Event Sponsors and Partners

Diamond Sponsor

Major disruptors are transforming the traditional utilities model, and business as usual is no longer an option. Success for utilities companies in this new era requires nothing less than reinvention.

By orchestrating its entire range of expertise enterprise-wide – including strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations – Accenture delivers value to its clients and helps them:
•    Transform their organizations
•    Address the most pressing issues affecting the utilities industry
•    Gain the functional and technical capabilities required to tackle the challenges

Learn more at www.accenture.com/utilities.


Platinum Sponsor

CHOICE Revenue Intelligence™ software from CHOICE Technologies improves utilities’ revenue by helping reduce their nontechnical losses with cutting-edge artificial intelligence software technology.

CHOICE Technologies offers the winning CHOICE Revenue Intelligence (RI) analytics software for theft detection integrated with the SAP HANA® platform, SAP® Cloud Platform, and the SAP for Utilities solution porfolio. CHOICE’s powerful software platform, together with its extensive business expertise and knowledge base, is the foundation of the CHOICE Revenue Assurance Intelligence Center.

Revenue Intelligence is unique in many respects, covering the full range of electricity, gas, and water theft. Leading utilities companies and respected market analysis firms (*) confirm that Revenue Intelligence is the most advanced solution in detecting and managing fraud at customer premises, including anomalies in field inspection and internal processes. It supports all meter types on a single platform, making it the worldwide leader in analytics for revenue protection for utilities (*).

The software detects suspicious patterns using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence algorithms and machine learning technology. It supports field inspection follow-ups, business process monitoring, analysis, self-learning, and evolution functionality. The native algorithms of Revenue Intelligence accurately predict risk and financial return for each potential fraud, which empowers utility analysts to select the inspection targets with the highest probability and value.

Revenue Intelligence supervises over 30 million utilities customers and has an unparalleled record of experience and successes. It has helped utilities companies, such as Light S.A., improve revenue and profitability. With 4 million electricity consumers, Light was able to increase its energy recovery by a factor of 400%, with reported benefits above US$40 million per year. The project granted Light an excellence award during a Utility Week conference.

A project for Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) reduced nontechnical losses, with a 129% increase of energy recovery recorded just a few months after the solution went live. EPM is a multinational electricity, water, and gas multiutilities company based in Colombia with above 7.5 million customers.

Revenue Intelligence was the first application in the utilities sector to gain certified integration with the SAP HANA platform. The software exploits the high-speed, in-memory computing database to maximize the benefits of the artificial intelligence algorithms. The newly released Revenue Intelligence (v.5) extends the benefits and further reduces payback time. It improves the cost-benefit ratio and ROI with added support for SAP Cloud Platform, setting the highest standard of technology and innovation in revenue protection for utilities companies.
CHOICE is the leading vendor to focus especially on revenue protection* for utilities companies.
For more information, visit www.choiceholding.com.

(*) Electricity Theft and Non-Technical Losses: Global Markets, Solutions and Vendors | May 2017, Northeast Group, llc


Gold Sponsors

How can companies efficiently manage smart meter switchovers? EU regulations play a key role in answering this question. Through the digitalization of meter reading, they can streamline processes and sink costs. Automated processes save your workforce time and reduce error rates. The versatile text-recognition technology of the Vienna-based company Anyline GmbH is a flexible solution that’s helping industry leaders to overcome these hurdles.


Before the switchover to a smart meter can take place, the existing meter must be documented. This is simple to do with Anyline technology. The reading of the existing meter is scanned and can be sent directly to the utility provider’s back-end software. This turns meter switchovers into child’s play. In addition to meter readings, Anyline can report meter and meter point numbers.

Companies that need to read meters only for internal purposes are not required to switch to smart meters, according to the EU. Having said that, they can still profit from a smart meter solution that measures their consumption across a range of sources. Anyline is the perfect tool in this scenario. It’s an alternative smart technology for automating meter reading. It can also uncover enormous potential for efficient resource management.

