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After the hurricane: Irma left millions in the dark for weeks

24 Oct 2017 - 16:45

In the wake of hurricane Irma, millions of people were left without power for days or even weeks. Across the Caribbean and from Florida up to as far as Georgia, North and South Carolina, a record breaking number of 17 million people, at its peak, had to survive in the heat without any electricity. They had no chance to re-open their business, no refrigerators to keep food and medicine cold, no light, no internet to communicate or stay informed. In Florida, eight people even lost their lives because the nursing home they were staying in, couldn’t manage the power loss.

 

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10 tips to help you survive a business conference

20 Sep 2017 - 16:15
10 tips to help you survive a business conference

 

From 3 to 5 October 2017, Amsterdam is host to the European Utility Week, an annual innovation and information platform for the smart utility community. It’s a place where hundreds experts come together, as well as over 12.000 international visitors. All these people have one thing in common:  they want to get the maximum out of their visit. And they know the golden rule to do so: be prepared! We’ve listed 10 tips to help you become the ultimate conference master.

 

Plan ahead. Before you head down to the conference, take some time to plan your trip...

Robots taking over?

24 Jul 2017 - 12:45

 

Bots taking over the world has been a hot topic since the very first birth of robotic activity and has become even more tangible since the 1984 “I’ll be back” Terminator franchise.  Just recently, Elon Musk pointed out to consider artificial intelligence (AI) the most serious threat to the survival of the human race.  He said national and international regulatory oversight is needed, “just to make sure that we don’t do something foolish.”  Musk also stated his investments in AI as “keeping an eye on what’s going on, rather than a viable return on capital”.  In other words:...

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