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Monday, October 4, 2010

9:50 – 10:20 • Room: Red Auditorium

Guido Bartels
General Manager, Global Energy and Utilities Industry, IBM
Chairman, GridWise Alliance

Biography: Guido Bartels joined IBM in 1988. He now manages all of IBM’s energy and utilities business as well as the Intelligent Utility Network initiative, the company’s portfolio of solutions for the Smart Grid. Mr. Bartels is a member of IBM’s Integration & Values team, which includes the top 300 leaders from across the company.

In addition, Mr. Bartels is chairman of the GridWise™ Alliance, an advocacy group of private and public companies that supports a national imperative for modernizing the electricity system of the United States. Under his leadership since 2007, the alliance has grown its membership six-fold. Mr. Bartels has been instrumental in setting up similar organizations in countries such as Australia, Korea, Ireland, Japan, and India. He has co-chaired the GridWeek conference in Washington, DC, the largest annual Smart Grid event in the United States, since 2007.

Mr. Bartels is also a member of the US Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC), a thirty-member group representing some of the country’s top public and private sector electricity and energy policy leaders. He chaired the EAC Smart Grid Subcommittee, which produced “Smart Grid: Enabler of the New Energy Economy,” a report with practical policy recommendations to advance the national Smart Grid agenda.

Bartels serves as vice-chair of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium, a key public-private partnership to promote statewide implementation of the Smart Grid. In 2010 he joined the board of directors of Evergreen Energy Inc., a US-based, publicly traded, green energy technology company.

A Dutch citizen, Guido Bartels earned an MBA in business economics from the University of Amsterdam.

Monday, October 4, 2010
14:00 – 14:30 • Room: Red Auditorium

Aneesh Chopra
Chief Technology Officer
Assistant to the President
Associate Director for Technology
Office of Science & Technology Policy

Biography: Aneesh Chopra is the Chief Technology Officer and in this role serves as an Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology within the Office of Science & Technology Policy. He works to advance the President’s technology agenda by fostering new ideas and encouraging government-wide coordination to help the country meet its goals from job creation, to reducing health care costs, to protecting the homeland.

Aneesh was sworn in on May 22, 2009. Prior to his appointment, he served as the fourth Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia from January 2006 until April 2009. Prior to his appointment by then-Governor Timothy M. Kaine, he served as Managing Director with the Advisory Board Company, a publicly-traded healthcare think tank. Chopra was named to Government Technology magazine’s Top 25 in their Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers issue in 2008. Aneesh Chopra received his B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and his M.P.P. from Harvard’s Kennedy School.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
9:00 – 9:30 • Room: Red Auditorium

Phoebe L. Yang
Senior Advisor to the Chairman on Broadband
Federal Communications Commission

The National Broadband Plan: Driving Innovation and Investment in the Green Energy Economy

Ms. Yang is Senior Advisor to the Chairman on Broadband at the Federal Communications Commission, where she served as General Counsel of the Omnibus Broadband Initiative in creating Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan. Ms. Yang’s prior experience includes executive roles at Discovery Communications, as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development, Vice President of Digital Media Operations and Strategy, and Director of International Business Development; and at AOL Time Warner as Vice President of International Strategy and Policy focused on China. She served under President Bill Clinton as Special Coordinator for China Rule of Law. Earlier in her career, Ms. Yang practiced corporate and commercial law at Hogan & Hartson, LLP and was a law clerk to federal judge, The Honorable William Schwarzer (N.D., California).

Ms. Yang is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has been a Fellow to Salzburg Seminar, Remarque Institute, and C. S. Lewis Institute; a French-American Foundation Young Leader; and an advisor to the Brookings China Center and Duke Election Law Reform Project. As a Rotary Scholar at the National University of Singapore, she earned certification in Mandarin Chinese. She has served in leadership roles for two Presidential campaigns.

