Thursday, January 19
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
SAP, Palo Alto
Limited seating available, register today!
Early-bird discount ends December 16.
The domestic clean technology industry has faced political, financial, regulatory, and competitive challenges. However, venture capitalists continue to invest in the industry, as illustrated by the $891 million raised by 80 cleantech companies in the third quarter of 2011. Come hear from key leaders and industry influencers about innovative business models and technologies that are addressing global concerns around sustainability and climate change. http://www.svforum.org/clean-tech-conference
Confirmed Speakers Include: Check back for speaker updates!
Steve Bengston, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Benzi Ronen, Farmigo
Rob Bernard, Microsoft
Abby Johnson, Abacus Property Solutions
Thilo Koslowski, Gartner Inc.
Jason Matlof, Battery Ventures
Tsafrir Oranski, Panoramic Power
Chris Paulson, Coda Automotive
Tamin Pechet, Banyan Water
Gil Perez, SAP
Geoff Ryder, SAP
Swapnil Shah, First Fuel
Byron Shaw, GM Advanced Technologies
Dylan P. Steeg, Intel Capital
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