Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, held its Innovation Summit World Tour 2020 for East Asia, connecting thought leaders, visionaries, experts, change makers, partners and customers globally to discover the latest digital solutions for a more resilient and sustainable future.
Schneider’s flagship annual Innovation Summits are now in their fifth year. This year’s iteration is the first to take place purely online, with ten regional and interactive events in a span of eight weeks, which began last October 8 and will continue until November 26. The Innovation Summit World Tour will give attendees from around the globe the chance to learn more about the critical role that electrification, digitization, innovation, energy management and industrial automation can play in the transition towards a lower-carbon world to limit climate change to 1.5° C.
In his virtual keynote address, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Schneider Electric’s Chairman and CEO, urged attendees to accelerate their digital transformation to better position themselves for the upheaval caused by both the climate crisis and the global pandemic that has swept the world in 2020. He stated, “Across the globe, in just a few months, our lives have changed—and digitalization has helped us to adapt to the new normal. Digitized remote operations can maintain business continuity, strengthen resiliency, and offer insights to better anticipate and adapt with agility. Digital innovation and connectivity have changed how we work and live together, and will positively change our impact on the environment, and drive economic recovery and sustainability for us all.”
Sessions in the Innovation Summit also discussed sustainability and resilience in a post-COVID world, especially as the waves of recession and climate change are the next key challenges for the world to address.
“Southeast Asia will be the fourth largest economy in the world by 2030, and energy demand in the region will continue to increase significantly in the coming years. Supporting the recovery of economies and sustaining growth while adapting to the new normal will require digitization, new energy solutions, and new strategies. These are important questions for Philippine companies and Philippine society as a whole, and Schneider Electric is ready to be a partner of corporations and industries in realizing equitable and sustainable futures in a post-COVID world,” said Alexandre Vermot, Country President of Schneider Electric Philippines.