Verge Conference — Oct 14-17

VERGE San Francisco brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, and leading public officials to explore the opportunities for radical efficiencies created through technology advancements in energy, buildings and transportation.

Speakers

 

Mark Aggar 
Senior Director, Environmental Technology Strategy, MicrosoftMark Aggar is focused on reducing the environmental impact of information technology (Greener IT) and championing ways in which it can help the environment (Sustainability through Software), both inside and outside of Microsoft.   Read more…

 

Peter Asmus 
Principal Research Analyst, Navigant ResearchPeter Asmus has been analyzing markets for sustainable energy for 25 years. He is author of four books on energy and environmental topics and has been one of the world’s leading experts on microgrids and other forms of distributed energy innovation for Navigant Research since 2009.   Read more…

 

Robyn Beavers 
SVP of Innovation, NRG EnergyRobyn Beavers started her career as an energy efficiency consultant and then moved on to become the founding member of Google’s Green Business & Operations strategy team.   Read more…

 

Dianna Berry 
Asset Manager, Colliers InternationalDianna Berry has 26 years of experience in the real estate industry. This includes her role as the Property Manager for Metro Center on Gateway Oaks Blvd. in Natomas. Berry was the President/CEO of Berry & Associates Commercial RE Management, Inc.   Read more…

 

Claire Bonham-Carter 
Director of Sustainable Development, AECOMClaire Bonham-Carter has been involved with sustainability initiatives focusing on producing green materials, reducing AECOM’s carbon footprint (for which she has even become a media spokesperson) and launching Everyday Environmentalism, a program which includes establishing green teams in every off   Read more…

 

Kat Borlongan 
Co-Founder, Five by FiveKat Borlongan is an open data enthusiast with many different hats. Currently, she is the co-founder of the Paris-based open data agency Five by Five and the French chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation.   Read more…

 

Jennifer Bélissent 
Principal Analyst, Forrester ResearchJennifer Bélissent is a Principal Analyst in Forrester Research’s Business Technology Futures team. Belissent’s research explores the evolution of the data economy and is currently focused on opportunities with open data in both the public and private sector.   Read more…

 

Rob Bernard 
Chief Environmental Strategist, MicrosoftBernard is the Chief Environmental Strategist for Microsoft and is responsible for defining and implementing the global strategy for the company’s environmental efforts.   Read more…

 

Sam Brooks 
Director, Energy & Sustainability Division, DC Department of General ServicesSam Brooks directs the Energy & Sustainability Division at the DC Department of General Services. The Division manages energy acquisition for the DC government and executes a $35M energy efficiency budget.   Read more…

 

Clark Brockman 
Principal, Sustainability, SERA ArchitectsClark Brockman is a champion for energy-efficient, climate-responsive design throughout the built environment. Since joining SERA in 2002, Brockman has helped his colleagues embed sustainability practices into all aspects of the firm.   Read more…

 

Scott Bryan 
COO, Imagine H2OScott Bryan joined Imagine H2O from Royal Bank of Canada where he served as a Financial Consultant specializing in sustainable investment strategies for foundations and private investors.   Read more…

 

Michael Brylawski 
CEO, Vision FleetsMichael Brylawski is an advisor and entrepreneur in energy, technology and the environment. Prior to Vision Fleets, he worked at Bright Automotive, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Discovery Communications.   Read more…

 

Richard Caperton 
Managing Director, Energy, Center for American ProgressRichard W. Caperton is the Managing Director for Energy at the Center for American Progress. In this role, he leads the Energy Opportunity team’s work on renewable energy finance, electricity markets, and clean energy infrastructure.   Read more…

 

Kurt Buecheler 
SVP, StreetlinePrior to joining Streetline, Buecheler has been an agent of change via technology for 30 years including nine startup companies and leadership roles at blue chip companies including Microsoft, IBM, and Xerox.   Read more…

 

Heather Clancy 
Senior Writer, GreenBizHeather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in coverage of transformative technology, innovation and corporate social responsibility.   Read more…

 

Sunil Cherian 
Founder and CEO, SpiraeSince founding Spirae in 2002, Sunil Cherian has built the firm into a profitable company with an emphasis on strong customer relationships and a growing intellectual property portfolio with a highly skilled team of power systems and software development professionals.   Read more…

 

Tim Crowder 
Corporate Construction Manager, Non-Retail Engineering, KrogerTim Crowder is a savvy Facility Engineering Director with strong people and team-building skills who reduced expenses in 2009 by $4.2 million. Pragmatic, detail-oriented and innovative, he is a valued executive skilled in relationship building.   Read more…

 

Matt Cullinen 
Senior Associate – Research & Intelligence, Carbon War RoomMatthew Cullinen plans and manages research initiatives in partnership with some of the world’s top business and other graduate schools, as well as NGO’s and corporate partners.   Read more…

 

David Danielson 
Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of EnergyDavid Danielson leads the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As Assistant Secretary, he oversees a broad energy portfolio that is intended to hasten the transition to a clean energy economy.   Read more…

 

John Davies 
VP, Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group 

John Davies heads up GreenBiz Group’s research efforts and leads the GreenBiz Executive Network, a member-based, peer-to-peer learning forum for sustainability professionals.   Read more…

 

Pierre Delforge 
Director, High Tech Sector Energy Efficiency, NRDCPierre Delforge is responsible for NRDC’s policy advocacy and initiatives to reduce energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions by information technology, including data centers, office and consumer electronics.   Read more…

 

Patrick Doherty 
Director, Smart Strategy Initiative; Deputy Director, National Security Studies Program, New America FoundationPatrick Doherty directs a program that seeks to provoke a new discourse across the United States and world capitals on the central challenge facing the United States, the nature and function of American grand strategy and the contours of a new grand strategy capable of forging a prosperous, secure a   Read more…

