Corporate Performance Management (Oct 03-04)

Today's energy businesses are facing increasing competition and the need to constantly improve their operational excellence and efficiency. Corporate Performance Management participants are leaders in the strategic planning of performance metrics and long-term performance improvement. Discussions are at the strategic level and focus on development of benchmarking and key performance indicators, as well as managing cross-functional corporate initiatives, and developing and sustaining a performance culture.

General Details

Program Chair
Dan Killoren, Salt River Project

Program Location
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 Fifth Avenue
40th Floor
Seattle, WA 98124

Who Should Attend
Senior managers responsible for corporate performance improvement initiatives and benchmarking strategies, and leaders developing and implementing performance indicator measures and practices to improve overall company performance.

Registration Options
Member: $399
Registration includes networking dinner, breakfast and lunch, and all program materials. Guest passes are available for $100 and includes access to the Monday networking dinner.

For more information contact Kara Wolfe at 503.688.2794


Monday, October 3

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Optional Pre-Event Art Tour
Arriving to Seattle early? Enjoy an optional gallery tour of the city’s public art program, which features a rotating collection of artworks in all media including sculpture, site-specific commissions, painting, mixed media, prints, photography and textiles. Meet at the information/guard station inside the Seattle Municipal Tower lobby at 700 5th Avenue.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Registration + Check-In

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Program Introduction and Welcome
Facilitator: Dan Killoren, Sr. Planning Analyst, Strategy, Salt River Project
Speaker: Larry Weis, General Manager/CEO, Seattle City Light
Our chair will welcome us to the forum and Larry Weis will share his industry perspective.

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Is Your Planning Cycle Advancing Your Corporate Priorities?
Speaker: Hayk Hovhannisyan, Manager, T&D Business Operations Performance Management, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
We’ll kick off our forum by looking at one of the most unloved, but critical, elements of corporate performance: the planning and budgeting cycle. Hear how Pacific Gas & Electric Company designs and executes their annual planning process to streamline activities and ensure their objectives are informed by the most current and accurate data. We’ll also discuss how their process compares with other companies and identify best practices that you can take back to your organization. Come prepared with examples, best practices or questions as we explore this important activity.

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Networking Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Annual Planning Cycle Roundtable
Facilitator: Dan Killoren, Sr Analyst, Strategy, Salt River Project
Come prepared with examples, best practices and questions as we continue exploring different utilities’ annual planning cycles.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hotel Check-in Break

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Networking Dinner
Join for a hosted dinner at Loulay Kitchen and Bar, located just blocks from the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Weather permitting, we will meet in the hotel lobby at 5:50PM and walk to dinner as a group.

Tuesday, October 4

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast at Seattle City Light

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Speakers: Troy Hutson, Director, Customer Initiatives & Continuous Improvement, Puget Sound Energy
Ross Henderson, Performance Consultant, Puget Sound Energy
Participate in a discussion about benchmarking utility performance against regional/national utility and non-utility organizations. Areas of focus will include organizational efficiency, operational performance and financial efficiency. Come prepared to share best practices as part of this peer learning opportunity.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Networking Break

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
View from the Top: Q&A with an Industry Leader
Facilitator: Carol Butler, Corporate Performance Director, Seattle City Light
Speaker: Mike Haynes, Generation Operations and Engineering Officer, Seattle City Light
Engage a member company executive about the important connections between corporate performance management and effective leadership. This Q&A session will allow participants to address their questions to a senior executive. Identify opportunities to work with your executive team to meet the changing needs of your customers through new business strategies and performance initiatives.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Data Governance
Facilitator: Jacob MacIntyre, Project Manager, Portland General Electric
Speaker: Paul Gose, Manager, Data Management, Salt River Project
Many companies are creating new organization around data governance. Learn what strategies are helping companies establish better control around data quality, ownership, and access.

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Program Wrap up and Evaluation

2:30 PM
Program Adjourns

Hotel + Travel

Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown
1113 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 888.233.9527

Make your reservations online or contact the hotel directly at 888.233.9527 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $179/night. This rate is guaranteed until September 2, 2016 or until the WEI room block is full.

Meet The Speakers

Larry Weis

Seattle City Light

General Manager/CEO

Troy Hutson

Puget Sound Energy

Director, Customer Initiatives & Continuous Improvement

Mike Haynes

Seattle City Light

Generation Operations and Engineering Officer

Paul Gose

Salt River Project

Manager, Data Management

Hayk Hovhannisyan

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Manager, T&D Business Operations Performance Management

Ross Henderson

Puget Sound Energy

Performance Consultant