Kickstarting Data Governance in Utility Business
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  Mahesh Visvanathan   Mahesh Visvanathan
Enterprise Architect
CPS Energy


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Level:  Business/Strategic

Data, by itself, fails to tell us how to interpret it or use it effectively. Utility Industry recognizes that an increased opportunity lies ahead of us in the realm of data analytics due to the availability of growing data streams and the opportunity for our employees to develop and automate computing processes to detect, predict and respond in intelligent and safe ways. Datasets from the energy industry possess disparate datasets that encompass many disciplines and business units including transmission and distribution grid infrastructure, power generation, gas delivery, commercial market operations, safety and security, and customer engagement. These business units leverage valuable data sources and unique applications to run their business, and the intersection of collaboration and communication across the enterprise is a challenge. Information governance will ensure that data is treated as a valuable asset, and that it is well-defined, accurate, consistent, and meets business needs. Information governance will support by providing an evolving set of policies, procedures, and guidelines to achieve these goals.

Mahesh Visvanathan? works as an Enterprise Architect at CPS Energy, focusing on Data Analytics and Information Governance. He has over 18 years of IT and Research experience and previously worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and KCPL. Mahesh ?holds a Masters in Computer Science and a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from UMIT, Austria.

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