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What Grid Storage Investing Will Look Like — Post-COVID-19

There are two global markets that drive the demand for energy storage: stationary (old-school power) storage and electric vehicles (EVs). For the short term — through 2025, which is only four years out — energy storage deployment…

Industry 4.0 and the Importance of Thinking Holistically

When we were born, our world mainly was our mother, but it became our immediate family in short order. Our data exchange was minimal, and that worked just fine. By the time we entered pre-school or kindergarten,…

Digital Technologies Are the Only Chance To Achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 is highly questionable, as the status quo is difficult to disrupt. Difficult, that is, but not impossible. A report from 2019, “Digital With a Purpose: Delivering a SMARTer2030”,…

Securing Smart Cities: Session Border Controllers Ensure Integrity With “Industrial Strength” at the Edge

With the recent rise of digitalization, Session Border Controller (SBC) technology has become more commonplace throughout various industries. Special-purpose devices protect and regulate IP communication flows while deployed at network borders to control IP communications…

A Roadmap to AI and Digital Transformation in Water (or Elsewhere)

Digital technology has transformed transportation, healthcare, education, energy, and entertainment. Those industries provide valuable lessons for the digital transformation we are now witnessing in the water sector, where we work. However, the realities of this…

We Need To Rethink ESG To Ensure Access to Water and Sanitation for All

The focus ESG frameworks place on climate change runs the risk that we fail to solve the problem of ensuring access to water and sanitation for all. We need to change the way ESG frameworks…

The Latest Changes in VC Deal Terms — Pay-to-Play

I’ve always told founders and investors alike that, while the term sheet is the Holy Grail for entrepreneurs, not all the terms are created equal. I discussed term sheets in this post in my series about the…

Access and Equality: How the American Infrastructure Bill Can Drive New Opportunities for All As Industry 4.0 Changes Engineering and Manufacturing

Unlike large infrastructure initiatives, including the New Deal, which helped raise the US out of the Great Depression, the 2021 legislation comes at a time when the lines between the physical and digital worlds are…

Tech and Innovation Offer Promise for the World’s Most Water-Challenged Regions

It is estimated that currently 844 million people live without clean water, and 2.3 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation, according to water.org. Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the…

Vertical Farming Joins the Third Green Revolution Menu

We are now witnessing the emergence of one of the most significant trends of this century: vertical farming writes Will Sarni. We need an agricultural revolution The world population is expected to reach nearly 11…