Technology to Mitigate the Rising Big Data Cost

Technology to Mitigate the Rising Big Data Cost

By Alberto Ruocco, VP and CIO, American Electric Power

The significant costs of using Big Data–in analytics applications–are in the technical and industry/ business function subject matter expertise.

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The Five I's Approach to Business Performance

The Five I's Approach to Business Performance

By Brian Letzkus, VP & CIO , The Williams Companies (“Williams”)

Balancing your role as a Technology leader with being a Business leader. I have found the biggest issue I face is getting invited to the table to help solve a business problem regardless if there is a technology solution.

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Maintenance by the Book

Maintenance by the Book

By Joseph Santamaria, CIO, PSEG [NYSE:PEG]

Not long ago, car owners followed the owner’s manual to ensure proper maintenance: Oil change every 3,000 miles, tune-up every 25,000 miles, tire pressure every other fill-up—everything by the book.

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Promise of Data Analytics

Promise of Data Analytics

By John Kochavatr, Chief Information Officer & Digital Leader, GE Water & Process Technologies

Data and analytics provide a lot of opportunity for businesses these days, offering economically viable ways to generate new algorithms, enable scalability, and remove barriers so businesses can be more nimble and adaptable than ever before.

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The Transforming Utility Industry

The Transforming Utility Industry

By Ken Lee, SVP & CIO, New York Power Authority

One of the many challenges of a utility CIO is keeping up with the rapidly evolving demands of an IOT world. The utility industry is transforming as a result of flat to declining demand for electricity.

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The Digital Utility Powering the Next Generation

The Digital Utility Powering the Next Generation

By Henry Bailey, Global VP, Utilities IBU, SAP [NYSE: SAP]

The utilities industry is quickly becoming very dynamic and fast moving like never before.

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A Cyber Security Metrics Tool for Utilities

A Cyber Security Metrics Tool for Utilities

By Mark McGranaghan, VP, Distribution & Utilization, EPRI

As cyber threats grow and become more sophisticated, utilities must constantly evaluate and improve the effectiveness of security programs.

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Problem-Solving Cultures: People Seeing, Sharing, Setting, and Accepting Best Practices

Problem-Solving Cultures: People Seeing, Sharing, Setting, and Accepting Best Practices

By Eric Pope, VP Operations, US Synthetic

How does a leader align and motivate people within an organization to move in the same direction? This is the age-old question that every organization struggles.

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Smart Grid's Trojan Horse: Actions to Consider

Smart Grid's Trojan Horse: Actions to Consider

By Matthew Blizard, Director Energy, Navigant [NCI] And Doug Morrill, Associate Director, Navigant [NCI]

It is troubling that recent Internet hacks that affected popular websites in the United States are being received with surprise. Similar events have been happening for years. The explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) devices complicates.

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Discovering Core Metrics By Illuminating Dark Data

Discovering Core Metrics By Illuminating Dark Data

By Steven Clark, VP, Technology Solutions, Contract Land Staff

The "Information Age" began moving at the speed of light as global Internet connectivity became affordable and readily available to average businesses and households.

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Using Pragmatic Analytical Tools to Advance Performance in Pipeline Companies

Using Pragmatic Analytical Tools to Advance Performance in Pipeline Companies

By Lee Laviolette, Managing Director and Global Oil & Gas Leader, Navigant Consulting

For decades, executives asked “What is the value of automation?” in areas like remote tank farms and manifolds. To many, making those investments was a leap of faith.

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Living in Exponential Times

Living in Exponential Times

By Bill Miller, CIO, EMS USA, Inc.

Looking back at Moore’s law, which stated that processor speeds would double every 18-24 months, one can easily observe how quickly technology is advancing.

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Energy Sector Turning Into Hacker's Favorite

Energy Sector Turning Into Hacker's Favorite

By Barb Volk, CIO & MD - Information Services, NW Natural

The areas in the Utility sector where solutions do not yet exist or not up to the mark, and which if existed, would've made job easier.

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Positive Disruption: Utilities, Smart Cities, and Smart Energy Management

By Don Reeves, EVP of Engineering and Managed Services, Silver Spring Networks

Today, we are in the midst of an evolving energy environment. For at least 15 years, utilities have been deploying communications technology to help overcome some of their most pressing issues.

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Transformational Technology

Transformational Technology

By Zhanna Golodryga, SVP, Services and CIO, Hess Corporation

The global oil and gas industry continues to face a lower-for-longer oil price environment that has challenged energy companies and their supporting businesses.

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