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Conference Schedule

The following is a tentative SGEF conference schedule and is subject to change. Please visit our Call for Papers page if you are interested in presenting a paper at Smart Grid Electronics Forum 2013.


Schedule (click here)


Schedule (click here)

Monday, September 9th - Pre-Conference Seminars
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Seminar Registration

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference Seminar (optional)

GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion, Presented by: Alex Lidow, CEO, EPC Corporation and David Reusch, Director of Applications, EPC Corporation

For a complete description of this seminar please click here.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Seminar (optional)

Power Converter Design Using Modern Control Methods for Digital or Analog Implementation, Presented by: Louis R. Hunt, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Co-founder of Cirasys, Inc.

For a complete description of this seminar please click here.


Tuesday, September 10th - Conference Schedule
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

Scott Barbour
Executive Vice President, Emerson
Business Leader, Emerson Network Power (Systems)

The Evolution of Energy Management

We demand all information on every device we own, everywhere we go. Fast. To accommodate, industries are not only demanding more power than ever, but they are seeking new levels of efficiency in the power chain and new, more environmentally responsible sources of generation. Once disparate industries from IT to telecommunications to content delivery are converging at record pace. Energy delivery and management, too, has become a melting pot. Both AC and DC power are viable options in facilities of all types and are bringing new energy-saving possibilities to micro grids. And the intelligence to see and control that energy use doesn't stop at the outlet. Smart Grid innovations are magnifying the energy savings made possible by the visibility and control now possible within a building's walls. This session will look at today's rapidly changing energy management landscape and provide a glimpse into what may come next.

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Plenary Session I

1.1: Enernet - The Big Picture, Brian Patterson, Chairman, EMerge Alliance and General Manage, Armstrong World Industries

1.2: IEEE's DC in the Home Investigation Project Accomplishments and Future Goals, Doug Houseman, EnerNex, VP of Technical Innovation, Vice Chair of the IEEE PES - Intelligent Grid Coordinating Committee, and Founding Member of the IEEE DC in the Home initiative

1.3: DC Microgrids - Challenges and Opportunities, Kurt Yeager, Vice Chairman of the Galvin Project, Inc.

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Plenary Session II

2.1: GaN: Crushing Silicon One Application at a Time, Alex Lidow, CEO, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation

2.2: Future Opportunities for Maximizing Efficiencies through the use of Advanced Digital Power Control and Management, Randy Malik, IBM Distinguished Inventor, IBM

2.3: Smart Grid Impact on Intelligent Buildings, Ronald J. Zimmer CAE, President & CEO, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Round Table Discussion

"What's the Way to the Energy Future?"

4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open to Full Conference Delegates and "Exhibits Only" Delegates

Hosted Reception (hosted in exhibit hall)

Wednesday, September 11th
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

SGEF: SESSION 3 - Smart Grid Infrastructure and Buildings

SGEF:3.1: Impact of Smart Grid on Connected Homes, Ronald J. Zimmer CAE, President & CEO, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), and Maurice W. Okawaki, Director of Client Services, Industrial Segments, Frost & Sullivan

SGEF:3.2: Improvements in Smart Grid Connection Management, Christopher Siegl, Fairchild Semiconductor

SGEF:3.3: Wireless Technology for Enabling Smart Micro-Grid Infrastructure, Liam Moore, Tyndall National Institute

SGEF:3.4: Semiconductor Solutions for Smart Grid Distribution Automation, Daniel Lindenmeyer, Infineon Technologies

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open for Full Conference Delegates only

Hosted Lunch (hosted in exhibit hall)

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

SGEF: SESSION 4 - Smart Grid Systems and Applications

SGEF:4.1: Powering Electrophoretic (e-Ink) displays with Supercapacitors and Energy Harvesters, Pierre Mars, VP of Quality and Applications Engineering, Cap-XX

SGEF:4.2: Flow Metering for the Smart Grid, Anand Dabak, TI-Fellow, and Olivier Monnier, Director, Smart Grid Marketing, Texas Instruments, Inc.

SGEF:4.3: Smart Grid IQ Test - Assessing and Securing the Security of Smart Grid Systems, Matt Neely, Manager of Research, Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, and Matt Franko Federal Director, SecureState LLC

SGEF:4.4: The Smart Grid and its Effect on Traffic and ITS Systems, Joe Palsa, Director Sales & Marketing, Clary Corporation

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Networking Break

3:15 – 4:45 p.m.

SGEF: SESSION 5 - Sensing for Smart Grid Applications

SGEF:5.1: uWatt Sensor Sampling Solutions for Deeply Embedded Systems, Mark Buccini, Texas Instruments, Inc.

SGEF:5.2: Achieving a New Level of Efficiency Through Wireless Sensors, Gregory Ratcliff, Director of Lifecycle Management, Emerson Network Power

SGEF:5.3: Zero Power Design Techniques for Miniature Environmental Sensors, Steve Grady, Vice President, Cymbet

The rest of the Smart Grid Electronics Forum conference schedule will be announced soon.

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