Black & Veatch publishes new eBook on the shift to ‘one digital world’


Engineering and consulting firm Black & Veatch has published a new eBook that explores the shift to digital technologies by multiple sectors.

The book examines how deploying advanced communication networks enables critical digitalisation, helping to accelerate our digital future, particularly across mobility, community systems and grid modernisation.

The ebook explores digital developments across electric vehicles, electric fleets, digitally connected communities, digital electricity, autonomous vehicles and 5G networks.

Advanced communication networks are changing the way people interact with data, technology and one another. At no time in history has this been more apparent than during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is forcing entire communities to conduct much of their lives online, from classes to appointments and workdays, according to a statement.

Resilient, reliable networks are vital in today’s digital world, enabling the fully immersive experience we have come to expect through smart interfaces and new capabilities. Today’s society is linked by thousands of connected devices such as mobile phones, GPS trackers and telehealth devices, which link us and collect volumes of data.

Backed by this digital foundation, businesses and communities can embrace flexibility and restructure operations from an interconnected, digital perspective. This will allow them to embrace flexibility and work in new ways to achieve a smarter, more efficient and more data-driven future state.

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John Janchar, president of Black & Veatch’s telecommunications business, said: “This ability to create, share and analyse data has become the hallmark of our digital world.

“Black & Veatch understands digital innovation because we have been at the forefront of these advances from the early days of 1G, through today’s push for 5G. Purpose-built communication networks help industries, businesses and communities thrive. These networks are designed to flex to changing conditions and scale alongside need, and they allow us to stay connected and productive even when our world stands still.”

Jenny Meegan, the CEO of Black & Veatch’s telecommunications business, adds: “Our digital world is fast-evolving, and it won’t be long before success is measured by how well an industry or community system applies digital innovation.

“To thrive in this world, Black & Veatch has embraced innovation at the highest level. As we continue to look for new ways to work smarter, we are committed to bringing our clients along, and help them adapt and evolve. By enabling them to do more with less, we can all work towards a more resilient and reliable future that is agile in the face of disruption.”

Download the One Digital World eBook.

Black & Veatch’s telecom leadership describes how our digital world is taking shape.