ESS14 Website Agenda and Schedule

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:15 AM – 8:25 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks – Main Hall

Welcome: Mike Mielke, Vice President Environmental Policy and Programs, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Opening Remarks: Jon Chorley, Chief Sustainability Officer, Oracle
8:25 AM – 8:35 AM

Safety Message

Don Hall, Regional Director, Pacific Gas & Electric
8:35 AM – 9:15 AM
Keynote Address – Main Hall

Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the U.S.

Kate Gordon, Vice President & Director, Energy & Climate Program, Next Generation
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Fireside Chat – Main Hall

Business Preparedness in a Changing Climate: Risk and Response

David Lewis, Executive Director, Save the Bay 
Tony Estremera, Board Chair, Silicon Valley Water District  
Moderated by Mike Mielke, Vice President of Environmental Policy and Program, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
9: 45 AM – 10:45 AM
Plenary Panel – Main Hall

Smarter Cities:

How Civic Data is Driving Efficiencies

Martha Amram, Chief Executive Officer, WattzOn
Joy Bonaguro, Chief Data Officer, City of San Francisco
Jack Madans, Government Partnerships Manager, Code for America
Moderated by Ian Kalin, Director Open Data, Socrata
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Networking Break/Transition to Breakout Sessions
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Breakout Session 1
(1st Floor Breakout Room)

Climate Preparedness in Action:

Partnerships that Drive Results

Pat Cummens, Senior Advisor Government Issues, ESRI
Patrick Otellini, Chief Resiliency Officer, Cit of San Francisco
Bina Venkataraman, Senior Advisor for Climate Change Innovation, Executive Office of the President
Moderated by Jeff Goldman, Principal AECOM
(2nd Floor Breakout Room)

CO2, Watts and Dollars:

Achieving Big Savings Through New Software Tools

Amy Aves, Senior Director, Global Real Estate & Facilities, Oracle
Charles Smith, Sustainability Coordinator, Hilton Concord
Moderated by Bruce Klafter, Sr. Director, Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility, Flextronics
(Main Hall)

Connecting the Dots:

Scaling Up Intelligent Microgrids

Laura Shenkar, Principal, Artemis Water Strategies
Greg Thomson, Programs Director, Clean Coalition 
Jon Eric Thalman, Director Regulatory Strategy and Support, Pacific Gas & Electric
Moderated by Pat Burt, City of Palo Alto
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Networking Break and Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Plenary Panel – Main Hall

Energy-Water Nexus:

Smart Technologies in Demand Management

Scott Bryan, Chief Operating Officer, Imagine H20
Chris King, Chief Regulatory Officer, Siemens Smart Grid 
David Koller, Conservation Coordinator, Coachella Valley Water District
Cynthia Truelove, Water-Energy Practice Leader, Center for Collaborative Policy, CSU-Sacramento
Moderated by Noah Goldstein, Research Director, Navigant
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
Networking Break/ Transition to Breakout Sessions
2:20 PM – 3:35 PM
Breakout Session 2
(Main Hall)

Turning Drops into Gallons:

Innovative Water Conservation Techniques

Christopher Kral, Global Citizenship and Sustainability Manager, HGST
Marty Laporte, Associate Director for Utilities for Environmental Quality and Water Efficiency, Stanford
Jerry De La Piedra, Program Administrator Water Conservation, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Moderated by Dave Ceppos, Associate Director, Center for Collaborative Policy, California State University Sacramento 
(1st Floor Breakout Room)

Dollars and Sense:

Financing Clean Energy and Green Infrastructure

Matt Arnold, Managing Director, Sustainable Finance, JP Morgan Chase
Shelley Ratay, Deputy Executive Director, Sempervirens
Lance Weislak,Director of International Finance, Chevron Energy Solutions
Moderated by Jim Davis, Director, Sustainable Enterprise, KPMG
3:35 PM – 3:50 PM
Transition to Main Hall
3:50 PM – 4:20 PM
Fireside Chat – Main Hall

Business Engagement on Climate Change

Nancy Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner, DBL investors
Lori Duvall, Global Director, eBay
Moderated by Mike Mielke, Vice President of Environmental Policy and Program, Silicon Valley Leadership Group 
4:20 PM – 4:55 PM
Keynote Address – Main Hall

Clean Trillion

Lance Pierce, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Ceres
4:55 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks – Main Hall

Mike Mielke, Vice President Environmental Policy and Programs, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Networking Reception

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