Speaker Bios

 

Keynote Speakers

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  • Keynote Speakers

    The Honorable Deval Patrick

    Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

    Lunch Speaker

    Deval Patrick was reelected to a second term as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in November 2010, renewing his commitment to expanding opportunity and prosperity in Massachusetts. Governor Patrick's life has charted a path from the South Side of Chicago to the U.S. Justice Department, Fortune 500 boardrooms, and now the Massachusetts State House. In each of these capacities, Governor Patrick has been guided by the advice of his grandmother: hope for the best and work for it. First elected in 2006 on a platform of hope and change, Governor Patrick entered office propelled by an unprecedented grassroots campaign. Despite a challenging economic environment, the Patrick administration maintained or expanded the state's investment in critical growth sectors while delivering timely budgets and cutting state spending. Governor Patrick funded public education at the highest levels in the history of the Commonwealth and its school reform initiatives earned Massachusetts the top spot in the national Race to the Top competition. And through targeted initiatives that play to the Commonwealth's unique strengths, like his landmark 10-year, $1 billion program to promote the state's life sciences industry, the Governor has positioned the state as a global leader in biotech, bio pharmaceuticals and IT, and as a national leader in clean energy, including making Massachusetts home to the country's first offshore wind farm. Governor Patrick committed the state to renewing its aging and neglected infrastructure and oversaw the expansion of affordable health care insurance to over 98% of Massachusetts residents. The Patrick administration also accomplished major reforms that had eluded decades of other elected leadership, reforming the state's pension systems, ethics laws, and transportation bureaucracy. Patrick came to Massachusetts in 1970 at the age of 14. A motivated student despite the difficult circumstances of poor and sometimes violent Chicago schools, he was awarded a scholarship to Milton Academy through A Better Chance, a Boston-based organization. From that time forward, it has been Massachusetts people, schools, and institutions that have given Governor Patrick the opportunity to excel. He sees his service as governor as pay-back for the opportunities the Commonwealth has given him. Governor Patrick is a graduate of Harvard College, the first in his family to attend college, and of Harvard Law School. After clerking for a federal judge, he led a successful career in the private sector as an attorney and business executive, rising to senior executive positions at Texaco and Coca-Cola. In 1994, President Clinton appointed Patrick as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, the nation's top civil rights post. Diane and Deval Patrick have been married for more than twenty-five years and have two adult daughters.

    Richard K. Sullivan Jr.

    Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

    Reception Speaker

    Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. oversees the Commonwealth's six environmental, natural resource and energy regulatory agencies: the Departments of Environmental Protection, Public Utilities, Energy Resources, Conservation & Recreation, Agriculture, and Fish & Game. He also serves as Chairman of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Energy Facilities Siting Board, and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. Under Governor Deval Patrick, Massachusetts is the first state in the nation to combine energy and environmental agencies under one Cabinet secretary with the shared mission of bringing clean energy technology to market, curbing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting energy costs. Governor Patrick's land conservation initiative is the largest in the Commonwealth's history, with protection of more than 75,000 acres of land from 2007 to 2010. Sworn in at the start of Governor Patrick's second term, Secretary Sullivan will build on the Patrick-Murray Administration's nation-leading first-term clean energy and environment accomplishments. EEA priorities for the Governor's second term include carrying out the nation's most ambitious energy efficiency program - $2 billion of investment over three years, producing $6 billion in savings for consumers and businesses, supporting the growth of the clean energy sector, and maintaining the Administration's commitment to parks and land conservation are priorities for the governor's second term. Prior to his appointment to the cabinet post at Energy and Environmental Affairs, Secretary Sullivan served as the commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Appointed in June 2007, he ushered in a new era of transparency and accountability at DCR, with posted maintenance schedules for DCR properties and public meetings for all significant DCR initiatives and policies. Under his leadership, DCR completed several large-scale capital improvements in parks statewide, including a two-year, $21.3 million project at Mt. Greylock State Reservation in Lanesborough that featured rehabilitation of the 13.5-mile Mt. Greylock Road, and a $9 million renovation of the visitor center at Georges Island in Boston, a facility that includes a concession area, children's playground and a state-of-the-art solar-powered maintenance building. DCR also conducted a Forest Futures Visioning Process to engage residents across the Commonwealth in a discussion of forestry practices in state forests, leading to dramatic expansion of forest reserves that are protected from commercial logging. Secretary Sullivan served as the mayor of Westfield from 1994 to 2007. In that capacity, he also served as chairman of the Westfield School Committee. In 2005, Sullivan was recognized by the New England Association of School Superintendents with its annual President Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education. He is a past president of the Massachusetts Mayors Association, past chairman of the Turnpike Advisory Board, and a past member of the Governor's Local Advisory Committee. He also served as founding president of the Winding River Land Conservancy, which has protected 1,700 acres in western Hampden County. Sullivan graduated from Westfield High School and holds degrees from Bates College, and Western New England School of Law.

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    Matthew M. Nordan

    Vice President, Venrock

    Opening Keynote Speaker

    Matthew Nordan is a vice president at Venrock, a premier venture capital firm originally established as the venture arm of the Rockefeller family. He focuses on breakthrough energy, environmental, and materials technologies from the firm's Cambridge, MA office. Prior to Venrock, Matthew was president of Lux Research, an advisory services firm for science-driven innovation that he co-founded in 2004. Under Matthew's leadership, the Lux Research analyst team became a globally recognized authority on the business and economic impact of emerging technologies, advising corporations, start-ups, financial institutions, and governments. Before Lux, Matthew held a variety of senior management positions at emerging technology advisor Forrester Research in the U.S. and Europe. Matthew has testified before the U.S. Congress four times on emerging technology issues, advised the Committee to Review the National Nanotechnology Initiative of the National Academies, and been an invited speaker at universities including Harvard, MIT, and Columbia. He was a founding member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies and has advised the OECD on technology development for energy and environmental applications. A regular speaker at technology conferences, Matthew's views have been cited by news outlets including CNBC, ABC News, The Economist, Forbes, and Newsweek. Matthew is a graduate of Yale University, where he conducted cognitive neuroscience research on the neural pathways mediating emotion and memory.

