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Mr. Sanchit Agarwal is responsible for Nearmap’s US field operations, in particular, its technical face to the customer. Sanchit has worked extensively in mapping and geographic information systems, and is an expert on capturing and utilizing data to analyze and make decisions related to positions on Earth. Sanchit has mentored large scale, multi-million dollar mapping projects from conceptualization to execution. Altogether with over 14 years of experience in the field of Geomatics, he has worked extensively in both production and R&D environments. He has served as a Director of Operations for Sanborn, as Chief Technology Officer and Director of Operations for HJW Geospatial (Quantum Spatial), as a Senior Analyst on mapping and SME for Fugro, and was a Research Associate for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Program at The Ohio State University. During his career, he has gained extensive experience in end-to-end production workflows for high accuracy data processing from multiple sensor platforms: aerial/terrestrial; push-broom/frame sensors; panoramic/oblique imaging systems; LADAR/RADAR systems. He has managed a portfolio of 50 million dollar worth of mapping projects.
Sanchit has a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in Mapping and GIS from The Ohio State University. Sanchit is also a Certified Photogrammetrist (ASPRS) and a Certified Mapping Scientist LiDAR & GIS (ASPRS). His interests include technology and engineering around Multi-view Multi-dimensional Mapping content, Advanced 3D information capture and dissemination, Automated feature-extraction using AI and Machine Learning, Process-Automation and Workflow Optimization.
Jake is a co-founder of Anderson Optimization and oversees their business development, sales, and operational activities. He has a robust business background in which he attained degrees in entrepreneurship, finance, and information system management. He subsequently spent years working in a Fortune 500 corporate finance setting to apply these learnings and further develop his business management skillsets. Over the past year and a half, Jake has worked tirelessly to apply his breadth of knowledge in order to successfully build and manage Anderson Optimization.
Alex Anich is the Manager of Renewable Market Intelligence for NRG, Energy Inc., where he oversees the company’s Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) portfolio. Alex leads NRG’s exploration of the application of blockchain technology to the REC and environmental attribute markets. Prior to joining NRG, Alex headed up the Research & Advisory service of Karbone, an NYC based brokerage, project finance and research firm focused on environmental markets. Alex leverages his experience working in the early days of Shell’s renewable energy business to provide a unique perspective on the evolution of energy markets around the world.
Bryan Birsic, Cofounder and CEO of Wunder Capital brings extensive finance and capital raising expertise to Wunder, from private equity investing at Bain & Company to financing online commercial lending companies at Village Ventures. Notably, Bryan’s firm led early investments into commercial lending market leader OnDeck Capital. Along with his finance background, Bryan has built and led several companies that bring software approaches to new markets, most notably and recently SimpleReach, where Bryan was President and which has raised more than $15mm. Bryan attended Williams College, and moved with his family to Boulder from New York City several years ago.
Anthony Conklin is President of Solar Data Systems, the makers of Solar-Log®. Anthony is an 11-year veteran in the solar industry, both in the residential and commercial sector. He is an executive sales leader, mentor, speaker and renewable energy enthusiast with a superb knowledge of EPC and utility business. He has served as a solar industry expert and panelist for many organizations including the New York Beer and Wine Association, Columbia University School of Engineering and Solar Investment & Finance USA.
Seth Dunn is Director of Industry Development, Power & Utilities with ServiceMax from GE Digital, an industry leading Field Service Software solution. He joined ServiceMax after 12 years with GE Renewable Energy in a range of commercial, policy, marketing, and product roles across onshore wind, offshore wind, and solar. Prior to GE he was a Senior Fellow for energy and climate policy with the Worldwatch Institute. He holds BA, MEM, and MBA degrees from Yale University.
Nathaniel Enders is an energy/blockchain entrepreneur, Director of On-Demand Energy Cloud at Correlate, and founding member of Energy Blockchain Network. Nathaniel has nearly 10 years of experience delivering technology solutions to the energy industry’s utility, commercial, and industrial markets. He is an energy/blockchain thought leader specializing in Energy Technology Convergence.
Paul Gibbs had the idea for building HelioScope while working in distributed electronics for PV arrays. Witnessing the painful process it takes to design, develop and finance a new solar project was eye-opening, and he saw the need for a better system. New and emergent technologies only appeared to confound these problems.
