Continental Breakfast & Check-In
Welcome Presentation

Grid Edge Innovation 101 with GTM Research

Ben Kellison, Director, Grid Research, GTM Research

Building Innovation Centers at Utilities

Keynote: How a utility built an innovation team

Moderator: Stephen Lacey, Editor-in-Chief, Greentech Media

Distributed Ledgers & Distributed Intelligence - How Tech Convergence is Impacting the Grid Edge

Combination solutions are taking hold at the grid edge including artificial intelligence, machine learning, edge processing, and distributed ledger technology. Hear this expert panel discuss what the future of these technologies hold for the energy industry.

Sonja Glavaski, Program Director, ARPA-E, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Scott Clavenna, Chairman, Greentech Media

Networking Break
Managing the VPP of the Future - How Utilities are Controlling DER Technology Through Microgrid Controllers & DERMS

Hear experts explain how evolving architectures are leading to a new Virtual Power Plants and an interconnected reality

Jan-Willem Rombouts, Co-Founder, REstore

Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D, Analyst, Grid Edge, GTM Research

Case Study: Managing National & International Corporate Renewal Procurement Portfolios

This case study will explore how MNC energy procurement navigate cross jurisdictional and international variations

Moderator: David Groarke, Managing Director, Indigo Advisory Group

How do Frontier Technologies Promote Demand Flexibility, EVs, Storage & the Role of the Consumer?

Visionary panel on the potential of distributed ledger technology and the importance of the customers as an energy asset

David Martin, Managing Director, Power Ledger
Marco Terruzzin, Director, Energy Storage, E.ON

Moderator: Julia Pyper, Senior Editor, Greentech Media

Lunch & Innovation Showcase

We'll hear from 12 startups in an informal speed pitch session

track 1
GTM Analyst Introduction: Innovating the Core - Existing & Emerging Grid Edge Technologies Overview

GTM introduces the track 1 theme: Existing and emerging grid edge technologies

Moderator: Daniel Munoz-Alvarez, Analyst, Grid Edge, GTM Research

track 2
GTM Analyst Introduction: Customer Centricity - Innovating Relationships Behind the Meter Overview

GTM introduces the track 2 theme: Innovating relationships behind the meter

Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D, Analyst, Grid Edge, GTM Research

track 1
Building Innovation Teams for the Future - What Power Companies Need to Know

How utilities are building "utility of the future" teams and investing in new capabilities

Juan Manuel Alzate, Innovation Manager, Celsia

Moderator: David Groarke, Managing Director, Indigo Advisory Group

track 2
Beyond Chatbots - Customer Expectations Around Energy Automation & Artificial Intelligence

Panel session discussing the role of artificial intelligence for the liquid consumer - moving beyond the chatbot applications in energy

Moderator: Fei Wang, Senior Grid Edge Analyst, GTM Research

track 1
Case Study: Artificial Intelligence & Energy

A look across four main artificial intelligence use cases (DR, Renewables Management, Grid Management and Customer Management)

Moderator: Colleen Metelitsa, Analyst, Grid Edge, GTM Research

track 2
Case Study: Tracking the Rise of the Digital Twin/Digital Hub in Energy

Operations management through digital avatars and the rise of digital hubs across the value chain

Networking Break
track 1
Data Mining - How Utilities are Investing in Data, Digital Analytics & Computer Science Teams

Experts discuss to extract value from new and existing data and the emerging role of the utility data scientist

Moderator: Jeff St. John, Senior Editor, Greentech Media

track 2
Energy Management Woes - When to Choose In-House or As-a-Service

Are companies better of in the long-term outsourcing energy management functions to platforms? Join experts as we discuss the decision making process

Jon Guerster, CEO, Groom Energy Solutions

Moderator: Katherine Tweed, Senior Editor, GTM Creative Strategies

track 1
Adapting Business Models - Uncovering Future Revenue Opportunities for Utilities

Panel: How utilities are moving from a volumetric business to a services based business

Rachel Gold, Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute
Doug McMahon, Vice President of Strategy, New York Power Authority
Jon Wellinghoff, CEO, Grid Policy Inc.

Moderator: Daniel Munoz-Alvarez, Analyst, Grid Edge, GTM Research

track 2
Add to Cart - How Energy Marketplaces Influence & Enhance Customer Choice

Panel: The emerging role of marketplaces for goods and services - where is the most innovation?

Yoav Lurie, Founder & CEO, Simple Energy

Moderator: Fei Wang, Senior Grid Edge Analyst, GTM Research

Networking Reception