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December 4-5, 2018|Las Vegas, NV


For cities and enterprise, sustainability is no longer an option. It is mandatory. But what's exciting is; this is a responsibility with a double bottom line.

Not only are we duty bound to improve the quality of life for citizens and employees, breakthroughs in green tech and data science means that investment in sustainability is now driving real financial results.   

Reap the rewards of a healthy and sustainable urban future!

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IMPACT>CITIES is bringing together the stakeholders tasked with delivering healthy and sustainable cities and enterprises. From distributed energy resources, to smart buildings powered by artificial intelligence and increasing renewable energy consumption via the smart grid, this track will allow delegates to get to understand the technologies and business models revolutionizing the future of energy and the sustainability.  

Here's the companies and senior-level decision makers who will be attending these crucial sessions: 

  • Utilities 
  • Energy Storage
  • Energy Management
  • Sustainability Officers
  • Facilities Officers
  • Energy Officers
  • Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Data & Analytics
08:30 - 09:00
Energy Disrupted: Entering the Era of Distributed Urban Energy

The century old model of energy generation and distribution are in flux. Tackle this issue head-on to create a strategy where DER support the next generation urban smart grid. 

  • Get to grips with the new energy players enabled by DER incl. energy brokers as the energy industry re-aligns business models in the digital age
  • A smooth operator: Understand how to utilize batteries to remove the two peak curve and smoothen out the consumption and load profile
  • Urbanisation = a huge opportunity for the energy industry. But growth can lead to fragility. Build an energy development strategy that puts resiliency at its core.

Company_Name Jack Clark Head of department Energy DNV GL

08:30 - 09:00
The Green Campus: Making Sense of Microgrids

Microgrids promise increased renewables, tariff arbitrage and even energy trading. See why businesses are breaking free from the grid.

  • Explore the economics of the open energy market. Calculate when it makes sense for companies to independently generate energy and sell it back into the grid?
  • Utilize tariff arbitrage take advantage of battery technology to purchase energy in low tariff periods and deploy at peak times
  • From micro to nano. Get inside the technology and the potential ROI and TCO to identify the tipping point for urban consumers and businesses to invest
08:30 - 09:00
A.I. and Sustainable Smart Buildings

See how to create an IoT platform and suite of services that drives sustainability, a superior experience for users and cost savings to the bottom line.  

  • The Big Payback? From smart HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) calculate the ROI to build a business case for tech adoption
  • Build a business case to reject the status quo and embrace renewable energy sources, clean air and smart IoT technologies
  • Identify the technologies, including LED lighting which transform the working environment. Enable the healthy and productive workplace of the future
08:30 - 09:00
Electric Transportation: The Blessing or Curse for Utilities?

With number of electric vehicles on the road set to increase, confront the question; is the power network primed to cope with their deployment?

  • Sidewalk, Office, Depot, Mall? Plot out the optimal network, factoring in slow, fast and wireless charging, required to support the update of EVs in cities
  • Get to grips with bi-directional charging. EVs to become a key node in the urban energy network, enabling a smoother grid and increased resiliency
  • The Next Great Revenue Stream? With sustainability threatening the revenues of energy companies, assess how utilities can leverage EVs as mobility moves from gas to the grid

Company_Name Patrick Kelly Director, Microgrid Development EDF Renewables

08:30 - 09:00
Closing the Loop: Delivering The Urban Smart Grid

use IoT sensors and A.I. monitor and fix the grid in real-time.

  • Harness automated systems to monitor the network conditions in real time. Distribute more power through the existing infrastructure without the need for upgrades
  • Understand how A.I. can identify scenarios, response patterns and outcomes much faster than current grid monitoring. Remove the human and say goodbye to downtime.
  • Demand Response Management: Control the mix of available renewable energy and efficiently manage transmission the grid
08:30 - 09:00
Smart Waste: IoT (The Internet of Trash)

Waste doesn’t occur to a timetable. So why should waste collection? Utilize tech to create a healthy urban environment for citizens and employees.

  • Leverage IoT sensors to enable real-time waste management and create dynamic route optimization of the waste collection vehicle fleet
  • With growing mandates to reduce commercial waste, harness data to meet targets and create transparency of processes
  • Use analytics and usage patterns to optimize the locations of trash bins. Create urban a healthy urban experience based on the real needs of citizens  
08:30 - 09:00
Smart Water: Fixing a Leaking Network with Analytics

Harness smart technology to protect the quality of water supply, whilst managing the increased demand from mass urbanisation and reducing water waste.

  • Quantify the problem. Use sensors to of how much water is lost > depleting of resource additional cost and potential additional damage as well
  • Combine high-definition pressure sensing and machine learning to give an accurate picture of water detection and usage
  • Explore the role of smart devices in the home to alert the consumers on how to save water and strengthen conservation efforts

Company_Name Mariel Devesa Global Head of Business Development Phyn

Gareth Ragg

Gareth Ragg

Co-Founder & Head of Strategy

UK: +44 (0) 207 375 7555


Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson

Co-Founder & Program Director

UK: +44 (0) 207 375 7589


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