This blog was originally posted on LinkedIn.
GE Digital hosted over 325 energy leaders at our annual GE APAC Conference in Melbourne, Australia. We are facing some interesting challenges in the industry such as the integration of renewable's, digital transformation, and achieving network flexibility. These common themes are playing out across the globe, but the increasing pace of change is escalating the growth in this part of the world.
Among the 19 countries in our APAC region, all utilities are embarking on a digital journey. Some are just getting started, while others are well down the path and are thinking “where to next”. But no matter where they are on the digital transformation, the vision is the same.
The diversity of our region is also exciting. We have different cultures, different business models and different levels of regulations. But overall, there are common threads: all utilities want reliable energy delivered in an affordable and efficient manner while enabling a greater penetration of renewable energy.
It’s going to be a fun few years ahead. I'm really excited to be part of this digital transformation and partner with our customers to help them achieve their successes along the way.
Take a look at some of the conference highlights.