Program

Tuesday, April 26

8:00-8:30AM Registration
Continental breakfast & networking
8:30-8:45AM Welcome

Henry Yang, Chancellor, UC Santa Barbara
Gene Lucas, Executive Vice Chancellor, UC Santa Barbara
John Bowers, Director, Institute for Energy Efficiency

8:45-9:30AM Opening Keynote

Bill Brinkman, Director, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy
Clean Energy Research 

9:30-10:55AM      The Sunshot Initiative
The Department of Energy's newest program aimed at reducing the cost of solar power to $1/Watt.

Moderator: Shayle Kann, Managing Director, Solar Research, Green Tech Media Research

10:55-11:15AM Break
11:15AM-12:30PM Tomorrow's Grid – Prospects for a Smarter Energy Future
The current state of smart grid technology, integrating renewables into the grid, potential opportunities for energy efficiency, and issues including standards and security.

Moderator: Richard Harris, Science Correspondent, NPR

  • Chris Knudsen, Director, Technology Innovation Center, Pacific Gas & Electric
    Building Facility Energy Efficiency 
  • Steve Hauser, Vice President of Grid Integration, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Building a Smart Green Grid 
  • Paul De Martini, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Innovation, Connected Energy Group, Cisco
    Connected Grid: Powering End-to-End Communications 
12:30-2:00PM Networking Lunch
On the Monte Vista Lawn
2:00-3:15PM Research Highlights from the Institute for Energy Efficiency
The latest advances in energy efficiency research at UCSB, featuring new work on silicon photonics, battery storage, and solid-state lighting.

Moderator: Michael Witherell, Vice Chancellor for Research, UCSB

3:15-3:45PM Break
3:45-5:00PM Energy-Efficient Supercomputing and Datacenters at Large Scale
A preview of the next generation of supercomputers and the enormous challenge exascale supercomputers face with regard to energy efficiency.

Moderator: Fred Chong, Computing Solutions Group Head, Institute for Energy Efficiency

5:00-6:30PM Reception
At the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, featuring local Santa Barbara wineries and seasonal fare

Wednesday, April 27

8:00-8:30AM Registration
Continental breakfast & networking
8:30-9:00AM Welcome

David Auston, Executive Director, Institute for Energy Efficiency
Jeff Henley, Chairman, Oracle Corporation

9:00-10:00AM California Perspectives on Energy and Efficiency Innovation
Highlighting advancements in energy efficiency and sustainable energy in the state.

Chair: Lois Capps, Congresswoman, California - 23rd District, U.S. House of Representatives
Moderator: Gregg Ander, Chief Architect, Southern California Edison

10:00-10:30AM Office of Naval Research Efforts Supporting Energy Efficiency Targets

Dr. Julie Christodoulou, Director of the Naval Materials Division, Office of Naval Research
Efforts Supporting Energy Efficiency Supported by the Office of Naval Research

10:30-11:00AM Break
11:00AM-12:15PM   
Commercialization of Energy Efficient Technologies
Expediting innovation from the lab to market in today's economy.

Moderator: Bill Barber, President, Southern California Chapter, Maverick Angels, LLC and Co-founder & CEO, ISOmatrix, Inc.

12:15-2:00PM Lunch and Closing Keynote

Matt Rogers, Director, McKinsey & Company; former Senior Advisor to Energy Secretary
Steven Chu

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