Exploring the components of smart cities.
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What is the next wave of smart cities? “What I’ve tried to do is have a realistic but future-driven view-oriented mission at work.” This comes from the RNN interview we bring you today with Jason Dodier and his colleague, Gordon Falconer, at Schneider Electric as we explore the components of smart cities.

Why is this conversation important to you or me? Or to a company like Arpin International Group? First, we depend on shifting resources across global points to position people and regions for growth. I have no doubt that you and your company, even as a small part of the supply chain that allows this to happen fluidly, do as well.

Beyond that, the components of this burgeoning innovative infrastructure will creep into our lives for decades. How do we harness the very best of this tech? What are the 3 P’s–policies, programs, projects–you have going on, at home and work, that becomes your starting point of better sustainability?

It seems, as we listen here, the launching point for all of us is approaching change with high emotional intelligence and empathy. And isn’t that true on how we approach work in general and our teammates? That attitude certainly leads to community spirit. Which is one of the keys to maintaining, worldwide, a high quality of life. And keep strong bonds between us. Which is good for companies and commerce.

There is a great quote here on “doing more with less.” That leads to profound efficiency. Extracting great value for our investments in time and money. And delivering fantastic value to our customers.

I asked the question of our guests, “How dumb are cities now?” We can ask the same of ourselves. Are we smart in using energy, natural resources, and human capital? What is our starting point in contributing to this brave new world? And do we integrate that attitude at work and within our company’s culture?

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