At the forefront of digital transformation
Technology and innovation are the pillars of Iberdrola's digitisation strategy. The digital plan of the company for 2020 is aimed at boosting the turnover by 36%, thanks to an investment of €3,100M.
BIG DATA AND ANALYSIS
The company has started different big data projects. Big data and data gathering and interpretation applications based on advanced analytics are used to manage the information obtained from smart meters, maintain wind turbines or characterise customers.
The progress made in the investigations of the blockchain technology and bitcoin protocols is applied to the development of financial transactions in treasury scenarios and electric vehicle charging points.
DIGITISATION OF INTERNAL PROCESSES
Much progress has been made in the inspection of infrastructures, improving these procedures thanks to the use of drones that easily get to control points that are hard to reach: wind turbines, high-voltage power lines, dams, towers, etc.
Many applications have been hosted in the cloud to facilitate secure access to them from any device and place: sales force, finance platform, office computing and corporate tools, etc.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTICS
We develop techniques that help our employees become computer savvy, with voice and written language recognition applications.
THE INTERNET OF THINGS
We can offer an improved and quicker service to the consumer, thanks to the advanced digital interconnection of devices, systems and services to the Internet, guaranteeing the efficiency and safety of our professionals. A clear example are the applications created for customers to manage their electricity, gas and service contracts.
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Agile tools have been developed with new protocols, platforms and applications, which give a response to the traditional processes, improving their productivity in different operations, such as safe mobility or online management of warehouse maintenance operations.
VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY
We develope reverse re-engineering processes to create 3D models with practical applications that simulate the operation and safety assessment procedures carried out on wind turbines.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COLLABORATION
We collaborate with different entities to generate value, productivity and efficiency. A clear example is our agreement with the MIT to boost the innovation of clean energies.
In addition, the company has asked its employees to submit their innovating ideas each year, so these can translate into a specific number of pilot projects. An example of this is the Accelerator project, a work team made up of 26 young employees of Iberdrola in Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Brazil, who meet on a regular basis to discuss on how to turn the company into the largest global utility within the next ten years.
PRIZES AND AWARDS
The company has received different awards for this progress and these developments: Iberdrola received the digital transformation award in the European Digital Mindset Awards, organised as part of the DES2017 congress. In addition, Fernando Lucero, Chief Information Officer of Iberdrola, received the award for the best CIO of 2017 from CIONET International.