 

Whitney Dorn 
Sustainability Leader, DPR ConstructionWhitney Dorn has managed the construction process for corporate and institutional clients for the last twenty years with DPR Construction.   Read more…

 

David Dornfeld 
Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at BerkeleyDavid Dornfeld received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison in 1976 and is Will C. Hall Family Chair in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at University of California Berkeley.   Read more…

 

Mihai Dorobantu 
Director, Vehicle Technologies and Innovation, Eaton Corporation  Read more…

 

Scott Elrod 
Vice President and Director of the Hardware Systems Laboratory, PARCDr. Scott Elrod directs the Hardware Systems Laboratory research organization at PARC, a Xerox company. He also directs the Cleantech Innovation Program at PARC, which develops solutions for energy efficiency, clean water, renewable fuels, and more.   Read more…

 

Josh Emig 
Director of Digital Practice, Perkins + WillAt Perkins+Will, Josh Emig focuses on the integration of people, technology, and process in a global interdisciplinary design practice.   Read more…

 

Jeremy Faludi 
Sustainable Design Strategist, Faludi DesignJeremy Faludi (LEED AP BD+C), is a sustainable design strategist and educator. He is co-author of the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop, and has taught green product design at Stanford and elsewhere.   Read more…

 

Eric Faurot 
CEO, GreenBiz GroupEric Faurot is 20-year media executive with a proven leadership record of building and growing great teams and brands. Faurot has been an executive at CMP, MediaLive, and Miller Freeman. Most recently he grew the event division of TechWeb/UBM from $38 million to $63 million in three years.   Read more…

 

Deborah Feng 
Associate Center Director, NASA Ames Research CenterDeborah Feng is responsible for the operation and integration of 6 organizations, a staff of almost 1000 employees, at NASA Ames Research Center.   Read more…

 

Mark Ferron 
Commissioner, California Public Utilities CommissionMark J. Ferron was appointed to the CPUC by Governor Jerry Brown on March 22, 2011. Before returning to California in 2009, Commissioner Ferron spent 25 years in global finance, banking and operations.   Read more…

 

Patrick Flynn 
Lead Sustainability Strategist, IOPatrick Flynn joined IO as Lead Sustainability Strategist to identify, analyze and implement sustainability projects across the company’s global footprint.   Read more…

 

John Fojut 
Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, KohlsJohn Fojut joined Kohl’s Department Stores in 1981 and has held leadership positions in Store Management, Logistics, Transportation, Facilities and Sustainability. Currently, Fojut is responsible for leading corporate sustainability strategy for Kohl’s.   Read more…

 

Philippe Fonta 
Managing Director Cement (CSI), Buildings (EEB) and Tires (TIP) projects, WBCSDPhilippe Fonta has over 20 years experience with private companies, working in cooperation with international institutions, policy-making bodies and non-governmental organizations.   Read more…

 

David Friedman 
CEO, Ayla NetworksDave Friedman heads Ayla Networks, a venture-backed company changing the way Internet of Things will be deployed. Ayla has customers in Europe, Asia and U.S. Prior to Ayla, he was part of the founding team of Zero G Wireless and Matrix Semiconductor. He also worked as a competitive analyst at Intel.   Read more…

 

Gil Friend 
President and CEO, Natural LogicGil Friend helps companies design, implement and measure profitable sustainability strategies. He is widely considered one of the founders of the sustainable business movement, and was recently named an inaugural member of the ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame.   Read more…

 

Christophe Garnier 
Environment Standardization & Regulation, Schneider ElectricChristophe Garnier has a Masters in Computer Sciences, in Grenoble, France. After 10 years in SMEs in the IT sector, he joined Schneider Electric’s marketing team to develop the company’s websites.   Read more…

 

John Gartner 
Research Director, Smart Transportation, Navigant ResearchJohn Gartner’s key areas of expertise include electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and integration into the grid, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, EVs, advanced batteries, ultracapacitors, and stop-start vehicle technology.   Read more…

 

Jay Giraud 
Founder, CEO, Board Member, MojioA former professional snowboarder, Jay Giraud is passionate about making the world better through technology for everyday people. Before founding Mojio in 2012, Giraud’s team built a world-class electric vehicle-to-grid management system.   Read more…

 

Josh Gerber 
Manager – Smart Grid, San Diego Gas & Electric- Sempra UtilitiesIn his role leading enterprise-wide smart grid strategy, policy, and project alignment, Josh Gerber manages the development and implementation of SDG&E’s Smart Grid Deployment Plan. Prior to joining Sempra, Gerber was a Systems Engineer at Inflow, Inc., now part of SunGard Availability Services.   Read more…

 

Stacy Glass 
Executive in Residence for the Built Environment, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation InstituteStacy Glass has spent the past 20 years working with private industry, the nonprofit sector and government organizations to develop and execute startup strategies for businesses and social enterprises.   Read more…

 

Matt Golden 
Principal, Efficiency.orgMatt Golden is an entrepreneur and policy advocate, committed to bringing energy efficiency in the built environment to scale as a demand side resource.   Read more…

 

Stephen Gordon 
US East Sales & Market Development, vCloud Hybrid Services, VMwareStephen Gordon’s career spans software product development, management consulting, and enterprise sales. He has also been a key architect for several profitable services, software, cloud, and consulting practices for Microsoft, IBM, and GE, VMware.   Read more…

 

Danielle Gould 
Founder and CEO, Food+Tech ConnectDanielle Gould helps companies of all sizes drive innovation and understand how information and technology are changing the way food is produced, distributed and consumed.   Read more…

