The Process of Digitizing the Utility Industry: Listening to Customers, Overcoming Barriers, Driving Initiatives, and Staying Secure

The Process of Digitizing the Utility Industry: Listening to Customers, Overcoming Barriers, Driving Initiatives, and Staying Secure

Utility representatives and service providers from North America and South America gathered at the UTC Power Grid 4.0 Digitalization Forum on Oct. 16-18 to discuss and debate the changes occurring in the utility industry. Utility executives presented on topics that included the business drivers of digitization, the keys to success on the path to digitization, and considerations on how to...

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Access for the Underserved: The Role of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Minnesota

Access for the Underserved: The Role of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Minnesota

In August 2019, Neighborhood HealthSource (NHS), a Minneapolis-area Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), announced its acquisition of North Metro Pediatrics (NMP). The move expands their presence into Minneapolis’ Northern suburbs. NHS, like FQHCs around the country, serves an important function: providing affordable access to healthcare for underserved communities. NHS started in 1971 by...

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4 Trends for Private Equity Operating Partners: Unclean Data, Cyber in a Box, Hoping for a Downturn, and Driving Digital Change

4 Trends for Private Equity Operating Partners: Unclean Data, Cyber in a Box, Hoping for a Downturn, and Driving Digital Change

Recently, several members of our M&A practice participated in the PEI Operating Partners Forum in New York City, where the private equity community gathered to share best practices on value creation. Here are four takeaways we found interesting and wanted to share: Behavior adaptability is insanely important to digital transformation. And they don’t mean adaptable businesses, they mean...

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Connecting the Community Through Music: Talking with Kim Noltemy of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Connecting the Community Through Music: Talking with Kim Noltemy of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Kim Noltemy is president and CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Together with the symphony’s board, she is leading bold, new initiatives to expand the organization’s connections with audiences, donors, and the community. Kim joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2018 after spending more than 20 years with the Boston Symphony, most recently as chief operating and communications...

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Can you Imagine a Day Without Water?

Can you Imagine a Day Without Water?

Essential. Reliable. Invaluable. Water—it’s the thread that weaves together our daily lives. It keeps our communities healthy, our cities running, and our economies growing. While essential, water infrastructure is largely invisible. Few people realize what it takes to treat and deliver drinking water every day or how wastewater is cleaned so that it can be safely reused or returned to the...

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Accepting the Leadership Challenge: Vadim Orlov on a Career in Innovation

Accepting the Leadership Challenge: Vadim Orlov on a Career in Innovation

Here at West Monroe, we encourage our employees to stretch beyond their current role, take ownership for their own career growth, and embrace the spirit of ‘intrapreneurship’ to better the firm. In this series, we speak to those who have stepped up to #acceptthechallenge and become a better leader. To kick things off, we interviewed Vadim Orlov, a member of West Monroe’s Technology practice...

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The Rise of Electric Vehicles (EVs) Presents Opportunities for Drivers and Electric Utilities

The Rise of Electric Vehicles (EVs) Presents Opportunities for Drivers and Electric Utilities

Electric utilities are undergoing many transformational changes that affect how they operate and engage with customers. The latest trend – gaining quite a bit of traction – is electric vehicles (EVs). Why is this a big deal? EVs are a unicorn trifecta of a win-win-win scenario: benefiting customers, electric utilities, and society.…

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Does Your Security Team Rely Too Much on Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)?

Does Your Security Team Rely Too Much on Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)?

We recently shared an experience from a network segmentation project during which we discovered a technical vulnerability affecting Cisco’s Firepower Threat Defense firewall line. The firewall, itself, was not the problem, but, under specific conditions that are not uncommon in many environments, it allowed access through the firewall to systems it was meant to protect.…

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How Employee-Owned Organizations Create Meaningful Workplaces

How Employee-Owned Organizations Create Meaningful Workplaces

Employees as owners. A novel concept for most companies, right? But employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are becoming more attractive to prospective employees, not only because of the financial benefits, but also because of the culture of employee ownership helps enable. What is an ESOP? ESOP companies such as our firm, West Monroe, are 100% employee-owned, which means that our...

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Assessing the Latest Revisions for Valuing the Benefits of Distributed Energy Resources

Assessing the Latest Revisions for Valuing the Benefits of Distributed Energy Resources

Join the discussion at the New York Energy Summit: West Monroe leads a panel on the benefits and implications of the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER). New approaches to net energy metering (NEM) are expanding across the U.S. Nationwide, lawmakers and regulators are setting aggressive clean energy goals and targets, and the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) on the...

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