Data-driven Strategies: Utility Use Cases Workshop


Advanced technologies are no more just new high-tech systems to be installed and implemented; they are business models. They represent crucial economic and corporate transition into a truly digitally integrated workplace. CDOs, CTO’s, CIO’s all have emphasized that the main challenge of advanced tech like AI, ML and advanced analytics, is the requirement of comprehensive system and organizational integration, in order to successfully implement it into the core operations and business models of the energy sector.

PRICE: USD 4,090
SERVICE TYPE: Virtual workshop
SOLUTION AREA(S): Industry insights; IT architecture; cloud technologies; IoT, AI, machine learning, advanced analytics

Thorsten Heller, CEO & Chief Innovator at Greenbird Integration Technologies, Thought Leader for Digital Technologies driving the Energy Transition

Learning goals

Get an overview and understanding of innovative utility use cases from around the world driving the energy transition. Learn from others to create ideas for your own utility.


  • Introduction global trends within utilities and the energy sector
  • Deep dive deep into 5 preselected topics
  • Overview of emerging technologies
  • Further reading and information sources
  • Q&A / Discussions

Select 5 deep dive workshop topics:

Use cases for utilities or energy companies

  • Platform operator and provider of mission-critical compute power
  • Citizen Data Scientist
  • Smart City Convergence

Use cases for DSOs, Retailers or Power Generators

  • Intelligent Grid Operations
  • Asset Health & Predictive Maintenance
  • OT Analytics
  • Energy Loss Analytics
  • Peak shaving, peak load/demand forecasting
  • Grid Edge analytics
  • VPP and DER integration, redispatch, Microgrid management
  • OT Analytics
  • Energy Efficiency Management
  • Personalized Energy Tariffs, energy flat rate (“all you can eat”)
  • Smart Building and Property Management


After the workshop, we will provide you with the following:

  • Seminar documentation and slide deck
  • Recommended readings-list
  • Recording of the online workshop

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.

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.

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