Our Presenters



Chris King, SVP-eMobility Strategic Partnering, Siemens, leads its partner ecosystem and regulatory initiatives globally. Chris’s Board participation includes Advanced Energy Economy, Smart Electric Power Association, and Smart Energy Europe. He has testified before Congress, several states, and international policymakers. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science and business from Stanford and a doctorate in law. He has received three U.S. patents in clean energy technologies.








Joel Gilbert, P.E. President, Apogee Interactive, brings five decades of applying mathematical methods in diverse challenges starting with the design of nuclear high-speed attack submarine power systems under Admiral Rickover for the Navy. From there, as Deputy Director of the New York Hospital Association, Joel developed the predictive algorithms that specified which type of doctors were needed in the ER or on-call depending on weather and yes, the phase of the moon!  He then went on to what most in this industry know him for, modeling cogeneration, peak shaving, and power production systems for large commercial and industrial firms for most of the larger US Investor Owned Utilities. Since founding Apogee in 1993, his analytical skills have been primarily devoted to leveraging technology to help utilities better serve their customers with cutting-edge applications.



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