For 2019, the Digitalisation programme is going to return to the basics. We are going to focus on the core of digitalisation, mainly the use of digital technologies (sensors, meters, connected devices, infrastructure, etc.) that help reduce costs and rapidly transform the existing business models by creating – among other things – new sources of revenue. This was decided after all the messages that came out of of European Utility Week 2018, during our second day keynote panel discussion on “Doing Business in a Digital and Decentralised Energy System”.
The digitalisation programme is not, however, going to include only presentations of new technologies. It is going to ask and try to answer questions of strategic importance for the energy sector.
We start our journey with the “Digital Ecosystem” session, where we are asking the question “Where is Digitalisation taking us?”. Various stakeholders (startups, utilities, communities, the EU Commission, local authorities, and solution providers) are going to venture an answer.
The session dedicated to the “Digital Utility Transformation” is going to guide us through the current roadmap and answer questions such as “How much digitalisation we really need?”, “What works and what doesn’t”, “What are the best digital strategies for a single digital market?”.
During the “Digital Technologies solving problems” and the “CyberSecurity” sessions, we are going to investigate the problems that the various technologies at hand (AI, VR, AR, Digital Twin, etc.) are solving and how.
And finally, the “Democratising Energy via Digitalisation” session is going to focus on problems caused or solved by the new technologies – as well as their ethical impact – for the Digital Citizen, the consumer of today and tomorrow.
If you believe that digital technologies are going to transform the world’s energy systems and you wish to exchange knowledge and ideas with high level officials from Utilities, High Tech Companies, Digital Platforms, Virtual Power Plants, Solution Providers, Consultants, European and Local Authorities and the Academia (to name but a few), then the Digitalisation track of the Summit is perfect for you!
You can expect speakers from:
Hedno, Elia, Terna, Intracom, Grid Singularity, Huckaby, ETIP SNET, Energinet, EDF, EDP, Italgas, Amazon, Siemens, Rescoop, Wepower and more!