Environmental Breakfast Club Climate Change Series
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
Panel Discussion on Business Opportunities in the Clean Tech Sector
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, California 92122
- What does "Clean Tech" mean? What specific types of products and services are expected to build out in
- How will the Obama effect influence the clean tech sector?
- What is the most promising clean tech business today?
- What is the importance of climate science to clean tech business and market opportunities?
- How will a cap and trade regime affect financing and investment for the clean tech sector?
- With the demise of the IPO market and with valuations dropping through the floor, will the average early stage company that makes it through the development stage find that it is even harder to fund the commercialization of their product?
- Did the smart investor sell clean tech stock short earlier this year?
- What are the advantages that the San Diego community brings to the buildout of a clean tech economy? What cities are our closest competitors and which can be allies? Where are the "hot beds" for this emerging sector today?
John J. Lormon
, Esq., Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Stephen Bennett, J.D.
Director of Business Development, Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego
The Scripps Office of Business Development seeks to connect earth, ocean, atmospheric, and climate science to corporate risk management, business product development, and investment portfolios through three primary initiatives: (1) Executive education, focused on the link from earth sciences to business (including weather, climate, natural hazards and biological applications); (2) Research partnerships, including the Scripps Partnership for Hazards and Environmental Applied Research (SPHEAR); and (3) Scripps innovation, invention, and new venture creation.
Western Region Manager - Climate Change Services, SAIC
SAIC is a Fortune 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health.
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, ISE Corporation
David Morash is responsible for all of the financial reporting, financing activities, budgeting and financial planning, as well as IT, Human Resources and Insurance, for ISE, a supplier of integrated hybrid-electric drive systems and control software for large buses and trucks. Mr. Morash holds an MBA from Columbia Graduate School of Business and a BA from Columbia College.
Robert Wilder, J.D, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, WilderShares, LLC
Dr. Wilder is CEO & Founder of WilderShares, LLC, an Index Provider and the source for the WilderHill Clean Energy Index. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Law Degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. Dr. Wilder is the author of the book, "Listening to the Sea," that links marine biodiversity to smart and cost-effective energy technologies that prevent pollution.
Executive Vice President, Marubeni Sustainable Energy, Inc.
With more than 20 years in all areas of energy project development, John Wood has been responsible for the completion of the development, design, permitting, financing, construction or startup of more than 40 energy projects. He has led the negotiation and closing of more than $1.5 billion in financings for numerous facilities in U.S., Mexico, Asia and Australia.
7:30 AM - Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Program
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