“Fit for Change” was the theme of this year’s SIV User Conference. The look into the future for SIV’s customers and partners offered a whole cornucopia of topics: The digital workplace of the future, smart metering and gateway administration, attractive cloud solutions, profitable business models for network and sales, planning, IT security and compliance, certification and process services were just a few of the focal points in Rostock and Roggentin.
As was expected, industry-specific requirements of water and sewage management were of increasing importance – with a plenary on the first day of the conference, a strategy workshop and additional opportunities for intensive discussion. The approximately 250 participants animatedly took advantage of this opportunity, for example to talk about the new Smart Flat for water and sewage management and usage scenarios outlined in the Cloud.
Focus on digital change
Participants were agreed that efficient, secure and transparent management of business processes was getting more and more important. Numerous presentations and break-out sessions provided information about meaningful and effective solutions. On the subject “Digital Change and EASY’s Position,” EASY Officer Willy Cremers spoke in his speech on the one hand about his experiences of change and thus the transformation at EASY SOFTWARE AG itself, and on the other hand about the overall economic development and the energy sector in particular.
EASY Key Account Manager Matthias Höfelmeyer’s contribution “FIT for Change – Digitalisation is Coming!” also proved to be popular.. Based on so-called pyramid digitalisation, participants could inter alia make an individual bottleneck analysis and thus mention very clearly which corporate divisions have what potential in terms of digitalisation. Besides the professional exchange, there was plenty of entertainment. “Schuster’s Beach Bar” in Warnemünde provided great atmosphere for the evening, as well as live music, DJ, food and drink.