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  • Innovation Summit Atlanta
    November 13 - 14, 2018 | Atlanta, GA

    Innovation Summit
    North America Agenda

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Tuesday, November 13
8:00 AM Welcome and Registration
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

At Schneider Electric, we are leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation. We are proud to work with customers and partners at the front lines of the digital revolution to ensure that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, and at every moment. Together we are powering and digitizing life.

Speakers
Jean Pascal-Tricoire - CEO, Schneider Electric
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Businesses are undergoing a digital transformation to get ahead in the digital economy. EcoStruxure IT is helping them tackle complex IT and data center environments with cloud-based management systems, big data analytics, mobile insights, and optimized operations.

Speakers
Dave Johnson - Executive VP, Global IT Division, Schneider Electric
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

In the Digital Economy, the way electricity is generated, distributed and consumed is rapidly changing. EcoStruxure Power digitizes and simplifies the electrical distribution system and aids in decision-making. It helps facility owners and operators protect people and assets, optimize business performance, and maximize operational efficiency, while making it easier to achieve regulatory compliance.In this session we’ll discover how digitization trends are impacting our panelist’s companies, discuss the impact of digitization on the construction and electrical systems, learn how using digitization improves operations, and address other top-of-mind issues like green buildings and cybersecurity.

Speakers
Mike Montanari - VP, Partner Projects US, Schneider Electric
Ben Wilson - Executive VP, Decker Electric
Barry Kaufman - Associate Principal, BR+A Consulting Engineers
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Corporations around the world — in industries ranging from manufacturing to healthcare — are using renewable energy to save money and achieve environmental goals. This demand is driving global renewables development at a rapid pace,and the price of clean technology continues to fall as availability expands. Learn how the team of clean-tech experts at Schneider Electric Energy and Sustainability Services, aided by the global NEO Network™ transaction accelerator, can help you take advantage of this buying environment and fast-track your success.

Speakers
John Hoekstra - VP, Global Sustainability & Cleantech Services, Schneider Electric
Matt Anctil - VP, Anschutz Corporation
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Asset models are everywhere — duplicated, difficult to maintain, and overlapping — mainly on-premises. Over the operational lifetime of an asset, this model will continually change, evolve, and grow. As the number of connected devices grows out current processes, to maintain these models will be unsustainable. We need to think about how to converge our current systems and processes to establish one source of truth. And maintain it. Focus on practical steps now! Eventually these asset models will drive predictive models, Machine Learning (ML), and Digital Twin. Start the journey towards performant analytics and Digital Twin.

Speakers
Luke Durcan - EcoStruxure Director, Schneider Electric
Andy Bane - CEO, Element Analytics
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

The “4th industrial revolution” is causing a dramatic shift in the construction industry as new digital technologies improve productivity and sustainability while redefining skills and competencies. Specifiers are uniquely positioned to influence and support this transformation in an industry that has been slow to adopt. In this session we explore how EcoStruxure for Building – power distribution, building controls, lighting systems, and access control – creates high value buildings through efficiency in design. We will explore how technology is helping to create more productive work environments for occupants, and a higher level of operation efficiency in an era of a declining service workforce.

Speakers
Asha Davis - VP, Channel Specifier Business, Schneider Electric
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

For today’s digital economy, traditional power distribution systems need to evolve. EcoStruxure™ Power, Schneider Electric’s IoT-ready power distribution architecture enables our partners to connect across an open, digital ecosystem through all phases of each project, for improved CapEx and OpEx efficiency. We’ll show you how we do it...and how to get started exploring this technology (involving the three tiers of Schneider Electric products, edge control and analytics) for any type of building or manufacturing environment.

Speakers
Aamir Paul - Senior VP, US Business Operations, Schneider Electric
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CNBC Panel

The evolution of an aging US electrical system has not come without its problems. Society is beginning to demand an energy system that focuses on greater resilience, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability – but can their demands be met? Digital technologies and innovations in the energy sector like microgrids, net metering, and stand-alone systems are all aimed toward effectively managing energy needs and costs, and may hold the key. Yet, with so much innovation, why are blackouts still happening? This session will aim to highlight the problems stopping the US from achieving a sustainable energy system to meet society’s new demands, and how innovation can help.

