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Lloyd Jones

Sr Director Analyst

Lloyd Jones is a Senior Director Research working with utilities across electric, gas and water. His research focus aims to leverage technology to create business value, with its implications for CIOs. Mr. Jones' research covers the impact of the energy transition on utility digital transformation and innovation as well as technology optimisation and modernization. His research covers business strategy and business models, operational technology, asset management and optimization. His aim is to help the CIO respond effectively to support his peers in evolving the organisation.

Previous experience

Mr. Jones has been engaged in utility engineering, system planning, IT, and corporate planning and industry structure for more than 27 years. Before joining Gartner in 2019, he focused on enterprise asset management systems, covering systems and process. Previously Mr. Jones had spent several years as an internal corporate consultant developing line of business strategies in response to regulatory and market shifts, driving the adoption of energy as a service, enabled through a platform strategy that spanned smart meters to predictive command centers.

During the period 2000 to 2014, Mr. Jones filled various IT roles covering enterprise architecture, project delivery, operations and analytics, with responsibilities across the energy value chain across all lines of business including benefit realization and tracking, as well as being active in applied energy research portfolios, and crowdsourced innovation.

Professional background

Vetasi

Principal Consultant Utilities

Eskom

Corporate Consultant

ABB

Engineer in Training

Areas of coverage

Energy and Utilities Technology Optimization and Modernization

Education

Post Grad Dip, Managing Technology

B.Sc., Electrical Engineering

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Utility Transformation Information and Technology Strategies and Responses

2Utility Optimization by Leveraging Operational Technology for Business Mr. Jones has been engaged in utility engineering, system planning, IT, and corporate planning and industry structure for moralue

3Disruption and Innovation Management

4Leveraging Insight From Operational Key Performance Indicators

5Utility Legacy Platform Cost Optimization