Robert Berglund

The Weather Company IBM Solutions Top
Business Unit Executive - Energy, Utilities, Agriculture, Oil & Gas

Rob Berglund leads the Energy & Utility (E&U), and Petro-Chemical group at The Weather Company. Since the beginning of his career at the Weather Company, starting in 2003, he has developed weather based insight for customers in regions around the world, with an industry specific focus of Energy & Water Utilities, Energy Commodities Trading, Agribusiness, and Oil & Gas.
Before joining the Weather Company, Rob was an instructor pilot, and a military veteran of the United States Army, with a focus on combat field operations and reconnaissance. His early military career provided a basis for leadership of people and management of complex systems and assets. Rob Berglund received his degree in Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Besides overseeing the Business team for the fore-mentioned industries, Rob Berglund has been instrumental in other important projects at The Weather Company. He has been an early part of the development of strategic go to market for Outage Management for Utilities, Data use cases for Utilities, and the Weather based Operational tools for Oil & Gas. His longest enduring contribution however, has been in working as liaison between customer and the product development team for Energy Trading and Risk Management solutions. The most recent focus has been on outage prediction for utilities and vegetation management as two exciting areas of development and activity and innovation that Rob is deeply tied into.

Sessions

October 24, 2018

1:30  -  4:00

Grand Cypress I

PC5: Analytics and the Fight for Resilience

Extreme weather, wild fires, earthquakes, cyber attacks, terror threats; elevated external threats are driving new thinking and approaches to grid reliability. Join your peers for a workshop exploring analytics as a critical tool in the fight for resilience. Led by Tim Paydos, IBM VP of Government Industry Solutions and emergency management leader, hear the latest … Continued

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October 25, 2018

1:45  -  2:45

Grand Cypress I

306: Rapid Response: How Outage Prediction Models Help Utilities get Power Back on Quickly

Just like we cannot control the weather, we cannot prevent outages. What we can do is control our level of preparedness. Like citizens, distribution network operators (DNOs) rely on warnings to make decisions. Erroneous levels of mobilizations in the wrong areas, unnecessary expenditure of resources, and slow restoration times can result in unnecessary costs, or … Continued

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