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"Redesigning Utilities for the New Normal" Will Lead Discussions at IDC's 3rd Pan-European Utilities Executive Summit 2015

(PresseBox) (Milan, ) On March 23-24, 2015, IDC Energy Insights analysts and utility industry experts and partners will gather at the IDC Pan-European Utilities Executive Summit 2015 in Amsterdam.

Following the huge success of previous summits and the continued contribution from the leading utility companies in Europe, this third edition of IDC's invitation-only summit for IT and LOB executives will discuss current and emerging challenges in the utilities industry, including topics such as:

- Emerging business strategies and models
- Best practices in asset operation and customer management excellence
- Case studies related to business and technology integration
- Emerging IT trends, including cloud, Big Data, mobility, and social business
- IT, operational, and consumer technologies governance

The summit will gather line-of-business heads and IT executives from leading European utilities to discuss an agenda that has been developed in consultation with Advisory Board members including:

- Miguel Angel Sánchez Fornié, Director of Control Systems and Telecommunications, Iberdrola
- Hellmuth Frey, Vice Head of Research and Innovation, ENBW
- Olivier Huet, Deputy director, Strategy, ERDF
- António Manuel Aires Messias, Director, InovGrid, EDP Group
- Michael Moesgaard, CIO, Dong Energy
- Paola Petroni, Vice President, ENEL
- Markus Riner, CIO, EKZ
- Bram Reinders, Director Alliance Management, Alliander NV
- Peter Sigenstam, Vice President and Head, E.ON Innovation Centre Distribution, E.ON

"Our summit is designed as an information-sharing forum and as an intimate networking platform for executives from the European utility industry," said Roberta Bigliani, EMEA Head of IDC Energy Insights. "As analysts, we are committed to setting up an agenda which is based on the industry's key decision imperatives and on what the executives really want to debate. We're very grateful, therefore, to the Advisory Board for its great contribution in achieving this."

Event dates and location: March 23-24, 2015, Amsterdam

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