Speakers
Jackie Deangelis - Commodity & Energy Correspondent, CNBC
Kristina Johnson - Chancellor, State University of New York
Andrew Marino - Co-Head of the Carlyle Global infrastructure Opportunity Fund
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

The global energy landscape is undergoing profound disruption. Companies need to be more efficient and competitive but at the same time they are required to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Active Energy Management is the key enabler to solving this paradox.

Speakers
Steve Wilhite - Senior VP, Energy & Sustainability Services, Schneider Electric
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

When it comes to critical power, regulation and code requirements are becoming more specific and costly, driven mainly by natural or man-made disasters that impact operations. With IoT-driven technologies, there are systems and solutions that can ease the burden of compliance. Explore how you can meet compliance challenges and prevent issues before the next disaster.

Speakers
Matt Schneider - Global Product Management, ASCO Power Technologies
Wil Trado - VP, Engineering, Capacity Management & Service Delivery, EdgeConneX
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Cloud and Service providers need unique solutions to meet business demands regarding speed to market, CapEx and OpEx preservation, and risk-mitigation. Learn about solutions that enable these businesses to go far beyond simple point solutions, and require joint business strategic planning and co-innovation.

Speakers
Greg Jones - VP, Strategy Cloud & Service Providers, Schneider Electric
Craig McKesson - Executive VP, Enterprise Markets & Solutions, T5 Data Centers
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Machine builders and OEMs need innovative ways to design, build and maintain more efficient, cost-effective equipment, faster. With EcoStruxure Machine, they can easily realize smart, connected machines and revolutionize their business opportunities.

Speakers
Carlos Villa - VP, Industry US, Schneider Electric
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Oil and Gas producers have relied on various process control methods and applications for more than 100 years. New philosophies, however, are required for a new age of industry, driven by the convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT). In this session, we will explore how EcoStruxure, our digital architecture and platform, enables our customers to develop agile business models with higher margins, capture and retain workforce knowledge, improve asset performance, and optimize production rates using real-time information.

Speakers
Rick Bilberry - VP, Oil & Gas North America Operations, Schneider Electric
Doug Kushnerick - Senior Scientific Advisor, Corporate Strategic Research, Exxon Mobil
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

What does digital transformation mean for organizations and customers? Schneider’s relationships with technology trailblazers and disrupters identify opportunities for new ventures and create game-changing innovation. On this panel, learn from the best in the industry on how to leverage the art of the possible and deliver exponential value to your customers.

Speakers
Herve Coureil - Executive VP & Chief Digital Officer, Schneider Electric
Amy Francetic - Managing Director, Energize Ventures
Linda Yates - CEO & Founder, mach49
Brian Irwin - Managing Director, Accenture
Mike Phillips - CEO & Co-Founder, Sense
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Innovation Hub & Coffee Break
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Decentralized and decarbonized energy sources are on the rise. Combine these with digitization and IoT, and you have all the ingredients for revolutionary change. Discover how you can become a leader in the new energy landscape and take advantage of localized access to secure, flexible, and controllable power.

Speakers
Mark Feasal - VP, Smart Grid, Schneider Electric
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

The needs of the IT department have evolved to needing specific solutions for critical business applications in an ever more complex digital business world. Therefore, EcoStruxure IT is the IT Channel partner’s critical power and cooling solution for a business focused on providing value-added services and recurring revenue streams. In this session, IT Channel partners will uncover the solutions set afforded by EcoStruxure IT.

Speakers
Shannon Sbar - VP, IT Channels, APC by Schneider Electric
Larry Hann - Director, Channel Digital Services, APC by Schneider Electric
Jeff Woolley - General Manager, Vision Business Products
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Managing a global infrastructure portfolio of new build-outs, ongoing services, and modernization efforts is no small feat. Explore how a CapEx to OpEx program can alleviate budget constraints — and allow you to focus on your core business.

