“It took more than 45 years for the electric utility industry to reach 50 million customers,” said Bradley R. Williams, Vice-President, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities, in the session opening. “Twitter passed that in two years.” #TheGridGuy
I reached out to that principal project analyst at Navigant Research, Stuart Ravens with a few questions about his personal lessons from putting together our latest Utility Innovation Blueprint study.
A new study by Navigant Research (and commissioned by Oracle Utilities) examines this dual footprint of innovation—both the one we traditionally view as the loner trek (the one with the future-changing “a-ha” moments) and the one that runs quietly beside that a-ha path in parallel (the each-and-every-day dedicated focus-on-the-core proposition).
Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Utilities, didn’t mince words in his remarks for the utilities track of Oracle OpenWorld 2017, held in San Francisco last week. In the opening session, Dual Innovation: A Blueprint to Navigate Through the Disruption.
We all want to be innovative, and no one can ignore the push to digital. So we all agree these newer discussions are good beginnings, but what are the next steps? How do we dig down into the details to make all this innovation and all this digitalization actually happen? And what are the hurdles to getting there?
The Utility Analytics Institute, a member-based organization that spends all its time talking to utilities and vendors alike in this space about one thing and one thing only—that awesome opportunity that is analytics.
This weekend, tons of Americans scoured 7-elevens for special glasses, pinged Bill Nye for science fanatic insights, and even piled into cars, trucks and RVs with “totality or bust” cardboard signs—wandering off in search of the perfect view of #solareclipse2017 set to sweep across the U.S. today between 10 am PT and 3 pm ET.