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We are inundated with tech buzz words –cloud computing, big data, predictive analytics. They might be the next “big thing” for your business, if your methods of data capture and manipulation are …

We are inundated with tech buzz words –cloud computing, big data, predictive analytics. They might be the next “big thing” for your business, if your methods of data capture and manipulation are world-class. This practical session will explore ways you can fully leverage these trends.

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  • The main point: Trends are always tricky things to discuss.At one end – you run the risk of ignoring them and thinking that they are fads.At the other – you can make too much of them, and think they are “the answer” for all your ills.
  • The main point: here’s what we will discuss.
  • Today = for the sake of time, I will just touch on 4 major trends...BIG DATACombining it with analytics for sake of timeHowever, most of us need much better analytics on our “small data” – we will talk about thatCLOUD COMPUTINGThe cloud is doing more and more of the heavy liftingINTERNET OF THINGSA more connected world MOBILE DEVICESIn one sense – this is not a “trend” as a “reality”But, in another – when we have a company like Jawbone acquire a company focused on health monitoring – we want to see what that meansThere are others we could talk about...Social media...Gamification...Cyber security...
  • The main point: convey/reinforce the “decoupling” concept.Bigger we get, more we use – homes, cities, businesses...We must “decouple.”Renewable energy is part of the solution.Energy efficiency pays – need reliable, auditable measurement and verification.Technology – particularly software – can be good low-cost option.
  • The main point: data is flowing faster and faster.Machines will rule the world!
  • The main point: agree on a “definition” of Big Data, define what it isn’t.What it is – what it is not.Facebook sentiment flight upgrade.
  • The main point: big data is impacting many corners of our society.
  • The main point: even the CIA, a world-class data management operation, struggles to make sense of it all.
  • The main point: some industries will be completely redefined by big data.Transportation...?Healthcare...?
  • The main point: just having “more” data or “bigger” data isn’t the answer. Get good at managing and analyzing your “small” data first.
  • Let’s transition to Cloud Computing.Two key points to make, but first...
  • The main point: We couldn’t have hosted this event without the cloud!
  • The main point: paved the way + caused a major paradigm shift.
  • The main point: increasingly, the cloud isn’t just “where files live,” but where “processes get done.”Platform as a Service.Infrastructure as a Service.
  • The main point: more and more devices are connected.Not just “computers”.New value / opportunity for those who can leverage / mine / interpret.
  • The main point: The “internet of things” is a concept/phrase used to describe the increasingly interconnected world we live in – it’s not a “technology” in and of itself.
  • The main point: software innovation accelerated by mobile device ubiquity.
  • The main point: consider the implications of wearable electronics on your business models.Customers will come to expect us to know when they will arrive and what they will want.We can all be told that as we are eating that burger from Five Guys, our cholesterol is climbing at that very moment...
  • I call this section the “somebody gets left out” section.Big company like Schneider, too much going on to cover it all.I take a couple examples to illustrate the points.Apologies to our various business units and team members who aren’t represented.
  • The main points:SE’s software strategic focus is on StruxureWareFront-end stuff like UI, brand names, etc., are affectedMore importantly – back-end integration/interoperability KEY VALUE driverSegment-specific SUITES will drive enhanced value for key segments (Water, Data Centers, Hcare, Grid, etc.)Maybe...Faster project cycles | Latest software releases | Enterprise toolsEnhanced analytics | Interoperability | User experienceScalability | Investment flexibility | Efficiency | Reporting
  • Four components:1 - Energy Observatory (prices/forecasting in 16 countries)2 - energy performance monitoring3 - on-site diagnostics - energy efficiency improvement plans4 - energy consultancy - design phase of any new industrial site
  • The main point: many companies already trust their enterprise reporting needs to Schneider Electric.
  • The main point: Schneider eats it’s own cooking.Over 202 of our industrial/larger office sites in RA.
  • The main point: We have a very good handle on our global RESOURCE usage and GHG footprint thanks to cloud-based, mobile-friendly software.
