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Accelerating Digital Transformation in Utilities – Panel Discussion

Utilities industry is at the cusp of revolution, driven by new-age, digital technologies. Propped by industry imperatives like decarbonization, disintermediation and decentralization, the industry is facing a major disruption. To channelize this disruption to their advantage and move forward, utilities companies must accelerate digital transformation.

We believe there are 4 key strategic imperatives to get this done:

  • Transform technology capabilities to enable digital adoption
  • Unlock business value across the enterprise leveraging data & analytics
  • Transform way of working – people and organization to support this transformation
  • Leverage the power of ecosystem to accelerate this journey

In this panel discussion, three incredible women technology leaders from leading US Utilities will share their experience in building a resilient IT infrastructure, laying foundation for an analytics-led operations and re-imagining digital customer engagement.




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    Meet the Speakers

    Hema Sundaram

    Hema Sundaram

    Enterprise Data Strategist, Portland General Electric

    Hema is an innovative, influential, passionate, and results-oriented leader. Hema facilitates data-driven decisions by monetizing or leveraging the data that PGE collects. Within IT, she leads a team of business analysts, data architects, data engineers, data scientists, platform administrators, and managers. She and her team work with business partners to engineer new, more efficient processes and creative solutions enterprise-wide.

    Sue Cadieux

    Sue Cadieux

    Director of Technology Services & Enterprise Architecture, Eversource Energy

    Sue Cadieux is Director, Technical Services and Enterprise Architecture, at Eversource Energy. Sue has 20 years of diverse Information technology experience in areas including Infrastructure, Applications, Project and’ Program Management, Client Relationship Management, Outsourcing Management, and Architecture and Strategy. Sues roles have ranged from hands on delivery to overall management and operations of a Global IT environment.

    Sabrenia Baxter

    Sabrenia Baxter

    IT Director, Home Digital, NRG Energy Inc

    Sabrenia Baxter is a strategic thought leader focused on agile and innovative digital solutions for NRG Energy, Inc. an integrated power company that both generates electricity and provides energy solutions to millions of customers across the U.S. and Canada. She has proven success in delivering digital technologies, customer satisfaction, and operational excellence for NRG, and leads NRG Home’s IT Digital Center of Excellence, Digital Transformation, and DevOps initiatives.