Innovation, Vision in the Face of Change

Let me suggest a thought that rather than ending the conversation actually launches more: It is invisible to our attendees how much change is actually out there.

This month’s planning sessions for CS Week 2013 and Conference 2012 were on fire as our executive advisory panel (EAP), CS Week board of directors and the planning committee developed new ideas, new approaches and recommendations for exceptional speakers. Far from our origins as a CIS users group, we are focused on present challenges and future opportunities—and the role of aggressive education in meeting the entire spectrum of change that meter-to-cash faces.

The EAP, pictured, candidly shares their perspectives of the industry. New members each year add to the framework. Spirited conversations across all groups emphasized fresh ideas of what people want to see at next year’s conference.

The vision that emerges conveys both urgency and exuberance as we raise the quality bar for excellence from the CS Week Colleges to the Synergy Groups, Conference 2012 workshops and Executive Summit.

Not only will CS Week 2013 in Tampa be richer and more inclusive, but look for it to be more mobile-friendly from agendas to scheduling. Look for further enhancements to our mobile app for 2013.

Bottom line: The utility pros on CS Week committees and panels are not token members. Each member shares our passion to educate the industry, which, in turn, will educate and benefit your customers.

Rod Litke, CEO, CS Week
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