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Peter Davidson

Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office, U.S. DOE

Wally Hunter

Managing Director, EnerTech Capital

Colleen Calhoun

Senior Executive Director, GE Energy Ventures

Evan Burfield

Co-Founder, 1776

Grant Allen

Senior Vice President, Technology Ventures, ABB


WASHINGTON, DC Oct. 6-7, 2014

Each year, the Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala brings together, showcases and celebrates the leading entrepreneurs across the breadth of the clean technology and resource efficiency theme. Joined by leading corporations, investors, government leaders, and professional service firms, this is an inspiring 24-hours.

The 6th annual Global Cleantech 100 list will be unveiled at the dinner on October 6th.

Inspiring and learning from each other are the central objectives of this intimate 200-person event. This plays out in the agenda’s mix of awards, keynotes, entrepreneur presentations and more intimate round-table discussions on the key topics facing growing sustainable innovation companies.



LONDON, UK Oct. 9, 2014

Recognizing that not everyone can make it to DC, our sponsors are kindly enabling this year the concept of a Global Cleantech 100 week, allowing us to provide a second, but different, opportunity to celebrate with leading innovation companies.

Join the Entrepreneur Roundtable & Dinner for an intimate discussion and an exclusive dinner for 40 people only, connecting the trailblazing entrepreneurs and expert panelists of the Global Cleantech 100.



  • Grant Allen, ABB Technology Ventures

    Grant Allen is Senior Vice President of ABB Technology Ventures (ATV), the venture capital arm of ABB (NYSE: ABB), a $50 billion power and automation technology company. With offices in Zϋrich, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC, ATV invests in disruptive energy, industrial and strategic software companies. Grant has led investments in Industrial Defender (ICS cybersecurity; acquired by Lockheed Martin), Validus DC Systems (datacenter power conversion; acquired by ABB), Persimmon Technologies (vacuum robots and 3D printed motor parts), Scotrenewables (offshore tidal power) and TaKaDu (water utility cloud analytics).

    Previously, Grant was with Core Capital Partners, a $350 million venture fund; Microsoft in their mobile and embedded devices division; Jingle Networks (backed by First Round Capital and Goldman Sachs; sold for $63 million); and several start-ups including a web services firm he founded at 19. He is an active east coast angel investor (deals include LivingSocial, AltspaceVR, SendWithUs, Encore Alert, Visually, Avizia and EquityZen), a founding member of NextGen Angels, an advisor to numerous area startups and an invited speaker at SXSW, the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit and the Watt D’Or Swiss-US Energy Innovation Day where ABB received Best Achievement in the Energy Sector. Grant holds degrees from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering and The Wharton School.

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    October 7, 20141:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Konrad Augustin, E.ON

    Konrad Augustin joined as Principal in the E.ON Co-Investment team in early 2013. He is responsible for financial valuation, negotiation and financial modeling of investments. Prior to joining E.ON he was with BASF in various fields. After two years in Strategic Marketing in which he gathered experience in the fields of innovation management and strategy development he worked in Corporate Audit, where he audited on innovation management, business unit management and other topics. Subsequently he joined the Corporate Venture Capital team of BASF for almost six years in which he gained experience in company valuation and negotiation of venture capital transactions. Additionally he was responsible for a number of portfolio companies in which he also was active on board level. Konrad Augustin holds a diploma in business administration and a MBA. He studied in Regensburg, Berlin and at the University of Connecticut, USA. In his leisure time he plays squash and likes to ski and sail.

    October 7, 20141:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Evan Burfield, 1776

    Evan Burfield is a cofounder of 1776, driven by his passionate belief in entrepreneurship as the engine for solving the major problems facing America and the world today—from education to energy efficiency.

    Evan became an entrepreneur in 1996 when he founded netDecide, shortly after graduating from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Before he turned 25, he built netDecide into the leading provider of enterprise wealth management solutions for top tier financial service firms. After netDecide, Evan served as the Director of Strategy and Technology for Oakwood Global Finance, where he led the London-based private equity firm’s analyses of new global markets, new business models in financial services, and data-driven investment strategies. In 2006, Evan returned to Washington, D.C. to found Synteractive, a consulting firm that builds innovative social apps for startups, corporations, and government agencies.

    Evan holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, he won the Webb Medley prize for outstanding work on the effects of organizational incentives on knowledge sharing. Evan currently serves on the Board of the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford, dedicated to the study of American history and politics.

