Internet of Things may be the next big thing for the renewable industry globally. With one of the largest wind turbine manufacturers, Envision Energy, offering an ecosystem in which renewable power plants, utilities and their customers operate all on a single digital platform in the future, the digitisation of the transmission and distribution of energy may be one of the most sought-after applications in the near future.
When George Jetson exclaimed ‘Hooba Dooba!’ to express his wonderment at technological domesticity in his Skypad apartment, we too can delight in the quaint, yet uncanny futurist 1960s cartoon premise of life in Orbit City – what we now realise as Smart Cities in 2017. With the Internet of Things, the future has officially arrived and what a wonder it is.
There’s no doubt that we love the entrepreneurial fairytale of the young up-start taking over big business with a simple start-up… and while we salute those who do, there’s a lot to be said for the guy who used corporate life as a rich training ground to go get his start-up on. We chat with Sandro Rehder, Co-Founder and CTO of ListPop – who did just that.