Innovation to Infrastructure:

What will it take to finance cleantech’s great scale-up?

  • What are the best financing models for cleantech? How are they evolving?
  • What is the best way to finance technology development through the long lifecycle?
  • How can we prevent promising technologies from withering on the vine?
  • How do viewpoints vary from government to entrepreneur, private equity investor to investment bank?

Agenda

Oct 11, 2010
Time Title & Description Speaker
4:30 pm Registration Opens

Cleantech Forum NYC registration opens and networking begins.

5:30 pm - 5:50 pm Welcome: A Sneak Peek at the Future of Cleantech

A kick-off of Cleantech Forum twenty eight with a sneak peek at some of the game changing financing trends, highlights and research findings from Cleantech Group Analysts along with topics to be explored and debated during the next two days.

Haji, Sheeraz

Sheeraz
Haji
President
Cleantech Group
5:50 pm - 6:30 pm Setting the Stage: The Reality of Financing a Low Carbon Economy

Join us for an interactive discussion on how investors are shaping the future of a low-carbon economy and how climate change will shape investment models and markets in the coming decades.

Deutsche Asset Management manages over €500 billion across a broad range of asset classes globally and $4billion of assets under management in the cleantech sector.

Moderator: Nicholas Parker, Executive Chairman, Cleantech Group

Parker, Kevin

Kevin
Parker
Global Head
Deutsche Asset Management
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Welcome Reception

Network with industry insiders in an informal, relaxed environment

Oct 12, 2010
Time Title & Description Speaker
7:30 am - 8:30 am Meet the Cleantech Team Networking Breakfast

The Cleantech Group welcomes you to our New York Forum. Enjoy coffee, tea, and continental breakfast while discussing the latest trends and technologies with our analysts and other executives.

Join table discussions on our latest work around Smart Grid, Transport, Home Automation & Carbon Accounting, Solar, China and Global Cleantech Innovation & Investment Trends.

Research Analysts, Cleantech Group

Cleantech Group
Research Analysts

Senior Executives, and Other Cleantech

and Other Cleantech
Senior Executives
8:30 am - 6:30 pm Cleantech Innovation Pavilion

Throughout the day, engage and learn about emerging and market leading cleanech companies that are showcasing their technology and innovation.

Leading Cleantech Companies, CEOs from

CEOs from
Leading Cleantech Companies
8:30 am - 8:55 am Financing Cleantech in the 2010's: What Does the Future Hold?

An exploration of the trends and challenges facing the financing and scaling of cleantech in the next decade. Predictions of what the future holds, including the role of corporations, open innovation, ICT, policy and emerging markets and creative financing models will be explored.

Parker, Nicholas

Nicholas
Parker
Executive Chairman
Cleantech Group
8:55 am - 9:15 am The Good, Bad & Ugly: Policy Drivers & the Future of Cleantech Financing

A discussion on how policy is driving cleantech financing and a realistic look at the pitfalls and opportunities.

What is the role of local and national governments in financing cleantech and the policy tools successfully attracting investment and jobs?

Pataki, Governor George E.

Governor George E.
Pataki
Former Governor of New York & Counsel
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
9:15 am - 10:05 am Opening Debate - Where is the Money & Who’s in the Game?

Setting the stage for the next two day's discussion with an interactive debate on some of the most pressing issues facing the future of cleantech financing:  where is the capital and what stakeholders are truly changing the game?   

A diverse group of leading cleantech influencers who are shaping the segment’s landscape will give their unique perspective on the state of capital and cleantech.

Moderated by: Governor George Pataki, former Governor of New York & Counsel, Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Genieser, Kevin

Kevin
Genieser
Managing Director & Head of Clean Energy and Renewables
Morgan Stanley

Magnotti, Frank

Frank
Magnotti
Founder of Comverge & President and CEO
Fluitec

Roberts, Don

Don
Roberts
Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Renewable Energy & Clean Technology
CIBC World Markets, Inc.

van den Berg, Marc

Marc
van den Berg
Managing Director
VantagePoint Venture Partners
10:05 am - 10:30 am A Model for the Future - New York's Cleantech Initiatives

A look at some of New York State and New York City’s leading energy and cleantech initiatives and their visions for growing and financing the industry for the next decade.

Moderated by: Kim Pargoff, Vice President, Cleantech Group

Murray Jr., Francis J.

