POWER GRID 4.0
DIGITALIZATION
FORUM

The forum is designed to bring together
Utility CEOs, CIOs, CTOs and other senior
utility ICT executives to a in-depth three
day forum focused on optimized
operations and managing overall
organizational network cost.

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MONTRÉAL,
QUÉBEC
CANADA

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OCTOBER
16, 17, & 18
2019

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QUÉBEC
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OCTOBER
16, 17, & 18
2019

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Steve Brown
Steve Brown
Vice President, Enterprise Security Services and Chief Security Officer of Xcel Energy

Steve Brown is the Vice President, Enterprise Security Services and Chief Security Officer of Xcel Energy. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s Cyber Security, Physical Security, Enterprise Continuity, Strategy Performance, and Security Governance & Risk Programs.

A seasoned information security executive, Steve has over 35 years of industry and military experience in the field of security. Prior to Xcel Energy, he was the Vice President & Deputy CISO at Hewlett Packard, responsible for global security operations. He spent 13 years with Wells Fargo as the Senior Vice President of Information Management and Enterprise Information Security Operations. He started his career in the US Navy, where he spent 20 years in technical and leadership positions in Information Warfare, Signals Intelligence and Network Operations.

Steve currently is on the Board of Directors of the Global Resilience Federation and Midwest Reliability Organization Security Advisory Council. He previously sat on the Board of Directors for Information Technology Information Sharing Analysis Center (IT-ISAC), the Board of Directors of the Financial Services ISAC (FS-ISAC), and as the co-chair of the Minnesota CSO Summit.
Steve has a Bachelor of Science in Information Management from the University of Maryland and an Executive MBA from the University of Michigan.

Roger Kranenburg, CFA
Roger Kranenburg, CFA
Vice President, Energy Strategy and Policy

Roger Kranenburg joined Eversource in 2017 and is responsible for developing the Company’s long-termclean energy and growth strategy and policies along with the transportation electrification and battery storage initiatives.

Prior to joining Eversource, Mr. Kranenburg was with IHS Markit (formerly CERA or Cambridge Energy Research Associates) advising the top electric utilities and power sector owners/operators and suppliers in North America, Europe, and globally on energy sector transformation, investment and operations. Clients included the major global petroleum, automotive and technology companies. In addition, in his innovation and technology role, he led the application of data analytics to power sector data and information.

Prior to IHS Markit, he was at the Edison Electric Institute where he led strategy, policy development, analysis, and advocacy for the electric utility industry in the areas of energy supply and taxation. At the Edison Electric Institute, he was instrumental in the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the making permanent of the Bush-era tax cuts on dividends.

Earlier in his career, he led the development and deployment of wireless telecommunications infrastructure joint-ventures in multiple European countries at Teligent. Prior to Teligent at Siemens (formerly Ansaldo-Finmeccanica), he led the development and deployment of automation and power electronics systems targeted in the power generation and other heavy-industry sectors. He has done research and published inthe areas of high-temperature superconductors, high-performance electric drive systems and high frequency telecommunications.

A CFA charterholder, Mr. Kranenburg holds a BSc and an MSc (plus PhD course requirements) in electrical engineering/ applied physics and an MBA from the University of Houston. In addition, he has completed the Leadership for Senior Executives program at the Harvard Business School.

Pablo Humeres Flores
Pablo Humeres Flores
Head of Digital Supervision and Substation Automation Sector

Electrical Engineer graduated from the Federal University of Santa Catarina – UFSC, where he also graduated in Master of Power Systems. MBA with specialization in Electric Energy Market, at the University of Vale do Itajai – UNIVALI.Engineer at EletrobrasEletrosul since 1987 in Florianópolis, Brazil acting in design, maintenance, operation and development of digitalsystems for automation, supervision and control of substations and tele control centers.Author of several papers in the area published in national and international seminars and magazines. Active participant in CIGRE working groups, events and publications.Actually head of management, maintenance and commissioning of supervision and control systems and automation infrastructure of HV transmission substations, power generation, Control Centers and Remote Access of Eletrosul.

