EUC Fireside Chat: New Ways of Working

The role of the remote connected engineer in a post-COVID world

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A cross-sector discussion that explores how Energy and Utilities organizations can enable a reliable, secure and productive remote workforce.

COVID-19 has accelerated many digital and social trends—remote work chief among them. But what was initially a stop-gap effort to ensure business continuity now shows signs of becoming the norm. New research from Gartner reveals that four in ten employees (41 percent) will work remotely at least part of time following COVID, as compared to just 30 percent before the pandemic.

For Energy & Utilities organizations this shift has huge implications as it relates to the workforce capabilities and organizational security. In this discussion, Paul Haggerty, vice president & utilities practice lead, and Scott Keenon, director of operational technology security, discuss this new way of working for the remote connected engineer. With decades of experience across the energy, utilities, IT and cybersecurity sectors, these experts will share their perspectives on:

  • Enabling a digital foundation from which to launch a safe, reliable, high-performance and efficient remote-work environment;
  • Leveraging technology like automation, artificial intelligence, IoT and edge computing to increase productivity of remote-based engineers;
  • Designing a remote work functionality that delivers value to the business;
  • Understanding the rate of change of this transition and where organizations should start; and
  • Addressing the barriers to change and creating an adaptable and flexible environment for the future.

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About our experts:

Paul Haggerty, Vice President, Capgemini Invent; practice lead for Centre of Excellence (COE) for Utilities in Asset and Operational Excellence

Scott Keenon, Director of Operational Technology Security, Capgemini

Vito Labate, Moderator, Vice President, Marketing & Communications – Global Sector Marketing, Capgemini

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