Accessing DISTRIBUTECH Presentations
Presentations provided by DistribuTECH speakers are available to all full delegates and exhibitor delegates, however a username and password are required to access them. 
This year's username and password were handed out at the conference.  If you did not receive them please contact Debbi Wells at debbi.wells@clarionevents.com. 
 
Utility University course handouts are only available to those who paid to attend a course. 
Credentials were provided by the instructors, however, if you paid to attend a course and did not receive the username and password please contact Debbi Wells at debbi.wells@clarionevents.com. 

Downloading DISTRIBUTECH Presentations
Select View All Sessions from the Education dropdown menu. 
Find the session you're interested in. If a presentation has been uploaded you'll see a Power Point or PDF icon. 
Click on it.
You'll get a pop up box to enter the username and password.
  

 

Andrew Dickson

VP IT ComEd & EU Digital Grid
Exelon

Profile

Andy Dickson is the IT Vice President of Digital Grid for all Exelon Utilities and the Chief Information Officer for ComEd. As VP of Digital Grid, he is accountable for Project Delivery and Customer Engagement for the Utilities Communications Infrastructure, Data Analytics Platforms, Smart Meter Services, and Utility of the Future Programs across all 6 Exelon Utilities. The Utilities Communication networks are made up of wired, wireless, and wireless mesh technologies and support real time operations (SCADA) and an “Internet of Things” made up of over 9 million Smart Meters and thousands of Distribution Automation Devices across all Exelon Utilities. The current analytics platform hosts over 9 Petabytes of data. His annual project portfolio in these areas is over $150M.

As CIO of ComEd, Andy is accountable for Business Relationship Management and Oversight for all IT Services supporting ComEd.

Professional History
For more than 35 years, Andy has held a variety positions in information technology, engineering, and project management primarily for the utility sector. Prior to his current role, Andy was IT VP, Cloud & Infrastructure Operations and served as IT VP, Generation. He held many leadership roles in IT including Director of Nuclear Fleet Programs, Director of Nuclear Site Operations, and Director of Nuclear Real Time Systems. Andy has a strong focus on Operations and Service Delivery and has been an Enterprise Architect, as well as managing teams in IT and Nuclear.

Prior to joining Exelon, he was a Principal IT Consultant and Senior Project Engineer with Sargent & Lundy.

Education
Andy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Master’s Degree in Information Technology from Northwestern University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois and a PMI certified Project Management Professional.


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For questions regarding the DISTRIBUTECH conference program please contact:  
Debbi Wells, CMP
Conference  Manager

Debbi.Wells@clarionevents.com
Direct: 918-832-9265

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

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