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Special Plenary Panel, Climate Considerations for Future Prosperity and Security

 

Tom Darden
Tom Darden
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Cherokee
Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills
Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer
Marine Corps University Foundation
Pavel Molchanov
Pavel Molchanov
Senior Vice President and Equity Research Analyst
Raymond James & Associates
Nancy Watkins
Nancy Watkins
Principal, Consulting Actuary
Milliman

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About the 2020 Summit

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the seventh annual UNC Clean Tech Summit on Thursday, February 20, 2020 – Friday, February 21, 2020 at UNC’s Friday Center.

The event convenes more than 1,000 students, business professionals, international speakers, policy members, and academics for two days of engagement to foster leadership, share new ideas, and bring growth opportunities to the Southeast’s clean tech economy. The Summit is co-hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

This year’s theme, “Innovating to a Clean Economy” will feature keynote speakers, panels, workshops and TedTalk-style engagement opportunities for the following topics.

UNC Clean Tech Summit 2020 themes will include:

 

UNC Clean Tech Summit Themes 2020

 

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Keynotes and Featured Speakers

Russell Gold
Russell Gold
Author, Award-winning Investigative Journalist
The Wall Street Journal
Dany Qian
Dany Qian
Global Vice President
Jinko Solar
Spencer Reeder
Spencer Reeder
Director, Government Affairs
Audi of America
Markus Wilhelm
Markus Wilhelm
Co-Founder & CEO
Strata Solar

