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Paul Bunje
Executive Director, Center for Climate Change Solutions, UCLA Institute of the Environment
Dr. Paul Bunje is the Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions, where he works to bridge the gap between research science and decision makers to help society respond and adapt to the challenges of climate change. His research focuses on the integration of energy systems in physical communities and the methods by which complex scientific information is communicated to decision makers. Previously, Dr. Bunje was a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While in Washington, DC, he designed and refined policy on climate change, water resources, and ecosystem services. He is trained as a biologist, having received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley; his research investigated the climatic and genetic mechanisms producing species diversity. Dr. Bunje has lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific, providing first-hand insight into the diverse political and cultural environments in which scientists and policy makers implement environmental protections. Dr. Bunje is also a co-founder of Conservation & Climate Security International and the Science and Technology Electoral Politics Interest Network.

Andres Carvallo
Chief Information Officer, Austin Energy
Andres is currently the Chief Information Officer at Austin Energy, where he is responsible for the technology vision, planning, development and operations across the enterprise. Since February of 2003, Andres has been driving a wireless and SOA transformation to deliver a fully-integrated and self-healing enterprise. Andres coined the term Smart Grid in April of 2007 and he is the Chief Architect of the first Smart Grid built in the US in 2009. In addition to his responsibilities as CIO, Andres is member of the 8 person executive team, and member of the Innovation and Opportunity Development executive board. Outside of Austin Energy, Andres is Chairman for the Large Public Power Companies’ Smart Grid Task Force, Chairman of the Operations, Systems Integration and Modeling Group at the Pecan Street Project, a board member of the Center for Commercialization of Electric Technologies, and a technology advisor to GE Energy, AT&T, Center for Electromechanics at the University of Texas, and several start-ups.

Andres is a requested speaker on CleanTech, Smart Grid, SOA, Wireless, and Running IT as a Business. He is co-author of Information Technology Leadership and CTO Best Practices Collection. And he is an honoree to many awards, including IT Executive of the Year by the Association of Information Technology Professionals in 2005, Premier 100 IT Leader by Computerworld in 2006, Best in Class of Premier 100 by Computerworld in 2006, CIO 100 Award by CIO Magazine in 2006, InformationWeek 500 by InformationWeek Magazine in 2007, 2008, and 2009, Computerworld’s Top 12 Green IT Companies in 2008 and 2009, and Computerworld Honors Laureate, Finalist, and 21st Century Award Winner in 2009, Hispanic Business Top 100 Influentials in 2009, and CIO of the Year by Energy Central in 2009.

Andres has over 23 years of experience and great knowledge of the Energy, Software, Computer, and Wireless industries. Prior to Austin Energy, he held senior executive titles at four start-ups and large companies like Philips Electronics, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Borland. Andres started his career as at Microsoft.

Andres received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas, and has completed executive management programs at the University of Idaho, Stanford University, and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Austin Energy’s Press Release Company Description
Austin Energy is the 9th largest public power utility in the nation providing low cost reliable power to the capitol city of Texas and metro area, with annual revenues over $1.3 billion servicing 400,000 premises representing around 43,000 businesses and 1 million consumers. Austin Energy is the #1 green energy retail sales utility in the US six years in a row, it is an industry leader in conservation by offering the most comprehensive residential and commercial energy efficiency programs in the nation;, it is a leader in distributed generation by operating the first fuel cell in Texas tied directly to the electric grid and the largest module combined heat and power plant in the nation; it is and leader in using the best information technology and telecommunications solutions to deliver the first smart grid in the US by 2009.

Dave Chassin
Staff Scientist, PNNL
David Chassin is a staff scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and has more than 25 years of experience in the research and development of computer applications software for the architecture, engineering and construction industry. His research focuses on non-linear system dynamics, high-performance simulation and modeling of energy systems, controls, and diagnostics. He is the principle investigator and project manager of DOE's SmartGrid simulation environment, called GridLAB-D and was the inventor of the Olympic Peninsula Demonstration's real-time pricing system. He has also been awarded several US and foreign patents relating to Grid Friendly(TM) appliances. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of the NASPI Data Network Management Task Team and currently chairs the OASIS Blue Steering Committee.

