SAS Energy Forum 2017

~ November 16th ~ Customer Executive Center, SAS Spain, Madrid ~

Why attend

Changing demands from customers and regulators requires utilities to think differently about every aspect of your business – from what you offer to how you price and deliver it. You can't afford business as usual. It’s time to innovate, accelerate and adapt.

The 2017 SAS Energy Forum will bring this year's top energy business issues into sharp focus: customer experience, grid modernization, renewable integration, impact of GDPR and changing business models. In this business climate, innovation and efficiency is required to maintain profitable business operations.

Who should attend

The Forum is designed for Senior Managers, Directors and C-levels in Business and IT across the Energy
value chain, who are responsible for the following areas:
Customer Experience – Forecasting – Operations – Risk –
– Asset Management – Analytics – Big Data / Data Governance

There is no delegate charge for attending this event.

A must-attend event for Energy professionals!

This conference brings together business leaders from across the utility organization to discuss how they are tackling these key issues with the help of advanced analytics. Conference attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how analytics are applied in leading European utilities, including business outcomes, specific skill sets required, data governance, and connecting the Internet of Things (IoT) to real asset and customer use cases.

Registration is free of charge.

View this short video from the 2016 conference to hear from attendees about the value of attending:


November 15, 2017
20:00Welcome Networking Dinner
November 16, 2017 
08:30 - 09:30Registration & Welcome coffee
09:30 - 09:40Welcome Remarks
Tim Fairchild, Director, SAS Global Energy and Communications Practice
09:40 - 10:10Leading change: analytics and the modern utility customer experience
David Trevithick
, Principal Analyst, Delta Energy and Environment
10:10 - 11:00Customer Analytics Panel
Enrique Dameno
, Digitalization and Customer Integrated Management Director, Repsol
Duncan Bain, Senior Data Scientist, ScottishPower Energy Retail
Moderator: David Trevithick, Delta E+E
11:00 - 11:30Coffee Break and Demo Stations (30min)
11:30 - 12:30Asset analytics: increasing availability through proactive maintenance
Federico Argenio
, Head of Data Modeling and Predictive Analysis ENEL Green Power
Luis Cordeiro, EDP Inovação
Moderator: Mark Konya, Principal Industry Consultant, SAS Global Energy Practice
12:30 - 13:15Forecasting in the age of renewables
Shoichi Otomo, Data Scientist, Machine Learning applications, TEPCO
Andy Mortimer, Forecast Optimization Manager, nPower UK
13:15 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 15:00GDPR and the impact on energy companies
Kalliopi Spyridaki, Chief Privacy Strategist, SAS
Arturo Salazar, Advisory Business Solutions Manager, SAS
15:00 - 15:40Fighting fraud with analytics
15:40 - 16:10Coffee Break
16:10 - 17:00Delivering value to the business: Enabling analytics
Dika Modise
, Analytics Center of Excellence, Eskom
Rita Viegas, Data Analyst. EDP Distribuição Moderator: Tim Fairchild, Director, SAS Global Energy and Communications Practice
17:00 - 17:10Reflections and wrap up
Tim Fairchild, Director, SAS Global Energy and Communications Practice
17:10 - 18:00Networking and demo stations
18:00Event concludes


Join our experts at demo stations

Personal Data Protection
A comprehensive approach for addressing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • Identify data sources containing personal data automatically
  • Analyze data and evaluate need for de-identification
  • Govern and protect through monitoring and policy safeguards
  • Audit your compliance and report to stakeholders

Smart Grid Analytics
Creating new insights with advanced visualization and analytics

  • Explore SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Visual Statistics and SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Identify system anomalies, such as inactive meters that still have consumption data
  • Detect asset performance triggers, such as transformers at risk of overload
  • Build predictive models to anticipate future events

Customer Experience for Utilities
Streamline marketing efforts and boost customer engagement

  • Engage with customers contextually across inbound and outbound channels
  • Craft compelling customer experiences tailored to each unique customer's journey
  • Combine online and offline customer data – on their past experiences with your company – into a cohesive, 360-degree view
  • Personalize energy offers to increase customer uptake and loyalty


Registration is free of charge.


Register Now for the SAS Energy Forum 2017
Madrid | 16. 11. 2017

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16th November



Customer Executive Center
SAS Spain
C/ Arroyo de Valdebebas, 4.
28050 Madrid

Suggested Accommodation for Attendees

Travel time to reach the Event venue displayed below is to be intended by car in normal traffic conditions.
The Exe Norte Hotel is located at walking distance (5 mins).

  • Hotel Eurostars Madrid Tower - Link - 10 minutes
  • Hotel Barceló - Link - 10 minutes
  • Hotel Hesperia Madrid - Link – 15/20 minutes
  • Hotel The Principal Madrid - Link - 30 minutes
  • Hotel Catalonia Las Cortes - Link – 30 minutes

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