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!
Big data… smart meters… digital billing… customer interfaces…
The utilities sector finds itself looking out at a new, information-based digital economy, and success is dependent upon the ability to adopt new capabilities and drive innovation. Digital Transformation has proven inevitable, and SAP is thrilled to serve the best as they continue on a path towards businesses that truly Run Live. Since we met last year at the industry leading SAP for Utilities conference, I’ve been amazed by the stories of those who have transformed their businesses to better operate and serve customers in this new age.
Ten billion people – that’s the global population projected by 2050. Some experts say this boom will more than double the demand for electricity, natural gas and water – especially as mass transit and vehicles continue to steer towards electric energy. One thing is clear – the digital economy needs (and consumers demand!), clean, dependable and affordable electricity.
As the 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. No other conference will offer you a more in-depth look at the latest solutions and strategies for the complex industry issues you are faced with today. You will leave SAP for Utilities with a network of professionals and experts who you can call on year-round. It’s time to reimagine the industry!
The utility industry undoubtedly is experiencing a digital transformation that is changing the way organizations do business. As these emerging technologies shape the landscape, there needs to be clear strategy and alignment to match the objectives of the business. The SAP for Utilities conference team has been on a search to find out what the industry is struggling with most and who has overcome these challenges with evidence best practices and solutions.