Woman in Tech of the Week (11/16/16)
Susan Landahl, Chief Operating Officer of Fleet Operations, Exelon Generation Company, LLC
Nuclear power plants operate in many of the 50 U.S. states, and these facilities are responsible for approximately 20 percent of our nation’s electricity. There are many concerns about nuclear energy, and government regulation safeguards the industry. With a national set of objectives to ensure the safety of the 3 million people living near nuclear plants, innovationis a constant.
Exelon Corp., the nation’s largest utility, serving 10 million customers, will partner with General Electric (GE) to use the Internet of Things technology to improve safety and efficiency. The companies will use the GE Predix platform to find innovative solutions for today’s complicated energy issues. The companies will test and build Software as a Service applications using Exelon as a use case to develop new opportunities for the energy market.
This week, Jeff Frick, host of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, attended the GE Minds + Machines event at Pier 48 in San Francisco, CA, to learn about the latest technology in the energy industry. Susan Landahl, chief operating officer of Fleet Operations at Exelon Generation Company, LLC, joined Frick on theCUBE to discuss the technology and how it is leveraging GE Predix to improve safety and efficiency.
This week, theCUBE highlights Susan Landahl in our Women in Technology feature. With a background in engineering and operations, Landahl oversees innovation initiatives for the nuclear division of Exelon, and the GE Predix collaboration is part of her role.