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 
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 

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.


Mr. Rick Schmidt

Director of Infrastructure Modernization
Black & Veatch


Rick leads the Infrastructure Modernization Practice at Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC, which provides technology planning and associated consulting services relating to various types of infrastructure modernization programs. Rick has led dozens of Field Area Network (FAN) technology planning projects and has authored more than 150 RFPs ranging from AMI, MDM, CIS, SCADA, other systems and many communication infrastructure RFPs. Rick’s communications background involves expertise with a licensed and unlicensed Point-To-Multi-Point, mesh, peer-to-peer technologies and FAN/HAN communications such as Wi-SUN, ZigBee, OpenADR, LoRa, cellular, the new IoT communications media and legacy technologies such as one-way VHF/900 MHz for protocols. For most of these engagements Rick performed as either for project manager or lead consultant/architect. He has an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin lives with his wife Julie in Madison WI and has two adult children. 


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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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