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Meet the SSP Innovations team at events across the country. The SSP staff offers a variety of in-person services, including free consulting, solution demonstrations, and more.

Upcoming Events

14
Oct

SSP iLLUMINATE COMPLYING WITH THE GAS MEGA RULE

Oct 14, 2021

10 years have passed since the series of incidents that precipitated a rule change in the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulation. The response: The Gas Mega Rule, which became effective on July 1, 2020, established a new set of rules for pipeline operators to a safer pipeline ecosystem.

Past Events

12
Jul

Esri User Conference 2021

Jul 12, 2021

The conference offers more than 1,000 GIS user presentation sessions, 300 exhibitors, 275 technical workshops, 100 special interest, regional, and user group meetings, and 600 map posters and special displays from more than 100 countries. Thousands of professionals from different industries attend the Esri UC.

08
Jul

SSP iLLUMINATE PLANNING AHEAD FOR YOUR MIGRATION TO THE UTILITY NETWORK

Jul 08, 2021

Montana-Dakota Utility Group (MDUG) is in the process of a digital transformation to support their goal of becoming a best-in-class utility. The transformation includes work/asset management, design, outage management, and field as-built processes. The goals are to be paper-free in the office and field, have consolidated processes and tools across all their operating companies, establish the system of record for asset information, and increase data quality, completeness, and timeliness.

06
Jul

SSP MIMS Design Product Demonstration

Jul 06, 2021

SSP MIMS Design is an enterprise mobile solution. Leveraging the Design functionality of MIMS, field staff can perform field designs in an occasionally connected environment.

29
Jun

SSP Sync Product Demonstration

Jun 29, 2021

Migrating to the utility network can be easy when you work with experts. SSP Sync is the result of SSP Innovations working directly with the Esri product development team as well as clients who are following the Esri roadmap for utilities.

22
Jun

SSP MIMS Mobile Product Demonstration

Jun 22, 2021

MIMS is a mobile gis solution tightly integrated with the ArcGIS Platform. It extends the system of engagement capabilities into utility operations, spatially enabling system inspection, maintenance management, design and as-built, regulatory compliance, field services, work management, 811, and more.

15
Jun

SSP Productivity Product Demonstration

Jun 15, 2021

SSP Productivity is a utility network add-on for ArcGIS Pro efficiency. Building on the ArcGIS platform’s powerful capabilities, enabling users to do more work, faster; higher quality work, easier, and with a footprint no larger than necessary.

20
May

SSP iLLUMINATE RIGHT-SIZED AND ALIGNED UTILITY NETWORK INVESTMENT

May 20, 2021

Right-sized and aligned, such a simple concept. Acquire the technology that you need and acquire technology that plays well with your existing investments. A humble approach, but with broad benefits for many stakeholders throughout the utility.

06
May

SSP iLLUMINATE Utility Network 101

May 06, 2021

This “looking under the hood” session will focus on three main aspects of the Utility Network: Model, Associations, and Tracing.

05
May

SSP iLLUMINATE 2021 Opening Session

May 05, 2021

Utility & telecom geospatial strategy is hitting a sweet spot where technology has caught up with industry demands and is propelling businesses forward with increasingly sophisticated approaches to work and asset management.

15
Mar

Esri Partner Conference 2021

Mar 15, 2021

This year, the Esri Partner Conference will be a virtual experience designed to deliver key learning opportunities and valuable resources for every partner. We have created a rich combination of live online sessions. Hear Jack Dangermond share his vision and direction for Esri and our partners.

27
Oct

Esri Infrastructure Managment & GIS Conference

Oct 27, 2020

“This conference provides users from infrastructure sectors with learning opportunities that provide a richer, more valuable experience for organizations to move their location intelligence and GIS forward. This virtual event brings together professionals specializing in the management of infrastructure from several interconnected industries—water; electric; gas and pipeline; telecom; transportation; and architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC)”

01
Oct

digital iLLUMINATE – T&D Vegetation Management with Lifecycle and MIMS

Oct 01, 2020

Proactive transmission and distribution vegetation management is critically important to public safety and electric system reliability. A sound vegetation management program helps ensure public safety by mitigating the risk of fires caused by vegetation contacts. Using Lifecycle and MIMS, utilities can create comprehensive vegetation management programs. In this session, you will learn how Lifecycle and MIMS can be configured to plan and manage transmission and distribution vegetation management programs, complete line patrols, perform inspections of in progress and completed work, identify required follow-up work and build a trackable, verifiable and auditable record of all vegetation management work activities.