Ms. Yang graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was President and Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Law Review.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
9:30 – 10:00 • Room: Red Auditorium

Emmanuel Darmois
Vice President of Corporate Standards

Biography: Emmanuel Darmois has been working with Alcatel-Lucent since 1989. In his current position as VP Standards in Bell Labs, he overlooks standardization in Alcatel-Lucent, coordinates the standardization strategy and makes sure that the contributions of the several hundreds of Alcatel-Lucent engineers working in standards are reflecting this strategy and bear the highest technical value to the standardization community.

Prior to that, he has been taking different senior positions in operational business or in the field of Research and of R&D. He first headed research in Artificial Intelligence, Open Distributed Platforms, Service Creation. He has worked two years in the USA as Technical Director for the TINA Consortium, a standards making organization in the field of Service Creation. Back in Alcatel, he has been head of Corporate Research in Software, CTO of the Network Applications Division, VP R&D Effectiveness in charge of “overseeing the R&D Engine” of Alcatel and VP Unified Management Interaction in charge of the definition of a business strategy for Instant Real-Time Collaboration.

Before joining Alcatel-Lucent, he has been a Computer Science professor in “Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées”, a French School of Engineering, both as a teacher and a researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems. During that period, he also has created a start-up in the domain of network gaming.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
14:00 – 14:30 • Room: Red Auditorium

Patricia A. Hoffman
Assistant Secretary
Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

Patricia Hoffman was named Assistant Secretary (AS) for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) at the United States Department of Energy (DOE) in June 2010 after serving as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for OE since November 2007. Assistant Secretary Hoffman provides leadership on a national level on electric grid modernization, enhancing the security and reliability of the energy infrastructure and facilitating recovery from disruptions to the energy supply. This is critical to meeting the Nation’s growing demand for reliable electricity by overcoming the challenges of our Nation’s aging electricity transmission and distribution system and addressing the vulnerabilities in our energy supply chain.

During her tenure as PDAS, Ms. Hoffman oversaw OE’s $4.5 billion in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to invest in the deployment of smart grid technologies to reduce electricity costs, increase reliability, and give consumers more choice and control over their energy use. Additionally, these Recovery Act funds support the long-term, coordinated transmission planning; the development of interoperability standards that will enable smart grid devices to communicate in an efficient and secure way; and workforce development support to enhance the electric power system workers skills essential to modernize the grid. The funds also provide assistance to state and local governments to improve planning and emergency preparedness to minimize impacts of energy supply disruptions, and provide additional resources to state public utility commissions to help in regulating and overseeing new electricity and energy projects.

Ms. Hoffman has over 14 years of experience at the Energy Department developing and managing technology research programs critical to the electric sector. She developed OE’s long-term research strategy and improved its management portfolio of research programs for modernizing and improving the resiliency of the electric grid. This included developing and implementing sensors and operational tools for wide-area monitoring, energy storage research and demonstration and the development of advanced conductors to increase the capacity and flexibility of the grid. She also initiated a new research effort focused on integrating and distributing renewable energy through the electric grid, such as promoting plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and implementing smart grid technologies to maintain system reliability. Additionally, under her leadership, the Department demonstrated the first recuperated, industrial gas turbine for distributed generation applications. She also briefly managed the business operations for OE, including human resources, budget development, financial execution, and performance management.

Ms. Hoffman holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Ceramic Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
9:00 – 9:30 • Room: Red Auditorium

Jeffrey D. Taft
Distinguished Engineer and Smart Grid Chief Architect
Smart Grid Business Unit

IEEE: Future History of Global Electric Networks

The electricity infrastructure delivering power from a variety of generating sources to our homes, businesses and communities is not suitable for today’s needs. The challenges that face our energy future simply cannot be met by our aging electric networks. Growing renewable energy capacity requirements, global climate change provisions, and the pressing need for more energy self-determination on behalf of customers all require a smarter, more intelligent grid. An intelligent grid incorporates networking technology to embed processing and communications into the power grid, enabling it to become more observable, controllable, automated, and integrated.

Biography: As the Smart Grid Chief Architect, Jeff develops new architectures for Cisco smart grid product offerings, and ties them to product development, ecosystem elements and market strategies. He also participates in relevant standards activities and supports client teams on selected technical issues.

