Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Schneider Electric

November 2, 2017

CNBC has announced it has teamed up with a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, Schneider Electric, to create a brand new technology show, IOT: Powering the Digital Economy, which debuted on 24th October.

The series will draw on interviews with dozens of C-level executives in some of the world's most powerful companies to deepen the understanding of the impact of digital transformation across 12 industries – including healthcare, hospitality, mining, and retail.

Each episode will deliver practical insights from those on the front lines of major digital transformation, as well as explore how current and emerging technologies will transform leadership, business models, customer experience, revenue streams and power tomorrow's industries and societies.

IOT: Powering the Digital Economy will be hosted by a number of guest presenters, starting with the esteemed Juliet Mann, who explores the impact of digital transformation on the financial services industry and interviews: Josh Bottomley, Global Head of Digital, Retail Banking and Wealth Management at HSBC; Harsh Sinha, Vice President, Engineering at Transferwise; and Dirk Haubrich, Head of the Consumer Protection, Financial Innovation and Payments at the European Banking Authority.

Chris Leong, Chief Marketing Officer at Schneider Electric, said: "We are inspired by our customers' bold ideas to address challenges and opportunities presented by IoT and digitization. We are proud to be part of the ecosystem enabling solutions that address the energy paradox through both demand side efficiency and automation powering the digital economy. Our bold EcoStruxure solutions are designed for buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries. Join the conversations that unleash the infinite possibilities presented by IoT and digital transformation: #whatsyourboldidea."

Martin Conroy, Executive Producer at CNBC International, said: "IOT: Powering the Digital Economy investigates the impact of the digital revolution on a range of sectors – an issue which our audience is both concerned about and interested in. This series will answer many questions our viewers have about digital transformation and help them learn from its impact across an array of industries, making it a must-watch for many."

The bi-monthly 24-part editorial series debuts on CNBC International (Sky Channel 505, Free Sat 201, Virgin Media 613) on 24th October at 23.00 GMT.

To learn more about IOT: Powering the Digital Economy visit https://www.cnbc.com/iot or follow @CNBCiPR on Twitter.

Schneider Electric

For the eighth year in a row, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, participated as a proud sponsor in the 17th annual Tremblant 24h. With support from family, friends, employees, and the company, Schneider Electric Canada employees raised funds and presented a cheque for $101,840 to support local children’s causes. 

The company was one of 366 teams participating in this year’s events, which took place December 8 to 10 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec.

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EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

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CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

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 Sean Freeman

Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his trade expertise beyond that of a simple career. Not only is he a Master Electrician but he has traveled around the world as an electrical technician delegate with the Red Cross Emergency Response Unit. His skills are a vital part of emergency response and disaster relief.

In 2013 Sean responded to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. In 2014 Sean spent almost a month in Kenema, Sierra Leone working at the Ebola Treatment Centre. There he was responsible for ensuring electricity and clean water were available, and worked to strengthen the infrastructure of the facility. 

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