Stephen Callahan

IBM
Vice President of Global Strategy and Solutions for the Energy & Utilities

Stephen J. Callahan is IBM’s Vice President of Global Strategy and Solutions for the Energy & Utilities industry and an IBM Industry Academy member. Over his 30 plus year career in industry management and in consulting he has led the development of business and technical strategy and implemented complex processes and systems spanning T&D and customer operations, finance, network and Smart Grid.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Callahan was for fifteen years a Partner for Coopers & Lybrand, PwC and IBM (via successive acquisitions) focused on electric utility restructuring and industry business and technology strategy. He has led numerous large complex process and system implementations.  Steve was the lead partner for the implementation of the California ISO and the lead US partner for the IMO in the Provence of Ontario, Canada. He led the creation of the Utility e procurement consortium Pantellos.  Mr. Callahan was a pioneer in the large-scale deployment of AMI technology. As Account Partner he led several large system integration projects for clients in the domains of real time T&D, financial, asset management/GIS and customer systems in California and Texas.

Prior to IBM, Mr. Callahan held various management positions over a span of fifteen years at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Company in San Francisco in the areas of commercial and industrial energy management, telecommunications network planning, and financial systems. He held positions of Director of IT Strategy and Budget, Director of Network Planning and was the project manager for PG&E’s implementation of SAP.

 

Sessions

October 24, 2018

4:15  -  5:30

Grand Cypress DEF

General Session: Exelon Utility Analytics Organizational Model & The Keys to Success: Establish, Sustain, Engage and Enable

Many analytics organizations today look vastly different than they did when they were first established. In this session hear directly from Exelon Utilities the strategy to establishing an enterprise analytics organization for the country’s largest utility and what it takes to setup such a robust operation. They will share lessons learned and how they are … 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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