 

Jim Grice 
Partner, Lathrop & Gage LLPJim Grice applies his Project Solutions approach to the practice of law nationwide.   Read more…

 

Peter Gross 
VP, Mission Critical Systems, Bloom EnergyPeter Gross brings more than 25 years’ experience in engineering and design of power systems as applied to data centers, trading floors, command and control centers, and telecommunication and broadcasting facilities.   Read more…

 

Dian Grueneich 
Former Commissioner, California Public Utilities CommissionCommissioner Grueneich is a nationally recognized expert in energy and environmental issues, with over 33 years experience.   Read more…

 

Leia Guccione 
Consultant, Rocky Mountain InstituteLeia Guccione’s work focuses on microgrids, industrial operations, industrial ecosystems, transportation and solar PV systems. Prior to joining RMI, Guccione served as a nuclear-trained Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy from 2004 to 2012.   Read more…

 

Bill Harrison 
Mayor, City of FremontMayor Bill Harrison was born and raised in Fremont and attended public schools. He attended Ohlone College, and then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with a concentration in accounting at the University of California, Santa Barbara.   Read more…

 

Arno Harris 
CEO, Recurrent EnergyArno Harris is CEO of Recurrent Energy, one of North America’s leading solar project development companies with 2GW of solar projects in development and a more than 700MW portfolio contracted with utilities.   Read more…

 

Matt Hatton 
Director, Machina ResearchMatt Hatton is a widely respected wireless industry expert with over 15 years’ experience in the mobile sector. He is currently a Director at Machina Research, a specialist research and consultancy firm focusing on M2M, IoT and Big Data.   Read more…

 

Paul Hawken 
Author,Paul Hawken’s work includes starting ecological businesses, writing about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with CEOs and governments on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy.   Read more…

 

Mark Headd 
Chief Data Officer, City of PhiladelphiaMark Headd is the Chief Data Officer for the City of Philadelphia, and was formerly Director of Government Relations at Code for America.   Read more…

 

Peter Hirshberg 
CEO, The Re:imagine GroupPeter Hirshberg is changing our thinking about marketing, branding and customer relationships.   Read more…

 

Harry Hobbs 
Area Director of Engineering, InterContinental HotelsHarry Hobbs brings more than thirty years of experience to the hotels, leading building operations, environmental efficiency, capital improvements, waste diversion, water and energy conservation, and renewable power.   Read more…

 

Ben Holland 
Director, Deployment Policy and Strategy, Securing America’s Future EnergyBen Holland works extensively with cities, utilities, and industry stakeholders to identify solutions for the integration of vehicle electrification.   Read more…

 

Brian Holland 
Director of Climate Programs, ICLEIAs Climate Program Director, Brian Holland leads the development of ICLEI’s climate mitigation and climate adaptation programs and consulting projects, and is responsible for building partnerships to advance the creation of new ICLEI resources.   Read more…

 

Brent Hollenbeck 
CEO, TimberRock Energy Solutions, Inc.Brent Hollenbeck is the founder and CEO of TimberRock Energy Solutions. He has 20 years of executive leadership in the military and private sector. While in the Marine Corps, Hollenbeck served at Camp David where he was awarded the Presidential Service Badge.   Read more…

 

Rob Howard 
CEO, EnsendaRob Howard brings a unique blend of technology expertise and logistics industry knowledge to his role as Chief Executive Officer. He founded Ensenda with the vision of applying technology to bring order to the ‘last mile’ of the supply chain – local delivery.   Read more…

 

Elaine Hsieh 
Program Director & Senior Analyst – VERGE, GreenBiz GroupElaine Hsieh has more than 15 years of industry experience consulting with Fortune 500 companies on a wide range of sustainability, green building, and technology issues.   Read more…

 

Lisa Jackson 
VP of Environmental Initiatives, AppleLisa Jackson oversees all environmental initiatives at Apple, Inc. and reports to CEO Tim Cook. From 2009 to February 2013, Jackson led the U.S.   Read more…

 

Ray Jenks 
VP, Business Development, RecargoRay Jenks has over six years experience in plug-in vehicle technology and manages strategic partnerships, sales, and marketing.   Read more…

 

Paul Johnson 
Vice President, Fleet Solutions, Descartes Systems GroupPaul Johnson leads Descartes’ solutions consulting group. He plays a key role in requirements assessment, solution design and the implementation planning cycle prior to sale. Johnson’s team ensures a smooth transition from pre-sales to service implementation.   Read more…

 

Sadhu Johnston 
Deputy City Manager, VancouverAs Deputy City Manager, Sadhu Johnston contributes to the overall management of the City of Vancouver. Sadhu oversees the environmental and emergency management areas within the City Manager’s Office including oversight of the implementation of the Greenest City Action Plan.   Read more…

 

Naithan Jones 
CEO and Co-founder, AgLocalNaithan Jones created the AgLocal in late 2011. His dream: to match independent and family meat farms to the wholesale and retail buyers who want to buy their meat directly. Because he is from a family of chefs and farmers, he understands the trials of raising and cooking delicious food.   Read more…

 

Naureen Kabir 
Director, Urban (co)LAB, New Cities FoundationNaureen Kabir leads the Foundation’s Urban (co)LAB where she manages NCF’s Task Forces and research projects. She also directs New Cities Foundation’s USA-based programs and partnerships.   Read more…

 

Joshua Kagan 
Operation Lead – Energy Efficiency, Carbon War RoomJoshua Kagan manages a team focused on developing and implementing large-scale energy efficiency transactions in a network of partner cities such as NYC, San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Vancouver, Vilnius, Melbourne and Copenhagen.   Read more…

