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SAP for Utilities

As the utility industry continues to transform and evolve the way we interact with customers, data and assets, it is more important than ever to hear solutions and expertise from your peers on how to drive success with new technology and digital innovations. SAP for Utilities is the annual go-to event that unites over 1,000 utilities professionals from across North America and the globe. Join your peers from all sectors of the industry—including power generation, transmission, distribution, retail, gas, water, waste, recycling and more—to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and thought-leading insights to improve your business performance. Now in its ninth year, SAP for Utilities—a collaboration between SAP, Eventful Conferences and ASUG—is poised to unite the next generation of utilities professionals! Keep up-to-date on conference content and updates: @sapforutilities

 

 

Keynote Speakers

 
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) October 10, 2015.  (Photo: © Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)

    Peyton Manning

    Former NFL Quarterback & Two-Time Super Bowl Champion
     
    Leading a Team to Championship

    If anyone knows about leading a team, it’s legendary quarterback Peyton Manning. The NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, Peyton has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history. During his NFL career, Peyton led the Colts franchise to its first World Championship in 36 years during the 2006 season, earning MVP honors in...

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    Mary Anne Brelinsky

    President, EDF Energy Services
     
    Disrupting the Utility Industry & Addressing Today’s Transformational Energy Challenges

    Technology advancements and aging infrastructure are creating unprecedented transformational change in the energy space. Both in wholesale and retail markets, energy companies are being forced to be more innovative to meet end-use customer requirements. Customers are becoming more savvy about energy procurement and creative with how they want to solve these challenges. Mary Anne Brelinsky, President of EDF Energy Services,...

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    Rudy Wolf

    Director, Enterprise Change, PG&E
     
    The Professional Advantage of Mindfulness

    Mindfulness training has taken off around the world for good reason. Thousands of studies have shown that mindfulness training provides a wide array of health and performance benefits. Global companies are embracing mindfulness training as a competitive advantage for employee resiliency and performance. Join Whil founder and CEO, Joe Burton, as he shares his unexpected journey from Global COO in...

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    Paul Caffery

    Senior Director Enterprise Mobility Strategies, PG&E
     
    Utilizing an Agile Methodology to Challenge the Way Utilities Do Business

    At PG&E, we have reengineered our work processes and are helping our people reimagine how they think about their jobs and the business. By thinking mobile first, we have changed the business to an agile enterprise on the cusp of the digital era. Living by the principle “fail fast” we were able to develop four apps in 48 hours, a...

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    Greg McKeown

    CEO, THIS Inc
     
    Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

    The “Way of the Essentialist” isn’t about getting more done in less time, it’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things...

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    Mark Weatherford

    SVP & Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, vArmour; First Deputy Under-Secretary for Cybersecurity, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
     
    You’ve Been Hacked: How to Protect Your Company, Employees & Shareholders

    What’s more important than protecting your sensitive employee and customer information, your critical business strategies and your corporate intellectual property. Nothing! In the literal blink of an eye, malicious insiders and cyber criminals can compromise the security of your company and destroy years of business success and corporate good will. Couple the dynamic cyber threat landscape with the financial exposure...

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    Scott King

    Director, Information Security, San Diego Gas & Electric
     
    Practical Implementation of Threat Based Security Operations

    With the rapid technology adoption supporting critical utility operations, a security program must adapt to address the most significant risks while paying close attention to the threats. Old school methodologies for solving security challenges do not scale nor make financial sense in a world where motivated attackers are incredibly successful at penetrating their targets. Companies have to adapt to a...

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    Joe Burton

    Founder & CEO, Whil Concepts, Inc.
     
    The Professional Advantage of Mindfulness

    Mindfulness training has taken off around the world for good reason. Thousands of studies have shown that mindfulness training provides a wide array of health and performance benefits. Global companies are embracing mindfulness training as a competitive advantage for employee resiliency and performance. Join Whil founder and CEO, Joe Burton, as he shares his unexpected journey from Global COO in...

