Tune in Tomorrow: Live IUW Media Briefing with Itron Executives, Customers and Partners

Sharelynn Moore, Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Public Affairs


Join us for an exclusive media briefing. In the streaming broadcast, Itron executives will unveil the latest company news and developments. In addition, key customers will offer updates on large projects and partners will discuss future initiatives.


Itron Webcast Media Briefing
Monday, October 7, 2013
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. EDT

To register for the webcast, visit this website (password is Itron2013wc). In advance of the briefing, please test your connection at http://www.ustream.tv and click on any “live now” show. Be sure to close other applications to maximize bandwidth.

Click here to add it to your calendar.


For more information, please contact Alison Mallahan at alison.mallahan@itron.com.

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Itron Utility Week, Created for and Sustained by Utility Industry Leaders, Kicks off Sunday with Focus on Being Resourceful

Itron Utility Week 2013


Itron Utility Week brings together nearly 1,000 industry experts from some of the largest utility companies in the U.S. to talk about trends and challenges, as well as share best practices.

Rapidly growing populations, aging infrastructure, government mandates, new alternative energy sources and a new breed of engaged consumers are changing the way energy and water will be managed for generations to come.

This year’s theme is Be Resourceful. The event will focus on innovative technology and holistic strategies that are paving the way for a more resourceful world. As providers of energy and water, utilities will play heavily in these efforts.

What Is Itron Utility Week?

Itron Utility Week 2013 is Itron’s annual customer event where gas, water and electric utility customers from across the country meet to discuss emerging trends and share best practices. The 2013 conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency (formerly Peabody) Orlando.

  • Itron invites media and industry analysts to attend Itron Utility Week 2013. To register as a member of the media, please contact Alison Mallahan.
  • Media unable to attend the event in person are invited to watch a webcast media briefing on Monday, October 7 at 10 a.m. EDT, featuring Itron executives who will unveil the latest company news and developments along with updates from our customers and partners. To register for the webcast, visit this website (password is Itron2013wc).

When Is The Event?

Itron Utility Week runs from October 4 -11, 2013. The Knowledge Conference including main conference sessions will be held October 6-8, with pre-conference training October 4-6 and post-conference training October 9-11.

Who Is Presenting?

Keynote speakers at Itron Utility Week include:

  • Michael Even Webber, PhD., Associate Director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. Webber will share insights on the convergence of energy and water, providing an overview of global energy, water and information trends to describe how they interact, what conflicts are looming and how they can work together.
  • Mike Tinskey, Director, Global Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure at Ford Motor Company. Tinskey will share insights on Ford’s efforts to develop and implement new products, business models and partnerships in sustainability and the advancement of electric and alternative fuel vehicles.

Itron will also host a series of panel discussions throughout the conference. Please see a selection below. A full list of panel sessions is available here.

  • Big Brother, Hackers and the Smart Grid: Are smart meters secure? What do utilities do with all that data? And what assurances do consumers have that their data will be kept private? This session will explore smart meter security, data privacy policies, and how to address consumer concerns that data is safe.
  • Engaging Consumers with Gamification, Social Media and Behavioral Science: Engaging consumers is both an art and a science. This session will explore how utilities can leverage "big data" along with behavioral science techniques and "gameification" to engage customers in energy efficiency programs through social media and other channels.
  • Cyber Security 101: Ensuring Privacy and Preventing Attacks: This session provides an overview of cyber security and what it means for utilities. It will explore policies, procedures and operational impacts of security, as well as certificate management, policy authentication, encryption and administrative controls.
  • Smart Grid: The Foundation of Smart Cities: This session features discussion around the relevance of the smart grid for smart cities and how the convergence of energy and water with advanced communication technology serves as one of its most critical components. Itron, IBM and Microsoft, members of Smart Cities Council, will share how the smart grid industry is impacting urban sustainability.

Where Is The event?

Hyatt Regency (formerly Peabody) Orlando, 9801 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819



You Still Have Time to Register for Itron Utility Week

Registration Is Open
You still have time to learn from and collaborate with Itron employees, partners and industry leaders to drive better management of energy and water resources.
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Bringing a Guest to Orlando?
If you are bringing a guest to the Knowledge Conference, make sure they don’t miss out on any of the great meals, receptions and events by purchasing an all-inclusive guest package which includes access to evening networking events and meals. Learn more

Follow Us From Home
This year we will be sharing the conference in real time on the Itron Utility Week blog. You may also follow the action on Twitter and participate using the hashtag #IUW13.
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Utility Industry Leaders Bob Sitkauskas and Brad Long Join Itron Utility Week Board of Directors

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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