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Thursday, February 18

8:00-9:00
Registration and Networking with continental breakfast
9:00-10:15

Keynote Addresses
Grumman Auditorium

Morning Introductions by Reginald Holley, Chair of the Board of Visitors for the UNC Institute for the Environment
Welcome by UNC Chancellor Carol Folt
9:00-9:15
Remarks by Jay Faison, Founder and Managing Partner, ClearPath Foundation
9:15-9:30
Morning Keynote: David Fountain, North Carolina President, Duke Energy
9:30-10:15

10:15-10:45
Break
10:45-12:00

Innovative Investment Approaches
Grumman Auditorium

Moderator:
Truman Semans, Element Capital Advisors

Panelists:
Jay Faison, ClearPath Foundation
Greg Gaskins, NC Department of State Treasurer
Scott Jacobs, Generate Capital

Internet of Things (IOT) Enabled Smarter Buildings
Sunflower Room

Moderator:
Nikhil Kaza, UNC Chapel Hill Department of City and Regional Planning

Panelists:
Amy Aussieker, Envision Charlotte
Keith Dickerson, Schneider Electric
Bryan Lampley, Hoffman Building Technologies

Current Trends in the Electric Vehicle Market
Redbud Room

Moderator:
Apoorv Agarwal, Ingineering Innovation LLC

Panelists:
Akhil Jariwala, Plugshare
Alex Keros, General Motors
Eric Reynolds, Proterra Inc.
Mike Waters, CTE Consulting

12:00-1:30

Lunch in Trillium with overflow in Dogwood Room

Lessons in Innovation

Introductions:
Al Segars, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Speakers:
Andrew Clinton, Deloitte Consulting: “Manufacturing 4.0: The role of IoT in the Future of Manufacturing”
Rob Glass, Cree: “Keeping Innovation Effective in a Growing Company”

1:30-2:45

Venture Capital in Clean Tech
Grumman Auditorium

Moderator:
Vice Chancellor Judith Cone, UNC-Chapel Hill

Panelists:
Lister Delgado, IDEA Fund Partners
Henrik Holland, Shell Technology Ventures
David Kirkpatrick, SJF Ventures

North Carolina’s Smart Cities
Sunflower Room

Moderator:
Maurice Ferrell, Center for Public Technology / UNC School of Government

Panelists:
Bruce Clark, Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte.
Tom D’Alesandro, Blakefield LLC
Les Hamashima, Durham County Government
Steven Wysmuller, IBM

The Path Forward for NC’s Emerging Wind Industry
Redbud Room

Moderator:
Katherine Ross, Parker Poe

Panelists:
Paul Friday, Marine Corps Installations East
Don Giecek, Apex Wind Energy
Wayne Harris, Pasquotank County Economic Development Commission
April Montgomery, Renewable Energy and Preservation
Craig Poff, Ibredrola Renewables

2:45-3:15
Break
3:15-4:30

New Technology and the Future of Energy
Grumman Auditorium

Moderator:
Chris Wedding, IronOak Energy

Panelists:
Brian Dalgetty, IBM Analytics
Kellan Dickens, GE Renewable Energy at GE Power & Water
Perry Smith, AIMSCO
Aleksandar Vukojevic, Duke Energy

Renewable Energy and Rural Development
Sunflower Room

Moderator:
Peden Harris, Birdseye Renewable Energy

Panelists:
Melissa Malkin-Weber, Self-Help Credit Union & Ventures Fund
Joel Olsen, O2 EMC
Angelo San Fratello, Landowner
Paul Sherman, NC Farm Bureau

Connecting Veterans with Clean Energy Jobs
Redbud Room

Moderator:
Maggie Clark, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association

Panelists:
Maria Barker, Strata Solar
Stephanie Kline, Department of Energy
John Szoka, NC General Assembly
Kimberly Williams, North Carolina for Military Employment

4:30-4:45
Break
4:45-5:45

The Value of Water: an Industry Perspective
Grumman Auditorium

Moderator:
Greg Characklis, UNC Chapel Hill Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Panelists:
Bob Farren, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club
Wayne Flournoy, Entex
Jon Radtke, Coca-Cola North America
Art Van Wingerden, Metrolina Greenhouses
Kevin Wheeler, Highland Brewing Company

