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:

Chief Sustainability Officer of the City of Los Angeles

Featured Panel:

Chief Strategy & Investment Officer of the LA Cleantech Incubator

LA Cleantech Incubator

Managing Partner, US Renewables Group

US Renewables Group

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
Ian Gardner, Chief Strategy and Investment Officer, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
Jim McDermott, Managing Partner, US Renewables Group
Anil Tammineedi, Principal, Angeleno Group

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
Colleen Callahan, Deputy Director, UCLA Luskin Center
James Loewen, Senior Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission
Peter Hamilton, Principal, Better Energies, LLC

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

Neama Dadkhahnikoo, Student, UCLA Anderson
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Main Room Panel: Transportation
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

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

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

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
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

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

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