September 7 - 10, 2014
Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, FL

Creating Value from Real-Time Business

The SAP for Utilities conference is the most comprehensive SAP for Utilities conference in North America and for many utilities, the only conference they attend annually. The event unites nearly 1,000 utilities professionals to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and top strategies to improve on overall business performance. The event brings together decision-makers, business process owners, experts, analysts, super users, solution providers and more all in one location for interactive training and networking.

Speakers

The SAP for Utilities speaker lineup is an incredibly diverse mix of experts and thought leaders from across the utility landscape, representing large and small utilities in generation, transmission, distribution, water, gas and retail. They were carefully chosen by the Conference Advisory Committee.

Stephen J. Dubner
Think Like a Freak: A Different Approach to Managing Data and People in the Utilities Industry

Stephen J. Dubner

Author of the international bestsellers Freakonomics, Superfreakonomics and Think Like a Freak
Henry Bailey
Utility Executive Panel: A Look into the Future from the Leaders Taking Us There

Henry Bailey

Global Vice President of the Utilities Industry Business Unit, SAP
Peter Baines
Dynamic Leadership in a Crisis

Peter Baines

Peter Baines Consulting and Hands Across the Water
Doug Whittle
Leading Yourself and Others through Change: An Organizational Change Model for Successfully Guiding Your Organization, Your Projects, Your Teams and Your Life

Doug Whittle

President, Whittle Consulting Group, LLC
Charles V. Firlotte
Harnessing Your Power: Achieving Profitability through Transformational Success

Charles V. Firlotte

President & CEO, Aquarion Water
Benjamin Beberness
The Smart Connected Utility: Strategic Transformation Program at the Snohomish County PUD

Benjamin Beberness

CIO, Snohomish County PUD
Craig White
Overcoming the challenges of implementing large-scale solutions

Craig White

Director, Business Processes and Change Management, Atmos Energy
Crawford Owens
Achieving a single source of truth is the ultimate mission

Crawford Owens

Director, Mobile Connect Technology, PG&E
Cathy Patterson
Reviewing your approach for reporting and analysis to meet planning requirements

Cathy Patterson

Program Manager, Customer Strategy & Analytics, Snohomish County PUD
Dave Campbell
Re-thinking future development plans to drive more value from HANA

Dave Campbell

Vice President, Record to Report Process Owner, National Grid
Robert Ruiz
How to empower your foreman to schedule work by classification and capacity

Robert Ruiz

Regional Fleet Manager, Fleet Ops
Lloyd Adams
Join us as we create value from real-time business

Lloyd Adams

National Vice President, Utilities, SAP
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Maureen Coveney
Leveraging predictive analytics to drive more value from your collections efforts

Maureen Coveney

Executive Vice President, Vertex
Gary Hayes
Necessary solutions to enable the future intelligent energy company

Gary Hayes

VP & CIO, CenterPoint Energy
Jan Zimmerman
Why historical behavior matters when designing a customer engagement strategy

Jan Zimmerman

Director of Finance, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
Chris Chen
Knowing what you can measure vs. what you should measure is key

Chris Chen

Manager of Intellectual Capital, San Diego Gas & Electric
Saeed Mahdavi
Planning for success with integrated fleet solutions

Saeed Mahdavi

Senior Project, Southern California Edison
Leigh Booth
Tactics for developing a best-in-class multichannel experience

Leigh Booth

Management Specialist,Utilities, City of Oklahoma City
Lisa Dalesandro DiChristofer
The knowledge exchanged in this community is transformational

Lisa Dalesandro DiChristofer

Vice President, Industry, Value Engineering, Regulated Industries, SAP
Will Creak
Design that’s driven by customer need— not technology or the business

Will Creak

Director of Transformation, British Gas (UK)
Chris Briltz
Using stealth innovation to build and deploy mobile apps to production pilot groups

Chris Briltz

Director of Customer, Strategy & Market Research, SaskPower
Richard Mitschke
For results that will be embraced by your business community, a healthy culture is critical

Richard Mitschke

Director, Customer Service Systems, Atmos Energy
Ian Wright
Getting the consultants out and not paying for expensive clean-up costs

Ian Wright

Principal, Deloitte
Tammy Powlas
Data migration doesn’t have to be a data migraine

Tammy Powlas

Senior Business Analyst, Fairfax Water
Daniel Fowler
Ensuring an exceptional customer experience is easier than you think

Daniel Fowler

Manager, Technology Programs, Bluebonnet Electric Co-Op
Aundrea Jackson
The challenges of living with CIS and turning them into wins

