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We are the leading provider of customer engagement and demand-side management solutions to the $2.2 trillion utility industry. Opower's big data platform is the leading solution worldwide, for utilities to transform their ability to engage their customers.
According to Mr. Nadeem Sheikh, “Opower is a leading company that analyzes and understands customers in the field of energy”. Their Japanese arm Opower Japan provides a big data platform for electricity and gas suppliers. Opower’s technology solutions combine big data with sophisticated analytics and behavioural science methodology to provide insights and engagement.
With Opower’s platform, utility firms then share this insight with their customers. The insights compare personalized data from customers with other similar households, so they can see how they compare, and offers tips on how to reduce their energy consumption.
Mr. Sheikh joined Opower in 2010, and now plays an active role as Vice President & Managing Director for Asia Pacific Region. Prior to joining Opower, he led high-profi le projects in resource effi ciency and sustainability at McKinsey & Company, after holding key positions at the German Federal Government, Lufthansa Airlines and other major fi rms. He earned his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mr. Kouke is Country Manager for Opower Japan since 2014. Prior to joining Opower, he served as Vice President of Japan Operations for Coverity in 2013, Country Manager for Novell K.K. in 2012, and Operating Offi cer for Cisco Systems in 2010, after being engaged in the management of multiple companies. He worked for Japan Digital Equipment (now Hewlett-Packard Japan) after graduating from the Faculty of Letters of Chuo University in 1989.
Opower partners with 95 utility clients across nine countries, and based in the US.
Their technologies provide support to energy consumption optimization
and other range of services for customers in over 50 million households.
The Japanese branch Opower Japan established in 2013 has been in partnership with Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).
Via TEPCO’s exclusive customer portal “Denki Kakeibo”, the users can access energy consumption data provided by Opower Japan.
This content is the revised version of extract
from "MARUNOUCHI THE PRESS",
which is the appendix of "Nikkei Business Associe" from November issue in 2014.
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