At Itron Utility Week – whether we’re meeting in person or getting together virtually (such are the times) – we unlock and empower innovation to drive the industry forward. Innovation starts with people, and that is why each year, we gather industry experts, colleagues and thought leaders together for a conference unlike any other.

Due to COVID-19, and with the safety of our customers and employees in mind, we will be hosting the first-ever virtual Itron Utility Week. From Oct. 27 – 29, we will gather virtually to learn from one another and open the door to endless possibilities through innovation for utilities and cities around the world.

This year’s virtual event will feature 20 breakout sessions led by industry peers, insightful keynotes, engaging executive 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.

  • Paula Gold-Williams, president and CEO of CPS Energy, and Tom Deitrich, president and CEO of Itron, will kick things off with an opening keynote and fireside chat about innovation and community partnership.
  • During our Women in Utilities session, Kimberly Britton, CEO of EPIcenter, will moderate a panel of female leaders at the forefront of our industry to discuss topics such as leading in a time of crisis, the reality of working from home and how to best manage competing demands.
  • Our Big Picture Session focusing on “Creating Agile Communities Leveraging Smart City and Utility Infrastructure,” featuring city, utility and industry experts, is a discussion you won’t want to miss.
  • Our motivational keynote, Michael C. Bush, will share insights from his research on the Best Companies to Work For lists and how companies can better innovate.
  • Nicki Palmer, chief product development officer, and Verizon will wrap things up with a closing keynote focusing on the evolution of utility and municipal networks.

Attendees will also be able to dig in on a range of topics spanning across four themed tracks: applications, outcomes and services; multi-purpose network solutions; mobile and measurement solutions; and data management.

Want to know more? Visit to learn about our virtual content, or watch this video as an introduction to our one-of-a-kind event. Registration is free for Itron customers, partners and prospects.

Stay tuned for additional blogs throughout the next few weeks as we prepare to kick off IUW 2020!

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.