konnect Issue-date: 31st March 2020.


Dear Automation Professional

Wish you a happy New year 2020! The International Society of Automation, Bangalore Section – (ISA-B) has been bringing topics of great interest and importance to our members and special invitees in 2019. As we begin 2020, we are delighted to invite you for yet another topic, please do register your place as the seats are limited.

Topic: Part A “Building Automation Systems and the role of Building Automation Systems Division (BASDIV) of ISA”, Part B “Why is Growth strategy Important for small and medium business units?”
Speaker : Mr. Rathan Bala
Organization : Director, BASDIV of ISA and Chief Consultant, RSBiz Consultant LLC., U.S.A
Date : 18-January-2020, Saturday
Time : Arrival & Registration (Free) - 15:30-16:00 hrs
Talk : 16:00-17:30 hrs
High Tea / networking : 17:30 - 18:00 hrs
Venue: The Chancery Hotel, Lavelle road, Near MG Road, Bangalore

REGISTRATION: This is a free technical talk, however, since seats are limited, registration in advance is a must. Kindly register by furnishing your and your organization name, email id and mobile number through admin@isabangalore.org.in (phone - +919844900930) & CC to rchandrashekar09@gmail.com.

Abstract of the talk:
Building Automa.on Systems (BAS) is a distributed control system to monitor & control various building services facilita.ng building opera.on and maintenance. This also provides user level visualiza.on, remote monitoring & control and MIS data. These systems may be deployed in industrial infrastructures such as factories, in enterprise buildings. malls, residen.al communi.es etc.Apart from HVAC, water, waste management, IT infrastructure etc. they are o'en connected to security systems like access control, CCTV, intrusion systems etc. The current technology of building automa.on systems far exceeds what we have seen in the past with the introduc.on of latest technologies like IoT, Cloud,Artificial Intelligence etc.Mr. Rathan Bala will talk about growing demand for energy efficient systems and demand to address security concerns and disaster management have played key role in boos.ng the market growth of BAS which is currently one of the strong contenders for high growth applica.ontechnology ver.cals. To get all the desired func.onality in a complex infrastructure, mul.ple technologies are required with interfaces to the BAS system. The integra.on of dis.nct technologies makes BAS somewhat complex. Asper sta.s.cs 40% of world‘s energy consump.on is in buildings and a stunning 50% of this can be saved by op.mizing the energy consumption. Building Automation Market is estimated to reach $67.1billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2015 to 2022., The purpose of BASDIV (Building Automa.on Systems Division) of ISA is to be a home for building automa.on professionals within the larger automa.on society and to create networking pla;orm of professionals connected with this ver.cal. BASDIV will be strategically posi.oning to peers as a source of cer.fica.on and educa.on, increase professional competency, standards to review, and write Recommended Prac.ce Advisories. The author will discuss overall technology of Building Automa.on systems, current trends and future growth poten.al. The author will also discuss the role of Building Automa.on Systems Division in ISA including current & future plans of BAS Division. In Part B of his talk, he will talk about the fact that, small and medium business owners do not give “growth strategy “ due importance. He poses a different question to small business owners regarding the value of one's business, if one decides to sell today or add additional partners? From his experience most of the small and medium business owners have not thought about it seriously or they think it is matter for financial experts to workout . The reality is, many business owners are not aware that the business value is not numerical calcula.on by business accountant, but this is result of con.nuous growth strategy implementa.on by the management. The business value keeps changing over .me and many factors contribute to this.

Mr. Rathan Bala
Director, BASDIV of ISA & Chief Consultant, RSBiz Consultants LLC., U.S.A

Speaker Profile: Mr. Rathan Bala has 40 years of experience managing in aerospace,mul.disciplinary projects, factory automa.on projects and Building Automa.on Systems. His experience includes top management in business enterprises in small and large business units and has worked with interna.onally known management experts. Organiza.ons he has worked in include Defence R & D (India) , ISRO, Chemplast group& own business units in Industrial Automa.on, Building Automa.on &Electronic Design Services. He was Director – Consultant in BNI , a leading interna.onal business referrals organiza.on. He is currently founder and Chief consultant of RS BIZ consultant, LLC, USA - a business consul.ng firm specialized in manufacturing, engineering services, digital transforma.on, technology adap.ons & growth strategy.
Some of the factors which influence the business value are customer engagement, customer loyalty, market poten.al, market share, Risk analysis, past earnings, assets / patents owned, future earning potential etc. The past earnings in business is no guarantee that the future earnings can be extrapolated by arithme.c modelling except in very rare cases (and that too with many assump.ons)There are four important percep.ons of the business which requires regular monitoring and improvement to maximize the business value. They are Customer engagement, Business process, Trained manpower and Business financial ra.os .A business tool popularly known as Balanced Score Card can be used to keep track of all these percep.ons. Balanced score card is quite complicated, and its implementa.on requires intense business experience and knowledge. The growth strategy and normal business strategy are different. A BUSINESS UNIT WITHOUT A GROWTH STRATEGY IS LIKE A VEHICLE MOVING WITHOUT KNOWING THE DESTINATION.

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