Working Groups

    These tactical groups enable analytics professionals to dive deep into how analytics can improve and transform critical utility business processes – and define best practices. Initial issues to cover include asset optimization, analytics personnel, customer marketing and segmentation, data quality and meter data analytics.



    Current Working Group Topics


    Advanced Safety Analytics Working Group

    • Executive Sponsors:
      • Bert Hargesheimer, Senior Director Enterprise & Public Safety, CPS Energy
    • Working Group Leaders:
      • Andrea Guadarrama, Senior Manager Safety & Health, CPS Energy
      • Dean Larson, Manager Safety & Medical Manager Safety & Medical, KCP&L


    Asset Optimization & Performance Management Working Group

    • Executive Sponsors: 
      • Joe Goizueta, Director of Maintenance, Performance, and Reliability, SCE
      • Clay DeLoach, Director of Solutions Delivery, TVA
    • Working Group Leaders:
      • Neelanjan Patri, Senior Manager, Information & Analytics Solutions, TVA
      • Nicole Kurant, Lead Engineer for Asset Management System Intelligence, Duke Energy


    Analytics Architecture & Technologies Working Group

    • Executive Sponsor: 
      • Vijoy Mathew, Executive Director – IT, Enterprise Architecture & Application Services, CMS Energy
      • Patrick Dever, Chief Data Strategist, Avista
    • Working Group Leader(s):
      • Jason Wilhite, Manager, Analytics Center for Excellence, SRP
      • Mike Swatek, Sr. Manager, Chief Information Architect, PG&E


    Customer Analytics Working Group

    • Executive Sponsor: 
      • Tim Hunt, Director – IT Application Services, JEA
    • Working Group Leader(s):
      • Joe Keller. Residential Market Manager, Portland General Electric
      • Matthew Croucher, Director, Business Analytics, Entergy


    The wildcard working group are a monthly series of webcasts that will cover topics, such as:

    • Machine learning
    • Supply Chain Management Analytics
    • Natural Gas Analytics
    • Cybersecurity
    • Generation Analytics
      • Grid Analytics
      • Regulatory
      • Storm Analytics