At the just concluded IDC CIO Summit 2019 which held in Lagos today, Schneider
Electric demonstrated the importance of digitized power monitoring in commercial
and industrial buildings to enhance energy efficiency and power
Considering the inadequate power infrastructure and the resultant frequent blackouts
experienced across the nation, Schneider Electric made a presentation at the summit
on Digitizing Power Management to Drive Energy Efficiency, highlighting the
variables under our control to preserve the safety of consumers and the lifespan of
Ifeanyi Odoh, Head Business Development and Offer Marketing for Anglophone
West Africa at Schneider Electric explained how firms can save cost by deploying a
range of Schneider Electric smart software that will automate power monitoring,
protect electrical installations from overheating, power surges and fire.
He also enlightened the delegates of the possibility of detecting the health status of
electrical installations by the use of these smart software.
“A good understanding of the issues with your equipment and installations will help
you avert major electrical hazards via early prevention”, he posits.
Odoh averred that firms can better protect their equipment and resolve issues around
power quality by leveraging the benefits of Schneider Electric EcoStruxure
The theme of the summit was Strategies for an Era of Multiplied Innovation and
Automation. It focused on the increasing use of data for competitive advantage.
Speakers and panellists made presentations on how to help companies rethink the way
they leverage information, harness emerging ICT solutions, and facilitate
organization-wide innovation, with the ultimate aim of making their enterprises more
agile, efficient, and productive than ever before.
It has been fore
casted that beyond 2022, we will see large-scale automation with
ubiquitous AI and robotics, the emergence of digital twins on a massive scale, and
exponential change in the competitive landscape. We expect to see a new "IT world
order", built around changing technologies, new offerings, evolving business models,
and emerging digital transformation.