Heather Clancy


Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in transformative technology and innovation. Her articles have appeared in Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. In a past corporate life, Heather was editor of Computer Reseller News. She started her journalism life as a business writer with United Press International in New York. She holds a B.A. in English literature from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and has a thing for Lewis Carroll.

I am fascinated about how businesses of all sizes can transform their operations through technology -- not just to make themselves more efficient, but to rise above their competitors. That's the theme for my two ZDNet blogs, Small Business Matters and Next-Gen Partner. For SmartPlanet, I'm focused on profiling inspirational and controversial business leaders who have great leadership lessons to share. I also write regularly and passionately about corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues for GreenBiz.com. Occasionally, I will pop up at an industry conference in some sort of speaking capacity. In cases where an engagement involves a sponsor that may be covered in this blog, that fact will be disclosed in coverage as appropriate. My corporate writing work usually consists of crafting research white papers about some aspect of technology or moderating Webcasts. In the event that my commentary (in written, audio or video form) mentions a company for which I have provided consulting advice, I will disclose that fact. However, there is no connection between these projects and topics that I cover in my blogs.

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Hara could save $3B with Abu Dhabi energy management contract

Hara could save $3B with Abu Dhabi energy management contract

Note to my civil engineer brother who lives over in the middle east: Your electric utility is about to get a whole lot more efficient. That's because enterprise energy and environmental software developer Hara has signed a multi-million-dollar, multi-year contract with the biggest government-run utility in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), that Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA).

December 6, 2010 by in Developer

National cleantech award goes to water purification technology innovator

National cleantech award goes to water purification technology innovator

In a sure sign of the clean-tech sector's shifting priorities, a water purification technology company called Puralytics has won the 2010 National Cleantech Open competition.The Puralytics technology is designed to work by using LEDs or natural sunlight to remove contaminants such as petrochemicals or trace pharmaceuticals from water without creating wastewater or other chemicals that have their own environmental baggage.

November 29, 2010 by in Developer