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FutureCite Speaker Series: The Future of Energy

Our Road to the New Energy World: From Consumer to Prosumer

The global world as we know it now is changing faster than we can adapt economically, culturally and geopolitically. Throughout history, human creativity and ingenuity have played key roles in overcoming past economic and industrial disruptions and upheavals within their jurisdictional borders. This digital transformation however is different, as its impact and reach will be felt exponentially and simultaneously by the entire world – and will impact future Living, Learning and Lifestyles.

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The focus of our FutureCite Speaker Series is to engage, citizens, communities, companies through live events and video presentations –  to “Imagine how they can play a role in the direction and adoption of AI to shape their future Living, Learning and Lifestyles.

For the joint FutureCite & YPE event on May 28, 2019 at the Enbridge Centre in Edmonton Alberta, FutureCite identified topics on the impact of the digital transformation on future Living and Lifestyle, and curated the speakers.  The three speakers from this event presented three different topics: The Future of Energy, The Future of Mobility and The Future of Food.

These three edited presentations are posted in our FutureCite Speaker Series:

  • William York, ATCO on The Future of Energy,
  • Yeatland Wong, Stantec on The Future of Mobility) and
  • Dr. Stan Blade, University of Alberta on The Future of Food)

In this video on the Future of Energy, William York P. Eng., of ATCO presents “Our Road to the New Energy World”. William shares how AI, sensors and devices (IoT) in everything (and anything in communities, companies and cities), will enable exponential connectivity & integration of products and services in, and to, your Homes & Work Hubs.

The takeaway? From Consumers to Prosumers: The next generation of energy consumers will have different expectations –  in the access, usage mix, and preferences in their choices from multiple energy sources, device products and services.

About William York P.Eng

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Holding a Bachelor of Science with distinction in electrical engineering, William is a professional engineer with more than five years of utility industry experience. including distribution automation and asset strategy engineer at ATCO electric. A member of ATCO’s Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence, William also serves as Director of the Electric Vehicle Association of Alberta.

About ATCO
With diverse products and services across many industries, ATCO is one-stop provider of integrated energy, housing, transportation and infrastructure solutions. ATCO provides customers with innovative, sustainable solutions in the sectors that are fundamental to global growth and prosperity: housing, real estate, energy, water, transportation and agriculture. From the delivery of efficient and reliable energy for homes, businesses and communities, to affordable temporary and permanent buildings.

About FutureCite Inc
FutureCite Inc launched FutureCite.com in 2018 as a way for Citizens, Communities and Companies to imagine, shape and navigate the digital transformation, and to enable them to prepare for the impact that it will have on their future Living, Learning and Lifestyle.  Through FutureCite.com, an interactive  digital hub, we provide a way for the 90% of Society to learn and share knowledge and experiences, accelerate discovery on ideas and innovations, and dialogue and collaborate to bridge the knowledge and skills gap arising from the digital transformation.  FutureCite’s one-stop digital hub consists of 3 interconnected digital platforms:
1) Focus – a platform to learn and share knowledge and experiences through articles, blogs and images,
2) Flash – a platform to accelerate discovery and adoption of ideas and innovations through videos, short articles and images, and
3) Connect – a forum and private messaging platform to engage dialogue and collaborate on ideas, initiatives, or projects.  FutureCite.com also hosts the Canada150in150 e-Book.

About YPE
Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is a non-profit organization which provides opportunities for networking, learning and career development, particularly for those with an interest in the global energy industry. The Edmonton chapter has been operating since 2014 and has organized many events and presentations from academics, senior government officials and prominent industry executives.


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