Energy & Utilities

How blockchain delivers security and trust to startups

Written by Ron Argent | Blockchain, Business Partner, Cloud...

How blockchain delivers security and trust to startups by Ron Argent originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse   Anyone who knows the challenges of making a startup succeed knows that just having a great idea—even a potentially world-changing idea—is no guarantee of success. I founded Cognition Foundry in 2015 to help deserving startups bridge the gaps ...read more


Want to reduce ocean pollution? Blockchain is paving the way

Written by Shaun Frankson | Blockchain, Cloud, Computer Services...

Want to reduce ocean pollution? Blockchain is paving the way by Shaun Frankson originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse   Every year, about 8 million metric tons of plastics go into the oceans. It’s not a new problem, but recent stunning revelations—like the existence of a huge floating cluster of trash known widely as the “Great ...read more


How blockchain technology can help improve everyday life

Written by Oscar Roque | Blockchain, Energy & Utilities, Financial Markets...

At Interac Corp., a leading provider of payment services in Canada, we’ve discovered that blockchain for business can improve everyday life. Consider that blockchain’s promise lies in its ability to weave together networks of previously independent people, organizations and industries to create new value chains. These can help to transform business models, deliver new customer ...read more


How blockchain helps spark innovation for energy grids

Written by Vikram Singh | Blockchain, Energy & Utilities, IBM Services

Electric utilities are in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime business model transformation. To capitalize on energy technologies that give customers new choices and change the structure of the electrical grid, utilities must adapt to a new reality. We at Alectra Utilities Corp., a utility serving one million homes and businesses outside of Toronto in Ontario, ...read more


How AI can minimize storm effects on the electrical grid

Written by Tony O'Hara | AI/Watson, Energy & Utilities, The Weather Company

Climate scientists believe we’re in for weather of increasing intensity—a situation that can severely challenge electric utilities. In order to minimize damage and quickly restore power after a storm, the industry must improve its ability to prepare for weather related outages. As an example of the impact, in January of 2017, my company, NB Power ...read more


WaterBot: How to know if your water is safe to drink

Written by Chris Richter | AI/Watson, Blockchain, Energy & Utilities...

How can you tell if your water is safe to drink? Most Americans worry about their drinking water, with good reason. News reports regularly expose high levels of PFCs, PFASs and other contaminants found around the nation. In 2014, we heard that the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, was discolored with dangerous contamination. Over the ...read more


Turning startup innovation and passion into business success

Written by Ron Argent | Business Partner, Computer Services, Energy & Utilities...

Taking a good idea and transforming it into a thriving business is not swift or easy. Roughly 90 percent of startups fail. In 2015, I established Cognition Foundry with the aim of helping talented, skilled people with innovative ideas better navigate this transformation. We primarily work with startups and independent software vendors (ISVs) moving their ...read more


How can we clear the plastic choking our oceans?

Written by Shaun Frankson | Blockchain, Energy & Utilities, Middleware...

Straight out of high school I joined a rock band. I thought I was living the dream. Then I woke up one day trapped in a bed. A car crash had almost killed me. I was 21. I had an epiphany. I had this revelation, a realization about what I wanted to do. I wanted ...read more