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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tackling Smart Grid Challenges under India Context


The world’s leading technology giants in smart grid, Microsoft, HP, Wipro, SAS, UL, Intergraph, Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, IBM, Digi International, Capgemini and SAP announce to support this year’s largest and most important India smart grid event World Smart Grid Conference Series-India Week 2011.

IBM, one of the world’s leading IT companies and smart grid solutions leaders is planning to offer its services to Indian utilities over the next few years. IBM’s General Manager of Global Energy and Utilities said that his company sees tremendous potential for growth in the Indian market as it expands to provide electricity to more consumers.

Manu Rishi Puri,Sr Managing Consultant of IBM – Global Business Services will present on “Weather Forecasting for Renewables”. As tone of the association sponsor of the event, IBM shows sufficient confidence in this upcoming important event. “We are looking forward to sharing IBM’s global smart grid implementation experiences with India industrial leaders”.Said IBM’s senior representatives.

Capgemini, who won the first smart meter order in India; will attend the World Smart Grid Conference Series-India Week 2011 as Bronze Sponsor. Capgemini is amongst the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services that caters to a wide spectrum of industries like energy, manufacturing, retail and distribution, telecom, media and entertainment, financial services, etc. Somnath Chatterjee, Head of Energy, Utilities & Chemicals, Capgemini India, provides keen insights into evolving concepts like Smart Meters and Smart Grid. He explains that India is indeed making a "smart" move in its endeavour of ensuring efficient energy consumption and curbing energy losses. SAP, the world's leading provider of business software, is confirmed to sponsor the industry award dinner of World Smart Grid Conference Series-India Week 2011.

World Smart Grid Conference Series-India Week 2011, to be held on September 13th to 16th in Mumbai, is a unique event for you to attain deep understandings on India’s smart grid initiatives, roadmap, regulatory environment, ongoing pilots of local utilities, network local and international smart grid industry executives and share insights on the future market developments.

The conference is vendor-neutral, product-neutral, and platform-neutral with highly intense interaction between delegates, and allows for real discussion and debate, not simply a series of “product presentations”.

Eminent Speakers Confirmed:

Sam Pitroda, Chair, India Smart Grid Task Force
R V Shahi, Ex-Secretary (Power), MoP
Pramod Deo, Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
Narendra Singh Sodha, Executive Director, Power Grid Corporation of India
R P Singh, Executive Vice Chairman, Jindal Power Limited
V. K. Shah, Executive Director (APDRP), Power Finance Corporation 
Ramesh Narayanan, CEO, BSES Yamuna Power Limited 
Arup Ghosh, Managing Director, NDPL 
Ajoy Rajani, Senior Vice President, Reliance Infrastructure 
Abhijit Roy, Head – New Technology Initiatives, Reliance Infrastructure 
Jayant Deo, CEO and managing Director, India Energy Exchange
Vijay L Sonavane, Member, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission
Claudio Lima, Vice Chair, IEEE P2030 Smart Grid Architecture
Pradeep Monga, Chief, Renewable and Rural Energy Branch, United Nations
Ashish Khanna, Senior Energy Specialist, South Asia Sustainable Development, World Bank
Monali Zeya Hazra, Program Management Specialist, USAID
Norbert Karl, Global Sales & Business Development Smart Grid, Siemens
Manu Rishi Puri, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM 
David Coldrey, Utilities Lead for Asia Pacific /Japan, SAP
Larry Kraft,Vice President,Digi International 
Girish Kadam, Vice President and Head of Managed Services, Ericsson

Details 
Time: Sep. 13th- 16th
Location: Mumbai, India
Hosting Organization: SZ&W Group
Event Website: http://www.szwgroup.com/smartgrid/
Contact: Miss Viola Yan
Tel: +86 21 5830 0710
Fax: +86 21 5831 1668
E-mail: info@szwgroup.com

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