Continental Breakfast & Check-In
Welcome Presentation

Grid Edge Innovation 101 with GTM Research

Building Innovation Centers at Utilities

Keynote: How a utility built an innovation team

Analyst Introduction: Managing Frontier Digital Technologies

GTM Introduces the morning theme: Managing Frontier Digital Technologies

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

Panel focused on combination solutions at the grid edge including artificial intelligence, machine learning, edge processing, and distributed ledger technology

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

How evolving architectures are leading to a new VPP interconnected reality

Case Study: Artificial Intelligence and Energy

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

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

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

Lunch & Innovation Showcase

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

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

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

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

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

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

Panel focused on how utilities are building "utility of the future" teams and investing in new capabilities

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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

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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

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Case Study

Topic will be announced shortly, stay tuned!

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

Panel session focused on data value extraction and the emerging role of the utility data scientist

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

Panel discussion: Are companies better of in the long-term outsourcing energy management functions to platforms?

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Adapting Business Models - Uncovering Future Revenue Opportunities for Utilities

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

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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?

Networking Reception