Chris Campbell
Chris Campbell
Senior Director of Grid Modernization Services at Salt River

Chris Campbell is currently the Senior Director of Grid Modernization Services at Salt River Project and is responsible for SRP’s electric distribution system and telecommunication networks. This includes responsibility for development and execution of the grid modernization strategy to prepare the grid for the high penetrations of distributed energy resources and growing electrification initiatives. He is on the Board of Directors for the Utility Technology Council (UTC) and a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Information, Communications and Cyber Security (ICCS) Program council.

Throughout his career, Chris has been focused on the application of information and operational technology for effective operation of electric grids. He has been with SRP since graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) in 1989. He is also a native of Arizona and an avid outdoorsman. He is blessed to be married to his wife Lisa for 23 years and has two amazing daughters.

Johanne Duhaime
Johanne Duhaime
Vice-Président, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), Hydro-Québec IT Group’s Contribution to the Evolution of the Digital Grid
Johanne Duhaime was appointed Vice President – Information and Communications Technologies at Hydro-Québec in September 2016. In this role, she is responsible for all activities related to information and telecommunications systems, including system performance and stability, enterprise architecture, governance, maintenance, as well as project portfolio management.
Ms. Duhaime has more than 30 years of experience in information technology and operations in large organizations. She was previously Vice-President, IT Delivery Management for the Personal, Business, Marketing and Operations Group at National Bank, and has also held several senior positions at Cognicase and Hydro-Québec.
A seasoned leader known for creating dynamic work teams, Ms. Duhaime has driven several transformation initiatives designed to improve process efficiency and streamline work methods in order to add value to organizations. She has also headed several major technological projects, and has contributed to the restructuring of complex transactional systems.
Johanne Duhaime holds an Executive MBA from UQAM and a certificate in business administration from McGill University.
Ms. Duhaime’s interests reach into the community. She sits on the board of Special Olympics Québec, is a mentor in Hydro-Québec’s professional mentorship program geared to new immigrants, and has led the Hydro-Québec employees and pensioners’ Centraide campaign since 2017.
Marie-Claude Dumas
Marie-Claude Dumas
President, Technology Ventures
Marie-Claude Dumas is President of Technology Ventures. This sector consolidates SNC-Lavalin’s expertise in how technology should shape the world, how it can bring efficiency to our delivery, results for clients, and more sustainable solutions. This sector also regroups the Clean Power solutions such as hydroelectric, wind and solar energy solutions, as well as transmission and distribution of electricity, energy storage, and Intelligent Networks and Cyber security around the world.
Ms. Dumas joined SNC-Lavalin in 2006 where she successively became increasingly important positions; including the Vice-President, Operations, and the Executive Vice-President of the company’s Hydro business unit. Throughout her position, she has focused on the growth of this business unit in Canada and in major international markets.
Most recently, Ms. Dumas was President of SNC-Lavalin’s Clean Power sector. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice-President of the Company’s Human Resources group, where she led a variety of strategic business initiatives including, a company culture initiative and the launch of a diversity and inclusion program.
Ms. Dumas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Hydrogeological Engineering from the Polytechnique de Montréal, as well as a Master’s of Business Administration from the HEC Montréal.
David Murray
David Murray
Chief Operating Officer of Hydro-Québec and President of Hydro-Québec Production
David Murray was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Hydro-Québec and President of Hydro-Québec Production in April 2018. In this capacity, he coordinates the operational activities and company-wide functions that require a global vision, such as continuous improvement, occupational health and safety, environmental management, and the operation and evolution of information and communication technologies. He also manages the subsidiaries involved in the commercialization of Hydro-Québec’s innovations and oversees all power generation activities, including facility operations and maintenance, as well as electricity sales and energy trading on wholesale markets.
Mr. Murray joined Hydro-Québec in 2015 as Vice President – Information and Communications Technologies. The following year, he was appointed President of Hydro-Québec Distribution. In this capacity, he was responsible for supplying electricity to the Québec market, operating the distribution system and providing customer services.
