Innovation, Disruption and Investment: The Road to a New Global Energy Future

The perfect confluence of innovation, disruption and investment are resulting in major shifts to our energy landscape – and, not surprisingly, further evidencing energy productivity’s important role. This panel will discuss new technologies that are changing the ways we use energy; new business models disrupting the traditional utility model of a one-way flow of energy; how private sector and subnational leadership and partnerships are forging smart, efficient communities; and, how the digital revolution is connecting the world and enabling this energy revolution. Most importantly, the session will explore how to ensure energy productivity is more than a benefit of the new energy economy, but a framework for its development.

Kateri Callahan

President, Alliance to Save Energy

Richard Kauffman

Chairman of Energy & Finance, State of New York

Steve Kukoda

Executive Director, International Copper Association

Melissa Lavinson

Vice President, Federal Affairs & Policy, Chief Sustainability Officer, PG&E Corporation

Andreas Schierenbeck

Chairman of the Executive Board, thyssenkrupp Elevator AG

Maryrose Sylvester

President & CEO, Current powered by GE