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Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific/11 AM Eastern

March 14th 2012:Smart Grid: Survival Tactics for Utility Companies

Utilities. We only think about them when we flip a switch and the power doesn’t come on – right? But utilities are businesses that must play to win in a competitive global arena with infrastructure, government, supply, economic and customer challenges. Ovum’s Stuart Ravens warns, “Business and technology pressures are combining to create a virtuous – or vicious – cycle disrupting the utility business model. Utilities are struggling.” Can they survive? The Smart Grid Library’s Christine Hertzog helps utilities succeed in the Smart Grid ecosystem. Roque Marinho at COBB EMC is a fan. “The Sma

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Stuart Ravens

Stuart Ravens is a principal research analyst, contributing to Navigant Research’s Utility Transformation team. He focuses on utility digitization, analysing IT transformation, analytics, transactive energy, and changing utility business models. Stuart has been an analyst for more than 20 years. For the past nine years, his work has focused on the use of ICT by utilities. He has played a lead role in the delivery of custom research and advisory work for many utilities, IT vendors, service providers, and renewables specialists. As an expert on the use of IT in the energy industry, Stuart has been invited to speak at conferences around the world. He has also worked as an analyst in financia
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Christine Hertzog

Christine Hertzog is the founder and Managing Director of the Smart Grid Library and SGL Partners, delivering consulting and information services about Smart Grid and Smart Infrastructure technologies, services, and solutions. Her firm provides pragmatic guidance to global vendors, governmental entities, and utilities covering a broad range of needs such as strategic corporate and market insights and design and deployment of prosumer-centric utility operations. Christine is the author of the Smart Grid Dictionary that defines the jargon, acronyms, and terminology about technologies, international standards, and organizations associated with the Smart Grid and Smart Infrastructure. She is co-
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James McClelland

James McClelland is the Senior Global Director of SAP Utilities & Energy Industry Marketing. He has over 25 years of experience creating business strategy for utilities deregulation. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Canada, James holds a degree in Business & Commerce. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas.
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Roque Marinho

Roque Marinho is the Director of Enterprise Business Intelligence for Cobb EMC, the second largest EMC in the US. A provider of electricity and gas for about 460,000 households, Cobb EMC is innovative in its use of analytical tools that support the organization. The BI team supports data management, data cleansing, data analysis, and data validation. Mr. Marinho was technical team leader on project Reprint, which earned the “2011 PMI Project of the Year.” He is a frequent guest speaker for companies, universities, and associations. A CalPoly Tech graduate with 20 years of experience in BI, business analysis, and data integration, Mr. Marinho defines BI as “information that provokes action!”
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap 12/12/2018 08:00 12/12/2018 09:00 Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap Utilities. We only think about them when we flip a switch and the power doesn’t come on – right? But utilities are businesses that must play to win in a competitive global arena with infrastructure, government, supply, economic and customer challenges. Ovum’s Stuart Ravens warns, “Business and technology pressures are combining to create a virtuous – or vicious – cycle disrupting the utility business model. Utilities are struggling.” Can they survive? The Smart Grid Library’s Christine Hertzog helps utilities succeed in the Smart Grid ecosystem. Roque Marinho at COBB EMC is a fan. “The Smart Grid is the next frontier for all utilities. They have to do it now or later.” But James McClelland, SAP Utilities and Energy Industry, notes, “The Smart Grid movement is real, but will only achieve its goals if utilities improve their relationship with end customers to properly market and reward energy efficiency.” Join us for Game-Changing Innovation: Can Smart Grid Keep the Lights On for Utilities? VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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