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    Moderators & Panelists

    Domenic Armano

    Director of Strategy & Innovation, Johnson Controls

    Managing the Grid panel moderator

    Domenic is a Director of Strategy & Innovation at Johnson Controls, Energy Solutions and has over 15 years of diverse operating experience. In this role, he is responsible for the evaluation of new technologies relevant to the Johnson Controls Energy Solutions business. Specifically, he looks to develop alliances and/or acquisitions with creative entrepreneurial companies. With a strategic focus, Domenic has a solid understanding of the engineering, sales and financial concepts required for successful project development and implementation. Prior to this role, Domenic was a Regional Manager and responsible for the development of over $250 MM in energy efficiency projects. Prior to his work at Johnson Controls, Domenic was an Engineering Manager with H2O Applied Technologies (2001 - 2006). He was a Mechanical Engineer with DMJM Harris from (1999 - 2001), a Design and Development Engineer at Progressive Technologies (1996 - 1998), and a Field Engineer with Wheelabrator Technologies - Utilities (1996 - 1998). Mr. Armano is a licensed Professional Engineer and his professional affiliations include the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Mr. Armano holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, a M.S. in Engineering Management from Tufts University and is presently enrolled at Boston University in the MBA program.

    Priyanka Bakaya

    Founder and CEO of PK Clean

    Waste to Energy panelist

    Priyanka Bakaya is Founder and CEO of PK Clean, which converts plastic waste to oil through a patented catalytic depolymerization process. Prior to PK Clean, she worked as a Commodities Research Analyst in Energy at Lehman Brothers, as a Venture Capital Associate at Accel Partners and Globespan Capital, and at DFJ-backed E-Waste Cleantech Start-up Attero Recycling. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, where she focused on Energy Entrepreneurship. She graduated in Economics and Science, Technology & Society with Honors from Stanford University.

    Mark Barnett

    VP Business Development & General Counsel, Sun Catalytix

    Project Funding and Policy panelist

    Mark Barnett is the VP Business Development and General Counsel of Sun Catalytix. Prior to joining the company, Mark co-founded and co-chaired the Energy Technology & Renewables practice at Foley Hoag LLP, helping to build it into one of the leading practices of its kind in the region. Previously, Mark served as Counsel to the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, a quasi-public state agency supporting the development of clean energy technology. Mark has spent over 15 years in the energy and environmental technology sector building and advising business enterprises in various capacities. Mark received his J.D. from Yale Law School and B.A. from Yale University.

    Abi Barrow

    Director, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center

    Your Comprehensive Guide to State Resources & Funding panel moderator

    Dr. Dr. Abigail Barrow is the Founding Director of the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC). She is responsible for the overall management of the MTTC and the development of its programs. Prior to joining the MTTC, Dr. Barrow served as managing director of William J. von Liebig Center at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). The von Liebig Center was created in 2001 to support the commercialization of research being performed in the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering. Dr. Barrow worked in a variety of roles at UCSD CONNECT from 1990 to 2001. At CONNECT, she developed and expanded many of its programs to support early-stage company formation and technology commercialization. The CONNECT program is internationally recognized and has been successfully replicated in many other regions around the world. Dr. Barrow is on the board of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) and on the scientific advisory board of Norway's Simula Research Laboratory. She has also served as a member of the board of directors of the Center for the Commercialization of Advanced Technologies Consortium (CCAT), which assisted in the identification and commercialization of technologies in the area of crisis and consequence management and received more than $25 million in federal funding primarily from the Office of Naval Research. Dr. Barrow received her Ph.D. from the Science Studies Unit and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.

    Jerry Bird

    President, MTDC

    Seed Funding panel moderator

    Jerry Bird is the President of MTDC (www.MTDC.com), an early-stage VC firm for Massachusetts technology start-ups. Since 1980 the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) has invested over $85 million in over 133 companies. Jerry Bird has over 25 years of investing and financial experience. Prior to joining MTDC he was President of Claflin Capital Management and a partner at Brook Venture Partners and Nova MedVentures. At MTDC he has led the firms investments in Ze-gen (waste to energy gasification), LifeImage and Forerun (healthcareIT) and Illume (mobile apps). He received an MBA degree from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.

    Patrick Cloney

    Executive Director, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

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    Patrick Cloney brings to MassCEC eighteen years of experience in engineering, business, finance and government. His background in power plant operations, management, business development, and strategic planning provides a unique blend of expertise to bring to leading the organization. As an entrepreneur, Cloney has launched businesses in real estate, environmental services, and high technology. Cloney worked previously as Vice President at Susquehanna Capital Management where he managed four portfolio companies. He was also a partner at Clear Power Ventures, where he focused on early stage energy and environmental technology companies, helping them to raise funds and sharpen their business strategies. More recently, Cloney was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, assisting companies seeking to locate, expand, or maintain their presence in Massachusetts. Cloney earned a BS in Marine Engineering with a concentration in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and was the recipient of the Massachusetts Maritime Alumni Award for Outstanding Student Engineer. Cloney earned his MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College's Olin School of Management.

    Kevin D. Colburn

    Senior Program Manager, Azure Dynamics, Inc.

    Transportation and Vehicles panelist

    Mr. Colburn serves as Senior Program Manager in the Woburn office of Azure Dynamics, where he manages electric-drive development and commercialization programs and facilitates end-user business case analyses for vehicle programs. Prior to joining Azure Dynamics, Mr. Colburn was co-founder of Orca Energy SL, where he focused on applications of clean energy technology to the luxury marine market. Before Orca Energy, Mr. Colburn worked in the Technology Development group of Exponent, Inc., directing a wide range of projects that identified emerging technology products and rapidly integrated them into functional prototype systems, including requirements definition, experiments, demonstrations, and verification and validation. Before Exponent, Mr. Colburn developed anti-lock brake systems at TRW Automotive. Mr. Colburn holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California-Davis, and Professional Engineer certification.