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Charity Walk Benefiting 2-1-1 San Diego

This year, with the support of our host utility, Sempra Energy, we will launch the inaugural SAP for Utilities Charity 5k Run/Walk to support the great work of 2-1-1 San Diego. We’ve set the lofty goal of raising $10,000 – and hope you will join us in hitting it!

 
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2016 Special Guest Speaker: Peyton Manning

If anyone knows about leading a team, it’s legendary quarterback Peyton Manning. The NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, Peyton has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history. During his NFL career, Peyton led the Colts franchise to its first World Championship in 36 years during the 2006 season, earning MVP honors in the Colts’ 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. This past season, he led the Denver Broncos to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, making him the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. He has also been named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2013.

 
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    "Hearing directly from other utilities who are sharing real-life experiences is invaluable, and the networking with industry peers always yields tremendous value."

    Chris Chen - San Diego Gas & Electric Company
     
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    "SAP technologies are enabling utility customers to digitize end-to-end and this conference is the best place to see how."

    Lloyd Adams - National Vice President, Utilities, SAP
     
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    "This is definitely the best conference I have attended and I plan on continuing to come back each year."

    Dwayne Lowry - American Water
     
 
 

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Leading a Team to Championship

If anyone knows about leading a team, it’s legendary quarterback Peyton Manning. The NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, Peyton has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history. During his NFL career, Peyton led the Colts franchise to its first World Championship in 36 years during the 2006 season, earning MVP honors in the Colts’ 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. This past season, he led the Denver Broncos to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, making him the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. He has also been named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2013.

For his actions off the field, Manning was honored as the recipient of the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award and the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2005 as well as the Bart Starr Award in 2015. Manning serves as a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and The Pat Summit Foundation Advisory Board. He and his wife, Ashley, established the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk. The PeyBack Foundation has provided more than $10 million of impact to at-risk youth through its grants and programs since its inception. Manning continues to maintain a strong relationship with St. Vincent’s Children’s Hospital (Indianapolis), which in 2007 was renamed the “Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.”

Join Peyton for this exciting keynote with Lloyd Adams, national vice president, utilities, SAP North America. Lloyd is responsible for sales and customer relations in the SAP utilities North America practice.

Previously, Lloyd served as chief operating officer for SAP Americas’ regulated industries team, which includes the utilities practice. In this role, his key responsibilities consisted of core operations and all facets of business growth. Additionally, he directly managed a number of teams involved in customer support and business development, including value engineering as well as ecosystem and channels.

Lloyd also previously served as chief of staff for SAP North America, a role in which he was the point of connection between the office of the president and all parts of the business. In that role, he was responsible for the holistic management of the Regional President’s office, ensuring quick and full execution of programs and communications, balancing the President’s responsibilities to North America employees, customers, and the SAP Executive Board.

Disrupting the Utility Industry & Addressing Today’s Transformational Energy Challenges

Technology advancements and aging infrastructure are creating unprecedented transformational change in the energy space. Both in wholesale and retail markets, energy companies are being forced to be more innovative to meet end-use customer requirements. Customers are becoming more savvy about energy procurement and creative with how they want to solve these challenges. Mary Anne Brelinsky, President of EDF Energy Services, will discuss some of the most disruptive factors impacting our power grids and how successful companies are adapting to embrace these changes

The Professional Advantage of Mindfulness

Mindfulness training has taken off around the world for good reason. Thousands of studies have shown that mindfulness training provides a wide array of health and performance benefits. Global companies are embracing mindfulness training as a competitive advantage for employee resiliency and performance. Join Whil founder and CEO, Joe Burton, as he shares his unexpected journey from Global COO in a public company to a digital wellness entrepreneur. Learn about the tidal wave of mindfulness research that's fueling the hottest topic in stress resiliency and mental wellbeing. Joe will share how attention and awareness practices can help employees reduce stress and anxiety while improving focus, safety and performance. Rudy Wolf, Director, Enterprise Change, PG&E will join Joe to share how his utility organization has adopted mindfulness practices into the workplace. PG&E has hired and trained a team of skilled, experienced professionals to apply a holistic approach for leading change that goes well beyond the typical realm of change management. The approach combines project leadership, project governance, and personal development along with a new way of thinking about the change to help impact individuals and their leadership. This is all done by leveraging a repeatable, disciplined approach that can be taught and used by anyone who is willing to learn. Rudy will share how mindfulness practices have led to a safer workplace environment and the positive impact it can have at your utility.

