Robert Boucher

The Weather Company IBM Watson Media & Weather
Principal Offering Manager, Energy & Utilities and O&G

Speaker bio coming soon!



October 24, 2018

1:30  -  4:00

Grand Cypress I

PC5: Analytics and the Fight for Resilience

Extreme weather, wild fires, earthquakes, cyber attacks, terror threats; elevated external threats are driving new thinking and approaches to grid reliability. Join your peers for a workshop exploring analytics as a critical tool in the fight for resilience. Led by Tim Paydos, IBM VP of Government Industry Solutions and emergency management leader, hear the latest … Continued

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October 25, 2018

1:45  -  2:45

Grand Cypress I

306: Rapid Response: How Outage Prediction Models Help Utilities get Power Back on Quickly

Just like we cannot control the weather, we cannot prevent outages. What we can do is control our level of preparedness. Like citizens, distribution network operators (DNOs) rely on warnings to make decisions. Erroneous levels of mobilizations in the wrong areas, unnecessary expenditure of resources, and slow restoration times can result in unnecessary costs, or … Continued

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