How IT and Technology Are Revolutionizing The Power Industry

Sponsored by: GlobalData

Focused on:

  • Utilities
  • Power Utility Systems
  • Big Data

Date: 19 October


Time: 9AM New York/2PM London

Exploring the IT and communications enablers of transactional, flexible, and efficient utilities

Utilities are going through challenging times. They are under pressure from regulators to decarbonise energy and serve customers better. They are also required to integrate new technologies like renewables, storage and electric vehicles into their aging infrastrcuture. At the same time, they have to contend with an aging workforce and a difficulty in securing investment in infrastructure modernization.

This webinar discusses some of the key visions for the future of power utility systems-how they can become more efficient, deploy limited resources more effectively, serve customers better and support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

To realize these visions, utilities need to invest in IT and communication solutions that underpin the move from static, unidirectional and centralized power systems to ones that are flexible and decentralized. Technologies that will contribute to this transition include smart metering, IoT, big data, smart homes and smart appliance. Cybersecurity, reliable networks, and data management strategies will all need to be developed to support such applications.

Join this webinar to learn more about how a combination of IT and communications technology and innovative business models are revolutionizing the power industry and enabling a low-carbon future.

Presented by

Alaa Owaineh,

Lead Analyst, Energy & Utilities, GlobalData

Alaa is a lead analyst at GlobalData, covering the Digital Utilities. Prior to joining the company, Alaa completed an industrial PhD at the University of Surrey in collaboration with E.On, during which he investigated the process of innovation in smart grids and the role IT plays in it, as well as the role IT can play in enhancing low-voltage electricity networks. Alaa has extensive experience working as an analyst, most recently at Ovum, where he covered IT in utilities, but also at BBC Media action, investigating the role of IT and communications in international development, as well as at Datamonitor, covering a number of horizontal IT markets including networking, cybersecurity and enterprise applications.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the business challenges facing power utilities, and their responses to the challenges
  • Explore how technology changes in IT, OT, and power infrastructure are transforming the industry
  • Examine specific examples of how utilities are deploying and using new ICTs
  • Discuss key trends in utilities ICT and their impact on the evolution of the sector


  • Project Managers
  • CIOs
  • Head of Innovation
  • Grid Operations Managers
  • IT managers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Product Managers targeting Utilities