Join SBI Energy at The 2nd Annual Smart Grid Technology Conference, San Jose

  • Posted on: 3 May 2011
  • By: chw staff

Clean-tech market research publisher SBI Energy will join an elite line-up of smart grid strategists on June 1st at the 2nd Annual Smart Grid Technology Conference in San Jose, California.  Robert Eckard, Sr. Analyst for SBI Energy, brings over a decade of energy and environmental sector experience with expertise ranging from global, regional, and local market analysis to economic assessments, environmental analysis, and energy reporting.

The Smart Grid Technology 2011 Conference networks over 250 senior managers, presidents, directors, and C-level executives who seek to take the next steps in smart grid integration and development. The event places a firm focus on providing practical advice and business opportunities. Conference topics include: telecommunication, data-management, cyber-security, standards, distribution optimization, distribution management, demand responds, home automation, and electric vehicles.

SBI Energy’s Eckard will join a panel disseminating the evolution of the smart grid communication network alongside industry leaders Barry Haaser, Chairman of OpenADR; John Horn, Director of M2M at T-Mobile; and, Stephen Nees, Technology Strategy and Planning Manager at Anaheim Utilities.  More specifically, the team will review how public and private networks can best work together to ensure availability, scalability, security, and coverage.  

Providing information through a panel format commissions a free flow of ideas and provides an opportunity to collaborate with industry leading utilities and experts. The open forum will address key aspects imminent to smart grid communication integration, such as, utility communications partnerships; integrating smart grid communication infrastructure through public networks and their mission-critical requirements; application development opportunities in private and public network environments; and supporting Wi-Fi, Zigbee, GPRS, and WiMax technology protocols.  And it is part of a larger overarching conference agenda dedicated to ensuring efficient communication and management of data.