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Congrats to Jonathan Aberman Hottest Friend of the Entrepreneur

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Congrats to Jon for winning the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Hottest Friend of the Entrepreneur, it is well deserved for Jon Aberman and the team over at Amplifer Ventures. It was a privilege to be nominated along with such a great group of people. It is important to support both the local startup and SME…

Civergy, names Dan Hollenbach as Chief Financial Officer

Civergy, Inc. is pleased to announce that Dan Hollenbach, CPA, CGMA, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer starting May, 2014. Dan’s primary focus will be to lead the financial integration of the Civergy family of companies as they move toward building an organization that provides a range of critical services and indispensable products – from…

Heartbleed effects SCADA systems

As if there weren’t a sufficient number of things to worry about related to the Heartbleed vulnerability disclosed earlier this month, you can now add this to the list: Many of the world’s computers used to control and manage heavy industrial equipment, electric grids, water distribution and other industrial control systems may be vulnerable, too. The good news…

Aadhaar Facts – Nine Most Common Myths about Aadhaar

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Answers to common myths of Aadhaar. One key fact that I find interesting is thus far Aadhaar has only spent $640 million since 2009. At about $1.08 per Aadhaar  it is by far the lowest cost national ID of any system in the world. While being the lowest cost ID it is one of the…

Solaric — Electrifying the Bottom of the Pyramid | Nanogrids in Bangladesh

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This is a story of how a technology start-up in one of the poorest regions of the world, Bangladesh, is quietly going about changing the lives of millions of people, by providing them access to energy for the first time. In Bangladesh, a country of 154.7 million people, over 50% of the population has no…

Internet of Things its kinda a Big Deal | Wyly Wade

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Really no kidding. Just by logic there are lots more light switches, outlets and appliances dwarf the total number of computers, laptops and other computing devices ever sold. 1.9 billion devices today with an estimate of 9 billion devices in the next 4 years; the Internet of Things is turning into big business. Now imagine…

Smart Grid: Smart Grid 101

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The average consumer does not see the dramatic changes that are happening behind the scenes in the SmartGrid rollout. From complex SCADA systems that are generating the data that helps in real time optimize the system and balance the load and generation requirements. Some of these major changes are: Distributed generation, including renewables and community-level…

2014 AT&T Developer Summit and Hackathon

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  The AT&T Developer Summit is a special developer focused event that we pack with valuable news and information about emerging technologies and offer opportunities to network with top industry professionals and experts. It all starts off with a Mobile App Hackathon on the 4th and 5th and leads into a day filled with the latest from…

Aadhaar a struggle of identity — Part 1 Identity

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Over the coming weeks I am going provide some of my thoughts around identification (ID) and ID solutions. A critical understanding about ID systems can be neatly boxed into a single statement: Things you know; things you have; and things you are. But more on this later. Almost from the beginning, Aadhaar (in India) has struggled…

Toilet waste to energy system

  It may not be an appetizing thought when you’re putting the dinner on – but a new loo turns human waste into fuel. The ‘No Mix Vacuum Toilet’ is an airplane-style vacuum toilet which splits waste into solids and liquids. Liquid waste is processed for chemicals such as phosphorous for fertilizers. Solid waste is processed in a…

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