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Overcoming the Seven Smart Building Hurdles: The Human Factor in Intelligent Building Technology

Joseph Bocchiaro III Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C

Look! Up in the cable tray! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! NO! It’s the Intelligent Building Technology Project Manager!

You don’t need to call Superman to overcome the hurdles to create an intelligent building, but the work does begin and end with people. Yes, throughout projects there is a tremendous amount of […]

Technology and The Evolving Sports Experience

by Mark Gillis CTS-D, Principal Consultant

With insightful commentary, dozens of camera angles for replay of every critical event and affordable hyper-real 4k televisions, TV gives the sports fan an “up close and personal” viewing experience. Why would anyone leave the comfort of his or her own living room to attend a live sporting event?

This question is driving sport franchises […]

TRUE NORTH | The 24/7 Connected Patient

by Mark S. Valenti, President and CEO, The Sextant Group

Technology in Healthcare
From place-based to technology-based, the nature of healthcare delivery is changing rapidly. Across the US, our architectural, healthcare and medical education clients from Harvard Medical School to The Cleveland Clinic continue to transcend the boundaries of space and time. Telemedicine, telehealth, mHealth, e-health, wearable devices—what does the healing […]

Crowdsourcing A Vision: T-Summit ’16

by Joseph Bocchiaro III Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

Well, this was certainly not what I expected was going to happen. Instead of heeding my favorite philosopher’s advice – Leonardo da Vinci, the Empiricist – I had already drawn my own conclusions for the experiment.

Leo had said, “Experience never errs, it is only your […]

TRUE NORTH | Wizards, Warriors & Widgets

by Craig Park, FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

I was reading Joseph Campbell recently and was reminded of the power of archetype, the pure forms which embody fundamental characteristics we choose to emulate. In the technology sector — where The Sextant Group excels — there was a time, not that long ago, that technology expertise was viewed […]

Something Digital This Way Comes!

Principal Consultant Craig Park FSMPS, Assoc. AIA brings a modern perspective to service marketing in the article “Something Digital This Way Comes!” featured in Marketer, an SMPS publication. Here, Craig takes a long look at how the Internet of Things has affected traditional marketing and propelled us from “bricks and mortar” to “bits in clicks”. No longer do the […]

Designing Modern Classrooms

SouthEast Education Network’s SEEN Magazine recently interviewed Senior Project Consultant David Barnett CTS-D for the feature “Designing Modern Classrooms.” An expert on transforming traditional classrooms into engaging, technology-infused learning environments, David addresses several key aspects of the design process, including the early integration of a technology design consultant. David suggests that in order to transform spaces into modern learning […]

TRUE NORTH | Hospitals to Patients: Get Out and Stay Out!

by Alan Dash, Senior Consultant, The Sextant Group
This article also appeared in Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo’s The Leaflet, October 2015

Hospitals used to love it when you came and stayed for days on end. But now with recent insurance and accountability changes, they are facing significant fines for re-admission (and the resulting public perception of poor care). They want […]

TRUE NORTH | Collaboration’s Profound Impact on Tech Implementation… What a Difference an App Makes!

by Craig Park, FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

From innovation to ubiquitous acceptance can be a long and circuitous path for new technologies. The hype of something new only rarely becomes the reality of something truly effective. Across the spectrum of all of our markets, we see growing interest in and application of “collaboration” that is having […]

Popeye Consulting, Independence and Linguistic Ju-Jitsu

by John A. Cook CTS, Vice President, The Sextant Group

The field of Audiovisual Consulting was created in the mid-1960’s by Hubert Wilke.

Craig Park, now a Principal in our Omaha office, was one of Hubert’s early employees. I never had the privilege of meeting Hubert, but Craig tells me that Hubert’s vision focused on how unbiased technical consulting, […]