The energy industry misses out on digitalization, is the eye-catching result from a recent Ardour Consulting survey among 61 industry board members and executives published in late 2016. The energy companies that took part in the survey confirmed that digitalization is explosive and necessary – so the danger has been recognised. It is, however, still to be avoided: 90 percent said that they do not follow a digital strategy. For Switzerland, statistics portal DeStatista paints a similar picture: Only 16 percent of the Swiss energy providers that took part in its survey considered their digitalization degree high. Is the energy industry really behind on digitalization?