Woodrow Clark II
CEO/Energy Strategic Plans, Clark Strategic Partners
Dr. Clark is a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (2007), along with his colleges from United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for his work as the first Research Director for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. He was Governor Davis' Renewable Energy Advisor from 2000-03 and then in 2004, founded Clark Strategic Partners, a consulting firm using his political-economic expertise. Dr. Clark is recognized worldwide through his advising Foreign and Local Governments, Educational Facilities as well as Major Film Studios and Shopping Malls on sustainable development. His major client is the LA Community College District in which he is directing the nine college campuses on how to become energy independent and carbon neutral. See recent (June 09) report on LACCD Program from Blu Moon Blog site among others. He is a Keynote Speaker and Panelist at the Annual Sustainability Conference held at Butte College in Northern California (Mid-August 09). See: http://www.butte.edu/sustainability Dr. Clark is a well known and respected academic as a Visiting Professor of Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship at Aalborg University, Denmark and Torino Politechhnical Univ in Italy. He continues to teach at both universities. Clark was the Manager of Strategic Planning for Technology Transfer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (University of California and US Department of Energy) during the 1990s. His “Agile Energy Systems: global lessons from the California energy crisis” (2004)has gained international attention while his last book “Qualitative Economics: toward a science of economics” (2008) has started an entirely new field in economics. Dr. Clark’s current book is “Sustainable Communities” (Springer Press, Oct 09). He has earned three separate masters’ degrees in different fields from three universities and his Ph.D. at University of California, Berkeley.

Mort Cohen
Principal, RevGen Group
Mort Cohen is a principal in RevGen Consulting Group offering strategic planning and product development support to the renewable energy, smart grid, and communications industry. His primary areas of specialty include:

• Intelligent Substations
• Solar Energy Systems
• Wireless Technologies
• Integrated Optical/Wireless Networks

Mort has been involved for nearly twenty years in successful product/service launches at Fortune 1000 and venture-backed companies. He has spent the last five years implementing digital control of the distribution grid in China, and participating in the development of innovative solar energy systems. Mort has also provided technology and industry analyses for Silicon Valley-based venture capital and hedge funds.

Mort holds BSEE and MBA degrees, and is a member of several renewable energy and wireless associations.

Robert Friday
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Wireless Networking Business Unit, Cisco
Bob Friday is Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Wireless Networking Business Unit of Cisco’s
Wireless, Security and Routing Technology Group (WSRTG). Within this group, Friday drives strategic
wireless initiatives for the aggressively growing WiFi (wireless LAN) and WiMAX broadband (wireless
WAN) businesses.
Friday’s career has been focused on developing unlicensed wireless networking technology and
products. He came to Cisco as the Chief Scientist and co-founder of Airespace, the wireless LAN
leader acquired by Cisco in 2004. At Airespace, he leveraged his background in the outdoor wireless
service provider market to introduce a centralized controller architecture for enterprise 802.11 wireless
networks. He was also responsible for location technology, mesh, wireless routing technology, radio
hardware development, and radio resource management algorithms.
Prior to Airespace, Friday was Chief Scientist at Metricom, a wireless wide area network infrastructure
company, and was directly responsible for the performance and capacity of the company’s nationwide
wireless wide-area Ricochet network.
Friday has been awarded 13 patents and holds

Rajit Gadh
Professor & Director, UCLA - WINMEC
Dr. Rajit Gadh is a Professor at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA where he heads the Wireless Internet for Mobile Enterprise Consortium (http://winmec.ucla.edu) of which major companies including Intel, HP, Sun, Siemens, Oracle, Computer Associates, Northrop Grumman, Hughes Network Systems, Qualcomm, TCS, Satyam, ISMB-Italy and several others are supporting members. Dr. Gadh works in the areas of Mobile/Wireless Internet, multimedia/graphics, RFID-middleware, RFID-sensor interface definitions, wireless enterprise security, multi-media content distribution over the internet, and multi-media over UWB, within the Wireless Media Lab (http://wireless.ucla.edu/wml). He has over 100 papers in journals, conferences and technical magazines.

He has a Doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University, a Masters from Cornell University and a Bachelors from IIT Kanpur. He has taught as a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley, has been a Assistant, Associate and Full Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and did his sabbatical as a visiting researcher at Stanford University for a year. Prior to his academic career, he has worked for two software startup companies. He has won several awards from NSF (CAREER award, Research Initiation Award, NSF-Lucent Industry Ecology Award, GOAL-I award), SAE (Ralph Teetor award), ASME (Kodak Best Technical Paper award), AT&T (Industrial ecology fellow award), Engineering Education Foundation (Research Initiation Award), etc., and other accolades in his career.

