SAP for Utilities Conference

The current state of the utilities industry has led to a difficult crossroad for companies. SAP customers in utilities are looking to make more business processes digital but are faced with the challenge of whether they will have the time, budget, teams, or infrastructure needed for an implementation. Now more than ever, collaboration between the utility’s community is imperative—which is exactly what the SAP Utilities Conference provides.

Entering its 12th year, SAP for Utilities has evolved into North America’s largest SAP industry conference. The conference unites nearly a thousand professionals each year to network, learn, and discover SAP solutions, strategies, and best practices specific to the utilities industry.

Produced by Eventful Conferences—an ASUG company—and in collaboration with SAP, SAP for Utilities is designed for all industry segments including electric, gas, and water. It is a critical junction for this community to gain expert guidance and training on today’s leading strategies and technologies.

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Meet the Speakers

 
  • Thomas Lord

    CIO, UGI Utilities
     
    Future Ready: How UGI Is Transforming Core Processes for Tomorrow’s Needs

    Learn how UGI deployed SAP solutions to revolutionize outdated procurement processes and streamline financial closing and reporting. Discover how the organization leveraged an extended team to integrate SAP S/4HANA with SAP Concur, SAP Fieldglass, and SAP SuccessFactors solutions to deliver accurate, real-time data for management needs. This session will explore lessons learned from integrating multiple SAP technologies across several business...

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  • Mike Callas

    Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
     
    Future Ready: How UGI Is Transforming Core Processes for Tomorrow’s Needs

    Learn how UGI deployed SAP solutions to revolutionize outdated procurement processes and streamline financial closing and reporting. Discover how the organization leveraged an extended team to integrate SAP S/4HANA with SAP Concur, SAP Fieldglass, and SAP SuccessFactors solutions to deliver accurate, real-time data for management needs. This session will explore lessons learned from integrating multiple SAP technologies across several business...

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  • Eva Ng

    Principal Director, Accenture
     
    Electric Vehicle Charging into the Future

    California pushed boundaries to protect the environment when it set ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction goals for the year 2030. San Diego Gas & Electric embraced this challenge with the implementation of a large-scale utility-sponsored electric vehicle (EV) charging program, Power Your Drive, in Southern California. The investment in infrastructure empowered customers to embrace cleaner energy and encouraged greater adoption...

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  • Jhonny Di Girolamo

    Asset Management Consultant, CenterPoint Energy
     
    Asset Lifecycle Analytics and Enhanced Data Integration Platform for MUG

    The need to use asset lifecycle analytics and an enhanced data integration platform to shape and formulate asset management strategy has become more widespread since data capacity is no longer a constraint. This presentation showcases the use of SAP technologies such as SAP HANA®, big data integration with automated meter information, and data integration using SAP Data Services to provide...

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  • Kat Cole

    COO and President, FOCUS Brands
     
    Be a Leader of Innovation and Progress: How to Iterate, Adapt, and Succeed Faster Presented by PwC

    During Kat Cole’s tenure as president of Cinnabon, a company then struggling to be competitive, the organization quickly resurged as a multichannel, global brand with over 1,200 stores in 56 countries and saw its sales pass the $1 billion mark. Cole knows you innovate and succeed faster when you are more observant and immersed in the action, and she understands...

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  • "This is the opportunity to share practical ideas with peers and understand the latest innovation trends in the utility industry"

    Dan Linder - CIS Replacement Technology Manager, San Diego Gas and Electric
     
  • "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
     
 
 

Thank You to our Sponsors

 
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    Utegration
     
    Platinum Sponsor
     
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    SAP
     
    A Collaboration between
     
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    Eventful Conferences
     
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Future Ready: How UGI Is Transforming Core Processes for Tomorrow’s Needs

Learn how UGI deployed SAP solutions to revolutionize outdated procurement processes and streamline financial closing and reporting. Discover how the organization leveraged an extended team to integrate SAP S/4HANA with SAP Concur, SAP Fieldglass, and SAP SuccessFactors solutions to deliver accurate, real-time data for management needs. This session will explore lessons learned from integrating multiple SAP technologies across several business units and streamlining complex business processes to boost operational efficiency. Join us for insights into how UGI is making SAP technologies part of its foundation for building the utility of the future.

