|  AGENDA  •  Perspectives at Innovation Summit  •  Las Vegas, Nevada  •  10-13 October 2022

|  PRE-EVENT •  Monday, October 10

Welcome Reception - Rose Rooftop

5:00 - 6:30 pm

​Join us for welcome drinks and hors d'oeuvres to kick off the conference. You can take this opportunity to check-in for the event early, obtain your event materials, and meet your host before the conference begins on Tuesday.  We'll see you on the Rose Rooftop!

NEO Network Social at Area 15

6:30 - 9:30 pm

Kick off the week in an unforgettable way! Immediately following the welcome reception, please join the NEO Network for an informal evening of dinner, drinks and immersive entertainment at Area 15. Transportation will be provided - buses will depart from Resorts World between 6:30pm and 6:45pm. Buses will depart Area 15 at 9:30pm for transportation back to Resorts World.

All Perspectives attendees are welcome at this event!

|  PERSPECTIVES at INNOVATION SUMMIT •  Tuesday, October 11

TUES
7:00 am

Registration Begins

Breakfast 7:30 - 8:45 am (Lilly Ballroom E+H)

TUES
8:45 am
Lilly Ballroom B+C

The Transformation Imperative

  • Steve Wilhite, President, Schneider Electric

Perspectives at Innovation Summit General Session

Kick off Perspectives Summit with an inspiring talk from Sustainability Business leader, Steve Wilhite, exploring the challenges businesses face in today's changing world, and the resilience-boosting strategies designed to sustain performance over time. 

|  PERSPECTIVES •  Wednesday, 1 April

TUES

9:45 am

Perspectives at Innovation Summit

Breakout Sessions

Navigating Science-Based Target and Net-Zero Commitments

  • Erik Distler, VP - Sustainability, AEG

  • Sherry Wilson, Director of Investor Relations, Allegiant

 

Location:  Lotus Meeting Room 2

It’s been one year since the Science-Based Targets Initiative released its Net-Zero Guidance. As companies commit to their goals, new challenges emerge. How has the guidance influenced corporate decarbonization? What lessons have been learned through its field application?  In this session, we’ll discuss:

  • How the SBTI and Net-Zero standard is influencing corporate goal setting and sustainability practices

  • Internal challenges related to decision making, commitments and announcements 

  • Opportunities companies have when setting science-aligned targets

  • The pandemic’s impact on goal setting

Powering the Sustainable Future with Digital Technology

  • Bridget Moyer, Sustainability Engineer, Avient

  • Christina Hatzistratis, Director - Project Development, Powerflex

 

Location: Lotus Meeting Room 3

A growing body of digital solutions is making it easier than ever to decarbonize. A wide range of software solutions and digital technologies are helping companies collect data more readily and make real-time resource management decisions.  Hear from customers and partners in this session about how: 

  • Integrated solutions are saving companies money, time and emissions

  • Companies are deploying enterprise data management solutions to increase accuracy and efficiency

  • Coupling tech + people will help you get ahead 

  • Technology can transform your business by intelligently informing operations 

Solving for Scope 1: Electrification & Industrial Innovations

  • Blaine Collison, Director, Renewable Thermal Collaborative

  • Jake Susman, CEO and Co-Founder, Ambient Fuels

  • John Hoekstra, Global Head of Sustainability Solutions, Prologis

  • Tom Crawshaw, Corporate Environmental Manager, Masonite

Location: Lilly Ballroom B+C

As corporate decarbonization accelerates many organizations and industries at large are grappling with how to effectively address scope 1 emissions. In this session we will focus on  understanding, prioritizing and implementing scope 1 solutions in a rapidly developing technological landscape. We will host a panel of diverse industry participants, including corporates, solution providers and NGO’s to facilitate an interactive dialogue around the evolving scope 1 decarbonization ecosystem. 

The Role of Offsets in Credible Decarbonization: Bring Your Burning Questions!

  • Ryan Letourneau, CEO - GRAIN Ecosystem

  • David Hughes, Director - Renewables & Carbon Advisory, Schneider Electric

Location:  Lotus Meeting Room 1

Hear from Schneider Electric experts on evolutions in voluntary carbon markets, the connection of offsets to net-zero ambitions, and how to communicate credibly about your actions – without greenwashing.  We know this is a hot market topic, so bring your burning questions!

