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Who You'll Meet

Entrepreneurs: The startups and innovators on the front lines of cleantech innovation. See who’s presenting in the Entrepreneur Showcase.

Corporate Venture Capitalists: Representatives from today’s leading corporates funding and incubating innovation

Venture Investors: Representatives from leading venture capital firms on Sand Hill, New York, and around the world

Government Leaders: Public sector officials specialized in cleantech and resource innovation

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What You'll Experience

This annual gathering of the global cleantech innovation community offers a comprehensive, multi-day development program along with exclusive opportunities to network, socialize, and get deals done.

A room filled with impact + intelligence + insight The program has been designed to share stories, spark conversation and hear dynamic pitches under the guiding theme

Accelerating system change; towards a decentralized future Click here to read more about this year’s theme:

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Speakers

  • Amit Aflalo, Green Power Management

    Amit is an accomplished self motivated professional with over than 20 years of entrepreneurship, innovation and managing experience. Among the products and technologies Amit designed are Automatic Vehicle Recognition (AVR) systems, Missile control systems, Voice recognitions systems, and several commercial products such as a water purifier system. Amit holds a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from HIT (Holon Institute of Technology). Website: http://greenpowermgt.com/

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Refael (Rafi) Aharon, Applied CleanTech

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Tom Arnold, Gridium

    Tom Arnold is co-founder and CEO of Gridium. Prior to Gridium, Tom was the Vice President of Energy Efficiency at Enernoc, where he commercialized the EnergySMART energy management system. Tom’s first clean-tech venture was TerraPass, a pioneering greenhouse gas management company. He has an MBA from Wharton and BA from Dartmouth University.

    7x7 Talks

    Thursday, March 13, 201411:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • David Banitt, NewCO2Fuels

    David Banitt, CEO of NewCO2Fuels, has more than 30 years’ experience in management, marketing and development gained at several successful high technology companies. He worked for El-Op, developing military thermal imaging systems. Later joined Optrotech, a world leader of capital equipment vendor for the printed circuit board manufacturing market, where his last position was vice president of marketing. Later Banitt managed Nitzanim Initiative center, a technology incubator during which he served a chairman of a number of startup companies in various fields. At the end of 1996 Banitt founded Exsight Electro Optical system that developed a contactless electrical testing system for the printed circuit boards. Banitt joined Nano-Or Technologies on August 2001 and served as CEO until July 2005. On 2007 Banitt co-founded Heliofocus, a solar thermal company where he served as COO until launching the next venture – NewCo2fuels. He also served as external director at the PCB manufacturer Eltek since 1997. He holds a degree in electronics and electro-optics engineering gained at Tel Aviv University. Website: http://www.newco2fuels.co.il/

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Robyn Beavers, NRG Energy

    Robyn joined NRG Energy as the Senior Vice President of Innovation in 2013. In this role, she founded the new Station A group, a small team of engineers and entrepreneurs who are dedicated to growing new businesses around clean, distributed, intelligent power infrastructure. Over the past 12 years, Robyn Beavers has emerged as a business leader in strategic implementation and technology commercialization for clean energy, clean water and other sustainability technologies.

    Keynotes

    Wednesdat, March 12, 20145:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Ilan Ben-David, Chakratec

    Ilan Ben-David is a seasoned entrepreneur with executive track record. He is a co-founder and CEO of CHAKRATEC, a flywheel energy storage company. Before founding CHAKRATEC ,  Ilan co-founded Genoa Color Technologies a display semiconductor company and successfully led the company as a CEO for 12 years. Prior to that, Ilan held several senior executive positions in the electronic printing industry. Ilan served in the prestigious 8200 IDF unit, he is the inventor of more than 20 patents families and holds a B.Sc in ME and a M.Sc in EE. Website: http://www.chakratec.com/

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Svante Bengtsson, Rehact

    Mr. Svante Bengtsson is CEO and cofounder of REHACT AB, a public Swedish company traded on the NASDAQ OMX First North platform, REHACT develops game changing solutions for cooling, heating and ventilation of buildings. Mr. Bengtsson has served as the company CEO for since 2008 and has during this period then lifted the company to one of Sweden’s most internationally awarded young clean tech companies receiving  awards and recognition from many countries including USA and Kuwait.

    A Showcase of Swedish Cleantech Companies

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Susan Betcher, Perkins Coie

    Susan Betcher focuses her practice on patent procurement, patent infringement and validity analysis, intellectual property license drafting and negotiating, due diligence analysis of patent portfolios and intellectual property counseling. Susan’s practice covers a broad range of technologies sectors with concentration in cleantech technologies such as carbon sequestration, hydrogen production and storage, glycol recycling, as well as mechanical, electromechanical, and medical device-related technologies. She drafts and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications according to strategic portfolio planning and performs intellectual property due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. She also advises clients on establishing internal patent procurement programs, analyzing and protecting competitive market advantages, and international patent prosecution strategies.

    A Consumer-Centric Approach to Waste

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Teun Bokhoven, EnerGO

    Teun currently chairs the Dutch EnerGO Top Consortium for Knowledge and Innovation- on energy efficiency in the built environment. This public-private-partnership aims to boost the innovation process for energy saving and renewables in the built environment. EnerGO focuses on break-through innovations which have a significant contribution to reduced energy consumption, while strengthening the position of the Dutch industry and knowledge sector.

    Teun also has been President of the “Duurzame Energie Koepel” for the past 13 years. The DE Koepel is the umbrella organization of all Dutch Renewable Energy associations (wind, solar, bio-energy, geothermal and energy storage, heat pumps and water-energy). The main objective of the DE Koepel is to create a robust and stable environment where all renewable options will develop strongly in order to transition our energy system to 100% renewables in de decades to come.

    The Next Wave of Innovation From The Netherlands

    Thursday, March 13, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Mark Bowles, ecoATM

    Mark Bowles is the founder and co-inventor of the revolutionary technology behind ecoATM (recently acquired by Outerwall for $350M), the first and only company to use automated self-service kiosks to evaluate and purchase consumers’ used electronic items for resale or recycling. A co- founder of a broad range of technology-related businesses, he has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor, wireless and retail industries. Bowles has been involved in the formation and funding of six venture-backed startups and has successfully raised 18 rounds of venture capital and debt financing totaling more than $250M. Bowles serves on the board of visitors for Pepperdine’s Graziadio school of business and on the board of USD’s Center for Peace and Commerce. He also holds 9 patents with 22 more pending.

    A consumer-centric approach to waste

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Avi Brenmiller, Brenmiller Energy

    Mr. Brenmiller has founded Brenmiller Energy, an innovative thermo-solar company, in 2012. Prior to founding Brenmiller Energy, Mr. Brenmiller acted as the CEO of Siemens STE (Solar Thermal Energy) Business Unit. Mr. Brenmiller earned his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University.  From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Brenmiller directed key projects in engineering and operational departments at Luz Industries.  From 1991-1994, Mr. Brenmiller managed the mechanical plant for Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd. Mr. Brenmiller joined Solel Solar Systems in 1994 as Chief operational officer, becoming Chief Executive Officer in 1997. He led Solel through extensive development and implementations of solar thermal technologies for solar power plants as well as for industrial and residential applications, including the construction several solar thermal power Plant in Spain. After Solel’s acquisition by Siemens in 2009, Mr. Brenmiller was appointed CEO of Siemen’s Solar Thermal Energy business unit. Website: http://bren-energy.com/

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Nir Brenmiller, Brenmiller Energy

    Prior to joining the Brenmiller team, Nir served as an IT Manager at LR Group. Experienced with financial control systems and processes, ERP systems and integration, business and project management process setup and control. At Brenmiller Energy, Nir serves as a director and Head of Operation & Finance Committe. Nir has earned his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya for the Study of Law, Business and Technology and an Executive MBA from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.Website: http://bren-energy.com/

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Nicholas Brooke, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

    Nicholas Brooke is Chairman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Chairman of the Hong Kong Harbourfront Commission and also Chairman of the Professional Property Services Group.  He is heavily involved in a range of public and private projects designed to establish Hong Kong’s reputation as a leader in smart city development.

    Responding to the Challenge

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Michelle Browne, GenCell

    Ms. Browne has over two decades of sales and marketing experience in the power industry. Working for battery manufacturers such as Tadiran, Hawker Energy Products and other battery manufacturers, Ms. Browne is well versed in numerous battery technologies. With a continued aim on providing clients with leading edge advanced power solutions, Ms. Browne has spent the last several years in the fuel cell industry, serving as the SVP Sales & Marketing of Medis Technologies, a fuel cell manufacturer. Ms. Browne’s passion focuses on the most advanced power systems available that can also enable clients to decrease their carbon footprint.Website: http://www.gencell.co.il/

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Michael Brune, Sierra Club

    Going Clean: Lunch and Discussion with Sierra Club

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014Going Clean: Lunch and Discussion with Sierra Club
  • Benny Buller, Khosla Ventures

    Impressed by First Solar’s cost advantage and its momentum, Benny joined First Solar as director of device physics and built this team. He pushed it from support of incremental improvements to more radical device research and innovation, resulting in crushing of the CdTe cell and module efficiency world records. After being promoted to VP Module integration, heading all the technology development for the CdTe PV module, he reorganized the development department and realigned its processes, methods and interactions with the manufacturing organization that resulted in doubling the module efficiency improvement rate.

    Entrepreneur Showcase – 2nd Round

    Wednesday, March 12, 201410:45 am - 11:15 am
  • Sharon Burke, Department of Defense

    Sharon E. Burke was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs on June 25, 2010. As the Assistant Secretary, Ms. Burke is the principal advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense on operational energy security and reports to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. She is the inaugural Assistant Secretary for the office, which was created to strengthen the energy security of U.S. military operations. The mission of the office is to help the military services and combatant commands improve military capabilities, cut costs, and lower operational and strategic risk through better energy accounting, planning, management, and innovation. Operational energy, or the energy required to train, move, and sustain forces, weapons, and equipment for military operations, accounted for 80 percent of all energy used by the Department of Defense in 2012.

    Accelerating a System Change – Toward a Decentralized Future

    Wednesday, March 12, 201411:15 am - 12:00 pm
  • Colleen Calhoun, GE Ventures

    Opening Keynotes

    Thursday, March 13, 20148:45 am - 10:00 am
  • Lynelle Cameron, Autodesk

    With dual roles as Senior Director of Sustainability at Autodesk and President & CEO of the newly created Autodesk Foundation, Lynelle Cameron is committed to harnessing the power of design to create a better world.   She brings over a decade of experience in both the nonprofit and private sectors, and has led pioneering efforts in the pursuit of enabling 7 billion people to live well and live within the limits of the planet. Lynelle believes in the power of partnership between business and civil society and has served on numerous boards.   A published author and regular speaker, Lynelle has an MBA from UC Berkeley, an M.S. from University of Michigan, and a B.A. from Middlebury College.