Kevin Garrity
Manager, LADWP
Kevin Garrity is the Integrated Resource Plan Manager for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He joined LADWP in 1983 as an Electrical Engineer at the Energy Control Center. He has been responsible for the project management of the Substation Automation System, PI/Historian System, and Smart Grid System. Mr. Garrity has 26 years of engineering experience in SCADA and Electrical Distribution Systems. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University, a MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California, and a MBA from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. He is currently working on his PhD in Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in California and a member of IEEE.

John Garrity
Manager, RF& Photonics laboratory, GE Global Research
John Garrity is the manager of the RF& Photonics (RF&P) laboratory, which is part of the Electronic Systems & Controls Global Technology Organization at GE Global Research in Niskayuna, NY. In this role John is leading a team of 20 Scientists and Engineers to invent and develop new technology for General Electric business units. GE customers include Healthcare, Energy, Oil & Gas, Digital Energy, Security, and Sensing. External customers include Lockheed Martin, DARPA, DoE, and DoD. John has an interest/focus on instrumentation and communication (wired & wireless), photonic sensing, RF instrumentation, developing and leading a cross functional team, and developing and driving business models for technology commercialization.

John has been with GE since 1992, and his most recent professional experience is leading the integration of GE Microwave Data Systems (MDS), an industry leader in industrial, wireless communications systems. His prior GE experience includes engineering and engineering management for industrial energy management systems as well as strategic sales and marketing for GE Digital Energy, GE Fanuc, and GE C&I.

Marie Hattar
VP, Network Systems and Security Solutions, Cisco
Marie Hattar brings more than 18 years of industry experience to her role as Vice President of Network Systems and Security Solutions at Cisco. Currently, Hattar is responsible for setting and developing a strategic vision that integrates key places in the network: branch, wide area network, campus and security. Under her guidance, her organization creates and markets innovative routing, switching and security solutions focused on enterprise and mid-market organizations.

In addition, Hattar is a member of the Cisco Smart Grid Board. Composed of Cisco executive leaders across multiple functional areas, the group charts Cisco’s policy and product development around smart grid initiatives.

Throughout her career, Hattar has held leadership roles in product marketing, product management, software engineering, competitive intelligence, and finance. She has been instrumental in building security and network architectures for leading Fortune 500 companies.

An industry expert in data communications, convergence, and security, Hattar was previously chair of the Broadband Content Delivery Forum and is co-author of IP Services at the Network Edge published by Addison-Wesley.

She holds a master’s degree in business administration in marketing from York University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto.

Hattar resides in Los Gatos, California with her husband and two children.

Mark Hura
Global Smart Grid Commercial Leader, GE Energy T&D
Mark Hura is the global Smart Grid commercial leader for GE Energy T&D. Smart grid marries IT with our current electrical infrastructure to deliver real-time energy information and knowledge, empowering smarter energy choices. It helps foster energy independence and lower carbon emissions by enabling the integration and optimization of more renewable energy and plug in electric vehicles, driving significant increases in network efficiency, and empowering consumers to manage their energy usage and save money.

Mark’s dedicated commercial team will work closely with electric utility customers, strategic partnerships and industry organizations to drive integrated smart grid specific solutions, initiatives and implementations. Integrating these technologies will be critical to the vitality of our planet and the vitality of our global economy. However, managing this complexity will continue to be particularly challenging – especially with an aging grid that has undergone little investment in the past 25 years. At GE, we are dedicated to helping solve our customers’ most pressing energy and environmental challenges, including updating our power grid for the 21st century.

Since joining a GE leadership program in 1997, Mark has held several commercial assignments in product businesses and sales, and has moved through a variety of marketing, quality and sales roles in GE Industrial Systems and GE Energy with an emphasis in the T&D market. Mark moved into the GE Energy Sales organization in 2004 as a T&D regional sales director before taking a role as Global Sales leader for GE Energy Rentals. For the past two years, Mark was the general manager of Global Sales for T&D.

Mark holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA.

