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ConnectivityWeek Gathers 100+ Speakers Defining the Energy 2.0 Market

-- ConnectivityWeek 2012 to bring in more than 100 top speakers from utilities, technology, government and energy consumption.
--Top keynote speakers include United States Chief Technology Officer, California Public Utility Commissioner, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy, Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), and more, to help define market for Energy 2.0.

/EINPresswire.com/ Santa Clara, Calif., April 25, 2012 -- ConnectivityWeek 2012 is gathering top speakers representing utilities, energy consumers, government, and technology players to spark the dialogue that will help define the market for Energy 2.0, May 22-24, 2012, in Santa Clara, Calif.

Kicking off the conference as part of the May 22 opening Green Button plenary are Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the U.S.A. Todd Park and California Public Utility Commissioner Catherine Sandoval.

Following this Green Button-focused plenary, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary Pat Hoffman will announce winners of the highly anticipated "Apps for Energy" contest, which has been put together by the DOE and its partners: Grid 21, Itron, and PG&E. Hoffman will be joined onstage by Karen Austin, SVP and CIO of PG&E; Bill Reichert, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures; and more.

The breadth of speakers at ConnectivityWeek 2012 comprise the Energy 2.0 landscape and include representatives from energy supply, technology, electricity consumption verticals, and government. Some top speakers include:

-Austin Montgomery, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon.
-Heather Sanders, Director of Smart Grid Technologies and Strategy, California ISO.
-Seth Frader-Thompson, CEO, EnergyHub.
-Eric Lightner, Director, Federal Smart Grid Task Force, Department of Energy.
-Erich Gunther, CTO, EnerNex.
-Sunil Paul, Founding Partner, Spring Ventures.
-Nick Sinai, Senior Advisor to the U.S. CTO, Innovation Entrepreneurship, Office of Science and Technology Policy, the White House.
-Richard Schomberg, IEC Smart Grid Chair and Vice President of Smart Energy Standards for EDF Group.
-Steve Widergren, Principal Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
-And more. See full list of speakers: http://www.connectivityweek.com/2012/#speakers.

ConnectivityWeek runs from May 22-24, 2012, in Santa Clara, Calif. Information on registration and sponsorships can be found at www.ConnectivityWeek.com.

About ConnectivityWeek:
ConnectivityWeek provides a uniquely-inclusive forum that brings together energy suppliers, consumers, technology companies, and government to explore critical market-defining Energy 2.0 topics - focused on how the connectivity of smart sensors, devices, and systems can:
• empower all energy consumers;
• optimize distributed generation and renewable energy;
• shave peak demand, enable real-time demand response, and improve grid efficiency;
• integrate electric vehicles;
• and more.

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