    Issam Dairanieh

    Global Director, BP Alternative Energy Venture team

    Clean Tech Funding 2.0 panelist

    Issam Dairanieh is the Global director for BP Alternative Energy Venture team. Alternative Energy Ventures is a strategic investment group within BP's Alternative Energy business. Issam leads the team that invests in renewable power generation, energy efficiency, energy storage, Biofuels and Carbon Management. Since its establishment in 2007, the team made over 20 cleantech investments. Prior to moving to Alternative Energy in 2006, Issam spent 8 years with the new business development division at BP Chemicals where he conducted product and application development as well as technical service and commercial development. Issam has B.S. degrees in Chemistry as well as Chemical Engineering and completed his MS and Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign

    Wayne H. Davis

    Co-Founder and Vice President for Governmental Affairs, Harvest Power Inc.

    Waste to Energy panelist

    Wayne H. Davis is a Co-Founder of Harvest Power Inc. and Harvest's Vice President for Governmental Affairs. He works on renewable energy policy at the federal, state, and local levels, with a particular emphasis on creating a favorable policy environment for production of biogas via anaerobic digestion. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Biogas Council and co-chairs the Council's Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee. Before joining Harvest, Wayne was a co-founder and General Counsel of Backyard Farms, LLC of Madison, Maine, where he directed the environmental permitting processes for development of over 40 acres of greenhouses and a 17 MW combined heat and power biomass facility. Previously, Wayne was Chief Compliance Officer for Fidelity Brokerage Company. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Williams College.

    Peter Dickinson

    VP Operations, Building IQ

    Managing the Grid panelist

    Peter has worked as an entrepreneur and executive in the energy management and commercial property sector for the last 12 years. Most recently, he was the Operations Manager and Group Leader of the AECOM Canberra Buildings Services Group. Prior to AECOM, Peter was the Managing Director of LiveDATA, a leading Australian energy monitoring and reporting services business, which he joined as an early employee. Peter successfully sold LiveDATA to global controls company TAC (Schneider Electric), and scaled this business to over 2,500 metered points across Asia Pacific. Peter has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic Systems from the Australian National University.

    Eric Fitch

    Founder and CEO, PurposeEnergy

    Waste to Energy panelist

    Eric Fitch, Founder and CEO of PurposeEnergy, has fifteen years' early stage, venture-backed, technology company experience spanning many industries including biotech, healthcare, consumer electronics, photonics, smart materials, and now clean-tech. PurposeEnergy has developed a novel bioreactor with unique advantages for converting high solids concentration organic waste into renewable natural gas. The first full scale facility is located at the Magic Hat Brewery in South Burlington, VT where PurposeEnergy is "Saving the Earth. One beer at a time."?

    Steve Derezinski

    CEO and Co-founder

    Start up case studies panelist

    Mr. Derezinski is CEO and Co-founder of Metal Oxygen Separation Technologies, Inc.. His background is in engineering/MBA and experienced with deep IP-based technology breakthroughs inside research universities and creating a compelling business model for them. Prior to MOxST, Mr. Derezinski was Founder and Director of Georgia Tech's VentureLab, and worked closely with faculty members on commercializing their technologies, by helping them focus on specific target markets and drilling down to understand the real strength of their technology. While running the program, Mr. Derezinski launched 8 companies who have raised a combined $43M in VC funding. Mr. Derezinski received an MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow; his research focus is on university-based startups. In addition, Mr. Derezinski also holds a S.B. degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and is a past-President of the MIT Alumni Club of Atlanta, and has served on MIT's National Alumni Association Board of Directors.

    Andrew Bernstein

    CEO, Kearsearge Energy

    Supplying the Grid panelist

    Mr. Bernstein has over twenty-five years of executive and energy leadership experience managing a broad range of organizations and divisions of large publicly traded corporations to early stage entrepreneurial enterprises with two successful exits. Mr. Bernstein served as CEO of Cymfony Inc., a market intelligence and media analysis company which was purchased by TNS Media in 2007 and then WPP. Previously, he was managing Partner of HotHouse Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital and consulting organization, and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Articulate Systems, a software company specializing in voice and data applications for both defense industry and commercial applications, His company was acquired by Lernout & Hauspie in 1999. In addition, Mr. Bernstein has also worked in investment banking where he focused on project finance, capital formation and mergers and acquisitions. He also started and ran the global division of a publicly traded NYSE company. He also currently serves on or leads several for-profit and non-profit boards. Mr. Bernstein is a graduate of Brown University and holds an MBA from Harvard University with Honors.

    Andrew Bosco

    Chief Engineer, General Motors Fuel Cell Research

    Transportation and Vehicles panelist

    Andrew Bosco is the Chief Engineer responsible for fuel cell system product engineering within General Motors' Powertrain Division. With laboratory locations in Warren, Michigan, Mainz Kastel Germany, and Honeoye Falls, NY, as well as a worldwide supplier network, the initiatives are focused on delivering fuel cell systems that meet automotive cost, performance, and durability targets. His current projects include the design and development of a production fuel cell system as well as support for GM's Chevy Equinox a fuel cell vehicle. Andrew began his career with GM in 1989 and worked in the Advanced Engineering Department at its Engineering Center in Rochester, NY. During that period, Andrew worked on various advanced systems and production fuel delivery components. This work included the development and testing of fuel systems as well as computational fluid dynamics modeling of central port fuel injection systems. From 1994 to 2001, Andrew worked as a project engineer developing fuel cell stack technology for General Motors' fuel cell program. In this time frame, two major stack concepts were demonstrated on several GM applications involving both direct hydrogen and hydrocarbon reforming systems. Subsequent fuel cell stack development programs Andrew led were demonstrated on the Opel Zafira - which won a GM "Chairman's Honors" in 2000. From 2001 to 2003, Andrew was manager of GM's Fuel Cell Activities systems development initiatives. In this capacity, Andrew led the architecture and program review activities for the fuel cell program. In addition, he was responsible for formulating and executing the automotive fuel cell technology roadmap. Andrew holds a BSME from the University of Rochester and, on a General Motors fellowship, a MSME from Stanford University. He serves on the University of Rochester's mechanical engineering industrial advisory board. Andrew holds two patents and has authored multiple papers on fuel cells.

