Doug Davenport believes the significance of technology in modern society is unquestionable, and in many ways, using technology to address social challenges has been a cornerstone of his career. As the Founding Executive Director of Prospect Silicon Valley, Davenport leads a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about the emergence of innovative technology in transportation, buildings, energy and the environment, and their potential to meet the challenges of our changing world. Over a 25-year career, he has served in leadership roles to bring future context to conventional practice. Prior to founding ProspectSV, he forged a new approach to industry partnerships at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in the Energy and Environmental Technologies Division where he led business strategy for its FlexLab Building Technologies research platform, and was the architect of CalCharge, a nationally recognized consortium of battery technology start-ups, enabling unprecedented collaboration with Berkeley Lab’s research talent and facilities. Prior to this, Davenport led engineering and scientific teams in Tetra Tech’s greenhouse gas accounting and renewable energy practice areas, and was a lead consultant supporting the US Navy’s Base Realignment and Closure programs in California. He carries a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering as well as a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Wisconsin.