Francis J.
Murray Jr.
President and CEO
New York State Energy & Research Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Pinsky, Seth

Seth
Pinsky
President
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
10:30 am - 11:00 am Fireside Chat - Straight Talk on the Smart Grid: Views from Two Former CEO's

Two seasoned utility industry veterans give their views on how they see the development of a more intelligent power system. 

Join former Chairman of ConEd, which runs one of the country's most secure power grids and former CEO of Nevada-based, NVPower Systems and Board Member of Landis + Gyr for an interactive discussion.

Moderated by: Neil Suslak, Managing Partner, Braemar Energy Ventures

Higgins, Walter

Walter
Higgins
Retired Chairman and CEO
NVEnergy

McGrath, Eugene

Eugene
McGrath
Former Chairman & CEO
Consolidated Edison
11:00 am - 11:20 am Introduction to Cleantech Subscription Research

A look at the Executive Briefs, Insight Research Reports, and Investment Monitors available to help you make smarter decisions about your organization's cleantech strategy.

Senior Research Analysts will highlight Cleantech's latest research reports such as:   2010 U.S. Smart Grid Vendor Ecosystem and Revving Up - Next Generation Internal Combustion Technologies.                                                       

Research Analysts, Cleantech Group

Cleantech Group
Research Analysts
11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking Break

Connect with leading companies and investors in the cleantech space.

Hosted by: UK Trade & Investment - New York Branch
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Entrepreneur Showcase

CEOs from 4 leading cleantech companies present and pitch.   In the last decade, presenting CEOs have secured over $2 billion in financing and become industry leaders. 

Don’t miss this view into the future of the cleantech landscape on Wall Street!

Hosted By: Autodesk

Griffith, John

John
Griffith
CEO
Climax Global Energy

Landsburg, Emily Bockian

Emily Bockian
Landsburg
CEO
BlackGold Biofuels

VanDyne, Ed

Ed
VanDyne
Founder & CEO
VanDyne SuperTurbo, Inc.

Zimmerman, Michael

Michael
Zimmerman
CEO
BuildingIQ
11:30 am - 12:15 pm A Limited Partner Perspective - To Invest or Not to Invest?

A discussion that looks at how Limited Partners are investing in cleantech PE and are adopting varying approaches and investing criteria.

What different strategies are institutional investors taking around allocation decisions and risk mitigation?  How should LPs invest in cleantech given the segments unique characteristics, challenges and LP requirements?

Moderator:  Sheeraz Haji, President, Cleantech Group

Kiss, Robert

Robert
Kiss
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan Investment Management

Smith, Ryan

Ryan
Smith
Vice President, Customized Fund Investment Group
Credit Suisse

Zabbal, Christian

Christian
Zabbal
Managing Director
Black Coral Capital

Zouber, Danny

Danny
Zouber
Managing Director
Piper Jaffray Private Capital
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Financing Innovation to Scale, Innovating Finance Models: Driving the Next Stage of the Cleantech Revolution

Cleantech innovation has mostly been funded by venture capital to date – in the US, at least.  Those numbers can only get us started.

With large institutional money still mainly on the sidelines, project finance still only lukewarm, western governments over-borrowed, where is the money and the models for taking promising innovation to implementation? Where are the PE gorilla’s? Are the corporate making up the gap?

Moderator:  Richard Youngman, Managing Director, Europe & VP, Global Research, Cleantech Group

Hosted By:  Baker & McKenzie

Cole, David

David
Cole
Partner
Baker & McKenzie

Deutch, Philip

Philip
Deutch
Managing Partner
NGP Energy Technology Partners

Kahn, Bruce

Bruce
Kahn
Director and Senior Investment Analyst
Deutsche Asset Management

Naik, Ullas

Ullas
Naik
Managing Director
Globespan Capital Partners

Schroeder, Chip

Chip
Schroeder
Managing Director
Wave Equity Partners
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Entrepreneur Showcase

CEOs from 4 leading cleantech companies present and pitch.   In the last decade, presenting CEOs have secured over $2 billion in financing and become industry leaders. 

Don’t miss this view into the future of the cleantech landscape on Wall Street!

Hosted By: Autodesk

Eten, Shane

Shane
Eten
Founder & CEO
Feed Resource Recovery

Fisher, T. Joseph, III

T. Joseph, III
Fisher
CEO
Contour Energy Systems

Glenn, Michael

Michael
Glenn
CTO
TALKINGplug / Zerofootprint Software

Harwood, Ed

Ed
Harwood
Founder & CEO
AeroFarms
1:00 pm - 1:05 pm NASDAQ Cleantech Preview

NASDAQ Senior Vice President of New Listings and Capital Markets Robert H. McCooey Jr. previews the evening's activities.

