Cleanweb and the City

The summit will have no “audience” and no “speakers”.  All attendees will be true participants in a workshop-style, interactive, well- moderated group discussions.  If you are looking to sit back and listen to panels, you will want to skip this retreat.  We are looking for participants who will voice strong opinions, raise hard questions, and contribute to a spirited, fun learning environment. 

The preliminary agenda below is subject to changes as we welcome new participants, conversation starters, partners and sponsors in the emerging cleanweb industry.

Agenda

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time Title & Description Conversation Starters
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Opening Networking & Cocktails

Join us for the opening of our very first ever executive summit about Cleanweb and The City! Hear from our partners and conversation starters while sipping cool cocktails and networking with leading members of the global cleanweb community.

Haji, Sheeraz

Sheeraz
Haji
CEO
Cleantech Group
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time Title & Description Conversation Starters
9:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast


9:30 am - 10:30 am Summit Opening & Participant Introductions

With an evening of  cocktails and conversations behind us, join us for coffee, breakfast and the summit kick-off! We'll start with introductions and then dive into our focus areas. How has cleanweb evolved out of connectivity, data, and technology? What are the emerging opportunities for corporates in cleanweb?

Eisenberger, Nicholas

Nicholas
Eisenberger
Managing Partner
Pure Energy Partners

Ellis, Michael

Michael
Ellis
Partner and EVP, Advisory
Cleantech Group

Haji, Sheeraz

Sheeraz
Haji
CEO
Cleantech Group
10:30 am - 11:05 am Data is Golden: How does data enable new business models in sustainability?
The growing availability of data has driven the rise of cleanweb, which in turn has increased the value inherent in data. From consumer thermostat usage to real-time engine performance, companies are clamoring to find ways to gather, comprehend and—perhaps most challenging—monetize data. How can they best build new business models on the cleanweb concept and existing/new open data sets? We will prompt attendees to discuss how they have innovated around newly available forms of data, and how this data has better enabled resource efficiency and growth.
 

Focus areas: Data ownership, cleanweb-centric business models, success stories

Kolkeback, Ken

Ken
Kolkeback
SVP, Products and Buildings, Co-Founder
FirstFuel

Lurie, Yoav

Yoav
Lurie
Founder and CEO
Simple Energy

Shepler, David

David
Shepler
Smarter Energy Research Institute, Program Manager
IBM

Stein, Adam

Adam
Stein
VP of Product
Gridium
11:05 am - 11:30 am Networking Break

Enjoy light fare while networking with peers.

11:30 am - 11:40 am Gale A. Brewer, New York City Council Member and Manhattan Borough President-Elect

As a member of the Council’s Technology Committee, Council Member Brewer has been instrumental in building NYC’s tech community and opening government data to the public. Council Member Brewer will talk about her vision for the tech economy in the city and the role that the private and public sectors can play in turning that vision into reality.

Brewer, Gale A.

Gale A.
Brewer
New York City Council Member and Manhattan Borough President-Elect
New York City
11:40 am - 11:50 am How has Zipcar revolutionized mobility and ownership?


Gonsky, Jonathan

Jonathan
Gonsky
Regional Vice President
Zipcar
11:50 am - 12:40 pm Strategic Decisions to Prepare for a Sharing Economy
Albeit at its infancy, collaborative consumption is a movement that will increasinglydisrupt an ownership-based economy. Shifting models of ownership are driving new resource efficiency, access, and customer choices. How and where will cleanwebenabled collaborative consumption disrupt large businesses? Early-stage, butgrowing, companies like AirBnB, Lyft, Uber, Yerdle, and Zipcar have been gaining appeal and will likely become a permanent part of consumer culture. How can other sectors learn from the early successes seen in the redefinition of mobility? As the concept of ownership continues to change, corporates will play an increasingly large role in shaping our consumer-based economy. They can choose to ignore, compete with, collaborate with, or absorb these market disruptors. We will discuss the upsides and downsides of each approach.
 

Focus areas: Sharing economy, collaborative consumption

Mahfouda , David

David
Mahfouda
CEO
Bandwagon

Palevsky, Matthew

Matthew
Palevsky
Co-Founder
Peers

Quay, Ulrich

Ulrich
Quay
Managing Director
BMW i Ventures

Simons, Dani

Dani
Simons
Director of Marketing and External Affairs
NYC Bike Share/Citi Bike

Suh, John

John
Suh
Director
Hyundai Ventures
12:40 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

Enjoy the fresh, healthy lunch buffet while networking with fellow participants.

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm What are a city’s largest resource and waste challenges?


Gilford, David

David
Gilford
Vice President & Director
New York City Economic Development Corporation

Gonen, Ron

Ron
Gonen
Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation
New York City

Kauffman (Invited), Richard

Richard
Kauffman (Invited)
Chairman
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
1:50 pm - 3:00 pm Breakout Session: Innovating to solve the New York metro area’s biggest challenges

In this workshop, we will break into three small groups in following topic areas:

  • Urban mobility
  • Waste management
  • Energy management

 

Each group will be tasked with collaborating to create innovative solutions for a specific, unique challenge that New York City faces. The results of each group will be reported out to the larger group, and we will then discuss strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to continue making progress outside of the summit. While focused on city challenges, this session will help us apply a cleanweb lens to challenges and business opportunities for corporates and other organizations.

Focus areas: New York City, city infrastructure, urban development challenges

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break

Time for a coffee and a snacks after the breakout sessions.

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Cultivating cleanweb hubs

How can cleanweb improve the quality of life in big cities? What types of partnerships between government groups, utilities, telcos, and corporates are necessary to create these changes? As the tech community flourishes in NYC, how can we ensure this city and others excel in cleanweb? We will discuss the ways cities can help facilitate these opportunities for collaboration, and the benefits that these cleanweb partnerships will bring in return.

Focus areas: Waste, resource management, city infrastructure, telcos, utilities, collaboration

Kubiak, Riggs

Riggs
Kubiak
CEO
Honest Buildings

Peterson, Jeff

Jeff
Peterson
Program Manager, Innovation and Business Development
NYSERDA

Shimada, Jun

Jun
Shimada
CEO
ThinkEco

Singh, Barun

Barun
Singh
Founder & CTO
WegoWise
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Intrapreneurs and Entrepreneurs

Corporates must balance their level of effort in cultivating a platform for innovation internally and looking externally for innovation through new partnerships, investments, and acquisitions. How have corporates generated new kinds of cleanweb solutions internally and used them to engage customers? How do other corporates source their innovation from consumers and startups? We will discuss the benefits and weaknesses of both internal and external innovation and showcase success stories from a range of industries.

Focus areas: Internal innovation platforms, external innovation sourcing

Kotch, Micah

Micah
Kotch
Executive Director
NYC ACRE

Moss, Mike

Mike
Moss
Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs
Samsung Electronics America

Worthington, Brett

Brett
Worthington
Director of Business Development
Ingersoll Rand
5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Closing Remarks

We will wrap up the summit and explore next steps.

Ellis, Michael

Michael
Ellis
Partner and EVP, Advisory
Cleantech Group
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Networking and Closing Reception

Continue the conversations and networking while enjoying drinks and snacks before a night out in The City.