I’m Morgan Ekam-dick. I’m a digital native, passionate about Innovation, new technologies, collaboration, people & team impact on business. I am always eager to learn, meet and discover people that can help me understand the work environment and how as an early career we can grow, evolve and be empowered to live our unique life and work. That’s why I joined Schneider Electric the first time. Let me do a throwback to share my career journey!
Starting my professional life After spending two years of Literature preparatory school, I joined Neoma Business School in Rouen to validate in France the so called “Master Grande Ecole”, specializing in HR, consulting and Digital transformation. That was actually three wonderful years where I got involved in several associations such as Culture connection, our international student office that welcome and integrate exchange students on the campus. A great melting pot that encourages me to always nurture and celebrate Diversity wherever I’ll be wor..

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This is the third in a four-post series on microgrids for hospitals. In my first post I mentioned how the news of power backup systems failing or running out of fuel during major storm events is causing many hospitals to reconsider their resiliency strategy. I also noted how hospitals continue to face budgetary pressures in the face of rising energy costs and environmental regulations, while needing to expand facilities and add more energy-intensive equipment.
These factors are now driving hospitals to adopt microgrid solutions to achieve greater resiliency, optimized energy costs, and improved sustainability. And the time is right, given that the overall cost has dropped by up to 30% in the last 5 years.
I also briefly described the main components of a microgrid solution, including distributed energy assets (DER) – such as CHP, renewables, and energy storage – as well as the control system and advanced energy analytics. Finally, in my second post, I took a deeper dive into the many..

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I joined Schneider Electric Brazil in 2012 as a Marketing Intern. Looking back, I realize that I could get amazing mentoring and advice from many leaders around the world, which has been fundamental to grow my career. Now, working in the Global HR team to lead the Global student competition, named Go Green in the City, I’ve connected with some of the colleagues in Schneider, who were recruited from Go Green in the City. They share here precious pieces of career tips that will help young professionals to boost their career.
1. Enjoy each stage “Starting a work career is exciting, first day in the office is always special and memorable. Remember the passion when you enter the work force and pursue your dream. Whichever assignment given to you, work on it with all your heart and passion. Every effort counts and it helps to sharpen your skills for next step in your career.”
– Su-Jin NG, SE Green The World University Challenge participant in 2009
Currently, Project Marketing Manager in S..

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Veronica Virina from Schneider Electric Philippines wrote about her experience in support for International Youth Day 2019 and its theme to Transform Education.
In what feels a lifetime ago, I was working in an NGO brokering some projects for schools. I was quite new to the world of CSR. I was still shocked at how forward-thinking companies can be with their school partners. Almost a decade of doing CSR and it still amazes me at how the spirit of shaping the future and meaningful purpose lives on in companies who include their school partners in their plans. This was also what attracted me to join Schneider Electric almost two years ago.
I learned about the Access to Energy program of Schneider Foundation, and how very well thought out it was. The fact that there was a major investment in skills development and education transformation was a win because having been involved in blue collar skills upgrading in my previous job, it gave me semblance of professional continuity. In additio..

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In the 2018 Hollywood movie The Hummingbird Project, Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard portray entrepreneurs who undertake an audacious venture to deliver a fiber optic cable from a stock exchange in Kansas to the New York Stock Exchange.
Their cable would have lower latency (delay) – a 15ms delay or the time it takes for a hummingbird’s wings to beat just once – than all the other portals and that would be enough time to make a staggering difference in market returns. The ambitious entrepreneurs would engage in high frequency trading and when someone places a “market price” buy order, they would buy the stock before the order executes then fill the customer’s buy order at a profit (sneaky, eh?). This fiber cable is a 1,000-mile (1600-meters) straight line from Kansas City to New Jersey, where the computers are located.
The cable has to be straight because data slows if it’s not perfectly straight. As the conversation between the main characters goes in the movie:
“It has to b..

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The topic of network connectivity has become a universal discussion across multiple avenues of conversation, and it’s easy to see why this is the case. After all, the fact of the matter is that connectivity has become the need of the hour in modern times, with pretty much every form of technology – such as machine control – being governed by the modern application of this technology. A large part of the technology that fuels this development has to be the manner in which AI & machine learning has progressed by leaps and bounds, making the progress in these technological avenues all the more substantial.
Related Article : Improving network connectivity in industries with various control systems
So, the best way to illustrate just how far network connectivity has progressed in modern times would be to talk about two major forms of technology that have become the rage. You’ll be hard-pressed to talk about the overarching topic of technological innovation and not find yourself talking ab..

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The Digital Revolution. Industry 4.0. The Industrial Internet of Things. The 4th Industrial Revolution. Call it what you will but today’s fast-accelerating technological evolution has forever changed the business of manufacturing.
In any digital transformation, investment in safety systems is essential. However, the justification for a safety system upgrade is seldom based on a single factor. Many considerations combine to ultimately build a successful case for modernization. I once presented a manager with two choices: Upgrade the legacy safety system or wait until something happens and go out of business. I know that sounds a bit extreme, but it’s not always possible to restart operations after an outage!
This post will discuss the last (but certainly not the least!) important step in building an effective business justification. In any business, everybody is competing for the same limited budget and resources. How do you create a winning business case, and more importantly, secure..

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The world’s biggest problems need strong STEM educated women and men to solve them.
So how can we develop our next generation of problem solvers?
Personally, I believe organizations like FIRST Robotics are the best solution to truly create the problem solvers of the future. FIRST engages young girls and boys to work collaboratively to solve problems. Their robotics programs begin in grade school with Legos, up through high school where students build and program 100+ pound robots. But it’s more than just robots.
“I don’t use kids to build robots. I use robots to build kids.”
– Dean Kamen,
Founder of FIRST Robotics
FIRST is a global program, with 550,000+ students in over 100 countries. FIRST unites students of all cultural backgrounds on the laws of physics, math, and science. It provides a playing field where they can work together, teach other, and come to a solution based on these scientific principles.
Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST, and I
What is FIRST? FIRST Robotics, where ..

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Background
Maya Sushkin, a 6th grade student from Worcester, Massachusetts was recently selected as the grand prize winner at the Region II Central Massachusetts Science and Engineering fair (Worcester Regional Science & Engineering fair). She competed with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from the Massachusetts public and private schools systems. She is the daughter of Yin-Ying Lu, a SCADA lead engineer at Schneider Electric Foxboro, MA.
Maya comes from a very green family who are hopeful for a more sustainable Earth. She wanted to do a project that was important and addressed a real-world issue that she could better understand and help solve. While reading a news article about a large chunk of ice the size as Manhattan falling off a glacier in Antarctica, she decided to base her project on the effects of glacial ice melting due to global warming.
Developing the project
Yin-Ying Lu has worked for Schneider Electric for the last 20 years as an engineer partnered with customers on improvin..

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This is our second blog to celebrate the International Youth Day on Aug 12th, defined by the United Nations. ​This year’s theme, ‘Transforming Education’, highlights efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth in line with the Goal 4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Susanna Cabos from Schneider Electric Spain shares her recent exciting event with youth to promote education in engineering.
Meeting 500 bright students Future, innovation, engineering, education, values. These are just some ideas that Schneider Electric volunteer employees have shared with nearly 500 students from 6 schools in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and Bilbao in the first edition of Let’s Go Engineering.
During the 9 months, girls and boys have explored the three axes of the program. Breaking stereotypes, raising interest in engineering and developing the final project. Along the way, through games and educational activities, they have discovered women inventors in history…

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