Aundrea Jackson

Director, Customer Care, Puget Sound Energy
Shelley Hart
Maximizing your existing technology with robust road mapping

Shelley Hart

Practice Director, KPIT
Charles Kelly
Data migration, done in-house and with minimal training–it can be done

Charles Kelly

Business Analyst, Fairfax Water
Rory Shafer
Digging out from the data avalanche with smart EAM solutions

Rory Shafer

SAP Utility Industry Business Solutions, Utility Solution Manager, SAP
Kevin Brown
Strategic initiatives to implement leak survey activities in SAP

Kevin Brown

Manager, Gas Customer Business Solutions, Dominion East Ohio
Chet Geschickter
Unraveling the hype surrounding utility customer engagement

Chet Geschickter

Research Director, Gartner
Juergen Kuhmann
Mastering customer engagement is paramount to remaining relevant

Juergen Kuhmann

Solution Management Expert Utilities, Industry Business Unit for Utilities, SAP Labs
Steve Benner
Here’s why location technologies are shaping IT/OT convergence

Steve Benner

SAP Alliance Manager, Esri
Vikki Pope
The Business Case for Process Acceleration with HANA and HEC at National Grid

Vikki Pope

IT Delivery Manager, National Grid
Dave Kramer
Integration between SAP and GIS eliminates redundant data

Dave Kramer

Manager, IT, Dominion East Ohio
Alice Dawson
Think SAP and great user experience aren’t aligned? Think again!

Alice Dawson

Solution Director, Utilities, SAP
Todd Shepherd
It’s all about the right people making the right decisions at the right time

Todd Shepherd

Asset Management Analyst, Tacoma Water
Marcus Torchia
The consumerization of energy production is changing the game

Marcus Torchia

Research Manager, Worldwide Smart Grid Strategies, IDC Energy Insights
Gero Bieser
A new approach to combining solutions and data from the IT/OT world

Gero Bieser

Solution Expert, Industry Business Unit Utilities, SAP AG
Phil Teng
Using SAP to its fullest extent by actually utilizing what you already own

Phil Teng

Manager, Information Services, Rochester Public Utilities
Chris Boucher
Making SAP lovable through thoughtful implementations

Chris Boucher

Director of IS, Anglian Water (UK)
Brandon Bolon
Setting the standard for expectations around usability and functionality

Brandon Bolon

Manager, IT Work Management, FirstEnergy
Albina Shapiro
What can HANA Live for utilities do for you?

Albina Shapiro

Product Manager, SAP Labs Canada
William Larkin
Data that is verifiable, traceable and complete is a critical element to achieving success

William Larkin

Associate Partner, Communications, Application Innovation Services, IBM
Sheldon Smith
Making complex system functionality available to casual users

Sheldon Smith

Director of Technology Innovation, SaskPower
Shirley Hoffman
A technology platform that supports and enables real-time customer interaction is essential

Shirley Hoffman

Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, BackOffice Associates
Rick Natividad
Helping people today and securing energy for tomorrow by making it easier

Rick Natividad

Delivery Partner, Cognizant
Stefan Wolf
Understanding whether your meter-to-cash solution runs smoothly doesn't have to be difficult

Stefan Wolf

SAP Industry Business Solutions for Utilities, Utility Solution Management, SAP
James Young
Getting the most out of your enhancement packs and your investment

James Young

Senior Manager - SAP, SourceGas
Steve Bandy
Creating a unified customer outreach is essential for success

Steve Bandy

Senior Director, Customer Care, SourceGas
Nis Boy Naeve
Workshop 1: Turning SAP’s User Experience Strategy into Reality for Your End Users

Nis Boy Naeve

Vice President, SAP User Interfaces, SAP AG
Ingo Hilgefort
Workshop 4: Experience SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1, SAP BW and SAP BW on HANA: All In One Day

Ingo Hilgefort

Director, Solution Management, SAP BusinessObjects (SAP Mentor)
Paul Kurchina
Jumpstart Session

Paul Kurchina

SAP Mentor, KurMeta Group
Robert Straubinger
Workshop 3: Customer Engagement Done Right - New Solutions and Enhancements for Better Customer Experiences

Robert Straubinger

Solution Manager, SAP Labs Canada
Kevin Morrow
Workshop 2: Exploring Innovations in EAM, post EhP4, with Focus on LAM and GEO-Enablement

Kevin Morrow

Product Management for Utilities, SAP Labs
Martin Stenzig
Workshop 2: Exploring Innovations in EAM, post EhP4, with Focus on LAM and GEO-Enablement

