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Fireside with Bill

Fireside with bill

Fireside with Bill is filled with insights, updates, announcements, and personal stories from Bill Malkes, GRIDSMART Founder, Vice President, and General Manager.

On Failure

As part of a talk to aspiring entrepreneurs, I touted the upside of failure; some were surprised. I was told no over 100 times when I asked investors to fund GRIDSMART. GRIDSMART was born in a self-funded, non-climate controlled attic on used desks. Take a guess at...

Bridging the Innovation Gap

Newer, better, faster, stronger. That is the mantra of innovation that fuels most industries today, especially tech-related industries. Everyone is always focused on the challenges of tomorrow, the latest trends, and putting developments “on the fast track.” It’s a...

It Is Time To Get Our Hands Dirty

We heard it at INTERSECT17 and we get it. A world away from some very good competitors, my hands and toes, the CEO’s hands and toes, have felt the widespread numb of an installation in sub-zero, 5 a.m. Middle-Michigan cold. My shoulders and neck know the relentless...

Featured Event

FROM THE GROUND UP
OCTOBER 8-10, 2019

Join us at INTERSECT19 as we build transportation’s foundation “From The Ground Up.”