Leading cloud CIS provider will help shape the utility industry’s first conference exploring the impact of the cloud.

RICHARDSON, Texas – September 13, 2017 – Vertex, a leading provider of customer experience and CIS solutions for utilities, today announced its role as a founding technology partner and platinum sponsor with the inaugural Cloud for Utilities Summit being held November 5–7 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. Vertex will help shape the direction of the summit as it explores the impact of the cloud on electric, gas and water utility providers. 

“Utilities are eager to learn more about the cloud and its benefits, yet remain skeptical whether the cloud can satisfy their unique, stringent requirements,” said Kim Schafer, vice president and industry principal at Vertex. “The cloud is the natural evolution of what we’ve been accomplishing with our customers over the past 20 years, but with more powerful and robust capabilities. As a founding partner in the Cloud for Utilities Summit, we bring the voice of all the utilities we serve and are dedicated to supporting and actively shaping this much-needed educational platform. We look forward to serving the industry alongside our consultants and vendor community this November and throughout the year.”

Although nearly every industry has embraced the cloud, the utility industry is just beginning its transformation. As a pioneer in cloud CIS solutions, Vertex has been instrumental in educating the industry on the benefits of the cloud and actively encouraging its customers to share their stories with other utilities. By bringing together utility industry experts through the summit, Vertex will help bring awareness to the benefits of cloud-based solutions, logistical processes for transferring systems into the cloud, best practices to defend mission-critical systems, and more. 

“There’s confusion and misperceptions among utilities about the cloud and the associated technologies and benefits,” said Rick Cutter, co-founder of Cloud for Utilities, the only cloud educational organization focused exclusively on the utility industry. “It’s important that a summit like this has leading experts like Vertex, with its rich history in serving utilities and developing innovative cloud solutions. I’m confident that Vertex – along with its speakers and guests –will help utilities more accurately assess and access the very real benefits the cloud.”                       

About Vertex 

Dedicated solely to the utility industry, Vertex Business Services has been a recognized leader in customer experience solutions for the past 20 years. Vertex serves nearly 10 million end customers for more than 30 electric, gas and water clients across North America. Through a wide range of innovative services and solutions —including the VertexOne cloud platform inclusive of CIS, ERP, EAM, MWM, MDM, and Customer Self Service— Vertex helps utilities more efficiently deliver a compelling customer experience while also driving utility operations forward. Vertex takes on the heaving lifting of keeping current with the rapid pace of technology changes, so utilities don't have to. For more information, visit www.vertexone.net

About Cloud for Utilities 

The Cloud for Utilities organization is the preeminent resource for cloud business models focused on the utility industry. The organization focuses on the education, supporting career advancement, improving organization success and to support the advancement of cloud business models in the utility industry.  The inaugural Cloud for Utilities Summit will be held Sunday November 5th through the Tuesday November 7th at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC.  To learn more about the Cloud for Utilities Summit, visit CloudForUtilities.org.