With senior executives from across utilities
Tom Flaherty is Senior Advisor, Strategy&.
Steve Mitnick is Editor-in-Chief of Public Utilities Fortnightly and author of the book “Lines Down: How We Pay, Use, Value Grid Electricity Amid the Storm.”
Dave Christian is Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Dominion Energy.
Chris Gould is Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Chief Sustainability Officer, Exelon.
Don Clevenger is Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Oncor.
Bert Valdman is President and CEO, Optimum Energy.
Utility industry executives have been hard at work architecting their companies to meet a technology-driven future that is different from the past. The convergence of available technologies (the 'push') with customer behavior (the 'pull') has created a new market environment for companies.
Since embracing innovation as more than an ideal, executives have turned their attention towards expanding the visibility and value of innovation within their companies. Senior executives have personally taken leadership responsibility for driving these efforts and building employee experiences to leverage in the future.
In 2016, Strategy& and Public Utilities Fortnightly collaborated on an initial Innovation Roundtable: The Power of Innovation. Recently, we conducted our second Innovation Roundtable in Washington, D.C. at the offices of the Edison Electric Institute with several senior executives from across utilities.
Since our initial roundtable, companies have continued to recognize and appreciate the nature and pace of disruption. And they have laid the foundation for building sustainable innovation in ways they imagined, but were uncertain they could achieve.
— Tom Flaherty, Senior Advisor to Strategy&, part of the PwC network