The Knowledge Conference at IUW

The Knowledge Conference is the main event at Itron Utility Week. Conference delegates can choose from over 90 breakout sessions, attend two impactful keynotes, participate in a number of networking activities, and visit the Knowledge Center to learn about Itron's end-to-end solutions, as well as complementary offerings from our partners.

Each morning begins with breakfast and an opening keynote session followed by 45-minute breakout sessions—built upon tracks that are focused on key industry trends and drivers—throughout the day, with a group lunch and several breaks in between.

Most people participating in Itron Utility Week attend the Knowledge Conference and extend their stay by adding pre- or post-conference training sessions to their itinerary. If you are not attending pre-conference training sessions, plan to arrive in Scottsdale by mid-day Sunday to participate in the Opening Networking Reception, hosted by the Itron Users' Advisory Board, on Sunday evening. For new attendees to Itron Utility Week, we also have a First Timers’ Reception on Sunday evening to introduce you to the conference, key leaders, events and more.

All meals and networking events are included with your Knowledge Conference registration fee.
Luis Frisby

Keynote: Monday, October 1

Luis Frisby

Vice President - Central Arizona Division, Southwest Gas Corporation

With a strong focus on efficient utilization of resources, Luis ensures successful implementation of core projects in the region to enhance safety, service and reliability for their customers. During his keynote, he will share company key initiatives and how Southwest Gas is engaged with today’s trends and future opportunities through their partnership with Itron.
David Graham

Keynote: Tuesday, October 2

David Graham

Deputy COO, City of San Diego

As a veteran local government advisor who is passionate about civic engagement and intelligent infrastructure, David will share trends and unique challenges in building smart cities, the benefit to its citizens and the lessons learned along the way. He will also highlight the need for cities, universities and industry to take a collaborative approach in order to realize the full potential of the smart community revolution, by sharing examples from San Diego and other forward-looking cities.
Tasha Eurich

Keynote: Tuesday, October 2

Dr. Tasha Eurich

Organizational Motivational Speaker

An organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Tasha will share her secret weapon, the power of self-awareness, to help us gain newer insights to make smarter choices, build stronger relationships and succeed at work—and in life.

Big Picture Session: New Business Models to Fund and Activate Smart Cities

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 10-11 a.m.

Technology is essential to modernizing cities, improving services for citizens, creating new economic opportunities and building resourceful communities, but how are smart city programs funded and actually implemented under budget constraints? What is the value and return on investment for cities as they deploy solutions at scale? This Big Picture 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.

Moderator
Jennifer M. Runyon, Content Manager, Renewable Energy World and PowerGrid

Panelists
David Graham, Deputy COO, City of San Diego
Jim Mazurek, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy
Phil Nevels, Director Utility of the Future, Exelon

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

Hours:
Sunday, Sept. 30: 2 - 5 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 1: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 2: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
How does today's utility become more efficient, more effective and more resourceful? A great first step is a visit to our Knowledge Center at Itron Utility Week.

The Knowledge Center is a showcase of Itron's comprehensive solutions and partner offerings. It's a thriving ecosystem that demonstrates the value of Itron technology, software and services—and is staffed by knowledgeable experts that can show you how your utility can become operationally excellent and make the most of its electricity, gas and water resources.

Together with our partners in the Knowledge Center, the Itron team is committed to delivering the business outcomes you need for continued success. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to speak with our technology experts.

Refreshments and snacks will be served in the Knowledge Center during all breaks on Monday and Tuesday.