2018 Conference Session Chairpersons


 

Dr. Kathleen AraújoDr. Kathleen Araújo
Assistant Professor, Technology and Society Department, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Stony Brook University

Session: Offshore Wind Policy Considerations in Industry and Port Development

Mark AustinMark Austin
Venture Partner
Bright Capital

Panel: Early Stage & Growth Capital

 

Dr. Edward BoguczDr. Edward Bogucz
Executive Director, Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems
Syracuse University

Session: Smart Buildings Solutions

Joseph BorowiecJoseph Borowiec
Program Manager
NYSERDA

Panel: Smart Buildings - Owners' Perspective

 

Laney BrownLaney Brown
Vice President
Concentric Energy Advisors

Session: Emerging Smart Grid Technologies

Dr. Thomas A. ButcherDr. Thomas A. Butcher
Deputy, Chair of the Sustainable Energy Technologies Department and Head of the Energy Conversion Group
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Session: Department of Energy R&D

 

Christopher CavanaghChristopher Cavanagh
Principal Program Manager, New Energy Solutions
National Grid

Session: Technology to Market

Dr. Denis CormierDr. Denis Cormier
Earl W. Brinkman Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology

Session: Additive Manufacturing via Functional Printing
Session: Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace Applications

 

Dr. Bob CurrieDr. Bob Currie
CTO & Co-Founder
Smarter Grid Solutions

Session: The DSO/DSP Transition

Kaumil DalalKaumil Dalal
Director, Technology

West Monroe Partner

Panel: The Digital Utility

 

Paul A. DeCotisPaul A. DeCotis
Senior Director
West Monroe Partners

Panel: Big Data Analytics

Jason DolingJason Doling
Program Manager for Energy Storage

NYSERDA

Session: Energy Storage Permitting Requirements

 

Scott EgbertScott Egbert
Project Manager
NYSERDA

Session: Meeting Peak Demand through Energy Storage

Patrick FinchPatrick Finch
Lead Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton

Session: Advanced Sensing for Smart Energy Management

 

Francisco FloresFrancisco Flores
Research Engineer
NREL

Session: MicroGrids

James GallagherJames Gallagher
Executive Director
New York State Smart Grid Consortium

Panel: Role of Utilities in Advancing Microgrids

 

Donovan GordonDonovan Gordon
Director of Renewable Heating & Cooling
NYSERDA

Panel: Heat Pumps: Utilities, Emerging Business Models and Enabling R&D

Ross GouldRoss Gould
Energy Sector Program Manager
WDI

Panel: Offshore Wind Workforce

 

Dr. Robert IvesterDr. Robert Ivester
Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office
United States Department of Energy - Advanced Manufacturing Office

Session: Advanced Manufacturing Policies and Practices

Dr. Devinder MahajanDr. Devinder Mahajan
Director, Institute of Gas Innovation and Technology
Stony Brook University

Panel: Sustainable Gas Systems- Public Polices

 

 Patricia MalonePatricia Malone
Director, Center for Corporate Education and The Advanced Energy Training Institute
Stony Brook University

Panel: Built Environment Cybersecurity

John MarkowitzJohn Markowitz
Lead Engineer
NYPA

Session: Heavy-Duty Vehicle Electrification and Its Impacts

 

Joe MartensJoe Martens
Director
NY Offshore Wind Alliance

Panel: Developer’s Round Table

Stephanie McClellan, PhDStephanie McClellan, PhD
Director, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind
University of Delaware

Panel: New York Offshore Wind Master Plan

 

Houtan MoaveniHoutan Moaveni
Deputy Director of NY-Sun & NYS Interconnection Ombudsman
NYSERDA

Session: Challenges & Success of Solar Adoption

Matthew PalmerMatthew Palmer
Vice President and Offshore Wind Manager
WSP

Session: Offshore Wind Technologies to Reduce Costs

 

Keith RooneyKeith Rooney
Jurisdictional Director, Customer, Government Relations and Community Management
National Grid

Session: Sustainable Gas Systems- New Business Models

David SandbankDavid Sandbank
Director, NY-Sun
NYSERDA

Panel: Transitioning from Net Metering

 

Joah SapphireJoah Sapphire
Managing Partner
Axial + GDG

Session: Energy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles

Mei ShibataMei Shibata
CEO
Essence Partners

Session: Marketing & Branding as R&D Considerations

 

Jeff SmithJeff Smith
Senior Program Manager

EPRI

Session: Advanced Distributed Simulation Tools

David SouthDavid South
Senior Principal, Sustainability, Energy & Utilities Practice
West Monroe Partners

Session: Emerging Technologies

 

Mark SperryMark Sperry
CEO
Sperry Energy

Panel: Raising Capital: Lessons Learned

Luke TonachelLuke Tonachel
Director, Clean Vehicles and Fuels Project
NRDC

Session: EVs, Utilities, and the Electric Grid

 

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