Private households with outdated meters can use Anyline’s technology to bring smart metering into their homes – even without making the switch to a smart meter. For example, energy providers can integrate Anyline software into their consumer apps to let customers perform self-scans. There’s no longer any need for a home to be visited just to take a meter reading.

For more information, visit https://anyline.com/products/ocr-meter-reading/.



BTC Business Technology Consulting AG is a leading IT consulting company headquartered in Oldenburg, Germany. In order to provide IT consulting close to its customers, BTC developed a tight network of branch offices throughout Germany, with offices in Poland, Romania, Turkey, Switzerland, France, China, and Japan.

BTC offers a wide range of trade-specific IT consulting services and has expertise in the fields of private services, energy, telecommunications, the public sector, and industry. As a full-service provider, the group is capable of handling the complete performance range required by comprehensive IT projects, from requirements analysis to business processes. As a pioneer in the consulting area, BTC has the flexibility to adapt to change quickly. Its industrial expertise and comprehensive IT knowledge gives it both a better vision of future trends, and the ability to provide tailor-made solutions to support the critical business processes of its customers.

BTC has comprehensive knowledge of the energy sector and the utilities industry, and is familiar with both the related commercial processes and the technical and operational processes. BTC helps customers implement the SAP for Utilities solution portfolio, customer relationship management solutions, geographic information systems, and supervisory control and data acquisition applications. BTC is experienced in implementing solutions for efficient energy data management and gas and has a strategic partnership with SAP.

For more information, visit www.btc-ag.com/en/index.htm.


A global leader in consulting, technology services, and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital, and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. A multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries, it reported 2017 global revenues of €12.8 billion.

For more information, visit www.capgemini.com. People matter, results count.


EPI-USE Labs is a global software solutions company whose products and services enable organisations to accelerate the performance of their SAP® software and SAP SuccessFactors® solutions. These enhancements empower customers to make faster, more accurate business decisions while helping them save time, money, and other resources.

Through its suite of solutions and services, EPI-USE Labs can boost productivity significantly in the areas of client and data copying, reporting, and cloud solutions. It supports data security and anonymization, which greatly facilitates compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR.

The Data Sync Manager suite is tailored for industry solutions from SAP, for example, the SAP for Oil & Gas solution portfolio and the SAP for Utilities solution portfolio. Because companies running these solutions are often challenged with getting quality test data, Data Sync Manager is optimised to copy the data needed to perform accurate testing in nonproduction environments.

With over 30 years of experience, EPI-USE Labs promotes a culture of driving value through innovation. It is a proud member of groupelephant.com, which has business operations in 47 countries, employs 1,600 people, and is largely employee-owned. groupelephant.com owns and funds a nonprofit entity called Elephants, Rhinos & People (ERP). ERP focuses on the preservation of at-risk elephants and rhinos through the economic elevation of rural people who inhabit areas adjacent to where these threatened species live.

For more information, visit www.epiuselabs.com.


Add the power of location to your data. Esri helps utilities companies create, discover, share, and use maps anywhere, anytime, on any device. Esri’s spatial analytics enrich SAP® BusinessObjects™ solutions to help you uncover new patterns in your data, resulting in more accurate and actionable decision-making. The Esri ArcGIS platform transforms the way utilities companies analyse and share their data across their organizations.

 

For more information, please visit: www.esri.com/electric


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services. The insights and
quality services it delivers help build trust and confidence in capital markets and economies
the world over. EY develops outstanding leaders who, together, deliver on EY’s promises to its
stakeholders. In so doing, it plays a critical role in building a better working world for its people,
its clients, and its communities. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one
or more of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal
entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide
services to clients. For more information about the organization, please visit ey.com.

For more information, visit www.ey.com/utilities.


Innovapptive Inc. is a global software company and industry leader in mobile enterprise asset management, field operations, and supply chain solutions. Its suite of easy-to-use mobile solutions, combined with a code-free configuration tool called RACE™, empowers asset-intensive industries to simplify the consumption and adoption of digital technologies.

