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This September in London, SMi will host their 2nd annual Telecoms for Smart Grids Conference on the 24th and 25th of September. The event will address Utility requirements, Government and regulatory guidelines, and Smart Grid and metering communication pilots.
We will hear unique case studies from the UK, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria and Portugal, as well as hear what technology is most capable of delivering a secure, reliable and flexible architecture. 

The future of the Smart Grid and Metering industries success will depend on many factors, the one most important at the heart of all future deployments being the establishment of it's communication infrastructure. If the Smart Grid is going to be a success, we will need to see a much required convergence and partnership, of both public and private communications, M2M, and the Utilities industries
 

This year's event boasts more Utility speaking sessions and more case studies than previous events. As communications infrastructure takes center stage for Grid and Metering deployments, you cannot afford to miss this event. Our focus is on bringing the most influential and informative stakeholders together for a in-depth discussion over the course of two days to determine what technologies will be the most reliable, secure, flexible, and scalable.
With the imminent Smart Meter roll out in the UK, ongoing procurement and bidding for the DCC, the many deployments of Smart Energy technology already in use throughout Europe, we are set for a unique discussion on trial and error, success and failure and best practice.
 

  • Understand the convergence of Telecoms and Utilities
  • Hear about UK and EU policy framework for Smart Networks
  • Learn about the communication requirements for smart Implementation, and implementation within the community
  • Benefit from case studies into the new approaches for Smart Meters, Smart Cities and Smart Homes in Germany, Austria, France, Ireland,Portugal and the UK
  • Gain insight from a DNO perspective on the communications requirements for the Smart Meter roll out in Germany
  • Learn about Smart Grid Infrastructures and challenges for ICT
  • Case studies! GRID4EU and Green eMotion will discuss their connectivity challenges and successes
  • What are the 4G WiMax opportunities for Smart Grid - hear it here first
  • Develop further insight into Electric Vehicle and Telco platform integration, case studies from Italy you cannot miss
  • How are public and private partners developing a Smart Network for Smart Water and Smart City?
  • Understand how Telecommunications can contribute to Smart Metering development
  • What are the Data Communications requirements moving forward?

 

This year's event is strategically aligned with many European Smart deployments, UK's Smart programme and uniquely aligned with contract and bidding for the DCC process. 
There are more Utility case studies and speakers on this year's event than any other event we run in this sector.

This year we are working with some of the most authoritative and active Communication and technology vendors in the market, which will add significant insight into how they plan on delivering a secure and reliable network.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn further about the Convergence of Telecoms and Utilities sectors, by attending our first post conference workshop on the topic.

  • Utilities - ICT, IT, CEO, Innovation Mangers, Telecomms Managers, Group Head of Strategy and Planning,Network and Operations Directors,  Business Development, Regulatory Affairs
  • Telecoms - M2M Directors and Managers, Head of Energy, Telecom Specialists, Directors of Utilities, Network managers and Directors, Operations Directors, Strategy and Planning, Business Development, Regulatory Affairs
  • Manufacturers/Vendors - ICT Leaders, Head of Connectivity, Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Product Managers, Divisional Directors and C Level executives.
  • Government/ and Academic -Telecommunications and utilities
  • OEMs, Consultants - Telecoms and Utilities
  • Finance- Venture Capital, Corporate investing

Accenture; Airwave Solutions; Alliander; ALSTOM; Alstom Grid; Analysys Mason Ltd; Ashurst LLP; Astra Broadband Services; Astrium Services; Bouygues Telecom; British Gas; CABLE & WIRELESS; CE Electric; Centrica; Daisy; Deutsche Telekom; EDF Energy; Electralink; Eltel Networks A/S; Endesa Distribucion; Energy Networks Association; Enexis; Engage Consulting; Ericsson ; ESB International; EU Commission; Everything Everywhere; GE Energy; GE Satcom; GSMA; iDirect Technologies; Itron Metering Solutions Ltd; Joint Radio Company; Liander Assetmanagement; Microsemi Corporation; New Energy World Network; Pike Research UK; RuggedCom; RWE AG; RWE IT UK; SELEX Galileo; Sensus; Silver Spring Networks; Tait Radio Communications; Team Based Consulting; Telefonica O2 UK; TTP Communications Ltd; Utility Regulator Norther Ireland; Vertek Corporation; Vodafone;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mark Ossel