Mr. Murray has over 20 years’ experience in large corporations. Before joining Hydro-Québec, he held a number of strategic management positions at Bombardier Aéronautique, where he contributed to the launch of Bombardier Avions d’affaires and served as Vice President and General Manager responsible for the Learjet 70/75 programs and the Learjet plant in Wichita, Kansas. An executive member of the Aeronautical Industries Association of America and representative of the General Aviation Manufacturing Association, he also oversaw Bombardier’s relations with Kansas government authorities. Previously, he worked for Flextronics, Nortel Networks and Rolls Royce.
A dynamic and inspiring leader, he has played a pivotal role in bringing about organizational changes through the implementation of enterprise resource planning systems and other technological tools designed to increase efficiency and productivity.
Mr. Murray earned a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from HEC Montréal in 1992. He is a governor of the Mouvement québécois de la qualité and sits on the boards of Centraide du Grand Montréal and the Institut du cancer de Montréal.
Marc Boucher
Marc Boucher
President of Hydro-Québec TransÉnergieh
Marc Boucher joined Hydro-Québec in June 2016 as President of Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie. This division operates and develops North America’s most extensive power transmission system, which includes some 34,000 kilometres of lines. It also markets system capacity and manages power flows across Québec. Its assets total more than $20 billion and its annual revenue exceeds $3 billion.
A mechanical engineer, Mr. Boucher began his career in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1992 as the officer responsible for the maintenance of CF-18 aircraft. From 1996 to 2001, he served as Project and Engineering Manager at Bombardier Aerospace, where he headed teams in charge of designing and developing a CF-18 maintenance program and transforming civilian aircraft for military operations.
Marc Boucher then went on to Bombardier Transportation, where he replaced the incumbent director of the Acela high-speed train project. He successfully completed the last phases of this complex project and built a long-lasting relationship of trust with the customer.
From 2003 to 2005, he served as Vice President, Operations at Bombardier Transportation in Mexico, where he managed 2,500 employees and was instrumental in establishing Bombardier Aerospace in that country. In 2006, he was appointed Vice President, Operations and Project Management of the Transportation Services Division in Belgium. In that capacity, he transformed and improved several key aspects of the European operations, namely the engineering, maintenance, customer service, quality assurance, health and safety, and project management functions, while also serving as Chief Operating Officer for the UK Services Division.
In 2008, Mr. Boucher became Vice President and Business Unit Leader at Bombardier Transportation North America, a position he held until 2013. He was in charge of two major manufacturing sites and oversaw projects for key cities including New York, Chicago, Montréal and San Francisco.
Prior to joining Hydro-Québec, he worked in Germany from 2014 to 2016 as Head of Group Project Management and Quality for Bombardier Transportation. His mandate consisted in improving the project management and quality assurance functions on a global scale.
Marc Boucher holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Université Laval (Québec, 1991) and a postgraduate certificate in aerospace engineering from the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (1992).
Joy Ditto
Joy Ditto
President and CEO of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC)
Joy Ditto is the President and CEO of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC), the Washington-based association representing vital energy and water utilities on their mission-critical technologies by driving innovation, fostering collaboration and influencing public policy.
Prior to joining UTC in 2016, Joy spent 15 years at the American Public Power Association (APPA), the national association representing publicly owned electric utilities. She served APPA in several capacities, including serving as the association’s Senior Vice President for Legislative and Political Affairs.
Before joining APPA, Joy spent eight years on Capitol Hill as legislative assistant to Reps. Joe McDade and Don Sherwood, and Sen. Chuck Hagel from Nebraska. She started as a staff assistant to Senator John McCain.
Joy is a past Chairman and board member of the National Energy Resources Organization. She currently serves on the board of the Women’s Energy Resources Council. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and has earned an executive certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University.

