Cheap and abundant energy, whether to power factories or vehicles, run household appliances, or make offices more productive, has long been the foundation for America’s economic growth. But few would argue that we have used energy as intelligently as we should over the years. Now, in this age of efficiency and environmental awareness, it is time to get far smarter about our use of energy—if we want to ensure economic recovery and growth that are business and consumer friendly, and sustainable.
This imperative is sparking a wave of innovation in every sector of our energy economy. To chart the advances taking shape to ensure our smart energy future, Xconomy has assembled a group of leading innovators, technologists, entrepreneurs, and energy experts for a unique and interactive afternoon forum. Through visionary keynote talks, startup case studies, and engaging discussions, the forum will look out over the smart energy horizon from new capabilities in energy storage to the wireless sensors, IT infrastructure, and data analytics behind a futuristic smart grid, to revolutionary concepts in engines and motor vehicles, to new ways to monitor and control home energy usage—technologies that represent some of San Diego’s strongest innovation clusters.
- Larry Smarr, director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)
- Eric Giler, CEO, WiTricity
Featured speakers and Panelists:
- Lisa Bicker, President and CEO, CleanTECH San Diego
- Manuel Jaime, Senior Director of Business Development, Qualcomm
- David Johnson, CEO, Achates Power
- Jan Kleissl, Assistant Professor of Environment Engineering, UCSD
- Brian Kremer, Cleantech Financial Analyst, Roth Capital Partners
- Terry Mohn, Chief Innovation Officer, Balance Energy
- Ron Pitt, CEO, EcoDog
- Joaquin Silva, CEO, On-Ramp Wireless
- Michael Zeller, CEO, Zementis
Startup Burst Presentations:
Cheryl Bostater, CEO, 5th Generation Energy
- Stephanie Rosenthal, CEO Pyron Solar
- Dan Squiller, CEO, PowerGenix
Immediately following the Xconomy Forum, a reception and social networking event will showcase UC San Diego research projects in smart grids and sustainability. The showcase includes the world-renowned virtual reality environments of Calit2 and work related to the National Science Foundation's GreenLight project.
Location and Time
Registration Opens: 1:00 pm
Program: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Reception: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Alexandria Real Estate Equities · Biogen Idec · Latham & Watkins
Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
BIOCOM · CleanTECH San Diego · CommNexus San Diego · CONNECT
San Diego Software Industry Council · San Diego Venture Group
VENTURE CAPITAL MEMBER
Enterprise Partners Venture Group
This event is not sponsored by UCSD.
When & Where
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