Our 4th annual Telecoms for Smart Grids conference
will address the current development of both UK and european communications infrastructures for smart grid development and metering deployment, data communication infrastructure and integration, substation automation, distribution network upgrades, and business process management. For the UK key market developments will be addressed with contributions form both the Department for Energy and Climate Change and the Data Communications Company.
Future developments including the onset of M2M communications technology with challenges and risks in delivering a fit-for-purpose, secure systems will be examanied in this highly-focused event. Join us this September 22nd and 23rd as we bring leading utilities, government and communication technology authorities for an in-depth discussion on current pilot projects, challenges and solutions.
Benefits of Attending
- How will new licensing and regulatory changes will effect stakeholders
- What impact the role of the DCC has had in creating new opportunities and guidelines, and what further changes to the regulatory framework are possible?
- Learn how utilities have had to deploy and implement the right technological infrastructure to ensure a reliable, secure and flexible system - Europe and UK pilots
- What does this network look like and who are the key players in its success?
- How will data utilisation, security and privacy be managed?
- What can we learn from European deployments?
- What key regions we will see further develop?
- The impact of the roll-out of smart metering equipment
- What obligations do utilities have in ensuring reliability?
- What infrastructure will be most effective?
- Ensuring privacy and data security- how secure is your network and how do utilities convince consumers?
Plus an Interactive Half-Day Post-Conference Workshop
Business Choices: Choosing the Telecoms System for Smart Grids
Workshop Leader: Andrew Thomas, Divisional Director & Dr. Andrew Wheen, Principal Consultant, Information Communications Technology, Mott MacDonald
Wednesday 24th September 2014, 8.30am - 12.30pm
- Adrian Butt, Policy Advisor, Smart Girds, Department of Energy and Climate Change
- Adrian Grilli, Managing Director, JRC
- Andrew Thomas, Divisional Director, Mott Macdonald
- Colin Mallett, Director, Smart Homes & Buildings Association
- David Greer, Executive Director, University of Tulsa Institute for Information Security
- Denis O'Leary, Head of Smart Energy Technologies, ESB
- Dritan Kaleshi, Senior Lecturer, Communications Networks, University of Bristol
- Gilles Thonet, Managing Director Europe, ZigBee Alliance
- John Paget Bourke, Head of Systems and Services, Satellite Applications Catapult
- Jonathan Simcock, Managing Director, Data Communications Company
- Mark Ossel, Vice-President CE Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific and, Echelon Energy and Utility
- Markus Hofsaess, Project Manager, Smart Meter Communication, EON
- Tracey Sheehan, Partner, Taylor Wessing
- William Webb, CEO, Weightless.org
- Giovanni Coppola, Product Manager, Enel Distribuzione Sp A
- Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia, Project Manager - iWIDGET, University Of Exeter
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Who Should Attend
Managers, heads of department, and directors of the following job functions would benefit from attending Telecoms for Smart Grids
- Smart Grid and Strategic Planning
- Distribution Engineering
- Smart Metering
- Future Networks
- Research and Development
- Network Operations
- Distribution Automation
- Regulatory Policy
- Information Communication Technology
- Metering Infrastructure
- Smart Grid Analysis
- Systems Integration Engineering
VenueMarriott Hotel, Regents Park
128 King Henry's Road
London, NW3 3ST