Business Analytics (Sep 26-27)

Utilities find themselves inundated with a diversity of data across all lines of their business. Business analytics professionals function as a critical link in analyzing and interpreting information to improve systems and operations, maintain organizational health and ultimately improve the bottom line. These professionals gather semi-annually to discuss asset management, business intelligence, key metrics and dashboard insights, enterprise risk management, pricing and rate strategies, and analytics best practices.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Daniel van den Berg, Senior Business Data Analyst, and Katina Fischer, Lead Application Analyst/Developer, Clark Public Utilities

    • Program Location
    • Clark Public Utilities
    • 1200 Fort Vancouver Way
      Vancouver, Washington 98663
    • Who Should Attend
    • Utility professionals with a command over data-related needs such as transforming, storing, mining, analyzing, visualizing and reporting back out to the business.​ Depending on the organizational structure, these professionals come from areas including finance, operations, business planning and customer service.

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $449 USD

    Registration includes access to all Business Analytics agenda items and meeting materials, a networking dinner on Thursday night, as well as catered breakfast, lunch, and refreshments at the meeting. Guest tickets are available for $90 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.
  • For more information contact Amy Nye, Program Manager at (503) 688-2794.


Thursday, September 26, 2019

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration + Networking

Arrive early to network with peers. Light refreshments will be provided.

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Welcome to Clark Public Utilities

The host utility will welcome the group to Vancouver, Washington.

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM


Come prepared to share a recent success story or set-back as part of our round robin introductions.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM


3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Dashboard Showcase

This session will feature multiple demonstrations of effective dashboards currently being used at WEI member utilities. Examples range from operations dashboards, gas control and supply, capital forecasting, and executive summaries. Interested in sharing? Contact

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Networking Dinner

Join us for a WEI hosted networking dinner at Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar:

801 Waterfront Way
Suite 103
Vancouver, WA 98660

Friday, September 27, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

Enjoy a catered breakfast onsite.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Transitioning to the Cloud

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Networking Break

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Open Roundtable Discussion

This session provides time for attendees to address new topics and elaborate upon previous discussions at the forum. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with one “top of mind” issue for discussion.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Analytics Teams

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Lunch will be provided onsite.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Wrap Up + Future Planning

Interested in improving our experience? Join us at the wrap-up session to share your thoughts on the forum and help generate ideas for future agendas. This session is also a great starting point for those who wish to volunteer as a planning team member for our 2020 forum.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (888) 475-3100 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) Business Analytics to receive a special rate of $160 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until September 4, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.

  • Driving Directions
  • Airport Shuttle Service:
    The Heathman Lodge offers shuttle service between the Heathman Lodge and the Portland International Airport. Shuttle service is available from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm at the cost of $15.00 per person per trip. 10-day minimum advanced reservations are required, same day shuttle requests cannot be guaranteed but will be accommodated on an availability bases. For reservations please contact