The CABA Ambassadors and Speakers Bureau brings together leading industry professionals able to speak at CABA-endorsed conferences. The initiative helps provide a wealth of expertise to events in the “intelligent buildings, connected homes, IoT and smart cities” sector each year and continues to grow. Some of the current members of the CABA Ambassadors and Speakers Bureau are listed below with their bios; contact us for information on how to join.
Also, if you are an event organizer and are interested in having a CABA-affiliated speaker participate, please contact us at 613.686.1814 or caba [(at)] caba [(dot)] org. Your event can also be added to the CABA Events Calendar. We periodically send a selection of these events to bureau contacts, notifying them that there are several upcoming events that are looking for qualified speakers.
As an executive, industrial designer, entrepreneur and troublemaker Brandy has worked with leading designers, businesses, institutions & governments to excite them about creating, living, working, and thriving in healthy sustainable buildings.
Brandy is always eager to share her knowledge and experience, presenting to numerous audiences throughout North America. She is an engaging and entertaining speaker and is known for her ability to communicate challenging topics in a way that breaks down barriers to sustainability and gets people excited for change.
In this position, he has full accountability for the Americas commercial organization of smart building solutions including Sales, Marketing, project management & customer support. Michael’s task is to accelerate the development of growth activities for smart building solutions offering a full value proposition to our partners and customers focusing on creating new digital business models utilizing the entire ABB offering in buildings. He is also focused on increasing organizational capabilities, enhancing the customer experience and driving ABB expansion plans in new markets, delivering sustainable & profitable growth.
Michael joined ABB in 2007 and he has held various managerial positions within the ABB organization and has worked for ABB in various countries around the world. He has substantially grown the building automation business and he has an incredible track record of great success and growth in all his 14 years of career.
His previous experience includes roles as Global Head of Marketing & Sales, regional Marketing & Sales Manager for Asia, Middle East & Africa , Head of Regions (Germany).
He joined ABB shortly after graduating and has worked in high voltage products, medium voltage switchgear and apparatus, and low voltage products.
He holds an Engineering degree in Electronics & Communication.
Prior to this, he was the Regional Business Development Head for 2N, serving the North American market. 2N was a recent acquisition of Axis Communications, and a leader in IP Intercoms.
Mr. Szmania has 18 years of experience in the security industry in, intrusion, access control, video and IP based solutions and previously held top executive positions at GE/UTC Security, and NAPCO Security.