Continental Breakfast & Check-In
Welcome Presentation

Grid Edge Innovation 101 with GTM Research

Ben Kellison, Director, Grid Research, GTM Research

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.

Yang Bai, Technical Lead, Enterprise Energy Services, Nest/Google
Paul Breslow, Ph.D., Principal, Open Innovation, EDF Innovation Lab, Inc.
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

Phil Blythe, CEO & Founder, Greensync
Jan-Willem Rombouts, Co-Founder, REstore
Arthur (Bud) Vos, President & CEO, Enbala Power Networks

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

S&C Electric and Florida Power & Light Case Study

Resiliency Planning - A Story of Recovery for Customers

Michael Edmonds, President, U.S. Business, S&C Electric Company

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
Lisa Salley, Vice President of Global Industry Services, American Petroleum Institute

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

Mike Phillips, Co-Founder & CEO, Sense
Colin Lamb, Product Strategy & Development, Xcel Energy

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

track 1
Aligning Corporate Renewable Energy Targets with Both Grid Flexibility and Climate Goals

Do jurisdictional GHG targets and utility grid support needs align with the green programs that corporates are pursuing?

Max Scher, Manager, Sustainability, Salesforce

Moderator: David Groarke, Managing Director, Indigo Advisory Group

track 2
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

Kyle Garton, Principal Product Manager, AutoGrid Systems
Juan Muldoon, Principal, Invenergy Future Fund

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
Allan Schurr, Chief Commercial Officer, Enchanted Rock

Moderator: Katherine Tweed, Senior Editor, GTM Creative Strategies

track 1
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?

Kari Binley, Expert Product Manager, Energy Efficiency, PG&E
Yoav Lurie, Founder & CEO, Simple Energy
Anne Arquit Niederberger, Ph.D, Vice President, Market Development, Enervee

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

Networking Reception

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