Tomorrow is Earth2Tech's GreenNet 2010 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. Here are the presentations we’re most excited about: Greentech and the California Economy Gubernatorial candidate and former Oak
land Mayor Jerry Brown has been a longtime supporter of clean power and energy efficiency since his first stint as California's Governor. Now the lifetime politician will continue to support the greentech industry not just as a way to nurture new technologies and help the environment, but also for the future of the state's economy.
Progressive Utilities and Grid-Connected Cars.
Utilities are getting ready for the coming influx of electric vehicles that will reshape the power grid and the relationship with customers. Meanwhile entrepreneurs, startups and investors are building the next-generation of technology for electric vehicle charging. Come hear what opportunities excite NRG Energy's VP of Electric Vehicle Services, Michael Harrigan and Southern California Edison's EVP of Power Operations, Pedro Pizarro and how these utility leaders are getting ready for the electric vehicle boom.
The Future of Greentech From the Viewpoint of an IT Pioneer
From the investor that brought you Hotmail, Interwoven and Kana during the dotcom boom, Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, is now leading DFJ to become one of the most active – and aggressive – investors in cleantech with foreward-thinking investments in electric vehicle firm Tesla and genetics and biofuel designer Synthetic Genomics.
The New Networked Car
Our cars will power up with electricity and connect via networks. IT tools are landing in the unlikeliest of places – even your vehicle. The next generation of electric cars, from Nissan’s LEAF to GM’s Volt to Tesla’s Model S, will fuel up from the power grid, and the charge will be controlled by software and a utility data center. Startups are building the systems now; are the big automakers ready? Is the next major mobile technology platform your car?