Schedule of Events:

Monday, March 23, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Early Arriver Golf and Spa Event

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Tour and Cocktail Reception at     iFactor Offices, followed by
Dinner at The Culinary Dropout in Tempe

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Conference Day 1

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Client Appreciation Dinner
The Roaring Fork

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
8:30 am to 4:00 pm 
Conference Day 2


Scottsdale is known for its world-class golf courses, shopping, dining, art galleries, MLB Spring Training, and outdoor recreation framed by spectacular natural scenery—and FireSky Resort & Spa has an ideal location in the heart of it all.

Old Town Scottsdale, Fashion Square Mall, and the Waterfront are all easily accessible with complimentary transportation. For the more adventurous, FireSky is just one mile from the Camelback Mountain trailhead and surrounded by numerous golf courses. See more here.


The FireSky Resort & Spa artfully blends the upscale appeal of a downtown Scottsdale location with the casual elegance of a lush desert retreat. The property, which boasts a Green Key designation for sustainability, features 204 guest rooms and suites, each of which boasts a private balcony or patio.

FireSky Resort & Spa
4925 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

iFactor Client Conference
March 23-25, 2015

We’re excited to be celebrating our Fifth Annual iConnect Client Conference at home
in Arizona!
At this exclusive invitation-only conference, we’ll share industry insights, new customer communication solutions, and real-world case studies from utilities like you.
We’re expecting a great turnout and hope to build on last year’s event that brought together 50 utility clients and experts for two days of collaboration.  

This event is one to bring your spouse to! Held in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona where
you can expect temperatures in the low to mid 70’s, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained. Plan to come in for the weekend and start Monday morning with a round
of golf or a spa treatment hosted by iFactor. The conference will officially kick off
Monday evening with a tour and cocktail reception at the iFactor offices located on Tempe Town Lake.

As you can tell, we’re planning a conference with great speakers, lots of fun
and even better weather - but none of that matters without one key ingredient: you.

Reserve Your Hotel Room Before Time Runs Out! 
Some Rooms Remaining

Please Note: Our room block has expired, but don’t worry! We’re holding some additional rooms at the hotel that we can make available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you’re planning to attend the conference and haven’t made your room reservation, please email Heather McCoy, so she can assist you in booking a room at the hotel.

iFactor has reserved a room block for attendees at the FireSky Resort and Spa at a special reduced rate of $279/night. The special room rate is good for the dates of 
March 23 to March 26, 2015, and for a few days before and after the conference as hotel space allows. Rooms must be reserved by February 23, 2015 to receive the special rate.

To make reservations over the phone or for special requests from the hotel, you may also
call 1-800-528- 7867 and reference the “iConnect 2015” room block. The reservation phone line is staffed Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. MST.

Introducing Keynote Speaker, Andres Carvallo

Mr Carvallo is the founder and CEO of CMG, a strategy consulting and advisory company enabling Smarter Cities, Utilities, Enterprises, Vendors, and Startups.  CMG’s mission is to help define and accelerate the digitalization and transformation of its customers. CMG has world-class expertise in Energy, Telecommunications, and Software technologies and markets. Mr. Carvallo is an award winning engineer, speaker, author, and executive with 28 years of experience in the Energy, Telecommunications, Computer and Software industries. Mr. Carvallo is globally recognized by the IEEE as one of the early developers of the smart grid concept and technology. Mr. Carvallo defined the term Smart Grid on March 5, 2004. Mr. Carvallo co-authored the best selling book “The Advanced Smart Grid”, has received 34 industry awards since 2005, and is a popular speaker and guest lecturer.

As chief technologist reporting to the CEO and a member of the Austin Energy Innovation & Opportunity Development Executive Board from 2003 – 2010, Mr. Carvallo championed Austin Energy’s industry leading smart grid program design and implementation as their CIO. While at Austin Energy, Mr. Carvallo also co-led over $ 4 billion in investments into two wind farms, a solar farm, a biomass power plant, a natural gas power plant, two cogeneration power plants, two district cooling microgrids, roof top solar, over 100,000 thermostats for load control, a fiber communications network reaching every substation, 100% smart meter coverage, a smart grid architecture, and all the smart grid infrastructure. Mr. Carvallo also architected the Pecan Street Project as its CTO from 2008 to 2010.

Mr. Carvallo received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Kansas with a concentration in Robotics and Control Systems in 1986. And Mr. Carvallo has also post-graduate certificates in Business Management from Stanford University in 1992, in Quality Management from the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania in 1993, and in Power Utility Management from The University of Idaho in 2008.

Event Information:

Download the Conference Brochure Here

We look forward to seeing you at iConnect 2015! For questions about the event or the registration process, please email Alison Copeland.