ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Detailed Program

Monday February 27
Tuesday February 28
Wednesday February 29
 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 27 - ARPA-E Technology Developers Workshop

 
7:00 AM
Foyer

Registration Open

 

8:30 AM
Hall A

Workshop Welcome and ARPA-E Primer

 
Arun Majumdar, ARPA-E, Director
Shane Kosinski, ARPA-E, Deputy Director for Operations
Cheryl Martin, ARPA-E, Deputy Director for Commercialization
Eric Toone, ARPA-E, Deputy Director for Technology

9:15 AM
 

ARPA-E Existing Programs and Future Directions

Focused sessions, presented by the ARPA-E Program Directors, Fellows and Technology to Market Advisors, about existing program directions and exploring emerging technology innovation areas in discussion with the audience.

 
 
Hall A

Zero Carbon Power

presentation slides
 
Mark Hartney, ARPA-E, Program Director
Karma Sawyer, ARPA-E, Assistant Program Director
 
 
Hall 2

Electrical Power Management

presentation slides
 
Rajeev Ram, ARPA-E, Program Director
Timothy Heidel, ARPA-E, Fellow
 
 
Hall C

Electrical Storage

presentation slides
 
Dane Boysen, ARPA-E, Program Director
Mark Johnson, ARPA-E, Program Director
 
 
Hall 5

Emerging Ideas

presentation slides
 
David Danielson, ARPA-E, Program Director
Nicholas Cizek, ARPA-E, Fellow
Robert Conrado, ARPA-E, Fellow
Asegun Henry, ARPA-E, Fellow
Amul Tevar, ARPA-E, Fellow

10:15 AM
Foyer

Networking Break

 

10:30 AM
 

ARPA-E Existing Programs and Future Directions

Focused sessions, presented by the ARPA-E Program Directors, Fellows and Technology to Market Advisors, about existing program directions and exploring emerging technology innovation areas in discussion with the audience.

 
 
Hall A

Bioenergy

presentation slides
 
Eric Toone, ARPA-E, Deputy Director for Technology
Jonathan Burbaum, ARPA-E, Program Director
 
 
Hall 2

Thermal Energy Systems

presentation slides
 
Ravi Prasher, ARPA-E, Program Director
Ilan Gur, ARPA-E, Senior Advisor for Commercialization
Karma Sawyer, ARPA-E, Assistant Program Director
 
 
Hall C

Energy Related Materials

presentation slides
 
Mark Johnson, ARPA-E, Program Director
Amul Tevar, ARPA-E, Fellow
 
 
Hall 5

Emerging Ideas

presentation slides
 
David Danielson, ARPA-E, Program Director
Nicholas Cizek, ARPA-E, Fellow
Robert Conrado, ARPA-E, Fellow
Timothy Heidel, ARPA-E, Fellow
Asegun Henry, ARPA-E, Fellow
 

11:30 AM
Expo Hall

Networking Lunch

 

12:30 PM
Expo Hall

Government Agency Networking Program

Connect with the leadership and program directors from the nation's leading agencies focused on energy innovations.

ARPA-EDOC National Institute of Standards and Technology
DOE Office of ScienceU.S. Small Business Administration
DOD Environmental Research Programs (SERDP/ESTCP) DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
DOD Office of the Secretary of DefenseDOE Tech Team - Batteries
U.S. ArmyDOE Tech Team - Carbon Capture
U.S. NavyDOE Tech Team - Grids
U.S. Air ForceDOE Tech Team - SunShot
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)


2:00 PM
Hall A

The Scientific Method for Getting Technology to Market

Great technologies don't automatically attract users and thrive in the real world. Successful entrepreneur and professor Steve Blank will show how hypothesis-driven discovery and experimentation can turn your innovations into successful products with societal impact. Learn how to hone in on the true value of your technology through early and effective engagement with customers, and see why Silicon Valley startups, corporations like GE, and the National Science Foundation have adopted this methodology to advance their leading innovations.

Steve Blank, Entrepreneur

3:00 PM
Foyer

Networking Break

 

3:10 PM
 

ARPA-E University

 
 
 
Hall A

Beyond the “Back of the Envelope”

Intuition and curiosity are a research scientist’s most powerful tools, but relying on instinct can be detrimental to moving a practical technology toward the market. Any successful technology project must correctly evaluate cost and performance tradeoffs, and it is never too early to start. A123 and 24M Founder Yet-Ming Chiang will share the wisdom he has gained on how to best use system modeling to successfully take technologies from lab to market.

