SAP for Utilities: North American Conference

Connected utility of the future: Getting the most from technology

SAP for Utilities is the most comprehensive SAP for Utilities conference in North America, and for many utilities, the only conference they will attend this year. The conference showcases the most important stories, case studies, and best practices for the successful use of SAP solutions for utilities. This year's theme is Designing the Modern Utility. Get answers to how your utility’s current initiatives and future plans help support the modern utility and how to extract value from your current SAP systems.

Conference dates:
September 15-17, 2013

Agenda

Venue Information:
Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, Huntington Beach, California

Read more about Connected Utility topics covered at the event

Overall SAP practice

Getting the most from technology
The proliferation of communications and data technologies is redefining business models worldwide – power and utilities organizations not excluded. Technology is playing an increasingly pervasive role opening up new possibilities and creating new complexities. For asset intensive organizations, we can help by employing technology across a wide range of operations initiatives, to drive value by improving asset performance and achieving reduction in asset related costs.

Phillip Gillespie
Managing Director – Power & Utilities Practice
PwC SAP Solutions
Tel: +1 (919) 360 6313
Rick Siegfried
Rick Siegfried
Director – Power & Utilities Practice
Utilities Operations
Tel: +1 (617) 530 7474

Customer

Connecting with the customer
Tomorrow’s utility will likely need a flexible organizational structure and supporting business processes to harness the power behind an unprecedented amount of data. Companies can use this data to inform new product and service development, anticipate market needs, increase customer satisfaction, and boost revenue. The result should be a new, more collaborative type of customer relationship: one that puts the customer at the center of a utility’s business strategy.

Rick Siegfried
Rick Siegfried
Director – Power & Utilities Practice
Utilities Operations
Tel: +1 (617) 530 7474

Finance

Finance transformation
Now is the time for finance organizations to act quickly and decisively in preparation for what lies ahead. Yet many still wrestle with inefficient, manually intensive processes, disparate systems, and non-integrated data structures, which may prove onerous, adding to the growing perception that finance is a cost center, rather than an enabler of value. Turning the tide at this inflection point requires aligning finance with your company’s overall strategy, and emerging from the expected recovery a more integrated business.

Matthew Labovich
Matthew Labovich
Principal– Power & Utilities
Tel: +1 (703) 918 3649
Holly McGail
Holly McGail
Director – Power & Utilities
Tel: +1 (703) 918 3752
Nilotpal Pegu
Nilotpal Pegu
Director – Power & Utilities
Tel: +1 (415) 690 6421

Generation

Generation Operating Excellence
For asset-intensive organizations, like utilities, improvement of asset performance and reduction in asset-related costs are critical challenges. Too often EAM processes are managed independently with asset and work management, planning, execution and measurement disconnected from enterprise goals. Systematically addressing gaps and opportunities across the four key elements of EAM can drive significant value.

Christopher Fynn
Christopher Fynn
Principal, Power and Utilities Generation
Tel: +1 (646) 471 1266
Richard Weber
Richard Weber
Director, Power and Utilities Generation
Tel: +1 (239) 398 7129

Capital projects & infrastructure (CP&I)

Gain not pain: Managing capital projects
While a high-pressure environment is nothing new in the utilities industries, the current environment is, if anything, even more intense than usual. Regulated and unregulated entities are in competition for capital. Hovering over all this is regulation.

Stephen Lechner
Stephen Lechner
Principal, CP&I Power & Utilities
Tel: +1 (415) 498 6596
Daryl Walcroft
Daryl Walcroft
Principal, CP&I Power & Utilities
Tel: +1 (415) 498 6512
Reza Jenab
Reza Jenab
Director – CP&I Power & Utilities
Tel: +1 (415) 498 7703

Supply chain

Enhance supply chain flexibility and delivery performance
In the power and utilities industry, supply chain has traditionally been regarded as a necessary cost burden to power supply and delivery businesses, understandable perhaps since a regular flow of materials is critical to “keeping the lights on.” That’s changing, however, as supply chain management leaders are under pressure to manage costs, simultaneously improve service to their business unit partners, and become more proactive participants in driving business success.

