Stakeholders from industry and academia discuss the present and future of energy ‘demand side’ innovation and the opportunity for sustainability impact. Our speakers this year:

Micah Remley, VP of Product Strategy and Tech at EnerNoc.

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As EnerNOC’s Senior Vice President of Product, Micah Remley is responsible for guiding the development of EnerNOC’s award-winning energy intelligence software. An early employee of EnerNOC, Micah has been an integral part of EnerNOC’s success for almost a decade. In previous leadership roles in operations and implementation, Micah helped to scale EnerNOC’s demand response and energy efficiency solutions to tens of thousands of customer sites representing almost 10 gigawatts of technology-enabled demand response capacity in markets around the world.

In his current role, Micah is again transforming how commercial and industrial facilities manage energy by driving innovation within EnerNOC’s energy intelligence SaaS solution. With almost 50 technology innovations in its patent pipeline, EnerNOC is developing its energy intelligence software as a next generation solution that helps commercial, industrial, and utility customers gain new insights, be more productive, and control costs in a rapidly changing energy landscape.

As an avid endurance sports participant, Micah has completed an Ironman triathlon, numerous marathons, and a thru-hike of the entire Appalachian Trail.

Micah holds a BS in Ecology with highest honors from the University of Maine and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

Austin Whitman, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Market Development, FirstFuel Software.

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Austin Whitman has 15 years of experience working in technology, energy, strategy, policy, and finance. He currently manages regulatory affairs for FirstFuel Software, a provider of energy intelligence software to utilities, energy retailers, and government entities. His work focuses on strategy execution and policy advocacy across FirstFuel’s markets in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Prior to joining FirstFuel in 2014,Austin spent four years consulting to utilities and energy companies on policy issues, energy efficiency and renewable energy finance, electric sector business planning and modeling, and environmental markets. He worked previously for Climate Change Capital, a clean energy and carbon investment firm, and for Cambridge Associates, where he advised institutional clients on investments in energy, natural resources, and real estate private equity. He also ran strategy, marketing, and business development for an enterprise software company. Austin holds an MBA and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Dartmouth.

Jonathan Poor, Director of Strategy, National Grid.

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Jonathan (Jon) Poor is Director of Strategy National Grid. Jon collaborates with electric and gas business leaders to form the company’s technology strategy and investments. He is currently focused on the Massachusetts Grid Modernization and New York Reforming the Energy Vision initiatives.

He is developing technology approaches to deliver energy more reliability and efficiently, while enabling customers to optimize energy use.

Prior to joining National Grid, Jon consulted to the Department of Energy and utility companies. He also held various leadership positions at General Electric.

Jon has an MBA (from Babson) and a Marine Engineering degree.

He lives outside Boston with his wife and three boys.

Eric Graham, Co-Founder & CEO, CrowdComfort.

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Eric is an outstanding Babson Alumni with tremendous startup (and success) in the Cleantech space. He has been involved in the alternative energy sector for more than 20 years. He has started and helped multiple companies in the space including his current company CrowdComfort, 7AC Technologies and ColdWave Systems. He has also helped organizations such as EnerNOC, FraunhoferCSE, Next Step Living and Building 36/