Event 2016

Let's share ideas.
Let's network.
Let's solve problems.

Let's do this.

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October 9-11, 2017
– Austin, TX

There's no easy solution to the complex problems we face in our industry. There's just your grit and determination + you don't have to go it alone.

Let collaboration begin.

2016 Agenda

Thank you to our keynote and session speakers for fostering such dynamic conversation at the 2016 Energy Forum

+Tuesday, 10.4

3 - 6P


6 - 8P


+Wednesday, 10.5

7 - 8:15A


8:15 - 8:30A


8:30 - 9A


9 - 10A
10A - 10:15A


10:15 - 11:15A
11:15 - 11:30A


11:30 - 12:30P
12:30 - 1:30P


1:30 - 2:15P
2:15 - 2:45P
2:45 - 3P


3 - 3:45P
3:45 - 4P


4 - 5:15P
7 - 10P

(Buses start circulating at 6:30)

+Thursday, 10.6

7:30 - 8:30A


8:30 - 8:45A


8:45 - 9:45A
9:45 - 10A


10 - 10:30A
10:30 - 10:35A


10:35 - 11:35A
11:35 - 12:35P


12:35 - 1:20P
1:20 - 1:35P


1:35 - 2:35P
2:35 - 3:05P


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Keynote speakers

Tilak                             Subrahmanian

Tilak Subrahmanian

Vice President of Energy Efficiency, Eversource

Session Description

Tilak Subrahmanian is known for leading energy efficiency programs. He’ll talk to us about how he and his team at Eversource reinvented the customer experience by focusing on one key question: What customer problem are we trying to solve? You’ll also hear about how Tilak and his team have driven and evolved their customer engagement strategies from outside the utility industry, and what’s next on the team's horizon.


Tilak Subrahmanian is the vice president of energy efficiency at Eversource, where he oversees programs that serve more than 3.5 million electric and natural gas customers in three New England states. He also works closely with business partners and communities to help shape strong, environmentally sound energy policy.

Tilak led discussions with Massachusetts banks and credit unions to roll out financing mechanisms that encourage customer investments in energy efficiency. That effort has resulted in roughly $250 million of private financing capital being invested in energy efficiency in the state in just the last three years. He’s also been a judge of the MIT Clean Energy Prize, a business plan competition focused on significantly accelerating the pace of energy innovation and entrepreneurship.

Before entering the energy efficiency industry, Tilak was at Arthur D. Little and Thomson Reuters. He has an extensive background in corporate strategy and new business ventures, working with executives in different industries to drive top-line growth and performance. He also successfully launched and operated new business ventures for several companies.

David Rowan

David Rowan

Editor-in-Chief, WIRED UK

Session Description

David Rowan is known for analyzing current tech trends to look into the future of industries. He’ll talk to us about how technology—in particular the internet, big data and artificial intelligence—will change the relationship between utilities and their customers.


David Rowan is editor-in-chief of the UK edition of the award-winning technology and innovation magazine WIRED. He travels extensively to investigate the companies and entrepreneurs that are changing our world, and has won several awards, including Techmark Technology Journalist of the Year and the DMA Editor of the Year. He’s written for several publications, including GQ, The Guardian, The Telegraph Magazine and the Sunday Times Magazine, and has been an editor at The Jewish Chronicle and The Guardian. He’s also made TV films for Channel 4 News and extended the WIRED brand into conferences, apps and a consulting arm.

As a speaker, he has keynoted on technology, business and innovation themes all over the world, and has chaired and moderated high-profile events for the UK and French governments, Google Zeitgeist, TED Global, international banks and Fortune 100 businesses.

Aziz Virani

Aziz Virani

CEO and President, CLEAResult


Aziz is a seasoned executive with more than three decades of experience helping companies and their clients use technology to achieve results. As a recognized leader in management consulting, Aziz balances CLEAResult’s focus between managing today’s challenges and setting our strategic outlook for tomorrow, all while keeping our clients at the center of every decision we make.

Prior to CLEAResult, Aziz served as Area President for Avanade, a technology consulting joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft. Aziz holds degrees in mathematics and computer science from DePaul University.

Peter H. Kind

Peter H. Kind

Executive Director, Energy Infrastructure Advocates LLC.

Session Description

Peter Kind has evolved his focus on electric and gas utilities’ financial performance to an emphasis on energy efficiency and distributed energy resources (DER). What happens when you combine those focuses? Let’s explore everything from earning potential to financial incentives that could align utilities’ interests with large-scale increases in both energy efficiency and DER.


Peter Kind is executive director of Energy Infrastructure Advocates (EIA), a strategic advisory consultancy focused on public policy supportive of utility and energy sector infrastructure development in a changing energy industry landscape.

Prior to the founding of EIA in 2012, Peter worked for over 30 years in investment banking, with a specialization in utility and power sector finance. He has authored several industry papers, including one on Disruptive Challenges to the Utility Industry, published by EEI in 2013 and “Pathway to a 21st Century Utility Model,” published in 2015 for Ceres.

Peter is currently a director and chairman of the Audit Committee of the general partner of Enable Midstream Partners, LP, a midstream energy services provider, and a director and chairman of the Conflicts Committee of the general partner of NextEra Energy Partners, LP, a renewable power generation company. In addition, Peter is a director of Southwest Water Company, an investor owned water utility.