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Increasing Productivity in Overhead Design Engineering and Fielding Data Workflow

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Across the US, engineering service providers are hard at work helping communications industries expand broadband’s reach and helping electric utilities modernize the electric grid so it can exceed the challenges of today and tomorrow. 

In this hour-long webinar, ikeGPS CEO Glenn Miles and VP of Utilities Carl Almeter along with Burns & McDonnell’s Distribution Modernization Section Manager  John Hofman will discuss in-depth strategies the engineering industry is employing to improve their productivity with overhead design engineering and field data workflow while helping electric utilities maintain the integrity of the grid’s distribution infrastructure. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Personal accounts from engineering experts on increasing productivity while maintaining the highest levels of accuracy and safety
  • The changing nature of the engineering workforce and how technology can help the field evolve
  • Challenges engineering firms face in helping clients assess grid infrastructure by collecting imagery as well as processing, analyzing, and managing data
  • Specific tools and software solutions leading engineering firms are using to improve productivity 
  • The future of engineering and grid modernization

Guest Presenter

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John Hofman, PE -
Distribution Modernization Department Manager at Burns & McDonnell

Mr. Hofman is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) and manages Burns & McDonnell’s growing Electric Distribution team in California and the Western US, overseeing the industry-leading engineering firm’s design and construction of the nation’s critical grid infrastructure.

IKE Experts

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Carl Almeter -
Vice President Utilities at ikeGPS

A 30+ year veteran of the energy industry, Mr. Almeter has led talented teams, divisions, and companies that have consistently challenged the status quo in exciting and ultimately transformative ways. Today, he leads a talented team at ikeGPS, dedicated to helping electric utilities improve their field data collection methods and back office analysis workflows.

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Glenn Milnes -

IKE’s CEO and Managing Director leads the company’s overall strategy, performance, and growth efforts. Mr. Milnes joined IKE in 2013, following more than a decade of leadership roles at organizations including International Communications Group, Cable & Wireless International, London, where he oversaw a group of more than 30 fixed and wireless businesses and No. 8 Ventures.

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