Participant Bios

Phillip Abrary
Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery: Closing the Loop & Creating Value

As co-founder of Ostara, Mr. Abrary brings more than 20 years of financial management and executive experience to the company. His background includes founder and president of RTM Norden Inc., an international business and technology consulting firm in the manufacturing sector, and manager of audit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers working with private, public and multinational corporations.

Ashish Aneja
Advanced Technologies Leader
Breakout Sessions: Oil and gas

Ashish Aneja is currently the Advanced Technologies Leader for GE Water & Process Technologies. In this role, Ashish leads the open innovation strategy for the business, including the evaluation of early-stage disruptive technologies for GE W&PT and championing longer-term bets within the business. In his previous role within GE W&PT, Ashish was the technology operations leader responsible for leading the GE W&PT technology division through the annual planning cycle. Ashish also worked with GE Plastics for 5 years in primarily R&D and product development roles. Ashish holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Bachelors in Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Abigail Antolovich
Marketing Leader

Assaf Barnea
Kinrot Ventures

Mr. Assaf Barnea is the CEO of Kinrot Ventures, the leading seed investor in water technologies worldwide, which is privately held by Hutchison water, in cooperation with the Israeli OCS (Office of the Chief Scientist). Hutchison water is a division of Hutchison Whampoa group- an international corporation with a diverse array of holdings and operations in 60 countries. Kinrot Ventures holds a portfolio of 12 start up companies and a strategic partnership with GE water. Previously, Mr. Barnea was managing the Business Development activity at Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, where he oversaw the establishment of WaTech - the Entrepreneurship & Partnership Center for Water Technologies, a program which supports new innovative water technologies solutions that are relevant to Mekorot's daily operations. Prior to Mekorot, he served for four years as a director of business development at Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), a global telecom provider. Mr. Barnea is also a founder and a BOD member of Cardiosense, a medical device startup company. He is a certified lawyer, holds both law and business degrees from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzelia and a political science and psychology degree from Tel-Aviv University. In his previous career, Mr. Barnea played college basketball at Seton Hall University and professional basketball at Israel's top division and was a member of the Israeli national basketball team.

Craig Beckman
Breakout Sessions: Oil and gas

Craig Beckman is the President & CEO for MIOX Corporation, an electrolytic technology leader for customized disinfection chemistries. Prior to MIOX, Craig was the Vice President Equipment Sales at GE Water with responsibility of a global team of Developers selling integrated solutions for large water and waste treatment systems. In addition, Craig was responsible for a new business incubation program for GE Water that focused on translating unique solutions across markets and geographies. Prior to GE Water, Craig lead sales and marketing for Osmonics and was instrumental in their 10X growth prior to being sold to GE. He is a recognized expert in marketing and commercializing new products, driving global sales growth, and managing water projects across multiple industries and applications. With a career in water that spans over 20 years, Craig has gained extensive global market experience in food and beverage; pharmaceutical; power; municipal; oil and gas; and microelectronics. Craig holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In addition to qualifications ranging from highly technical to strategic business development, Craig is a Six Sigma Green Belt (General Electric, Inc.) and certified in Executive Sales Management from Carlson School of Management.

Doug Bennett
Conservation Manager
Southern Nevada Water Authority
Breakout Sessions: Municipal and operators

Doug Bennett has more than 24 years' professional experience relating to water management. As the Conservation Manager for the Southern Nevada Water Authority in Las Vegas, Nevada, he oversees one of the most comprehensive water conservation programs in the United States. Since 2008, he has served as Program Chair for the WaterSmart Innovations Conference, the world's largest professional event dedicated to urban water efficiency. For the past two years, he has served as a water efficiency technical advisor to the U.S. Green Building Council. Bennett holds a bachelor of arts in agriculture and a master of arts in business and personnel management from New Mexico State University.

Anupam Bhargava
Clearwater Systems

Anupam Bhargava is an Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Systems Corporation since 2011. Anupam has more than twenty years of experience as an aviation and clean technology professional with an emphasis on commercializing technology and creating new markets. Anupam is also regarded as a corporate development expert, having established collaborative ventures in more than 12 countries. Before accepting the CEO position with Clearwater, Anupam was General Manager at Pratt & Whitney - a division of United Technologies Corporation - where he established a global network for aircraft maintenance, including EcoPower® Services - a business that enables the airline industry to save millions of gallons of fuel consumption and millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Anupam holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from the Yale University School of Management.

Sanjay Bhatnagar
WaterHealth International
Emerging Markets – Understanding Needs & Accessing Innovation

Sanjay serves as President & CEO of WaterHealth International. He joined WHI in 2009, bringing extensive experience in emerging markets of infrastructure development and management in a global context. He founded the THOT Capital Group in 2001, a private equity firm based in New York that invested in energy assets. Previously, Sanjay served as a CEO of Enron Broadband Services for the Middle East and Asia, based in Singapore, and prior to that he was the Chairman and CEO of Enron South Asia, developing large scale power, gas and telecom infrastructure. Sanjay started his career with Schlumberger, where he served as an engineer and manager in several Asian and European countries. Sanjay received an MBA with Honors from the Harvard Business School, a Master’s degree in Engineering from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. Sanjay has and continues to hold leadership roles with organizations such as: the Global Agenda Council on Water, World Economic Forum; Advisory Board on Water, University of Alberta, Canada; Senior Fellow, University of Southern California; Director Emeritus, US India Business Council (USIBC) affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC; Director, Punj Lloyd Construction Company, India; Director, Emco, India; Former Director,AIESEC International; Former President, American Chamber of Commerce in India (1999-2001); Member, YPO/WPO; Chairman, Infrastructure Committee, Confederation of Indian Industry (2000).

Tao Bindslev
Group Vice President

Mark Blackwell
Environmental Opportunity Fund Investment Analyst
Cenovus Energy

Mark joined Cenovus Energy (TSE:CVE) as an Advisor within the company’s corporate venture fund in early 2012. Within his role at Cenovus Mark works closely with the existing portfolio companies and internal operations team on assisting with technology transfer and early-adoption. Most recently, Mark worked as an Investment Banking Analyst within the Clean Technology & Power Division at CIBC World Markets where he evaluated merger and acquisition candidates and assisted in a series of private placements in the advanced biofuels sector. While at CIBC Mark worked directly with the Vice Chairman of Clean Technology and Renewable Energy in developing the investment banking and financing platform for the bank. Mark began his career at Enbridge Inc. where he worked with the Power Generation Business Development Team. While at Enbridge Mark participated in over $1.1B in acquisitions – most notably the $420MM acquisition of the 80MW Sarnia Solar Facility from First Solar. Mark is a graduate of the Energy Management & Finance Program at the University of Calgary (UofC) and was inducted into the Order of the UofC which recognizes outstanding academic achievement, leadership and commitment to the Calgary community.

Scott Bryan
Imagine H2O

Scott is the COO of Imagine H2O, a nonprofit that inspires and empowers people to turn water challenges into opportunities. Imagine H2O's annual business plan competition identifies early-stage water startups from around the world and supports the winning ideas through the organization's Accelerator Program. Previous winners such as WaterSmart Software, BlackGold Biofuels, Fruition Sciences, Hydrovolts, FogBusters, New Sky Energy and Bilexys leveraged the Accelerator's resources to secure outside investment and new customers. In October 2012, Imagine H2O will open its Consumer Innovations Program to support startups addressing the water needs of individuals. Prior to joining Imagine H2O, Scott was a Financial Consultant at Royal Bank of Canada where he specialized in sustainable investment strategies for foundations and private investors. Prior to RBC, Scott was a Social Investment Analyst at Piper Jaffray where he assessed environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors for institutional investors. He has a BA in Economics from the Colorado College.

Eric Byous
Sustainable Infrastructure Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Owen Cadwalader
OptiRTC Groundwater Lead
OptiRTC / Geosyntec Consultants

Dennis Calvert
BioLargo Water

Bertrand Camus
United Water
Financing Innovation Throughout the Cycle

Bertrand Camus serves as CEO of United Water’s nationwide water and wastewater operations. These encompass both regulated and non-regulated businesses. In addition, he is CEO of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT North America. Prior to joining United Water, Camus served as director of internal audit for SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, United Water’s parent company. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing compliance within the Group’s operations in 30 countries around the world. In addition to expertise in finance, long-term investment and sustainable development, Camus has a wealth of experience in international water operations. He served as chief operating officer of Aguas Argentinas, an affiliate of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT. In that capacity he was responsible for overseeing water and wastewater operations which served eight million people living in Greater Buenos Aires. Before joining Aguas Argentinas, Camus held various business development positions with SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT. As business development director of Southeast Asia he was based in Kuala Lumpur where he was involved with the development of new contracts and acquisition of companies in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Korea. Prior to that Camus was based in Paris where he served as director of international projects. His accomplishments included public-private partnerships in Budapest and Casablanca. Camus began his career in project financing at Banque Nationale de Paris where he structured and implemented funding for large infrastructure projects throughout the world. He is a graduate of Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées where he received a degree in civil engineering. He is also a certified internal auditor

Fred Chang
Managing Director
Everest Cleantech Advisors
Emerging Markets – Understanding Needs & Accessing Innovation

Fred uniquely combines the skills of a management consultant, an entrepreneur, and a PE/VC professional leveraging his bi-cultural background. Fred currently is an investor and advisor specializing in cross-border technology investments in cleantech, sustainability and resources scarcity. Fred’s professional experiences span the USA and Asia starting his career in 1992 in McKinsey & Company’s Greater China offices where he participated in a broad range of consulting projects, including China market entry studies for MNCs and due diligence and strategy work for private equity firms, as well as a 30-year Energy and Environmental Policy & Program for the Taiwan government. After his MBA from the Wharton School in 1997, Fred joined GE Equity’s Technology & Communications Group in the USA, but later returned to Asia to help a Hong Kong conglomerate IPO its technology subsidiary and to launch its venture capital arm where he led an international team with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Silicon Valley making cross-border investments. Fred later joined international PE/VC firms Intellectual Ventures and Chrysalix Clean Energy Capital to launch their China offices, and today also serves as the Senior China Advisor to the Cleantech Group. Fred also was an entrepreneur at VC-backed companies in Greater China serving as the CEO of a data encryption technology company and the COO of a Chinese fabless semiconductor design firm where he led and negotiated cross-border IP licenses from a US university. His educational background includes having studied at Beijing University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania where he received a joint MBA/MA from the Wharton School of Business and the Lauder Institute of International Studies.

