In the last two years, utilities and energy organizations have increasingly been challenged with a declining experienced workforce. COVID-19 has forced leading organizations to reprioritize and respond to their workforce challenges from expedited retirements, job changes, and travel restrictions. With a new grid on the horizon, the pressure to find and fill critical workforce and skills gaps has never been higher.

Join leading industry experts from Verdantix Research, Burns & McDonnell, Evergy, and Librestream for an interactive 60-minute presentation and live Q&A. We will cover topics like the biggest workforce challenges in the energy sector and digital transformation tools that can help solve them.

Key takeaways include:

  • Factors driving investment in connected worker solutions
  • Key benefits utilities customers see from using these technologies and investment trends
  • The impact of the worker shortage
  • Best practices for piloting, adopting, and implementing AR and remote expert technologies in utility field service to improve efficiency, productivity, and safety

About the Speakers:

Zachary Wassenberg, PE

Zachary is a Product Manager in Burns & McDonnell’s Transmission and Distribution division. He specializes in innovative products and solutions for electric and gas utilities. Zachary currently manages Burns & McDonnell’s wearable technology, digital workforce initiative, and innovation program.

Gary McAuliffe

Gary McAuliffe is Librestream’s VP of global utilities where he enables workforce transformation on the frontlines of the utility business. He has deep domain knowledge in the utility sector including: advanced metering, distribution automation, demand response, building automation, distributed energy resources, and regulatory economics.

Drew Robinson

Drew focuses on strengthening alignment between Evergy Ventures and the Evergy business units through the identification and execution of strategic initiatives. He has a broad utility background that includes experience in generation engineering, regulatory affairs and renewable products.

Hugo Fuller

Hugo is an analyst in the Verdantix Operational Excellence research group. His research agenda explores the technologies within the extended reality and connected worker market.

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