- Add to Calendar10/26/2021 1:00 PM10/26/2021 2:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkFREE Webinar - APS & Wipro on Leading the Way with Innovation Join our panel of experts from American Transmission Co, Arizona Public Service, and Wipro about a live discussion on grid modernization, customer reliability, impact of increased DERs, innovating through strategic partnerships, and more.
- Oct 19, 2021
Join our panel of experts from American Transmission Co, Arizona Public Service, and Wipro about a live discussion on grid modernization, customer reliability, impact of increased DERs, innovating through strategic partnerships, and more.
Oct 26, 2021
1:00 PM EST
Electric utilities are struggling to keep pace with the latest challenges in distribution operations. A modern and interactive grid is key to the transformation journey. Utility companies across the US are working toward the 2050 clean energy mandate and need to invest in strategic initiatives now to improve and modernize the grid.
Join our panel of experts from American Transmission Co, Arizona Public Service, and Wipro as we discuss:
- Strategic partnerships to modernize the operation platform
- How climate change and other key drivers are creating the need to change
- Managing the impact of increased DERs on the grid
- Increasing customer reliability, and resilience of the grid, while meeting carbon reduction targets
- Investing in strategic initiatives to improve and modernize the grid while managing the cost of operations
Ravi is an IT leader with 20+ years in the electric utility industry. In his current role as Senior Manager for Energy Services at Arizona Public Service, he is responsible for leading teams that support and enhance IT solutions for distribution operations, planning and engineering, design and spatial/GIS, and meter operations departments.
Ravi has deep experience in implementing solutions in support of rapid regulatory changes and a diverse functional background in domains such as customer service, T&D operations, renewable technology, meter operations, distributed generation, marketing, and smart grid applications. Ravi loves building teams, turning around mismanaged projects, and leveraging technology for business value realization.
Ravi also teaches a few management courses with a supply chain focus at Arizona Public University, his MBA alma mater. Ravi holds a bachelor’s of engineering (BE) in computer science and currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jignesh is the Senior Partner and Practice Head for Utilities in Americas for Wipro and works from his Atlanta, GA office. He is chartered with growing the industry consulting practice through driving client value and business outcomes, delivering excellence and continuous innovation, and building meaningful relationships.
Jignesh has 25 years of experience focusing on industry domain and technology consulting and has helped more than 20 global utilities clients across North America, UK, Europe, and Asia Pacific in their digital transformation capabilities and initiatives. His subject matter expertise and experience span diverse capabilities such as digital customer experience, connected worker, intelligent asset management, GIS, IoT, analytics, grid modernization, and IT-OT integration.
As Director of Construction, Sarah Justus is one of two directors responsible for managing a construction portfolio that is projected to invest over USD $3 billion in transmission infrastructure over the next ten years. This includes oversight of project management, engineering, and construction management staff as well as sizable engineering and construction contracts. Prior to her current position, Sarah managed ATC’s External Affairs with key customers as well as the real estate and local relations departments.
Prior to joining ATC, Sarah worked at the Department of Administration for the State of Wisconsin as a budget and policy analyst and program evaluator. Sarah has a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the UW-Stevens Point and a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Wisconsin’s Lafollette Institute.
Growing interest in sustainable energy sources, microgrids and distributed energy, and enhanced customer-centricity, along with ever-changing regulations demand new business models from the energy and utility sector.
As a leading service provider across the utility value chain with a strong commitment to building a net-zero global economy, Wipro is helping enterprises reinvent themselves to deliver superior business performance and more sustainable outcomes. With more than 4,500 professionals working across power, gas, and water utilities, we are a trusted partner to more than 75 utility customers globally.
Wipro Limited is a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics, and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful.
How we help:
With our deep industry knowledge built over more than two decades, Wipro delivers a range of innovative digital solutions and support to help global utilities clients optimize business performance and increase customer satisfaction:
- Digital customer and workforce experience
- Grid modernization
- New-age energy transition
- Cloud and digital transformation
- Zero-trust cybersecurity