Fei Chen
Innovation Platform Director
Grundfos Management

Jim Chu
Emerging Markets – Understanding Needs & Accessing Innovation

Jim has been an active entrepreneur and investor since 1994 and has been involved in humanitarian aid and development since 2004. After obtaining his B.A. in International Relations and Quantitative Economics from Stanford University in 1994, Jim founded a consulting firm in the very early days of the Internet, helping businesses leverage the reach of the web to expand internationally. After his M.A. in International Policy Studies at Stanford, he joined Cisco Systems where he ran marketing and business development in Latin America and Canada, growing annual revenues for services from $90M to $140M within 2 years. Jim left Cisco to join Medécins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), where he headed administrative and financial operations for their missions in Nigeria. Since 2005, Jim has been investing in and operating numerous start-ups in Silicon Valley, both bootstrapped and venture-backed. He has led companies from the seed phase to successful operations with large international teams. Jim has been actively working in Haiti since early 2010 and until July, 2012 was the CEO of LifeGivingForce (LGF), a social enterprise deploying donor-funded private-public water kiosks in urban and rural Haiti. His goal in Haiti is to promote entrepreneurship and development by attracting investment for small and medium-sized businesses and by applying international best practices and technology to create better products and services for the bottom of the pyramid. Jim spends 60% of his time in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and the rest of his time in San Francisco, California.

Drew Clark
Director of Strategy
Extraction to Distribution: Can Data Drive a Smarter Supply Network?

Drew Clark, a champion for innovation across IBM and its global ecosystem, is co-founder of and lead strategist for IBM's global venture capital group. Drew works closely with IBM’s key business imperatives including Sustainability / Cleantech, Smart Healthcare and Cloud Computing, where he works closely with the global venture capital community across multiple IBM brands and industry units to help drive new business opportunities. A serial “entrepreneur", Drew has led a range of internal startup initiatives, including a key role in formation of IBM's Internet Division. Later, Drew led IBM's search, knowledge-management, social media and Web 2.0 initiatives. He has held numerous technical and management positions in several of IBM's product divisions, and has helped lead several of IBM's most innovative development initiatives, including creation of IBM’s Internet unit and later Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing units. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Western Carolina University and an MS in Theoretical Plasma Physics from the University of Texas at Austin.

John Coburn
Managing Director
Financing Innovation Throughout the Cycle

Mr. Coburn was one of the earliest employees of ZENON Environmental, and as President and Chief Operating Officer, he helped grow the company from start-up to over $146M in revenue, with a market capitalization of $700 million. Upon leaving ZENON he was awarded the “Architect of ZENON Award” to recognize his efforts in building the company into a world leader in water treatment. ZENON was acquired by GE in 2006. Mr. Coburn’s water expertise began during the first 10 years of his career with Environment Canada, where he held various technical and senior management roles. He published over 20 scientific research papers and journal articles related to water treatment and its impact on the environment. To honour his service and commitment to excellence during his tenure at Environment Canada, he was awarded the prestigious “Government of Canada Merit Award”. Mr. Coburn is currently a Director of APTwater, Inc., FilterBoxx Water & Environmental Corp., and Natural Systems Utilities, LLC. He is a member of the Sustainable Development Technology Canada Investment Committee, a $1 billion program that finances and supports the development and demonstration of clean technologies. Mr. Coburn is the Sector Practice Lead, Water and Wastewater, for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s (DFAIT) Cleantech Strategy, and is also an advisor to the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute. Mr. Coburn holds a B.Sc. with Honours in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo, and a C.Dir. (Chartered Director) from the McMaster University DeGroote School of Business, Director’s College program.

David Coglizer
The Westly Group

Rafael Concha
Biofiltro USA

Lina Constantinovici
Chief Executive Officer

Mark Coopersmith
Managing Director

Mark has been with ETwater since 2009 where he has driven innovation, growth and financial results with significant new products and services, the “reshoring” of manufacturing from Asia to the US, the development of robust mobile capabilities, attainment of a leadership position in converting conventional control systems to smart irrigation, and more. Mark also teaches innovation and entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley, and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs across numerous programs including at the UC Berkeley SkyDeck venture accelerator. Previously he founded and built a $150mm division for Sony, led the $350mm Global Technology Brands group at Newell Rubbermaid, was founding CEO of online payments company WebOrder (now Motorola), and earlier in his career was a strategy and M&A consultant with Ernst & Young. A frequent speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship and competitiveness, he has been broadly quoted including in the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, USA Today and The Economist, and appeared in media ranging from Fox News and The Huffington Post to CNN and ABC Radio. He is an alumnus of UC Berkeley, where he earned his B.A. and MBA degrees.

Jennifer Crosby
BC Water & Waste Association

Jennifer has been working in the public water utility sector for over 15 years and is currently the President of the British Columbia Water and Waste Association (BCWWA), a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to safeguard public health and the environment through the sharing of skills, knowledge, education and experience and provide a voice for the water and waste community. She is currently a Program Manager with Metro Vancouver, a public organization that delivers regional utility services and political leadership on behalf of 24 local authorities. Through her involvement in several major water infrastructure projects she is keenly aware of the importance of focusing on human resource capacity building as well as infrastructure development. Jennifer’s passion for the provision of effective water and liquid waste services has also included various volunteer efforts with local and international organizations. For several years, she has supported the BC Water for People committee through fundraising events for water improvement projects in developing countries. In 2011, she took a 4-month leave of absence to manage a liquid waste project related to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of British Columbia and Quebec.

Iyad Darcazallie

Iyad Darcazallie is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Derceto, Inc. Prior to joining Derceto, Iyad was EVP and COO at Energy & Power Solutions, Inc., a venture-backed energy management software solutions company (acquired by Ameresco). Previously, Iyad held senior roles in HP’s strategy and corporate development (M&A), and outsourcing groups, as well as in Ernst & Young’s corporate development and ventures group, their management consulting and corporate finance practices, and in their workforce solutions subsidiary where he was CFO and then COO. Earlier in his career, he held various engineering positions at engineering consulting firms Ove Arup & Partners, Bechtel Corporation and Degenkolb Associates. He is a licensed California Professional Engineer (PE), and he holds a BS with honors in architectural engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, an MS in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Audrey Davenport
Energy & Sustainability
Use to Consumption: Predicting Demand and Managing Use

Audrey Davenport is a member of the Google's Energy & Sustainability Team focused on emerging sustainability challenges for the company. With previous experience at Environmental Defense Fund and The Nature Conservancy, Audrey has a deep background in environmental strategy. Audrey also teaches graduate level courses on sustainable business management. She holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA and MA from Yale University.

Simon Davidoff
Head of Strategy - Industrial Services
Siemens Industry Inc.

A member of the executive team, Simon Davidoff reports to the CEO of Siemens Industry Services Division, US holding the position of Head of Strategy & Market, Competitor Intelligence. Atlanta, GA based, he plays a key role in guiding business development based on a continuously improving understanding of the external environment, customer issues, pain points and drivers for industrial services. Considered a thought leader, he responsible for the strategic roadmap, M&A and the development of the data driven value services business - recognized as the key growth engine for Industry Services, US. In addition to Energy & Environmental management being a focus area for his current employer, it is also a personal passion of his, in particular, the use of sensors, intelligent software and predictive analytics to solve complex problems for customers. Having previously spent time in the water business, he is investigating how these types of technologies are spurring innovation, especially in the clean technology space. In former years, Simon was working for a gas turbine company in the UK specializing in combined heat & power (CHP) solutions. Prior to that, he worked in process automation. He holds an MBA from a leading UK university.

Shivaji Deshmukh
Assistant General Manager
West Basin Municipal Water District

Shivaji Deshmukh is the Assistant General Manager for the West Basin Municipal Water District. He is responsible for Engineering, Operations, and the recycled water program. Shivaji has been in this position since 2010. Prior to this, he served at the Orange County Water District for 11 years managing the implementation, design, and construction of the Groundwater Replenishment System, a 100 million gallon per day potable reuse project. Shivaji is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of California and has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Sedge Dienst
KCA Partners, Ltd.

Sedge Dienst, co-founding Partner of the San Francisco-based private equity firm KCA Partners, Ltd., a private equity firm with a strong operating focus in the small-company end of the buyout industry. He has held the CEO role in six companies, and taken active board roles in others across a range of industries over the past 24 years. The firm’s focus on improving performance leads him to spend much of his time on building global supplier networks and sales partnerships. Previously, he led a 40-year old aircraft parts company to build a global customer base in military and commercial aircraft manufacturers. His early career was in consumer products marketing with Carnation Company and Nestle, and management consulting at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. He is Board President of Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco, the largest provider of homeless shelter services in the city, and a Trustee of the World Affairs Council of Northern California. He holds a BS with honors in Agricultural and Managerial Economics from UC Davis, and an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School.

Stephan Dolezalek
Managing Director
VantagePoint Venture Partners

Lance Donny

Lance Donny is the Founder/CEO of OnFarm which is redefining the way agriculture growers use information to address significant challenges in a changing global market. OnFarm is the first cloud based software that integrates hardware and data from nearly any company into a single decision support system; improving yields and maximizing inputs such as nutrients, water, labor, and energy. Lance was the CFO and V.P. of Business Development for PureSense, a leader in soil moisture monitoring for farmers throughout North America. Lance grew up on his family’s vineyard in Fresno and graduated from Fresno State University.