Mark Ossel, VP Echelon Energy and Utility and ESNA Board Member, Echelon Energy and Utility

9:10 POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR SMART NETWORKS

Tom Luff

Tom Luff, Head of Electricity Network Delivery and Access Team, Department of Energy and Climate Change
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  • Challenge for the networks
  • Government structures
  • Policy framework
  • 9:40 EU COMMISSION UPDATE

    Mariana Stantcheva

    Mariana Stantcheva, Research Programme Officer Information Society and Media Directorate-General , EU Commission
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  • Providing a reliable and secure ICT infrastructure
  • Ensuring of cost effective communications conditions for smart grids and smart metering
  • Possibilities to open the smart grid in terms of cooperation between the telecom and Utility sector
  • Ensuring of competitiveness in providing services and future grid applications
  • Involving more stakeholders into the market
  • 10:10 CASE STUDY OF UK POWER NETWORKS THE FLEXIBLE PLUG AND PLAY LOW CARBON NETWORKS PROJECT

    Lynne  McDonald

    Lynne McDonald, Low Carbon Project Manager, UK Power Networks

    10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 SMART GRIDS FOR ENERGY AND WATER

    David Green

    David Green, Business Development Director Smart Metering, SmartReach

  • Overview
  • Smart metering and grids
  • Smart water
  • Conclusion

     

     

  • 11:40 SMART GRID INFRASTRUCTURES AND CHALLENGES FOR ICT

    Thomas Theisen

    Thomas Theisen, Head of New Technology, RWE AG

  • Status of Smart Grid within RWE
  • Challenges with respect to ICT
  • Next steps
  • 12:10 GLOBAL SMART METERING IMPLEMENTATION

    Kim Bybjerg

    Kim Bybjerg, Head of M2M Northern Europe, Vodafone

  • Vodafone’s experience in smart metering
  • Challenges faced in different countries and cultures
  • A Smart metering case study
  • Vodafone’s vision for the opportunities of the Smart Grid
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    12:40 INTELLIGENCE THAT COUNTS –SMART METERING TO GRIDS

    Andreas Bentz

    Andreas Bentz, Executive Consultant Smart Grids, Deutsche Telekom

  • Who is Smart - Managed Communication Services
  • Security and Privacy – threats for the grid or just Paranoia?
  • Distribution Network Automation – more than M2M communication
  • Virtual Power Plants – balance for renewable
  • 13:10 Networking Lunch

    14:10 SMART GRID CONNECTIVITY– SECURED!

  • Smart Grid challenges and threats
  • Smart Meter and M2M networking risks
  • The role of Telcos in protecting the communication in Smart Grids
  • Secure M2M connectivity with MPKI
  • Spotlight on relevant projects

  • Frank Bunn

    Frank Bunn, Senior Manager, Symantec Deutschland Gmbh

    Michelle Lewis

    Michelle Lewis, Device Authentication Specialist, Symantec Deutchland Gmbh

    14:40 GRID4EU CASE STUDY

  • 6 Demonstration projects, one single project
  • Understanding the technological needs
  • Developing suppliers
  • Communication considerations of the project
  • Integration distributed energy- Energy efficiency
                    - Active demand
                    - New users
  • Lessons learned
  • Does one size fit all?
  • Adel Jarifi

    Adel Jarifi, Deputy Coordinator of Grid4EU Project, ERDF

    Mathieu Schaal

    Mathieu Schaal, Senior Consultant , Accenture

    15:10 SMART GRIDS DEVELOPMENTS CHALLENGES IN EUROPE

    Per Olof Granstrom

    Per Olof Granstrom, Secretary General, EDSO for Smart Grids
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  • Main driving forces for the developments of smart grids
  • Key challenges for utilities in general and distribution system operators in particular
  • Potential pathways to overcome obstacles (new regulatory framework, R&D, incentivized investments)
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 LESSONS LEARNED: LEVERAGE THE TELCO EXPERIENCE FOR SMART GRID

