SOURCE: International Business Forum

November 19, 2012 07:00 ET

Chevron Current and Former CTOs to Speak About "The Power of Human Energy: Finding Newer, Cleaner Ways to Power the World" at 9th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit

PALM SPRINGS, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 19, 2012) - The 9th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit, presented by International Business Forum and chaired by Technology Partners' Ira Ehrenpreis, taking place February 6-7 in Palm Springs, California, announced today that attendees of the conference will have the rare opportunity to hear from two luminaries in the energy industry -- the current Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Chevron John W. McDonald and former Chevron Chief Technology Officer Donald Paul.

The two CTOs will participate in a keynote conversation titled, "The Power of Human Energy: Finding Newer, Cleaner Ways to Power the World," offering a lively view of an energy company's roadmap to and through the 21st century with an eye towards the integration of new technology, new infrastructure and needed intelligence for the modern electrical grid. 

Issues discussed to include:

  • How does a major energy company address the needs for upgrading infrastructure while incorporating the latest intelligence platforms? 
  • How will that be translated into costs or savings in both energy and economics to the consumer?
  • In a world dominated by headlines of domestic energy finds (natural gas and oil) how do the energy companies reflect those assets in their long term planning, as well as in any short term economics?
  • Do renewables continue to accelerate as a percentage of the overall energy mix and how do Chevron and major energy companies plan on participating in that mix of energy feedstocks? 

As in past years, the 9th annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit is expected to be another sold-out event bringing together the "who's-who" of the clean tech sector including leading investors, Fortune 500 executives, and entrepreneurs for two days of high-level presentations, conversations, and networking. Year after year, the most important people in the clean tech ecosystem return to the conference, recognizing the importance of convening the key players of the clean tech industry and staying on top of the sector's most important trends.

Please be sure to reserve your spot at the Summit ASAP, as attendance is limited to the first 500 delegates. Those interested in attending the event should visit: www.cleantechsummit.com

This year's Premier Sponsors for the Clean-Tech Investor Summit include Robert W. Baird & Co., Orrick, Silicon Valley Bank, Mintz Levin, and Wells Fargo. Major Sponsors include Deloitte, PWC, and IRTH Communications. Supporting Sponsors include Morrison & Foerster, Grant Thornton, DLA Piper, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Hobbs & Towne, Morgan Stanley, and Sherwood Partners.

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