Day One Tuesday, April 4th
Evolving Technologies

Time Session Speakers & Panelists
7:30 - 17:30 Registration Desk open
7:30 - 8:30 Buffet Breakfast
8:40 Welcome Remarks Richard Wunderlich, Siemens Canada
9:15 - 10:30 Solar and Smart Home Technology on the Rise Moderator: Michel Losier, NB Power
New solar and smart home technologies are driving major changes in the way electricity is delivered and energy services are commercialized. This session is about new products and services enabled by technology in the residential sector. Panel:
Julia Hamm, Smart Electric Power Alliance
Iuliana Calin, Nest Labs
James Marshall, Rogers
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 - 1:30 Off-site tours of the NB Power Product & Services Development Lab
(part of the Smart Grid Innovation Network ecosystem)
Delegates will sign up for preferred time at Registration Desk. Please meet by registration desk at your schedule time.
10:30 - 11:30 | 11:30 - 12:30 | 12:30 - 1:30
11:00 - 12:00 Electric Transportation Gets Smart Moderator: Greg Hemmings, Hemmings House Pictures
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. Panel:
Matthew Stevens, FleetCarma
Frédèric Delrieu, Nova Bus (Volvo)
12:00 - 13:30 CASUAL BUFFET LUNCH
13:30 - 15:00 Intelligent Buildings Moderator: Greg Robart, Siemens Canada
Buildings are living environments where people work, live and breathe. Making buildings more intelligent requires a common language for seamless operations, optimal energy savings, while maintaining occupant comfort. This session is about the current state-of-the-art in building load management. Panel:
Curtis Howe, Mariner Partners, Shift Energy
Mary Ann Piette, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Dr. Trevor Nightingale, National Research Council (NRC)
15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 - 17:00 Harnessing the Power of Renewables and Energy Storage Moderator: Dr. Louise Comeau, New Brunswick Conservation Council
Variable renewables integration is a challenge for power system operators. Occasional deficits of power and surpluses of energy are a call for more flexible power systems. This session is about renewable energy integration and how new storage technologies could help improve and achieve high penetration of renewable energy on the system. Panel:
Dr. Karim Zaghib, Hydro-Quebec
Tony Wright, Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy
Dr. Liuchen Chang, University of New Brunswick
17:00 - 18:30 HAPPY HOUR NETWORKING & LIVE MUSIC All delegates welcome
Entertainment: Joel LeBlanc Trio

Day Two Wednesday, April 5th
Innovation Opportunities

Time Session Speakers & Panelists
7:30 - 12:00 Registration Desk open
7:30 - 8:40 Buffet Breakfast
8:45 Welcome Back Pierre Mullin, Siemens Canada
9:00 - 10:30 Global Market Opportunities Moderator: Pierre Mullin, Siemens Canada
The transformation of the electricity sector presents a world of opportunities for Canadian vendors and utilities. Understanding the local differences in industry structures, architectures and customer demand is key to succeed in the global market. This session will provide an overview of the global opportunities, discuss major differences in electricity markets, and explore some of the challenges that are facing local companies when exporting their products and services abroad. Panel:
Martin Rovers, Emera Inc.
Hussain Rizvi, Itron Inc.
Brad Wasson, NB Power
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 - 12:00 Smart Energy Communities Moderator: Peter Corbyn, New Brunswick Smart Grid Consortium
Communities are increasingly interested in moving to a smart and sustainable energy reality. They are interested in efficient, local energy sources, optimizing land use, and harnessing available green energy. This session is about the transition to local energy planning for greater collaboration between local government, utilities and customers. Panel:
Brent Gilmour, QUEST (Quality Urban Energy System of Tomorrow)
Chris Norris, Siemens Canada
12:00 - 12:45 Start-up Pitch Panel:
Entrepreneurs in the Changing Energy Space
Moderator: Laura O’Blenis, Stiletto Consulting
High-energy pitches from four regional start-ups Panel:
Marlene Moore, Green Power Labs
Amit Virmani, Naveco Power
Asif Hasan, Simptek
Amir Akbari, WEnTech Solutions
12:45 - 13:30 CASUAL BUFFET LUNCH
13:30 - 15:00 The Evolving Energy Consumer Moderator: Michel Losier, NB Power
Emerging technologies and value-added solutions such as the connected home, solar rooftop, electric vehicles, smart thermostats, etc. are finding their way to consumers in an evolving energy marketplace. This is leading to a new and interesting energy experience for consumers. This panel will discuss what seems to be working, who is engaging, and what are the opportunities going forward. Panel:
Patty Durand, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative
Drew Sloan, Oracle
15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 - 16:30 Accelerating Energy Innovations Moderator: Dr. Herb Emery, University of New Brunswick
What will it take to spur innovation in a highly regulated industry? How can we create the perfect smart energy/smart grid/smart community ecosystem for innovation? This session will discuss best practices to spark innovation in the sustainable energy sector. Panel:
Gaëtan Thomas, NB Power
Neetika Sathe, PowerStream Inc.
Mark de Vere White, Itron Inc.
16:30 Forum Chair Closing Remarks Richard Wunderlich, Siemens Canada

PLEASE NOTE: Agenda is under development and is subject to change. Please check regularly for updates.