Itron Utility Week: Going Virtual

With the safety of our customers and employees in mind, we have changed our IUW format for this year. Join us October 27-29 for much of the same great IUW content in an online experience.

IUW Agenda-at-a-Glance

October 27- 29, 2020

Tuesday, Oct. 27

8 - 8:50 a.m. PT
  • Keynote presentations from Tom Deitrich, president and CEO of Itron; and Paula Gold-Williams, president and CEO of CPS Energy
  • Resourcefulness Award Presentations

9 - 9:50 a.m. PT
Track Sessions:
  • Applications, Outcomes & Services
  • Multi-Purpose Network Solutions
  • Mobile & Measurement Solutions
  • Data Management

10 - 10:50 a.m. PT
Track Sessions:
  • Applications, Outcomes & Services
  • Multi-Purpose Network Solutions
  • Mobile & Measurement Solutions
  • Data Management


Wednesday, Oct. 28

8 - 8:50 a.m. PT
Women in Utilities Panel, moderated by Kimberly Britton, CEO of EPIcenter
  • Marcy Reed, president of National Grid
  • Heather Rosentrater, senior vice president at Avista
  • Commissioner Sadzi Oliva, Illinois Commerce Commission

9 - 9:50 a.m. PT
Track Sessions:
  • Applications, Outcomes & Services
  • Multi-Purpose Network Solutions
  • Mobile & Measurement Solutions
  • Data Management

10 - 10:50 a.m. PT
Track Sessions:
  • Applications, Outcomes & Services
  • Multi-Purpose Network Solutions
  • Mobile & Measurement Solutions
  • Data Management


Thursday, Oct. 29

8 - 8:50 a.m. PT
Big Picture Session: Creating Agile Communities Leveraging Smart City & Utility Infrastructure

9 - 9:50 a.m. PT
Track Sessions:
  • Applications, Outcomes & Services
  • Multi-Purpose Network Solutions
  • Mobile & Measurement Solutions
  • Data Management

10 - 10:50 a.m. PT
  • Innovation Closing Keynote
  • Itron Innovator Award


Agenda subject to change.


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Opening Keynote

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Women in Utilities Panel

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Big Picture Session Panel

Featured Speakers

Jason Anderson
Jason Anderson President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego
Big Picture Session Moderator
As President and CEO, Jason manages the overall organization and leads several initiatives critical to the mission of the organization, including Smart Cities San Diego, advocacy efforts, and economic development programs. Jason is also Executive Director of the Cleantech Education Foundation, designed to develop education and workforce development programs aligned with the mission of Cleantech San Diego. Before joining Cleantech San Diego in 2010, Jason was Vice President of Business Development for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Prior to joining EDC in 2006, Jason lived in Austin, Texas, where he worked in the State Capitol as Legislative Director for Texas State Senator Frank Madla. Jason holds a degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas in Austin and is a 2008 graduate of LEAD San Diego. In 2014, Jason was named one of SD METRO’s “40 Under 40.” He is a member of the City of San Diego’s Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, the County of San Diego’s Comprehensive Renewable Energy Plan Technical Advisory Committee, and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Advisory Board. Jason is also a board member of Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization.
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Kimberly Britton CEO, EPIcenter
Women in Utilities Moderator
Kimberly M. Britton has decades of experience leading organizations in the sectors of energy, government, health care, and the arts with emphasis in nonprofits, government relations, land use politics, public and community relations as both a founder and senior leader. Her areas of expertise include energy trends, strategy, visioning, cross-functional teams, negotiation and building organizations from the ground up.

Currently, she is the Chief Executive Officer of EPIcenter, a nonprofit created by CPS Energy, OCI Solar, Itron and Landis+Gyr. EPIcenter propels energy innovation and thought for our global future with a think tank, incubator and accelerator, strategic partnerships, and critical conversations around energy.

Ms. Britton will moderate the Women in Utilities Event.
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Tom Deitrich President and CEO, Itron
Keynote Presenter
Tom Deitrich was appointed president and chief executive officer and named to Itron's board of directors on Aug. 6, 2019. He joined Itron in 2015 as executive vice president and COO and has played a major role in shaping the company’s strategy to partner with cities and utilities to deliver industrial IoT solutions.

Tom has more than 25 years of experience in global operations at leading technology firms and has held numerous executive management positions where he led business-level strategies that transformed and significantly improved business results. He has extensive experience in product management, research and development, supply chain management and business development in several industries, including industrial equipment, telecommunications and semiconductors.

Before joining Itron, Tom was senior vice president and general manager for Digital Networking at Freescale Semiconductor. Prior to Freescale, Tom worked for Flextronics International, Ericsson Mobile Communications and General Electric Corporation.
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Brian Dillard Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio
Big Picture Session Panelist
Brian Dillard is a third-generation Eastside San Antonio native. Born and raised in the former Wheatley Courts area, Brian attended Wheatley Middle School and graduated from Sam Houston High School in 2001. Mr. Dillard holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served ten years Active Duty. Brian currently works in the City of San Antonio Office of Innovation as the Chief Innovation Officer.

