Sr. Researcher and Content Strategist, Zpryme
Erin Hardick is a Senior Researcher and Content Strategist at Zpryme whose areas of research include digital transformation, grid modernization, renewables and Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), transportation electrification, electric vehicles, micromobility, and information and communication technology. She aggregates, analyzes, creates, and presents content that shows current trends in these areas. Hardick has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Edward’s University.
Session Moderator - Dr. Francois Laborie
President, Cognite North America
Francois Laborie runs Cognite's operations in North America, including offices in Houston and Austin, Texas. Previously, he managed Cognite’s overall marketing activities as Chief Marketing Officer. He spent the preceding 11 years with software company Vizrt, where he served as COO and CCO, responsible for all commercial and operational activities. Laborie has a Ph.D. from the Toulouse Computer Science Research Institute.
Digitalization efforts are maturing quickly in the power and utilities industry, delivering value to grid operations around the world through efficiency gains, lower costs, reduced risk, and improved HSE.
Yet there is still untapped value to be gained from digitalization. Fault analysis, digital twins, smart maintenance - what should grid operators prioritize next, and what's required from a human, data, and process perspective to get there?
Grid operators can capture significant value by embracing the right digital strategy. In this session, industry experts from Zpryme discuss some of their latest research, identifying key areas within transmission and distribution where improved data management practices can deliver outsized value to grid operators.