US: TM Forum, a global industry association for digital business, has honoured Esri and partners with the Most Innovative Catalyst Award. Esri's telecommunications team collaborated with Orange and BearingPoint on the award-winning proof-of-concept project called the ‘Smart Energy Catalyst’. The project depicts how a smart home, smart electric vehicle, and smart energy system can work together in an IoT ecosystem with location as a key interaction point. The project examined the infrastructure necessary to support a smart energy ecosystem. With the latest iteration of the Catalyst, the project team demonstrated how geofencing in homes and cars can work with Esri's GIS technology. When the consumer leaves home or work, mobile devices trigger the GIS to initiate a series of notifications and actions.