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How the Underlying Infrastructure of Society Is Built

At well over 500,000 pounds and 442 feet, a Siemens Gamesa wind turbine can tower over its surroundings. Yet, depending on the wind resource, just one of these turbines can provide renewable energy to 400–500 homes constantly, while only taking about two to three weeks to build and construct.

A small fleet of these wind turbines can power a small city. A large fleet of them can eliminate the carbon footprint of hundreds of thousands of homes.

A few technologists — including myself — had the chance to inspect the components of these energy titans at their manufacturing and training facility in Orlando, Florida. It was part of Siemens USA’s annual Innovation Day, where they bring some of the most interesting companies using their software and hardware together to talk about how they’re changing the world. …

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On Stage at Carnegie Hall with the Siemens NYC Tour Crew

An adventure into NYC’s hidden infrastructure

Living in New York City is a treasure hunter’s dream: even when you’re lost in the maze, you always find gold.

For the last year, I’ve lived in New York City, and I’ve learned so many amazing things about my new home. Amazing rooftops, secret bars, and more amazing dinners and snacks than I can ever describe. But I hadn’t explored the most iconic parts of New York City — until recently.

Siemens USA — the technology and manufacturing giant that powers the tech and energy systems in almost every building and landmark in every major city— recently took a small group of journalists and technologists (including me!) on an incredible tour of my city. The goal of the tour was to understand the hidden technology and infrastructure that powers NYC, including the Statue of Liberty,Arther Ashe Stadium, Carnegie Hall, and even the breweries of Brooklyn. …

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A New Home Page for Ecommerce Professionals

Dear Chatbots Magazine readers,

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Ecommerce Magazine, the second publication in the Octane AI media network!

Ecommerce Magazine is a celebration of the industry, with guides to selling, building a brand, inspiring profiles of retail and ecommerce entrepreneurs, and more. It will have the same informative content you have come to expect from Chatbots Magazine, but tailored for professionals of the $1+ trillion ecommerce marketing. If you work in ecommerce or are interested in ecommerce, bookmark Ecommerce Magazine now.

Check out some of our launch articles:


Ben Parr

President & Co-Founder of Octane AI | Author of Captivology | BoD of Samasource | Formerly CNET, Mashable | Forbes 30 Under 30

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