Chris Dooley
ISC, Inc

Thibaud Durand
BridgeGrowth SL

Thibaud is Founding Partner at BridgeGrowth, a service company, focused on International Growth, and committed to accelerating partnerships, improving governance & providing specialized management tools, to US & European Clean & High Tech Champions, Corporates & Institutions. During twenty years in the Industry & Private Equity, Thibaud has experienced more than 30 management & corporate governance positions. Thibaud holds a B.A. in European Management from ICADE E4, and an International MBA from IE Business School.

AJ Dye
Project Manager
Delta Electronics Capital

Nadia El Andaloussi
Investment Manager
Air Liquide

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis brings expertise in strategy, green marketing, and change management to GreenOrder. He leads GreenOrder’s work with General Electric, where the firm has been the principal strategic advisor at the highest levels on ecomagination. Other engagements have focused on the development and marketing of greener product portfolios. He has presented at conferences and on webinars on topics including green marketing and associated regulation, electric vehicles, supply chain sustainability, and developing company-wide sustainability strategies. Previously, while at the consulting firm Katzenbach Partners, Michael led client projects in culture change, process improvement, cost-cutting, and new initiative development. He also created the firm’s cleantech practice area and led firm marketing efforts. Michael graduated from Yale College with a BA in Cognitive Science and from Harvard Business School with an MBA, where he consulted to solar and biofuels start-ups.

Charlotte Ely
Water Division’s Sustainable Water Infrastructure
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Charlotte Ely is a life-scientist at U.S. EPA Region 9. She works for the Water Division’s Sustainable Water Infrastructure Office, managing grants and promoting innovative water and energy management practices. Charlotte began working for EPA in 2006, after graduating from SFSU with a dual BA/BS in Environmental Studies. She is presently completing her MA in geography.

Quentin Falconer
Managing Director, National Cleantech Coordinator
Silicon Valley Bank

As National Cleantech Coordinator, Quentin Falconer leads the business development efforts for the cleantech industry at Silicon Valley Bank. SVB is the premier commercial bank for technology and life science companies of all sizes. SVB currently banks half of all venture-backed companies nationwide. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company serves clients around the world through 27 U.S. offices and international operations in China, India, Israel and the U.K. Formerly an engineer with Bechtel Corporation, Falconer began his commercial banking career in 1990 and has been with Silicon Valley Bank since 1999 working with emerging and mid-stage technology companies. He provides and oversees commercial and merchant banking, investment management and global treasury services for his portfolio of clients. Falconer sits on the Advisory Council for the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum. He earned bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and music from Tufts University and a master’s of business administration from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Jeff Fulgham
Banyan Water
Use to Consumption: Predicting Demand and Managing Use

Jeff Fulgham is the Chief Sales Officer of Banyan Water. A 29-year veteran in the water industry, Jeff previously was the Chief Sustainability Officer and Ecomagination Director at GE Power and Water, where he partnered with customers, organizations, and governments to drive awareness of current water challengers and solutions, and the need to implement water reuse technologies. Before assuming the CSO position, Jeff was the Chief Marketing Officer and Global Marketing Director for GE Water, where he was responsible for all global strategic marketing initiatives on existing and emerging markets and led the commercial and technical training functions for the business. Jeff speaks extensively at global industry events and has published numerous technical papers on water and power topics. Jeff was recognized as a member of the Marketing Dream Team and was awarded the Ex Award by Event Marketer Magazine in 2008 for his leadership driving GE’s World Water Tour. He was also awarded multiple GE “Proof Not Promises” awards for delivering enhanced customer value. Jeff holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University.

James Furlong
Vice President & General Manager
North America Industrial Refrigeration, Johnson Controls Incorporated
Energy-Water Nexus – Beyond the Buzz

James Furlong, P.E., is the Vice President, North America Refrigeration for Johnson Controls. He has thirty years of experience in the Industrial Refrigeration and HVAC industries. Mr. Furlong has been deeply involved in the evaluation of the energy and water consumption characteristics of various types of heat rejection systems applied in commercial, industrial, and power generation applications. He was a principal investigator in a recent report generated for the Electric Power Research Institute by Johnson Controls titled “Feasibility Study for Using a Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System to Reduce Cooling Tower Water Consumption”. Mr. Furlong holds a BE degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College (1983) and a MBA from Loyola University in Maryland (1998). He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut.

Paul Gagliardo
Manager Innovation Development
American Water
Extraction to Distribution: Can Data Drive a Smarter Supply Network?

Paul Gagliardo is the manager of Innovation Development for American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. In this role, Mr. Gagliardo is responsible for identifying new technologies that can be incorporated into American Water’s various business enterprises. He leads the company's Innovation Development Process, which tests and develops new technologies and processes for use in the company and the water industry. Mr. Gagliardo has extensive experience in project management, wastewater recycling, equipment technology research and development, membrane systems, water resources planning, strategic planning, federal and state grants, water policy, water treatment technology, seawater desalination and groundwater asset development. He came to American Water in 2009 from Natawa Corporation, a start-up company focused on utilities and technology within a public-private partnership framework, where he served as vice president. In this role he established the company’s strategic plan and created multiple income-producing schemes through risk-sharing alliances and a unique financing program. Prior to this position, he was the senior program director for Earth Tech Inc., leading a team of engineers, construction managers and technicians in the winning and execution of water and wastewater- related projects. Mr. Gagliardo also spent twenty plus years at the city of San Diego, where he created and managed the Aqua2000 Research Center, a program focused on the testing of new technologies for use in the water and wastewater business. The Aqua2000 Research Center helped develop the membrane bioreactor system from a novelty to the de facto technology of choice for recycled water applications. Mr. Gagliardo’s team developed the performance test protocols that are being used by the California Department of Health Services to determine if systems can be used in specific potable water and recycled water applications.

Michael George
Managing Director, Public Finance
Manager, Integrated Water Industry Services

Michael George's professional career as a lawyer, investment banker, senior public company executive, and board member has developed his skill in the design of sophisticated financial solutions for water/energy management and financing challenges for both public and private entities. Mr. George led J.P. Morgan's public finance and regulated company investment banking practice on the West Coast. In 1998, he was named the CEO of Western Water Company (NASDAQ: WWTR), a public company which developed and managed water projects for utilities. After taking Western Water Company private in 2006, Mr. George became head of corporate development for American States Water Company (NYSE: AWR) where he managed that company’s water resource portfolio, led the strategic planning effort and supervised its regulatory affairs division. He joined Wedbush Securities in 2010 and provides services to the water and wastewater industry. Mr. George is an honors graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the California bar and has lectured on water policy and natural resource management at UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and USC.

Peter Gleick
President & Co-Founder
Pacific Institute
Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

Dr. Peter H. Gleick is an internationally recognized water expert and co-founder of the Pacific Institute in Oakland, California. His research and writing address the critical connections between water and human health, the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization, and international conflicts over water resources. Dr. Gleick was named a MacArthur “genius” Fellow in October 2003 for his work. In 2001, Gleick was dubbed a "visionary on the environment" by the British Broadcasting Corporation. In 1999, Gleick was elected an Academician of the International Water Academy, in Oslo, Norway and in 2006 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. In 2008, Wired Magazine named him “one of 15 people the next President should listen to.” In 2011, Gleick and the Pacific Institute received the first U.S. Water Prize. Gleick received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He serves on the boards of numerous journals and organizations, and is the author of many scientific papers and nine books, including Bottled & Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water, the biennial water report, The World's Water, published by Island Press (Washington, D.C.), and the newest: A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy from Oxford University Press (New York).

John Goetz
Dentons Canada LLP

John is a partner in the Energy Group at Dentons Canada LLP. John has extensive experience advising clients in the energy sector, including in-house experience at a major oil company. John co-leads the Cleantech and Emissions Trading Group and brings his energy and cleantech experience and insights to this emerging area of practice. He is the chairman of Seair Inc. (TSXV: SDS), a publicly traded water treatment technology company that is active in the oil and gas, industrial and municipal sectors. John works closely with clients on their corporate commercial matters and has significant experience with large oil sands infrastructure projects, cleantech projects and technology development, finance and M&A matters. John is also a director of the North American Climate Exchange, a Calgary Canada based environmental exchange that focuses on the spot market and for environmental commodities.

John Goetz
Dentons Canada LLP

Jeff Green
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Energy-Water Nexus – Beyond the Buzz

Mr. Green is an experienced early-stage, venture-backed technology entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of NanoH2O, a global provider of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes that leverage nanotechnology to lower the cost of desalination. Since 2007, Mr. Green has overseen the rapid development of nanocomposite membranes from bench-scale research to established commercial technology with installations in over 30 countries. Previously, as a software entrepreneur, Mr. Green founded Archive, Inc. (sold to Cyclone Commerce) and, Inc. (NASDAQ: "STMP"). In both companies, Mr. Green co-wrote the original business plan and, as Vice President of Marketing, directed the company’s strategy, business model and marketing operations. Prior to his career as an entrepreneur, Mr. Green garnered marketing and strategy experience at leading companies such as Mitchell Madison, Hewlett Packard and Ziff-Davis. Mr. Green holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Anderson School at University of California, Los Angeles.

Kyle Greene
Seair Inc.

Ashwin Gulati
President and CEO
Spiral Water Technologies

Ashwin is the co-founder and CEO of Spiral Water Technologies, developing and marketing the next generation of industrial filtration technologies for advanced suspended solids removal. His 20-year experience spans information technology and clean tech ventures and has served as the founder/CEO and as a senior executive of both corporate strategy and business development for several domestic and international companies. His professional experience includes President of Match Point Ventures, President of US Operations of Alogic, President & CEO of Gemteq and international business development positions with Dun & Bradstreet Software and Comshare Inc. in England, Spain and the United States.