17
Sep

digital iLLUMINATE: Evolution into the Gas Digital Twin

Sep 17, 2020

Does it take you weeks to gather yearly PHMSA data and submissions? Can your GIS provide all this information to you instead? MLGW now as this information at their fingertips at a moment’s notice. SSP Innovations has partnered with MLGW to support a migration of their gas transmission data into UPDM and an implementation of Esri’s ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing tool set. This process included gathering records on pipeline data going back as far as 70 years ago. The team digitized information and migrated data to the standard Esri model for continual maintenance, risk analysis, data gaps and regulatory functions. Upon establishing the best-known representation of the gas environment (the digital twin), SSP and MLGW created a custom path that pulls all the required data together into the summarized PHMSA dashboard based on any delta/edits. In doing so, the entire organization can consume their regulatory snapshot throughout the year, eliminating weeks of data gathering prior to the yearly submission every March. The presentation will overview the entire project as well as our final outputs.

03
Sep

digital iLLUMINATE: Automating GIS Field Collection with Machine Learning

Sep 03, 2020

In a time where utilities need to work not only faster, but smarter, we can turn to our data for solutions. Machine learning techniques offer methods of turning data into automated processes and business insights. Stephen and Justin will show an example of how to automatically detect and digitize GIS features using images of natural gas regulator stations collected in the field. They will walk through the process of data preparation and analysis, training a deep learning model, and automating workflows based on the results of the model. The resulting solution will be able to create features in an Esri enterprise geodatabase using only an image captured by a field worker.

20
Aug

digital iLLUMINATE: From Paper to Survey123 | Updating the Transmissoin Inspection Process

Aug 20, 2020

AEP has been using Esri’s GIS system of engagement to share information across the company. In an effort to upgrade their Transmission Asset Inspections AEP chose to migrate from paper-based processes to a mobile, map-based system using a Portal-hosted web app and Survey123. Hear about the process and lessons learned as AEP moved 14 different forms into the digital age, pushed GIS into the field user’s hands, and integrated the results into their data warehouse.

06
Aug

digital iLLUMINATE: Supporting Utility Network Phase Propagation with Pro Templates

Aug 06, 2020

Attribute Propagation is the generic name for advance functionality built into Esri’s core Utility Network capable of automatically assigning and managing the values of a network attribute. When the attribute represents the phase value of lines and equipment in an electric network, Phase Propagation adjusts the phases in response to switching operations. Phase Propagation produces the expected phasing values only if the underlying network model is built to support this advance functionality.

23
Jul

digital iLLUMINATE: Location Based MIMS Structure Inspection – A Regulatory Story

Jul 23, 2020

PHMSA recommends operators frequently and consistently review their data that supports HCA or DOT Class calculations. Key datasets include structure, identified sites or outdoor congregation polygons. The attribution, purpose and usage of buildings, open structures, and outside areas can shift over time, changing the number of “identified sites” in a PIR, and therefore, whether an area is an HCA. PHMSA believes that if operators review class location and PIR data on an annual basis as a part of their IM programs, the accuracy of HCA determinations will be greatly improved.

13
Jul

2020 Esri User Conference

Jul 13, 2020

Do you plan to attend the world’s largest GIS Conference? SSP Innovations will be there! The conference offers more than 1,000 GIS user presentation sessions, 300 exhibitors, 275 technical workshops, 100 special interest, regional, and user group meetings, and 600 map posters and special displays from more than 100 countries. Thousands of Read more

29
Jun

Energy Thought Summit (ETS)

Jun 29, 2020

“In 1962, JFK called on the nation: “We choose to go to the moon…not because it is easy, but because it is hard.” This clarion call galvanized the collective energy, skill, and vision of the United States. The 20th-century trip to the moon required collaboration, innovation, and a collective commitment Read more

04
May

SSP iLLUMINATE 2020

May 04, 2020

GO BOLDLY UPDATE:  iLLUMINATE goes digital! Please see the iLLUMINATE site for details! Join the community of utilities, telecoms, and pipeline operators who are transforming their businesses through the expansion of GIS in support of work & asset management, mobilization, regulatory compliance and grid modernization. iLLUMINATE 2020 takes a deep Read more

16
Mar

Spring Gas Conference & Expo

Mar 16, 2020

SGA’s annual Spring Gas Conference & Expo is a technical skills and leadership training conference for natural gas operators.

