I just wrote a post-ETS piece about education, and how this was a strong, but subtle theme running throughout the event. There's a big concern that not enough kids are going into the science and engineering disciplines - both in grade school and beyond - and this is the lifeblood driving the energy economy, especially among utilities. My article is running now on the ETS Insights portal, and if you're wondering where tomorrow's energy leaders will come from, I think you'll enjoy it.
Given my core focus communications tech, my perspectives on smart grid/energy are a bit different from those that live in that space 24/7. Since ETS is done now for a while, I thought it would be useful to pull all the various things I've been doing lately around that space to add a few layers to the above post.
First, from today's earlier blog post, my thoughts on smart grid parallels to the UC space on UCStrategies
Second, I wrote a series of articles leading up to ETS wearing my Community Advocate hat. Here's a summary with links to each post.
Finally, on a visual note, here's my post from ETS with some photos and first impressions.
Whatever you care to read, I greatly appreciate your time, and if this sparks any idea or dialog, I'm all ears.