SAP for Utilities

Disruptive business models have quickly become the “new normal” in the utilities space. Customers are playing a more active role in how they consume and manage their energy, advancing digital technologies risk leaving some companies behind, and creating actionable insights from the abundance of data and analytics have all helped to shape today’s shifting energy landscape. Utility organizations must digitize their business processes to succeed.

The SAP for Utilities conference features customer case studies and expert presentations to unlock solutions and strategies to these major challenges. The annual event unites thousands of utility professionals across all industry sectors—including power generation, transmission, distribution, retail, gas, water, waste, recycling and more.

Now in its 11th year, SAP for Utilities stands as the largest single industry SAP-focused conference in the world. Embarking into the next decade of #SAP4U events, professionals will continue to experience world-class content and continue to power this evolving community, where questions get answered and solved. Where the utilities industry ignites.

Keep up-to-date on conference content and information by following @SAPforUtilities on Twitter and @EventfulConferences on Instagram.

 

 

Meet the Speakers

 
  • Tim Tebow

    Professional Athlete
     
    Special Guest Keynote: Professional Athlete Tim Tebow

    Join two-time national champion, first-round NFL draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow for a Q&A style keynote. Hear his insights into leadership and teamwork as he draws on his experience playing in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots. Plus, hear his perceptive on creating and driving community service projects from his...

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  • Paula Gold-Williams

    Chief Executive Officer, CPS Energy
     
    The Future of Energy

    CPS Energy, the electric utility serving San Antonio, TX and the 2018 SAP for Utilities host utility will kick off the conference with their leader, Paula-Gold Williams, President & Chief Executive Officer. Join this exciting keynote to hear Paula’s perspective on Future of Energy, and the path CPS Energy is taking to be a leader in the energy provider space....

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  • Michael O’Donnell

    National Vice President, Utilities, SAP
     
    Operating Purpose in a Changing World

    This year, SAP launched a new brand narrative that highlights the unique ability of business to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.  Utilities are at the core of this ideal, because serving communities is at the heart of what you do each and every day.  As part of the 11th Annual Excellence in Utilities Awards, we’re proud to announce...

    Read more >
     
  • Henry Bailey

    Global Vice President, Utilities Industry Business Solutions, SAP
     
    Mapping the Journey to the Intelligent Utility Enterprise

    Never before have utility companies faced so much change.  Some customers have become energy producers.  More municipalities are participating in Smart Cities. There is mounting pressure to seek out renewable sources of energy.  And on top of all this, utilities are collecting data from smart home devices from meters to thermostats.  By analyzing these vast data lakes and creating the...

    Read more >
     
  • Retha Hunsicker

    Vice President, Customer Connect- Customer Ops, Duke Energy Corporation
     
    Customer Panel: Carrying the Load – Diversifying Revenue Streams Amidst Demand Decline

    Are you looking into the future, and envisioning your utility as the next Amazon? Google? Tesla? With load continually declining, and renewables increasing… is it time to diversify your customer offerings? This panel will give direct, customer insights into additional revenue streams your peers are looking (and already jumping!) into. From M&A to utility marketplaces, innovation centers and new business...

    Read more >
     
  • Mark Northrup

    Chief Information Officer, Cleco Corporation
     
    All SAP for Cleco

    Cleco is amidst major change with new parent of Macquire and huge generation acquisition of NRG Cajun.  With these opportunities, Cleco has started a HANA transformation led by replacing CIS, finance, supply chain and Enterprise Asset Management systems.  This successful project enables a host of other board of director initiatives and business value that will be shared as part of...

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  • "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
     
  • "Utilities are facing an unprecedented pace of change from both a customer engagement, and generation/distribution perspective. The SAP Utilities conference is the best place for utilities to hear how we are helping Utilities proactively address these challenges."

    Michael O’Donnell - 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
     
 
 

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Special Guest Keynote: Professional Athlete Tim Tebow

Join two-time national champion, first-round NFL draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow for a Q&A style keynote. Hear his insights into leadership and teamwork as he draws on his experience playing in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots. Plus, hear his perceptive on creating and driving community service projects from his work with the Tim Tebow Foundation. The foundation fulfills its mission of helping those in their darkest hour of need by making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses, special needs or circumstances. Tebow is currently a professional baseball player with the New York Mets and a college football analyst for the SEC Network.

The Future of Energy

CPS Energy, the electric utility serving San Antonio, TX and the 2018 SAP for Utilities host utility will kick off the conference with their leader, Paula-Gold Williams, President & Chief Executive Officer. Join this exciting keynote to hear Paula’s perspective on Future of Energy, and the path CPS Energy is taking to be a leader in the energy provider space.  This includes:

  • “Flexible Path” approach for our customers
  • Managing our investment priorities for the future
  • Embracing disruptive technologies

Operating Purpose in a Changing World

This year, SAP launched a new brand narrative that highlights the unique ability of business to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.  Utilities are at the core of this ideal, because serving communities is at the heart of what you do each and every day.  As part of the 11th Annual Excellence in Utilities Awards, we’re proud to announce our inaugural Purpose Driven Utility award – which will be given to the utility organization that goes beyond simply “keeping the lights on”, and is a champion in their community.  What better way to celebrate these achievements than on the mainstage!

Mapping the Journey to the Intelligent Utility Enterprise

Never before have utility companies faced so much change.  Some customers have become energy producers.  More municipalities are participating in Smart Cities. There is mounting pressure to seek out renewable sources of energy.  And on top of all this, utilities are collecting data from smart home devices from meters to thermostats.  By analyzing these vast data lakes and creating the intelligent enterprise, utility companies can now launch new service-based business models that will become increasingly important revenue sources moving forward.  SAP is helping utilities understand key data trends and mapping the journey to the intelligent utility enterprise.

Customer Panel: Carrying the Load – Diversifying Revenue Streams Amidst Demand Decline

Are you looking into the future, and envisioning your utility as the next Amazon? Google? Tesla? With load continually declining, and renewables increasing… is it time to diversify your customer offerings? This panel will give direct, customer insights into additional revenue streams your peers are looking (and already jumping!) into. From M&A to utility marketplaces, innovation centers and new business models – you’re bound to be rethinking your strategy in an increasingly competitive utility landscape.

All SAP for Cleco

Cleco is amidst major change with new parent of Macquire and huge generation acquisition of NRG Cajun.  With these opportunities, Cleco has started a HANA transformation led by replacing CIS, finance, supply chain and Enterprise Asset Management systems.  This successful project enables a host of other board of director initiatives and business value that will be shared as part of the presentation. Key Business Benefits:

  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Realize MA benefits
  • Lower total cost of ownership

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