 

Ian Kalin 
Director of Open Data, SocrataIan Kalin is passionate about empowering people with data. Called “one of the most badass innovators on the planet” by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, Kalin is currently the Director of Open Data for Socrata. In this role, Ian helps governments liberate their data as a fuel for innovation.   Read more…

 

Ben Kaun 
Senior Project Engineer, Power Delivery & Utilization, Energy Storage Program, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)Ben Kaun manages multiple projects investigating the value and technical impacts of energy storage on the electric system.  Read more…

 

Joe Kava 
Vice President, Data Centers, GoogleJoe Kava’s current responsibilities include engineering, construction management and delivery, critical facility operations, environmental health & safety and sustainability for Google’s global fleet of data centers.   Read more…

 

Taylor Keep 
Director of Engineering, VITAL EnvironmentsTaylor is the Director of Performance at VITAL. His role is to deliver reliable performance outcomes for clients through in-depth discovery, collaborative system design, and holistic building commissioning.   Read more…

 

Stephen Kelley 
Senior Vice President, Green Charge NetworksStephen Kelley has more than twenty-five years of domain experience, specializing in the renewable energy and high technology sectors. Prior to Green Charge Networks, Kelley spent the previous six years in the solar industry in leadership roles for SoCore Energy, DRI Energy and SunPower.   Read more…

 

Peter Kelly-Detwiler 
Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLCPeter Kelly-Detwiler’s consulting group helps companies navigate the challenges and opportunities of the smart grid. He has been active in the field of energy for almost 25 years, both in the United States and overseas, with 15 of those years in competitive power markets.   Read more…

 

Salim Khan 
CEO, STEMSalim Khan is a proven executive with more than 25 years of experience in technology innovations and business management. He joined Stem from Trilliant, a leading smart grid communications company, where he was President/Chief Operating Officer.   Read more…

 

John Knott 
Executive Director, Health Product Declaration CollaborativeJohn Knott is a third generation developer and a recognized leader in sustainability.   Read more…

 

Scott Kolber 
CEO, RoadifyScott Kolber heads Roadify, a mass transit data platform. Kolber’s background is in marketing and business development for content and technology. At Viacom, he marketed television programming and helped develop MTV’s global satellite distribution. At Loral, Kolber expanded satellite services.   Read more…

 

Jonathan Koomey 
Research Fellow, Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center on Energy Policy & FinanceJonathan Koomey worked for more than two decades at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and as a visiting professor at Stanford University (2003-4 and Fall 2008), Yale University (Fall 2009), and UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group (Fall 2011). Koomey holds M.S. and Ph.D.   Read more…

 

Jed Kolko 
Chief Economist and VP of Analytics, TruliaJed Kolko oversees Trulia’s research programs. Applying a background in economic development and research methods, he transforms real estate data, economic trends, and public policy debate into digestible insights for home buyers, sellers and renters.   Read more…

 

Jim Kor 
Founder, Kor EcologicJim Kor heads an international design consultancy with clients in Canada, the USA, and Europe. KOR’s main thrust is combining Engineering and Industrial Design into a unified design.   Read more…

 

Sandra Kwak 
Senior Marketing and Business Development Manager, AutoGrid SystemsSandra Kwak is transforming the power industry with AutoGrid Systems, creating actionable intelligence out of Big Data from the smart grid. Kwak co-founded and served as President and COO of energy efficiency company Powerzoa.   Read more…

 

Stephen Lacey 
Senior Editor, Greentech MediaStephen Lacey is a Senior Editor at Greentech Media, where he covers the business of cleantech. He was formerly Deputy Editor of Climate Progress, a climate and energy blog based at the Center for American Progress. He was also an editor/producer with Renewable Energy World. He received his B.A.   Read more…

 

Erik Larson 
Co-founder, Building EnergyErik Larson is a lifelong soldier working to cut energy spend in buildings, and has spent most of his professional years as an entrepreneur. Most recently Larson co-founded Indie Energy, which developed patented next generation geothermal HVAC technology, and earned accolades from the U.S.   Read more…

 

Bob Lasseter 
Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin- MadisonBob Lasseter received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. He worked for General Electric Co. until he joined UW-Madison in 1980. His research is on the application of power electronics to utility systems. This work includes microgrids, FACTS controllers and dc systems.   Read more…

 

Tom Lent 
Policy Director, Healthy Building NetworkTom Lent is responsible for defining HBN’s guiding philosophy and policies with regard to building materials. Lent has spent nearly 30 years working on the environmental impact of buildings, materials, and energy in both the private sector and with public interest groups.   Read more…

 

Paul Lightfoot 
CEO, BrightFarmsPaul Lightfoot brings people into the BrightFarms family – supermarket clients, investors, employees, vendors, etc.   Read more…

 

David Lear 
Exec. Director, Corp. Sustainability, DellDavid Lear leads Sustainability programs to create long-term stakeholder value and opportunities by integrating economic, social and environmental responsibility into Dell’s core business strategies.   Read more…

 

Janice Lin 
Executive Director, California Energy Storage AllianceJanice Lin brings over a decade of experience in clean energy strategy and market development experience to Strategen, and more than two decades of general corporate strategy experience.   Read more…

 

Ken Locklin 
Managing Director, Impax Asset Management, LLCLocklin is a senior investment executive with 30 years of finance experience, and a 20-year commitment to clean energy enterprise investment, development, management, and finance. He currently serves as the North American Managing Director for Impax Asset Management.   Read more…

 

John Lovenburg 
VP, Environmental, BNSF RailwayJohn Lovenburg leads a team of environmental employees responsible for environmental strategy and communication, sustainability, permitting and compliance, remediation, hazardous materials and emergency response, environmental litigation, and public policy leadership.   Read more…

