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Ann Arvin

Vice Provost and Dean of Research

Ann Arvin, MD, is the Lucile Salter Packard Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine and serves as the Vice Provost and Dean of Research at Stanford University. She joined Stanford as a research fellow in infectious diseases in 1975 and was appointed to the faculty in 1978. Dr. Arvin served as Chief of the Infectious... more

Norman C. Bay

Head of Energy Regulatory & Enforcement Group, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Norman C. Bay is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and Head of the Energy Regulatory and Enforcement Group in Washington. Norman advises clients on a range of energy market regulation issues, including those relating to policy, rates, terms, and conditions of service, and mergers and acquisitions. He also focuses on enforcement and compliance and... more

Cameron Briggs

General Manager of Future Energy, Origin Energy

Cameron Briggs is the General Manager of Future Energy for Origin Energy in Australia, and has extensive experience in the development, deployment, and commercialization of energy technology. Cameron leads efforts in finding and partnering with global companies whose technology can be deployed within Origin’s ecosystem. Previously, he has held several senior executive roles in the... more

Steven Chu

Former U.S. Secretary of Energy

Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. His research spans atomic and polymer physics, biophysics, biology, biomedicine and batteries. He shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for the laser cooling and trapping of atoms. In 2009, Chu was appointed the U.S. Secretary of Energy, the first scientist to... more

Michael Coleman

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Michael Coleman

Mike Coleman is Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

From 2007 to 2016 Coleman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Comporium, Inc., a privately held group of companies providing Internet, Cable TV, Data Centers, and other telecommunications services. He was active in various venture... more

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Steve Denning

Chairman, General Atlantic LLC

Steven A. Denning is the chairman of General Atlantic LLC, a global private equity firm. He joined the firm in 1980 and has built the organization into a leading global growth investment firm with offices around the globe and over $20 billion of assets under management. Mr. Denning is actively involved in a number of private companies, and is also a director of Engility Corp. Mr. Denning... more

David Hatchell

VP of Industrial Security, ProtectWise

A highly regarded leader in the ICS and IIoT security field, David leads the Industrial Security practice at ProtectWise. He has spent the past decade building and leading critical infrastructure and industrial security practices for global technology companies, including Belden where he led acquisition integration efforts and defined go-to-market strategies that led to relationships... more

Florian Kolb

Managing Director, innogy New Ventures

Florian has more than 20 years of professional experience in tech and non-tech-related industries with a strong background in mergers & acquisitions (Florian has led and worked on more than 60 deals worth over 12bn USD, including venture deals), post-merger integration (7bn USD integration), operational management, restructuring (2,5bn+ program), business development, market entry... more

Zehong Liu

Executive Vice President, State Grid Corporation of China

ZEHONG LIU, Executive Vice President of State Grid Corporation of China, received the Master of Engineering degree in Power System Automation.

Mr.Liu has been deeply involved in the innovation and development of DC transmission technology, especially in UHVDC transmission technology and projects, with rich experiences in project construction and management. He has made... more

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Arun Majumdar

Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy

Arun Majumdar, faculty co-director of Bits & Watts, is a professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy. Arun was the founding director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and acting undersecretary of energy. His research focuses on the... more

Tom Martin

Manager, Grid of Things

Tom Martin is the Manager of Pacific Gas & Electric’s Grid of Things team focused on using new technology and analytics to support the electrical grid as it integrates millions of smart meters, hundreds of thousands of solar rooftops, tens of thousands of electric vehicles, and all of the potential interconnected appliances and technologies in the home connect to PG&E’s power... more

Patrick Miller

Managing Partner, Archer Security Group

Patrick Miller has dedicated his career to the protection and defense of critical infrastructures as a trusted independent advisor. He is a Managing Partner at Archer Security Group, as well as the founder, director and president emeritus of EnergySec and US. Coordinator for the Industrial Cybersecurity Center. Patrick's diverse background spans the Energy, Telecommunications, Water and... more

Sean Peisert

Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Sean Peisert is jointly appointed as a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, chief cybersecurity strategist at CENIC, and associate adjunct professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. His research interests cover a broad cross-section of computer and network security.  His research and development interests cover... more

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George Shultz

The Honorable George Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State

George Shultz is the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Advisory Council Chair of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford. He leads Hoover's Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy, which addresses energy policy in the U.S. and its effects on domestic and international political priorities, particularly national security. Shultz is... more

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Frank Wolak

Director, Program on Energy & Sustainable Development

Frank Wolak, co-director of Bits & Watts, is a professor of economics and director of Stanford’s Program on Energy & Sustainable Development. Frank studies methods for introducing competition into infrastructure industries, including electricity, and on assessing the impacts of these competition policies on consumer and producer welfare. In addition, for more than a decade Frank... more