Buildings Get A Brain

Join Cleantech Group and industry leaders for an intimate, invitation-only two day executive summit on the future of intelligent commercial buildings. We ask that all participants attend for the duration of the event as the Executive Summit is designed to be experienced in its entirety.

DAY ONE: Data delivers

Day one will focus on the major areas of building performance innovation enabled by new sources of data and sophisticated analytics technologies. We’ll start the day by reviewing the major technology trends converging to create intelligent buildings. We will then explore the major service areas emerging in response to the availability of sensing and networking building technologies, and will conclude by examining the state of policy in this sector.

DAY TWO: Scaling building innovation

Day two will focus on making intelligent buildings a reality by scaling enabling technologies. We will explore the roles of, and challenges and opportunities presented to major stakeholders in the development and operation of buildings. We will dive into emerging business models and scaling opportunities for today’s new building technologies and services, and will conclude the summit by taking the long view at what the next wave of building innovation may entail. 

Agenda

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Time Title & Description Conversation Starters
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Welcome and Check-In

Pick up your name badge and lunch as you join us for the opening of the Buildings Get a Brain Executive Summit

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Participant Introductions & Lunch

Setting the context for innovation in intelligent building systems

We will kick off with a welcome lunch for all summit participants spending time getting to know everyone in attendance and an overall sense of priorities and goals over the next 48 hours:

  • Outline the converging trends in smart buildings (sensors, networking, cloud computing, smart grid) 
  • Identify the financial and environmental opportunity in building performance
  • Define the top innovation opportunities and challenges in the building ecosystem
  • Illustrate progress made in the past 3-5 years

Haji, Sheeraz

Sheeraz
Haji
CEO
Cleantech Group

Pettit, Jim

Jim
Pettit
Managing Partner
Navitas Capital

Probst, Dan

Dan
Probst
Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services
Jones Lang LaSalle

Self, Kevin

Kevin
Self
Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development
Johnson Controls
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Understanding the Market: Barriers and Opportunities for Building Efficiency

Understanding the drivers and barriers to buying efficiency solutions

Real Estate Segments:  Commercial/Institutional, Industrial, Municipal, Federal, Multi-tenant residential

What are the main drivers and barriers for buyers of energy efficiency products and services? How does the market purchase these solutions currently? What are the barriers to purchasing new solutions out on the market? What is the vision for how the role of the building will evolve?

Day, Rob

Rob
Day
Partner
Black Coral Capital

Hobbs, Harry

Harry
Hobbs
Area Director of Engineering
InterContinental Hotels of San Francisco

Self, Kevin

Kevin
Self
Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development
Johnson Controls

Smith, Darrell

Darrell
Smith
Director of Facilities and Energy
Microsoft
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Networking Break


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Innovation Focus: Design and Architecture

Designing for sustainability

Innovation areas: Lifecycle analysis, design and modeling tools, design for sustainability, building envelope

How are today’s architects and design firms leveraging the latest modeling tools to meet today’s needs for high performance, adaptable, future-friendly buildings? Which parts of the building structure and envelope can be “smart” before any high-tech controls are even installed?

Childress, FAIA, James

James
Childress, FAIA
Partner
Centerbrook

Jensen, Mads

Mads
Jensen
CEO
Sefaira

Mulpuri, Rao

Rao
Mulpuri
CEO
View

Park, Sejung Kat

Sejung Kat
Park
Senior Digital Design Manager
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Innovation Focus: Building Audits

Enabling digital building performance assessments

Innovation areas: Remote “zero touch” audits, audit support tools, portfolio management

There are billions of dollars’ worth of savings potential sitting in America’s buildings. How does the accelerating flow of data from buildings, utilities, and third parties disrupt the traditional audit process to uncover these savings opportunities? 

Arnold, Tom

Tom
Arnold
CEO
Gridium

Carrillo, Leo

Leo
Carrillo
Principal Product Manager
Pacific Gas and Electric

Chen, Andrew

Andrew
Chen
CEO
Wegowise

Shah, Swapnil

Swapnil
Shah
CEO, Co-Founder
FirstFuel
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Networking Break


4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Focus: Analytics and Controls

Intelligently monitoring and optimizing building systems

Innovation areas: HVAC controls, smart windows, dashboards, building energy management systems

How can we move beyond basic thermostats and occupancy sensors to continuously optimized building system controls? How are sensor and networking technologies enabling smarter buildings that adapt to external conditions and occupant needs, while guaranteeing the lowest levels of resource consumption? Which building components are showing the most innovation, and which are begging for more attention? How can these systems better engage occupants and facilities managers? 

