Lauren has worked in the construction industry over 15 years, with 11 years specifically dedicated to building technology. Known for being a leader that can efficiently command resources to deliver results in a myriad of building technology projects, she is humbly honored to serve as the Business Unit Manager for both the Audio Visual Integration and Low Voltage Construction teams at McKinstry. From this role, she is able to leverage her experience to deliver integrated systems that enable human innovation and collaboration. From bleeding-edge command center to non-profit conference areas, she has organized all levels of tech systems that best serve the people that use them. In addition to her work at McKinstry, Lauren was one of the founders of the Pacific Northwest chapter of the AVIXA Women’s Council, of which she continues to be a proud member.
All Sessions by Lauren Yockman
Smart Tech Systems Network Infrastructure - Best Practices
Smart building technology leverages building data to save costs and enhance the tenant experience. Gathering the data and sharing between control platforms to create use cases makes these things possible. The challenge up to now has been how to efficiently gather, normalize and analyze that data. This is a challenge for both new and existing buildings. While the new tools of AI and cloud computing are rapidly changing how that’s done, making it easier, cheaper and far more advanced than was possible a short time ago, the elephant in the room is how can this data be shared safely to the cloud? Uploading huge amounts of data and then using it to operate IoT devices for building controls creates cybersecurity risks that require attention. This session will cover best practices in smart network design and cybersecurity.