Passion and energy of an evolving utility workforce
PUF attended the Exelon 2017 Innovation Expo along with twenty-seven hundred Exelon employees. We interviewed Chris Gould, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Chief Innovation Officer, and Chief Sustainability Officer.
This brief interview is a fascinating window into how today's innovation is bubbling up from the passion and "energy" of an evolving utility workforce. Times have surely changed.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What is your role?
Exelon's Chris Gould: I like to think of myself and our team as stewards of the innovation process here at Exelon. What you are seeing today is innovation by our employee base in partnership with our external ecosystem.
That could include technology companies, services companies, venture capital, and national labs. It's any entity we think good ideas can come from to help us think through what the future's going to look like. We create the platform to enable our entire employee base to be passionate and participate in innovation.
This is innovation for the people, by the people, here at Exelon. We have a philosophy that you put our people who are passionate about executing, and the historical operational excellence of our company that we're known for, and you then pair them with our ecosystem.