07
Mar

Esri Partner Conference 2020

Mar 07, 2020

Whether you’re a new or an experienced Esri partner or distributor, get to market faster with new technology. Learn how we can better promote your solutions and offerings, support your workflows, and help expand your network. Collaborate with other partners and problem-solve using the Esri Geospatial Cloud.

28
Jan

DISTRIBUTECH 2020

Jan 28, 2020

DISTRIBUTECH International is the leading annual transmission and distribution event that addresses technologies used to move electricity from the power plant through the transmission and distribution systems to the meter and inside the home.

04
Dec

2019 Where: Cityworks Conference

Dec 04, 2019

Learn, connect, and share at the Where: Cityworks Conference. Whether you’re a seasoned GIS professional, O&M manager, engineer, IT professional, or just looking into the potential of Cityworks technology, this is the conference for you. You won’t just learn about Cityworks—you’ll equip yourself with the knowledge, skills, and resources you need to meet your goals and drive success in your organization.

27
Oct

2019 Esri GeoConX Conference

Oct 27, 2019

Esri GeoConX is the industry-leading event for the electric, gas, and telecommunications communities.

17
Sep

Western Energy Institute Joint Use Conference

Sep 17, 2019

Considered the premier joint use conference, content is designed for representatives from utility, telecomm, wireless and broadband companies; as well as consultants and service companies who deal with joint use, pole ownership and attachments.

10
Sep

Esri Pipeline Seminar

Sep 10, 2019

This seminar will focus on how GIS technology can improve your bottom line by increasing communications, driving greater efficiencies, and empowering analysis and insight for smarter decision-making.

15
Aug

Webinar: SSP SPANS Workflow

Aug 15, 2019

Eric Sedmak from SSP Innovations will discuss the standard SPANS workflow and several specialized workflows including Engineering Acceptance, Payment and Post Inspection.

04
Aug

2019 IEEE PES General Meeting

Aug 04, 2019

The Power & Energy Society (PES) provides the world’s largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry.

08
Jul

2019 Esri User Conference

Jul 08, 2019

The conference offers more than 1,000 GIS user presentation sessions, 300 exhibitors, 275 technical workshops, 100 special interest, regional, and user group meetings, and 600 map posters and special displays from more than 100 countries. Thousands of professionals from different industries attend the Esri UC.

15
May

Esri Petroleum GIS Conference

May 15, 2019

Improve your energy company’s profit and hear from members of the petroleum community as they share their most successful GIS applications for E&P, distribution, and business operations. Last year, 1,240 attended the Esri Petroleum GIS Conference. 91% of users said it was valuable, 90% fulfilled their reason for attending, and 83% learned something new.

06
May

SSP iLLUMINATE 2019 Recap

May 06, 2019

The third annual SSP iLLUMINATE was a terrific success! This year’s conference theme Moving Forward Together, took a deep dive into the specifics of bringing GIS and related enterprise applications forward from a variety of different starting points. Attendees heard how utilities in similar situations have successfully addressed the data, integration, Read more

01
May

Spring Heartland Joint Use Meeting

May 01, 2019

The Heartland Spring Meeting is an opportunity to meet and get to know many of the professionals that you currently work with, and participate in an open informal forum of Joint Use professionals throughout the U.S.

