Check-in desk located in the PG&E Auditorium Foyer. Continental Breakfast provided in Conference Room A.
A summary of the market to date and a forecast of the future of the industry based on the latest data and analysis from GTM Research.
Hear about how one of America's leading IOU's, PG&E, expects analytics and data to shape their decisions.
Utilities are on the cusp of a tremendous wave of innovation that will forever change the way that they operate. On this panel hear from leading utility executives on how they are using analytics to prepare for and manage the advent of both the smart grid and the big data age. How do yesterday’s AMI and DA deployments affect today and tomorrow’s IT enterprise architectures, command and control systems, and next-gen customer services? How will the meteoric growth of electric meter, distributed PV, grid sensor and electric vehicle data necessitate, influence, or change the software/application layer of smart grid, and the types of systems, platforms and databases that are relied upon?
Moderator: Emma Ritch, Senior Smart Grid Analyst, GTM Research
David Wade, Executive Vice President and COO, EPB
Josh Gerber, Lead Architect for Smart Grid, San Diego Gas & Electric
Michael Pesin, Chief Technology Advisor, Seattle City Light
Tony Tewelis, Director, Technology Innovation, Arizona Public Service (APS)
As the fundamental smart grid infrastructure continues to get built out via new communication networks and smart hardware, such as meters and control and protection equipment, the stage is being set for an exponential growth in the amount of data that utilities will confront. While the challenge to integrate traditionally silo’d systems and rapid-fire data sources remains real, so does the possibility to have a more optimized, greener, secure and cost-effective power grid. On this panel of industry experts hear how innovations in areas of modeling & simulation, asset management, energy theft detection, DMS/OMS, fault detection & correction, weather data integration, crisis management and mobile workforce management are revolutionizing grid operations.
Moderator: Ben Kellison, Analyst, Smart Grid, GTM Research
Ali Vojdani, CEO and Co-Founder, UISOL
Cesar Rojas, Senior Solutions Marketing Manager, Teradata Aster Center of Innovation
Giri Iyer, Product Line Leader, Grid IQ Insight, GE Digital Energy
Jeffrey D. Taft, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect, Cisco Connected Energy Networks Business Unit
Linda Jackman, Group Vice President - Product Strategy & Management, Oracle Utilities
SP AusNet pioneered the cellular smart grid model in 2008 with the world's first private 4G cellular deployment. Ash Peck, SP AusNet's General Manager of Information and Communication Technology, will detail the lessons learned, the benefits gained, and the next steps SP AusNet plans to take. This will be the first time he discusses the program in a public forum.
John Combs, CEO of Grid Net will also explore how utilities can harness big data and use analytics to push increasingly more sophisticated rules into the grid.
To extract the greatest value from big data, utilities will need the right tools and the right architecture for both their employees and customers so that they can offer self-service (instant web based access), speed (in memory analytics) and wide data access and collaboration. Increasingly utilities are turning their attention to the cloud as a way to manage and present new and improved applications, as well as segmenting and prioritizing data. Clouds have already proven very effective in avoiding accidental architecture complexities for utilities looking to pilot new systems without disturbing existing legacy systems. On this panel we will hear from utility and industry experts on how, why, when and what utilities will upload to the cloud, to what degree utilities will rely on both private and public clouds, and how they will continue to rely and move to cloud-based software-as-a-service products and applications.
Moderator: David J. Leeds, Chief Smart Grid Analyst, GTM Research
Andres Carvallo, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Proximetry
Ed Abbo, CTO, C3
Jian Zhang, Co-founder and CEO, GridX
Kevin Meagher, Chief Technology Officer, Power Analytics Corporation
Join us after the first day of the conference for Greentech Media's inaugural Soft Grid party!
The conference reception will be held at 46 Minna.