Vivek Chidambaram

Accenture Strategy

Managing Director–Strategy & Consulting, Energy

Vivek is Accenture’s Global Energy Network Lead as well as the Energy Strategy Lead for North America, and specializes in large scale digital transformation at energy clients. His work typically focuses on value, ways of working and talent just as much as Technology platforms/AI/features as part of the digital transformation. His industry expertise spans Automotive and Energy. As a result of this cross industry expertise, he is passionate about the emerging energy transition, and the potential convergence of industrial sectors (e-mobility, industrial clusters, carbon, energy system models etc.). On these topics, Vivek is a regular speaker at major industry events (CeraWeek, PESA, SPE, CAPA, American Energy Society ), and prolific developer of leading industry ideas referenced in the media and major publications. Most recently he has been working on Accenture’s Energy System Model – a view into the inherent energy (joules) available in a region as various sectors decarbonize and the impact this will have on portfolios, ways of working, consumption patterns and operations at both energy clients. Outside the workplace, Vivek serves as the President of the World Affairs Council in Houston. This role allows him to work with students, and on global commerce/travel and innovation in the city of Houston Vivek graduated from the University of Michigan with an MBA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute with an MS. He has lived and worked in India, France, South Korea and several states in the US. He, his wife and daughter enjoy traveling and working on causes close to education.

Sessions With Vivek Chidambaram

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 04:30pm - 05:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 10:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 11:10 pm

    Digital Twins: From hype to gamechanger technology?

    Panel Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity

    The energy industry has long aspired to capture its tangible assets, processes, and workflows via virtual, digital representations. The current wave of digitalization has brought forward a new set of enabling technologies, including increased computing power, internet of things (IoT) devices, low-cost sensors, and enhanced data science capabilities. These innovations allow companies to use digital twins to address a range of applications, including maintenance support and prioritization, GHG monitoring and mitigation, and energy production optimization. How are digital twins transforming organizational and operating models? Will IP, data ownership, and workforce acceptance issues hamper wide-scale adoption? And how will the operators and suppliers assure effective digital twin maintenance and upkeep?

Wednesday, 9 March