Martin Stenzig

Managing Director, Vesta Partners
Steen Hansen
SAP Cloud for Utilities – One Common Platform

Steen Hansen

Chief Solution Expert, SAP
Venkateshwarlu Putcha
Efficient and Effective: Transforming PSEG's Debt Collection Process

Venkateshwarlu Putcha

Senior Partner/Lead FICA Consultant, TATA Consultancy Services
Paul Caffery
Achieving a Transformation to Enhance Enterprise Safety, Reliability and Customer Value at PG&E

Paul Caffery

Director of Technology and R & D Implementation, PG&E
Mehul Shah

Mehul Shah

Senior Project Consultant, PSEG Services Corporation – IT
James Kaiser

James Kaiser

IT Strategy/Planning Principal, Energy, PG&E
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Why Attend

  • The 2013 SAP for Utilities event brought together over 800 professionals from hundreds of companies using SAP solutions for utilities. Here's a look at the highlights that made last year's event such a success.

Hot Topics

Over 80 individuals from more than 50 utility organizations collaborated, debated and provided targeted feedback at round table discussions throughout North America, spanning California to Canada. Through these conversations, we identified a list of the most critical challenges facing this utility industry community today. These 11 topics are the framework for your 2014 SAP for Utilities conference. Download the full Research Report.

Click on each box to fully explore each topic.

Who Attends

Who Attends

SAP for Utilities is geared toward utility leaders, managers, directors and other professionals involved with the decision-making process. Attendees have responsibility and influence in every sector of the utility industry. More than 800 customers, partners, thought leaders and SAP experts attended SAP for Utilities last year from some of the following companies:

SAP for Utilities is geared toward utility leaders, managers, directors and other professionals involved with the decision-making process. Attendees have responsibility and influence in every sector of the utility industry. More than 800 customers, partners, thought leaders and SAP experts attended SAP for Utilities last year from some of the following companies:

Accenture  |  AES Corporation  |  AlertEnterprise  |  Alpha Sapience Consulting  |  American Water  |  Ariba (SAP)  |  Arizona Public Service Company  |  ASUG  |  Atmos Energy  |  Avertra  |  BackOffice Associates  |  Basis Technologies  |  Bentley Systems  |  Birmingham Water Works Board  |  BizTech Solutions, Inc  |  Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative  |  Brighterra, LLC  |  CA Technologies  |  California Department of Water Resources  |  Capgemini  |  CEM, Macau  |  CenterPoint Energy  |  CGI Group Inc.  |  Ciber  |  Cisco  |  City of Cape Town  |  City of Oklahoma City  |  City of San Diego  |  City of Tacoma  |  Clear Software  |  ClickSoftware  |  CLP Power Hong Kong Limited  |  Cognizant Technology Solutions  |  CommuniTech Services  |  Consumers Energy  |  Contour Global  |  CopperLeaf Technologies  |  Covington Creative  |  CPS Energy  |  Crave InfoTech  |  Critigen, LLC  |  CSC Consulting  |  Day & Zimmermann  |  Deloitte  |  Direct Energy  |  DST Output  |  DTE Energy Company  |  Ecenta America Inc.  |  EDPR - NA  |  Electronic Ink  |  Enbridge Gas Distribution  |  Energen Corporation  |  ENMAX Corporation  |  Enoserv  |  EnWin Utilities Ltd.  |  Ernst & Young  |  ESRI  |  FirstEnergy  |  Five Point Partners  |  FortisAlberta  |  FortisBC Energy Inc.  |  Gainesville Regional Utilities  |  Gartner  |  Genesis Consulting  |  Gravity Pro Consulting  |  Green Biz Group  |  Greenlight Technologies  |  Gwinnett County  |  GyanSys  |  Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.  |  HCL  |  HP  |  HPC America  |  Huntsville Utilities  |  Hydro One  |  Hydro Quebec  |  Iberdrola USA  |  IBIS America LLC  |  IBM  |  Idaho Power Company  |  IDC Energy Insights  |  iGATE Technologies, Inc.  | Imperial Irrigation District  |  IN2IT Group Inc.  |  Infosys Technologies Ltd  |  ISG  |  ITC Infotech  |  Itron  |  Kpit Infosystems Ltd.  |  KPMG LLP  |  KurMeta Group  |  Lenenergo  |  LG&E and KU Energy  |  Lincoln Electric System  |  London Hydro  |  Manitoba Hydro  |  Marin Municipal Water District  |  Marvel Technologies  |  Meridium, Inc.  |  Metropolitan District Commission  |  Metropolitan Utilities District (MUD Omaha)  |  Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation  |  Milestone Software Solutions  |  Nashville Electric Service  |  National Grid  |  Navajo Tribal Utility Authority  |  Nebraska Public Power District  |  NetMotion Wireless  |  NTT Data Americas  |  NW Natural  |  OGE Energy Corp  |  OpenText |  Opportune  |  Orasi Software  |  Ovum  |  Pacific Drilling Services, Inc.  |  Pacific Gas & Electric Company  |  PacifiCorp  |  Patni Computer Systems Ltd.  |  Pedernales Electric Cooperative  |  Peoples Natural Gas  | Pepco Holdings, Inc.  |  Phoenix Business Consulting  |  Pitney Bowes Software  |  Prometheus Group  |  Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated  |  Puget Sound Energy  |  PwC  |  Quartic Solutions LLC  |  Quintel Management Consulting  |  Raytech Consulting Solutions  |  Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo  |  RIVA Modeling Systems Inc.  |  Rochester Public Utilities  |  Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)  |  SALACA Management Services  |  Salt River Project  |  San Diego Gas & Electric Company  |  SAP  |  SaskPower  |  Saudi Electricity Company  |  Secure-24  |  Sempra   |  Siemens  |  Sierra Infosys Inc  |  Signature Consultants  |  SJH Consulting Inc.  |  Smartsoft International Inc.  |  Snohomish County PUD  |  Solvera Solutions  |  SourceGas  |  South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority  |  Southern California Edison  |  SouthWest Water Company  |  Space-Time Insight  |  Sparta Consulting  | Spectra Energy  |  SteelRiver Partners  |  Synactive  |  Tacoma Public Utilities  |  TATA Consulting Services  |  TeamQuest Corporation  |  TECO Energy  |  TEKsystems, Inc.  |  The Mosaic Company  |  Trimble Water  |  TXU Energy Retail Company LLC  |  Union Gas  |  UST Global  |  Utegration  |  Utiltiy Analytics Institute  |  UTL Systems  |  Utopia, Inc.  |  Vectren Corporation  |  Vertex  |  Vesta Partners  |  WaterOne  |  Xcel Energy

