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Agility Overcomes Risks of a Maturing Technology

Agility Overcomes Risks of a Maturing Technology

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Jes Munk Hansen, CEO, LEDVANCE, formerly known as OSRAM SYLVANIA Technological and business innovations are transforming what lighting can do, as well as the industry that delivers it. The primary change agent is solid-state lighting, notably the white-light properties of the light-emitting diode (LED). While still a relatively young technology, LED lighting has already proven superior to conventional Read more […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recap: Internet of Things World 2016

Recap: Internet of Things World 2016

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Steve Griffith, PMP, Industry Director, NEMA The third annual Internet of Things World 2016, took place May 16–18 in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Spanning three days and attracting well over 3,000 attendees, the conference brought together thought leadership speakers and 11 tracks of content, including Smart Homes and Smart Cities, IoT and the Cloud, IoT Security, Wearables, 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 […]

Connected Enterprise Optimizes Facilities and Supplier Networks

Connected Enterprise Optimizes Facilities and Supplier Networks

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Mary K. Burgoon, Market Development Manager, Heavy Industries, Rockwell Automation The industrial landscape increasingly encompasses connected enterprises. This approach enables common manufacturing platforms and standardized performance measurements across an entire enterprise. It allows businesses to strategically save time and money, mitigate risk, and capitalize on new opportunities. Challenge Similar Read more […]

Intelligent Devices Offer Safety, Preserve Property

Intelligent Devices Offer Safety, Preserve Property

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Dave Loucks, PhD, Manager, Application & Advanced System Engineering, Eaton The cost of microprocessors, temperature sensors, and electronic current sensors has decreased dramatically in the last 10 to 15 years. While much attention has been focused on using microprocessors to connect devices to a network, many of the use cases for residential device communication have focused more Read more […]