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2023 Smart Utility Summit Names Sensus, Firmatek, and ARCOS as Outstanding Vendors

By August 25, 2023September 4th, 2023No Comments
Smart Utility Summit 2023 Vendor Awards

If you did not join us for the 2023 Smart Utility Summit at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, let me tell you what you missed…


The exclusive Smart Utility Summit, hosted by Endeavor Business Media, offers an opportunity for electric utility professionals from municipalities, rural cooperatives, and IOUs across North America to connect with the industry’s leading and most promising solution providers.


Along with informative sessions, a solution showcase, speakers, and presentations, we had some fun at Casino Night and enjoyed a captivating performance by a guest mentalist.  Check out the event page for a list of utilities and solution providers who attended.


The 2023 Smart Utility Summit had 24 participating solution providers competing in three award categories:

(1) Best Smart Utility Solution.

(2) Smart Utility Vendor to Watch.

(3) Best Overall Vendor Presentation.

Awards were voted on by the 70+ utility professionals in attendance representing electric utilities from across North America.


Best Smart Utility Solution

Sensus received the SUS23 Best Smart Utility Solution award, which goes to the vendor that provided the most exciting product/solution during the Summit. Sensus, a Xylem brand, provides remotely managed products and solutions that deliver the right data at the right time for investor-owned utilities, cooperatives and municipalities. As part of Xylem’s digital portfolio, the company’s smart devices connect with a variety of communication technologies to help customers make timely decisions that optimize electric, gas and water systems.


Finalists for the Best Smart Utility Solution award included Daupler and Esri in addition to Sensus.


Smart Utility Vendor to Watch

Firmatek received the SUS23 Smart Utility Vendor to Watch award, given to an up[1]and-coming vendor with the most innovative solution in the smart utility space. Firmatek LLC, headquartered in San Antonio, is a 30-year-old company and the industry leader in providing advanced drone services for electric utilities. Firmatek possesses a fleet of 30 FAA-certified drone pilots nationwide and is able to handle any sized project. The company features a cloud-based service where its customers can access all of their photographic, GIS, and equipment data for their distribution or transmission system.


Finalists for the Smart Utility Vendor to Watch award included Daupler, IPKeys Power Partners, and SwiftComply in addition to Firmatek.


Best Overall Vendor Presentation

ARCOS received the SUS23 award for Best Overall Vendor Presentation, given to the vendor that left the best overall impression in their Summit boardroom presentations. ARCOS is the leader in delivering SaaS solutions for managing resources, ensuring accurate, compliant shift scheduling and automatic planning for all types of events. ARCOS Mobile Workbench is a utility-specific mobile workforce management solution that connects the field and back office through a single pane of glass for flexible and responsive field operations. Tightly integrated, the ARCOS platform helps organizations save time and money, while improving customer satisfaction and the efficiency, safety, and accuracy of operations.


Finalists for the Best Overall Vendor Presentation award included The Shpigler Group and SwiftComply in addition to ARCOS.


Smart Utility Summit and Utility Analytics Institute are Endeavor Business Media brands.  Endeavor is home to other Energy events including T&D World Live, Utility Analytics Week, and others; visit Endeavor Business Media – Energy Events for more information. Endeavor Business Media also hosts the Smart Water Summit, an invitation-only event for North American water utility leaders and industry vendors.


Vendors interested in participating in the 2024 Smart Utility Summit should contact:

Carlos Vallejo

Carlos Vallejo, Account Executive | +1 682-401-9075.

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson, Energy Group Vice President | +1 720-371-1799.