Karen Austin

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January 29, 2015

Karen Austin on LinkedIn: Making the Most of New Year’s Resolutions

Empowering employees, driving innovation and using vertical growth to develop leaders, are among the ambitious resolutions PG&E’s chief information officer has set forth.

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December 10, 2014

Karen Austin on LinkedIn: Shattering the ‘Wall of Disbelief’ With Aneesh Chopra

In her latest LinkedIn blog, PG&E CIO Karen Austin shares her recent conversation with Aneesh Chopra, the first White House chief technology officer and the author of ‘Innovative State.”

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October 27, 2014

Former White House CTO Talks about the Power of Innovation with PG&E IT Leaders

Former White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and PG&E CIO Karen Austin shared their thoughts about using technology in innovative ways at a meeting of PG&E IT leaders at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on Oct. 22.

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September 17, 2014

Karen Austin on LinkedIn: Cracking the Code, or How to Recruit for Success

In her most recent LinkedIn Influencer blog, PG&E’s Karen Austin talks about how she recruits top talent in a very competitive marketplace.

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July 29, 2014

Karen Austin on LinkedIn: Harvest the Best Results From Your Team

In her monthly LinkedIn blog post, PG&E Chief Information Officer Karen Austin explains why mid-year check-ins with your teams are so important in the business world. In Midwest terms, it’s not unlike preparing for the annual harvest.

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May 28, 2014

Karen Austin’s LinkedIn Blog: Five Summer Reads That Could Make Your Career a Bestseller

In her monthly LinkedIn Influencer blog, PG&E CIO Karen Austin shares a summer reading list that could enhance your career.

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April 28, 2014

Karen Austin on LinkedIn: Embracing the Career Curveball

Karen Austin, PG&E’s chief information officer and a senior vice president, is one of 500 thought leaders who share their insights each month as a LinkedIn Influencer. In her April column, she writes about dealing with career curveballs and how she went from a technology geek to a change leader.

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April 8, 2014

PG&E Earns a Top Ranking from InformationWeek for Data Innovation

PG&E earned the No. 13 spot on this year’s InformationWeek Elite 100, a list of the top business technology innovators in the United States. Honoring its work on an interval data analytics (IDA) program, the company also garnered one of eight coveted awards for business innovation.

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March 5, 2014

PG&E CIO Karen Austin Joins Thought Leaders as LinkedIn Blog Debuts

Karen Austin, chief information officer and senior vice president at PG&E, today joins 500 of the world’s top thought leaders as a LinkedIn Influencer. Launched in October 2012, the Influencer program provides a channel for leaders to share their professional insights with the more than 260 million LinkedIn members.

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December 4, 2013

Green Button Connect Gaining Momentum as More PG&E Customers Using Data to Save Energy

The momentum around Green Button Connect beta continues to grow as more PG&E customers are using it to monitor their energy usage. At the same time, the number of apps available is growing, too.

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December 4, 2013

VIDEO: CIO Talks about How IT Benefits PG&E Customers as Computerworld Names Her Industry Leader

Computerworld named PG&E’s Karen Austin as one of its Premier 100 IT Leaders in the annual ranking released today. In this Currents video interview, Austin talks about how IT is benefiting PG&E customers.

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September 11, 2013

PG&E Leaders Talk to National Policymakers about Grid Modernization at Women in Energy Event in Washington

New tools and technologies will spur innovation and provide customers with broader choices, four PG&E officers told a group of leading women policymakers and innovators in energy on Tuesday. Geisha Williams, Karen Austin, Melissa Lavinson and Helen Burt took part in the Women in Energy event sponsored by Third Way.

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July 19, 2013

Green Button Picks Up Momentum as Developers Seek Killer App

The Green Button, which helps customers save energy and money by sharing their energy data through innovative apps, is gaining momentum. Karen Austin, PG&E’s CIO, and Nick Sinai, the White House Deputy CTO, spoke at a Green Button Developer Day in Menlo Park on Thursday.

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April 1, 2013

Karen Austin’s Tech Talk: PG&E’s CIO Now Tweets on IT, Tech Issues

In the most recent installment of her Tech Talk column, PG&E CIO Karen Austin talks about how she recently starting Tweeting to join the conversation about technology issues with customers.

March 20, 2013

Cybersecurity: How PG&E Works to Protect Data, Operations

Cybersecurity – safeguarding and protecting customer data and operational control – has become an increasingly important issue facing the nation’s utilities. PG&E works vigilantly to ensure this.

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