The Coming Energy Revolution

A Virtual Intelligence Session
Thursday, August 20, 2020
2:30-4:30pm PT • 5:30-7:30pm ET

Most of the energy we use is wasted. Smarter technologies and designs could provide the same or better services with far less energy, money, and risk. Moreover, the fossil fuels that provide most of our energy now generally cost more than the modern renewable sources that have already taken over two-thirds of the world’s power-plant market. These profound shifts in both demand and supply set the stage for rapid change in almost everything we thought we knew about energy.

Join SNS for FiReSide, an evening of advanced insight about the road ahead to inform your personal and professional decision making.

Disruptive Energy Futures | Physicist & Climate Innovator Amory Lovins

Physicist Amory Lovins is Co-Founder (1982) and Chair Emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute; author of 31 books and over 660 papers; a designer of super-­efficient buildings, vehicles, and industrial plants; and, for 47 years, an advisor to major governments and firms worldwide on advanced energy efficiency and strategy. He’s been the recipient of Blue Planet, Volvo, Zayed, Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell prizes; MacArthur and Ashoka fellowships; 12 honorary doctorates; Heinz, Lindbergh, Right Livelihood, National Design, and World Technology awards; and Germany’s Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit. A Harvard and Oxford dropout, former Oxford don, honorary US architect, Swedish engineering academician, and 2011–18 member of the US National Petroleum Council, Amory has taught at 10 universities (most recently Stanford’s School of Engineering and the US Naval Postgraduate School). In 2009, TIME named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people, and Foreign Policy one of the top 100 global thinkers.

Moderated By | New York Times Energy Correspondent Ivan Penn

Energy Disruption: Survival of the Fittest | EnerSys CTO Joern Tinnemeyer

Joern Tinnemeyer is Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President of EnerSys, the global leader in industrial energy storage systems. Responsible for global engineering, global quality, and technology development, Joern’s primary focus of expertise includes energy storage systems, system design optimization, safety topologies, and control theory. He has worked on some of the most advanced lithium battery packs for major automotive OEMs and currently also serves as Chair of NaatBatt, North America’s foremost organization to foster advanced energy storage systems. Joern studied applied mathematics and electrical engineering at the University of Toronto and holds an MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering.

Moderated By | INVNT/IP CEO Evan Anderson

A New Brain for Power Trains | Exro Technologies CEO Sue Ozdemir

Sue Ozdemir is Chief Executive Officer of Exro Technologies, which has developed a new class of power electronics for powertrains. Exro’s mission is “minimum energy, maximum results,” which it achieves through its power electronics technology solution, which allows the application to achieve more with less energy consumed. Sue was previously the CEO of GE Industrial Motors and has spent her career focused on the electric motor industry.

Event Host | SNS Director of Programs Berit Anderson


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It’s hard to replace in-person connections, but we come pretty close. As part of this evening, you’ll have a chance to ask Bonnie and a second centerpiece speaker (tba) your own questions. We’ll also hold two smaller, unrecorded virtual networking sessions for all speakers and attendees so you can connect with everyone in your room.

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