Sally Gutierrez
Director, Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development and Support Program
U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development

Megan Guy
Vice President
Angeleno Group, LLC

Megan Guy is a Vice President at Angeleno Group and focuses on the firm’s investments in Australia and the U.S. across sectors including carbon, energy and efficiency finance, intelligent transportation, water and agriculture. Prior to joining Angeleno Group, Ms. Guy spent several years at Goldman Sachs in New York and Sydney, Australia, where she was a member of the natural resources investment banking team and was a founding member of the firm's environmental markets and strategy group. In 2009, she served as a Recovery Act Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy. She holds an A.B. from Harvard College in Environmental Science and Public Policy, an M.S. in Environment and Resources (with a focus on nuclear and clean energy technologies) from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Hank Habicht
Managing Partner
SAIL Capital Partners
Securing Clean Water for the Beverage Industry

Hank joined SAIL in January 2006 as a pioneering figure in the areas of environmental business and policy and a leading contributor to environmental innovation. He has been influential in spearheading many of SAIL's portfolio company investments. Hank and Managing Partner Walter Schindler are responsible for co-managing all aspects of SAIL’s operations and investments. His career in the environmental policy world has included leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, and at the U.S. EPA as COO (Deputy Administrator). During his time with the EPA he oversaw the development of new air and water programs to prevent pollution, including the development of the Energy Star program and implementation of market based trading programs under the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments. In business, Hank served as Senior VP in charge of acquisitions and other divisions of Safety-Kleen, a billion-dollar environmental service company. He has also held positions and started ventures in the for-profit environmental arena, including as VP of William D. Ruckelshaus Associates, which co-managed the successful Environmental Venture Fund, one of the first successful green funds in the 1980s. As Co-Founder of Capital E, LLC, a strategic consultancy for emerging renewable energy products and technologies, he advised Fortune 100 and early stage ventures on sustainable growth strategies. He previously served as CEO and is now Vice Chairman of a prestigious non-for-profit corporation that fosters innovation in environmental management and promotes applications of clean technology in emerging markets, called Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF.) Hank has held numerous Board seats over the years, currently he sits on the Boards of SAIL companies WaterHealth International, and Xtreme Power, and is a Co-Founder of the American Council on Renewable Energy. He is Commissioner of the National Commission on Energy Policy, has advised several Cabinet Secretaries and serves on the Advisory Board to the National Renewable Energy Lab and the Pacific Northwest National Lab. In 1991 the EPA awarded him with the esteemed Total Quality Leadership Award and in 2009 he received the national Richard Mellon Award for Environmental Stewardship. Hank holds a Bachelors degree with High Honors from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.

Steve Hahn
Ventures and Business Development
The Dow Chemical Company
Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery: Closing the Loop & Creating Value

Steve joined Dow in Midland, Michigan in 1982 and has worked in a variety of business and corporate research and new business development functions at Dow prior to assuming his current role in 2007. As Research Fellow, Steve leads Dow’s effort to identify emerging, strategically aligned chemical, materials, water and energy related business opportunities. He is focusing on the North American West Coast region and is currently located in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area of Northern California. Steve has a B.S. in Chemistry from Michigan Tech and an M.S. in Chemistry from Central Michigan University. He holds 38 issued U.S. Patents, has 40 publications in refereed journals, and 6 chapters in scientific reference books. Steve was named a Dow Inventor of the Year in 1990 and 1996, the Distinguished Alumni Lecturer at Michigan Tech in 1996 and 2003, and received the Dow Excellence In Science Award in 1999. He was a Visiting Professor of Chemistry and IPrime Scholar at the University of Minnesota in 2002. He received the American Chemical Society Cooperative Research Award in 2008 and the Council for Chemical Research Collaboration Award in 2010. He has represented Dow on Advisory Boards at the University of Connecticut and at Michigan Tech. Steve also serves on the advisory board for the Global Social Venturing Competition at the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley.

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.

Carol W. Hance
Managing Director
LongueVue Capital

Carol W. Hance is Managing Director of LongueVue Capital and is a member of the Investment Committee. LVC invests in US based companies with revenues between $10-$100 million and EBITDA of $2 million and above. Ms. Hance has extensive experience as a private equity investor and as an investment and commercial banker dealing with small and middle market companies. Ms. Hance was the co-head of the Retailing Group at Kidder, Peabody & Co., responsible for the IPO, secondary, and merger and acquisition activities of the group. Ms. Hance headed the Asset Securitization departments of two Wall Street firms and managed a $5 billion loan portfolio as a Managing Director at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. In addition, Ms. Hance's operating experience includes serving as the Chief Sustainability Officer of a packaging logistics company and Chief Operating Officer of a wireless technology company. She has served on five corporate Boards and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College as well as a degree from Harvard University's Business School, Program for Management Development.

Richard Harris
Manager of Water Conservation
Eastbay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
Smart Water Networks: Separating Hype From Reality

As Manager of Water Conservation, Richard Harris oversees the development and implementation of EBMUD’s water conservation master planning efforts in support of long term water supply and demand management goals. Richard has been at EBMUD for more than 23 years, and prior to EBMUD’s Water Conservation Division, Richard managed EBMUD’s Water Recycling Program. Richard has more than 27 years of experience in water and energy resource management, civil engineering and environmental systems planning. Richard serves as a Board member of the California Urban Water Conservation Council and the Alliance for Water Efficiency, based in Chicago, Illinois, two non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing water-use efficiency. Richard is a licensed Civil Engineer and he holds a Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles, and Bachelor’s degrees in Business Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Doa'a Hassan
Teaching Assistant
German University in Cairo

My name is Doa’a M. Refaat, I’m working as Teaching Assistant in the German University in Cairo. Besides teaching, I’m working on my MA Degree in Establishing Business Incubator for young Designers with Sustainable perspective. Graduated from The German University in Cairo, Product Design after receiving a BA Degree in Eco-Design and renewable energy application. I’m highly interested in Sustainability approach: applying and balancing its three dimensions in the Design process. My interest contributed in research, conceptualization and design phases in the project “Dromedarily Sustainable” presented to the “Biomimicry Student Design Challenge”, where my team “Egy-Osmo” won the grand prize.

David Henderson
Managing Director
XPV Capital Corporation

Confidential David Henderson, Managing Director Prior to starting XPV Capital, Mr. Henderson was a Vice President with the private merchant bank Kinghaven Capital Corporation (now VRG Capital). At Kinghaven, he was responsible for executing direct investments in a broad range of industries, M&A transactions, and corporate development work for a number of portfolio companies. Mr. Henderson has built an extensive global network in the water sector as a respected investor, speaker and expert contributor in the area of water technology and investing. Some of the organizations he has worked with include: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Global Water Intelligence, American Water Intelligence, Water Environment Federation, International Water Association, WaterCAMPWS, Government of Ontario, Singapore International Water Week, The China Green Technology Initiative, InterAction Council, Confluence, The Blue Economy, ImagineH2O, Artemis Water Strategy, Cleantech Group, Brookings Institute, and LUX Research. Mr. Henderson is a Director of FATHOM Water Holdings, Newterra Group Ltd., and Ontario WaterTAP, and is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization. He was a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, has received the Ontario Premier’s Award of excellence, and was given the Global Champion Award for SIFE (now Enactus) for his contribution to the international success of the organization. Mr. Henderson was educated at Ryerson University’s School of Business, where he specialized in the Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development program and received the Ryerson Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research Award.

Trevor Hill
Executive Chairman

Richard Irving
General Partner
Pond Venture Partners Ltd.

Based in Silicon Valley, Richard co-founded Pond in 1997 and brings 30 years' experience in venture capital, business management, marketing and engineering in technology companies including AT&T Bell Labs, AMD, and Brooktree. Richard has been involved in over $1B of IPOs, acquisitions, and private financings. Richard enjoys working with young companies driving businesses, CEOs & teams through challenges including strategy, go-to-market, product roadmap, growing management teams, closing key customers & partners, internal processes, supplier management, fundraising, & exit. Richard's expertise includes water, energy efficiency, wireless, systems, hardware, software, semiconductors, and materials. Richard serves as Chairman of Emefcy Ltd. & Director of Acco Semiconductor. Previous Boards include picoChip (acquired by Mindspeed 2/12), Nanotech Semiconductor (acquired by Gennum 4/11, now Semtech), 4Home (acquired by Motorola Mobility 12/10), Gigle Networks (acquired by Broadcom 12/10), Transitive (acquired by IBM 12/08), YAC (acquired by J2 Global 7/07), Artisan Software (management buyout 4/07), SealedMedia (acquired by Stellent 8/06, now Oracle), Eccord Systems (assets acquired by Codima 8/03), and Microcosm Communications (acquired by Conexant 1/00, now Mindspeed). Richard has a B.Sc. (1st Class Hons.) and an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Manchester University.

Shahram Javey
Use to Consumption: Predicting Demand and Managing Use

Founder and CEO of Aquacue. Previously, Shahram worked in senior technical and management positions at IBM and Adobe Systems. His favorite pastime is learning and mastering a new topic and pedaling his Santa Cruz bike through the hills of Los Gatos.

