Join us the evening before the event for a roundtable discussion on The Green New Deal. Register here.
Breakfast & Check-in
Keynote Panel: Innovating at the Core to Become an Energy Groundbreaker

How are utilities moving towards the 'utility of the future' concept, and what specific steps are being taken to prioritize which corporate divisions need to be digitalized? This panel will present varied utility perspectives on how to implement AI, data analytics, and other frontier technologies to better serve the needs of the liquid customer, moving from mere commodity providers into service companies. #showall

Melissa Dykes, President & COO, JEA
Michael Quinn, Vice President Portfolio Strategy & Risk Management, Oncor Electric Delivery
Gina Garner, Vice President, General Manager of Sales and Customer Operations, Landis + Gyr
Lee Ragsdale, Senior Vice President Grid Infrastructure & Compliance, North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives

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

The Digitalization / Electrification Nexus - The Changing Role of Data in the Distribution Utility

Keynote Research Presentation, presented by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Ben Kellison, Director, Grid Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Networking Break

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Digital Asset Management as the Key to Resiliency
Panel: Distribution Automation and Near Real-Time Grid Intelligence as Essential Tools for Energy Efficiency

Utilities are deploying sensors across their T&D infrastructure and applying AI to simulate and predict stress caused by extreme weather events and other resiliency constraints.
But what are the specific strategies and technologies relative to specific applications that are most effective when it comes to applying data analytics and AI to achieve more resilient and efficient power infrastructure? #showall

Tim Driscoll, Director of Information Management Outcomes, Itron
Howard Smith, Manager of Distributed Energy Resource Policy, Southern Company
Warren Westrup, Business Developement Manager, Utilties, Sierra Wireless
Thomas Golden, Chief Strategy Officer, EnergyUnited

Moderator: Ben Kellison, Director, Grid Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Case Study: How Duke Energy Is Relying on Frontier Technologies to Become More Resilient

From GIS analysis for flooding to remote imagery and power electronics, hear how Duke Energy is deploying innovative connected technologies to enhance its resiliency in the event of extreme weather.

Jason Handley, Director of Smart Grid Technology & Operations, Duke Energy

Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media

Emerging Tech Speed Pitch

Presented by SparkCognition.

Jessica Hamm, Director of Solutions, Utilities, SparkCognition

Lunch
Venturing into the Grid of the Future
Panel: The EV Future

How will charging infrastructure impact the grid, what are the expected timeframes for EV technology development and mass adoption, and what regulatory incentives can be expected across the East Coast?

Joe Woomer, Vice President, Grid & Technical Solutions, Power Delivery Group, Dominion
Gary Rackliffe, Vice President Smart Grids and Grid Modernization, ABB
Sherry Login, Electric Vehicles Program Manager, ConEdison
Timothy Johnson, Associate Professor, Duke University

Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media

Case Study: It’s All About Data – And the Customer

Utilities are unlocking the power of data by coordinating forms of information across organizational departments, applications and databases to personalize their services and put customer at the center of their businesses

Raiford Smith, Vice President, Energy Technology and Analytics, Entergy

Moderator: Patty Durand, President & CEO, Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative

Emerging Tech Speed Pitch

Presented by Athena Power.

Raj Lakhiani, CEO, Athena Power

Networking Break
Securing the Edge
Fireside Chat

A one-to-one conversation with a senior executive within National Grid's innovation division.

Rishi Sondhi, Emerging Products Manager, National Grid

Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media

Emerging Tech Speed Pitch

Chris Doerfler, Founder, 3DFS

Panel: Enhancing DER Integration Through Digital Tools

Developing digital strategies and enterprise architectures for existing and planned systems to manage the proliferation of distributed energy and better integrate DERs

Eduardo Guerra, Manager Non-Wires Alternatives, ConEdison
Samuel Delay, Sr. Program Manager Enterprise Research & Technology Innovation, Tennessee Valley Authority
Sharon Allan, Chief Innovation Officer, SEPA

Moderator: Chris Wedding, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, IronOak Energy Capital

Emerging Tech Speed Pitch

Presented by Sense.

Mike Phillips, Co-Founder & CEO, Sense

Closing Recap Session with Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables Analysts

Our team of Grid Edge analysts at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables will summarize the key takeaways from the day, setting time aside to cover any audience questions that might remain unanswered

Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
Ben Kellison, Director, Grid Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media

Networking Reception