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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 motto that can be seen featured in many, if not all, of the largest industry conferences. […]

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 pounding of a mid-day July sun in Arizona […]

Here’s Looking At You, 2018

250 million connected vehicles will transverse our roadways by 2020 according to Gartner.  By 2040 it is anticipated that autonomous vehicles (AV) will represent 25% of all vehicle traffic.   All of this will be supported by infrastructure that will accommodate connected and non-connected vehicles as well as a mix of self-driving with human driven cars, […]

So, here’s the deal.

This is the Billism that has me out of my mind, fired-up these days. I have been around for a little more than forever and a little less than too long. I have started companies and worked in a baker’s dozen of industries. I’ve seen trade shows, conferences and forums where people gather to talk […]

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 […]

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The GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer (FAE) Organization is geographically based to provide direct customer support. The FAEs three primary responsibilities are customer training, installation support, and post-sales technical support.  All FAEs receive...

An Update from GRIDSMART on COVID-19

Dear GRIDSMART Friends: I am writing to let you know what you can expect from GRIDSMART as shutdowns and closures multiply in light of COVID-19. Customer Support, Regional Sales, and FAEs will still be available by phone or online to support you as usual. If you have...

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RETURNING 2021

After much deliberation, and with much remorse, GRIDSMART has decided to cancel INTERSECT this year. The safety of our employees, distributors and customers is of utmost importance.