    Mary Beth Gentleman

    Partner, Foley Hoag

    Project Funding and Policy panel moderator

    Mary Beth Gentleman combines a decade of state regulatory experience with 20 years of practice at Foley Hoag to provide regulatory and strategic advice to developers of renewable and conventional energy projects, energy service companies, and energy technology start-ups. She co-chairs the firm's Energy Technology and Renewables Practice Group composed of attorneys providing general corporate, venture capital, patent, environmental and energy regulatory advice to wind, photovoltaic, biomass and other renewables developers and technology companies. She also chairs the firm's Energy & Regulated Industries group which assists with the siting and permitting of new generating facilities and upgrades to such facilities, assists asset owners with energy regulatory and environmental compliance matters for existing facilities, conducts regulatory due diligence with respect to asset acquisitions and counsels clients on zoning matters including petitions for zoning exemptions from the Department of Public Utilities. Ms. Gentleman is currently involved in the siting of a municipal wind project in southeastern Massachusetts, a commercial wind facility on the North Shore, a micro-wind turbine project just north of Boston. She has also advised developers of photovoltaic projects in several states regarding regulatory, siting and interconnection matters. Ms. Gentleman also handles energy-related transactions such as power purchase and power sales agreements, renewable energy credit sales agreements, water purchase agreements, host community agreements for renewable and conventional generating facilities. She also advises renewable and conventional generation owners regarding property valuation matters including Payments-In-Lieu of Taxes Agreements. Before joining Foley Hoag in 1989, Mary Beth had 11 years of experience with state energy regulation in Massachusetts. She served for six years as Assistant Secretary at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy Resources, where she directed the development of state policy with respect to the electric, gas and oil industries. Mary Beth was also a technical staff member of the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board, where she reviewed siting applications for transmission lines, an LNG storage facility, gas-fired generation unit and twin nuclear units, and co-authored LNG siting regulations.

    Eric Graham

    Director, TechBridge, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

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    During his professional career Mr. Graham's has conducted business on a global scale. He has started and managed businesses that have touched on every continent and engaged in cross borders trade in more than 30 countries. Currently, Mr.Graham is running the TechBridge program for The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy ("CSE") (http://cse.fraunhofer.org/techbridge-program/about-us). TechBridge is designed to rapidly identify, assess, and facilitate the uptake of market based Clean Energy systems and technologies. Mr. Graham also leads the development of The Building Technology Showcase ("BTS") at Fraunhofer CSE. The project is a focal point for sustainable energy research and building innovation bringing together industry, policy makers, and capital sources. The BTS is a unique partnership that drives innovation and adoption of new technologies in the built environment. Mr. Graham holds two patents issued globally that cover ultra low temperature refrigeration and transportation methods. This method, called the "ColdWave System", uses recycled CO2 gas as a refrigeration method. This cryogenic containerized transport system can hold temperatures as low as -80 degrees C and is a true alternative to transporting large quantities of fresh products by air freight. The use of recycled CO2 for refrigeration in transport also help remove the need for CO2 and other NEW pollution emissions created by burning fossil fuel-->to create electricity-->to run compressors-->to cool containers. Mr. Graham holds a Finance & Insurance degree from Northeastern University, and received his MBA from Babson's FW Olin Graduate School of Business.

    Miguel Granier

    Founder and Director, Invested Development

    Energy Solutions for Developing Countries panelist

    Miguel is the Founder and Director of Invested Development, a Boston based impact seed-stage investment firm. Before founding Invested Development he was the founding Investment Manager for First Light Ventures, a seed-stage social impact investment fund affiliated with Gray Ghost Ventures in Atlanta, Georgia. Miguel began his career in social enterprise as a loan officer for ACCION New York in 2003 and continued that work as an independent consultant specializing in economic development and microfinance. In addition to his work in microfinance and social enterprise, Miguel, has worked for the insurance giant Fidelity National Financial in New York, and Delter Business Institute in Beijing, China. He holds a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.

    Judith Judson

    Vice President of Asset Management and Market Development, Beacon Power Corporation

    Supplying the Grid panelist

    Ms. Judson joined Beacon Power Corporation in January 2008 as Director of Regulatory and Market Affairs. In April 2010, she was promoted to her current position of Vice President of Asset Management and Market Development and made an officer of the corporation. Working with government regulators and grid operators, she played a key role in developing the necessary market rule and tariff changes to enable storage technologies, like Beacon Power's flywheels, to sell services in the U.S. wholesale electricity markets. As head of asset management, Judith manages a team that is developing the company's merchant storage plants in the U.S. In that capacity she oversees site selection, plant development and interconnection, and is responsible for project management, budgets and schedules. As each plant is built, she oversees plant operations so as to maximize Beacon's revenue and profit potential. Before Beacon, Judith worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2003 through early 2007, where she rose to become the state's head energy and telecom regulator. As Chairwoman of the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy, she managed a 150-person team to regulate the state's $11-billion energy industry and $4-billion telecom industry. Judith holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.

