Key trends in utilities, and their impact on the sector’s digital transformation

Sponsored by: GlobalData

Focused on:

  • Decarbonization
  • Decentralization
  • Infrastructure Modernization

Date: 28 February



Digitalization, decentralization, decarbonisation and beyond

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 infrastructure. At the same time, they have to contend with an aging workforce and a difficulty in securing investment in infrastructure modernization.

Many in the industry have summarized these trends in the three Ds-Digitalization, Decentralization, and Decarbonization. This webinar discusses in further detail the key trends affecting the sector and how the align with three Ds.

It also provides examples of these trends and the interactions between IT, utilities infrastructure, and business model and regulatory change, and the growing role of digitalization in enabling the remaining Ds-decarbonization and decentralization.

This webinar will be presented live twice at:

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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

  • Discuss and evaluate the key trends affecting utilities
  • Explore the key responses by utilities, and how they might shape the future of the sector
  • Understand the role of technology in enabling the sector’s ongoing transformation
  • Examine the key gaps in utilities’ technology needs and opportunities these gaps might create


  • Project Managers
  • CIOs
  • Head of Innovation
  • Grid operations managers
  • IT managers. Vendors: marketing
  • Business development
  • Product managers targeting utilities