Innovapptive’s solutions for asset performance management help enterprises maximize workforce productivity and improve wrench times. The simple and intuitive user interface ensures that enterprises achieve near-perfect adoption of their cutting-edge digital technology, resulting in higher operational efficiency. Innovapptive’s supply chain solutions help enterprises lower costs and achieve higher profitability by lowering inventory carrying costs and improving inventory accuracy.

Innovapptive’s solutions are powered by a rapid mobile application development (RMAD) technology framework called Rapid Application Configuration Engine (RACE). RACE forms the foundation of a low-code approach to helping enterprises drive their digital transformation strategy and delivers business outcomes rapidly. RACE allow enterprises to drive agile delivery of various initiatives, while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).

Innovapptive has established itself as a leading partner for unlocking digital transformation opportunities with mobile-enabled business solutions. SAP has recognized Innovapptive’s excellence by awarding it an SAP Pinnacle Award three years in a row. In addition, SAP has invited Innovapptive to participate in exclusive initiatives, boards, and programs, including the SAP Partner Advisory Council for Innovation and the SAP® Early Adopter Care program. Innovapptive’s close partnership with SAP gives it visibility into the future development of SAP solutions to help ensure that it aligns its own product road maps.

For more information, visit www.innovapptive.com.


For more than 17 years, INTENSE AG has been successful in the project and consultancy business. The spectrum of its value-added services ranges from entrepreneurial requirements to technological implementation. Coherence in all levels of consultancy is its guiding principle, enabling it to develop innovative organizations, processes, and solutions for its clients.

Its core consultancy competences are the transformation of enterprises with a focus on professional IT-related process design; the design and implementation of system architectures; the implementation, optimization, and migration of SAP® software installations; as well as the essential tasks of program and project management, testing, and quality assurance. In short, INTENSE digitizes the business models of its customers.

INTENSE’s most important guideline: to become successful together with its clients and partners. It focuses on topics specific to SAP software in the utilities, insurance, and automotive industries. As a result, its customer base consists of large concerns and market-listed enterprises (DAX30) as well as municipal utilities and midsize businesses.

INTENSE has been an SAP partner for many years. The SAP PartnerEdge® program has welcomed  its participation in SAP programs and training, thereby enabling INTENSE to provide its customers with the very latest SAP-specific information. In 2016, it was nominated as “SAP Recognized Expertise Partner for Utilities,“ the highest sector-specific award given by SAP.

In summary, INTENSE stands for customer-oriented consultancy services, innovative solutions, and the ultimate idea. Its competencies and portfolio are constantly growing and changing – according to the needs of its customers and future requirements. Your progression is INTENSE’s ambition!

For more information, please visit www.intense.ag.


Natuvion GmbH has many years of experience with SAP® software projects and a profound understanding of processes across industries. Natuvion helps customers reach their goals with innovative and technology-leading processes and solutions in security, analytics, and transformation projects.


As an SAP gold partner having SAP Recognized Expertise, Natuvion provides cost-effective, tailor-made guidance and tools that put companies and experts on their journey to fulfill General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance from start to finish. Its experts have extensive legal and IT knowledge that provide a clear-cut approach based on an analysis of needs. It also works closely with its customers and covers the entire SAP Business Suite software along with Big Data analytics.


For more information, visit www.natuvion.com/en/.


PwC is among the world’s leading professional services firms helping organisations and individuals create the value they are looking for by providing them with quality services – from strategy to execution. With offices in 158 countries and a workforce of over 236,000, PwC has more than 20,000 experts dedicated to digital and technology consulting services.

An SAP global partner, PwC has a premier, globally integrated, digital SAP® software team focused on delivering actionable, sustainable results. PwC’s consultants bring the right blend of industry, process, and technology skills to every project, which enables them to apply industry-specific, business-process insight with a deep technical knowledge of SAP solutions. The team works with clients to transform their business and align it with their strategic priorities. In 2016, PwC was ranked second in overall global pipeline and as fifth SAP partner globally.

