VERGE Solutions Series

Open to All Attendees

Tuesday, September 20  |  1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Innovative and Comprehensive Energy Solutions

Join Siemens Building Technologies to learn about how data driven services can enhance your approach to energy management. Within this session we’ll discuss how you can transform your building portfolio from an operational expense to a competitive advantage by consuming no more energy than you need, spend the right amount and find the energy mix that works for you. 

Speakers:

Ari Kobb, Director, Energy & Sustainability Solutions, Siemens Building Technologies
Adnan Akbari, Strategic Marketing, Siemens Building Technologies

Room: 207

Tuesday, September 20  |  3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Optimizing Energy in the Digital Era: EMS & Controls for Buildings


New technologies are bringing building energy efficiency to new levels while opening the door to new possibilities to optimize operations. Today, businesses are integrating software and controls as they upgrade energy systems in buildings and campuses to reduce costs and increase sustainability. Adding connectivity to the Industrial Internet transforms traditional infrastructure into digital energy management systems that help analyze, optimize and adjust energy use across buildings, while also driving new, profitable business outcomes. Learn from GE’s own energy startup – Current – about how intelligent energy management offers benefits far beyond reduced monthly costs.

Speaker: 

Garrett Miller, GM – Commercial & Industrial Software Solutions

Room: 207

End-to-End Microgrid Solutions 

As microgrid deployments increase around the world, the process of developing a microgrid has remained a complicated one for customers, often involving multiple vendors with unclear roles and duplicative layers of fees and costs. Learn how Hitachi has simplified this process, offering a cost-effective, one-stop microgrid solution that includes consultative design, project finance, construction, operations and maintenance.

Speaker:

Steve Pullins, Vice President, Energy Solutions Division, Hitachi America, Ltd.

Room: 206

Tuesday, September 20  |  4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Driving Business Results with Real-Time Energy Data

Real-time energy data analysis reveals patterns, trends and anomalies, and delivers actionable insights that can have a true impact on an organization’s bottom line. Join us for an informative session to learn how device-level energy data can deliver unmatched visibility into your operations, and how assets and systems can be managed more efficiently, inefficiencies flagged and operations and processes improved — all while supporting sustainability initiatives. 

Speaker: 

Safi Oranski, Head of IoT, Panoramic Power

Room: 206

What is Energy Intelligence Software?

Hear EnerNOC’s vision for the future of energy intelligence software (EIS), a new category of software providing enterprises with the visibility to effectively prioritize and take action on their energy management activities. EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software is designed to make energy relevant in a business context, tangible to a diverse group of stakeholders, and personal for all decision-makers throughout the organization.

Speaker:

Fielder Hiss, VP of Marketing and Product Management, EnerNOC

Room: 207

Wednesday, September 21  |  12:40 - 1:40 p.m.

Living Progress Exchange (LPX): Capitalizing on the Sustainability Benefits of IoT

Join Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s technology visionary Amip Shah and other leaders in a conversation focused on how we can collectively drive the sustainability benefits of IoT to scale. Moderated in the Interconnect Lounge at VERGE by Chris Coulter, co-CEO of GlobeScan, and online by James Morris, Director of GlobeScan, the LPX is intended to foster a robust, engaging conversation in which we can share insights, broaden perspectives and drive toward solutions that will maximize the benefits of IoT for the good of business and society. 

Speakers:

Amip Shah, Director, Internet of Things, Hewlett Packard Labs Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Chris Coulter, co-CEO of GlobeScan

Room: Interconnect Lounge, Mission City Ballroom

Wednesday, September 21  |  1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Q&A on PPAs: The Real-World Truths Behind Renewable Energy Project Finance

Technology isn’t the only thing that’s evolving when it comes to onsite and offsite renewable energy. As the range of solar and wind solutions takes hold, so have a variety of approaches for financing them. This interactive session is designed to make power purchase agreements and other financing structures understandable, with real-world questions and answers. An agenda of short segments, followed by engaging summaries and lessons learned will add to the session’s lively, memorable nature.


Speaker: 

John Woody, Sr. Director, Development and Mira Inbar, Director, Strategic Solutions

Room: 206

Information and Transportation in the Smart City

Among the many ways smart-city aspirations can be advanced is by adding sensors and communication networks to streetside assets to create smart street furniture. By doing so, kiosks, streetlights, bus shelters and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations can become multitasking platforms that connect people with the city, invigorate urban spaces, boost efficiency and drive future connectivity. Moreover, innovative financing models can make such technology affordable. Hear from Black & Veatch and key leaders in EV charging and smart kiosks about their unique approaches to supporting cities’ zero emission and citizen engagement goals.

Speaker: 

Fred Ellermeier, VP and COO of Smart Integrated Infrastructure

Room: 207

Wednesday, September 21  |  3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Tuning light to daylight patterns, needs, mood and preferences: Find out how

Lighting has a profound effect on the human body. It's more than just how we see. It also affects how we feel and how we function. Humans crave access and exposure to natural light and yet majority of the day is spent indoors. This session will talk about how by tuning the color of white electric light, natural light can be mimicked in indoor environments and what the resulting benefits are.

Speaker: Rahul Shira, Product Marketing, Philips Lighting

Room: 206

Wednesday, September 21  |  4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

How to Build a Plug-and-Play Microgrid

This hands-on session will demonstrate the ins and outs of deploying plug-and-play microgrids, and how Spirae has simplified what used to be a complex and expensive undertaking. We’ll also explore the microgrid powering VERGE and how it might inform your next microgrid project.  

Speaker: 

Dr. Sunil Cherian, Founder and CEO, Spirae

Room: 206