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    North America On Demand Agenda

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Tuesday, November 13
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

At Schneider Electric, we are leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation. We are proud to work with customers and partners at the front lines of the digital revolution to ensure that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, and at every moment. Together we are powering and digitizing life.

Jean Pascal-Tricoire - CEO, Schneider Electric
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

In the Digital Economy, the way electricity is generated, distributed and consumed is rapidly changing. EcoStruxure Power digitizes and simplifies the electrical distribution system and aids in decision-making. It helps facility owners and operators protect people and assets, optimize business performance, and maximize operational efficiency, while making it easier to achieve regulatory compliance.In this session we’ll discover how digitization trends are impacting our panelist’s companies, discuss the impact of digitization on the construction and electrical systems, learn how using digitization improves operations, and address other top-of-mind issues like green buildings and cybersecurity.

Mike Montanari - VP, Partner Projects US, Schneider Electric
Ben Wilson - Executive VP, Decker Electric
Barry Kaufman - Associate Principal, BR+A Consulting Engineers
Tom Clark - President, Business Solutions, Faith Technologies
Braheem Santos - Engineering Manager, Real Estate, Design & Construction, Penn Medicine
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

For today’s digital economy, traditional power distribution systems need to evolve. EcoStruxure™ Power, Schneider Electric’s IoT-ready power distribution architecture enables our partners to connect across an open, digital ecosystem through all phases of each project, for improved CapEx and OpEx efficiency. We’ll show you how we do it...and how to get started exploring this technology (involving the three tiers of Schneider Electric products, edge control and analytics) for any type of building or manufacturing environment.

Aamir Paul - Senior VP, US Business Operations, Schneider Electric
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CNBC Panel

The evolution of an aging US electrical system has not come without its problems. Society is beginning to demand an energy system that focuses on greater resilience, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability – but can their demands be met? Digital technologies and innovations in the energy sector like microgrids, net metering, and stand-alone systems are all aimed toward effectively managing energy needs and costs, and may hold the key. Yet, with so much innovation, why are blackouts still happening? This session will aim to highlight the problems stopping the US from achieving a sustainable energy system to meet society’s new demands, and how innovation can help.

Contessa Brewer - Correspondent, CNBC
Dr. Kristina Johnson - Chancellor, State University of New York
Andrew Marino - Co-Head of the Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund
Justin Fier - Director for Cyber Intelligence & Analytics, Darktrace
Martin Shalhoub - Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting
Michael Polsky - CEO, Invenergy
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

To meet the needs of the growing population, buildings of the Digital Economy era must become more sustainable and more efficient. EcoStruxure™ Building, our collaborative smart building IoT platform, provides solutions for more productive building management and more comfortable living spaces.

Products discussed: EcoStruxure Building portfolio, EcoStruxure Building Advisor, EcoStruxure Workplace Advisor, new 2018 EcoStruxure Building products

Industries: Healthcare, Hotels, Real Estate, Banking & Finance, Commercial Office Buildings

Nate Bouma - VP, Solutions Engineering, Schneider Electric
Mark Faber - VP, Global Partnerships, AEG
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Managing a global infrastructure portfolio of new build-outs, ongoing services, and modernization efforts is no small feat. Explore how a CapEx to OpEx program can alleviate budget constraints — and allow you to focus on your core business.

Alex Gershman - Director of Strategy, US Services and Solutions, Schneider Electric
Mark Pacelle - Strategic Marketing Leader, Schneider Electric
Maureen Ehrenberg - President, Global Integrated Facility Management, JLL
Helder V. da Silva - Energy Manager, Arcelor Mittal
Thibault Chevallier - Chief Financial Officer, Kyotherm
Chris Whipple - Chief Operating Officer, Outlier Energy
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

A proper edge solution that ensures visibility to your IT systems is crucial for making good business decisions. Learn what it takes to create an effective edge solution from someone who’s been there — hear about their real-life edge deployment, and how EcoStruxure™ keeps them connected to their critical environments.

Wendi Runyon - VP, Strategy & Business Development, IT Division, Schneider Electric
Wilfredo Sotolongo - General Manager, Internet of Things, Lenovo Data Center Group
Michael Clemson - VP of Operations, East Region & UK, Iron Mountain
Tripp Partain - Chief Technology Officer Industrial IoT Segment, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Chandler Heath - Global Solutions Architect, IoT, World Wide Technology
Wednesday, November 14
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Traditional grid infrastructure is crumbling, leaving economies vulnerable to ever-increasing damages from natural disasters, and businesses vulnerable to lost revenue due to downtime. Explore innovative business models and technologies that increase resilience to reduce your business risk — and support your sustainability goals.

Products discussed: Energy-as-a-Service

Industries: All industries

Mark Feasel - VP, Smart Grid, Schneider Electric
Karen Morgan - President and CEO, Dynamic Energy Networks
Sila Kiliccote - CEO, eIQ Mobility
Paul Tyno - Strategic Advisor, Energy Initiatives, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc
Darcy Immerman - Senior VP, Resiliency, AECOM
Chris Crosby - CEO, Compass Datacenters
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

How can you become a part of the industrial internet of things and drive the digital transformation of your industry? Hear from our experts on the easy way to get started on your digital journey, where the biggest benefits have been seen by some of our customers already, and how to take advantage of the larger ecosystem of technology partners and domain experts to drive value.

Peter Herweck - Executive VP, Global Industry Business, Schneider Electric
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

A new breed of living buildings is appearing. These buildings — which can think, sense, and adapt — will be the cornerstone of modern, sustainable cities. EcoStruxure for Buildings is making this transformation possible by enabling sustainable design and Active Energy Management.

Products discussed: EcoStruxure Building portfolio, EcoStruxture Building Operation, EcoStruxure Building Advisor, and EcoStruxure Workplace Advisor

Industries: Healthcare, Hotels, Real Estate, Banking & Finance, Commercial Office Buildings

Laurent Bataille - Executive VP, EcoBuilding Division, Schneider Electric
Jim Sandelin - Senior VP, EcoBuilding Division, Schneider Electric
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Wall Street Journal Panel

Today we stand on the brink of the fourth industrial revolution where Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) wireless and mobile technologies, decentralized data processing in the cloud, and artificial intelligence (AI) will allow manufacturers to produce more cost-effectively and with fewer human interventions. IIoT is here and the goal is simple: increase productivity and efficiency. Along with thoughtful plant design, there is considerable potential for further automation benefits through implementation of technologies such as artificial intelligence for decision-making based on sensor-data, machine learning, and augmented and virtual reality. To some extent, the future is already here. So where do we go next? In this session, we'll discuss how IIoT impacts business productivity and efficiency today.

Rob Sloan - Pro Research Director, The Wall Street Journal
Jeff Martin - Vice President, Carollo Engineers
Johnny Howze III - Plant Manager, Georgia Power Company
Daniel Harr - Operations Director, Delta Systems
Doug Kushnerick - Senior Scientific Advisor, Corporate Strategic Research, ExxonMobil
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Data centers have long subscribed to the mantra of up-time at any cost. Now, advanced microgrid solutions make it possible to meet up-time goals at reduced economic and environmental costs. See why data centers are taking a closer look at advanced microgrids to gain resilience, reduce risk, optimize energy costs, and increase sustainability.

Products discussed: EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor, EcoStruxure Microgrid Operation, Energy Control Center, Energy-as-a-Service

Industries: Cloud & Service Providers, any business that has onsite data centers

Andy Haun - Chief Technology Officer, Microgrids, Schneider Electric
Peter Asmus - Research Director, Navigant Research

The agenda and all times are subject to change.