BMW’s Vice President of Digital Life Services and Engineering Thom Brenner took the stage today at Microsoft Build to detail the first stage of its ambitious IoT project that aims to deliver “ultimate smart device connectivity that’s perfectly integrated into your digital lifestyle.”
The term “Industry 4.0”, also known as the “fourth industrial revolution”, was coined by Germanyin 2011, in a bid to promote computerization of machine manufacturing. After merely four years, Industry 4.0 has transcended the imaginary realm to become a reality in our daily lives. Driven by the “Internet of Things” (IoT), the full realization of Industry 4.0 calls for a ubiquitous and standardized connection to transmit data amongst the machines, from machines to people, and vice versa. Ryan Goh, Vice President and General Manager of Zebra Technologies Asia-Pacific, explores how Wi-Fi acts as the glue that connect all these “things” together.
Nexant announced today that Dan Gruidel, former Vice President, Strategic and Solution Marketing for Ventyx (an ABB company), has been appointed Vice President of Global Marketing. Reporting to Nexant CEO Basem Sarandah, Gruidel will assume responsibility for directing Nexant’s marketing team and leading the company’s worldwide marketing initiatives for all of its products and services.
EnerNex and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) were presented with the 2013 Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Distinguished Project Award for the “NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Program” at the annual PMI Global Congress award ceremony in New Orleans.
Stuart McCafferty, EnerNex’s Vice President of Energy Technology Consulting and the program manager for the NIST SGIP Program, and Paul Boynton, NIST’s program manager and senior engineer accepted the award.
In July last year an electricity grid failure plunged India into darkness, affecting about 20 States.
As the country takes steps to improve its supply and grid system, Bindu N. Lohani, Vice-President, Sustainable Energy and Knowledge Management, Asian Development Bank (ADB), feels a smartgrid can be one way of improving efficiencies and integrating cleaner energy sources in India.