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GE Minds and Machines Showcases Predix Adoption by Utilities

The tone at GE Minds and Machines 2017 in San Francisco was pretty upbeat. Attendance rose significantly from 2016, with more than 3,700 people from 59 countries on hand. Some key Predix partnership advancements with Microsoft Azure and Apple were announced. New CEO John Flannery delivered an unequivocal keynote backing GE’s commitment to going digital […]

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IoT World Innovator Spotlight: UBICQUIA, Broadband Connectivity for Cities with a Stackable Module System

Recently, I wrote about small and mid-sized cities without broadband fiber struggling in their search for a logical and cost-justifiable path towards digital transformation and becoming smart. At Lightfair and IoT World, UBICQUIA launched their UBICELL 100 smart city router. The UBICELL 100 aims to solve one of the key headwinds preventing widespread IoT network […]

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Distributed Analytics Forecast: Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Fog

Distributed energy showcases the role of advanced analytics Distributed energy continues to be a major focus for many utilities around the globe. That was certainly the case last week in San Diego at the electric utility industry’s major tradeshow for transmission and distribution, DistribuTECH 2017. As it was last year, one of the major themes […]

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SAP Articulates Digital Economy Strategies for Industries

I recently attended a day-long session at SAP’s campus in Newtown Square, just outside of Philadelphia, PA. The company referred to the session as an industry analyst base camp. If you’d like to follow the proceedings in bursts of 140 characters or less, you can here: https://twitter.com/hashtag/SAPIABC?src=hash. The landscape of a digital economy according to […]

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How outage analytics drives change management

As many electric utilities work through rising temperatures and storm season, annual conversations on outage management occur. These discussions often inevitably are linked to weather-related events, as seen in Michigan and Indiana. Of course, there is the occasional unusual outlier, like a monkey bringing down generation for the entire country of Kenya. Don’t worry, the […]

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