Friday May 11, 2007 – Conference Program

Metering, Billing/CIS America 

09h00 – 10h30 
Metering America
Decisions: Meter Technology
Chairman: Mike Ueland, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Telit Communications, NC,  USA
Doing it: Case studies
Chairman: Alan Williams, Manager Customer Service, San Antonio Water System (SAWS), TX, USA 
Billing/CIS America 
The customer: Data and MDM
Chairman: Warren B. Causey, Vice President, Sierra Energy, GA, USA
09h00 – 09h30  
 Metering America
Revenue protection technologies
Victor Pimentel, Revenue Protection Manager, Southern California Edison, CA, USA
AMI pilot: CenterPoint Energy, Houston
James Sheppard , Director Business Processes, CenterPoint Energy, TX, USA
 Billing/CIS America
AMI/AMR’s impact on the CIS
• Impact of feeding data hourly, daily or even quarter-hourly to the CIS
Kirby Peres, Director of Business Development, Alliance Data, TX, USA
09h30 – 10h00 
Metering America
Panel discussion: How are solid state meters recalibrating the utility meter shop? PART 1
Moderator: Ron Chebra, Senior Consultant, KEMA Consulting, NY, USA
Panelists: 3 – 4 utilities (to be advised)
Case study: Pepco Holdings
Senior representative, Pepco Holdings, DC, USA*
  Billing/CIS America
How should utilities determine what functionality to have in MDM versus CIS?
Paul de Martini, Director AMI program, Southern California Edison, CA, USA* 
10h00 – 10h30
Metering America
Panel discussion: How are solid state meters recalibrating the utility meter shop? PART 2
Moderator: Ron Chebra, Senior Consultant, KEMA Consulting, NY, USA
Panelists: 3 – 4 utilities
Georgia Power’s program for storm restoration
Steve Lewis, Assistant Storm Center Management, Georgia Power, GA, USA
  Billing/CIS America
MDM solutions
Layne Nelson, Product Manager, LODESTAR, MA, USA
 Metering America
Decisions: Designing new systems
Chairman: Ted Reguly, Director, AMI Projects, SDG&E, CA, USA
Doing it: MDM and data analytics
Chairman: Edmund Finamore, President, ValuTech Solutions, PA, USA
   Billing/CIS America
The customer: Best practices
Chairman: Sylvia Arnold, Director, CPS Energy, TX, USA
 11h00 – 11h30
 Metering America
AMI enables the smart grid of the future
Chris Hickman, VP Regulatory and Business Development, Cellnet, GA, USA
Business intelligence, analytics, predictive modeling
Kim Gaddy, Solution Manager, Alliance Data, TX, USA
 Billing/CIS America
Trends in electricity customer switching activity in Texas: The value of switching from the customer’s perspective
Paul Grey, Chief Market Strategist, FirstData, New Zealand
11h30 – 12h00 
 Metering America
Best practice in technology selection for AMI: Making the right system choice for your customers
Kevin Wood, AMI Program System Design Manager, Southern California Edison, CA, USAThe unique challenges with fixed network AMI for combination utilities
Erich Gunther, Chairman, UtilityAMI, CA, USA
Planning your meter data management (MDM) strategy
Garrett Johnston, Consultant, KEMA Consulting, GA, USA
  Billing/CIS America
An integrated solution
Ogilvie Gericke, Director of Information Systems, City of Corpus Christi, TX, USA
12h00 – 12h30
Metering America
The unique challenges with fixed network AMI for combination utilities
Erich Gunther, Chairman, UtilityAMI, CA, USA
How to mine the data and get paid for it
Hahn Tram, Executive Consultant, Enspiria Solutions, CO, USA

  Billing/CIS America
Best practices in workforce strategies
Brad Kamph, Executive Vice President, Interliance, CA, USA
12h30 – 13h00
 Metering America
ESPP: pilot hourly RTP program for residential customers in ComEd’s territory
Lawrence J. Kotewa, PE, Project Manager, Community Energy Cooperative, IL, USA
AMI revenue protection – finally!
• Deriving revenue protection benefits from the detailed data AMI systems can provide
Ed Malemezian, President, Ed Malemezian Consulting, FL, USA
 Billing/CIS America
Integrating energy efficiency via online customer service applications
Richard Huntley, VP Sales and Business Development, Nexus Energy, MA, USA

14h30 – 16h00
General closing session: Smart home and smart grid issues – the future

Moderator: Terry Mohn, Technology Strategist, Sempra Energy Utilities, CA, USA

Panelists:

  • Dr. Sam Chul Ha, Vice President, Director of LG  Digital Appliance Lab, Korea*
  • Rick Ercolano, Business Development Manager, Texas Instruments, CA, USA*
  • Brent Hodges, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Zigbee Alliance, TX, USA
  • Gale R. Horst, Lead Engineer, Whirlpool, USA*
  • Dennis Natale, Director of Sales, Ember, MA, USA*
  • Brett Sappington, VP Business Development, Parks Associates, FL, USA*
  • Bob Warden, VP Corporate Accounts, Echelon, CO, USA
  • Will West, CEO, Control4, UT, USA