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Article: Don't Miss Out - Shape the Future of Utility Services Alongside Community & Industry Leaders

Updated: May 22




As we stand on the cusp of unprecedented change, it's imperative to look ahead and participate in shaping the future of utility services. The U2030 Future-Think-a-Thon, slated for June 4-5, 2024, at the Oracle Innovation Lab in Deerfield, IL, offers a unique opportunity to do just that.


Hosted by a consortium of industry leaders from the Utility 2030 Collaborative, Oracle, and InvoiceCloud, this event brings together community leaders, utility leaders, futurists, and innovators to explore the trajectory of utility services and chart a course toward a sustainable, equitable, and resilient future.


Why is it essential to be a part of this event? Here's why:

  • Insights from Industry Experts: The Future-Think-a-Thon boasts an impressive lineup of speakers, including senior executives from leading utility companies, government officials, and technology pioneers. From Mayor Daniel Shapiro's strategies for sustainable services to Fred Gomos' vision of technology's role in transforming utility services at NiSource, attendees will gain invaluable insights from those at the forefront of shaping the industry.

  • Collaborative Dialogue: Through panel discussions, fireside chats, and ignite talks, participants will engage in dynamic conversations on critical topics such as equity and inclusion, building partnerships for sustainability, and leveraging technology for innovation. These collaborative exchanges foster a deeper understanding of the utility sector's challenges and opportunities and inspire actionable solutions.

  • Hands-on Workshops: The event offers immersive workshops facilitated by industry experts. Attendees will delve into Futures Thinking and explore innovative approaches to anticipating and navigating future scenarios. Participants will play an active role in shaping the future of utility services by imagining different future landscapes and outlining solutions that encourage collaboration and innovation.

  • Networking Opportunities: The Future-Think-a-Thon provides ample networking opportunities and relationship-building with peers, industry veterans, and potential collaborators. From casual happy hours to interactive lab tours, attendees will forge valuable connections that extend beyond the confines of the event.

  • Practical Application: Beyond theoretical discussions, the event offers valuable insights and actionable strategies that attendees can implement within their organizations. Whether it's Ahmad Ababneh's perspectives on the energy transition to sustainability or BGE's transformative initiatives in customer operations, participants will gain tangible takeaways to drive positive change within their respective spheres of influence.


As we stand at the precipice of a new era in utility services, our decisions today will shape the future landscape for generations to come. The U2030 Future-Think-a-Thon provides a platform for collective visioning, collaboration, and innovation, empowering stakeholders to co-create a future where utility services are sustainable, equitable, and resilient. Take your chance to be a part of this transformative journey. Register now and join us in shaping tomorrow's utility services.


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