Optigo Networks Blog
We all know customer loyalty is important, and the numbers back it up. Consumers spend more on companies they’re loyal to, according to Accenture.
We at Optigo Networks are pleased to announce that Wayne Tighe, former VP of Software Sales at Tridium, has joined our team as VP of Global Sales. Wayne’s guidance and insight will be key to driving Optigo Networks’ explosive growth in the smart building industry. We chatted with Wayne to find out why he’s excited to work with the Optigo team, and what his vision is for the company.
Monica McMahen: What drew you to the software and building automation industries in the first place?
Vancouver, BC, September 21, 2017 - Optigo Networks is proud to welcome Wayne Tighe, formerly Vice President of Software Sales at Tridium Inc. of the Software Solutions Group in Honeywell, as our new Vice President of Global Sales. Tighe’s guidance and insight will be key to driving Optigo Networks’ explosive growth in the smart building industry.
“Optigo has a focused set of innovations trying to solve a market opportunity in how buildings operate and stay healthy — how they are wired, monitored, and remain secure,” said Whalen. “I love that its solutions are practical and designed with a deep understanding of how building systems need to be connected and maintained.”
We at Optigo Networks are pleased to announce that Jim Whalen, SVP Chief Information Officer at Boston Properties, has joined our board of directors. He has a wealth of experience in the real estate industry, and will bring keen insights to the company’s board. We chatted with Jim, to learn more about his experience, why he’s excited to work with Optigo, and what he sees as the future of smart buildings.
Monica McMahen: What drew you to the real estate industry?
One year ago today, Optigo launched Visual BACnet. When we released the advanced visualization tool on September 10th, it had already been through months of beta testing, feedback, and development. We had revised, refined, and repeated. We knew that a powerful diagnostics and analytics engine would drive the future of BACnet and smart buildings worldwide. We believed that we could pioneer that future.
IT and Operational Technology (OT) departments have a lot in common: IT and smart OT devices are IP-enabled. They communicate on networks. They breathe life into cold, brick and mortar buildings.
But when you look a little closer, IT and OT have very separate needs. The protocols, security standards, bandwidth, and required skills are entirely different. Yet, on converged networks, they’re managed as one — always by the IT department.
Hi there! Welcome to your weekly roundup of IoT news. My name’s Natalie, and I’m a newbie to the Internet of Things and smart buildings. I don’t have a tech degree, and Wireshark's a mystery to me. But I do have a fresh perspective that you won’t see from 20-year (or more) veterans of the field.
Each week, I’ll share interesting news from the industry. This time, learn about IoT trends in 2018; why governments should make more use of IoT; and three ways developers can improve cybersecurity.