Bedi, Guneet

Guneet
Bedi
Manager, Product Management
Cisco

Frey, Matt

Matt
Frey
CEO
Optimum Energy

Helliwell, David

David
Helliwell
CEO
Pulse Energy

Probst, Dan

Dan
Probst
Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services
Jones Lang LaSalle

Robin, Zach

Zach
Robin
Director, Building Optimization Platform
EnerNOC
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm Innovation Focus: Lighting and Controls

Intelligently illuminating today’s buildings

Innovation areas: Lighting controls, sensors, mesh networking, LEDs

How are lighting controls evolving to intelligently illuminate buildings for comfort and safety while reducing energy consumption? As LEDs become increasingly efficiency and cost competitive, how will the lighting controls market shake out to continue providing the right bang for the buck? 

Dave, Tushar

Tushar
Dave
CEO
Enlighted

Pincince, Tom

Tom
Pincince
CEO
Digital Lumens

Unold, Wolfram

Wolfram
Unold
Head of Strategy
OSRAM

Yu, Danny

Danny
Yu
CEO
Daintree Networks
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm Reflections on Day 1


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Networking Dinner

Join us for dinner after an engaging day in the St. Francis Suite.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Time Title & Description Conversation Starters
8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast


9:00 am - 9:05 am Welcome Back

Welcome back and join us for Day 2: Scaling building innovation

Haji, Sheeraz

Sheeraz
Haji
CEO
Cleantech Group
9:05 am - 9:45 am Enabling Intelligence: Policy Drivers

Accelerating smart building demand and enabling supply

How are policies at the federal, state, and local levels driving the development of smarter buildings? How can carrots and sticks be better aligned to improve building operations and occupant behavior? Which programs are successful and why? 

Chien, Richard

Richard
Chien
GreenFinanceSF Program Manager
San Francisco Department of the Environment

Cox, Ruth

Ruth
Cox
Regional Administrator Pacific Rim Region
U.S. General Services Administration

Richard, Graham

Graham
Richard
CEO
Advanced Energy Economy
9:45 am - 10:30 am Financing Mechanisms

Breaking down barriers, positioning for profits

What types of financial mechanisms are emerging to bolster investment in more efficient buildings? Which stakeholders are emerging as leaders in finance innovation – regulators, bankers, startups, or others? What have been the barriers to developing energy efficiency funds, and how will they be overcome?

Ferrante, Angela

Angela
Ferrante
Vice President of Alternative Energy Solutions
Energi

Hinkle, Bob

Bob
Hinkle
CEO & Board Member
Metrus Energy

Indvik, Joe

Joe
Indvik
Co-Founder, President, & COO
Spark Fund

Smith, Shannon

Shannon
Smith
CEO
Abundant Power
10:30 am - 11:30 am Interactive Breakout Sessions

Participants will have the opportunity to use small group discussions to tackle an interactive exercise in technology and business model innovation for the built environment. Each table will feature one conversation starter to help moderate the discussion and report out on findings at the end of the hour.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Networking Break

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Opportunities: Emerging Business Models and Partnerships

Understanding market entry points and scaling strategies

What are the opportunities to actually build a sustainable business serving intelligent buildings? What are the ESCOs of the future and which players will define the future market? How can emerging vendors build partnerships for customer acquisition and protect their competitive position? 

Elias, Christopher

Christopher
Elias
Principal Advisor, Strategic Planning
Edison International

Engelbrecht, Craig

Craig
Engelbrecht
Director of Smart Services and Technology
Siemens

Enstice, Matthew

Matthew
Enstice
President & CEO
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Gilbert, John

John
Gilbert
Executive Vice President
Rudin Management Company

Putnam, Travis

Travis
Putnam
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Navitas Capital
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Buildings of the Future: Tomorrow’s Most Advanced Technologies

Preparing for the next wave of innovation

If the technologies we’ve discussed so far are enabling “Buildings 2.0,” which technologies will enable Buildings 3.0? What is the latest to come out of the lab? Which early stage technologies are investors already betting on? What do building operators and service providers need to do to prepare for an increasingly rapid turnover in innovation? 

Dillabough, Gary

Gary
Dillabough
Managing Partner
The Westly Group

Krioukov, Andrew

Andrew
Krioukov
CEO and Cofounder
Building Robotics

Shah, Kamal

Kamal
Shah
Founder and CEO
FotoNotes

Till, Jeffrey

Jeffrey
Till
Design Principal
Perkins+Will San Francisco
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Closing Remarks


Picard, John

John
Picard
Founder & CEO
John Picard & Associates