Thursday, March 14, 2019

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Agile Data Strategy in an Age of Transformation
Speakers: Murthy Vijjapu, Principal Manager, Information Governance and Protection, Southern California Edison
Greg Whicker, Director, ITS Information Management, Salt River Project
How have organizations built successful data strategies when there is constant change in technology, corporate priorities, and industry changes? We will share real stories of companies that have built strategies and applied practical “how to” information to get started and provide take away materials.

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Data Architecture for Non-Architects
Speaker: Soorya Kuloor, Practice Director, Landis+Gyr

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
The Journey to Data Governance
Speaker: Chris Black, Leader, Business Data Management, Arizona Public Service Company
Join us as we explore the path to Data Governance by contrasting market solutions with lessons learned from real world implementations. We will first look at some market solutions as it pertains to the organizational make up. We will then review the reference data architecture followed by data governance tool selection and implementation. Finally, we will review what we’ve learned to see where we are now and where we are going.

Friday, March 15, 2019

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Back to the Future with AMI
Speakers: Daniel Tunnicliff, Assistant General Manager, Burbank Water and Power
Aravind Yarlagadda, Senior Vice President Outcomes, Itron, Inc.
Utilities began by providing lighting, heating, and related services to customers. Now with the advent of automatic metering infrastructure, utilities and vendors have new opportunities to interact with their customers by leveraging the information provided by AMI. This session examines how electric and gas utilities are using the AMI data and predictive analytics to design, develop, and implement new products, programs, and services to meet customer expectations.

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
What Story is your Data Telling?
Speakers: Laura McCrae, Senior Data Strategy & Analytics Consultant, Snohomish County PUD
AJ Morales, Program Manager, Data Science, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
A good data story brings fact and figures to life and inspires action. Big Data – it’s taking over business operation, but Big Data is useless if it can’t be easily understood. Data visualization tools are vital in analyzing large amounts of information and give the decision maker a better understanding of trends, outliers and patterns. We will show two data visualization tools currently used by member organizations, Tableau and Power BI. Learn to choose the right visualization and take away some best practices as you begin your own data journey.