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Business Transformation Tour 2023 - Utilities Industries
Utilities organizations around the world are facing many challenges: from ongoing pandemic effects to supply constraints, from skills shortages to exceptional inflation.
However, future-fit organizations survive and thrive during disrupting times by proactively sensing and responding to changes.
Join our customers and Industry Experts from SAP and our strategic Partners to hear how technology can play a key role in enabling businesses to become more resilient, while, at the same time, scale development and deliver digital innovation initiatives that can help the organizations run as an intelligent, sustainable enterprise.
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Keynote: Sailing with the Wind of Change
We cannot change the wind, but we can adjust the sails. The session highlights how SAP customers' community and SAP itself react on changing circumstances in Utilities sector, new demand from customers and users, increased competition and ongoing net zero emmission journey. It also provides insights on the event's agenda.
Cristina Gonzalez - VP Industries, Value Advisory & Demand Management EMEA South at SAP
A Utility Transforms Its Operations and Culture: Value Creation in Power and Utilities, how to orchestrate this process?
Hubert Sobora - Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group
Accelerating the Great Energy Transition
Advanced computing capabilities are moving to the edge of the electric grid where utilities are consolidating low latency, time sensitive workloads on open & interoperable platforms that use AI/ML SW to forecast, manage, measure, and validate load balancing transactions across a fleet of distributed renewable energy resources.
Mike Bates - General Manager, Energy Centre of Excellence at Intel
Dan Gilroy - Software Product Manager at Intel
Making innovative ideas true: IREN Control Room Apps
Plenty external forces on the market are pressuring utilities to adopt a variety of innovative technologies to stay competitive. Majority of companies declare their innovation agendas as a significant component in the growth, success, or even survival. Nevertheless, the path to innovation is not always easy - most businesses encounter various difficulties that impede innovation such as internal cultural barriers, wrong approach for choosing the technology platform or partners, and other tactical mistakes. This session will explain how IREN managed to overcome these challenges and successfully delivered Control Room Apps powered by SAP Business Technology Platform.
Sara Miola - IT Specialist at Iren SpA
Andrea Chiussi - Control Room & Technical Quality Manager at Iren Ambiente SpA
Aleksei Ermakov - Industry Advisor at SAP
Integrated Data Platforms for Utility Services: emerging trends? Example for Water Companies
Learn how Water and Wastewater services companies are adopting integrated Data Platforms to face their current challenges and how SAP is helping to architecture and succeed.
Miquel Carbó - Director for Water and Waste Water Services at SAP
Moving to Green Energy: Investments Big bets & Challenges. How digital technologies can accrue and accelerate transition?
How utilities companies are accelerating their transition to Green Energy? Learn about the role of digital technologies incl. ERP systems in areas such as greenhouse gas emission accounting, planning of capital investments required for transition, and others.
Thomas Hillig - Founder and Managing Director of THEnergy
Charting a Course for Value: EDP’s Approach to Optimised Asset Investment Planning with Copperleaf
Utilities are under extreme pressure to make the highest value investment decisions while respecting multiple goals and constraints within a rapidly changing landscape. EDP Redes España partnered with Copperleaf to streamline asset investment planning and enable a continuous process between planning and project execution through integration with their SAP PPM processes. The Copperleaf Value Framework enables EDP Redes España to create the highest value portfolio plans aligned to their organisational goals, understand the impact of change through multiple what-if scenarios, and quickly adapt as things change.
Stefan Sadnicki - Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Copperleaf Technologies
A Digital Transformation Journey at Duke Energy – Positioning Technology and Customers for Success in the Clean Energy Transition
Join us as we discuss the business and technology transformation journey of one of the leading utilities in North America. Change is the one constant now within the Energy and Water industry, and technology enablement and innovation is becoming increasingly important as utilities look for ways to partner and support their customers in this energy transition. This session will cover the digital and business transformation activities that have helped position this utility to educate, engage, and empower their customers along the clean energy journey.
Linda Broome - Product Manager, Large Business and Specialty Portals at Duke Energy
Naresh Rangineni - Sr. Manager, Customer Web XP Engineering at Duke Energy
Darren Brady - Chief Customer Officer at Smart Energy Water
Drivers of innovations in state-owned utility company: Why and how?
In modern industrial economies, competition over new products and services is increasingly understood as an alternative to price competition. The statement becomes even more valid on regulated markets – utility companies must provide sustainable services in a cost effective and environmentally friendly manner. At the same time, across expert community, there is well-established perception that state-owned enterprises are inefficient as compared to privately owned ones. When it comes to innovations – it’s tough call how to ensure long-run progress and guarantee success. Let’s discuss how to successfully deliver innovations in complex environment – of course, in context of SAP technologies!
Thapelo Kalake - CIO, Director of Shared Service at Botswana Water Utilities Corporation
Aleksei Ermakov - Industry Advisor at SAP
Move to SAP S/4HANA ERP can be rapid: Enerjisa’s Case
According to statistics, an increasing number of utility companies are successfully moving to the new SAP S/4HANA platform, gaining access to the latest SAP innovations and real-time ERP capabilities. However, in some minor cases, companies are slow to make a transition decision because they believe it would require a long time and serious efforts. In this session, following the example of Turkish Enerjisa operating in Solar & Traditional power generation and distribution sectors, we will learn how migration project can be fast and successful. Join and get information about the reasons why to jumpstart your project any time soon.
Umutcan Tulga - Information Systems Manager at Enerjisa
Combining Best Practices with Next Practices: SAP’s Utilities Innovation Roadmap
To meet the challenges of the changing energy market, today's utilities must pursue conflicting business objectives. To remain successful, they must develop new, innovative business models while securing and optimizing their traditional commodity revenue streams. Learn how SAP can help utilities meet these challenges by combining best-practice processes with next-practice innovations on a single business platform.
Stefan Engelhardt - Vice President, Industry Business Unit Utilities at SAP SE
Closing Keynotes
Intentions Mean Nothing Without Actions! Let's jointly reflect on topics been discussed and hear SAP call to action!
Cristina Gonzalez - VP Industries, Value Advisory & Demand Management EMEA South at SAP
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