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Wednesday, March 25 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Big data and analytics: Evolving value

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Analytics initiatives are starting to move closer toward real-time data and predictive analysis, built upon a foundation of increasingly complex data feeds and information demands, but what is the real value we’re extracting from these initiatives?

  • What are the opportunities and challenges associated with evolving analytics efforts?
  • What is the value of machine-to-machine analysis and communication? 
  • What about people-to-people?In what situations do we really need real-time, predictive data and analysis? 

Moderator
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Christine Richards

Sr. Research Advisor, Zpryme
H. Christine Richards is a researcher whose expertise includes the use of smart technologies in the utility industry and communities. Christine is currently a senior research advisor for Zpryme, and adjunct faculty with the University of Denver. | | Prior to these roles, Christine worked at Energy Central as a research director for the Utility Analytics Institute, vice president of the company’s Intelligent Utility division, and the... Read More →

Speakers
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Erik Christian

Vice President of Smart Grid, Tollgrade
As Vice President of Smart Grid, Erik is responsible for Tollgrade’s go-to-market strategy for the smart grid in all key markets including North America, Latin America and Europe and drives marketing, product direction, business development and sales engineering. Prior to Tollgrade, Erik worked as an Investment Banker at Oppenhiemer & Co. and CIBC World Markets in New York City, specializing in Technology, Media and Telecommunications... Read More →
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Amir Husain

Founder & CEO, SparkCognition
Amir Husain is a serial entrepreneur and inventor based in Austin, Texas. He serves as an advisor to IBM for its Watson cognitive computing platform and is the Founder & CEO of SparkCognition, Inc. an award-winning Machine Learning/AI driven Cognitive Analytics Company. SparkCognition was launched with backing from Michael Dell’s MSD Capital, L.P., TEF CA, and other leading investors. In June, 2014, SparkCognition won the global IBM... Read More →
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Larsh Johnson

CTO, Siemens Smart Grid Services
Larsh has been a thought leader in the electric energy sector and has been at the forefront of the Smart Grid movement since its inception. Larsh’s impact on the market began when he co-founded CellNet Data Systems in 1984 and built a managed services business to remotely collect and process meter reads through one of the first advanced metering networks, which ultimately grew to 12M service delivery points. | | Larsh later co-founded... Read More →
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Bill Meehan

Director of Utility Solutions, Esri
Bill Meehan, P.E. heads the worldwide utility marketing practice for Esri, the world’s largest GIS software company. He is the author of four books: GIS for Enhanced Electric Utility Performance, Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS, Empowering Electric and Gas Utilities with GIS and Power System Analysis by Digital Computer. He has also authored numerous papers and articles. He has lectured extensively and taught courses at Northeastern... Read More →
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Arie Rimini

Director, Grid4C
Mr. Arie Rimini serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Taldor Computer Systems (1986) Ltd. and Taldor Communications Ltd. Mr. Rimini served as a Vice President of Systems Integration & Applications Development in Taldor. He served as a Vice President of Information Systems at Bezeq International. Previously he held a series of senior management positions at the Bezeq Group and at Osem. Mr. Rimini holds a B.Sc in Computer Sciences and... Read More →


Wednesday March 25, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Level M2 | 202 AT&T Conference Center

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