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Utility Week 1st November 2013

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Lowri Beck is committed to delivering excellent service at realistic prices. For further information contact: lbenquiries@lowribeck.co.uk Subscriber of the week Mike Jones, lead consultant for energy and utilities, Infosys Where did you last go on holiday? Scotland. In the Hollywood film of your life, who would play you? Is there anyone ugly enough? Reveal something about yourself not many people know. As well as playing and writing music, I also (occasionally) rock climb. Tata Consultancy Services 4th Floor, 33 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7HY Tel: 020 7245 1800 www.tcs.com A part of the Tata Group, one of India's largest industrial conglomerates, TATA Consultancy Services is an IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organisation with operations in 42 countries and over 160,000 of the world's best-trained IT consultants. TCS offers a consulting-led integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model. With more than 2,200 consultants serving over 80 clients globally our energy, resources and utilities industry solution unit partners with organisations to define and deploy business effectiveness improvement programs that help them stay ahead. From optimising asset utilisation and improving customer service to building intelligent infrastructure and complying with regulations, we help utilities organisations become agile, resilient, and proactive. Wheatley Associates Ltd Broad Road, Bacton, Suffolk, IP14 4HN Tel: 01449 781001 www.wheatley-associates.co.uk Wheatley Associates is the expert in the provision of IT software solutions for UK utility providers and metering companies focused on asset management, data management and mobile workforce scheduling. We offer MOP, MAP, Hosted and SaaS solutions. • methyst: An asset tracking and management solution that covers the A full economic life of both traditional and smart metering assets • mart roll-out optimiser, focusing on the critical areas of smart meter S installation planning, customer engagement and workforce utilisation • Assign, for browser-based, real-time mobile workforce scheduling • UMBO: MAM operations for electricity and gas while holding informaJ tion for all the metering systems managed by the host company. • AID: A software platform and revenue assurance methodology to enR able you to identify and fix revenue leakage in meter-to-cash processes. Mike still plays in an original rock band, writes music, and also occasionally rock climbs What was your first job? In a rock band. What are the best and worst parts of your job? Best part: working with client business teams to help them deliver great service to customers and maximise the performance of assets. Worst part: travel delays on the train, road, plane… What's your dream job? Playing music (I still play in an original rock band). What's your most treasured possession? A 1978 Ludwig Black Beauty snare drum. What album is currently in your car CD player? Little Boots, Nocturnes. What's your favourite film and TV programme? Film: depending on my mood, either Die Hard or Lord of the Rings. TV: probably whatever is the current (generally BBC) nature programme, but I do have a liking for police shows such as Road Wars. What quote or saying do you most overuse? We have two ears and one mouth and should use them in that proportion. Overused, perhaps, but not bad at all. If you ruled the world, what would you do first? I'd be happy to be in a position to improve the world, but I really do not want to rule anyone. What's your favourite joke? None in particular; I like comed ians who do life observations. DON'T MISS Smart Homes & Cleanpower 2013 Conference Expo 5 November 2013 Venue: Cambridge niversity, U Buckingham House Conference Centre Organiser: CIR Strategy 01223 303500 Web: www.hvm-uk.com/smarthomes Registration: events@cir-strategy.com. 30 | 1st - 7th November 2013 | UTILITY WEEK Prices to attend: £100-£325 Sponsorship/Exhibition stands: A few places remain Themes: Connected intelligence & Homes IoT: Energy efficiency & the £1,500 bill; The right kind of regulation: competitive; The comfortable, convenient home; Automation via devices; Future Cities, smart cities; Entrepreneur programmes; Access to innovation funds for the smaller players; Smart Demand; heating; Storage & controls; Water & gas; Microgeneration. Who attends? CxOs, Heads of x, TD, marketing directors, StartUps/SMEs/MNCs Benefits: Business development, marketing. Conference co-located with HVM Graphene 2013 – pay for one event and you can roam. Sponsors: ARM, Hitachi Smart Cities, Anglian Water, AlertMe, Sentec. Selected Speakers: Enmodus, Umbrellium, ARM, Sensinode, Decc, Ofgem, TalkTalk Chairman: New head of UK Digital Policy Alliance, Dr John Riley

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