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Thursday, March 26 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Perspectives on Capital, IP, and New Energy Business Models

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Perspectives on Capital, IP, and New Energy Business ModelsThe role of IP and private capital are directly related to new business models for start-ups and for bellwether companies. This session will examine how these factors interact in today's globally competitive environment for ideas, IP, and capital. 
  • What technology segments are poised for rapid growth? 
  • What is the new role of capital in today's energy-tech industry? 
  • What do new financing and or ownership models look like? 
  • How does the industry provide for faster ramp up times in the commercialization of IP developed at labs and Universities?

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Christine Richards

Sr. Research Advisor, Zpryme
H. Christine Richards is a researcher whose expertise includes the use of smart technologies in the utility industry and communities. Christine is currently a senior research advisor for Zpryme, and adjunct faculty with the University of Denver. | | Prior to these roles, Christine worked at Energy Central as a research director for the Utility Analytics Institute, vice president of the company’s Intelligent Utility division, and the... Read More →

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Michael Contreras

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, Department Of Energy
Dr. Michael Contreras is an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Energy (DOE), Solar Energy Technologies Office, SunShot Initiative. Mike is a co-founder and the Managing Director of the SunShot Catalyst prize program which leverages solar data assets to rapidly create and fund scalable software startups.  The program has backed 17 early stage teams and has been... Read More →
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Charlene Heydinger

Executive Director, Keeping PACE in Texas
Charlene Heydinger is the executive director of Keeping PACE in Texas, a trade association created to promote Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing throughout the state. PACE legislation was signed into law on June 16, 2013. Ms. Heydinger now leads a broad coalition preparing a tool kit called “PACE in a Box” to help local communities across Texas create PACE programs to create economic benefits and to help Texas conserve... Read More →
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Brewster McCracken

CEO, Pecan Street
Brewster McCracken is president and CEO of Pecan Street Inc., a smart grid research and commercialization consortium headquartered at The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. McCracken was one of three global smart grid project leaders invited by the government of Japan to present at the one-year anniversary conference for the reconstruction of Fukushima in March 2012, and he was the lead author of Pecan Street's successful smart grid stimulus... Read More →
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Jamey Seely

EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, ION Geophysical
Jamey Seely joins ION as an accomplished executive and business leader. Ms. Seely’s energy industry experience includes various roles in mergers & acquisitions, securities and private placements, commercial transactions, corporate governance, and finance transactions including the negotiation of several multi-billion dollar facilities and investments. Prior to joining ION, Ms. Seely served as Senior Vice President of Alternative Energy... Read More →

Thursday March 26, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Level M2 | Amphitheater AT&T Conference Center

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