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03 Feb 2016

European Utilities to Debate "Driving Utilities' Digital Journey to the Next Level" at IDC's Fourth Pan-European Utilities Executive Summit

MILAN, Italy, February 3, 2016 – From March 14–15, 2016, IDC Energy Insights analysts, utility industry leaders, and partners will gather for the IDC Pan-European Utilities Executive Summit 2016 at Villa d'Este on Lake Como, Italy.

Following the tremendous success of previous editions, and the continued contribution from leading utility companies in Europe, this fourth edition of IDC's invitation-only summit for IT and LOB executives will discuss how the digital transformation is revolutionizing the utility business. Through an assortment of keynote presentations, utility case studies, workshops, roundtable discussion, and panel debates, the following digital transformation dimensions will be tackled: Leadership Transformation, Customer Experience Transformation, Operating Model Transformation, Information Transformation, and Worksource Transformation.

The agenda for the two-day event has been developed with the ongoing support of the Summit's Advisory Board members, including:

  • Anthony Ainsworth – B2B & Marketing Director, E.ON UK
  • António Manuel Aires Messias – Director - InovGrid, EDP Group
  • Chris Barnicott – Chief Technology Officer, SSE
  • Hellmuth Frey – Vice Head of Research and Innovation, EnBW
  • Olivier Huet – Head of Strategy, ERDF
  • Michael Moesgaard – CIO, Dong Energy
  • Miguel Angel Sánchez Fornié – Director of Control Systems and Telecommunications, Iberdrola
  • Jeroen Scheer – Manager Energy Transition & New Energy Business Models, Alliander
  • Peter Sigenstam – Vice President and Head of Innovation Centre Distribution, E.ON

This year's partners for the IDC Pan-European Utilities Executive Summit are: Ericsson, C3 Energy, NTT DATA, OMNETRIC GROUP, Infosys, Capgemini, Opower, and Oracle.

"The traditional utility business model is under attack. Utility business leaders need to move their enterprises to the next level —the level of digital transformation — employing digital technologies coupled with organizational, operational, and business model innovation to create new ways of operating and growing the business," said Roberta Bigliani, Associate Vice President of IDC Energy Insights. "Our Summit provides a setting where industry leaders can share their experiences and seek new ideas for their digital journey."

Event Dates & Location: March 14-15, 2016 – Villa d'Este on Lake Como (Italy)

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