Atlanta, Georgia – With industry-wide disagreement over the characteristics of Cloud solutions, TMG Consulting is leading the industry towards the education of the various models’ application, benefits, and challenges.
This core topic will be the focus of the TMG Utility Forum, October 25-27 in Phoenix, Arizona, and is also being addressed by the firm’s research practice, RIMSolutions™.
The panel discussion: ‘Approaches to Addressing the Challenges of Cloud Adoption’, will feature an interactive discussion from leading industry executives. These include: Dana Drysdale, VP of Information Technologies for San Jose Water; Carlos Thomas, Vice President of the Americas for Oracle; Saket Pabby, Founder of RIA Advisory; James Riley, VP of Strategy and Innovation for TMG; and Kim Schafer, VP of Industry Strategy and Marketing for Vertex.
According to Pam Glanvill, an EVP with TMG Consulting who is a cloud expert and the panel’s moderator, “Despite the growing business case to make a shift from on-premise to cloud solutions, there are significant business challenges to initial cloud adoption and ongoing expansion, both perceived and real. One of the real challenges is understanding the various models that are being called ‘cloud’.”
“Where other events are approaching the cloud as a ‘separate’ conversation, TMG’s position is that these business models should be a component of nearly every technology discussion,” says Mario Bauer, CEO of TMG Consulting. “Whether utilities are replacing mission critical IT systems – CIS, MDM, AMI, etc. – managing their lifecycles, or looking at progressing digital engagement, cloud offerings are available and should be integrated into these discussions. In addition to focusing on the cloud at the forum, it will continue to be addressed in our research publications as the story evolves.”
The forum offers a strategic mix of workshops, presentations, and open discussions with speakers for a wide-range of utilities including Duke Energy, Southwest Gas, SMUD, Louisville Water Company, and Avista. Walk-ins are welcome; potential attendees should visit the event page at https://tmgconsulting.com/utilityforum/ or use the press contact to get more information.
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TMG Consulting is the leading provider of comprehensive consulting and research services that support the lifecycle of utility enterprise IT and edge systems.
Offered by RIMSolutions™, the Research. Innovate, Materialize Solutions practice of TMG Consulting, TMG’s research studies and educational sessions help utilities explore solutions and mitigate risks.
Since 1992, more than 275 utility companies have trusted TMG with planning, justification, acquisition, implementation and support for mission-critical projects.