Steve Shaw
Steve Shaw
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Steve Shaw is the Vice President of Marketing at Sierra Monitor Corporation where he leads the company's marketing efforts. As an advocate for data security, he also serves as the Data Protection Officer for the company. With over 20 years' experience in B2B marketing in networking and wireless companies, Steve sees the power and opportunity in SMC’s products to protect and connect the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Prior to SMC, Steve was the Vice President of Marketing for Accuris Networks, a Dublin-based SaaS provider to the mobile/wireless industry. He has held various marketing, business development and strategy roles with technology companies during his career in Silicon Valley. A passionate marketer, Steve is a frequent speaker, blogger and thought-leader who holds a B.S. in Computer Science from USC.

Three steps for embracing HVACaaS

In previous posts on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I introduced the concept of HVAC as a Service – or HVACaaS for short – and described why I feel both equipment manufacturers and equipment owners would benefit from embracing it. The…

The economics behind HVAC as a Service

In a previous post on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I introduced the concept of HVAC as a Service – or HVACaaS for short. The idea of HVACaaS is for the equipment manufacturer to become more than just the producer of…

How OEMs can better protect their equipment from cyberattack

In my last article on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I talked about the threat of cyberattack facing OEMs and the equipment that they create. Ultimately, as commercial and industrial equipment becomes more essential to operations, as cyber threats grow increasingly…

Why OEMs need to get serious about cybersecurity

Last month, many of the leading Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) companies came together for the world’s largest, annual HVAC and industrial/commercial equipment event, the 2019 AHR Expo. As expected, there were multiple new product launches and news…

What is HVAC as a service?

People don’t buy a shovel because they want a stick with a metal blade. They buy a shovel because they want a hole.  The same can be said for HVAC systems. The buyer of an HVAC system doesn’t want a…

OEMs can reap real benefits by going “all in” on BACnet

Today’s building owners and facilities managers are no longer content for industrial appliances to operate independently. Today, they’re practically demanding that protocols – like BACnet – be integrated into their equipment and appliances. However, this has left control system designers…


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