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Energy Tech Industry Spotlight

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
4-6:30 pm

Innovate Newport

Join us on Thursday, May 23rd at Innovate Newport for a pivotal event in our Industry Spotlight Series: the Energy Technology Industry Spotlight Event. This occasion marks the third installment in a series of six spotlight events planned for 2024, each dedicated to a distinct sector of innovation. From 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM, we'll dive into the dynamic world of energy technology, focusing on the future of energy, climate, and AI.



  • Expert-Led Panel Discussions: Kevin Brown, SVP of EcoStruxure Solutions at Schneider Electric, will moderate a panel featuring top minds in the industry. The discussion will explore significant shifts in energy demand, generation, transmission, and distribution.

  • Networking opportunities with industry professionals and startups during the networking segment of the event.

  • Exhibit space for energy-related startups to showcase their innovations.

  • Access to resources and insights from local and state authorities and the investment community. 



As a Senior Vice President at Schneider Electric, David leads a software business focused on creating tools to manage and monitor sprawling IT infrastructure. Recognized as an innovator and industry thought leader, he excels in linking industry trends with strategic commercial execution. A leader with a vision for the big picture, David combines this with exceptional prioritization and planning skills to devise high-impact strategies that maximize revenue, profit, and competitive advantage.



As a Senior Director Solar PV & BESS Development at Ameresco with 15 years of experience in Renewable Energy, Paul has hands-on experience in all aspects of the industry from project origination, vetting, development, financing, analysis, due diligence, project management, and asset management. He has been actively involved in the drafting and supporting renewable energy legislation in New England and across the US. Locally, and is a sought-after speaker and participant on local boards, commissions, and events focused on renewable energy.


As a Systems Engineering Lead at Schneider Electric, Stuart plays a pivotal role in steering complex engineering projects. With a sharp focus on systems engineering, Stuart and his team work closely with stakeholders to ensure that engineering solutions align with both client specifications and industry standards. They are committed to driving innovation in energy management and automation, leveraging the latest technologies to meet the evolving demands of the market.


As the Offshore Sales Director at Vestas, Christopher brings a wealth of experience as a sales and market development professional. He leads initiatives to expand the company's reach using his expertise in offshore wind energy, software as a service, data analytics, and machine learning. 


Chris serves as the Acting Energy Commissioner at the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources. He brings a robust background as an experienced energy administrator with expertise across multiple sectors, including solar, natural gas, offshore wind, energy efficiency, and energy security. Chris's career spans both state government and the private sector, where he has demonstrated significant capabilities in government affairs.


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Schneider Electric drives digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.They are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

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