Keynote:

Francesco Fusco,

Smarter Cities Technology Centre, IBM Research - Ireland

Title: Scalable Data and Analytics Services for Smarter Energy

Abstract:

The electrical distribution grid is going through an enormous transformation causing a shift toward a more distributed architecture for balancing demand and supply, due to the higher penetration of intermittent renewable energy and the pervasive appearance of distributed sources of demand and generation flexibility. Paramount to the effective management, integration and coordination of such increased complexity is the scalable ingestion and fusion of the ever-increasing amount of heterogeneous data that are made available through highly-distributed intelligent devices and improved communication technologies, in order to support advanced analytics applications. This talk will give an overview the work that is being done at IBM Research Ireland towards creating a scalable system for supporting data and analytics services in the context of the smart grid.