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    Barbara Kates-Garnick

    Energy Undersecretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

    Project Funding and Policy panelist

    Barbara Kates-Garnick's previous energy positions with the Commonwealth include serving as a former Department of Public Utilities (DPU) commissioner and member of the Energy Facilities Siting Board, and as a DPU director responsible for developing Massachusetts' first natural gas deregulation policy. She is also a former assistant secretary in the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs, where she managed various aspects and budgets of the Public Utilities Division and the Department of Energy Resources - both of which now falls under EEA and will be part of her portfolio of energy agencies and programs. Kates-Garnick came to the Patrick-Murray Administration after several years as an independent consultant in academia and private business. Most recently, she advised the Polytechnic Institute of New York University on issues related to urban systems, clean technology, energy policy and entrepreneurship. At New York University, she created a successful proposal for the $1.5 million New York City Accelerator for Clean and Renewable Energy, a showcase for clean energy technology. She has also served as a consultant to Con Edison, and on a team revising New York City's sustainability plan. Kates-Garnick's private sector achievements include serving as an officer at KeySpan where, as corporate affairs vice president, she developed energy policy strategy and directed the governmental communications and community relations teams. She also founded the New England office of New Energy Ventures, a successful electric supplier that now operates nationally as Constellation NewEnergy. A resident of Boston's South End, Kates-Garnick earned an undergraduate degree in political science at Bryn Mawr College, and a PhD at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

    Brad Kayton

    President & CEO,ZOME Energy Networks

    Start up case studies panelist

    President & CEO,ZOME Energy Networks Brad Kayton is the President & CEO of ZOME Energy Networks, a start-up based in Cambridge, MA that is building Demand-Supply Optimization software solutions for the smart grid. Mr. Kayton has over twenty years of experience in successful new product category creation in energy and networking products. Mr. Kayton is credited with the introduction of the residential gateway (RGW), the digital media adapter (DMA), the set-top video conferencing form factor (Polycom's ViewStation product line), home control services for broadband carriers, hospital-compliant telemedical video conferencing (VTEL's F.R.E.D), and now DSO-Demand Side Management programs for electric utilities with an inherent link to the energy supply side. Prior to co-founding ZOME, Mr. Kayton was President & CEO of Vgo Communications, a New England-based firm pioneering robotic telepresence. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of 4Home, Inc., which is a leader in home control services, the next set of for-fee broadband services after voice-video-data (Verizon is a major customer), and acquired by Motorola in December 2010 (subsequently acquired by Google); Mr. Kayton had been CEO and co-founder of the predecessor company, Nearmedia, prior to its acquisition in 2007 by 4Home. Mr. Kayton personally led the product planning and launch of "4Home Energy," which won Best of CES (#1 overall) in 2009, and is in operation as a Demand Response solution over Home Area Networks in 14 utilities across North America today. Prior to 4Home, Mr. Kayton was the Senior VP of Marketing & Business Development for PRISMIQ, the inventor of the digital media adapter product category, and winner of 16 Editor Choice and seven major "consumer product of the year" awards in its first year on the market; Mr. Kayton joined PRISMIQ through their acquisition of Paros Software, a software firm he co-founded and served as CEO. In the late 90s, he co-founded and was VP of Marketing & Online Services at 2Wire, a pioneer and current leader in broadband residential gateways (over 50M broadband homes powered today by 2Wire gateway CPE) and home networking peripherals. Mr. Kayton was also the Director of Video Products for Polycom where he defined, managed, and launched worldwide what quickly became the market share leading ViewStation product line (over $3B in total sales). In the early 90s Mr. Kayton spent five years at VTEL where he co-invented the world's first hospital-compliant two-way video telemedicine product which was a market leader and won many accolades in its day. Mr. Kayton began his career as a software programmer, received an MBA and a MA in communication technologies from the University of Texas in Austin, and a BA from the University of Virginia where he was an Echols Scholar.

    James Kenney

    VP of commercial lending and Program Manager, MassDevelopment

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    Mr. Kenney currently serves as vice president of commercial lending and program manager of the Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) at MassDevelopment, a statewide quasi-public development and finance authority. Covering the Commonwealth, he originates, underwrites and manages debt capital provided through the ETF to the life science and technology industries. Mr. Kenney also assists in originating tax-exempt bond financing products. Mr. Kenney has more than 20 years of commercial banking experience in the Boston area. Prior to joining MassDevelopment, Mr. Kenney was vice president of Dime Commercial Real Estate, Inc., a subsidiary of The Dime Savings Bank of New York (since purchased by Washington Mutual). He also served as assistant vice president for Republic Bank. A native of Quincy, Massachusetts, Mr. Kenney received his B.S. in Finance from Fairfield University in Connecticut. Mr. Kenney is a Director of New England Sinai Hospital of Stoughton, Massachusetts where he also sits on the finance and investment sub-committees.

    Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud

    Founder and International Chairman, Boston-Power, Inc.

    Transportation and Vehicles panelist

    Dr. Lampe-Onnerud is a well-known authority in the battery industry. She has pioneered the use of lithium-ion and energy storage solutions and systems to deliver more powerful, longer lasting, safer and cost-effective batteries for laptops, PDAs, cell phones and other electronic devices. Prior to founding Boston-Power, Dr. Lampe-Onnerud was one of the youngest partners ever appointed at Arthur D. Little/TIAX, where she ran the company's globally- renowned battery labs, defined strategies for the world's top chemical and battery organizations, and directed high-profile market evaluations. Earlier in her career, she served as a director and senior scientist at Bell Communications Research. With 80 patents in various stages of filing, Dr. Lampe-Onnerud has received a range of industry awards. These include: lifelong member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences; Mass TLC 2010 Private Company CEO of the Year; 2010 Technology Pioneer World Economic Forum; 2010 Sustainable Leadership Award; 100 Top Young Innovators by Technology Review; MIT's Magazine of Innovation; Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year for Clean Tech, New England region; a Stevie Award for Women in Business as Best Entrepreneur; Mass High Tech Women to Watch; Top Innovators of 2008 by EDN Magazine; and DEMOgod? 2007. Dr. Lampe-Onnerud is a frequently sought-after speaker who passionately and eloquently shares her insights about battery technology, climate change and environmental sustainability at industry and government events around the world. Dr. Lampe-Onnerud earned a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry and a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Calculus from Uppsala University in Sweden, and received her Post Doctorate at MIT, Cambridge, Mass.

