|7:00am to 8:00am||BREAKFAST AND EXHIBIT HALL OPEN|
|8:00am to 8:10am||Cloud for Utilities Summit 2018 Opening Remarks
Rick Cutter, Cloud for Utilities, Managing Director
Amos Snead, Cloud for Utilities, Managing Director
|8:10am to 8:45am||Innovation at Baltimore Gas and Electric
Calvin G. Butler Jr., Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), Chief Executive Officer
This keynote presented by Mr. Calvin G. Butler Jr., CEO, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, will provide a bird’s eye view into the innovations being deployed by BGE. Digital technologies are being deployed as part of a larger shift to driving a culture of innovation.
|8:45am to 9:20am||New Business Models for Digital Solutions
Hannah Davinroy, Bloomberg NEF, Analyst, Digital Industry
Rick Cutter, Cloud for Utilities, Managing Director
Digital technologies like AI, the IoT, edge computing, and cybersecurity, all promise to give the electricity sector more control and insight into its assets. The session will outline the main IoT technologies utilities are using today and analyze how utilities are paying for these software based services. It will discuss business models for industrial incumbents, big tech, and startups and will present case studies on successful utility digitization.
Hannah will present BNEF’s most recent research on how regulated utilities are paying, and plan to pay for, cloud-based software offerings, and advise on how regulation should change to enable this.
|9:25am to 9:50am||The Art of the Possible – Accelerating the Cloud Journey for Utility Clients and beyond
Kumar Dronamraju, Wipro, Cloud Consulting Partner
It’s not just the Utility Industry making the change. How can a utility take advantage of the cloud experience from other industries?
|9:55am to 10:30am||Agile implementation approaches in the age of Cloud
Tom Kuczynski, DC Water, Chief Information Officer
Andre Van Honschooten, Vertex, CIS Solution Architect
This session discusses the Agile approach used to implement a new CIS by DC Water. Not only was DC Water’s implementation and deployment done in record time, a mere 12 months, but it helped reduce the overall cost and allowed the company to see some immediate benefits in the first month of the new system’s life. DC Water and their partner Vertex will discuss key aspects of the contracting, planning, implementation and process for continued innovation employed.
|10:30am to 10:45am||BREAK|
|10:45am to 11:10am||Clarifying Cloud Confusion – What Option is Best for Your Utility?
Andrew Jornod, Vertex, CEO
Shannon Glen, Vertex, VP of Marketing and Sales Support
With more and more utilities moving to the cloud, the question isn’t if your utility will move to the cloud, but when. Understanding the different cloud options available is crucial to both the IT side and the business side of your utility. In this session led by Vertex, you will learn about the differences between basic cloud hosting and a high-touch, fully hosted and managed cloud offering.
|11:15am to 11:55am||Out With the Old and In With the New
Maria DeChellis, Red Clay, Director of Marketing and Industry Strategy
Denise L. Kruger, Golden State Water Company, Senior Vice President
Jim Downing, NW Natural, Chief Information Officer
Transitioning from legacy systems to new technology is no easy feat and requires a tremendous amount of forethought and planning before being able to determine the right path to modernization.
In this panel discussion, we’ll pick the brains of Senior Executives from small utilities and large investor-owned utilities to find out what types of considerations these executives are taking into account when planning transitions from legacy systems to modern technologies such as cloud.
|11:55am to 12:55pm||LUNCH|
|12:55pm to 1:25pm||Key M&A Considerations in Today’s Regulatory Environment, a Commissioner’s Perspective
Commissioner John R. Rosales, Illinois Commerce Commission, Commissioner
Jackie Toth, Energy Reporter, Morning Consult
Utility mergers and acquisition have never been so active. Attend this session to hear Commissioner Rosales discuss key regulatory issues for mergers in today’s regulatory environment.
Of course we will discuss cloud implications and how the Illinois Commerce Commission is addressing cloud.
|1:30pm to 2:20pm||Security Questions About the Cloud…Answered
Jason Winder, Aerstone, Founding Partner
John Cullinane, WGL Holdings, Chief Security Officer
Hart Rossman, Amazon Web Services, Director, Global Security, Risk, and Compliance Practice
This panel of utilities and technology professionals will discuss the facts and mis-perceptions related to Cybersecurity for cloud services. As Cloud solutions continue to advance so do the threats as well as preventative strategies of the leading technology firms. Join this session to listen to the latest discussion points.
|2:25pm to 2:40pm||Cloud vs On-premise: How AAC’s clients have come to the best decision for their company
Edwin Crow, AAC Utility Partners, Partner
Shannon Campbell, AAC Utility Partners, Business Development Manager
Cloud is an approaching reality for utilities—But is it right for you? This is a question that utilities should be answering with every mission-critical software project. As consultants to the utilities industry, AAC was prepared for this industry shift. AAC’s NavigateOne Methodology and tools are designed to help utilities answer this question with confidence and prepare them for their project.
In this session, AAC will share insights into how clients have leveraged NavigateOne for Cloud to evaluate and compare a “cloud” move, as well as other considerations for the project. The discussion will cover three specific areas of focus:
How clients have effectively determined the right path.
Developing the Financial Models – Comparing significantly different financial offerings.
Contracting for success – Why 100% of clients state that a well-designed contract with their integration partner is the first priority.
|2:55pm to 3:20pm||Cyberthreats and the Future of Securing America’s Energy Infrastructure
Chad Sweet, The Chertoff Group, Co-Founder and CEO
Cyber-attacks have been at the forefront of national news as America’s energy infrastructure has become the target of hostile online actors. In this Keynote address, former Chief of Staff to the Department of Homeland Security Chad Sweet addresses these new forms of cyber-threats and the crucial role secure cloud solutions play in safeguarding the U.S. Further, he will discuss the future of cybersecurity in the industry, as protecting America’s energy systems will require private-public partnerships among local, state, and federal government.
|3:20pm to 3:35pm||BREAK|