    Richard Noakes

    Richard Noakes, Utilities Industry Consultant, Hewlett Packard

  • M2M: enabling managed connectivity for smart metering and smart grid
  • Automation: service delivery and smart device life cycle
  • Supervision: fault and alerts from grid devices and applications  
  • Data management and analytics: scale, diversity & criticality of data collection and management
  • Value added services: Customer interaction and participation in new services
  • 16:40 A NEW APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF THE ENERGY SYSTEM FOR CITY QUARTERS

    Professor Antonello Monti

    Professor Antonello Monti, Director of the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, EON Energy Research center

  • Current status in the relation between utilities and customers
  • Future need for Demand Side Management
  • Categories of Demand Side Management
  • A new proposal: the Dual Demand Side Management
  • Laboratory validation of the concept
  • Exploitation in al life scenarios such as the city of Bottrop
  • 17:10 COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE SMART METER ROLLOUT IN GERMANY

    Matthias Grandel

    Matthias Grandel, Head of Technology and Solutions, EON
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  • Technical and legal requirements
  • Security concerns
  • Available technologies
  • Interoperability and security of investment
  • strategic implications from a DNO perspective
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mark Ossel

    Mark Ossel, VP Echelon Energy and Utility and ESNA Board Member, Echelon Energy and Utility

    17:45 Drinks reception sponsored by Vodafone

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mark Ossel

    Mark Ossel, VP Echelon Energy and Utility and ESNA Board Member, Echelon Energy and Utility

    9:10 MAKING SUSTAINABLE CHANGES TO ENERGY SUPPLIES AND IMPLEMENTATION WITHIN THE COMMUNITY

    David Green

    David Green, Ecoisland Partnership CIC, Eco Island

  • The New Energy Economy
  • Whole Island Energy System
  • Smart Grid and fast demand response
  • Ecoisland Energy Services Company
  • Technology aligned with people's need
  • 9:40 ESB CASE STUDY: USE OF 4G WiMax FOR SMART GRID

  • Smart Grid challenges
  • Objectives if the WiMax trial
  • Technical findings
  • Lessons so far
  • Jason Driver

    Jason Driver, IT Professional Radio Communications, ESB

    Jonathan Sandham

    Jonathan Sandham, IT Professional, ESB

    10:10 GREEN eMotion

    Giovanni Coppola

    Giovanni Coppola, Innovation Manager, Enel Distribuzione Sp A

  • Overview of Green eMotion FP7 project.
  • Business scenarios for EVs integration into the grid.
  • Technology enablers SOTA for EVs integration into the grid.
  • Setting up of framework demonstration phase of Green eMotion.
  • Future perspectives and utilities business models for EV deployment.
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 SMART GRID AND SMART CITIES PERSPECTIVES FOR A DIVERSIFIED GROUP

    Vincent Maret

    Vincent Maret, Director of Energy, Bouygues Operator
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    11:40 DEVELOPING A SMART NETWORK FOR SMART WATER AND SMART CITY

    Taisei Miura

    Taisei Miura, CEO, M2Ocity
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  • Overview of a smart network : technology & business model
  • Use cases for smart water : water automated metering, water distribution yield management leak detection, water quality control
  • Use cases for smart city : environmental monitoring, city utilities management
  • Key business challenges and next steps
  • 12:10 HOW CAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONTRIBUTE TO SMART METERING DEVELOPMENT

    Valerie  Le Peltier

    Valerie Le Peltier, Directeur de Pole Utilities, Orange Business Services
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  • Smart metering and smart grid are about mixing the traditional utility business with telecommunicatons
  • Telecommunications for smart metering are about connectivity, connectivity management, but also more generally about providing the right tools for piloting a dedicated network
  • Orange Business Services can support utilities on these development, and a good example is how we support M2Ocity, a JV created between Veolia Water and Orange to deliver water smart metering services
  • 12:40 REQUIREMENTS FOR FUTURE UTILITIES ARCHITECTURE

    Matteo Rulli

    Matteo Rulli, Strategic Marketing and Product Manager M2M Solutions , Abodata

  • Ensuring compatibility with existing networks
  • Adaptability to various  protocols
  • Management of the communication network
  • Integration and scalability
  • Data integration
  • Security certificates for communication layers 
  • 13:20 Networking Lunch

    14:20 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SMART HOME

    Bertram Weiss

    Bertram Weiss, Innovations Manager, Verbund AG

  • Background to smart home for VERBUND
  • Infrastructure development
  • Partnerships
  • Communication requirements
  • Possible business cases
  • 14:50 POWER LINE COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE SMART GRID

