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Power to change

Frankfurt, Germany
Coverage: Europe

Utilities are key to the resilience of the global economy

Utilities have the power to change. We have witnessed them reinvent themselves for the better part of two decades – refocusing their purpose, reimagining their business and operating models, optimizing their processes, and reshaping their own future. ​


According to IDC’s most recent Energy Transition “85% of European companies plan to decarbonize by 2040,” but they need help as 60% consider their transition plans challenging and a quarter consider them unachievable. With their decades-long expertise around electrification, decarbonization and energy efficiency, utilities are not only in the driver’s seat of the energy transition, but of the entire economy. Utilities are the only ones with experience managing the critical infrastructure the economy relies on to thrive, and they understand the implications new disruptive technologies bring. ​

By using technology as a lever, electricity, gas and water companies across the value chain have optimized their operations, processes and resources offloading non-core burdensome work and enable them to focus on their core business. And in the year of AI everywhere, utilities have the power to advance further. ​

Utilities are imperative to unleash value from industry clusters and energy communities, to help solve issues around procurement of flexibility, to prioritize connection queues and grid planning, to address issues around integrated resource planning, and to help crack more active customer participation, just to name a few. These are all critical elements of the ongoing energy transition to safeguard the planet and drive the economy to be more than “Net Zero”. 

Why Attend?

IDC European Utilities Xchange is an event that connects senior IT and business professionals from several industries and countries. We aim to create the best-in-class independent content based on insights from our analysts, external speakers, as well as industry, and thought leaders, who we invite to join our Advisory Board. 

The event will provide you with industry trends, actionable recommendations, hands-on experience from external speakers and last but not least - a chance to connect and network with your peers from the biggest European companies.

Xchange Speakers

At our Xchange events you will hear from IDC analysts, the experts behind our research. They will help to expand your knowledge and discover new approaches to ensure you make smarter business decisions. In addition you will hear from guest keynote speakers and experienced professionals.

The agenda is continuously updated in the lead up to the event, so please check back for the up to date speaker list.


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Registration & Networking Lunch


IDC Greetings & Welcome


Power to Change


Shaping the Sustainability Agenda for C&I Customers


Empowering Utilities in their Core Operations


Coffee & Networking; One-to-Ones Meetings


Enabling Predictive Asset Optimization with Advanced Analytics and Digital Twins


Supporting Energized Post Energy Crisis Customers with Dynamic Pricing and Demand Response Programs


Enhancing Forescasting Capabilities with AI


Use Cases for GenAI


Coffee & Networking; One-to-Ones Meetings


Workshops: (Parallel Sessions)


Networking & Refreshment Break; One-to-One Meetings


Champagne Reception


Gala Dinner with games and speeches


After Dinner Drinks


Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt Gravenbruch

Graf-zu-Ysenburg-und-Büdingen-Platz 1, 63263 Neu-Isenburg, Germany

Advisory Board

We build each edition of the Xchange event by starting dialogue with industry leaders, which helps us to create the best independent content. Meet the Advisory Board Members for this year!


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