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2019 Building Automation & Cyber Security FM Forum - BACS 2019

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Washington, D.C.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Keynote Speaker:

Jefferey B. Murrell, P.E.

Energy Program Manager, United States Department of Energy


Smart Buildings & IoT

From AI to Blockchain, advances in technology change the business landscape.  In some industries, these changes can be sweeping, forever altering the dynamics of the relationships between producers, labor and end-users.  Across all industries, automation seeks to increase efficiencies.  The 2019 AFE Building Automation & Cyber Security FM Forum will explore the various trends in building automation and provide practical advice on how to prepare your facilities management team to take advantage of the technological advances on the horizon to improve building performance while securing data plus systems connected to the Internet .  Join us for a comprehensive look at "Smart Buildings & the Internet of Things". 

Building Automation Forum Agenda

Sponsorship Opportunities


Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Engineers
  • IT Managers
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Operations Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Property Administrators / Managers
  • FM & IT Students
  • Cyber Security Solution Providers

Forum Objectives:

  • Assist the FM workforce in embracing automation as a reality and prepare for how roles will change as a result of increased IoT.
  • Understand how automation increases efficiencies and leads to improved building operations performance.
  • Understand emerging technological advances in building automation such as the use of AI and Blockchain technologies.
  • Provide an opportunity for decision-makers and solution providers to meet and make plans for further collaboration.
  • Understand the true risks associated with today's cybersecurity attacks. 
  • Understand available solutions to secure private networks from cybersecurity attacks.


Kenneth B. Allen, Principal, KBAinventures
Theodore Gates, Consulting Engineer, Cisco
Wanda Lenkewich, Founder & President, Chinook Systems Inc.
Mark McKinley, Facilities Engineering Manager, Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institution
Jefferey B. Murrell, P.E.
Energy Program Manager, US Department of Energy
Amir Clayton Powell, JD, CPS
, Executive Director, The Association for Facilities Engineering
Francis Rabuck, CWNA, RFID, Chief Strategy Officer, Agile Handover
Danda B. Rawat, Ph.D., IET Fellow, ACM & IEEE Senior Member, Director, Graduate Cybersecurity Certificate Program at Howard University
Kenneth L. Williams, Ph.D., CISSP, ITiLv3, Executive Director, Center for Cyber at American Public University

Continuing Education Credits:

Continuing Education Units:

This forum offers .55 CEUs.
Continuous Learning Points:

This forum offers 5.5 CLPs.

Training Fees:

AFE Members

Professional - $315

Early-Bird Rate - $255
available until Saturday, August 17
(Professional Members include Military, Retired and Life Members)

Student - $225

Early-Bird Rate - $150
available until Saturday, August 17


Government / Nonprofit - $360
Early-Bird Rate - $280
available until Saturday, August 17

Industry - $435

Early-Bird Rate - $360
available until Saturday, August 17

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
The Westin Tysons Corner
The Westin Tysons Corner
7801 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA  22043

Additional Info:
Joshua Watkins
AFE National Events
Registration is required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event