Getting Started in Systems Integration

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Trade Show Education: Technology & Innovation

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Apprentice Day, Convention Education, Exhibitor, NECA Convention and Trade Show (Full Meeting), Press Registration, Speaker Registration, Trade Show Only


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The Internet of Things (IoT) and adoption of smart building technologies has become increasingly prevalent, with integrated limited energy systems revolutionizing functionalities, such as intelligent lighting, HVAC control, building automation and advanced data communication systems. This session delves into the transformative trends driving the limited energy market and the abundant opportunities they offer to electrical contractors looking to enter the integration business. The strategic steps necessary to navigate this burgeoning marketplace successfully and knowledge needed to capitalize on emerging trends and technologies effectively will also be discussed.


  • Jeff Beavers Is NECA’s Executive Director of Network Integration and Services.

    With more 30 years in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, Jeff began his (telecommunications) career in the U.S. Air Force as a cable splicer. He has served in various roles from lineman to installer/technician, to design and consulting roles.

    He has experience in many types of projects, including the Department of Defense, municipal and federal government, K–12 and higher education, healthcare, sports and entertainment, data centers, and utilities (broadband, water, energy, wind and solar).

    He is a recognized subject matter expert and a technical contributor to standards and reference manuals from BICSI (pronounced Bic-see), a global professional association supporting the advancement of the ICT community. Jeff served as President of BICSI from 2018- 2020.

    Jeff is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer and has the OSP Designer credential.