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Energy Innovation Conference 2020 Highlights
 

Friday, February 28, 2020
UCLA Anderson School of Management

The Energy Innovation Conference is hosted by UCLA Anderson's Energy Management Group. The 2020 Conference brought together over 200 participants, including students, academics and industry professionals. Through keynote speakers, panelists, and our Innovation Showcase, we highlighted companies and technologies that have the potential to reinvent the energy industry.

Keynote Speakers
 
Rebecca Cranna
Chief Operating Officer
Cypress Creek Renewables

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Matt Petersen
President and CEO
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

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Moderators
 
Nurit Katz (MPP/MBA ’08)
Chief Sustainability Officer
UCLA
Moderator

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Julian Spector
Staff Writer
Greentech Media
Moderator

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Ivo Welch
J. Fred Weston Chair in Finance
UCLA Anderson
Moderator

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Michael Boehm
VP Business
MOEV
Moderator

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Speakers
 
Bob Keefe
Executive Director
E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs)

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Xiaojing Sun
Senior Research Analyst
Wood Mackenzie

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Panelists
 
Nat Eng
Partner
Novogradac & Company
Panel: Energy Finance

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Aron Potash
Counsel
Latham & Watkins
Panel: Energy Finance

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Anil Tammineedi
Principal
Angeleno Group
Panel: Energy Finance

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Erik Nielsen
Manager
Clean Power Alliance
Panel: Resilience and Storage

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Jason Rondou
Director, Clean Grid L.A. Strategy
LADWP
Panel: Resilience and Storage

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Finbar Sheehy
Senior Director, Finance & Technology
8Minute Solar Energy
Panel: Resilience and Storage

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Greg Craig
CEO
Griddy Energy
Panel: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Eric Herbert
CEO
Zero Waste Energy
Panel: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Lyle Schlyer
President
Calgren Renewable Fuels
Panel: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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2020 Schedule
 
Time Name Sponsor
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

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9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks: Dean Bernardo
9:10 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Morning Keynote Address: Matt Petersen
9:45 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Panel: Resilience & Storage: Evolving Client Needs
10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Morning Coffee Break and Innovation Showcase

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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel: Energy Finance: Opportunities in Changing Climates
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

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1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Main Keynote Speaker: Sarah Slusser and Nurit Katz
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Wood Mackenzie Senior Analyst Presentation: Xiaojing Sun
2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. Innovation Showcase Introductions
2:25 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Coffee Break and Innovation Showcase

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2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Panel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Strategies for Success
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Bob Keefe: The Value of Forward-Looking Policy
4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Networking and Innovation Showcase

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