The utilities industry is facing numerous challenges worldwide and in particular in the European market. Uniper, the German-based international energy company, is anchored in Europe and is therefore directly impacted by these external challenges which need to be addressed.
One aspect that Uniper is focused on is having technologically advanced large-scale assets with robust technical and commercial expertise that enables them to deliver flexible, bespoke, competitively priced energy products and services with agility, precision and speed.
Uniper’s digital transformation program is designed to support this goal and to transform their European Generation fleet into a data-driven business by implementing best-of-breed digital technology to enable a digital mindset change process to improve competitiveness.
Stephan van Aaken
Stephan van Aaken is the Vice President Asset IT - Architecture and Optimization at Uniper
-Defining the IT Strategy and steering of the overarching IT architecture
-Governing the IT budget
-Leading strategic projects including the digitization program of the Uniper asset business
(12/2016) Head of Trading Support/Asset Information at E.ON Next Generation/Uniper
-Streamlined IT systems/processes and developed the digitalization roadmap for Uniper‘s asset business. (04/2014) Head of Asset Power Market Risk at E.ON Energy Trading
-Accountable for the market risk of the power asset (trading) portfolio.
(12/2011) IT Project Manager at E.ON Energy Trading
-Lead international change and integration projects
(07/2010) Managing Consultant at IBM Global Services in the Utilities Practice
-Lead international change and integration projects.
(01/2006) Research Assistant Institute for Machine Elements and Machine Design at the RWTH Aachen
-Led the torsional vibration / wind research workgroup