McCooey, Jr., Robert H.

Robert H.
McCooey, Jr.
Senior Vice President of New Listings and Capital Markets
NASDAQ OMX
1:05 pm - 1:20 pm Visualizing Value Migration: The Evolving Smart Grid Ecosystem

This session will demonstrate cutting-edge market visualization tools developed by Cleantech Group for the U.S. Department of Energy and will examine key gaps and opportunities in the evolving smart grid ecosystem.

This case study example will explore observations on how cooperation, competition, and consolidation are reshaping competitive dynamics and highlight how executives and investors can employ similar thinking to unlock significant value in a variety of cleantech sectors.

Neichin, Greg

Greg
Neichin
VP Advisory Services & Senior Smart Grid Analyst
Cleantech Group
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Networking Lunch

Meet and mingle with other industry thought leaders at a strolling networking lunch

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Limited Partner Roundtable - Invitation Only

This invitation-only luncheon will bring together leading institutional investors and Cleantech Advisory Board members for a discussion on LP-specific opportunities and challenges to investing in the cleantech segment.  This interactive discussion features perspectives from three diverse LPs on how cleantech plays a role in their investment decisions and allocation strategies.

Moderator: Sara Strope, Cleantech Group

Hosted By: Deutsche Asset Management

Day, Rob

Rob
Day
Partner
Black Coral Capital

Smith, Ryan

Ryan
Smith
Vice President, Customized Fund Investment Group
Credit Suisse
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Icebreaker Discussion: Modular Waste to Energy Systems

Join an interactive discussion on the future of smaller waste to energy systems through a look at a new cellulosic and waste to ethanol production systems - systems that can produce ethanol from a variety of readily available waste or cellulosic feed stocks. 

Note: Icebreakers are interactive smaller group sessions that provide in-depth discussion on a specific topic.   Lunch will be served in the Icebreaker Room.

Hosted By:  Easy Energy Systems

Gaalswyk, Mark

Mark
Gaalswyk
CEO
Easy Energy Systems
2:20 pm - 3:15 pm Entrepreneur Showcase

CEOs from 4 leading cleantech companies present and pitch.   In the last decade, presenting CEOs have secured over $2 billion in financing and become industry leaders. 

Don’t miss this view into the future of the cleantech landscape on Wall Street!

Hosted By: Autodesk

Magnotti, Frank

Frank
Magnotti
Founder of Comverge & President and CEO
Fluitec

Pettibone, Glen

Glen
Pettibone
Founder & CEO
Automated Energy & Agriculture

Scuderi, Salvatore

Salvatore
Scuderi
CEO
Scuderi Group

Skene, Gordon

Gordon
Skene
CEO
Paradigm Environmental Technologies / Microsludge
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm Introduction: The Valley of Death - New Approaches to Financing

Cleantech companies are now aligning business strategies with location strategy to better access markets and optimize profits.   An introduction into global location optimization issues critical to lowering capital costs and scaling cleantech more efficiently.

Schneider, Phil

Phil
Schneider
Principal and Global Leader, Global Expansion Optimization Practice
Deloitte Consulting LLP
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Bridging the Gap: The Valley of Death - Cross or Die?

Cleantech companies building production facilities and deploying technology have been fighting the "Valley of Death” for years. Will this capital gap be the death of scaling cleantech or will innovation win out? What innovative financing models will dominate? What are best and worst financing vehicles? How does the accessibility of capital vary globally, and where does policy fit in? Join experts for this interactive discussion.

Moderated by: Christopher Groobey, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Auerbach, Neil

Neil
Auerbach
Founder, Managing Partner
Hudson Clean Energy Partners

Dolezal, David

David
Dolezal
Managing Director & Americas Co-head of Renewables and Cleantech
UBS

Newendorp, Terry

Terry
Newendorp
Chairman & CEO
Taylor-DeJongh

Wood, Raymond

Raymond
Wood
Managing Director & Head of Global Alternative Energy Group
Credit Suisse
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Icebreaker Discussion: Smart Grid In Focus

Continue the earlier conversation on key gaps and opportunities in the evolving smart grid ecosystem by looking at case study examples such as Cleantech Group's work for the U.S. Department of Energy among other examples.

