| | DEC-JAN 20186With global economy experiencing volatile growth rates since 2008, organizations can no longer oversee the technological and economical benefits of smart and sustainable energy. To deal with the energy supply limitations, environmental mandates, intermittent renewable, and consumers' desire for energy-saving products, every industry and household is now a target for new and efficient energy systems, devices, and applications. With smart meters and plug-in electric vehicles to smart cities on the horizon, a collective effort for a better tomorrow is shaping up the global innovation.With cloud, mobility, big data, analytics, and IoT in the backdrop, organizations are harnessing copious amounts of information about changing customer behavior, distribution channels, production service models, regulatory standards, and more for bringing about optimized consumption. Based on the innovations around real-time system monitoring, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), ultracapacitors, smart grid, and new biofuel technologies, smart energy technology solution developers are working towards the promise of reduced costs, high workforce productivity, as well as quick and efficient business decisions. While some providers strive to satisfy regulatory mandates and increased reliability, other technologists seek to empower organizations and end consumers with smart solutions around energy storage, renewable and distributed generation, and peak demand reduction.In order to assist consumers in identifying the Smart Energy solution most suitable for optimizing their business, a team of prominent CIOs, CEOs, and analysts along with Energy CIO Insights' editorial board has analyzed the strengths and capabilities of the top contenders in this field. This edition of Energy CIO Insights features companies with in-depth expertise in providing cutting-edge Smart Energy solutions that help consumers tackle the challenges involved in consumption and management of energy.Let us know your thoughts.Laura DavisEditor-in-ChiefEnergy CIOInsights EditorialTech-driven Energy RevolutionCopyright© 2017 ValleyMedia Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher thereof.DEC - JAN, 2018Editor-in-Chief Laura DavisEditorial StaffT:510.556.2284VisualizersStephen ThomasK. ManojkumarSalesMailing AddressValley Media Inc.44790 S. Grimmer Blvd Suite 202, Fremont, CA 94538T:510.936.8381, F:510-894-8405 DEC - JAN, 2018, Vol 02- Issue 11Published Monthly by ValleyMedia Inc. To subscribe to Energy CIO InsightsVisit www.energycioinsights.com Anna Matthewanna@energycioinsights.comArijit SarkarJonathan SmithJudy SimonBrian JacksonSandra LewisRobert JonesSMART ENERGY SPECIAL*Some of the Insights are based on the interviews with respective CIOs and CXOs to our editorial staff
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