Tom Deitrich is the CEO of Itron.
Decarbonization is here to stay, as are the continued technological advancements to get the energy and utilities industry where it needs to be to meet clean energy goals. A trio of heavy hitters, but more important, experts, Power Systems Manufacturing President Alex Hoffs, S&C Electric CEO Anders Sjoelin, and Itron CEO Tom Deitrich bring you inside the latest advancements in the clean energy revolution.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What most excites you about what Itron is doing with its industry partners?
Tom Deitrich: We have a wide range of partners, a rich ecosystem that helps us change the way utilities and cities deploy technology, as no longer can a utility buy a fixed capability, deploy it, and amortize it over ten or twenty years. The world changes too quickly to do that type of long-term planning.
What is most exciting is helping us, collectively, to have infrastructure that is more agile. The way technology can be deployed still has a certain capability, but you can add to it at the speed of software in a way that allows that capability to adapt and change as the needs change.
The old way doesn't work in a volatile, rapidly changing world. One way to deliver this concept is Distributed Intelligence, which is our solution to provide edge-computing capability.