UBBA Summit & Plugfest 2021

Powering Collaboration to Accelerate Utility Broadband
October 18 – 21, 2021 | St. Louis, MO
21days 16hours 14minutes 45seconds
Meet US in St. Louis

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Preliminary Schedule

Agenda at a Glance (See the Agenda tab at the top for a detailed program)

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  The Train Shed at Union Station

Board of Directors Dinner (Board Members Only)

Sponsored by NYPA

7:00 AM-5 PM
  Grand Ballroom

PLUGFEST & VENDOR SET-UP CAN BEGIN IN EXPO HALL AFTER 7AM

8:30 AM-Noon
  Market Street

Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Session)

Noon – 1:00 PM
  On Your Own

Lunch

Restaurant in the area

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  Hilton Gateway Rooms 1-5

Concurrent Working Groups Workshops:

  • Policy & Advocacy
  • Use Cases & Testbeds
  • Cybersecurity & Technology
  • Business Strategies
  • Rural Broadband
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  TBD

Executive Forum

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  TBD

Utility Only Forum

6:30PM – 9:30 PM
  Hilton 360°

Welcome Reception

  • UBBA Event Badges required to get on the elevator to the top
  • Sponsored by Anterix and Nokia
7:30 AM
Grand Ballroom – Salons ABC

Attendee Breakfast

Sponsored by Ameren Missouri

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
  Grand Ballroom – Salons ABC

Welcome Keynotes

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM
  Grand Ballroom – Salons ABC

Thought Leadership Sessions

10:45 AM
Exhibit Hall

Break & Move to Exhibit Hall for Plugfest

Sponsored by NovaTech Automation

10:45 AM – 12:30 AM
Exhibit Hall – Salons EDFG

Plugfest

Sponsored by Anterix, Burns & McDonnell, Nokia

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  Exhibit Hall – Salons EDFG 

Lunch

Sponsored by TBA

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Grand Ballroom – Salons ABC

Thought Leadership Sessions

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Exhibit Hall – Salons EDFG

Break

Sponsored by GE Renewable Energy

3:45 PM – 5:30 PM
Exhibit Hall – Salons EDFG

PLUGFEST & EXHIBITS

Sponsored by Anterix, Burns & McDonnell, Nokia

6:30 PM- 10:00 PM
  Budweiser Brew House @ Ballpark Village

Dinner for all attendees

Sponsored by World Wide Technology

7:30 AM
  Grand Ballroom – Salons ABC

Attendee Breakfast

Sponsored by Ameren Services

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  Grand Ballroom – Salons ABC

Day 2 Keynotes

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  Grand Ballroom – Salons ABC

Day 2 Thought Leadership Sessions

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Exhibit Hall – Salons EDFG

Break

Sponsored by BEC Technologies

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall – Salons EDFG

Plugfest Day 2

Sponsored by Anterix, Burns & McDonnell, Nokia

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Exhibit Hall – Salons EDFG

Lunch

Sponsored by TBA

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Grand Ballroom – Salons ABC

Thought Leadership

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Exhibit Hall – Salons EDFG

Break

Sponsored by Hitachi-ABB

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Exhibit Hall – Salons EDFG

Plugfest & Exhibits

Sponsored by Anterix, Burns & McDonnell, Nokia

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  Exhibit Hall

Awards and Closing Remarks

Sponsored by Council Rock

5:00 PM
  Exhibit Hall

UBBA Summit & Plugfest concludes

UNIQUE
OPPORTUNITIES

Welcome Reception @ Hilton 360°

Soaring nearly 400 feet above downtown St. Louis, Three Sixty is the ultimate rooftop bar. Join UBBA Summit & Plugfest guests for a private birds’ eye view into Busch Stadium. With a cocktail in hand and a tasty bite to savor, it is the perfect perch to take in the sights of St. Louis – with all your UBBA colleagues!

UBBA Proudly Presents our Inaugural Plugfest

What is a “plugfest?” By definition, a plugfest is an opportunity to bring together components of a system in a common location to allow various types of tests to be performed with the convenience of vendor support for all system components.  The UBBA Plugfest will test relevant utility LTE use cases.

Budweiser Brew House Dinner

Attendees will enjoy this unique destination, which includes an outdoor beer garden, an interior inspired by Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser’s rich heritage and commitment to quality, and a deck that puts St. Louis Cardinals fans within reach of baseball heaven. Join us for a celebration of beer, food & UBBA friends

Speakers

Jeffrey Tufts
Jeffrey Tufts
Global Energy Segment Leader
Cisco
Nipun Jain
Nipun Jain
IoT Technical Engineer
Cisco
Jitender Vohra
Jitender Vohra
Dir. of Carrier Relations
Telit
Mauricio Subieta
Mauricio Subieta
Energy CTO
Nokia
David Allen
David Allen
Dir. of Emerging Tech.
UScellular
David Hattey
David Hattey
Consultant
Lockard & White
Pardeep Gill
Pardeep Gill
Chief Procurement Officer
Ameren
Mark C. Birk
Mark C. Birk
SVP, Customer & Power Operations
Ameren Missouri
Bhavani Amirthalingam
Bhavani Amirthalingam
Chief Digital Officer
Ameren Services
Paul Anuszkiewicz
Paul Anuszkiewicz
Board of Directors
Palmetto Technology Associates
Carlos Carazo
Carlos Carazo
Board of Directors
Southern California Edison
Bobbi Harris
Bobbi Harris
Executive Director
UBBA
John Hughes
John Hughes
Board of Directors
Ameren
Joe Mellott
Joe Mellott
Board of Directors
Evergy
Ali Mohammed
Ali Mohammed
Board of Directors
NYPA
Matt Olson
Matt Olson
Board of Directors
Burns & McDonnell
Ken Rabedeau
Ken Rabedeau
Board of Directors
Nokia
Mike Rosenthal
Mike Rosenthal
Board of Directors
Southern Linc
Scott Schoepel
Scott Schoepel
Board of Directors
Motorola
Mar Tarres
Mar Tarres
Board of Directors
Anterix
Omar Zellavos
Omar Zellavos
Board of Directors
San Diego Gas & Electric

Sponsors