Event Closed

This event ran December 2-3, 2015 and has now finished.

If you have a case study that you would like to present, please contact:

Melissa Zerber | Conference Producer
Energy Conference Network
+1 (855) 869-4260

8:00 am

Registration

8:45 am

Chairperson opening remarks

9:00 am

Keynote speaker: The future of utilities - how IoT is revolutionizing business models and transforming markets

  • Extracting value from smart meters – big data and analytics
  • Optimizing the role of energy management in smart homes and home control platforms
  • Improving customer engagement and retention

Lawrence Jones, Vice President, International Programs
Edison Electric Institute

Big Data & Analytics

9:40 am

Leveraging analytics to estimate and optimize a demand response portfolio

  • Determining the optimal DR portfolio for planning purposes
  • Validation techniques

Dr. Matthew Croucher, Director, Demand Side Analytics
CPS Energy

10:30 am

Morning break and networking

11:00 am

Improve network efficiencies through vertical analytics in machine to machine devices

  • Improve customer satisfaction ratings with automatic outage data
  • EV load profiling directly from car
  • Situational intelligence for improving field work

Sacha Fontaine, PE, Smart Grid Manager
Duke Energy

11:30 am

Lunch

1:00 pm

Applying IoT to Reduce Losses in Electric Power Distribution

  • Reducing distribution grid by combining IoT enabled sensors and cloud-based data analytics, utilities now are able to find, quantify and reduce losses faster – and with a smaller IT footprint.
  • Using Internet-enabled sensors deployed temporarily at strategic locations within the MV distribution grid to measure actual line loads.
  • Using cloud-based data analytics use this data (combined with other available data) to create a risk model, pinpoint high-risk grid segments and systematically reduce losses.

Mischa Steiner, Founder and CEO
Awesense

IoT and The Business Model

1:30 pm

Understanding the rapid deployment of IoT, the effect on grid operators and opportunities for technology participants and consumers

Part 1: Identifying the challenges and opportunities

  • Study of the rate of technology adoption by consumers and industry supporters
  • Expected impact important to grid managers

Part 2: The case for collaborative efforts in the ERCOT market

  • Deployment of sensors by the grid manager. Procedures and agreements for real time monitoring and reporting
  • Test beds for maximizing the Joint collaborative effort between ERCOT and Utilities to enhance grid reliability and productivity through

Dr. Milton L. Holloway, President & COO
Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies (CCET)

2:00 pm

Afternoon break

2:30 pm

IoT, DERs and Wholesale Markets

  • How the IoT can contribute to the reliability of the power grid.
  • The role of the aggregator.
  • How device performance is communicated to the system operator.
  • Is there a business case?

Paul Wattles, Senior Analyst - Market Design
Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

3:00 pm

IoT Deployment: The challenges of designing, deploying, and managing wireless IoT solutions

Rick Harlow, Global Vice President of M2M & IOT Solutions
Integron

3:30 pm

Workshop: Reality of the transition: From here to… where?

  • A roadmap to IoT integration with an ageing infrastructure
  • How do companies implement a larger integration plan with new back end technologies
  • User acceptance testing – ensuring the customer engagement plan created in the backend is what the customer wants

Srikanth Muralidhara, Co-Founder/Director of Customer Success
Flutura

4:30 pm

Conference close

IoT and The Business Model (cont'd)

8:00 am

Registration

8:45 am

Chairperson opening remarks

9:00 am

The IoT reference architecture for the Utility industry- Open Field Message Bus

  • New model employing both centralized and distributed information management
  • Infrastructure improvement
  • Reduced total cost of ownership
  • Scalable data and information management

Steve Jennis, Corporate VP and Head of Global Marketing
ADLINK Technology & contributor for the Industrial Internet Consortium

9:30 am

IoT data security, privacy and regulation

  • What are the current requirements and limitations upon leveraging IoT?
  • What will the near future be bringing in new regulatory requirements?
  • How do we secure the efficiency gains that IoT offers while addressing these challenges?

David B. Coher, Principal, Reliability and Cybersecurity
Southern California Edison

10:00 am

Morning break and networking

10:30 am

IoT Cyber threat management in Utilities

  • Supporting strategic business decisions and leveraging the value of security
  • Defining and encompassing the organization’s extended cybersecurity ecosystem
  • Ensuring the organization understands the need for strong governance, user controls, and accountability

Ramesh Reddi, Cyber Security Consulting Manager
SGIP

Customer Experience

11:00 am

5 Key Steps to Outstanding Customer Support

  • Discuss the opportunities & challenges supporting the Internet of Things
  • Understand how to create a support strategy to build company value

Alton Martin, Co-founder and Principal
Trusource Labs

11:30 am

Lunch

12:30 pm

Panel: “Enabling the Smart Consumer: How are companies using IoT to enhance their customer’s usage awareness and making it easier for customer’s engage”

Scott Burns, Senior Director of Innovation
Reliant
Dr. Matthew Croucher, Director, Demand Side Analytics
CPS Energy
Robbie Wright, Vice President of Digital & Innovation
Direct Energy
Alton Martin, Co-founder and Principal
Trusource Labs

1:30 pm

AMI: How can it help improve customer satisfaction

  • Real time information through smart meter technologies
  • Developing products and services that leverage the features of AMI

Dr. Matthew Croucher, Director, Demand Side Analytics
CPS Energy

2:00 pm

Improving customer sentiment and engagement through big data analytics

  • Discuss approach and techniques to find correlations between customers, market dynamics, demographics, and brand equity
  • Converting linkages into real time trends and actionable intelligence to improve customer loyalty, experience, and brand equity

Steve Senterfit, Managing Partner
Northshore Consulting

2:30 pm

Closing remarks/conference close