September 13-16, 2015
Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach, CA

Achieving the Ultimate State of Readiness

SAP for Utilities is North America’s most comprehensive utilities program designed specifically for this ever-evolving community. It is the annual go-to event that unites over 1,000 utilities professionals from across North America and the globe. Join your peers from all sectors of the industry—including power generation, transmission, distribution, retail, gas, water, waste, recycling and more—to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and thought-leading insights to improve your business performance. Now in its eighth year, SAP for Utilities—a collaboration between SAP, The Eventful Group and ASUG—is poised to unite the next generation of utilities professionals as we come together and share strategies to achieve the ultimate state of readiness!

Speakers

The SAP for Utilities speaker lineup is an incredibly diverse mix of experts, customers, analysts and thought-leaders from across the utility landscape, representing numerous sectors and cross-functional teams.
To take a look at our Advisory Committee for this year's speaker lineup click here.

Jennifer Morgan
Keynote: The Ultimate State of Readiness: Agility, Performance & Predictive Innovations

Jennifer Morgan

President, SAP America
Brian Rich
Keynote: The Exact Same Thing…Only Much Faster

Brian Rich

CIO, Consumers Energy
Jeff Conklin
Keynote: The Power of Understanding Customer Trends

Jeff Conklin

Senior Director for Energy & Utilities, J.D. Power
Steve Lucas
Mega Trends Shaping Business & Technology Today

Steve Lucas

President of Platform Solutions, SAP
Rorke T. Denver
Keynote: Achieving the Ultimate State of Readiness: Strategies for Success from a Former Navy SEAL

Rorke T. Denver

Former U.S. Navy SEAL
Juergen Kuhmann
PANEL: Enabling a Rich Customer Experience with SAP MCF / WORKSHOP 1: Customer Engagement for Utilities: How to Put Customers & People at the Center of Your Business

Juergen Kuhmann

Solution Management Expert, Utilities, SAP
Frank Ruland
WORKSHOP 2: IoT in Utilities: Driving Value from IT & OT Convergence

Frank Ruland

Global Vice President, Global Head of Energy & Natural Resources Ecosystem & Channels, SAP
Kevin Walsh
WORKSHOP 2: IoT in Utilities: Driving Value from IT & OT Convergence

Kevin Walsh

Global Account Manager, AMI/Smart Grid, OSIsoft
Paul Kurchina
WORKSHOP 6: SAP’s Technology Platform Demystified: Making it Happen with Strategy & Architecture

Paul Kurchina

Director, KurMeta Group; Community Builder & Evangelist, ASUG
Rory Shaffer
Achieving Operational Excellence in a Data Driven World / WORKSHOP 4: Moving from Data Overload to Business Insight

Rory Shaffer

Utility Solution Manager, SAP
Robert Straubinger
WORKSHOP 5: How Mobility with SAP Can Transform Your Business

Robert Straubinger

Industry Solution Manager, SAP
Con Ntalianis
WORKSHOP 3: SAP Advanced Metering & Energy Data Management

Con Ntalianis

Solution Manager, SAP
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Tom Raftery
Sunday Keynote: The Convergence of the Internet of Things & Energy

Tom Raftery

Principal Analyst, RedMonk
Lloyd Adams
Conference Welcome

Lloyd Adams

National Vice President, Utilities, SAP Americas
Joseph Bradley
Connect Dark Assets to Discover the Value of the Internet of Everything

Joseph Bradley

Vice President, IoE Global Practice, Cisco Consulting Services
Ruth DeLost-Wylie
Why be Bored? Mergers & Acquisitions Fun at Peoples Natural Gas!

