Continuous Improvement Conference Speaker Roster Announced
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. July 8th 2011 – Electric utility executives and nuclear power professionals join a panel of safety oversight representatives from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S. NRC) and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) to address the 4th Annual Continuous Improvement Conference on September 12-14th at the Sir Francisco Drake Hotel in San Francisco. The Conference, underwritten by DevonWay, Inc., a San Francisco-based software supplier of enterprise apps for nuclear processes, will examine how the nuclear industry is using operating experience, industry best practices and new technology to continuously improve oversight and promote a strong safety culture. The conference speaker roster follows:
Opening keynotes, SUSAN EISENHOWER, U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future will share insights from within the Beltway and around the world.
AMIR SHAHKARAMI, CEO, Exelon Nuclear Partners and Senior Vice President Exelon Generation will discuss the Global Nuclear Economy and provide a firsthand recollection of Fukushima Daiichi events with learning outcome opportunities.
MARIA SCHWARTZ, Senior Safety Culture Program Manager, Office of Enforcement, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission presents the NRC Safety Culture Policy Statement and will discuss safety as an overriding priority to competing goals.
Dr. RUTH TODD, Director ITDS, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) will discuss the importance of Operating Experience to improve any process.
RANDY EDINGTON, Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Arizona Public Service, Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station will discuss the importance of CAP (corrective action program) to safety culture.
RAFAEL FLORES, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Luminant Energy, Comanche Peak Station will discuss harnessing technology to help sustain excellence through effective measuring, monitoring and communicating change.
TIMOTHY RAUSCH, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, PPL Generation, Susquehanna Station will discuss leadership and the use of technology to effectively communicate, collaborate and innovate the industry.
MATTHEW SUNSERI, CEO and Chief Nuclear Officer, Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, Wolf Creek Station will discuss the importance of adopting technology to improve processes that yield new efficiencies.
DevonWay’s Chairman and CEO Robert Felton said: “We are pleased to underwrite this important two-day conference for the industry we serve, which has achieved such an excellent safety record in the U.S. over the past three decades. Each afternoon, we will be convening special interest groups from our user community to explore conference topics and collaborate on how application of new technology can advance continuous improvement and improve safety. Since the disaster at Fukushima-Daiichi, the challenge is to understand learning outcomes and develop practical solutions that deliver and sustain excellence for a new generation of nuclear power professionals.”
DevonWay is the leader in enterprise apps for processes that deliver systematic continuous improvement to the nuclear power industry. Used by over 50% of U.S. commercial nuclear power plants, DevonWay’s applications are highly configurable, easy to use, quick to deploy and built to interoperate with popular enterprise systems of record. DevonWay provides the fastest path to regulatory compliance at the lowest total cost of ownership. Headquartered in San Francisco, DevonWay has solution centers in Portland and Salt Lake City, with regional support offices in Charlotte, Atlanta, Austin, Minneapolis and Phoenix.
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