Collaborate Exchange Programme

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COLLABORATE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

Sponsored by: 

 gc

Utility Week Live will create a time and space for collaborative innovation, with the whole show experience geared towards making connections; discovering innovation; and sparking ideas and actions. With this in mind, we are planning a range of sessions for our visitors, from panel sessions, interviews, and talks to smaller peer-to-peer discussion groups.


 

Our Collaborate Exchange smaller peer-to-peer discussion sessions will allow our audience to have a conversation around a particular theme. These small group, peer-to-peer meetings will offer an additional opportunity to share views on key challenges facing the sector. 

For each session, we will set out 3-4 questions to allow the audience to

  • Consider prepared questions for each session.
  • Bring the participants' own experiences, learnings, and expertise to share with the group.
  • Work together to build answers to the questions with the group.
  • Add thoughts, feedback, and solutions to the whiteboard/flipchart/noticeboard.

Each session will be lightly moderated – and participants should come prepared to share their experiences with their industry peers to work through the key themes in the sessions.

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10:00
  1. Collaboration space
    60 mins

    As utilities position themselves to attract and retain the best candidates, they face a range of challenges in a very competitive recruitment environment. In a candidate-driven marketplace employers must work harder to position themselves as ‘sustainable and ethical’ offering a real work-life balance and opportunities for career development; whilst introducing new flexible and hybrid ways of working and progressive workspaces – without slipping back to pre-pandemic approaches.  Join this session to discuss common challenges and approaches to these challenges:  

13:00
  1. Collaboration space
    60 mins

    Sponsored by Google Cloud

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are changing the game for businesses and consumers across the globe. They offer multiple opportunities for utilities to drive efficiencies, offering better service at lower costs. But they also raise operational challenges and important ethical questions. In this interactive session, participants will share their experiences on the road to automation, and ask what issues this transformation presents.

14:30
  1. Collaboration space
    60 mins
    Digitalisation is revolutionizing business and sectors, enabling them to rapidly evolve and adapt to the wants and needs of customers. Within the utilities sectors we are facing substantial, existential challenges and we need to embrace digitalisation as an enabler and catalyst of change. How can we drive digitalisation across our industries and make them attractive for digital and data talent. 
16:00
  1. Collaboration space
    60 mins
    Andrew Schein from the Behavioural Insights Team will moderate this collaborative peer to peer collaborative on customer engagement, drawing out key learnings and experiences targeted at helping custo ...
10:00
  1. Collaboration space
    60 mins
    The demands on utilities resulting from the energy transition, adaption to climate change, consumer expectations and the mass shift of customers taking place in energy retail - all require rapid change. How can utilities best align their structure, culture and mindset to deliver successful change?  In this peer to peer collaborative session share your experiences in the face of unprecedented – with a focus on these key themes:  
11:30
  1. Collaboration space
    60 mins
    What is the role of early adopters in shaping the future energy system?  Facilitator: Ryan Jenkins, Centre for Net Zero   Head of Strategy at Centre for Net Zero Ryan Jenkinson will moderate a discuss ...
13:00
  1. Collaboration space
    60 mins
    Inventor Andrew Turner and Angela MacOscar, Head of Innovation, Northumbrian Water share how collaboration and openness are key to working together to crack some of the utility sector’s toughest challenges.  The unlikely duo will share their journey and case study examples to prompt conversation and exchange and to inspire future collaboration in the utility sector. These transferable insights will create an inspiring pan utility collaborative peer-to-peer discussion. 
14:30
  1. Collaboration space
    60 mins

    Sponsored by Google Cloud

    Utilities are leading the charge on achieving net zero carbon targets – but to deliver transformative change, they must take their customers with them. With unprecedented concerns around the cost of living changing the nature of public discussion on energy and water, how can the industry help customers to not only support the net zero movement, but benefit from it?

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