They’re all going to be at the Energy Thought Summit. What’s that? Well, my friend, keep reading and you’ll find out. (Maybe watch the video too.)
Energy Thought Summit (ETS) is happening this month in Austin, Texas. On March 24th – 25th the energy industry is taking over the Paramount Theater for a two-day event that promises to be an excellent forum to discuss and debate the state and the future of energy. This is an event I’m excited about.
So, what was it about ETS that really sucked me in? It wasn’t Darth Vader, Chewbacca, the Teslas car, or the game on the ETS site that is kind of addictive. (Although neither of these hurt, at all. Something tells me these guys like to have a good time.) The speaker list did it. Yes, I’m a bit of a geek and the opening keynote is Steve Wozniak…seriously, it is Steve Wozniak. You know, the co-founder of Apple and chief scientist at Fusion-io? He helped develop the first computer I ever used!
It doesn’t stop there, though. Envisioned and created by Zpryme, the company that brings us Smart Grid Insights, ETS has pulled together a speaker list with individuals on the cutting edge of the energy industry. This event is geared toward the up and comers who will be leading us into the future of energy. Panels surround topics such as:
- Utility Executive
- Smart Grid Realization
- Game Changers
- Big Data/Analytics
- Utility of the Future
- Smart Cities/Communities
- Disruptive Technology
- Smart Consumer/Home
- Grid Edge Opportunities
- Standards, Policies, and Emerging Business Models
With a goal of generating conversation around these topics, ETS has created an atmosphere of debate and discussion both offline and online. Tickets have been released in three batches. The initial two ticket releases have already sold out. According to their website on March 17, 2014, only 103 tickets remained for the entire event. So, you can still grab a ticket to this event to take part in the dialogue. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to rely on my colleagues’ notes of the panels they attend. (So, you guys better take some excellent notes for me! I’m just saying.)
‘Til next time,