    Andrea M. Tonello

    Andrea M. Tonello, Professor, University of Udine
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  • The role of PLC in the Smart Grid
  • Available technologies and standards
  • Areas for technology evolution
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 DISTRIBUTION AUTOMATION AND ADVANCED METER INFRASTRUCTURE BATALHA PILOT

    Francisco Melo

    Francisco Melo, System Development Project Manager, Automation and Telecontrol, EDP Distribuicao

  • RF Mesh for Distribution Automation:
  • The deployment of reclosers (in MV grid) with RF Mesh technology that communicates with primary substations 
  • At LV level, the deployments of RF Mesh smart meters allow us to identify where, when and which customers are out of power. What is the performance of a RF Mesh in disturbed network?
  • We will have further information from our secondary substations using RF Mesh technology as a backbone. We want also to evaluate a RF Mesh solution face to GPRS solution;
  • RF Mesh and PLC Prime for AMI:
  • Some secondary substations will communicate with smart meters using PLC Prime, and with primary substations using RF Mesh
  • A major advantage is to allow us to better prepare our communication infrastructures to new services (e.g.: Demand Response).
  • 16:20 THE ROLE OF TELECOMS IN SMART ENERGY

    Yiru Zhong

    Yiru Zhong , Senior Industry Analyst, Frost and Sullivan

  • A smart energy vision excites both ICT and traditional utility technology providers with new demand for products, solutions and services.
  • This convergence is not a zero sum game to both players as they have core and often times unique capabilities.
  • Awareness of market entrants with niche products/ways of end user engagement
  • 16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mark Ossel

    Mark Ossel, VP Echelon Energy and Utility and ESNA Board Member, Echelon Energy and Utility

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Andreas Bentz

    Andreas Bentz

    Executive Consultant Smart Grids, Deutsche Telekom
    David Green

    David Green

    Ecoisland Partnership CIC, Eco Island
    Francisco Melo

    Francisco Melo

    System Development Project Manager, Automation and Telecontrol, EDP Distribuicao
    Giovanni Coppola

    Giovanni Coppola

    Innovation Manager, Enel Distribuzione Sp A
    Mariana Stantcheva

    Mariana Stantcheva

    Research Programme Officer Information Society and Media Directorate-General , EU Commission
    Matthias Grandel

    Matthias Grandel

    Head of Technology and Solutions, EON
    Taisei Miura

    Taisei Miura

    CEO, M2Ocity
    Thomas Theisen

    Thomas Theisen

    Head of New Technology, RWE AG
    Tom Luff

    Tom Luff

    Head of Electricity Network Delivery and Access Team, Department of Energy and Climate Change

    Adel Jarifi

    Deputy Coordinator of Grid4EU Project, ERDF
    Adel Jarifi

    Andrea M. Tonello

    Professor, University of Udine
    Andrea M. Tonello

    Andrea M. Tonello received his Doctor of Engineering degree in Electronics (1996, summa cum laude), and his Doctor of Research degree in Electronics and Telecommunications (2003), both from the University of Padova, Italy. In 1997, he became a Member of Technical Staff at Lucent Technologies’ Bell Laboratories, where he worked on the development of baseband algorithms for cellular handsets. He worked at Bell Laboratories’ Advanced Wireless Technology Laboratory until 2002, during which time he was appointed Managing Director of Bell Labs, Italy. Herein,  he conducted research on wireless systems, air interface design, performance analysis, and was involved in the standardization of the evolution of 2G and 3G cellular technology.

    In 2003, Dr. Tonello joined the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Gestionale e Meccanica (DIEGM) of the University of Udine, Italy, where he is an Aggregate Professor and founder of the Wireless and Power Line Communication Lab. He is also the founder and CEO of WiTiKee, a spin-off company of the lab.

