Energy Futurist Jack Uldrich to Keynote Five Utility Industry Events This Summer

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Acclaimed futurist, business forecaster and best-selling author Jack Uldrich has been selected to deliver five upcoming keynote presentations to the utility industry this summer. Uldrich will review major industry trends, including advances in renewable energy, natural gas, battery technology, nanotechnology, robotics, solid-state transformers and transmission wires as well as discuss the importance of "unlearning" and change management in his sessions.

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Sometime over the next decade the utility industry will be challenged in a way for which it has no precedent.

Following on the heels of successful presentations to San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern Company, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, popular keynote speaker, energy industry futurist, change management expert and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich, has been selected to deliver keynote presentations to Associated Electric Cooperative (June 25), the Southeastern Electric Exchange (June 26), New England Public Power Association (Aug. 26), The Electric Power Research Institute (Sep. 10) and the Northwestern Public Power Association (Sep. 18). The topic of each his presentations will be a customized version of his talk: "The Future of the Utility Industry Will Require Unlearning."

The talks, as well as the extended strategic planning sessions which will follow the presentations, will be based on Uldrich's two latest books: "Higher Unlearning: 39 Post Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future" and "Foresight 2020: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow," will begin by discussing how continued advances in Smart Grid technologies, "Big Data," natural gas discoveries and renewable energies will radically transform the utility industry in the years ahead. Specific technologies to be discussed will include high temperature superconducting wires, solid-state transformers, smart meters, high storage grid-capable batteries as well as continued advances in home sensors, solar cells, wind turbines and fuel cell technology. An overview of his talk can be found in this article: 5 Future Trends for the Utility Industry.

Uldrich will then discuss why these trends will require unlearning as well as review the consequences of not embracing the concept of unlearning. Uldrich, who has been hailed as "America's Chief Unlearning Officer," will conclude by providing an overview of how these technological changes will also transform customer behaviors and upend long-standing business models in the utility industry.

Throughout his talk, Uldrich will use vivid analogies and memorable stories, drawn from a wide spectrum of industries, to ensure his message of unlearning "sticks" with his audience. A sample of his ideas may be found in this chapter, Shifting Power: The Future of Electricity, from his new book.

In the past year, Uldrich has addressed dozens of utility associations, including delivering customized keynote presentations to San Diego Gas & Electric, the Southern California Gas Company, Southern Company, Northwestern Energy, the Wabash Valley Power Power Association, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Idaho Power, Northwestern Energy, the Minnesota Rural Electric Cooperative, the Western Energy Institute, Idaho Power, the American Public Power Association, the Northwest Public Power Association, the Eugene Board of Water and Electricity, the Missouri River Energy Service, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Wisconsin Public Power and dozens more. Uldrich has also addressed a number of major, non-utility-related corporations on the topic of unlearning including Cisco, IBM, WiPro, PepsiCo, United Healthcare and General Electric.

Parties interested in learning more about Jack Uldrich, his books, his daily blog or his speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website. Media wishing to know more about the event or interviewing Jack Uldrich can contact him directly at 612-267-1212 or jack(at)schoolofunlearning(dot)com.

Uldrich is a renowned global energy futurist, best-selling author, editor of the monthly newsletter, The Exponential Executive, and host of the award-winning website, http://www.jumpthecurve.net. He is currently represented by a number of professional speakers' bureaus, including Leading Authorities and Executive Speakers Bureau.

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