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    • Opportunities for US Companies in the European Smart Grid Market
      Opportunities for US Companies in the European Smart Grid Market Malavika Tohani, Frost & Sullivan; Shannon Fraser, U.S. Commercial Service, Paddy Young, European Utility Week Recorded: Sep 3 2015 3:00 pm UTC 55 mins
    • Smart grid has emerged as a fast-growing area in the past five years. However, it is not one big market; it is an amalgamation of different sectors, technologies, products, and components. Installation of smart meters is considered the first step toward smart grid implementation. The smart meter rollout in Europe is well under way, boosted by the European Union legislation to achieve 80 percent coverage by 2020. However, there are other growth areas, beyond smart meters, that are interesting for U.S. companies to invest into.

      For example, the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, helps U.S. companies expand their exports to overseas markets. Around the world, 1,400 Commercial Service officers promote U.S. business interests abroad. In this briefing find out what the company can do to support export objectives in the smart grid space.

      This analyst briefing also will highlight and discuss the opportunities that exist for the US companies within the European smart grid market, including a special offer available to those interested in European Utility Week, the largest and most comprehensive Smart utility event in Europe. About 10,000 visitors and 450 solution providers will do business, network and share best practices in Vienna this year.

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    • Take PoE and PoE+ to New Distances
      Take PoE and PoE+ to New Distances Teresa Hoffman, Fiber Optic Product Manager Recorded: Sep 28 2017 3:00 pm UTC 27 mins
    • Corporations across all industries face the challenge of taking power and data to new distances while meeting higher bandwidth demand. Frequently combined with this challenge is the requirement to provide local power in excess of 100 meters for remote IP-based devices, such as security cameras, wireless access points, emergency blue-light phones and card readers. Learn how OneReach™, a Berk-Tek PoE extender system, combines optical fiber for long-distance gigabit transmission and copper conductors in a single system.

      Register for this BrightTALK™ to learn how you can:

      - Take PoE and PoE+ to distances further than ever before (3,600 ft and 2,400 ft respectively)
      - Simplify your network and device management through centralized IT infrastructure
      - Leverage this game-changing technology to reliably and cost-effectively power remote devices

      Who should attend: IT and Security Professionals

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    • How DNV GL is removing analytic barriers in the energy industry with Databricks
      How DNV GL is removing analytic barriers in the energy industry with Databricks Jonathan Farland, Senior Data Scientist, DNV GL and Kyle Pistor, Solutions Engineer, Databricks Recorded: Jul 20 2016 5:00 pm UTC 55 mins
    • Smart meter sensor data presents tremendous opportunities for the energy industry to better understand their customers and anticipate their needs. With smart meter data, energy industry data analysts and utilities are able to use hourly readouts to gain high resolution insights into energy consumption patterns across structures and customer types, and in addition gain near real time insights into grid operations.

      Join Jonathan Farland, a technical consultant at DNV GL Energy, to learn how this globally renowned energy company is processing data at scale and mining deeper insights by leveraging statistical learning techniques. In this talk, Jon will share how DNV GL is using Apache Spark and Databricks to turn smart meter data into insights to better serve their customers by:

      - Accelerating data processing compared to competing platforms, at times by nearly 100 times faster without incurring additional operational costs.
      - Scaling to any size on-demand while being able to decouple compute and storage resources to minimize operational expense.
      - Eliminating the need to spend time on DevOps, allowing their data scientists and engineers to focus on solving data problems.

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    • Quooker mitigates supply chain risks with trend analyses using Qlik
      Quooker mitigates supply chain risks with trend analyses using Qlik Geertjan Woltjes, Controller/Plant Manager Recorded: Sep 18 2017 10:30 am UTC 5 mins
    • Quooker selected Qlik for creating visualizations, dashboards and analyses that provide insight into sales data, supply chain data, purchase information, service process and current financial status. Qlik was fully operational within eight working days. Qlik allows its team to look ahead and make decisions based on trend analyses. Without these insights, Quooker might face inventory issues for one or more of its products.

      This would negatively impact revenue and company image, as ‘always deliverable from stock’ is one of its main unique selling points. Qlik has mitigated risks across the company’s entire supply chain, resulting in cost savings and increased customer satisfaction.

