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UTILITY Week 11th April 2014

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30 | 11th - 17th April 2014 | UtilitY WEEK Community COMPANY LINK DON'T MISS To advertise here call Nicky Shaw on 01342 332070 or email nicky.shaw@fav-house.com Lowri Beck Services Ltd Mayors Quay, Swan Meadow Road, Wigan, WN3 5BB Tel: 01942 771700 lowri Beck is a leading independent service provider of Metering Systems, Data Capture, Data Management and Field Management services, offering innovative solutions to utilities and busi- ness throughout Great Britain. We support the electricity, gas and water markets with Manual and Automated Meter reading, Data Collection and Aggregation, Meter Asset provision, installation and Maintenance services as well as providing a full suite of dual fuel Smart Metering ser- vices. Our dual-site Contact Centre provides a wide range of professional outsourcing contact centre services, including overflow call handling and appointment management. Our mobile field management system, Com- panion, supports a range of operations with mobile handheld solutions ensuring improved data communications between office and field activi- ties. lowri Beck was established in 1996 and is experienced in offering tailored services and committed to delivering excellent service at realistic prices. For further information contact lbenquiries@lowribeck.co.uk 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 out- sourcing organisation with operations in 42 countries and over 160,000 of the world's best-trained it consultants. tCS offers a consulting-led inte- grated portfolio of it and it-enabled services delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model. With more than 2,200 consultants serv- ing 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 provi- sion of it software solutions for UK utility providers and metering com- panies focused on asset management, data management and mobile workforce scheduling. We offer MOp, MAp, hosted and SaaS solutions. • Amethyst: An asset tracking and management solution that covers the full economic life of both traditional and smart metering assets • Smart roll-out optimiser, focusing on the critical areas of smart meter installation planning, customer engagement and workforce utilisation • Assign, for browser-based, real-time mobile workforce scheduling • JUMBO: MAM operations for electricity and gas while holding informa- tion for all the metering systems managed by the host company. • RAID: A software platform and revenue assurance methodology to en- able you to identify and fix revenue leakage in meter-to-cash processes. Regulatory Policy Institute: Conference on Coherence and Stability in Regulatory Policy Friday 25 April Venue: One, Great George Street, Westminster Speakers include Vince Cable, David Gray (GEMA), roger Witcomb (CMA), peter Freeman (CAt), Cathryn ross (Ofwat), richard price (Orr). Further details on the rpi's website www.rpieu.org. Also Masterclass in Regulation: "Attributes of Effective regulators", Scott hempling, former director of the US National regulatory research institute, 5pm on 24 April, london University Senate house. See website. Wales Water 2014 Wednesday 21 May Venue: hilton Cardiff Organiser: Faversham house With a new Water Strategy for Wales currently in development and AMp6 business plans soon to be approved by Ofwat, the inaugural Wales Water 2014 conference offers a timely opportunity for stakeholders to come together and examine the current and future pressures facing the sector. More than 100 representatives from central and local government, the environmental and economic regulators, water utilities, NGOs and consumer bodies will have the opportunity to engage expert speakers. "If I ruled the world, I'd fine people for using corporate jargon" What was your first job? Sports reporter at the Surrey Mirror, which took me access-all-areas to the Athens Olympics in 2004. What are the best and worst parts of your job? Best: I get a very broad, privi- leged overview of what's going on across the entire business. Worst: We run a 24/7 press office, so being woken up by a journalist. What's your dream job and why? A builder, so I could build the huge extension my wife wants myself. What's your most treasured possession? My White Stripes poster/vinyl collection. Where did you last go on holiday? The Algarve with my family. In the Hollywood film of your life, who would play you? I heard Dimitar Berbatov wants to get into acting. Reveal something about yourself not many people know. I once scored four in an FA Cup qualifying match which landed me a trial at Southampton. What album is currently in your car CD player? I cycle, but I'm listening to The National a lot on my iPhone. What's your favourite film and TV programme? Film: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest or Scarface. TV: Mad Men and Breaking Bad. What quote or saying do you most overuse? "We apologise for the disruption." If you ruled the world, what would you do first? I fully support WaterAid's goal for everyone, everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene, so I would make that happen. I'd also fine people for using corporate jargon. What's your favourite joke? I loved a flag on the Kop I saw recently, which said: "Luis Suarez could nutmeg a mermaid." Subscriber of the week Stuart White, media relations manager, Thames Water

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