Our Presenters


Joel Gilbert, P.E. President, Apogee Interactive, Inc. 

Joel Gilbert, P.E. 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.


Sydney Roberts, Ph.D., Technology Director, Apogee Interactive, Inc.

Sydney G. Roberts, Ph.D. is the Technology Director at Apogee Interactive, the industry leader in utility customer engagement solutions. Dr. Roberts has created and launched successful energy efficiency and building performance research programs with utility, government/municipal, corporate, and academic partners, and is recognized as one of the country’s foremost leaders in building science and home performance. Sydney is passionate about empowering citizens, business owners, and utilities to make informed choices for their energy futures. Dr. Roberts is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Building Performance Association.





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