Jeff is a Senior Vice President for ArchKey Technologies, one of the nation’s largest providers of technology systems whose experience, skill, and reputation are unrivaled by any single contractor. Jeff has a background in Audio/Visual, Mobile/DAS, Security, and Network Infrastructure systems and a passion for Intelligent Buildings. Combining the two, Jeff believes we have the ability and the responsibility to change the way we design and deliver systems for buildings. If we all believe the biggest asset to a business is its’ people, then we need to continue to look for better ways to integrate a building’s existing systems with new ways to leverage technology, providing flexibility to and improving the efficiency of the people that work within the building itself.
Zack is a sales professional with a passion for Sustainability. He is known for his ability to help others understand how Building Automation and Energy Management can impact our planet in a positive way and has become a leader among his peers on sustainability and the ESG movement. He began his career in the Building Automation industry, and quickly became interested in finding ways in which technology could be used to improve Sustainability and support ESG goals. He has been invited to several councils for ESG and Emerging Technologies for Connex FM, a leading organization for multisite facilities and currently serves as the Executive Vice President for the Building Intelligence Group. He works with industry experts to develop best practices and strategies for promoting Sustainability in the built environment. Additionally, Zack is also a sales professional for FSG Smart Buildings, based in Round Rock, Texas, where he helps clients understand the value of Building Automation and how it can support their ESG goals. Zack is driven by a belief that technology can be used to create a more sustainable and equitable world and is committed to working with his colleagues and clients to make this vision a reality.
Ben is co-founder of Minify Energy, a St. Paul MN-based energy-efficiency company, where he serves as a Building Solutions Consultant helping people & their buildings run SMART, CLEAN & WELL, leveraging smart building controls, utility data, LED lighting, efficient HVAC, IAQ optimization, water conservation, EV charging, solar and other sustainable building-performance solutions. Ben is a founding member of Smart North, fostering smart cities and communities in Minnesota. Previously Ben led marketing at 75F, Datatrend Technologies, and Aginity. Market experience with strategic planning, partnerships, sustainability, building automation, IoT, software/web UX and development, IT integration, open-source, and BI/data analytics.
Robbie is currently a Director of Business Development with The Boldt Company, a commercial general contractor. Her interest in smart buildings developed when working with a low voltage systems installation and integration company; fascinated with the power of interconnected systems and the benefits of networking. While the smart building concept is nothing new, there are gaps in defining purpose, function, application, and implementation. A particular passion for promoting open-source intelligent building technology is making the concept accessible and achievable in incremental intervals.
Sean is an Associate Project Manager with Archkey Technologies, a national provider of DAS, Network Infrastructure, Security, and Audio Visual solutions. Sean comes into the field of Intelligence Buildings with a background in Economics and a new perspective.
Brad is an Associate Vice President at HGA Architects and Engineers where he built the company’s Building Technologies and Intelligent Buildings practices. In his current role as Intelligent Building Strategist, he helps clients recognize the business value intelligent building systems and processes can contribute to their operations. Skilled in communicating technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences alike, Brad helps clients navigate the ever-changing technology landscape to select flexible, scalable solutions that adapt to present and future needs. A background in low voltage including Building Automation, Audio/Visual, Security, and Telecommunications Systems gives him a unique perspective on the building intelligence industry. Brad has a passion for intelligent buildings that drives him to encourage greater adoption and aspire to raise the profile of the industry. Brad believes intelligent buildings should be safe, secure, and comfortable, proactively responding to occupants and enabling efficient, effective management.
Ben is currently a Strategic Accounts Leader with Jackson Control in Chicago, IL. His journey into the world of buildings began in the performance contracting arena back in 2012 and has continued on into Building MEP technology systems, particularly BAS from 2016 to the present. He enjoys the dynamic nature of this constantly evolving building technology eco-system and is passionate about being a resource for clients & peers.
Thom is an account executive with Johnson Controls in its commercial security division. He is also the owner of Metro Building Consultants LLC. His firm specializes in intelligent mechanical and network systems integration, assessment, management, and data visualization for commercial properties in the Minneapolis, MN area.