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Challenges and Opportunities for Spain’s Low Carbon Economy
Delivered by Professor Joseph B. Lassiter, Harvard Business School
Wednesday 8th January 2014 - Valencia, Spain
5.30pm-6.40pm: Arrival and registration.
6.00pm-6.45pm: Showcase, networking reception with refreshments and canapés.
6.45pm-7.00pm: Welcome address by Máximo Buch Torralva.
7.00pm-7.30pm: Keynote speech: Professor Joseph B. Lassiter
7:30pm-7:45pm: Q&A moderated by Kenneth P. morse.
7.45pm-8.30pm: Further tour of the Showcase networking reception with drinks and canapés.
Delivering a low carbon economy in Spain is absolutely crucial for the country’s survival, future economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and energy security.
There are no doubts in the global scientific community that we are past a tipping-point and that we are in an era of human-induced climate change which is and will increasingly cause significant disruption to our economies, environment and to global energy security. These challenges and the transition to a low carbon economy represent a tremendous opportunity for economic prosperity in Spain. Creating wealth and jobs that can be sustained in the short, medium and long terms. Be this with large scale renewables, energy efficiency, unconventional gas, carbon capture and storage or next generation safe and cheap nuclear power. On the 8th January 2014, in Valencia, Professor Joseph B. Lassiter from Harvard Business School will deliver a Distinguished Lecture. Addressing “Challenges and Opportunities for Spain’s Low Carbon Economy”, in a global context. This will be a public lecture hosted at The Fundación Universidad-Empresa de la Universitat de València.
Following the Distinguished Lecture will be a panel discussion with eminent figures in the energy sector from Spain and Europe; and then a showcase of innovative low-carbon and clean energy companies from across Europe. http://www.carbonentrepreneur.eu/showcase/
You can read some of Professor Lassiter’s latest thinking about this in recent articles published on Forbes and Harvard Business School Working Knowledge:
The Case For Combating Climate Change With Nuclear Power and Fracking (Forbes Magazine article).
Response To Readers (Forbes Magazine article).
About the keynote speaker:
Joseph B. Lassiter
Joe teaches Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation in Business, Energy and Environment in the MBA Program as well as courses in the Executive Education Program. He is Faculty Chair of the University-wide Harvard Innovation Lab.
Lassiter’s academic and professional work focuses on high-potential ventures, including both those formed as new companies and those formed within existing organizations.
From 1994 to 1996, Joe was President of Wildfire Communications, a telecommunications software venture backed by Matrix Partners and Greylock Management. From 1977 to 1994, Joe was a Vice President of Teradyne (NYSE/ automatic test equipment) and a member of its Management Committee. Joe joined Teradyne in 1974 as a Product Manager while on sabbatical from MIT. As a general manager, he was responsible for organizations ranging from start-ups to international, multi-plant businesses. As an individual contributor, he was best known for his work on product development/ sales management problems and on the application of TQM methods to business planning and control.
Joe began his career at MIT's Department of Ocean Engineering as an Instructor in 1970 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1972. He developed and taught a course on marine mineral resource economics. He lectured in hydrodynamics, marine transportation, and computer simulation modeling. In a joint program with Harvard Law School, he lectured on marine legal / regulatory policy. His research focused on forecasting economic and environmental consequences of offshore oil and gas development. He was appointed to the MIT-led National Academy of Engineering study on the future of engineering education. Joe received his BS, MS, and PhD from MIT and was awarded National Science, Adams and McDermott Fellowships. He was elected to Sigma Xi.
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