      About Quooker
      The concept of the Quooker was devised in the 1970s following the invention of instant soup. Since then, years have gone into the development of ‘the tap that immediately dispenses boiling water’. Quooker currently has over 11,000 square meters of company space. Around 180 people work on the development, production and marketing of Quooker’s boiling water taps/faucets on a daily basis.
      Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company has offices in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

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    • Use your data to Reduce Service Request Resolution Time
      Use your data to Reduce Service Request Resolution Time Dean Williams, President Block64 Recorded: Dec 7 2016 4:00 pm UTC 41 mins
    • Case study examples of using better asset data to improve service, reduce cost & mitigate risk.

      Smash the silo: make your key asset data available across the organization, at all times. In this section, we’ll talk a bit about how organizations often silo their support/ticketing systems off from other systems containing key asset data, and why this would matter and introduce potential waste and headaches for an organization.

      The hidden costs of a long refresh cycle: Here I discuss the relationship between aged assets and the spike this can cause in support traffic. A look at gaps that can be exposed by having things like asset age, supportability, and current maintenance coverage can help with a refresh strategy.

      Proper maintenance coverage: a shortcut to eased support overhead.
      Here I’ll talk through a handful of real-world examples where a lack of asset oversight led to actual outages or over-payment by customers we’ve worked with.

      Pitfalls of popular maintenance platforms: Discussing some of the ways in which gaps that cause support headaches are systemically introduced by popular maintenance programs such as SmartNET.

      Using data to reduce Service Request Resolution Time: Lastly, talk about how to gauge and meter the soft and hard benefits of introducing better data during the support process

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    • LPWAN Networks for Smart Communities and the Industrial Internet
      LPWAN Networks for Smart Communities and the Industrial Internet Yann Gabay - CONNIT; Brian Ray - Link Labs, Tiana McNeil - Ingenu, Jeff Siegel - nwave, Limor Schafman - TIA Recorded: Feb 15 2017 4:00 pm UTC 62 mins
    • LPWAN (low power wide area network) technologies service a specific and necessary role in the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity. Not all applications need bandwidth and speed. Sometimes long distance, low energy usage, and long latency is the perfect confluence of service that an IoT application needs. Some examples are city lighting, energy grid and meter management, parking space monitoring, precision irrigation, crop yield management, and many more.

      This webcast will present different LPWAN technologies and discuss a number of questions regarding technology and value assessment, deployment, usage of such networks, and return on investment evaluations.

      - An explanation of LPWAN technology and how it works
      - When to use (and not use) LPWAN technology
      - What issues such networks solve
      - The difference between U.S. and European bands and when this will matter to a company deploying an LPWAN network
      - Key information that cities and companies need to both ask and be ready to answer when planning to deploy an LPWAN network, in order to assess the right fit and to maximize efficiencies such connectivity can bring
      - How LPWAN networks integrate with other network infrastructure in smart community deployments, for example
      - Sample use cases
      - Business models that use LPWAN networks for energy management, asset management, and others
      - How to make money as both a user and deployer of LPWAN networks
      - What returns on investment can be expected and suggested metrics for measurement

      Yann Gabay, Co-founder and Board Member, CONNIT
      Tiana McNeil, Sr. Business Development Manager, Iot Smart Cities, Ingenu
      Brian Ray, CTO and Founder, Link Labs
      Jeffrey Siegel, CMO, nwave

      This webcast is NOT BICSI accredited.

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    • The Roles of Smart Meters and Energy Gateways
      The Roles of Smart Meters and Energy Gateways Kaj Ronnlund, CEO, There Corporation; Ossi Porri, Poyry Management Consulting Recorded: Mar 18 2010 1:00 pm UTC 58 mins
    • Traditionally, energy production has been designed to strictly follow demand. Yet there is steadily growing interest in options for managing consumption in the electricity network. In areas with limited transfer capacity, "peak shaving" can avoid overloading the network leading to black outs. There are also situations in which demand exceeds what can be produced in economically and environmentally preferred plants. The growing amount of distributed green power generation will make it more difficult to balance other production since, for example, windmill production may shift rapidly and peak production times seldom match peak demand times. This session discusses the role of the energy gateway in addressing this situation by bringing intelligence to the borders of the grid.

