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Press Release

Utility Industry Leaders Convene at Itron Utility Week 2015 to Discuss Resourceful Innovation

Annual event in Los Angeles aims to share insights and solutions to industry's biggest challenges

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—Oct. 7, 2015—Itron Utility Week is the industry's premier utility focused event hosting Itron's ecosystem partners, customers and industry leaders for an inspiring, collaborative and informative annual gathering. This event brings together nearly 1,000 industry experts from some of the largest companies worldwide and serves as a platform for discussing technology and sharing best practices. This year, the event focuses on resourceful innovation, specifically highlighting key drivers shaping utilities of the future and the rapidly evolving technology climate.

What: Itron Utility Week 2015 is Itron's annual utility event, which serves to highlight the latest industry technology, foster collaboration and share stories of best practices between gas, water and electric utilities.

When: Itron Utility Week takes place Oct. 9-16, 2015. The Knowledge Conference, including main conference learning sessions, will be held Oct. 11-13, with pre-conference training Oct. 9 10 and post-conference training Oct. 14-16.

Where: JW Marriott L.A. LIVE, 900 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA. Join the Livestream: Greentech Media will be live streaming 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:

  • Daniel Burrus, business strategist and global futurist, "Accelerating Innovation: Leading With Strategic Foresight and Certainty"
  • Kelly McDonald, consumer trends expert, "Creating a Meaningful Customer Experience Every Time"

New this year, Itron will host three Big Picture sessions focusing on technology trends and business drivers shaping utilities of the future. Topics include the changing utility business model, leveraging the right data instead of big data and the utility's role in smart cities. More detailed information on the Big Picture sessions is available here.

Itron will also host a series of customer presentations, learning sessions and panel discussions throughout the conference. Please see a selection below. A full list of panel sessions is available here.
  • Moving to a Single, Multi Purpose Network - Looking Out to IoT and Smart Cities: Itron's CTO will discuss how utilities can benefit from transitioning from proprietary networks to standards based networks and Itron partner, Cisco, will touch on how the advent of these new networks are creating new service provider communities and advancing the Internet of Things and smart cities.
  • Success Selling Less? Energy Efficiency, Demand Response and the Changing Utility Business Model: An industry expert will discuss the shifting paradigm to smart grid applications, including energy efficiency and demand response, and how they are impacting the utility business model and regulatory reform.
  • Streetlight Monitoring and Management:This session introduces how connected streetlight management drives improved energy efficiency and cost reduction for utility lighting systems.

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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