DroneDeploy is an example of this kind of technology. DroneDeploy is a cloud software company that helps various asset-based industries. Its 3D Walkthrough system combines drone images with ground images to create a 3D representation of a site, accurate to one inch. DroneDeploy helps customers create a digital twin for an entire site to understand each remote site and improve processes and safety.1
Grassroots innovation to deliver the energy transition
Technology democratization is as important for utilities as it is for any other industry, enabling many of the strategies that will deliver future success. It’s the fuel igniting enterprise-wide innovation and a vital capability for your workforce and partner ecosystem. It will empower this collective talent to innovate together on the new business models that will deliver the energy transition.
While IT democratization places powerful technology in the hands of everyone, it is far more than simply giving people access to new tools. Harnessing the innovative power of machines allows anyone in the organization to create new technology solutions. It gives people autonomy and puts them at the core of digital transformation.
I, Technologist creates a better future for all
The “I, Technologist” theme is incredibly empowering. When all employees are technologists, they take control of their own work. They can optimize their own processes, apply fixes to problems, smooth process bottlenecks, define their own KPIs and create dashboards to monitor them.
But it’s not just about empowering employees to improve their own processes. It also creates a platform for collaboration, within teams, between teams, and with stakeholders outside the organization. Technology democratization empowers employees to deliver a better future for all to customers, communities, and society. All utility employers are customer-service employees, because all employees deliver the customer outcome of safe, reliable, and clean energy. A technology-enabled workforce better delivers all of these objectives.
Attract the future workforce that will deliver the energy transition
Technology democratization will help utilities make the most out of the talent they have, and make the industry more attractive to new recruits. It will be essential for them to successfully negotiate the energy transition and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.
There are few challenges more complex (or more important) than the future of energy generation, distributed resources, and electrified transport systems. However, without access to distributed, democratized data, the industry will find it harder to solve these challenges.