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Continuous Innovation is What Drives Smarter Utilities and Cities

  • Room: 214B
  • Session Number:Smart Cities/IoT 1
Tuesday, January 28, 2020: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


Panel Moderator+
John O. Wambaugh
Executive Consultant
Z2Solutions LLC
United States
Session Chair
David Glenwright
United States
Session Co-Chair
Koustuv Ghoshal
Vice President & Head of Consulting & Device Technology Services
Ericsson Inc.
United States
Kevin Wasserman
Project Specialist, AMI Implementation Outage Management & Smart City
United States
Philip Nevels
Director, innovation & Partnerships
Exelon Utilities
United States
Tony Zhu
Senior Specialist, AMI Implementation Outage Management & Smart City
Con Edison
United States


Consumer expectations are on the rise and utilities continue to face a wide range of emerging challenges such as DER integration, cybersecurity, and storm response. Utilities need a framework to solve problems and deploy new solutions while creating value and minimizing costs. Creative approaches like design thinking to identify problems, ideate solutions, prototype, test and iterate are being applied to create a safer and more reliable grid.

During this panel utilities will describe how they created a platform and support team to drive continuous innovation. The panel will discuss several high-profile use cases to improve reliability and safety for their customers including an update on the deployment of their battery-powered natural gas leak detector, their efforts to improve reliability for the New York City subway system, and their ongoing effort to identify and mitigate stray voltage incidents.


For questions regarding the DISTRIBUTECH conference program please contact:  
Debbi Wells, CMP
Conference  Manager
Direct: 918-832-9265

For questions regarding the DISTRIBUTECH exhibit services please contact your Exhibit Services Manager at:
Direct: 253-212-2735

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