IT Investment Opportunities:
Targeting the Energy Market

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DATE :  April 12, 2011   ABSTRACT : 
This event will gather experts to discuss the energy Information Technology (IT) market and explore the following:
  • What role can IT play in evolving energy market?
  • Is this market open to innovative IT based startups?
  • Is the model of companies with low invested capital works also for this market?
    VENUE :  KPMG - 500 E. Middlefield Rd. Mountain View, CA  
    PROGRAM : 
    5:00 - 6:00pm
    Buffet Dinner, Networking & Exhibition
    6:00 - 7:00pm
    Company Presentations
    7:00 - 7:30pm
    7:30 - 8:15pm
    Panel Discussion
    8:15 - 8:30pm
    Networking with Panelists & Companies

    Ajit Nazre, Partner, KPCB

    Ajit joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2003, and has investment focus on Greentech, New Materials and Enterprise IT. He also leads KPCB’s India investment initiative, is presently a director on the board of 10 companies and is a board observer at 4 additional companies. Ajit came to KPCB from SAP, where he worked for Dr. Hasso Plattner, CEO, Chairman and co-founder, SAP. He co-founded SAPMarkets in 2000, a fully owned company of SAP, and was Managing Director of SAPMarkets. Prior to SAP, Ajit worked in the medical device industry, first at Zimmer, Inc., a division of Bristol Myers and Squibb, and then at Mathys AG (Synthes) in Switzerland.

    John Eichhorn, Chief Financial Officer, Tropos

    John Eichhorn is Tropos Networks' Chief Financial Officer. He brings more than 25 years of experience in building corporate and financial strategies, operations, and management. Prior to Tropos, Mr. Eichhorn served as CFO for PayCycle which was acquired by Intuit. He has also served in various financial management roles at Business Objectives, Adobe Systems, Cisco Systems, and Hewlett Packard. Mr. Eichhorn has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from University of California, Berkeley and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

    Mark de Vere White, VP & Managing Director, Itron

    Mark’s career has been spent working with Utility and Fortune 1000 customers in the sales, delivery, and ongoing support of business critical customer operations and integrated enterprise solutions. At Itron, Mark is responsible for solutions delivery, energy consulting, outsourced operations (networks, hosted applications, meter reading services), and customer support. Prior to Itron Mark was in charge of consulting, support, hosting and account management at Silicon Energy. Prior to Silicon Energy Mark was an original employee at market leading CRM software provider Kana, where Mark held executive positions over account management, consulting, and support teams.

    Michael Avidan, Principle, PG&E

    Michael Avidan is currently a Principal at PG&E's Renewable Energy group, where he leads renewable Power Purchase Agreements and ‘Purchase and Sale’ negotiations. Prior to that, Michael covered Emerging Clean Technologies, where he focused on Energy Storage technologies and companies and reported directly to Hal La Flash, who is widely regarded as one of the industry leaders. Prior to PG&E, Michael worked in British Petroleum's Fuels Refining & Marketing division, and in Ernst & Young's Advisory segment. Michael is also a former Captain in the Israeli Air Force and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago ('06) and an LLM from Tel Aviv University ('04).

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