June EnergyBar: Leading the Energy Transition
Please join us Thursday, June 18, for a June edition of our free EnergyBar networking event! Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and friends of cleantech are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and engage in a community that is focused on climate action at work. As work from home evolves to our new normal, we want to ensure our broader community has an avenue to connect with those who we may not see in the daily Zoom-rush.
At this EnergyBar you’ll hear from all-star business leaders taking on the energy transition and learn how they plan to engage in climate action through innovation.
Program Agenda (all time indicated in ET):
- 6:30 – 7:00 pm – Open Networking
- 7:00 – 7:45 pm – Speaking Program
- 7:45 – 9:30 pm – Open Networking
- Barbara Burger, President of Technology Ventures at Chevron
- Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet, EVP of ENGIE and CEO of ENGIE North America
- Michelle Thomas, Head of Innovation, BHP
- Ajay Mehta, Genral Manager, Shell
- James Garrett, Partner at Vinson & Elkins
- Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs
- Juliana Garaizar, President of baMa (emcee)
Additional speakers will be added as they are confirmed.
About Virtual EnergyBar:
EnergyBar is Greentown Labs’ networking event devoted to helping people in climate technology meet and discuss innovations. Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and ‘friends of cleantech’ are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand our growing clean technology community.
This event will be hosted virtually on Remo.co which features virtual tables for organic conversation and networking. Attendees can engage in video conference with other attendees at tables of 2-6 individuals and seamlessly transition to other tables throughout the event.
Our attendees typically span a variety of disciplines within energy, efficiency, and renewables. In general, if you’re looking for a job in climate tech or energy, trying to expand your network, or perhaps thinking about starting your own energy-related company this is the event for you. Expect to have conversations about issues facing advanced and renewable energy technologies and ways to solve our most pressing energy problems. Suggested dress is business casual—but we all understand you too may be networking from home with all the quirks that includes.
Don’t let physical isolation lead to social isolation and invite a friend—Hope to see you there!
About our Speakers:
Barbara Burger, PhD., is the is president of Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV). CTV addresses Chevron’s business needs through the identification and integration of innovative externally-developed technologies that strengthen Chevron’s business now and in the future.
Barbara joined Chevron in 1987 as a research chemist and has held a number of management positions across International Marketing, Chemicals, Technology Marketing and Lubricants. Her many civic and industry affiliations include leadership positions with Houston Exponential and the Houston Symphony Society. Beyond Houston she serves on the leadership counsel for Cyclotron Road, the external advisory council for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the governing board of the MIT Energy Initiative and is a member of the MIT Visiting Committee. She was recently appointed to the Board of Oil and Gas Climate Initiative Climate Investment LLP. Burger is an active alumnus of the University of Rochester where she serves on the Board of Trustees and the university’s River Campus Libraries National Council. She established the Barbara J. Burger Endowed Scholarship in the Sciences and founded the Barbara J. Burger iZone, where students generate, refine, and communicate ideas for social, cultural, community and economic impact.
Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet is President and CEO of ENGIE North America Inc., which offers a range of capabilities in the United States and Canada to help customers decarbonize, decentralize, and digitalize their operations. These include comprehensive services to help customers run their facilities more efficiently and optimize energy and other resource use and expense; clean power generation; energy storage; and retail energy supply that includes renewable, demand response, and on-bill financing options. Nearly 100% of the company’s power generation portfolio is low-carbon or renewable.
Gwenaëlle is also responsible for ENGIE’s Renewable and Hydrogen Business Units in France and for the Group’s Global Renewable Business Line. Renewable energy is a strategic growth vector for ENGIE, the largest independent power producer and energy efficiency services provider in the world, employing 160,000 people.
James, M. Garrett’s principal areas of practice are private equity and mergers and acquisitions. He counsels private equity funds, their portfolio companies, and a variety of public and private companies in connection with strategic investments, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as on general corporate matters.
Questions? We have answers! FAQs:
*Where is the event being hosted?
We are planning on using the networking platform Remo (https://remo.co/). Its a bit different from zoom and google hangouts you may know and love, but trust us, it’s great! Check out their website if you want to get a feel for the platform before the event starts.
*What is the dress code?
Feel free to dress work-from-home business casual
*Is this a virtual happy hour?
Yes, although we cannot provide alcohol over the internet, please feel free to bring your own drink to your computer; and know others may do the same.
*How do I get into the event?
Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. In it you’ll find a button that will lead you to a link to the event. We will also be sending you the link on the day of the event.
*How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You could send a drone with a message but it’s probably easiest to just send an email:) please reach out to Jason Ethier at firstname.lastname@example.org