Lightning Talks & Prize Giveaway
Date & Time
Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Matt Alavi Robert Baxley Mike Cantrell Michael Covarrubias Harish Kashiyap Brian Lafayette Jessica Lyman Browne Russell Boyer

Lightning Talks focus on the most meaningful of a traditional session, but is compressed into an 8-minute bite of information.

You’ll have the chance to attend 3 Lightning Talks during this highly engaging and interactive session – and every talk you listen to brings you closer to winning a fantastic prize donated by one of our event sponsors. 

Lightning Talk Topics:

  • If Your Digital Twin Can Do All This, I'll Eat My Hat 
    Presented by: Robert Baxley, Head of Technical Sales - Neara
    Prize: Apple AirPods Pro


  • The Sequel - The Emperor's New Clothes  
    Presented by: Michael Covarrubias, VP, Strategy & Solutions, Xtensible
    Prize: Family Entertainment Package - Karaoke Machine (shipped to winner), The Book - Emperor's New Clothes, Board Games - Ticket to Ride, Catan


  • More Walk – Build an AI Foundation that they will come to!
    Presented by: Russell Boyer, Global Energy Field Director - Dell Technologies
    Prize: Dell Pro Wireless Headset
  • POOF!... Watch Your Legacy Technologies Disappear
    Presented by: Harish Kashiyap, Head of Data Science and Machine Learning - Colaberry
    Prize: Oculus Quest 2- Advanced All in One Virtual Reality Headset
  • Alert! “Power outage detected on Mars”
    Presented by: Mike Cantrell, Director, Client Solutions - Power & Utilities - Neudesic
    Prize: Apple AirPods Pro
  • Vegetation Poker: Predicting SAIDI. No Bluffs
    Presented by: Brian Lafayette, Head of Business Strategy - Overstory
    Prize: Apple Watch SE with GPS
  • Build the Smart Utility Analytics Platform of the Future?
    Presented by: Matt Alavi, Consultant - Teradata
    Prize: $200 Visa Gift Card
  • The Game of CLUE: Piecing Together the Clues to Solve the Problem
    Presented by: Jessica Lyman Browne, Solution Lead, Global Advisory - Black & Veatch
    Prize: Marshall Bluetooth Speaker
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