A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the bi-annual Tridium Niagara Summit. This year’s event in Las Vegas had over 1,200 attendees and has become one of the best events in the industry for networking and learning about what is new and changing in controls, BAS, and integration. In addition to attending I also was asked to present as part of a panel on Open Systems. Unfortunately, I missed the call to organize the panel and my co-panelists decided it would be best to have an informal session — kind of like four old friends sitting having a beer. One thing turned into another and the panel proceeded without slides or script, but complete with tall tables and a chilled six-pack of beer.