Exelon showcased interactive technology, virtual reality displays and other tools to create the next-generation power grid at its fifth annual Innovation Expo at Soldier Field in Chicago.
The expo aims to bring employees, vendors and industry experts together to explore use of technology to solve challenges affecting the energy industry an to contribute to a more effective and productive work environment.
“The energy industry is ever-changing, and keeping our focus on innovation and the development of new technology is essential to modernizing our electric grid and better serving customers,” Christopher Crane, president and CEO of Exelon, said. “The annual Innovation Expo gives employees an outlet to test their ideas so we can effectively implement them in our work. It also presents employees an opportunity to learn from other industry professionals and experts, who can offer fresh insights on unlocking the potential of technology.”
Attendees experienced a virtual environment within a 25-foot diameter dome called “the Igloo,” allowing a 360-degree look at what life will be like for the digital worker of the future.
As part of an annual companywide initiative to encourage a culture of innovation, Exelon held a poster contest for employees to share their ideas about using technology to solve business challenges.