Join us in San Antonio for three LIVE webcasts at DISTRIBUTECH International. These webcasts will be taking place at DISTRIBUTECH International with a simulcast/webcast. Make sure to register so you don’t miss out on these great presentations from industry partners.

Utility Cloud Journey: Security & Business Case Foundation

 Sponsor: AWS


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Room 221BCD

As utilities worldwide confront new business challenges, many are reconsidering historic approaches to IT and OT systems management. Utility executives are evaluating the business transformation potential of cloud computing, and early adopters have already taken flight on their journeys.

According to Gartner, “Digitalization, decentralization, decarbonization and democratization (4D) mega forces continue to drive challenges and opportunities in the global utility sector.” As utility customer expectations for digital engagement grow, new business opportunities and challenges abound. Nonetheless, the core utility mission to provide secure, reliable, affordable service to consumers remains largely unchanged.

Moderated by AWS Head of Worldwide Business Development Rolf Gibbels, this panel of utility Chief Information Of cers (CIOs), utility Chief Digital Architects (CDAs), and grid security experts will explore the core security and business case foundation required for utilities at all stages of cloud adoption. Whether you’re just preparing your cloud transformation roadmap or have already begun the journey, this panel will help you accelerate from a secure and proven foundation.


Rolf Gibbels
Head Worldwide Business Development Power & Utilities


Samara Moore
Security Assurance WW Energy Specialist

John Kochavatr
Chief Information Of cer
Portland General Electric

Jerry Casarella
Chief Architect
Public Service Electric & Gas

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by AWS.

Recovering from Major Disasters and Unplanned Outages

Sponsor: CLEVEST


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Room 221BCD

Weather and climate disasters were a multi-billion-dollar disruption in 2017, and the trend continued through 2018 and 2019. When disasters and major outage events strike and everyone else evacuates, your workers and mutual aid crews move in. How do you keep them safe and working productively? And how do you track and recover event costs?

Learn how advanced mobile workforce management technologies can improve outage restoration times by 10% or higher, and the benefits of adding an event management solution for use in minor/single outages and major events. This session will show how to activate crews, get a real-time overview of the event as it unfolds, enable control centers to communicate with stakeholders, and effectively plan your response. You’ll learn how to speed up restoration time, improve communications, reduce liability and negative PR, and generate accurate records of work completed with timestamps, resource locations, event costs and more in this live webinar.

Presented by:

Brian McMillin
Technology Manager – Customer Services Field, Southern California Gas

Brian McMillian has over 35 years’ experience in the gas utility industry. Prior to his role as Technology Manager – Customer Services Field at Southern California Gas, he held positions at the utility as IT Architect, Team Lead and CS Field Supervisor. Brian is a member of the American Gas Association and is on the customer advisory board for NetMotion. He holds several technology certifications, including Microsoft and CompTIA. He joined Clevest’s Customer Advisory Board to learn more about Clevest’s product roadmap, add value to the product base, and learn how other utilities leverage Clevest products.

Carol Johnston
VP Product, Clevest

Carol Johnston has over 15 years of product marketing and product management experience working in the mobile workforce management and other related technology industries. She is a member of the advisory/planning committees for DistribuTECH International and Western Energy Institute, and is a track chair for SAP for Utilities. Prior to Clevest she was VP of Product and Strategic Partnerships for Bazinga Technologies; Solutions Manager for ABB Software (formerly Ventyx); and Product Line Manager for Itron, managing their product and go-to-market strategies

Grid Modernization – A Simplified Path to Distribution Optimization

Sponsor: Aclara


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Room 221BCD

Requirements to reduce costs and support Volt/VAR and non-wires alternatives (NWA) programs are driving a greater need for utilities to gain visibility of network conditions and optimize their operations. As a complement to Distribution Automation initiatives, Distribution Optimization holds the promise of optimized system performance, enhanced system utilization, cost savings and extended life of distribution capital assets. However, achieving optimized operations has not been a simple task. Traditionally it requires accurate planning models, time-consuming studies, complex tools, and deep staff expertise.

Join our industry experts on this live webinar to learn how easy it can be to get accurate, comprehensive circuit profiles for planning activities with the right tools and technology. We will also demonstrate how simple solutions can help network planners not only see comprehensive circuit profiles, but also identify and address inefficiencies that can make an impact and improve overall network operations.  

Presented by:

Balaji Santhanam
Product Manager - Power Factor Correction & Sensors at Hubbell

Kevin Corcoran
Director, Product Management
Aclara Grid Monitoring