Oracle Utilities Grid and Network Track

Grid and Network

In this track explore how Oracle Utilities is harnessing an enterprise-class grid management platform approach with analytics and distributed energy resource–enabled advanced distribution management system capabilities to permanently extend operations beyond traditional constraints.

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Monday, March 2

8:45
a.m.
General Session (All Attendees)

Welcome to the 2020 Oracle Utilities Customer Edge Conference! In our day one opening session, we’re excited to show you some of the coolest new features and solutions across our portfolio. We’ll take you on a journey through some of the most common challenges utilities around the world are facing – journeys you’re sure to recognize – and showcase how we are continuing to deliver solutions to tackle these challenges.

Emcee: Matt O’KeefeAssistant Vice President, Opower Sales, Oracle Utilities/Opower
Welcome Address: Rodger SmithSenior Vice President & General Manager, Oracle Utilities
Host Utility Welcome: Kerry OvertonDGM Chief Customer & Compliance Officer, Austin Energy
Investment Showcase: Dan ByrnesSenior Vice President, Product Development, Oracle
Neel GulharVice President, Product Management, Oracle
Jamal SyedPresident & CEO, HEXstream
Zilker I-IV
8:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Sponsored by
11:00
a.m.
Preparing for Tomorrow's Customer-Centric Networks

With the grid evolving at such a rapid pace, it is critical to set an operational foundation today that allows utilities to adapt to an uncertain future. Join this session to hear highlights of the trends and challenges Oracle is tracking, and how it is preparing for the truly customer-centric network of tomorrow.

Brad WilliamsVice President, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities
Texas V
11:00 a.m.
11:50 a.m.
12:00
p.m.
Lunch
Zilker Terrace, Hill Country A-D, Marker 10 and Patio & SW Bistro
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
1:00
p.m.
Roadmap Overview: Network Platform

Join this session to hear highlights of what's new with Oracle Utilities Network Management System and preview the roadmap supporting utilities amid unprecedented change.

Andy UrtusuasteguiDirector, Product Management, Oracle Utilities
Scott PekarekDirector, OMS Product Development, Oracle Utilities
Texas V
1:00 p.m.
1:50 p.m.
2:00
p.m.
Bringing the Autonomous Network to Life

Self-healing grid. Autonomous decision-making. These aren't just buzzwords anymore, these are the future of network management. Join this session to hear about the latest features making this future a reality, including updates in FLISR switching, automatic closed-loop optimization, and more.

Ian HoogendamPrincipal Product Manager, Oracle Utilities
Tom EyfordGlobal Industry Specialist, Oracle Utilities
Texas V
2:00 p.m.
2:50 p.m.
3:10
p.m.
The Path Forward: Transmission Trends, Digital Transformation, and Regulatory Insights (Sponsored by Utilligent)

While topics such as changing customer demand and energy efficiency dominate the headlines, it is the impact that digital and grid edge services have on energy delivery and the business model that is the most transformational aspect of the energy industry. We will cover the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) survey results on the most pressing issues facing industry, with links to policy, state regulations and individual programs. As we move to generation, we are joined by Gridliance to discuss FERC 1000 and the future of independent transmission. Finally, we will discuss digital transformation and how expectations and assumptions, even in well-planned initiatives, can be the big difference in customer engagement.

Moderator: Maria DeChellisVice President, Customer Engagement, Utilligent
Roy EllisCo-Author; NARUC Study- Digital Grid and Policy
Justin CampbellSenior Vice President, Chief Development Officer - Gridliance
Mike BassignaniChief Executive Officer/Founder, Utilligent
Helen BurtExecutive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, Utilligent
Zilker Ballroom
3:10 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by
Water Industry Peer to Peer Roundtable Discussions (Facilitated by Blue Heron Consulting)

The water industry is challenged with leaks, backflow testing, technology advancements, and customer facing issues. Join other water utilities as we explore these challenges and more in this industry specific peer to peer round table event facilitated by Blue Heron Consulting.

Amabelle BataraFunctional Architect, Blue Heron
Victoria WeberVice President, Customer Relations & Business Development, Blue Heron
Texas I
3:10 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by
Analytics & The Keys To Future Success: The Exelon Journey (Sponsored by Infosys)

Prior to the implementation of smart grid, visibility to the T&D system was limited. New sources of data such as AMI, reclosers, and distributed sensors at different points along the grid network increase visibility into the performance and health of the assets. The Grid T&D domain is designed to enable EU to leverage smart grid data as a strategic asset to generate actionable intelligence, drive innovation, improve operational efficiencies, and unlock new business insights. The Data Analytics Platform (DAP) will serve as the foundational tool for convergence and scalability of analytical solutions across Exelon Utilities. These analytic insights will drive sustained value by improving reliability and customer satisfaction, decreasing operational cost, and capturing new revenue opportunities.