Panelists

Keith Aniol
Keith Aniol
Vice President, Energy & Sustainability
Brookfield Properties
Ann Anthony
Ann Anthony
Chief Financial Officer
Key Capture Energy
Hal Atkins
Hal Atkins
Co-founder
Companah
Justin Baumann
Justin Baumann
SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellow
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Robert H. Beach
Robert H. Beach
Fellow, Agricultural, Resource & Energy Economics and Policy Program
RTI International
Nina Bellucci Butler
Nina Bellucci Butler
CEO
More Recycling
Bryan Bender
Bryan Bender
CEO
PortCall.com
Philip Benfey
Philip Benfey
Co-founder
Hi Fidelity Genetics
Keith Benjamin
Keith Benjamin
Director, Department of Traffic and Transportation
City of Charleston, South Carolina
Liliana Bettolo
Liliana Bettolo
Associate
Tin Shed Ventures, Patagonia's Corporate Venture Capital Fund
Shelley Blake Curran
Shelley Blake Curran
Interim Chief Executive Officer
GoTriangle
George Bonner
George Bonner
Director, NC Renewable Ocean Energy Program
Coastal Studies Institute
Miles Braxton
Miles Braxton
Business Development Analyst
Sol Systems
Jonathan Brereton
Jonathan Brereton
Executive Director
Thread Capital
Daniel Brookshire
Daniel Brookshire
Regulatory and Policy Analyst
NC Sustainable Energy Association
Charlotte Brown
Charlotte Brown
Senior Analyst
ScottMadden
Alexis Carreiro
Alexis Carreiro
Co-founder
Logware
Jennifer Chen
Jennifer Chen
Senior Counsel, Federal Energy Policy
Nicholas Institute, Duke University
Diane Cherry
Diane Cherry
Energy Consultant
Diane Cherry Consulting
Kit Chope
Kit Chope
Vice President, Sustainability
The Port of Virginia
Josh Cohen
Josh Cohen
National Director of Policy
TransLoc
Tab Combs
Tab Combs
Research Associate, Transportation Planning
Carolina Planning
Tom Darden
Tom Darden
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Cherokee
Jay Dauenhauer
Jay Dauenhauer
Host
Energy Cast Podcast
Ronald DiFelice
Ronald DiFelice
Managing Partner
Energy Intelligence Partners
Matt DiLeo
Matt DiLeo
Director, Scientific Operations
ELO Life Systems
John Dittmar
John Dittmar
Director, Safety and Security
North Carolina State Ports Authority
Aldyen Donnelly
Aldyen Donnelly
Director of Carbon Economics
Nori
Crystal Dreisbach
Crystal Dreisbach
Founder and Executive Director
Don't Waste Durham
Kevin Dutt
Kevin Dutt
Chief Operations Officer
Legit Fish
Kristine Eckenrode
Kristine Eckenrode
Global Sales, Business Development Manager
Cisco
Mary Elbech
Mary Elbech
US Lead
Mobycon
Bret Estep
Bret Estep
Senior Director, Renewable Advisory Services
Tenaska Power Services Co.
Tamsin Ettefagh
Tamsin Ettefagh
Vice President
Envision Plastics
Scott Farling
Scott Farling
Co-founder
Ocean Plastics Recovery Project
Hayes Framme
Hayes Framme
Government Relations and Communications Manager, Southeast
Ørsted
Mark Gadlage
Mark Gadlage
Evaluation Zone Lead
Corteva
John Gardner
John Gardner
Partner, Cofounder
Greenlink Renewable Energy
Gabriela Garrison
Gabriela Garrison
Eastern Piedmont Habitat Conservation Coordinator
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Pam Hemminger
Pam Hemminger
Mayor
Town of Chapel Hill
Kathryn Hill
Kathryn Hill
Horticulturist
Strata Solar
Miyuki Hino
Miyuki Hino
Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jerome Horne
Jerome Horne
Ridership Experience Specialist
IndyGo
Mark Huang
Mark Huang
Co-Founder and Managing Director
SeaAhead
Jinsong Huang
Jinsong Huang
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Huang Group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Iqbal Husain
Iqbal Husain
Director
FREEDM NSF Engineering Center at NC State University
Sig Hutchinson
Sig Hutchinson
Wake County Commissioner
Wake County
Tai Huynh
Tai Huynh
Founder and CEO
Acta Solutions
Wendy Johnson
Wendy Johnson
Director Public Policy and Public Affairs
Nestlé Corporate Affairs
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
Thermal Battery Sales Leader
CALMAC
Liz Kalies
Liz Kalies
Director of Science
The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Chapter
Noah Kittner
Noah Kittner
Assistant Professor, Dept of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Susanne Kjemtrup
Susanne Kjemtrup
Independent Consultant
Phyta Biotech Consulting, LLC
Katharine Kollins
Katharine Kollins
President
Southeastern Wind Coalition
Tony Lathrop
Tony Lathrop
Member
North Carolina Board of Transportation
Erik Lensch
Erik Lensch
CEO
Leyline Renewable Capital
Hugh MacGillivray
Hugh MacGillivray
Chief Commercial Officer
Anuvia Plant Nutrients
Duane Martin
Duane Martin
Head of Enogen Marketing
Syngenta
Andre Mazzoleni
Andre Mazzoleni
Director, Engineering Mechanics and Space Systems Laboratory (EMSSL)
North Carolina State University
Noreen McDonald
Noreen McDonald
Department Chair
Department of City and Regional Planning
Ryan Miller
Ryan Miller
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
North Carolina Building Performance Association
Alex Miller
