Join technology leaders in utilities at the annual Accenture Avanade Microsoft Utilities Innovation Forum. Transforming to the digital enterprise: Progress and opportunities

Utilities are progressively embracing disruptive technology trends to drive the agility, efficiency and security that define the Digital Enterprise. Join Accenture, Avanade, Microsoft and utilities executives at the Utilities Innovation Forum 2013 to share research and insights and first-hand experience on how the industry can achieve greater value and growth through innovation.

Industry insights, expertise and inspiration

UIF 2013 will see CIOs share value-driven, innovative and practical solutions supporting the business’ growth agenda, regulatory obligations and cost cutting objectives. Accenture’s industry thought leadership, Avanade’s implementation experience, and Microsoft’s innovation in cloud computing and IT consumerization, make this a forum for deep insight and inspiration.

The wide-ranging session styles and topics are sure to draw out the experience, knowledge, and concerns of everyone involved, speakers and participants alike:

  • Plenary sessions and workshops focused on practical and proven industry insights and solutions related to power plant management; generation; smart grid and operations; energy trading optimization; energy efficiency; customer engagement; embedding innovation in the enterprise; and CIO leadership
  • Utility CIO panel perspectives on cloud computing, mobility, big data, analytics and collaboration; and more
  • Panel discussions by industry leaders and technology providers, focused on freeing up IT organizations to differentiate on capabilities not infrastructure
  • Technology showcase and discussion lounge with industry-leading technology providers, including practical and demonstrable end-to-end innovative utility solutions
  • Networking events to foster peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and offer unique opportunities to meet executives from Accenture, Avanade, Microsoft, and our technology showcase sponsors.

Please plan to join your peers at the Accenture, Avanade, and Microsoft Utilities Innovation Forum, to be held at the historic Kurhaus, outside Frankfurt, Germany. For more information about UIF 2013, please contact Veronica Cavazos.

Event Overview
Program Agenda and Networking Events
21 May | 19:30
Welcome reception & dinner Salons des Flacons, Kurhaus, Wiesbaden
22 May | Day one | 9:00 – 17:30
Welcome Kurhaus Kolonnaden, Wiesbaden
Power and utilities in the new era: Driving business transformation in a connected world
The new energy consumer: Balancing strategic and operational imperatives
Putting a spark into the Electricity Supply Board of Ireland’s collaboration and mobility strategy
The next generation workplace: Practical approaches for supporting your people and your business
Taming the big five: A South African utility perspective
Microsoft Smart Energy Reference Architecture (SERA): A framework for our industry transformation
Designed for analytics: Strategies for asset management
Making the grid more intelligent with total device management
Leveraging the power of the Cloud: An industry opportunity
How to survive and prosper in an age of disruption
22 May | Networking Dinner at Villa im Tal | 19:30
23 May | Day two | 7:30 – 13:00
Roundtable Breakfast Kurhaus Kolonnaden, Wiesbaden
Transforming to the digital utility
Flexibility with a virtual power plant: Transmitting wind with the Twenties program
Smart microgrid city: Real–time energy management at University of California, San Diego
Next generation ALARA planning: Kinect for Windows in utilities
Handling customers with care: Business support systems for smart insights
Driving innovation and performance: Perspectives from the Lotus F1 team
Executive Roundtable Breakfast topics
Thursday, 23 May
Executive Roundtable Breakfast
07:30 – 09:00
Galerie Rotunde, Kurhaus Kolonnaden, Wiesbaden
Big Data
Smart Analytics
Event Venue & Hotel
Event Venue
Galerie Rotunde, Kurhaus Kolonnaden
Kurhaus Platz 1
65189 Wiesbaden, Germany
Negotiated event rates are available at Hotel Nassauer Hof. To receive the negotiated rate, please reference ‘Utilities Innovation Forum 2013’. To receive the negotiated rates, please book your hotel by 4 May, 2013. Room reservations need to be confirmed by phone or email with the Hotel Nassauer Hof.
Hotel Nassauer Hof
Kaiser-Friedrich-Platz 3-4
65183 Wiesbaden, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)611 133-645
Fax: +49 (0)611 133-632

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