SAP for Utilities

As the utility industry continues to transform and evolve the way we interact with customers, data and assets, it is more important than ever to hear solutions and expertise from your peers on how to drive success with new technology and digital innovations. SAP for Utilities is the annual go-to event that unites over 1,000 utilities professionals from across North America and the globe. Join your peers from all sectors of the industry—including power generation, transmission, distribution, retail, gas, water, waste, recycling and more—to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and thought-leading insights to improve your business performance.

Now in its groundbreaking 10th year, SAP for Utilities—a collaboration between Eventful Conferences, ASUG and SAP—is poised to take on the challenges facing this industry for the next decade! Keep up-to-date on conference content and information by following  @sapforutilities on Twitter and @EventfulConferences on Instagram.

 

 

Meet the Speakers

 
  • George W. Bush

    43rd President, The United States of America
     
    Fireside Chat with Featured Special Guest Speaker: President George W. Bush

    Decision-making and leadership in challenging times – perspective from the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.

     
  • Lloyd Adams

    National Vice President - SAP for Utilities, SAP
     
    Fireside Chat with Featured Special Guest Speaker: President George W. Bush

    Decision-making and leadership in challenging times – perspective from the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.

     
  • Gary Hayes

    Chief Information Officer & Vice President of Information Technology, CenterPoint Energy
     
    Reimagining Energy Education in the Digital Age

    It’s not only electrons, but knowledge that powers utilities. To that end, Houston’s CenterPoint Energy, is collaborating with universities, and SAP, to run better. The current focus is to work with leading academics to leverage their domain expertise, analyze relevant data (grid data, weather, etc.) and develop actionable insights. Hear SVP and CIO, Gary Hayes and a special guest from...

    Read more >
     
  • Nina Easton

    Washington columnist, Editor-in-chief, Fortune
     
    Revealed: CX Executives Evolve to Greet New Customers on the Block

    With customers at the center of every interaction, shaping how business is performed, and being the driving force of success or failure, see how CCO’s lead and take charge. In recent years, utilities focused on the customer, but never to this extent or with the added pressures of technology advancement and aging infrastructure. The demands of the CCO will only...

    Read more >
     
  • Brett Reynolds

    Vice President, Marketing & Product Development, FirstEnergy
     
    The NFL Sized Opportunity Right Under Your Nose

    As Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Cleveland Browns, Brett Reynolds had a job that people would die for.  In 2015, to the shock of many around him, he left that role to go after an a bigger opportunity. GM of the Lions?  Commentator on ESPN?  Nope…. VP of First Energy Products.  Please join Brett to hear about his...

    Read more >
     
  • Chris Bertish

    IMPOSSIBLE, Professional Speaker/ Best Selling Author/ Film Director/ Waterman & Adventurer
     
    The Sup Crossing: Go the Distance, One Stroke at a Time

    Chris dares to achieve what most perceive to be Impossible.  His mantra of Dream It, See it, Believe it and Achieve it, has led Chris to redefine the approach to achieving success, not only across multiple sports, but also as an Author, Film Maker, Businessman and attaining any goal he has set for himself. In March 2017, Chris completed his...

    Read more >
     
  • Ross Burridge

    Chief Financial Officer, TasNetworks
     
    Taking the Digital Transformation Journey Down Under

    TasNetworks just went live with the first phase of their digital transformation journey leveraging S/4 HANA. The implementation of an integrated business solution is one of the company’s ‘must deliver’ strategic initiatives aimed to fully align and integrate TasNetworks’ processes and systems, with a focus on core business systems, including: asset planning, operation and lifecycle management, works management and service...

    Read more >
     
  • Dina Arellanes

    Chief, Supply Chain Systems Implementation, PG&E
     
    Transforming Procurement – SAP Ariba Customers Share Their Journey

    As Utilities are working to streamline their procurement operations while cutting costs and effectively managing supplier relationships, many have turned to SAP’s cloud procurement solution, SAP Ariba, to support their journeys. Join your peers to share ideas and learn some best practices in terms of transforming procurement to help achieve corporate objectives. Our panel discussion will be led by utilities...

    Read more >
     
  • Peter Maier

    General Manager Energy & Natural Resources Industries, SAP
     
    SAP’s Digital Energy Strategy

    The Energy Sector is dynamic and fast moving. Digital disruption impacts all lines of business, bringing with it opportunities and challenges. Utilities especially have been affected by the expansion of renewable energy, advancements in distributed energy resources (DER), new customer engagement behavior and disruptive business models accelerated by the Internet of Things (IoT).  Technology can help enable changing business models...

    Read more >
     
  • Katie Guice

    Director, Customer Solutions & Strategic Projects, TECO Energy
     
    TECO Energy Transitions for the Customer in 2017

    TECO Energy delivers customer excellence in 2017 with many new options for the customer including a redesigned customer statement, new online e-bill features, and mobile readiness for interacting with the customer on outages and much more. See how this east coast utility prepared customers and the Utility organized for the changes to ensure a seamless transition.  Today, the innovation continues...

    Read more >
     

View All
 
  • "Hearing directly from other utilities who are sharing real-life experiences is invaluable, and the networking with industry peers always yields tremendous value."

    Chris Chen - San Diego Gas & Electric Company
     
  • "SAP technologies are enabling utility customers to digitize end-to-end and this conference is the best place to see how."

