AWS for Industries

Power & Utility Executives: Visit with AWS at DistribuTECH 2020

Meet the AWS Power & Utilities team in San Antonio from January 28th-30th at DistribuTECH, the utility industry’s leading annual transmission and distribution event drawing over 14,000 attendees from over 80 countries.

With the emergence of renewable sources and the digitization, decentralization, and consumerization of energy, AWS provides the tools for power and utility companies to navigate new business models, deliver energy more reliably, and implement a smarter, more distributed grid.

The AWS presence at DTECH will include:

  • A main exhibition hall booth (#2247) that will showcase an interactive Amazon smart home demonstration theatre, including Alexa enabled demand response with AWS partner AutoGrid.
  • Demonstrations of how utilities are running SAP on AWS.
  • Customer case studies and demos of utilities who have leveraged AWS artificial intelligence, machine learning and IoT to increase system reliability, optimize asset performance and improve customer engagement and satisfaction.
  • Sponsoring and judging the Initiate Energy Technology Start-up Competition.
  • Supporting Initiate startup participants with resources to quickly build, launch, and scale on AWS including credits, training & support through AWS Activate.
  • Presentations on how utilities can innovate with startups and Amazon using AWS Connections.

Learn more about AWS for Power & Utilities or contact us to book a meeting at DTECH.

We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

Don McDonnell

Don McDonnell

As Global Head of Power & Utilities Marketing for Amazon Web Services, Don McDonnell is responsible for building AWS’s industry identity – leading strategy for messaging, content, events, demand generation, customer engagement, and sales enablement – delivered through physical, digital, and social channels. Don brings more than 25 years of experience in power and utilities technology and solutions strategy, energy consumer engagement, and P&L leadership. He holds an MBA in international marketing from Georgia State University and a BA (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from The University of Rochester (NY). Don also volunteers serving on the board of trustees of non- profits BetterGrids.org and the Goshen Valley Foundation, Georgia’s top rated foster agency provider.