Nikunj Jinsi
Global Head - Clean Technology Investments
International Finance Corporation
Emerging Markets – Understanding Needs & Accessing Innovation

Nikunj joined IFC in 2003 and heads IFC’s clean technology investment efforts, as part of its Climate Change Business Group. He combines over 20 years of experience in various industry sectors, having worked and lived in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the US. Nikunj blends operational, entrepreneurial, investment banking and over 15 years of emerging market private equity experiences with unique global perspective on several industries. At IFC, Nikunj has led over 18 investments totaling more than US$200 million, for which IFC acted as a (co-)lead and involving other leading private equity and strategic players in Asia, and currently sits on the boards of six Asian companies. Nikunj also is involved with IFC's LP investment program for venture funds in Asia, having evaluated several fund investment opportunities in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore and India, and sits on the Advisory Board of a leading (US$500mm) China venture fund, and has been responsible for several fund investments in India. Prior to joining IFC in Washington DC, Nikunj spent almost nine years living and working in Asia. Nikunj was the Managing Director and Head of the Singapore office for one of Asia's leading venture funds where he managed theteam making investments in South East Asia and India and was also responsible for managing several Asian LP relations. Prior to this, Nikunj spent 4 years in the Asian investment banking industry providing M&A and corporate finance services to clients throughout the region. In addition, Nikunj was the co-owner of South East Asia's largest independent marketing communications agency, with offices in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, which was successfully sold to Omnicom (NYSE:OMC), the largest media marketing group in the world, in 2002. Mr. Jinsi started his career working for KPN Telecom in the Netherlands, working as a Project Manager. Nikunj obtained an MBA degree from Stanford University (USA), attended as a Fulbright Scholar and an M Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Brian Jordan
Vice President & Director
Global Corporate Development, MWH
Energy-Water Nexus – Beyond the Buzz

Brian Jordan is a Vice President and Director of Global Corporate Development for MWH Global, a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and construction solutions for the wet infrastructure industry. In this capacity, Brian is responsible for coordinating and leading a variety of the company’s growth efforts including strategic partnerships and mergers and acquisitions, as well as organic growth initiatives aligned with the company’s strategic plan. Prior to MWH, Brian was a Senior Vice President at a Fortune 500 company where he was the executive responsible for profit and loss, sales and marketing efforts, and oversight of strategy and operations for the firm’s water business in a region that extended from the Rocky Mountains to continental Asia. Brian has been active in professional associations throughout his career. He has served on the Board of Directors and been elected, nominated, or appointed to leadership and chair positions for a half-dozen different industry organizations. He is also an active author and public speaker having published or presented several dozen papers over the past decade. A licensed professional engineer in California, Brian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, and completed graduate studies in the same field at Virginia Tech.

Richard Jungman
Mezzanine-mgmt / MECAL

Richard Jungman has been in high end businesses for 20 years. He has been instrumental in the success of startups as well as spin-outs of Fortune 500 companies and has offices located throughout the world. With a diverse background in engineering, environment, law, and management, Richard has a passion for finding potential in new Schumpeter combinations or underperforming companies. His entrepreneurial and strategic way of thinking combines potential problems with opportunity for growth and success. Richard also takes the time to mentor, coach and help those individuals around him to achieve their own success with constructive feedback and encouragement to take on new challenges and seize opportunities. Richard will help you take a step back from any situation in order to access the critical points in blocking or enabling your ideas, and can help you create a plan of action for an effective path.

Gigi Karmous-Edwards
Director of Technology , Smart Water Networks

Samrat Karnik
Managing Director
Bentley Associates, L.P.

Samrat Karnik is a senior corporate finance advisor to water, environmental and industrial technology companies as well as is a co-founder of Dreambox Emergence Benefit, LLC where he leads the business strategy effort. He is currently a Managing Director at Bentley Associates with a dedicated focus on providing general corporate finance, M&A and private placement advisory services to environmental and industrial technology companies. Prior to joining Bentley, Samrat was senior member of the M&A and Industrial groups of both Duff & Phelps and Houlihan Lokey. His clients in the water technology space have included companies such as Trojan Technologies, Marsh McBirney, Synagro, T-Systems, etc. giving him exposure to the range of technologies involved in water treatment and monitoring. Dreambox Emergence is a social enterprise committed to leveraging capabilities of additive manufacturing / 3D printing to enable underdeveloped, rural communities to produce complex, essential industrial products such as water filters, valves, and irrigation components. Samrat graduated from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business of New York University.

Peter Kjeldgaard
Business Development Associate

Peter has been with Opower since June of 2012, and currently works as a Business Development Associate, responsible for strategic partnerships. He has focused particularly in Opower's relationships with the broad ecosystem of innovative companies working in the smart grid and efficiency industries. He is excited to convey to Opower a deeper understanding of the changing landscape facing water utilities. Prior to Opower, Peter was a senior consultant at consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, DC. He is currently a part-time student at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, and expects to complete his M.A. in International Trade & Investment Policy in December of 2013. He graduated in 2009 from Yale College with a B.A. in History.

Sandy Knapp
CEO/GM North America
Observant, Inc

Sandy Knapp is the CEO of Observant, Inc. - a sales, marketing, and distribution subsidiary of Observant Pty Ltd. that has been recently formed to bring the company’s agricultural and water efficiency solutions to the North American market. Observant, founded 10 years ago in Australia, designs and develops its entire range of offerings in-house, and the company has won numerous awards for its products and applications, which improve efficiencies of water, energy and farm management – specifically by providing monitoring, control and automation capabilities for water use, irrigation systems, valves, gates, pumps, and other related equipment and infrastructure (including renewable energy monitoring) used by the grower community, irrigation districts, and certain large scale urban water management projects.

Kimberly Kupiecki
Dow Water & Process Solutions
Global Communications Director

Cory Lancaster
Member of the Research Staff'

Cory Lancaster joined PARC, Inc. this year to work on the development of their Hydrodynamic Separation technology after a career working for a large international consulting firm as a wastewater process engineer where he specialized in biological, chemical, and physical treatment process modeling and nutrient removal to low levels for regulatory compliance with NPDES permits. He has presented on nutrient removal and modeling around the country and abroad, and troubleshot wastewater treatment plant performance, sampling, and analysis via on-site investigations. Cory has provided process engineering support on dozens of wastewater treatment plant facilities plans from conceptual phase through final designs both nationally and internationally. He holds a BS in environmental science from Rutgers University and a MS in environmental engineering from Washington State University.

Gregory Landegger
ThermoEnergy Corporation

Gregory Landegger is an industrial technology investor and operating executive with a focus on cleantech and sustainable packaging. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer at ThermoEnergy Corporation (TMEN:OTCBB) a diversified technologies company engaged in the development and sale of patented and/or proprietary wastewater treatment systems and the development of clean combustion technologies for power generation. Mr. Landegger previously led operational turnarounds for the private equity portfolio of W.R. Huff Asset Management. Mr. Landegger began his carrier in the pulp and paper machinery industry where he held senior leadership positions at United Container Machinery (Barry Wehmiller) and Black Clawson. Mr. Landegger is a member of the Advisory Board of Tipa Corp., an early-stage compostable packaging company. He received a BSFS degree from Georgetown University.

Jean Lee
Jean Lee Consulting

Jean Lee provides consulting services in environmental sustainability and materials science. Prior to launching her consulting practice, she was a principal scientist and program manager at Apple, where she built and led a life cycle assessment (LCA) program to assess the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its products. She has also conducted LCA focusing on the global warming potential, energy consumption, and water footprint associated with Apple’s facilities and operations. Jean holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Cornell University, and bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Nadine Leslie
President - Environmental Services
United Water

Jack Levy
Isreal Cleantech Ventures

Jack is a co-founder and partner at Israel Cleantech Ventures (ICV) where he leads the fund’s activities in water related technologies, agritech and green chemistry. Established in 2006, ICV is the leading venture capital firm dedicated to providing value added growth capital to exceptional entrepreneurs building Israel’s energy, water and environmental technology leaders. ICV currently manages $150M in two funds and has completed 16 investments. ICV funds are backed by leading institutional investors, multinational corporations and family offices in Europe, the US and Israel. Jack sits on the boards of portfolio companies FRX Polymers and Emefcy and as an observer to Aqwise and Scodix. Prior to establishing ICV, Jack was Vice President and General Counsel of, guiding the firm as it grew to over $100M in revenues and expanded operations into five countries and completed a successful NASDAQ IPO. Previously, Jack served as a corporate attorney for Tulchinsky Stern in Tel Aviv and with the New York law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher representing venture funds, early stage companies and multinationals. Jack also co-chairs the Advisory Board of the Israel-Strategic Alternative Energy Foundation (I-SAEF) which provides early-stage alternative energy research grants to Israeli university professors. Jack holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Lanford Liu
Chairman & CEO
Delta Electronics Capital Company

Frank Loge
University of California Davis

Frank J. Loge is the Director of the Center for Water-Energy Efficiency and a professor in the UC Davis Civil and Environmental Engineering department. He maintains a strong interest in the relationship between energy, water, and human and ecosystemic health. A strong advocate and practitioner of fundamental research, Dr. Loge also develops and deploys technologies and policies that improve the quality of the environment and human life. His research interests include the water–energy nexus, water efficiency in use and delivery, western riparian and estuarine issues, water-sector entrepreneurship, and water policy. Dr. Loge serves on the Davis Water Advisory Committee and co-authored Davis’s novel consumption-based fixed-rate water rate structure, which sends consumers a strong, fair conservation signal with revenue stability for water utilities. He is also working to bridge the chasm between the civil engineering and information technology verticals to build a modern information architecture that enables intelligent water production, treatment, delivery, consumption, and post-treatment, developing an affordable “smart water grid” that will maximize efficiency in water and wastewater systems with additional energy efficiencies at every step. Dr. Loge’s current research sponsors include the Army Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation and the California Department of Water Resources.

Khalil Maalouf
Managing Director
XPV Capital Corporation

Michael Manion
Inventor and Portfolio Investment Manager
Intellectual Ventures

Dr Michael Manion is an inventor, scientist and entrepreneur. He has worked both in the USA and Australia for a number of research institutes, universities, and private companies across a range of technology landscapes. His PhD is in Physiology and Biophysics, and he worked in cancer research for many years at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He completed an MBA in Technology Management at the University of Washington, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Michael has successfully invented, developed and commercialized technologies in a diverse array of domains from nanotechnology, biotechnology, medical devices, materials science, water technology, energy systems, optical computing and recycling systems. Michael is a prolific inventor for Intellectual Ventures, as well as a Portfolio Investment Manager, responsible for commercialization of IV’s Water Related Technology portfolio.

