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Securing the Connected Environment

Securing the Connected Environment

Jim Gilsinn, Senior Investigator, Kenexis Consulting Joshua Marpet, Senior Vice President of Compliance and Managed Services, CyberGRC Scott Lyons, Executive Vice President of Business Development, WarCollar Industries Internet of Things (IoT) technology is included in an unprecedented and increasing number of new devices. From smart meters to light bulbs and refrigerators to thermostats, the prevalence of IoT devices continues to grow. Many companies in the industrial control system Read more […]

Enhancing, Coordinating, and Improving Security

Enhancing, Coordinating, and Improving Security

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) Our nation’s energy infrastructure—and specifically our electric grid—deserves more attention in the coming year. The private sector is rapidly innovating and finding ways to update our grid and make us less vulnerable as a nation to cyberattacks. We must also protect against adverse weather and accidents that could significantly impact our economy and threaten public Read more […]

Electrifying the World

Electrifying the World

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Tomi Motoi, GE Representative to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Economics and Investment Office The energy system drives today’s economic and social progress. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global energy investment in 2015 accounted for nearly 2.4 percent of global GDP. Electricity, including networks, accounted for 37 percent of this investment,[1] serving worldwide energy Read more […]

Transforming the Future

Transforming the Future

This piece was originally published as the president’s column in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Kevin J. Cosgriff, President & CEO, NEMA Google Vice President Vint Cerf once quipped, “I used to tell jokes about internet-enabled light bulbs. I can’t tell jokes about them anymore—there already is an internet-connected light bulb.” Mr. Cerf is not only one of the fathers of the internet and chief internet evangelist for Google but also a headline speaker at the NEMA Read more…

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2017 Strategic Initiatives: Preparing for a Connected Future

2017 Strategic Initiatives: Preparing for a Connected Future

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA How will the electroindustry change in the next five to ten years? What should we do to prepare manufacturers for the future? These are questions that NEMA addresses each year through its Strategic Initiatives program. Established in 2007, the program helps NEMA members seize emerging market opportunities, solve impending Read more […]

The Internet of Things: A New Age for Manufacturers

The Internet of Things: A New Age for Manufacturers

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Robin Duke-Woolley, Founder and CEO, Beecham Research In offering transformative rather than incremental change, the Internet of Things (IoT) can reshape whole industries—not least of which is manufacturing. According to Accenture, the IoT will add trillions of dollars to the global economy over the next 15 years, and a study by Cisco found that the manufacturing sector will drive 34 percent of total Read more […]

Making Connections with Recombinant Technology

Making Connections with Recombinant Technology

This piece was originally published as the chairwoman’s column in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Maryrose Sylvester, President & CEO, Current, powered by GE Barbara McClintock, the only woman to win an unshared Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, demonstrated the concept of genetic recombination in 1931. Recombination occurs when DNA molecules trade genetic material to create something new—for example, two blue-eyed parents producing a brown-eyed child. This is Read more […]

Creating a Safer Home with the Internet of Things

Creating a Safer Home with the Internet of Things

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Steve Montgomery, Chief Operating Officer of 2D2C, Inc, and Chairman, NEMA Internet of Things Council The Internet of Things (IoT) is a development of the worldwide web in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data. The IoT becomes a network of devices, vehicles, buildings, and even people embedded with electronics, software, sensors/actuators, Read more […]

Past as Prologue: What’s Ahead for Solid-State Lighting?

Past as Prologue: What’s Ahead for Solid-State Lighting?

By James Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy Over the last decade, solid-state lighting (SSL) has evolved from a novelty to a viable option for most general lighting applications. Back in 2005 some likened the lighting market to the Wild West—not only because early SSL products didn’t match the performance of the technologies they were intended to replace but also because a lack of standards caused a great deal of confusion that was compounded by exaggerated performance claims. Today Read more…

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Lighting: The Key to the Intelligent City

Lighting: The Key to the Intelligent City

By Joseph Howley, Manager—Industry Relations, Current, powered by GE Cities around the world are exploring a new kind of intelligence that will transform the way we live, work, and interact. It may sound like the opening line of a futuristic movie, but this is a statement of today’s actuality. Our physical and digital worlds are more interconnected than ever, and that connectivity is powering the transformation of metropolitan areas around the globe. “Smart cities” are no longer Read more […]