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Darryl Benson

VP Direct Solutions at Intelligent Buildings, LLC


Consultant Bio

Darryl Benson is globally recognized as an expert in connected buildings solutions, a recipient of the 2011 Digital Impact “Digi” Award, named “One of the 35 People to Watch” by Realcomm in 2009 and again in 2012, he has been acknowledged for his innovative efforts in driving large-scale organizational changes from the ground up.  An accomplished and focused leader within the Building Automation, Information Technology, electrical and climate control sectors, his career reflects success in industry leadership and consulting.  Darryl is the researcher and author of numerous articles and white papers; he has been cited in industry articles and featured in videos on, and other web-based outlets.  Darryl is a featured keynote speaker for conferences, industry events and seminars he has global experience with distribution, manufacturing, and consulting in Asia and Europe, including expatriate experience in China.

Notable Projects


Oxford properties is one of the largest shopping malls and office building owners/managers in Canada.  Partnered with Cisco, Darryl has been strategic in delivering their smart building strategy to their national teams as well as the tools needed to execute the strategy and make all of Oxford’s portfolios smarter and more energy efficient.

Microsoft JTC 

Darryl was the lead consultant and primary contact for both JTC and Microsoft.  He focused on providing key change management expertise, guiding JTC through their creation of an internal operations center called J-Ops and adopting the new procedures as the new tools were brought “live” into their system.