Ryan Boas, 24M Technologies, Inc., Vice President, Business Development
Yet-Ming Chiang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kyocera Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
 
 
Hall C

Demystifying Money: The Many Sources of Capital

Taking technology to the next level means navigating a confusing range of financing options: venture capital, angel investors, government grants, bank loans, and much more.  Lux Research founder and venture investor, Matthew Nordan will explain the different types of capital available to early stage technologists, what each looks for to make an investment decision, and what they want in return.

Matthew Nordan, Venrock, Vice President
 
 
Hall 2

Telling Your Story: Successful Presentation Techniques

From the elevator pitch to your TED talk, the difference between success and failure often depends on the story you tell and how you tell it. This session will focus on honing your message to connect with any audience and leave a lasting impression in their minds.

David Merkoski, Greenstart, Partner and CCO

4:10 PM
 

Rules of Engagement

Developing world-changing technologies and products requires active engagement with your market every step of the way, but it’s not always easy to figure out who exactly you should be meeting with, how to reach them, and what message will stick. Our “Rules of Engagement” sessions offer perspectives directly from industry representatives on how to best engage with them and successfully navigate key energy markets.

 
 
Hall C

The Grid

Perspective 1: Engaging directly with regulated utilities, Perspective 2: Approaching and influencing the PUCs and FERC, Perspective 3: Working with independent power producers, Perspective 4: The role of ISOs in technology adoption

Michael Adams, Constellation Energy, Vice President of Corporate Strategy
Ron Binz, Colorado Public Utilities Commission, Former Chairman
Chantal Hendrzak, PJM Interconnection, Director-Applied Solutions
David Julius, Duke Energy, Technology & Business Development
 
 
Hall 2

Corporations

Perspective 1: Talking technology beyond the R&D group, Perspective 2: Corporate venture capital as an entry point, Perspective 3: How open innovation is making corporations more accessible

Farshid Arman, Siemens Technology-to-Business Center, Director of Energy Technologies
Pulakesh Mukherjee, BASF Venture Capital America, Inc., Principal
David Parekh, United Technologies Research Center, Vice President, Research, and Director
 
 
Hall A

Defense

Perspective 1: Technology adoption by the DOD, Perspective 2: Defense contractors as shepherds of new technology, Perspective 3: What the DOD labs can do for you

Col. Robert Charette, United States Marine Corps, Expeditionary Energy Office, Director
John Fischer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Defense Laboratories Enterprise, Director
Peter Morico, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Engineering Fellow

5:00 PM
Expo Hall

Technology Showcase & Reception

Come meet with the companies and research organizations poised to transform our energy economy, including recent ARPA-E award winners, finalists and other leading transformational technologies. Also visit the booths of most of the federal agencies and programs supporting energy innovation and commercialization in the U.S. Open to All Registered Attendees - Showcase closes at 8:00 pm

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 - ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit


7:00 AM
Foyer

Registration Open

All sessions in the Gaylord National - Potomac Ballrooms.


8:00 AM
Hall A

Summit Open

Arun Majumdar, ARPA-E, Director

8:10 AM
Hall A

Keynote Presentation

Video
Steven Chu, U.S. Department of Energy, Secretary

8:30 AM
 

Congressional Comment and Introduction

Representative Steve Womack (AR)

8:35 AM
Hall A

Keynote Presentation

Lee Scott, BDT Capital Partners, Chairman; Walmart, Former CEO

9:00 AM
 

Congressional Comment and Introduction

Senator Lamar Alexander (TN)

9:05 AM
Hall A

Keynote Presentation

Frederick W. Smith, FedEx Corporation, Chairman, President and CEO

9:35 AM
Hall A

Fireside Chat

Moderator - John Podesta, Center for American Progress, Chair and Counselor
Lee Scott, BDT Capital Partners, Chairman; Walmart, Former CEO
Frederick W. Smith, FedEx Corporation, Chairman, President and CEO

9:55 AM
Foyer

Networking Break

 

10:10 AM
Hall A

Performer Video

Profiling CUNY: Reinventing Batteries for Grid Storage

10:15 AM
Hall A

Fireside Chat

Video
Moderator - John Podesta, Center for American Progress, Chair and Counselor
Steven Chu, U.S. Department of Energy, Secretary
Bill Gates, Microsoft, Chairman

