It is just a few weeks away until Sapphire Madrid 2012 takes place.
I started digging around to get a sense of what sessions looked interesting for utilities companies, what I might want to attend and what might be worth pointing out here that would be of interest to others. So here’s a quick intro to spark your interest, and remind you that if you’ve not registered yet, time’s running – no, it’s flying. Rather than fling a bunch of random topics at you, here’s a sample that look cool organized by time:
Tuesday 14:30 – 14:50 – Optimize Smart Meter Analytics and Customer Energy Management - See how energy providers can offer better support for their smart meter and customer energy management services. Discover the innovations that can turn this data into powerful insight and actions. Learn how you can perform sophisticated analysis of customer data to identify high-use customers and drive efficiency programs.
Tuesday 16:30 – 16:50 - Lead the Way: Utility Companies at the Forefront of Enterprise Mobility - Learn why utility companies continue to take the lead in implementing enterprise mobility. Utilities are using mobile technology not only to keep lights running, water flowing, and gas burning, but also to redefine their relationships with customers and partners.
Wednesday 11:00 – 11:45 - Innovate with Mobile Apps for Utilities - This discussion centers on how utilities use mobile solutions to promote workforce safety and productivity, improve service reliability, and redefine customer relationships. See how mobile apps can transform the way utility companies do business.
Wednesday 13:00 – 13:20 - Deliver New Products and Services in the Distribution Energy Market - Hear how energy companies can improve and reduce time to market, which can mean the difference between profit and loss. See how utilities are better identifying target markets and delivering new products and services.
Wednesday 14:00-14:45 - Gain Quick Insight and Transparency into Energy Use - This discussion details how to best manage the impact of energy price volatility and unplanned fluctuations in energy spend. FInd out how this transparency in energy consumption helps identify malfunctions and indicate needed adjustments.
Wednesday 16:00-16:45 - Address the Needs of a New Energy Era -This discussion focuses on the many changes affecting the energy industry today, with an emphasis on enterprise mobility. See how in-memory computing can help transform data into actionable information.
Thursday 14:00 – 14:20 – Discover Partner Mobile Apps for Utilities - Gain visibility into and reduce energy usage through a smart grid and smart meter network. See how the iEM mobile app by HCL AXON helps residential, commercial, and industrial consumers in their maintenance efforts.