Episode 5

Reflections on Utility Disruption With Adrian Tuck

← Podcast Home Guests: Adrian Tuck, Erik Brynjolffson
Hosts: Brad Langley, Devren Hobbs, Stephen Lacey (Producer)
June 27, 2019

Over the last four episodes, we’ve detailed the history of corporate innovation, wins and fails in customer strategies, the winding path of technology adoption, and the role of big corporates in catalyzing change.


We’ve been talking about the recent and distant past, trying to understand how it applies to the competitive challenges that energy companies face today.


In this episode, we are revisiting those themes — and looking to the future — with Tendril CEO Adrian Tuck.


Adrian has two decades of experience building companies and bringing technologies to market. He spends a lot of time thinking about what other industries can teach utilities about embracing disruptive change.


We’ll talk start the episode by looking at the impact of artificial intelligence with Erik Brynjolffson, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. AI is mostly good at narrow tasks — and that leaves a lot of room for the things that humans are good at: creativity, relationships, persuasion, leadership.


Then, Adrian joins us to talk about how AI will impact the energy industry. He’ll also share thoughts on other emerging tech trends, how utilities can set up a culture of innovation, and why leaders fail to embrace change.


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