All I want for Christmas ..... is you(r) data!

Time flies and suddenly it’s Christmas again. Listening to Wham! and Mariah Carey from early morning to late night, smelling the scent of roasted almonds from every corner and warming my hands on mug of hot chocolate or mulled wine, and I automatically start looking back and reviewing the last months and weeks.

Oxford Dictionaries named “Climate Emergency” as the word of the year 2019. And, with the help of a 16-year-old girl from Sweden, the engagement for our sustainable future just took off and helped us understand we have to drive the green energy transition much faster and more agile. The changing consumer behavior and demands – on demand access to convenience services paired with a clean conscience - amplifies our vision of the “Platformed Digital Utility” as the new operating model for the future utility.

Many utilities we met and worked with in 2019, are already on their way from being a “Simple Wired Utility” towards a “Data Driven Platform Operator for Energy Services”. “Data” is the new buzzword. Or better, anti-buzzword? All these new energy services, machine learning or AI solutions heavily depend on data. Good data. Accurate data. Actual data. Our utility clients and partners clearly see the emerging need to create the data foundation utilizing modern cloud native technologies. No data, no energy transition.

We have on-boarded several new clients in Asia, Middle East and Europe in 2019. Our clients have successfully deployed and benefited from new services such as our Data Lake infrastructure, our new Digital Twin application or our OT/IT integration capabilities, to boost their digitalization.

We exhibited at E-world (Essen), Asian Utility Week (Kuala Lumpur) and European Utility Week (Paris) and were thrilled to see how fast some of the utilities now are moving forward and how our Utilihive as a data virtualization platform boosts their digital transformation.

Now we are preparing our entry to the North America market, too. In January, we will for the first time exhibit at DistribuTECH in San Antonio (Texas) to showcase Utilihive as the data mesh driving the US energy revolution.

Wishing you all a stress-free Christmas Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

Thorsten Heller, CEO, Greenbird

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