Will COVID-19 hasten or hold back utility digital transformation?

It could certainly be argued that a pandemic that forces many people to work from home would be just the impetus an organization might need to convert as many of its operations to “virtual” as possible. Then again, in the energy delivery space, where utilities have already been slowly but surely digitalizing their operations, investing in any new and costly upgrades at this time could prove to be impossible. That’s what will make the Data-Driven Digital Utility Track at DISTRIBUTECH 2021 so interesting.

DISTRIBUTECH International, the annual event for distribution utilities and their partners, focuses on all of the latest trends and innovations in the electricity delivery space. The conference covers 12 different areas of the utility industry, which we call educational tracks – each offering 4 educational sessions. We asked each of our track chairs to tell us about the hot topics in their track right now.

Play the video to hear what Dave Foltz, Chair of the Data-Driven Digital Utility track expects to see at the 2021 event, set to take place in San Diego, California from February 9-11, 2021.

About Dave Foltz

Dave Foltz has worked with private and municipal utilities for over 30 years as a business services manager and consultant. His diverse utility background includes extensive management capability in metering, billing and collection, customer service, utility accounting, and business unit development. His consulting experience includes work in automated metering technology assessment and procurement; customer service process improvement; revenue enhancement; software selection and implementation; and market and competitive assessment. He is currently Director of Sales, Key Account for Sensus USA managing and enhancing customers’ use of Sensus technology.

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Jennifer Runyon is a Content Director at Clarion Energy, writing, editing and posting content on POWERGRID International and planning conference sessions for DISTRIBUTECH's live and virtual events. She as the conference advisory committee chair for DISTRIBUTECH International. You can reach her at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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