Bobbi Harris (Executive Director, Utilities Broadband Alliance (UBBA))
Neil "Grifter" Wyler (Global Lead of Active Threat Assets, IBM X-Force)
Elaine Allyn (Manager, OT Network Architecture and Engineering, San Diego Gas & Electric)
Cole Crews (Private Cellular Network Lead Subject Matter Expert, US Cellular)
Date: Wednesday, March 29
Time: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday
IoT, Smart-X and AI
Vault Recording: TBD
Private LTE/5G networks are hot topics of conversation in the critical-communications space, but what are the compelling uses cases for such systems to utilities? In this session, hear why today’s smart-grid applications require two-way broadband connectivity instead of legacy LMR-based SCADA systems.
Attendees will learn about utility applications that are designed to increase reliability, support distributed energy sources, and even mitigate wildfire risks. Panelists also will discuss which IoT-based initiatives are most appropriately executed on dedicated licensed spectrum vs. shared-spectrum technologies like CBRS or even unlicensed alternatives like Wi-Fi.