Note: Icebreakers are interactive smaller group sessions that provide in-depth discussion on a specific topic.

Neichin, Greg

Greg
Neichin
VP Advisory Services & Senior Smart Grid Analyst
Cleantech Group
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Creativity in Financing & Policy – Tomorrow's Energy Efficiency Drivers

Creativity is on the rise when it comes to financing energy efficiency technologies.  Startups such as Abundant Power Group are seizing a growing market with innovative financing methods, while ESCOs including Johnson Controls are seeing massive growth in the energy services sector. 

Where and why are we seeing success?  What are the hurdles and what are we missing?  What unique financing mechanisms will truly help bring cleantech to scale?

Moderated by: David Cheng, Senior Manager, Advisory, Cleantech Group

Nesler, Clay

Clay
Nesler
Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability
Johnson Controls

Propper de Callejon, Diana

Diana
Propper de Callejon
General Partner
Expansion Capital Partners

Smith, Shannon

Shannon
Smith
CEO
Abundant Power Group

Sperling, Gilbert

Gilbert
Sperling
Senior Advisor for Policy and Programs, Office of Energy Efficiency
United States Department of Energy
4:00 pm - 4:35 pm NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony & Networking Break

Network with cleantech industry insiders while watching a live feed of the Cleantech Group at the NASDAQ closing bell ceremony.

4:35 pm - 5:05 pm The Government's Role in Cleantech Financing: ARPA-E, a Catalyst for Transformation

In today’s challenging funding environment, pioneering government programs such as the US DOE’s ARPA-E are critical to fostering innovation and bridging the technology and financing gaps in cleantech. Join us for this interactive discussion on how these initiatives will fund tomorrow’s pioneers and be a catalyst for cleantech transformation in the next decade.

Moderator:  Sheeraz Haji, President, Cleantech Group

Israel, Congressman Steve

Congressman Steve
Israel
New York
United States Congress

Majumdar, Dr. Arun

Dr. Arun
Majumdar
Director
Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), US Department of Energy
5:05 pm - 5:50 pm Incubating Cleantech In-House

This session will explore in-depth how organizations (including corporations) are incubating and financing cleantech in-house and using their own IP and R & D. How are corporations creating and leveraging VC arms to enhance their strategic position and find new business opportunities. What different models are out there and destined to take hold in the future? What are the implications on the financing landscape of the space?

Moderator: David Hague, Senior Manager, Advisory Services, Cleantech Group

Brooks, Mike

Mike
Brooks
Venture Executive
Chevron Technology Ventures

Opfermann, Andreas

Andreas
Opfermann
Head of Innovation
Linde AG

Porter, Liz

Liz
Porter
Director, Corporate Energy Initiatives
Lockheed Martin

Sidana, Ashmeet

Ashmeet
Sidana
General Partner
Foundation Capital
5:05 pm - 5:50 pm Entrepreneur Showcase

CEOs from 4 leading cleantech companies present and pitch.   In the last decade, presenting CEOs have secured over $2 billion in financing and become industry leaders. 

Don’t miss this view into the future of the cleantech landscape on Wall Street!

Hosted By: Autodesk

Bhattacharya, Abhijit

Abhijit
Bhattacharya
CEO
Mission Motors

Brennan, Philip

Philip
Brennan
CEO
Echogen Power Systems

Harris, David

David
Harris
Director of Business Development
Vecor Group

Zammataro, Frank

Frank
Zammataro
President
Rentricity
5:50 pm - 6:10 pm Policy's Role in the Clean Economy

A discussion with industry pioneers on the impacts of new innovative policy and how that will shape the clean economy - the opportunities, lessons learned and market implications of the PACE program and AB32 (California’s Global Warming Solutions Act) among others.

DeVries, Cisco

Cisco
DeVries
President, Renewable Funding LLC & Architect of the PACE program.

Eisenberger, Nicholas

Nicholas
Eisenberger
Senior Strategist
GreenOrder
6:10 pm - 6:40 pm Keynote: Waste Management - A Quest for Environmental Performance

David Steiner, CEO of Waste Management Inc., the largest waste company in North America and the largest recycler of household-generated recyclables, will address the future of waste and environmental services.

Steiner, David P.

