We've put together an awesome program for The Networked Grid 2010 in Palm Springs next Tuesday and Wednesday: excellent keynote speakers, a huge number of great panelists, all the most relevant industry topics, a series of technical workshops and even a utility executive round table discussion that will be broadcast LIVE on our website next Tuesday at 11:00am PST. Stay tuned for details about that live broadcast on Monday, as well as a few other select sessions from the conference.

We've got several very interesting conferences we're planning for the second half of the year. Stay tuned to Greentech Media as we'll be announcing them very shortly.

Here's a rundown of the whole program for next week at The Networked Grid 2010 in Palm Springs:

Day 1 - May 18

  • GTM Research: Top 5 Smart Grid Industry Trends

    David Leeds, GTM Research Smart Grid Analyst, and Rick Thompson, Greentech Media President and Co-Founder, will provide an introduction of what to expect, and why, throughout The Networked Grid 2010 conference program and walk through the top five industry trends in the smart grid market today and over the next few years, many of which have significantly shaped the agenda and speaker choices for this year's conference.

    David Leeds

    Smart Grid Analyst, GTM Research

    Rick Thompson

    President and Co-Founder, Greentech Media

  • Opening Keynote Presentation

    Michael R. Montoya

    Director of Engineering Advancement, Southern California Edison

    Michael R. Montoya is the director of Engineering Advancement for Southern California Edison's Transmission & Distribution Business Unit (TDBU). Montoya's organization, created in November 2004, is responsible for distributed energy resources, distribution technical innovation, power system technologies, distribution automation, satellite communications, and research and development.

  • North American Utility Executive Round Table Discussion

    Lee Krevat

    Director, Smart Grid, SDG&E

    Bob Irvin

    North Highland Energy Advisor, ex-VP of Strategy, Duke Energy

    Michael R. Montoya

    Director of Engineering Advancement, Southern California Edison

    Andrew Tang

    Senior Director, Integrated Demand-side Management Products, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

    Moderator: Terry Mohn

    Vice Chairman, GridWise Alliance

  • Networked Grid Communications Infrastructure: Scaling AMI and Beyond
    Track 1: 1:30p.m.–2:45p.m.

    Eric Dresselhuys

    EVP, CMO, Silver Spring Networks

    Rich Creegan

    Vice President – Marketing and Strategy, Itron

    Stephen Johnston

    CEO, SmartSynch

    Jeff Nichols

    Director, Network & Communication Services, SDG&E

    Mike Sanderson

    VP Engineering, Proximetry

    Moderator: Rick Thompson

    President, Greentech Media

  • The Soft Grid: Smart Grid's Killer Applications
    Track 2: 1:30p.m.–2:45p.m.

    Peter L. Corsell

    President and CEO, Gridpoint

    Alex Laskey

    President, Founder, OPOWER

    Kannan Tinnium

    Power Systems Platform Leader, Power Conversion Systems, GE Global Research

    Steve Vassallo

    Venture Partner, Foundation Capital

    Andy Zetlan

    Smart Grid Solutions Executive, Telvent Utilities Group

    Moderator: David Leeds

    Smart Grid Analyst, Greentech Media

  • Power Forward: Grid Optimization and Distribution Automation
    Track 1: 2:45p.m.–4:00p.m.

    Sanket Amberkar

    Senior Manager, Smart Grid Marketing, Cisco

    Witold Bik

    Vice President, Automation Systems Division, S&C Electric

    Andres Carvallo

    Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, GridNet

    Ken Geisler

    Business Development Manager, Smart Grid, Siemens

    Stewart Kantor

    CEO, Full Spectrum

    Moderator: David Leeds

    Smart Grid Analyst, Greentech Media

  • Information is Power: Meter Data Management and Analytics
    Track 2: 2:45p.m.–4:00p.m.

    Phil Davis

    Senior Manager, Demand Response Solutions, Schneider Electric

    Larsh Johnson

    Founder, Director, and Chief Technology Officer, eMeter

    Jacqueline Lemmerhirt

    Senior Director, Product Management, Aclara

    Kevin Meagher

    Chief Technology Officer, EDSA Power Analytics

    Moderator: Andy Zetlan

    Smart Grid Solutions Executive, Telvent

  • Winning the Home Network Battle: PHYs, Protocols and Platforms
    Track 1: 4:30p.m.–5:45p.m.

    Stuart Lombard

    President and CEO, ecobee

    Kishore Manghnani

    Vice President, Communications and Consumer Business, Marvell

    Daniel Moneta

    Co-Founder, Director of Business Development, MMB Research

    Gene Wang

    CEO, People Power

    Moderator: Rick Thompson

    President, Greentech Media

  • The Smart Home Customer Experience: Next-Generation Consumer Services and Time of Use Pricing
    Track 2: 4:30p.m.–5:45p.m.