His unique background spanning physics, optimization and energy has enabled him to begin building the technology platform behind HelioScope. Paul received an MBA from Harvard Business School and has degrees in Physics and Economics from the University of Chicago.
Prior to attending business school he was a founder at Nodal Exchange, where he led new product development and designed a market allowing utilities to hedge electricity transmission costs in a structure that parallels the actual physical power flows.
Paul Grana is the co-founder of Folsom Labs, where he leads sales and marketing, where he has helped to grow the company to thousands of installers in over 70 countries. He founded the Solar Software Summit in partnership with GTM Events. He previously worked at Abound Solar, and led product management and technical marketing with Tigo Energy. Paul holds a BS in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Huh brings over 25 years of Technology and Business Management experience for companies he has helped grow from Start-ups to Up-starts and eventually market leaders. He has helped companies through high growth by laying out strategic roadmaps and building teams accordingly. Currently Mr. Huh is the Chief Technology Officer at Cypress Creek Renewables, overseeing the Infrastructure/Security team, Product Development and the Data Services teams.
Prior to Cypress Creek Renewables, Mr. Huh has been a technology consultant for investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and J. Streicher. Mr. Huh was also CTO at Quest Nutrition, CTO and Co-founder of Vimation, CTO of Kurtzman Carson Consultants and Managing Director of DMP Consulting. His technical expertise spans various verticals such as Solar Energy, Consumer Packaged Goods, Entertainment, Digital Marketing, E-commerce, Legal, Application Development and Enterprise Systems integration.
Shawn Kerrigan, Ph.D., has led technology and new product development for Locus Energy since 2010. Kerrigan’s prior experience includes four years as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. focusing on the energy industry, where he worked on growth and operations strategies for utilities, solar companies, and other energy companies. He also spent two years as a Senior Investment Associate with Bridgewater Associates, a leading global macro quantitative hedge fund. He earned a doctorate in engineering from Stanford University, where he conducted interdisciplinary research across engineering, computer science and law.
Nicole Lombardo has over a decade of experience in renewable energy and software technologies, spanning consumer and B2B marketing, business strategy and development, product management, and sales.
Today, Nicole leads Google’s Project Sunroof Business Development team and works to identify and develop new applications of Google’s technologies for the solar industry.
Nicole was previously at Intel and SolarCity, where she led consumer marketing focused on customer acquisition strategies and programs. During her work in solar, she pioneered grassroots community-based programs, led successful lead generation campaigns, and large scale public/ private partnerships with schools, homebuilders, and Fortune 500 companies to bring on thousands of new solar installations nationwide.
Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Communication and Design from the University of California at Davis.
Keith has over 18 years of experience taking innovative products to market and growing companies on a global scale. As the Interim CEO at Neurio, he has helped grow the company from the pre-revenue stage to a company that has over 150,000 installed systems globally in just over 3 years. With its industry leading residential energy metering technology and analytics, including their recently announced storage optimization software, Neurio is changing how energy is used and managed in a home.
Richard Matsui is the CEO and Founder of kWh Analytics. kWh Analytics is the market leader in solar risk management. By leveraging the most comprehensive performance database of solar assets in the United States (20% of the U.S. asset class) and the strength of the global insurance markets, kWh Analytics’ customers are able to minimize risk and increase equity returns of their solar portfolios. kWh Analytics is backed by private venture capital and the US Department of Energy. Prior to kWh Analytics, Richard was a consultant with McKinsey & Company based in Greater China, where he helped found the Firm’s solar practice in 2007. There, he established himself as a leading global expert on the solar industry by accumulating more industry experience than any other consultant (9,000 globally). He graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese. He is proud to have been born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is also a Forbes "30 Under 30" award recipient for Energy.
Jeff co-founded Energetic Insurance to expand the solar market through data-driven risk management. Previously, Jeff led the distributed energy resources team at EnerNOC. Prior to EnerNOC, Jeff was the founding TechBridge Program Manager at Fraunhofer CSE, an applied R&D organization focusing on photovoltaic modules, building energy efficiency and electric grid control systems. Jeff has an interdisciplinary engineering background, having also worked on medical devices at Boston Scientific and catalytic fuel reformation at Nuvera Fuel Cells. He holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University and a master's degree from the Technology and Policy Program at MIT.
