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June 10, 2013 15:26 ET

Schneider Electric Announces Keynotes for Dallas Xperience Efficiency Event

Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Former Dallas Cowboys Star Quarterback Roger Staubach Highlight Keynote Addresses at Dallas Edition of Global Event Series

PALATINE, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2013) - Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the schedule of keynote addresses to be delivered at its Dallas Xperience Efficiency event, June 18, 19 and 20. Xperience Efficiency 2013 is a global event series that will highlight solutions to today's energy, efficiency and sustainability challenges. The series started in Washington, D.C. this month and travels to cities around the world, including Dallas, throughout this year. Schneider Electric executives, customers and industry thought leaders will be brought together during the event series to share knowledge on how to solve today's energy and sustainability challenges.

The world-class keynote addresses will share a vision for the future of efficiency in the context of global forces driving change in our society, including economic and government rebalancing; urbanization; digitization; and sustainable resources. Keynotes at the Dallas Xperience Efficiency event include:

  • Kay Bailey Hutchison, former United States Senator from Texas, served 1993-2013. A member of the Republican Party and the first woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. Forbes Magazine named Kay one of the 100 Most Powerful Women.
  • Roger Staubach, Executive Chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle Americas and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback. After leading the Cowboys to victories in Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII, Roger founded The Staubach Company, a multi-billion dollar real estate company. In July 2008, The Staubach Company merged with Jones Lang LaSalle, bringing together the unique strengths of two powerful organizations into one integrated global company.
  • Roberta Gamble, Vice President and Partner, Energy & Environment, Frost & Sullivan, works closely with major energy-related companies -- including equipment manufacturers, service providers, and utilities -- to direct energy research.
  • Andrew M. Harris, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Charles Jackson, Assistant Vice President for Facilities at University of North Texas. Andrew provides stewardship over the University's annual budget, advises the president about financial issues and deliver support services to enhance the education and research mission of UNT. Charles is responsible for planning, renovation, maintenance, and repair of university buildings and facilities, as well as the provision of utilities, vehicle rental, refuse collection, custodial and other services for UNT.
  • Scott Hinson, Lab Director at Pecan Street Inc., leads the development of the Pike Powers Laboratory and Center for Commercialization for Pecan Street Inc., a leading smart grid and consumer energy research organization based in Austin, Texas.
  • Judge Clay Jenkins was elected as the Dallas County Judge in November 2010 and took office in January 2011. He is involved in county infrastructure improvement projects such as the development of the International Inland Port in Southern Dallas County.
  • Mark Kenneday, President for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association, has 28 years of experience in health facilities management and is currently Vice Chancellor of Campus Operations at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, a 4-million-square-foot campus aimed at providing health services, education and research.

"We specifically sought out the brightest minds of both the public and private sectors to spur the development of a tangible plan for addressing our current and future energy efficiency and sustainability challenges," said Chris Curtis, North America President and CEO, Schneider Electric. "By bringing together experts and thought leaders on the issues of energy efficiency and sustainability, we hope to amplify the current conversation and strengthen the development of a collaborative, comprehensive approach to identify solutions for driving efficiency in cities, business, homes and other settings across the globe."

Schneider Electric's Xperience Efficiency is a global event series taking place live in cities around the world, and online through a virtual event, bringing together business, government, and society to collaborate and share knowledge on how to solve energy and sustainability challenges.

To register for Schneider Electric's Xperience Efficiency, please visit: www.schneider-electric.com/xe/events/us. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the official event hashtag: #SchneiderXE. 

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 30.8 billion US dollars (24 billion euros) in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
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