Raiford Smith

Vice President, Technology and Analytics

Raiford Smith and his team lead Entergy’s pursuit of new, enabling technologies such as Distributed Energy Resources, big data analytics, and the development of customer-facing products and services. Mr. Smith is based out of Entergy’s offices in The Woodlands, TX. Entergy is an integrated energy company that owns and operates approximately 30GW of electric generating capacity and delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Mr. Smith has 26 years of experience in the energy industry, including various roles in legal, planning and analytics, smart grid, customer management, demand-side management, pricing and rates, product development, wholesale deal structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and technology.


April 17, 2018

9:30  -  10:30

Salon A

101: After the Roadmap: Lessons Learned From Standing Up Foundational Analytics Capabilities

After a utility has developed their roadmap, how does one begin the journey to developing use cases, standing up governance, hiring talent, training, and implementing the foundational tools. Dr. Matt Croucher and Raiford Smith will discuss what happens after the roadmap has been approved – lessons learned, opportunities for further development, and insights gleaned from … Continued

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