Oracle Utilities Opower Track

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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.
The Opower Vision: Accelerating the Clean Energy Future

Learn about the Oracle Utilities Opower platform, the latest innovations, and the roadmap to bring to life the integrated clean energy customer journey. We’ll explore how utilities can use Opower to make all types of customers more aware of their energy use; lead them to adopt more efficient behaviors, products and controllable devices and automate grid-edge devices so that they can save just the right amount of energy when and where they need it.

Scott NeumanGroup Vice President, Oracle Utilities/Opower
Natalie MusickSenior Director, Product Management, Oracle Utilities/Opower
Big Bend A-D
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.
Program Manager Peer Roundtable Hosted by Evergy

Join Elena Johnston of Evergy, for a discussion of lessons learned and best practices on managing an Oracle Utilities Opower programs. Elena has managed Opower programs for Kansas City Power & Light / Evergy for more than 4 years - including Home Energy Reports, migrating to Embeddable (Web) Widgets, and Behavioral Load Shaping and Rates Engagement Cloud Service. She has also worked with Opower through a Computer Information Systems (CIS) migration, and through setting up Application Program Interface (API) integration for preference and engagement.

Elena JohnstonSenior Product Manager, Evergy
Boardroom on Level 2 (lunch provided)
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
1:00
p.m.
Meet the Home Energy Reports of the Future, Today

Get an in-depth look at the latest Opower Home Energy Report (HER) experience, along with the improved Oracle Utilities Energy Efficiency Cloud Service. See how you can leverage the next-gen HER to strategically improve energy-use awareness through personalized, dynamic insights. Learn how Opower is employing behavioral science in new ways to encourage customers to adopt the behaviors, programs, and devices that will drive energy efficiency results.

ML HaynesDirector, Design & Content, Opower, Oracle Utilities
Alejandra SpringerSenior Product Manager, Opower, Oracle Utilities
Jillian ErhardtSenior Designer, Opower, Oracle Utilities
Big Bend A-D
1:00 p.m.
2:20 p.m.
2:30
p.m.
Advancing the Analytics Test and Learn Agenda

Join us to discuss top findings from Analytics and Research and Development. Learn about how we've applied how these insights to solve for unique utility energy savings and energy engagement needs. Explore how our Professional Services team can help you design your own learning agenda to advance your portfolio of behavioral programs and other innovative solutions.folio of behavioral programs and other innovative solutions.

Matt FradesSenior Manager, Analytics, Oracle Utilities/Opower
Big Bend A-D
2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
3:10
p.m.
Trends in Behavioral Energy Efficiency & How to Adapt Your Program

Join Oracle Utilities Opower’s regulatory and measurement and verification experts (M&V) for a discussion of the latest trends related to behavioral energy efficiency (BEE), including new requirements utilities face around lifetime savings. You’ll learn about new opportunities and challenges that arise as the outcomes demanded of BEE programs are diversified to include new value sources (e.g. peak savings, deep energy efficiency savings, and decarbonization). Hear a case study of how Mid-American has moved their in-home audit program online and integrated it with BEE.

Marisa UchinVP Regulatory Affairs & Market Development, Oracle Utilities
Matt FradesSenior Manager, Analytics, Oracle Utilities/Opower
Erin RasmussenProduct Manager at Mid-American Energy Company
Big Bend A-D
3:10 p.m.
4:00 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.
7:30
p.m.
Opower on the Town

Head out to explore Austin with the Opower team.

Meet at front entrance of Hyatt Regency at 7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
onward

Tuesday, March 3

7:00
a.m.
Opower on the Run

Wake up with a fun run along Austin's iconic Lady Bird Lake.

Meet at front entrance of Hyatt Regency at 7 a.m.
7:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
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.
Delivering Customer Value with Smart Meter Engagement

Effective customer engagement can make or break the business case for rolling out smart meters. In this session learn about the Oracle Utilities Opower approach to smart meter customer engagement. Find out how Oracle is using disaggregation to change utility customer behaviors. Get familiar with new business models enabled by smart meter engagement, and how the Opower team helps you create and capture a ton of value from smart meter data.