    October 6, 20147:15 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Colleen Calhoun, GE Energy Ventures

    Colleen leads investments for the Energy vertical which includes Oil & Gas, Power & Water and Energy Management.  New business models, digital services offerings and new technologies in drilling, power and control systems are all hot areas of focus for her and her team.  During the past eighteen months, the Energy Venture’s team has made investments in Sungevity, Stem, and Pentalum among others and formed two investment vehicles in the O&G space with Ferus Energy.  She is active in the venture energy space is on the Cleantech Group and NREL advisory boards.  Calhoun joined GE in 1994 and has held various roles in the company including the leader of Marketing & Strategy for GE’s Power & Water business and head of the Global Growth Markets platform for Energy Financial Services.   Calhoun earned her bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She splits her time between her home in Niskayuna, NY with her husband Robert and an apartment in the Bay area.

    October 7, 20148:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Peter Davidson, U.S. Department of Energy

    Peter W. Davidson was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office (LPO) at the U.S. Department of Energy.  Mr. Davidson oversees the program’s more than $30 billion portfolio of clean energy and advanced vehicle loans and loan guarantees, making it the largest project finance organization in the U.S. government.  Mr. Davidson is responsible for ensuring that the LPO carries out its mission to accelerate the deployment of innovative clean energy projects and domestic advanced vehicle manufacturing.  By providing debt capital to a broad range of renewable energy, advanced fossil energy, and nuclear energy projects, as well as advanced vehicle manufacturing facilities, the LPO is supporting economic development across the U.S., promoting an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    Prior to leading the LPO, Mr. Davidson was Senior Advisor for Energy and Economic Development at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and was the Executive Director of New York State’s economic development agency, the Empire State Development Corporation.  Prior to his government service, Mr. Davidson was an entrepreneur who founded and managed six companies in Spanish language and other niche markets, broadcasting, publishing, marketing and digital preferred services.  Early in his career he was an executive in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley & Co.

    Since 2001, Mr. Davidson has also been Chairman of the JM Kaplan Fund, a New York City based philanthropic organization. Under his leadership, grant making has focused on reducing New York City’s carbon footprint; supporting immigrant integration in the U.S. and archeological conservation world-wide. Mr. Davidson has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

    October 7, 201411:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group

    As CEO of Cleantech Group, Sheeraz Haji is one of the world’s most influential cleantech thought-leaders and trusted advisors to global companies and executives. Prior to joining the company, Sheeraz served for eight years as co-founder and CEO of GetActive, a venture-backed software-as-a-service, customer relationship management company. He led GetActive’s merger with Convio, then as Convio’s president built a company with 1,200 clients and 300 employees. Sheeraz has also worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company; entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) for El Dorado Ventures; operations executive for GMO, a global management investment firm; and product manager for Digital Impact (acquired by Acxiom). Sheeraz launched his career as an environmental engineer with Environ International. He has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in environmental engineering from Brown University and Stanford University respectively. Sheeraz also holds dual U.S. and French citizenship.

    October 7, 20148:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Wally Hunter, EnerTech Capital

    Wally has been investing in energy and clean energy companies and projects for 15 years. Wally runs EnerTech’s Canadian operations from Toronto. His specific areas of interest and responsibility include opportunities in alternative fuels and storage, power quality and conversion, water re-use in energy, Wind turbine technologies, power electronics, advanced materials, motor controls, automation and sensors.

    Prior to EnerTech, Wally was with Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”), where he was a Managing Director of the bank’s private equity fund and responsible for the Energy Technology and Advanced Technology Fund. Prior to that Wally was in RBC’s investment banking division (RBC Capital Markets). Wally has an extensive background in the venture capital business which includes a series of successful IPO’s, M&A and turnaround transactions throughout his 20 year career in the finance business.

    Wally was past Chairman of the Banff Venture Forum Cleantech Stream and Chairman of the 2014 Canadian Venture Capital Association conference in Ottawa in May, 2014. He sits on the boards of both the CVCA and the Venture Capital Association of Alberta (VCAA) as well as EnerTech’s portfolio companies Enbala Power Networks, FilterBoxx and n-Dimension Solutions. Wally is an observer on the boards of HPC Energy and Distech Controls.

