The emerging Smart Grid sector offers an amazing array of career possibilities. The best way to gain traction in your quest for a smart grid career is to become as clear as possible about your target.
In all likelihood, you have a wide variety of skills, passions, and experience that can be used in a variety of settings. The question is how do you articulate your focus in a way that leads to effective conversations with new and existing contacts?
In this session Carol McClelland, PhD shares specific ways you can pin down your focus and communicate what you are looking for with more ease. In addition Carol will share several strategies you can use to leverage your networking conversations to get targeted referrals to the contacts and resources that will help you find the smart grid position you are looking for. Strategies from this session will give you skills you can use to make the most of your interactions during ConnectivityWeek.
Terry Oliver - Speaker
Chief Technology Innovation Officer
Bonneville Power Administration
Bill Coleman - Leader
Green Tech Academy
Chris Chen - Speaker
Market Development Manager
San Diego Gas & Electric
David O'Brien - Speaker
Director of Regulatory Strategy and Compliance
Bridge Energy Group, Inc.
This talk explains the architecture of the electricity grid and the intelligence grid as well as the stack hierarchy for an end-to-end holistic system. It also illustrates some real-world value propositions, business perspectives, and rationales from the points-of-view of business economics and technical practicalities. It is meant as an introduction for the business professionals and a contemporary overview for technical practitioners, product developers, system managers and urban planners.
Michael Hsieh - Speaker
UC Berkeley Extension
Phil Baltazar - Speaker
SEP 2.0 Accounts Manager
Dilan Roe - Speaker
Environmental Services Professional
The Roe Initiative
This workshop explains the possibilities of taking the skills, interests, and passions that you already have and applying them to green careers. If you’re curious about these “green jobs” you keep hearing about, you should attend this workshop. Topics covered:
•Latest industry trends
•Skills important to employers
Shonda Ranson - Speaker
City of Sunnyvale
The Women in Energy panel will discuss relevant opportunities and challenges facing the renewable energy and energy efficiency movement with a strong focus on career and leadership development. Women are playing vital roles across the entire electric value chain of sector participants, including both public and private energy companies, suppliers, manufacturers, service providers, developers, consultants, and the media. Panel speakers will share their thoughts on professional development, career and industry trends, etc. We will be joined by Nikki Pava, founder of Eco Tuesday, Lisa Ann Pinkerton, and founder of Women In Cleantech & Sustainability, and Maura Fallon-McKnight, Development Officer at Grid Alternatives.
Nikki Pava - Speaker
Lisa Ann Pinkerton - Speaker
Maura Fallon-McKnight - Speaker