Webinar: Maximizing the Impact of AMI Analytics: A Framework for Operational Execution

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Weather: 11:00 a.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. CT / 8:00 a.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. GMT
Duration: 1 hour
Sponsor: Itron

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The description
Deployments of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and the value offered by smart meters have fueled a business transformation for utilities. In this new world where we read meters more frequently and more accurately, reconnect meters remotely, transmit voltage data to grid management systems, and present interval data to customers online, we have created a critical dependency on AMI data. Additionally, this critical data dependency continues to grow as new types of devices are added to the network.

In order to continue to meet business needs, it is important that high performance data collection for all networked endpoints is maintained and maximized to ensure consistent communications and uninterrupted data flow. This not only includes the reporting and visibility tools needed to ensure awareness, but also, and more importantly, the right strategy and execution steps to correct issues.

Adopting a sound philosophy and methodology is essential and should include:

  • Visibility and execution elements
  • Separate known root cause exceptions from symptom-based exceptions
  • Inject automation and mass action wherever possible
  • Ownership and priority attributes
  • Constant reassessment and revision
  • Measurement of ongoing business value

This webinar will help you strategize on how to use AMI data and analytics to have a meaningful impact on your organization.


Tim Bognar
Senior Product Manager – Results
Tim has been with Itron for 13 years and is currently Senior Product Manager in the Outcomes business unit. During those thirteen years, Tim held a variety of positions, all related to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). Starting in professional services, Tim has been involved in delivering AMI projects in various utilities as a business consultant, operations manager and program manager. In 2013, Tim moved into software product management, working exclusively with AMI operations-focused applications. This includes OpenWay Collection Engine, OpenWay Performance Manager and Action Manager, Operations Optimizer and AMI Essentials. Tim is also the Itron Sponsor of the Run Operations Utility Task Force.

Doug Sorensen
Senior Product Manager – Results
Doug has been with Itron for 18 years and is currently a senior product manager in the Outcomes business unit. Doug came to Itron with a background in human factors engineering and usability design. Doug began his career at Itron working on line design and distribution engineering products. Later, he worked on Itron’s meter data management solution as well as mass market and C&I customer presentation solutions. In the recent past, Doug was part of the Results group where he focused on revenue theft and assurance, AMI operations and applying workflow and automation to help deliver results. actionable analytics.

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