Speakers
Alex Gershman - Director of Strategy, US Services and Solutions, Schneider Electric
Maureen Ehrenberg - President, Global Integrated Facility Management, JLL
Helder Silva - Energy Manager, Arcelor Mittal
Thibault Chevallier - Chief Financial Officer, Kyotherm
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Water and wastewater customers operate critical infrastructure; whose management is more and more dependent on technology. The need to improve performance combined with the digital revolution are driving an evolution towards new business models for water and wastewater utilities. Learn how Suez North America is building a Smart Water Utility by establishing an integrated framework for business applications and SCADA to transform operational information into knowledge.

Speakers
Lukas Loeffler - President, Water & Wastewater Segment, Schneider Electric
Keith Kolkebeck - Director of Technology Solutions, SUEZ
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

To meet the needs of the growing population, buildings of the Digital Economy era must become more sustainable and more efficient. EcoStruxure™ Building, our collaborative smart building IoT platform, provides solutions for more productive building management and more comfortable living spaces.

Speakers
Mark Faber - VP, Global Partnerships, AEG
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Food safety concerns, consumer’s increasing demand for transparency, trust issues...these are just some of the trends and challenges facing food and beverage industries. Discover how EcoStruxure™ for Food & Beverage can help address them — you’ll also get to know how you can optimize your whole value chain thanks to digitization, from farm to fork.

Speakers
Kakali Ray - VP, End User Solution Sales, Schneider Electric
Mike Jamieson - Global Segment President, Consumer Packaged Goods, Schneider Electric
Egbert Schroer - Worldwide Managing Director, Process Manufacturing & Resources Industry, Microsoft
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A proper edge solution that ensures visibility to your IT systems is crucial for making good business decisions. Learn what it takes to create an effective edge solution from someone who’s been there — hear about their real-life edge deployment, and how EcoStruxure™ keeps them connected to their critical environments.

Speakers
Wendi Runyon - VP, Strategy & Business Development, IT Division, Schneider Electric
Scott San Antonio - Director, Global Strategic Alliances, Schneider Electric
Katie Boeh - Director, IT Channels Marketing, Schneider Electric
Courtney Forget - Director, US Service Channels, Schneider Electric
Wilfredo Sotolongo - General Manager, Internet of Things, Lenovo Data Center Group
Guy Lacerte - Founder & Managing Partner, Power Solutions LLC
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

The Square D™ brand promise of innovation, safety and reliability is legendary. Today our arch villains electrical surge, arc fault, and rising energy cost are still a threat, but we’re armed and ready for battle. And that new challenger, sustainability? We’re ready for him as well! Join our panel of leading home builders and contractors for a discussion about the changing new home market, what homeowners are looking for in energy monitoring and sustainability, as well as safety and security. We’ll also explore the evolving contractor labor landscape and how we’re working together to deliver innovative new technology to meet more stringent code requirements, while concurrently making our products and systems faster and easier to install.

Speakers
Richard Korthauer - VP, Final Distribution US, Schneider Electric
Brad Conlon - VP, National Accounts, D.R. Horton
Jacob Atalla - VP, Sustainability Initiatives, KB Home
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

As our world becomes more connected, advanced technology is extending beyond patient care and into the hospital infrastructure. EcoStruxure for Healthcare leverages the IoT for improved operational efficiency, patient satisfaction, and safety.

Speakers
Jack McCauley - VP, Strategic Customers & Segments, Schneider Electric
Kathryn Gallagher - Clinical Liaison, Penn Medicine
Brent Rutherford - CEM, System Engineering, Texas Health Resources
Bernie Rice - CIO, Nemours Children's Hospital
Mark Schwartz - Director, Medical Center Facilities & Operations, University of Rochester
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

The exponential growth of onsite and offsite renewable energy and IoT-enabled microgrids has accelerated energy procurement for corporations. New options allow companies to source reliable, cost-saving clean energy, as well as deploy onsite microgrid infrastructure — transforming energy into a strategic business asset. Hear real-life examples that illustrate how organizations take an active energy management approach to increase resilience, reduce risk, optimize energy, and achieve sustainability goals.

Speakers
Mark Feasal - VP, Smart Grid, Schneider Electric
Peter Asmus - Research Director, Navigant Research
Elisa Wood - Editor-in-Chief, Microgrid Knowledge
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

With the rise of IoT, more data is being turned into actionable findings that form the foundation of predictive technologies. How will your organization use these predictive technologies to transform the services lifecycle across the portfolio — from startup to maintenance and modernization? Explore what’s available now, and how a business case of a predictive maintenance program can be made for your organization’s critical equipment.