  • The main point: way beyond “electricity” only – we can track projects, benchmark performance, etc.1.2 million+ USD in savings - in just one year
  • The goal is to get to future forecasting and prediction – this is the true value of StruxureWare.Thanks to the interoperability, we can build more sophisticated and predictive tools for our customers…It starts with ensuring that you have the right data flowing in – MONITORING.Systems and software to get ACCURATE data flowing seamlessly[CLICK]Once we have accurate data, we can perform thorough ANALYSIS.Dashboards and KPI tools that let you fine-tune performanceData is “backward-looking”, but ideally very near-term (minutes or days vs. months or years)Enables efficiency improvements based on past or real-time data[CLICK]Sophisticated analysis allows us to find patterns and build PREDICTION based tools.Modeling, algorithms and forecasting toolsHelps arrive at the “self-healing” facility or processCurrent and past data + algorithms = future predictionEnables PROACTIVE and PREVENTIVE adjustments
  • The main point: at the highest levels of our organization, capitalizing on software trends to help our customers is a strategic priority.
  • The main point: Hopefully, you have a lot of questions to ask yourself and your organization as a result of this presentation.Here are four specific ones.
  • The main point: Once you’ve found answers to those questions, you can take some steps.
  • The main point: start with a good, honest assessment.Get your small data house in order. (read: ditch the spreadsheets).Benchmark vs. your competition, industry, near-by industries.Assess your maturity. (get your “small” data house in order, ensure data collection thorough, reliable).
  • The main point: the world is becoming more transparent – comply or be doubted.Transparency!Show the data.Share information transparently. (more who know, more ideas will surface on how to improve). Stakeholder engagement, get folks in on the play. Gamification, competitions internally.
  • The main point: controlling energy is not just a “cost” you have to incur, but an area that reaps solid ROI.Use measurement & verification techniques to shore up your business plans and claims of savings.
  • The main point: roles and skills within your business need to change and keep up.
  • The main point: our data is not our own – increasingly, privacy concerns and cyber security will dominate the national/international agenda.
  • The main point: data growth/flow is increasing rapidly.
  • Helping utilities address the challenges of a distributed network of assets – real-time, cloud-based, highly secureSaaS delivery modelGeospatial dataMobile field data collection (tasks, inspections, damage assessment, redlining, etc.)Geospatial information is fed from ArcGIS/ArcFM Server sources.Mobile task configuration and management is hosted in the cloud.Your infrastructure data is not
  • The main point: devices in homes (or businesses) can open up new revenue streams (services!).
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    • 1. 1Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Big Trends, Practical ImplicationsKent EvansDirector, StruxureWare Offer MarketingTweet Live!#SchneiderXE
    • 2. 2Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Trends are Tricky“The horse is here to staybut the automobile is onlya novelty – a fad.”1903 – President of MichiganSavings Bank advising Henry Ford‟slawyer to not invest in Ford Motor Co.“There is no reasonanyone would want acomputer in their home.”1977 – Ken Olson, founder of DigitalEquipment Corp., maker of bigbusiness mainframe computers.“The rate of innovation is so high in ourindustry that if you dont innovate at thatspeed you can be replaced pretty quickly."2013 – BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins
    • 3. 3Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Our discussion todayReview four key technology trends.Share some innovation examples.Key questions to ask, steps to take.
    • 4. 4Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013The TrendsBig Data& AnalyticsMobileDevicesCloudComputingInternetof Things
    • 5. 5Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013The Common ChallengeTechnology innovationcan be a key driver.(hardware and software)
    • 6. 6Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Big Data& Analytics
    • 7. 7Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013
    • 8. 8Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013“Big” Data●Information that cannot be processed or analyzedusing traditional tools & processes●Note: current data is not “small”●Challenge is not just size (volume, velocity, variety)●Rate of generation rising●Percentage being processed dropping●80% of world’s data is unstructured●Over 50% of business leaders do not haveaccess to insights they need to do their job●Most companies just starting to understand●Instrumentation, intelligence & interconnection
    • 9. 9Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Big Data = Political Power“...Obama campaign had a strategy for not onlyhow data would be collected but how it would beused...[in] 2016, more money will be spent on thedata game than the ground game.”
    • 10. 10Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Needles in the Haystack“...the database ofuseless information is500 million gigabytes,the database of usefulinformation is 5K.Our problem: which 5K?”“...increasing volumes ofdata...from devices andthe growing field of smartmachines and sensors.”“...the latest numbers...35% of the world‟sdigital photographygets put onto Facebook.”
