Emerging Technologies for Utilities Workshop

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Technology is an ever progressing beast and the possibilities and benefits are endless. Some of the most significant technology trends will have a massive impact on all parts of the utility sector (such as electricity, water, gas and district heating). The changes that new and existing technology will bring will see meaningful benefits for both companies, departments and individuals.

PRICE: USD 4,490 FREE* for a limited time. (In support of adding value to the community)
SERVICE TYPE: Virtual workshop
SOLUTION AREA(S): Industry insights; IT architecture; cloud technologies; IoT, AI, machine learning, advanced analytics
SPEAKER: Thorsten Heller, CEO & Chief Innovator at Greenbird Integration Technologies, Thought Leader for Digital Technologies driving the Energy Transition.

Big data is a critical element to solving key business problems for utility companies. It can turn the information from smart meter and smart grid projects into meaningful operational insights and understandings about their customers' behavior. As smart grid and smart meters become crucial to the industry, they will likely start generating hundreds of terabytes of data every year - or unstructured text data compiled from maintenance records and Twitter feeds. The accuracy, breadth and depth of these new data points present new opportunities for the utility companies that are prepared to take advantage of them.

Learning goals

If you find it challenging to integrate new technologies within your line of business applications and sharing data in a timely manner, this workshop is for you. For most utilities, the integration of all your line of business applications is time consuming. Data is needed in real-time to keep your business running smoothly, drive operational efficiencies and delight your customers with reliable and innovative services.

In this workshop we will give you insights into the emerging technology trends for utilities.

After the workshop, you will have a comprehensive insight into key topics covered in the agenda.


  • Overview over emerging technologies trends for utilities
  • Event Driven Architecture (EDA) and Event Sourcing as new “de facto” IT architecture standard for the digital utility and IoT based digital service businesses
  • Microservices and reactive systems to create resilient utility and IoT solutions
  • Containerization and cloud-native technologies driving the digital transformation
  • Further reading and information sources
  • Q&A / Discussions

Workshop details

The workshops will offer a deep dive into the technical trends and opportunities of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Microservices, IT architecture & Cloud Technologies. Schedule a short meeting with us to find out the full details and the requirements of each workshop.

*The Free Workshop is offered only to qualified utilities with a minimum of 4 senior employees participating and a maximum of 15 participants. Read terms and conditions for more details.

About the host/speaker

Driven by his intellectual curiosity and vision that data integration holds the key to the future, German CEO Thorsten Heller co-founded Greenbird: challenging the traditional way utilities approach the smart energy revolution since 2010.

Greenbird develops integration technology to help energy companies manage the information flow for smart metering and smart city applications. Today, the company has delivered solutions and services to utilities operating more than 80% of the electricity meters in Norway. And now, they are starting to accelerate international customer success.

As an entrepreneur with ambitious goals, Thorsten launched Utilihive, a powerful software platform for smart meter management that is ready to scale and handle big data. It enables customers to be future-ready up to 80% faster than traditional system integration models.

With extensive international experience as a Strategy Advisor and Technology Evangelist, Thorsten has built a following of close to 28,000 on Twitter, sharing insights on enterprise integration, big data, machine learning, AI and real-time analytics. Thorsten lives by the motto “If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough” and he is passionate about the company’s mission: making data fly. As he is highly respected and has a charismatic personality, he is often asked to share his insights at key industry events.


The founders of Greenbird have extensive experience of systems integration derived from large scale smart metering rollouts in the Nordic countries. What puzzled them was the enormous amount of time and resources going to waste when every utility had to start all the way from scratch when approaching systems integration. In an effort to fight these inefficient, costly, slow and risky processes, Greenbird and Utilihive were born in 2010. The founders realized that utilities would benefit from acquiring system integration as a service.

Today, utilities across Europe, Middle East and Asia are utilizing Utilihive to accelerate the ongoing energy revolution. Unlike a traditional approach for system integration for utilities, Greenbird offers out-of-the-box system integration for digital utilities. Forget about failing integration projects, hard-to-maintain solutions, and traditional middleware slowing down innovation. Decades of experience from a wide utility client base is built right into Utilihive. Greenbird is a true DevOps company, delivering unique time-to-market and reliability for digital utilities and ecosystem partners.


You can contact us today to request more information and book your virtual workshop.

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