Paul McDonaldSenior Director, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities
Brittany NolandProject Manager, American Electric Power, Ohio
Kate MammolitoSenior Specialist, Customer Outreach & Education, Con Edison
Big Bend A-D
10:10 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:10
a.m.
The Evolution of Load Management with Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Optimization (Sponsored by EnergyHub)

Explore what's possible when the world’s most widely deployed utility customer engagement platform (Opower) and a best-in-class platform for enabling utilities to enroll, monitor, and optimize distributed energy resources at scale (EnergyHub), work in tandem to scale up customer enrollment in device automation programs, and transform your customers and their homes into flexible grid resources.

Jessica BloomGroup Product Manager, Oracle Utilities/ Opower
Matt JohnsonVice President Business Development, EnergyHub
Big Bend A-D
11:10 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Sponsored by
12:00
p.m.
Lunch
Zilker Terrace & Foyer; Big Bend & Foyer; Hill Country A - D and Marker 10 and Patio & SW Bistro
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
Gas Utility Peer Roundtable Hosted by Southern California Gas

Join Andrew Nih of Southern California Gas Company for a discussion of lessons learned and best practices on managing Oracle Utilities Opower behavioral efficiency programs for gas utilities. During his nearly 7 years at Southern California Gas, his responsibilities have included reporting and analytics for the energy efficiency portfolio, as well as developing budget and savings forecasts.

Andrew NihSenior Business Analyst, Southern California Gas Company
Boardroom on Level 2 (lunch provided)
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
1:00
p.m.
Effective Customer Engagement for a Complex Time of Use Customer Future

Learn about how our clients are using customer enabling technology to improve their Time of Use (TOU) program's effectiveness. Explore how Oracle Utilities Opower Behavioral Load Shaping (BLS) Cloud Service engages and educates TOU customers - enabling them to maximize the benefits of their rate plan and help reduce peak load.

Moiz KapadiaPrincipal Product Manager, Opower, Oracle Utilities
Elena JohnstonSenior Product Manager, Evergy
Big Bend A-D
1:00 p.m.
1:50 p.m.
2:00
p.m.
Digitally Engage More Customers and Improve Marketing Effectiveness

Join this session to see an interactive demo of the Oracle Utilities Opower Digital Self Service (DSS) suite of solutions, including the customer journeys this enables across channels and solutions. Learn about the latest enhancements including to DSS - Energy Management Cloud Service (web and mobile experience), and about the new experiences via new channels such as voice-enabled (digital) assistants. Explore the dynamic segmentation and marketing capabilities, and learn how Oracle is improving marketing effectiveness and driving more of your customers to self-serve channels.

Julie AhnerPrincipal Marketing Strategist, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
Erik HobbieDirector, Product Management, Oracle Utilities/Opower
Ryan IrwinGroup Product Manager, Oracle Utilities/Opower
Big Bend A-D
2:00 p.m.
2:50 p.m.
3:10
p.m.
Building the Electric Vehicle Customer Journey

Join this session to discuss the challenges and opportunities utilities and their customers face with electric vehicles (EVs), and how Oracle products are evolving to stay on the leading edge of these changes and delight customers. Learn about how clients are leveraging the new Oracle Utilities Opower EV home energy reports and EV detection capabilities, and the new experiences coming in the future.

Ryan Irwin KlausmeierGroup Product Manager, Opower/Oracle Utilities
Karina van SchaardenbrugPrincipal User Experience Researcher, Opower/Oracle Utilities
Big Bend A-D
3:10 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:10
p.m.
Imagining a New Customer Experience for Your Business Accounts

Oracle Utilities Opower has partnered with Agentis to help utility companies better engage and drive energy savings for every customer - because effective business customer engagement matters too. Join this session to learn about how we're actively connecting business customers with personalized insights that drive action and verified energy savings. Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn how Oracle is reimagining what's possible with digital customer engagement for every class of customer.

John LuxPresident, Agentis
Julia LundinSenior Director, Opower Commercial Strategy, Oracle Utilities
Big Bend A-D
4:10 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
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