Lucy has been involved in the energy management and building automation industry for over 25 years. She has worked in all facets of the industry including operations, service and sales management and currently serves as VP of Sales for all (14) ATS office locations. Her current focus is the practical applications of IoT smart technology for all building vertical markets. Lucy originally attended Western Michigan University and majored in Mathematics and Education. After moving to Seattle, she attended North Seattle Community College’s HVAC program and switched her emphasis from education to energy. Lucy enjoys using her teaching and presentation skills to develop fellow employees and educate the mechanical contracting and engineering community on new technologies. She is also a veteran instructor for Mechanical Contractors’ Association. Lucy lives in Issaquah, WA with her husband, Doug, and in her spare time, she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, golfing, skiing and the arts. After the energy management business, her passion is studying health and nutrition and she is the founder and manager of the ATS Employee Wellness Program. She also serves on the Boards of Virginia Mason Foundation, The Smart Buildings Center and Vine Maple Place.
All Sessions by Lucy Gedney
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.