After careful deliberation, the shortlist for the 2019 Digital Utility Awards has been chosen. Congratulations and well done to all our finalists!
Our panel of illustrious industry judges, comprising Water Services Association of Australia Executive Director Adam Lovell, Energy Networks Australia CEO Andrew Dillon and KPMG’s National Sector Leader – Power & Utilities Cassandra Hogan, now have the hard task of choosing who will win.
The finalists, which have been listed in alphabetical order, are:
Best Customer Innovation
Endeavour Energy – for its interactive mapping portal providing information on network limitations
Flux Federation – for its retail platform that was purpose built for energy companies
Jemena – for its demand response program ‘Power Changers’
Sydney Water – for the development and implementation of its Customer Hub
TasNetworks – for its Voice of the Customer Program
TracWater – for its Portable Robotic Water Quality Analyser
Utilibill – for its cloud-based retail platform disrupting the utility billing space
Best Use of New Technology
GHD and Unitywater – for their sewer overflow prediction tool utilising machine learning
Icon Water – for the modernising of its GIS system
SA Power Networks – for its MyWorkday automated timesheet solution
Synergy – for its use of Robotic Processing Automation and IQ Bot introduction
Unitywater – for its Mobile Field Office solution
Western Power – for its Field Mobility Services program
Digital Utility of the Year – Energy
SA Power Networks
Digital Utility of the Year – Water
Queensland Urban Utilities
South East Water
Utility Innovator of the Year
Queensland Urban Utilities – Karen Pollock
Queensland Urban Utilities – Margarita Camus
SA Water – Toby Evans
South East Water – Andrew Forster-Knight
TRILITY – James Ireland
Young Digital Leader of the Year
City West Water – Jack Cunnington
Queensland Urban Utilities – Lucille Burkitt
SA Water – Luke Dix
Sydney Water – Adam Severino
The Digital Utility Awards will be handed out on 21 March 2019, during a Gala Dinner to be held as part of Digital Utilities 2019, the must-attend utility event of 2019.
The two-day conference will provide delegates with the tools they need to use digital technologies to accelerate and transform their organisations.
The expert speaker lineup features Managing Directors, Chief Information Officers and Heads of Digital at Australia’s major water and energy utilities, as well as digitisation experts and government representatives.
The best way to ensure your organisation moves with the times, and establishes itself as a utility the modern consumer wants to do business with, is to learn from those leading the digital transformation race at Digital Utilities 2019.
Find out more about Digital Utilities or buy tickets here.
Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.
After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.