Smart grids transformation will help energy companies cope with rising operating costs for deployed applications and services, reliable transmission, and safety and regulatory compliance. Despite providing the obvious benefits, smart grids add devices to the enterprise infrastructure, including new software, requirements, assets and business partners. Through gradual updating of the existing infrastructure, along with refactoring and integrating the legacy application with new ones, successful migration to smart grid can be achieved. Join IBM to learn about the five best practices for successful smart grid transformation.

Who should attend:

  • Vice president
  • Smart Grid Operators
  • Smart Grid Transformations
  • Specific LOB Analytics

What the registrant will learn:

  • Pragmatic, formal approach for Business and System development processes, used by successful E&Us
  • Requirement and standards driven approach for product development, validation and legacy systems integration
  • Model based software project delivery

Irv Badr, Go-to-Market Manager — Energy & Utilities, IBM Rational 

Irv Badr has nearly twenty years’ experience as a modeling technology specialist; he works at IBM’s Chicago office, as a Go-to-Market Manager focusing on Energy & Utilities in Rational Software division. Previously, he served in roles including CTO and Chief Systems Engineer at technology companies featuring a model-based approach to system and software engineering. He received his Bachelors from University Of Illinois in Electrical Engineering and Physiology; he completed his technical MBA from Northwestern University. In addition to his role at IBM, Irv serves as Adjunct Professor of Technology Management at the Loyola University Graduate School of Business in Chicago. He has written over fifty papers on embedded systems and model-driven development.