This round table brings together several respected visionaries and implementers of smart grid applications to discuss how private and public events such as the Plug-In at Grid-Interop are necessary to accelerate the successful implementation of smart grid applications through multi-vendor, standards based interoperability.
The panel, moderated by Google Vint Cerf - one of the founders of the Internet through his work on the TCP/IP protocol suite - will discuss the challenges vendors and their utility customers have in realizing the vision of a seamlessly integrated suite of products and systems of systems. The panelists will express their views on how good standards, interoperability agreements, formal testing processes, and physical plug-in events all play a role in achieving this vision.
Vint Cerf - Moderator
VP and Chief Internet Evangelist
John Simmins - Panelist
Senior Project Manager - Smart Grid
George Arnold - Panelist
National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability
Jonathan Booe - Panelist
North American Energy Standards Board
Zahra Makoui - Panelist
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Rolf Bienert - Panelist
Brent Hodges - Panelist
SVP Retail Business Unit