NDN/NPI Pleased to Announce Speakers for 6/16 Clean Energy Solution Series Event

NDN and NPI are pleased to announce that several respected experts will be joining us on June 16 for our first Clean Energy Solution Series event. This kick-off event will examine how wireless technologies can and are creating opportunities to modernize our outmoded electric grid system.  Presenters include: Dan Carol, NDN Fellow for Innovation and Clean Economy; Michael Moynihan, Director of NDN's Clean Energy Initiative; Nick Sinai, Senior Advisor to CTO, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Stewart Kantor, CEO of Full Spectrum; and Kurt Yeager, Executive Director of Galvin Electricity.  You can find more on our panelists below.

Please make sure to RSVP today, and click here for more on this new series.  If you have ideas for future events or presenters, please let us know.   See you on the 16th!

Nick Sinai
Senior Advisor to CTO, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Previously Nick was the Energy and Environment Director of the National Broadband Plan at the Federal Communications Commission. The National Broadband Plan included an ambitious vision for how broadband and advanced communications can help the nation achieve its goals of energy independence and energy efficiency. Nick has also served a senior advisor to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the lead agency for clean energy in Massachusetts.

Prior to entering public service, Nick was a principal at Tenaya Capital, a leading mid-stage venture capital firm, formerly known as Lehman Brothers Venture Partners. Nick was also an investment professional at Polaris Venture Partners, a national venture capital and private equity firm. At Polaris, Nick was a key part of investment teams, and a board observer, to a number of information technology and clean energy companies.

Stewart Kantor
President and CEO, Full Spectrum

Widely known as an innovator in the industry, Stewart Kantor has over 15 years of wireless experience and was most recently Vice President of Business Development of Vyyo, Inc, a publicly held broadband wireless equipment manufacturer. In this capacity, Mr. Kantor led Vyyo's successful entry into the wireless data business for the Electric Utility Industry. Mr. Kantor has held senior management positions with AT&T Wireless, BellSouth International and Nokia Networks. Mr. Kantor has a BA from Columbia University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School.

Kurt Yeager
Executive Director of Galvin Electricity Initiative
As the Executive Director, Kurt Yeager works with electricity experts, innovators and entrepreneurs to design and build Perfect Power System models of a smart, efficient electric power system that cannot fail the consumer. He also leads the Initiative in driving the electricity policy changes necessary for system transformation at the state and federal levels.

Yeager previously served as the president and chief executive officer of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), retiring in 2004 after 30 years with the organization. Under his leadership, EPRI evolved from a nonprofit industry think tank to a family of companies that undertake both proprietary and collaborative research and development for the electric power industry in the United States and 40 other countries. During that time he also guided an industry-wide collaborative effort to address challenges and plan for the future of electric power. “The Electricity Technology Roadmap” and the “Electricity Sector Framework of the Future” have since become the foundation of utility industry progress.