How does someone who’s worked in the traditional utility industry do when, as Gil Quinones President of NYPA says, the industry has to “become…a digital utility, creating a real-time digital replica of our assets and automating many back-office processes,”? It’s time to buy disruption insurance by
1. Reorienting around the new consumer and landscape, as brilliantly laid out by Gretchen Bakke in ‘The Grid’
(one of Bill Gates’ favorite books of 2016).
4. It’s companies like EV Box
(Utility Radar image below) and their innovative model towards charging infrastructure deployment. Will this be ‘rate baseable’
? We’ll find out soon.
So which company will be next to implement layoffs? We don’t know. What we do know is that it’s time for industry experts to start thinking about how to play a role in the different looking industry.
This week’s Joulez was sponsored by Powerbot (context-aware AI Chatbot for utility customer support). Contact Seyi@Powerbot.co to schedule a demo.