    Kristen T. Bowring

    Senior Director Home Management Platform, New Business CSG, Best Buy Co., Inc.

    Greg Guthridge

    Global Retail Operations Lead, Accenture

    Paul Nagel

    Vice President, Business Development, Control4 Energy Systems, Control 4

    Seth Frader-Thompson

    CEO, Founder EnergyHub

    Ivo Steklac

    Executive Vice President of Sales and Strategy, Tendril

    Moderator: Michael Kanellos

    Editor-in-Chief, Greentech Media

Day 2 - May 19

  • Networked Grid Software and Applications Keynote

    Linda Jackman

    Group Vice President - Product Strategy & Management, Oracle Utilities

  • Networked Grid Communications Infrastructure Keynote

    Stephen D. Johnston

    CEO, SmartSynch

  • WORKSHOP: Power Layer Infrastructure Technologies and Network Communications Layer Architectures (2 1hr, back-to-back sessions)
    Track 1: 10:30a.m.–12:30p.m.

    Erich Gunther

    Chairman and CTO, co-founder, Enernex

  • WORKSHOP: North American Utility Smart Grid Case Studies (Three 40-minute, back-to-back utility case studies)
    Track 2: 10:30a.m.–12:30p.m.

    Lou Fusco

    Director of Engineering & Technology, PG&E

    Jim Parks

    Program Manager of Energy Efficiency and Customer Research and Development, SMUD

    Donald Paul

    Executive Director, USC Energy Institute

  • Securing The Networked Grid Infrastructure
    Track 1: 1:30p.m.–2:30p.m.

    Saadat Malik

    Senior Manager, Smart Grid Solutions and Architecture Development, Cisco

    Rilck Noel

    VP & Global Managing Director, Energy & Utilities, Verizon Business

    Tom Parker

    Director of Security Consulting Services, Securicon

    Rick Stephenson

    CEO, Revere Security

    Moderator: Andrew Bochman

    Co-Founder, Smart Grid Security Blog

  • Addressing Peak Demand: The Future of Demand Response and Smart Appliances
    Track 2: 1:30p.m.–2:30p.m.

    Gregg Dixon

    Senior Vice President, Marketing, EnerNOC

    Gary Fromer

    CEO, Cpower

    Mike Picchi

    EVP and CFO, Comverge

    John Steinberg

    CEO, Co-Founder, EcoFactor

    Terry Vardell

    Product Development Manager, Duke Energy Company

    Moderator: Erich Gunther

    CTO, Chairman and Co-Founder, Enernex

  • The Microgrid Emergence: Distributed, Intermittent Renewable Power & Storage
    Track 1: 2:30p.m.-3:30p.m.

    Tom Bialek

    Chief Engineer – Smart Grid, SDG&E

    Andrew Bochman

    Energy Security Lead, IBM/Rational

    Jack McGowan

    CEM, CEO, Energy Control Inc.

    Terry Mohn

    VP and Chief Innovation Officer, Balance Energy

    Moderator: David Leeds

    Smart Grid Analyst, Greentech Media

  • Utility Enterprise 2.0: Information Technology and Back-Office Systems Integration
    Track 2: 2:30p.m.-3:30p.m.

    Sharon Allan

    Senior Executive, Utilities Group, Accenture

    Atri Chatterjee

    Senior Vice President of Enterprise Services, VeriSign

    Clement Chen

    Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, SAIC

    Josh Gerber

    Lead Architect for Smart Grid, SDG&E

    Moderator: Linda Jackman

    Group Vice President - Product Strategy & Management, Oracle Utilities

  • The Networked EV: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles
    Track 1: 4:00p.m.–5:00p.m.

    Rob Bearman

    Director, Global Utility Alliances, Better Place

    Matthew Crosby

    Regulatory Analyst, CPUC

    Kristen Helsel

    VP of EV Solutions, AeroVironment

    Richard Lowenthal

    Founder and CEO, Coulomb Technologies

    Diarmuid O'Connell

    Vice President of Business Development, Tesla Motors

    Moderator: David Leeds

    Smart Grid Analyst, Greentech Media

  • The Networked Building: Efficient, Automated "Energy LANs"
    Track 2: 4:00p.m.–5:00p.m.

    Dave Leonard

    CEO and Co-Founder, Redwood Systems

    Jason Matlof

    Partner, Battery Ventures

    Tom Pincince

    President and CEO, Digital Lumens

    Steve Thomas

    Manager, Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls, Inc.

    Wayne Wiebe

    Senior Vice President, Kenmark

    Moderator: Michael Kanellos

    Editor-in-Chief, Greentech Media