Ruth DeLost-Wylie

SVP & CIO, Peoples Natural Gas
Snehanshu Shah
How SAP HANA Increases IT Efficiencies & Business Responsiveness

Snehanshu Shah

Vice President, Global HANA Center of Excellence, SAP
Chris Chen
SAP HANA for Transformer Analytics - A Use Case from IEVCS project

Chris Chen

Manager of Intellectual Capital, San Diego Gas & Electric
Jolanda Jordan
Knock Your Socks Off Collections at Pinellas County Utilities

Jolanda Jordan

Revenue Management Supervisor, Pinellas County Utilities
Rex Pietzyk
It Makes Cents: Why Puget Sound Energy Chose SAP Simple Finance

Rex Pietzyk

IT Director, Puget Sound Energy
Dr. Steven Pratt
The Predictability Horizon: The Emergence of SAP HANA as a Time Machine

Dr. Steven Pratt

CTO, CenterPoint Energy
Vikki Pope
Transitioning the FERC Module to FERC on HANA at National Grid

Vikki Pope

Program Delivery Manager, Corporate IS, National Grid
Sean Thorne
The T-Mobile Story: Customer Experience and Acquisition

Sean Thorne

IT Director, T-Mobile
Hallie M. Reese
Transitioning a Customer Service Platform at Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Hallie M. Reese

VP, Customer Care, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
BJ Flowers
How Smaller Utilities Get Ready for AMI & Growth with SAP in the Cloud

BJ Flowers

Director, Competitive Compliance, Sharyland Utilities
Dinesh Bansal
The Great Migration: Getting BW on HANA at Consumers Energy

Dinesh Bansal

Business Intelligence & Analytics, Consumers Energy
Kristina McClenahan
Redesigning Puget Sound Energy’s Bill—a Two-Year Journey

Kristina McClenahan

Supervisor, Business Technology, Puget Sound Energy
Robert Strickland
The T-Mobile Story: Customer Experience & Acquisition

Robert Strickland

Former CTO, Leap Wireless/Cricket & T-Mobile
Len Harms
Achieving Operational Excellence in a Data Driven World

Len Harms

Chief Strategy Officer, Vesta Partners
Jeff Smith
SAP EAM Master Data: Compliance is the Key

Jeff Smith

EAM Business Process Analyst, Fairfax Water
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
Jia Xu
Mobilizing the EAM Workforce at NRG

Jia Xu

Project Manager, NRG
Andrew Joo
Time is Money: Moving the Financial Consol Cycle Optimization from 12 Hours to 45 Minutes

Andrew Joo

SAP Analytics Go-To-Market Leader, IBM
Dr. Zarko Sumic
Are You Ready for the Digital Utility Business?

Dr. Zarko Sumic

VP, Distinguished Analyst, Energy & Utilities, Gartner
William Donoghue
Transitioning the FERC Module to FERC on HANA at National Grid

William Donoghue

Director, Finance EBS, National Grid
Henry Bailey
The Business Value of Realizing IT/OT Benefits Now

Henry Bailey

Global VP, Industry Business Unit, Utilities, SAP
Kevin Reilly
Early Success with HANA at Eby-Brown Paves Way for Digital Movement

Kevin Reilly

Former CIO, Eby-Brown, Inc.
Chris Humphreys
Effective Strategies in Achieving True Compliance as a Byproduct of Day-to-Day Business

Chris Humphreys

Director & CEO, The Anfield Group
Richard Dodson
SAP Access Violation Management & Regulation Management at Southern California Edison

Richard Dodson

Enterprise Architect, Southern California Edison
Bill Padula
Mobilizing the EAM Workforce at NRG

Bill Padula

CTO, Mobility, HCL
Jessica Thayer
ALA/ARO Best Practices at CenterPoint Energy

Jessica Thayer

Property Accounting Manager, CenterPoint Energy
Brad Koppelman
Enhancing the End-User Experience through Personas at TECO

Brad Koppelman

Manager, SAP Center of Excellence, TECO Energy
Bruce Romney
A Systematic Approach to Managing Regulation that Reduces Costs, Increases Compliance & Lowers Risk

Bruce Romney

Director, GRC Center of Excellence, SAP
Kenneth McIntyre
Effective Strategies in Achieving True Compliance as a Byproduct of Day-to-Day Business

Kenneth McIntyre

Executive Vice President, The Anfield Group
Martin Mrugal
Making The Leap From IT Complexity to the Efficiency of the Cloud

Martin Mrugal

Chief Innovation Officer & Head of Customer Experience, SAP
Angela Rothweiler
Determining the True Age of Transformers through Advanced Analytics

Angela Rothweiler

RCM Expert, Electric Asset Strategy, PSEG
Terry Wireman
Wireman on Assets: The Good, the Bad & the ISO-55000

Terry Wireman

SVP, Strategic Development, Vesta Partners
Tom Kindred
Utility Maturity Model: Are You Ready to Converge?

