Schneider Electric, the global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, hosted its first Innovation Summit in India on March 19 and 20 in New Delhi. The summit brought together more than 2,000 customers, policy makers and industry leaders. Leaders shared critical insights on how automation and digitisation are helping to manage energy with disruptive technology tools leading to efficiency in business. The summit also reiterated Schneider Electric’s commitment to a sustainability agenda and complete alignment with the Indian government’s long-term goal of bringing down carbon footprint.
Addressing the plenary, Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog, said the country is poised for paradigm shifts with huge disruptions in physical infrastructure. He adds, “We are creating 100 smart cities with another 50 cities which will be connected by metro and a few connected with bullet trains. The government is converging physical infrastructure with biometric-based digital infrastructure to improve human lives with uninterrupted water and electricity supplies, efficient public transportation, quality education and healthcare services.”
Opening the plenary session of the summit, Anil Chaudhry, Zone President and Managing Director of Schneider Electric India said, “Schneider Electric’s technologies are powering businesses and key government programmes including Make in India, Smart Cities Mission and Electric Mobility. Nearly 15 per cent per cent of India’s solar capacity is based on Schneider technology. Digitisation and IoT are going to transform India’s energy ecosystem so that all citizens have access to uninterrupted electricity at affordable rates.”
The summit also showcased Schneider Electric’s Innovation Hub, an exhibition of the company’s rich portfolio of software, solutions and services. The integrated zone displayed its next-generation EcoStruxure architecture and platform that delivers IoT-enabled open and interoperable solutions across user segments. The company also displayed its new range of IoT enabled smart home solutions called ‘Connected Homes’. It ran digital demos bringing the innovative platforms closer to its customers as well as to a broader audience.