SCP E61: Interoperability and Power the Key to Smart Cities, with Robert Linsdell

The Smart Community Podcast

By Zoe Eather

SCP E61: Interoperability and Power the Key to Smart Cities, with Robert Linsdell

Sunday, 16 September

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fantastic conversation with Robert Linsdell, the Managing Director of Vertiv for Australia and New Zealand. He is passionate about technology; he grew up with it and has worked with it all of his life. We first talked about the different sectors of the Smart City and what is to come. We then talk about the importance of uninterrupted connectivity and power supply for a Smart City. Robert then talks about how important it is for interoperability to occur, to collaborate instead of compete. Robert shares was Vertiv does, particular with regards to data centres and UPS — uninterruptible power supply. We then talk about how unforgiving we are of technology and that we need to start talking about what to do if it fails. Finally, we discuss how important it is for government to keep up with technology when doing policy and planning. As always I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it.
Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.comConnect with Robert via LinkedInConnect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.comConnect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod
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