Itron Inspire 2021 – Agenda at a glance


Industry leaders from across energy, water, IIoT, and smart communities segments will gather at Itron Inspire 2021, a three-day virtual summit that will take place from 4 to 6 October.

Discussions will be around the possibilities for a better connected, sustainable and resourceful future and the technology and services required to drive business transformation, reimagine customer engagement, and ignite innovation.

The sessions to be featured during the three-day event will include:

Day 1: Monday 4 October

Big picture sessions: Resilience & reliability – Addressing urgent challenges.

Time: 10am – 10:50am PT

Moderator: Gordon Feller, technology & cities leader

Kelly Bauman, Manager, Distribution Protection & Control, Entergy
Ed De Varona, Vice President, Transmission & Substation, FP&L
Katie Speirs, Industry Innovation Principal Director, Accenture

Day 2: Tuesday 5 October

General session: Trek to decarbonisation

Time: 9am – 10:50am PT

Tom Rand, co-founder and managing director, ArcTern Ventures
Kimberly Britton, the CEO of EPIcenter

This session will explore innovation, decarbonisation and the critical conversations we need to have around energy and water.

Track session: Settlements modernisation at National Grid: An Update.

Time: 9am – 9:50am PT

During this data management track session, National Grid’s John Maupin will share an update on their 2021 quest to modernise their settlements systems. National Grid is a Metering Authority responsible for reporting energy loads for settlement points in the New York and New England ISOs.

Track session: Energy data: What do energy consumers want?

Time: 11am – 11:50am PT

Nathan Shannon of the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative and Jamie Wimbley from DEFG, will discuss how consumers want to engage with their energy providers and usage data. They will explore the impact of new smart home technologies and real-time transactional options on consumers and utility operations.

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Day 3: Wednesday 6 October

Big Picture Session: Cybersecurity in a Complex, Interconnected World

Time: 8am – 8:50am PT

Moderated by Jeff St. John, Editor-in-Chief, Canary Media

Kris Philipsen, Managing Director, Security Professional Services, Verizon

Track session: From release to field: Best practices for deploying new meter firmware

Time: 9am – 9:50am PT

Smart Grid technology offers customers the ability to enhance the benefits and features of their meter by upgrading the meter register and communications firmware. Come learn the best practices used by Duke Energy on approving new meter firmware ultimately leading to a successful upgrade to their meter population.

Marina Donovan, vice president of global marketing and public affairs at Itron, said the virtual event will gather industry stakeholders to exchange “ideas that help move our industry forward, especially around pressing matters such as better preparing for natural disasters and managing the influx of renewables and electric vehicles.”