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Thursday, March 26 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Advanced Sustainability and Automation in the Cloud

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Thanks to the development of cloud hosting, SaaS and managed services, all utilities—particularly smaller ones— can realize the fruition of a fully integrated smart grid infrastructure and a more sustainable future, but there are still many challenges.  
  • How do companies deal with concerns around privacy, security and loss of control?
  • Does company size really matter when it comes to the types of utilities that will benefit most from these solutions? 
  • How do energy companies ensure the best relationship with their cloud and SaaS partners
  • What is the importance and types of networks/comms to enable such functionality? 

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Michael A. Marullo

Founder and Publisher, Utility Horizons International
Michael A. Marullo is the founder, editor and publisher of utility horizons international (formerly utility horizons QUARTERLY), a utility automation and information technology-centric electronic magazine for electric, gas and water utility markets. He is also the Managing Director/CEO for cfar International Ltd., a diversified technical market research and consulting firm he founded in 1984, which also publishes utility horizons... Read More →

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Paul Lekan

Director of Market Strategy and Business Development, Utilities Telecom Council
Paul Lekan is Director of Market Strategy and Business Development for the Utilities Telecom Council, a global industry trade association that advocates before Federal, state and local government executive, legislative and judicial bodies to support the advancement and security of the telecom and IT networks of utilities and other critical infrastructure industries. Globally, UTC provides education and information services through conferences... Read More →
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Michael Nark

CEO, BuildingIQ
Michael Nark is CEO of BuildingIQ, bringing over 25 years of experience in software and technology-enabled service delivery businesses. He recently served as President and CEO of Power Analytics. He has a proven track record of building successful, efficient organizations and experience in leading companies to profitable growth. Prior to Power Analytics he was President and CEO of Prenova, an energy management services provider to the C&I... Read More →
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Steve Winstead

Sr. Systems Architect, Leidos
Mr. Winstead is a Senior Systems Architect in Leidos’s Energy Solutions Operation. He has spent more than 32 years assisting utilities with developing strategies and tactics for real-time process controls and data acquisition systems by employing his skills in: Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, Program Management, Requirements Definition, Systems Testing and Commissioning. Mr. Winstead has experience at virtually all phases of the... Read More →
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Dr. Andrew Wright

CTO, N-Dimension
Dr. Wright brings over 20 years of experience in both professional software development and computer science research to N-Dimension. He has developed commercial and open source software, and has published numerous technical research papers in programming languages, formal methods, and computer security. He has focused on cybersecurity for critical infrastructure and industrial control systems for the past 10 years. As N-Dimension... Read More →

Thursday March 26, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Level M2 | 203 AT&T Conference Center