In this edition of Building Connections, Rekha Agrawal discusses the path she has taken with her career, the life-saving importance of suppression products, our commitment to innovation and why Johnson Controls must lead the way with diversity and inclusion. Agrawal leads the Johnson Controls Fire Suppression Products business as vice president and general manager. She spoke with Martinique Woods, communications lead, for this edition of Building Connections.
As operational technology – HVAC, security, fire prevention, lighting – intertwines with information technology – software, hardware, servers, internet exchange points, web-based platforms – buildings are increasingly smarter. But how can we keep building information secure? The convergence of OT and IT presents new opportunities for buildings, but also new challenges. Learn about the product security program at Johnson Controls, led by Jason Christman, and how we work to safeguard building information.
In this episode of Building Connections, Rod Rushing, president of Building Solutions, North America, talks about the critical need to develop the talent today that we need in the future. He shares about Johnson Controls’ new partnership with Lincoln Tech, a leading provider of technical skills training in the U.S., and provides his perspective on why partnerships like this are so important for young people who may not have awareness about the potential career opportunities that lie ahead.
Welcome to the first edition of Building Connections – a new podcast from the Johnson Controls Buildings business. We’re connecting with leaders as they share their vision to make interconnected buildings safer, smarter and more sustainable. Our first conversation is with Imran Riaz, vice president of user experience (UX). Learn how Imran’s team is uniting our vast product portfolio around a consistent look and feel, the influence of Apple shaped his UX philosophy and Imran’s experience as a fighter pilot – right out of high school.Listen to the podcast