11:00 AM
Hall A

Congressional Perspective

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA)

 
Hall A

Performer Video

Profiling Foro: High Power Lasers - Long Distances

11:10 AM
Hall A

Keynote Presentation

Video
Arun Majumdar, ARPA-E, Director

11:30 AM
Expo Hall

Networking Lunch

 

12:30 PM
Expo Hall

Technology Showcase

 

1:45 PM
Hall A

Future Grid: Beyond Smart Meters

What technologies and markets will we need to develop to move the electricity grid beyond smart meters? What are the potential benefits of success?

Moderator - Rajeev Ram, ARPA-E, Program Director
Deepak Divan, Varentec, President and CTO
Arshad Mansoor, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Senior Vice President, Research and Development
Paul De Martini, Newport Consulting Group, LLC, Managing Director
Andrew Ott, PJM, Senior Vice President, Markets
 
 
Hall C

Barriers to Domestic Manufacturing

What are the key barriers for domestic manufacturing? What are the real world factors that a company weighs when determining where to manufacture products, and what can be done to affect those factors? What role does technology play in reinvigorating American manufacturing?

Moderator - Leo Christodoulou, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Advanced Manufacturing Office, Program Manager
Christine Furstoss, General Electric Global Research Center, Manufacturing and Materials Global Domain Leader
Matthew Ganz, Boeing Research & Technology, Vice President and General Manager
Atul Kapadia, Envia Systems, CEO
Bruce Sohn, MEGE Associates, Principal
 
 
Hall 5

Thinking Globally about Transportation

What blend of transportation options and advanced technologies — including vehicles, fuels, and urban systems — can fulfill global transportation demand while minimizing negative external impacts?

Moderator - Bryan Walsh, TIME Magazine, Senior Writer
Lawrence Burns, University of Michigan, Professor of Engineering Practice; Columbia University, Director of Program on Sustainable Mobility
Michael Ramage, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, Executive Vice President (Retired)
John Viera, Ford Motor Company, Director, Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters
 
 
Hall 2

Financing the Future Electric System

What are the financing obstacles that inhibit deployment of advanced generation and transmission technologies? Where are the financing gaps in the private sector? What is the role of government in financing deployment? What options and financial structures are available to provide lower-cost of capital from both the private and public capital markets?

Moderator - Coral Davenport, National Journal, Energy and Environment Correspondent
Stuart Bernstein, Goldman Sachs & Co., Head and Partner, Clean Technology and Renewables Business
Michel Di Capua, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Head of U.S. Analysis
Bob Hemphill, AES Solar Power Ltd., CEO
Jacob Susman, OwnEnergy, Founder and CEO

3:10 PM
Foyer

Networking Break

 

3:30 PM
Hall A

Future Grid: Transforming Institutions

What novel business models and other institutional solutions exist to take advantage of new grid technology?

Moderator - Paul Hibbard, Analysis Group, Vice President
Richard Kauffman, U.S. Department of Energy, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy
Kristin Mayes, Arizona State University, Professor of Practice, Faculty Director, Program on Law and Sustainability
Clair Moeller, Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc., Vice President of Transmission Asset Management
 
 
Hall C

Obstacles to a Manufacturing Workforce

What skill sets will be required for the future U.S. economy? How can we ensure that our workforce can meet those needs?

Moderator - Bart Gordon, K&L Gates, Partner; Former Representative from Tennessee
Stefan Heck, McKinsey & Co., Director, Leader of Global Cleantech Practice
Carrie Houtman, The Dow Chemical Company, Senior Public Policy Manager
Van Ton-Quinlivan, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development
Deborah Wince-Smith, The Council on Competitiveness, President and CEO
 
 
Hall 5

Thinking Globally about Access to Energy

How can we make affordable modern energy services accessible to everyone in the world?

Moderator - Chris Hartshorn, Lux Research, Vice President - Research
Nawal Al-Hosany, Zayed Future Energy Prize, Director; Masdar, Director of Sustainability
Ashok Gadgil, University of California at Berkeley, Professor; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division
Russell Sturm, International Finance Corporation, Head, Climate Change Advisory
Johanna Wellington, GE Global Research, Advanced Technology Leader – Sustainable Energy
 
 
Hall 2

Unleashing Biology for Energy

What has limited the use of biology in energy? Can those limitations be overcome to make biological systems transformational in solving energy challenges?

