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Event | Oracle Utilities: UK & Ireland Distribution SyncUp

24th April 2018 | 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Followed by lunch

Join us at the UK & Ireland Distribution SyncUp for a discussion around technology and the evolving DSO, to be held at Oracle East Point,  Dublin on April 24th, 2018.

You will have the chance to meet other Distribution and System Operators, as well as interact with Brad Williams, Oracle Utilities VP of Industry Strategy, and chat with Martin Dunlea, Oracle Utilities Strategy Director.


Derek Hynes – Operations Manager, ESB Networks

Derek Hynes has worked for ESB for 17 years, now responsible for the safe operation of the electricity network and for the national distribution control centre and associated operational technology. Derek is a member of the National Emergency Co-Ordination Group (the Irish equivalent of FEMA) and sits on the government task force for emergency planning. Hynes is heavily involved in the delivery of the ESB Networks innovation strategy, which places operational technology as the key enabler in increasing the capacity and reliability of the electricity network in Ireland. He has recently been recognized by Oracle with an award for leadership in industry transformation for the implementation of a new operations management system that is part of an integrated distribution management system linking the real-time condition of the network to a smart phone app in a customer’s hand.


Brad Williams, VP Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities

Bradley Williams is vice president of Oracle Utilities product management, and is responsible for outage management, distribution management, mobile workforce management, work and asset management, and load analysis utility applications and smart grid strategy. Williams has more than 24 years of utility technology innovation experience.


Martin Dunlea, Strategy Director, Oracle Utilities

Martin Dunlea is the Strategy Director in the Utilities Industry Business Unit Division of Oracle, with responsibility for formulating and leading strategic, technical and functional sales activity and enhancing the reputation of Oracle’s utility solutions and products across all functional areas. Martin has more than 20 years international business experience in IT and the utility industry.


  • How can Utilities accommodate sustainable growth and customers’ growing interest in grid-connected, customer-owned distributed energy resources (DER)
  • How can utilities Integrate with multiple systems to improve grid operations visibility.
  • Extending SCADA Management – DERMS and Low Voltage Network management – replace manual intervention, spreadsheets, and independent analytical applications.


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • What is the Customer Centric Grid? by Martin Dunlea, Oracle
  • The Grid Management Platform by Brad Williams, Oracle
  • Extending SCADA Management, DERMS and Low Voltage Network Management by Brad Williams, Oracle
  • A Future Network Vision – ESB Case Study by Derek Hynes, ESB
  • Open Q&A discussion
  • Followed by Lunch at the Coda restaurant in the Gibson hotel

Come and gain insight on industry trends, learn the impact on your business, network with industry peers, and enjoy a delightful lunch at Coda restaurant in the Gibson hotel

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24th April 2018
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Oracle East Point
East Point Business Park, Fairview
Dublin 3, Ireland