Speakers
Rick Ogren - Director, Digital Services, Schneider Electric
John Clune - CEO, Cavern Technologies
Mike McDaniel - VP, Facilities and Engineering, Cavern Technologies
Garry Garver - Datacenter Technical Lead, East Region US, IBM
6:30 PM Innovation Summit Evening Event

The agenda and all times are subject to change.

Agenda

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Wednesday, November 14
8:00 AM Welcome and Registration
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Traditional grid infrastructure is crumbling, leaving economies vulnerable to ever-increasing damages from natural disasters, and businesses vulnerable to lost revenue due to downtime. Explore innovative business models and technologies that increase resilience to reduce your business risk — and support your sustainability goals.

Speakers
Mark Feasal - VP, Smart Grid, Schneider Electric
Karen Morgan - CEO, Dynamic Energy Networks
Anne Kelly - Senior Program Director, Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy, Ceres
Julien Uhlig - CEO, Arensis and Founder of the new Entrade IO entity
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

How can you become a part of the industrial internet of things and drive the digital transformation of your industry? Hear from our experts on the easy way to get started on your digital journey, where the biggest benefits have been seen by some of our customers already, and how to take advantage of the larger ecosystem of technology partners and domain experts to drive value.

Speakers
Peter Herweck - Executive VP, Global Industry Business, Schneider Electric
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

The dawn of the data-driven world is upon us and the most progressive companies are harnessing the power of the IoT to redefine the way business objectives are met—but how? Walk through several customer IoT journeys, from defining their challenges and redefining their data center ecosystems, to selecting, implementing, and integrating on-premise and cloud-based data center management solutions that improve day-to-day operations. This session will offer real-world advice on achieving success through DCIM and DMaaS solutions.

Speakers
Domenic Alcaro - VP, Data Center Solutions Sales, Schneider Electric
Christopher Perez - Advisor, Enterprise Technology Solutions: IT Facilities, Puget Sound Energy
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

The Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve in Wisconsin may be hidden in the woods, but it stands out on the global microgrid map as an energy innovator and educator. As partners, Schneider Electric and Faith Technologies have produced one of the world’s most sophisticated microgrids to serve as a learning lab for the nature preserve — and the world. Explore how the site’s innovative technologies and new, flexible business models demonstrate how the business community and future generations can make better, more sustainable choices in energy.

Speakers
Andy Haun - Chief Technology Officer, Microgrids, Schneider Electric
Charlie Frederickson - VP, Investments, Faith Technologies
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Feeling trapped by the last five years of evolving tech and regulations? Modernize your data center, and escape to the year 2020! Visit our version of an escape room — gain the knowledge you need to remain agile and avoid the pitfalls of your current environment, while learning about the latest innovations used by the best "escape artists".

Speakers
Tony Despirito - VP, Data Center Operations, Schneider Electric
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Driving efficient operations has never been a more demanding task. EcoStruxure Plant makes the job easier. Enabling smart control and empowering the workforce, it helps optimize the performance of operators, as well as industrial assets while measurably improving operational profitability, both safely and sustainably.

Speakers
Tim Shope - EcoStruxure Plant Domain Leader & Pre-sales Support Director, Schneider Electric
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

A new breed of living buildings is appearing. These buildings — which can think, sense, and adapt — will be the cornerstone of modern, sustainable cities. EcoStruxure for Buildings is making this transformation possible by enabling sustainable design and Active Energy Management.

Speakers
Laurent Bataille - Executive VP, EcoBuilding Division, Schneider Electric
Jim Sandelin - Senior VP, EcoBuilding Division, Schneider Electric
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Wall Street Journal Panel

Today we stand on the brink of the fourth industrial revolution where Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) wireless and mobile technologies, decentralized data processing in the cloud, and artificial intelligence (AI) will allow manufacturers to produce more cost-effectively and with fewer human interventions. IIoT is here and the goal is simple: increase productivity and efficiency. Along with thoughtful plant design, there is considerable potential for further automation benefits through implementation of technologies such as artificial intelligence for decision-making based on sensor-data, machine learning, and augmented and virtual reality. To some extent, the future is already here. So where do we go next? In this session, we'll discuss how IIoT impacts business productivity and efficiency today.

