2018 Conference Session Chairpersons


Dr. Kathleen AraújoDr. Kathleen Araújo
Assistant Professor, Technology and Society Department, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Stony Brook University

Session: Offshore Wind Policy Considerations in Industry and Port Development

Mark AustinMark Austin
Venture Partner
Bright Capital

Panel: Early Stage & Growth Capital


Dr. Edward BoguczDr. Edward Bogucz
Executive Director, Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems
Syracuse University

Session: Smart Buildings Solutions

Joseph BorowiecJoseph Borowiec
Program Manager

Panel: Smart Buildings - Owners' Perspective


Laney BrownLaney Brown
Vice President
Concentric Energy Advisors

Session: Emerging Smart Grid Technologies

Dr. Thomas A. ButcherDr. Thomas A. Butcher
Deputy, Chair of the Sustainable Energy Technologies Department and Head of the Energy Conversion Group
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Session: Department of Energy R&D


Christopher CavanaghChristopher Cavanagh
Principal Program Manager, New Energy Solutions
National Grid

Session: Technology to Market

Dr. Denis CormierDr. Denis Cormier
Earl W. Brinkman Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology

Session: Additive Manufacturing via Functional Printing
Session: Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace Applications


Dr. Bob CurrieDr. Bob Currie
CTO & Co-Founder
Smarter Grid Solutions

Session: The DSO/DSP Transition

Kaumil DalalKaumil Dalal
Director, Technology

West Monroe Partner

Panel: The Digital Utility


Paul A. DeCotisPaul A. DeCotis
Senior Director
West Monroe Partners

Panel: Big Data Analytics

Jason DolingJason Doling
Program Manager for Energy Storage


Session: Energy Storage Permitting Requirements


Scott EgbertScott Egbert
Project Manager

Session: Meeting Peak Demand through Energy Storage

Patrick FinchPatrick Finch
Lead Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton

Session: Advanced Sensing for Smart Energy Management


Francisco FloresFrancisco Flores
Research Engineer

Session: MicroGrids

James GallagherJames Gallagher
Executive Director
New York State Smart Grid Consortium

Panel: Role of Utilities in Advancing Microgrids


Donovan GordonDonovan Gordon
Director of Renewable Heating & Cooling

Panel: Heat Pumps: Utilities, Emerging Business Models and Enabling R&D

Ross GouldRoss Gould
Energy Sector Program Manager

Panel: Offshore Wind Workforce


Dr. Robert IvesterDr. Robert Ivester
Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office
United States Department of Energy - Advanced Manufacturing Office

Session: Advanced Manufacturing Policies and Practices

Dr. Devinder MahajanDr. Devinder Mahajan
Director, Institute of Gas Innovation and Technology
Stony Brook University

Panel: Sustainable Gas Systems- Public Polices


 Patricia MalonePatricia Malone
Director, Center for Corporate Education and The Advanced Energy Training Institute
Stony Brook University

Panel: Built Environment Cybersecurity

John MarkowitzJohn Markowitz
Lead Engineer

Session: Heavy-Duty Vehicle Electrification and Its Impacts


Joe MartensJoe Martens
NY Offshore Wind Alliance

Panel: Developer’s Round Table

Stephanie McClellan, PhDStephanie McClellan, PhD
Director, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind
University of Delaware

Panel: New York Offshore Wind Master Plan


Houtan MoaveniHoutan Moaveni
Deputy Director of NY-Sun & NYS Interconnection Ombudsman

Session: Challenges & Success of Solar Adoption

Matthew PalmerMatthew Palmer
Vice President and Offshore Wind Manager

Session: Offshore Wind Technologies to Reduce Costs


Keith RooneyKeith Rooney
Jurisdictional Director, Customer, Government Relations and Community Management
National Grid

Session: Sustainable Gas Systems- New Business Models

David SandbankDavid Sandbank
Director, NY-Sun

Panel: Transitioning from Net Metering


Joah SapphireJoah Sapphire
Managing Partner
Axial + GDG

Session: Energy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles

Mei ShibataMei Shibata
Essence Partners

Session: Marketing & Branding as R&D Considerations


Jeff SmithJeff Smith
Senior Program Manager


Session: Advanced Distributed Simulation Tools

David SouthDavid South
Senior Principal, Sustainability, Energy & Utilities Practice
West Monroe Partners

Session: Emerging Technologies


Mark SperryMark Sperry
Sperry Energy

Panel: Raising Capital: Lessons Learned

Luke TonachelLuke Tonachel
Director, Clean Vehicles and Fuels Project

Session: EVs, Utilities, and the Electric Grid


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