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Wednesday, March 25 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Utility / Grid of the Future

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With the rollout of smart grid, utilities have evolved much in the past decade, but the evolution isn’t done yet. This session looks at what’s next for the grid and for utilities.
  • What changes should we expect to see for the grid and utilities in the next decade?
  • What are new challenges and opportunities that will come along with these changes?
  • How do hot-topic technologies, like drones and wearables, fit into the picture?

Moderator
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Andres Carvallo

Founder & CEO, CMG
Andres Carvallo is globally recognized by the IEEE as one of the early developers of the smart grid concept and technology. As chief technologist Andres championed Austin Energy’s industry leading smart grid program design and implementation from 2003 – 2010 and he architected the Pecan Street Project in 2009. Andres co-authored the best selling book “The Advanced Smart Grid”, has received 34 industry awards since 2005... Read More →

Speakers
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Sharon Allan

President & CEO, SGIP
Sharon Allan has been helping participants in the Energy sector unlock the business value of the electric grid by aligning and implementing strategy, processes and operations. Previously, Ms Allan ran her own consulting firm and prior to that she ran the Accenture NA Smart Grid Practice. Other industry roles include President of Elster Integrated Solutions, Chief Knowledge Officer of Elster Electricity, Director of Product Management ABB, and 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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Atul Mahajan

President & CEO, Oshawa Power & Utilities Corporation
Mr. Atul Mahajan is a senior leader with success in local Canadian and international markets. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oshawa Power & Utilities Corporation (OPUC) where he plays a pivotal role in the overall strategic and tactical operations of OPUC and its subsidiaries involved in energy distribution, generation and telecom ventures. | | He is leading OPUC’s business development initiatives for renewable... Read More →
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Cheryl Mele

COO, Austin Energy
Chief Operating Officer Cheryl Mele has been working at Austin Energy for more than 20 years. In her role as COO, Mele leads the business areas focused on safe, reliable and efficient electric generation and delivery, as well as resource and infrastructure planning needed to support future growth. The operations team includes power supply and market operations, electric service delivery, environmental care and protection, on-site energy services... Read More →
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Gary Rackliffe

VP - Smart Grid Development, ABB North America
Gary Rackliffe is the VP of Smart Grids at ABB. He leads ABB's smart grid initiative in North America which includes business development, alliances and partnerships, strategy, sales, and marketing. Gary has 30 years of T&D experience, working for ABB in Raleigh the last 20 years. Gary chairs the NEMA Smart Grid Council and is a member of the GridWise Alliance, the DistribuTECH Advisory Committee, and the Research Triangle Cleantech... Read More →


Wednesday March 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Level M3 | Grand Ballroom AT&T Conference Center

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