April 8, 2014
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.
March 5, 2014
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.
April 1, 2013
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 – 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.
March 8, 2013
PG&E’s Karen Austin announced the utility’s support of the 160-year-old YMCA of San Francisco during a benefit to raise money for the organization that gives young people a helping hand.
January 17, 2013
PG&E unveiled its new data center, a 12,000-square-foot energy-efficient facility that provides the backbone for the company’s information technology systems — everything from storing critical customer information to helping route technicians to downed power lines to safeguarding the utility from cyber threats.
December 20, 2012
PG&E’s Board of Directors has elected Travis Kiyota as vice president, corporate affairs; Deborah Affonsa as vice president, corporate strategy; and Brian Rich as vice president, IT business technology.
December 19, 2012
Throughout PG&E’s service area, employees have been donating to food banks, delivering Christmas trees and lights and participating in dozens of other activities. A quick tally shows that PG&E employees have or will volunteer more than 1,500 hours at 85 different events during this holiday season. Here’s a look at two holiday volunteer events that took place in San Francisco.
December 3, 2012
Karen Austin, PG&E’s chief information officer, spoke to Forbes’ NetAppVoice blog about how the company’s Information Technology (IT) department is improving safety and efficiency for both customers and employees.
October 24, 2012
For years, PG&E has funded solar-powered installations at Habitat for Humanity homes throughout Northern and Central California. Now the utility is funding a new Habitat program to restore distressed homes and other community projects in the San Francisco Bay Area and Bakersfield.