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2016 Agenda

8:00 am

Registration

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

John Keast, Digital Transformation & IIOT Strategist - Former CIO of PG&E
Primitive Logic

9:10 am

Untapped Business Value: Unleashing New Services and Benefits to Utilities as a Direct Result of the IoT and Big Data Analytics

  • Is there a right way to look at IoT ROI and is data analytics the only way to measure it?
  • What new business units can you envisage utilities starting as a result of translating big data into actionable intelligence?
  • Have solution providers been pitching their products out of the business value context?
  • Are we simply looking for problems to solve?
  • Does data only become ‘rich’ when we have applied it to a real business problem?

Tom Martin, Manager Data Visualisation and Analytics
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
John Keast, Digital Transformation & IIOT Strategist - Former CIO of PG&E
Primitive Logic
Denise Kuehn, Director of Energy Efficiency Services
Austin Energy
Dr. Eddie Kirby, Strategic Research and Innovation Manager
CPS Energy

9:40 am

Tangible Business Benefits Learned from Developing Grid Operations Situational Intelligence (GOSI)

  • Developing a rationale behind creating more UIs to help colleagues react faster to data trends
  • Matching data visualisation and the GOSI project to correlate and summarize key information
  • Understanding the GOSI Technology Stack combining visualisation, analytics engines, application and storage with data mapping and enterprise integration
  • Highlighting successes and challenges of user led GOSI case studies including the weather, fire and earthquake GIS ED model developed in 45 days and rapid prototype of daily operations data

Tom Martin, Manager Data Visualisation and Analytics
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

10:10 am

MORNING BREAK AND VISIT TO EXHIBITION AREA

10:40 am

Understanding how to deliver actionable intelligence from data collected by utilities for real business value

John Keast, Digital Transformation & IIOT Strategist - Former CIO of PG&E
Primitive Logic

11:10 am

‘Clean Power’: What is the Clean Energy Plan and What Will it Mean for Utilities and the IoT?

  • Preparing for clean energy regulations through effective demand side management in order to balance new investment in ‘smart’ infrastructure
  • Understanding how the National Clean Energy Act will compliment local initiatives like the Austin Climate Reduction Plan
  • Highlighting how Austin Energy’s plan to reach 800 MW of peak demand savings by 2020 involved a mix of energy efficient products and services, complimented by a rate structure that promotes conservation and energy savings

Denise Kuehn, Director of Energy Efficiency Services
Austin Energy

11:40 pm

Overcoming interconnectivity challenges such as retail price calculation / power purchase agreement process through the utilisation of new technology

Angela Plummer, Renewable Generation Consultant and Utility Programme Manager
Pristine Sun

12:10 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:10 pm

Keeping statisticians in the field – understanding the importance of harnessing data to help leadership make meaningful decisions for utilities

Dr. Eddie Kirby, Strategic Research and Innovation Manager
CPS Energy

1:40 pm

How to Generate and Sustain New Revenue From a Place You Are Already In

Trusource Labs Sponsors IoT for Utilities

Alton Martin, Co-founder and Principal
Trusource Labs

2:10 pm

COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

2:40 pm

AI Ambient Virtual Assistant Will Coordinate & Negotiate with the Network’s Edge

The cost of computing may be going down but does it make sense to ingest all sensory data into the cloud? Enterprises will amass terabytes of dirty data. Encumbered by data cleansing and transformation, enterprises will struggle to derive unbiased data analytics from IoT. Moreover, the edge computing performance, memory, and battery optimization will enable to analytics on the edge, including data cleansing before sensory data is brought into the cloud. This presentation will examine what factors are driving edge computing and why it may come sooner than we think?

Moreover, how could a decentralized P2P world of IoT usher in an AI ambient virtual assistant to help coordinate and negotiate will apps and devices on the network’s edge on our behalf?

Scott Amyx, CEO
Amyx Global

3:20 pm

Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS): Designing for Architectural Flexibility

  • Understanding the technology necessary to move from traditional and historical analysis towards real-time predictive analytics to afford utilities complete situational awareness and business intelligence
  • Balancing the need for new financially focussed data with demonstrating the link between investment and customer satisfaction
  • Opportunities harnessing next generation GIS mapping to enhance the enterprise analytics scorecard by providing a common language of communication for better service
  • Questioning the extent to which outage management analytics can be of business value when compared to behavioral analytics

Dr. Murali Baggu, Manager, Power Systems Operations and Control Group
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

4:00 pm

Closing remarks

4:10 pm

Drinks Reception

8:00 am

Registration

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

John Keast, Digital Transformation & IIOT Strategist - Former CIO of PG&E
Primitive Logic

9:10 am

Enabling Utilities to Harness IoT Innovation

Prith Banerjee, EVP and CIO
Schneider Electric

9:40 am

Utility Business Strategies 2020 Discussion Panel

Prith Banerjee, EVP and CIO
Schneider Electric
John Keast, Digital Transformation & IIOT Strategist - Former CIO of PG&E
Primitive Logic

10:10 am

MORNING BREAK AND VISIT TO EXHIBITION AREA

10:40 am

SCADA and Connected Systems Industry Showcase

Xavier Mesrobian, VP Sales and Marketing
Skkynet Cloud Systems

10:55 am

Industry Showcase - Workforce Alpha

John Sturdivant, CEO & Founder
WorkforceAlpha

11:10 am

Real-Time Data Access for Distributed Architectures

Philip Bard, Applications Engineer
Kepware Technologies

11:25 am

How to use Artificial Intelligence to balance complex physical networks

  • Big Data and Machine Learning propagating IoT data flows into a digital graph
  • “What if” scenarios to assess the network’s resilience and optimize maintenance plans
  • Predictive Network Modeling

Thomas Bibette, Export Manager
DCbrain

11:40 am

How IoT and Big Data are Changing How We Operate

  • How IoT and Big Data are changing the way we operate
  • Better managing the grid
  • Better targeting and responding to customers

Dr Erin Boyd, Manager, CES Products Measurement & Evaluation
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

12:10 pm

Making IoT Data Actionable: Key Opportunities for Mobile and Wearable Experiences

  • The frameworks and methods to figure out in what context your employees need IOT data
  • How great UX combined with IOT data is the great enabler of your workforce
  • Real case studies of how utilities companies have used their data sources to power useful mobile applications that their employees use daily and create massive ROI

 

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Jared Huke, Chief Design Officer
Chai One

12:40 pm

Networking Lunch

1:40 pm

How Smart can the Grid be if there is no map? Automatic phase and connectivity mapping at PG&E

Dan Partridge, Technology Lead for Smart Grid Initiatives
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

2:10 pm

Protecting Your IoT Investment: Regulatory, Security and Privacy Challenges

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

2:40 pm

COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

3:10 pm

The Show Stopper or Game Changer? VMS and Security within the Internet of Things for Utilities Discussion Panel

David B. Coher, Principal, Reliability and Cybersecurity
Southern California Edison
John Keast, Digital Transformation & IIOT Strategist - Former CIO of PG&E
Primitive Logic

3:40 pm

Closing Remarks