PwC is a leading advisor to the global oil and gas and utilities industries, with over 4,000 specialists working in every facet of the business. With expertise ranging from oilfield and upstream services to midstream and downstream services, PwC provides business solutions tailored to meet customer needs. For more than 100 years, PwC has helped utilities and oil and gas companies succeed in areas such as technology, governance, risk and compliance, smart energy, and renewables.

To learn more, visit https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/energy-utilities-resources.html.


SUBNET Solutions Inc. is a leading global provider of advanced operational software solutions for utilities, oil and gas, and industrial companies (HQ: Calgary, Canada). These solutions enable SUBNET customers to securely integrate and centrally manage the multivendor intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) they have deployed throughout their electric grids and industrial facilities. Eight of the top 10 utilities companies in North America use SUBNET to comply with regulations set forth by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) specific to critical infrastructure protection within a cybersecurity framework. Some of the main features of SUBNET solutions include secure remote engineering access, automatic event fault retrieval, password management, and configuration management of critical infrastructures. SUBNET is an SAP partner. Its solutions leverage the SAP HANA® business data platform. SUBNET was involved in the development efforts of Microsoft’s Smart Energy Reference Architecture (SERA) 2.0.

For more information, visit www.subnet.com.


 

Utopia Global Inc. is a software and services company and industry leader in enterprise information management. Its suite of solutions and “build, fix, and sustain” approach to achieving accurate master data helps ensure that critical business decisions are based on reliable, trustworthy information. As an SAP software solution and technology partner, Utopia specializes in the SAP® Master Data Governance application. It developed application extensions for the application to cover enterprise asset management and retail and fashion management. Utopia’s work is also reflected in the recently released SAP solution extension, the SAP Asset Information Workbench application by Utopia. Utopia’s solutions provide a critical bridge for those enterprises who understand that data is a valuable currency and the key to a successful journey to digital transformation. Utopia firmly believes that “perfect data is perfectly possible.”


For more information,visit www.utopiainc.com.


Vesta Partners is a professional services firm with deep domain expertise in asset management. It provides customers with support for industry best practices specific to their business processes, brought to life through the proven SAP® Enterprise Asset Management solution. Vesta has a team highly skilled in “design thinking” and the “agile delivery” methodology to leverage the SAP Leonardo digital innovation system for enhancing existing products and solutions as well as building completely new applications quickly.

Vesta’s mission is to deliver to its customers the highest quality and most efficient asset management processes alongside consulting solutions based on SAP technology. Its real-world experience and practical solutions deliver results that translate into genuine cost savings. For more information, visit www.vestapartners.com.



Silver Sponsors

The Dysfunctional Safety Critical Elements (DSCE) solution is an industry-proven innovation that defines and maintains performance standards for both safety-critical and nonsafety-critical equipment.

Combining standard SAP® software for Plant Maintenance (PM) and Quality Management (QM) into an intelligent, low-maintenance, user-friendly cockpit unlocks ground-breaking opportunities.

AG Consultancy & Apps Ltd is an independent SAP partner, a leader in implementing enterprise asset management software from SAP, and the creator of DSCE. The co-chair of the special interest group (SIG) of the UK & Ireland SAP User Group (UKISUG) that focuses on maintenance and service management (MSM) was recently quoted as saying, “Engaging with a highly PM-competent consultancy such as AG would be of interest to any organisation using project management software from SAP.”

Delta Reliability specialises in maintenance and reliability improvements. Based on the simple premise that for every failure there is an underlying cause that is often difficult to detect, Delta helps to manage the underlying causes of tomorrow's critical failures today. Delta is a leader in the maintenance and reliability engineering data space.

AG and Delta offer industry-leading turnkey safety-critical solutions.