    Wally received a BA from the University of Western Ontario and has completed a number of securities-related courses and programs including the Canadian Securities Institute (CSC program) and Canadian Investment Finance (CIF I, II &III).

    October 7, 20148:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Dr. Michel Laberge, General Fusion

    Dr. Michel Laberge, founder and Chief Scientist at General Fusion, is a physicist and engineer with widespread practical experience in plasma physics and modern plasma diagnostic techniques. He has extensive knowledge of the latest technologies related to electronics, computers, materials, lithography, optics and fabrication, and is experienced at designing and constructing test apparatuses to evaluate technical concepts.

    Prior to establishing General Fusion, Michel spent nine years at Creo Products in Vancouver as a senior physicist and principal engineer. His roles included inventor, designer, main engineer, and scientific project leader on projects that resulted in more than $1 billion worth of product sales.

    Michel holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics from Laval University. In 1990, he earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of British Columbia, and in 1991 completed a Post Doc. at L’ecole Polytechnique in Paris. In 1992, he completed another Post Doc. at the National Research Council in Ottawa. He has published numerous scientific papers.

    October 7, 201410:30 am - 11:45 am
  • Marc-Andre Lebel, FRX Polymers

    Marc Lebel is the founding Chief Executive Officer of FRX Polymers.  He brings 25 years of product and business development, operations, and sales and marketing experience to FRXP.  Previously, he held senior executive positions at Triton Systems and Aspen Aerogels as Executive VP and VP of Sales and Marketing respectively.  He was the Global Business Group Director for Cabot Corp. and was the founding CEO of DSM Thermoplastic Elastomers, a company he grew for the $8B Dutch parent company, DSM.  Mr. Lebel holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa and has completed company sponsored executive management courses at Harvard Business School and the International Management Development Institute.

    October 7, 201410:45 am - 11:45 am
  • Kathleen Ligocki, Harvest Power

    Kathleen Ligocki is the CEO of Harvest Power, Inc. She joined the company in January 2014 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where she worked as an Operating Partner with the firm’s greentech ventures on strategic challenges, scaling operations and commercialization.

    Kathleen has served as chief executive officer of a Fortune 1000 auto supplier, Tower Automotive, and two early-stage companies — Next Autoworks Co., an American car company with a unique low-cost business model; and GS Motors, a Mexico City-based auto retailer owned by Grupo Salinas, a large Mexican conglomerate. Earlier in her career, she served as a corporate officer with Ford Motor Company and worked for United Technologies and General Motors. She has lived in both Europe and Mexico and has led operations in North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, Russia, China, Korea, Japan, India and Thailand.

    Kathleen currently serves as a director of Lear Corporation, a Fortune 200 global auto supplier. She holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Indiana University, an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and honorary doctorates from Central Michigan University and Indiana University. Kathleen serves on the board of Indiana University Foundation and is an active volunteer in various community organizations that support women and children.

    October 7, 201410:30 am - 11:45 pm
  • Dorothee Martin, Saint-Gobain

    Dorothee Martin belongs to Saint-Gobain’s External Venturing group, which identifies and evaluates start-up companies for potential partnerships with Saint-Gobain businesses. Focus areas for the External Venturing group include new products and technologies related to the three pillars of growth for Saint-Gobain: Building Construction, Energy and Environment.

    Dorothee Martin joined Saint-Gobain in 1997 as a Research Engineer in Saint-Gobain Recherche (Paris area). She has held various management and business development positions within the Saint-Gobain R&D organization and at Eurokera (Greenville, SC). She took her current position in August 2011 and is now based in the US Corporate R&D Center of Saint-Gobain (Northboro, MA). She has a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Ecole des Mines de Paris (Mines Paris Tech, 1993), and a PhD in Solid State Physics from Orsay University (1998).

    October 6, 20147:15 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Mark McGough, Ioxus

    McGough has been the CEO of Ioxus since late 2010 and has led its growth towards becoming one of the world’s top tier developers of ultracapacitor-based energy storage systems. Ioxus has the only fully integrated ultracap manufacturing facility in North America and from there serves an extensive list of customers in the U.S., Japan, China and across Europe. In his first six months McGough led a successful refinancing round for Ioxus, bringing in blue-chip strategic investors such as GE, Conoco-Phillips, Alstom and Group Schneider for a round that was 50 percent oversubscribed. In February 2012, McGough negotiated Ioxus’ acquisition of Power Systems Corporation in Japan.

