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In an increasingly digital and urbanized world, how can we implement building technology best practices today, tomorrow, and into the future? Find out by subscribing to Next Story Up by Schneider Electric, where we define what makes buildings "smart", as well as how to unlock their fullest potential in optimizing energy efficiency and creating best-in-class occupant experiences.

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In an increasingly digital and urbanized world, how can we implement building technology best practices today, tomorrow, and into the future? Find out by subscribing to Next Story Up by Schneider Electric, where we define what makes buildings "smart", as well as how to unlock their fullest potential in optimizing energy efficiency and creating best-in-class occupant experiences.

https://www.se.com/us/en/work/campaign/nam/next-story-up/

    Season 2 Finale, Episode 8: That's One Small Step (w/ Annette Clayton)

    Season 2 Finale, Episode 8: That's One Small Step (w/ Annette Clayton)

    We have a new website:: https://www.schneider-electric.us/en/work/campaign/nam/next-story-up/

    In Act 1, Tyler commemorates the 50th anniversary of NASA’s moon landing by looking back at the event itself and exploring just how bold and revolutionary the moment was. He even goes so far as to share President John F. Kennedy’s “moonshot” speech, and it’s enough to get anyone motivated to go through their day. We discuss the circumstance around the launch, the immediate aftermath, and the ramifications of mankind’s landing on the moon as, among other things, an inspiration for all that great things can be achieved when we work together towards a common goal.

    In Act 2, we are joined by Annette Clayton, CEO & President of Schneider Electric North America. She’s a champion of our organization and its mission, and a tremendous leader, so we were thrilled to have her as a guest for our finale. With Annette, we discuss motivating influences throughout her career such as role models and great achievements she’s witnessed in her own career as well as those accomplished by some of our partners and customers. We also discuss the bold challenges that lie ahead of us in a smart building and energy society, and what in her view we must keep in mind in order to reach our lofty goals. Annette has had amazing experiences that have made lasting contributions across the board, so her insights are both informative and inspirational (especially at the tail end of today’s episode after the credits and music, in my humble opinion). We hope you enjoy this fantastic discussion to close out our second season.

    An important side note: in this episode, we discuss Schneider Electric’s race for Net Zero by 2030 and how our executives are tied to this achievement. Since recording this episode, we’ve announced a new target of 2025 for Net Zero at Schneider Electric, with a Net Zero Supply Chain (something Annette knows a thing or two about improving) by 2050.

    Thank you for rejoining us for Season 2. It would be wonderful if you could subscribe, rate, and comment on our series as you join along in the next leg of our journey. We are honored to have you be a part in this.

    Outro Music: "Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    • 29 min
    Season 2, Episode 7: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace (w/ Jason Heindel)

    Season 2, Episode 7: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace (w/ Jason Heindel)

    We have a new website:: https://www.schneider-electric.us/en/work/campaign/nam/next-story-up/

    In Act 1, Tyler shares that he is about to be married this coming Saturday, which is the impetus for today’s intro and conversation. He shares the many traditions and reasons behind marriage, but then also the rather unromantic mention that at its core a marriage is somewhat of a contractual agreement. A very important one, for sure, but with the same legal connotations and responsibilities as many others that we might think of in more black and white contractual terms.

    In Act 2, we are joined by Jason Heindel, Smart Buildings Solutions Architect at Faith Technologies (a strategic partner of Schneider Electric). Jason explains to us the history of Faith Technologies as well as what the partnership entails with Schneider Electric, as well as how the responsibilities of electrical contractors continue to change. Jason uses terrific examples of how connected technology can apply in the power side of a building by describing resiliency benefits at a nature reserve hosting – you guessed it – a wedding. He also details a point-by-point synopsis of what anyone designing or building a site should consider if they’d like to make their installation “smart”. Jason and I have never met in person, but have become friends virtually through our interest in smart buildings, travel, and food – all of which we’ve discovered about one another thanks to the internet.

    Thank you for rejoining us for Season 2. It would be wonderful if you could subscribe, rate, and comment on our series as you join along in the next leg of our journey. We are honored to have you be a part in this.

    Outro Music: "Ran" by Future Islands

    • 35 min
    Season 2, Episode 6: The Pilot Episode (w/ Tyler Haak & Alexis Hart)

    Season 2, Episode 6: The Pilot Episode (w/ Tyler Haak & Alexis Hart)

    We have a new website:: https://www.schneider-electric.us/en/work/campaign/nam/next-story-up/

    In Act 1, Tyler prepares us for an inside look at a walk down memory lane by introducing that in this episode, we’re going to mix things up and share with our listeners the pilot episode that we created in order to gain interest in the viability of our podcast series. He explains that the essential elements needed in order to pursue the project included a belief that his company would be willing to accept bold ideas a little off the beaten path from what has been traditional, investment and sponsorship from leaders in the company, and visionary coworkers and counterparts excited to help make the vision a reality. Tyler describes the specifics of how that happened here, in what should be an insightful view into the creation of the series for fans, and also hopefully a bit of inspiration for any listener who might have a unique idea of their own that they’re itching to bring to reality.

    In Act 2, we play our initial pilot, which was simply a series of five questions prepared by Alexis Hart, National Director of US Channel Development at Schneider Electric and an early supporter and promoter of the podcast, which at its inception was called… “Schneider Speaks”. The conversation centers on many of the topics we discuss with our guests in the regular series including smart building services, the internet of things, and cybersecurity – but with a twist in that Tyler is the guest for these question and answers, and not the host. It was a joy to re-listen to this, and we are proud to share it with our audience before our final two episodes, which are groundbreaking for us in their own right as well. We hope you enjoy learning about our process with a peak behind the curtain at “Schneider Speaks”.

