David Long

Track D: Energy Digitalization
Fri/AM 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Building Services
United States
Success with IOT

Building equipment, systems, and devices have been members of the Internet of things, IoT, for some time and continue to join the IoT at an increasing rate. These devices, commonly referred to as “connected” or “smart” are leveraged for the benefit of buildings and their operators, but can also be detrimental to the cyber security of the networks they are part of. These innovations and concerns beg questions like: What is, can be, and should be accessed through the internet? Why is cyber-security important even in HVAC systems? When is it beneficial to provide access to the data measured by these IoT devices? This presentation seeks to explore answers to all of these questions and discuss how to better serve buildings, their occupants, and the facility owners and operators. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of networking and connectivity options available to obtain the benefits while minimizing cyber security risks.

David is a professional engineer with a Mechanical Engineering degree earned from the University of Arkansas. His career began at a MEP/FP consulting firm starting as a student intern while completing his degree and eventually as a Mechanical Designer/EI. From there he moved to the contracting side of the construction industry as an Account Manager in the building automation field. Recruited by Trane to help open their corporate offices in Arkansas, David gained further experience in office leadership and refined his technical expertise in building automation and energy services. David recently joined Cromwell Architects Engineers, Inc. to direct their Northwest Arkansas Building Services team and provide regional business development for Cromwell’s full suite of professional services. David was a founding officer of the Northwest Arkansas chapter of ASHRAE and served in a variety of chapter leadership positions. He enjoys providing educational presentations to various professional society meetings across the US.

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