Thought Leadership

UTC is driving the conversations forward on the convergence between the energy, water and telecommunications industries. Through advocacy, speaking at industry events, and interviews in the global media, UTC staff leaders are a great resource for our members and the industry. Below are some of the recent thought leadership examples of UTC thought leadership.




UTC CEO Joy Ditto is quoted regularly in industry publications along with our advocacy leaders. Below are some of our most recently quoted articles:

UTC subject matter experts are frequently asked to speak at industry events as trusted resources. Here are some recent places UTC staff spoke on industry topics:

UTC subject matter experts are called on to write articles for other publications.  Here are some of the most recent:

July 11, 2018 – FierceWireless: Utilities Push for Expanded Access in 4.9 GHz Band

July 10, 2018 – RCRWireless News: Four Private LTE Cases

July 9, 2018 – MissionCritical Communications: Public Safety Advocates for 4.9 GHz, CII Requests Access

May 10, 2018 – Radio Magazine: Utilities Object to the FCC’s Attempt to Reallocate Spectrum

May 10, 2018 – FierceWireless: Utilities to FCC: Don’t Mess with Our Spectrum 

April 18, 2018 – Platts: Trade group eyes FERC, FCC collaboration to better address utility communications needs

April 18, 2018 – MissionCritical Communications: UTC Asks Lawmakers to Require FCC, FERC Meetings

April 17, 2018 – Washington Examiner: Electricity industry on a collision course with the FCC

April 12, 2018 – MissionCritical Communications: UTC Requests Funding for Communications R&D

April 2, 2018 – EnergyWire: Grid Overseer Warns of Threats after GridEx

March 23, 2018 – MissionCritical Communications: FCC Proposes Sharing 4.9 GHz Public-Safety Band

March 14, 2018 – Platts: US Energy Infrastructure Investments Must Extend to Utilities’ Telecom Networks

March 7, 2018 – MissionCritical Communications: UTC Asks for NTIA Support on Spectrum for Utilities

Feb. 27, 2018 – MissionCritical Communications: UTC Asks House Energy Committee to Facilitate More Spectrum for Utilities

Feb. 20, 2018 – MissionCritical Communications: FCC Official Touts Utilities’ Role in Broadband

Feb. 1, 2018 – MissionCritical Communications: UTC Praises FCC’s Rural Broadband Auction Planned to Begin July 24

July 2018 – Burns & McDonnell Security Summit – Lessons Learned in Deploying New Cybersecurity and Regulatory Compliance

June 2018 – AWWA, Las Vegas

April 2018 – Global Water Summit, Paris, France

April 2018 – Xcel Utility IT Symposium: Cybersecurity issues for IT/OT Convergence

Skinny Wire (Vol. XII, Iss. 1) page 32: article by Brett Kilbourne

Skinny Wire (Vol. XI, Iss. 2) page 27: article by Bobbi Harris

Skinny Wire (Vol. XI, Iss. 1) page 6: article by Bob Lockhart

Skinny Wire (Vol. X, Iss. 1) page 10: article by Bobbi Harris

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