13
Mar

2019 Wisconsin Joint Use Conference

Mar 13, 2019

Join us at the 2019 Wisconsin Joint Use Conference! “With the recent FCC policy changes and new technologies, it is increasingly important for stakeholders to foster open dialogue, solve shared challenges, and execute joint use projects. This conference brings together representatives from the utility, telecommunications, wireless, and cable industries. We Read more

05
Mar

Esri Developer Summit 2019

Mar 05, 2019

Explore what’s next in geospatial development Esri Developer Summit has everything you need for building next-generation apps with advanced mapping and analysis tools from Esri. At DevSummit you will be the first to see new tools for geo-enabling your apps to get pro tips from the developers who made them. Read more

02
Mar

Esri Partner Conference 2019

Mar 02, 2019

Delivering what’s next for your business There’s no better place to meet and collaborate with fellow partners, distributors, and Esri experts, and embark on what’s next for your business. Whether you’re a new or experienced Esri partner or distributor, you’ll discover fresh opportunities to expand your network, collaborate on ways Read more

05
Feb

DistribuTECH 2019

Feb 05, 2019
DistribuTECH is a 15-track conference that brings industry thought leaders from all over the world opportunities to network, share knowledge and problem solve with worldwide utilities and product and service providers. SSP at DistribuTECH SSP will  be at DistribuTECH!  We will have a team of SSP experts there to answer your questions. When: Read more
05
Nov

Esri GeoConX 2018

Nov 05, 2018
Join us for the 2018 Esri GeoConX Conference at the Omni Dallas! Esri GeoConX is the industry-leading event where professionals from Esri's Electric and Gas User Group (EGUG) and Telecommunications User Group (TelUG) converge to network, collaborate, and learn as a larger, unified community. Discover proven best practices, build your Read more
05
Nov

Utility Network Advantage Program:
Ready, Set, Deploy

Nov 05, 2018
Join us prior to GeoConX for a Utility Network Advantage Program Seminar! November 5, 2018 @ 2:30pm to 5:30pm 2018 GeoConX | Omni Dallas Hotel 2nd Floor | Room: Art District 7 Register Here Get ready for the next generation of utility GIS. The Utility Network will enable you to Read more
10
Oct

Heartland Joint Use Fall Meeting

Oct 10, 2018

SSP-Wind Lake will be attending the Heartland Joint Use Fall Meeting in Cincinnati, OH. The Heartland Group is made up of joint use partners from electric utilities, telecommunications companies and select service providers that meet twice a year to find solutions to common joint use problems. SSP-Wind Lake is proud Read more

02
Oct

2018 Utility Technology Association Conference

Oct 02, 2018

SSP will be attending the Utility Technology Association Conference on October 2nd – 4th in Memphis, TN. UTA is a technology support group looking for new and innovative ideas to ensure our strength and growth in the utility business world. This years annual conference is hosted by Memphis Light Gas Read more

02
Oct

North West User Group Meeting

Oct 02, 2018

SSP will be attending the North West User Group Meeting this October.  SSP will be part of a collaborative presentation along with Esri, and Schneider Electric.  The presentation will include valuable insights on upgrading to 10.6.1 and preparing for the Utility Network. When: October 2-3, 2018 Where: Spokane, WA Hosted by: Read more

18
Sep

2018 Western Energy Institute Joint Use Conference

Sep 18, 2018

Join us for the 2018 WEI Joint Use Conference in Albuquerque, NM! WEI is the premier joint use conference, content is designed for representatives from utility, telecom, wireless and broadband companies; as well as consultants and service companies who deal with joint use, pole ownership and attachments. The conference format Read more

12
Sep

TC Technology 2018 PAG (Product Advisory Group)

Sep 12, 2018

Plan the Future of MIMS Join us for the 2018 PAG meeting in Carlsbad, CA and help plan the future of MIMS. This annual meeting promises the latest MIMS updates during relaxed sessions, which include demonstrations, presentations, and open discussion. The meeting is complimentary for current customers and offers a Read more

11
Sep

Esri Pipeline Seminar

Sep 11, 2018

SSP will be attending the Esri Pipeline Seminar September 11-12 in Houston, TX. This seminar will focus on how GIS technology can improve your bottom line by increasing communications, driving greater efficiencies, and empowering analysis and insight for smarter decision-making. Included in this seminar is the latest release of ArcGIS, Read more

28
Aug

2018 Peer Utility Conference

Aug 28, 2018

COLLABORATE. INNOVATE. GROW. SSP will be attending the 5th Annual Peer Utility Group (PUG) conference on August 28th – August 30th in Louisville, KY. The Peer Utility Group functions as an industry technical resource center with the intent of finding solutions to common problems through the assistance of forums, webinars, Read more

