Join David Lawrence Dunn at the Facilities Management Summit on December 3rd&4th in Orlando, FL.
David Dunn , CFM, Division Manager, Fleet & Facilities Management Division, City of Orlando
“LED Lights That Transmit Data? Who Are You trying To Kid?“
How many times have you gotten that call to “please give some time to this vendor” and you have immediately thought “well here’s another hour of my time I will never get back”. This was how the City of Orlando Fleet & Facilities Management Division Manager and Energy Project Manager were introduced to this product.
In February 2013 the Division Manager and Energy Project Manager spent an hour with the vendor personnel only to discover that what they described in LED and Visible Light Communication sounded too futuristic and fantastic to be true.
The City invited the vendor to prove their described technology and they did it!
The wild ride since then has challenged the vendor to refine their technology and deploy it into a fully functioning system in one of the City’s training rooms.August 12, 2013 the vendor exceeded the City’s expectations with their delivery!
This produced the first technology installation of this magnitude; in the world!The vendor is moving their Corporate Headquarters to Orlando and opening a manufacturing operation to support the first order of the technology that is expected to be a one million fixture order.The Tech is not like anything seen to date and is not even available on the market yet. The City of Orlando is working with the vendor as their test bed of Tech to facilitate these products further R & D.The Orlando Chapter of IFMA has been introduced to the vendor through a Vendor Showcase opportunity facilitated by the presenter the interest in this very new tech is growing. Airports and High Security locations, including the Kennedy Space Center are anxiously awaiting this products debut on the market!
The presenter shall describe a case study of how a vendor meeting in February of 2013 developed into a collaborative effort between a vendor with a brand new and previously unheard of technology through a very rapid research and development curve to a completely installed and operational solution by August of 2013.Details about the growing pains, the technology challenges and the means and methods to overcome the internal TM, Permitting, Code and Sr. Management stumbling blocks and absolute roadblocks will be presented. The vendor’s challenges in supporting the R & D in Orlando from their Laboratory base in Minnesota and the schedule requirements of Orlando will be outlined with each solution hammered out in this collaborative effort. The specifics of how the audience of members can take these lessons learned and their new understanding of this emerging technology back to their base for consideration will be shared.
David Dunn is a US Navy Veteran with an Associate of Science degree in BusinessAdministration, a Bachelor of Divinity degree in Ministry, an International Facility ManagementAssociation Certified Facility Manager, an Adjunct Professor at Valencia College, an AdjunctChaplain for the State of Florida, and a Pastor & Advocate for people diagnosed with mental illness.
In 2006 David left the Space Shuttle Program after twenty-three years to join the City of Orlando Facilities Management Division. The City of Orlando combined the Fleet & Facilities Management Divisions in 2011 and promoted David to manage the newly combined Fleet & Facilities Management Division.