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    • Own the Link to Maximize Your Power Budget
      Own the Link to Maximize Your Power Budget Berk-Tek Recorded: Jun 2 2016 8:20 pm UTC 3 mins
    • Ever-increasing bandwidth demand is driving changes to your network and data center. Rest assured that in the coming years, you will need more servers, more switches, and more storage capacity connected at higher data rates. Using Berk-Tek’s 40Gbps transceivers paired with our GIGAlite™-10XB glass, we guarantee enough power budget to support a link distance of up to 500 meters. Watch this video learn more about how Berk-Tek can help you maximize your power budget.

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    • Kenna Platform Demo: Your Risk Revealed
      Kenna Platform Demo: Your Risk Revealed Kenna Security Recorded: Dec 30 2015 12:10 am UTC 25 mins
    • Join Brian Kavanagh and Kyle Havens as they offer a fast but detailed tour of the platform. See how Kenna has become an indispensable part of the security arsenal at companies such as PTC, Anthem, Hanesbrands, and Metlife.

      In just 30 minutes, we'll cover how to:
      - Connect all your scanner feeds to the Kenna platform
      - Set up your risk meter dashboards for your technology environments
      - View, track, and report on your risk posture
      - See which patches give you the biggest bang for your buck

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    • Rehabilitation Needs Fuel Growth in Water and Wastewater Network Market
      Rehabilitation Needs Fuel Growth in Water and Wastewater Network Market Fredrick Royan, R. Ramkumar, Dr. Lukas Loeffler Recorded: May 20 2015 2:00 pm UTC 51 mins
    • The global water and wastewater network market will experience relatively high growth at a compound annual growth rate of 9.6% from 2014 through 2020. It presents a mixed bag of opportunities for clients from all segments of the market, namely pumps, pipes and allied technologies; meters, software, automation and ICT; pipe network services; and design and engineering services.

      Why should you attend this webinar?

      · Understand growth opportunities in developing and developed countries
      · Hear key network market challenges addressed by different stakeholders
      · Identify potential collaboration opportunities to build profitable partnerships across the segments in the network market
      · Understand the unmet needs that will allow companies to create value for customers and communities

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    • European Energy Efficiency Directive - Masterclass
      European Energy Efficiency Directive - Masterclass Alex Richards, Business Manager, Schneider Electric Recorded: Nov 26 2014 10:00 am UTC 53 mins
    • The European Union has set an ambitious goal of improving energy efficiency by 20% by 2020. The new Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) offers some best practices on how to identify initiatives with the greatest potential to improve efficiency, how to prioritise efficiency investment and how to ensure available incentives are accessed. Key measures include conducting energy audits, designing a data monitoring system, installing smart meters, utilising industry expertise and staying on top of national legislation.

      So what does it mean to your business? Listen to our 50 minute Masterclass where we will outline what opportunities are available through the Energy Efficiency Directive including the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and ISO50001.

      10.00 Global Trends – Energy Management & Sustainability
      Alex Richards, Business Manager, Schneider Electric

      10.10 European Energy Efficiency Directive – What does it mean?
      Snezhina Mileva, Head of Solution Services (EMEA),Schneider Electric

      10.30 ISO50001 & Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme
      Maureen Bray, Head of UK Compliance, Schneider Electric

      10.50 Questions & Answers

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    • Energy costs in a volatile market - measuring, maximising & managing
      Energy costs in a volatile market - measuring, maximising & managing Sumit Bose, Energy Live News Recorded: Nov 26 2013 2:00 pm UTC 62 mins
    • Various activities have resulted in unprecedented fluctuations in the worldwide energy markets. This affects the prices your business is currently paying. With such a complex market how can you be sure your business is paying the most competitive rates? Our webinar will outline areas where you can save money and take advantage of such a volatile market as well as uncover just how common hidden mistakes can be. It will also explain how easy it is to become legislation compliant, while improving performance and not having to spend large amounts of money.
      There will also be opportunities to put direct questions to the panel to gain further insight.


