Introducing GTM’s first software focused conference, S3: the Solar Software Summit. Join us along with Folsom Labs in Arizona for unrivaled networking opportunities and innovative, engaging panel sessions that will provide a unique mix of market intelligence and coordination among industry players.

Make sure to check out Solar Summit 2016 starting right after S3.

The industry's first dedicated event covering the growing solar software ecosystem

This one-day conference will present deep dives by top industry executives and thought leaders that will help attendees navigate the challenges in the market, as well as offer high level networking opportunities that enable sponsors to advance corporate business strategies.

Speakers

Jake Saper
Jake Saper
Investor, Emergence Capital

Jake is an investor with Emergence Capital and leads the firm’s Natural Resources Cloud practice. With a background as an energy entrepreneur and consultant, he is passionate about bringing the cloud to the natural resources sector by helping to grow software companies focused on agriculture, water, and energy opportunities.
Jake is currently a Board Observer at DroneDeploy and Augmedix.

Prior to joining Emergence, Jake worked in Kleiner Perkins’ Green Growth Fund, where he sourced and led diligence on companies in the geospatial, agricultural tech, and enterprise SaaS sectors.

Prior to investing, Jake led international business development at Astonfield Renewables, a startup focused on developing utility-scale solar power plants in emerging markets. He helped grow the firm from pre-revenue to owner/operator of $75M in assets. Jake began his career in management consulting at Katzenbach Partners (acquired by Booz & Co).

Jake earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University and his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Jake also earned an MS in Environment and Resources from Stanford.

Shayle Kann
Shayle Kann
Senior Advisor, Wood Mackenzie & GTM Research

Shayle Kann is Senior Advisor at GTM Research, now Wood Mackenzie. For the past 8.5 years he led GTM Research, the market analysis, advisory and consulting division of Greentech Media. GTM Research analyzes and forecasts the dynamics impacting the transformation of the global electricity sector. An expert on next-generation energy, he has presented at conferences around the world, been featured in publications such as The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, and Financial Times, spoken at Harvard, Yale, MIT and Columbia, and testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives.

MJ Shiao
MJ Shiao
Global Lead, Renewables & Emerging Tech, GTM Research

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.

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

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.

Conlan O’Leary
Conlan O’Leary
Co-Founder & CEO, Sighten

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.

Dan Rapp
Dan Rapp
Chief Technology Officer, Vivint Solar

As CTO of Vivint Solar, Dan Rapp has helped Vivint Solar become one of the fastest growing solar energy companies. With his extensive background in R&D, big data and science, he has led his team at Vivint Solar Labs where they are responsible for all aspects of technology from custom software and hardware development used in site analysis to PV and Energy Storage system design to data collection and aggregation to DER fleet monitoring and analytics to technical qualification of products, vendors and partners. 

Prior to joining Vivint Solar, Rapp held a number of leadership positions in R&D where he was responsible for introducing applied research into products. At FamilySearch, the world’s largest free geneaology organization, he was VP of UX, Web Development and Research. He was responsible for improving FamilySearch through user experience innovation and applied research in the following areas: large system scale and performance, handwriting recognition, language processing, and graph theory. At Whizbang! Labs, He was a Distinguished Engineer and led the team responsible for large scale distributed computing. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from Brigham Young University.

Ernest Gallegos
Ernest Gallegos
Technology Product Manager, Unirac

Unirac’s U-Builder is one of the leading racking design tools in the industry and is provided free of charge to Unirac customers.  Ernest developed Unirac’s original online configurators over eight years ago and continues to lead the development of the newest generation of Unirac online technical services.

Ernest’s role at Unirac is now as a Product Manager in charge of both software and rail-free residential products after spending time as a software developer and product development engineer.  He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Engineering Management.

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Solar Software Demonstrators

Megan Birney
Megan Birney
Director of Strategic Affairs, Wiser Capital
Janice Cheam
Janice Cheam
Founder, President & CEO, Neurio

Janice is an entrepreneurial executive whose vision, commitment, and passion are the driving force behind Neurio since inception. With a life goal of contributing to the reduction global carbon emissions, Janice created Neurio to help owners reduce their energy usage and ultimately create a more efficient home.

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

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.

Tim Rochman
Tim Rochman
Director of Solar Commercial Vertical, EagleView Technologies

Tim Rochman has been serving the property data market for over eight years.  As Director of the Solar Market vertical, Rochman is responsible for addressing and engaging the needs of PV Solar manufacturers, installers and financers.   

Under his guidance, EagleView creates and delivers property centric data empowering stakeholders with remote site knowledge to facilitate proposal, design, survey and operations activities. 

Prior to his current role, he managed a client portfolio of property insurance carriers at EagleView helping to pioneer remote Property Risk Visualization.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute and certificates in international marketing.

agenda 2016 Conference Themes
  • Building Software for Solar - the Vendor Perspective
  • Feeding the Beast: Creating a Pipeline with LeadGen Tools and Online Marketplaces
  • Streamlining Site Assessment, Design and Customer Engagement
  • Using Software in the Field Effectively
  • How Manufacturers and Installers can Leverage Software/API Integration
  • Asset Management and Analytics
  • FinTech in Solar
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Venue

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 East Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
RESERVATIONS (480) 627-3200