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Follow the Data - Analytics Insights into Wood Pole Plant Health & Resiliency 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

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The overall health of your pole plant directly impacts the overall strength and resiliency of your grid: without health there is no resiliency. Get an introduction to utilizing structural asset data and analytics and the concept of structural health and resiliency for overhead lines. Leveraging data as a guide, discover an innovative method for measuring the health and resiliency of a utility company’s structural assets and the optimization of the total cost of ownership of those assets. 

During this webinar we will discuss: 

  • Understanding the current structural health and resiliency of your pole plant using analytics 
  • How effective or ineffective wood pole management programs can increase or decrease your plant health, resiliency, and long-term total cost of ownership 
  • How your investments in remediation and improvements of structural assets improve health and ultimately resiliency 

About the Presenter:

Bill Bonczar is the Director of Data Analytics for Osmose with over 20 years of experience in the utility service industry spanning the software development and analytics spaces.  Bill has worked directly with customers to implement their GIS systems and has designed data models for collecting and storing utility asset data.  Most recently he is responsible for oversight of the Osmolytics Platform, including development and operation as well as serving as the subject matter expert on all utility asset data used in the platform, and for all analytics use cases deployed by Osmose. 

John Cancian is the Vice President of Data Analytics for Osmose. John has over 20 years of experience putting analytics methods to use in a variety of engineering and business contexts. Earlier in his career, he led the command and telemetry team for the International Space Station. John was the Infrared Discipline Chief at Pratt & Whitney and most recently the Senior Manager, Decision Sciences at Cognilytics. John has a BS in Engineering from the University of Connecticut, an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota, an MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford, and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale. 

George Skevington, MBA, is the Manager, Solution Consulting at Osmose, bringing over 5 years of expertise in the Transmission and Distribution vertical. With a focus on leveraging analytics, he collaborates with utilities nationwide to create customized grid investment strategies for data-driven decision-making. George is a dedicated advocate for the capitalization of asset life extension, contributing significantly to the enhancement of utility operations. George holds an MBA from Rockhurst University, underscoring his commitment to continuous learning and academic excellence.