Press Release

Itron Utility Week Brings Industry Leaders Together to Connect, Innovate and Transform

The Premier Customer-focused Event for the Utility Industry Brings Together Industry Leaders to Discuss Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Industry

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — Sept. 25, 2018 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, will bring together industry leaders, technology visionaries and peers at Itron Utility Week in Scottsdale, Arizona to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing today’s utilities and smart cities.

The annual event features nearly 1,000 leaders from across the globe, providing the opportunity for attendees to gain valuable insights to maximize the potential of their systems, resources and technology.

What: Itron Utility Week 2018 includes over 90 breakout sessions, several thought-provoking keynotes, countless networking opportunities and access to the Knowledge Center—a showcase of Itron’s comprehensive solutions and partner offerings.  
When: Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 2018, including the Knowledge Conference, Itron Utility Week’s main event, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
Where: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Who: Keynote speakers at Itron Utility Week include:

  • Luis Frisby, vice president - Central Arizona Division, Southwest Gas Corporation
  • David Graham, deputy COO, City of San Diego  Dr. Tasha Eurich, self-awareness expert motivational speaker
  • Philip Mezey, Itron president and CEO
  • Marina Donovan, Itron vice president of global marketing and public affairs

Additional event activities:

  • Industry Awards: During the opening general session on Monday, Frost & Sullivan will announce this year’s winners of the Excellence in Resourcefulness Awards for Energy and Water.
  • Women in Utilities Reception: On Monday afternoon, we will celebrate the women that drive our industry forward, featuring three dynamic and inspiring speakers who work in the utility industry.
  • Big Pictures Session: This year’s big picture session, “New Business Models to Fund and Activate Smart Cities,” will focus on how technology is essential to modernizing cities, improving services for citizens, creating new economic opportunities and building resourceful communities This session will bring together industry leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges of new smart city business models, including public-private partnerships, utility provided services to cities and economic opportunities for all stakeholders.
  • Breakout Sessions: Tailored breakout sessions provide the opportunity to hear from fellow utility peers, Itron employees, partners and other industry leaders who understand the issues you face and can share best practices and lessons learned. Session tracks include Analytics & Advanced Applications, Data Management, Mobile & Measurement Solutions and Multi-Purpose Networks.
  • Training and Users’ Forums: Both before and after the conference, attendees can participate in hands-on training sessions to better understand the depth and breadth of Itron’s core technologies. Additionally, the Itron Users’ Forums offer an open discussion with Itron product experts and utility peers to share experience and knowledge.

A full list of breakout sessions is available here.

To keep up with live updates throughout the conference, follow the Itron blog, visit Itron Facebook page for livestreamed content or follow #IUW18. For more information about Itron Utility Week, visit

About Itron

Itron is a proven global leader in energy, water, smart city, IIoT and intelligent infrastructure services. For utilities, cities and society, we build innovative systems, create new efficiencies, connect communities, encourage conservation and increase resourcefulness. By safeguarding our invaluable natural resources today and tomorrow, we improve the quality of life for people around the world. Join us:

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Alison Mallahan

Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

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