Leadership Summit Sponsored by Salesforce

The Enlit Australia Leadership Summit sponsored by Salesforce will provide a platform from which senior members of the Australian power and utilities sector can debate and discuss critical strategic issues impacting the industry.

Over 2 days Enlit Australia’s content offering will provide strategic insights and end-to-end solutions across the entire power value chain.

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The Program

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March 16, 8:00 am - 8:30 am | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Day 1 Opening Keynote

March 16, 8:30 am - 9:00 am | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

An AEMC update on approaches to managing the energy transition

The ever increasing changes brought on by the energy transition makes it imperative for executives to be 100% current on the new rules.

Speaker/s: Anna Collyer,

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March 16, 9:00 am - 9:30 am | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Customers at the heart of the Energy Transition

The critical importance of customer experience in building a resilient, decarbonised and decentralised energy system.

Speaker/s: Joe Delaney, Megan Fisher, Ryan Warburton, James Gerraty,

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March 16, 9:30 am - 10:00 am | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Rethinking and redesigning customer experience programs and platforms based on the changing demands of customers

After a few years of huge disruption, it’s time to shift the focus to how to understand and delight the new type of customers that have emerged during this time. We know needs and behaviours have changed forever. We need to start doing something urgently about it.
 
Join Energy QLD, SA Power Networks, SAP and Qualtrics for an insightful discussion as we embark on Energy QLD and SA Power Networks journeys on their customer programs.
 
We will explore how Energy QLD and SA Power Networks are taking action to design and improve experiences they deliver, in this session you will learn:
  • How they are redesigning Customer programs 
  • What is the impact on their brand 
  • Specific examples of how they resolved CX issues 
  • How to get executive buy-in for a customer transformation
  • What the future looks like for their Customer program 

Speaker/s: Michael Dart, Jason Anthony, Gavin Mooney, Belinda Ochynski,

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March 16, 10:00 am - 10:30 am | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

The NEM: It’s just not that into you

Snowy Hydro Overview of the Snowy 2.0 effort as well as an examination of trends in the hydro segment.

Speaker/s: Gordon Wymer,

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March 16, 10:30 am - 11:00 am | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Networking + Refreshments on Expo Floor

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March 16, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Energy Mix and Decentralisation Roundtable

An expert panel discusses the challenges an energy mix that allows for reliable and affordable power during the ongoing energy transition.

Speaker/s: Sarah McNamara, Caroline Wykamp, Kieran Donoghue, Matthew Warren,

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March 16, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Hydrogen for Power Generation & Grid Firming

There is much discussion of hydrogen and the power industry. This panel analyses the true role of hydrogen in the energy transition.

Speaker/s: Luigi Bonadio, Vikram Singh, Deepak Sambhi, Matthew Fairlie, Darren Hill, Aaron Scott,

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March 16, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

ARENA Update

An overview from ARENA on critical developments in the Clean Energy Sector with commentary on what forecasts look like going forward.

Speaker/s: Dan Sturrock,

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March 16, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

The Role of Hydrogen in the Energy Transition

Hydrogen is playing a major role in decarbonisation of the system – A senior executive from Stanwell details the company’s efforts in developing hydrogen and will present along with CSIRO in providing a big picture view.

Speaker/s: Richard Jeffery, Patrick Hartley,

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March 16, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Networking Lunch on Expo Floor

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March 16, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

The Current Energy Investment Climate

A senior level panel takes an in-depth look at trends and opportunities for investment in the Australian Energy sector.

Speaker/s: Tim Buckley, Oliver Yates, Mark Bonnar,

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March 16, 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Trends in Large Scale Solar

Large scale solar is one of the fastest growing sources of power in the world. Find out about the why and how of it.

Speaker/s: John Grimes,

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March 16, 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

CEO Panel: Integrating Renewables into the System

A panel of CEOs and industry leaders discuss integrating renewables into a system that was not designed for intermittent power.

Speaker/s: Jan Kwak, Kate Summers, Richard Lowe, John Grimes, Ramesh Singaram, Gavin Mooney,

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March 16, 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Innovation in New Energy Generation

Technology is rapidly changing in the fast evolving renewable energy space and the devil is in the details.

Speaker/s: James Seymour,

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March 16, 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Enabling Grid Integration of DER

One of the most critical issues facing the industry is upgrading the grid for the energy transition. Central to that is the deployment of DER technology.

Speaker/s: Dr Julio Braslavsky,

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March 16, 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Empowering the great energy transition – Market case for a sustainable and profitable transition

Carbon neutrality by 2050 is indeed a challenge, but how do we take the step today and achieve it by generating revenue along the way?

