Haben Goitom is Director, Business Transformation, at Alliant Energy.
Of the 64 rising stars, we selected eleven of them to highlight. These eleven exemplify the impressive record and pace of accomplishments of the best of our industry's next generation. The inspiring stories of Haben Goitom of Alliant Energy, Jennifer Wischnowsky of Ameren, Keegan Odle of Burns & McDonnell, Delevane Diaz of EPRI, Sean Meredith of Entergy, Illinois Commissioner Maria Bocanegra, Aaron Curtis of ITC, Ana Stachowiak of NYPA, Lisa Dailey of Northfork Electric Cooperative, Abbey Roy of Southern Company, and Brian Van Abel of Xcel Energy are told in part in the interviews that follow. These unique up-and-comers are already leading the industry's transformation and mission-critical groups within their organizations, in some cases as a COO, CFO or division VP.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: You're leading the company's Affordability Innovation Center. Talk about what you do there.
Haben Goitom: The team and my position were created about sixteen months ago to help accelerate our customer-focused strategy. We act as internal consultants. In the end, our role is to work alongside every part of our business.
We have a three-year road map that we're following to support our company's transformation. The cross-functional team has come together from different disciplines and backgrounds: IT, finance, program management, analytics, and human resources.