Speakers
Rob Sloan - Head of Research, Cybersecurity
Dean Terrell - Senior VP, Material Handling Systems
Jeff Martin - Vice President, Carollo Engineers
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

The way we look at the way we use and monitor energy in our homes is on verge of major change. In fact, in some European countries, energy usage standards have been established and homeowners are being asked to comply...and the U.S. may not be far behind. What can you do to have an impact in your own home? Schneider Electric’s innovations in these areas may surprise you.

Speakers
Manish Pant - Executive VP, Retail Division, Schneider Electric
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

The hotel industry is undergoing radical transformation: competition is fierce, loyalty is waning, and guest expectations are increasing. EcoStruxure for Hotels incorporates the latest technologies to deliver an exceptional guest experience, along with improved operational efficiency and sustainability performance.

Speakers
Neha Jaitpal - National Account Manager, Hotels, Schneider Electric
Rick Werber - Senior VP, Engineering & Sustainability, Host Hotels & Resorts
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

To go from Anomaly detection to Predictive, you have to classify Anomaly. What does this anomaly in the data mean? Is it easily explained by the physics or the mode of operation, or is it an imminent failure? Only a domain expert can actually classify this anomaly effectively. Lots of analytics engines (IBM / GE / Google, etc.) will infer an outcome from a statistical sample. Sometimes this is enough. In most cases it’s not. Let’s bring our people on this journey. We need data scientist, yes — but we need engineering veterans to explain what going on and embed that knowledge.

Speakers
Luke Durcan - EcoStruxure Director, Schneider Electric
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Data centers have long subscribed to the mantra of up-time at any cost. Now, advanced microgrid solutions make it possible to meet up-time goals at reduced economic and environmental costs. See why data centers are taking a closer look at advanced microgrids to gain resilience, reduce risk, optimize energy costs, and increase sustainability.

Speakers
Andy Haun - Chief Technology Officer, Microgrids, Schneider Electric
Peter Asmus - Research Director, Navigant Research
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Innovation Hub & Coffee Break
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Today’s facility managers are dealing with a myriad of challenges: workforce attrition including loss of institutional knowledge, increased workload, aging infrastructure, shrinking operating budgets, and more data than they can effectively analyze. EcoStruxure Building Advisor leverages automated analytics and fault detection as well as expert field service engineers and remote data scientists to convert data into predictable, actionable insights, driving occupant satisfaction, significant decreases in unscheduled maintenance and reduced energy costs.

Speakers
Justin Lavoie - VP, EcoBuilding Division, Schneider Electric
Scott Sellner - Building and Controls Engineer, University of Iowa
Brian Aller - VP, CI3 - Control Installations of Iowa, Inc.
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

The digital economy reveals a new paradigm for day-to-day living. Driverless cars, once science fiction, are now a reality and need to be supported by faster and more reliable data networks. Our experts describe the data center and IT architectures that are being built out as we seek to be the backbone of this new digital reality.

Speakers
Joe Reele - VP, Solution Architects, Schneider Electric
Andy Stewart - Executive VP & Chief Strategy Officer, TierPoint
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Robust cybersecurity protection is a must, regardless of business type or industry. Learn how balancing the promise of IIoT with cyber risks requires a broader focus on people, processes as well as technology. Our experts will provide practical guidance on moving forward in the connected world.

Speakers
Nathalie Marcotte - Senior VP, Industry Services & Cybersecurity, Schneider Electric
Jay Abdallah - Global Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, Schneider Electric
Marlene Ladendorff - Senior ICS Security Strategic Advisor
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

In 2017, there were 16 billion-dollar disasters that together cost the United States a record $300 billion. While natural disasters are unpredictable, your energy security doesn’t have to be. Learn how Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California is taking control of its energy future with an advanced microgrid solution to protect mission-critical facilities against extreme weather, cyber attacks, and grid instability.

Speakers
Gregg Morasca - VP, Strategic Customers, Schneider Electric
5:15 PM Networking and Conclusion

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Innovation Summit North America

November 13 - 14, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
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