10:45 am

Networking Break

Take this time to network with fellow event attendees and visit our demo area in Lotus Meeting Room 4.

TUES
11:15 am
Lilly Ballroom B+C

Perspectives at Innovation Summit

General Session

Supply Chain Solutions: How Leaders are Embracing the Challenge of Scope 3

  • Chris Brooks, Director of Sustainability, Walmart

  • Renaud des Rosiers, Sr Manager, Environmental Impact, Amy's Kitchen (Walmart Supplier)

  • Christophe "CQ" Quiquempoix, VP External Mfg & Sustainable Procurement, Schneider Electric

Most emissions, at most companies, lie in the supply chain, a notoriously difficult area to decarbonize. But emerging solutions and pre-competitive collaboration is making what once felt impossible, possible.  Be inspired by stories from the leaders and their supplier partners at the vanguard of the supply chain decarbonization movement and learn best practices to adopt in your own value chain.

|  PERSPECTIVES •  Wednesday, 1 April

12:00 - 1:15 pm

Lilly Ballroom E+H

Lunch & Networking Break

TUES
1:15 pm
Lilly Ballroom B+C

Risk, Reputation, and ESG: Credibility is King

  • Jeremy Davis, Head of ESG & Climate Client Coverage - Corporates & Advisors, MSCI

  • Kevin Hagen, VP Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Strategy, Iron Mountain

  • Toby Heaps, CEO and Co-Founder, Corporate Knights

Perspectives at Innovation Summit

General Session

Efforts are accelerating globally to develop consistent and clear reporting standards. At the same time, investor and supply chain pressures are driving transparency and climate risk disclosures. As these pressures come to bear on business, what will be essential for companies to lean into and prepare for – and what’s at risk if they don’t?​ How can companies play offense by turning these risks and challenges into opportunities?

|  PERSPECTIVES •  Wednesday, 1 April

TUES

2:15 pm

Getting Ready for the SEC Proposed Rule

  • Elizabeth Small, General Counsel and Head of Policy, North America CDP

  • Jeremy Davis, Head of ESG & Climate Client Coverage - Corporates & Advisors, MSCI

  • Rishi Shah, Director of Sustainability, Wyndham

Location: Lilly Ballroom B+C

Perspectives at Innovation Summit 

Breakout Sessions

The SEC is likely to implement its proposed climate risk and emissions disclosure mandate at the end of 2022. The new rule will require companies to provide annual reporting – both financial and non-financial – on their climate change-related liabilities and impacts.

In this session, we’ll discuss what companies need to do now to be prepared, including:

  • What the final rule is likely to include

  • What data and processes companies should consider capturing to ensure they're ready for these mandates

  • How to assess material subjects for disclosure

Leading Edge Sustainability in Action

  • Angie Slaughter VP, Agriculture & RAU Sustainability & Procurement, Anheuser-Busch

Location: Lotus Meeting Room 2

Most companies are acting on their own emissions, water, and waste today. But several topics are looming just around the corner. The next-generation of sustainability imperatives, such as biodiversity and circularity, will soon take center stage, pushing organizations to rethink how they operate.  In this session, we will discuss: 

  • Steps companies are taking to address climate adaptation 

  • How circularity is changing corporate strategies 

  • Meeting the needs/desires of your consumers

Energy Market Volatility: Preparing for the Unpredictable

  • Marc Rubcich, Senior Director, Sol Systems

  • Doug May, Risk Manager, Schneider Electric

  • Robbie Fraser, Global Research & Analytics Manager, Schneider Electric

Location: Lotus Meeting Room 1

The volatility of the past three years has made energy management an even more critical business driver. Many organizations are looking for tools and strategies to address this persistent market volatility.  In this session, we’ll provide an overview of energy market volatility, including current drivers and what's next, as well as ways to manage market volatility through both portfolio risk management and on-site renewables.

Sustainability Solutions Room:  On + Offsite Solutions and Regional Trends

  • Dom Garetto, Director, Origination & Structuring, Ecoplexus

  • Rich Dovere, Chief Investment Officer, EDPR Distributed Generation
  • Jessica Kipper, Director of Product, Schneider Electric

  • Katie Schultz, Software Solutions Architect, Schneider Electric

Location: Lotus Meeting Room 4

Get 1:1 time and make impactful connections with industry experts to help you solve the biggest energy and sustainability challenges of today.  If you have business challenges in any of the following areas, this session is for you:   

  • Onsite Solar and Battery Storage 

  • Off-Site Power Purchase Agreements

  • Clean energy strategy, goals and targets

  • Energy & Sustainability Data 

  • Emerging opportunities in Asia

3:15 pm

Networking Break

Take this time to network with fellow event attendees and visit our demo area in Lotus Meeting Room 4.

