October 22-23, 2018
Hyatt Grand Cypress Orlando, FL

Accelerating Knowledge Transfer Among Utility Leaders
Through Knowledge Executive Summit, utility leaders can participate in an exclusive event with targeted one-to-one meetings, precious networking time and stimulating, enlightening experience in addition to gaining exclusive insights from keynote speakers.
Knowledge Executive Summit is an invitation-only conference for Utility Executives. Request your Invitation now!
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The Entrepreneurial Utility
Utility industry "disruptors" are driving executives utility-wide to explore new business models. Join these executive roundtables discuss how the disruption -- driven by technology, costs and customers -- is causing a shift to what is being called the "new energy evolution" and how utilities can evolve along with it. Utility executives from across the business will gather to share their struggles, ideas and predictions on what the biggest disruptors will be and the best ways to address the business challenges they present.

The Digital Movement
Customers and technology are accelerating the digitalization of utilities, as well as the subsequent impacts on operations, customers and the environment. These discussions will bring utility executives to the table for conversations about how they are navigating the new terrain, how digitalization is enhancing engagement and customer centricity, the issues executives from across the utility are struggling with, and how they are meeting these challenges head on.

The Power Shift
The benefits of microgrids are becoming more and more compelling -- solar costs have fallen and energy storage solutions aren't far behind; distributed energy resource deployments are growing and making use of existing resources; and a more resilient grid is not only a customer demand but a necessity. Meet with other executives from across different utilities and business units for robust discussions about where others are on their grid modernization journey; what technologies and energy sources appear to be the most promising; the lessons they have learned; the roadblocks they have encountered; and, perhaps most importantly, how they are addressing such issues.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Partner Meeting: LPPC CIO Committee Meeting
LPPC CIO Committee Dinner

Monday, October 22, 2018
Partner Meeting: LPPC CIO Committee Meeting
Partner Meeting: EEI/AGA Technology Advisory Council Meeting
General Session 1

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Breakfast & Networking
General Session 2: Grid 2050: Ivory Soap (99.44%) Clean?
Companies, cities, states, and counties are setting RPS targets, due from 2020 to 2050, as well as significant transportation electrification goals. How realistic are these objectives? What are the key success factors and what role do utilities play?

Session Block 1
The Power Shift 101: Gaining Perspective through a New Lens
Traditionally utilities have built infrastructure with a focus on engineering, but what if we switched focuses and made infrastructure decisions based on our customers or new technologies? This session will be an interactive look at how to approach infrastructure through a new lens.

The Digital Utility 102: How the Business Can and Should Embrace the Agile Method
As utilities strive to do more in less time, the use of agile methodology is increasingly discussed. The method requires a culture change within organizations but has proven to have a significant impact in delivery speed and efficiency. What does the business need to know about this "new" approach and how do we embrace it for non-IT projects to find the same increased success?

The Entrepreneurial Utility 103: The Evolution to Becoming a Distribution Service Platform
Energy will be bought and sold between our customers in the future. Utility must position itself that they are not just a wire company. With the onset of blockchain – if you don't make yourself relevant in transaction then why would a customer need you. There is a lot of buzz about the potential of blockchain to enable disintermediation, but doesn't it also provide an opportunity for utilities? How does the utility stay relevant in the transaction?

Networking Break
Session Block 2
The Power Shift 201: Implications of DER/2
What happens when a person or community can construct grid where the cost is reasonable and less than their current utility can provide. What are the implications of consumers building endpoint energy with a cost of $0.05/kwh. What is the utilities role in this new situation? How soon do utilities expect this to occur and what does the roadmap look like?

The Digital Utility 202: What is "Self-Service" and Why Don't I Have it Yet?
With the increasing amount of data in all areas of the utility, most areas of the business (and customers) are asking for a self-service tool. In this discussion we'll explore what "self-service" means, the challenges and limitations of these types of solutions and what tools are being used successfully by the business.

The Entrepreneurial Utility 203: The New "Cable" Company?
If we started with a blank sheet of paper how should the utility design rates? What additional products should the utility offer?

Tuesday continued...
Lunch and Networking
General Session 3: Sponsor Case Studies
Session Block 3
The Power Shift 301: Societal Implications of Consumers Going Off the Grid
As more and more consumers rely less on the grid, there is an increasing impact falling on those that don't have that same option. In this session we'll explore which participants don't or can't go off the grid and the implications to each. How do we serve both consumers while meeting increasing consumer demands?

The Digital Utility 302: Cybersecurity & Innovation in the Cloud
The idea that "not all data is created equal" is one that many utilities are exploring. Is it possible to anonymize data as needed to be used for innovation in the cloud? The ability to innovate quickly in the cloud is at risk due to the processes and firewalls that must be passed. This session will discuss these issues and more related to cybersecurity and the use of the cloud for innovation.

The Entrepreneurial Utility 303: "Have a Seat at the Table or Be on the Menu"
With evolving customer needs, how do utilities ensure they remain part of the conversation and fill the role of trusted advisor? How do we prepare the grid, our customers and ourselves for these rapid changes? And more importantly, how do we pay for the technology needed to remain relevant?

Networking Break
Session Block 4
The Power Shift 401: How Would You Electrify a New City Knowing What you Know Today?
How would you electrify a new city knowing what you know today? - What is the optimal design of a new grid and what role(s) does the utility play in the market? In this interactive session participants will identify key components of an ideal grid and then talk about what the existing grid will look like in 5, 10 and 20 years if the pace of change continues.

The Digital Utility 402: Digitalization and the Increasing Customer Demands
The "new utility customer" wants more; more real-time information, more insight, and most importantly more reliability. As the utility, it is no longer good enough to be the best in the utility business but rather the trusted energy advisor in a competitive market. How do we use the data and insights we have to deliver to this increasing demand and compete with companies delivering an outstanding customer experience?

The Entrepreneurial Utility 403: Entrepreneurial Organization & Culture
What leadership qualities are important for an individual in an entrepreneurial organization and how do utilities need to be organized to facilitate the change from a traditional utility to one that is in a highly competitive market.

General Session 4: Leading the Transformation to Customer Centricity
• The Customer Experience Imperative
• Customer Experience Implementation Best Practices
• Intent
• Customer Journeys
• Staff Alignment and Training
• Data
• Metrics and Performance Management
• Culture Evolution
• Customer Experience – The Return on Investment
• What Not to Waste Resources Doing

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Utility Analytics Institute Executive Advisory Council Breakfast & Meeting
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
One Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32836

All conference activities will take place at Hyatt Grand Cypress. We have secured a discounted room rate of $245.00 per night (based on single/double occupancy) for Knowledge participants. RESERVE YOUR ROOM ONLINE or by calling 407.239.1234 and reference the Utility Analytics Week room rate. Don't miss the opportunity to stay at the conference hotel; the conference rate will be available until 5:00PM on September 28, 2018.
Sponsorship Opportunities
Create Powerful Connections
As a closed event, participants and sponsors may attend Knowledge by invitation only. They are hand-selected to include only the top leaders in IT, Operations and Customer Service. These industry executives are leading the utility industry decision making that will drive investments in future technology and infrastructure.
Only a limited number of sponsor partnerships are offered to maintain our utility-to-sponsor ratio, fostering a relaxed environment of trust.

This is the Conference for Utility Executives
This event is an executive level conference for utilities. All attendees must be a qualified candidate at an executive level. Please Note: All registrations will be vetted.