 

Amory Lovins 
Cofounder, Chief Scientist and Chairman Emeritus, Rocky Mountain InstituteAmory Lovins is co-founder of RMI, an independent nonprofit think-and-do tank that drives the efficient and restorative use of resources.   Read more…

 

Mike Lucki 
Chief Financial Officer, CH2M HILLMike Lucki has more than 30 years of global public accounting experience with engineering and construction companies. Prior to joining CH2M HILL in November 2010, Lucki was a senior partner with Ernst & Young.   Read more…

 

Joel Makower 
Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz GroupJoel Makower is a well-respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line. As a writer and strategist on corporate sustainability practices and clean technology, he has helped a wide range of companies align environmental goals with business strategy.   Read more…

 

Lauralee Martin 
CEO, Americas, Jones Lang LaSalleLauralee Martin is responsible for strategic planning, tactical oversight and senior-level management for North and Latin American operations at the leading integrated global real estate services and investment management firm. She also is a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee.   Read more…

 

Paul Mathew 
Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryPaul Mathew is a Staff Scientist and Group Leader of the Commercial Building Systems group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), where he conducts applied research and market transformation activities on energy use in buildings.  Read more…

 

Diego May 
Co-founder, CEO, JunarDiego May heads Junar, an Open Data Platform focused on Governments interested in embracing transparency and data-powered innovation.   Read more…

 

Michael McCormick 
Local and Regional Affairs Policy Advisor and Senior Planner, State of California Governor’s Office of Planning and ResearchMichael McCormick, AICP joined the administration of California Governor Jerry Brown in July 2011. McCormick works between organizations internal and external to the State to resolve issues of statewide importance.   Read more…

 

Kevin McGinnis 
Vice President – Product Platforms & Services, SprintKevin McGinnis is responsible for developing platforms and product lines, ranging from core services like voice and messaging to emerging products like mobile security, entertainment, mobile advertising and mobile commerce.   Read more…

 

Jason McLennan 
Founder, Living Building ChallengeJason F. McLennan is considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and is the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize.   Read more…

 

Gabriel Metcalf 
Executive Director, SPURUnder Gabriel Metcalf’s leadership, SPUR has grown dramatically in influence and membership.   Read more…

 

Steven Miller 
Director of Information Technology, SteelcaseSteven Miller is responsible for helping Steelcase find innovative solutions to the company’s most important technology challenges. Previously, Miller was group manager of Asia Pacific Information Technology (2006-11) with overall leadership of the IT function for that region.   Read more…

 

David Morgan 
VP, Manufacturing, Shaw Industries GroupDavid Morgan is Vice President of Manufacturing for Shaw Industries Group, Inc., the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floorcovering provider. A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., Shaw has more than $4 billion in annual sales and approximately 24,000 associates worldwide.   Read more…

 

Chris Morrison 
Division Vice President/Global – Water Division, Nalco/ EcolabChris Morrison is a 30+ year global veteran of the water treatment industry.   Read more…

 

Matt Muniz 
Energy Program Manager, County of Alameda, GSA/TSDMatt Muniz is the Energy Program Manager for Alameda County General Services Agency. He has overseen Alameda County’s award-winning Energy Program for the past 17 years, and has managed over $50 million in energy retrofit and distributed generation projects at County-owned and lease facilities.   Read more…

 

Mark Monroe 
CTO and VP, DLB AssociatesMark Monroe is Chief Technology Officer and VP of DLB Associates. He recently served as Executive Director of The Green Grid, an IT industry and end user consortium focused on resource efficient data centers and business computing environments.   Read more…

 

Mark “Puck” Mykleby 
Colonel, USMC (Retired)Mark Mykleby was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. He was designated a naval aviator in April 1990 and as a qualified F/A-18 pilot in December 1990.  Read more…

 

Jay Nath 
Chief Innovation Officer, City of San FranciscoIn his current role as the Mayor’s Chief Innovation Officer, Jay Nath is working with the tech community and the public to help reinvent government in the digital age.   Read more…

 

Chris Nelder 
Consultant, GetRealListChris Nelder is an energy analyst and consultant who has written about energy and investing for more than a decade.   Read more…

 

Dean Nelson 
VP, Global Foundation Services, eBayDean Nelson is responsible for Strategy, Architecture and Operational functions of eBay’s Mission Critical Data Centers, Networking and Security Infrastructure Services and Global Supply Chain. Nelson is also a core member of the eBay Green Team.   Read more…

 

J. Ashley Nixon 
NGO & Stakeholder Relations Manager, Americas, Shell Oil CompanyJ. Ashley Nixon is currently the NGO & Stakeholder Relations Manager for Shell Oil Company in the Americas.   Read more…

 

Melanie Nutter 
Director, Department of the Environment, City of San FranciscoNutter leads the Department of Environment, which helps all San Francisco residents and businesses take an  Read more…

 

Carrie Norton 
Founder and CEO, Green Business BASE CAMPCarrie Norton’s professional mission is to prove the business case for sustainability. Norton’s broad expertise in sustainable business and entrepreneurship includes managerial roles at Garage Technology Ventures and Idealab.   Read more…

 

Terry O’Day 
Vice President, NRG EV Services, NRG eVgoTerry O’Day is responsible for developing and leading NRG EV Services (aka NRG eVgo) in California, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, the nation’s largest competitive power producer.   Read more…

 

Leo O’Loughlin 
SVP, Business Development, Energy and Sustainability, Jones Lang LaSalleO’Loughlin works with national and global ESS teams to gain and implement energy services assignments throughout the Western U.S. O’Loughlin has more than 20 years of energy industry experience.   Read more…