Alex Miller
Founder and Principal
Alex Miller Government Affairs
Sara Mills
Sara Mills
Director of Projects and Policy
Able Grid Energy Solutions
Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills
Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer
Marine Corps University Foundation
Nate Miranda
Nate Miranda
Owner
Profound Packaging
Pavel Molchanov
Pavel Molchanov
Senior Vice President and Equity Research Analyst
Raymond James & Associates
Bonnie Monteleone
Bonnie Monteleone
Director of Science, Research and Academic Partnerships
Plastic Ocean Project
Cristine Morgan
Cristine Morgan
Chief Scientific Officer
Soil Health Institute
Venkatesan Murali
Venkatesan Murali
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Merlin Solar
John O’Brien
John O’Brien
Director
Siemens Financial Services
Paul B. Olsen
Paul B. Olsen
Colonel (Retired), Executive Director of Programs and Partnerships, Office of Research
Old Dominion University
Mohammed Oufattole
Mohammed Oufattole
Vice President, Research and Development
Benson Hill
Adrian Percy
Adrian Percy
Chief Technology Officer
UPL Ltd.
Blair Pollock
Blair Pollock
Solid Waste Planner
Orange County Solid Waste Management
Austin Poulter
Austin Poulter
Conservation Technology Manager
Land O'Lakes Sustain, Truterra
Mike Prorock
Mike Prorock
Chief Technology Officer, Founder
mesur.io
Gary Rackliffe
Gary Rackliffe
Vice President of Smart Grids, North America
ABB
Daniel Raizman
Daniel Raizman
Senior Risk Consultant, Global Resilience
AIR Worldwide
Scott Rasmussen
Scott Rasmussen
Director of Sales
NuScale Power
Casey Reeves
Casey Reeves
Project Coordinator, Office of Renewable Energy Programs
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Julie Robinson
Julie Robinson
Principal
Robinson Consulting Group
Joshua Rogol
Joshua Rogol
Senior Vice President, Energy Storage
Strata Solar
Jeff Rosichan
Jeff Rosichan
Director, Crops of the Future Collaborative
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)
Matt Russell
Matt Russell
Executive Director
Iowa Interfaith Power and Light
Narayanan Sankar
Narayanan Sankar
Co-founder and COO
Microgrid Labs
Jaap Schut
Jaap Schut
Director, Americas
PACE Business Partners
Charlie Schwarze
Charlie Schwarze
Director of Corporate Engagement
The Recycling Partnership
Sheetal Shah
Sheetal Shah
Principal Consultant
Food Systems Innovation Consulting
Lisa Shpritz
Lisa Shpritz
Senior Vice President, Environmental Business & Engagement Executive, Global Environmental Group
Bank of America
Gus Simmons
Gus Simmons
Vice President, Director of Bioenergy
Cavanaugh & Associates
Daniel Simounet
Daniel Simounet
VP, Transportation Sector, Americas Region
ABB, Inc.
Raynor Smith
Raynor Smith
VP and Chief Operating Officer
Building Clarity
Tom Snyder
Tom Snyder
Executive Director
RIoT
Bill Staby
Bill Staby
Co-founder
Resolute Marine
Luis Suau
Luis Suau
Technical Leader, IoT Business Unit
Cisco
Terrence Thomas
Terrence Thomas
Professor
North Carolina A&T State University
Allie Thomas
Allie Thomas
Department of City and Regional Planning
UNC-Chapel Hill
Jeff Thomas
Jeff Thomas
Public Staff, Electric Division
North Carolina Utilities Commission
Eric Thumma
Eric Thumma
Director, Policy and Development, Offshore Wind
Avangrid Renewables
Adie Tomer
Adie Tomer
Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program
The Brookings Institution
Mark Tracy
Mark Tracy
CEO
Cloud Agronomics
Phil Van Trump
Phil Van Trump
Chief Technology Officer
Danimer Scientific
Joel Vyduna
Joel Vyduna
Senior Manager
Luminate
Nancy Watkins
Nancy Watkins
Principal, Consulting Actuary
Milliman
Christopher Wedding
Christopher Wedding
Managing Partner
IronOak Energy Capital
Daniel Weekley
Daniel Weekley
Vice President, Innovation Policy and Development Services
Dominion Energy
Brandi Williams
Brandi Williams
Community Affairs Manager, Solid Waste Services
City of Charlotte
Benjamin Wilson
Benjamin Wilson
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Logware
Lincoln Wood
Lincoln Wood
Electrification Policy Manager
Southern Company
David Yates
David Yates
Retired President
Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition

 

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ENGAGED DISCUSSIONS FOR GROWTH

 

  • Keynote Addresses: Thought-provoking addresses by clean tech industry leaders and key government officials.
  • Panel Discussions: Presentations, discussions and Q & A with experts from industry, government, agriculture, communities and academia.
  • Workshops: Interactive and engaging sessions to explore, learn and collaborate.

 

CAREER FAIR + MENTORSHIP

 

  • The Summit Mentor Program offers students an invaluable opportunity to meet with a professional throughout the Summit.
  • The Career Fair offers students and representatives from a wide variety of clean tech companies the chance to meet and make connections.

 

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