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2020 Presentations: 

"Planning the Cloud Journey: Lessons Learned in Leveraging the cloud & Big Data at Tacoma Public Utilities"

Presented By: Andrew Braeger, Data Engineering Manager, Tacoma Public Utilities

Hear from Tacoma Public Utilities cloud data engineering leader how the future of analytics at your utility is directly linked to your cloud computing capability. Andrew will share the essential benefits, drawbacks, and real-world lessons learned related to cloud security, training, and building a data program around cloud-based platforms.

"Digital Transformation in the Water Sector "

Presented By: Angela Godwin, Editorial Director, WaterWorld Magazine

Faced with pressure to conserve water resources, reduce waste, maximize personnel, and ensure water quality while protecting public health, water and wastewater utilities are finding tremendous value in digital technologies to streamline and strengthen operations. Experts from forward-thinking utilities as well as the Utility Analytics Institute will share their experiences, best practices, and advice for the successful digitization of water.

2019 Presentations: 

"Continuity and Change: Assuring Proactive Security Among Automation & Digitization"

Presented By: Dr. Massoud Amin - Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of MN

This presentation was given on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the 2019 Smart Utility Summit Welcome Keynote.

Utility Innovation Series Reports: Annual Utility Outlook" 

Presented By: Dave Shpigler - Sr. Consultant, CMG Consulting

The data collected for these reports was collected surveying the 170+ Electric Municipal, Cooperative, and Investor Owner Utilities that participated in the 2019 Smart Utility Summit.

This presentation was given on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the 2019 Smart Utility Summit Executive Breakfast..

Panel: "Mission: Impossible - Using an AMI Network for More than Billing"

SENSUS

Moderated by: Toby Smith - Director of Key Accounts, Sensus

Panelist:

  • Roger Gough - Technology Coordinator, West Kentucky RECC

  • Mark Brown - Sr. Customer Programs Officer, Fayetteville PWC

  • Mike Bristol - Director of Engineering & Operations, Electrical District #3

  • Darrell Gillespie - General Manager, Dickson Electric System

This panel was held on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the 2019 Smart Utility Summit Premier Luncheon.

Panel: "AMI Lessons Learned in Future Plans" 

LANDIS +GRY

Moderated by: Kelly Dietz - Regional Sales Director, Landis+Gyr

Panelist:

  • Chris Fleenor - Engineering Manager Protection & Controls, TEP

  • Leann Kostek - Infrastructure Program Manager - AMI, Puget Sound Energy

  • Steve Worth - Manager Intelligent Grid Operations, APS

This panel was held on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the 2019 Smart Utility Summit Premier Luncheon.

Keynote: "Smart Cities and New Business Models for the 21st Century" 

Presented by Dr. John Butler -J. Marion West Chair in Constructive Capitalism, University of TX

This presentation was held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the 2019 Smart Utility Summit Executive Breakfast.

Panel: Electric Vehicles 

Moderated by: Andres Carvallo - Founder & CEO, CMG Consulting

Panelist:

  • Arun Vedhathiri - Director of New Energy Solutions, National Grid

  • Krista Williams - Consumer Marketing Specialist, Cobb EMC

This panel was held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the 2019 Smart Utility Summit Executive Breakfast.

Keynote: "Smart Neighborhoods" 

SOUTHERN COMPANY

Presented by: Jim Leverette - Senior Research Engineer, Southern Company

This presentation was held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the 2019 Smart Utility Summit Premier Luncheon.

Panel: "Customer Engagement" 

SMART ENERGY CONSUMER COLLABORATED

Moderated by; Rob Caiello - Utility Solutions, Allconnect

Panelist;

  • Mark Brown - Senior Customer Program Officer, Fayetteville PWC

  • Jason Dudley - Senior Planning Analyst, Salt River Project

This panel was held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the 2019 Smart Utility Summit Premier Luncheon.

2018 Presentations: 

"Reflections on 25 Year in Uniform including Hurricane Maria Recovery in Puerto Rico" 

Presented by Colonel Jason Kirk, P.E., United States Army

This presentation was given on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the 2018 Smart Utility Summit Welcome Keynote.

