Enterprises should explain the business potential of blockchain, artificial intelligence and augmented reality. Vendors and representatives of technologies will realize the additional marketing opportunities afforded by the program to the targeted customer classes which are incentivized and most importantly other utilities will see a model of how such a program is successfully implemented and what it can accomplish.
With the advent of open banking APIs as a way to bring external technologies and innovations directly to banking customers, and the emergence of non-traditional banking ecosystems that may include non-banking services, combinations of technologies will become the norm.
Our research, based on a survey of public service technology leaders in nine countries (Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States), reveals that intelligent technologies are already playing a pivotal role in helping agencies achieve this mission—and expectations of future gains are high.
Many ideas are in play here, including regular flow and solid batteries, but the most exciting emerging technology is even newer graphene supercapacitors These supercapacitors can store large amounts of energy and disperse it quickly, far outpacing our regular electric batteries, and graphene makes an environmentally friendly and relatively cost efficient material for that.
Participants were able to hear ideas and approaches about emerging technologies coming to market; learn about innovative green plumbing and mechanical concepts; view presentations; and engaged in timely discussions on how the water utility, manufacturing, engineering and trade industries have found solutions through emerging technologies in the water efficiency, plumbing and mechanical industries.