An opportunity for power producers and utilities to learn about emerging energy Blockchain technologies and the nation’s largest energy transmission and distribution event.
Monday, February 4, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Training & Workshop
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Utility Full Conference / Utility Visitors - of DistribuTECH
$399 - Symposium only
$249 - Training only
$549 - Combo
Individual Full Conference / Individual Visitors - of DistribuTECH
$499 - Symposium only
$299 - Training only
$599 - Combo
Program Manager for Transactive Energy, Communications and Interoperability in Smart Grid - U.S. Department of Energy
Christopher Irwin has spent over 24 years in a diverse spectrum of high technology fields from HVAC to semiconductor manufacturing, communication networks, and Smart Grid infrastructure.
At the DOE Office of Electricity, he has managed over $1.7B in grid modernization projects. Chris leads DOE's Smart Grid standards and interoperability efforts, DOE’s role in the Green Button consumer data access initiative, and the OE Dynamic Controls & Communications program, which includes Transactive Energy.
Chris holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an M.B.A. from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Principal, Innovation & Partnerships, Exelon
Kristen Brown is a Principal in the Innovation & Partnerships team for Exelon Utilities. In this role, she works with Exelon’s 6 regulated utilities to understand the impact of emerging technologies on the road to “Connected Communities”. She works closely with external partners to identify and assess emerging trends and capabilities, and translates opportunities into recommendations for utility projects.
Prior to joining Exelon, Kristen was a Fellow at the “Advanced Project Research Agency – Energy” (or ARPA-E) with the U.S. Department of Energy, and responsible for designing new program concepts to accelerate our pathways towards reduced emissions and low-cost energy. Kristen has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and a B.S. in chemical engineering.
Managing Director DER - Black & Veatch
Stuart McCafferty, Managing Director DER, joined Black & Veatch Management Consulting in April 2018. Prior to that, he was VP of EnergyIoT for Hitachi, where he led the architectural design of a distribution system platform supporting microgrid and DER-related businesses. At B&V, Stuart supports the utility and vendor communities in strategy and pragmatic application of DER that combines IoT best practices and technologies with energy standards and protocols.
As a contributing member of the Energy Blockchain Consortium, Stuart works with the leadership team to identify practical “low hanging fruit” use cases that leverage Distributed Ledger Technologies such as blockchain. His white paper, “Distribution System Operator (DSO) Models for Utility Stakeholders – Organizational Models for a Digital, Distributed Modern Grid” provides a unique perspective that describes a spectrum of DSO organizational constructs from highly centralized transmission system operator models to highly distributed peer-to-peer models.
Stuart is an Energy Fellow for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for community resilience and an energy “expert” for Energy Central. He also Co-Chairs the Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB) user group.
Co-founder & CEO - Omega Grid
Killian Tobin is co-founder and CEO of Omega Grid. Killian has a MS in Computer Science, and has worked for Oracle Utilities, Uptake, and Black & Veatch. Omega Grid is a blockchain energy start-up and is exhibiting as part of DistribuTECH 2019's Initiate!
Omega Grid (OG) was founded in February 2017, by July, OG received seed investment from a F500 Midwest utility (Ameren, Inc.) and participated in their inaugural Ameren Accelerator program. OG piloted their software at the Stone Edge Farm microgrid in Sonoma, CA from 8/2017 to 3/2018. In 3/2018, OG was awarded an APPA DEED grant to design and deploy an opt-in blockchain market incentive peak shaving program with the city of Burlington, VT.
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
|Session 1: 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.||Chairman’s Welcome|
|Session 2: 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
|Session 3: 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
||Blockchain Overview: The Trust Machine
|Session 4: 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
||Blockchain Potential: For the Utility of the Future|
Break 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
|Session 5: 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
||Blockchain Technologies: What you need to know|
|Session 6: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
||Blockchain Use Cases: Low Hanging Fruit for Utilities|
|Session 7: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
||Blockchain Security: Cyber security in the Brave new world|
Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Convention Center Foodservice Vendors
|Session 8 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
||Regulatory Landscape with Blockchain|
|Session 9 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
||Blockchain for Consumer Empowerment|
|Session 10 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
||Investors and Accelerators in Blockchain|
Break 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
|Session 11 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
||Blockchain Bakeoff & Hackathon|
|Session 12: 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
||Tell me more: An Open Q&A session|
|Session 13: 4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
||Key Take away & Closing Remarks|
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Energy Blockchain Consortium will conduct a half day training session for DistribuTech attendees. This training is designed for anyone in the Energy industry interested in learning about Blockchain and its impact in the Energy industry. The presentation will be provided by two experts from the Utility industry with experience in developing applications and solutions for energy Industry.
Anyone who works in the Energy industry in any role -- from CxO (CEO, COO, CFO, CTO, CMO etc.) to Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers in Generation, Transmission and Distribution. Individuals from IT departments will also benefit from this training.
Anyone form the Energy industry. No prior experience in IT is necessary.
You will receive: (a) Course Material, (b) Blockchain Startup Guide and Blockchain Checklist
This training will provide you with the information and knowledge you need to understand Blockchain technology and its implications, limitations and its potential. A step by step guide will walk you through how you can apply this technology in your organization. A use case discussion with a peer community of like-minded people will provide you with an opportunity to collaborate on a real problem and potential approach to the solution with Blockchain. Walking out of this training will give you the confidence that (a) you understand Blockchain, (b) you understand how it can be applied in the Utility industry, (c) you will understand what steps you need to take to apply this in your company.
• The Energy Blockchain Symposium on Monday is a ‘conference’ with 12 sessions from 8am to 5pm with invited speakers who present their views on various topics related to Blockchain. Some of the sessions are TED talks (10-15 minute speeches) where as other sessions are structured as panels with a moderator.
• The Energy Blockchain Training is designed as a half day training in a ‘classroom’ like setting that is led by 2 instructors. The training comes with course material with focus on 8 core topics. For most people attending the training, this will be their first step in learning about Blockchain. No technology or IT experience is necessary.
• Yes it’s for half day on Tuesday 1-5 pm.
• No it is not necessary
• No you do not need to be an IT person
• No preparation is needed
• Yes. The training is complimentary to the symposium. It is more extensive, more hands on, and provides more details with real case studies and collaboration. The training includes course material, handouts. It will also provide an opportunity to collaborate more actively with your peer community.
• Yes, the two are very complimentary. If you attend the symposium on Monday, the training will provide more value to you.
The symposium and training are jointly organized through partnership with DistribuTech and Energy Blockchain Consortium. The Symposium and Training can be added to your DistribuTech plans.
• If you have already registered or will be registering for DistribuTECH (for 3 days on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday), then you will need to add Energy Blockchain Symposium to be held on Monday to your ticket and/or you will need to add the Energy Blockchain Training on Tuesday to your ticket. The Energy Blockchain Symposium and Energy Blockchain Training are ofcourse discounted with combo pricing.
• We are anticipating that many attendees and exhibitors who will be coming to DistribuTECH, may decide to come a day or so early to attend the Energy Blockchain Symposium on Monday and/or the Energy Blockchain Training on Tuesday. The Symposium on Monday and Training on Tuesday will not impact the attendees plans to enjoy the DistribuTECH event.