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"The utilities sector is ripe for disruption from innovative technologies and business models"

With every industry being transformed by customer demand for digital, distributed and personalised solutions, utilities are no exception. In fact, the sector is ripe for disruption from innovative technologies and business models alike. With the explosion in data creating new opportunities and a host of new technological solutions available to utilities, winners in these challenging times will be those willing and able to embrace change. 

For business leaders determined to stay ahead of the agenda, the 2018 Keynote Conference at UWL18 will bring Utility Week’s award-winning journalism to life through exclusive case studies, in-depth panels, a live hackathon and more.

Keynote is the premium paid-for element of Utility Week Live 2018, offering event visitors a VIP experience, with full access to the high-level Keynote conference sessions taking place in the middle of the 2018 show, as well as access to the free-to-attend seminar theatres and the exhibitors and innovators across the exhibition hall.

WHY YOU CANT MISS IT

  • Discover the technologies, solutions and business models transforming utilities
  • Network with board & director-level stakeholders, including CIOs, CTOs & more
  • Immerse yourself in the content through a live hackathon & chance to meet the hackers

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2018

  • Longer panel sessions
  • New full-day format
  • More dedicated networking time
  • More focused content (tech orientated)
  • Live hackathon
  • Exclusive content outputs for delegates

Attend to join board and director-level participants responsible for:

Innovation | Augmented reality | IoT | Blockchain | EV revolution | Connected homes | Smart city development | Future networks | Smart grids | Digital transformation 

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22 May 2018
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    • The role of the energy industry in addressing climate change
    • Realising the full potential of data, artificial intelligence and blockchain to create meaningful impact
    • As an industry, are we doing enough? And - are we ready for transformation?
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    This panel will explore how utilities are accelerating the pace of change in customer engagement through mobile, apps and social media; explore gamification as a tool to enhance engagement with smart meters; assess opportunities for utilities to tap into customer data to build new bundled propositions; address the potential impact of GDPR; and explore the potential of using crowdsourcing and online forums to improve customer intimacy.
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    When it comes to customer experience, businesses must now shift their way of thinking if they are to meet the core demands of these two frameworks. This talk will look at how AI can be harnessed to: break down data silos and unlock actionable insights; delight customers with personalised communications; and empower customers for long-term resilience.

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    This panel will explore how utilities can tap into the smart home network and portfolio of services of the future; question how security systems, EV charging, micro-generation management and intelligent home energy management systems might change the customer dynamic with utilities; assess how the rise of the prosumer will impact the customer-utility dynamic; explore the potential of community purchasing; look at how utilities can capitalise on the trend for location-based services; assess how utilities can provide micro and distributed generation services as a single service for green energy at low cost; and explore the potential of community-based customer care.
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    A live hackathon will complement the Utility Week Live Keynote Conference. Engage with the hackers in this exclusive session for Utility Week Live attendees. Following the hacker presentation, you are free to explore the innovative solutions on offer and attend additional seminars running alongside the exhibition.
23 May 2018
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    This keynote will cover techniques for driving innovation and showcase how utilities can move innovation from proof of concepts to production. It comes at a critical moment as regulated utilities – energy networks and water – prepare for their next regulatory settlements.
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    This panel will look at how to move from a centralised generation model to a dynamic one; explore ways to increase agility, flexibility and efficiency; address the impact of IoT on workforce augmentation and GDPR; assess where companies are seeing success with IoT application; and address the challenges they are facing.
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    This keynote will move beyond the hype to explore the potential of blockchain in facilitating quick switching and reducing the cost of balancing.  
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    This panel will explore cross-cutting platforms to support the energy transition; address the role of electric vehicles in future cities; look at ways to balance supply and demand at all times; explore the potential of efficient locational management and development of the energy system; address system coordination and the institutional framework; assess the role of networks in shaping the energy transition; and identify the commercial opportunities for networks.
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    A live hackathon will complement the Utility Week Live Keynote Conference. Engage with the hackers in this exclusive session for Utility Week Live attendees. Following the hacker presentation, you are free to explore the innovative solutions on offer and attend additional seminars running alongside the exhibition. 

Speaking in Keynote:

 

KEYNOTE PRICES:
ONE DAY KEYNOTE PASS: TWO DAY KEYNOTE PASS
£375  £495 

 

If you'd like to reserve a Keynote Conference place, simply complete the Keynote booking form. Already booked a standard (free) Utility Week Live 2018 ticket but would like to upgrade to Keynote? That's not a problem, here is the upgrade information.

Please view the terms and conditions before booking. Keynote invoices must be paid in advance of the event.

Testimonials

  • The best industry exhibition I have ever been to. Thought provoking, interesting, good networking, with a positive feel to the whole event… it was excellent!
    Jacob Tompkins OBE
    Managing Director, Waterwise
  • A great two days of showcasing innovation
    UWL17 attendee

 

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