IDC European Utilities Executive Summit 2020

The Race to the Future Utility – Run like there’s no Tomorrow

Málaga, October 19 - October 20, 2020



The Race to the Future Utility — Run Like There's No Tomorrow

In a stubborn pursuit to become energy-as-a-service providers or high-value service providers, utilities are chipping through thick rough to what really matters. That is, what matters to stakeholders, investors, employees, and customers — today and in the future. Energy-as-a-service providers aim to carve out a unique space for themselves, to capture the attention of their communities and future generations that, in time, will hopefully become customers and part of their workforce. This includes reimagining the corporate culture to embed ethical values that are important for GenZ.

Digital has transformed utilities and the industry as we knew it. Now, energy-as-a-service providers are pivoting away from digital for the sake of innovation to digital for the sake of business. There is a laser focus on applying digital technologies to address the future of work, customer engagement, intelligence, operations, and leadership. Companies will rearchitect for scale with an intelligent core, putting data at their center for comprehensive awareness, human decision-maker augmentation, and machine decision-making automation. The blurring of industries and boundaries will only continue, as energy-as-a-service companies enter spaces previously outside their traditional core — such as acquiring niche software and data start-ups — and ecosystems of partners are shaken up.

Key Topics

The IDC European Utilities Summit 2020 will provide essential guidance on:



Digital Reinvention


Corporate Culture


Flexibility Services


Customer Engagement Intelligence


Connected Assets Life Cycle


Future of Work


Data-based Business Models


Machine Decision-Making Automation


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Why Attend

The IDC European Utilities Summit brings together insights and interactions on the main issues through thought leadership plenary sessions, intimate workshops, and peer-to-peer networking. The senior-level attendees will benefit from:



Explore key trends shaping data strategies across the region


Learn about proven best practices through real-life case studies


Get inspired by the professional stories shared by industry pioneers and IDC analysts


Gain a clearer understanding of current organisations challenges


Engage 1-2-1 with the region's foremost ICT pioneers

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Delegate Package


One night’s accommodation at Gran Miramar Hotel


Roundtrip flights from a European destination arranged by IDC


Transfers to and from Málaga airport


Full access to all agenda sessions with complimentary one-to-one meetings with analysts and partners


All networking breakfasts, refreshments, lunches and gala dinner included


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