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Mr. Tyler Smith

Vice President, Johnson Controls, USA

Mr. Tyler Smith is the Vice President, Healthy Buildings at Johnson Controls. He has spent over 18 years with Johnson Controls in roles focused on leveraging building management systems and HVAC equipment to drive important outcomes such as improvements in energy efficiency and indoor air quality. From 2018 to 2020, Tyler led Johnson Controls’ Critical Environments business unit, which designs and manufactures systems for critical spaces such as hospitals and laboratories. Since late 2020,Tyler has led Johnson Controls’ Healthy Buildings initiative with a focus on helping customers realize productivity and financial outcomes associated with operating healthier buildings. With a background deeply rooted in buildings, HVAC and controls, Tyler brings a unique voice to WFI. We expect to leverage his experience and network at Johnson Controls to ensure our educational and advocacy campaigns are comprehensive and aligned with current buildings-market trends. Tyler has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Emory University. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee, USA with his wife and two children. 

Co-Chaired by Dr. M. Ramaswamy, Technical Director, Level Engineering, Oman 

Dr. Ramaswamy has over 39 years of combined extensive experience in various IAQ and filtration-related areas of Engineering in India and Oman. He received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, in Mechanical Engineering, currently working as the technical director of Level Engineering LLC, an MEP consultancy and skill development training organization based in Oman. Dr. Ramaswamy has published over 100 research papers in international journals and conferences and authored six engineering-related books. Dr. Ramaswamy has designed a few of the largest utility plants in South East Asia. He is on the visiting faculty and the Technical advisory board of various technical universities in India and Oman, where he has guided many Ph.D. students. He is a member of multiple international professional organizations holding charter engineer status from U. K. and India. He is the reviewer and editorial board member of many international technical journals and has delivered over 100 keynote lectures at various international conferences and meetings. Dr. Ramaswamy's name is listed in the WHOSWHO directory. He is active in many regional and global communities to help them embrace sustainable and healthy living.

Dec 6, 2023, 10:50AM–11:40AM EST

Filtration and Its Influence on the Future of our Planet

"Filtration and Its Impact on the Future of our Planet," serves as the title of the concluding roundtable event of the conference, to be chaired by Mr. Tyler Smith and Dr. M. Ramaswamy. This session will delve into the pivotal role of filtration in shaping our planet's future, encompassing critical aspects such as air and water quality, sustainability, decarbonization, and their intersection with climate change.
Esteemed experts will first deliver presentations:
Dr. Katherine Ratliff will present "EPA’s Research on Air Cleaning Technologies."
Dr. Stephanie Taylor will discuss "Indoor Air Quality and Its Influence on Occupant Health."
Dr. Marwa Zaatari will explore "Filtration Strategies for Achieving Decarbonization Goals."
Dr. Terrence Collins will present "Innovations in Water Purification: TAML/Peroxide Power."
Mr. Richard Lydon will share insights on "Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Water Filtration."
The session will conclude with a dynamic roundtable discussion, during which participants will dissect the intricate interplay between filtration, indoor air quality, water quality, sustainability, decarbonization, and the pressing issue of climate change. The overarching theme underscores the indispensable role of filtration technologies and strategies in addressing imminent environmental challenges, making it a highly anticipated and intellectually stimulating event.

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