Speaker Interviews

  • Interview with Santhosh S Nair and Glen Garner from IBM
    Interview with Santhosh S Nair and Glen Garner from IBM

    In a connected enterprise, the interactions and data exchange between various IT and OT systems and the grid edge devices (eg.  sensors, smart meters, smart home devices, distributed generation, storage, EVs).  This means a host of solutions from a variety of industry players.

  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Hassan Farhangi from BBS Access
    Interview with Prof. Dr. Hassan Farhangi from BBS Access

    The concept of Digital Utility is well known to technology strategists. They create blueprints for technology buildouts. But not everyone is aware of how large rollouts of smart metering systems across utility distribution networks could either impede, or facilitate that digital transition.

  • Interview with Simon Mezger from Accenture
    Interview with Simon Mezger from Accenture

    We know that distributed generation is booming – covering a range of innovations including off-grid microgrid solutions to residential rooftop storage setups. Utilities are now incorporating Distributed Energy Resources (DER) into the future of asset management and potential for generating unregulated revenues.

  • Interiview with Evo Stefanov from Methodia
    Interiview with Evo Stefanov from Methodia

    Companies will need to find smarter ways to the hearts and mind of customers to stand out and the world empowered by the IOT is one dominated by pervasive data that can be used to hyper-tailor messages, offerings, functional value.

  • Interview with Mirwais Alami from DABS
    Interview with Mirwais Alami from DABS

    Solar power is not new to Afghanistan. Many of the provinces are located in far flung areas of the country, where the power grid has not reached so far. Solar power has become lifeline of the population residing in these provinces. The Rooftop Solar installations have thus penetrated into vast number of households and commercial establishments. 

  • Interview with Desmond Tan from Fujitsu
    Interview with Desmond Tan from Fujitsu

    We know that some Asian utilities are still learning about how to best apply AMI meters within their digital transformation projects. A question they often ask is what type of AMI meter will best suit their future needs. 

  • Interview with Makoto Watanabe from NEDO
    Interview with Makoto Watanabe from NEDO

    Japanese utilities introduced digital technology from an early stage as they already deployed equipment for distribution automation around 2000.

  • Interview with Ranjit Kumar from Meridium
    Interview with Ranjit Kumar from Meridium

    “Good customer experience is definitely one of the key KPIs in the utility industry. One of the way to optimize the experience is to have continuous improvements through change management. The foundational change elements should always be taken care of while designing architecture. It is always important to have relevant metrics to monitor the overall performance since this helps to control and direct the changes with top-down approach.” - Ranjit Kumar, Asset Management Consultant, Meridium

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