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.