity to the cloud, encrypted disaster recovery backups, historical data archiving, API data access, remote connectivity and more.

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Accelerated Engineering

Jerome Bergquist & James Johnson, Tridium

See how component and device templates help enforce standards and improve engineering efficiency and accuracy.

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Exploring the Value of Data Modeling

Michael McLaughlin, Tridium

Learn about updates to data modeling including the Haytack 4 dictionary and migration, new Niagara dictionary tags and rules, and the Brick dictionary while exploring solutions that leverage hierarchies, tag based px bindings and analytics. 

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Enterprise Design Fundamentals

Kevin Mamajek, Tridium

Learn how to leverage multi-tiered system database, hierarchies and on demand Px views with enterprise systems.

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Engineering Tips & Tricks

Jerome Bergquist, Tridium

Elevate your Niagara programming skills by learning to leverage new features, best practices and hidden gems.

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HTML Visualization

James Johnson, Tridium

Learn how to utlize HTML pages for local Niagara station graphics and how to leverage cloud based applications for reports and dashboards.

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DEMO STATION

LDAP and Oauth and SAML, Oh My!

James Johnson, Tridium

Learn about updates to Niagara authentication including Google Authenticator and SAML workflows, Windows authentication for SQL servers, Oauth2 email authentication, and examples of hybrid SAML solutions using the Niagara IdP Service in conjunction with a third party IdP.

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Containers Versus Virtual Machines

Curtis McKerlie, Tridium

Learn about Niagara subscription based licensing, the differences between containers and virtual machines, and how to deploy a Niagara supervisor utilizing Docker for container orchestration.

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QUESTIONS?

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