Lightning Talks & Prize Giveaway
Date & Time
Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Carol Bogacz Michael Covarrubias David Pope Nic Wilson April Dennis Jeremy Indridason Alex Lago Frederic Dubois Armando Ferreira David Bess Christine Cole Asher Heath Lauritz Lont Ed Sztuka

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:

Power Up your Outage Prediction and Response
Presented by: Nic Wilson, Director, Product Management - Weather Risk - DTN    
Prize: $150 Amazon e-Gift Card

When Lightnings Strike: An Overloaded Story 
Presented by: Jeremy Indridason, Principal - Program Manager & April Dennis,Director, Inside Sales - Trynzic
Prize: $300 Amazon Card

Guardians of the Data Verse
Presented by: Michael Covarrubias, VP of Strategy and Solutions - Xtensible 
Prize: Oculus

Shift Your Load Balancing into Overdrive
Presented by: Victoria Neuenschwander, Senior Product Line Manager - Itron
Prize: 20-watt Portable Solar Panel

Enhancing DER and Renewables Forecasting with AI 
Presented by: Alex Lago, Managing Director Grid Operations - Logic 20/20                
Prize: Logic20/20’s Visual Analytics Dashboard Requirements Kit

Using Analytics to Accelerate the Energy Transition 
Presented by: Carol Bogacz, Principal Consultant,  Frederic Dubois, Senior Product Manager, Power Grid Systems Analytics & Armando Ferreira, Director - 1898 & Co.   
Prize: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug + Local Kansas City Coffee

ModelOps: The Toughest Part of the Analytics Lifecycle 
Presented by: David Pope, Technical Leader, Senior Manager US Energy - SAS
Prize: Bose Frames Tenor, Smart Glasses, Bluetooth Audio Sunglasses, with Open Ear Headphones

Revolutionizing Utility Operations with ChatGPT & Open AI
Presented by: David Bess, Senior Director, Solutions - Neudesic, an IBM Company
Prize: Brilliant All-in-One Smart Home Control

Context Matters: The Perpetual Data Problem
Presented by: Rodney Durban, Director of Business Development, Power & Renewables - Cognite
Prize: $150 Amazon Card

Analytics in Action: Why it All Matters
Presented by:
Asher Heath, Owner - Delphi Consulting
Prize: $200 Ariat Gift Card

Transforming Network Maintenance with AI Analytics
Presented by: Ed Sztuka, Chief Revenue Officer - Optelos
Prize: Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Location Name
Basie Ballroom
Full Address
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 W 12th St
Kansas City, MO 64105
United States
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