TUES
3:45 pm
Lilly Ballroom B+C

Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Dynamics

  • Nathaniel "Nat" Bullard, Chief Content Officer - Senior Contributor, BloombergNEF

Perspectives at Innovation Summit

General Session

A pandemic. A changing climate. Stretched supply chains, significant conflicts, and intense competition for supply of every energy source. Today's landscape of energy management has never been more complex, more prone to disruptions of every kind, and more challenging to navigate. It has also never had more opportunity before it.  What must companies consider to prepare for a dynamic future?

|  PERSPECTIVES •  Wednesday, 1 April

6:00 - 8:30 pm

Dinner & Drinks at ¡VIVA!

Award-winning Chef Ray Garcia brings his signature Mexican-inspired culinary style and L.A. roots to ¡VIVA!—a celebration of life through good food and drinks.

|  PERSPECTIVES at INNOVATION SUMMIT •  Wednesday, Oct 12

7:30 - 8:45 am

Breakfast

WED
9:00 am
Blossom Ballroom

The Moment Is Now: Partnerships For A Sustainable World

  • Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO - Schneider Electric

  • Aamir Paul, President of North America - Schneider Electric

Innovation Summit

Opening Keynote

Looking to jump start your decarbonization program? This is the workshop for you! Join Schneider Electric experts and decarbonization solution providers, who will take you through our Reduce, Replace, Engage framework for addressing Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.  In this session, you’ll learn:

  • The essentials of data collection and management and how to get started

  • How to set targets and determine materiality for your business

  • The decarbonization levers to pull at each stage of your journey

WED

10:30 am

Getting Started with Decarbonization

  • Dominic Daunter, Global Design, Innovation & Sustainability Director,  Haworth

  • Scott Macmurdo, Business Development Director, Duke Energy Renewables

Location: Lotus Meeting Room 1

Perspectives at Innovation Summit

Workshops

Looking to jump start your decarbonization program? This is the workshop for you! Join Schneider Electric experts and decarbonization solution providers, who will take you through our Reduce, Replace, Engage framework for addressing Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.  In this session, you’ll learn:

  • The essentials of data collection and management and how to get started

  • How to set targets and determine materiality for your business

  • The decarbonization levers to pull at each stage of your journey

Your Renewable Energy Journey: Getting Started

  • Ali DeCarlo, Originator, TransAlta Corporation

  • Gabe Gordon-Harper, Senior Originator, Avangrid Renewables

  • Jessica Johnson, Project Director, Nextera Energy

  • Mat Elmore, SVP Business Development, Pivot Energy

  • Nick Boyd, Chief Investment Officer, BluEarth Renewables

  • William Graves, Director of Origination, BrightNight Power

Location: Lotus Meeting Room 2

Companies are increasingly using renewable electricity to meet their own, and their supply chains’, decarbonization goals. But the renewable energy marketplace is increasingly complex. In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to network with Schneider Electric experts, renewable energy solution providers, and peers to understand the available tools and marketplace nuances you need to know to get started on or progress your renewables journey.

  • Understand the market instruments and common contracting structures available

  • Explore project types, upside and downside risks, and how to capitalize on benefits

  • Learn why stakeholder engagement is essential from the beginning

Your Renewable Energy Journey: Advanced Topics

  • Alexa Paton, VP - Head of PPAs and Structured Origination, RWE

  • Laura Caspari, VP - Head of Power Marketing & Commercial Strategy, Engie

  • Robert Martine, Sr. Director - Commercial Origination, Clear Way Energy

  • Andrew de Pass, Head of Renewables, Vitol

  • Valerie Barros, Director - Origination and Power Marketing, EDF

Location:  Lotus Meeting Room 3

Companies are increasingly using renewable electricity to meet their own, and their supply chains’, decarbonization goals. But the renewable energy marketplace is increasingly complex. In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to network with Schneider Electric experts, renewable energy solution providers, and peers to understand the available tools and marketplace nuances you need to know to get started on or progress your renewables journey.