Join this session to explore case studies that explains the immediate steps that we can take to help our industries achieve their decarbonisation goals, one strong step at a time.

Speaker/s: Dr. Abi Babu,

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March 16, 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Happy Hour Networking Drinks

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March 17, 8:30 am - 9:00 am | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Hydrogen and the Global Energy Transition

A leading global expert details the implications of the rapid development of hydrogen technology.

Speaker/s: Jeffrey Goldmeer,

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March 17, 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

The Energy Transition from the CEO’s Office Roundtable

Industry leaders discuss and debate the high level strategies needed to meet the challenges of the energy transition.

Moderated by Kumar Padisetti.

Speaker/s: Kumar Padisetti, Stephanie Unwin, Andrew Bills, Karl Rábago (USA), Domenic Capomolla,

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March 17, 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Networking & Refreshments on Expo Floor

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March 17, 11:00 am - 11:30 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Expert Panel: Trends in Electricity Retailing

Retail sector experts detail the current developments in providing affordable and reliable electricity to an increasingly engage audience.

Speaker/s: David Prins, Mark Brownfield, Jon Briskin,

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March 17, 11:00 am - 11:30 am | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

The Path to Decarbonization – California’s transition to clean energy in the face of climate change

Extreme heat and weather events are, no doubt, having an impact on the way we plan and develop our communities and how we adapt and expand our energy resilience and flexibility. However, Chair Hochschild will more specifically address the critical investments in innovation and technology, the forward-looking policies, and California’s commitment to a just and equitable transition.

Speaker/s: David Hochschild (USA),

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March 17, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Trends and Challenges Facing Large Energy Users

The C & I sector is driving changes from demand/response to fast adaption of solar power and it is critical that the industry work closely with large scale users.

Speaker/s: Lisa Zembrodt,

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March 17, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Getting ahead of the energy transition: A blueprint for digital transformation

In this session, Energy Queensland (EQ) shares the drivers behind their vision to transform the utility into one of the most progressive, digitally enabled in the world.

Program Manager, Shannon Connolly will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the world’s largest GIS program — a first-of-its-kind approach integrating a vast network of electrical information assets and legacy systems into a single GIS solution.

Hear how the team at EQ are providing fingertip access, in near real-time, to the metrics that matter — to decision-makers across its operation. Delve into how EQ is leveraging the success of this milestone project to prepare for the energy transition. Learn more about the challenges and successes of other utilities from across the globe who have commenced their own transition journeys.

Speaker/s: Shannon Connolly, Doug van Gelder,

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March 17, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

How hydrogen and cogeneration can decarbonize the industry

Decarbonisation is the driving force in today’s industry and hydrogen is playing a central role.

Speaker/s: Sardar Khan,

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March 17, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Adaptive Distribution Energy Resource Management

Speaker/s: Corey Chin, Robbie Campbell,

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March 17, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Networking Lunch on Expo Floor

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March 17, 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Electricity Networks in a 50% Renewable World

The rapid uptake of clean energy has created intriguing challenges for network companies.

Speaker/s: Nalin Pahalawaththa,

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March 17, 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Business Opportunities for Network Companies

A review of how one transmission company is building a new profitable business.

Speaker/s: Nigel Buchanan,

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March 17, 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Orchestrating Large Scale Power from Distributed Generation From A Grid Perspective

Decentralisation is developing at a rapid pace so how does that become large scale power and become part of the grid.

Speaker/s: Tracy Deveugle-Frink,

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March 17, 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Building of New and Stronger Customer Relationships: Lessons from Simply Energy

As energy providers charge through their digital transformation journey and set out on the road to achieving net-zero objectives, they need lessons from industry pioneers who have trodden the path and emerged successfully off it. We hear from one such leading energy retailer – Simply Energy and learn more about their customer experience transformation journey in this session.

Known for its progressive strategies in the industry, Simply Energy recognised that embracing digitalisation and imbibing customer-centricity at its core is crucial to achieving sustainability goals.

Being one of the fastest-growing energy providers in Australia since 2005, they invested in digital solutions to understand how their customers behaved, empower them with tools to manage their energy use and deliver a superior customer experience.

Join the session and explore how the energy retailer reinvented its customer engagement strategy. We will investigate how Simply Energy has built stronger relationships with its customers and what energy providers can do today to achieve long term goals.

Learn from the experts how to perfect multichannel communication, establish meaningful customer engagement, deliver superior digital CX and build systems that promote energy sustainability.

Speaker/s: Dilpreet Tuli, Andrea Bernard,

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March 17, 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm | Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

Trends in Demand Response

Demand Response is essential to the energy transition at both the retail and wholesale level.

Speaker/s: Michael Bradley,

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