Power Trip Live!


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12:30 - 1:00 pm

"Doors Open" for Virtual Networking

1:00 – 1:15 pm
1:16 - 1:19 pm
Introduction to Film Screening
1:20 – 1:50 pm
Sponsored by OCI Solar Power
Power Trip LIVE! is pleased to host the public premiere of a 30-minute compilation film curated from six, one-hour documentaries based on Dr. Michael E. Webber’s book Power Trip: The Story of Energy.
1:50 – 2:00 pm
Networking Break
2:00 – 2:05 pm
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
2:05 – 2:30 pm
Michael E. Webber, PhD

Dr. Webber is the Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas as well as the Chief Science and Technology Officer at ENGIE, a global energy and infrastructure services company headquartered in France.
2:30 – 2:45 pm
Q&A Session
Kimberly Britton and Dr. Michael E. Webber
2:45 – 3:25 pm
INTERMISSION and Networking Break
Get to know the Tech Talk Finalists and EPIcenter Startups during this networking opportunity.
3:30– 3:55 pm
Wealth, Ingenuity and Security

National security creates a climate for energy innovation. Innovation helps ensure energy independence and creates wealth.  How do we create the products and services of the future while securing our ingenuity and our nation?
- Tim Carty, EMP Shield (National Security and Grid Security)
- Amy Henry, Eunike Ventures (Oil & Gas innovation)
- Howard Grimes, CyManII (cybersecurity / advanced manufacturing)
MODERATOR Bob Tarwater, National and Homeland Security Directorate, Idaho National Laboratory @UTSA
3:55– 4:00 pm
Networking Break
4:00– 4:25 pm
Food of the Future
Sponsored by San Antonio Water System (SAWS)

The global population growth and massive food insecurity go hand-in-hand.  How can electrification, regenerative agriculture concepts and farming techniques, and self-contained systems satisfy the hunger of the future?
- Frank Sharp, Electric Power Research Institute(electrified agriculture)
- Lew Moorman, SoilWorks (regenerative agriculture)
- Steve Kwast, Genesis Systems (Mass water production from the air using low energy such as solar and geothermal)
MODERATOR Lauren Dean, Corner Bishop and EPIcenter Board Member
4:25  – 4:35 pm
Tech Talk
Brad Cathcart, President and CEO, PolarPanel
4:35– 4:45 pm
Mark Braby, Founder, Fleet Energy Resource Management
4:45– 4:50 pm
Networking Break
4:50– 5:15 pm
Community of the Future

Future lifestyles will be lived in smarter cities, with mobility that increasingly “plugs in” rather than “starts up.” New technologies will encourage us to better manage our resources.  What does all that really mean for quality of life?
- Dan Bowermaster, Electric Power Research Institute (electric  vehicle research/trends)
- Bill Pugh, Smart Connections Consulting (smart city trends and  technical perspective)
- Angela Lockwood, Itron (using technology as a platform to engage  and inform communities to better manage and use energy and water)
MODERATOR Clint Vince, Chair, Energy, Dentons
5:15– 5:25 pm
Tech Talk
Myrna Bittner, CEO Founder, RUNWITHIT Synthetics
5:30– 6:00 pm
HAPPY HOUR and Networking



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