6 essential skills for smart metering success


By Jesse Berst


I got a chance to sit in on Accenture's annual International Utilities and Energy Conference this year. The company flies in its top clients and top consultants to share learnings and best practices. One of the things I appreciate about Accenture is its experience across many different utilities in many different parts of the world, which allows it to spot patterns and best practices.


One interesting presentation came from Omar Abbosh, Chief Strategy Officer, Resources. He talked about the necessary balancing act between scale (getting big for efficiency), trust (preserving the utilities "license to operate"), and specialization (staying very good at key skills). As an example of the latter, he shared the six skills Accenture has found to be essential for success in smart metering.