David P.
Steiner
CEO
Waste Management
6:40 pm - 6:45 pm 28th Cleantech Awards - Most Promising Innovation

Industry leaders attending the Forum choose the most promising innovation and technology from the Entrepreneur Showcase Presenting Companies.

Recipient, Award

Award
Recipient
Selected by Forum Attendees
6:45 pm - 9:10 pm Strolling Dinner at NASDAQ in Times Square

Following the Cleantech Group's hosting of the NASDAQ closing bell ceremony, all Forum attendees are invited to a networking reception and strolling dinner at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

Hosted By: NASDAQ

McCooey, Jr., Robert H.

Robert H.
McCooey, Jr.
Senior Vice President of New Listings and Capital Markets
NASDAQ OMX
Oct 13, 2010
Time Title & Description Speaker
7:30 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast

Join fellow attendees for coffee, tea and continental breakfast while networking.

7:45 am - 8:45 am Think global Think EU: Case studies on business and funding opportunities in France

The EU, and in particular France, offers an attractive environment for cleantech expansion and exceptional sources of funding opportunities for R&D.  Through analysis of two concrete case studies, this session is a unique opportunity to gain a broad understanding of : 

  • Finding sources of funding along with business development and partnerships opportunities;  
  • Learning about the most active Research and Development centers;
  • Gaining support for a EU/French expansion.

 

Hosted by: Aderly

Benque, Frederic

Frederic
Benque
CEO
US Invest

de Chilly, Jacques

Jacques
de Chilly
CEO / Executive Director
Aderly / OnlyLyon

Freedman, David

David
Freedman
Partner
Baker & McKenzie

Jourda, Albin

Albin
Jourda
Founder & CEO
French Cleantech

Martin, Jean-Frédéric

Jean-Frédéric
Martin
President
Arveni
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Cleantech Innovation Pavilion

Throughout the day, engage with emerging and market leading companies holding significant promise in the clean technology space. Innovations across the full spectrum of clean technologies will be represented.

Leading Cleantech Companies, CEOs from

CEOs from
Leading Cleantech Companies
9:00 am - 9:25 am Keynote: United States Department of Commerce: National Export Initiative

An interactive discussion on how Obama's National Export Initiative, set to double U.S. exports in five years with the goal of creating 2 million new jobs, will help scale and create significant opportunities for the cleantech segment in the next decade.

Moderator:  Nicholas Parker, Executive Chairman, Cleantech Group

Gregoire, Courtney

Courtney
Gregoire
Director of the National Export Initiative, International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
9:25 am - 9:45 am Global Cleantech 100: A Barometer of the Changing Face of Global Cleantech Innovation

The Cleantech Group unveils the second annual Global Cleantech 100, a list highlighting the most promising private clean technology companies in the world. 

Sponsored By: Autodesk

Youngman, Richard

Richard
Youngman
Managing Director Europe & VP, Global Research
Cleantech Group
9:45 am - 10:30 am CEO Case Studies - Materials / Green Chemistry

CEO sector leaders: A chance to hear from 3 'best in class' companies discuss their company in the context of the market dynamics.

Hosted By: Greenberg Traurig

Johnson, K'Lynne

K'Lynne
Johnson
CEO
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.

Stoppert, James

James
Stoppert
CEO
Rivertop Renewables

Voncken, Rob

Rob
Voncken
Chief Executive Officer
BioMCN
9:45 am - 10:30 am Interview: What Can Cleantech Financing Learn From Other Sectors?

Software and biotech, not to mention telecom and other infrastructure industries have faced scale challenges in the past. Like these other sectors, large risks and high costs can dominate the lifecycle of a cleantech company, but the potential payoffs are huge. What can cleantech learn from these industries?

Moderator: Kim Pargoff, Vice President, Cleantech Group

Goguen, Michael

Michael
Goguen
Managing Partner
Sequoia Capital

Hudson, Florence

Florence
Hudson
Energy & Environment Executive
IBM Corporate Strategy

Livingston, Scott

Scott
Livingston
CEO
Livingston Securities
10:30 am - 11:15 am Icebreaker Discussion – “IP Monetization Strategy: What is Your Intellectual Property Worth?”

Join us for an in-depth and discussion on how to extract maximum value from your Intellectual Property assets while protecting against potential business and litigation risks.

Note: Icebreakers are interactive smaller group sessions that provide in-depth discussion on a specific topic.  

