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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, Ovum, Principal Analyst, Energy & Sustainability Technology, has worked in Ovum’s commercial verticals team since May 2008, and is responsible for the utilities workstream. He collaborates closely with analysts within Datamonitor’s Energy & Sustainability business unit as well as horizontal analysts within the wider Ovum group, to provide both vendor and utility clients with superior technology analysis. Recent research projects include Optimizing Customer Engagement in Smart Meter Deployments; Profiting from Smart Meter Communications Networks; Great Britain Smart Meter Infrastructure: Analysis of Potential Architectures; BI and Analytics: Making the Smart Utility Intelligent
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Christine Hertzog

Christine Hertzog, Managing Director of the Smart Grid Library, is a consultant, author, and professional explainer with over 20 years of experience managing successful introductions of transformational innovations in new technologies, services, and business models and processes for partners and clients. Her firm provides strategic insights, business development guidance, project roadmaps, and customized information through consulting services, benchmarking, reports, and publications. Clients include Smart Grid technology and service startups, established industry vendors, utilities, and investment firms. She is the author of the Smart Grid Dictionary, and co-author of The Smart Grid Consum
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James McClelland

James McClelland is the Senior Global Director of SAP Utilities & Energy Industry Solution Marketing. His responsibilities include sales strategy and go-to-market programs for the global utility industry; supporting the interaction between sales force and key industry segment customers to ensure effective, ongoing product and solution communication; acting as market advocate and spokesperson for utilities strategy, including customers, prospects, industry groups, partners and analysts; driving sales and pipeline generation programs for global industry community; product strategy and direction; and all media, publication and analyst relations. He was previously Regional CRM Sales Manager of
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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 25/10/2017 08:00 25/10/2017 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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