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Energy and Utility

2010: Volume 2, Hot jobs

Lighting the Way

IBM provides clients with Energy & Utilities industry expertise and powerful technology, to create more intelligent systems that enable utility networks in which consumers, utilities and service providers can share responsibilities and benefits. Such solutions help clients automate, monitor and better control utility operations, and enhance relationships.

Emma, Managing Consultant, United States

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1. What are the main responsibilities of your current IBM position?

My main responsibilities within IBM's Global Business Services (GBS) division, fall within the SAP implementation space. I specialize in the implementation of SAP's customer information system for utilities, also known as the IS-Utilities Customer Relationship and Billing (IS-U CRB) solution. I recently completed a successful IS-U CRB go-live with six month's of post production support. I'm looking forward to starting a new implementation in which I can take on the role of IS-U CRB Functional Architect.

2. Why did you choose to work at IBM over other companies?

I chose IBM because of its people and its strong growth position in advanced meter technology and the complementary integration efforts required to convert utilities to more advanced systems. I also have a long history with IBM. I joined the company through the acquisition of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, left in 2006 to pursue other interests, and returned in February 2009.

3. What did you learn about IBM that you didn't know before working here?

IBM invests much more money than I realized in research and development, and is number one in pending patents.

Stephen , Executive Consultant, China

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1. What are the main responsibilities of your current IBM position?

My main responsibilities at the IBM Global Delivery Center in Shanghai are focused on business development related to IBM's holistic vision for a smarter global energy grid. I also support Global Business Services in IBM's Asia Pacific and Americas geographies, and any other part of the world where my expertise and experience may be of value. I help our business development teams by interacting with customers in the electric power transmission business to better understand their needs during the proposal preparation and project initiation phase. I also support internal R&D and product development related to Energy & Utilities.

2. Why did you choose to work at IBM over other companies?

IBM has achieved a high level reputation in the Smart Grid area with an ambitious, but credible, plan to expand business. Its emphasis on a holistic system approach to all issues involved make tremendous sense. Being in an organization which has a corporate commitment to such a holistic, and global approach, is very attractive to me, intellectually and professionally. I am also excited about the opportunities within IBM to learn from my colleagues and contribute my experience and thought leadership in the electric power industry.

3. What did you learn about IBM that you didn't know before working here?

I did not know about the size and scope of IBM's Global Business Services division. I know that I will learn much from the people involved. Being in China also has its advantages. I am quite impressed by the IBM employees in China. They are highly trained and technically competent. They are also very motivated and hard working.

Susan, Managing Consultant, United States

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1. What are the main responsibilities of your current IBM position?

My responsibilities in the Global Center of Competency for Energy & Utilities are to provide global business support to utilities that are either considering, or ready, to deploy smart meters (pdf) throughout their territories.

2. Why did you choose to work at IBM over other companies?

When I decided that I wanted to get back to smart metering, I chose to work at IBM because of the depth and breadth of the company's expertise in the Energy & Utilities space. It's exciting to work in smart metering with such experienced professionals, on highly relevant projects.

3. What did you learn about IBM that you didn't know before working here?

Before coming to IBM, I was not aware of how the smart metering component fit in with the overall smarter planet plan. It feels good to be part of such a proactive and positive process.

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