    • 11. 11Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Your Next Financial Advisor?“Time to fire yourportfolio manager?„Big data‟ researchershave found that miningGoogle search termsand plugging that datainto an investmentstrategy outperformedall but the world‟sgreatest stock pickersover an eight-yearstretch...”
    • 12. 12Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Get Your “Small” Data Right“Big data! If you don‟thave it, you better getyourself some...If yourdata is little, your rivalsare going to kick sand inyour face and steal yourgirlfriend...”“The important thing isgathering the right data,not gathering somearbitrary quantity of it.”
    • 13. 13Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013In Data We Trust“Information is the oilof the 21st century,and analytics is thecombustion engine.”Peter SondergaardSVP – Gartner“Torture the data,and it will confessto anything.”Ronald CoaseNobel Prize Laureate, Economics“If we have data, let‟s look at data. If all wehave are opinions, let‟s go with mine.”Jim BarksdaleFormer Netscape CEO
    • 14. 14Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013CloudComputing
    • 15. 15Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Cloud-Based CollaborationPoweredby:&
    • 16. 16Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Cloud Pioneer“There‟s no waythat companyexists in a year.”2001Tom Siebel, FounderSiebel Systems“The cloud servicescompanies of all sizes…the cloud is for everyone.The cloud is a democracy.”2010Marc Benioff,
    • 17. 17Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Beyond “Documents Everywhere”
    • 18. 18Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Internetof Things
    • 19. 19Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013The Internet of Things
    • 20. 20Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013“...practically every major technology company is in theprocess of developing an „IoT‟ product; a number of universitieshave launched big R&D programs; the EU is funding a massiveInternet of Things Initiative; and China has identified „IoT‟ as atechnology of national priority.” of the Hype“So is this old wine in a new bottle? Or is this renewed interestbased on some major new technological breakthrough?As it turns out, it‟s neither.”“IoT is a concept, not a single technology.”
    • 21. 21Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013MobileDevices
    • 22. 22Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013The Mobile-splosion50 billiondownloads(5 years)1 billionprofiles(8 years)
    • 23. 23Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Wearable Technology“Technology will be worn into andout of your enterprise.”2012 – Gartner – Top Technology Trends for 2013 and Beyond
    • 24. 24Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Softwareinnovation
    • 25. 25Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013StruxureWare SoftwareSustainabilityPlanningAssetManagementBusinessOperationEnergyManagementProcessControlSecurityPowerAvailabilityIntegrated software applications from “shop floor to top floor”!Manage sustainability strategy.Better visibility = better decision making.Analyze operational trends.Better visibility = efficiency improvements.Control facility performance.Better visibility = fewer problems.ControlOperationsEnterprise
    • 26. 26Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Leadership Position
    • 27. 27Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Trusted Resource
    • 28. 28Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013We Are the “Customer”Some confidential data has been removed.
    • 29. 29Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013We Are the “Customer”Some confidential data has been removed.
    • 30. 30Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013We Are the “Customer”Some confidential data has been removed.
    • 31. 31Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Future InnovationPREDICTIONAlgorithms & ModelsANALYSISDashboards & KPI’sMONITORINGDevices & NetworksGreater value throughmore advancedsoftware technology
    • 32. 32Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Research & Development
    • 33. 33Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013PracticalImplications
    • 34. 34Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Key QuestionsIs my company leveraging these trends?(hint: look outside energy)Are our systems flexible and agile?(hint: they need to be)How will I convince my CFO to fund “this”?(hint: build in measurement/verification)(second hint: it‟s beyond finance)What is our risk tolerance for things like “cloud”?(hint: real concern, but also smokescreen)
    • 35. 35Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Key StepsAssessEngageReinforceGrow
    • 36. 36Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Assess Your Organization’s Maturity
    • 37. 37Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Engage a Wide(r) Audience
    • 38. 38Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Reinforce Financial Impact & Value
    • 39. 39Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Grow (and enhance) Your Talent Base
    • 40. 40Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Key StepsAssess your organization‟s “energy maturity.”(get your “small data” house in order)Engage a wide(r) audience of stakeholders.(visibility, transparency, internal, external)Reinforce the financial impact & value.(ROI extends beyond cost savings)Grow (and enhance) your talent pool.(data analytics roles skyrocketing)
    • 41. 41Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Appendix20+ “Bonus” slidesfor your reference!
