Innovation Day 2017: Technology in the forecast

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:00 am EDT


Kevin Yates, President, Siemens Energy Management, U.S.

Innovation Day USA: Driving innovation for the U.S. and the world

Every day, billions of connected devices and machines are bridging more of our real and virtual worlds and changing the way we live, travel, build and work. Join us virtually March 27th to learn how Siemens latest innovations are helping industries from manufacturing to transportation embrace the power of data and lead in a digital and connected world. Hear from global and U.S. technology experts via virtual and interactive demos and discussions on emerging trends and technologies like: Blockchain-Based Microgrids, Additive Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Robots, Digital Infrastructure, MindSphere – The cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens. Innovation is in Siemens DNA, growing from one idea 170 years ago into a robust digitalization portfolio with a unique combination of software, digital services and MindSphere unmatched across its competitors. And the U.S. plays an integral role—in the last 15 years, Siemens has invested $35B in America, invests $1B annually in R&D, holds 15,000 U.S. patents and nearly 900 invention disclosures, and employs around 50,000 people with approximately 60 manufacturing sites. Take part in the conversation #SiemensInnovations.

Editor’s Note: In the coming days, we will highlight some of Siemens’ innovations and technologies that have benefited industries and society as a whole in the U.S.

We were almost there—almost to spring that is. But Punxsutawney Phil was evidently right this year when he predicted six more weeks of winter. As the East Coast bears down for Blizzard Stella, there will be a lot of innovative technology hard at work behind the scenes helping to keep the power on.


Like in Lower Manhattan, where storm hardening technology separates the power grid into sections so neighborhoods can stay lit even if one section of the grid goes down.

New mobile resilience transformers for New York utility Con Edison can be replaced in days versus weeks in times of extreme weather.


And in Brooklyn, we’re working with LO3 Energy on a blockchain-based microgrid that will have the ability to separate from the grid during storms to operate as its own “island”.

To get a better idea of what goes into powering New York, check out this piece from Emily Rueb with The New York Times.



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