ST. LOUIS, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aclara, a leading supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) to more than 1,000 electric, gas and water utilities around the world, announces speakers and sessions for its highly anticipated annual user conference and exhibition, AclaraConnect 2019. The event 2019 takes place May 20-23, 2019 at the Fairmont hotel in Austin, Texas.
The conference program consists of an Industry Forum as well as session tracks that include panel discussions and roundtables where utility customers, solution providers and industry experts will share experiences, bringing to life the conference theme, "Partners in a Shared Vision."
Sessions focus on topics such as distribution automation and operations, communications networks, the next generation of smart infrastructure, consumer engagement and more. The prestigious speaker roster includes representatives from electric, gas and water utilities, industry analysts, consultants and leading technology companies – all of whom play an important role in the ecosystem that drives advancements and innovation in the industry by forging partnerships and sharing insights.
New for 2019, the AclaraConnect Industry Forum covers major topics including sessions on cybersecurity, "Securing Critical Infrastructure, "Emerging Digital Trends: Blockchain, AI/ML, the Cloud Platform Economy and Analytics at the Edge" both led by Microsoft; and a panel, "Leading Transformation: How to Take Charge of the Utility of the Future," featuring speakers from Navigant Research, Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc., and New Jersey American Water.
"AclaraConnect 2019 is an impactful, informative and interactive experience. Our sessions, panels and industry forums encourage attendees to engage in discussions that leverage the power of partnerships in building the future of their organization. Close collaboration among solution providers, industry experts and utility functions is particularly important in the rapidly evolving landscape facing today's utilities," said Kumi Premathilake, Senior Vice President, Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Utility Automation, Aclara.
Must-see presentations at #AclaraConnect include:
- "How to Create a Successful Electric Vehicle Program for Your Utility" presented by Austin Energy
- "The Smarter Enterprise" with CMG Consulting LLC
- "Key Market Trends in Distribution Automation" led by Navigant
- "Incorporating DERs Is Part of the Utility Journey" with representatives of Enbala, Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative and Lake Country Power
- "The Impact of Fault Detection & Localization on Co-op Operations and Members" with Tideland Utilities, Overton Power District, Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative, and Lake Country Power
- "Aclara AMI Networks and Extreme Weather: Hurricane Sandy Hits New York City" presented by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection
- "How Do Smart Speakers, Voice Assistants and Home Energy Reports Fit into Your Consumer Engagement Strategy?" with Ecotagious
- "Beyond AMI Hardware: Smart Metering Shows the Way Forward for IoT Adoption" with IHS
The complete schedule, speaker information and event details are available on the AclaraConnect Conference website. Register now for this highly anticipated event and join the discussion on social media using #AclaraConnect.
Aclara, now part of the Hubbell Power Systems family of brands, is a world-class supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) and services to more than 1,000 water, gas, and electric utilities globally. Aclara SIS offerings include smart meters and other field devices, advanced metering infrastructure and software and services that enable utilities to predict and respond to conditions, leverage their distribution networks effectively, and engage with their customers. Aclara won a Frost & Sullivan Global Smart Energy Networks Enabling Technology Leadership Award in 2017 and was named a finalist in three categories of the Platts Global Energy Awards in 2016. Visit us at Aclara.com, follow us on Twitter @AclaraSolutions or subscribe to our blog.
About Hubbell Power Systems
Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (HPS) is a subsidiary of Hubbell Incorporated and an international manufacturer of quality transmission, distribution, substation, OEM and telecommunications products for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction and electric, gas and water utility applications. With revenues of $1.1 billion, HPS operates manufacturing facilities in the United States and around the world. The headquarters is located in Columbia, South Carolina.