Hosted By: Deloitte

Hudson, John

John
Hudson
Senior Manager
Deloitte

Khouzami, Marc

Marc
Khouzami
Assistant Vice President
Deutsche Asset Management

Zisk, Matthew

Matthew
Zisk
Counsel, Intellectual Property and Technology
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
10:30 am - 11:15 am How are Corporations Financing & Deploying Cleantech?

In today’s cleantech market, many factors are converging to accelerate the engagement of corporations in cleantech.

The drying up of private capital, the maturing of the cleantech segment and increased demand for capital, and the perceived “valley of death” and sustainability drivers are all causing corporations to become a critical players in the viable scaling of cleantech.

Moderated by: Greg Neichin, Vice President, Advisory Services

DiCroce, William

William
DiCroce
Chief Operating Officer
Veolia Energy NA

Lauckner, Jonathan

Jonathan
Lauckner
President
General Motors Ventures, LLC

Patel, Kal

Kal
Patel
President Asia, Enterprise EVP
Best Buy

Walck, Sharon

Sharon
Walck
Senior Vice-President, Corporate Sustainability
HSBC North America
10:30 am - 11:15 am CEO Case Studies - Green Transportation

CEO sector leaders: A chance to hear from 3 'best in class' companies discuss their company in the context of the market dynamics.

Hosted By: Greenberg Traurig

Johnson, David M

David M
Johnson
CEO
Achates Power

Norman, Mark

Mark
Norman
COO & President
Zipcar

Shishko, Eric

Eric
Shishko
Senior Vice President, Global Insurance
GreenRoad
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Networking Break

Connect with leading companies and investors in the cleantech space.

Hosted by: UK Trade & Investment - New York Branch
11:15 am - 11:45 am Introduction to Cleantech Subscription Research

A look at the Executive Briefs, Insight Research Reports, and Investment Monitors available to help you make smarter decisions about your organization's cleantech strategy.

Senior Research Analysts will highlight Cleantech's latest research reports such as:  2010 U.S. Smart Grid Vendor Ecosystem and Revving Up - Next Generation Internal Combustion Technologies.

Research Analysts, Cleantech Group

Cleantech Group
Research Analysts
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Water: Where is the Capital Going to Come From?

Global projections for investment in the water sector are as high as $60B in the next 30 years, yet VC investment represents just a fraction of that. Water resource management is very opaque, with huge business risks for industry players, ranging from private companies to municipalities. Where is the funding going to come from? What creative funding mechanisms are already in place? Who are the stakeholders?

Moderated by: Penfield Tate III, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Hosted by:  Greenberg Traurig

Barnea, Assaf

Assaf
Barnea
CEO
Kinrot Ventures

Fulgham, Jeff

Jeff
Fulgham
Chief Sustainability Officer and Ecomagination Leader
GE Power & Water

Green, Jeff

Jeff
Green
Founder & CEO
NanoH2O

Wescott, William

William
Wescott
VP Innovation, Americas
Veolia Environnement
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CEO Case Studies - Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment

CEO sector leaders: A chance to hear from 3 'best in class' companies discuss their company in the context of the market dynamics.

Hosted By: Greenberg Traurig

Balthazar, Jim

Jim
Balthazar
CEO
Nuventix, Inc.

Philips, Warner

Warner
Philips
CEO
Lemnis Lighting

Pincince, Tom

Tom
Pincince
CEO
Digital Lumens
12:45 pm - 1:40 pm CEO Case Studies - Water

CEO sector leaders: A chance to hear from 3 'best in class' companies discuss their company in the context of the market dynamics.

Hosted By: Greenberg Traurig

Green, Jeff

Jeff
Green
Founder & CEO
NanoH2O

Mandell, Aaron

Aaron
Mandell
President/CEO
Oasys Water

Moeller, Bruce

Bruce
Moeller
CEO
Aquaspy
12:45 pm - 1:40 pm Smart Grid Buildout: Who Will Pay & How?

Massive capital investments are required to modernize the energy grid - from energy management and smart meters to distribution automation and transmission monitoring.  Governments globally have committed billions in funds, but the full smart grid price tag could be much larger.  Without significant infrastructure upgrades serious consequences are inevitable.

Who will bear the long-term and near-term costs? What are the emerging business models and applications that will yield the returns required to spur investment?

