The topic of big data and analytics in utilities exploded onto the scene a few years ago. We’ve seen a lot of hype and excitement around the topic, but at the same time much of it has been around for a while. In the Big Data and Analytics panel session at the recent [email protected] event in Raleigh, North Carolina, we discussed what has changed and what has remained the same in the utility data and analytics—as well what’s on the horizon.
This article provides a snapshot of some of the panel’s conversation on these topics. We spoke with:
- Sal DellaVilla, founder, chairman and CEO, Strategic Power SystemsKevin Meagher, chief operating officer, Power Analytics
- Tim Fairchild, director of the global utiledities practice, SAS
- Matthew Zafuto, executive vice president for corporate strategy and business development, Sensus
- Dr. Pat Kennedy, CEO, OSIsoft