PALM SPRINGS, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2013) - The 9th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit, presented by International Business Forum and chaired by Technology Partners' Ira Ehrenpreis, on February 6-7 in Palm Springs, California, announced today that John McDonald, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) will speak on a panel at this year's Clean-Tech Investor Summit titled, "Fossil & Renewables: Friend, Foe or Frenemies?" along with Don Paul, Executive Director of the Energy Institute at the University of Southern California. Mr. McDonald and Mr. Paul are part of the line up of the clean-tech and energy industries' thought leaders, visionaries, and innovators who will be speaking at and attending the 9th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit.
Mr. McDonald is the corporate officer responsible for Chevron's technology strategies and three technology companies representing about 7,000 employees: Energy Technology Company, which conducts research and development and provides technology services to Chevron's operating units; Information Technology Company, which manages Chevron's digital assets worldwide; and Chevron Technology Ventures, which invests in innovative venture capital startups, technology transfer, and new business models in conventional energy, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Mr. McDonald graduated with an honors bachelor of science degree in geophysics in 1975 and began his career with Texaco that same year as a geophysicist in the company's Calgary Canada office. He went on to hold positions of increasing responsibility at various locations around the world, including vice president for Texaco's Exploration and Production Offshore Gulf of Mexico Division in New Orleans; vice president, Exploration and Production, for Texaco International in London with responsibility for Europe; and following the merger of Chevron and Texaco in 2001, president and managing director of ChevronTexaco Upstream Europe, based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Before his current appointment, Mr. McDonald served as vice president of Strategic Planning for Chevron Corporation, responsible for advising senior corporate executives in setting strategic direction and for resource allocation, operating unit performance measurement and mergers and acquisitions.
Every year the Summit convenes the who's-who of the clean-tech sector including thought leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and service providers. It is one of the rare times when the sector's most influential thought leaders gather to discuss the most critical issues facing the clean-tech sector. In addition, the 9th Annual Clean-Tech Summit will feature some of the most interesting, provocative, and compelling speakers at what has clearly become one of the best clean-tech networking events of the year.
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This year's Sponsors for the Clean-Tech Investor Summit include Robert W. Baird & Co., Orrick, Silicon Valley Bank, Mintz Levin, Wells Fargo, Deloitte, PwC, Morrison & Foerster, Grant Thornton, DLA Piper, Ernst & Young, J.P. Morgan, Canaccord Genuity, Goldman Sachs, IRTH Communications, Hobbs & Towne, Morgan Stanley and Sherwood Partners.