Energy and utilities fireside chat – how digitalization fuels efficiency gains

By Justin Tuttle

Whether you work for an energy company or air transportation provider, continuously improving your business’s operational efficiency is an essential priority.

Watch our first Siemens Energy and Utilities fireside chat to discover how advancements in digitalization and data management are fueling dramatic employee efficiency gains, including:

  • Reducing the time needed to train new workers into specialists from five years to five months
  • Using predictive analytics that empowers technicians to make preemptive repairs before costly breakdowns occur
  • Minimizing reliance on inefficient maintenance checklists by delivering accurate, predictive, contextual knowledge to specialists on their digital devices
  • Preventing crippling brain drains while attracting new generations of talent

Fireside chat participants

John Nixon
Sr. Director, Siemens Digital Industries Software (DISW)

John has worked in energy and utilities for 28+ years. He created multiple energy and technology start-ups leading business development in China, Romania, Panama and the USA. John also led large greenfield and brownfield projects with oil and mining supermajors in Canada and China, and spearheaded pipeline asset integrity programs in USA and Mexico. He holds patents for pipe lining technology, was an officer in the US Army and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. 

Paul Renzenbrink
Chief Revenue Officer, Gemini Plus

Paul has spent over 40 years in a variety of senior leadership roles ranging from a foundation in sales/marketing at Procter & Gamble to a number of successful entrepreneurial C Suite positions. During the past 18 years Paul has focused his energy on executive search, commercial strategies and organizational design for a number of PE/VC firms and their portfolio companies. Regardless of the role, his mission/vision is to help others self-actualize.

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