Walt Tweets from ABB World

Walt Boyes is down in Houston attending ABB World. He's a great social media guy, but hasn't yet figured out how to blog and Twitter at the same time. (Come on, Walt. Time to work on your multi-tasking skills!) So we're reproducing here Walt's tweets from the opening day. I'll be updating this throughout the day for those of you wise enough not to fall into the time sink of Twitter.

Starting with the earliest first:

8:08 a.m. #APW10 sitting waiting for Joe Hogan's keynote speech at Automation & Power World. I will report often.

8:10 a.m. #APW10 Mark Taft welcomes us. "There is nothing better than being surrounded by customers for a whole week."

8:13 a.m. #APW10 Taft: Focus is "Connect, Learn, Succeed." This is about forming a strong relationship with us, our partners and your peers."

8:22 a.m. #APW10 Hepperla and Enrique Santacana introduce the Advisory Board.

8:29 a.m. #APW10 Joe Hogan walks us through some economic stats and the future.

8:31 a.m. I am posting some #APW10 pix on my facebook page.

8:35 a.m. #APW10 Hogan: Deficits and debt constraining mature markets. Strong grth in emer mkts, stim driven econs

8:37 a.m. #APW10 Hogan: Greece has been insolvent for 50 of the last 150 years. The difference is now they can't devalue their currency.

8:38 a.m. #APW10 Hogan: stock and commodity prices back to pre-crisis levels.

8:40 a.m. #APW10 Hogan: 60% of the CO2 solution is energy efficiency.

8:43 a.m. #APW10 Mining and metals the most ener intensv indust with a svngs pot of about $40 bn/year.

8:45 a.m. #APW10 Hogan says he sees a future for e-mobility. ABB robots polish the back of iPads.

8:47 a.m. #APW10 Hogan puts up a modern elect grid slide without using "smart grid." YAY!

8:48 a.m. #APW10 Hogan: Ventyx acq gives us single supplier caply over entire util supply chain

That's all for now. A link to the pictures on Walt's facebook page will come later.