19 Mar '12, 5am

3 things I learned about convergence at VERGE

3 things I learned about convergence at VERGE

When my colleagues and I at GreenBiz Group first began talking about VERGE, it was all about tech: the convergence of energy, information, building, and transportation technologies, and how their mash-up was destined to transform companies, cities, and society, with huge implications for sustainability. And that worldview makes sense: VERGE is about what happens when technologies collide to create a vast playing field for potentially game-changing innovation. But, as I learned over the past year, and especially over our three-day VERGE DC event last week, all that technology means little without some key ingredients -- namely, visionary people with good ideas working in the spirit of collaboration. That was my takeaway after listening to more than 80 speakers in three dozen or so sessions talk about convergence -- not to mention the dozens of hallway and mealtime conversat...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/03/19/3-things-i-learne...

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