The buzz: “The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.” (Thomas A. Edison)
Once upon a time, lamplighters lit our street lamps. With the emergence of gas lamps and electricity, they became obsolete.
Utilities now face a new major disruption as digitization impacts their aging workforce and how they perform work.
Time for a reality check. Utilities have two choices: continue on the well-worn path until the road runs out, or innovatively pave the way for a “bright” new future.
The experts speak.
James McClelland, SAP: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” (George Bernard Shaw)
Garrett Grooms, Metropolitan Utilities District: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different result.” (Albert Einstein)
Nicholas Mauldin, OpenText: “As the Internet of things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.” (Geoff Mulgan)
Join us for Utilities Workforce and Digitization: How We Do Work – Part 1.