Anant Kumar
Anant Kumar
Managing Director – Power & Utilities Practice
Supply Chain Leader
Tel: +1 (714) 336 9075
Ramnik Bajaj
Ramnik Bajaj
Director – Power & Utilities Practice
Supply Chain Director
Tel: +1 (434) 242 9297

Transmission & Distribution (T&D)

T&D Operational Excellence
PwC helps electric utilities transform T&D operations in response to regulatory, business, and technology changes.

Jian Wei
Jian Wei
Principal – Power & Utilities Practice
T&D Practice Leader
Tel: +1 (415) 602 8672
Chester Lee
Chester Lee
Principal – Power & Utilities Practice Tel: +1 (703) 731 3551
Amar Chhatwal
Amar Chhatwal
Director – Power & Utilities Practice
Tel: +1 (415) 794 4856
Branton Cole
Branton Cole
Director – Power & Utilities Practice
Tel: +1 (720) 350 0080

Change management

Training Management Tools
PwC works with power and utility companies to understand their specific business processes and help them develop training plans and associated content to meet business requirements.

Jian Wei
Jian Wei
Principal – Power & Utilities Practice
T&D Practice Leader
Tel: +1 (415) 602 8672
Chester Lee
Chester Lee
Principal – Power & Utilities Practice Tel: +1 (703) 731 3551
Amar Chhatwal
Amar Chhatwal
Director – Power & Utilities Practice
Tel: +1 (415) 794 4856
Branton Cole
Branton Cole
Director – Power & Utilities Practice
Tel: +1 (720) 350 0080

Custom development

Future Custom Development Options
PwC has developed an SAP enhancement that allows any user to directly request an update to a functional location, equipment master, or many other technical objects by simply making the suggested update directly in the object.

Christopher Fynn
Christopher Fynn
Principal – Power & Utilities Generation
Tel: +1 (646) 471 1266
Augustine “Gus” Spivak
Augustine “Gus” Spivak
Director – Power & Utilities Generation
Tel: +1 (302) 593 5353

Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Assessment

Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Assessment
The foundation of a successful and beneficial Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) business process is the development of and compliance to general maintenance and industry-specific leading practices. Assessments are defined as the process of documenting, usually in measurable terms, knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs.

Christopher Fynn
Christopher Fynn
Principal – Power & Utilities Generation
Tel: +1 (646) 471 1266
Augustine “Gus” Spivak
Augustine “Gus” Spivak
Director – Power & Utilities Generation
Tel: +1 (302) 593 5353

Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Services

Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Services
Many companies have business requirements to take already scheduled work orders and assign the individual operations to a specific resource allowing them to gain real-time insight into resources for optimal work deployment. Effective work dispatching programs, such as though offered by SAP, offer this opportunity.

Christopher Fynn
Christopher Fynn
Principal – Power & Utilities Generation
Tel: +1 (646) 471 1266
Augustine “Gus” Spivak
Augustine “Gus” Spivak
Director – Power & Utilities Generation
Tel: +1 (302) 593 5353

Ease of Use Tools

Ease of Use Tools
PwC works with Power and Utilities companies to understand their specific business processes to assist in building screens that group required tasks and functions to meet their business needs.

Christopher Fynn
Christopher Fynn
Principal – Power & Utilities Generation
Tel: +1 (646) 471 1266
Augustine “Gus” Spivak
Augustine “Gus” Spivak
Director – Power & Utilities Generation
Tel: +1 (302) 593 5353

Mobile Work Manager

Mobile Work Manager
PwC works with Power and Utility companies to understand their specific work management business needs and then helps configures SAP's Mobile Work Manager to meet them.

Christopher Fynn
Christopher Fynn
Principal – Power & Utilities Generation
Tel: +1 (646) 471 1266
Augustine “Gus” Spivak
Augustine “Gus” Spivak
Director – Power & Utilities Generation
Tel: +1 (302) 593 5353