Next-Generation Geographic Information Systems to Support Smarter Grid Applications
20-22 November 2018 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Venue & Accommodation

Radisson Blu Palace Hotel
Picképlein 8
2202 CL Noordwijk aan Zee
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)71 365 3016

To book a room at the conference venue at the preferential rate reserved for participants at this conference contact the hotel directly quoting: GIS4SmartGrid before 26/10.

Welcome to GIS4SmartGrid 2018

As the smart grid evolves GIS departments are under increasing pressure to provide accurate, real-time and meaningful topological information to a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Current GIS systems must be overhauled and upgraded to provide the advanced functionality required to support a wider range of use cases and a more complex grid environment.

This 3-day implementation focused conference draws together 120+ GIS implementation leaders and system specialists from across the European smart grid sector for 3 intensive days of case study reviews. 14+ smart utilities share their experiences and insights into implementing next-generation GIS solutions, integrating them with their IT and OT systems, and providing new functionalities and support for a wide range of end users throughout the smart utility organisation.

Technology choices, implementation experiences and future road maps will be discussed in the context of organisational objectives and regulatory pressures, providing you with a robust toolkit for benchmarking your own GIS strategy, fine-tuning your own implementation plans, and driving your GIS department to its next level of success.

Event highlights include:

  • Case study programme
  • Utility driven speaker line-up
  • Technology innovation panel
  • Opensource tutorial
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Networking evening reception
CONFERENCE DAY ONETuesday 20 November 2018
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Chair’s opening remarks
09:00Implementing Next-Generation GIS – integrating robust and flexible advanced GIS systems to provide a full suite of functionalities and meet the demands of a diverse range of end users
09:45GIS Roadmap for Smart Grid – understanding Smart Grid developments and identifying their implications for the functional requirements of utilities’ GIS
10:30Morning refreshments, networking, and exhibition
11:00Panel Session: Putting GIS at the Heart of the Smart Grid – establishing frameworks to enable collaboration between GIS teams and the wider organisation to facilitate operational transformation
12:00Lunch, networking, and exhibition
13:30GIS Data Quality and Validation – improving data management processes to clean up lower quality data and developing validation systems
14:15GIS System Integration – connecting multiple systems with diverse data models to allow broader combinations of data and deepen network insights
15:00Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30NIS System Implementation – utilising a comprehensive network model to support a more holistic view of grid behaviour and operations
16:15Leveraging CIM – identifying the critical point at which implementing CIM will deliver real value in sharing data across internal systems and with external market participants
  • Ingrid den Uijl
    Ingrid den Uijl
    Teamleader Asset Information System, Data Scientist, Stedin
17:00Roundtable discussions
  • GIS4SmartGrid
18:45Networking Reception
21:00End of day one
CONFERENCE DAY TWOWednesday 21 November 2018
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Opening address from the chair
09:00Developing New Functionality – exploiting a combination of in-built tools, vendor-supported applications, and self-configured modules to deliver a fully customised GIS
09:45GIS in the Cloud – evaluating the trends and opportunities in GIS cloud computing, including different deployment options such as multi-cloud, private cloud, and hybrid solutions
  • Dr. Hendrik F. Hamann
    Dr. Hendrik F. Hamann
    Research Manager for Physical Analytics, IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre
10:30Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:00Technology Innovation Panel – exploring innovations at the cutting edge of GIS tools, specifically designed to support smart utilities
12:30Lunch, networking, and exhibition
14:00Low-Voltage Topology and Control – integrating GIS with SCADA systems to develop full grid awareness and automate LV-network control
14:45Self-Service Mapping – simplifying GIS access and building competences for the generation of useful maps to support multiple end users through a variety of applications
15:30Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
16:00Data-driven asset management – combining asset and customer data in the NGIN analytics platform to calculate performance and support planning for the low voltage grid
  • Roy Gys
    Roy Gys
    Senior Consultant, Data Analytics and Asset Management Excellence, Deloitte
  • Joris Lemmens
    Joris Lemmens
    Innovation & Strategic Projects Engineer, Fluvius
16:45Advanced GIS Data Acquisition – improving processes for collecting high quality data from field engineering work and inputting information about the physical world into the GIS
17:30End of day two
CONFERENCE DAY THREE Thursday 22 November 2018
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Opening address from the chair
09:00GIS for New Connections – extracting and combining data from multiple sources including specific geospatial and customer information to automate responses to new-connection requests
09:45Vegetation Management – building a centralised data set in covering the entire vegetation management process and making it accessible to all relevant parties within your GIS
10:30Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:00GIS for Field Force Management – better overseeing and supporting field forces to optimise deployment and supply tools to help carry out engineering tasks more efficiently
11:453D GIS – exploring the next generation of virtual world geospatial tools to improve depth of insight into your network
12:30Lunch, networking, and exhibition
14:00Space Technology - Utilising space technology to enhance operations and maintenance use cases including vegetation management and outage response
  • Davide Coppola
    Davide Coppola
    Business Developer, Project Manager, European Space Agency
14:45Open Source GIS (QGIS) – comparing open-source GIS clients with proprietary applications, considering cost, user support, flexibility, and security
16:15Closing remarks from the chair
16:20End of conference refreshments & networking