  • Hear how today’s market dynamics impact your short- and long-term procurement strategy

  • Deep dive into the Inflation Reduction Act and its impact on the US Renewables market

  • Learn more about trends to watch and why (tax equity, 24/7, REC scrutiny)

  • Take a deep dive into perennial topics of interest, including international markets and advanced contracting structures

12:15 - 1:30 pm

Lunch 

WED

1:30 pm

Lotus Mtg Room 2

Sustainability Solutions Room (Policy Focus)

  • Michael Puckett, Business Development Manager, NextEra

  • Monica Testa, Director - C&I Origination, Orsted

  • Landon Smith - Manager, Partner Enablement, Bloom Energy

  • Tommy Greer, Chief Commercial Officer, Arevon Energy

  • Adam Irwin, Renewable Energy Customer Projects & Services, Schneider Electric

Bonus Perspectives at Innovation Summit
Breakout Session

with Limited Seating

Get 1:1 time and make impactful connections with industry experts to help you navigate the ever-changing climate policy impacts on your business.  If you need to expedite your learning and get expert advice regarding how the recent Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), this session is for you:   

  • IRA impact on wind market 

  • IRA timeline implications for procuring renewable energy

  • Carbon reduction measures 

  • IRA impact on supply chain 

  • Energy procurement strategies

WED

2:45 pm

Recommended

Innovation Summit

Breakout Sessions

Nothing but Net Zero: How to Translate Climate Ambition into Concrete Action

Location: Orchid Ballroom A+B+C

Q&A: What You Need to Know About the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Location: Jasmine Ballroom A+B

WED
3:45 pm
Blossom Ballroom

21 and Other Numbers That Changed My Life:  Harnessing the Power of Analytics to Improve Your Business

  • Jeff Ma, Engineer and inspiration behind the movie 21

Innovation Summit

Guest Closing Keynote

Drawing from his unique personal experiences, from the blackjack table to consulting professional sports teams, Jeffrey Ma talks about innovative metrics in a way that will make you reevaluate how your group accesses talent, finds undervalued assets, and measures the true worth of your business. By eschewing emotion and honing in on hard facts and results, Ma has helped usher in what Newsweek calls "a new age of numbers in corporate America."

INNOVATION SUMMIT continues •  Thursday, Oct 13

7:30 - 8:45 am

Lilly Ballroom

Breakfast

THURS
9:00 am
Blossom Ballroom

CNBC's IOT: Powering the Digital Economy: The Role of Leadership in Driving Sustainability

  • Annette Clayton, CEO of North America, Schneider Electric

Innovation Summit

Guest Opening Keynote

Leaders of businesses across the world continue to face pressure to act on sustainability. From evolving regulations requiring it, to investors scrutinizing companies’ ESG performance more closely and consumers becoming more sustainable-conscious, corporations are increasingly being expected to integrate sustainability and purpose into their business strategies and deliver on their ESG targets.

How instrumental is leadership in driving the sustainability agenda and transforming companies to be more sustainable and what’s the best way to go about this? What attributes define sustainable leaders? We’ll assess all of this and the progress being made by leaders to achieve long-term sustainable growth as well as the scale of the opportunity to not only deliver but lead on sustainability.

THURS

10:30 am

Recommended Innovation Summit

Breakout Sessions

True Stories from the Microgrid Frontier

Location: Lotus Ballroom A+B

The Dynamic Duo: The Evolution of Strategic Partnerships  and Supplier Relationships

Location: Jasmine Ballroom A+B

Closing the Gap Between Climate Ambitions and Actions to Achieve Net-Zero IT Operations

Location: Lotus Ballroom A+B

THURS

11:25 am

Recommended

Innovation Summit

Breakout Sessions

Renewables, Meet $62 Billion of Federal Infrastructure Funding: What Happens Next?

Location: Lotus Ballroom C

The Future of Food

Location: Jasmine Ballroom C+D

12:15 - 1:30 pm

Lunch

12:15 - 1:30 pm

Networking Break, Innovation Hub Open

THURS

2:45 pm

Source Management in the New Energy Landscape: An Interactive Discussion

Location: Orchid Ballroom A+B+C

Recommended

Innovation Summit

Breakout Sessions

Why 3 out of 4 Companies are Missing the Digitization Opportunity, and How Services are Here to Help

Location: Lotus Ballroom A+B

THURS
3:30 pm

Innovation Summit

General Session

Innovation Summit Closing Session