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Distributech International 2024

Feb 26, 2024 10:00
to Feb 29, 2024 18:00 (EST)
Ericsson booth #3153
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

See Ericsson demonstrate how private wireless network solutions enable a secure, reliable smart grid that offers the dependability, efficiency, and intelligence utilities need for sustainable growth.

A power station

 

With unmatched security, global coverage, and superior reliability, private cellular networks offer the connectivity that utilities need to build a smart grid. The end-to-end security that 3GPP standards provide, along with the scalability and resiliency of cellular connectivity, make private wireless networks an ideal choice for utilities invested in sustainable grid modernization.

Meet our leaders onsite

Koustuv Ghoshal

Koustuv Ghoshal

VP Utilities & Industrials

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Callan Kirschner

Callan Kirschner

Sales Director Utilities

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Gautam Talagery

Gautam Talagery

Principal Solution Manager, BD CTO Team

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Jennie Bratten

Jennie Bratten

Sales Director Utilities

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Julia Gilstrap

Julia Gilstrap

Account Manager Utilities

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Ken Kaminski

Ken Kaminski

Private Networks Security Solutions Director

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Josh Dennis

Josh Dennis

Event Manager

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Michael Carey

Michael Carey

Principal Solutions Manager

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Steve Lowe

Steve Lowe

Sales Director, Utilities

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Hear from our speakers

Tuesday, February 27

2:40 PM – 3:10 PM EST
Room W303

Rethinking Sustainable Sites for Utilities

Join experts as they discuss sustainable site use cases and address utilities' unique requirements with various sustainable cell site solutions. Sustainable power is necessary, particularly in locations where secondary voltage isn't accessible, ensuring convenient and reliable power provision. Discover the role of sustainable sites in mitigating power outages with primary and dependable backup power sources. Learn how these solutions seamlessly integrate into your utility site operations.

 Russ Ehrlich
Senior Manager Digital Grid, Exelon,

Steve Lowe
Sales Director, Ericsson

Chuck Ribordy
Sales Manager, Ericsson

Thursday, February 29

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST
Room W202

Insights from initial deployments of Private LTE

Private LTE is a transformative technology for grid modernization. In this session, you’ll hear from Investor-Owned Utilities about the questions and challenges that they faced in making a business case, obtaining spectrum, overcoming deployment obstacles, and assessing the real-world performance of the system.,

Bruce Albright
4G/5G Business Manager, Burns & McDonnell

John Currier
Senior Director, Tampa Electric Co.

Koustuv Ghoshal
Vice President & Head of Utilities & Industrials, Ericsson

Christopher Vanna
Senior Director, Ameren Corp

Thursday, February 29

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM EST
Room W308 AB

Securing Private LTE utility networks as a device plus network ecosystem

Join Ericsson, OneLayer, and an IOU as we delve into the details of building a unified security ecosystem for a private LTE utility network, exploring the security features provided by the cellular network, the responsibilities of device security vendors, leveraging cellular core information for implementing security policies, highlighting the role of next-generation firewalls, and discussing the function of Zero-Trust cellular security tools for secure integration with traditional IT/OT systems.

Ken Kaminski
Private Network Security Director
Ericsson

Liron Ben Horin
VP of System Engineering, OneLayer​

Adam Spratt
Head of Cybersecurity
The Southern Company

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