We investigate how data and technology are shaping the present and future of the connected industrial economy. We talk with experts in the industrial sector--from water and power to manufacturing, pharmaceutical production, and beyond--about the cutting-edge technologies that are changing how engineers from these critical industries keep the everyday parts of life running. Join us to learn about the incredible things being done with industrial data to create a more connected economy and sustainable future.
The future of the power grid: The challenge of DERs
In the final episode of our series, “The Future of the Power Grid,” we talk to three industry experts about how grid operators are incorporating distributed energy resources (DERs)—like rooftop solar—in ways that maintain the integrity of the grid and don’t undermine their potential for sustainable power generation.
The future of the power grid: Aging infrastructure
How do you put more power on an already strained and aging power grid? Our guests today say industrial software—and the data analysis it makes possible—is helping the grid increase capacity and accommodate sustainable power sources as we decarbonize.
The second episode of our three-part series, “The Future of the Power Grid.”
The future of the power grid: Re-engineering for renewables
In this episode, three experts discuss how technologies like smart grids, DERs and advanced industrial software can help us get renewable power where and when it’s most needed.
Listen to the first episode in our series, “The Future of the Power Grid.”
How digitization is decarbonizing industry
In this episode, host Rebecca Ahrens talks with Lisa Wee, the Vice President of Sustainability at AVEVA about how AVEVA is helping its customers meet their sustainability goals while reducing its own carbon footprint in the process.
Why should businesses care about COP26?
In this episode, host Rebecca Ahrens talks with Lisa Wee, the Vice President of Sustainability at AVEVA and Ruchi Shah, a Sustainability Manager at AVEVA, about the significance of COP26, the importance of combining diplomacy with commitments from the business community, and strategies businesses can adopt to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
What can real-time data do in an emergency?
In this episode, AVEVA Pre-Sales Engineer Dan Lopez tells the story of his family’s harrowing experiences during the Polar Vortex that hit Texas in February of 2021. Dan shares how his at-home PI System gave his family insight into the storm’s impact and in doing so, helped them help others. Whether on a small scale or scaled for industrial use, Dan explains, real-time data is the backbone of resilient communities.
Smart water for a changing environment
In this episode, host Rebecca Ahrens talks with Gary Wong, the Global Water Industry Lead and Expert for AVEVA, about some of the most pressing challenges facing the water industry. They discuss how data and technology can help utilities survive and thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Rebecca Ahrens is the host of Our Industrial Life and the Senior Manager of the Editorial team at AVEVA. She holds a degree in philosophy and the history of math and science from St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM and attended ArtCenter College of Design's graduate program in Pasadena, CA where she taught and studied writing. She's written stories about how people have used data to save oysters in Tasmania, create sustainably powered microgrids in California, build digital twins of hydrogen and nitrogen gas pipeline networks in Singapore and Malaysia, and train ship crews using 3D simulations all around the world.