    Jim Lang

    Angel Investor

    Seed Funding panelist

    Jim Lang is an accomplished strategy consultant, senior executive, and entrepreneur. He currently is an active private investor and Board member with a portfolio of companies in energy, healthcare, and business services. His energy companies include ORENCO Hydropower, Windpole Ventures, Sustainability Roundtable, GreenerU, TellEmotion, and BPG Motors. Previously, Jim was the President and COO of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), the recognized leader in energy industry insight. He led a global staff of researches and consultants, advising on topics as diverse as disruptive energy technology to Russian geopolitics. CERA also hosts CERAWeek, the energy industry's top executive global conference. Prior to CERA, he was President and COO of Strategic Decisions Group (SDG), the leading decision focused strategy consultancy. He led the firm's energy practice, consulting on corporate, business unit, and asset strategy to Global 1000 companies. Mr. Lang holds a BS summa cum laude in electrical and computer engineering from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA with Distinction from the Tuck School of Business, where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar. He currently guest lectures at the Tuck School of Business.

    Cheryl Martin

    Deputy Director for Commercialization, ARPA-E

    Clean Tech Funding 2.0 panelist

    Dr. Cheryl Martin is currently the Deputy Director for Commercialization for the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), responsible for leading the organization's commercialization program to help breakthrough energy technologies succeed in the marketplace. Prior to this, Dr. Martin was an Executive in Residence with Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California. Previously, she was with Rohm and Haas Company for 20 years. Cheryl started her career with Rohm and Haas as a Senior Scientist for the Plastics Additives business and then held various research and marketing roles in the Plastics Additives and Coatings businesses.

    Rey Montalvo

    President, Consolidated Energy Design, Inc. (CED) and FADRS, LLC

    Managing the Grid panelist

    Rey Montalvo has 40 years of experience in all major facets of energy conservation, including invention of Smart Grid end to end technology solutions such as patent pending Fully Automated Demand Response/Reduction System known as FADRSŪ which incorporates self healing artificial intelligence and prediction technology. This bidirectional "real time" communication requires no human intervention, responds within one (1) second, is human centric and enables end users to participate in all Power Grid Demand Response programs, robust 24/7 energy savings (20% - 40%) and ancillary services such as Frequency Regulation. He performed and coordinated Comprehensive and Investment Grade Audits, Energy Master Plans, energy conservation MEP design and implementation, energy management and Building Automation Control work. Rey designed and/or installed Cogeneration and TriGeneration Solar Photovoltaic and Thermal Systems Thermal Storage High efficiency Lighting Retrofits and controls Heat/Energy Recovery Geothermal Heat Pump systems Building Automation Systems (BAS). Rey is in Board of Directors of USGBC NJ Chapter.

    Christopher Noble

    Technology Licensing Officer, MIT

    Start up case studies panel moderator

    Christopher Noble is MIT's Technology Licensing Officer for energy technology. He previously worked in business development and general management in energy and technology companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to startups. Chris founded and raised financing for his own startup company, is the lead inventor on two issued patents, has raised and negotiated multiple VC financings for four early-stage companies, and has served on the Board of several private companies and non-profits. He lived and worked in South America and Europe and is fluent in French and Spanish. Chris is an active member of the Association of University Technology Managers and the Licensing Executive Society (LES), lectures internationally on technology transfer, and is a recipient of the LES Deals of Distinction award. Chris has a B.Eng. from McGill University and an M.S. in Management from MIT.

    Gerard P. O'Connor

    Partner, Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC

    Clean Tech Funding 2.0 panel moderator

    Jerry O'Connor has a wide-ranging business law practice that focuses on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities law and intellectual property matters. His practice has a focus on advising early-stage energy technology companies in all aspects of their formation and growth, including raising capital, negotiating strategic alliances and joint venture agreements, employment and intellectual property issues. He actively represents clients in the areas of solar project development, wind technology, energy storage, hydrogen fuel cells, waste-to-energy technologies and sustainable urban agriculture, among others. Jerry also represents buyers and sellers of public and private companies, and advises public companies and their directors and officers on securities law, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and reporting obligations. He is active in several New England-based renewable energy industry groups.

    Arif Padaria

    Managing Director of Investments, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

    Seed Funding panelist

    Arif Padaria is the Managing Director of Investments at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). Prior to joining MassCEC he was a partner at the Boston-based venture capital firm Pilot House Ventures (PHV), where he co-managed an early stage technology fund. Arif has been involved in innovative technology development since 1990. Prior to joining PHV, Arif managed a strategic investment fund at Microsoft directed toward Microsoft's top-tier global Independent Software Vendors. He was also a member of TVM Capital's technology investment team and an investment banker at Broadview, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions in the technology, media and communications sectors. In addition, he served in senior technical and management positions at both software startups and large software developers. He earned a M.S. and a B.S. in Computer Science, from Rutgers University, a MBA from Columbia University, and worked towards a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Princeton University.