 

Melissa O’Mara 
Chief Catalyst, Collaborative Innovation, Schneider ElectricMelissa O’Mara’s personal mission is to maximize institutional and cultural response to environmental and economic challenges through smarter, innovative solutions, cross-enterprise collaboration, and collective leadership.   Read more…

 

Eric Olson 
Senior VP of Advisory Services, BSRBSR’s Senior Vice President Eric Olson knows that “business as usual” won’t guarantee success in today’s turbulent economic times.   Read more…

 

Jeremiah Owyang 
Industry Analyst, Customer Strategy Partner, Altimeter GroupJeremiah Owyang is author of the blog “Web Strategy,” rated by Edelman as top Analyst Blog since 2008, and focuses on how corporations connect with their customers using web technologies.   Read more…

 

Billy Parish 
Co-Founder & President, MosaicBilly Parish is Founder and President of Mosaic, a clean energy investment marketplace that was recently named one of the world’s 10 most innovative companies in energy by Fast Company.   Read more…

 

Ali Partovi 
Angel Investor, Startup Advisor, Entrepreneur ,Ali Partovi is an angel investor, startup advisor, and serial entrepreneur. Partovi is also a co-founder of computer education non-profit Code.org, and an active investor in sustainable food systems.   Read more…

 

Daidipya Patwa 
Principal, Energy Policy, Planning, & Analysis, PG&EDaidipya Patwa is deeply knowledgable in energy policy, planning, and storage. Prior to his time at Pacific Gas and Electric, Patwa worked as product manager, product development manager, and electrical engineer at W.L. Gore & Associates.   Read more…

 

Nicole Peill-Moelter 
Director of Environmental Sustainability, Akamai TechnologiesAs the Director of Environmental Sustainability at Akamai Technologies, Peill-Moelter oversees the strategy and execution of environmental initiatives across the company, including carbon management and reporting, energy efficiency and waste reduction, employee engagement and stakeholder-awareness.   Read more…

 

Sébastien Payen 
Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Fruition SciencesSébastien Payen holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a Management of Technology certificate from Haas Business School. His Ph.D. work included the development of sensors, micro-technology and polymer materials.   Read more…

 

Paul Pebbles 
Global Manger, Electric Vehicle, Smart Grid and Emerging Services, General MotorsPaul Pebbles is Global Manager, Electric Vehicle, Smart Grid and Emerging Services for General Motors. In this capacity, Paul has created customer-facing services for the GM Volt, leveraging OnStar’s unique connectivity and control.   Read more…

 

Russell Perry 
Director of Sustainable Design, SmithGroupRussell Perry heads up SmithGroupJJR’s Washington, DC office and co-leads the firm’s corporate sustainability efforts.  Read more…

 

John Pflueger 
Principal Environmental Strategist, DellJohn Pflueger is responsible for driving Dell’s strategy on issues around Environmental Sustainability – including Energy, GHG Emissions, Materials of Concern, Material Use/Recovery/Reuse, and Water.   Read more…

 

Brook Porter 
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield ByersBrook Porter joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2010 as a partner on the greentech team.   Read more…

 

Jay Primus 
SFpark Manager , San Francisco Municipal Transportation AgencyJay Primus works for the SFMTA as the Program Manager of SFpark, San Francisco’s new approach to parking management.   Read more…

 

Dan Probst 
Chairman, Energy and Sustainability Services, Jones Lang LaSalleDan Probst is responsible for developing and delivering products and services that help clients reduce ener  Read more…

 

Chris Pyke 
Vice President of Research, U.S. Green Building CouncilDr. Chris Pyke is an environmental scientist with extensive experience working at the intersection between climate change, land use, and sustainable design. Dr.   Read more…

 

Steven Ramirez 
CEO, Beyond the ArcSteven Ramirez’s expertise focuses on effective management and communication strategies for mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other corporate strategy initiatives.   Read more…

 

Shana Rappaport 
Director of Engagement, VERGE, GreenBiz GroupShana Rappaport’s mission is to advance large-scale, systemic solutions to accelerate climate stabilization.   Read more…

 

Anthony Ravitz 
Real Estate and Workplace Services Green Team Lead, GoogleRavitz joined Google in March of 2006. He is the Real Estate and Workplace Services Green Team Lead, developing and implementing strategies to create the healthiest and most productive workplace possible while reducing the company’s environmental footprint and operating costs.   Read more…

 

Marty Reed 
Principal, The Roda GroupMarty Reed has served in operating roles at multiple Roda Group portfolio companies, he joined the firm in 2010. Reed serves on the Board of Directors of mOasis, the creator of a soil amendment product that allows farmers to increase crop yield while reducing water and fertilizer application.   Read more…

 

Jonathan Reichental 
Chief Information Officer, City of Palo AltoDr. Jonathan Reichental has been successfully helping organizations leverage the value of information and communications technology to solve business problems, increase effectiveness, and support revenue growth for over 20 years. He has experience in both the private and public sectors.   Read more…

 

Andrew Revkin 
Senior Fellow, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, The New York Times & Pace UniversityAndrew Revkin, a prize-winning science reporter and author, has spent a quarter of a century covering subjects ranging from the assault on the Amazon to the Asian tsunami, from the troubled relationship of science and politics to climate change at the North Pole.   Read more…

 

April Rinne 
Chief Strategy Officer, Collaborative LabApril Rinne is Chief Strategy Officer at Collaborative Lab, working with companies, governments and entrepreneurs around the world who are interested in understanding collaborative consumption and harnessing its potential to help create a more sustainable, efficient world.   Read more…

 