Joel Ibarbia
Senior Consulting Engineer - SmartMeter, PG&E SmartMeter Engineering and Planning
Joel has over 2 decades of electrical engineering experience at PG&E. His experience includes electric distribution engineering and planning, transmission planning, and system protection. In his most recent assignment prior to moving to the SmartMeter project he was involved in re-engineering PG&E's largest indoor substations that supply the city of San Francisco.

His current position is in the AMI Network and New Technologies group of the SmartMeter Project as the Senior Consulting Engineer responsible for network
deployment solutions for RF electric metering infrastructure. He also held similar responsibilities for the original power line carrier SmartMeter system deployed in Bakersfield prior to adoption of the RF platform in 2008.

Joel works in San Francisco and also lives on the SF peninsula.

Rhonda Jacobs
Senior Manager, Ernst & Young, LLP
Rhonda S. Jacobs is a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s Government Contract Services group which is part of the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice. She is based in the Los Angeles office. Rhonda performs a variety of services to assist clients in contracting with the Federal Government in the areas of training; dispute resolution of, preparation for, and support of government audits; proposal preparation; interpretation and application of state and Federal statutes and regulations; procurement and subcontract policies and procedures; accounting, cost accounting, labor reporting and rate development; and grant, cooperative agreement, guaranteed loan, and contract administration and compliance.

Rhonda’s extensive experience covers a broad range of Government procurement policies and practices. This particularly includes those adopted by DoD, NASA, DOE, DHS, VA, GSA, and HHS. She has worked extensively with traditionally commercial companies as they transition into the Federal Government marketplace, particularly related to seeking qualification for simplified treatment by the Government and use of commercial systems and processes for products and services.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Rhonda held key financial, internal audit, contracting, and compliance positions for major Federal Government aerospace and defense and biological research contractors.

Rhonda holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Business Administration from Baker University, Overland Park, Kansas.

Henry Khoo
Senior Engineer, SCE

Lee Krevat
Director - Smart Grid, San Diego Gas & Electric


Lee Krevat is director of the smart grid initiative for Sempra Energy’s California regulated utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Company.

Krevat leads enterprise-wide smart green grid strategy, policy and project alignment. Krevat’s prior positions at SDG&E include director of program delivery, where he was responsible for overseeing IT for advanced technology projects and the development of new systems to improve the operating efficiency and customer experience. Krevat was also the director of IT strategy and business partnership where he worked to align strategic direction between IT and the utility business units, as well as director of infrastructure engineering & operations.

Before joining Sempra, Krevat led the Technology Transfer Team and Software Process Improvement Team at Tandem Computers.

Krevat holds a Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics/computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more than 840,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Southern California Gas Company is the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility, providing safe and reliable energy to 20.5 million consumers through 5.7 million meters.

Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2008 revenues of nearly $11 billion. The Sempra Energy companies’ 13,600 employees serve about 29 million consumers worldwide.

Jayant Kumar
Director, Strategy & Partnership, AREVA T&D Inc
Dr. Jayant Kumar is the Director of Smart Grid Strategy & Partnership at AREVA T&D. Dr. Kumar has a PhD degree with major in Electrical Engineering and Minor in Economics and Computer Science from Iowa State University. In his role, Dr. Kumar is responsible for providing direction for the overall AREVA T&D NMS product strategy & long-term evolution. As part of strategy, Dr. Kumar is also responsible for defining the ecosystem of AREVA T&D partnership.

Current initiatives led by Dr. Kumar focus on addressing the industry changes and needs for the smart grid evolution. Among many other factors, the “Smart Grid” brings two key transformational changes. The first change is the “Active engagement of customers” which leads to a very different generation and load dynamics with extreme but highly likely scenario of power being injected into distribution grid rather than withdrawn from. This change will allow the industry to defer the capital expenditure of building new generation while satisfying customers by enabling choices and saving in energy bill. The second transformational change is “Distributed Energy/Renewable Resources” connected at various T&D voltage levels in the grid which demand special attention for the reliable grid operation. This change will reduce the global carbon footprint while addressing severe supply constraints.

Dr. Kumar joined AREVA T&D in 2000. During his career at AREVA T&D, Dr. Kumar held several positions. As R&D Manager, he developed new products with novel algorithms in the area of flexible mathematical modeling and high performance computing for electrical market management systems. As Business Development Manager, he developed and managed number of projects for several customers including MISO, ERCOT, PJM, CAISO, PG&E, Garland Power & Light, TXU, Dynegy, Enron, strategic Energy Limited and others.