    • 42. 42Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Big Data is getting personal
    • 43. 43Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013The Peta-Scale World.Handles more than 1 millioncustomer transactions everyhour, which is imported intodatabases estimated to containmore than 2.5 petabytes of data.Google processes 20 petabytes(every day).Globally, data centers consume asmuch energy as Sweden.
    • 44. 44Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Cloud-based field data collection
    • 45. 45Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Powerful Analytics, Services
    • 46. 46Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013The Internet of Weird Things
    • 47. 47Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Spawning Innovation“More objects are becoming embedded with sensors and gainingthe ability to communicate. The resulting information networkspromise to create new business models, improve businessprocesses, and reduce costs and risks.”“Precision farming equipment can take into account crop conditionsand spread extra fertilizer on areas that need more nutrients.”“Billboards in Japan peer back at passersby and instantly changedisplayed messages based on the viewer‟s profile.”
    • 48. 48Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Where are we headed?Data Centers | Water & WastewaterMetals Mining & Minerals | BuildingsRetail | Grid | Oil & Gas | HealthcareAcross allfacility typesand segmentsAcross alldomains andresourcesPower | ProcessInformation TechnologyBuilding | SecurityCarbon | Water | WasteForecastingand ModelingScenario PlanningRegulatory AnalysisRisk ManagementPrice ModelingSupply Chain OptimizationStruxureWare addresses all segments/domains and can help you plan for the future.
    • 49. 49Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Wearable technology“...the company is also opening up itsAPI to developers so that they can useJawbone stats in their applications...”
    • 50. 50Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Facebook’s Big Data Moves?
    • 51. 51Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Relatively speaking
    • 52. 52Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Delivering for small businesses“H.Bloom‟s softwaremanages inventory down tothe stem and uses real-timedata analysis to purchase avariety of red rose that‟s 2¢cheaper than others [or] toflag a supplier that‟s beensending too many damagedflowers.”“...only 2% of inventorygoes to waste.”
    • 53. 53Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Code testing code“Humans have largelybeen removed fromthe process...Humans slow youdown.”Kevin ScottSVP Engineering, LinkedIn
    • 54. 54Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013From Xbox to Service-in-an-Xbox
    • 55. 55Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Gamification
    • 56. 56Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Gamification
    • 57. 57Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Wearable technology
    • 58. 58Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Connected Devices
    • 59. 59Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013The CIA wrestles with information“...the database of useless information is 500million gigabytes, the database of usefulinformation is 5K. Our problem is, which 5K?”“Our belief: Big Data democracy wins. Thegoal we have is I have to be able to get thepower of Big Data and the analytics into thehands of the average user.”“The only way that the real value is going to when everybody has access to atool and the data in order to get their jobsdone and they don‟t have to worry about it.Tomorrow what we want are really elegant,easy-to-use tools, the machines to do theheavy-lifting, and we want to get out of simplethings like „search‟: search is so broken in thispeta-scale world that we‟re talking about.”The CIA‟s Four Big Bets.1) It‟s all about Big Data. Take advantageof the streams.2) Execute efficiently. More outcomes inless time.3) Share better. Act better as anintelligence community.4) It‟s all about people. We must have theright talent.“...rely on understanding and interpretingincreasing volumes of data, not just fromhuman beings and the vast quantities of socialdata from Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, butalso from devices and the growing field ofsmart machines and sensors.”“That is, I think, one of the predominantproblems of Big Data in the world: how do youfind a signal in ever-increasing seas of noise.”“...the latest numbers show that roughly 35%of all the world‟s digital photography getsput onto Facebook.”
    • 60. 60Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Controlling Energy is EssentialSource: Unites States Environmental Protection Agency website.“The annual energy bill torun U.S. primary andsecondary schools is astaggering $6 billion –more than is spent ontextbooks and computerscombined.”“Commercial andindustrial energy usein the U.S. costs about$200 billion annuallyand creates nearly50% of our GHGfootprint.”“Health care organizations spend $6.5 billion onenergy annually. Every dollar a nonprofit hospitalsaves on energy equals $20 of new revenue.”
    • 61. 61Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Big Data Additional Info
    • 62. 62Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Internet of Things
    • 63. 63Schneider Electric – Xperience Efficiency 2013Resources