Data, Data Everywhere: Is There a Way to Make Better Decisions?

This week I had the privilege of speaking at the EnergyBiz Leadership Forum in DC. The panel I participated in discussed “Managing the Information Avalanche resulting from the injection of sensors, communications and software for the smart energy ecosystem.” In preparing for the session I was reminded of those new Bing search commercials where someone…


Microsoft Partner Conference Refreshes Power & Utility Industry Ideas

Every summer we at Microsoft go through a rejuvenating process at the end of our fiscal year (June 30th) that cleans the soul and refocuses our efforts on strategy, partners and customers for the coming new year.   Since about 95 percent of Microsoft revenue originates from our partners it’s important that we sync up with…


All You Can Eat Meter Data Management

Nearly every utility knows they are moving toward the day when customer meters will provide the range and volume of information that fundamentally changes the business model of the industry, forever. That day may be one step closer.  Microsoft partner Itron announced in late May some exciting news about its successful test of its Itron…