Sath Rao, VP–Visionary Innovation–Convergence, Frost & Sullivan
Early adopters must explore new business models to leverage growth opportunities.
Ian Thomas Cook, Head of IT, charity: water
IT professionals from small to large companies have had to pour many more resources into cybersecurity over the last few years than in the past. This is due to the fact that there are more people and more devices accessing online services.
Peter Gross, VP, Bloom Energy
The energy landscape has experienced dramatic changes over the past ten years. As the world digitizes, the demand for electricity is growing exponentially and everyone wants energy that is reliable, efficient, sustainable, secure and clean.
John Boden, VP of Information and Member Services, Society of Petroleum Engineers
The low price of crude oil has been the key factor in the oil and gas market since late 2014. That translates to a need for improved efficiency and innovation.
Philippe Flichy, Director, Weatherford
Big Data, Cloud, RFIDs, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are part of a Digital Transformation, a common theme which can be observed across many industries.
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.
Matthew Blizard, Director Energy, Navigant [NCI]
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.
Joe Blanchard, VP of Services, Plug Power
From micro grids to rooftop solar plants to hydrogen powered forklift trucks, every alternative energy solution, to some extent, is a distributed energy technology.
Greg Richards, VP of DevOps, Itron
In the utility industry, the cloud is an old concept. People don’t generate their own power, have a water treatment plant in their backyard or chop and store wood every fall for a long winter.