Day One - October 1, 2018
Evolving Energy Technologies

Time Session Moderators / Panelists / Speakers
8:30 Welcome Remarks Speaker:
Conference Chair
Richard Wunderlich, Siemens Canada
9:00 - 10:30 Global Industry Highlights & Outlook Moderator: Richard Wunderlich, Siemens Canada
This session will discuss the most significant highlights in the world of energy transition. Three experts will provide a review of technology, commercial, policy and regulatory innovations that have occurred over the last few years that will impact the future of the energy industry. Panelists:
Julia Hamm, Smart Electric Power Alliance (Solar and Puerto Rico)
Katherine Hamilton, 38 North Solutions
11:00 - 11:30 Energy Storage Technology on the Rise Speaker: TBA
Beyond electric transportation’s environmental value, charging infrastructure provides tremendous value for business and customers. This session is about the new dynamic opportunities created by connected cars and buses.
11:30 - 12:00 Smart Mobility
Widespread electrification of transportation including self-driving cars have the potential to reduce congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, and facilitate transit. This session will take a closer look at this technology, the challenge and how this is going to impact our citizens and cities. Speaker:
Marco Maréchal, Connected (The Netherlands)
12:00 - 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 - 15:00 The Emergence of Microgrid & Community Energy Trading Moderator: Pierre Mullin, NB Power
This session will explore new microgrid technologies; emerging energy transaction opportunities, such as blockchain, and associated cybersecurity implications; and interoperability issues in building local energy ecosystems. Panelists:
Scott Kessler, LO3 Energy and Brooklyn
Rolf Bienert, OpenADR Alliance
15:30 - 17:00 Smart Energy Communities in a Low Carbon Future Moderator: Lucy Casacia, Siemens, VP Cities & Infrastructure
How can cities and communities move towards a low carbon future through smart energy-related planning - in design, land use, buildings & infrastructure, transportation, and community engagement, etc.? This session will explore smart city opportunities and challenges that exist as the energy market transforms - in such areas as digitalization & smart grid, renewables, the connected citizen & city, etc. Panelists:
Brent Gilmour, Executive Director, QUEST,
Aaron Barter, Innovation & Sustainability Manager, Waterfront Toronto
17:00 HAPPY HOUR NETWORKING & LIVE MUSIC All delegates welcome

Day Two - October 2, 2018
Energy Innovation in Practice

Time Session Speakers & Panelists
8:45 Welcome Back
9:00 – 10:30 Big, Open and Secure Data for Smart Infrastructure Moderator: TBA
This session will explore the challenges posed to the electricity grid by extreme weather and other destabilizing events, and will discuss some of the best practices in grid intelligence and cybersecurity to evolve grid resiliency. Panelists:
Tony O’Hara, NB Power
11:00 – 12:00 Energy Innovation Stories from Remote Communities and Emerging Economies Moderator: Dhirendra Shukla, UNB
Remote communities and emerging economies have the potential to leap frog and adopt the most recent solar and battery technologies to provide basic services to the population. They can also create entirely new and innovative business models in order to provide services were legacy models fail. This session will showcase a range of novel work being undertaken in emerging countries. Panelists:
Philippe Ossoucah, African Development Bank
12:30 -13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 15:00 Power to the People: Innovation Beyond Technology Moderator: Michel Losier, NB Power
The transition to a lower carbon future for electricity will bring a significant shift in our current business model of a centralized system to one that is progressively decentralized and digital and places more power into the hands of homeowners and businesses. This session will explore the evolving customer value streams - including new energy solutions, evolving business models and strategic partnerships. And how the energy sector evolves from pipeline model to an enabling platform business moded that brings choice to match evolving energy consumer values. Panelists:
Ron Dizy, Advanced Energy Center
15:30 – 16:30 The Future is Here: Utilities in Transition and the Need for Bold Leadership Moderator: Brent Staeben, SGIN
Across North America, utilities are actively remaking their century-old business model and attempting to manage a transition that is happening with varying degrees of speed depending on the level of jurisdictional rates and local regulatory enlightenment.,Are we staring at the same fates as Kodak to the digital camera or Blockbuster to Netflix?,Certainly, new distributed energy technologies create significant risks but three major opportunities – reinventing utility regulation and business models, electric vehicles, and grid modernization – exist for utilities to disprove the death spiral forecast and recreate themselves in the image of an innovative, digital, low carbon enterprise.

What innovation needs to happen for this to become a reality? Hear from three leaders with deep experience in leading the way into, and eventually through, this necessary transformation.
Gaetan Thomas, NB Power
Robert Wilhite, Navigant Energy
16:30 Forum Chair Closing Remarks Speaker: Richard Wunderlich, Siemens Canada

PLEASE NOTE: Agenda is under development and is subject to change.