Tom Kindred

Former CIO, SaskPower
Michael Shanko
Stewardship: Policy, Standards & a Method to Stop Disruption at Consumers Energy

Michael Shanko

Director of Technology Management, Consumers Energy
Sam Cutruzzula
The Power of Procurement: Salt River Project's Ariba Implementation

Sam Cutruzzula

ERP Supply Chain Manager, Salt River Project
James McClelland
Panel: Leaders in Cloud Transformation: A Best of Breed Discussion

James McClelland

Industry Director, Energy & Utilities, SAP
Syed Sartaj
Talent Management with SuccessFactors at Metropolitan Utilities District

Syed Sartaj

IT Project Lead, Metropolitan Utilities District
David Dhaliwal
Hydro One’s Business Transformation Continues into the Cloud

David Dhaliwal

Manager, Corporate Projects, Hydro One
Peter Schonaerts
The Digital Utility Era Defined: Steps in Forging Ahead with SAP S/4HANA

Peter Schonaerts

Vice President of Utilities Service, SAP
Stephanie Mahder
Talent Management with SuccessFactors at Metropolitan Utilities District

Stephanie Mahder

Human Resources Generalist, Metropolitan Utilities District
Sue Daulton
ASUG Roundtable: Predictive Analytics

Sue Daulton

Management Analyst, Tacoma Public Utilities & Utility CIS SIG Program Chair ASUG
Shachella James
ASUG Roundtable: Operational Readiness

Shachella James

Senior IT Manager, Portals, Web & Mobility, CenterPoint Energy & Influence Community Facilitator, ASUG
Jacqueline Robinson
ASUG Roundtable: The Customer

Jacqueline Robinson

Digital Strategy Manager, DTE Energy & YRC Community Facilitator, ASUG
Gregory Knight
Realizing the Benefits of Analytics in Customer Engagement at CenterPoint Energy

Gregory Knight

Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, CenterPoint Energy
Bob Rountree

Bob Rountree

Solution Specialist, Platform Solutions, SAP
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Hot Topics

To better understand today’s utility industry landscape, The Eventful Group is continually connecting with key individuals in the space. This year, a two-phase research process was employed. First, extensive interviews with numerous utility industry ecosystem stakeholders were conducted. From analysts and media pundits, to SAP visionaries and respected solution providers, thought-leaders from multiple areas shared their insights.

We then embarked on a multi-city tour, sitting down with nearly 100 customers from multiple utility organizations who use SAP. With the goal of understanding these individuals’ greatest business and technology challenges, the Hot Topics below reflect the issues that customers were most enthusiastic about. To read more, download the full Customer Research Report.

Venue

Venue

The Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa is an oceanfront resort providing amazing views of the Pacific. With incredible dining options, beach attractions and Orange County just minutes away, the Hyatt will set the scene for this year's event.

For accommodations click here.

The Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa is an oceanfront resort providing amazing views of the Pacific. With incredible dining options, beach attractions and Orange County just minutes away, the Hyatt will set the scene for this year's event.

For accommodations click here.

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

Downloads & Tools

Download the full conference brochure below, plus a facts of figure document 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.

Get in Touch

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.

About Speaking

Steve Morris

Steve Morris

Managing Partner - Content & Production
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Jonathan Toomey

Jonathan Toomey

Conference Producer
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Doug Hay

Doug Hay

Director of Alliances
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Jack Condon

Jack Condon

Alliances Manager
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About Attending

Sarah Carr

Sarah Carr

Sales Manager
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Kyle Young

Kyle Young

Account Manager
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Kristi Lisi

Kristi Lisi

Account Manager
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