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Utility Industry Assembles in San Antonio for Annual Itron Utility Week to Discuss Resourcefulness

Premier industry event tackles industry issues and fosters collaboration among leading utilities

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — Oct. 16, 2014 — Itron Utility Week is the utility industry's premier customer-focused event providing Itron customers, partners and industry leaders with an opportunity to learn, collaborate and drive better management of energy and water resources. This event brings together nearly 1,000 industry experts from some of the largest utility companies to talk about trends and challenges. This year, the conference is focused on how utilities are putting their resourcefulness in action to improve their organizations and communities.

What: Itron Utility Week 2014 is Itron's annual customer event where gas, water and electric utilitiesmeet to discuss technology and share best practices.

When: Itron Utility Week runs from Oct. 17-24, 2014.The Knowledge Conference, including main conference sessions, will be held Oct. 19-21, with pre-conference training Oct. 17-19 and post-conference training Oct. 22-24.

Where: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, 23808 Resort Parkway, San Antonio, TX
Join the Livestream: Greentech Media will be livestreaming four sessions from Itron Utility Week 2014. If you would like to watch, sign up today to receive a reminder right before the sessions begin.

Who: Keynote speakers at Itron Utility Week include:

• Scott Klososky, technology expert, Achieving Humalogy: The perfect blend of technology and humanity in your business model. Klososky will provide an overview of a handful of new technology concepts that can be leveraged in the utility space, while also sharing the concept of Humalogy — finding the best blending of technology and humanity in all the processes used by a utility — from building customer relationships to operational processes.

• Steve Farber, extreme leadership expert, Greater Than Yourself: How dedicating yourself to bringing others along so they can achieve more than you is the ultimate way to boost talent, ramp productivity and create.

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.

Itron Cloud — Customer Experience: An Itron gas customer will discuss its decision to use Itron Total AMI to run, manage and maintain its gas metering system while highlighting the economic and operational benefits of hosting its applications in the Itron Cloud.

Smart Grid Leads to Smart Cities — The Impacts of the Grid on Urban Sustainability: 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.

Real World Experiences with Home Area Network Applications: As a part of a smart grid pilot, one customer is leveraging home area network devices for demand response (DR). In this session, you'll learn about experiences in implementing DR on the customer side of the meter, including lessons learned and preliminary results.

Edge Connectivity for the Internet of Things: The Internet of Things (IoT) will connect 50 billion devices by 2020, generating $19 trillion in value. The sensors connecting these devices will generate real-time data to be analyzed in the Cloud. Reliable connectivity will be a must, no matter what the environment, sensor type or use. This session introduces a system for high-performance connectivity combining multiple communications paths.


About Itron

Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.

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