SAP for Utilities 2016
09. bis 12. Oktober 2016
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
21500 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, California, USA, 92648

Stand 18, (zusammen mit Evora IT,

The Eventful Group along with SAP conducted an extensive research project with multiple utility industry ecosystem stakeholders. The project included North American customer focus groups with 60 customers and 25 utility organizations, as well as multiple one-on-one conversations. The goal, was to understand the most pressing challenges and opportunities that Utilities are facing in 2016.  The viewpoints and topics from these research groups are summarized in the hot topics below.

The 2016 SAP for Utilities conference will be built upon the topics outlined below, gathered as a result of our research. Download the full Research Report to see our comprehensive findings.


  • Predictive MaintenanceUtility organizations are looking to leverage technology to optimize maintenance across all assets. The shift to predictive maintenance will allow utilities to move away from a fixed maintenance schedule based on time or usage, particularly important in a linear asset context where assets can be widely distributed. Anticipating events and maintenance operations will help organizations find ways to make processes more efficient and cost effective.
  • GeospatialIn the consumer space, GPS enabled devices including mobile devices and tablets allow the user to easily interact with maps. For utility organizations, interactions go beyond simple map-based interaction. Asset management professionals need easy to use visual maps that have a seamless connection with SAP solutions in the back-end.
  • IT/OT Convergence The increasing amount of highly actionable data from assets, machines, smart devices, mobile workers and operational processes across multiple rapidly advancing platforms means that utilities can bring together data from information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). Leveraging the IT/OT convergence and the Internet of Things, leaders are using operational data to closely monitor assets.  With an increase in long-term visibility, utilities can create a more strategic life-cycle plan to monitor, maintain and get a return on assets.
  • Operational Risk ManagementOperational risk management is a continuous, cyclic process which includes risk assessment, risk decision making, and implementation of various risk controls, resulting in acceptance, mitigation or avoidance of risk.  Companies that demonstrate innovation in this area are successfully bringing together the different categories of risk: incident management, work clearance management, worker safety, management of change, environmental, and quality.  These leaders are implementing an integrated risk management program that ties back to either the top or bottom line.