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Seoul Day 5: The Korea Development Bank

  On Wednesday, our group visited the Korea Development Bank (KDB). We first gathered at the hotel for a presentation I gave on the company. My presentation outlined the key facts about the KDB so everyone would have a knowledge … Continued

Envision Energy: Building a Global Smart Energy Ecosystem

On May 30, 2019, we traveled to the city of Jiangyin in the Jiangsu Province to visit Envision Energy. Envision Energy was founded in 2007 by Lei Zhang on the basis that everyone deserves access to “clean, secure, and affordable … Continued

Songdo: The World’s Smartest City?

  A Brief Analysis of Songdo’s Progress as a Smart City   “It feels like I’m looking into the future”, was just one of the comments I overheard as we stared from the top of the G-Tower’s observatory, out into … Continued

Seoul Smart City

We started the day with a visit to Seoul’s new City Hall, constructed in a way that overshadows the former one with modern curves and glass. When construction began, ruins from the Joseon dynasty of Korea were discovered under layers … Continued

Samsung, Korea’s Technological Steward into the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  Two representatives from Samsung’s renewable energy division began their presentation with a rhetorical question: “What comes to mind when you think of Samsung?”  I instantly reached into my pocket and held out my Galaxy S9, and various voices around … Continued

How Curiosity and History Shaped the Career of a Clean Tech CEO

    Philip Mezey, the recent past CEO of Itron, majored in history. While Mezey had the basic technical skills required to work in a technology field, he believes that skills in reasoning, decision making, understanding group dynamics, and the … Continued

The Electricity Grid as an iPhone

  Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Michael Regan, is moving NC toward a cleaner future by urging the community to think of the energy grid as an iPhone -both accessible and multifunctional in nature. Just as … Continued