The New Innovator’s Dilemma: What Can Utilities Learn from Pfizer to Drive the Clean Energy Transition Faster?
Date & Time
Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Name
Ballroom A3

Amidst global financial turmoil and climate threats, innovation is no longer a “nice to have” and brainstorming is not performing. Only 6% of CEOs are satisfied with their organization’s innovation performance, and 67% of frontline innovators are unhappy with the technology that’s available to innovate. Decarbonization goals, responding to more treacherous climate-induced storms and meeting wildfire risks are utilities’ new normal. Utilities are not the only highly regulated industry solving large-scale planetary challenges. This panel will share case study learnings from innovation leaders at Pfizer who beat a pandemic sitting side-by-side with utility leaders working to reframe the innovation dilemma and unlock the speed needed to drive the clean energy transition faster.

Key Takeaways

  • How to approach innovation as a science
  • How to measure the two key performance indicators that “make or break” your innovation program: time-to-decision and willingness to collaborate
  • How regulated utilities can reframe the risk debate to go faster in the innovation process.
Mike Rossi Kimberly Getgen Larry Bekkedahl Chris Gilbert Cheryl Whaley