Breakfast & Check-in
Opening Remarks and Keynote Fireside Chat

We will sit down with the CEO of a leading solar developer to understand how digitalization is transforming solar business at its core.

John Berger, Co-Founder & CEO, Sunnova

Moderator: Julia Pyper, Senior Editor, Greentech Media

Deep Dive: Taking the Pulse of Solar Software in 2019 - Big Winners & Losers, Key Market Trends and Emerging Applications

As the vendor ecosystem matures and more installers, developers and EPCs adopt software tools, we will take this opportunity to describe key market trends in the last 12 months and determine which software applications have grown more relative to others.

Paul Grana, Co-Founder, Sales & Marketing, Folsom Labs

Networking Break
Morning Theme: Becoming Customer-Centric
Panel: Achieving Customer Centricity

The world's largest company, Amazon, attributes its success to being "customer obsessed". This panel will focus on how software can help you automatically understand your customer, and tailor your offering to meet their unique needs. From automatically analyzing customer consumption profiles. This panel will answer how to scalably customize sales processes through software tools and how that is enabling installers and utilities to put customers at the center, transforming customer experience and optimizing lead management by better understanding customer profiles and load management data. #showall

Tim Ramage, Vice President Sales, PetersenDean
Eric Reinhardt, Sr. Director of Product Management, Sunrun
Samuel Adeyemo, Chief Operating Officer, Aurora Solar

Emerging Tech Speed Pitch
Case Study: Reducing the Cost of Lead Management and Acquisition Through AI and Data Analytics

A leading technology player will showcase how machine learning and AI is revolutionizing installers and utilities’ relationships with their customers, personalizing and easing customer experience at every touchpoint while significantly reducing customer management costs.

Lunch
Afternoon Theme: Reducing Operational Costs
Roundtable Discussion: Redefining Asset Management and Operations

As data sharing connects the dots of installation design, construction and asset management, software tools and interoperable data platforms are reshaping asset management and operational efficiency. We will open questions to the audience in this interactive session to learn more about how software is improving the operational flow of solar projects. #showall

Leigh Zanone, Director of Operations & Asset Management, 8minutenergy
Jo Suresh, Sr. Data Scientist, NEXTracker

Moderator: Benjamin Gallagher, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)

Fireside Chat

The CTO with Vivint Solar will sit down with a senior member of GTM's editorial team to cover topics such as process automation through software, the evolution of software tools, onloading and e-commerce for DG solar.

Mark Trout, Chief Technology & Information Officer, Vivint Solar

Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media

Panel: A Bird’s Eye View on Remote Imagery

Real-time satellite and drone imagery is allowing asset owners to reduce their response times in the event of system failures. But does remote imagery really pay off relative to other lifecycle assessment tools?

Moderator: Lindsay Cherry, Analyst, Solar, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)

Networking Break
Panel: Impact on Project Finance

How software tools and real-time data analytics are helping installers, EPCs, and developers streamline project finance across their solar assets.
This panel discussion will look at how software tools are transforming project finance in residential and utility-scale scenarios, helping installers and project developers optimize cost evaluation, project monitoring and workflows. #showall

Abe Yokell, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Congruent Ventures
Bryan Birsic, Co-Founder & CEO, Wunder

Moderator: Allison Mond, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)

Emerging Tech Speed Pitch
Panel: Cybersecurity and the New World of Privacy

Overcoming cyber vulnerability points and securing customer data have become essential priorities for the industry. What are the most advanced cybersecurity strategies? How can blockchain improve data protection? How is compliance with new data protection laws contributing to more impenetrable operations? #showall

Moderator: Benjamin Gallagher, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)

Closing Session: Beyond Solar Software’s Current Value Proposition – Defining the Next Wave of Software Applications for Solar

The vendor ecosystem for applications for solar software keeps evolving, but it is essential to understand where we are headed, especially when it comes to how machine learning and AI are multiplying the possibilities of software tools for operational management, project finance and customer management.
This panel discussion will gather perspectives from VC executives to provide our audience with an investor's perspective on which key technologies will shape the solar software solutions of tomorrow. #showall

Avra Durack, Director, Incubation, National Grid Partners
Juan Muldoon, Principal, Invenergy Future Fund
Ernst Sack, Partner, Blue Bear Capital

Moderator: Emily Kirsch, Co-Founder & CEO, Powerhouse

Networking Drinks