Continental Breakfast & Check-In
Morning Plenary

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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

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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, Centrica Business Solutions
Arthur (Bud) Vos, President & CEO, Enbala Power Networks

Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D, Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (formerly GTM Research)

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

Rick Kubin, Vice President, Clean Energy Blockchain Network
M. Maxine Ghavi, Group SVP, Market Development, Microgrids and Grid Edge Technologies, ABB
Marco Terruzzin, Director, Energy Storage, E.ON

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

Lunch & Innovation Showcase

Walk the Innovation Alley and get an under-the-hood look at early stage innovators charting a new course for the future electric system.

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Track 1: Existing and Emerging Grid Edge Technologies

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Track 2: Innovating Relationships Behind the Meter

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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

Daniel Munoz-Alvarez, Analyst, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (formerly GTM Research)

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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

Elta Kolo, Ph.D, Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (formerly GTM Research)

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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

Mike Phillips, Co-Founder & CEO, Sense
Colin Lamb, Product Strategy & Development, Xcel Energy
Paul Wezner, Director of Product Management, Powerley 

Moderator: Fei Wang, Senior Grid Edge Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (formerly GTM Research)

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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?

Neha Palmer, Head of Energy Strategy, Global Infrastructure, Google Inc.
Max Scher, Manager, Sustainability, Salesforce
Molly Sterkel, Program Manager, Infrastructure Planning & Permitting Branch, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

Moderator: David Groarke, Managing Director, Indigo Advisory Group

Networking Break

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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

Cassie Bowe, Associate Vice President, Energy Impact Partners
Christophe Defert, Vice President, Centrica Innovations - Ventures
Kyle Garton, Director of Product Development, AutoGrid Systems

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

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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, Chief Content Strategist, GTM Creative Strategies

Networking Reception

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