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TAEBC’s Opportunities in Energy 2018

November 29, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

You’re invited to join the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council at its annual, year-end “Opportunities in Energy” event.

Register here!

1:30 PM

Welcoming Remarks

  • Matt Kisber, President of TAEBC & President, CEO of Silicon Ranch Corporation

Featured Panel: A look inside TVA’s partnership with Innovation Crossroads, Cohort 3 For the first time, TVA is providing funding to support the next cohort of energy entrepreneurs for ORNL’s Innovation Crossroads. How will this partnership shape Cohort 3?

  • Amy Henry, Sr. Manager, Enterprise Relations and Strategic Partnership, TVA
  • Tom Rogers, Director of Industrial Partnerships and Economic Development, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Sam Shaner, Yellowstone Energy
  • Mitchell Ishmael, Active Energy Systems
  • Moderated by: Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA & Editor, Teknovation.biz

EMN Spotlight: Stone Mountain Technologies, Inc. Hear this latest EMN Graduate’s power pitch on next generation heating technologies, and learn more about their experience in the Energy Mentor Network.

  • Scott Reed, VP of Strategy and Marketing, Stone Mountain Technologies, Inc
  • Michael Garrabrant, CEO, Stone Mountain Technologies, Inc
  • Gary Rawlings, Technology Consultant, Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Steve Seifried, Account Executive for the Tennessee Region, Ameresco

Protecting our Power
As cybersecurity becomes a growing priority across the country, how is TVA protecting the grid?

  • Andrea Brackett, Director of Cybersecurity, Tennessee Valley Authority

TennSmart: Shaping the Future of Smart Mobility
Hear about TennSmart’s progress in accelerating the development and deployment of new intelligent mobility innovations in Tennessee.

  • Jesse Smith, Manager of Industrial Partnerships and Economic Development, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

TN Advanced Energy Economic Impact Report, 2018 Findings
The numbers are in and Tennessee’s advanced energy sector is continuing to thrive! This panel will discuss TAEBC’s latest economic impact report and what this means for the state.

  • Stacey Patterson, Vice President for Research, Outreach and Economic Development at the University of Tennessee; President, UT Research Foundation
  • Matt Murray, Director, Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
  • Trish Starkey, Business Development Manger, New Energy Landscape Strategic Alliances, Schneider Electric
  • Mary Beth Hudson, Vice President Wacker Polysilicon Division NCA, Site Manager Charleston at Wacker Polysilicon

Energy Mentor Network Showcase
Meet some of our Energy Mentor Network companies as they present their entrepreneurial solutions for our nation’s energy challenges!

  • Shane McMahon, Lux Semiconductors
  • Justin Nussbaum, Ascend Manufacturing
  • Megan O’Connor, Nth Cycle
  • Moderated by: Anna Douglas, SkyNano

Closing Remarks

Happy Hour–Cheers!

5:00 PM


November 29, 2018
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council


The Square Room
4 Market Square
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States
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