TXAEE Next Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, August 27th at 11:30 am

Grins Restaurant, 802 N. LBJ Drive, San Marcos, TX

We look forward to seeing you there!


Please join us on Tuesday – August 27th at Grins Restaurant in San Marcos…

Big Data/IoT, and AI

Presented by

Ray Kamal, CEO

Entronix – Facility Analytics Platform


The Austin/San Antonio chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers is holding its August monthly luncheon at Grins Restaurant in San Marcos. The chapter meeting will cover two primary topics. First, the new officers will be introduced and spend some time discussing future chapter activities. Second, we will have a technical presentation on a very relevant and current topic related to big data and analytics.

The technical portion of the meeting will be led by Ray Kamal, CEO of Entronix – Facility Analytics Platform. Ray will discuss Big data, new approaches, and analytics to solve business problems, as well as how customers are monetizing Big data/IoT in commercial facilities and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is stitching Big data/Internet of Things (IoT) to work together.

Ray Kamal, CEO of Entronix

Ray Kamal CEO of Entronix

Ray Kamal is the Co-Founder of Entronix and LINQ. He has over 20 years’ experience in building automation with over a decade as CEO of a national controls company. Ray’s Texas/Louisiana based R&D team is focused on developing the next generation of hardware and software technologies in the facilities industry.

A. Meet new officers
B. Discussion of chapter roles
C. Identify Chapter Goals
1. Short-term (6 to 12 months)
2. Long-term (24 months)
D. Technical Presentation
1. Ray Kamal

Tuesday, August 27th at 11:30 am at
Grins Restaurant, 802 N. LBJ Drive, San Marcos, TX

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Directions from Austin: Head south on I35. Take Exit 206 toward TX-82 Loop / Aquarena Springs Dr. Stay on Frontage Rd, then take a slight right onto Aquarena Springs Dr. Travel about a mile and at the intersection, turn right onto E. Sessom Dr. Go a half mile and turn right onto N. LBJ Dr. Grins parking lot will be the next entrance to the right.

Directions from San Antonio: Head north on I35. Take Exit 204 toward San Marcos/Seguin/TX-82 Loop W/TX-123 Loop S. Stay on Frontage Rd, then use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto E. Hopkins St. Travel a half mile then turn right onto Charles Austin Dr. Go 0.3 mi and turn left onto Aquarena Springs Dr. Go 0.2 mi and turn right onto E. Sessom Dr. Go a half mile and turn right onto N. LBJ Dr. Grins parking lot will be the next entrance to the right.

Problems finding the place? Please call Grin’s Restaurant at 512-392-4746.

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