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Thursday, March 26 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smart Energy & IoT Networks

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Smart meters have been the first step for many utilities in building smart grid infrastructure, but other dedicated grid sensing and control devices are becoming increasingly important for the future grid and the grid’s role in the Internet of Things.
  • What is the role of smart meters in today’s and tomorrow’s grid infrastructure?
  • Beyond smart meters, what other sensors will play an important role in the future grid? 
  • How can sensors be deployed on a large scale with low risk so as to not “experiment” on customers while still providing room for growth so customer don’t outgrow system capabilities too quickly? 

Moderator
avatar for Dr. Erfan Ibrahim

Dr. Erfan Ibrahim

Director, Cyber-Physical Systems Security & Resilience, National Renewable Energy Lab
Erfan Ibrahim is a well-known engineer, speaker, and executive who is widely recognized as a smart energy thought leader. Erfan has over 27 years of experience in the Energy, Telecommunications and Software industries with specialties in cybersecurity, data communications, wireless networking, network management, smart energy networks, standards development, product management, business development, and... Read More →

Speakers
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Luciano Alakija

Head of Business Development M2M/IoT, Telefonica
Luciano Alakija received his B.E degree in Electrical Engineering from State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) – Brazil,  followed by MSc. degree in Optical Fiber Communications and Photonic Technologies from Politecnico di Torino – Italy, having developed his graduation project on photonic crystals nanotechnology at The University of Glasgow – UK. He is also an Executive MBA from Insper in Brazil with international module... Read More →
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Dirk Beiner

Founder & CTO, Energybox
Dirk Beiner has a long track-record of successfully launching technological innovations in traditional industries. A proven entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in leadership and ownership positions, Dirk brings significant product development, startup management, and business growth expertise to any project with which he is involved. Throughout his career, Mr. Beiner has demonstrated his ability to combine systems, software, and... Read More →
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John Chowdhury

Director - Utility Practice, Fujitsu Network Communications
John Chowdhury is the utility practice director at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. He develops unique network integration solutions, modernization programs and network operations offerings tailored to support utilities as they adapt their communications networks to meet new demands for scalability, reliability, standards, and security. | | Recognized as a ‘Who’s Who in Energy’ by the Dallas Business Journal, John has... Read More →
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Brian Huey

M2M Business Development & Strategy, Sprint
Brian manages partnerships and Smart Grid ecosystem development. He has built successful and innovative partnerships to enable the Smart Grid and routinely presents to IOU’s, Municipalities and Cooperative customers. He’s a recognized speaker in the wireless enablement of Smart Grid and Energy Management, the industry implications and growth opportunities. He sets Sprint’s Smart Grid short term and long term strategy and his... Read More →
avatar for Ernie Lewis

Ernie Lewis

Global Manager, Marketing - Energy/Utility/Manufacturing Vertical, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Ernie Lewis, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, has over 25 years executive leadership experience working for a fortune 100, large electric utility in the United States, For the last 5 years, since joining Verizon, he has focused on the convergence of advanced communications into the Grid Modernization of the Energy & Utilities Industry. Ernie has designed, developed, and delivered a variety of business and technology solutions related to, among... Read More →
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Tracy R. Trent

CEO, Chairman & Co-Founder, Proximetry
Mr. Trent co-founded Proximetry in early 2005 to make standards-based wireless networks vastly more predictable and robust through the company’s innovative software solutions. Mr. Trent brings close to 20 years of senior technology experience to Proximetry, with the past 10 years focused on solving the most difficult wireless and IoT networking challenges. Prior to founding Proximetry in 2005, Mr. Trent was president and CEO of... Read More →


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

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