Data: harnessing the great enabler
The challenge of climate change, coupled with major shifts in societal expectations of utilities, mean energy and water companies must become very different beasts in the future. They must push the boundaries of smart operations, maximising their resources and dynamically matching supply and demand. They must also make their insights into the circumstances of customers and communities work harder, creating opportunities to generate social value and protect the vulnerable. But this will require leaps forward in the data strategies and infrastructures of organisations and systems - getting to grips with collecting, sharing, and finding net zero data. What might this look like, and are utilities ready for the challenge?
Chair: Jane Gray, Content director, Utility Week
Appreciating the art of the possible: How utilities should be thinking about data as they respond to major challenges in their markets:
Keynote talk: Gavin Starks, Founder and chief executive, Icebreaker One
Unlocking data: Embedding data in day-to-day business and valuing data as an asset in its own right?
Keynote talk: Dr Adam Cartwright, Siemens
Responding panel: Are utilities thinking and acting big enough on utilisation of data
John Penrose MP
Dr Richard Dobson, Energy Digitalisation Task Force
Dhara Vyas, Deputy Chief Executive, Energy UK