Digital disruption has become the forefront issue across the entire utilities ecosystem. It has reshaped how the industry is looking at the future, and demands change from the traditional business model.
The following article is written by Tammy Powlas, Senior Business Analyst at Fairfax Water and SAP Mentor. The originally published piece can be found on SAP’s blog.
The SAP for Utilities conference team came to Newtown Square yesterday, bringing utilities peers together for an interactive discussion on the biggest challenges, trends and opportunities utilities are facing today. This was my second time attending, as I attended first back in 2016.Continue reading
10 consecutive years, 1,000+ attendees, 80 speakers, and 1 former President: Here’s a look back at the best moments from our 10th annual SAP for Utilities!
From Sunday, September 10th through the afternoon of Wednesday, September 13th, leading utilities professionals from all over the US congregated together to connect, conversate, and collaborate on the hottest topics inside their industry. This 10th anniversary event set the bar for utilities events across the entire nation!
The theme of this year’s SAP for Utilities Conference is “Looking Within & Beyond the Industry to Redefine the Utility”. So, what does that mean, exactly? After 10 years of successful shows, digital disruption has become the forefront issue across this entire ecosystem. It has reshaped how the industry is looking at the future, and demands change from the traditional business model. But without any precedent to follow and uncertainty looming around the corner, how does an organization adapt? Continue reading
Without accurate and sustainable data governance policies set in place, an organization’s data is deemed essentially useless. The significance behind the architecture of data—rendering it compatible for users and set to regulation standards—cannot be stressed enough. This 2017 Research Report for the SAP Utilities Conferences outlines the steps necessary to ensure a successful and reliable data governance program.
The ninth annual SAP for Utilities conference brought together a record breaking audience of over 1,000 professionals to learn how to improve their business performance in today’s digital age. Over the course of three days, attendees heard case studies and thought leadership on how to not only navigate digital transformation, but thrive and drive value from it. Here’s an overview of the top rated presentations and most talked about takeaways:
The utility industry places a high degree of importance around the ability to forecast load. This analysis ensures utilities have the proper infrastructure in place to match supply with anticipated demand – especially given the amount of time and effort required to get new investments approved by regulators.
Every year since our inaugural SAP for Utilities Conference in 2007, SAP has made sure to recognize the amazing contributions that utilities organizations have on the communities they serve. We’re truly lucky to work with an industry that continually meets the evolving demands of their customers, and embraces digital disruption as the best way to do so. While each utility has reason to be recognized, we have narrowed down the nominations to include 17 exceptional organizations. It is our privilege to announce the 2016 SAP4U Excellence in Utilities Award Nominees, and ask that you help us honor them by casting your vote today!