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UU 206: The Data Driven Utility - Getting Started with Data Analytics

Jan 25, 2022
C148, First Level
Utility University

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will use the analytics value chain to define increasing levels of analytics capabilities and maturity for those who are getting started in data analytics.  

Attendees will acquire:

  • Understand utility examples of analytics use cases that correspond to the analytics value chain (business intelligence, statistical analysis through to prescriptive models, and process optimization).   
  • Understand the people, process, and technology maturity associated with these levels. 
  • Appreciate how to program governance, data quality, and builds vs. buy decisions parallel each of these steps.   

Who should attend:

Utility personnel for gas, electric, or water utilities with an interest in beginning or maturing a data analytics program.   

  • Level(s) Within Organization: multi-unit director, unit manager, supervisor 
  • Functional Unit(s) Within Organization:  Appropriate for all functional units with the organization 

Prerequisite skills, knowledge, certifications:  None

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • For each level of analytics capabilities, attendees will understand the types of data-driven decisions available across different business domains (customer service, operations, asset management, etc.) for electric and water utilities.  
  • Attendees will gain an understanding of the people, process, and technology components representative for each level.   
  • Key concepts such as program governance, data quality, and build vs. buy will be explored.

TAKEAWAYS:

  1. Awareness of the needed first steps to get started with data analytics.  
  2. An understanding of the analytics value chain and examples of data-driven decisions, across domains, appropriate for each level.  
  3. Identification of the people, process, and technology components representative of moving up the analytics value chain.   
Speakers
Mark Hatfield, VP, Innovation - E Source
Thomas Martin, Strategic Sales Director - E Source