Every October, I look forward to traveling to a beautiful U.S. location for Itron’s premier, customer-focused event, Itron Utility Week. Our event brings together smart city and utility leaders from across the globe to share insights and solutions to address pressing challenges and create opportunity – together. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to face the reality that we could not move forward with the in-person event we had planned in San Antonio, Texas. It was not safe for our employees or for our customers. However, we also know how this event creates invaluable insights for both our company and the industry – and that for us to move forward, we needed to get a little creative.

With the safety of attendees in mind, we have decided to host the first-ever virtual Itron Utility Week. Together, we will gather virtually to learn from one another, share fresh perspectives and open the door to endless possibilities through innovation for utilities and cities around the world. Although we can’t completely replicate the full in-person experience, we will feature many of the same aspects of IUW that have made it such a success for our customers, partners and industry leaders year over year.

Beginning Oct. 27, we are looking forward to a virtual gathering, which will feature breakout sessions led by industry peers, insightful keynotes, engaging panels, the Excellence in Resourcefulness and Itron Innovator Awards, and access to Itron’s first virtual Knowledge Center, which showcases many of our solutions and partner offerings. Stay tuned for additional blogs focusing on this one-of-a-kind event.

The good news is you can attend Itron Utility Week from wherever you are, and admission is free! You won’t want to miss it! Learn more about #IUW20 here.

Marina Donovan
Vice President, Global Marketing and Public Affairs - Itron
Marina Donovan has more than 20 years of global technology marketing and public relations experience with a background in data security, networking and mobile. She joined Itron as vice president of global marketing and public affairs in January 2018. Prior to joining Itron, she was vice president of marketing for Silver Spring Networks.