Lyndon Rive 
Founder and CEO, SolarCityLyndon Rive has grown SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) from two to more than 3,000 employees and helped it become one of the most recognizable brands in clean energy in seven years.   Read more…

 

Cole Roberts 
Associate Principal, ArupRoberts leads the energy and resource sustainability business in Arup’s San Francisco office. Roberts specializes in design and consultation in the new and existing built environment.   Read more…

 

Mike Roeth 
Executive Director, North American Council for Freight EfficiencyMike Roeth has worked in the commercial vehicle industry for over 25 years. As Principal of ROETH, LLC, he helps drive success for companies in the commercial truck and bus marketplace. His specialty is brokering green truck collaborative projects to move technologies into the real world.   Read more…

 

Matt Rogers 
Founder and VP of Engineering, Nest LabsMatt Rogers is founder of the world’s first Learning Thermostat.   Read more…

 

Paul Rogers 
Chief Development Officer, GE SoftwarePaul Rogers is responsible for creating software and service applications working closely with GE’s businesses. Before this position, Rogers was general manager of the Software Solutions Group for GE Energy.   Read more…

 

Andrew Rutter 
Founder and CTO, Type A MachinesAndrew Rutter launched the Series 1 3D printer in January 2012 as a response to his own need for a reliable and better designed printer. Rutter spent his formative years as a lighting engineer, touring and working for some of the biggest entertainment venues around the world.   Read more…

 

Peter Rumsey 
Chief Technology Officer, Integral GroupPeter Rumsey is a global leader and innovator in the design of low energy and zero energy buildings.   Read more…

 

Greg Ryan 
Founder and CEO, Pasteurization Technology GroupGreg Ryan is a lifetime entrepreneur, with roots in agriculture and energy. He founded Pasteurization Technology group back in 2000 with the idea that there ought to be a way to get more water to the vibrant farmland of his native California.   Read more…

 

George Salah 
CEO and President, Apparent Inc.For the past 14 years, George Salah has served as the Director of Real Estate and Workplace Services at Google Inc.   Read more…

 

William Sarni 
Director and Practice Leader, Enterprise Water Strategy, DeloitteWill Sarni has been providing sustainability, environmental and hydrogeological consulting services to private- and public-sector enterprises for more than three decades, with a focus on developing and implementing corporate-wide sustainability strategies, as well as broad based climate and water pr   Read more…

 

Bry Sarté 
Principal Engineer, Sherwood EngineersBry Sarté leads a group of civil and environmental engineers based in San Francisco, New York, Cambridge, and Beijing.  Read more…

 

Dale Sartor 
Applications Team Leader, Building Technologies Department, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryDale Sartor, P.E., heads the LBNL Building Technologies Applications Team which assists in the transfer of new and underutilized technology. Sartor has an AB in Architecture, and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer, and a licensed General Building Contractor.   Read more…

 

Thibaut Scholasch 
Founder and VP of Research and Development, Fruition SciencesThibaut Scholasch holds a Ph.D. in viticulture from the French National Institute of Agronomy at Montpellier, France. His research focused on vine water status variations under dry climates and their consequences on berry ripening.   Read more…

 

Ryan Schuchard 
Manager, Climate and Energy, BSRRyan Schuchard focuses on integrating climate leadership with CSR, thriving under instability, and innovating on energy. Since 2007, he has contributed to dozens of articles for ClimateBiz.com.   Read more…

 

John Schulz 
Director, Sustainability Operations, AT&TJohn Schulz is a Director of Sustainability Operations at AT&T, focused on embedding sustainability into AT&T’s operations, products and services while positioning Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as an important sustainability solution.   Read more…

 

Laura Schewel 
Founder and CEO, StreetLight DataLaura Schewel is a leading advocate and researcher in advanced transportation, with particular expertise in transportation systems, sustainability and safety, and vehicle/system modeling and analysis.   Read more…

 

Kelly Schwager 
Chief Marketing Officer, Streetline, Inc.Kelly Schwager joins Streetline from SAP AG, where she was a member of the company’s senior leadership team and served as Vice President, Global Communications.   Read more…

 

Eric Schwarz 
Director of Sales, EnterpriseEric Schwarz has over 20 years of experience in various management positions in the car rental industry, all of which have been spent at Enterprise Holdings Inc.. For the past 10 years, Schwarz has been serving as the Director of Business Rental Sales for Enterprise Holdings Incorporated.   Read more…

 

Swapnil Shah 
CEO and Co-Founder, FirstFuel SoftwareFirstFuel Software CEO and co-founder Swapnil Shah has built his career building winning IT companies. He is a seasoned entrepreneurial leader with 20 years of experience leading software companies into innovative markets.   Read more…

 

Sukrit Sehgal 
Director, Sustainability and Recoveries, Quality Technology ServicesSukrit Sehgal has overseen the reduction of QTS’ carbon footprint with more than 6 million pound of materials being recycled as well as using energy conservation methods to reduce QTS’ reliance on electricity.   Read more…

 

Michael Sippey 
VP Product, TwitterMichael Sippey Berkeley and works for Twitter, where he is VP Product. Prior to joining Twitter, he was VP Artist Development at SAY Media, and VP Products at Six Apart (which merged with Videoegg to create SAY).   Read more…

 

Laura Spanjian 
Director of Office of Sustainability, City of HoustonLaura Spanjian is responsible for directing and coordinating projects and initiatives that improve air, land and water quality; and support and expand renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, recycling and composting, alternative and clean transportation, local food production and more   Read more…

 

Alex Spilger 
Principal, GreenStepAlex Spilger has consulted on over 100 diverse green building projects with high profile clients such as Google, Salesforce, Skype, Square, Mozilla, Comcast, GAP, and the Wharton School of Business among others.   Read more…

