George Bjelovuk is Siemens’ vice president and “evangelist” for next generation grid software.
Transforming the energy and utilities industry requires altering all aspects of it. It is a big feat requiring lots of innovation and modern technology to solve a plethora of unfamiliar problems.
Utilities are facing challenges coming from dynamic markets, evolving technology, changes to policy and regulatory frameworks, and more. That includes software, which matters as the digitalization of the industry and addition of more renewable energy sources, means it has to keep up too.
PUF sat down with an expert who has the answers when it comes to a big part of the transformation, that of grid software. Siemens' VP of Energy Solutions George Bjelovuk says monolithic software applications to support utilities' businesses are being replaced by agile, interoperable, and modular applications. Listen in.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What innovations at Siemens most excite you and could have the greatest impact on the industry's transformation?
George Bjelovuk: This is an exciting time in our grid software business. We held a global launch on May sixth of this year, essentially reinventing the grid management software business within Siemens' Smart Infrastructure operating company.