Software Can Transform Energy Strategies — But Will It Happen?

David Metcalfe – CEO, Verdantix

In the last 10 years, new regulations and market forces have resulted in a wide range of innovations in energy equipment and systems. The rise of more complex energy systems necessitates more sophisticated management tools. And that’s why software is a more critical part of the energy system than it was in 2005. Software has the potential to transform not just energy systems but also energy strategies. But absent pressures for investment will it happen in the next 5 years? Or will CFOs only have the vision to invest in a limited number of special cases due to a lack of potential value creation? This speech will explore the current state of energy management software and sketch out future scenarios.