Smart Grid leaders speak out on GridWeek

“GridWeek is an excellent conference for thought leaders, as well as people trying to grow their skills in the Smart Grid community. The speaker list is first class, the tracks are topnotch, and the networking is excellent. There is serious learning going on in an enjoyable setting, in as well organized a conference as you’ll ever attend. This is one of the best conferences to learn about the Smart Grid and network with your peers.”

Patty Durand, Executive Director, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

"The topics addressed at GridWeek are the ones that matter most for electric utilities and the Smart Grid market as a whole. Infusing such in-depth insights from utilities will be a huge benefit to all Smart Grid stakeholders. GridWeek is a focal point of industry activity each year and I wouldn't miss it."

Clint Wheelock, President, Pike Research

“GridWeek consistently promotes some of the best speakers and forward-looking content of any show in the industry. That said, one of the specific differentiators of GridWeek is the networking opportunities with the key stakeholders who are actually shaping the Smart Grid. These stakeholders include the leaders in their respective fields – utilities, commissioners, vendors and consumer groups.”

David Elve, Vice President, Sensus

 

“GridWeek brings together an extraordinary range of perspectives: including not only industry leaders and policymakers from the U.S. and around the world, but also scholars, advocates, and innovative thinkers from other industries navigating radical change. That kind of open, inclusive conversation and collaboration – which also marks the world’s most promising smart grid projects – is crucial to realizing the full potential of this transformation of the electric system and the economy it shapes and serves.”


Miriam Horn, Director, Smart Grid Initiative, Environmental Defense Fund
 

“GridWeek was one of the best overall subject matter conferences that I have ever attended in over 22 years in the telecom and utility industry. It was extremely well organized and the content was timely, relevant and quite useful. I hope that I will have the pleasure to attend and participate in future conferences related to the topic of Smart Grid.”

Teresa Mastrangelo, Principal Analyst, BroadBandTrends.com

 

“EEI has been proudly participating in Gridweek since its inception and every year without fail I know we and our member companies in attendance walk away from the week with unique insights and actionable approaches toward our crucial role in the grid’s continuing evolution and modernization. This year Gridweek will again challenge attendees to think and learn more about how the electric utilities EEI represent and their technology partners are planning to transform the way the world thinks about energy as well as how is our industry organizing itself to take advantage of this cross-cutting and disruptive movement. Gridweek is the ideal forum for these discussions to take place and for this very important knowledge transfer about the grid to occur.”

Chris Eisenbrey, Director, Business Information Group, Edison Electric Institute

 

"For policy-makers and regulators, GridWeek provides access to an extraordinary array of new technology entrants. As regulators diligently review the customer benefits associated with refreshing the grid, there is no better forum for finding answers to these important questions."

Paul Hudson, Founder and Principal, Stratus Energy Group; former Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Texas (2003-2008)

 

"NEMA is proud to have participated in GridWeek since its inception and support its growth into one of the premiere national events in the promotion of Smart Grid. To us, GridWeek represents a forum where the past, present, and future of the industry coalesce. Every year we learn something new at GridWeek, whether it's new ways to view existing components of the grid, or the vast possibilities of emerging technologies. There is no doubt that the NEMA interests in cybersecurity, energy storage, and high performance buildings have been driven by what we've seen there. GridWeek is of great strategic importance to our organization, and we look forward to the opportunity this October to reconnect with the thousands of colleagues we've worked with at past events, as well as the new faces who will join us for the first time."

Paul Molitor, Sr. Industry Director for Smart Grid, NEMA

"EMC is building its partner ecosystem to address the data management, network event management and security concerns emerging with the rise of Smart Grid initiatives. GridWeek enhances our opportunity by bringing all of the relevant parties together in one place, at one time."

Rona Newmark, VP Corporate Strategy, EMC Corporation

“I have attended and managed hundreds of industry conferences, and found [GridWeek] to be among the best I have ever attended.”

Ken Bauco, Manager, Business News Americas

“This was my first GridWeek [2009] and I was very impressed not only by the number of people attending, but the breadth of the topics covered and the format.”

Dr. Saifur Rahman, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of Advanced Research Inst, Virginia Tech

“As an energy and environment policy analyst for Robert W. Baird, I work with both our capital markets and investment banking teams, helping our clients to understand how federal legislation, regulation and politics impact publicly-traded and private companies. GridWeek brings together key Washington policy makers and the leading firms throughout the entire Smart Grid industry in a single place. Gridweek is both informative and efficient in terms of time and money invested.”

Christi Tezak, Director and Senior Policy Analyst, Robert W. Baird & Co.

“[GridWeek] was one the best professional meetings I have attended in several years. I used to work as an IT analyst at Gartner so I know the events business.”

James C. Brancheau, Ph.D., Carbon-Pros, LLC

“Team Clasma did an incredible job [at GridWeek]. The entire conference was world class as always.”

Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, CEO, Energy Control Inc.