Introducing CONTROLS-CON 2019! Proudly hosted by Cochrane Supply & Engineering, CONTROLS-CON will take place May 2nd and 3rd, 2019 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. This fast-paced, education-packed event will bring together hundreds of integrators and end users from throughout the United States and Canada to explore the latest technologies and possibilities of Building Controls and the Internet of Things (IoT) in commercial and industrial buildings.

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Educational Programs and Networking
Building Controls and OT Trade Show
Evening Reception and Live Entertainment
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Cochrane Supply & Engineering was founded in 1967 and has grown into a multi-award-winning company and a Leading Industrial IoT Supplier with locations in Madison Heights (MI), Redford (MI), Grand Rapids (MI), Toledo (OH), Cleveland (OH), and Louisville (KY). Cochrane Supply is proud to be your source of building controls products and hardware to connect to the Internet, as well as software and world-class support to enable and successfully implement functional integrations. Representing the industry's top manufacturers, Cochrane Supply's diverse product lines blend innovation and solutions for successful facility management and improved building efficiency when it comes to HVAC, security, refrigeration, lighting, gas-detection, and more.
Scott Cochrane
Scott Cochrane
President & CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering
Scott Cochrane is President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, overseeing six branch locations throughout three states, as well as President of Canada Controls. He is an advisory council member for multiple industry manufacturers such as Honeywell, Johnson Controls, and Tridium. Cochrane Supply is proud to have been in business for 50+ years and has received multiple prestigious awards. Scott earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business with minors in Marketing and Finance from Eastern Michigan University and holds an additional minor in HVAC Technologies from Macomb Community College. Scott is also an IBcon Digital Impact Award Winner for going above and beyond to positively impact the smart building industry.
Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
Chief Technology Officer, Tridium
Kevin Smith is the Chief Technology Officer of Tridium. In this role, he provides technology strategy and direction for all of Tridium's products to the architecture and engineering teams. For more than 25 years, Kevin has led technology organizations and endeavored to develop highly secure, data-focused software solutions for a wide variety of customers. The author of seven technology books on topics such as cybersecurity, big data analytics, semantics, software engineering, and enterprise architecture, he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on the subjects of building automation, the IoT, and cybersecurity. Kevin received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary, and a Master's degree in Computer Science along with post-graduate certificate degrees in Software Systems Engineering and Information Systems Security from George Mason University.
Ken Sinclair
Ken Sinclair
Editor, Owner, & Founder,
Ken strives to be a Catalysis/Harbinger of the IoT future. His goals are to inform his readers of the future of building automation, which will involve the full embrace of IoT. Ken believes that systems will be smarter, self-learning, edgy, innovative, and sophisticated, and that they will automatically configure and integrate new equipment to optimize themselves, to self-manage and self-heal while reinventing purposeful, productive, desirable buildings and accommodations. And Ken wants to help grow our only real resource/asset, our younger people, by reaching out to youth with messages about our vibrant, vital and rewarding industry.
Jim Young
Jim Young
Co-Founder & CEO, Realcomm Conference Group
Jim Young is the founder of the Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on technology, automated business solutions, intelligent buildings and energy efficiency for the commercial and corporate real estate industry. Jim interacts with some of the largest companies globally pertaining to some of the most advanced and progressive, next-generation real estate projects under development.
11:00 AM
Registration Opens
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Exhibitor Showcase
Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor
Exhibits will remain open through lunch
12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor
1:00 PM
General Session
Sound Board, Ground Floor
4:30 PM
Reception / Exhibitor Showcase
Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor
6:00 PM
Dinner & Awards
Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor
8:00 AM
Breakfast / Exhibitor Showcase
Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor
Exhibits will remain open through breakfast
9:00 AM
Breakout Sessions
12:00 PM
Lunch / Exhibitor Showcase
Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor
1:00 PM
Exhibitor Breakdown
Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor