Energy Innovation Conference

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1st Annual Energy Management Group (EMG) Conference

The Energy Innovation Conference is an annual event that brings together students, academics and professionals and seeks to showcase innovative technologies with the potential to reinvent the energy industry, enable entrepreneurs and researchers to demonstrate technology to investors and industry experts, and provide an atmosphere of collaborative learning through a panel format. View Schedule >>

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Carnesale Commons

Palisades Room, UCLA

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Ticket price includes breakfast, lunch, and parking

Speakers & Panelists

Keynote Speaker:

MATT PETERSEN
Chief Sustainability Officer of the City of Los Angeles

Featured Panel:

IAN GARDNER
Chief Strategy & Investment Officer of the LA Cleantech Incubator

LA Cleantech Incubator

JIM MCDERMOTT
Managing Partner, US Renewables Group

US Renewables Group

ANIL TAMMINEEDI
Venture Capital, Angeleno Group

Angeleno Group

Panel Topics Include:

  • Transportation (EVs & Charging)
  • Storage
  • Exploration & Production of Oil & Gas
  • Energy Efficiency & IT / Software
  • Policy, Government, & Regulation
  • VC & Entrepreneurship
  • Solar
  • Utility of the Future / Smart Grid

Conference Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Lobby & Main Room Breakfast and Registration
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Main Room Opening Remarks – Keynote Speaker
Matt Petersen, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Coffee & Networking Break
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Main Room Opening Panel: VC & Entrepreneurship
Panelists:
Ian Gardner, Chief Strategy and Investment Officer, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
Jim McDermott, Managing Partner, US Renewables Group
Anil Tammineedi, Principal, Angeleno Group

Moderator:
Miles Gerson, Business Development, UCLA Office of Intellectual Property
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee & Networking Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Main Room Panel: Policy, Government & Regulation
Panelists:
Colleen Callahan, Deputy Director, UCLA Luskin Center
James Loewen, Senior Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission
Peter Hamilton, Principal, Better Energies, LLC

Moderator:
Dan Moynihan, Student, UCLA Anderson
Breakout Room 1 Panel: Energy Efficiency
Panelists:
Kevin Lu, Principal Founder, Pyro-E
Mike Altman, Demand Side Analytics Professional
Cole Hershkowitz, Founder & CEO, Chai Energy

Moderator:
Neama Dadkhahnikoo, Student, UCLA Anderson
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Lunch
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Main Room Panel: Transportation
Panelists:
Rajit Gadh, Director, UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center
Kurt Fredlund, Automotive Engineering Consultant, AutoStratiCon
Terry O'Day, VP California Business Development, NRG eVgo
Jordan Ramer, CEO, EV Connect
Paul Scott, Co-Founder, Plug-in America

Moderator:
Khalid Simjee, Project Manager, NRG eVgo
Breakout Room 2 Panel: Energy Storage
Panelists:
Bruce Dunn, Faculty, UCLA Engineering
Josh Rogol, VP Business Development, Urban Green Energy
Maura Farver, Project Manager, SoCal Edison

Moderator:
Brian Shedd, Technology Transfer Licensing Officer, UCLA Office of Intellectual Property
Breakout Room 1 Panel: Utility of the Future
Panelists:
Doug Kim, Director of Advanced Technology, SoCal Edison
Greg Craig, CEO, Inupiat Energy
Cherif Youssef, Manager, Southern California Gas

Moderator:
Matt Krueger, Advisor, Southern California Gas
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Coffee Break
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Main Room Panel: Solar
Panelists:
Tom Paschall, Managing Director, Coronal Management
Max Aram, Co-Founder & CEO, Pick My Solar
Jonathan Rumble, Generation Project Development, SoCal Edison
Greg Wolfson, Engineering Lead, Renewables, Boeing

Moderator:
Ted Feierstein, Student, UCLA Anderson
Breakout Room 1 Panel: Oil & Gas Exploration
Panelists:
Reza Rastegar, Senior Reservoir Engineer, Occidental Petroleum
Denis Florin, Founder, Lavoisier Conseil & UCLA Anderson Faculty
Mohammed Al Ghorairi, Offshore Facilities Engineer, ExxonMobil Production Company

Moderator:
Ayokunle Ogunrinde, Student, UCLA Anderson
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Refreshments and Networking

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