Accenture  |  AES Corporation  |  AlertEnterprise  |  Alpha Sapience Consulting  |  American Water  |  Ariba (SAP)  |  Arizona Public Service Company  |  ASUG  |  Atmos Energy  |  Avertra  |  BackOffice Associates  |  Basis Technologies  |  Bentley Systems  |  Birmingham Water Works Board  |  BizTech Solutions, Inc  |  Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative  |  Brighterra, LLC  |  CA Technologies  |  California Department of Water Resources  |  Capgemini  |  CEM, Macau  |  CenterPoint Energy  |  CGI Group Inc.  |  Ciber  |  Cisco  |  City of Cape Town  |  City of Oklahoma City  |  City of San Diego  |  City of Tacoma  |  Clear Software  |  ClickSoftware  |  CLP Power Hong Kong Limited  |  Cognizant Technology Solutions  |  CommuniTech Services  |  Consumers Energy  |  Contour Global  |  CopperLeaf Technologies  |  Covington Creative  |  CPS Energy  |  Crave InfoTech  |  Critigen, LLC  |  CSC Consulting  |  Day & Zimmermann  |  Deloitte  |  Direct Energy  |  DST Output  |  DTE Energy Company  |  Ecenta America Inc.  |  EDPR - NA  |  Electronic Ink  |  Enbridge Gas Distribution  |  Energen Corporation  |  ENMAX Corporation  |  Enoserv  |  EnWin Utilities Ltd.  |  Ernst & Young  |  ESRI  |  FirstEnergy  |  Five Point Partners  |  FortisAlberta  |  FortisBC Energy Inc.  |  Gainesville Regional Utilities  |  Gartner  |  Genesis Consulting  |  Gravity Pro Consulting  |  Green Biz Group  |  Greenlight Technologies  |  Gwinnett County  |  GyanSys  |  Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.  |  HCL  |  HP  |  HPC America  |  Huntsville Utilities  |  Hydro One  |  Hydro Quebec  |  Iberdrola USA  |  IBIS America LLC  |  IBM  |  Idaho Power Company  |  IDC Energy Insights  |  iGATE Technologies, Inc.  | Imperial Irrigation District  |  IN2IT Group Inc.  |  Infosys Technologies Ltd  |  ISG  |  ITC Infotech  |  Itron  |  Kpit Infosystems Ltd.  |  KPMG LLP  |  KurMeta Group  |  Lenenergo  |  LG&E and KU Energy  |  Lincoln Electric System  |  London Hydro  |  Manitoba Hydro  |  Marin Municipal Water District  |  Marvel Technologies  |  Meridium, Inc.  |  Metropolitan District Commission  |  Metropolitan Utilities District (MUD Omaha)  |  Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation  |  Milestone Software Solutions  |  Nashville Electric Service  |  National Grid  |  Navajo Tribal Utility Authority  |  Nebraska Public Power District  |  NetMotion Wireless  |  NTT Data Americas  |  NW Natural  |  OGE Energy Corp  |  OpenText |  Opportune  |  Orasi Software  |  Ovum  |  Pacific Drilling Services, Inc.  |  Pacific Gas & Electric Company  |  PacifiCorp  |  Patni Computer Systems Ltd.  |  Pedernales Electric Cooperative  |  Peoples Natural Gas  | Pepco Holdings, Inc.  |  Phoenix Business Consulting  |  Pitney Bowes Software  |  Prometheus Group  |  Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated  |  Puget Sound Energy  |  PwC  |  Quartic Solutions LLC  |  Quintel Management Consulting  |  Raytech Consulting Solutions  |  Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo  |  RIVA Modeling Systems Inc.  |  Rochester Public Utilities  |  Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)  |  SALACA Management Services  |  Salt River Project  |  San Diego Gas & Electric Company  |  SAP  |  SaskPower  |  Saudi Electricity Company  |  Secure-24  |  Sempra   |  Siemens  |  Sierra Infosys Inc  |  Signature Consultants  |  SJH Consulting Inc.  |  Smartsoft International Inc.  |  Snohomish County PUD  |  Solvera Solutions  |  SourceGas  |  South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority  |  Southern California Edison  |  SouthWest Water Company  |  Space-Time Insight  |  Sparta Consulting  | Spectra Energy  |  SteelRiver Partners  |  Synactive  |  Tacoma Public Utilities  |  TATA Consulting Services  |  TeamQuest Corporation  |  TECO Energy  |  TEKsystems, Inc.  |  The Mosaic Company  |  Trimble Water  |  TXU Energy Retail Company LLC  |  Union Gas  |  UST Global  |  Utegration  |  Utiltiy Analytics Institute  |  UTL Systems  |  Utopia, Inc.  |  Vectren Corporation  |  Vertex  |  Vesta Partners  |  WaterOne  |  Xcel Energy