    Lloyd Adams - National Vice President, Utilities, SAP
     
  • "This is definitely the best conference I have attended and I plan on continuing to come back each year."

    Dwayne Lowry - American Water
     
 
 

Thank You to our Sponsors

 
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    Smart Energy Water (SEW)
     
    Platinum Sponsor
     
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    Utegration
     
    Platinum Sponsor
     
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    PwC
     
    Gold Sponsor
     
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    Vertex Group
     
    Gold Sponsor
     
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    IBM
     
    Gold Sponsor
     
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    Eventful Conferences
     
    A Collaboration between
     
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    ASUG
     
    A Collaboration between
     
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    SAP
     
    A Collaboration between
     

Reimagining Energy Education in the Digital Age

It’s not only electrons, but knowledge that powers utilities. To that end, Houston’s CenterPoint Energy, is collaborating with universities, and SAP, to run better. The current focus is to work with leading academics to leverage their domain expertise, analyze relevant data (grid data, weather, etc.) and develop actionable insights. Hear SVP and CIO, Gary Hayes and a special guest from a leading university talk through their vision, mutual benefit, and future programs together. When academics and practitioners collaborate, magic happens!

Revealed: CX Executives Evolve to Greet New Customers on the Block

With customers at the center of every interaction, shaping how business is performed, and being the driving force of success or failure, see how CCO’s lead and take charge. In recent years, utilities focused on the customer, but never to this extent or with the added pressures of technology advancement and aging infrastructure. The demands of the CCO will only increase as unforeseen customer expectations occur and technology and innovation deliver new ways for customers to partake in energy generation and relations with the Utility. Moderated by Nina Easton, learn first-hand how leading CCO’s take on this responsibility with open arms and lead the way to disrupt the old ways of doing business to embrace the customer and unveil the next generation Utility and customer partnerships.

The NFL Sized Opportunity Right Under Your Nose

As Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Cleveland Browns, Brett Reynolds had a job that people would die for.  In 2015, to the shock of many around him, he left that role to go after an a bigger opportunity. GM of the Lions?  Commentator on ESPN?  Nope…. VP of First Energy Products.  Please join Brett to hear about his journey and discover what got him so excited.  Perhaps you have an “NFL Caliber” opportunity in your business.

The Sup Crossing: Go the Distance, One Stroke at a Time

Chris dares to achieve what most perceive to be Impossible.  His mantra of Dream It, See it, Believe it and Achieve it, has led Chris to redefine the approach to achieving success, not only across multiple sports, but also as an Author, Film Maker, Businessman and attaining any goal he has set for himself. In March 2017, Chris completed his most challenging adventure yet by successfully accomplishing something no other human on the planet has come close to achieving - becoming the first person ever to cross the entire Atlantic Ocean, over 7500km, alone and unsupported, on a Stand-Up Paddleboard over 93 days. Come to this keynote to be inspired to adopt a “can do” attitude and achieve greatness by implementing the tools and skills which Chris teaches through his powerful storytelling.

Taking the Digital Transformation Journey Down Under

TasNetworks just went live with the first phase of their digital transformation journey leveraging S/4 HANA. The implementation of an integrated business solution is one of the company’s ‘must deliver’ strategic initiatives aimed to fully align and integrate TasNetworks’ processes and systems, with a focus on core business systems, including:

  • asset planning, operation and lifecycle management,
  • works management and service delivery,
  • procurement and supply chain management,
  • financial performance management,
  • human resource management and payroll, and
  • governance, risk and compliance management.
By removing duplicate systems, having one source of truth for data, having consistent processes and ways of working, and supporting delivery of effective and efficient services both internally and externally to customers, it is bringing benefits in:
  • simplified businesses processes, underpinned by a single, enabling IT platform,
  • assistance in driving an uplift in capability, highlighted by new skills, processes, tools, and systems, and
  • provision of greater analytical rigor and capability “that means we can better measure what counts”.

Transforming Procurement – SAP Ariba Customers Share Their Journey

As Utilities are working to streamline their procurement operations while cutting costs and effectively managing supplier relationships, many have turned to SAP’s cloud procurement solution, SAP Ariba, to support their journeys. Join your peers to share ideas and learn some best practices in terms of transforming procurement to help achieve corporate objectives. Our panel discussion will be led by utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electric, Puget Sound Energy, and Salt River Project

SAP’s Digital Energy Strategy

The Energy Sector is dynamic and fast moving. Digital disruption impacts all lines of business, bringing with it opportunities and challenges. Utilities especially have been affected by the expansion of renewable energy, advancements in distributed energy resources (DER), new customer engagement behavior and disruptive business models accelerated by the Internet of Things (IoT).  Technology can help enable changing business models and processes moving forward. Inspire and shape a digital strategy powering the next generation.  Mr. Maier will present SAP’s digital energy strategy discussing how SAP is helping companies transform to the next generation of S/4 and cloud-based solutions.

TECO Energy Transitions for the Customer in 2017

TECO Energy delivers customer excellence in 2017 with many new options for the customer including a redesigned customer statement, new online e-bill features, and mobile readiness for interacting with the customer on outages and much more. See how this east coast utility prepared customers and the Utility organized for the changes to ensure a seamless transition.  Today, the innovation continues with TECO and their residential and commercial customers. Key Takeaways:

  • Tips for solution readiness, business readiness, support readiness and customer readiness
  • Understand hidden costs
  • Tips for life after the project

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