Joint closing session: Finding the killer application for utility data


Conference Program Day 2
Tuesday March 24, 2009

 Session 2.0.1

Metering, Billing/CIS America: Joint closing session – Finding the killer application for utility data
Chairman: Jonathan Spencer Jones, Editor, Smart Energy International, South Africa*

14h00 – 15h30

Take this opportunity to hear comprehensive analysis of what was discussed during the conference: This session allows participants the opportunity to hear key points raised by selected chairmen and moderators from the past two days. The audience will be invited to contribute interactively using an Audience Response System (ARS) and jointly discuss some of the follow key areas:

  • How does your utility view the purpose of data
  • Where does your company envisage the future value of the customer information
  • To what extent does your company take data and network security seriously
  • Is the smart grid merely an extension of AMI
  • To what degree is your company actively involved in understanding its customers’ needs
  • Would you agree that smart grid/smart meter technology will lead to total operational efficiency


  • Ed Finamore, President, ValuTech Solutions, PA
  • David Hughes, Senior Infrastructure Engineer, American Water, NJ*
  • Walter Levesque, Principal, Plexus Research, MA
  • Howard Scott, Managing Director, Cognyst Advisors, NJ*