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  • Writer's pictureElise Quevedo

Let's talk about Digital Power and Transformation in the Energy Sector

The energy sector has been an early adopter of digital technologies.

In the 1970s, power utilities were digital pioneers using emerging technologies to facilitate grid management and operation. Now, Digital Transformation is a crucial ingredient in the energy industry increasing network reliability and helping to better manage energy demand.

It is improving efficiency and safety and it is facilitating the increased use of renewable energy.

During Huawei Connect this year, Huawei President Eric Xu said “digital technology is key to going low-carbon”

The ultimate purpose, is to bring the power of connectivity, sensing, computing and intelligence to continue building a fully connected, intelligent world. And to dramatically cut energy consumption of ICT infrastructure.

On this video chat, I catch up with Edwin Diender, Chief Innovation Officer of the Global Energy Business Unit at Huawei’s Enterprise Business Group to discuss a topic that is very relevant today. During HC21, he spoke about how innovative ICT technologies help the energy industries be more efficient in their daily operations

According to the World Economic Forum, digital transformation has the potential to unlock $1.3 trillion dollars of value for the electricity sector alone by 2025. Yet, the adoption of new technologies in energy has been more hype than reality and it is truly important that energy companies realize the potential of digital innovation on a global scale basis.

In this video, Edwin covers:

➡️ The plan behind Huawei’s new company “Digital Power Technologies”

➡️ The key elements of the energy pyramid

➡️ The concept and strategy behind using bits to manage watts

➡️ What has happened in the oil and gas fields and key takeaways

Grateful to Edwin who continues to use jargon-free language so everyone can understand what these technological areas are, and what they can do to be more efficient.

I continue to discuss technology with individuals who have a passion for what they do.

Let's keep an eye on how digital affects the energy industry, as without energy and power, we would be at a standstill.

Until next time

Elise Quevedo

Author of "Creating a Kick-Ass Attitude" Speaker, Advisor, Storyteller

Top 25 Global sHero Award winner 2020 by sHero China

Top 21 Most Influential Women Influencers by StartUps Magazine UK 2021 Top 50 Women in Tech Influencers by The Awards Magazine 2021 Top 100 Global Influencer by Piktale Media 2021


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