Annual Event Brings Together Key Decision Makers from Major Utility Infrastructure Projects Throughout the Middle East
Redwood City, Calif. – October 30, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, C3 Energy, the leader in enterprise analytic software solutions for the global energy industry, joined an elite group of oil and energy market leaders, government authorities, research and innovation institutes, and global technology and solution providers to address the future of grid and metering infrastructure across the Middle East at the Smart Grids & Smart Meters Summit in Dubai. Featuring a keynote address by H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), this week’s event brought together top officials on major utility infrastructure projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Egypt.
C3 Energy’s Julien Groues, senior vice president of EMEA, was among the featured speakers. In his remarks, Groues discussed the “Future of Analytics,” explaining how the convergence of the smart grid, big data analytics, cloud computing, and machine learning is resulting in a modern energy system that is more efficient, reliable, and secure, reducing costs for utilities and consumers.
Smart Grids & Smart Meters Summit, which takes place concurrently with the Sustainable Utilities Middle East Expo, focused on the integrated and coordinated strategies needed to meet energy sufficiency objectives. Speakers included a number of high-ranking government officials and industry thought leaders, such as Marco Christiaan Janssen, acting director of Smart Grid PMO at the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA); Scott Minos, senior policy and communications specialist with the U.S. Department of Energy; Sabah Mashaly, first undersecretary for Developing Performance and Political Communication at Ministry of Electricity & Renewable Energy in Egypt; and Mohamed Nagib Omara, a technical advisor to the President at the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation.