On-Demand: Blazing the Analytics Trail at a Public Utility with Duke Energy

By March 7, 2019 No Comments

From the creation of the Data Science Consultant job family in 2015, Duke Energy now has over 60 data scientists across the enterprise. Norv Clontz, the Director of Data Science Innovation at Duke Energy, will provide an overview of the establishment of the position at one of America’s largest public utilities. In addition, Mr. Clontz will share information on some of the representative projects that data scientists work on, and lessons learned from Duke’s four years of experience.

Attendees will learn:

  • How Duke Energy established and grew Data Science as a competency
  • How the role supports the utility’s strategic roadmap
  • What tools do Data Scientists at Duke Energy use
  • How data science has created value across different business units at Duke
  • Future data science initiatives


Norv Clontz, Director, Data Science Innovation, Duke Energy
Norv is a business leader, data scientist, and project manager focused on building high-performance analytics teams at Duke Energy. He is responsible for leading advanced analytics initiatives and developing internal competency in emerging areas such as deep learning for video & image analytics and natural language processing.  He is also co-founder and -leader of the MAD Lab, which is dedicated to advancing Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning inside Duke Energy.  His previous experience at the utility includes roles in Grid Solutions, Customer Insights, Telecoms, Customer PMO, and Natural Gas.

Before joining Duke Energy, Norv led the business analytics practice at a management and IT consulting firm. He has led consulting engagements for Fortune 500 clients around the world in industries such as utilities, oil & gas, automotive, retail and financial services. Norv brings over two decades of strategy and implementation experience in data science, system implementation, and channel analysis.  Norv earned a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina. He also holds a PMP certification.

Duke Energy Corporation is an energy company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. Its Regulated Utilities business unit serves 7.4 million retail electric customers in six states and 1.6 million natural gas customers in five states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States. Since 2005, the company has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 31 percent and plans to reduce emissions by 40 percent by 2030. In 2018, Duke Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 13th straight year.  Duke Energy is a Fortune 125 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com.

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