Below you’ll see the webinar appears in five segments for easy
of viewing. You can also download
the presentation materials used
in the webinar and read a related column
by SGN Chief Analyst Jesse Berst, who moderated the webinar.
1: Jesse Berst introduces
the speakers. Larsh Johnson explains some of the problems with Big Data and
Aaron DeYonkers points out some of the benefits of starting with small data.
PART 2: Panelists answer audience
questions about platforms and apps, ways to realize quick wins, and the
smallest size utility that could benefit from the small data approach. Bill Bell
describes CenterPoint’s history with the small data method, plus keys to
success and avoiding pitfalls.
PART 3: Bill Bell shares
screenshots of CenterPoint’s system and explains the benefits of ADS. He also responds to questions about whether
the system can rank outages and also talks about who owns the analytics.
PART 4: Raiford Smith the
process Duke Energy went through while developing their analytics and some of
the interesting outcomes.
PART 5: Raiford Smith describes
major obstacles, lessons learned and Duke’s next data analytics steps. The
panel answered audience questions ranging from how to overcome the cultural
change obstacle to choosing vendors, to relevant standards.
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