The Peggy Smedley Show
  • Digital Transformation in Transportation September 28, 2022
    Peggy discusses some big trends to consider with digital transformation in the transportation sector. She says technology can make a job easier, improve a worker’s quality of life, and make a job safer. She also discusses: Two big ways technology can help in transportation. How technology can help entice workers to jobs. Why it is […]
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  • Buildings: The Data Revolution September 28, 2022
    Peggy and Evangeline Marzec, sustainability CTO, Microsoft, and Katie McGinty, vice president and chief sustainability and external relations officer, Johnson Controls, discuss the reasons they are working on smart campuses. They explain how data can help create a revolution for both buildings and the climate. They also discuss: A Beijing campus retrofit and how much […]
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  • Lofty EV Goals September 28, 2022
    Peggy and Loren McDonald, CEO, EVAdoption, discuss the future of EVs (electric vehicles) and if we are going to reach some pretty lofty goals. He says we might achieve 50% of new vehicle sales being electric and plug-in hybrids by 2030. They also discuss: The driving factors behind EV sales today. How to educate the […]
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  • All about Acquisitions September 21, 2022
    Peggy Smedley talks about the good, the bad, and the ugly of acquisitions, saying they can cause disruption in the marketplace—and monopolies cause a whole lot more. She talks about the recent Amazon news of its intent to acquire iRobot. She also discusses: This history of antitrust and antimonopoly laws in the United States. Key […]
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  • The Metaverse in Mobility September 21, 2022
    Peggy Smedley and Henry Bzeih, CTO/CSO, automotive & transportation, Microsoft, talk about one of the biggest trends in mobility today: the metaverse. He says he is hearing about it constantly from various industry sources—not just from an automotive perspective—but overarching. They also: Define the metaverse at the intersection of three distinct technologies and give examples. […]
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  • Microsoft Enables the Metaverse September 21, 2022
    Peggy Smedley and Henry Bzeih, CTO/CSO, automotive & transportation, Microsoft, talk about what Microsoft is doing to enable the metaverse. He says its approach to technology has always been an enabling and nurturing approach and that Microsoft is a partner first company. They also discuss: An example of a metaverse solution for configuring the vehicle. […]
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  • Tech Adoption amid Economic Uncertainty September 14, 2022
    Peggy talks all about digital transformation, software, and automation. She says when times are lean, implement technology to shore up businesses' processes. But are businesses following through? She cites new research about technology implementation trends in one vertical. She also discusses: How the current economic climate has changed approaches to adopted software. The official definition […]
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  • Driving Electrified Vehicles September 14, 2022
    Peggy and Ian Riches, VP, global automotive practice, Strategy Analytics, discuss what is driving electrified vehicles. He says in the last few years this electrified vehicle sector has become the defining growth factor, and there will be factory electric vehicle growth rates of more than 25% a year for the next few years on average. […]
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  • The Future of Utilities September 14, 2022
    Where are utilities headed? Peggy and Andy Zetlan, director, center of excellence, Hitachi Energy, discuss. He says the three things utilities worry about all the time are the reliability of their service, the cost of their service, and resiliency, meaning how well they can adapt to problems and resolve them quickly. They also talk about: […]
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  • What’s Next for Clean Energy September 7, 2022
    Peggy talks all about clean energy and new programs and projects that can reduce carbon emissions. She says if we do it right, it will likely create jobs, cut energy costs, and improve the environment all at the same time. She also discusses: What is currently happening with clean energy planning and deployment. A new […]
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