1C : Monday, May 8 : 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
No More Status Quo: Are Technologies Disrupting Conventional Models?
As technologies from lightbulbs to thermostats to energy management platforms maximize energy efficiency gains for consumers, the need for industry to develop new and creative business models grows. Are there business models that bring benefits to manufacturers and consumers alike? Is the shift from products to services a solution? What industries have launched innovative models? Do they work?
Jason Bingham
Vice President of Digital and Energy Services, Trane Commercial North America
Jason Bingham is currently Vice President of Digital and Energy Services for Trane, a $1B strategic business and brand of Ingersoll Rand. In his previous role as Territory Vice President for Trane North America, he was responsible for the $1.2 billion central territory. Other leadership positions held within the company were Vice President of Strategy and District Manager for Trane’s Virginia district. Jason has proven his ability to deliver business results while developing strategies, planning processes and leadership curriculums which have since been distributed nationwide. Under his leadership and guidance, Trane has exceeded business expectations and created a winning culture regionally and nationally. Jason paid forward these lessons through his book, “Cultureship: The ACBs of Business Leadership.,” which shows how culture is directly connected to business results and that contrary to popular belief, culture can change quickly Jason’s substantial business and community involvement includes serving on the boards of Roanoke City School Board, Mill Mountain Theatre and Second Presbyterian Church. He also chaired the Roanoke Multiple Sclerosis Dinner of Champions. He is a member of Ingersoll Rand's Global Culture Committee and the company's Global Sales Council. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. A Virginia Western Foundation Board member, Jason helped establish Roanoke City’s Community College Access Program (CCAP) which enables all high school seniors meeting academic and financial criteria to attend Virginia Western tuition-free. Both Ingersoll Rand and Trane are CCAP charter members. Jason resides with his family in Roanoke, Virginia.
Tim Wolf
Director of Marketing, Smart Grid Solutions, Itron Inc.
Tim Wolf is the Director for Marketing for Smart Grid Solutions at Itron Inc. Mr. Wolf is responsible for developing strategy and overseeing Itron’s marketing communication programs for Itron’s global electricity and smart grid business line. Prior to “rejoining” Itron in 2010, Mr. Wolf spent nearly three years as a senior consultant at R.W. Beck and SAIC (now Leidos), focusing on Smart Grid consulting services for both investor-owned and municipal utilities in the U.S. Before that, he worked at Itron for 10 years, leading Itron’s corporate marketing communications team. He received his BA in journalism and political science from the University of Minnesota and spent five years as a newspaper reporter before transitioning to a career in marketing, PR and corporate communications. He is a frequent speaker and presenter at global energy and utility industry conferences, and writer in the industry trade press. He also serves on the DistribuTECH Conference Steering Committee, and is a member of the Boards of Directors for the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative and Cleantech San Diego.