Peggy talks about the emergence of high-speed railway projects around the globe, and says that although they present great potential, many of them are faced by social, political, and financial roadblocks.
Peggy looks at how growing populations are pushing leaders in major cities to rethink their approach to smarter infrastructure, in order to connect roads, bridges, utilities, manufacturing, and so much more.
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Aaron Attebery, smart city solutions lead, Black & Veatch, says the smart-city strategic directions report enables major cities to assess and compare with others on their progress toward adopting IoT (Internet of Things) solutions.
Peggy ends the show with an examination of artificial-intelligence solutions set to become a one-stop-shop for city services.
Mark Skilton, professor of practice information systems management, Warwick Business School, says technology is changing the way we communicate, productivity and automation, and the use of energy.
Maryline Daviaud Lewett, business development manager, Smart Integrated Infrastructure, Black & Veatch, says we are seeing new types of transportation today, with new electric and hybrid vehicles are coming on the market today.
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Peggy says Uber is in the middle of setting itself up for something big in both the enterprise and consumer space, and explains Uber has become more of a technology company with one move.
Farah Saeed, principal consultant, Frost & Sullivan, says there is some impatience in the energy sector when it comes to transforming old systems.
Michael Carlson, president, digital grid North America, Siemens, says the best IoT (Internet of Things) solution for the grid involves bringing together all of the technology that is currently there.
Mark Chung, CEO and co-founder, Verdigris, explains the AI (artificial intelligence) company is focused on making IoT accessible to large, commercial buildings to transform normal buildings into smart ones.
Ellen Qualls, VP for communications & public affairs, Renovate America, says it is important to put tools in the hands of contractors that can help educate homeowners on the importance of selecting energy efficient options for their homes.
Brian Jamison, national procurement director, PulteGroup, explains the Zero Net Energy Home prototype, a high performance home built in northern California.
Roberto Aiello, managing director, Itron Idea Labs, says machines can make better decisions than we can, which is why there needs to be a push for more intelligence everywhere.
Massoud Amin , IEEE fellow, chair of the IEEE smart grid, and director/professor, University Of Minnesota, explains the smart self-healing grid can sense and react to abnormalities in a fraction of a second.
Joe Lynch, vice president, marketing, Omnicell, explains automation is relatively new in healthcare, but is making a big impact.
Dan Whitten, VP of communications, Solar Energy Industries Assn., says solar panels are popping up on homes in all sorts of income groups and they are in all 50 states.
Peggy praises a partnership that is putting startups and innovative thinkers in a better position to develop cutting-edge technologies that have the ability to deliver a more connected energy future.
Kiva Allgood, vice president, business development, smart cities and industrial IoT, Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions, Inc., believes if you think about cities, they are trying to do more with less and the footprint isn’t changing, so how can they do more with infrastructure?
Dennis Bonilla, executive dean, University of Phoenix College of Information Systems & Technology, explains the idea behind the smart-city hackathon in Dallas was to have companies and government officials come together to help communities solve issues using big data.
Peggy says the National Infrastructure Commission in the U.K. completed its first report with findings that a smart-power revolution could be game-changing for the U.K.
Jesse Berst, chairman, Smart Cities Council, says it has a Smart Cities Framework in its Smart Cities Readiness Guide that are the smart city’s responsibility, and for each vertical it has cross-cutting technologies.
David Moss, president and CTO, People Power, says the company gives people the power to connect with things that matter the most to them.
Mike Bell, president and CEO, Silver Spring Networks, says the company specializes in the smart gird and smart cities.
Rex Chen, founder, TikTeck, says products launched at CES include smart light bulb, with colors controlled by mobile phones and tablets. He explains it fits all the standard fixtures in everybody’s house.
Ali Sebt, president, Renesas Electronics America, continues the discussion, saying Synergy is a very flexible platform and enables you to design your end machine and compartmentalize it for the various requirements.
Mark Bartolomeo, vice president Internet of Things, M2M connected solutions, Verizon Wireless, says one of the areas that has taken off aggressively is anything in the energy industry, such as the smart grid.
Adam Justice, vice president and general manager, Grid Connect, says the cost of connectivity is dropping, so it makes sense to add it to products, but it needs to be done with a purpose.
Janet Peterson, co-founder and general manager, XCSpec, knows service technicians are always looking for ways to add value to their service.
Vivian Loftness, professor, Carnegie Mellon University, examines why indoor environmental quality has an impact on human health and productivity as well, and there are ways we can manage buildings to improve quality.
Rose Schooler, vice president of the IoT group and general manager of the IoT strategy and technology office, Intel, growth areas of IoT will includes smart building, transportation, and industrial.
Amena Ali, senior vice president and general manager, WeatherBug Home, explains the demand for energy is not slowing down any time soon, and Big Data and connected devices can help.
Peggy takes a closer look at how the IoT (Internet of Things) revolution will dramatically alter manufacturing, energy, and more, and as a result the industrial IoT will fundamentally transform how people will interact with machines.
Dominic John, vice president of global marketing and industry, OSIsoft, says without sensor-based data the lights in America would go out because these sensors are improving processes and operational efficiency.
LED lighting technology has been around for a while now, but has only recently taken off.
Peggy Smedley talks about emerging tech hubs and the impact of Google fiber on bourgeoning tech cities.
Karin Edgett, CEO, SunFriend Corp., explains the sun monitor, which measures how much UV light is reaching your skin at any given time, making sure you safe when tanning.
Martin Vesper, CEO, digitalSTROM, connects your home devices through software with smart electricity.
Dipul Patel, cofounder and CEO, Ecovent, made a product that heats your house more efficiently, saving the environment as well as your money.