Dr. Kumar has over 18 years of experience in Energy Management Systems, Market Management Systems and Distribution Management Systems. He has authored several papers in the area of power system modeling and systems for electric industry. Prior to AREVA T&D, Dr. Kumar worked at Pacific Gas & Electric at San Francisco, ABB Systems Control at Santa Clara, and Electrical Power Research Center at Ames, Iowa. Dr. Kumar lives with his wife and two children at Santa Clara California.

Asad Madni
Executive Managing Director, CTO, Crocker Capital

Mark McGranaghan
-Mark McGranaghan is a Director in the EPRI Power Delivery and Utilization (PDU) Sector. His research area responsibilities include distribution, underground distribution, advanced distribution automation, Intelligrid, power quality, and security. Research priorities include developing the standards and approaches for implementing an intelligent power system infrastructure to support automation, higher efficiency, improved reliability, and integration of distributed resources and demand response.

Mr. McGranaghan joined EPRI Solutions in 2003 as an Associate Vice President in charge of System Studies and Monitoring Systems. He assumed the Director role as part of the merger of EPRI Solutions with EPRI in 2007. At EPRI Solutions, he coordinated a wide range of services offered to electric utilities and critical industrial facilities throughout the world. These services included research projects, seminars, monitoring services, power systems analysis projects, performance benchmarking, testing services, failure analysis, and designing solutions for system performance improvement.

Before joining EPRI Solutions and EPRI, Mr. McGranaghan worked for Electrotek Concepts for 14 years and McGraw-Edison/Cooper Power for 11 years. These jobs also involved supporting utilities in system performance assessments and studies.

John Nelson
Chief, Electricity & Renewables, Defense Energy Support Center
John Nelson is the Division Chief of the Defense Energy Support Center's Electricity Acquisition Division and Program Manager of the Renewable
Initiatives Division. He has over 16 years experience with natural gas
and electricity acquisition along with extensive experience with renewable energy efforts. John is a member of the DOE Renewable Energy Working Group and Smart Grid Task Force.

Peter Pardee
Vice President, Hughes Network Systems

Scott Pugh
Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
Scott Pugh served in a variety of navy assignments including command of the nuclear powered attack submarine USS WHALE (SSN-638) and later as the Director of Mathematics and Science at the Naval Academy. He was working in a Pentagon office which was destroyed on 911.

Since retiring from the Navy as a Captain in October 2005, Scott has served as a member of the Defense Science Board Energy Strategy Task Force; as the Military Principal at Rocky Mountain Institute working with Amory Lovins to implement the advanced energy initiatives described in the DOD-funded report “Winning the Oil Endgame” and as the first Executive Director of the U.S. Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas.

In 2007 he returned to government service as Special Assistant to the Honorable Jay M. Cohen, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology. He currently serves as the Energy Security Liaison in the Officer of Interagency Programs and recently served as Executive Secretary of a White House Task Force on Electric Grid Vulnerabilities. He is a member of the Federal Smart Grid Task Force. In July 2009, he coordinated a joint DHS-DOE-DOD-Industry wargame at National Defense University which simulated a coordinated terrorist physical and cyber attack on the US electric grid.

Scott is a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy where he earned a BS degree in engineering physics, and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School where he received an MS degree in theoretical and applied physics.

Ted Reguly
Director - Smart Meter Program Office, San Diego Gas and Electric
-Ted M. Reguly has been Director of the Smart Meter Program Office at San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) since 2005. His primary responsibility is to oversee the development, implementation and integration of a comprehensive smart meter solution for SDG&E’s service territory. Reguly has been with SDG&E since 1981 , holding various positions throughout Electric Generation, Electric and Gas Distribution, Supply Management, and Gas and Electric Customer Service supervision. He is a registered California Mechanical Engineer and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach, and an MBA from San Diego State University. He is an active member of UtilityAMI, OpenAMI and the ZigBee Alliance.

