The kickoff plenary on Monday evening is an opportunity to start the ConnectivityWeek conversation before the main conference and exhibition activities for the week. Monday is organized as a day for workshops and interactive sessions to deal with issues on the periphery but still important for ConnectivityWeek attendees to understand. Combined with the Opening Keynote started in 2010 by the memorable keynote of Vint Cerf, this session is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to set the stage for the week’s discussions.
Let’s get the show on the road... Anto Budiardjo will start the proceedings with brief opening remarks on the theme of this evening’s plenary.
Fresh from the workshop and interactive sessions of Monday at ConnectivityWeek, the roundtable is to start the conversation on key issues of the day. At the conclusion of the first ever Consumer Symposium held at ConnectivityWeek, key participants from the day will summarize the learning and try and make sense of the way forward for Smart Grid consumer engagement.
Katie Fehrenbacher - Moderator
Judith Schwartz - Panelist
To the Point
Kurt Yeager - None
Galvin Electricity Initiative
Patty Durand - Panelist
Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative
For 60 minutes, let’s ask some really big questions... What is the status of Smart Grid revolution to date? Are we still talking to early adopters? How about consumers, and utilities themselves? How and when will we be delivering value to the mass market? What is the likely end scenario once Smart Grid is implemented, and how are the new 21st electricity consumers going to think about their energy supply? Perhaps the most interesting question is how are we going to make all of this happen when we are somewhat shackled by the success of the past 100 years of electricity?
Geoffrey Moore, author and Managing Director, The Chasm Group, will address the relevance of “crossing the chasm” to the Smart Grid and why we must create a compelling Smart Grid narrative and new business models that overcome the pull of the past.
Geoffrey Moore - Speaker
TCG Advisors LLC