The Itron Utility Week board of directors recently gained two new members: Bob Sitkauskas, manager of AMI for DTE Energy’s Major Enterprise Project organization, and Brad Long, senior data translation specialist with Puget Sound Energy’s Meter Data Integrity team. Itron Utility Week is the utility industry’s premier customer-focused conference, providing Itron customers with the opportunity to learn from other utilities as well as Itron partners and employees to drive better management of energy and water resources.

Sitkauskas brings over 35 years of experience at DTE Energy to the Itron Utility Week board of directors. In his current role at DTE Energy, Sitkauskas is responsible for the business case design and implementation of DTE Energy’s AMI system. When fully implemented, the AMI system will provide reads for over 4 million electric and gas meters. Long has specialized in supporting Puget Sound Energy’s MV-90 system for the last 9 years and most recently, lead efforts to upgrade the platform to version 3.0. In addition to these responsibilities, he also handles the validation of usage and billing data for PSE’s largest power customers.

As members of the Itron Utility Week board of directors, Sitkauskas and Long will play an integral role in shaping programming for the conference, which takes place annually in the fall. This year, Itron Utility Week will be held October 4 – 11, 2013 in Orlando. During the conference, the 14-member board is an important resource for attendees, ensuring they get the most out of the Itron Utility Week experience.

For more information about Itron Utility Week, visit www.itron.com/utilityweek.

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