Should your customers foot the bill for your IT modernisation strategy?

Reduce the need to pass costs on to customers by adopting an alternative approach to IT modernisation strategies. The key is to turn IT systems from a cost centre into a profit centre, empowering CIOs to reduce the operational cost of maintaining existing systems and increasing the funds available for innovation.



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Dave Keating
Journalist, Moderator in Power Utilities

Dave Keating is an American-European journalist based in Brussels who moderates live events. He is ranked as the number one EU social media influencer for 2023, coming second in 2022 and third in 2021 and 2020. He has been covering energy and climate policy for 15 years, most recently as the senior writer for Before arriving in Brussels in 2010, Dave covered the boardrooms of London, the US Congress in Washington, the cafés of Paris, the politics of Prague, the courtrooms of Chicago and the streets of New York City.

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Coy Wright
VP, Energy, Utilities, & Resources Industry Solutions

Mr. Wright serves as VP, Energy, Utilities, & Resources Industry Solutions. In this role he is responsible for global strategy and business development to build and grow revenues across the energy, utilities, and resources (e.g. mining) industries.

Mr. Wright is an accomplished information technology executive with more than 25 years of success in energy-related businesses, across the upstream, midstream, and downstream lifecycle for traditional fossil fuels and renewables industries. He has managed multiple global SAP and Oracle implementations/operations, one of the first production SAP Business Suite on HANA go-lives, and one of the first production S/4HANA go-lives on AWS.

Mr. Wright has been a successful early adopter and developer of several current mainstream cloud technologies including an early online banking system, one of the first Microsoft Office sharing ventures, then as an early adopter of Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), the precursor of Office 365.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, after a short stint in private equity, Mr. Wright was Chief Information Officer and Vice President of IT and Digital for Engie North America, where he was responsible for all IT and Digital for the North American region of the French renewable energy company. His scope included Digital Solutions, Cyber Security, IT Architecture, IT Operations, and business applications for the Renewables, Energy Solutions, Networks, and Thermal/Supply business units.

Previously, Mr. Wright was Chief Information Officer for Pacific Drilling, a startup global deep water drilling contractor with operations in West Africa, Brazil, and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

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