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Tuesday 12 May 2015

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SESSION ONE

Technology, policy and regulation for utility modernisation
Chairperson: Rose Bundock, Content Editor, Metering.com, SA

13:00 - 13:15
Three technology trends that are transforming smart grid strategy
Imraan Mohamed, Marketing Director, Itron, SA

13:15 – 13:30
Why Africa needs to get smart with its metering
Mark Coyle, Vice President, Cyan Technology Ltd, UK

13:30 – 13:45
Technology, policy and regulations for utility modernisation
Marie Fossum Strannegård, Head of Energy & Utilities, BUGS BLI&S Utilities, Ericsson, Sweden

13:45 – 14:15
Panel Discussion: Policy and regulatory frameworks for utility modernisation

• What is the current status of policy and regulatory frameworks in Africa?
• Are there barriers to deployment?
• Future strategies for implementation
• International case studies and models that can be applied and adapted
Moderator: William Stucke, former Councillor, ICASA, South Africa

Panellists:
• Franco Pucci, Technical Consultant, STS Association, SA
• Imraan Mohamed, Marketing Director, Itron, SA
• Mark Coyle, Vice President, Cyan Technology Ltd, UK
• Shiletsi Makhofane - Head: Government & Industry Relations, Ericsson, SA

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SESSION TWO

Revenue protection: Challenges, opportunities and achievements
Chairperson: Rose Bundock, Content Editor, Metering.com, SA

15:00 –15:20
Reducing revenue loss from 25% to less than 14% at Zesco limited
Patrick Simwinga, Manager: Product Security, Zesco, Zambia

15:20 – 15:40
The triad-factor in preventing electricity theft and energy losses: Technology, the law and society
Maboe Maphaka, Senior Manager: Energy Trading and Sales Forecasting, Eskom Holdings, SA

15:40 – 16:00
Revenue protection: The UMEME journey
Robert Mubiru , Project Manager, UMEME, Uganda

16:00 – 16:15
Energy efficiency through intelligence
Emad El Sewedy, Chairman & CEO, El Sewedy Electrometer Group, Egypt

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Wednesday 13 May 2015

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SESSION THREE

Learning from meter rollouts in an African context
Chairperson: Andrew Bray, Head of Sales & Business Development, Elster Solutions (PTY) Ltd, UK

13: 00 – 13: 20
Merging the worlds of system and project management to construct a holistic end-2-end operations strategy
Christo Nicholls, CEO Smart Utility Solutions Division, Edison Power Group, SA

13: 20 – 13: 30
Case Study: Lessons learnt from a smart meter rollout
Mdu Nzimande, Director: Engineering Services, City Power, South Africa

13:20 – 14:15
Panel Discussion: Learning from meter rollouts in an African context

• What is the meter roll out planning process?
• What are the objectives behind technology deployment?
• Is there a process implementation and strategy?
• What are the key challenges and achievements?
• Lessons learnt from meter rollouts and advice for future planning
Moderator: Rose Bundock, Content Editor, Metering.com, SA

Panellists:
• Mdu Nzimande, Director: Engineering Services, City Power, SA
• Wilfred Shereni, Senior Manager, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company, Zimbabwe
• Christo Nicholls, Senior Operations Manager, Edison Power Group, SA

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SESSION FOUR

Latest metering technologies: Opportunities and threats
Chairperson: Ivan Barron, Chief Technology Officer, EDMI Limited, Singapore

15:00 – 15:20
Nadya-Bartol presentationCybersecurity for utilities
Nadya Bartol, Vice President: Industry Affairs and Cybersecurity Strategist, Utilities Telecom Council, US

Nadya-Bartol presentation15:20 – 15:40
Opportunities in metering technologies
Harold Hayes, CTO, Landis+Gyr, SA

15:40 – 16:00
Advanced metering infrastructure as a service
Ashley Maistry, Senior Manager: Smart Grid Delivery Lead, Accenture, SA

16:00 – 16:15
Don-Taylor presentationSmart building blocks for smart meters
Don Taylor, Chairman, STS Association, SA

18:30 – 23:30
Industry Awards Gala Dinner

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Thursday 14 May 2015

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SESSION FIVE

09:30 – 10:45
ICT and data analytics: Tools in the utility arsenal
Chairperson: Wilfred Shereni, Senior Manager, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company, Zimbabwe

09:30 – 09:45
The future of the energy and utilities industry: Innovating business processes through analytics
Stephen J Callahan, Vice President, Global Strategy and Solutions, Energy and Utilities, IBM, USA

09:45 – 10:05
Consumption data analysis into Swift: adding value to the metered data at City of Cape Town
Thantaswa Mtsabe, SPO: Business Information Analyst, City of Cape Town, SA

10:05 – 10:25
Power Line Communications: Standards, spectrum and broadband issues
William Stucke, former Councillor, ICASA, SA

10:25 – 10:45
The role of “Big Data” for smart metering applications
Jaco du Toit, Data Scientist, Eskom, SA

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EDMISESSION SIX

Customers: The real smart in metering?
Chairperson: Wilfred Shereni, Senior Manager, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company, Zimbabwe

11:30 – 11:45
A brief introduction to Elecrama-2016 and the capabilities of the Indian electric industry
Aditya Dhoot, Managing Director, IMP Power Ltd

11:45 – 12:02
Smart metering: Creating a better utility service for customers, OR creating better customers for the utility business?
Isaac Adu-Botchway, Commercial Manager, Electric Company of Ghana, Ghana

12:02 – 12:25
Leveraging smart metering
Ivan Barron, Chief Technology Officer, EDMI Limited, Singapore

12:25 – 12:45
Beyond the meter
Carlo Masseroni, Secretary of the Working Group for Communication, Meters and More, Italy

14:00 – 15:30
Closing keynote session:
The evolution of the utility: From Edison to grid modernisation to smart cities