ConnectivityWeek Gathers the "Who's Who" in Smart Grid and Silicon Valley

May 11, 2011, 13:00 ET from Clasma Events, Inc.

DALLAS, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectivityWeek, taking place May 23-26, 2011, in Santa Clara, Calif., is gathering the "who's who" of Smart Grid and Silicon Valley to lead discussions on the business models, value propositions, and technologies to enable Smart Grid benefits beyond the grid.

Power panels during daily plenary sessions will address critical issues that set the tone for the conference and the days ahead. Plenary keynotes include:

  • Geoffrey Moore, Managing Director, TCG Advisors -- Following the opening day of hands-on workshops, including the Smart Grid Consumer Symposium, Moore will address fundamental questions evaluating the status of the Smart Grid revolution to date. He will discuss the relevance of "crossing the chasm" to the Smart Grid and why we must create a compelling narrative and business model to overcome the pull of the past.
  • Mickey McManus, President & CEO, MAYA Design -- On Tuesday, dedicated to the topic of value propositions, McManus will discuss ideas for taming the complexity of Smart Grid technologies to work in a "human-manageable" context, while still delivering the benefits promised by Smart Grid.
  • Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer, U.S.A. -- On a day focused on innovation and new business models, Chopra will deliver a call to action for entrepreneurs in the information technology, cleantech, and energy sectors to innovate solutions for one of the nation's most pressing challenges -- grid modernization.
  • Gary Locke, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (video address) -- In his current role, Locke has been at the core of U.S. grid modernization. On a day dedicated to technology and standards, Locke will communicate with attendees via an exclusive video address to highlight the critical role of Smart Grid technologies for the U.S. economy.

ConnectivityWeek hosts 250+ industry-leading speakers, participating in more than 100 sessions attended by approximately 1,000 participants, representing: utilities, policymakers, energy consumers, IT, telecom, venture capital, and media.

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