    McGough formerly served as CEO of Pentadyne Power Corporation and Envinta Corporation and Energetics PLC, and was a division president and general manager at Maxwell Technologies, where he launched its new business unit focused on ultracapacitors. During nearly three decades of leadership with technology and energy companies, McGough has established a long track record of success in commercializing new technologies, growing revenue and initiating high-volume production.

    Among McGough’s achievements in his career prior to joining Ioxus, he succeeded in growing sales of Pentadyne’s energy storage technology from $0.4 million to $16 million in four years during very difficult economic conditions. In the last decade, McGough has raised over $100 million in private equity for energy startups, sold three companies, and prior to selling them increased revenue and gross profits each by more than 120 percent a year on average. The World Economic Forum named McGough a technology pioneer, and Red Herring Magazine identified him as a top executive in the energy tech space. Mark is also on the Steering Committee for the US Council on Manufacturing Competitiveness.

    October 7, 201410:45 am - 11:45 am
  • Tom Schuler, Solidia Technologies

    With more than 25 years of global leadership experience, Tom possesses a dynamic and entrepreneurial passion that has fueled his notable success in the building and construction sector. Tom joined as CEO of Solidia Technologies in 2011 to lead the company towards global commercialization.

    Tom led two global businesses with revenue in excess of $1 billion, including as President of DuPont Building Innovations. He has served on DuPont’s Growth and Sustainability Boards and the World Business Council’s Board for Sustainable Development. He has spoken in the Americas, Europe and Asia to international trade and sustainable growth groups, sharing his advocacy of sustainability, not only as a societal necessity, but one that is consistent with future business prosperity.

    Tom has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Virginia, extensive graduate study in Finance and Marketing, and a mastery of conversational German and French. He serves on UVA’s Jefferson Scholarship Foundation’s Alumni Advisory Council and national selection committee.

    October 7, 201410:45 am - 11:45 am
  • Jeffrey Taft, Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL)

    Jeff is the Chief Architect for Electric Grid Transformation at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. As a member of the Energy and Environment Directorate, he is responsible for development and articulation of large scale architecture for grid modernization, as well as support of many cross-cutting activities at the Laboratory, including the Future Power Grid Initiative, advanced computing, and the Control of Complex Systems Initiative. He began working in the grid modernization area in 2001 and has held smart grid chief architect roles with Cisco, Accenture, and IBM. Jeff formerly worked for Westinghouse and has participated in several key smart grid projects since he first began to develop sensor architectures and analytics for distribution grids, and then became involved in the larger issues of end-to-end grid integration and control. Jeff earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh with a dual specialization in digital signal processing and digital control systems in 1986. He is a member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, and the GridWise Architecture Council and is the holder of 23 patents in control systems, signal processing, and grid modernization.

    October 7, 20141:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group

    Richard Youngman is responsible for driving the growth of the Cleantech Group’s activities outside North America, especially in Europe and Israel, and Asia. He is based in Cleantech Group’s office in London.

    Richard has more than five years experience researching cleantech innovation, venture capital markets, and start-ups across Europe and Globally. He is a regular keynote speaker at major cleantech events and is the driving force behind the annual Global Cleantech 100, a list of the World’s most promising private cleantech companies. He authors periodic reports, such as The Rise of the Corporation in Cleantech.



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Agenda 2014

  • MONDAY October 6, 2014

    • 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

      DC incubator 1776 Headquarters

      Arrival and Welcome Reception

    • 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm

      DC incubator 1776 Headquarters

      Global Cleantech 100 Gala

      Join us at 1776 in Washington, DC as we honor and celebrate the achievements of the 2014 Global Cleantech 100 companies. The list will be revealed at this opening night event, where all attending 2014 Global Cleantech 100 companies will receive their certificates and the annual awards will be presented.

