Direct Energy made a lasting impression at Energy Thought Summit (ETS) in Austin, TX on March 29th-31st, 2016. Direct Energy President & CEO, Badar Khan and other Direct Energy colleagues spoke at the 3rd Annual ETS, an event that brings together thought leaders from government and business to debate the state and future of energy.
The three-day summit featured several keynote speakers, including: Dr. Vint CERF of Google, Dr. Bob Metcalfe of the University of Texas, Anne Pramaggiore of ComEd, Gil Quiniones of New York Power Authority, Iain McLeod of Queensland Future Institute, Sahwn Dubravac of the Consumer Electronics Association; George P. Bush of the Texas General Land Office, Kenneth W. Cornew of Exelon Generation, Dr. Thomas P. Wagner of NASA, and our own Badar Khan of Direct Energy.
Badar kicked off the 2016 Energy Thought Summit by giving a keynote address on “Innovation and the Evolution of the Energy Consumer.”
On day two of the event, Centrica Connected Homes North America VP Robbie Wright served as a panelist in a session on “Critical Applications for Our Next Gen Grid.”
Garrett Hester, Connected Homes Director, was also featured in a breakout session entitled “Future Use Cases Driving Trends in Advanced Tech Implantation in Utility Today. “
Wrapping up day three of the event, Direct Energy Business Head of Service Innovation Bill Kenworthy took the main stage in a session on “Innovation & Adaptation.”
Networking with Technology
To kick things up another notch, we parked the Direct Energy Innovation to Inspiration Mobile Exhibit directly in front of the historic Paramount Theatre only a few short blocks away from the Texas State Capitol Building. Throughout the day, visitors had the opportunity to interact with our innovative tools and technology. Over 200 ETS conference attendees, including key government officials, venture capitalists, start-up entrepreneurs, and other energy industry professionals, stopped by during an evening networking extravaganza we held on iTOi exhibit.
To learn where the Direct Energy Innovation to Inspiration Mobile Exhibit will head next, click on our Tour Calendar. We’d love to see you!