For more information about AG Consultancy visit www.agcapps.com

For more information about Delta Reliability visit www.deltareliability.com


Enabling Everyone to Acquire, Manage, Execute, and Bill Work Orders Anytime, Anywhere. In today’s world, access to and ownership of data is changing dramatically. Applying its long-term experience in different industries and regions, PROLOGA GmbH provides solutions and guidance on accessing all relevant data for a typical service process. Users range from customers to sales representatives, order takers, planners, technicians, back-office workers, and accountants. All parties involved in these scenarios can collaborate based on a single set of information to support a shared understanding of the data collected. Our goal is nothing less than a full digitalization of all process steps to reduce communication efforts, increase efficiency, improve customer service, and deliver the highest quality.

 

For more information, visit www.prologa.de.


2BM A/S is a leading software development company implementing SAP® solutions that bring tomorrow’s technology to today’s business practices.

The company was founded in 2000 with the purpose of supporting forward-thinking, quality-conscious companies and organizations, primarily those running mobile enterprise solutions. Since then, 2BM has grown from being one of the Nordic region’s leading specialist companies to being a strategic full-service provider.

2BM is a member of the United VARs network – the largest global alliance of SAP channel partners serving as value-added resellers (VARs). The network covers more than 80 countries and gives our clients access to over 7,500 highly qualified and experienced SAP consultants.

For more information, visit https://2bm.com/.


Application Development Partners

AED-SICAD AG is one of Europe’s largest providers of state-of-the-art geographic information system (GIS) applications based on the platform for the utilities industry provided by Esri. UT Product Suite from AED-SICAD is the leading Esri-based utilities solution in Europe. AED-SICAD has been integrating GIS systems with SAP® software for 15 years. In that time, it has gained renown for its extensive and unique know-how in this area. With UT Integrator, AED-SICAD provides a standard enterprise application integration (EAI) product for back-end and front-end integration. UT Integrator 10 has certified integration with the SAP ERP application. AED-SICAD is an Esri platinum partner and Esri strategic partner for the utilities industry in the EMEA region.


For more information, please visit: https://www.aed-sicad.com/index.php/home.html


Start-up Partners

 

 


Cerensa uses artificial intelligence in the collection, critique, and classification of information in several stages of processes in order to improve the sustainability of production.

For more information, please visit; http://www.cerensa.com/


enersis suisse AG coined the term “visual energy analytics” to describe how its software solutions help companies and public sector organizations turn their existing data into valuable assets yielding rich insights. enersis suisse provides solutions to utilities companies, city and local governments, and companies active in industry.

enersis suisse’s holistic portfolio of solutions lets utilities companies create transparency along their entire value chain. Intuitive visualizations transform facts, figures, and trends into information they can act on immediately.

For more information, please visit www.enersis.ch.


OtoSense Inc. provides a software platform that turns any machine sound or vibration into actionable meaning at the edge. The constant engagement of the solution in the learning process enables it to identify an ever increasing number of events over time, steadily transforming each anomaly into a known event.


For more information, please visit www.otosense.com.



Ovinto cvba provides software that enables travel and transportation com-panies to monitor the transportation of hazardous goods in unpowered transport units. Ovinto Sat Monitoring Services software uses satellite communications instead of GSM, GPRS, or SMS communications. This supports communication in locations where there is no traditional telecom coverage or where the coverage is limited. Ovinto Sat Monitoring Services software uses the predictive analytics capabilities of the SAP HANA® plat-form to improve supply chain efficiency, condition-based maintenance and safety.

For more information, please visit www.ovinto.com.


The Agile IoT Application Suite from XMPro can help companies improve operational performance in weeks. Its model-driven Industrial IoT Application Builder connects industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data sources to analytics and business applications. It enables engineers and subject matter experts to create and deploy real-time IIoT applications for a range of different use cases with little or no coding. These IoT use cases can be deployed in an agile, incremental fashion, and they provide the flexibility to allow developers to change or refine applications as needs evolve.

For more information, please visit www.xmpro.com.