    Thank you for rejoining us for Season 2. It would be wonderful if you could subscribe, rate, and comment on our series as you join along in the next leg of our journey. We are honored to have you be a part in this.

    Outro Music: "Drunk and with Dreams" by Angel Olsen

    • 26 min
    Season 2, Episode 5: Meet Me at the Mall (w/ Jason Dodier)

    Season 2, Episode 5: Meet Me at the Mall (w/ Jason Dodier)

    We have a new website:: https://www.schneider-electric.us/en/work/campaign/nam/next-story-up/

    In Act 1, Tyler describes his experiences as an adolescent growing up and visiting his local mall – an experience that today would be much different for youth today, and far less common. He discusses the evolution of the act of “shopping” from corner stores to malls, from malls to big box stores, and from big box stores to e-commerce and same-day delivery, and remarks on how at every turn the infrastructure supporting the buying practices had to change as well. Now, it looks like a great renaissance for in-person, brick-and-mortar shopping will be found at new airports; a happy convergence that capitalizes on the attitudes and attention of travelers, and a major driver for new airport development. This is not the only driver though, so Tyler concludes the first act by preparing the listeners for the fact that more information about the segment will be shared by our guest in Act 2.

    In Act 2, we are joined by Jason Dodier, Strategic Account Executive for the Carlyle Group and Engagement Leader for the JFK Terminal 1 Airport Project at Schneider Electric. Jason enthusiastically describes the trends impacting airport construction development, from traveler demographic to energy efficiency and sustainability goals, and goes to great lengths to indicate the types of technologies and services we might be able to expect as air travelers in the coming years. He has a clear eye for the permanence of airport infrastructure, and reminds us that this is an opportunity for any nation to really make a statement to the rest of the world about what it can produce. Jason is a charismatic speaker who puts a palpable amount of pride and passion into his descriptions, facts, details and predictions for us, and is a terrific guest to give us a view into an extremely hot development area in the built environment as we head into the 2020’s.

    Thank you for rejoining us for Season 2. It would be wonderful if you could subscribe, rate, and comment on our series as you join along in the next leg of our journey. We are honored to have you be a part in this.

    Outro Music: "Something for Your M.I.N.D." by Superorganism

    • 36 min
    Season 2, Episode 4: Rust Belts & Blue Collars (w/ Cormac Crossan)

    Season 2, Episode 4: Rust Belts & Blue Collars (w/ Cormac Crossan)

    We have a new website: https://www.schneider-electric.us/en/work/campaign/nam/next-story-up/

    In Act 1, Tyler discusses the transition – both psychological and actual – between the Industrial Age and the Information Age, and what that means for how we see ourselves and how we see our buildings. He remarks that society places a high importance on what are traditionally manufacturing or blue-collar jobs, but that due to the fact we are now in an information/digital age, those jobs and the value they bring are highly digital as well. We should consider these “blue-collar IT”, and as opposed to these blue-collar jobs being finished once a building is completed, they now play an active role in the continued life of a smart building and feed directly into the productivity of a knowledge and services economy. In commercial real estate, where facilities are often used as the offices for “white-collar labor”, this dynamic is most apparent because these developments are now facing greater demands to be “smart” and “well” and leaning on the tech in a building to make that happen.

    In Act 2, we discuss the commercial real estate sector with Paris-based Cormac Crossan, Business Development Director of Commercial Real Estate for Schneider Electric. Cormac delivers the goods with quotes, facts, statistics and wide-ranging observations about the state of smart buildings in the commercial real estate industry. He remarks that while it’s still largely less tech-adopted than other less obvious industries such as commercial fishing, the investments in “prop tech” technologies across all aspects of a building’s services points to a promising future. He discusses the benefits of seamless engagement between building systems, and how this remains a holy grail of sorts, while describing how simple data points are becoming more and more valuable by helping to make the life of a building occupant simpler (and not just saving on electricity consumption). He speaks of the 3-30-300 principle, benefits of biophilic design, and other simply cool facets of CRE in today’s economy.

    Outro: “It’s All Okay” by Julia Stone

    • 38 min
    Season 2, Episode 3: A Bittersweet Symphony (w/ Brian Keemer)

    Season 2, Episode 3: A Bittersweet Symphony (w/ Brian Keemer)

    We have a new website: https://www.schneider-electric.us/en/work/campaign/nam/next-story-up/

    In Act 1, Tyler describes the evolution of music over time, with each new iteration of music building off the old and resulting in the type of popular music we hear today. Is this better than, say, classical music? Perhaps not, but it’s more popular for a raft of different reasons at this point in time. We then discuss classical music, in particular the symphony orchestra, and all the moving parts required to make it a magical performance, and note that this is not all that different than a well-functioning BAS system. All you must do is compare different instruments to different types of building equipment, different instruments to different sensors, different sheet music to different code. In no other type of building is this more important than the intelligent hospital, where outcomes are more high stakes than anywhere else due to the nature and outcomes of the facility and its occupants (surgeons, staff workers, nurses, and so on).

    In Act 2, we are joined by Brian Keemer, Strategic Account Manager for Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals at Schneider Electric. Brian discusses his experience in the world of hospitals and the importance of emerging technologies on the competitiveness of hospitals moving forward. Technologies like wayfinding are shown to make the experience better for patients and guests, while digitizing services and operations will help hospitals themselves stay more competitive and attract/retain better talent to perform crucial work within the facility walls. It all adds up to digitization leading us into the next generation of hospitals, where Brian tells us we are just at the beginning today.

    Thank you for rejoining us for Season 2. It would be wonderful if you could subscribe, rate, and comment on our series as you join along in the next leg of our journey. We are honored to have you be a part in this.

    Outro Music: "Peace Signs" by Sharon Van Etten

    • 28 min

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