2C : Monday, May 8 : 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Smarter Cities: What Trends are Driving Urban Efficiency and Resilience?
Smart technology is changing the way city governments deliver value to their constituents. Trends such as remote sensing, IoT connectivity, data analytics and real-time automation can enhance efficiency and resilience in buildings, energy systems, transportation systems and municipal infrastructure. What are the key technology trends driving smart city development? What are the most important performance measures? Which applications are attracting the most investment? What policies would drive greater investment in urban efficiency and resiliency? Which organizations can provide resources and technical assistance to cities? What are some global success stories that other cities can learn from?
Jill Anderson
Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, New York Power Authority
Jill Anderson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at the New York Power Authority (NYPA), overseeing all wholesale and retail operations. Jill is responsible for over $2 billion in annual revenues from NYPA’s 16 power generation assets, supervising trading, fuel operations, hedging, and business development for new transmission and generation activities. She also oversees customer operations that include sales, marketing, new products and the implementation of over $200 million-a-year in energy efficiency and renewable energy project implementation. Previously for NYPA, Jill led energy policy, sustainability, corporate communications, and public and regulatory affairs. She joined NYPA in 2009, leading supply acquisition and renewable energy for NYPA, responsible for energy procurement including solar, wind, and biomass. Prior to joining NYPA, Jill was the Project Office Manager for Hess Corporation, leading projects in the areas of refining, offshore oil and gas production, corporate risk, electricity expense reduction, biofuel strategy, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Jill worked for Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison) prior to joining Hess. At Con Edison, she held positions of increasing responsibility in field operations and supervision in electric, gas, and steam transmission and distribution. Additionally, Jill has experience in power generation design and construction, working as a field engineer for Parsons Brinckerhoff in Boston, Massachusetts. Jill serves on the Board of Directors of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and also the Building Energy Exchange (BEEx), both educational non-profit entities focused on promoting clean and efficient energy. Jill serves on the Board of the New York State Women in Communications and Energy and formerly served as President. Jill received a Master of Business Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University. She completed a certificate at Vermont Law School in Legal Essentials for Utility Executives and executive education programs at Harvard University and Columbia University. She holds certifications in engineering, project management, and process improvement. She was selected as New York City & State Rising Stars, “40 under 40 class of 2012” and one of the “2015 Women Worth Watching” by Diversity Journal. She lives in Bronxville, NY with her husband James and their daughters Vivian and Clara.
Clay Nesler
Vice President, Global Energy & Sustainability, Johnson Controls
Clay Nesler is the Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability for the Building Efficiency business of Johnson Controls. In this role, he is responsible for global energy and sustainability strategy, policy and innovation as well as the Johnson Controls Institute for Building Efficiency. He also serves on the company’s global environmental sustainability council. Since joining Johnson Controls in 1983, Clay has held a variety of senior leadership positions in research, product development, marketing and strategy in both the United States and Europe. He holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a co-inventor on ten patents.