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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 […]

Stay Ahead of the Line

If you’ve ever watched Olympic swimming on television, you’ve probably seen the moving line superimposed on your TV, indicating world-record pace. Stay ahead of that line for glory. Fall behind and risk obscurity. In 2017, that’s exactly where we are in traffic management and transportation. Our industry is evolving faster than it has in the […]

STREETSMART

GRIDSMART was born into eternal and unchangeable Principles: Simple. Flexible. Transparent. GRIDSMART starts every day advancing these Principles in all parts of our business on the road to our vision of Improving One Billion Lives Through Technology. So now, as we proudly roll-out our new STREETSMART, please know that this is a product built and […]

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 […]

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EXPOSING THE DARK SIDE OF SMART CITIES

BY NAVEEN JOSHI, FOUNDER AND CEO, ALLERIN Smart cities have the ability to transform the lives of its citizens. However, there is a dark side to these smart cities that can go unnoticed. Smart cities are leveraging modern technologies such as Artificial Intelligence...

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