Join Industry Leaders at the 2014 Siemens Smart Grid Software Leadership Conference
Are you looking for the latest updates in Smart Grid Software? Smart Energy International is proud to bring you exclusive live streaming of the 2014 Siemens Smart Grid Software Leadership Conference on Tuesday, May 6th and Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 . Be sure not to miss out on this FREE opportunity to listen to Industry leaders share their thoughts and opinions on the most cutting-edge development in the industry.
This is the only conference that groups industry frontrunners and peers together, allowing them to share their thoughts on industry-relevant topics. Don’t miss the chance to secure your spot today!
Tuesday, May 6th – Live Streaming Schedule:
9:00 – 10:00 AM EST
The Age of the Data-Driven Utility: Power Big Transformations Now
“Smart Grid” as a term was introduced 10 years ago, but how far along are we to seeing a grid that is truly smart? Utilities and technology vendors may need to start thinking small to become more efficient within their organizations today and ready to expand into Big Data operations in the near future. Thomas Zimmerman, CEO of Siemens’ Smart Grid Services, will discuss how data driven utilities will move the industry forward and how thinking small may be the key to achieving a smart grid.
Speaker: Thomas Zimmermann, CEO BU Smart Grid Services, Smart Grid Division, Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector
Reinventing Electricity (and Your Important Role)
This fast-paced session from smart grid thought leader Jesse Berst will supply the context for the breakout sessions that will follow at the Siemens Smart Grid Software Leadership Conference. You’ll learn why the next few years will be the most important in the history of electricity since Thomas Edison kicked things off in 1882. Jesse will explain the four major aspects of the transformation that is underway. Then he will set forth the forces that are converging to force even more change at an even faster pace. He will conclude with suggestions on the roles you could, and should, play at this historic moment.
Speaker: Jesse Berst, founder & Chairman, Smart Cities Council
4:45 – 5:30 PM EST
General Session Panel Discussion: The Evolving Distribution Utility Business
More than ever before, utilities are being challenged in their distribution businesses by a dizzying array of technologies, regulations, and new business models. The classic one-way grid is evolving into a complex two-way infrastructure that requires new thinking on the way a utility plans, operates and upgrades its distribution networks. This session will focus on some of the thinking around challenges such as regulatory demands, the “coopetition” of retailers and distribution operators, demand response, new concepts in distribution planning and customer behavior – with key insights into how these will impact the distribution utility of the future and what it means for the utility of today.
Moderator: Jesse Berst, Founder & Chairman of the Smart Cities Council
Wednesday, May 7th – Live Streaming Schedule:
9:00 – 11:00 AM EST
Different Industries, Common Opportunities
If there’s one thing today’s modern IT systems can provide, it is an avalanche of disparate data that can both guide, confuse, or worst case, drown the utility enterprise and its stakeholders. The holy grail for this substantial crusade is (Good) Big Data Analytics and this session will explore how (good) Big Data Analytics are used across four different industries – utilities, government, entertainment, and healthcare – to guide their respective enterprises toward a more prosperous future.
Moderator: Larsh Johnson, Siemens Smart Grid Services CTO