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Australian Utility Week's great speaker line up will be delving into digital metering systems and how they are being adopted by both large water utilities and smaller regional councils.

With these meters, come the IoT platforms, the cloud based analytics platforms, and the automated machine learning processes.

While technology is moving at a fast pace, utilities are often challenged to find enough digitally trained staff to help deliver on their high tech projects. There is still a widely held perception that the utility sector is dull and dominated by senior staff with conservative views.

Actually this situation changing and larger utilities run diversity and inclusion programmes to improve staff recruitment and promotion opportunities, while also benefiting the business with improved innovation programme outcomes. And more women are taking on digital leadership roles.

The CIOs headlining Australian Utility Week's speaker line up include:

 Angela Lam, CIO, Horizon Power
 George Hunt CIO and GM of digital services Sydney Water
 Amanda Finnis, CIO, Coliban Water
 Andrew Bettenay, CIO, Endeavour Energy
 Rebecca Chenery, CDO, Watercare Services, New Zealand
 Cameron McLean, CIO, Yarra Valley Water
 Leeanne Chau, Program Director, ICT Transformation, Ausgrid
 Simon Moorfield, CIO, AGL Energy
 Jo-Ann Pass, Head of Digital Operations, Sydney Water
 Geoff Purcell, CTO, Melbourne Water
 Angela Bee Chan, Innovation Lead Pacific, Schneider Electric
 Jake Davis, CIO, Wellington Water, New Zealand
 Lisa McLean, CEO, Open Cities
 Derek McKay, CIO, ERM Power
 Libby Dale, Co-founder, SmartMeasures
 Richard Harris, CIO, Hunter Water
 Jessica Seares, Manager Remote Communities Program, Horizon Power
 Cobus Nel, CIO, Transpower, New Zealand

The programme includes workshops on digital transformation such as Cloud Operations, Data Platforms, and the Hyper Connected Utility. Other sessions will cover cracking the Innovation Code with a rapid learning culture. These sessions are led by passionate CIOs who are excited to share how they are breaking industry stereotypes to excite staff and engage customers.

Click here to register and discover how the energy and water sectors are being transformed by digital solutions and innovation programmes.