    Andreas Bentz

    Executive Consultant Smart Grids, Deutsche Telekom
    Andreas Bentz

    Bertram Weiss

    Innovations Manager, Verbund AG
    Bertram Weiss

    David Green

    Ecoisland Partnership CIC, Eco Island
    David Green

    David Green

    Business Development Director Smart Metering, SmartReach
    David Green

    Fillipo Murroni

    CTO and Head of Research , Abo Data
    Fillipo Murroni

     

    Filippo is CTO and Head of Research at Abodata, Italy, where he leads Cloud Computing, WSN, M2M, Standardization and IPR activities for the company.
    Filippo is a renowned industry visionary and accomplished engineering executive with over 25 years of experience in building, developing, and revitalizing software development. He has been a prime mover in successive generations of remote connectivity solutions, playing a key role in designing, evangelizing, and realizing innovative connected product solutions.
    He is the deviser of Plat-One, the Abodata Cloud-ready Service Delivery Platform for M2M,and is currently focused on advancing it and ensuring technical and business strategy alignment across all Abodata offerings.
    He is an active participant in various standardization initiatives, with activities in ETSI M2M and ITU-T FG M2M.
    Filippo worked also on several major projects in the transportation, energy and industry sectors, for clients like Ansaldo STS, SelexElsag, Ansaldo Energia, ABB, EDF France, British Coal, Eircom Ireland, Boliden Zinc Mines, ENEL, Infracom, China Ministry of Forestry and many others.
    He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, Italy.     
     
    Specialties
    Research & development management, standardization, wireless networks, cloud computing, knowledge management and ontologies, embedded systems, back-end systems for telecommunication services.

    Francisco Melo

    System Development Project Manager, Automation and Telecontrol, EDP Distribuicao
    Francisco Melo

    Frank Bunn

    Senior Manager, Symantec Deutschland Gmbh
    Frank Bunn

    Giovanni Coppola

    Innovation Manager, Enel Distribuzione Sp A
    Giovanni Coppola

    Gordon Hewitt

    ICT Project Manager, Scottish and Southern Energy
    Gordon Hewitt

    Jason Driver

    IT Professional Radio Communications, ESB
    Jason Driver

    Jonathan Sandham

    IT Professional, ESB
    Jonathan Sandham

    Kim Bybjerg

    Head of M2M Northern Europe, Vodafone
    Kim Bybjerg

    Lynne McDonald

    Low Carbon Project Manager, UK Power Networks
    Lynne  McDonald

    Mariana Stantcheva

    Research Programme Officer Information Society and Media Directorate-General , EU Commission
    Mariana Stantcheva

    Mariana Stantcheva is the Reaserch Programme Officer Information Society and Media Directorate-General for the EU Commission and advises on ICT infrastructure co-operation between the Telecom and Utility sector. She adds a significant European perspective to our agenda, with her discussion on ensuring competitiveness in the future grid market and involving more stakeholders in the market.

    Mark Ossel

    VP Echelon Energy and Utility and ESNA Board Member, Echelon Energy and Utility
    Mark Ossel

    Mathieu Schaal

    Senior Consultant , Accenture
    Mathieu Schaal

    Matthias Grandel

    Head of Technology and Solutions, EON
    Matthias Grandel

    Matthias Grandel: As Head of Technology & Solutions with E.ON Metering, Matthias Grandel is dedicated to the development technical solutions for smart metering and its integration with smart grids and smart homes.

    From 2006 till 2009 Matthias Grandel worked in the energy economics department of E.ON Energie, focusing on E.ON’s strategy for climate protection and the European emission trading system.
    Before joining E.ON, Matthias Grandel worked for eight years with Deutsche Telekom in various project management and business development positions in the field of international data communications in Germany, the USA and Asia. Matthias Grandel has a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technical University Munich and an Excecutive MBA from the Instituto de Empresa Madrid.

    Michelle Lewis

    Device Authentication Specialist, Symantec Deutchland Gmbh
    Michelle Lewis

    Nigel Bessant

    Project Delivery Manager , Scottish and Southern Energy
    Nigel Bessant

    Per Olof Granstrom

    Secretary General, EDSO for Smart Grids
    Per Olof Granstrom

    “Per-Olof Granström has a profound knowledge of the energy sector as he has held various positions in different European utilities and associations. Prior to his appointment as Secretary General of EDSO for Smart Grids, he was Director of European Affairs at Vattenfall, Executive Vice President at Svensk Energi/Swedenergy – the organisation representing the Swedish electricity companies, Vice President/Director of trade at Nord Pool – the Nordic power exchange and Head of Generation and Trade at Stockholm Energi.”

