2019 AGA/EEI Technology Committee Meeting and Utility IT Symposium

October 21, 2019 12:00 PM - October 22, 2019 4:00 PM


Xcel Energy
414 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Event Overview

Fall TAC Meeting
The TAC meeting is open to members of American Gas Association and Edison Electric Institute. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 21 from Noon - 5:00 p.m at Xcel Energy Office located at 414 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Staff executives of TAC are currently accepting input for agenda topics from members. 

Following the TAC meeting, there will be a Happy Hour.

Utility IT Symposium

This event is open to AGA/EEI TAC Members and Direct Reports.  The Utility IT Symposium will be held on Tuesday, October 22 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m at Xcel Energy office located at 414 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For the sixth year, David Harkness brings together senior IT Leadership and their team members in an exclusive event to engage in interactive dialogue about the most significant technology issues confronting the utility industry today. Utility partners including OGE and Westar collaborate with Dave in planning the agenda, which allows for insight procurement, constructive sharing and strategic problem solving.

Tentative discussion topics include:

  • Innovative IT strategy: The evolution of IT roles and responsibilities
  • The Intelligent Grid: Implications for IT infrastructure and communications technology
  • Digital customer experience transformation

Breakout sessions are for leadership team members and direct reports. Tentative discussion topics include: 1) cloud infrastructure, including topics such as data center strategy, IOT, smart grid infrastructure; cloud-ready apps.

Host: David Harkness, SVP/CIO Business Systems, Residential & Small Business Customer Solutions Xcel Energy

Who Should Attend
Utility CIOs and their senior leadership teams and thought leaders from other relevant, influential sectors.

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