8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Welcome

  • Richard Brodhead - President, Duke University

9:10 AM Opening Address

  • Steve Conner - CFO, Power Generation Services, Siemens

9:25 AM Fireside Chat

  • Dr. Ellen Williams - Director, ARPA-E
  • w/ Eric Toone - Director, Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative 

10:20 AM The Evolution of Electric Utilities

  • Anne Pramaggiore - President and CEO, ComEd
  • Caroline Choi - Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison
  • Rebecca J. Kujawa - Vice President, Business Management, NextEra Energy Resources
  • w/ Katie Kross - Managing Director, EDGE, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

11:30 AM Energy Access "TED Talks"

  • Michael Dworkin - Professor, Vermont Law School; Founder of Institute for Energy & Environment
  • Brian Selby - Vice President of Licensing & Technology, GE Ventures
  • Ted Hesser - Director of Technology Partnerships, Off Grid Electric

12:20 PM Networking Lunch

1:20 PM Challenges and Opportunities for Distributed Energy Resources

  • Dan Halperin - Director of Distributed Generation (DG), PG&E
  • Patrick Wilkinson President & Head of North American Energy Automation, Siemens
  • Cristin Lyons - Partner and Grid Transformation Practice Lead, ScottMadden
  • w/ Katherine Hamilton - Principal and Cofounder, 38 North Solutions; Energy Gang

2:15 PM Fireside Chat

  • Mauricio Gutierrez - CEO, NRG
  • w/ Brian MurrayDirector, Duke University Energy Initiative

3:25 PM The Future of Transportation

  • Jeff Barghout - CEO, Robocist
  • Mark Reuss - EVP, Global Product Management, Purchasing and Supply Chain, GM
  • Michael Roeth - Executive Director, NACFE; Operations Leader, Carbon War Room
  • Alex Schroeder - Technology Deployment Manager, NREL; Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, USDOT  
  • w/ Tim Johnson - Associate Professor and Chair of the Nicholas School Master of Environmental Management - Energy and Environment Program

4:20 PM Fireside Chat

  • David Brewster - Founder & President, EnerNOC
  • w/ Ted Herman - Duke MEM/MBA '17

5:15 PM Cocktail Networking Reception