Moderator - George Whitesides, Harvard University, Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor
George Church, Harvard Medical School, Professor of Genetics; Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor of Health Sciences and Technology
Aristides A. N. Patrinos, Synthetic Genomics, Inc., Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Martha Schlicher, Monsanto Company, Vice President Bioenergy

5:00 PM
Expo Hall

Technology Showcase & Reception

Open to All Registered Attendees - Showcase closes at 8:00 pm

 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 29 - ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit


7:00 AM
Foyer

Registration Open

 

8:30 AM
Hall A

Summit Open

Arun Majumdar, ARPA-E, Director

8:40 AM
Hall A

Congressional Perspective

Senator Jeff Bingaman (NM)

8:50 AM
Hall A

Congressional Perspective

Representative Chaka Fattah (PA)

9:05 am
Hall A

Keynote Presentation

Susan Hockfield, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, President

9:35 AM
Hall A

Congressional Perspective

Senator Christopher Coons (DE)

9:45 AM
Hall A

Keynote Presentation

Ursula Burns, Xerox Corporation, Chairman and CEO

10:20 AM
Hall A

Performer Video

Profiling General Compression: A River of Wind

10:25 AM
Hall A

Fireside Chat

Moderator-Steve Clemons, The Atlantic, Editor at Large
Ursula Burns, Xerox Corporation, Chairman and CEO
Susan Hockfield, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, President

10:45 AM
Foyer

Networking Break

 

11:00 AM
Hall A

Performer Video

Profiling Sheetak: Low Cost - Solid State Cooling

11:10 AM
Hall A

Keynote Presentation

Ashton Carter, U.S. Department of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense

11:30 AM
Hall A

Keynote Presentation

Video
Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States

12:00 PM
Expo Hall

Networking Lunch

 

12:45 PM
Expo Hall

Technology Showcase

 

2:15 PM
Hall A

A Revolution in Information and Energy

What lessons from the IT revolution should inform the future of energy technology? How can the information and communication technology industry address the energy issues it faces?

Moderator - Vint Cerf, Google, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist
Anita Jones, University of Virginia, Professor; ATS Corporation, Director
Shwetak Patel, University of Washington, Assistant Professor
George Rittenhouse, Alcatel-Lucent, Chief Operating Officer, Software, Services, and Solutions Group
S. Shankar Sastry, University of California, Berkeley, Roy W. Carlson Professor and Dean of Engineering
 
 
Hall 5

The Future of Financing Energy Efficiency

What lies behind the financing obstacles to enabling building efficiency? Is there a role for government? If so, what should be done at the state vs. federal level?

Moderator - Richard Kauffman, U.S. Department of Energy, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy
Jeff Bartos, Mark Group Inc., President and CEO
John Byrne, University of Delaware, Director and Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy, Center for Energy & Environmental Policy
Riggs Kubiak, Honest Buildings, CEO
Kerry O'Neill, Clean Energy Finance Center, Senior Advisor 
Marshal Salant, Citi, Managing Director, Head of Alternative Energy Finance
 
 
Hall C

The Challenging Relationship between Energy, Water, and Agriculture

What are the risks and opportunities for advanced technologies in the links between energy, water, and agriculture?

Moderator - David Biello, Scientific American, Associate Editor, Environment & Energy
Amol Deshpande, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Partner (Greentech)
Molly Jahn, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Laboratory of Genetics and Department of Agronomy & Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, Professor
Anthony Janetos, Joint Global Change Research Institute, Director
Ellen Williams, BP, Chief Scientist
 
 
Hall 2

Making the Most of the Natural Gas Boom

How can we get the best value from our natural gas resources? How can we respond to challenges in production and transportation use?

Moderator - Susan Tierney, Analysis Group, Managing Principal
Robert Cekuta, U.S. Department of State, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources
John Deutch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Professor of Chemistry
Russell Ford, Shell Exploration & Productions, Executive Vice President Onshore Gas for Upstream Americas
John Hanger, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, Special Member

4:00 PM
Hall A

Closing Remarks

Arun Majumdar, ARPA-E, Director

4:15 PM
Hall A

Leadership Networking Reception

All attendees encouraged to participate.

 


Summit hosted by:

arpa-e DOE

Summit presented by:

CTSI


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