Future Ready: How UGI Is Transforming Core Processes for Tomorrow’s Needs

Learn how UGI deployed SAP solutions to revolutionize outdated procurement processes and streamline financial closing and reporting. Discover how the organization leveraged an extended team to integrate SAP S/4HANA with SAP Concur, SAP Fieldglass, and SAP SuccessFactors solutions to deliver accurate, real-time data for management needs. This session will explore lessons learned from integrating multiple SAP technologies across several business units and streamlining complex business processes to boost operational efficiency. Join us for insights into how UGI is making SAP technologies part of its foundation for building the utility of the future.

Electric Vehicle Charging into the Future

California pushed boundaries to protect the environment when it set ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction goals for the year 2030. San Diego Gas & Electric embraced this challenge with the implementation of a large-scale utility-sponsored electric vehicle (EV) charging program, Power Your Drive, in Southern California. The investment in infrastructure empowered customers to embrace cleaner energy and encouraged greater adoption of EVs across the region. SDG&E had to create a solution that could accept and reconcile third-party data with its own in order to bill drivers participating in the program. Learn how SDG&E built functionality for the custom program in SAP S/4HANA to manage a large amount of customer data, determine and distribute daily pricing, integrate with the third-party service providers, and enable near-standard billing processes. The capabilities unleased by SAP S/4HANA are allowing SDG&E to bill customers directly, making it easy for customer EV charging while continuing to invest in clean transportation programs, support the statewide goal to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, promote a clean economy, lower pollution, and make California a cleaner place. Key Business Benefits:

  • Provide an easy-to-use program to charge EVs during grid-friendly hours.
  • Leverage SAP S/4HANA to simplify a complex/technical process for staff/customers.
  • Provide insights to charging patterns to provide better customer service.

Asset Lifecycle Analytics and Enhanced Data Integration Platform for MUG

The need to use asset lifecycle analytics and an enhanced data integration platform to shape and formulate asset management strategy has become more widespread since data capacity is no longer a constraint. This presentation showcases the use of SAP technologies such as SAP HANA®, big data integration with automated meter information, and data integration using SAP Data Services to provide “asset health scoring” algorithms. The application of the technical capabilities has provided next-generation building blocks within CenterPoint Energy’s analytics foundation. We discuss how this helped us to pull data from several sources for correlation and with insight into the information from HANA. The asset health score is used to determine the condition of major underground (MUG) transformers and indicates whether it requires any intervention (maintenance or replacement). The “asset health scoring” algorithm was developed for CenterPoint Energy 35 kV and 12 kV MUG Distribution Transformers but is sufficiently generic to be applied in any MUG distribution system. Key Business Benefits:

  • Big data integration
  • Asset intervention plan
  • Data validation process

Be a Leader of Innovation and Progress: How to Iterate, Adapt, and Succeed Faster Presented by PwC

During Kat Cole’s tenure as president of Cinnabon, a company then struggling to be competitive, the organization quickly resurged as a multichannel, global brand with over 1,200 stores in 56 countries and saw its sales pass the $1 billion mark. Cole knows you innovate and succeed faster when you are more observant and immersed in the action, and she understands which qualities are critical to help you iterate and adapt more quickly—even in traditionally slow or mature industries and organizations. She also knows that it takes hustle, heart, grit, and resilience to follow through after you have taken an initial risk. From her well-known “hotshot rule” to her lessons in “hustle muscle,” Cole shares the most significant stories and lessons about leadership and innovation that she has learned throughout her esteemed career. She explores how to discern meaningful patterns, explains the essential qualities and characteristics she looks for in new hires, and addresses how to manage tough decisions and impactful innovations that may have short-term trade-offs but will provide great return in the long run.  

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