    Keynotes

    11:15 am - 12:00 pmWednesday, March 12, 2014
  • Alessandro Caraglio, BMSolar

    Alessandro Caraglio is CEO and Founder of BMSolar. His are of technical expertise is in Electronic Design and Energy Efficiency Systems. After 15 years of experience working with various companies as their CTO, he invented the BlackMagic Power Optimizer with his company Epik. In 2011 he obtained a first round of investment and founded BMSolar, focusing in on the Power Optimizer market.  He received many Italian and international awards and recognitions both from governmental and non-governmental entities and has represented the best of Italian innovation in many events including the Shanghai Expo of 2010.  Now he is focused on expanding BMSolar on the international market and raising a 2nd round of investments.

    Italy Cleantech 10 - A Lens on Innovative SMEs in Italy

    Wednesday, March 12, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • John Carrington, Stem

    John Carrington, CEO and Director, has a distinguished track record with over 25 years of proven leadership in technology, energy and industrial companies. John comes to Stem from thin film solar company MiaSole, the largest CIGS-based solar company globally with over $550 million of investment, where he was Chief Executive Officer. John executed on the sale of Miasole to Hanergy in December 2012. Prior to MiaSole, John was Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at First Solar where he grew the company revenue from $400 million to $2 billion, opening markets in the US, Asia and Europe.

    Opening Keynotes: Accelerating a System Change – Toward a Decentralized Future

    Wednesday, March 12, 20148:45 am - 9:45 am
  • Steve Carroll, RideScout

    Steve Carroll is the VP Operations at RideScout, an Austin startup working to revolutionize how people view ground transportation.   He is one of the company’s first investors.  He formally joined the team in October 2012 to help develop the overall business and development strategy for the ride search engine and mobile application interface.  After RideScout successfully implemented and tested it application at SXSW 2013, Steve turned his attention to business development in the Washington DC area in order to set the conditions for a successful launch in November 2013.

    Decentralized models, centralized options: co-opetition within the car sharing economy

    Wednesday, March 12, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Kwai-nam Chan, Finima Innovations Company Limited

    Mr. Chan is an engineer and the founder of FINIMA.  Prior to starting Finima, he was also the founder of two factories.

    Responding to the Challenge

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Andrew Chung, Khosla Ventures

    Andrew Chung is a Partner at Khosla Ventures. Prior to Khosla, he was a Senior Associate at Lightspeed Venture Partners where he focused on investments in cleantech, Internet, digital media, and software. He has over seven years of investing, consulting, and operating experience. Previously, Andrew worked at Bain Capital and TL Ventures, where he supported investments in software, semiconductors, and healthcare.

    Closing Keynotes

    Thursday, March 13, 20144:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Avner Cohen, Greenlet Technologies

    Avner spent 20 years in the high-tech, Cleantech and VC industries. During his career he held senior management positions in 3 successful Israeli startups:•    Chromatis (acquired by Lucent for  $5 Billions) •Iamba (acquired by Marvell for $10M) • Native (acquired by Alcatel for  $55M) Prior to Greenlet he worked for a Cleantech investment firm (Precede). He also worked for Freescale and RAD. Avner graduated a B.Sc EE from the Technion, Israel (Cum Laude), an M.Sc from Tel-Aviv University (Cum Laude), and an MBA from Derby University. Website: http://www.greenlet.net/index

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • George Coyle, ConocoPhilips

    George Coyle leads ConocoPhillips Technology Ventures’ venture capital and Energy Technology Ventures investing activities. Since starting the CVC group at ConocoPhillips a little over 3 years ago, he has focused on finding great teams that are commercializing energy technologies that improve the performance and sustainability of ConocoPhillips operations. George is a director or observer on the boards of Blue Spark Energy, Ciris Energy, Foro Energy, Lance Energy Services, Oxane Materials, Skyonic, Ziebel, and Zilift.  Other COP portfolio companies include drillMap, Lux Assure, Modumetal and Saltworks Technologies. He has over 25 years of experience in E&P and technology commercialization, including being President and CEO of a venture capital-backed company developing and manufacturing composite pipe for the offshore and deepwater O&G markets.  George worked 19 years with Chevron, starting as a geophysicist and holding positions of increasing responsibility in business and strategic planning, information technology, asset management, new ventures and corporate venture capital. George has a BS in Earth Sciences from the University of New Orleans, an MS in Geology (Geophysics option) from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Tulane University.

    Oil & Gas Innovation Lunch

    Wednesday, March 12, 201412:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Steve Crane, LightSail Energy

    Energy Storage: The Potential of the Modernizing Electricity Grid

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Nathalie Criou, RidePal

    Nathalie Criou co-founded RidePal in 2011 inspired by her own experience with commuting. Nat wanted to find a solution that made economic sense for small companies and gave individual employees a strong voice in designing a transit system that would remain relevant. Previously she was working in marketing and product management in online services and analytics at Google, AdMob and Meebo. She graduated from the National Institute of Applied Science and Leeds University with degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Computer Science and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

    Open Cleantech Café: Resource Sharing

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Wade Crowfoot, Senior Policy Advisor to CA Governor Brown

    Wade Crowfoot serves as Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Senior Advisor to Governor Brown.  He joined the Brown administration in May 2011. Wade’s portfolio includes transportation, infrastructure, military and veterans issues.  Recently, he has led an effort to expand zero-emission vehicles in California and build international partnerships with China and other countries to fight climate change.  Also, as the Governor’s Military Advisor, Wade works to strengthen California’s support for federal military bases located in the state. Prior to joining Governor Brown’s Administration, Wade served as Regional Director for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

    Policy Lunch Session Mission Critical: Federal and State Policy Drivers for Clean Energy , and the Role for Business Engagement

    Wednesday, March 12, 201412:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Xavier Datin, Scheider Electric

    Xavier Datin has over 25 years of experience in R&D, sales, industrial management, marketing, business development and strategy through assignments in Asia, Europe and North America. In 2012, Xavier was named Senior Vice President EcoBusiness for North America and relocated from Hong Kong to Chicago. In this role, Xavier is responsible for developing solutions to improve home and building efficiency through marketing and technical innovation, in particular connectivity and mobile applications, to combine lifestyle, comfort and energy efficiency.

    Closing Keynotes

    Thursday, March 12, 20144:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Gil Demeter, Qualcomm Ventures

    Gil is a Senior Associate at Qualcomm Ventures focusing on early stage equity investments in the Clean Technology space.  He is also responsible for market investment analysis, due-diligence and deal execution for Qualcomm Ventures.Prior to joining Qualcomm Ventures, Gil worked at Piper Jaffray & Co. in their Technology Investment Banking Group. While at Piper Jaffray, Gil focused on a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financings. Before that, Gil was at Industry Ventures, a secondary firm focused on acquiring venture capital investments in the technology sector. Gil holds a B.S. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

    Entrepreneur Showcase – 3rd Round

    Thursday, March 13, 201410:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Erika Diamond, Recyclebank

    Erika is VP, Community Solutions Product at Recyclebank, where she manages innovation for the curbside recycling product and sustainability strategy.  Previously, Erika was VP of Business Development at ThinkEco, where she led sales, partnership & retail efforts.  She co-founded the Harvard Business School Green Business Alumni Association and has 15+ years in business development and product/marketing for green companies and investors.

    A consumer-centric approach to waste

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Stephan Dolezalek, VantagePoint

    Stephan has spent more than 25 years in Silicon Valley working exclusively with technology-driven companies. He joined VantagePoint in 1999. He is an active participant in many CleanTech advisory groups, including the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Leadership Council, the Center for American Progress (CAP) Clean Tech Council and the University of Texas Energy Management and Innovation Center Advisory Board. Prior to joining the Firm, Stephan was a senior partner with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison acting as Managing Partner of that Firm’s Palo Alto Office, Head of the Business and Technology Group and Chairman of the Life Sciences Group.

    Financing the Distributed Economy

    Wednesday, March 12, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Gina Domanig, Emerald Technology Ventures

    Based in our Zurich office, Gina Domanig is the Managing Partner of Emerald Technology Ventures. In 2000 she founded Emerald as the first independent cleantech venture capital fund in Europe. Gina currently serves on the boards of Pelamis, SDC Materials, Synapsense and TaKaDu. Previously, she also represented Emerald as a director at Agraquest (acquired by Bayer in 2012) and inge watertechnologies (acquired by BASF in 2011).

    Entrepreneur Showcase – 1st Round

    Wednesday, March 12, 20149:45 am - 10:15 am
  • Avi Feldman, Capital Nature

    Joining Capital Nature in 2012, Avi brought extensive experience managing and funding programs in the public sector, and vast experience in leadership of entrepreneurship and startup projects.Previously, Avi was the Founder and Director of the Regional Development Center at the Ministry of Economy and delegate to the OECD LEED Executive Committee. Avi served as Legal Advisor to the Chief Scientist and director at the Governmental Start-Up Fund and the Israeli Industry Center for R&D.Avi holds a LL.B. and LL.M. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and EMPA from Syracuse University, NY.Website: http://capitalnature.com/

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • David Field, OneRoof Energy

    As the CEO and co-founder of OneRoof Energy, David Field brings more than 20 years of experience leading successful executive teams, startups and early stage companies within the energy sector. Before joining the company, he led the reorganization and turnaround of Applied Solar, LLC as its president and CEO. During this time, he transformed the company from a manufacturer of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) products into a developer and licensor of BIPV product IP, and he partnered with some of the largest corporate names in both solar and building products. Prior to his tenure at Applied Solar, David served as a senior executive at Clark Security Products, the largest independent vertically integrated security distribution company in North America.

    The unexpected rise of downstream solar

    Thursday, March 13, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Giovanni Fili, Exeger

    Giovanni Fili is the founder and CEO of Exeger. An experienced entrepreneur and private investor, Mr. Fili holds a M.Sc. in Business and Administration with a double major in finance and information management from the Stockholm School of Economics. Mr. Fili has also studied derivatives at the Bocconi University in Milan.

    A Showcase of Swedish Cleantech Companies

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Robert Fleishman, Morrison & Foerster LLP

    Robert Fleishman is Senior Of Counsel in the firm’s litigation department, resident in the Washington, D.C. office focusing on energy, white collar defense, and ADR matters for a range of clients. Mr. Fleishman has a leading reputation in representing and advising energy companies, financial firms, traders, and others in FERC and CFTC non-public enforcement investigations involving allegations of market manipulation and other matters, representing clients in FERC Enforcement audits, and advising and training clients on FERC and CFTC compliance and enforcement matters. His deep knowledge of the electric and gas regulatory and enforcement landscape informs his representation of clients on energy regulatory, enforcement, compliance, commercial, legislative, and public policy matters and activities.