Vania Mesrob is the VP of Asset Management, at Coronal Energy. In this role, she is responsible for managing the group’s portfolio of operational assets and optimizing the performance and long-term value of the projects.
Vania has over 10 years of international experience in energy generation and efficiency. Holding electrical engineering and commissioning management positions with EDF Renewables and Siemens in France, Germany and USA, she has directed the development and execution of commissioning processes, controls, and monitoring solutions for large utility scale solar projects.
Vania holds a double Master degree in Electrical Engineering and Microelectronics from INSA de Lyon in France; and an MBA from HULT International Business School in San Francisco.
Andrew Morse is the Director of Software at FTC Solar. He leads the teams responsible for the development of SunDAT (PV design software), and Atlas (a solar portfolio/project management platform). Andrew has over 10 years of experience leading engineering teams in the design of commercial and utility-scale PV systems, and building software tools that improve solar design productivity. Andrew holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Sandhya is a co-founder of Solstice, an award-winning social enterprise dedicated to expanding access to clean energy to all Americans, where she manages business and product development. Prior to joining Solstice, she worked at Barclays’ investment banking division in New York and London, advising and executing public equity transactions for Technology, Media and Telecom companies. She was also deeply involved in Barclays’ philanthropy work with Endeavor, Women’s World Banking, and Barclays’ Social Innovation Fund. Sandhya holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she received the Sustainability Certificate.
Daniel Murray is the Chief Technology Officer at CleanChoice Energy. Daniel leads a team of analysts, data scientists, and software developers who build and maintain the tools used for operations and CleanChoice's customer acquisition efforts. Daniel also runs the CleanChoice Energy Labs based in New York City. Previously, Daniel was involved in the world of politics, working on and consulting for dozens of campaigns across the United States. Daniel holds a BA in Economics from the University of Tennessee.
Conlan O'Leary is Co-Founder and CEO of Sighten. Prior to Sighten, Conlan helped manage the structuring and pricing desk at Clean Power Finance, a leading residential solar financing platform. Conlan has a deep knowledge of the US solar marketplace with 6+ years working exclusively in residential solar financing and quoting software. Conlan has prior experience in technology and cleantech investment banking as well as environmental commodities trading. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and holds degrees in economics and philosophy.
Mark Perutz is a Partner at DBL Partners. Previously he was an investment professional at JPMorgan helping to manage the Bay Area Equity Fund from 2003 through the spin-out of the Bay Area Equity Fund from JPMorgan and the founding of DBL Partners in January 2008. He is currently on the board of RallyPoint and a stealth company, was formerly on the Board of Revolution Foods, and has worked with the following DBL portfolio companies: Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Off-Grid Electric, Primus Power, Farmer’s Business Network, NEXTracker, SolarCity, Tesla Motors, Solaria, Ogin, PowerLight, eMeter, Siva, Labcyte, CareDx, Bentek, ReShape and Wholeshare.
Previously, Mark was an equity research analyst at Robertson Stephens. At Robertson, Mark’s coverage focused on the areas of enterprise software and web infrastructure. Mark has also worked in business development at Interwoven, a web content management company; performed technology and market research at the Tower Group; and built computer systems as a systems integration consultant for Accenture.
Mark received a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and received a MBA from the Sloan School of Business at MIT.
Nicholas Pilkington is the co-founder and CTO of DroneDeploy, where he runs the computer vision teams and is responsible for the company’s technical strategy. Originally from South Africa, he completed degrees in Computer Science, Maths and Information Systems at Rhodes University. After graduating, he received an M.Phil and Ph.D. in machine learning from the University of Cambridge as a Nelson Mandela Rhodes Scholar.
Eric Reinhardt is Sunrun's Sr. Director of Software Product Management. Eric oversees BrightPath, an end-to-end automated software platform that enables Sunrun and its partners to manage every step of the solar journey from lead creation to system turn-on. He also is responsible for Sunrun's mobile apps, including BrightPath Mobile - a point of sale tool for field sales, and mySunrun - a customer portal that provides self service tools for Sunrun's 20 year customers.
