by Nicholas Jeffery
the new CEO of Uniserve

Nicholas Jeffery


Before joining as the CEO of Uniserve I was running CBREs connected buildings and smart city group in Europe.

As I start my journey in Vancouver, where Uniserve is headquartered, I thought I would start this regular stream of thoughts about TRENDS I see emerging and are worth keeping a watching eye on.


 

The new CEO of Uniserve Communications, Nicholas Jeffery, talks about Smart Cities, Buildings, Homes and the ‘Internet of Things.’
March 22, 2017


The Green Economy
March 15, 2017

The world passed another global warming milestone, according to new figures showing temperatures rose to their hottest on record for the third year in a row in 2016.

Global surface temperatures were nearly 1 degree warmer in 2016 than the mid 20th century average, whilst President trump called Global warming “a hoax invented by China to hurt the US”. The main contributor to warming over the last 150 years is human influence from increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere – but 2016 was indeed an extreme year for the global climate. Read more…


March 7, 2017

Whether industrial grade or consumer gadgets the emergence of the ‘Internet of Things’ in homes, businesses, and smart cities is becoming the norm quickly. Artificial Intelligence and its effects will be massive on businesses going forward. Reeducating yourself is something that really should never end if you want to compete and stay in the game. I just learned that if you’re over 55, you can sit in on any class at Capilano University for free!

TALENT

March 7, 2017

It’s a two-way street, if you think you have what it takes to get Uniserve to number three in the telecoms, media and technology space in Canada get in touch with us, as we’re always looking for talented people.

TRAVEL

March 7, 2017

Before I moved to Vancouver I used to travel 32 weeks of the year in my prior work as the head of strategy and investment planning for the European Bank for Reconstruction in London, England. It gave me an amazing opportunity to travel across Central Eastern Europe and Russia. I’ve seen abject poverty alongside the most ridiculous wealth in cities such as the capital of Uzbekistan, whereas 35 miles outside the capital, in Tashkent, the normal mode of transport is horse and cart. Meanwhile in the capital city the broadband is to die for, digital and Web enabled, interactive TV is the norm and mobile phones all roam on super-fast 4G. Their advantage is not being encumbered by legacy infrastructure, but experiencing the digital divide is palpable.

Your thoughts are always welcome – I started on Monday 6th of March, looking forward to chatting with you.
Nicholas@uniserveteam.com