    Energy Storage: The Potential of the Modernizing Electricity Grid

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Ophir Gore, Israel NewTech, Ministry of Economy

    Ophir is the Director of the Renewable Energy & Alternative Fuels Department at Israel NewTech – The Israeli National Energy & Water Program, Ministry of Economy.Until July 2012, he has served for 4 years as the Israeli commercial attaché to Taiwan.Ophir had also served in the Middle East & North Africa Department, Foreign Trade Administration, and as the assistant to the director of the Foreign Trade Administration, at the Ministry of Economy.Prior to that, Ophir also served as an Attorney in the Legal Department for Special Cases at the Tax Authority, Ministry of Finance.He is a Member of the Israeli Bar and is a Graduate of Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Law, (LL.B, LL.M).Website: www.israelnewtech.gov.il

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Michele Grassi, 40South Energy

    Michele Grassi, born in Italy in 1970, obtained his degree in Mathematics from Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, one of the most prestigious scientific institutions in the world. He then obtained a PhD in Mathematics from the University of California and moved to a research and teaching position in Mathematics at the University of Pisa.In 2005 he had an innovative idea for wave energy conversion. At that point he put on hold his research activity in Mathematics, and in 2007 he founded 40South Energy. Since then he has been Chairman and CEO of 40South Energy.

    Italy Cleantech 10 - A Lens on Innovative SMEs in Italy

    Wednesday, March 12, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Abhay Gupta, Bidgely

    Abhay Gupta founded Bidgely with the mission to accomplish energy efficiency at a massive scale. He’s worked at a combination of energy and technology companies including Grid Net, Echelon and Sun Microsystems. He holds a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, M.S. from University of Southern California and MBA from Santa Clara University. Abhay is passionate about music and travel!

    7 x 7 Talks

    Thursday, March 13, 201411:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Ilan Gur, Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy

    Ilan Gur is a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His technical focus areas include: energy storage, solar energy, and advanced materials. He also serves as a senior advisor and co-founder of ARPA-E’s Technology-to-Market program, aimed at maximizing the commercial and societal impact of the agency’s breakthrough R&D portfolio. Prior to ARPA-E, Gur co-founded Seeo, Inc., a venture-backed lithium battery startup.

    Energy Storage: The Potential of the Modernizing Electricity Grid

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 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.

    Accelerating a System Change – Toward a Decentralized Future

    Wednesday, March 12, 20148:45 am - 9:45 am
  • John Hamer, Monsanto Growth Ventures

    Dr. Hamer is Investment Director for Monsanto Growth Ventures, with offices in San Francisco, Boston, and St. Louis. Monsanto is a leading provider of seeds and technology to farmers worldwide and was recently listed in Forbes magazine as one the world’s top 10 most innovative companies. Monsanto Growth Ventures, through investment and partnership, seeks to foster the growth of an innovation supply chain that includes researchers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and emerging high-technology companies. Most recently, he spent nine years with Burrill & Company, a leading life sciences merchant bank with activities in venture capital, merchant banking, and media. Prior to joining Burrill & Co., Dr. Hamer was the CSO and later CEO of Paradigm Genetics/ICORIA, a leading genomics and ag-biotechnology company that completed its IPO on NASDAQ in 2000 and was later acquired by Monsanto. Dr. Hamer received his PhD in Microbiology from the University of California-Davis and was a visiting scientist in DuPont’s Central Research & Development Group. Dr. Hamer is a passionate believer in the growth opportunity that is emerging in the agricultural value chain in food, health, energy, materials, and chemicals.

    Closing Keynotes

    Friday, March 13, 20144:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Bo Hammarlund, SenSiC

    Bo is one of the co-founders of SenSiC a spinout from Linköpings University 2007. His focus is very early seed stage , find first customers, find industrial CEO and board members and funding.

    A Showcase of Swedish Cleantech Companies

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Dr. Hiroshi Edo Hanafusa, Panasonic Corporation

    Dr. Hanafusa joined Sanyo Electric Central Institute in 1981 after graduating from Kyoto University. Hiroshi contributed to the development of semiconductors such as system LSI for digital camcorders and acquired his doctorate degree from Osaka University in 1994. After that, he acted as general manager, and held various other administrative positions at Sanyo, becoming project leader of new energy business development in April 2009, where he led the development of the Sanyo Smart Energy System (including solar PV, energy management, and Li-ion battery storage). He continued this work when Panasonic acquired Sanyo, under Panasonic’s Smart Energy System Division. Most recently, he has been active in developing LiEDO (a networked open platform for Lithium ion energy storage), as a member of the Energy Solutions Center of Panasonic Corporation.

    Cleantech in Japan after Fukushima

    Wednesday, March 12, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Ann Hand, Project Frog

    Named as one of Fortune’s “10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs” in 2013, Ann Hand is one of a handful of women who have risen to the top ranks of the energy industry. As CEO of Project Frog, she is leveraging the company’s game-changing innovation to grow markets, develop new products and increase brand awareness for its industry-leading smart buildings. Ann is on a mission to revolutionize how buildings are built and redefine standards for how they perform…she intends to make the construction industry a lot better.

    7 x 7 Talks

    Thursday, March 13, 201411:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Magnus Henell, Powercell Sweden

    Magnus Henell is a seasoned professional experienced in guiding companies through growth transitions. Prior to joining PowerCell, he was Managing Director/CFO of several growth companies. This includes being part of the original management behind the creation of one of the leading Telematics providers, WirelessCar, which now operates in a global scale.

    A Showcase of Swedish Cleantech Companies

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Magnus Henell, Powercell Sweden

    Magnus Henell is a seasoned professional experienced in guiding companies through growth transitions. Prior to joining PowerCell, he was Managing Director/CFO of several growth companies. This includes being part of the original management behind the creation of one of the leading Telematics providers, WirelessCar, which now operates in a global scale.

    A Showcase of Swedish Cleantech Companies

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Staffan Hillberg, Heliospectra

    Mr. Hillberg has a background in computer engineering and media from Apple Computer Europe/USA and as responsible for the online activities and MIT Media Lab relation of Bonnier Group, the largest media group in Scandinavia. Following this he has built a number of high tech startups and then moved into venture capital and angel investments.

    A Swedish Showcase: Hot Cleantech From a Cool Country

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaTech

    Dr. Jennifer Holmgren is the Chief Executive Officer of LanzaTech. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the energy sector including a proven track record in the development and commercialization of fuels and chemicals technologies. Prior to joining LanzaTech, she was Vice President and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company. In that role, she led UOP’s renewable business from its inception through to the achievement of significant revenues from the commercialization of multiple novel biofuels technologies.

    Thursday, March 12, 201411:15 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wally Hunter, EnerTech Capital

    Entrepreneur Showcase – 3rd Round

    Thursday, March 13, 201410:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Brian Janous, Microsoft

    Brian is responsible for leading the development and execution of Microsoft’s global data center energy strategy. These data centers provide the foundational cloud infrastructure for over 200 Microsoft online and cloud services for consumers and businesses worldwide. Brian joined Microsoft in 2011 after 12 years in the energy industry where he worked as a Sr. Consultant at Brubaker & Associates, assisting Fortune 500 companies with energy procurement, policy and sustainability matters.

    Opening Keynotes

  • Todd Jaquez-Fissori, Hercules Technology Growth

    Todd Jaquez-Fissori joined the company in November 2009 and currently is a senior managing director and group head of our energy technology group. He is responsible for the firm’s energy technology investment strategy, including the sectors as well as the stages we invest in. Before joining Hercules in 2009, he served as a director at TriplePoint Capital and was the general partner in charge of cleantech investing at Siemens Venture Capital.

    Entrepreneur Showcase – 1st Round

    Wednesday, March 12, 20149:45 am - 10:15 am
  • Björn Jernström, Ferroamp Elektronik

    A Swedish Showcase: Hot Cleantech From a Cool Country

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Dr. Kristina Johnson, Enduring Hydro

    Dr. Johnson served as undersecretary at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. from May 2009 until October 2010. Prior to her appointment as undersecretary, Dr. Johnson was provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University (September 2007 to April 2009), and dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University from July 1999 until September of 2007. She received her BS (with distinction), MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University. After a NATO post-doctoral fellowship at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, she joined the University of Colorado-Boulder’s faculty in 1985 as an assistant professor and was promoted to full professor in 1994. From 1994 to 1999 Dr. Johnson directed the NSF/ERC for Optoelectronics Computing Systems Center at the University of Colorado and Colorado State University.

    7 x 7 Talks

    Thursday, March 13, 201411:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Mats Karlsson, Wattguard International

    Mats Karlsson, CEO Wattguard International, has vast experience from several successful start-ups. Wattguard started in 2010 and Mats has as CEO been responsible for the vision and mission, organizational development, and the overall responsibility for product development.

    A Swedish Showcase: Hot Cleantech From a Cool Country

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Danny Kennedy, Sungevity

    Danny Kennedy is an entrepreneur, an activist, and the author of the book Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy— and Our Planet—from Dirty Energy (2012). He founded Sungevity, a leading global residential solar power company and won the 2011 Innovator of the Year award from the PBS program Planet Forward. He is also Cofounder and President of the world’s only Incubator and Accelerator for solar entrepreneurs – known as the SfunCube in Oakland, CA; and sits on the Boards of several solar start ups including Mosaic, Powerhive and Sunergise. He serves with several non-profits including the Board of the Solar Foundation, the Clean Tech Council of the Sierra Club and World Resources Institute’s New Innovators Council.

    The unexpected rise of downstream solar

    Thursday, March 13, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Andrew Kho, Wells Fargo

    The unexpected rise of downstream solar

    Thursday, March 13, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • David Harris Kolada, SDTC

    As Vice President, Alliances & Market Development, David Harris Kolada leads SDTC’s market transaction assistance initiatives designed to facilitate SDTC portfolio companies’ market entry and scale up through a team of professionals across Canada known as the Market Transaction Team. The Market Transaction Team is also active in driving portfolio company revenue growth and access to export markets through leveraging SDTC’s relationships with global corporate partners to facilitate joint development and go-to-market commercial agreements.David brings over 20 years of experience in venture capital, technology company management and investment banking to SDTC. He has held several senior management positions over the course of his career, including those of Senior Director, Strategic Investment at Cognos (now IBM) and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer at Eloqua Corporation (now Oracle).

    Entrepreneur Showcase – 3rd Round

    Thursday, March 13, 201410:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Andrew Krioukov, Building Robotics

    Andrew is our CEO and chief building hacker. As a Ph.D Candidate in Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley, he worked on software infrastructure for implementing building applications at scale. He has previously worked at Intel, Google and IBM on energy efficiency and large-scale distributed systems.

