We've asked the NextEnergy team to share the industry-related news, stories and information that have grabbed their attention this month. We hope you find it useful!

Angella Durkin, COO

Media: The New York Times Article
What makes it interesting: As we move towards a more connected and automated world, the human response is fascinating. People may change in unanticipated ways, having an impact on the effectiveness of technology or requiring adjustments to the tech. We must always remember people are still at the center.

Nathalie Osborn, Director, Smart Grid Initiatives

Media: Historical Fiction
What makes it interesting: Great historical fiction read on the feud between Edison and Westinghouse told from the perspective of Westinghouse’s lawyer Paul Cravath. The book even includes a great prologue where Graham Moore shares fact, where he took liberties on actual events, and fiction.

Jim Saber, CEO

What he’s reading: Competing in the Connected World
Media: Non-Fiction
What makes it interesting: Great insights into innovation in the world of connected technologies.

Melissa Smith, Director, Marketing & Communications

What she’s listening to: Detroit City of Design Podcast
Media: Design Core Detroit Podcast
What makes it interesting: I love this series of conversations with Detroit-connected “designers, changemakers and the curious” on how design can be used to create conditions for better quality of life and economic opportunity. Of particular interest are the episodes on sustainable manufacturing, accessible transit and equitable cities.

Wayne Snyder, Director, Technology Development

What he’s reading: DENSO Launches its First Smart Mobility Ecosystem in Dublin, Ohio
Media: DENSO Press Release
What makes it interesting: NextEnergy has worked with Michigan-based DENSO and Derq previously to accelerate emerging solutions for smart cities. We celebrate their continued growth and partnership to scale the deployment to meet city needs for smart cleaner and more accessible transportation.

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