      Energy Procurement : Risk Management
      James Williams – Schneider Electric
      - Risk management principles and procurement objectives
      - Contract types (Fixed vs Flexible Price Purchasing)
      - Risk/reward profiles of various procurement strategies

      Don’t Just Accept Your Energy Bills; Hidden Errors Are More Common Than You Think – Samantha Wyllie – Schneider Electric, Client Manager
      - Do you know what opportunities are available to reduce energy and water costs?
      - Cost control

      Beyond the Smart Meter – Where The Energy Challenge Lies
      Cass Swallow – Schneider Electric
      - Knowing how and where to find energy efficiencies
      - The opportunity afforded through Smart Grid’s Response
      - Unlocking the energy challenge budget

      Sustainability and Energy Reporting
      Andy Dewis – Sustainability Director, Schneider Electric – Professional Services
      - Customise your experience
      - Know your spend & usage
      - Track performance
      - Manage projects & scenarios
      - Control your environmental impact
      - Monitor the markets

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    • Prepay 2011:  The AMI Killer App
      Prepay 2011: The AMI Killer App Dave Kauffman, Tantalus Systems and Jeff Weiser, PayGo Electric Recorded: Aug 4 2011 3:30 pm UTC 57 mins
    • Join Tantalus Systems and PayGo Electric to learn more about how utilities can use prepay solutions to improve performance.

      Utility companies are becoming increasingly creative with ways to price electricity so that homeowners can find rates that will meet their budgetary needs. Prepaid electricity is one option that is growing in popularity nationwide. Prepaid electricity plans allow homeowners to pay for electricity in advance, and can be a good option for consumers on a strict budget or who are interested in carefully monitoring their energy consumption.

      The key to managing your prepaid electricity is in using the electric meters provided by the utility company. Smart meters allow you to monitor electric use, providing readings multiple times per day.

      Advance pay utility plans can be a helpful tool in getting out of debt, because consumers are able to carefully manage the amount of money being spent for service, and even control the intervals at which they want to pay. When the money in your account runs low, you can make choices to control your spending or choose not to reactivate service until you are ready. Advance pay users spend less on electric service than in traditional programs, largely because consumers are more informed about their usage and reap tangible rewards for reducing use.

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    • Smart Grid Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Solutions
      Smart Grid Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Solutions Gib Sorebo; SAIC, Chief Cybersecurity Technologist Recorded: Nov 4 2010 4:00 pm UTC 44 mins
    • This session will provide an overview of some of the threats and vulnerabilities that exist in current and proposed smart grid deployments and potential solutions, including discussion of some case studies. It will begin by providing an architectural overview of what is considered to be the modern smart grid including discussions of AMI, Distribution Automation, and Substation Automation. This will include concerns about residential meters that are exposed to physical tampering as well as attacks from inside the home through the Home Area Network (HAN) and the Neighborhood Area Network (NAN). The speaker will discuss potential challenges with wireless mesh architecture and the trust relationships that are assumed up the chain back to the utility’s head end. This presentation will also cover the reliance on service providers such as telecommunications companies and hosting providers and how that may present unacceptable security risks if not properly mitigated. The speaker will draw his experience in this area including component testing in the lab and in production environments.

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    • Privacy Implications of Smart Grids and the Cloud
      Privacy Implications of Smart Grids and the Cloud Ajit Jaokar, Futuretext, Founder and Author Recorded: Aug 13 2009 8:00 am UTC 43 mins
    • Privacy Implications of Smart Grids and the Cloud: Opportunities and Pitfalls

      Smart grids are in the news considering the Obama administration impetus for broadband stimulation. The starting point of Smart grids are two-way electricity meters which can be connected via telecoms networks to monitor energy consumption. Like web 2.0 which saw the Web as a platform, we are now seeing the electricity grid as a platform.
      But similar to Web 2.0, smart grids could also have privacy implications. This talk discusses the opportunities and pitfalls of the privacy implications of the smart grid and the Cloud.

      Ajit Jaokar is the founder of the London based publishing and research company futuretext (www.futuretext.com) focussed on emerging Web and Mobile technologies. His thinking is widely followed in the industry and his blog, The OpenGardensBlog (www.opengardensblog.futuretext.com), was recently rated a top 20 wireless blog worldwide and he is best known for his books Mobile Web 2.0, Social Media Marketing. Two new books ('Open Mobile' and ‘Implementing Mobile Web 2.0’) are being released in 2009.

      Ajit chairs Oxford University's Next generation mobile applications panel and conducts a course on Mobile Web 2.0 and LTE services at Oxford University.

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