Metering, Billing/MDM America Conference Program

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Metering, Billing/MDM America

April 18 – 20, 2011

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday, April 18, 2011

12h30 – 15h00

What should customers know? Developing smart meter customer education
Peter Honebein, co-author of Creating Do-It-Yourself Customers: How Great Customer Experiences Build Great Companies

AMI deployment for water – Lessons learnt from electric sector
Carolyn Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links

Presentation not available on request of speaker

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Smart Sessions

07h30 – 08h50

Redefining outage in a smart world
Moderator: Rafi Raza, Client Director, Vertex Business Services

Panelists:

  • Jonathan Pettit, Advanced Metering System Program Manager, Oncor
  • Mike Nelson, Director of Product Development, First Choice Power

Smart metering and smart grid solutions for the modern world
Meera Balakrishnan, Global Segment Marketer, Freescale

Energy management systems in the home: Gateway to the customer HAN
Zin Kyaw, Systems Application Engineer, Texas Instruments

Holistic Approach to FAN Communications Management – Lessons from Telecom
Christine Hertzog, Managing Director, Smart Grid Library

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

Opening Session

09h00 – 09h10

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Jesse Berst, Managing Director, Smart Grid News

09h10 – 09h30

Chairman’s Welcome & Opening Remarks
Dan Sullivan, Managing Director, North America Utilities, Vertex Business Services

09h30 – 10h30

The smart grid at Oncor: Challenges and opportunities from the operational and customer perspectives
Brenda Jackson, Chief Customer Officer, Oncor
Jim Greer, Senior Vice President, Asset Management and Engineering, Oncor

Exhibition Experience Program

Smart Metering

Smart Grid

MDM, Billing & Customer
Care

13h30 – 14h30

SCOTT TOUR – Smart Metering Tour
Join our world-class industry expert, Howard Scott of Cognyst Advisors, as he takes delegates on a focused, topic-specific journey around the exhibition floor.

Integration: Developing the blueprint for smart grid success
Moderator: Dave Elve, Vice President Industry Solutions, Sensus

Panelists:

  • Gary Smith, Project Director, Smart Technologies, NV Energy
  • Anthony Hawkins, Director – System Measurement & Technology, CPS Energy
  • Donny Helm, Director, Strategy & Architecture, Oncor 

Key challenges facing utilities in MDM implementation
Jonathan Pettit, Advanced Metering System Program Manager, Oncor

14h30 – 15h00

The simple solution in water and energy metering
Raul Puig, Vice President Sales, IUSA

Improving system performance through a failure detection and predictive analytics system
Thomas Anthony, Industry Intelligence Manager – Research & Technology Development, Oncor
Thomas Damon, Assistant Vice President – Smart Grid, SAIC

A multi-faceted, dynamic approach to customer engagement
Seth Kiner, Director, Customer Experience and Marketing, Southern California Edison

15h30 – 16h00

Implementing the communication and back office systems of a large scale metering project
Mark Podorsky, Manager SmartConnect Business Design Edison SmartConnect™, Southern California Edison

Integrating energy storage and renewable energy into distribution
Haukur Asgeirsson, Manager – Power Systems Technologies, DTE Energy

Hype, fiction or fact: An MDM is required?
Tim Jarrell, Associate Vice President of IS Programs, Cobb Energy
Jeff Buxton, Executive Consultant, Enspiria Solutions, a Black & Veatch company

16h00 – 16h30

Enabling renewables through a smarter grid – a look at microgrids
Terry Mohn, Chief Innovation Officer, Balance Energy

Meter data management key business drivers
Tim Jarrell, Associate Vice President of IS Programs, Cobb Energy
Scott Stein, Principal Consultant, Enspiria Solutions, a Black & Veatch company

16h30 – 17h00

Open standards and interoperability for tomorrow’s smart grid, today
Ed Beroset, Director of Technology and Standards, Elster Solutions

Technical considerations for remote connect switch enablement
Paul Ollukaren, IT Business Solution Manager, Florida Power & Light
Radha Swaminathan, Director IT, AMI and Smart Grid, Florida Power and Light

