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Testimonials from Past Conferences

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"Excellent speakers. Interesting content in the presentations."
- Andrea Vargas, Engineer, Toronto Hydro

"I see that other utilities are facing the same issues we are…As a take away I will remember the experience other utilities have had, as well as who I can contact for assistance."
- Richard Bassindale, Project Lead of Asset Management & Planning, Horizon Utilities

"Motivating and thought provoking."
- Tom Brackenbury, Utilities Engineer, Utilities Kingston

"Very knowledgeable speakers and well researched topics. The electrical power industry is undergoing some major transformations and must have much better customer relationships to service under the current model and structure."
- Danny Tosolini, Engineering Manager, St. Thomas Energy

"Great, well prepared speakers. Reserved vendor presence."
- Paul Fetherland, AMI Director, Hawaiian Electric Company

"I enjoyed the range of speakers and appreciated interacting with a number of utilities engaged in similar thought processes."
- Ted Cotton, Business Solutions Manager Customer Projects, Manitoba Hydro

"The event was a one-stop shop for all the thoughts, expectations, actions, and conflicts regarding Canada's transition towards a smart grid nation."
- Adnan Safdar, Business Development Manager, Siemens Canada

"Great to see broad view – policy and technical."
- Perry Rangrove, ICT Sector Strategy, National Research Council Canada

"Great conference – learned a lot. Good group of people to network with and plenty of opportunities."
- Ahmed Badruddin, Co-Founder and CEO, Simpleafy

"Outstanding presentations. Really getting a view of the future. Please keep us up to date!"
- David Clarke, Account Manager, Utilities, Anixter Canada

"Interesting glimpse of LDCs and their practical considerations in rolling out Smart Grid."
- Jeff Corman, Policy Analyst, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

"Excellent venue for sharing ideas and conceptualizing solutions."
- John Avdoulos, Engineering and Business Development Manager, Essex Power



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