Rebecca Mark-Jusbasche
Resource Development Partners

Rebecca Mark‐Jusbasche is an independent investment executive with more than 30 years experience in creating and leading infrastructure development projects around the globe. Since 2000, she has been president of Resource Development Partners, LLC, investing in water, energy technology, and agricultural projects with a focus on sustainable development. The organization’s investments include WaterHealth International, a water purification start‐up, as an early investor. Additionally, her company is currently funding Dredgit Environmental Corp, an innovative startup in dredging and wastewater cleanup. Through ranch ownership in New Mexico and Colorado they are also exploring water issues related to grasslands and agriculture. Ms. Mark‐Jusbasche spent much of her career with Enron. From 1998 through 2000, she was CEO and Chairman of Azurix Corp, where she formed first competitive global water company for owning and operating infrastructure in the water industry. The company had revenues over $500 million and a workforce in excess of 3,000. From 1992‐1998, she was CEO and Chairman of Enron International. Through ground up development, she built an $8 billion power and pipeline company operating in 20 counties. Under her leadership, the company raised equity and project financing in excess of $20 billion. She holds an MBA from Harvard University and a B.A. in Psychology and a Master’s in International Management from Baylor University.

Bruce Marlow
Vice President

Steve Maxwell
Managing Director
Fresh Opportunities in Water & Agriculture

Steve Maxwell is Managing Director of TechKNOWLEDGEy Strategic Group in Boulder, which provides merger & acquisition support and investment banking services to the water industry. He is also a partner in Summit Global Management, one of the country’s first water investment funds. He is also the founder and Editor of the Water Market Review – a comprehensive review of current trends, developments and competitive and financial data. Mr. Maxwell is also the author of the recently-published The Future of Water. He is a contributing editor to many water publications, and serves on various corporate and association boards. He was recently named to the Board of Directors of WaterAid, the world’s largest water charitable organization. Mr. Maxwell holds Masters Degrees in both Public Policy and in Geology from Harvard University. He is an avid cyclist and recently became one of a handful of people to successfully climb the legendary Mont Ventoux, in southern France, from all four directions in one day.

George McFadden

George McFadden has 5+ years in environmental science research and consulting. He recently earned a M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia, where he researched fertilizer transport and the potential for natural remediation in streams for his thesis. Prior to graduate school, George was an Environmental Scientist at MACTEC Engineering and Consulting. At MACTEC, he performed Environmental Site Assessments and project management at sites in both the US and Central America. George is interested in innovative, market-based solutions to address water resource issues and increase efficiency at the nexus of food, energy and water.

Alex McIntosh
Ecomundi Ventures

Ku McMahan
Team Lead Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge for Development

Tanja McQueen
BC Water & Waste Association

Chris Melancon
Spyglass Technologies, Inc

Since 1993, Chris has served in leadership roles for emerging businesses focused on the life sciences and information technology. Prior to founding Spyglass in 2008, Chris led a line of business at Applied Biosystems (now Life Technologies) where he promoted a comprehensive solutions-based approach to delivering early warning systems for biological surveillance. In response to increasing global concern about a potential avian influenza pandemic in 2005, Chris launched a multi-year initiative to deliver state-of-the-art tests for influenza surveillance. Spyglass offers real-time sensor networks and software for monitoring public and industrial water resources. More information is available at

Jeffrey Mendelssohn

Wigs Mendoza
Program Manager
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Yasuo Miyazawa
Head of CVC
Nitto Denko Corporation

Jeff Moeller
Director of Water Technologies
Water Environment Research Foundation

Jeff Moeller is the Director of Water Technologies at the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) where he has worked since 1997. Jeff directs the LIFT technology evaluation program (Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology). LIFT is a new WEF/WERF initiative to accelerate innovation in the water quality industry and help move new technologies more rapidly into practice. Jeff has managed several large research programs since he began at WERF, including wastewater collection and treatment systems, stormwater, decentralized systems, and sustainable integrated water management. Jeff has over 20 years of experience in environmental engineering and previously worked as an engineer for Hazen and Sawyer designing water, stormwater, and wastewater systems. He has worked on water projects in the mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States, as well as internationally for Inter-American Development Bank funded projects in Central America. Jeff has a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from M.I.T. He is a registered professional engineer in Virginia and North Carolina.

Chris Morrison
Assistant Vice President, Technology Scout Team
Use to Consumption: Predicting Demand and Managing Use

Chris Morrison, from Nalco/Ecolab is a 30+ year global veteran of the water treatment industry, most recently in Geneva, Switzerland and now living near SF, California. Nalco is now a division of Ecolab, a $12 Billion/year firm and is seen as the industry leader in Water treatment. Chris has had a variety of executive assignments in leadership (Division Vice President, Water group; Asia Pacific General Manager and technical/commercial roles), mostly focused on industrial water treatment involving: refrigeration/towers, steam/boilers, reverse osmosis, and waste plant/MBR operations. He and his teams have provided green technical solutions to a variety of industries (including: steel, pulp and paper, refining, commercial buildings, microelectronics and various food/Beverage manufacturers) to reduce water footprint, re-use and recycle strategies. Chris has led these assignments starting in the 80’s from San Francisco and in the 90’s, living and leading teams for Nalco in Sydney, Australia and Jakarta, Indonesia. Chris is a previously an elected public official and director/Chairman of the Marin Municipal Water District, serving water for over 200,000 people just north of San Francisco. While serving as Chairman, the water district went through one of the longest droughts in the history of the district, forcing drastic (25 %+) water reductions on the consumers and scrambling for alternative sources of drinking and irrigation water. He was also a California Governor appointee of the Regional Water Control Board for San Francisco. Chris is recognized leader and mentor, speaker and judge for three global water projects trying to recognize and bolster support the best new ‘water-related companies in the industry (, and Chris graduated with a degree in Biology from UC San Diego (La Jolla, CA, USA) and extension courses in business/engineering at University of Sydney and Northwestern.

Sam Newman
Senior Program Manager

Walt Norley
HydroPoint Data System

Evan P Olsen
Chief Operating Officer
Waterfund LLC
Financing Innovation Throughout the Cycle

Evan Olsen is Chief Operating Officer of Waterfund LLC. He has been involved with capital markets and investment banking for the past twenty-five years most recently as Head of Equity Trading with the innovative San Francisco based financial service firm WR Hambrecht + Co. Previously, Evan was an investment manager for a private investment firm he founded called Ascend Capital Partners which combined diversified blue-chip equity portfolios with volatility selling strategies designed to reduce risk while enhancing performance. Prior to forming ACP Evan served as Executive Vice President and Head of Equity Trading for Stephens Inc. where he directed a department of over thirty professionals in four cities. He also was a Managing Director for RBC Dain overseeing their NASDAQ trading desk in Seattle. Evan has a BA in Economics from the University of Washington.

Aric Olson
Jain Irrigation
Breakout Session: Agriculture

Aric Olson, the president of Jain Irrigation, Inc. (Fresno, CA) has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration to go along with 15+ years of manufacturing company experience in which he held responsibilities for manufacturing, distribution, engineering, sales & marketing, and human resources. He is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt and Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence from the American Society of Quality. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional and Certified in Production and Inventory Management by APICS, the Association for Operations Management. Additionally, he is a Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist and Certified Irrigation Designer by the Irrigation Association. He has been a member of Jain Irrigation’s management team responsible for successfully integrating 3 major acquisitions into the leading global micro-irrigation company in the world, in the last six years. He is a Vice President, Director, and a member of the Executive Committee for the Irrigation Association and a founding member of Blue Tech Valley. He also supports the local community with service on the Fresno County Workforce Investment Board as a Director and Executive Committee member. Aric lives in Fresno, CA, the USA headquarters for Jain Irrigation, Inc., with his wife and two young sons.

Jane Pagel
President & CEO
Ontario Clean Water Agency

Jane Pagel was appointed President and CEO of the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) in 2010. She has extensive background in both Government and the private sector. OCWA is an agency of the Province of Ontario that provides a full range of comprehensive services to Ontario’s water industry. The Agency’s core business is the operation, maintenance and management of water and wastewater treatment facilities, and the provision of engineering and other technical and advisory services to water and wastewater system owners. OCWA currently operates over 700 water and wastewater treatment facilities and associated systems, ranging in size from small wells and pumping stations to large-scale urban water and wastewater systems, on behalf of over 180 Ontario clients. In addition to its core business activities, the Agency plays a role in the promotion, development, testing, demonstration and commercialization of clean water technologies. In addition to her work with OCWA, Jane serves on the board of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, chairing the board’s Project Review Committee, and was a longstanding member of the Prime Minister's Advisory Council on Science and Technology. In 2011, Jane was appointed a member of the Board of Directors for the Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP), which was established under the Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act, 2010. WaterTAP provides advice to the government on developing the province’s water sector, with the goal of helping entrepreneurs access world-class research, talent and capital to create solutions for water management, treatment and protection.

Michael Potter
President / CEO
Therma-Flite, Inc.

Vasuhi Rasanayagam
Sr. Research Scientist
American Air Liquide

Marty Reed
The Roda Group

Marty Reed is a Principal with The Roda Group, a seed stage venture capital group focused on clean technology. Having served in operating roles at multiple Roda Group portfolio companies, he joined the firm in 2010. Marty serves on the Board of Directors of portfolio companies mOasis, Inventys Thermal Systems and Gridtential Energy. Prior to joining The Roda Group, Marty was the CEO of a Roda Group portfolio company. The company was acquired by American Greetings (NYSE: AM) in December of 2010. He also held senior management positions at Roda Group companies, CoolSystems and Ask Jeeves. Mr. Reed received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University and his Masters of Business Administration from John F. Kennedy University's School of Management.