Q&A – Assessing your current infrastructure for an MDM solution and evaluating the hidden costs of an MDM solution in your overall assessment
Moderator: Jeff Buxton, Executive Consultant, Enspiria Solutions

Panelists:

  • Tim Jarrell, Associate Vice President of IS Programs, Cobb Energy
  • Scott Stein, Principal Consultant, Enspiria Solutions, a Black & Veatch company
  • Mark Michaels, Principal Consultant, Enspiria Solutions, a Black & Veatch company

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Smart Sessions

 

07h30 – 08h50

MDM gains momentum – are you ready?
Bart Thielbar, Vice-President, Five Point Partners

The role of energy storage in the grid

Public vs. private networks: The pros and cons, and best of both worlds
Bryan A. Shang, EnergyAxis WAN Product Manager, Elster Solutions

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

Integrating wireless technology into existing systems – Focus on cellular
Mike Ueland, VP and General Manager, Telit Wireless Solutions
Mark Maresca, Regional Sales Director – Southeast, Telit Wireless Solutions


Exhibition Experience Program

Smart Metering

Smart Grid

MDM, Billing & Customer
Care

09h00 – 09h30

European recommendations on smart metering  – European case studies of cost benefit analysis of roll-out of smart meters
Marielle Liikanen, Chair, European Regulators’ Group for Electricity and Gas (ERGEG)

How fiber enables the smart grid

Michael Julian, VP Sales, Tantalus
Boris Segalis, Partner, Information Law Group 

Smart business intelligence for smart utilities
Ravi Kunju, Managing Director, HiQube
Charlie Saleh, Product Line Manager, HiQube

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

09h30 – 10h00

Addressing challenges around data privacy
Moderator: Michelle Chibba, Director, Policy and Special Projects,
Information and Privacy Commissioner’s Office, Government of Ontario, Canada

Panelists:

  • Christine Wright, Competitive Markets Division, Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Jason Pittman, Information Security Consultant & Work Lead ITS, DTE Energy
  • Chris Villareal, Regulatory Analyst, Policy & Planning Division, California Public Utility Commission

SCOTT TOUR – Smart Grid Tour
Join our world-class industry expert, Howard Scott of Cognyst Advisors, as he takes delegates on a focused, topic-specific journey around the exhibition floor

Securing customer participation and maximizing results from demand side management programs
Moderator: Dan McDonald, Director, Analytic Data, Vertex Business Services

Panelists:

  • Jay Reseigh, Director, Analytics and Decision Sciences, Vertex Business Services
  • Ted Reguly, Smart Meter Program Director, Sempra Utilities
  • Mark Podorsky, Manager SmartConnect Business Design Edison SmartConnect™, Southern California Edison

11h00 – 11h30

Aligning business transformation to support AMI operations
Richard Grasshoff, Director Field Operations, CenterPoint Energy

Evolution of meter data management

Lynn Hunt, Smart Grid Solution Architect, Energy System Integration Division, Alcatel-Lucent 

SCOTT TOUR – Billing & CIS Tour
Join our world-class industry expert, Howard Scott of Cognyst Advisors, as he takes delegates on a focused, topic-specific journey around the exhibition floor.

11h30 – 12h00

Successful strategies for consumer adoption in smart meter deployment
Ted Reguly, Smart Meter Program Director, Sempra Utilities

Assessing your business model to determine the right communication network for your utility
Mark Madden, Regional Vice President for Utility Markets, Alcatel-Lucent

12h00 – 12h30

Smart meter and the Home Area Network
Ron Zimmer, President, CABA

Becoming the wireless standard for tomorrow’s smart grid
Tobin Richardson, Director, Smart Energy Zigbee Alliance

Smart grid revenue protection and revenue assurance
Eric Nelson, Managing Principal, Synaptitude
Dale Pennington, Managing Director, Utiliworks Consulting

14h30 – 15h30

Closing Keynote Panel
Future outlook for the smart utility in developing a ‘green’ print for the smart grid