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Perspectives Global 01-07-2020

A Final Thought

Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ CTO, Gerhard Salge, gives his final thoughts on this First Edition of #Perspectives and shares his hopes of more idea exchanges and sharing of viewpoints and different perspectives around key energy and digital topics in the future.

I hope that you enjoyed this first edition of #Perspectives, which is as fresh as our new company!

Big thanks to all our contributors, including customers and partners, as well our own executives, colleagues and Generation Z talents, for sharing their bold views and insights.

You could say that the making of this edition was the epitome of today’s extraordinary times – characterized by remote working (not one author sat in the same room) and exemplifying the pioneering spirit of co-creation and collaboration – all enabled by digitalization.

#Perspectives has hopefully spiked your interest and if it has initiated future-oriented discussions, also controversial, then it has achieved its humble target. Through this publication, we aim to trigger the exchange of ideas around key energy and digital topics, generated from a variety of different perspectives and viewpoints around the world – across our industries and towards all its interfaces.

As a common thread throughout #Perspectives, we are keen to bolster the connection between technological innovation and societal impact, which is why we are anchoring the dialogue around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – with a major focus on SDG 7.

The next edition of #Perspectives will also adopt the additional theme of SDG 11 ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’ and will spotlight emerging possibilities across the global energy & digital space.

Your feedback and ideas for future #Perspectives are highly appreciated. Only by means of lively and fruitful exchange of different perspectives and a mindset of ‘co-creation’ resulting in idea implementation, can we create social, environmental and economic value for business and society.

Please keep an eye out for the next edition in around six months time. Between now and then we will be sharing a constant flow of thoughts via Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ online channels.

Gerhard Salge

CTO, Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd. and Technology Editor, #Perspectives