Moderated by: Greg Neichin, Vice President, Advisory Services & Senior Smart Grid Analyst, Cleantech Group

Edmonds, Michael

Michael
Edmonds
Global Smart Grid Strategies Director
S&C Electric Company

Hudson, John

John
Hudson
Senior Manager
Deloitte

Irwin, Christopher

Christopher
Irwin
Smart Grid Standards & Interoperability Coordinator
Department of Energy

Robb, James

James
Robb
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Planning & Development
Northeast Utilities

Smith, Chris J

Chris J
Smith
General Manager, Utilities LOB and Smart Grid
Boeing
1:40 pm - 2:45 pm Strolling Networking Lunch

Network with industry thought leaders or join small table breakout discussions

1:40 pm - 2:40 pm Icebreaker Discussion: Your Cleantech/Greentech Startup: How to Launch Your Early Stage Business

Please join us for a workshop to explore the do's and don'ts of successfully launching a clean tech start-up company.  Lori Hoberman, chair of Chadbourne & Parke's EC/VC practice group, will lead an interactive discussion with industry leaders on the following:

  • Organizational strategy and safeguarding rights of founders
  • Approaches to funding and finding investors
  • Protecting and monetizing intellectual property

 

Note: Icebreakers are smaller group sessions that provide in-depth discussion on a specific topic

Hosted by: Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Hawkinson, Jacob

Jacob
Hawkinson
Founder
CloveHitch Partners

Hoberman, Lori S.

Lori S.
Hoberman
Chair - Emerging Companies / Venture Capital Practice
Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Wolfe, Josh

Josh
Wolfe
Founder
Lux Capital
1:40 pm - 2:45 pm CEO Roundtable Lunch

A roundtable discussion and networking luncheon featuring CEO s from leading growth stage cleantech companies.

By Invitation Only

Hosted By: Greenberg Traurig

Leading Cleantech Companies, CEOs from

CEOs from
Leading Cleantech Companies
2:45 pm - 3:35 pm The Future of "Green" Transportation

Stakeholders active in the “Green Transportation” space discuss key issues and challenges facing the adoption of next-generation, energy-efficient vehicles.

Topics include: the role and future promise of internal combustion engines, adoption of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, cost and performance challenges around battery technologies, impact of policy incentives on different technologies, consumer reactions to vehicle options, limitations to creating a viable charging infrastructure, and the roles of various stakeholders such as large automakers, start-ups and utilities

Moderator:  Debjit Mukerji, Vice President, Research

Dewar, Brent

Brent
Dewar
Senior Advisor, Green Order & Former Vice President, Global Chevrolet at General Motors

Habicht, Hank

Hank
Habicht
Managing Partner
Sail Venture Partners

Jacobs, Scott

Scott
Jacobs
Expert Associate Principal
McKinsey & Company

Johnson, David M

David M
Johnson
CEO
Achates Power

McDermott, Chuck

Chuck
McDermott
General Partner
Rockport Capital Partners
2:45 pm - 3:35 pm CEO Case Studies - Smart Grid

CEO sector leaders: A chance to hear from 3 'best in class' companies discuss their company in the context of the market dynamics.

Hosted By: Greenberg Traurig

Frader-Thompson, Seth

Seth
Frader-Thompson
CEO
EnergyHub

Fromer, Gary

Gary
Fromer
CEO
CPower

Tuck, Adrian

Adrian
Tuck
CEO
Tendril
3:35 pm - 4:00 pm Fireside Chat: Cleantech Financing, Where Do We Go From Here?

Join highly experienced industry and finance experts for straight talk on the future of cleantech financing, drawing on their broad experience in private equity and corporate finance, inside and outside the world of cleantech. The session wraps up the event with an interactive discussion with attendees in attempts to answer “Where do we go from here?”

Moderator:  Richard Youngman, Managing Director Europe & VP, Global Research, Cleantech Group

Bales, Carter

Carter
Bales
Chairman
New World Capital Group (former Managing Partner, Emeritus)

Kauffman, Richard

Richard
Kauffman
Chairman of the Board
Levi Strauss and Co. (former CEO, Good Energies & Board Observer, Coalition for Green Capital)
4:00 pm - 4:05 pm Closing Remarks

A brief recap of the conference highlights and thoughts to take away

Haji, Sheeraz

Sheeraz
Haji
President
Cleantech Group
4:05 pm - 5:00 pm Closing Networking Reception

Wind down your experience at Cleantech Forum NYC with a final networking reception and enhance the connections made during the Forum.

 

*Invited Speaker