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Cleantech is undergoing a dramatic shift where we are now seeing more sustainable innovation coming into the market and opportunities driven by large industries such as oil and gas, electric power, chemicals, materials and mining. Large corporations have come to the realization that they need sustainable innovation to reduce costs and energy intensity while improving their environmental footprint.

This summit will spotlight key strategies on identifying and tapping external innovation to accomplish these objectives while providing a valuable networking experience.

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2014 Participants Include:

Wal Van Lierop

President & CEO
Summit Chairman

Ricardo Angel

Managing Director
Energy Ventures
GE Ventures

Raj Atluru

Managing Director
SilverLake Kraftwerk

François Badoual

Total Energy Ventures

Juan Benitez

Senior Specialist
Cenovus Environmental Opportunity Fund
Cenovus Energy

Thomas Brill

Director of Strategic Planning
New Products & Services
San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Colleen Calhoun

Senior Executive Director
GE Ventures

John Carrington

CEO & Director

Andrew Chung

Khosla Ventures

Will Coleman

Managing Director
OnRamp Capital

Katie Fehrenbacher

Senior Writer & Features Editor

Steve Foster

Managing Director
ClearSky Power & Technology Fund

Jean-Michel Gires

Venture Partner
Chrysalix EVC

Gerd Goette

Investment Partner
Venture Capital
Siemens Venture Capital

Skip Grow

Managing Director
Clean Technology Group
Morgan Stanley

Jeff Guild

Vice President
Business Development & Professional Services
BlueTech Research

Steven Hall

Regional VP

Steve Hester

President & CEO
212 Resources

Bill Kingsley

Managing Director
Enertech Capital

David Kirkpatrick

Marathon Capital

David Lincoln

Managing Partner
Element Partners

Dr. Cheryl Martin

Acting Director
Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E)

David Mohler

Vice President
Emerging Technology
Duke Energy

Carrie Norton

Founder & CEO
Green Business BASE CAMP

Mark Nydam


Terry O’Day

Vice President
NRG EV Services

Sara Olson PhD

Research Analyst
Lux Research

Carla Peterman

CA Public Utilities Commissioner

Warner Philips

Operating Partner
Pegasus Capital Advisors

Brook Porter

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Peter Shannon

Managing Director
Firelake Capital Management

Andrew Shapiro

Broadscale Group

Susan B. Snyder

Vinson & Elkins

Cory Steffek

Managing Director
North American Venture Capital
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures

Paul Straub

Claremont Creek Ventures

William Torre

Program Director
Energy Storage Systems
UCSD Center for Energy Research

Aharon Weiner

Senior Director
Solutions, Marketing & Customer Engagement

Tim Woodward

Managing Director
Prelude Ventures

Abe Yokell

RockPort Capital Partners

2014 Sponsors

Ernst & Young Morgan Stanley Sherwood Partners, LLC

Media Partners

AltAssets CTIS BlueTech Research CleanTechIQ Cleantech LA Cleantech OC Limited Partner Magazine CTIS

Strategic Partners

Lux Research CT National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL Pitchbook CT

Why You Shouldn't Miss CTIS:

Cleantech Green Bulb Hear From Cleantech Industry Leaders

Cleantech Green Bulb Network With The Key Players in this Sector

Cleantech Green Bulb Exchange Critical and Strategic Information

Cleantech Green Bulb Explore Valuable Investment and Partnering Opportunities

Who's Attending So Far?

  • President & CEO, ICRTec
  • Director of Market Development, TEL Solar
  • Partner, Morrison & Foerster
  • CEO, Bryanston Capital
  • Managing Director, Deukalion Advisors
  • Manager of Entrepreneurship Programs, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Executive Director, NRW.BANK
  • Venture Partner, Chrysalix EVC
  • Managing Director, Newport Consulting Group
  • CEO, Advanced Lighting Technologies
  • Regional VP, Schlumberger
  • Managing Director, US Renewables Group (USRG)
  • CEO, Stem
  • VP Energy and Utilities, IBM
  • President & CEO, Rusnano USA
  • Assistant Manager, JSR Corporation
  • Partner, NewWorld Capital Group
  • Managing Director, Onramp Capital
  • Managing Partner, Element Partners
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
  • Managing Director, Energy Ventures, GE Ventures
  • Senior Managing Director & Group Head, Energy Technology, Hercules Technology Growth Capital
  • President, Seventh Generation Advisors
  • Senior Executive Director, Energy Ventures, GE Ventures
  • Managing Partner, Tula International
  • Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
  • General Manager, North American Venture Capital, Aramco Energy Ventures
  • Investment Director, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures
  • Highland Ventures Group
  • Deputy Director, County of Riverside EDA
  • CEO, Lux Research
  • Managing Director for Venturing & Licensing, DSM Venturing
  • Energy & Life Science Innovations Ventures
  • Principal, HarbourVest
  • Technology Ventures, Applied Minds
  • Head of Nanotechnology - Clean Energy, Linde
  • Partner, Khosla Ventures
  • President & CEO, Chrysalix Energy
  • Researcher, Copenhagen Business School
  • President and CEO, Enlow & Associates
  • Vice President, Corporate Venturing, Waste Management
  • Managing Partner, FLG Partners
  • Investment Partner, Siemens Venture Capital
  • Founder/Managing Director, North River Capital Advisors
  • Managing Director, Hyundai Ventures
  • SVP Innovation & Founder of Station A Group, NRG Energy
  • Director, Claremont Creek Ventures
  • Principal, Constellation
  • Executive Assistant, Enlow & Associates
  • President & CEO, MTPV Power Corporation
  • Partner, Cleantech Practice Global Leader, McKinsey & Company
  • CEO, Silent Power
  • Director, Ecomyths Alliance
  • Executive Vice President, Better World Group
  • VP, Constellation
  • CEO, Sparq Systems
  • MD, Robert W. Baird & Co
  • Managing Director, Firelake Capital Management
  • Director, LG Innovation Ventures
  • Research Analyst, Agro Innovation, Lux Researc
  • Managing Officer, Business Development, UCLA Office of Intellectual Property & Industry Sponsored Research
  • Managing Director, Columbus 2020
  • Managing Director, Silver Lake Kraftwerk
  • Principle, Khosla Ventures
  • Commissioner, California Public Utilities
  • Founder & Partner, Broadscale Group
  • Chief Executive Officer, Daintree Networks
  • Chief Strategy Officer, International Business Forum
  • Partner, Clareo Partners



Audience Profile

This year hundreds of CEOs, investors, policy makers, corporate executives and service providers will convene at the Cleantech Innovation Summit.