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Category: Fireside with Bill


Mismatched Bookends? Not So Fast

At INTERSECT16, I defined what the GRIDSMART Man is when we recognized Tim Smith with J.O. Herbert Co., Inc. as the Ultimate GRIDSMART Man for 2016. The GRIDSMART Man is not always a bloke, the GRIDSMART Man might be a doyenne, because the essence of the GRIDSMART Man is a conviction, a principle, a strong […]

What is at the Heart of a Smart City?

Some say connectivity is the heart of a Smart City; others say government and many point to technology as the heart of a Smart City. The very wise say that citizens are the heart of a Smart City. I agree with the latter, but if I think about the first thing a Smart City would […]

The Value of Perpetual Data

So, it is football season and I got to thinking about something……. A long, long time ago when I was a lad in South Detroit, we use to watch radio (the talkie).  We accepted that the Big Ten was not allowed to play in any bowl game except the Rose Bowl. Then change happened. My […]

Celebrating Richard Arvine Overton, Oldest Living WWII Veteran

Here is the straight up: it is a contentious day here in America three days after the election. It seems like everyone is upset with something and feels like the world is falling apart. GRIDSMART always doubles down when the stakes are high so here goes: “The election does not matter in the big picture […]

Post-Holiday Bummer

It is the day after INTERSECT16 and it feels very much like the slight melancholy of December 26th. You feel amazing about the past few days, you feel proud of bringing the family together, you feel thankful for all the great people in your life, you feel concern that they make it home safe. You […]

The GRIDSMART Love Language

Hey There, My name is Bill Malkes, I am a founder at GRIDSMART. If we have not met, I am sorry for that, because I am thankful for everyone reading this. If you are reading this, I would guess you want to know more about GRIDSMART. We deliver advanced traffic solutions that anyone can use. […]

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