C-Level Speakers Bring A-list Talent to Upcoming DistribuTECH

Sometimes a C is a top grade when it comes to experts on smart grid, analytics, utility cybersecurity and transmission investment.

C-level, of course, refers to “chief” executive-level leaders at a company. And nearly two dozen such utility movers and shakers will be speakers at this year’s DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition Feb. 9-11 in Orlando.

Those chief architects within the transmission and distribution sector will be among the more than 400 speakers scheduled the nation’s most comprehensive T&D, service and smart-grid gathering. DistribuTECH is expecting more than 12,000 attendees and more than 400 exhibitors next month.

Here’s a partial, alphabetical list of the C-level executives who will share their expertise at the event:

Sharon Allan, CEO of Smart Grid Interoperability Panel; Ron Ambrosio, chief technology officer, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center; Peter Batty, CTO, Ubisense; Christoph Brunner, president of it4Power; Zac Canders, CEO, DataCapable; David Elve, chief marketing officer, PayGo; Orlando Utilities Commission President Linda Ferrone; Jeffrey Katz, CTO for Energy and Utilities Industry, IBM;  Rod Litke, CEO, CS Week; Dirk Mahling, chief information officer, Seattle City Light; Scott Neumann, CTO, UISOL; Matthew Plante, CEO, EcoFactor; James Simonelli, CTO, Gridco Systems; and Joshua Wang, CEO of Opus One Solutions.

But wait, there’s more. Some of the biggest names in the major utility sector will highlight the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference set for Monday, Feb. 8 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando.

Speakers at the 3:45 p.m. Monday panel, “The View from the Top,” will be Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSE&G, Electric Light & Power’s Utility of the Year; Kansas City Power & Light CEO Terry Bassham, ELP’s Large Utility CEO of the Year; and David Hutchens, CEO of Tucson Electric Power.

Check out distributech.com and elpconference.com for more information on registration and schedules. POWERGRID International magazine is the official publication of DistribuTECH, while Electric Light & Power is the supporting publication for the event.

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