Jonathan Rhone
Axine Water Technologies

Jonathan Rhone is President and CEO of Axine Water Technologies, a Vancouver-based technology company commercializing a proprietary low cost, chemical-free solution for treating organic pollutants in industrial wastewater. From 2003 to 2011, he was CEO of Nexterra Systems Corp. an award-winning, international leading supplier of waste-to-energy heat and power systems. Prior to Nexterra, Jonathan was COO of a publicly traded biofuels company and VP and Partner of The Delphi Group, an international consultancy. He began his career in the oil and gas industry with Dome Petroleum and later Amoco Canada Petroleum. Jonathan has served on numerous boards of private companies and public organizations. He is currently a member of the BC Premier’s Technology Council, the Advisory Board of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and chairs the BC Cleantech CEO Alliance. From 1998 – 2008, he served on the board of VanCity Capital, a venture capital fund subsidiary of VanCity. Jonathan has been honoured with numerous awards including BC’s Technology Industry Person of the Year in 2009.

Tom Rooney
Energy Recovery
Breakout Sessions: Oil and gas

Thomas Rooney is the Chief Executive Officer of Energy Recovery and a member of the board of directors. Mr. Rooney brings more than 30 years of experience in leading global companies through strategic transformations while helping them to capitalize on new market opportunities. Mr. Rooney has been published or featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, CNET, Fast Company, Bloomberg, The Guardian, and other worldwide publications. He has also appeared as a guest commentator for NBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, C-SPAN, FOX News and NPR Radio. Prior to joining Energy Recovery, Mr. Rooney was the CEO of SPG Solar, and prior to that he was the CEO of Insituform Technologies (now known as Aegion Corporation). He holds degrees from Cornell University and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Mike Rosenfeld
Vice Consul - USA Clean Technology Sector Lead
UK Trade & Investment

Greg Ryan
Co-Founder & CEO
Pasteurization Technology Group

Greg Ryan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), an award-winning, venure-capital backed startup in the San Francisco Bay Area. PTG is rapidly growing with customers from different industries as it has the only wastewater disinfection technology that creates renewable energy. Greg has led PTG since inception and is an expert in the application of highly efficient, cost-effective and sustainable solutions that enable the reuse of watewater. Greg is also experienced in intellectual property development and has developed multiple patents in different fields of business. Greg is a seasoned entrepreneur having founded and grown multiple companies related to water technology in different industries. Greg was born and raised in California with extensive family ties in both agriculture and renewable energy. One of his first projects, at age 16, was helping to develop his family’s 1 MW hydroelectric power plant. Greg has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wesleyan University as well as an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. He enjoys outdoor sports, is a former competitive runner, and has completed a marathon and numerous triathlons. He is happily married and has two wonderful daughters.

Lou Schick
Partner & CTO
NewWorld Capital Group

Louis (Lou) Schick, Partner & CTO, co-founded NewWorld Capital Group, LLC in June 2009. Before NewWorld, he was an independent consultant specializing in business applications of environmental technologies. Earlier, he was a Managing Director at Ritchie Capital, a hedge fund, where he oversaw a legacy portfolio of environmental businesses. Mr. Schick spent 8 years at General Electric, mainly at Corporate Research. He began as a product service engineer supporting installation and repair of gas turbine power plants worldwide. Subsequently, his senior roles included leading evaluation of Disruptive Technologies for GE Energy. He functioned as developer and head of GE's solid oxide fuel cell program, and Master Black Belt focusing on low-carbon technologies. In his role as head of the solid oxide fuel cell program, he led a team with more than 100 scientists and researchers in five facilities and participated in strategic partnership negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and government relations. Mr. Schick has considerable business building experience, leveraging his understanding of science, technology, and business processes. As a Managing Director at Ritchie Capital he oversaw a legacy portfolio of environmental businesses. Earlier, he was a product manager for MTI Micro Fuel Cells, a developer of direct methanol fuel cells, and ran the military product development team, developed the strategic marketing plan, and applied GE six sigma to develop customer critical metrics. Mr. Schick also managed several state and federal grant programs, and developed patent applications while at MTI. He holds technology patents in gas turbine parts, vehicle telematics, and other fields. Mr. Schick is a director of Coolerado Corporation, a NewWorld portfolio company. He graduated cum laude with a BS in Physics and Phi Beta Kappa from Union College and holds an MS in Physics from Cornell University.

Johanna Schmitdke
Investment Director
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures - US

Christian Schuchert
Manager New Ventures
3M Company - New Ventures

David Sedlak
Professor and Co-Director
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Water Center
Wastewater Treatment: Recycling, Reuse & Resource Recovery

Professor Sedlak's research interests are related to the fate of wastewater-derived chemical contaminants in conventional and advanced wastewater treatment plants, fate of steroid hormones in the aquatic environment, chemical fate during groundwater recharge and in engineered treatment wetlands, metal speciation in soil and water. Professor Sedlak teaches graduate courses in environmental chemistry, water quality engineering and ecological engineering. He also teaches an introductory class in environmental engineering. He is the lead graduate advisor for the environmental engineering program.

Kevin Self
Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development
Johnson Controls

Siva Sethuraman
Manager, Industrial, Agriculture and Water Programs

Siva Sethuraman is the Manager of Industrial, Agriculture and Water Programs at PG&E. Siva’s team is involved in the design, development and management of effective demand side solutions to PG&E’s Industrial and Agricultural customers. Siva has been with PG&E for 5 years and his past roles within PG&E’s Customer Energy Solutions organization have focused on Product Management, Program Strategy and Emerging Technologies Development in the areas of Industrial and Agricultural Processes, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Distributed Storage and Solar Thermal. Prior to PG&E, Siva lead an engineering team at a Bay Area startup that developed jet fuel based fuel cell power generation systems for various US Defense Agencies. Prior to the startup engagement, Siva spent 3 years as a Process Engineer with Sterling Industries plc, an Engineering and Construction firm that designed and delivered turnkey air pollution control systems to Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical plants. Siva has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Penn State and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

Han Shen
Formation 8

Laura Shenkar
Artemis Water Strategy

Laura brings over 20 years of experience launching game-changing technology solutions. She was one of the first to focus upon water tech start-ups solutions. Laura works with a diverse group of industry leaders and start-ups to bring advanced water technology to market. She works with governments to build their water tech industries, including Singapore, Denmark, Canada and Israel. She also works with a limited number of large corporations, such as Wal-Mart, IBM and Novozymes on their water management strategies. The Artemis Project hosts the Artemis Water Tech Top 50, which is the leading benchmark for innovation in the water industry. It brings together leading experts in the water industry and provides a rigorous, independent mechanism for identifying the leading 50 water technology ventures. Laura serves on the advisory board for the US National Science Foundation’s largest water research project, the Engineering Research Center (ERC) focused around reinventing urban infrastructure.

David Shields
Managing Director of Corporate Development
BCR Environmental, LLC

Steve Shmania
Senior Manager
Delta Electronics Capital Company

Matías Sjogren Raab
Emerging Markets – Understanding Needs & Accessing Innovation

Co founder and CEO of Biofiltro (, a company that has developed and patented an innovative clean and low-cost technology for wastewater treatment through the use of earthworms and other microorganisms. In 2011 Matias representing Biofiltro won the Cleantech Open in Silicon Valley ( the most important competition in the world of clean and sustainable technologies where over 1,500 technologies compete from around the world. Matías previously was involved in the agribusiness sector, where he led projects related to fruit processing, animal feedlots, solid waste management and organic fertilizer production. Matías is Industrial Engineer from the Catholic University of Chile, he also has an MBA in that institution where he received the prize "MBA Spirit" for his great capacity of innovation and entrepreneurship. To date he has participated in the creation of several companies. Matias has leadership and skills, always contributing in business strategy and in the creation and motivation of teams.

Henrik Skov Laursen
Extraction to Distribution: Can Data Drive a Smarter Supply Network?

Henrik Skov Laursen is managing Grundfos’ cleantech office located in Palo Alto, California. Through Palo Alto Grundfos work with research, academic institutions and start-up companies to be the catalyst in creating new sustainable business and product solutions within water technologies and building efficiency. Henrik Skov Laursen has lead many new business creation activities in Grundfos one of which has been the establishment of Grundfos’ Water Technology Center in Fresno, CA Prior Mr. Laursen worked as Business Director for the industrial markets in North America and before that as Global Product Business Manager for Grundfos' new line of Digital Dosing pumps. Mr. Laursen is the chairman of the water hub initiative in California and board member in one of Grundfos’ strategic investments in Silicon Valley.

Hoi Ying So
Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation

Christopher Spain
President, CEO
HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.

Tamara Stanton
Innovation and Engagement Advisor
DAI / USAID Grand Challenges Program

Annie Theriault
Northwater Capital Management Inc

Annie is a vice President with Northwater Capital with a PhD in Finance and a BSc in Chemistry. She is a key member of the Northwater's IP Fund team, with a focus on cleantech, technology and SAAS sectors. Annie is a director of R3 Fusion, MTPV, Skyonic and ThinkVine.

Maggie Theroux
Senior Cluster Development Specialist

Maggie is the Senior Cluster Development Specialist in the Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program located in the Office of the Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Research & Development. She has conducted research on technology business clusters and was a member of the EPA cluster team that facilitated the development of Confluence: Water Technology Innovation Cluster in Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. Prior to working for ORD, she was the Director of EPA Region 1's Center for Environmental Industry and Technology for 8 years. She was also a co-chair of EPA's Environmental Technology Council (ETC) from August, 2004 - February, 2008. The purpose of the ETC was to achieve improved, real world environmental results through the application of innovative technology. Before joining EPA, she earned an MPA at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government with a focus on environmental policy. Prior to the Kennedy School, she worked in the computer industry. Her experiences have included starting a chain of retail computer stores in the UK, computer consulting, and marketing with IBM. She attended the Kennedy School in order to combine her business and entrepreneurial expertise with her environmental interests. Maggie has an MBA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a BA in Economics from Connecticut College.

