Speakers (2017) - 2018 coming soon


Keynote Address: Katherine Hamilton
Founder, 38 North Solutions

Ms. Hamilton founded 38 North Solutions where she provides business strategy and public policy for leading energy companies and lawmakers. She is also a Co-Host of Green Tech Media's Energy Gang. Previously, she ran the smart grid-focused GridWise Alliance and was policy advisor for Good Energies


Keynote Address: Meghan O’Sullivan
Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

Ms. O’Sullivan is a Professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where she is also the Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project. Between 2004-07, she was special assistant to President G.W. Bush and Deputy National Security Advisor.

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Keynote Address: James Worden
Partner at Lightspeed Energy

Mr. Worden is a partner at Lightspeed Energy, studying energy, energy storage & electric vehicles.  He co-founded Solectria Renewables (a leading PV inverter company and now a Yaskawa corporation) and served as CEO from 2005-17. Previously he also founded Solectria Co., a manufacturer of EV & Hybrid vehicle components.  



Keynote Address: Petter Skantze
Vice President , NextEra Energy

Mr. Skantze is the Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy for NextEra Energy, engaged in M&A and Corporate Strategy across NextEra’s regulated and unregulated businesses. In addition, he leads a Strategic Projects team that is focused on finding operational improvement across the organization.

November 3, 2018
Agenda & Logistics


Maryam Golnaraghi, Ph.D. 
Director of Extreme Events and Climate Risks, The Geneva Association


Josh Gould
Department Manager - Utility of the Future, Con Edison

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Claire Broido Johnson
President and Founder, CBJ Energy

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William Lese
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Braemar Energy Ventures

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Ben Sampson
Director, GE Ventures

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Christopher Hopper
Co-Founder, Aurora Solar


Veronique Bugnion
CEO and Co-Founder, Clearly Energy

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Bradley Ritts
Managing Director, Stanford Natural Gas Initiative

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Thomas Baker
Principal, Boston Consulting Group

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Robert M. Tichio
Partner, Riverstone Holdings


Hyder Kazimi
Partner, McKinsey & Company

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Scott Nyquist
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

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Jim Matheson
CEO, Oasys Water

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Matthew Nordan
Co-Founder, Prime Coalition

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Laura Shenkar
Principal, Artemis


Katharina Rick
Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

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Tanuj Deora
Chief Strategy Officer of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)

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Cela Sinay
Managing Director, Altus Power America

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Paul Goydan
Partner & Leader of the North American Energy Practice, Boston Consulting Group

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Ignacio (Nacho) Ruiz Hens
Head of Investments & Strategy, Americas, Cubico Sustainable Investments

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Alex Epstein
Founder, Center for Industrial Progress


Tom Leyden
Senior Director Distributed Electricity & Storage, EDF Renewable Energy

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Andrew Schwaitzberg
Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Vincent Hahn

Vincent Hahn
Principal, The Carlyle Group

Martha Crawford

Martha J. Crawford, PhD
Harvard Business School


Luigi Pettinicchio
Managing Director and Head of Renewable Energy, HG Capital

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Mariko Meier
Director of Utility Bill Management, EnerNOC

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Krishna Nutakki
Commercial Manager, Shell


Lance Brasher
Global Head Energy & Infrastructure, Skadden

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Tibor Toth
Managing Director, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center


Paul Greenwood
Vice President, Americas, Africa and Asia Pacific Business Development at ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing

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Ross Leedy
Chief of Staff - President Gas & Power Marketing, ExxonMobil

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Austin Blackmon
Chief of Environment - Energy and Open Space, City of Boston

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Kathryn Elmes
Investment Associate, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

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Frank O'Sullivan
Senior Lecturer, MIT

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Erika Diamond
VP & GM - Energy Markets, Energy Hub

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Tod Hynes
Founder, XL Hybrids | MIT Faculty

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Jim Goldinger
Managing Director, ClearSky Power and Technology Fund


Susan E. Gonzalez
Vice President and General Counsel, InterGen NV

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Robert Kleinberg
Unconventional Resources, Schlumberger


Claire Curry
Head of Applied Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance


Elizabeth Turnbull Henry
President, Environmental League of Massachusetts


Mathew Tuttelman
Business Development & Strategic Partners, Green Charge


Michael Schneider
CEO of Power Technologies International, Siemens

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Hamish Kidd
Vice President, Macquarie Capital

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Michael Lynch
President and Director of Global Petroleum Service Strategic Energy & Economic Research Inc.


Pitch Competition Finalists (Reviewing Applications)

Panels (2017, 2018 coming soon)


Innovation in the energy industry continues to redefine how we think about energy’s role in the broader business context and redefines what the future holds. Lessons have been learnt from both entrepreneurs and financiers to understand how to take innovation and create sustainable and profitable enterprises. Around the corner, innovation in IoT, blockchain, and machine learning promise new ways to collect, transfer, and analyze data in the grid, yet it remains to be seen what can be implemented in the short term. 


Starting an Energy Venture

Impact Investing: Finding New Ways to Fund Energy Innovation

The Oil Field Revolution: Affirming Oil's Reach through Tech and Market Developments




As the business world becomes increasingly complex, the lines between technologies, industries, and organizations begin to blur. With the shale revolution, uncertainty of nuclear, and targets for decarbonization, the near future energy mix must consider technical, political, and economic capacity. Water security is a growing global focus, and is closely linked to the economics of energy. Fortune 500 companies have rising commitments in not only energy management, but energy investments.