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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