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Leadership Lyceum: A CEO’s Virtual Mentor

This podcast series focuses on corporate and industry strategy and trends from the direct vantage point of key industry leaders. Subscribe to the podcast at Apple iTunes. Interviews with Tom Fanning and Bob Flexon are available, as well as one with Joe Rigby, Bob Skaggs and Les Silverman.

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Apr 09, 2017 to Apr 12, 2017
| Phoenix, AZ
May 02, 2017 to May 05, 2017
| Orlando, FL
May 21, 2017 to May 23, 2017
| Orlando, FL

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Asset management

Line Dividing Regulation and Management

Utility performance, investment versus dividends, rate of return incentives

Phil Cross

Generally speaking, regulatory commissions and courts are not anxious to substitute their judgement for that of utility management. A recent example where state regulators found it prudent to gingerly cross the line can be seen in a recent case involving Indianapolis Power and Light Company.

Growth Through Productivity

Enterprise Management: Taking a wider view of asset management.

Mark Hoffman and Jagoron Mukherjee

Utility executives today see few choices if they wish to achieve growth. Better scheduling can improve overall productivity by 10-15 percent, offering the potential for growth. Yet it is not sufficient simply to focus narrowly on work execution in the field.

Business Model Mashup

Three ‘power plays’ for utilities seeking growth.

Greg Bolino

Threats to the utility business model mean that it’s time to make choices about future growth to protect cash flows while investing in new ventures.

Managing Assets is Not Asset Management

The real thing demands a culture shift toward long-range thinking.

Scott Sidney

Rather, it involves a culture shift: towards a broader view to encompass such business processes as life-cycle planning, performance analysis, and the entire value chain.

Taking Digital to Scale

Eight key ‘plays’ to alter how work is managed and performed.

Greg Bolino and Jack Azagury

Adopting digital capabilities to transform operations and processes holds immense promise for utilities. Indeed, it’s the best path to growth.

Appendix: Opening the Black Box

  

Charles D. Feinstein and Jonathan A. Lesser

Appendix:

Mathematical Structure of the Methodology

In this appendix to “Opening the Black Box,” (Fortnightly, January 2014), we briefly describe the basic components of the models for managing aging assets: how to represent the condition of such assets and the outcome of replacement, maintenance, and testing decisions.  

Opening the Black Box

A new approach to utility asset management.

Charles D. Feinstein and Jonathan A. Lesser

Creating a dynamic statistical approach to designing an overall strategy for utility asset management.

M&A Value Creation: Combating the "Winner's Curse"

Significant value waits to be unlocked through consolidation, but conventional approaches have been inadequate.

Jim Hendrickson, Robert Laurens, and Andre Begosso

Can consolidation create sustainable long-term value, or will it prove seductive but, ultimately, disappointing to shareholders, employees, customers, and management alike?