    Shaun Parvez

    Managing Director and Head of US Corporate Development, SK Holdings

    Clean Tech Funding 2.0 panel moderator

    Shaun Parvez is a Managing Director and Head of US Corporate Development for SK Holdings, a Fortune Global 100 conglomerate with $100+B in revenue. Mr. Parvez overseas the group's US investment activities which cover industries including energy, telecom, and clean technology. Mr. Parvez also supports SK's world-leading $14.5B clean technology development and investment program which has been responsible for ground breaking innovations in solar power, lithium batteries, asphalt, plastics and other cutting-edge technologies. Prior to joining SK, Mr. Parvez spent 11 successful years on Wall Street leading or managing more than $26B in transactions as an investment banker and covering more than $500M in market cap as an equity analyst. Earlier in his career, Mr. Parvez managed large-scale energy efficiency projects for Johnson Controls, a Fortune 100 global leader in energy efficiency and automation. Mr. Parvez received his MBA from Yale University's School of Management, and his degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University and Columbia University - all on scholarship.

    Peter Rothstein

    President, New England Clean Energy Council

    Project Funding and Policy panelist

    Peter is President of the New England Clean Energy Council and has many years of venture, entrepreneurial, executive and deal experience across the cleantech venture market. Previously, Peter was part of the Flagship Ventures team, a leading seed and early stage venture capital firm in Cambridge Massachusetts, and founder of Allegro Strategy, a consultant, advisor and interim executive with early-stage cleantech start-ups. Peter has been in early-stage deal or executive roles with a number of cleantech companies, including Mascoma, Planar Energy Devices, Ze-gen, Novomer, Boston-Power, and Mechanology. Peter is actively involved in a range of leading cleantech and entrepreneurial organizations, including the National Renewable Energy Lab's VC Advisory Board, catalyst to MIT Deshpande Center solar and energy storage MIT projects, and a Board member of the Cleantech Open.

    Ron Rubbico

    Partner, Boston Cleantech Angels, Common Angels

    Seed Funding panelist

    Ron is an active investor in early-stage ventures, and has a background as a successful entrepreneur, executive, and adviser to technology companies. In 1992 Ron co-founded and built Foliage Software Systems, a technology strategy and software development firm specializing in mission-critical product segments. While there, he developed the core software and engineering capabilities of the organization to deliver mission and life-critical products to the medical, aerospace, and semiconductor equipment markets. Ron recruited and integrated executives from a broad range of industries to lead the company's operating divisions, developed a highly successful sales and marketing organization, and led the development of numerous software products and control systems. Under his stewardship, the company provided products and services to over 300 clients with contract values ranging from $1 million to $35 million in revenue; opened and operated development centers in Massachusetts, Arizona, and California; and regularly maintained operating profit margins of two to four times industry averages. During his tenure, the company received a variety of awards including multiple Deloitte & Touche "Fast 50" and "Fast 500" designations recognizing the fastest growing Massachusetts and US technology companies. During the 2000s the company was also consistently named to Software Magazine's "Software 500" list, recognizing the world's largest software and services companies. And in 2007 Boston Business Journal designated Foliage as one of the area's "Largest Software Developers", ranking Foliage10th among companies with the greatest number of software engineers employed in Massachusetts. Foliage also received a variety of awards and honors throughout Ron's tenure for achieving industry firsts, product quality, and engineering excellence. Prior to co-founding Foliage, Ron held engineering and management positions with Technology Integration, Eaton Semiconductor, and Computervision. Ron holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, and a BA in Chemistry from Skidmore College.

    Paul Sereiko

    Principal, AIW LLC and EIR Services Director - NECEC

    Waste to Energy panel moderator

    Paul has over 30 years of experience in technology, marketing, business development and business planning across companies ranging in size from startups to global multi-nationals. He has personally raised nearly $20M for ventures that he has either founded or operated as the CEO, and has been associated with an additional $30M in funding for other enterprises including one NASDAQ public offering. Paul's initial exposure to clean energy was as an NECEC Clean Energy Fellow in 2009. Since 2010, through his consulting firm AIW LLC, Paul has acted as the EIR (Entrepreneur-in-Residence) Services Director for the New England Clean Energy Council where he played an instrumental role in developing winning grant proposals for both the U-Launch ($1m) and iGreenNE ($4m) innovation ecosystem development awards. AIW LLC, provides clean energy market and corporate development services. Paul has developed, launched and marketed over 20 technology products in his career ranging from the world's first notebook computer, the NEC UltraLite to the world's first wireless indoor location system, the PinPoint 3D-iD LPS. Over the last decade he has become an industry expert in the emerging standardized wireless sensor networking market ? the so called Internet of things. Within this sector Paul has helped co-found one not-for-profit development consortium, and assumed leadership roles in organizations creating global standards for sensor networking. Paul graduated from the University of Illinois' Computer Engineering program and received his MBA at Northwestern University's Kellogg school with concentrations in marketing and investment finance.

    Swapnil Shah

    CEO, Co-Founder, First Fuel Software

    Managing the Grid panelist

    Swap has built his career building winning IT companies. He is a seasoned entrepreneurial leader with 20 years of experience leading software companies into innovative markets. He was a key founder of three companies that went on to an IPO or acquisition, including Open Environment (IPO), WebSpective Software (acquired by Inktomi ) andmValent (acquired by Oracle). Swap holds a BS from Cornell University.

    Colin South

    Founder, Novogy

    Start up case studies panelist

    Dr. South has held leading technology and management-focused positions for companies in engineering, genetics and marketing arenas. He has a chemical engineering undergraduate engineering from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and a PhD from Dartmouth College in bioprocess engineering, with his specialization in the field of cellulosic ethanol. He has broad senior management experience and has had a career focused on the development of technologies and technology companies in the Life Sciences and Energy sectors. He was founding President of Mascoma Corporation, an industry-leading company developing and commercializing advanced biotechnology solutions for second generation cellulosic ethanol. In this role he built the core technical and business teams and led business through three financing rounds and raised multiple federal and state grants. From establishment he established a leading technical team and established Mascoma's reputation as a technology and development leader in the cellulosic ethanol space. Prior to Mascoma, Dr. South held positions as the General Manager of Health and Nutrition with Fonterra Cooperative Group in Auckland New Zealand and was CEO of ViaLactia Biosciences, an agricultural biotech business focusing on gene discovery in forage grasses and bovine genetics associated with milk production. This followed extensive experience in both process development and process engineering in the biotechnology, fine chemicals, and food industries.

