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North America’s Utility Executives Unite for GDS International’s NG Utilities Summit in November
24th September 2012, Orange County, NORTH AMERICA: On the 14th to 16th of November 2012, 65 of North America’s executives from across the utilities space will meet in California for GDS International’s tenth Next Generation Utilities US summit.
With this in mind, GDS International’
In attendance at this year’s summit will be: Ed White, VP Customer & Business Strategy for National Grid; Michael Pesin, Chief Technology Advisor for Seattle City Light; Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, VP Corporate Public Affairs for Duke Energy; Bill Johnson, Executive Director Electric Operations for the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (KCBPU); John McDonald, VP Technical Services for Exelon / PECO; and Bill Mintz, Director of Smart Grid Technology for Southern Co; whilst some of the esteemed sponsors scheduled for attendance include: Itron Telvent/Schneider Electric, ICF International, Alstom Grid and Utilidata.
Becky Blalock, Partner/CIO Southern Company, Advisory Capital, was an attendee at last year’s summit. In her own words: “I really like the whole process that has been set up to facilitate the sharing of ideas and knowledge at this summit. Key decision makers from some of the major utilities in this country were able to share with you hands-on experience about things that worked for them and the things that didn’t work for them…this is a tremendous investment.”
In agreement, Harry Hutchinson, VP Customer Service Operations for Southern California Edison, commented: “The NGU summit is a great collaboration and networking initiative. The panels and sessions throughout the whole event were very relevant.”
Tom McDonnell, Next Generation Utilities US Summit Director for GDS International – the global events company behind the event – says: "In today's troubled economic climate, the need to engage with customers in the utilities sector is in the midst of unprecedented transformation. Several factors are driving fundamental change: Liberalization and increased competition, strategic mergers and acquisitions, regulatory pressure around compliance and security, systems reliability, convergence, electricity and renewable concerns.”
He continues: “The Next Generation Utilities North America summit will once again serve as an arena for senior-level executives to engage in clear and focused dialogue with their peers and examine their management objectives in a relaxed and vibrant environment;
For more information, please visit www.ngusummitna.com
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