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A Message to Our Customers & Partners

2020 will be remembered as an unprecedented year for all of us. Professionally and personally, everyone has had to adapt to temporary, and perhaps some permanent, changes. Notwithstanding all of this, Intelligent Buildings has played a part in helping the industry through this trying time while also achieving some important milestones.

A number of Intelligent Buildings customers won awards at the 2020 Realcomm | IBcon hybrid conference, including AMP Limited, Carr Properties, Microsoft, CBRE, Charles Myers of Wells Fargo, and Steve Lefkowitz of Warner Media. We would like to congratulate them and thank them for our long-standing relationships and their role in the smart building industry.

We were also humbled this year that several of our leaders were tapped with invitations and appointments that recognize our continuing thought leadership. Darryl Benson was named a fellow at (CS)2AI; Fred Gordy was named an executive fellow at (CS)2AI; Rob Murchison was appointed to the APPA Higher Education Facilities Professional Affairs Committee; Tom Shircliff was named an advisory board member for the BuildingCybersecurity.org standards group, with Fred Gordy being named to their Cybersecurity Framework Working Group as well; and Craig Payne was honored by Controls Trends as the Progressive Consulting Engineer of the Year.

We began work on multiple new iconic projects in New York City, Orlando, Memphis, and Austin, each exceeding $500MM in development or redevelopment budget, and all of which remain on track even in the face of the pandemic. Many of these projects utilized our facility public health use cases, which leverage existing digital building systems and are part of our growing use case library.

Finally, we have recently signed hundreds of new sites representing thousands of devices and countless technicians under our industry-leading cybersecurity assessments and managed services. This has been the culmination of years of research and development to address and simplify an area of cybersecurity that IT companies and departments have been unable to tame: the fragmentation and inconsistency found in millions of building systems and contractors.

We look forward to a safe and exciting year ahead and wish our customers and partners all the best in 2021.