Ashok Kamath MoodbidriSenior Director, Infosys
Rich RosentielIT Director of EU Analytics, Exelon
Texas III
3:10 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by
5:30
p.m.
Reception

Welcome reception for all attendees of the Oracle Utilities Customer Edge Conference

Marker 10 and Patio
5:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 3

8:45
a.m.
General Session (All Attendees)

Kicking off Day 2 of this year's event, we're excited to celebrate utility leaders in our inaugural Customer Awards program. Following the ceremony, we'll focus in on disruption and innovation. We'll discuss industry transformation and hear from utility executives about their biggest opportunities ahead. To wrap up, we'll take a look at what happens when we bring innovation to life – turning buzzwords into real business value – across the most exciting areas of disruption in the industry.

Customer Edge Awards Ceremony
Join us Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:45 a.m. in the Zilker Ballroom to celebrate our Winners during our first annual Customer Edge Award Recognition Ceremony!

Emcee: Matt O'KeefeAssistant Vice President, Opower Sales, Oracle Utilities/Opower
Executive Panel Moderator: Hillary MartinVice President Strategy & Marketing, Oracle Utilities
Panelists: Mike SiciliaExecutive Vice President, Global Business Units, Oracle
Matthias KurwigCo-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Enervee
Charles KingSenior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Evergy
Elaina BallChief Administrative Officer, El Paso Electric
"Innovation Unleashed: What we're working on now"
Hillary MartinVice President Strategy and Marketing, Oracle Utilities
Zilker I-IV
8:45 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Sponsored by
10:10
a.m.
Tackling the New Era of Distributed Energy Resource Management

In this session learn how customer service and grid operations are converging in the age of demand energy response (DER), and hear how some utilities are taking on this challenge with new DER modeling and DER engagement capabilities. Get an update on Oracle Utilities demand energy response management systems, which offer the latest capabilities necessary to move from visibility and forecasting to active network management in the age of distributed energy.

Chip JonesMaster Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle Utilities
Ian HoogendamPrincipal Product Manager, Oracle Utilities
Texas V
10:10 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:10
a.m.
SCADA Plus for Today and Tomorrow

In this session learn more about approaching your network needs today with a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) Plus strategy that also prepares you for tomorrow. Dive deep into flexible SCADA strategies that help you remain agile as the network landscape continues to transform.

Brad WilliamsVice President, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities
Brad HarkavyPresident, LiveData Utilities
Texas V
11:10 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
12:00
p.m.
Lunch
Zilker Terrace, Hill Country A-D, Marker 10 and Patio & SW Bistro
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
1:00
p.m.
Establishing Mesh Networks - Sponsored by GridBright

This will provide information about what Eversource has done to this point about setting up Mesh Networks; Benefits and Lessons Learned.

Bill MullenmasterVice President, GridBright
Tom GilbertDomain Expert, Eversource Energy
Ken BrajczewskiBusiness Integration Manager OMS/NMS, Eversource Energy
Texas V
1:00 p.m.
1:50 p.m.
Sponsored by
2:00
p.m.
What's New in Outage Management?

With extreme weather on the rise, now more than ever utilities need to be prepared with the latest outage management capabilities and best practices. In this session, learn about what's new across Oracle’s outage management platform to help you keep the lights on, the water flowing, and the heat pumping. We will preview our newly revamped UX for both core NMS product and our mobile product.

Andy UrtusuasteguiDirector, Product Management, Oracle Utilities
Todd FrisvoldSenior Principal Applications Engineer
Russell TaylorPrincipal Sales Consultant
Texas V
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:10
p.m.
Leveraging Data Science Across the Network

The abundance of data available from smart devices across the grid opens the door to real opportunities for data-driven grid management approaches. Join this session to learn how leading utilities are using machine learning capabilities to solve grid challenges. Dive deep into the benefits of analytics approaches to meter-to-feeder phase discrepancy detection and other powerful applications of grid analytics.

Devendra VishwakarmaSenior Manager, Solution Management, Oracle Utilities
Raj IyengarSenior Manager, Data Science, Oracle Utilities
Texas V
4:10 p.m.
5:00 p.m.