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.
Last month’s Innovation Roundtable collaboration between Strategy& and Public Utilities Fortnightly focused on how executives at four leading companies have progressed with the execution of their innovation programs over the last several years.
These senior executives have personally led internal programs in their respective companies and have compelling perspectives about what has and has not worked, and how to unlock broader employee participation and accelerate outcomes from innovation.
While prior experience has been instructive for these executives, and innovation is taking hold within their companies, they know they cannot rest on their initial successes. Well-financed competitors are changing the rules of the game and an extended time-to-market will not achieve the outcomes they are pursuing.
They also know that long-term innovation must move beyond where initial focus has been centered — productivity and efficiency.