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DistribuTECH Panel: What Can Utilities Learn from Disney and Pfizer to Innovate Faster?




Will you be attending DistribuTECH 2023 in San Diego?


If so, join us Tuesday Feb 7 at 7:00 - 8:00 for a breakfast before the keynote where we'll facilitate a discussion on innovation. And, don't miss our encore session from 12:00 - 1:00 in the Utility of the Future Hub on the exhibit floor!


Panel session description:

Reaching decarbonization goals, responding to more treacherous climate-induced storms and meeting wildfire risks is the new normal at the modern utility. How can we meet the challenges inside the highly complex and regulated reality of the utility?


The answer is agile innovation. Not innovation as an “art”; but innovation as a science – a highly disciplined approach with a commitment to rapid, standardized experimentation and documented learning.


Join us for this one-hour panel discussion where we'll share case study learnings from innovation leaders sharing case studies from Disney and Pfizer sitting side-by-side with utility grid modernization leaders to reframe the innovation dilemma and unlock the speed needed to deploy valuable capital projects faster.


Panelists include:
  • Larry Bekkedahl, SVP Advanced Energy Delivery, Portland General Electric

  • Cheryl Whaley, Managing Partner, Paradox Strategies

  • Ivan Aguilar, Chief Technology Officer, InnovationForce

Moderated by:
  • Kim Getgen, CEO InnovationForce

That morning, InnovationForce will be hosting a breakfast before the keynote where you'll have the opportunity to meet the panelists and meet other innovation leaders!


RSVP to reserve your space!


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