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Delivering Mission Critical Solutions for Utilities - Itron and Microsoft (SQL188CAL )

Original Air
Tue May 3, 2011, 8:00 AM, USA Pacific

Duration: 1 Hour

Contact: Academy Live




The smart grid ushers the utility industry into an era of the smart meter, interval data and a tremendous amount of associated data that can be used to optimally manage energy resource and demand. Microsoft and Itron have been working together to create technology systems that utilities will need to organize, interpret and optimize these data flows. Join the webcast to hear directly from Microsoft and Itron about the strategic implications of scalability and performance from our recently completed benchmark study through a solution delivering lower total cost of ownership. Learn firsthand what these results mean for the future of meter data management both today and tomorrow.



Jon Arnold
Managing Director, Worldwide Power and Utilities

Jon Arnold is the Managing Director, Worldwide Power and Utilities for Microsoft. As Microsoft's senior executive for Power and Utilities his primary responsibility is to establish and drive Microsoft's industry strategy, which extends his leadership over sales, solutions development, partner activities, marketing, industry standards development, evangelism, industry, government and executive relations, as well as continuing the advancement of Microsoft's worldwide power and utilities team. Most recently, Mr. Arnold was appointed to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Grid Advisory Committee and Microsoft's smart energy reference architecture (SERA) was developed under the direction and leadership.

Prior to joining Microsoft in 2004, Arnold earned more than 30 years of experience in business and technology and more than 20 years of experience in the utilities space, that was characterized by significant involvement in government policy development. Mr. Arnold has developed business, technology and media strategy development for companies such as Capgemini, McGraw- Hill, Edison Electric Institute, American Red Cross, WR Grace & Company, Presearch, Inc, and American Testing & Engineering Corporation. He also worked with public relations and consulting firm GCI Read Poland to develop its energy industry strategy and supporting client communication and product development efforts.

Arnold holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tampa and a Master of Science in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering.


Bruce Angelis
Managing Director of Technology
Itron Inc.
Bruce Angelis has over 25 years of software development experience.  In his 16 years at Itron, Mr. Angelis has been a key leader in the design and development of Itron's leading edge data collection systems, including advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), meter data management (MDM) and smart grid analytic solutions. 
Mr. Angelis' recent focus has been on providing his smart grid customers with analytic solutions that combine smart grid data sources together, unleashing the value of the massive measurement and event data streams.  Bruce has been instrumental in building a partnership network, including Teradata, to successfully serve this new market space.
His Active Smart Grid Analytics initiative has put Itron at the forefront of energy distribution and consumption analytics for Utilities across the world.  These new analytics enable suppliers and consumers to better leverage smart grid technologies such as in-home energy management, PEVs, distribution automation, as well as solar, wind and storage technologies.


Christopher Perdue
Vice President
Sierra Energy Group

Mr. Perdue is an energy industry thought leader noted for his expertise in market intelligence, research, and smart technologies. He has provided a broad spectrum of services designed to address the research and analysis needs of the industry, including research surveys, product development analysis, customer segmentation studies, trend analysis, strategic plan development, competitive and market intelligence, best-practices studies, market retention strategies, satisfaction measurement, and consulting services.

Mr. Perdue is known for his innovative research, and his sharply focused insight into the rapidly changing landscape of the energy business. His efforts have led to the development and assimilation of databases and reports that are used throughout the industry, the investment community, and by governments for decisive strategic planning. He has published more than 150 articles on topics ranging from energy and utility industry trends, emerging energy technologies, economic development, energy policy initiatives, customer service, call centers, billing, credit and collections, and smart grid technologies. Mr. Perdue is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

He is a 19-year veteran of the energy and utility industries, and his work experience prior to joining Energy Central includes UtiliPoint International, Excelergy, DukeSolutions, Central and South West Corporation, and Gulf States Utilities. Mr. Perdue holds a Master's degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University, and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Belmont University.


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