    Cleantech Café: Buildings

    Wednesday, March 12, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Nety Krishna, Bright Capital

    Nety Krishna is a Partner at Bright Capital since 2012. At Bright, Nety focuses on developing a robust pipeline of investment opportunities in the Energy and IT sectors, building strong relationships with key partners and helping to promote the opportunities available to companies in Russia and neighboring regions. Prior to joining Bright, Nety was a Partner at Redpoint Ventures where he was a lead member of the Energy, Materials & Environment investment team. The investments covered many sectors including CO2-to-Chemicals, Energy Storage, Efficient Materials Discovery, Solid State Lighting, Smart Grid, Nuclear Fusion and PV.

    Entrepreneur Showcase – 2nd Round

    Wednesday, March 12, 201410:45 am - 11:15 am
  • Nicole Lederer, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)

    Nicole Lederer is Co-Founder of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).  Nicole leads E2’s pro-environment business constituency, establishing strategic collaboration between business, military, agricultural and environmental leaders and creating a positive dialogue with legislators at the state and national levels.  She manages E2′s federal advocacy work, advancing policies that foster efficient resource management, environmental innovation, sustainable economic development and a clean energy economy.  Nicole serves on the board of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and on the University of California Foundation Board.

    Policy session with Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)

    Wednesday, March 12, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Paul Leggett, Morgan Stanley

    Paul Leggett is an Executive Director and member of Morgan Stanley’s Clean Energy investment banking team within the Global Power and Utilities group.  He helps to lead Morgan Stanley’s global Clean Energy banking business with special interests in solar, geothermal, waste-to-energy, biofuels and next generation transportation.  He is also a member of Morgan Stanley’s Environmental Committee and serves as an observer to the board of directors for NGEN, a clean technology and materials science venture capital firm.  Paul previously worked in Morgan Stanley’s Mergers & Acquisitions group.

    The unexpected rise of downstream solar

    Wednesday, March 12, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • W O Leung, Waste & Environmental Technologies

    Mr. Leung is currently the Managing Director of Waste & Environmental Technologies Limited (WET).  Prior to the establishment of WET in 1998, Mr. Leung held a number of positions with well-known international engineering companies.  Mr. Leung graduated form the University of Bath in Water Pollution Control Engineering and Environmental Management Systems and is currently working on his Doctorate with Middlesex University.

    Responding to the Challenge

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Peter Light, Bloom Energy

    Peter Light is responsible for Global Product Management at Bloom Energy. He was instrumental to the initial customer selection, feature definition, marketing, and launch of the company’s first commercial fuel cell-based Energy Server. Today he focuses on expanding Bloom’s business into new markets. Peter has a diverse background in distributed generation technology, policy, & financing. Peter previously held positions at Energy & Environmental Economics (a boutique energy consulting firm), the Rocky Mountain Institute, and early-stage startups. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Visual Art from Brown University.

    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Wednesday, March 12, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Dawn Lippert, Energy Excelerator

    Dawn Lippert is the co-founder and director of the Energy Excelerator, a startup program dedicated to solving the world’s energy challenges, starting in Hawaii.  The Energy Excelerator helps innovative energy companies succeed in Hawaii and the Asia Pacific with funding up to $1M per company, strategic relationships, and a vibrant ecosystem.  The program is funded by $30M from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Department of Energy, and private investors.

    7 x 7 Talks

    Thursday, March 13, 201411:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Mitch Lowe, Greenstart

    Mitch is a four-time entrepreneur and the founder and managing partner of Greenstart. Mitch is passionate about the positive impact entrepreneurs can have on the world and love helping startups design their companies for success.Mitch was founder and CEO of Jumpstart Automotive Media, which grew to more than one hundred employees, $50 million in revenue, and a sale to Hachette Filapacchi.Mitch received the VERGE 25 award for Financing the Future in 2012.

    Open Cleantech Café: Resource Sharing

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Mehrdad Mahdjoubi, Orbital Systems

    Mehrdad Mahdjoubi is CEO & Founder of ORBITAL SYSTEMS. Prior to this Mehrdad has taken part in Design collaboration projects with NASA’s Johnsons Space Center related to Mars Missions as well as been nominated for IF Concept Award 2011 and IF Design Talents 2012 for previous projects done during the academia.

    A Swedish Showcase: Hot Cleantech From a Cool Country

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Michal Miasnik, BIRD Foundation

    Ms. Michal Miasnik is the West Coast Representative of the BIRD Foundation. BIRD Foundation (www.birdf.com) was established in 1977 by the U.S. and Israeli governments to develop and fund industrial Research & Development partnerships between companies from both countries on a project specific basis. Ms. Miasnik is responsible for increasing deal flow for funding projects between U.S. and Israeli companies, initiating business matchmaking and business development activities for hi tech companies based in the West Coast. Ms. Miasnik has been promoted to this role in 2004 after being an associate at BIRD beginning at 2001.Ms. Miasnik has been a squadron officer in the Israeli Air Force and holds BA degree from Tel-Aviv University.

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Hiroaki Murase, ITOCHU Corporation

    ITOCHU Corporation is one of the leading trading firms in Japan with annual consolidated turnover of US $130 billion. Murase has been with ITOCHU for 20 years and involved in the firm’s Lithium ion battery related business for more than 17 years. Murase was first focused on ITOCHU’s production equipment business and is now heavily involved in Energy Storage System business. Main focus markets are in Japan, US, and EU. ITOCHU’s function is to coordinate projects, create new business opportunities/models, and provide finance including investment if necessary. Murase holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

    Cleantech in Japan after Fukushima

    Wednesday, March 12, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Melanie Nutter, San Francisco Department of the Environment

    Melanie Nutter leads the Department of Environment, which helps San Francisco residents and businesses take an active role in protecting and enhancing the urban environment, produces and publicizes information on sustainable practices, and develops innovative and practical environmental programs for all residents.

    A consumer-centric approach to waste

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Billy Parish, Mosaic

    Billy Parish is President and CEO of Mosaic. Prior to Mosaic, he co-founded and grew the Energy Action Coalition into the largest youth organization in the world focused on clean energy and climate solutions. He has also been honored as a Rolling Stone magazine “Climate Hero,” an Utne Reader “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” and was elected as a Fellow by Ashoka, the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs.

    The unexpected rise of downstream solar

    Thursday, March 13, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Michael Peevey, California Public Utilities Commission

    Michael R. Peevey was appointed President of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) by Governor Gray Davis on December 31, 2002, having been originally appointed to the CPUC by Governor Davis in March 2002. In December 2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reappointed Mr. Peevey to the CPUC for another six-year term. As President of the CPUC, Mr. Peevey is committed to protecting the public interest by promoting consumer needs, while challenging utilities to embrace new technologies and provide safe, high-quality services.

    Keynotes

    Thursday, March 13, 20145:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Jean-Pierre Pelicier, Air Liquide i-Lab

    Jean-Pierre Pelicier heads the Open Innovation Team within Air Liquide’s disruptive innovation structure, the i-Lab. He hold an M.Sc. Physics & Chemistry from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and has been at Air Liquide since 2001. Most recently, Jean-Pierre was in charge of strategic marketing for the Industrial Merchant Activity in Europe with an emphasis on Air Liquide’s development and investment strategy in Eastern Europe, before launching and heading Air Liquide’s Industrial Merchant activity in Turkey.

    Entrepreneur Showcase – 2nd Round

    Wednesday, March 12, 201410:45 am - 11:15 am
  • Ron Pernick, Clean Edge

    Ron Pernick, cofounder and managing director of Clean Edge, is an accomplished author, publisher, and entrepreneur with nearly three decades of high-tech experience. He is the coauthor of two books on clean-tech business and innovation, Clean Tech Nation (HarperCollins, 2012) and The Clean Tech Revolution (HarperCollins, 2007). At Clean Edge he has coauthored more than three dozen reports on clean technologies, markets, and policies. He oversees the firm’s indexing and benchmarking services, including the tracking of states, metro regions, utilities, and consumers, as well as two stock indexes co-developed and managed with NASDAQ. Ron consults regularly to companies, government agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders. During his career, he has lived and worked in both the U.S. and Japan, and now resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two children.

    Cleantech in Japan after Fukushima

    Wednesday, March 12, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Nancy E. Pfund, DBL Investors

    Nancy E. Pfund is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Investors, a venture capital firm located in San Francisco, whose goal is to combine top-tier financial returns with meaningful social, economic and environmental returns in the regions and sectors in which it invests.  As a leading player in the growing field of “impact investing”, DBL has helped to reveal the power of venture capital to promote social change and environmental improvement, and Ms. Pfund writes and speaks frequently on this topic. Ms. Pfund currently sponsors or sits on the board of directors of several companies, including; SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) on both the audit and compensation committees, BrightSource Energy, Primus Power, Eco.logic Brands, EcoScraps, OPx Biotechnologies, Powergenix and, prior to their public offerings, Tesla Motors and Pandora Media.

    The unexpected rise of downstream solar

    Thursday, March 13, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • John Picard, John Picard & Associates

    John’s interest in the arts and culture led him to design and engineer the sustainability effort in his partnership with Gregory Colbert for Colbert’s traveling film and photo exhibit Ashes and Snow. More recently, Picard was featured as the “green prophet” in the Discovery Channel docuseries, Greensburg, which currently airs on Discovery Channel’s Planet Green. Today John Picard balances his consulting work with personal appearances, advancing ideas that promote innovation and sustainable solutions in every sector of the new economy.

    Closing Keynotes

    Thursday, March 13, 20144:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Andrea Pirisi, Underground Power

    Andrea Pirisi, CEO, UP – Underground Power Graduated with honors in Electrical Engineering in 2005 (Politecnico di Milano), in 2010 he received the Ph.D. degree with honors. In 2011 he became CEO of Underground Power srl, achieving important results in R&D, winning two business plan competition and a Knighthood of Youth Award for “Best Innovative Project” in 2011. He is the author of numerous scientific articles published in international journals and presented at national and international conferences on modeling of electrical and electronic subsystems and holds 2 patents on energy generation from alternative sources.

    Italy Cleantech 10 - A Lens on Innovative SMEs in Italy

    Wednesday, March 12, 20143:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Brook Porter, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

    Brook Porter joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2010. His focus is on innovative low-carbon solutions to transportation, chemicals and power generation, as well as on energy storage. Before joining KPCB, Brook had worked in renewable energy for more than a decade, during which time he co-founded multiple companies. His most recent role was as chief operating officer of Primafuel, a biofuel technology company recognized by the World Economic Forum in 2008 as a technology pioneer. At Primafuel, Brook was responsible for all aspects of engineering and operations, and he played a critical role in multiple financings for the company. Earlier in his career, Brook co-founded a hydrogen fuel cell technology company acquired by Intelligent Energy, a UK-based company known for its compact Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cells. During his time at Intelligent Energy, he managed a multi-million-dollar research program on advanced hydrogen generation. Brook was also a co-developer of the ENV Fuel Cell Motorcycle, recognized by TIME magazine and Popular Science as one of the best inventions of 2005. Brook is named on multiple U.S. and international patents in the field of renewable energy. He holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, with an emphasis in environmental technology.