Joaquin Silva
President and CEO, On-Ramp Wireless, Inc.
Joaquin Silva - President & CEO

Joaquin has extensive experience, including start up executive leadership, investment banking, & operational management within Wireless, Defense Electronics, Display & Semiconductor Industries. He has an M.B.A from University of California at Los Angeles and a B.S. in Management from the United States Air Force Academy. Joaquin co-founded On-Ramp Wireless with the vision to create an energy-efficiency focused wireless solution, solving the limitation of cellular and free spectrum wireless solutions. Prior to founding On-Ramp Wireless, Joaquin was a co-founder of Ostendo Technologies Inc. where, as President & COO, he was instrumental in developing a new product strategy and market entry plan for a unique curved display technology which resulted in a Tier-1 customer design win and best of CES 2008 nominations by CNET and Business Week. Prior to Ostendo, Joaquin was a Vice President at the investment-banking firm Montgomery & Co., Earlier in his career Joaquin was an officer in the United States Air Force. Joaquin is a founder of On-Ramp Wireless and also serves on its board.

Ram Sriram
Leader, Design and Process Group, NIST
Ram D. Sriram is currently leading the Design and Process group in the Manufacturing Systems Integration Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he conducts research on standards for interoperability of computer-aided design systems. His is currently the manager for the Sustainable and Lifecycle Information-based Manufacturing Program in the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory. He also holds a part time appointment in the Information Technology Laboratory, where he conducts research on biomaging and healthcare informatics. Prior to that he was on the engineering faculty (1986-1994) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was instrumental in setting up the Intelligent Engineering Systems Laboratory. At MIT, Sriram initiated the MIT-DICE project, which was one of the pioneering projects in collaborative engineering. Sriram has co-authored or authored more than 200 publications in computer-aided engineering and health care informatics, including several books. Sriram was a founding co-editor of the International Journal for AI in Engineering. In 1989, he was awarded a Presidential Young Investigators Award from the National Science Foundation, U.S.A. Sriram has a B.S. from IIT, Madras, India, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. Sriram is a Fellow of ASME, a Senior Member of IEEE, a Member (life) of ACM, a member of ASCE, and a member of AAAS.

Weston Sylvester
Director Distribution Solutions/Smart Grid, Siemens Energy, Inc.
Wes Sylvester is Director, Distribution Solutions at Siemens Energy, Inc. In this role, Sylvester is responsible for solution vision, direction, strategy, definition, design, sales and marketing for distribution products and services, with an emphasis on Smart Grid solutions. Wes helps to lead the cross-divisional Smart Grid team within Siemens, and is a company representative on both GridWise™ and EPRI’s IntelligridSM, where he serves as chair of the Intelligrid Technology Transfer Committee. Sylvester was recently appointed as ANSI's representative to the NIST Smart Grid team. He is also member of IEEE PES.

Malcolm Unsworth
President & CEO, Itron, Inc.
A highly-respected executive both domestically and internationally, with broad experience throughout the utility industry, Malcolm Unsworth was named chief executive officer of Itron in March 2009. Prior to his post as CEO, he was Itron’s president and chief operating officer. He was elected to its board of directors in December 2008. Unsworth joined Itron as senior vice president, Hardware Solutions, in July of 2004, when Itron acquired Schulmberger Electricity Metering. In April 2007, when Itron acquired Actaris Metering Systems, he was promoted to senior vice president and chief operating officer, Actaris.

While at Schlumberger, Unsworth spent 25 years in management and vice president-level positions, including 11 years associated with the electricity meter business. He was also vice president and general manager of Schlumberger’s North American operations, responsible for the CellNet division of the company and its water, electricity and gas products. Unsworth has a bachelor’s in mechanical and production engineering from Salford University in the United Kingdom and has earned the grade of Professional Engineer.

Byron Washom
Director of strategic energy initiatives, UCSD
Byron Washom is UC San Diego’s new Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives and is responsible for energy management policy to achieve the campus' goals for quantum improvements in energy management and Greenhouse Gas reductions. Prior to UCSD, Mr. Washom was the CEO for twenty years of a due diligence firm that specialized in CleanTech, and he served as Sr. International Advisor to the World Bank and DOE. He is a four time Rockefeller Foundation Grantee and a former Heinz Endowment Grantee for early commercialization of CleanTech into developing countries. Mr. Washom was also Founder and President of Advanco Corp which in 1984 set the long-standing world records for solar electric conversion efficiency at 29.4% and subsequently achieved an IR100 Award. He was the 2008 Recipient of UCSD’s Citizen of the Year Award for Sustainability, and he was a Visiting Faculty Member at the Rady School of Management while teaching the graduate level course, The Business of Renewable Energy.

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