Utilities have been on a digitization journey for many years, but it's now time for a transformational step change. Namely, an evolution to a decentralized, collaborative model over traditional, centralized command and control models - where edge, mobile and cloud solutions are used to redesign utility business processes and operational practices. Distributed generation, renewables, smart grids, storage and prosumers are accelerating the rate of change as well as creating a new level of complexity to manage - traditional command and control operational models can only get utilities so far. It's time to move away from the operational models of the past - it's time for a paradigm shift to meet the new level of change and complexity required to manage the active grid. The active grid of today and tomorrow demands greater collaboration - from the control room out to the field and the grid edge - for utilities to successfully meet the challenges of grid modernization and digital transformation.