Venue

Venue

Located in South Florida, approximately 30 minutes from Miami, The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa creates a beautiful backdrop right on the beach.

The special conference rate at the Diplomat is $229 + tax per night. This rate is valid until August 13, 2014, pending availability. Attendees wishing to come earlier or stay later (between the dates of September 2-13) may be able to take advantage of this special rate by booking early.

Reservations must be made through the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa directly.
Book online: on the hotel’s dedicated website
Over the phone: call 888-627-9057 and mention you’re attending SAP for Utilities 2014
For more accommodations click here.

Located in South Florida, approximately 30 minutes from Miami, The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa creates a beautiful backdrop right on the beach.

The special conference rate at the Diplomat is $229 + tax per night. This rate is valid until August 13, 2014, pending availability. Attendees wishing to come earlier or stay later (between the dates of September 2-13) may be able to take advantage of this special rate by booking early.

Reservations must be made through the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa directly.
Book online: on the hotel’s dedicated website
Over the phone: call 888-627-9057 and mention you’re attending SAP for Utilities 2014
For more accommodations click here.

Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa

Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa

Downloads & Tools

Click below to download a PDF of the conference brochure; plus there is a facts and figures doc that many of our customers find useful in securing approval to attend.

Sponsors

The hub of the SAP for Utilities conference experience is the solutions showcase. Engage with leading technology and services providers who are serious about helping you make the smartest business and IT investments.

Email us or call 914-509-5354 for information on becoming a sponsor.

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We spend months, not weeks, researching what you really want to learn, what pushes your buttons, and what issues you face. It’s an inclusive approach that helps us create a conference where every person feels welcome, special and completely at home, so that remarkable things can happen.

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Steve Morris

Steve Morris

Managing Partner - Content & Production
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Jonathan Toomey

Conference Producer
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Jack Condon

Jack Condon

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Doug Hay

Doug Hay

Director of Alliances
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Kenney Escher

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Kyle Young

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Melissa Clarke

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