    Joseph Steig

    Venture Development Manager, NCIIA

    Energy Solutions for Developing Countries panel moderator

    Joseph Steig is Venture Development Manager at the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) and leads the VentureWell initiative. He is also CFO of Long River Ventures. With NCIIA and his colleague Dr. Judy Giordan at EcosVC, he is particularly focused on sustainable materials and clean energy university research and early stage ventures. Joseph has a background as a CFO for numerous technology startups in industries from aquaculture to Internet to real estate. He lives in Western Massachusetts and has a B.A. from Hampshire College. He grew up in Vancouver Canada.

    Bic Stevens

    Founder and Principal, Stevens Capital Advisors

    Clean Tech Funding 2.0 panelist

    Bic Stevens has more than 30 years of investment banking, venture capital, and business development experience, primarily with early-stage, high technology companies. For the past eight years, he has worked exclusively in the renewable energy and clean technology sector as a venture capitalist, investment banker, and business development executive. Over his career, Bic has served as a director of 28 high-technology companies and raised hundreds of millions in equity capital for his clients and portfolio companies. Most recently, Bic was Senior Vice President at Premium Power Corporation, a leading manufacturer of grid-scale flow batteries, and was a Managing Partner at Ardour Capital Investments, a research and investment banking firm focused exclusively on clean and renewable technologies. At Ardour, Bic led the firm's participation as an underwriter in the successful Metabolix $50 million IPO and raised over $40 million in venture capital for a number of clean technology companies. Prior to joining Ardour, Bic was a Managing Director at Zero Stage Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm. At Zero Stage, Bic led the firm's clean technology practice, and worked with a number of clean technology companies including: Bic received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech, and a Master in Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School.

    Per Suneby

    President & CEO, PMC BioTec, LLC

    Waste to Energy panel

    Per Suneby was appointed President & CEO of PMC BioTec in September, 2011, having previously served as Vice President of Business Development for the Company. As President & CEO, Mr. Suneby is responsible for the overall strategic direction and all business operations of the Company. Mr. Suneby is also a member of PMC BioTec's Board of Directors. With over 25 years of leadership roles in cleantech, communications, networking security, IT systems and power generation with start-up companies, venture capital firm and F500 Technology companies, Mr. Suneby has an extensive track record in venture creation, company-building, product strategy and market positioning, new product introduction, and creating value through partnerships. Mr. Suneby co-founded Indus River Networks which was acquired by Enterasys Networks, was Vice-Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer for Chantry Networks which was acquired by Siemens, and was a founding Director of Astralpoint Communications which was acquired by Alcatel. Mr. Suneby is very active in the New England clean energy arena, was a Founding Fellow of the New England Clean Energy Council's Fellowship Program, is a member of Second Wind System's Board of Directors, and is an Advisor to several clean tech startup companies including ByteLight and MachFlow Energy.

    David H. Wells

    Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

    Seed Funding panelist

    David Wells joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2006 as a partner in the firm's greentech practice. David builds relationships with scientists, entrepreneurs and technologists, creating knowledge maps and sourcing investment opportunities across the entire greentech landscape with a focus on disruptive order-of-magnitude and tipping-point innovations in the physical sciences. He has helped bring many ventures through the KPCB investment process, including due diligence, investment structuring, team building and goal setting for companies including Aquion Energy, FloDesign Wind Turbine, Modular Wind Energy, Primus Power, Siluria Technologies, Solidia Technologies and several ventures still in stealth stage. David's background includes 10 years of technical experience in shipboard and marine engineering, and eight years building and selling a nationwide business in Japan. David helped create and build the KPCB Greentech Innovation Network, a group of business, academic and policy leaders formed to identify and pursue critical greentech innovations. He serves on the Board of Advisors of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and on the Advisory Committee of the Energy Research, Development and Deployment Policy Project at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. David frequently speaks at academic and commercial greentech conferences about innovation and investing..

    Sam White

    Co-founder, Promethean Power

    Energy Solutions for Developing Countries panelist

    Sam is Co-founder of Promethean Power, a start-up developing appropriate refrigeration technology for India's dairy farmers where there is unreliable electricity. Sam has used his rich network of business relationships in India to attack deployment challenges by helping Promethean Power seek strategic partners, customers, funding sources and PR for this exciting venture. Sam and Promethean Power are also co-founders of Greentown Labs, which is a which is a cleantech incubator in Boston where more than 10 cleantech start-ups share machine-shop equipment, office space, knowledge, and inspiration. Sam has several years of foreign and domestic experience in business development. He worked In Madrid for 5 years and directed Latin American business development for the Boston division of the Economist Intelligence Unit (Economist Group). He was the catalyst for rapid growth and deployment of new business models and technologies in his previous two start-ups, GetConnected and Smartleaf. Sam received his BA from Union College and attended GSBI's (Global Social Business Incubator) 2010 class at Santa Clara University.

    Michael Zuercher-Martinson

    CTO, Solectria Renewables

    Supplying the Grid panelist

    Michael is a distinguished electrical drive and power conversion innovator. He has been at the forefront of the photovoltaic (PV) industry for more than 10 years and is currently promoting the use of three phase high?reliability inverters in smart grid applications. He worked in the Biel Research Laboratory for Power Electronics in Biel, Switzerland, where he developed high efficiency motor drives, voltage converters and battery management systems for electrical glider planes, intelligent bicycles and solar race cars. He also has extensive PV installation experience, and has overseen design and startup of numerous solar power plants in the Developing World. Mr. Zuercher?Martinson holds a FH degree in Electrical Engineering from the Bernese University of Applied Sciences in Bern, Switzerland.

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