Jeslyn Thong
PUB Singapore

Kirsten Thorne
Manager, Environmental Strategy
Breakout Session: Oil and gas

Kirsten Thorne is the Manager of Environmental Strategy for Chevron, one of the world’s largest integrated energy companies. Located at the company’s headquarters in San Ramon, California, Kirsten is responsible for developing corporate-level environmental policy and enterprise strategy. Her focus areas include sustainability, environmental stewardship, freshwater management and corporate reporting. Her past previous experience includes a Senior Advisor role with Chevron in Washington, DC. Working with external policy stakeholders, including think tanks, NGOs and academic and international institutions, Kirsten managed long-term environmental and energy policy trends as they related to Chevron’s global operations. In addition, Kirsten has a decade of policy, communications and public affairs work for Chevron’s wholly-owned mining subsidiaries. Her responsibilities included working extensively on mine safety, environmental stewardship and community development issues. Kirsten began her career with Unocal in 1998 as a law clerk in the legal department. In 2000 she became the communications manager for Unocal’s Real Estate, Remediation, Mining and Carbon group. In 2003, she moved into a public affairs role with Molycorp, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unocal. In 2007, Kirsten became the policy, government and public affairs manager for Chevron Mining Inc., a mining company comprised of P&M Coal and Molycorp Inc., created after the acquisition of Unocal by Chevron. In 2008, Kirsten became a senior policy advisor based in Washington. In 2012, she assumed her current role with Chevron’s corporate Health, Environment and Safety group. Kirsten has a BA in art from Whittier College and a JD with an emphasis in environmental and land use law from Chapman University School of Law. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Danville, California.

Tony Van Bommel
Senior Managing Partner
BDC Venture Capital Group

Tony Van Bommel is Senior Managing Partner in the Energy/Cleantech Venture Fund for BDC across Canada and is located in the Toronto office. He has been with BDC Venture Capital since 2001. He holds or has held numerous Board of Directors seats and currently is working with Axine, Regen, Nexterra and Vizimax, all emerging Canadian Cleantech companies. Prior to joining BDC, he spent four years at InNOVAcorp, a General Partner for the Nova Scotia First Fund, an early stage knowledge-based venture fund. For 10 years prior to this, he worked as a lawyer and partner in the business law firm Little & Wright in London, Ontario. Tony has held multiple directorships in both public and private emerging growth companies across Canada and holds the CVCA “VC Deal of the Year award” for Q1 Labs in 2012. Tony earned the Dalhousie Governor General’s Gold Medal for the top graduate student chosen from all faculties at Dalhousie University and the gold medal from the Dalhousie University MBA program. He received his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Western Ontario where he won the Pitney Bowes Award for the top graduating law student in Ontario who combined academics, athletics and service to the community. He is a past Chairman of Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia and Volunteer of the year for that organization. As BDC Venture Capital is the most active industrial Energy/Cleantech (ECT) investor in Canada, BDC Venture Capital tailors its investments towards capital-efficient and scalable businesses with the potential to reach and operate across a global market. With $152M under management in the ECT fund, we invest in early and development stage companies using our experience in Canadian materials, electronics and ICT to build global companies to be commercial successes. Active in the industry since 2001, BDC has successfully strengthened our expertise in smart grid, energy storage, green IT, building energy management, energy-efficient lighting and water treatment technology sectors. Some of our successful exits in ECT are Tundra, Xantrex, Satlantic, Pyrophotonics, Welaptega Marine, Ballard Power and Cellex.

Colin Walsby
Vice President - Strategic Solution Development
Smart Water Networks: Separating Hype From Reality

Colin is the Vice President of Strategic Solutions Development for Sensus responsible for looking at solutions and technologies that help Utilities globally maximize their deployments of Smart Metering and Smart Grids with a specific focus on Smart Water. He has more than twenty years of experience in the Global Utilities industry working across the Water, Gas, Electric, Heat and Telecoms sectors.

James Wells
Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital

Tim White
Business Development Manager

Tim White is Business Development Manager – Water Technologies at Kohler Co. He is currently in the Global Faucets division. He has been at Kohler for 8 years working in both Kitchen & Bath and Global Power Groups. Tim has a BSME and MSEM from Milwaukee School of Engineering

Gary Wolff
Executive Director

From 2005 to 2009, he served as Vice Chair of the California Water Resources Control Board or as a member of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board. From 2001 to 2006, he served as principal economist and engineer for the Pacific Institute for Studies in Environment, Development and Security. Dr. Wolff is an expert in the economics and engineering of resource use; including materials management, energy, water supply and quality, and incentive policies. His professional career has included solar energy construction contracting, water quality and rights regulation, design engineer at a wastewater treatment plant, founder and president of an engineering consulting firm, a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University, and a visiting professorship at the Graduate School of International Policy Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. His community service includes chair of the Castro Valley Sanitary District Community Advisory Committee, past president of the Alameda County Recycling Board, past chair of the East Bay Municipal Utility District Demand Management Advisory Committee, and past chair of the Board of WaterKeepers of Northern California (now SF Baykeeper). Dr. Wolff received his Doctoral degree in Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, his Masters Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and his Bachelors Degree in Renewable Energy Engineering Technology from Jordan College. A publications list is available upon request.

Don Wood
Managing Director
Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Financing Innovation Throughout the Cycle

Don Wood is a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Don's primary investment focus is consumer web, enterprise IT, and cleantech. Don also leads DFJ's Global Network of Funds which has grown to include 16 firms managing over $7B on four continents, with 140 professionals, and hundreds of active portfolio companies. Don has been a venture investor for 15 years. Prior to joining DFJ, Don was a General Partner at Vanguard Ventures where he invested in IT, consumer internet, and cleantech. Some of Don's investments and Boards (current and past) include Vocera Communications (VCRA), ZipRealty (ZIPR), Reflectivity (acq. by TI), BroadSoft (BSFT), (acq. by Target), MySoftware (MYSW), Array Power, Enlighted, JIBE, Konarka, Oasys, Power Assure, Redux, WaterSmart, and the Entrepreneurs Foundation, a non-profit community organization. Don's career began with his first post-college job at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. He later became a ski instructor in Vail, Colorado. After graduate school, Don became a consultant with McKinsey and Company in their San Francisco and Sydney offices. Later he was SVP of Sales and Marketing at International Power Technology which designed, financed, installed and operated co-generation power plants. Don ran marketing and service at Octel Communications (OCTL), worldwide leader in voicemail systems. He co-founded Wood-Howard Products with his patent for a laminated publishing format which he later licensed to Simon and Schuster, FastMark, Rand McNally, and others; more than 100 million products have been sold under these licenses. Don served on the Board and was President of Metricom (MCOM), which provided wireless smart grid systems to utilities and pioneered the first wireless mesh-network Internet service known as Ricochet. Don earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Stanford University, and a Master in Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Don won the "Nonprofit Board Leader Award" from The Volunteer Center of San Francisco. Don is still trying to improve his surfing, golfing, skiing, and windsurfing.

James Wood
Chairman & CEO
ThermoEnergy Corporation

James Wood is Chairman, President and CEO of Thermoenerhy Corporation Leading the restructuring and new market penetration of a water purification, solution-based startup with unique technology. Previously: US Department of Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary - Clean Coal, Responsible for the U.S. Government’s Clean Coal Program consisting of approximately $4.5 billion of Congressional appropriations for research and demonstration projects related to carbon capture and sequestration, advanced power generation cycles, fuel cells, advanced Integrated Gas Combined Cycle (IGCC) processes. Responsibilities include Congressional and Executive Branch briefings, interagency and international collaborations. Babcock Power Inc. President AND CEO, led an MBO and re-capitalization of Babcock Borsig AG’s (Oberhausen, Germany) USA-based power-related engineering, manufacturing, and construction assets following the parent’s July 4, 2002 declaration of insolvency. Babcock & Wilcox Co., President and COO, responsible for $1.5 billion, 6000-employee global power and environmental business. Repositioned company in the global after-market service business. Stratton Investments, Prague, Czech Republic, private equity firm managing multimillion-dollar investments in several businesses privatized by the Czech government. Wheelabrator Environmental Systems Inc. (WES) Company was a wholly owned subsidiary of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., a $1.4 billion diversified environmental services and independent power producer acquired by Waste Management Inc. in 1995. Senior Vice President and General Manager. Managed domestic energy business (860 MW) including business development, operations, marketing and acquisitions

Peter Yolles
CEO & Founder
WaterSmart Software
Use to Consumption: Predicting Demand and Managing Use

Peter Yolles is CEO and Founder of WaterSmart Software. His twenty years of experience include water conservation and efficiency, water rights and transfers, environmental regulation, finance, economics and policy. Prior to WaterSmart, Peter was Director of Water Resource Protection for The Nature Conservancy, where he led river restoration efforts throughout California. As Vice President at Western Water Company, Yolles complete water transfer agreements with California agricultural water districts to conserve and lease water to municipal water districts. Early in his career, Peter also worked at GE Capital Solutions, Environmental Defense Fund, and the Pacific Institute. He earned his MBA in Finance from Yale School of Management and MES in Water Science, Management and Policy from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Emi Yoshikawa
Blue Jay Energy, Inc.

Aaron Zahn
BCR Environmental

Ron Zegers
Deputy General Manager
Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Ron Zegers is the deputy general manager of engineering and operations for the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD). He oversees the Engineering departments for the SNWA and the LVVWD as well as the community's primary drinking-water treatment and transmission network. Before becoming deputy general manager, Zegers served as director of the Southern Nevada Water System (SNWS) for the Water Authority. SNWS consists of the Alfred Merritt Smith Water Treatment Facility, which has a production capacity of 600 million gallons a day (MGD), and the River Mountains Water Treatment Facility, which has a current capacity of 300 MGD. Zegers has more than 35 years experience in the research, operation and maintenance of water facilities, both large and small. His experience spans several states including Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana and Nevada. Past positions include chemist, production manager, director and general manager. Zegers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with a minor in mathematics.