    Entrepreneur Showcase – 2nd Round

    Wednesday, March 12, 201410:45 am - 11:15 am
  • Pat Ramm, Waste Management

    Pat is currently a Director in Waste Management’s (WM) Corporate Venturing Group, managing an existing portfolio of investments as well as reviewing/executing new investments.  He has been with WM for over 13 years, most recently as Director of Innovation and Business Optimization.  Previously, he was the Director of Pricing for WM’s Southern Area and has also held positions at WM in Corporate Pricing as well as Financial Planning and Analysis.  Prior to joining WM, Pat worked as Director of Strategy and Business Development at a start-up venture within Koch Industries.  Pat holds a BA in Accounting from the University of West Florida, a MBA from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, and is a licensed CPA.

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Delane Richardson, Beta Renewables

    Delane Richardson has been serving as the Chief Technology Officer for M&G Chemicals since September of 2013.  Previously as VP of Business Development for Beta Renewables / Chemtex, Delane worked on the project development and implementation of cellulosic ethanol manufacturing.  Prior to that time, she served as Director of Research and Development for the Polyester resin business of the corporate parent Gruppo M&G which she joined in 2001.  A chemical engineer by training, Delane was employed by Eastman Chemical Company where she served multiple facets of the chemical industry including marketing, research and development, technical service, quality, environmental services and manufacturing management.

    Italy Cleantech 10 - A Lens on Innovative SMEs in Italy

    Wednesday, March 12, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Elan Roy, Green Power Management

    Elan has Over twelve years of experience in leading R&D teams and managing R&D projects, and sixteen years in electronic design and engineering. He has extensive experience and knowledge of overall design and production stages and good ability to work with people of varied skill levels and different working methods.Elan holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Ben Gurion University of the Negev and an MBA from Derby University. And participated in the Merage Institute Energy Efficiency Business Leadership Program.Website: http://greenpowermgt.com/

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Jeannine Sargent, Flextronics

    Jeannine Sargent is president of Energy, a segment of the High Reliability Solutions business group at Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX). Flextronics is a $24B, industry-leading, Fortune Global 500 end-to-end supply chain solutions company with a global workforce of 200,000 and operations in over 30 countries. In this role, she is responsible for expanding and further developing Flextronics’ already substantial presence and operations in the renewable energy solutions market.Ms. Sargent brings more than 20 years of international experience in several established and emerging technology markets including solar energy; integrated circuits design and manufacturing; embedded systems software; and capital equipment for semiconductor, light-emitting diode, liquid crystal display, microelectromechanical systems, high definition display; and instrumentation for nano-biotech manufacturing.

    Energy Storage: The Potential of the Modernizing Electricity Grid

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Jigar Shah, SunEdison

    Jigar Shah is author of Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy.  Shah unlocked the multi-billion dollar worldwide solar industry with a business model innovation, the Power Purchase Agreement. This model created SunEdison, the largest solar services company worldwide.  Jigar Shah has shown that business model innovation applied to the biggest challenge of our lifetime – climate change – will unlock a $10 trillion dollar new economy.  After a successful exit at SunEdison, Jigar served as the first CEO of the Carbon War Room — a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to help entrepreneurs address climate change.  Today, as CEO of Jigar Shah Consulting, he works to invest and consult into business model and financial innovation from his offices in NYC.

    Keynotes

    Wednesday, March 12, 20145:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Amit Shilony, Hutchison-Kinrot

    Amit Shilony is business development manager at Hutchison-Kinrot, a global leading seed investor in water and cleantech technologies, fully owned by Hutchison Water, a division of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, a global Fortune 500 company. Amit is responsible for new investment opportunities as well as strengthening Hutchison-Kinrot’s strategic partnerships. In addition, Amit provides business and technological support to Hutchison-Kingrod’s portfolio companies, and serves as an active management member in several of these companies.Amit holds a B.Sc.Agr degree specializing in Soil and Water Science from the Hebrew University.Website: http://www.kinrot.com/

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Wouter Snoeijers, PGGM Investments

    Wouter joined PGGM in July 2013, and serves as a member of the PGGM Private Equity Investment Committee. His focus is on primary and co-investments, both in the global buy-out segment as well as in Europe. Wouter is leading the sustainable investment effort for PGGM private equity. He also has responsibility for the MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa regions. Prior to PGGM, Wouter worked for seven years at Permira, a European private equity investor. He initially joined the Telecom, Media and Technology Team, but moved into the newly formed Financial Services team in 2008. Most recently Wouter headed Permira’s coverage of the Netherlands and Belgium. Prior to joining Permira, Wouter worked in the Benelux M&A team at JP Morgan.

    Financing the Distributed Economy

    Wednesday, March 12, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Giuseppe Spanto, Is Tech

    Giuseppe SPANTO is the Chief Executive Officer (from January 2011) at Innovation in Sciences and Technologies – Is TECH (innovative company operating “from cradle to market”) and General Manager at SPIn – Società Progetti Innovativi, a young company related to Is TECH and focused on R&D processes.Executive Officer since 2001, he was Strategic Advisor (2011 – 2013) at WiTech S.p.A., at Infratel Italia (2004 -2010) he was Chief Strategic Officer and Programme Manager, Business Development Responsible and Planning and Controls Manager. Chief Financial Officer for Acantho (2001-2003), Executive VP Business Planning and Controls at Dai Telecom – Telit (2003-2004), Finance Manager at Albacom – now BT Italia – (1998-2001).

    Italy Cleantech 10 - A Lens on Innovative SMEs in Italy

    Wednesday, March 12, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • John Stanfield, Local Motion

    John founded Local Motion with Clement Gires in Clement’s East Palo Alto garage in 2010. Prior to Local Motion John spent 12 years rappelling out of helicopters, managing fire suppression crews and chasing wildfires across the U.S.. Later John started two companies and got his MS in Product design at Stanford, where the idea of Local Motion was first hatched.

    Decentralized models, centralized options: co-opetition within the car sharing economy

    Wednesday, March 12, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Richard Steinberg, DriveNow

    Richard Steinberg currently is the CEO of DriveNow (USA). Previously,  Steinberg served as the Manager, Electric Vehicle Operations and Strategy at BMW of North America, LLC, since July 1, 2009.  In this capacity, he was responsible for leadership of the BMW Group Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) programs in the US market including the MINI E,  the BMW ActiveE and the upcoming i brand (i3 and i8) vehicle programs.

    Decentralized models, centralized options: co-opetition within the car sharing economy

    Wednesday, March 12, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Tom Steyer, Fahr LLC; Advanced Energy Economy Institute

    Tom Steyer is an investor, philanthropist and advanced energy advocate. He has founded and works closely with several organizations, including as Board Chair at Advanced Energy Economy Institute, an organization which works with businesses to make energy secure, clean, and affordable.Before retiring from the private sector, Tom founded and was the Senior Managing Member of Farallon Capital Management. He also was a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at Hellman & Friedman.Tom is actively engaged in climate politics and works to promote economic development and environmental protection in the state. Tom and his wife, Kat Taylor, joined Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates and other high-wealth Americans in the “Giving Pledge,” a promise to donate the majority of their wealth to charitable and nonprofit activities during their lifetimes. Tom serves on Stanford University’s Board of Trustees as Vice-Chair, where he and his wife founded two renewable energy research institutions: the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy and the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. Tom also founded Next Generation, which addresses energy and children’s policy issues.

    Opening Keynotes

    Thursday, March 13, 20148:45 am - 10:00 am
  • Paul Straub, Claremont Creek Ventures

    Paul Straub focuses on energy technology investments for CCV. He is on the boards of Alphabet Energy, Blue Pillar and Project Frog. He is a board observer at EcoFactor and Adura Technologies and was previously a board observer at Property Bridge (acquired by MGI), Cyanea (acquired by IBM) and Lefora/Meetro (acquired). Prior to Claremont Creek, Paul has worked for an invested in technology companies while an investor at Information Technology Ventures, Infinity Capital, VERITAS Software and Red Hat Software.

    Entrepreneur Showcase – 3rd Round

    Thursday, March 13, 201410:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Hari Subramaniam, eCamion

    Hari Subramaniam, CEO joined eCamion Inc in early 2013. Hari leads the development of eCamion’s strategy, business growth and motivates the eCamion team.

    Previously he was a member of the GE Canada National Executive team as Vice President – Public Markets. He led GE’s growth in Canada by seeking out market opportunities where the government is the customer or a significant enabler.  Hari worked with GE businesses to support the development and execution of marketing and sales strategies with all levels of our government – Federal, Provincial and Municipal.

    Canada: Crossroads for Capital, Ideas, and Innovators in the New World of Cleantech

    Wendesday, March 12, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Chuck Szmurlo, Enbridge

    Chuck is currently responsible for evaluating and developing investment opportunities in new growth platforms.  These include fuel cells, heavy oil upgrading and recovery, carbon dioxide sequestration, geothermal and small hydro power generation and other emerging energy technologies.

    Prior to his current assignment, Chuck was VP Planning & Business Development where he directed the Enbridge Strategic Planning process, the Corporate Economic Evaluation group and the Pathfinders effort.

    Canada: Crossroads for Capital, Ideas, and Innovators in the New World of Cleantech

    Wednesday, March 12, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Semyon Timofeev, Finima Innovations Company Limited

    Mr. Timofeev obtained his Bachelor Degrees in Economics and Law having completed four years of study in an engineering program focused on thermal power plants.  He has been working in the energy and industrial sectors for more than 15 years.

    Responding to the Challenge

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Molly Turner, Airbnb

    Molly Turner is the Director of Public Policy and Civic Partnerships at Airbnb. As an advocate for the Airbnb community Molly handles government affairs for the company, which has a presence in over 35,000 cities worldwide. In this role she manages public-private partnerships with various municipal government agencies, non-profits, and tourism bureaus throughout the world. She also manages research initiatives, such as economic and housing impact studies, and joint studies with academic institutions.

    Open Cleantech Café: Resource Sharing

    Thursday, March 13, 20141:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Eiso Vaandrager, Green Gateway Fund

    Eiso Vaandrager has been both an entrepreneur and an investor in the cleantech space for nearly 15 years. He has been involved in more than a dozen cleantech deals both in the US and in Europe. He is currently a principal at the Green Gateway Fund (GGF). The Green Gateway Fund is a Jersey-based LLP that invests €5–30 million growth capital in international best-in-class energy and resource efficiency companies, mainly in Western Europe. As an active investor, the Fund helps portfolio companies to access the Eastern European market via the “gateway” of Kazan, the most investor-friendly region of Russia.

