Integrating Advanced Geographical Information Systems into Digital Utility Infrastructure
24-26 September 2019 | Berlin, Germany

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The venue for GIS4SmartGrid 2019 is currently being finalised. Please check back in April 2019 for full venue details and how you can book bedrooms at the preferential rate reserved for participants of this conference.

Welcome to GIS4SmartGrid 2019.

The 2nd annual GIS4SmartGrid conference takes place on 24-26 September 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Featuring 14+ implementation case studies from DSOs and TSOs, this utility-driven conference focuses on driving advanced, geo-enabled innovation for the digital utility. The end-user led conference programme also includes a technology-innovation panel, a series of end-user driven round table discussions, a live demo lab of the latest vendor tools, an exhibition area displaying state of the art Geographical Information Systems solutions, an in-depth tutorial on system integration and an evening networking reception open to all participants.

Event highlights include:

  • Case-study driven conference programme
  • Technology-innovation panel discussions
  • System integration tutorial
  • Roundtable breakout sessions
  • Evening networking reception
  • Exhibition area featuring 10+ suppliers
  • Live demo labs of the latest tools and technologies
Conference Day OneTuesday 24 September 2019
08:00 Registration and refreshments
08:45Opening address from the chair
09:00Next-Generation GIS Drivers – exploring the impact of business and smart grid transformation on the development of robust, multi-functional GIS capabilities
09:45GIS for Digital Transformation – defining and implementing robust IT architecture incorporating increasingly advanced digitalised GIS
10:30Morning refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:00Panel: Next-Generation GIS Strategy – taking a data-centric approach to support development, resilience, and automation in the smart grid
11:45CIM for GIS Integration – ensuring CIM compliant GIS data models to simplify communication between network systems and extraction by external users
12:30Lunch, exhibition and networking
14:00Utility Network Model – establishing a bespoke network model developed specifically for electric utilities to maximise interoperability with cutting-edge vendor tools
14:45GIS System Integration – connecting a number of new and legacy systems to provide geospatial data and context to multiple utility business processes
15:30Afternoon refreshments, exhibition and networking
16:00GIS and Cloud – assessing the cost and flexibility benefits of cloud and ‘GIS as a Service’ while mitigating perceived data governance risks
16:45Roundtable discussions
18:15Networking drinks
19:30End of conference day one
Conference Day TwoWednesday 25 September 2019
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Welcome back from the chair
09:00GIS Application Development – enhancing the functionality of your GIS System of Engagement to extend modular support to a plethora of end-users
09:45GIS for Analytics and Visualisations – leveraging the wealth of geospatial data contained in GIS to deepen your grid analytics and produce powerful visualisations
10:30Morning refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:00Technology Innovation Panel
11:45GIS for Outage Management – analysing real-time and historic, GIS and OMS data to pinpoint network faults, reduce downtime, and predict further incidents
12:30Lunch, exhibition and networking reception
14:00GIS for Field Operations – improving management of field activity and providing better support to field crews to maximise available engineering resources
14:45GIS for Asset Life Cycle Management – maximising the potential of GIS to simplify asset lifecycle processes
15:30Afternoon refreshments, exhibition and networking
16:00Out of Industry Case Study – examining the lessons learnt from the deployment, integration, and application of advanced GIS in related utility sectors
16:45End of conference day two
Conference Day ThreeThursday 26 September 2019
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Welcome back from the chair
09:00GIS for Customer Insight – increasing the level of customer information stored in GIS to improve operations and engender higher customer satisfaction
09:45GIS and AMI/IoT – utilising GIS to maximise the value of high volumes of data generated by devices in the distribution network
10:30Morning refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:00Open-Source GIS Implementation – examining practical examples of the application of open-source GIS tools in real-world scenarios
11:45GIS for Low Voltage Networks– leveraging the extension of SCADA systems throughout the LV network to improve GIS coverage and operational control
12:30Lunch, exhibition and networking
14:003D GIS – applying the next-generation of 3D GIS tools and solutions to improve user experience and support coverage of the built environment
14:45GIS for Distributed Energy Resources – incorporating DERs into your GIS data model to support their integration into the grid
15:30Afternoon refreshments, exhibition and networking
16:00Tutorial: System Integration
17:00End of conference