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Reimagining the Smart Grid of the Future with Software
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Patric McElroy, VP & Chief Software Engineer, GE Power

In the U.S. alone, power outages cost the economy an average of $80B per year. For utilities, that means increased costs for penalties, repairs, overtime and customer service. The good news is that smart grid technologies can alleviate a...

Rethinking Governance
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Vennard Wright, CIO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

Historically, one of the most vexing challenges for central information technology (IT) organizations has been planning for and making informed decisions about requests for new projects, such as the implementation of a new enterprise system or an...

Class Delivers the Smart Shipping Vision
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Howard Fireman, Chief Digital Officer, ABS

The maritime industry’s digital transformation is in full swing, impacting the smallest vendor to the largest owner, across flag, class and shipyards, right up to the primary regulator. In terms of early maritime adopters, its clear...

Connected Field of Dreams
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Jason Cradit, VP of Information Systems, Willbros Group, Inc.

Utility construction, like so much other infrastructure work isn’t done in a cubical or boardroom or even in a corner office. It’s done in fields. Literal fields. People get muddy, work rain or shine, and they build our nation’s...

Advances in Satellite Technology Position Energy Companies to Win in New Global Mobility Ecosystem
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Jesus Jimenez, VP-Global Engineering, RigNet

Experts agree that advances in drilling technologies and completion techniques contributed to nearly a decade of growth in the energy industry. These advances lead to a decline in oil prices over the past two years, which has resulted in layoffs...

CIO as a Transformation Catalyst
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Patrick Thompson, Executive VP - Administration & CIO, Amedisys.

Challenges in technology to meet enterprise needs in 2013 and expectations Windows tablets with the fire power to have long battery life - 10 hours per day, video camera, touchpad, pen based, finger pad, keyboard attachable, large enough hard...

Modernize Your Business with Cloud ERP
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Mark Davison, VP & CIO, Delek US Holdings

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and software have routinely been in mainstream use by many organizations seeking to simplify business processes and technical complexity. Since the turn of the century, many IT staffs have been focused on...

Leveraging Data to Aid the Finance Community
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Leah Ramirez, Director of EG Analytics and Decision Support, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

“30 percent of actual data needed for forecasts is not available in time”, “lack of integrated systems drives lots of manual effort”, and “40 percent plus reporting time spent on data gathering to build...

Leveraging Data to Aid the Finance Community
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Leah Ramirez, Director of EG Analytics and Decision Support, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

“30 percent of actual data needed for forecasts is not available in time”, “lack of integrated systems drives lots of manual effort”, and “40 percent plus reporting time spent on data gathering to build...

Coming to Grips with Analytics on Big Data at Duke Energy
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Norv Clontz, Director, Grid Analytics, Duke Energy Corporation

In 2014, Duke Energy established an Analytics Competency Center in the Grid Solutionsorganization with the charter to apply analytics to grid data in support of business decisionmaking. The new team soon had some signal successes: •...

Back to the Networking Future
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Jim Houghton, CTO of the Americas Region for CSC

Is what’s old new again in Enterprise Networking? Jim Houghton, CTO of the Americas Region for CSC, takes the long view in this look at the technology today and what’s ahead in 2017. What goes around comes around—and boy does...

Back to the Networking Future
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Jim Houghton, CTO of the Americas Region for CSC

Is what’s old new again in Enterprise Networking? Jim Houghton, CTO of the Americas Region for CSC, takes the long view in this look at the technology today and what’s ahead in 2017. What goes around comes around—and boy does...

Three-box Solution Accelerating Digital Transformations
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Sath Rao, VP–Visionary Innovation–Convergence, Frost & Sullivan

Early adopters must explore new business models to leverage growth opportunities. In his recent book, “The Three-Box Solution” (Harvard Business Review Press), Professor Vijay Govindarajan outlines the three-box approach to lead...

Finding the Right Balance between Protecting Data and Fostering Innovation
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Yanni Charalambous, VP & CIO, Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Whether the reputation is fair or not, the oil and gas industry is often considered a “laggard” in adopting the latest technologies. Considering the current energy commodity price environment, adoption of new technology to improve...

Detroit Water and Sewerage Department: Innovation at a 180 year old Startup
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Dan Rainey, CIO, City of Detroit

What was Will Never Be The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) has provided drinking water and wastewater collection services to the city of Detroit for the past 180 years. For the last 100 years, DWSD was also a regional provider of...

Detroit Water and Sewerage Department: Innovation at a 180 year old Startup
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Dan Rainey, CIO, City of Detroit

What was Will Never Be The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) has provided drinking water and wastewater collection services to the city of Detroit for the past 180 years. For the last 100 years, DWSD was also a regional provider of...

Building the Digital Enterprise
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John Gordon, Chief Digital Officer, Current, Powered by GE

I spend a lot of time working with cities to create digital cities—open, secure technology platforms that enable equitable economic growth. I’ve been building off a belief in recent posts that lighting and lighting-related IoT sensors...

Software as a Service (SaaS)
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Tom Bland, Director, Business Technology Services, Cobb EMC

Cobb EMC made a strategic decision in 2014 to migrate away from a Customer Care and Billing System that was hosted and managed “in-house” to a service based solution from National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC). The NISC...

Summit Midstream Partners, LP It must be industry leading
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Ken Bussell, VP of Enterprise Technology, Summit Midstream Partners, LP

The requirements I received to design and develop a new control center from our CEO, Steve Newby, and our COO, Rene Casadaban, were very direct and simple: It had to be functional, scalable, and industry leading. Having over 20 years of oil and...

The Challenge to Utility CIO's of Extending the Data Network to the Electrical Grid
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Jeff Buxton, Executive Consultant, Black & Veatch

The Challenge of Smart Grid Data Utilities undertaking efforts to improve efficiency, customer service and deliver always-on reliability face a broad range of challenges. Today, the dramatic evolution of utility distribution grids includes a...

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