Smart Buildings are a Big Data Problem, with Embue CTO Larry Genovesi
July 14th, 2022
45 mins 59 secs
About this Episode
Buildings are becoming intelligent in ways that aren't always obvious, but that can make a huge difference to both tenants and property managers alike. Intelligent buildings are the epitome of the modern edge-to-cloud story, blending together process control, SaaS, and big data analytics to solve very practical problems.
Nobody knows this space better than this week's guest, CTO and co-founder of Embue, Larry Genovesi. Larry, who has a long 20+ year history with hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, has spent his career solving interesting but non-obvious problems.
Embue is Larry's latest venture, bringing bottom-line impacting intelligence into multi-tenent real-estate via its air ducts (quite literally). This episode talks about the real-world implications and challenges of solving practical problems at the edge.
00:00 Spiffy Theme Song & Intro
03:00 Who is Embue?
10:53 What's interesting about smart buildings and HVAC systems?
18:47 Edge is an operational problem, not a data problem.
26:00 Special considerations for making buildings smart.
28:22 Not your normal tech market: selling technology into the facilities management space.
31:14 Challenges of recruiting tech talent into a specialized engineering segment.
37:13 Intersection of Edge, SaaS, and IT: how do you create a new kind of environment?
40:41 What's next in this space, and for Embue?
45:59 Spiffy Outro Music.