WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cloud for Utilities hosted the inaugural Cloud for Utilities Summit at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C.
Cloud for Utilities (@Cloud4Utilities) is an educational organization focused exclusively on cloud business models for the utility industry.
This year’s summit focused on pressing industry issues, including, but not limited to: cybersecurity, legal considerations, regulatory and financial issues, the cloud decision-making process, cloud-to-cloud integration, and more.
Additionally, a number of companies made major announcements regarding cloud services, which can be seen here.
- Oracle Utilities: Oracle Utilities Defines Cloud Path for Utilities
- Aerstone: Aerstone Releases Amp Up!
- AAC Utility Partners: AAC Utility Partners – Helping utilities see clearly in the “Cloud”
- Level One: Level One Announces Upgrade to Its Cloud-Based Customer Interaction Management Solution Suite with Release of OneVIEW® 2.0
- Vertex: Vertex CEO Andrew Jornod discusses latest VertexOne products at C4U2017
Co-Founders & Managing Directors:
Amos Snead, Partner, S-3 Public Affairs
Rick Cutter, Managing Partner, AAC Utility Partners
Platinum: AAC Utility Partners, Oracle Utilities, SAP, Vertex, Wipro
Gold: Aerstone, Level One, Harris
Silver: Itineris, Infosys
Media Sponsor: Zpryme
Baltimore Gas and Electric
Golden State Water Company
Madison Gas & Electric
Pennsylvania Power and Light
Philadelphia Gas Works
PPL EU Services Corp
San Gabriel Valley Water
Southern California Edison
Keynote speaker Chad Sweet (Co-Founder & CEO, The Chertoff Group) delivered a presentation on the growing need for top tier security strategies in an evolving cyber landscape, citing that only two-thirds of current directors report having knowledge of the risks of a security breach. He also mentioned that cybersecurity regulation is not a matter of “if,” but “when,” and therefore, now is the time for utilities to adopt modern technology.
The crowd was also joined by DC PSC Commissioner Willie Phillips (@wlphillips) for a presentation on a regulator’s perspective on cloud services, in regard to their eligibility to earn a rate of return. Commissioner Phillips notably emphasized that the cloud business model must change, and tools like cloud computing will be the main driver of these changes.
SCE announced its plans to work with SAP to move the majority of its systems to the cloud.
**Additional sessions here.
Plans for the Fall 2018 Summit in Washington, D.C. will be released in January 2018. For more information please contact DaphneS@CloudforUtilities.org.