Accelerated Digitalization in Energy and Utilities

Virtual Conference sponsored by Hitachi Vantara

July 15, 2021

11:00 AM (ET)

About the Event:

It’s clear that the world witnessed a highly accelerated rate of digitalization in the last year or so. We saw a shift to newer, more agile, and more resilient, remote-friendly environments and faster adoption of “digital” processes almost overnight. How much will we return to “business as usual”? How have energy companies and utilities adapted, and what could be next?

Utilities that started digital programs before COVID-19 hit, have been more resilient. In the upcoming months many will need to reconsider their technology priorities to be able to reduce O&M costs. And this can be done by using analytics to create risk profiles that generate improved asset-maintenance cycles.

IIoT technologies can improve field operations, reduce crew sizes, improving both safety and efficiency. Remote troubleshooting could do the same. With the travel restrictions in place, remote supervision might play a bigger role in the construction of new sites. Join our speakers to find out how to accelerate digitalization in energy and utilities.

Key Topics Covered

  • Mega trends driving the Energy transition
  • The transition to a carbon-neutral energy system
  • Industrial Electrification
  • Determining Grid Impact of Fleet EV Charging
  • Grid Edge


David Goddard

David Goddard is Head of Digitalization for Hitachi ABB Power Grids and is responsible for driving the company’s digital evolution. He was previously with Cisco Systems in various executive leadership roles, most recently being responsible for the global IoT practice.

Shamik Mehta

Shamik is Director of Industry Solutions Marketing at Hitachi Vantara. Digital Transformation marketing professional with deep, hands-on experience in IT and OT: software for DataOps, governance and security, cloud and on-prem data storage, and AI and ML-based IoT applications.

David Huber

David Huber serves as Advisory Solutions Consultant for Hitachi Vantara and is responsible for design and value delivery of Asset Performance Management solutions. Huber has nearly 20 years of Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering leadership in heavy industry.

Technology Evangelist. Bit of a story teller & influencer on #EnergyTransition technologies, An advisor, speaker, podcast host & technology consultant … A member of the Siemens Influencer Community #SIEx … And #InnowattsInfluencer …