CS Week

CS Week

CS Week is the premier annual educational and customer service conference serving electric, gas and water/wastewater utility professionals across North America and around the world. CS Week provides learning and networking opportunities in support of the utility customer experience lifecycle: Analytics, Billing & Payments, Contact Center, Credit & Collections, Digital Customer Engagement, Field Services, and Strategies & Management.


November 29, 2023 45 mins

Episode 4’s “Current and Near-Term Customer Wallet Share” features two industry thought leaders who are thousands of miles apart location-wise but closely aligned strategically. Listen as they discuss their utility’s services and programs to become trusted energy advisors for customers especially as energy bills are taking a larger slice from household and commercial budgets. Hear about partnerships they’ve cultivated to address a ...

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Hosted by Hydro Ottawa’s Julie Lupinacci, CS Week Connect announces “Investing in the Future of Energy,” starring Spencer Gill and Kerry Hogan, respected utility executives who recently shared a strategically focused conversation about energy investments through the lens of the customer.

Gill and Hogan discuss how electric and gas utilities are managing:

  • Energy planning and spend
  • Consumer sentiment and expectations
  • Invest...
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Julie Lupinacci interviews Dr. Forrest Morgeson to unpack his synthesis of ACSI (American Customer Satisfaction Index) research on the relationship between a utility’s financial performance and CSAT. Together, they discuss strategic implications plus the importance of utilities’ banking a “reservoir of goodwill” or “Love Miles” that they can use to weather the ups and downs of customer journeys, service disruptions and the rising c...

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Join CS Week's Rod Litke, host Julie Lupinacci, and guests Lisa Cagnolatti and Gillian Wright as they discuss "A California View of Energy Resiliency." Energy resiliency for California utilities has taken on many weather-related issues such as wildfires, floods, droughts and heatwaves. Energy has also been affected by accidents, equipment failure and days where forecasted demand exceeds capacity. Their energy landsca...

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Oncor’s Debbie Dennis and Eversource’s Penni McLean-Conner recently sat down with CenterPoint Energy’s Gregg Knight to discuss, “The New and Engaged Workforce.” Listen as they describe today’s situation and share solutions from their utilities in this 30-minute podcast. Perhaps their strategic and boots-on-the-ground programs could answer your HR challenges too:

·     Reimagining leadership and leader roles

·     Workforce choices an...

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This episode features Kenny Coleman, SVP & CIO, Stephenie Howard, Dir, Performance Mgmt & Strategy and host Gregg Knight, EVP, Customer Transformation & Business Strategy.  This panel trio regularly works together at CenterPoint Energy, a large multi-state gas and electric utility headquartered in Houston, TX. 
They discuss how utilities recognize that they must digitally transform their CX. Many have substantially ...

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Brett Carter and Greg Knight discuss the burgeoning market, the tremendous opportunities this trend is presenting to progressive utilities, and other ways utilities are thinking outside traditional paradigms. Wins for the customer, utility and regulators are part of their spirited conversation. 

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In this second podcast episode, Knight and Seavers will discuss their utilities’ approaches to these events and adaptation strategies that support key objectives around promoting equity across customer demographics, protecting energy infrastructure, ensuring critical systems are functional and supporting communities during and after events. 

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CS Week Connect, hosted by Gregg Knight, long-time industry thought leader, trailblazer, and service innovator at multiple utilities. In 20-25 minute monthly podcasts, Knight will engage respected professionals in candid, strategic conversations about current utility customer service challenges. But before he controls the mic, Rod Litke, CS Week’s CEO, interviewed Knight for this, our inaugural podcast, “Building Organizational Res...

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