09
Jul

Esri User Conference 2018

Jul 09, 2018

Esri User Conference is the world’s largest GIS conference. Will you be there? SSP will be… Attend utility user group meetings, technical workshops, and moderated sessions led by industry experts from Esri. Discover how leading utilities are leveraging GIS to better visualize and analyze trends, patterns, and potential problems. Connect Read more

21
May

SSP iLLUMINATE 2018

May 21, 2018

While most conferences this year may show you what the utility network will look like, SSP iLLUMINATE is the only event devoted to helping you craft a plan to get there. For nearly three days, our expert consultants will help you create, communicate, and champion your plan for the utility Read more

09
May

Cityworks Conference 2018

May 09, 2018

Join us at Where: Cityworks Conference—three days that will completely change the way you think about your community. Where else can you get the inside scoop on Cityworks cutting-edge technology, learn from the brightest minds in public asset management, and top it all off work with partners and users to Read more

09
May

Esri Petroleum GIS Conference (PUG) 2018

May 09, 2018

Join us at the 2018 Esri Petroleum GIS Conference! Discover more ways to improve your energy company’s bottom line and enjoyed listening to members of the petroleum community share their most successful GIS applications for E&P, distribution, and business operations. SSP’s Director of Pipeline, Clarke Wiley will  be at Esri PUG Read more

06
Mar

Esri Developer Summit 2018

Mar 06, 2018

The Conference for Building Location into Your Apps Esri Developer Summit is designed to show you how to build cutting-edge apps using advanced mapping technology from Esri. At DevSummit you will be the first to see new tools for geo-enabling your apps to get pro tips from the developers who Read more

03
Mar

Esri Partner Conference 2018

Mar 03, 2018

There’s no better place to connect with fellow partners and Esri technology and market experts. Whether you’re a new or experienced Esri partner or distributor, you’ll discover fresh opportunities to expand your network, collaborate on ways to grow your business, and solve problems using Web GIS. SSP will be at Read more

23
Jan

DistribuTECH 2018

Jan 23, 2018

DistribuTECH is a 15-track conference that brings industry thought leaders from all over the world opportunities to network, share knowledge and problem solve with worldwide utilities and product and service providers. SSP will  be at DistribuTECH in booth #3244. We will have a team of SSP experts there to answer Read more

05
Sep

Esri GeoConX 2017

Sep 05, 2017

Esri GeoConX 2017 Highlights. Highlights from an remarkably crowded booth, several speaking engagements, a customer appreciation event and so much more … watch the video and check out the full blog post! In Summary, GeoConX 2017 was an amazing conference. SSP left with a lot of exciting new adventures ahead. Read more

10
Jul

Esri User Conference 2017

Jul 10, 2017

SSP attended the Esri User Conference 2017 in San Diego and as always Esri hosted an amazingly successful conference. SSP is honored to be an Esri Platinum partner and be a part of such a successful and memorable event. From an extremely crowded booth, multiple speaking engagements, a customer appreciation event, Read more

08
May

SSP iLLUMINATE 2017

May 08, 2017

To the 102 customers and partners who attended SSP iLLUMINATE 2017, we would like to thank you individually and from the heart. Thank you for your presentations, your feedback, and your continued friendship on this journey. The future of GIS is changing in all of our industries, and as we invent Read more

17
Oct

Esri GeoConX 2016

Oct 17, 2016

GeoConX 2016 — what could be better than spending a week with customers, partners, potential customers, and lifelong friends — plus Esri?  Well, we really don’t know! That’s why we are very excited to report another extremly successful Esri conference at GeoConX 2016!  SSP attended GeoConX in Phoenix, Arizona, this October. As Read more

27
Jun

Esri User Conference 2016

Jun 27, 2016

July 4th is one of my favorite Holidays. Not only did SSP get to celebrate a wonderful Holiday but we got to visit with customers, friends and partners within the Esri industry the week prior. This year July 4th weekend closed out Esri’s annual User conference in San Diego. Did Read more

06
Oct

Esri EGUG 2015

Oct 06, 2015

October has come and gone.  And if you’re in the electric and gas industry, you know what that means:  another EGUG is in the books. Technically, the name has been changed to EGGC (Electric and Gas GIS Conference), but for the past decade at least, colloquially, most still refer to Read more

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