      Cocktail or business attire


      Award Categories:

      • Rising Star of the Year
      • Early Stage Company of the Year
      • Graduate of the Year
      • Continued Excellence
      • Financial Investor of the Year
      • Corporate Investor of the Year
      • Asia Pacific Company of the Year
      • Europe and Israel Company of the Year
      • North American Company of the Year
      • Industrial Innovation Company of the Year
      • Future Mobility Company of the Year

      • Richard Youngman
        Managing Director, Europe & Asia, Cleantech Group
      • Sheeraz Haji
        CEO, Cleantech Group
      • Evan Burfield
        Co-Founder, 1776
      • Grant Allen
        Senior Vice President, Technology Ventures, ABB
  • TUESDAY, October 7, 2014

    • 7:30 am

      Press Club

      Registration Open

    • 8:00 am - 8:30 am

      Press Club East Room

      Registration & Welcome Coffee

    • 8:30 am - 10:00 am

      Press Club Ballroom

      The Changing Face of Innovation in Cleantech

      The annual Global Cleantech 100 offers a real time commentary on current trends in the world of sustainable innovation and what kind of companies major industry executives and investors are excited by for the coming 5-10 years – and why.

      The event will open with Cleantech Group’s thoughts on what the 2014 process tells us about current global sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, as the 2014 Global Cleantech 100 report is released – see here for past editions.

      A corporate representative and a financial investor from among the 84 expert panelists (whose input helped determine the final 100 companies) will respond with their own views on how the 2014 Global Cleantech 100 does – or does not – align with what they are seeing and how they view the world of sustainable innovation today. All in the room – including the GCT100 companies and the many other expert panelists present – will be invited to share their own reactions, experiences, and questions.

      • Colleen Calhoun
        Senior Executive Director, GE Energy Ventures
      • Wally Hunter
        Managing Director, EnerTech Capital
      • Sheeraz Haji
        CEO, Cleantech Group
      • Richard Youngman
        Managing Director, Europe & Asia, Cleantech Group
    • 10:00 am - 10:40 am

      Networking Break

      Connect face to face with leading companies at the event – and get a chance to see how Cleantech Group’s i3 is leveraging the power of online networks to connect corporates and sustainable innovation companies all over the globe. Make sure to check out i3’s new look in the i3 cafe.

    • 10:40 am - 11:50 am

      Press Club Ballroom

      7 Minutes in Cleantech: Telling Tales from Leading Sustainable Innovation CEOs

      Join us for short and highly engaging 7-minute talks given by leading companies in the sustainable innovation space sharing their stories and leassons learned on their company-building journey. One of the highlights of last year’s event, according to attendee feedback. Click here to see the video’s from 2013.

      • Marc-Andre Lebel
        President & CEO, FRX Polymers
      • Dr. Michel Laberge
        Founder & Chief Scientist, General Fusion
      • Kathleen Ligocki
        CEO, Harvest Power
      • Mark McGough
        CEO, Ioxus
      • Tom Schuler
        President & CEO, Solidia Technologies
      • Phillip Abrary
        President & CEO, Ostara
      • Wasiq Bokhari
        Founder & Executive Chairman, Qbotix
      • Anthony Atti
        CEO, Phononic
    • 11:50 am - 12:15 pm

      Press Club Ballroom


      We are delighted to have Peter Davidson join us. Peter Davidson is the Executive Director of the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO), which invests in the power of American innovation. Mr. Davidson will speak about the role of LPO in the past and its current role in helping fund early-stage innovation. The projects that LPO has supported include one of the world’s largest wind farms; several of the world’s largest solar generation and thermal energy storage systems; and more than a dozen new or retooled auto manufacturing plants across the country. Mr. Davidson oversees the more than $40 billion in remaining loans and loan guarantees for financing innovative energy projects and advanced vehicle manufacturing, with the application process still underway.

      • Peter Davidson
        Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy
    • 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

      Press Club East Room


      Following Peter Davidson’s keynote address, join him at lunch to discuss more specifics about how the DOE programs could help your company – a unique and exciting opportunity for cleantech companies.

    • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

      Press Club Ballroom

      2014 Global Cleantech 100 Roundtables

      Inspiring, sharing, and learning from each other are the central objectives of this intimate event.

      This session offers you the opportunity to join small, informal roundtable-style discussion groups to connect with, and hear the views of, leading GCT100 companies, expert panelists, and other leaders. The aim will be to share views on where things are heading – and why – in different areas of sustainable innovation.

      During the first 15 minutes of each session, discussion leaders will introduce their subject to everyone, and will provide a few opening thoughts on that subject before we then break into 4 groups small groups for informal, but moderated, roundtable-style discussions. Fifteen minutes will be provided at the end for the same discussion leaders to come back and share with the whole room a synopsis of some of the most interesting things they had heard.

    • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

      Big Data & Utilities
      Join a discussion group, moderated by Grant Allen of ABB Technology Ventures, in which utilities and relevant GCT100 companies will share their views on where the intersection of data and the changing models of utilities could be heading. What are people already seeing? What different ways can the group foresee this mega-trend heading?

      • Grant Allen
        Senior Vice President, ABB Technology Ventures
      • Domenic Armano
        VP, Customer Solutions, FirstFuel Software
      • Konrad Augustin
        Principal, Innovation Co-Investments, E.ON
      • Steve Ehrlich
        SVP Marketing & Product Management, Space-Time Insight
      • Raj Pai
        VP, Marketing & Product, AutoGrid Systems
      • Adrian Pike
        CEO, Anesco
    • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

      Helping the Oil & Gas Giants with Their Sustainability Challenges
      Join a discussion group, moderated by CTG’s Kerry Cebul, in which O&G executives and relevant GCT100 companies will share their views on the wide array of problems they are working on for the coming 5-10 years.

      • Kerry Cebul
        Principal, Cleantech Group
      • Neal Dikeman
        Senior Venture Principal, Shell Technology Ventures
      • Rahul Iyer
        VP, Corporate Development, Siluria Technologies
      • Jeff Martini
        CFO, Hicor Technologies (formerly OScomp Systems)
      • Qi Wang
        CTO, Bay Environmental Technology (Beijing) Corporation
    • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

      The Grid of the Future: Key Trends and Implications
      Join a discussion group, moderated by Jeffrey Taft of the Dept. of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Lab. The discussion will share and debate views on the future of the grid, with a strong focus on the role of energy storage. Against that perspective, some GCT100 companies will share their views on how they see things developing in the coming years.

      • Jeffrey Taft
        Chief Architect for Electric Grid Transformation, Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL)
      • Carl Berninghausen
        CEO, sunfire
      • Deepak Divan
        President & Co-Founder, Varentec
      • Phil Giudice
        CEO, Ambri
      • James McDougall
        CEO, Younicos
    • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

      Why Innovating in Finance and Business Model is as Important as Technological Innovation
      Join a discussion group, moderated by CTG’s Michael Ellis, to which all are welcome. Some GCT100 companies will share their experiences on the issues and challenges of taking their business models to scale, with a particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on what they are seeing and experiencing on the finance side of things. Across a range of GCT100 companies, how are the experiences similar and different? Are there lessons to learn and approaches to borrow from each other? Who is still in the game? Are new players with capital emerging? If so, for what? What models and patterns are emerging?

      • Michael Ellis
        EVP, Cleantech Group
      • Phillip Abrary
        CEO, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies
      • David Hitchcock
        SVP, Corporate Operations, Harvest Power
      • Chris Joyce
        CFO, FRX Polymers
      • Tim Payne
        COO, Anesco
      • Kyle Teamey
        CEO, Liquid Light
    • 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

      First Amendment Lounge

      Networking Break

      Sponsored by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development, Government of the District of Columbia.

    • 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

      Press Club Ballroom

      Views on the Future, Industries in Transition

      In our 10-year trends report of May 2014, Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Best is Yet to Come, we highlighted four industry areas to watch out for, “as showing high propensity for change and hunger for innovation,” in the coming 10 years. These areas are evident in the composition of the 2014 Global Cleantech 100. Two of those areas were Utilities and Transportation (under the concept of How We Move); we also highlighted Buildings as a theater for innovation – a place where many technologies and innovation solutions would find a home and a purpose.

      In this session, we will hear the perspectives of 3 corporations on the changing competitive dynamics they are facing, their views on how things may develop from here, what ‘open innovation’ strategies they are pursuing, and what innovations are of greatest interest to them, and why.

      Moderated by:
      David Cole, Partner, Holland & Knight
      Sheeraz Haji, CEO, Cleantech Group

      • David Cole
        Partner, Holland & Knight
      • Sheeraz Haji
        CEO, Cleantech Group
      • Wayne Killen
        General Manager, Product Strategy & Launch, Audi of America
      • Sandra Novak
        Project Manager Audi e-fuels, AUDI AG
      • Dorothee Martin
        External Venturing, Saint_Gobain
      • François-Xavier Roussel
        Performance & Innovation Director, EDF
    • 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

      Press Club Ballroom

      Closing Remarks

    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

      Press Club Holeman Lounge

      Closing Reception

Cleantech Group North American Advisory Board

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