The Path to The Digitized Future of the 21st Century Utility

Customer demand, emerging renewable energy production, and energy storage are a few major developments driving electric utilities to evaluate the opportunities and challenges associated with these new energy sources, and how their existing infrastructure may need to transform. Such evaluations are causing decision-makers at utilities to consider automation and digitization their existing utility communications networks.

Utility information and communications technology (ICT) market indicators signify that electric utilities must come to terms with the necessity to build robust and intelligent networks supported by smarter infrastructures. The investment in digital assets is paramount, and C-level executives are continuing to realize that now is the time to allocate resources to transform their core
utility business.

The UTC Cross-Border Power Grid 4.0 Digitalization Forum will be the premier global venue to discuss these issues. This event will bring together the CEOS, CISOs, ClOs, and the full slate of utility C-suite officials and their teams for a three-day foray into these issues.

Who should attend? | Why should you attend?

AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

7:30AM – 8:30AM

Breakfast

7:30AM – 5:00PM

Registration

8:00AM – 8:30AM

Welcome Address

8:30AM – 9:30AM

Keynote Session

9:30AM – 10:30AM

Digitalization Journey In
Electric Utilities

10:30AM – 10:45AM

Networking Break

10:45AM – 12:00PM

Effective Convergence Is Essential
To Digitalization Success

12:00PM – 1:30PM

Networking Luncheon & Presentation

1:30PM – 2:30PM

Is The 21st Century Utility
A Technology Company

2:30PM – 3:30PM

Digitalization Business Drivers
& Financial Considerations

3:30PM – 3:45PM

Networking Break

3:45PM – 4:45PM

Data Is King In A Digital Utility

5:00PM – 6:30PM

Offsite/Onsite Networking
Reception

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH

7:30AM – 8:30AM

Breakfast

7:30AM – 5:00PM

Registration

8:00AM – 8:15AM

Welcome Address

8:15AM – 9:00AM

Building A Digital Transmission Network

9:00AM – 10:00AM

Building Digital Networks:
A Holistic Approach

10:00AM – 10:15AM

Networking Break

10:15AM – 11:15AM

What is Digital Innovation

11:15AM – 12:45PM

Networking Luncheon

12:45PM – 1:45PM

Risk And Rewards Of Utility Digitalization

1:45PM – 2:45PM

The Importance Of Having The Proper Foundation For A Digital Utility

2:45PM – 3:00PM

Networking Break

3:00PM – 4:00PM

Funding The Utility Digitalization
Transformation

4:00PM – 5:00PM

Digital Technology Lifespan – What Is A Realistic Expectation

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Offsite/Onsite Networking Reception

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH

7:30AM – 8:30AM

Breakfast

7:30AM – 5:00PM

Registration

8:00AM – 9:00AM

Can We Put the Genie Back
In The Bottle?

8:15AM – 9:00AM

Keynote Session

9:00AM – 10:00AM

Cybersecurity – What Happens When You Decide Digitalization Is Your Next Step

10:00AM – 10:15AM

Networking Break

10:15AM – 11:15AM/h4>

What Is the Role Of Cybersecurity Governance?

11:15AM – 12:15PM

Do I Need A Partner To Develop A Strong Cybersecurity Strategy In A Digital Utility?

12:15PM – 12:45PM

Closing Remarks

The Oct. 16-18,2019, event in Montreal will delve into the strategies, technologies and business drivers associated with transforming existing electric utilities into the digitized utility technology entities of the 21st century.

Here’s why should attend the UTC-Cross Border Power Grid 4.0 Digitalization Forum

  • The education program and content are designed to help global C-level executives understand the changing electric sector business dynamics for energy management and use of state-of-the-art technologies for new revenue development while also being relevant to ICT experts.
  • The evolving consumer energy consumption (existing and emerging renewables, electric vehicles, storage, etc.) trend serves as the catalyst compelling more and more energy organizations to implement new business models centered on the digital transformation to meet commercial and residential customer expectations.
  • We will investigate the investment strategies necessary to digitize and provide answers to the “why” it is essential to do so now.
  • Learn how the digitalization decision will impact your utility, especially IT (information technology), OT (operational technology), physical and cybersecurity.
  • Hear from senior utility executives, and leading digitalization thought leaders from both Canada and the U.S. who will breakdown the trends, opportunities, and challenges associated with the digital transformation.
  • Networking events are geared toward promoting interactive engagement and thought-provoking conversations.

Who Should Attend

CEO/C00

CIO/CTO

CFO

Chief Digital Officer

Chief Data Officer

Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Innovation Officer

Head of Renewables

Chief Security Officer

Head of Smart Grid

Head of Asset & Strategy Management

Head of Asset Management

Head of Network Planning/Technology

Head of Operation Systems

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Mathew Peacore
Mathew Peacore
Southern California Edison
Fernando Saavedra
Fernando Saavedra
New York Power Authority
Guy Pharand
Guy Pharand
Hydro-Québec
Kevin Huff
Kevin Huff
Salt River Project
Thomas Fitzgerald
Thomas Fitzgerald
AvanGrid
Sylvain Clermont
Sylvain Clermont
Hydro-Québec

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