    Financing the Distributed Economy

    Wednesday, March 12, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Bertrand Valdman, Edison International

    Bertrand Valdman is senior vice president of strategic planning for Edison International. Valdman is responsible for directing the strategy of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest utilities. Prior to joining Edison International, Valdman was the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Puget Sound Energy where he was responsible for regulated electric and natural gas distribution operations, as well as the Customer Service, Information Technology, and Community Affairs functions.

    Opening Keynotes

    Thursday, March 13, 20148:45 am - 10:00 am
  • David Wright, ClearEdge Power

    Mr. Wright is currently the Chief Executive Officer of ClearEdge Power, a privately held company that delivers clean independent secure energy through distributed power systems. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of GridIron Systems from February 2010 to July 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Wright was Chairman and CEO of Verari Systems from July 2006 to November 2009.

    7 x 7 Talks

    Thursday, March 13, 201411:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Dan Yates, Opower

    As CEO, Dan Yates is responsible for the vision, strategy, and leadership of Opower. Under his leadership, Opower has become one of the fastest growing enterprise SaaS companies in the world: Opower has been cited as an example of innovation and success by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron. Dan has been recognized as one of the leading SaaS CEOs through honors such as Washington Business Journal’s Power 100, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year®, Fortune’s “40 under 40,” and Washingtonian’s “Tech Titans.” Through his work at Opower, he is able to marry his love of the environment with his passion for building world-class software products. Dan co-founded Opower with Alex Laskey in 2007. Prior to Opower, he was founder and CEO of Edusoft, an educational software company that provided assessment platforms to US public school districts. He sold the 150-person, $20M company to publisher Houghton Mifflin in 2004. Dan received his BA in Computer Science, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard.

    Accelerating a System Change – Toward a Decentralized Future

    Wednesday, March 12, 20148:45 am - 9:45 am
  • Dr. Or Yogev, AugWind

    Dr Or Yogev is the founder and CEO of AugWind LTD. He received his PhD degree in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). His thesis had been awarded with the centennial price for best thesis in mechanical engineering. After completing his PhD program Dr Yogev had joined eSolar. At eSoalr he gained vast experience in many aspects of the solar thermal technology, serving initially as senior research scientist and finally as a director of the analysis group. Dr Yogev had published four journal papers and has three patents under his name.Website: http://capitalnature.com/portfolio/

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Wednesday, March 12, 20144:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Colin le Duc, Generation Investment Management

    Colin co-heads Generation’s growth equity Climate Solutions Funds. Prior to co-founding Generation in 2004, Colin was Head of Research at Sustainable Asset Management (“SAM”) in Zurich where he worked on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and SAM’s sustainable investment funds. He has also worked for Arthur D. Little in London as an energy strategy consultant, and Total in Paris as a natural gas analyst. Colin holds a BSc in International Management and Modern Languages from University of Bath, UK and has completed the Corporate Finance Programme at London Business School. He serves on various Generation portfolio company Boards as well as on the non-profit Board of San Francisco-based Business for Social Responsibility.

    Opening Keynotes

    Thursday, March 13, 20148:45 am - 10:00 am
  • Wal van Lierop, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital

    Wal is Co-Founder, President & CEO of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, the world’s most active cleantech venture capital firm and one of the longest running “pure-play” cleantech VCs. He helps oversee a global network of affiliated funds spanning three continents that invests in game-changing, early-stage clean energy innovation. From fusion energy startups and wastewater treatment technologies to waste plastic-to-oil conversion systems, he’s at the heart of the global cleantech industry.

    Entrepreneur Showcase – 1st Round

    Wednesday, March 12, 20149:45 am - 10:15 am
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Agenda 2014

  • Tuesday, March 11

    • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

      Registration Open

      Check in to Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2014 before celebrating with fellow attendees at the Opening Night Reception.

    • 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

      San Francisco Walking Tour: Sustainable innovation in design and buildings

      Take a walking tour of some of San Francisco’s most sustainable and innovative buildings. See behind the scenes at the Fairmont Hotel, Bentley Reserve, Autodesk, 120 Kearny St and the W Hotel.   30 guests. First-come-first-served.

       

      Please RSVP Here

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Invitation only.

      Entrepreneur Training Session

      For Entrepreneur Showcase participants and International Delegations.

    • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

      Invitation only.

      Going Clean: Lunch and Discussion with Sierra Club

      • Michael Brune
        Executive Director, Sierra Club
      • Sheeraz Haji
        CEO, Cleantech Group
    • 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

      Invitation only.

      Entrepreneur & Investor Speed Networking

      For selected investors, Entrepreneur Showcase participants, and international delegations.

       

      Moderated by: Catherine Jhung, Vice President, Cleantech Group

    • 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

      Gold Room

      Welcoming Remarks & Opening Night Reception

      Come and help kick off the 12th Annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco! Join us for the official opening of the forum and a unique opportunity to network with leading members of the global cleantech community. This special reception will include welcome remarks from Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group’s CEO.

      • Sheeraz Haji
        CEO, Cleantech Group
  • Wednesday, March 12

    • 7:45 am - 8:45 am

      Grand Ballroom, Terrace and Vanderbilt

      Breakfast and Registration

      Enjoy coffee, tea, and a light breakfast and connect with the exhibitors in the Grand Ballroom while anticipating the morning opening keynotes.

    • 7:45 am - 8:45 am

      Grand Ballroom Lounge

      Cleantech Goes to China Breakfast

      As an alternative to the general breakfast networking, come take your breakfast in a more intimate setting – to hear thoughts on the growing trend of western technology companies seeking to leverage ‘the China advantage’ and what this can mean for you. This will be a sharing breakfast – a very practical and interactive exchange on market entry strategies, challenges and  experiences of how a China strategy can help accelerate the commercialization and growth of Western cleantech companies. To seed the conversation, Cleantech Group’s China team will provide learnings from its experiences in helping such companies and from observing others. We will also invite a couple of CEO’s who have started on their China journey, to provide their thoughts as conversation-starters.

      • Fred Chang
        Senior Advisor, Cleantech Group
      • Leo Zhang
        Analyst, Cleantech Group
      • Richard Youngman
        Managing Director Europe & Asia, Cleantech Group
      • Bing Wei
        Vice President, Global Initiatives, Bay Area Council
    • 8:45 am - 9:45 am

      Grand Ballroom

      Opening Keynotes: Accelerating a System Change – Toward a Decentralized Future

      Cleantech Forum’s CEO, Sheeraz Haji, will set the stage for this year’s forum theme: Accelerating a System Change: Toward a Decentralized Future followed by keynotes.

      • Sheeraz Haji
        CEO, Cleantech Group
      • Dan Yates
        CEO, Opower
      • Billy Parish
        Founder & President Mosaic
      • John Carrington
        CEO and Director, Stem
    • 9:45 am - 10:15 am

      Grand Ballroom

      Entrepreneur Showcase – 1st Round

      Join us for the first round of the cleantech industry’s most exciting startups, competitively selected from a large pool of applicants. Hear five entrepreneurs pitch in front of the entire forum audience and an expert panel of judges – and vote for your favorite company presenter via our Cleantech Forum Event App.

       

      Presenting Companies:

       

      Moderated by: Paul Cousens, Global Business Development Manager, Autodesk

       

      Hosted by: Autodesk

      • Gina Domanig
        Managing Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures
      • Todd Jaquez-Fissori
        Senior Managing Director, Hercules Technology Growth
      • Wal van Lierop
        President & CEO, Chrysalix
      • Jeremy Hux
        Managing Director, Head of Clean Technology, Credit Suisse
    • 10:15 am - 10:45 am

      Grand Ballroom

      Networking Break

      Meet the entrepreneurs from the morning showcase as they each host a table in front of the main stage and mingle with other delegates in the exhibition area in the Grand Ballroom.

    • 10:45 am - 11:15 am

      Grand Ballroom

      Entrepreneur Showcase – 2nd Round

      Join us for the second round of the cleantech industry’s most exciting startups, competitively selected from a large pool of applicants. Hear the next five entrepreneurs pitch in front of the entire forum audience and an expert panel of judges – and vote for your favorite company presenter via our Cleantech Forum Event App.

       

      Presenting Companies:

       

      Moderated by: Paul Cousens, Global Business Development Manager, Autodesk

       

      Hosted by: Autodesk

      • Nety Krishna
        Partner, Bright Capital
      • Jean-Pierre Pelicier
        Head of Open Innovation, Air Liquide
      • Brook Porter
        Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
      • Paul Straub
        Director, Claremont Creek Ventures
    • 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

      Grand Ballroom

      Keynotes

      Join us on the main stage for insights from our high-level keynote speakers.

      • Sharon E. Burke
        Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Program, Dep't of Defense
      • Lynelle Cameron
        Senior Director Sustainability, Autodesk and President & CEO, Autodesk Foundation
      • Jennifer Holmgren
        CEO, LanzaTech
    • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

      Terrace

      Lunch

      Network with peers while enjoying lunch in and around the Exhibition Area.

    • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

      Grand Ballroom Lounge

      Policy Lunch Session Mission Critical: Federal and State Policy Drivers for Clean Energy , and the Role for Business Engagement

      The State of California and the U.S. Military are two of the world’s most formidable powers – and they are both committed to clean energy. As California strives to meet the carbon emission reductions mandated under the Global Warming Bill, and as the military seeks to untether itself from dependence on fossil fuel, these two goliaths have converged on one agenda, creating enormous opportunities for economic growth.  Assistant Secretary of Defense Sharon Burke, Senior Policy Advisor to CA Governor Brown Wade Crowfoot, and E2 Co-Founder Nicole Lederer will discuss how policy initiatives at DOD and the state of California are driving market growth in clean energy, and the role of the cleantech community in supporting those initiatives.

      • Nicole Lederer
        Co-Founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
      • Sharon E. Burke
        Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, Department of Defense
      • Michael Picker
        Commissioner, California Public Utilities
    • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

      Fountain Room

      Oil and Gas Innovation Lunch

      The Oil & Gas Industry, which remains a significant source of energy worldwide, faces a range of challenges including environmental concerns, labor shortages, and operational hurdles as the players push to access ever more remote resources. This session aims to discuss the role that clean technologies and new business models can play in reducing the industry’s resource intensity, addressing environmental concerns, and supporting local populations.Key themes include: What are the potential opportunities for clean energy generation technologies to be deployed to support O&G activity in remote and extreme environment? What are the opportunities to develop and deploy distributed clean technologies to address water, air, and land impacts of the O&G industry? What are the supporting technologies necessary to make deployments of other clean technologies viable? Join us as we explore how the O&G industry may provide some of the most interesting opportunities for cleantech applications.

