Conference AGENDA

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

  • Time Activity Speaker
  • 08:30 AM Breakfast
  • 09:00 AM Welcome Speech Eric Dresselhuys, President, Smart Energy Water
  • 09:45 AM Break
  • 10:00 AM Panel: Environmental Initiatives and Policies That will Impact Utility Customers
    California residents must be prepared for new restrictions on water and energy use. This panel of elected officials and industry luminaries will discuss new innovative policies and how utility providers have unique role to play in leading the way towards building a sustainable future.
    Moderator:
    Rishi Kumar, Councilman for City of Saratoga
    Panelists:
    Ray Mueller, Mayor for Menlo Park
    Drew Bohan, Executive Director, California Energy Commission
  • 11:00 AM Break
  • 11:15 AM Panel: The Evolution Of the Utility Industry and Trends
    Utilities are facing an unprecedented pace of change in all areas of operations. From customer engagement and distribution to technology capabilities like AMI Meters and leak detection, this panel will discuss how utility providers are evolving to exceed customer expectations.
    Moderator:
    Lance Brown, VP, Customer Service Solutions, Smart Energy Water
    Panelists:
    Mark Podorsky, Strategic Advisor, Bridgewater Consulting Group
    Charles Wilson, Executive Director and CEO of the Southern California Water Coalition
  • 12:15 PM Lunch and Awards
  • 01:45 PM Table Talks:
    After a morning full of thought provoking conversations we’ll breakout into smaller groups, diving deeper into key topics most prevalent to your business operations.
  • 03:15 PM Break
  • 03:30 PM Closing Remarks, Tying it all Together