0
by Nicholas Rinaldi
June 18, 2019

GTM Squared broadcast two full days of panels and presentations on June 18-19 from San Diego. Squared members get exclusive access to the live broadcast and video on-demand afterwards. Click here to join today!

For less than the price of one night at a San Diego hotel, you'll hear directly from the industry's foremost experts on grid edge and power utility innovation. You'll also be able to participate in the Q&A live.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (all times PT)

8:50 a.m.-9:20 a.m. Welcome and Opening Polling Session: Getting to Know the Audience
  • Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media
9:20 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Keynote Interview
  • Shay Bahramirad, Ph.D, Vice President, Engineering & Smart Grid, ComEd
  • Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media
9:50 a.m.-10:35 a.m. Keynote Panel: Digitalization as the Key to Decentralization – In Pursuit of an Atomized, Prosumer-Led Intelligent Grid
  • Jacob Tetlow, Vice President Transmission & Distribution Operations, APS
  • Ram Sastry, Vice President, Infrastructure & Business Continuity, American Electric Power
  • Joshua Wong, President & CEO, Opus One Solutions
  • Tim Weidenbach, Senior Vice President, Customer Operations, Landis+Gyr North America
  • Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
11:05 a.m.-11:35 a.m. Research Presentation: The Data-Driven Transformation of the Distribution Utility
  • Ben Kellison, Director, Grid Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
11:35 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Panel: Cutting Through the Data Cacophony - Successes and Pitfalls in Developing a Culture of Data Maximization
  • Julio Romero Agüero, Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer, JEA
  • Devin Hampton, Vice President of Corporate Development, UtilityAPI
  • Bob Champagne, Senior Vice President, Innowatts
  • Stephen Johnston, CEO, SmartSynch
  • Moderator: Brett Simon, Senior Analyst, Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
12:20 p.m.-12:50 p.m. Fireside Chat with IBM
  • Gregory McKim, Chief Technology Officer: Energy, Environment, and Utilities, IBM
  • Moderator: Emma Foehringer Merchant, Writer, Greentech Media
1:50 p.m.-2:35 p.m. Panel: Enabling More Resilient Grid Infrastructure Through Distribution Automation and Real-Time Data Analytics
  • Curt Kirkeby, Fellow Engineer, Technology Strategy, Avista Utilities
  • Jonathan Woldemariam, Director of Wildfire Mitigation and Vegetation Management, San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Luis Reyes, CEO, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative
  • Moderator: Jeff St. John, Senior Editor, Greentech Media
2:35 p.m.-2:55 p.m. S&C Electric Company Case Study
  • Michael Edmonds, Chief Commercial Officer, S&C Electric Company
  • Moderator: Isaac Maze-Rothstein, Research Associate, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
2:55 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Fireside Chat: Digitalizing the Grid, a Co-Op Perspective
  • Curtis Wynn, President & CEO, Roanoke Electric Cooperative
  • Moderator: Peter Muhoro, Ph.D., Vice President, Strategic Industry Research & Analysis, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation
3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Research Presentation: What’s Next for Customer Energy Management?
  • Fei Wang, Senior Grid Edge Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Panel: Bracing for EV Mass Adoption
  • Lara Pierpoint, Director, Technology Strategy, Exelon
  • Adam Langton, Energy Services Manager, BMW
  • Jenifer Lee, Principal Manager Emerging Technologies & Valuation, Southern California Edison
  • Fouad Dagher, Director of Innovation, National Grid USA
  • Moderator: Ben Kellison, Director, Grid Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Closing Roundtable Discussion: From Commodity Providers to Digital Service Companies – The Road to Customer Centricity
  • Willa Hightower, Director of Strategic Planning, Exelon Utilities
  • Alex Rojas, Director, Distributed Technologies, Ameren Services Company
  • Manish Rukadikar, Manager - Business Planning and Development, DTE Energy
  • Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (all times PT)

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Breakfast Briefing: Mapping Out the Investment and M&A Landscape for Grid Edge in 2019
  • Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Panel: Fueling Utility Digitalization - Global Investment Perspectives
  • Ashwin Shashindranath, Managing Director, Evergy Ventures
  • Rishi Bhakar, Vice President, Tenaska
  • Wade Bitaraf, Global Head of Energy & Sustainability, Plug & Play
  • Ramsay Huntley, Vice President, Clean Technology and Innovation Philanthropy Program Officer, Wells Fargo
  • Moderator: Erik Birkerts, CEO, Clean Energy Trust
10:15 a.m.-10:35 a.m. Case Study: A Platform Fit for the Future – Coupling the Physics and the Economics Together
  • Matthew Williams, Founder & CTO, Faraday Grid
  • Moderator: Fei Wang, Senior Grid Edge Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
10:35 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Emerging Tech Speed Pitch
  • Venkat Bahl, Chief Revenue Officer, Sentient Energy
  • Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Panel: Key Strategies for DER Integration
  • Vibhu Kaushik, Director of Grid Technology & Modernization , Southern California Edison
  • Kristin Swenson, DER Program Lead, MISO
  • Jorge Pikunic, Managing Director, Centrica Business Solutions
  • Dylan Cutler, Senior Research Engineer, NREL
  • Moderator: Jeff St. John, Senior Editor, Greentech Media
12:00 p.m.-12:10 p.m. Emerging Tech Speed Pitch
  • Ana-Paula Issa, Vice President of Sales, Zen Ecosystems
  • Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media
12:10 p.m.-12:55 p.m. Panel: Global Experiences on Consolidating an AI-Powered, Automated Grid Through an Integrated Data Platform
  • Nick Osborn, Director, AES Digital Foundry
  • Rebekah Eggers, WW Leader - IoT for Energy, Environment, & Utilities, IBM
  • Shuli Goodman, Ph.D., Founder & Executive Director, Linux Foundation Energy
  • Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
1:55 p.m.-2:25 p.m. Research Presentation: Venturing into Performance-Based Ratemaking
  • Fei Wang, Senior Grid Edge Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
2:25 p.m.-3:10 p.m. Panel: Leveraging DERMS to Optimize Virtual Power Plants
  • Adam Todorski, Senior Director, Product Technology, AutoGrid Systems
  • Jason Rondou, Manager of Strategic Development & Programs, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
  • Moderator: Brett Simon, Senior Analyst, Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
3:10 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Case Study: How SGGC's Is Revamping the World's Largest Distribution Network Through IoT
  • Zheng Yu, Business Director, State Grid Corporation China
  • Moderator: Francesco Menonna, Research Analyst, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Panel: Integrating DERs into Wholesale Markets - What to Expect from FERC?
  • Anne Hoskins, Chief Policy Officer, Sunrun
  • Doug McMahon, Vice President of Corporate Strategy, New York Power Authority
  • Peter Mostow, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Closing Roundtable with Wood Mackenzie Analysts
  • Ben Kellison, Director, Grid Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
  • Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
  • Fei Wang, Senior Grid Edge Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
  • Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media