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Sessions at the 2015 USMA Educational Conference

USMA 2015 Breakout Schedule - click here to download the chart as a Word .docx document

Monday, May 18 from 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Buyer-Supplier Relationships in Energy and Utility Projects: The Role of Sourcing Analytics (MBOA6) Resilience (MBOA1) Developing Effective Software Services Purchase Agreements (MBOA2) Engineer Procure Construct (EPC) for Project Delivery (MBOA3) The Internet of Things (MBOA4) Continuous Improvement – How to Improve Upon It (MBOA5)
Roger B. Handfield, PhD
North Carolina State University
Margaret Morford, The HR Edge, President Karen Miller, GE Energy Management, Senior Sourcing Manager Andrew Jarvis & Jeff Allen, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Greg Sarich, CPS Nat Gombis, Honeywell Operation Systems Leader
Room 105 Room 104 Room 103 Room 102 Room 101 Room 100

Monday, May 18 from 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Buyer-Supplier Relationships in Energy and Utility Projects: The Role of Sourcing Analytics (repeat) (MBOB6) Resilience (MBOB1) Understanding Value Drivers & Avoiding Pitfalls in a Total Target Price Contract (MBOB2) Inventory Planning & Optimization/Demand Planning (MBOB3) FERC Order 1000 De-Mystified: What it means to Suppliers and Utilities (MBOB4) Electric Industry Activities to Project the Grid (MBOB5)
Roger B. Handfield, PhD
North Carolina State University
Margaret Morford, The HR Edge, President Russ Steward, AMS-PAR Steve Sotwick, Oniqua (Moderator)
Lisa Smith, Duke Energy
Rick Crosby, Southern Co.
Rachel Branham, TVA
Andy Flores, ScottMadden
Joshua Burkholder, AEP; Chris Colwell, Valmont; Joshua Katzman, General Cable David Batz, CISSP, Edison Electric Institute, Director, Cyber & Infrastructure Security
Room 105 Room 104 Room 103 Room 102 Room 101 Room 100

Tuesday, May 19 from 10:15 - 11:35 am
Freight Management –` Southern Company (TBOA1) Supplier Diversity – Local Economic Development (TBOB2) Shedding Light on Creating Breakthrough Innovation (TBOA3) Maximizing Your Consultant Engagement (TB0A4) Storm Logistics – Staging Areas (TBOA5)
Alan Arrington and Doug Bischoff, Alabama Power Company Jewel Smith, CenterPoint
Patti Pyle, SRP
Drew Marshall, Primed Associates, CEO Dalip Raheja, President & CEO, The MPower Group Steve Coleman & Vic Villar, PG&E, Sourcing David Hess, CenterPoint Energy Rob Knabe, Cobalt Equipment Rob Rote, Base Logistics
Room 104 Room 103 Room 102 Room 101 Room 100

Tuesday, May 19 from 1:30 - 2:45 pm
Management Courage – using unpopular short-term decisions for long term gain (TBOB1) Contractor Safety Program (TBOB2) Leveraging Technology to Drive Warehouse and Supply Chain Effectiveness (TBOB3) Leveraging Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Electric Utilities (TBOB4) Maximizing Your Consultant Engagement (repeat) (TBOB5)
Margaret Morford, The HR Edge, President Karen Sterling, PG&E, Sourcing Portfolio Manager / Electric Distribution Jody Fales and Scott Hull,
HD Supply Power Solutions
Eric McCuaig, Trimble Navigation Ltd. Dalip Raheja, President & CEO, The MPower Group
Room 104 Room 103 Room 102 Room 101 Room 100

Tuesday, May 19 from 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Using Organizational Story Telling to Inspire Teamwork & Build Positive Culture (TBOC1) Leveraging Regulatory Compliance to Improve Cyber Security (TBOC3) Leveraging Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Electric Utilities (repeat) (TBOC2) Outsourcing – Right Sourcing (TBOC4)  
Margaret Morford, The HR Edge, President Brian Irish, Salt River Project Eric McCuaig, Trimble Navigation Ltd. Gianmarco Russo, Oncor Electric Delivery & Clint Spraggins, HD Supply
Holger Peller, Power Engineering
 
Room 104 Room 103 Room 101 Room 102  

Schedule is subject to change - last updated April 14, 2015

 

Planned Speakers for USMA 2015

Margaret Morford Karen Sterling, Sourcing Portfolio Manager/Electric Distribution, PG&E Drew Marshall, Primed Associates Christopher Horner, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Margaret Morford, The HR Edge
Karen Sterling, Sourcing Portfolio Manager/Electric Distribution, PG&E Drew Marshall, Primed Associates Christopher Horner, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Karen Miller, Senior Sourcing Manager, GE Energy David Batz, CISSP, Director Cyber & Infrastructure Security, EEI Rob Knabe, Cobalt Equipment Steve Coleman, Director-T&D Sourcing, Pacific Gas & Electric
Karen Miller, Senior Sourcing Manager, GE Energy David Batz, CISSP, Director Cyber & Infrastructure Security, EEI Rob Knabe, Cobalt Equipment Steve Coleman, Director-T&D Sourcing, Pacific Gas & Electric

All sessions and speakers are subject to change without notice.

 

Event Sponsors

ABBEaton’s Cooper Power SystemsGriffith Consulting LLCHD Supply
Southern CompanySouthwire CompanySandC Electric CompanyWesco Distribution Inc.