5:45-6:45
Networking Reception in the Atrium
7:00
Summit Dinner with remarks by Douglas A. Shackelford, Dean, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and Keynote address by Scott Jacobs, CEO and Co-Founder, Generate Capital in Trillium

Friday, February 19:

8:00-8:30
Registration and Networking with continental breakfast
8:30-9:30

Keynote Addresses
Grumman Auditorium

Morning Introductions by Markus Wilhelm, CEO, Strata Solar
Remarks by The Honorable Janet Cowell, Treasurer of the State of North Carolina
8:30-8:45
Keynote address by Jim Hughes, CEO, First Solar
8:45-9:30

9:30-9:45
Break
9:45-10:45

Renewable Energy Financing
Grumman Auditorium

Moderator:
Steve Arbogast, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Panelists:
RD Gauss, Morgan Stanley
John Hackney, Energy & Power Investment Banking Group – Wells Fargo Securities
Rory Huntly, Jacobs Capital
Patrick McConnell, Cypress Creek Renewables

New Research in Predictive Analytics for Utilities
Sunflower Room

Moderator:
Arcot Rajasekar, Renaissance Computing Institute

Panelists:
Kyle Bradbury, Duke University Energy Initiative
Tim Driscoll, Itron
Ozge Kaplan, Office of Research and Development US Environmental Protection Agency
Rudy Shankar, UNC Charlotte Energy Production Infrastructure Center

Clean Energy in the Media: Trends from the Reporter’s Notebook
Redbud Room

Moderator:
Tom Linden, UNC School of Media and Journalism

Panelists:
Dave DeWitt, WUNC
Jim Pierobon, Southeast Energy News
Kristi Swartz, E&E’s EnergyWire

10:45-11:15
Break and Summit Mentor Session
11:15-12:15

Storage Solutions on the Horizon
Grumman Auditorium

Moderator:
Gary Rackliffe, ABB

Panelists:
Scott Baker, PJM
Randell Johnson, Alevo
Milissa Marona, Sonnenbatterie
Larry Monroe, Southern Company
Justin Sabrsula, GE Renewable Energy at GE Power & Water

Renewable Energy Postcards from the Future
Sunflower Room

Moderator:
Chris Vlahoplus, ScottMadden

Panelists:
Henry Campen, Parker Poe
Gary Freeman, Duke Energy
Cristin Lyons, ScottMadden
Andreas Von Schoenberg, ANDREAS VON SCHOENBERG CONSULTING

Environmental Restoration and Economic Growth
Redbud Room

Moderator:
Todd BenDor, UNC Chapel Hill Department of City and Regional Planning

Panelists:
Jeff Hughes, UNC Environmental Finance Center
Sara Lawrence, RTI International
Tom Looney, NC Economic Development Partnership
David Peart, Department of Biological Sciences Dartmouth College
John Preyer, Restoration Systems

12:15-2:00

Networking Lunch in Trillium with overflow in Dogwood Room (12:15-1:15) and

For Students: Career Panel 1:15-2:00
Trillium

Remarks by Kevin Guskiewicz, Dean, UNC College of Arts and Sciences and Jenn Bosser, Executive Director, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Moderator:
Hilary Davidson, Duke Energy

Panelists:
Cindy Holmes, City of Raleigh
Maria Kingery, Southern Energy Management
Cristin Lyons, ScottMadden
Samantha Sloan, First Solar

2:15-3:30

Clean Energy Policies in the Southeast
Grumman Auditorium

Moderator:
Stuart Pearman, ScottMadden

Panelists:
Kendal Bowman, Duke Energy
Jennifer Bumgarner, Energy Foundation
James Kerr, Southern Company
Brian O’Hara, Strata Solar
Ivan Urlaub, NC Sustainable Energy Association

3:30-3:45

Closing Speaker
Grumman Auditorium

Larry Band, UNC Institute for the Environment

3:45
Adjourn