Project Haystack Announces Registration Closing Soon for Haystack Connect 2023 Conference

Project Haystack

Project Haystack Announces Registration Closing Soon for Haystack Connect 2023 Conference

Richmond, VA – May 1, 2023 – Project Haystack (, a 501(c) non-profit organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange and interoperability of data among IoT devices, smart equipment and systems, has announced that Attendee Registration will be closing soon for its Haystack Connect 2023 Conference.

Haystack Connect 2023 is taking place June 5-7, 2023, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee. Haystack Connect is a unique, open-forum event for professionals involved in building automation, control and the Internet of Things to learn and share the latest technologies and techniques for connecting systems and utilizing device data in applications such as intelligent buildings, energy management, remote monitoring, and other IoT applications.

The two-and-a-half-day long conference includes keynote presentations, a vendor exhibition hall, and a packed schedule of technical sessions covering data acquisition, communications, protocol translation, data visualization, analytics, data semantics, modeling, and security—all critical technologies essential to using operational data to drive improved performance. This year’s event is the seventh Haystack Connect conference and the first in-person conference since 2019. More information about Haystack Connect is available at

Why Haystack Connect 2023? One word, DATA. Data is changing the way companies in every industry do business and manage performance. Data is now an irreplaceable asset. And data has never been more important to today’s smart buildings.

However, a challenge that continues within smart buildings involves the vast differences in how data is identified and named. Definitions are often different, depending on the manufacturer, vendor, or other stakeholders describing the building data.

The challenge is to make the data available in the right format and deliver it to the right person at the right place and time within a secure environment. This is the basic requirement to create a data value chain. To realize the full value of data, it must be collected securely, in a timely manner, standardized in the correct format, made ready to be used, put in context with operations and events and presented to the right persons at the right time to enable timely decision-making.

Add to that, the amount of data created by the equipment, systems and devices that make up a smart building has exploded; Today’s automation systems and smart devices produce tremendous amounts of data to the point where we have expanded our reach to a range of devices that can gather and analyze physical data and react to that data in a variety of applications that we’ve never seen before.

Haystack Connect 2023 includes a lineup of sponsors and exhibitors including 75F, Siemens, iSMA Controlli, J2 Innovations, Johnson Controls, KNX, SkyFoundry, Clockworks Analytics, Conserve It, DualFuel, Tridium, ZivaTech Solutions, Altura Associates, Fantom Factory, Lynxspring, Midea, StackHub,, Building Intelligence Group (BIG), Coalition For Smarter Buildings (C4SB), CM. Industrial, ControlTrends, Div2525, Monday Live!, NEXUS, and Realcomm.

To register online visit: For Developers, to learn more about Project Haystack, please visit

About Project Haystack                                      

Since its formation in 2011, the Project Haystack Organization has grown tremendously providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment where people and companies work together to address the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling to streamline the interchange of device data among software applications.

The devices that make up the Internet of Things—automation systems, metering systems, sensors, and smart devices—produce tremendous amounts of data. This data is very hard to organize and use across different applications because it is stored in many different formats, has inconsistent naming conventions, and very limited data descriptors. In essence, data lacks information to describe its meaning. Without meaning, a time-consuming and manual effort is required before value can be derived from the data.

To address this challenge, the Project Haystack community has defined an easy-to-use methodology to describe the meaning of data using a simple, extensible data-tagging approach and standard models for common equipment systems. The community-developed materials include detailed documentation describing the data modeling techniques, significant libraries of equipment models, and software reference implementations allowing software applications to easily consume smart device data that is marked-up with “Haystack Tags”. These data descriptors allow software applications to automatically consume, interpret, analyze, and present data from IoT devices, smart equipment, and systems.  

Project Haystack is a member-driven organization. More information about the Project Haystack Organization, including a list of its members, is available at

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