     

    Professor Antonello Monti

    Director of the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, EON Energy Research center
    Professor Antonello Monti

    Richard Noakes

    Utilities Industry Consultant, Hewlett Packard
    Richard Noakes

    Taisei Miura

    CEO, M2Ocity
    Taisei Miura

    Taïsei MIURA is Chief Executive Officer for m2ocity.

    m2ocity, created in 2011 as a Joint Venture between Veolia Water and Orange, is an operator of radio networks dedicated to smartmetering for water and to other M2M applications.

    Taïsei MIURA, 43, holds a degree from Ecole des Mines in Nancy (1989).
    He started his career as an engineer for Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP) where he has been a process engineer, then a commercial engineer until he eventually became an operational marketing manager for the refining product line.

    In 2001, he joined Veolia Propreté to conduct the development in the oil sector, first as a market manager and then as a key account manager. In 2004, he became Marketing manager for Veolia Propreté France. In 2007, he took in charge the Marketing & Development Service of Veolia Propreté that included Marketing, Sales, Development, Operations and Operational performance services.

    Taïsei MIURA has been appointed in November 2010 as Chief Executive Officer for m2ocity, a subsidiary of Veolia Water created as a joint venture with Orange-France Telecoms.

    Thomas Theisen

    Head of New Technology, RWE AG
    Thomas Theisen

    Tom Luff

    Head of Electricity Network Delivery and Access Team, Department of Energy and Climate Change
    Tom Luff

     

    Tom Luff is the Head of the Electricity Network Delivery and Access team in the Department of Energy and Climate Change. His team is responsible for ensuring the right investments are made in the electricity network to meet the Government’s policy objectives. On loan from the Cabinet Office, Tom has worked on a range of policy areas,predominantly in the field of energy and climate change, we are thrilled to have Tom represent the DECC as our Key Note Speaker on Day one to open the conference, discussing policy framework, and challenges for networks, this presentation is not to be missed.

     

    Valerie Le Peltier

    Directeur de Pole Utilities, Orange Business Services
    Valerie  Le Peltier

     

     

     

    Valérie Le Peltier is the Head of Utilities in the Orange Smart Cities Strategic Program, in charge of smart metering strategy for the Orange group, supporting France and the Orange countries. Prior to this she was in charge of business development for Machine to Machine, and before that of the web channels for Orange Business customers in France and international. Her previous experience also includes 10 years of consultancy in the telecommunication industry.

    Vincent Maret

    Director of Energy, Bouygues Operator
    Vincent Maret

    Vincent Maret is currently director of Energy with BOUYGUES Corporate Research and Innovation. BOUYGUES Corporation is the holding company of the BOUYGUES Group.Vince focuses on business development and synergies across the whole group, with an emphasis in the field of Energy, Smartgrid, Smartcities.

     
    BOUYGUES is a diversified industrial group with a strong corporate culture. Its businesses focus on two sectors: construction, with Bouygues Construction (building, civil works and electrical contracting), Bouygues Immobilier (property development) and Colas (roads); and telecoms/media, with TF1 and Bouygues Telecom. Operating in more than 80 countries, the Bouygues group has a workforce of 133,900. Sales: €31.2 billion in 2010, of which €9.7 billion on international markets. Listed on CAC40.
     
    Vince has an extensive experience in marketing, project management, wireless telecommunications and Information Technologies; as Marketing Manager; deputy R&D director with BOUYGUES Telecom and previously as a Project Executive with IBM Global Services. Vince is very familiar with international contexts. He set-up and directed the US Office of BOUYGUES Telecom for 4 years.
     
    Vincent used to sit on the Board of Directors of the French American Chamber of Commerce of San-Francisco and was Chairman of its High Tech Committee until June 2005. He also sat –as Secretary General- on the Board of Directors of Wireless Link, the French Association managing WIFI
     
    Vince is a graduate of ESPCI ParisTech, Paris, France - Master’s Degree in Physics, Master’s Degree in Chemistry - and from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris – Master’s Degree in Electronics.-

    Yiru Zhong

    Senior Industry Analyst, Frost and Sullivan
    Yiru Zhong

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    Website: http://www.smi-online.co.uk Email: events@smi-online.co.uk
    Registered in England No: 3779287 VAT No: GB 976 2951 71




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