       

      Moderated by: Raphael Tehranian, Associate, Cleantech Group

      • Neal Dikeman
        Senior Venture Principal, Shell
      • George Coyle
        Manager, Investments Technology Ventures, ConocoPhillips
      • Antoine Verny
        Investment Manager, Total Energy Ventures
    • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

      Fountain Room

      Cleantech Café: Buildings

      Commercial real estate tenants are increasingly flat and powerful, digitally interconnected, sustainability-oriented, and mobile. How will building managers respond to meet the needs of these increasingly participatory and dynamic companies? Facilities and real estate managers are already capturing sophisticated new data streams from individual buildings and leveraging new tools for portfolio-wide resource management and occupant comfort. How will this trend converge with demand optimization and worker mobility? From co-working spaces to modular furniture to connected devices, we’ll explore a vision for the future of sustainable workspaces.

       

      Moderated by: Yakov Berenshteyn, Engagement Manager, Cleantech Group

      • Andrew Krioukov
        CEO & Co-Founder, Building Robotics
      • Tushar Dave
        CEO, Enlighted
      • Steve Gossett Jr.
        CEO, SCIenergy
      • Jenni Grant
        Manager, Global Sustainability & Real Estate Programs, Oracle
      • Gabriel Kra
        Managing Director, Prelude Ventures
      • Susan Norris
        Senior Manager, Pricing Products, PG&E
      • Steve Miller
        Director of the Innovation Management Office, Steelcase
    • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

      Gold Room

      Decentralized Models, Centralized Options: Co-opetition Within the Car-sharing Economy

      Leading the charge in collaborative consumption and distributed ownership, ride sharing companies are presenting new and more convenient options for urban mobility. From Lyft’s pink mustached vehicles to city bike sharing, “co-option” is driving rapid growth in the marketplace for mobility-services. How can large rental companies and other sectors learn from the early successes seen in this redefinition of mobility? How can companies work together to fight the common centralized enemy: owning a car? Join us for an interactive session where we discuss how transportation is leading the charge for a future rooted in the shared economy. We’ll also examine where opportunities lie for current and future stakeholders.

       

      Moderated by:  Katie Fehrenbacher, Senior Writer, GigaOM

      • Steve Carroll
        VP Operations, RideScout
      • John Stanfield
        CEO, Local Motion
      • Richard Steinberg
        CEO, DriveNow
      • Kansas Waugh
        General Manager, Bay Area Bike Share
    • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

      Crystal Room

      Canada: Crossroads for Capital, Ideas, and Innovators in the New World of Cleantech

      As the industry has evolved and corporate leadership has deepened over the past five years, the definition of cleantech has grown beyond traditional mainstays of solar, wind, and electricity grid architecture to incorporate precision agricultural, core oil and gas operational efficiency, and innovation in mining, among others. As an economy richly endowed with natural resources and with structural frameworks to promote innovation, Canada has become a crossroads for the “new” cleantech — drawing investment from global Fortune 500 corporates, venture capital, and asset finance players. This session combines pitches from up-and-coming entrepreneurs active in Canada across the breadth of sustainable technologies with stories from a major corporate on how clean technologies are driving the company forward.

       

      Moderated by: Derek Prill, Strategic Account Executive, Cleantech Group

       

      Hosted by: Consulate General of Canada

      • James Dean
        CEO, dPoint Technologies
      • Karn Manhas
        CEO, Terramera
      • David Helliwell
        CEO, Pulse Energy
      • Ibraheem Khan
        President and CTO, Smarter Alloys
      • Michael Helander
        CEO, OTI
      • Hari Subramaniam
        CEO, eCamion
      • Chuck Szmurlo
        Vice President, Alternative & Emerging Technology, Enbridge Inc.
    • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

      Gold Room

      Networking Break

      Network with peers while preparing for the next round of break-out sessions.

    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Crystal Room

      Italy Cleantech 10 - A Lens on Innovative SMEs in Italy

      Join us for a one-hour session where we highlight Italian expertise, know-how and entrepreneurs across a wide range of clean technology applications.

       

      Moderated by: Stephen Marcus, Business Development, Cleantech Group

       

      Hosted by: The Italian Trade Commission and Italy Cleantech Network

      • Michele Grassi
        Chairman and CEO, CTO, 40 South Energy
      • Delane Richardson
        Vice President, Beta Renewables
      • Alessandro Caraglio
        CEO, BM Solar
      • Andrea Pirisi
        CEO, Underground Power
      • Giuseppe Spanto
        CEO, Is TECH
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Gold Room

      Cleantech in Japan after Fukushima

      In the wake of the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is actively restructuring its energy strategy with increased reliance on renewables, energy storage, and efficiency. As a result, clean-tech opportunities for U.S. companies in Japan, Japanese firms in the U.S., and cross-border collaboration have never been greater.  Increasingly, Japanese firms are looking for U.S. partners, like Bloom Energy and Opower, to further their initiatives in Japan, and vice versa. Please join us for a lively and interactive conversation with leading business and technology experts to look at emerging opportunities for both U.S. and Japanese firms on both sides of the Pacific.

       

      Moderated by: Ron Pernick, Managing Director, Clean Edge

       

      Hosted by: JETRO

      • Dr. Hiroshi Edo Hanafusa
        Leader, Energy Solutions Center, Panasonic Corporation
      • Peter Light
        Director, Global Product Management, Bloom Energy
      • Hiroaki Murase
        Manager, Inorganic Chemicals Department, ITOCHU Corporation
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Fountain Room

      Financing the Distributed Economy

      In this session we will discuss how different models of financing can accelerate the growth of existing clean technologies and companies. Given cleantech’s comparatively long innovation and business cycles, we will consider two major themes in financing its sustainable growth. Emerging markets, with increasing amounts of available capital, are turning their eyes to US and European innovations to meet their own increasing resource demand, and companies in turn should be proactive about seeking opportunity outside their home turf. In addition, funds and financiers with longer-vision investing in mind, including pension funds and institutional investors, are beginning to look towards possibilities in stabilized sectors of cleantech and can therefore act as a natural equity partner for innovations that have a longer term potential for broad scale. Join us for a compelling discussion with leaders, financiers and innovators who are looking towards the future global distributed economy.

       

      Moderated by: Richard Youngman, Managing Director, Europe & Asia, Cleantech Group

       

      Hosted by: Wermuth Asset Management

      • Stephan Dolezalek
        Managing Director, VantagePoint
      • Wouter Snoeijers
        Director Private Equity, PGGM Investments
      • Eiso Vaandrager
        Principal Green, Gateway Fund
      • Gerd Goette
        Investment Partner Venture Capital, Siemens
      • Michael Eckart
        Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability, Citigroup
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

      Gold Room

      A Consumer-Centric Approach to Waste

      In most major cities, waste collection is not typically at the forefront of consumers’ minds. Though centralized and generally efficient, these systems tend to do little to change consumer’s behavior towards waste reduction. Recently, we have seen an emergence of companies addressing this consumer-centric approach to waste through behavioral models and engagement programs. The waste collection giants are also looking for ways to further engage their customers. This is creating a shift in the way that waste (and its embedded value) is viewed, handled, and processed, which could ultimately disrupt the traditional model that has been around for centuries.

       

      Moderated by: Sheeraz Haji, CEO, Cleantech Group

       

      Hosted by: Perkins Coie

      • Mark Bowles
        Founder and CMO, ecoATM
      • Erika Diamond
        VP, Community and Solutions Product, Recyclebank
      • Melanie Nutter
        Former Director, SF Department of the Environment
      • Jean-Marc Boursier
        Senior Vice President, Suez Environnement
      • Susan Betcher
        Partner, Perkins Coie
      • Pat Ramm
        Director, Corporate Venturing, Waste Management
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

      Crystal Room

      Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

      With over 1,000 companies in the cleantech sector, Israel has emerged as a capital of clean energy innovation despite its small size, offering solutions to some of the most pressing challenges on the global ecological agenda. In spite of, and perhaps owing to, a major scarcity of natural resources and potentially-crippling geopolitical instability, Israel has harnessed its ingenuity toward finding solutions that make sustainable growth a possibility in 2014 and well into the future. In this session, we’ll encounter some of the best of Israeli entrepreneurship, meeting representatives of 16 of Israel’s seasoned and emerging cleantech companies that jointly offer a diverse range of technologies that promise to accelerate the industry and improve lives. Covering the range of areas, we’ll learn about creative solutions to energy storage, thermo-solar, solar, and fuel cell technologies, and other breakthrough Israeli solutions.

       

      Moderated by: Catherine Jhung, Vice President, Cleantech Group

       

      Hosted by: Israel Economic Mission 

      • Amit Aflalo
        CEO, Green Power Management
      • Refael (Rafi) Aharon
        CEO & Founder, Applied CleanTech
      • David Banitt
        CEO, NewCO2Fuels
      • Ilan Ben-David
        CEO, Chakratec
      • Avi Brenmiller
        President & CEO, Brenmiller Energy
      • Nir Brenmiller
        Director, Brenmiller Energy
      • Michelle Browne
        VP Sales North America, GenCell
      • Avner Cohen
        CEO & Co-founder, Greenlet Technologies
      • Avi Feldman
        CEO, Capital Nature
      • Ophir Gore
        Director, Energy & Alternative Fuels, Israel NewTech, Ministry of Economy
      • Elan Roy
        CTO, Green Power Management
      • Amit Shilony
        BD Manager, Hutchison-Kinrot
      • Dr. Og Yogev
        Founder and CEO, AugWind
      • Michal Miasnik
        West Coast Representative, BIRD Foundation
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

      Fountain Room

      Energy Storage: The Potential of the Modernizing Electricity Grid

      The modernizing electricity grid represents a big potential market for energy storage technologies, but wide-spread adoption of new technology has been slow. There have been start-up failures, and 2013 venture capital investment in the sector was one-third what it was at its peak just two years earlier – suggesting that investors may be losing patience. At the same time, new tech-torch-bearers are learning from predecessors’ mistakes and innovating with better business models and lower cost solutions. Specific grid applications and their potential revenue streams are also becoming better understood, and utility procurement targets are a new reality. In this session we’ll investigate whether grid energy storage is truly at an inflection point.

       

      Moderated by: Troy Ault, Senior Analyst, Cleantech Group

       

      Hosted by: Morrison & Foerster

      • Steve Crane
        Co-Founder and CEO, LightSail Energy
      • Robert Fleishman
        Senior of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP
      • Ilan Gur
        Program Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy
      • Jeannine Sargent
        President, Energy, Flextronics
    • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

      Gold Room, Fountain and Crystal

      Networking Break and Israel Cafe

      Following the last round of breakout session for the day, our delegation from Israel will host a networking break before we head downstairs for keynotes and the networking reception.

       

       

      Hosted by: Israel Economic Mission

    • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

      Grand Ballroom

      Keynotes

      Join us for today’s final keynotes before the grand networking reception in the Grand Ballroom.

