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Energy Innovation Conference

Friday, February 28, 2020

UCLA Anderson School of Management

The Energy Innovation Conference brings together students, academics and professionals to showcase companies and technologies with the potential to reinvent the energy industry. This year’s presenters will focus on a number of topics, including energy finance, innovation and entrepreneurship, and resiliency and storage.

Past keynote speakers and panelists include CEOs of established firms, founders of high-technology startups, policymakers and finance experts. Companies represented include Intel, Sempra Energy, Southern California Edison, Vivint Solar and Cypress Creek Renewables. The conference is attended by over 200 industry professionals and students from UCLA Anderson and the UCLA School of Engineering.


Highlights from the 2018 Energy Innovation Conference


Below you will find keynote speakers, speakers, and a schedule from our last event to relive the highlights.


Keynote Speakers


Lisa Alexander

VP of Customer Solutions and Communications

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Mike Patterson

Chief Executive Officer
Romeo Power

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Charles Vaughan

Managing Director

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Michael Huerta

Program Manager
Generate Capital

Ted Bardacke

Executive Director
Clean Power Alliance of Southern California

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Michael Boehm

VP Business

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Yair Crane

Principal of CTG Consulting
And LA Co-Chair of Young Professionals in Energy
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Rajit Gadh

Professor of Engineering, UCLA & Director, SMERC

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Samuel Golding

Community Choice Partners

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Alison Brown, P.E.

Founder and President
Flux Energy Systems

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Dan Hopper

Senior Manager, Strategy

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Adam Mandel

Product Strategy Manager

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Julia Pyper

Senior Editor
Greentech Media

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Kiran Srivastava

Lead Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton, Energy Practice

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John Boodhansingh

Senior Director, Product Management

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Patrick Kelly

Program Manager
EDF Renewable Energy

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David Pogue

Global Director of Corporate Sustainability

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Steve McDougal


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2018 Schedule

Registration and Breakfast
Welcome Remarks
Keynote Address: Utilities in a Rapidly Evolving Landscape
  • Lisa Alexander, Vice President, Customer Solutions and Communications, SoCalGas
Panel: Electric Vehicles — Driving the Infrastructure Frontier

  • Adam Mandel, Product Strategy Manager, EVgo
  • Dr. Rajit Gadh, Professor of Engineering, UCLA; Director, UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center
  • John Boodhansingh, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm
  • Michael Boehm, Vice President of Business, MOEV Inc.
  • Dan Hopper, Senior Manager of Strategy, Integrated Planning and Performance Southern California Edison
Morning Coffee Break and Innovation Showcase by GSA SRC
Feature: EDF’s Novel Solution to EV Infrastructure Challenges
Feature: Technology and Potential Customers — What’s the Disconnect?
  • Patrick Kelly, Program Manager, EDF Renewable Energy
  • David Pogue, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, CBRE
  • Steve McDougal, CEO, 3Degrees Group Inc.
Lunch by PA Consulting
Keynote Address: Powering Energy Entrepreneurship

  • Michael Patterson, CEO, Romeo Power
Panel: Lessons and Opportunities in Energy Storage and Microgrids
  • Yair Crane, Principal of CTG Consulting , and LA Co-Chair of Young Professionals in Energy
  • Kiran Srivastava, Lead Associate, Energy Practice, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Michael Huerta, Program Manager, Generate Capital
  • Charles Vaughan, Managing Director, Fluence
  • Alison Brown, Founder and President, Flux Energy Systems
Afternoon Coffee Break and Innovation Showcase by GSA SRC
Panel: Consumer Choice Aggregation — Power to the Community
  • Julia Pyper, Senior Editor, Greentech Media
  • Samuel Golding, President, Community Choice Partners
  • Ted Bardacke, Executive Director, Clean Power Alliance of Southern California
Networking Hour and Innovation Showcase


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We encourage you to carpool or use public transportation
on your way the beautiful Anderson campus.

Public Transport Options - Buses run regularly to UCLA, with major stops at Westwood Plaza NB/ UCLA Gateway Plaza (South Campus) and Hilgard / Westholme (East Campus). Allow 10-15 minutes for walk from the bus station to the conference. Driving and Parking Options - From the 405 Freeway, exit on Sunset Boulevard and continue east about 1.5 miles to the Westwood Plaza entrance of campus. Turn right onto Westwood Plaza and continue straight ahead to the ramp leading underground to Parking Structure 4. Parking in Parking Structure 4 is $12 for a full day.

From P4, take the elevators or stairs up to Wilson Plaza and follow the walkway north towards the UCLA Anderson School. Signs will direct you to Building "B" – Gold Hall.

For detailed transportation and parking information, please click here.

We are doing our best to reduce waste from the conference.
Please bring your water bottle / tumbler to keep yourself hydrated.