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Schneider Electric Joins NewCities as Enterprise Member

– Caspar Herzberg, President of Schneider Electric Middle East and Africa, joins the NewCities Foundation Board of Trustees

– Schneider Electric also recognized as Partner of organization's Greenfield Cities Alliance, a global network of the world’s most important newly built cities

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Montréal, Canada – May 10, 2018. The NewCities Foundation today welcomed Schneider Electric as its latest Enterprise Member. Schneider Electric is a global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation. The company joins the Foundation’s growing roster of innovative public and private entities around the world dedicated to driving positive change in cities, large and small.

Caspar Herzberg, President of Schneider Electric Middle East and Africa, also joins NewCities’ Board of Trustees. Mr. Herzberg holds a wealth of experience, spanning more than two decades in the industry. He is widely considered one of the leading thinkers on global smart cities. The Board provides strategic guidance and support on the Foundation’s projects and is composed of recognized global leaders from the public, private, and academic sectors.

Caspar Herzberg, President of Schneider Electric Middle East and Africa said:

"The key to building a smart city goes beyond its technical aspects. Rather, it is essential to foster a sense of collaboration among stakeholders, moving beyond traditional organizational silos and working towards a common purpose. The NewCities Foundation solves this by bringing together decision-makers from government, industry, universities and civil society. This collaborative approach in tackling today’s urban issues – energy, mobility, sustainability, and wellbeing – is of paramount importance to Schneider Electric, and we look forward to leveraging it as we work together to build the cities of tomorrow."

Schneider Electric also enters the Greenfield Cities Alliance, the Foundation’s leading global network of large greenfield urban developments around the world. The Alliance is the preeminent catalyst for new ideas, networking, resource development, and collaboration for new city leaders.

John Rossant, Chairman of the NewCities Foundation said:

”I am very happy indeed to welcome Schneider Electric to our global network of companies, innovative startups, leading academic and nonprofit institutions who share our passion for making cities better places to live. Schneider Electric is a global leader in finding new sustainable and innovative solutions for smarter, more energy-efficient cities. I personally look forward to working closely with Caspar and his team to create a global dialogue on how cities can address their biggest challenges.”

Media contacts

Schneider Electric:
Brunswick Gulf
+971 (4) 560 9600
SchneiderElectric@brunswickgroup.com

NewCities Foundation:
Andreia Furtado
Communications Manager
+1 514 987 0029
andreia.furtado@newcities.org

About NewCities
NewCities is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to making cities more inclusive, connected, healthy and vibrant. Focusing on people, places and policies, we bring together a global network of public and private sector leaders and Urban Tech innovators to foster results-oriented collaboration. We also produce actionable research that can be implemented by decision-makers across sectors.
www.newcities.org

About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.

With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.

We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.
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