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7:30 AM
Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome and Overview
Jon Chorley, CSO, Oracle, @OracleSustainab
Mike Mielke, Sr. Vice President, Environment and Energy, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, @mikemielke01
8:45 AM
Opening Keynote

Climate Change and the Future of Water

Dr. Peter H. Gleick, President, Pacific Institute, @PeterGleick
9:20 AM
Keynote

Getting to 100% Renewables by 2050

Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, @mzjacobson
9:55 AM
Innovator Showcase

The Role of Carbon Negative Technology in Addressing Global Warming

Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, CEO, Global Thermostat, @chichilnisky
10:05 AM
Plenary Panel I

Meeting the Paris COP Goals — Technologies, Policies, and
Financing the Transition to Clean Energy

Panelists:
Danny Kennedy, Managing Director, CalCEF, @dannyksfun
Bonnie Reiss, Global Director of Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, @bonniemreiss
Bill Weihl, Director of Sustainability, Facebook
Moderated by Nancy Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners, @NancyPfundDbl
11:00 AM
Networking
11:20 AM
Plenary Panel II

Realizing the Promise of a Circular Economy –
How Can the Bay Area be a Model?

Panelists:
John Atcheson, Founder/CEO, Stuffstr, @GetStuffstr
Judy Glazer, Senior Director, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Hewlett-Packard
Chris Guenther, USA Lead, CE100 at Ellen MacArthur Foundation, @reallychrisg
Moderated by Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Director, Greenbiz Group, @makower
12:20 PM
Lunch
1:10 PM
Breakout Session I
Renewable Energy
Breakout
Energy Efficiency
Breakout
Water Conservation and Efficiency Breakout

The Role of Community Choice Aggregation in Driving Clean Energy

Driving Cost Savings and Increasing Resiliency via Smart Energy Management

Innovative Technologies and Corporate Leadership to Address the CA Drought

Panelists:
Lara Ettenson, Director, CA Energy Efficiency Policy, Energy and Transportation Program, NRDC
Barbara Hale, Assistant General Manager, Power Enterprise, SFPUC, @SFWater
Ralph Renne, Director of Site Operations, NetApp
Dawn Weisz, CEO, MCE, @MCECleanEnergy
Moderated by Tim McRae, Senior Director, Energy, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, @SvlgTimMcRae
Panelists:
Fahmida Ahmed, Director, Office of Sustainability, Stanford University
George Denise, Director Facilities – RWS and Director Sustainability – HQ, Oracle
Moderated by Mona Tierney-Lloyd, Director, Western Regulatory Affairs, EnerNOC
Panelists:
Newsha Ajami, Director of Urban Water Policy, Water in the West/ERC-ReNUWIt, @waterinthewest
Katie Excoffier, Sustainability Manager, Genentech
Barbara Keegan, Chair, Santa Clara Valley Water District, @valleywater
Joseph P. Vesey, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Xylem, @joe_vesey
Moderated by Kirsten James, Senior Director, CA Policy and Partnerships, Ceres, @kirstenjames_CA
2:10 pm
Networking/Transition to Plenary Panel III
2:30 PM
Plenary Panel III

What’s Next for California Climate and Clean Energy Policy?

Panelists:
Dr. Nancy E. Ryan, Partner, Energy and Environmental Economics
Tom Werner, CEO, SunPower, @SunPower
Moderated by David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
3:30 pm
Networking/Transition to Breakouts
3:50 PM
Breakout Session II
Conjoined Renewable Energy and
Energy Efficiency Breakout
Water Conservation and Efficiency Breakout

Smart Cities, Public-Private Success Stories

Bringing Water into the 21st Century: Managing Water with Open Data

Panelists:
Joe Herr, Customer Strategic Planner, Principal, PG&E
Jonathan Norton, Director of Public Policy, AT&T
Jeff Siegel, VP of Marketing, Panasonic
Moderated by Melanie Nutter, Principal, Nutter Consulting, @melnut
Panelists:
Tim Anderson, Government Affairs Manager, Sonoma County Water Agency, @tdaaaa
The Honorable Bill Dodd, @BillDoddCA
Dominique Gómez, Director of Operations and Market Development, WaterSmart Software, @GetWaterSmart
Jeff J. Neemann, Director of Water Treatment Technology, Black & Veatch, @jeffneemann
Moderated by Gordon Feller, Co-Founder/Convenor, Meeting of the Minds, @MeetoftheMinds
4:50 PM
Networking/Transition to Closing Keynote
5:00 PM
Closing Keynote

The Importance of California Leadership on Climate and Clean Energy

Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board, @MaryNicholsCA
5:30 PM
Networking Reception
6:30 PM
Adjourn

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