"Grid of the Future: Happening Today" 

CPS ENERGY

Presented by Cris Eugster, Chief Operating Officer, CPS Energy

This presentation was given on Sunday, August 30, 2018 at the 2018 Smart Utility Summit Keynote Address.

"The Smart Grid Frontier I Trends, Challenges and Opportunities" 

ZPRYME RESEARCH REPORT

Presented by Erin Autin, Research Analyst, and Jason Rodriguez, CEO, Zpryme

The data collected for these reports was collected surveying the 170+ Electric Municipal, Cooperative, and Investor Owner Utilities that participated in the 2018 Smart Utility Summit.

This presentation was given on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the 2018 Smart Utility Summit Utility Executive Breakfast.

"No Sweat: Using AMI to Make Small Work for the Next Big Storm" 

Moderated by: Arthur Burns, Senior Director, North American Electric, Sensus

Panelist:

Roger Gough – Technology Coordinator, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative

Alex Scanlon – Manager of Engineering, Escambia River Electric Cooperative

Brandon Lundy – Team Leader, Alabama Power Company

This panel was held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the 2018 Smart Utility Summit Executive Breakfast.

"State of the Consumer" 

SMART ENERGY CONSUMER COLLABORATIVE (SECC)

Presented by Patty Durand, President & CEO, Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative.

This presentation was given on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the 2018 Smart Utility Summit Utility Executive Breakfast.

"Predicting the Unpredictable" 

GRIDCURE INC.

Presented by Tagg Jefferson, CEO, GridCure, Inc

This presentation was given on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the 2018 Smart Utility Summit Executive Premier Luncheon.

Panel: Electric Vehicles: Charing & Utilities 

Moderated by: Bill Marsh, Sr. Consultant, CMG Consulting

Panelist:

Steven Tarnowsky – Director of Global Transmission & Electrification: Advance & New Products, General Motors

Charles Zhu – VP of Automotive Sales & Product Development, Delta Electronics

This panel was held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the 2018 Smart Utility Summit Executive Premier Luncheon. 

Panel: Puerto Rico Restoration 

Moderated by Andres Carvallo, Founder & CEO, CMG Consulting

Panelist:

Colonel Jason Kirk, P.E. – United States Army

Carlos Torres – Consultant & Power Restoration Coordinator for Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Response

This panel was held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the 2018 Smart Utility Summit General Session.

"Big Data and Advanced Analytics" 

HONEYWELL INC.

Presented by John Carter, Senior Account Manager, Honeywell Inc.

This presentation was given on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the 2018 Smart Utility Summit Utility Executive Breakfast.

Panel: Blockchain for Utilities 

Moderated by Andres Carvallo, Founder & CEO, CMG Consulting

Panelist:

Tony Giroti – Founder & Chairman, Energy Blockchain Consortium

Dr. Marco Terruzzin – Director of Energy Storage, E.ON

This panel was held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the 2018 Smart Utility Summit Executive Breakfast. 

"New Market Opportunities Enabled by Innovation" 

EATON

Presented by Ron Thompson, Director of Business Development, EATON

This presentation was given on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the 2018 Smart Utility Summit Executive Premier Luncheon.

"The Emerging Utility Role in Smart Cities" 

Panasonic CityNow

Presented by George Karayannis, Team Lead, Panasonic CityNow

This presentation was given on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the 2018 Smart Utility Summit Executive Premier Luncheon.

Panel: New Utility Biz Models 

Moderated by Dave Shpigler, Sr. Consultant, CMG Consulting

Panelist:

Dave Heitzer – Commercial & Industrial Business Origination, EDF Energy Services

Arun Vedhathiri – Director of New Energy Solutions, National Grid

This panel was held on Tuesday, October 2, 2019 at the 2018 Smart Utility Summit Executive Breakfast.

Panel: Utility Regulatory Changes: What is Next? 

Moderated by Tom Rose, Sr. Consultant, CMG Consulting

Panelist:

Lorraine Akiba – Former Commissioner, State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Amy Akers – Board Director, Pedernales Electric Cooperative

This panel was given on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the 2018 Smart Utility Summit General Session.