Urbint Anticipate conference

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Oct 26 & 27

Anticipate is a two-day virtual event

Join us for year two of our virtual conference on the future of safety and reliability in infrastructure. Anticipate brings together leaders in utilities, telecom, oil and gas, and more to discuss advanced solutions to protect workers and critical infrastructure in a world where risk is on the rise.

Hear from leading companies how they are improving safety, reliability, and operational efficiency. Learn what’s coming next in worker safety and damage prevention, and get a sneak peek at the revolutionary artificial intelligence technology reshaping how we approach incident prevention. And, the best part? It's free

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Conference speakers

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Captain Phillips

Author; Subject of the blockbuster movie Captain Phillips

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Vivek Arora

Executive Vice President, Mears Group

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Jennifer Bailey, MSPH, CIH, CHMM

Director of Safety and Health, Xcel Energy

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Corey Capasso

Founder and CEO, Urbint

Dr Yoichi Funabashi

Dr. Yoichi Funabashi

Author of Meltdown: Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

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Kelley Heinz

Damage Prevention Manager, ComEd

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Lindsay Jenkins, Ph.D.

SVP, Strategy and Technical Operations, Urbint

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Maria Lehman

President-Elect, American Society of Civil Engineers

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Brad Roulo

Director of Utility Operations, Urbint

Tony Sileo

Tony Sileo

Product Director of Asset Integrity, Urbint

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Nick Stavropoulos

Former COO of PG&E and National Grid US

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Robert Terjesen

Damage Prevention Manager, National Grid US

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Mishal Thadani

VP of Strategy and Policy, Urbint

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Jemmie Wang

Lead Author, CGA DIRT Report

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Emily Whitcomb, MPH

Director of Work to Zero, National Safety Council

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Tammy Wilfong

Fiber Security Manager, Verizon Business

urbint-symbol  Visit the Anticipate 2020 content library to check out last year's sessions.

Anticipate agenda

All sessions are listed in Eastern Time.

Tuesday, October 26

  • 12:00 pm - Welcome address

    An opening address from Urbint Founder and CEO Corey Capasso.

  • 12:10 pm – Captain Phillips: keynote address
    As the captain of the Maersk Alabama, Captain Richard Phillips knows about making high-risk decisions to protect the lives and safety of his crew. When Somali pirates boarded his ship and took his crew hostage, Captain Phillips had to make split-second decisions that ensured his crew survived and returned home to their families.

    Captain Phillips wrote a best-selling novel about his story, which became a major motion picture in which he was played by Tom Hanks.

  • 1:00 pm – Damage prevention case study

    Learn how one of the nation’s top utility companies tackles damage prevention to keep its community safe. Hear firsthand the company’s approach, how it uses technology to address multiple causes of damage and allocate field team resources, and the outcomes of program changes.

  • 2:00 pm – Damage prevention veterans roundtable

    The Federal Communications Commission declared 811 the universal number to call before you dig in 2005. In addition, the Common Ground Alliance was founded in 2000. But, these damage prevention experts from ComEd, National Grid, and Verizon were protecting critical underground infrastructure long before either. Tune in to learn about damage prevention's past, present, and future from folks who have seen it all.

  • 3:00 pm – Urbint Lens for Damage Prevention product roadmap

    Informed by your feedback, find out what features and updates are coming to Urbint Lens for Damage Prevention.

  • 3:45 pm – The State of Infrastructure Damages in America: The DIRT Report

    Jemmie Wang, lead author of the Common Ground Alliance DIRT Report, offers a comprehensive analysis of damages to buried infrastructure in the U.S. and Canada.

  • 4:15 pm – Meltdown: Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

    Dr. Yoichi Funabashi, author of Meltdown: Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis, examines failures, at both the corporate and governmental levels, of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and the long-term lessons learned.

 

Wednesday, October 27

  • 12:00 pm – America’s Infrastructure Report Card 2021

    Maria Lehman of the American Society of Civil Engineers discusses the condition and performance of American infrastructure.

  • 12:45 pm – Federal Legislation and the Future of American Infrastructure

    This year marks historic progress in federal funding and programs to rebuild U.S. infrastructure. In particular, the $1.2T Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will grant programs to boost the resilience of our electricity system and fund new, necessary electric transmission infrastructure.

    Urbint's Vice President of Strategy and Policy, Mishal Thadani, will be joined with representatives from the federal government and utilities to discuss the impact of the legislation, how utilities can best prepare themselves to apply for funding, and what we can learn from past grant programs to maximize consumer benefit.

  • 1:30 pm – Health and Safety Leaders Roundtable

    Protecting workers from injuries and fatalities is one of the most critical responsibilities of companies in high-hazard industries. Unfortunately, it's also among the most challenging. Moderated by Nick Stavropoulos, former COO of PG&E and National Grid US, this panel features health and safety leaders Vivek Arora, Jennifer Bailey, and Emily Whitcomb, who will discuss how they're putting safety at the center of their businesses to prevent worker safety incidents.

  • 2:10 pm – Urbint Lens for Worker Safety product roadmap

    Get an inside look at Urbint Lens for Worker Safety with Dr. Lindsay Jenkins, Urbint SVP of Strategy and Technical Operations.

  • 2:45 pm – Urbint Lens for Asset Integrity

    Attendees will get an update on Urbint Lens for Asset Integrity, including a product demonstration, and learn about the upgrade process and timeline.

  • 3:30 pm – Closing address

    A closing address from Urbint Founder and CEO Corey Capasso.

  • 3:45 pm – Closing activity

    Join your colleagues and other conference attendees for a virtual, group activity following the closing address. Full details to be posted soon.

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