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"Innovating with Automation, Analytics & AI for a Smart, Resilient Energy Future"

                                                  DATES: JUNE 26 - 27, 2019

The Mary M. Gates Learning Center | Alexandria, VA (10 minutes south of Washington, D.C.) 

The 2019 Summit is a senior level educational forum. It will focus on the technical capabilities and business models supporting the use of big data in the energy sector: from creating digital strategies that lead to business value and help inform capital investments, to current and near term technical capabilities including RPA, advanced analytics and AI applications.


Mr. Thomas Fanning, Chairman, CEO, Southern Company
 Mr. Thomas Fanning
Chairman, CEO & President, Southern Company
Bruce J. Walker
Mr. Bruce Walker
Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity  U.S. Department of Energy
Ms. Lisa A. Jung, SES
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installation Energy (IE), OASD(EI&E))
Mark Kneidinger
Mr. Mark Kneidinger, SES
Deputy Director, National Risk Management Center, DHS
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Mr. Terence R. Donnelly
President and COO, ComEd
Dr. Paul Chodak III
(in the role of )Executive Vice President – Utilities, American Electric Power
Ms. Shelee Kimura
Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Hawaiian Electric Company
The Honorable Mrs. Phyllis Bayer
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment)
Mr. Jordan Gillis
(in the role of) Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment), U.S. Army


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Mr. Jay Stowe
Senior Vice President, Distributed Energy Resources, Tennessee Valley Authority
Dr. Thomas Bialek
Chief Engineer, SDG&E
Dr. Sherif Abdelrazek
Senior Engineer, Distributed Energy Technologies, Duke Energy
Mr. Andy Butcher
COO, Platte River Power Authority 
Mr. Joseph Power
VP Federal Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Ameren
Sonja Glavaski
Dr. Sonja Glavaski
Program Director, ARPA-E
Mr. Bill Lawrence
Director of the Electricity ISAC; Senior Director, NERC
Ms. Denise Foster
VP, State & Member Services
PJM Interconnection
Craig Rieger
Dr. Craig Rieger
Chief Control Systems Research Engineer, Idaho National Laboratory
Mr. Andy Haun
SVP, Chief Technology Officer, Microgrids, Schneider Electric
Mr. Andre Wellington
Distributed Generation Ombudsman/Manager at Consolidated Edison
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2019 Summit Key Focus Areas to Include:

Technical Topics

  • - Data visualization: bringing together large, disparate data sources across assets for real time visualization / deploying digital
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  • - Advanced analysis / predictive analytics for customer segmentation, load prediction, price forecasting, and management
  • - Data driven asset performance management and health analytics
  • - Achieving and applying levels of machine-learning and narrow AI to physical and non-physical domain systems and platforms
  • - Robotic Process Automation (RPA) applications: optimizing big data sets for automating high volume, repeatable tasks
  • - Utilizing weather data sets to help in optimizing wind and solar assets and to enhance energy trading, outage predication and
  •   load forecasting
  • - Cyber resilience : advanced data analytics for predictive and recovery modeling and planning
  • - Automated capabilities v.s. man-machine teaming: where each may be best applied
  • - Remote, real time monitoring, tracking, measuring and verification of DERS
  • - Smart metering and leveraging customer data for improving revenue streams and enhancing customer experience
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  • - Leveraging cloud computing for big data analytics to increase operational efficiency and flexibility
  • - Building the backbone for narrow AI: current concentration on innovative technologies to explore and develop computational
  •   capabilities with  greater sophistication, autonomy, intelligence, and assurance

Business Models, Markets and Regulatory Affairs

  • - Re-imagining today’s capabilities for tomorrow’s digital utility : What do we really want the data to do for us? What insight or process improvements are we trying to achieve? How much are we willing to automate and allow for data driven decision making?
  • -  Developing an operating strategy in a data driven environment: How to begin to harness and operationalize data for enhanced data driven decisions while overcoming legacy systems and infrastructure: Challenges and concerns towards rapid insertion
  • - Who owns the data and what does good data governance look like?
  • - Consideration towards cost and security with increased data generating assets
  • - What does ‘software-as-service’ look like?
  • - How utility and market leadership are facilitating the use of big data to make effective decisions and increase predictability, improve reliability, and unlock new revenue streams

Why Should you Attend the Summit?

  • RSC professional forums offer you the rare opportunity to truly partake in senior level, in depth dialogue and discussions towards the topics at hand.

  • We bring together a diverse group of leaders, innovators, implementers and end-users to engage in two days of detailed, moderated plenary and panel discussions that are driven by actionable take aways for all in attendance.

  • Seating is limited! Our forum invokes the feel of a ‘Town Hall’ format (round table seating), where you are offered the ability to help shape the topics at hand by offering your perspective, ideas and questions during the sessions.

  • Ample networking time is built in to both days to allow for you to meet and engage all in attendance in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Join us and walk away with knowledge gained,  and collaborations established as leaders in the  community come together to build out the near future of microgrids and DERS.

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At Our Summit You Will Have the Ability to

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing intelligence officers and analyst.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some the latest technologies of processing, exploitation and dissemination of automated intelligence

Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments.

Several RSC Past Sponsors and Supporters  Sponsors have included:

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