Jeff is a veteran of the energy and technology sectors with over 25 years experience in his field. He began working in the smart grid area in 2001 and has held smart grid chief architect roles with Accenture and IBM. Jeff formerly worked for Westinghouse and consulted for HICO and also has experience in industrial automation, medical imaging, signal processing, and control systems.

Jeff has extensive experience in the areas of smart grid analytics, visualization of grid information, and distributed architectures. He has worked on several key smart grid projects since he first began to develop sensor architectures and analytics for distribution grids, and then became involved in the larger issues of end-to-end smart grid data management.

Jeff received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986, with a dual specialization in digital signal processing and digital control. He is a member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
9:30 – 10:00 • Room: Red Auditorium

Hironori Nakanishi
Director, Technical Regulations, Standards and Conformity Assessment Policy Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan

Hironori Nakanishi is the Director, Technical Regulations, Standards and Conformity Assessment Policy Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan. Mr. Nakanishi has successively held a number of significant positions such as a Director, University-Industry Cooperation Promotion Division, Director, Nuclear Facilities Development and Nuclear Fuel Cycle Industry Division, Agency of natural resources and energy, and more. Mr. Nakanishi has been devoted to energy affairs, technology and industrial policy. He has been serving as the present position since 2008, and manages standardization and conformity assessment policy.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
14:15 – 14:45 • Room: Red Auditorium

Vinton G. Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist

Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. Cerf is the former senior vice president of Technology Strategy for MCI. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, Cerf and his colleague, Robert Kahn, received the U.S. National Medal of Technology. Kahn and Cerf received the ACM Alan M. Turing award in 2004 for their work. In November 2005, Cerf and Kahn were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work. The medal is the highest civilian award given by the United States to its citizens.

From 1986-1994, Cerf was vice president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). As vice president of MCI Digital Information Services from 1982-1986, he led the engineering of MCI Mail. During his tenure from 1976-1982 with the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Cerf played a key role leading the development of Internet and Internet-related packet data and security technologies. Vint Cerf served on the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 1999 and as chairman of the board from 2000-2007. Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society from 1992-1995. In addition, Cerf is honorary chairman of the IPv6 Forum. Cerf served as a member of the U.S. Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 1997 to 2001. Cerf sits on the Board of Directors for the Endowment for Excellence in Education and the board of the National Science & Technology Medals Foundation. He also serves as 1st Vice President and Treasurer of the National Science & Technology Medals Foundation. Cerf is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the Annenberg Center for Communications at USC and the National Academy of Engineering. Cerf also holds an appointment as distinguished visiting scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he is working on the design of an interplanetary Internet.

Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet. These include the Marconi Fellowship, Charles Stark Draper award of the National Academy of Engineering, the Prince of Asturias award for science and technology, the National Medal of Science from Tunisia, the St. Cyril and St. Methodius Order (Grand Cross) of Bulgaria, the Alexander Graham Bell Award presented by the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, the NEC Computer and Communications Prize, the Silver Medal of the International Telecommunications Union, the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Award, the ACM Software and Systems Award, the ACM SIGCOMM Award, the Computer and Communications Industries Association Industry Legend Award, installation in the Inventors Hall of Fame, the Yuri Rubinsky Web Award, the Kilby Award , the Rotary Club International Paul P. Harris Medal, the Joseph Priestley Award from Dickinson College, the Yankee Group/Interop/Network World Lifetime Achievement Award, the George R. Stibitz Award, the Werner Wolter Award, the Andrew Saks Engineering Award, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the Computerworld/Smithsonian Leadership Award, the J.D. Edwards Leadership Award for Collaboration, World Institute on Disability Annual award and the Library of Congress Bicentennial Living Legend medal. Cerf was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May 2006.

In December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year's "25 Most Intriguing People." Cerf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA. He also holds honorary Doctorate degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich; Lulea University of Technology, Sweden; University of the Balearic Islands, Palma; Capitol College, Maryland; Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania; George Mason University, Virginia; Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands; Brooklyn Polytechnic; Marymount University; the University of Pisa; the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications; the University of Zaragoza, Spain; and the Technical University of Cartagena, Spain.





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