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Event: Power2Peer Hosting Energy Blockchain Panel May 16th

May 03, 2018
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Join us to discuss the foundation and the future of the energy blockchain.

New Frontiers in Energy Blockchain Applications

The landscape of the energy industry is changing by the day. Developments in renewable energy have encouraged a groundswell of project pipelines that continue to shatter records for renewable generation year over year. At the same time, blockchain has emerged as a hot new technology that is challenging fundamental assumptions about trading. At the intersection of these exciting technologies is the energy blockchain. Where solar panel generation has been susceptible to waste during peak sunlight hours, blockchain maximizes the efficiency of the larger system by connecting producers and consumers for the purpose of transacting energy.

On May 16th, Power2Peer will host a panel of experts in the energy industry to discuss the enormous promise of the energy blockchain, as well as the challenges it faces. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest in renewable energy trends from some of the brightest minds in the industry. The main discussion and Q&A will be followed by a networking session and refreshments. You can register for free here.

SAVE THE DATE:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 6.00 PM to 8.00 PM

WeWork Mass Ave.

625 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Contact:

Dr. Nish Sonwalkar

President, Power2Peer

Email: nish@alum.mit.edu

Moderator:

Dr. Nish Sonwalkar (ScD., MIT), Founder, President and CEO, Power2Peer

An inventor and entrepreneur, Dr. Nish Sonwalkar has over 25 years of experience in the development of innovative technologies. With Power2Peer he is developing a system for decentralized power delivery using blockchain-enabled adaptive controls for solar microgrids. Over the course of his career he has specialized in renewable energy technologies related to solar thermal applications, open cycle ocean thermal energy conversion (OC-OTEC) evaporators, and molecular dynamics of energy materials and nano-interfaces, such as Si and copper interfaces and optical coatings. As the former Principal Research Scientist and faculty at MIT, he developed the combined molecular dynamics (MD) and laser Raman spectroscopy methodology for the design of new material interfaces. His most recent invention is a method for increasing the efficiency of solar panels by over 20%.

Panelists:

Alistair Pim, Vice President, Innovation and Partnerships, NECEC

Alistair Pim is Vice President, Innovation and Partnerships for Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), a non-profit dedicated to making the Northeast the best place to start and grow a cleantech business. He and his team are responsible for the Cleantech Open accelerator in the northeast, Cleantech Navigate and the Strategic Partner network programs. Alistair serves on the cleantech committee for the MIT Enterprise Forum, served on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of ASAP (Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals), and is a CSAP (Certified Strategic Alliance Professional). He holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management (UK) and a BS in Engineering Science from the University of Exeter (UK).

Amitesh Singh, Technology Leader and Architect, Schneider-Electric, Inc.

Amitesh has over 17 years of expertise leading, developing and launching world class products and services in Control Automation, IoT, Analytics and Manufacturing Intelligence. He is exploring the use of blockchain technology for secure control systems for the power industry.  With passion and proven leadership in technology and energy sectors, Amitesh has developed and deployed state of the art automation and intelligence systems for several leading energy companies like EnBW, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, and Saudi Aramco. He has led the development of almost two dozen cutting edge products that run plants generating over 40% of world energy over his 17 year career. Currently, he heads the development of a leading distributed control system for a Fortune 500 company. With an MBA from MIT Sloan and an Engineering degree from IIT, he brings business objectivity to contemporary innovation.

Chris Taylor, Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Consilience Systems, Inc.

Born in Chicago, with deep and growing Boston roots, Chris has been working with communities of developers, entrepreneurs, and investors on the frontiers of next generation protocols. Having ridden the mobile wave from Silicon Valley to NYC, and now the next generation of internet pioneers, he has led teams inside large corporations, start-ups, and open-source communities. Whether it’s launching campaigns at MIT, building communities of developers, or hosting gatherings of technologists, artists, philosophers, and scientists, Chris is on a mission to stay close to that which shapes our world.

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