Designing the Modern Utility

With the progression towards smarter networks with more complex equipment and more resiliency, traditional network management tools cannot keep up. To address tomorrow’s challenges, utilities will need a more comprehensive network model. Read this article by Brian Bell, utilities industry director at Esri Canada, which was published in ReNew Canada.

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Brian Bell

Brian Bell is the Director for the Utilities sector at Esri Canada. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision for advancing the use of Esri technology, as well as maintaining and developing relationships with customers and business partners, in the utilities and telecommunications markets. He advises utilities across Canada on GIS & enterprise system implementation planning strategies. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Queen's University and a post-graduate GIS Applications Specialist certificate from Sir Sandford Fleming College. He is an accredited member of the Project Management Institute (PMP) and is Esri Canada’s representative for various industry associations including the Ontario Electricity Distributors Association and the Canadian Electricity Association.

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