Smart Grid Leadership
Keynote: Michael Valocchi, IBM Global Leader in Energy and Utilities
The individual-centered economy is already here. The newest digital technologies – among them social media, mobility, analytics and cloud – keep changing how people, businesses and governments interact. These digital forces enable unprecedented levels of connectedness and so the world is already investing in consumer-centricity. However, these new technologies are truly still in their infancies. The transformation that was already underway will soon intensify, resulting in a paradigm shift from customer-centricity toward an everyone-to-everyone (E2E) economy.
The implication for value creation and allocation will be profound. New IBM research shows that many organizations are still not ready to navigate the E2E environment. To prepare for the radical disruption ahead, companies need to act now to create experiences and business models that are orchestrated, symbiotic, contextual and cognitive. Michael will discuss how digital reinvention and smart grid is changing the game for utilities and the energy industry.
The doors will open at 4:30 PM. The event will conclude by 6:00 PM. K&L Gates has been gracious enough to provide the venue for this event.
Biography - Michael Valocchi, IBM Global Business Services, Energy and Utilities
Michael is currently the Global Energy and Utilities Industry Leader for IBM Global Business Services. In that role, he is responsible for the development and execution of the industry strategy to delivery consulting services as well as the development and direction of the Industry thought leadership and solutions strategy. Michael is a member of IBM’s Integration & Values Team, which includes the top 300 leaders from across the company. He is a member of the IBM Industry Academy. Michael has 26 years experience serving energy and utility clients, has proven leadership skills and expertise in financial, strategic, operational and regulatory issues, and has specific expertise in smart grid strategy, policy and regulatory strategy and large scale technology implementation. Michael has in-depth financial and accounting experience in areas of mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, control structures, cost allocation and rate structures.
He is recognized for deep industry knowledge, being responsible for the development of industry point of views and various thought leadership pieces, including recently authored papers Switching Perspectives: Creating New Business Models for a Changing World of Energy and Lighting the Way: Understanding the Smart Energy Consumer. Michael was recognized as one of Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 consultants for Excellence in Energy. He serves on The Energy and Utilities Project Executive Board for Kyoto Publishing and the Interconnectivity Committee and the Patrons Committee of the World Energy Council.
Session Chair – Cheryl Linder, IBM Energy and Utilities
Cheryl has over 17 years of experience in business and operational strategy consulting, marketing and corporate finance. She currently manages the development of customer focused solutions for IBM’s global energy and utilities industry working across all lines of business to develop solutions that utilize services, software and hardware capabilities to meet the needs of energy and utility companies worldwide. Cheryl has worked extensively with the Global Intelligent Utility Network Coalition, a group of innovative utility companies from around the world who are deploying smart grids in the US, France, Denmark, The Netherlands, Australia and Brazil. Prior, Cheryl was a strategy consultant with IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting and Senior Financial Analyst for Intel Corporation focused on improving operational and financial performance for motherboard and mobile processer research and development. Cheryl serves on the Board of Smart Grid Oregon.
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