I am a tech entrepreneur, political energy adviser, and TED Fellow, who is currently working to spread energy efficiency initiatives worldwide.
Jennifer is the CEO and Co-Founder of Tenrehte, Inc. a clean tech company that produces wireless consumer electronics products.
Tenrehte's first product is the PICOwatt Smart Plug, an energy saving outlet adapter that gives you remote control over the power your devices consume. The PICOwatt Smart Plug has received international recognition, winning the 2010 Best of CES Green Product Award, as well as being featured in the New York Times, Popular Science Magazine, Treehugger.com, and BusinessWeek.
anything smart: grid, homes, cars, politics, film, art, environmental policy, and animal protection
The clever way to do something is always the best, it doesn't necessarily have to be the most technological or the most beautiful. The answer has to use the least amount of natural resources and get us the smartest use of energy.
In the case of a truly smart grid, my belief is that the answer is staring us in the face but we are unwilling to see it because of the security risks associated with it. The answer to having truly smart homes, a smart grid, smart cars, smart lifestyles rests in the Internet. Our willingness to change and evolve must revolve around our use of this tool that so many of us have made a part of our everyday lives to self regulate our consumption, to communicate our demand, and monitor our success. In order to move forward we must look back, communication is key to success and there is no better vehicle for global communication than the Internet.
iot, smart grid, cheetahs, m2h, electric vehicles, smart homes, user interfaces, animals, Kenya, your favorite thing
public speaking, telling people the truth, creating beautiful interfaces
I joined TED after seeing videos of TED through Boxee on my Apple TV at home. I had just returned from a trip to London, where I had met with some young entrepreneurs like myself, looking toward the future but with little idea on how to commercialize their success or a forum to display their ideas.
I think TED can be a link for young entrepreneurs who want to make the world a better place..
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