Prior to Sunrun, Eric was Co-founder of Alliance Memory, a semiconductor startup, where he served as VP of Marketing and Operations. He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Mccombs School of Business at University of Texas, Austin.
Tim Rochman is the Director of the Energy Markets at EagleView. His leadership in the energy market includes data solutions derived from aerial imagery in the Solar, Electric Utility, and Oil & Gas Pipeline industries. For Solar, Rochman is responsible for addressing and engaging the needs of PV Solar manufacturers and installers. Under his guidance, EagleView creates and delivers property centric data empowering stakeholders with remote site knowledge to facilitate proposal, design, survey and operations activities.
MJ Shiao is the Head of Americas Research for GTM Research and is a leading expert on PV inverters, electronics, and balance of system components. A 9-year veteran of the solar industry, MJ has experience ranging from fabrication of crystalline silicon solar cells to PV project development. Before joining GTM Research, MJ managed and designed several MWs of residential and commercial PV projects with Solar Design Associates. Prior to project management, MJ worked at the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). MJ holds a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware, where he was named a National Truman Scholar. A believer in the social benefits of solar power, MJ has researched, installed and tested rural off-grid PV in India and Thailand and formerly served on the Steering Committee of SustainUS, a non-profit engaging U.S. youth in sustainable development advocacy.
Joonki Song is Sr. Director of Product Management at IHI Energy Storage. Joonki leads product strategy, product marketing and product development of IHI’s end-to-end software and system integration solutions. Joonki has deep experience in international energy markets, and has held crucial roles at EnerNOC, PHOTON Consulting, Samsung Electronics, and more.
Before joining IHI Energy Storage, Joonki held the role of Managing Director, International Market Development at EnerNOC, where he led the company's market entrance and utility sales in Asia. As the first managing director of EnerNOC's South Korean market initiatives, Joonki led the overall business to achieve 25% market share of demand response market. Joonki was awarded the Korea National Minister Award by the Ministry of Trade Industry and Energy for assisting the Korean government and the Korea Power Exchange in developing successful innovation in energy markets.
Prior to EnerNOC, Joonki was Partner for PHOTON Consulting, a management consulting in distributed electricity and solar power industry, leading market entry strategy and supply chain cost benchmarking practice for major solar power companies.
Joonki received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yonsei University in Korea and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management in MA, USA.
Scott Taylor is VP of Business Development at Sense, where he leads the development of key partnerships for Sense including utilities, solar companies, builders, and other partners involved with energy and smart home technologies. He worked for sixteen years at Nuance Communications and SpeechWorks, helping partners deploy speech and natural language solutions that interact with hundreds of millions of users through mobile phones, cars, and enterprise customer service applications. Scott began his career developing enterprise-scale network software applications in insurance, telecommunications, and security. Scott hold a B.S. in Systems from Miami University.
Mark Trout is the chief technology and information officer for Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar provider. Mark serves as a member of the executive leadership team and is responsible for overall systems development, implementation, and information technology operations. He has spent more than 20 years in Silicon Valley, including roles serving as chief transformation officer at eBay Enterprise and managing partner at the international consultancy firm Accenture.
Nikhil Vadhavkar is the co-founder and CEO of Raptor Maps, an artificial intelligence company specializing in drone data analytics. He is responsible for supporting customers using drones to improve the efficiency of PV operations and maintenance, asset management, and EPC. Nikhil has previously developed thermal control systems for advanced spacesuits at MIT, and led a Gates Foundation grant for deploying drones to deliver medical supplies in developing nations.
With more than 17 years of energy industry experience, Bud Vos has in-depth experience with providing high-value software solutions to utilities. As president and CEO of Enbala, Bud is leading the company through the next phase of its business growth as it continues to expand its industry-leading Virtual Power Plant and DERMS solutions. Bud previously served as the COO of Simple Energy, a SaaS-based company that leverages data analytics to motivate utility customers to save energy. He was also senior vice president of utility sales and CTO of Comverge, a leading provider of integrated demand response, energy efficiency and customer engagement solutions. In addition, Bud was founder and vice president of engineering at Sixth Dimension, a provider of Internet-based control systems for demand response and distributed generation systems.