Smart Cities

We Have the Technology to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

It is apparent to me that COP21 will be a milestone on the path towards a world that is more sustainable. I have been participating in these conferences for the… Read more »

Leave a comment

The pressing need for new cities

In my previous blog, I had written about starting the smart cities journey with few small steps. The enormity of smart city challenges in India drives me to write this… Read more »

9 Comments

World Cities Day – Designing Details that Matter

It’s World Cities Day on October 31st and in conjunction with the overall theme of “Better Cities, Better Life”, 2015 has a focus of “Designed to live together”. Through the… Read more »

Leave a comment

We Have the Tools to Fight Climate Change

Recently at Fortune’s Brainstorm E event in Austin, I was asked about the upcoming United Nations COP21 summit. Should businesses worry about it? Can we ignore it? My position on… Read more »

Leave a comment

Dear 2015, this is a message from 2050

It’s 2050 and we want to send some thoughts and advice for those of you back in 2015. You may not realise it but you’re at a key point for… Read more »

Leave a comment

Smart Cities – From concept to action

There is a lot of humdrum we hear about Smart Cities these days. It is about time that we demystify Smart Cities and change the conversation from a rhetorical tone… Read more »

7 Comments

Rise of Smart Homes and what it means

The concept of Smart Homes, just like Smart Cities, is steadily gaining currency in India. In fact, it is only in the last few years that the idea of digital homes… Read more »

Leave a comment

Back to School… and Smart City Fundamentals

Right about now many of us (in the Northern hemisphere) have returned from our summer vacations and are getting our children ready for a new year of learning. It’s a… Read more »

2 Comments

Creating smart homes in urban spaces

In today’s ever-evolving ‘Smart’ world, everyone has a check list for smart items, don’t they? And with smart applications and appliances available at the tap of a button, we are… Read more »

Leave a comment

Smart cities solutions are offering excellent opportunities to build winning partnerships!

Over the past few years, business partners like resellers, system integrator, panel, and machine builders become integral part of the demand fulfillment ecosystem. While OEMs leveraging e-commerce platforms to improve… Read more »

Leave a comment

Power Forward: The Next Age?

Since the devastating Fukushima disaster of 2011, Japan has struggled to develop a comprehensive energy policy that will satisfy the majority of its citizens. Some people advocate re-commissioning the country’s… Read more »

1 Comment

Jeremy Rifkin Says China Can Lead the Third Industrial Revolution by Focusing on Renewable Energy

In a post a few months ago I mentioned Jeremy Rifkin, whose book “The Third Industrial Revolution” I found to be an insightful argument for how we need to move… Read more »

4 Comments

Smart Connections and Conversations on the Road at SXSW Eco and VERGE SF

Over the past few weeks, I had the privilege of attending both SXSW Eco and VERGE San Francisco, events that brought together a diverse cross-section of businesses (large and small),… Read more »

Leave a comment

Back to School… and Smart City Fundamentals

Right about now many of us (in the Northern hemisphere) have returned from our summer vacations and are getting our children ready for a new year of learning. It’s a… Read more »

2 Comments

GUEST POST: China at an Environmental Crossroads: Trends and Strategies – Part 2

In this guest post, we reconnect with Rosie Pidcock for an analysis of The China Greentech Report 2013. (You may want to read Part 1 if you missed it.) The… Read more »

1 Comment

The End of IT?

The IT industry has been the reigning superstar of the global economy for the last 40 years. The industry gave us 25-year old billionaires and “long-term” success stories like Microsoft,… Read more »

5 Comments

Improving Urban Mobility Efficiency thanks to Transit Priority Initiatives

With the co-existence of private vehicles and public transport in the urban context, there are sometimes conflicting interests for mobility managers. The promotion of public transport is still an unavoidable… Read more »

Leave a comment

INFOGRAPHIC: Providing Universal Access to Energy

Access to energy is a basic human right, but did you know… Learn more about Schneider Electric’s Access to Energy program  

Leave a comment

The Internet of Things Provides the Opportunity to Achieve Global Sustainability Now

Take a look at these numbers. 1.3 billion – that’s the number of people in the world today who don’t have access to electricity. 30% – this number represents the… Read more »

1 Comment

Why inefficient energy management processes limit business success

Successful enterprises have one thing in common; they are able to do more with less. This is an especially important skill for businesses to have in its arsenal to overcome… Read more »

Leave a comment

Why Wall Street Likes Efficiency

Efficiency is in fashion. In March, Deutsche Bank issued $104 million in bonds to fund residential energy efficiency projects. Renewable Funding recently obtained a $300 million line of credit to… Read more »

2 Comments

Microsoft Launches CityNext – and Schneider Electric is On Board

I just got back from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner conference in Houston where 15,000 of us heard the latest news about Microsoft’s product lineup and strategy. One of the main… Read more »

2 Comments

How can Prefabrication advance Data Center design and build in the Middle East?

At “Power to the Cloud” in Dubai, I asked Tony Day, Global Director, Business Development, Prefabricated Solutions, Schneider Electric how prefabricated solutions can help Middle Eastern customers develop data centers… Read more »

2 Comments

How Alliances Will Help Us Build Smart Cities and Stave Off Doom

I recently finished reading an insightful book called “The Third Industrial Revolution” by Jeremy Rifkin, an accomplished author and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, among various other titles… Read more »

2 Comments

Can physical environment big data make a big difference in your hospital?

Today’s healthcare facility managers face a myriad of challenges. As budgets and headcount shrinks, they are being asked to do more with less. This includes addressing variable operating expenses, managing… Read more »

2 Comments

IoT, Edge Computing, Big Data – Creating the Next Wave in Data Center Innovation

With Schneider Electric hosting its Innovation Summit at the Paris Marathon this week, I thought it would be a great time to share some of my thoughts on innovation at… Read more »

2 Comments

Energy Efficiency: Better Lighting? Lower Bills? BAH!

Starting now, let’s admit the folly of energy efficiency. It’s too specific and too prescriptive. Energy efficiency is a rather narrow component of overall efficiency which properly is measured in… Read more »

2 Comments

It’s A Wrap: Schneider Electric Gives the Key to A Smart City At the 2013 ITS America Conference

In less than 40 years, 70 percent of the world’s populations will live and breathe in our cities, pushing our world’s cities to their breaking point due to the rapid… Read more »

2 Comments

Partnerships in Electric Vehicles: Another Step Towards Smart Cities

At simultaneous events in New York, London and Beijing this week, BMW unveiled its much-anticipated BMW i3, the automaker’s first electric vehicle (EV). The i3 is a big deal for… Read more »

2 Comments

Innovation must be collaborative for Smart City success

As I’ve moved around the world discussing a range of projects with a wide cross section of city leaders, one thing seems very clear to me – for Smart Cities to move… Read more »

2 Comments