Smart ecosystems span a variety of industries, technologies, and applications. They provide the backbone for operational innovation, efficiency, futureproofing, sustainability, and autonomy. Smart ecosystems harness the convergence of many technologies, and generally utilize data gathered from multiple sources to optimize operations, processes, systems, and products. The evolving built-to-specs smart energy management ecosystem is a prime example of technology convergence – it maximizes artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, and Internet of Things (IoT) technology create sustainable energy platforms. These smart platforms are more efficient when generating, distributing, and using energy, which brings them closer to net-zero emissions and reduces their environmental footprint.