      • Robyn Beavers
        Senior VP, NRG
      • Michael Peevey
        President, California Public Utilities Commission
      • Jigar Shah
        Founder, SunEdison
      • Don Ye
        Managing Partner, Tsing Capital
    • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

      Grand Ballroom

      Networking Reception

      Join us for the networking reception in the Grand Ballroom and enjoy refreshments while networking with exhibitors and members of the global cleantech community.

       

      MC: Louise Roenn, Director of Events, Cleantech Group

       

      Hosted by: The Kingdom of The Netherlands

      • Teun Bokhoven
        President, Renewable Energy Association NL
  • Thursday, March 13

    • 7:45 am - 8:45 am

      Garden Room, Terrace, Grand Ballroom

      Breakfast and Registration

      Enjoy coffee, tea, and a light breakfast while networking with the exhibitors while anticipating the keynotes.

    • 8:45 am - 10:00 am

      Grand Ballroom

      Opening Keynotes

      Welcome back to the third day of the forum with opening keynotes.

      • Colleen Calhoun
        Senior Executive Director of Energy Ventures, GE
      • Brian Janous
        Director of Energy Strategy, Microsoft
      • Colin le Duc
        Partner, Generation Investment Management
      • Bertrand Valdman
        Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Edison International
      • Tom Steyer
        Founder, Fahr LLC; Board Chair, Advanced Energy Economy Institute
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am

      Grand Ballroom

      Entrepreneur Showcase – 3rd Round

      Join us for the final round of the cleantech industry’s most exciting startups, competitively selected from a large pool of applicants. Hear the last five entrepreneurs pitch in front of the entire forum audience and an expert panel of judges – and vote for your favorite company presenter via our Event App.

       

       Presenting Companies:

       

      Moderated by: Paul Cousens, Global Business Development Manager, Autodesk

       

      Hosted by: Autodesk

      • David Harris Kolada
        VP Alliances and Market Development, SDTC
      • Wally Hunter
        Managing Director, EnerTech Capital
      • Gil Demeter
        Senior Associate, Qualcomm Ventures
      • Benny Buller
        Investor, Khosla Ventures
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am

      Grand Ballroom

      Networking Break

      Networking with Entrepreneur Showcase presenters and other delegates in the Grand Ballroom and Exhibit Area while enjoying refreshments. 

       

      Hosted by: Saint-Gobain

    • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

      Grand Ballroom

      7 x 7 Talks

      Join us for our short and highly engaging 7-minute talks given by leaders in cleantech about how new decentralized models are disrupting the traditional, and what they have personally learned in the process of facing new challenges.

       

      MC: Millen Paschich, Senior Marketing Manager, Cleantech Group

      • Ann Hand
        CEO, Project Frog
      • David Wright
        CEO, ClearEdge Power
      • Dr. Kristina Johnson
        CEO, Enduring Hydro
      • Dawn Lippert
        Senior Manager, Energy Excelerator
      • Abhay Gupta
        CEO, Bidgely
      • Hiren Shah
        Global Wind Power Ltd, Reliance-Ming Yang Joint Venture
      • Tom Arnold
        Gridium
    • 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

      Terrace

      Lunch

      Enjoy lunch while networking with peers in and around the Exhibition Area.

    • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

      Gold Room

      A Swedish Showcase: Hot Cleantech From a Cool Country

      Sweden were among three Nordic countries in the top five when Cleantech Group measured the potential for nations to produce entrepreneurial cleantech start-up companies and commercialize clean technology innovations over the next 10 years. Sweden will also be home to the Cleantech Forum Europe in May. This session will give you a quick but informative overview of what to expect from the Nordic cleantech eco system in terms of co-investors, industrial engagement and dealflow before highlighting eight of the strongest growth cases ever to come out of Sweden. They are scalable, innovative and they have the USA as one of their target markets. We are proud to present Heliospectra, Powercell, Exeger, Orbital Systems, Rehact, Sensic, Ferroamp and Wattguard.

       

      Moderated by: Alexander Bigge Lidgren, Portfolio Manager, Swedish Energy Agency

       

      Hosted by: The Swedish Energy Agency, Invest in Skaane, and Stockholm Business Region

      • Svante Bengtsson
        CEO, Rehact
      • Giovanni Fili
        Founder and CEO, Exeger
      • Bo Hammarlund
        Co-founder, SenSiC
      • Magnus Henell
        President Powercell, Sweden
      • Staffan Hillberg
        CEO and Co-founder, Heliospectra
      • Mats Karlsson
        CEO, Wattguard International
      • Anders Lindgren
        CEO, Optistring Technologies
      • Alexander Bigge Lidgren
        Portfolio Manager, Swedish Energy Agency
    • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

      Fountain Room

      Open Cleantech Café: Resource Sharing

      Collaborative consumption is one of the truly disruptive forces that will redefine our ownership-based economy and culture. Based on the principles of resource efficiency and sharing, these new business models are leading a wave of shifting consumer choices, preferences, and influence. A growing collection of companies, including AirBnB, LiquidSpace, ParkatmyHouse, RelayRides, and Zipcar, are challenging the definition of ownership and are, at once, offering long-standing market incumbents a healthy dose of competition and giving consumer-participants attractive options. Join this café discussion to explore how we can work together to expand the foundations of the sharing economy.

       

       

      Moderated by: Will Van Eaton, Associate, Cleantech Group

      • Mitch Lowe
        Founder & Managing Partner, Greenstart
      • Molly Turner
        Director of Public Policy, Airbnb
      • Nathalie Criou
        CEO & Co-founder RidePal
      • Andy Ruben
        Co-Founder, Yerdle
      • Milicent Johnson
        Director of Partnerships, Board Member, Peers
    • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

      Crystal Room

      Responding to the Challenge

      Hong Kong’s Nicholas Brooke will kick off our session contrasting how a mature city such as Hong Kong and a nation in growth mode such as Mainland China are responding in their respective ways to the challenges of climate change and sustainable development.  In the case of Hong Kong, the current target is largely on improvements to quality of life whilst with Mainland China, the focus is on urbanization and the continued pressures brought about migration from the rural areas to the cities. He will be joined by companies based in the Science Park showcasing the region’s talents and opportunities.

       

      Moderated by: Nicholas Brooke, Chairman, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

       

      Hosted by: Hong Kong’s Science and Technology Park (HKSTP)

      • Nicholas Brooke
        Chairman, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
      • W O Leung
        Managing Director, Waste & Environmental Technologies Limited
      • Kwai-nam Chan (Harvey)
        Founder, Finima Innovations Company Limited
      • Semen Timofeev
        Managing Partner, Finima Innovations Company Limited
    • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

      Gold Room

      Networking Break and Swedish Café

      Enjoy refreshments as our delegation from Sweden hosts this break before the next track of breakout sessions.

       

      Hosted by: The Swedish Energy Agency, Invest in Skaane, and Stockholm Business Region

    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Gold Room

      The unexpected rise of downstream solar

      Energy isn’t just for the utilities anymore as technologies and business models equip end-users to generate more and consume less. Big companies like Walmart are getting off the grid in order to improve business reliability, increase flexibility, and hedge energy prices: the retail giant is partnering with Solar City and Tesla for a combined solar panel + energy storage deployment. Other automotive companies, like Ford, are moving into the solar space to explore how solar can tie in with EV deployment. IKEA is selling solar panel kits. The United States’ Military is increasingly seeking energy independence via a decentralized approach. How can utilities and other energy companies embrace and monetize this shift to a decentralized world? How can large corporates expand their presence in the downstream solar market with new technology and service offerings? Join us for an interactive session where we discuss how the grid is changing and how we will all need to adapt to a redefined and redesigned energy market.

       

      Moderated by: Michael Ellis, Partner and EVP, Advisory, Cleantech Group

       

      Hosted by: Wells Fargo & Company

      • David Field
        President and CEO, OneRoof Energy
      • Andrew Kho
        Head of Global Cleantech Team, Wells Fargo
      • Nancy E. Pfund
        Managing Partner, DBL Investors
      • Danny Kennedy
        Co-Founder, Senior Vice President, Sungevity
      • Paul Leggett
        Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
      • Valery Prunier
        Director, Innovation North America, EDF
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Crystal Room

      The Next Wave of Innovation From The Netherlands

      The Netherlands is home to well established brands such as DSM, Heineken, Philips, Shell and TomTom. For a small country, by definition, the world is and has been our market place for centuries. Innovation and entrepreneurship are key ingredients for continued international success. This session will feature a selection of cutting edge cleantech solutions from The Netherlands for the world of tomorrow. Solutions presented include water management and treatment, various forms of energy storage and solar energy, solar simulation for a variety of applications, e-Mobility, and energy efficient building materials.

       

      Moderated by: John van den Heuvel, Netherlands Office for Science and Technology

       

      Hosted by: Kingdom of the Netherlands

      • Sid Vollebregt
        Commercial Director, Elemental Water Makers
      • Peter de Neef
        CEO, e-Traction
      • Chokri Mousaoui
        Founder, Eternal Sun
      • Louis Hiddes
        Founder & Managing Director, MineWater
      • Peter-Jules van Overloop
        CEO, Mobile Canal Control
      • Darin Olson
        Materials Scientist & Engineer, Real NewEnergy
      • Pierre Vermeulen
        CEO. Solease
      • Jan van Diessen
        CEO, SRB Energy/SolCalor
      • Peter Leewis
        Eltomation
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Fountain Room

      New energy policies and cleantech investment incentives in Korea

      Join the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco and KOTRA, the Korean government’s trade and investment promotion agency, for an informational hour about Korea’s. The Korean Consulate General and KOTRA have also teamed up to promote small and medium sized alternative energy innovators, and will showcase these entrepreneurs and the North Chungcheong Province to the global business community at Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2014. Come share in our excitement!

       

      Moderated by: Jung Moon, Executive Director, KOTRA Silicon Valley

       

      Hosted by: The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea  and KOTRA 

      • Mr. Yun
        Global Economic Affairs Bureau of the Korea Foreign Ministry
      • Ms. Myunglae Choi
        KOTRA
      • Ms. Jungmee Sohn
        ChungCheongBuk-Do Provential Government
      • Mr. Richard Ko
        UST Solar
      • Mr. Frank Yim
        KOTRA
    • 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

      Networking Break

      Network with peers before the closing keynotes.

    • 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

      Gold Room

      Closing Keynotes

      • Andrew Chung
        Partner Khosla Ventures
      • John Picard
        Founder & CEO, John Picard & Associates
      • Xavier Datin
        Senior Vice President EcoBusiness, Schneider Electric
      • John Hamer
        Investment Director, Monsanto Growth Ventures
    • 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

      Gold Room

      Closing Reception

      The forum is officially a wrap!

       

      Hosted by: The Consulate of the Republic of Korea and KOTRA

      • Han Dong-man
        Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea

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