Disruptive Sustainability Technologies

Innovations for Sustainability and EHS Executives

AUGUST 23, 2018
SHERATON PALO ALTO
625 EL CAMINO REAL
PALO ALTO, CA

AGENDA

The Skytop Strategies team is dedicated to crafting thought provoking
agendas that are diverse, not only in areas of thought and experience,
but in the broad range of attending speakers.

Time Description
8:30-8:55 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:55-9:00 Welcome Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
9:00-9:35 Panel Discussion
Business Model Disruption Five Years Out: How Innovation Drives Company Value
Moderator:

Chad Spitler, Senior Advisor, CamberView Partners, LLC
Panelists:
Leandre Adifon, VP, Engineering & Technology, Ingersoll Rand
Brett Trusko, President and Chief Executive Officer, The International Association of Innovation Professionals
9:35-10:05 Discussion Session
Running the Numbers: Leveraging Big Data and Analytics to Measure Material ESG Performance
Moderator:

Todd Fein, Chief Executive Officer, Green Diamond LLC
Panelists:
Bruce Klafter, Vice-President, Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility, Flex
Evan Tylenda, Sustainability Analyst, Goldman Sachs Group
10:05-10:40 Panel Discussion
Drivers of Disruptive Technologies: How Investors Might Capitalize on Cures for Environmental, Social or Market Challenges
Moderator:

Graham Richard, Founder and Chair, The Clean Economy Collaborative
Panelists:
Cynthia Clark, Senior Water Director, Sustainable Silicon Valley
Olga Chistyakova, Manager, Clean Energy, Edison Electric Institute
Geoffrey Taylor Gibbs, Deputy General Counsel, Business, Finance and Innovation, University of California
10:40-11:00 Networking Break
11:00-11:35 Panel Discussion
The Emergence of the Circular Economy: Opportunities for Companies to Capitalize on A Move-Away from “Make, Take and Waste” Consumption
Moderator:

Kevin P. Eckerle, Director of Corporate Research & Engagement, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
Panelists:
Cynthia Clark, Senior Water Director, Sustainable Silicon Valley
Timothy Morey, Vice President, Strategy, Frog Design
11:35-12:00 Presentation
Disrupting the Corrugated Supply Chain
Presenter:

Hanko Kiessner, Chief Executive Officer, Packsize International
12:00-1:00 Networking Luncheon
1:00-1:40 Panel Discussion
Disrupt or Be Disrupted: What the Rise of Renewables Reveals About the Future of Energy
Moderator:

Ambreen Waheed, Director, Global Responsibility, Responsible Business Initiative
Panelists:
Amy Klapprott, Director, HSE Programs, Training and Environmental Management, Airgas Merchant Gases
Gavin McCormick, Co-Founder and Executive Director, WattTime
1:40-2:10
How to Create Next-Generation Platforms: Present Scenario, Future Scenario, Innovation and Sustainability
Interviewer:

Fahmida Ahmed, Director, Sustainability and SEM Business Services, Department of Sustainability & Energy Management (SEM), Stanford University
Interviewee:
Sameer Sharma, Global General Manager, Smart Cities IOT Solutions, Intel
2:10-2:40 Networking Break
2:40-3:10 Discussion Session
Discussants:

Ryan Dick, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, GIGA
Jeff Frost, Project Manager, Healthy Materials Specialist, Brightworks Sustainability
3:10-3:50 Panel Discussion
Applying New Technologies to Product Innovations: How to Fully Integrate Sustainability into Company Strategy
Moderator:

Susan Beverly, Senior Director of Sustainability, Abbott
Panelists:
Jeff Frost, Project Manager, Healthy Materials Specialist, Brightworks Sustainability
Jason Lake, Director of Business Development, IntelliFlux Controls
Josh Silverman, Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Calysta
3:50-4:30 Panel Discussion
Development of New Business Models: How to Question the Status Quo and Seek Out Innovations
Moderator:

Gil Friend, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Palo Alto
Panelists:
Lawrence Lee, Vice President of Incubation & Strategy, Xerox
Myriam Sbeiti, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Sunthetics
4:30-5:00 Presentation
What’s Good for Society is What’s Good for Business
Presentation:

Craig Riley, Director, Sustainability Services, AECOM
5:00 Program Adjourns; Networking Dinner & Reception Begins

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