Brian is the former President of the Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association and has served as a Board Member for VIA, the Ella Austin Community Center, and the San Antonio Centro Partnership. Brian is an alumnus of Leadership San Antonio (LSA43), Leadership SAISD, and San Antonio New Leaders Council.
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Marina Donovan Vice President, Global Marketing and Public Affairs, Itron
IUW MC
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 & public affairs in January 2018. Prior to joining Itron, she was vice president of marketing for Silver Spring Networks, where Marina led all aspects of outbound marketing including branding and corporate positioning, demand creation, events, product marketing, public relations and web properties. Prior to joining Silver Spring, she held executive marketing positions at IronKey by Imation, Syniverse, VeriSign and RSA Security. Marina holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from San Jose State University.
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Paula Gold-Williams President and CEO, CPS Energy
Keynote Presenter
Paula Gold-Williams is the President & CEO of CPS Energy. Paula leads more than 3,100 team members with the vision she has coined “People First,” whereby CPS Energy is evolving its efforts to create and deliver value to its customers, community, and employees into a new age of energy solutions.

Paula has more than 30 years of leadership experience in San Antonio, including being a Regional Controller for Time Warner and the VP of Finance for Luby’s, Inc. before coming to CPS Energy in late 2004.

Over her 16 years at CPS Energy, she has progressively served as Controller & Assistant Treasurer; VP & Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) – Organizational Excellence & Shared Services; EVP, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Treasurer; and EVP – Financial & Administrative Services, CFO & Treasurer.
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Sadzi Oliva Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission
Women in Utilities Panelist
Sadzi Martha Oliva was appointed to the Illinois Commerce Commission in 2017 and is the first Latina to serve in this capacity in the State of Illinois. Commissioner Oliva balances the interests of consumers and utilities to ensure adequate, efficient, reliable, safe and least-cost public utility services; regulates the commercial activities related to investor-owned electric, natural gas, water and sewer companies; and enforces regulations for trucking, towing, motor carriers, and railroad safety. Prior to joining the Illinois Commerce Commission, Commissioner Oliva was General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) as well as Ethics Officer, Administrative Law Judge and Chief of Medical Prosecutions. She also worked at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as the Chief Administrative Law Judge.

Throughout her career in public service, Commissioner Oliva has gained experience in leadership, public speaking, stakeholder engagement, litigation, ethics, compliance and adjudication serving as a Commissioner, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Arbitrator, Ethics Officer and Prosecutor at different government agencies.

Commissioner Oliva is a panelist for the Women in Utilities Event.
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Marcy Reed President, National Grid Massachusetts
Women in Utilities Panelist
Marcy L. Reed is President of National Grid’s Massachusetts business and Executive Vice President of US Policy & Social Impact. She is responsible for the gas and electricity businesses in Massachusetts, including their operational, customer service, financial, and reputational outcomes. In addition, she leads energy policy development for the US business and the effective implementation of National Grid’s new social mobility platform. Marcy joined National Grid in 1988 and has held various positions in finance, merger integration, corporate affairs, and business operations. She also spent three years in London as the head of Investor Relations for National Grid.

Marcy sits on the boards of Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts, Northeastern University, the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, The Partnership, the New England Council, and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau. She is the global executive sponsor for National Grid’s Women in Networks employee resource group.

Ms. Reed is a panelist for the Women in Utilities Event.
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Heather Rosentrater Senior Vice President, Energy Delivery and Shared Services, Avista
Women in Utilities Panelist
Heather Rosentrater is Senior Vice President of Energy Delivery and Shared Services at Avista, where she’s responsible for electric and natural gas engineering, operations, and shared services such as human resources, fleet, facilities and supply chain. Rosentrater has led Avista’s Grid Innovation, Smart Grid and Smart City efforts. She also has broad experience on both the electric and natural gas side of Avista Utilities, having managed departments and projects in transmission, distribution, SCADA, as well as asset management.

Heather is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Gonzaga University.

Ms. Rosentrater is a panelist for the Women in Utilities Event.

Awards Season

During the Opening Keynote Session, Frost & Sullivan will present this year’s winners of the Excellence in Resourcefulness Awards for Energy and Water. Itron will also present the winner of the second annual Itron Innovator Award later in the week.

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Resourcefulness Awards

The 2020 Excellence in Resourcefulness Awards, selected by Frost & Sullivan, recognize utilities and municipalities who are committed to the sustainable use of energy and water. This year’s winners will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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Itron Innovator Award

For the second year, Itron is accepting nominations for the Itron Innovator Award, which will recognize an Itron customer who has taken advantage of our partner ecosystem to create a breakthrough solution in the smart city and/or utility space.



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