Utilizing an Agile Methodology to Challenge the Way Utilities Do Business

At PG&E, we have reengineered our work processes and are helping our people reimagine how they think about their jobs and the business. By thinking mobile first, we have changed the business to an agile enterprise on the cusp of the digital era. Living by the principle “fail fast” we were able to develop four apps in 48 hours, a process that used to take months. Although not perfect, end users were amazed at the experience and could provide real-time feedback for improvements. The technology at work for a utility organization should not feel like stepping on to the set of The Flintstones. Using SAP as the core of all our data, we have developed the applications to put information at the fingertips of our employees to make better, cost effective and high value decisions.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

The “Way of the Essentialist” isn’t about getting more done in less time, it’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. By applying a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices on where to spend our precious time and energy instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing, it’s a whole new way of doing everything. This keynote is a must-hear for any leader, manager or individual who wants to learn how to do less, but better, in every area of their lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

You’ve Been Hacked: How to Protect Your Company, Employees & Shareholders

What’s more important than protecting your sensitive employee and customer information, your critical business strategies and your corporate intellectual property. Nothing! In the literal blink of an eye, malicious insiders and cyber criminals can compromise the security of your company and destroy years of business success and corporate good will. Couple the dynamic cyber threat landscape with the financial exposure and risks resulting from your data falling into the wrong hands, and you’ve identified the most critical issue facing your company today. Join international cybersecurity expert, Mark Weatherford, for a keynote you will never forget and your business can’t afford to miss. Mark will discuss critical relationships between the public and private sectors and highlight the many complexities surrounding the Internet of Things and the convergence of IT, OT and physical security. Finally, Mark will propose that your path to the Cloud is inevitable and how this technology shift is creating profound opportunities for you to develop a better organizational security posture.

Practical Implementation of Threat Based Security Operations

With the rapid technology adoption supporting critical utility operations, a security program must adapt to address the most significant risks while paying close attention to the threats. Old school methodologies for solving security challenges do not scale nor make financial sense in a world where motivated attackers are incredibly successful at penetrating their targets. Companies have to adapt to a model where threat intelligence drives security operations and investments. This keynote will focus on the practical implementation of threat based security operations and how to translate those concepts to senior management and your board of directors.

The Professional Advantage of Mindfulness

Mindfulness training has taken off around the world for good reason. Thousands of studies have shown that mindfulness training provides a wide array of health and performance benefits. Global companies are embracing mindfulness training as a competitive advantage for employee resiliency and performance. Join Whil founder and CEO, Joe Burton, as he shares his unexpected journey from Global COO in a public company to a digital wellness entrepreneur. Learn about the tidal wave of mindfulness research that's fueling the hottest topic in stress resiliency and mental wellbeing. Joe will share how attention and awareness practices can help employees reduce stress and anxiety while improving focus, safety and performance. Rudy Wolf, Director, Enterprise Change, PG&E will join Joe to share how his utility organization has adopted mindfulness practices into the workplace. PG&E has hired and trained a team of skilled, experienced professionals to apply a holistic approach for leading change that goes well beyond the typical realm of change management. The approach combines project leadership, project governance, and personal development along with a new way of thinking about the change to help impact individuals and their leadership. This is all done by leveraging a repeatable, disciplined approach that can be taught and used by anyone who is willing to learn. Rudy will share how mindfulness practices have led to a safer workplace environment and the positive impact it can have at your utility.

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