New Energy Era Prosumers; Utility-Customer Partnerships

October 26, 2016
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The buzz: The Electric Slide. News flash for Utilities: You can no longer be profitable on a one-sided business model providing power to customers. Enter the prosumer. While the consumer is utility-dependent and generates revenues, the prosumer and utility are interdependent. The utility needs the prosumer’s commitment to reduce electricity use or supply it to the grid at specified times, and the prosumer needs the utility’s kilowatts and gets a new omni-channel experience. The experts speak. Robert Thiele, OpenText: 'We used to live in a world where there are people, private citizens, a world where there are businesses, and now…people can become businesses in 60 seconds' -Brian Chesky, Airbnb. Jacqueline Robinson, DTE Energy: 'Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress' -Thomas Edison. James McClelland, SAP: 'Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake' -Napoleon Bonaparte. Join us for New Energy Era Prosumers: Utility-Customer Partnership.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.

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