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Keynote: Energy’s role in improving the state of the world
World Economic Forum
Cheryl Martin, head of the World Economic Forum’s Global Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, will discuss the systems thinking and platform approach that are core tenets of the Forum. From 2011 to 2015, Martin was in charge of commercialization at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency, Energy (ARPA-E).
SVES Debate: "Cars Against Humanity" Will self-driving cars hurt the environment?
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Uber (former); Stanford
Band of Angels
NAFTA Renegotiations: What’s at stake for Silicon Valley?
Gemi José González López
Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco
Consul General of Canada in San Francisco
Innovations for microgrids: California Energy Commission's EPIC program
New tools for managing your climate risk
Growth of community choice energy: Surge and potential risks
Electrification of transportation at scale
Energy storage and solar comes in as a surprisingly cheap package
Silicon Valley clean energy startups: The best of the new crop
Networking IOT devices and cybersecurity for energy efficiency
A few photos from SVES 2017
Jonathan Pershing, lead U.S. negotiator for Paris climate accord, speaking with SVES attendees after his keynote address
The debate: Will benefits to the U.S. from fracking outweigh the costs?
SVES participants networking outdoors near sponsor displays
"Energy and environment in the Trump administration" panel, from left: Alice Hill, Lynn Orr, Jon Pershing and Liz Sherwood-Randall
Jim Sweeney, director of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, host of SVES
Panel on advanced energy efficiency, from left: Greg Wikler, Kurt Shickman and Lauren Casentini
Conversations for Action topics included distributed energy resources, here led by Jon Wellinghoff
Community choice aggregation speakers included, from left, Ralph Renne, Jan Pepper and Tom Habashi. (Not pictured: Rand Havens)
Jeff Byron on the final debate tally: "By the narrowest of margins, we have a tie."
SVES offers many opportunities to meet colleagues with shared interests.
California ISO CEO Steve Berberich speaks as part of the grid security panel.
Artist Michael Killen talks with participant about his annual SVES painting.
BMW's Adam Langton makes a point as part of the transportation data panel, with Mark Platshon, left, and Jane Macfarlane.