Digital Transformation of Electric Utilities
This paper is devoted to the analysis of challenges and opportunities that emerge from the process of digital transformation in electric utilities. It presents a part of an ongoing study on asset management in electric utilities. Increasing demand for electricity and technological advancement are one of the main factors stimulating digital transformation both in developing and advanced economies. While digital transformation implies high costs and long-term investments, electric utilities can benefit significantly during this process. We propose a theoretical model of value creation in the process of digital transformation with the use of the Porter’s value chain framework. It turns out that generation, transmission and distribution, and retail companies seem to have opportunities to capture significant value form digitalization.
The present paper summarizes a review of the best practices and models of academic development in foreign universities. It is argued that academic development as a domain of professional activity is developed as a response to the three interrelated processes: emergence of the new forms of public management, dissemination of 'entrepreneurial university' conception and life-long learning programs. Possible goals, professionalization problems and organizational models of academic development are elaborated in order to present heterogeneity of this phenomenon. We conclude by highlighting the most promising types of academic development programs which is possible to implement in Russian universities.
Proceedings of a meeting held 21-22 November 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Management action is examined as a part of organizational change models. Running of the organization depends on external and internal environment changing. Organizational behavior management is considered to bean important factor or organizational adaptation.
We gladly invite both Academic and Industrial community to submit top quality Research papers and Industrial case presentations related to engineering, operations, and management of Engineering assets and Public infrastructures.
This call for Research papers and Industry presentations aims at drawing diverse industry wide and top Research expertise that can stimulate fresh discussions and views, create innovative ideas, and explore smart solutions. The WCEAM-2018 Congress will cover a range of Technical themes that has a direct connection to your passion, professional interest, and expertise. Those areas are of interest to Asset owners, Operators, Producers, Technology developers, Service providers, Public institutions, and the Academic & Research community.
We also cover a wide range of Industrial and Public sectors, inclusive of; Oil & Gas, Refining industry, Nuclear, Hydropower, Renewable Energy, Ocean & Maritime sector, Mining, Public Infrastructures and Land transportation, Green Manufacturing, Process industry, Engineering structures and Buildings, Construction sector, Healthcare Systems, Aeronautics and Aerospace, Information and Telecommunication sector. We actively encourage those who have top expertise on specific Technical themes to deliver a workshop, seminar, training activity, or a round table session at the Congress. If you are keen, we will be excited to hear from you. All Abstracts, Papers, and Presentations will be reviewed by the International Scientific Committee of the Congress for inclusion in the Congress Proceedings. Selected research and thought-leading industry papers will be peer reviewed, and if accepted will be published in the Springer ebook after the event titled, “Engineering assets and Public infrastructures in the Age of Digitalization” and subtitled, “Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management”. The Springer ebook series is indexed by Scopus and is also currently being assessed for inclusion in EI Compendex. Past proceedings are available on the Springerlink web site.
Industry cases and Projects
We strongly encourage Industry presentations from the Public and Private sector based on real Industrial Projects and Business cases.
Congress Topics and streams
Asset management in industry 4.0: Smart Factory, Cyber-physical Systems, Virtual Factory, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Cloud-based solutions, Machine learning
Modern digital applications: Advanced ICTs, Big Data Analytics, Intelligent decision support, Algorithms for Performacne optimization, Industrial informatics, Signal processing, Robotics and Automation, Mechatronics, Smart sensors and Instruments
Dynamic modeling, simulation and visualization: Modelling of Business & Operational Processes, Multiagent tenhnologies, 3D technologies, Visualization techniques
Smarter and safer assets: Digital risk, Safety, Security, Reliability, Resilience Engineering, Barrier design and management, Human-Technology interface, Risk analysis and management, Data integration and Interoperability
Asset economics and decision analysis: Financial risks, Asset investments, Life cycle costing, Beyond budgeting, Decision analysis
Critical asset processes: Spare-parts and Warehousing, Innovative logistics, Supply chain optimization, Production planning, Quality control, Maitenance, Operations, Remote support, Collaborative work processess
Asset health: Tools and technologies for equipment and structural health assessment, Diagnostics and Prognostics, Technical and operational integrity, Pattern recognition, e-Maintenance, Inspection techniques, Fault and Failure analysis
Co-value creation: Service innovation, Service integration, Project engineering and management, Contract strategies and Contract management, B2B partnerships, Change management, Customer relationships
Sustainable assets and processes: Energy efficiency, Regulations and Standards, Legal aspects, Environmental technologies, Eco-efficiency, Carbon foot-print, Managing stakeholders
Human capital and organizational development: Competence management, Education and Training, Managing work place diversity, Modern leadership
Performance measurement and management: KPI design and implementation, Performance optimization methods and techniques, Benchmarking, Learning and Continuous improvement
This paper proposes a conceptual approach to take into account both short-and long-term effects of marketing activities in enterprises across the value chain and developed a set if new indicators that allow for the analysis of the contribution of companies involved in creating value for customers in the aggregate terms across the value chain. This paper integrates the concepts of network relations, value chain management and inter-firm marketing effort that focus on customer orientation. Based on this conceptual basis we propose a sequence of actions that can translate these concepts into measures and indicators that allow a firm to understand their role in creating sustainable value. These measures are then validated through the analysis of customer orientation marketing approach.