Schneider Electric Showcases Innovation At Every Level at its Life Is On Innovation Summit

Schneider Electric Showcases Innovation At Every Level at its Life Is On Innovation Summit
·  More than 300 delegates from 12 countries across Asia Pacific shared insights and perspectives on redefining power and automation for a new reality
·  Innovation Hub showcased interconnected experiences brought about by the Internet of Things for buildings, factories, plants, data centers and homes

Singapore, September 26, 2016 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today hosted its Life is On Innovation Summit in Singapore. The full-day summit saw more than 300 participants, representing government, businesses and academia from 12 countries across Asia Pacific discuss the latest trends, technologies and innovations that are shaping the region’s world of energy and automation.

The Singapore Innovation Summit is an extension of Schneider Electric’s Paris Innovation Summit, which was held from March 31 - April 2.
Schneider Innovation at Every Level harnesses the power and promise of the Internet of Things to reshape cities, transform industries and enrich lives through connected products, edge control, and apps, analytics and services.

Connected Technologies for an Exciting Region
"Asia Pacific remains an exciting region for Schneider Electric.” said Mr Tommy Leong, East Asia and Japan Zone President, Schneider Electric. “What we want to do is to develop and provide connected technologies and solutions to help the region manage its energy and processes in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable for our customers, and this Summit provides a platform for the Company to better engage our customers, and empower them to stay ahead of the innovation curve.”
The highlight of the Singapore Innovation Summit was Schneider Electric’s CEO and Chairman Jean-Pascal Tricoire’s opening keynote, explaining the company’s “Innovation at Every Level” promise – to redefine power and automation for a new world of energy which is more electric, decarbonized, decentralized and digitized, and ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

Cort Isernhagen, Managing Director at Lux Research – Asia Pacific, said: “Operational Technology is going through a major revolution, the Internet of Things being one of the key drivers. Innovation by technology providers such as Schneider Electric is driving the much needed transformation at the intersection of IT and OT. In the end, we believe end-users will realize greater scales of operational efficiency – a direct outcome of the new worlds of energy and automation.”

The Summit focused on many themes for which innovation and the use of the latest technologies are key, including Efficient Buildings for a Cooler Planet, The New World of Energy in 3D+E, Intuitive Industries, Data Center: In the Cloud and at the Edge, and Power Distribution Redefined.

Nguyen Manh Tung, Director, GTECHS Vietnam, said: “IoT can transform Vietnam into a smart nation. The priority areas include smart grid and transportation. We would like to bring the devices and sensors shown by Schneider Electric at the Life Is On Innovation Summit to Vietnam and apply it to applications locally. Especially the cloud systems.”

On the sidelines of the Summit, an Innovation Hub allowed delegates to experience first-hand Schneider Electric’s latest innovations and solutions for buildings, factories, plants, data centers and homes. Theseinnovations and solutions bring connectivity – made possible with the Internet of Things, mobility and analytics to systems where the IT and OT spaces converge, helping customers achieve greater efficiency, reliability, sustainability and safety.

Company Launches Light It Up CSR Program
At the event, Schneider Electric also unveiled its “Light It Up” programme to bring access to electricity to rural communities across the Asia Pacific region. From mid- September to early November this year, Schneider Electric employees will distribute more than 1,800 units of the Mobiya solar lamps to rural communities in 12 countries across the region.

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