 

Jeff St. John 
Reporter and Analyst, Greentech MediaJeff St. John covers the green technology space, with a particular focus on smart grid, smart buildings, energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage, green IT, renewable energy and technology to integrate distributed, intermittent green energy into the grid.   Read more…

 

Josh Switkes 
Founder and CEO, Peloton Technology, Inc.Dr. Josh Switkes has been working on systems to make driving safer and more efficient for the last 12 years.   Read more…

 

Casey Talon 
Research Analyst, IDC Energy InsightsCasey Talon’s research efforts focus on Smart Building and Home Energy Management technologies and services, and the associated policy, regulatory, and business developments driving these markets.   Read more…

 

Hemant Taneja 
Managing Director, General Catalyst PartnersAs a Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners, Hemant Taneja invests in early stage technology companies. Taneja has spent the last 12 years partnering with great entrepreneurs to build technology companies with aspirations to transform industries.   Read more…

 

Colin Tetrault 
Senior Policy Advisor of Sustainability to Mayor Greg Stanton, City of PhoenixColin Tetrault oversees the development and recommendation of policy germane to sustainability over the City of Phoenix.  Read more…

 

Trisa Thompson 
VP, Corporate Responsibility, DellAs Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Dell, Trisa Thompson is responsible for Dell’s global giving and sustainability. Previously at Dell, Thompson served as Vice President, Legal, for the Global Operations, Marketing and Product Groups, and was a member of the Legal Team for 12 years.   Read more…

 

Scott Tew 
Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Ingersoll RandScott Tew is responsible for Ingersoll Rand’s forward-looking sustainability initiatives.   Read more…

 

Mike Tinskey 
Director of Global Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, FordMike Tinskey leads the company’s sustainability activities for electric vehicles and infrastructure. His focus is to develop and implement new business models, products, and partnerships to ensure success for Ford plug-in hybrids and full battery electric vehicles globally.   Read more…

 

Rob Threlkeld 
Manager of Renewable Energy, General MotorsRob Threlkeld graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering. He currently manages central utility contracts in North America and GM’s global renewable energy strategy.   Read more…

 

Molly Turner 
Director of Public Policy, AirbnbMolly Turner is the Director of Public Policy at Airbnb. As an advocate for the company and its community, Molly studies the impacts of sustainable tourism and the sharing economy.   Read more…

 

Dan Vizzini 
Team Lead, Analysis and Training, Thetus Corporation  Read more…

 

Ted van der Linden 
Director of Sustainability, DPR ConstructionTed van der Linden is in charge of all Sustainability programs at DPR which includes development of cost evaluation tools for cost/benefit analysis of green building strategies. He holds a tremendous wealth of expertise in all phases of commercial, industrial and sustainable construction.   Read more…

 

Jeremy Walker 
CEO, IOTA ComputingJeremy Walker heads a “slightly stealthy” Internet Of Things startup in Palo Alto and Britain. With 18 years in Silicon Valley, and now on his sixth startup, he’s a British/Australian dual citizen.   Read more…

 

Bill Walsh 
Executive Director, Healthy Building NetworkBill Walsh is the Founder and Executive Director of the Healthy Building Network (HBN).   Read more…

 

Elizabeth Wayman 
Director, Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary , US Department of EnergyElizabeth Wayman leads the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative at the U.S. Department of Energy.   Read more…

 

Fran Weld 
Real Estate Director, San Francisco GiantsFran Weld specializes in urban mixed-use infill development, public-private partnerships, green building, land use planning, sports facilities, historic preservation, and economic development.   Read more…

 

Jason Wolf 
Co-founder and CEO, CollaboratEVAs Co-founder and CEO of Collaboratev, Jason Wolf is committed to a simple idea: Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers should be able to locate and charge at any charging station. Prior to Collaboratev, Wolf was at Better Place, joining in August 2008 to lead Better Place California.   Read more…

 

Nick Whitman 
President, FEED Resource RecoveryNick Whitman has led Feed Resource Recovery (FEED) to design and implement a groundbreaking Zero Waste solution for the food industry.   Read more…

 

David Will 
VP of Sales, JB Hunt  Read more…

 

Kathrin Winkler 
Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, EMC Corporation, Board Member, The Green GridAs CSO for the world’s leader in cloud computing, Kathrin Winkler provides the vision, strategy and leadership for EMC’s global sustainability initiatives.   Read more…

 

Marianne Wu 
Independent Advisor,  Read more…

 

David Yeh 
Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of EnergyDavid Yeh aids DoE’s initiatives in energy finance, principally helping managing the $35 billion loan programs office which supports many of the largest and most innovative projects in renewable energy and advanced transportation as well as in nuclear power, advanced fossil energy, and energy effici   Read more…

 

Michael Yarne 
Executive Director, Up UrbanDuring Michael Yarne’s 12-year professional career, he has worked on three sides of the urban real estate development profession: as an attorney advising developers on complex land use, real estate and project-finance issues, as a project manager in a private infill development company and most rece   Read more…

 

Gabe Zichermann 
Editor in Chief, Founder & CEO, Gamification.CoGabe Zichermann is the chair of GSummit (gsummit.com) where top gamification experts across industries gather to share knowledge and insight about customer & employee engagement and loyalty and the Founder/Editor of Gamification.Co (gamification.co) and EQ magazine.   Read more…

 

John Zimmer 
Co-Founder & COO, Zimride & LyftJohn Zimmer is the Co-Founder and COO of Lyft & Zimride. In 2008, Zimmer moved from New York City to San Francisco by ridesharing across the country.   Read more…

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