AGENDA


November 13, 2013
Hyatt Regency, 125 East Main Street
Rochester, New York

 
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM REGISTRATION – Registration Opens - Light Breakfast
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM WELCOME
Dr. William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
Mark Peterson, President & CEO, Greater Rochester Enterprise
 
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM WORKSHOP – Opportunities in the Energy Storage Supply Chain  
This workshop will include a brief presentation on the Economic Impact of Energy Storage in New York and the Energy Storage Supply Chain.  The session will also include a roundtable discussion with senior managers from companies that have successfully transitioned into the energy storage industry who will share their success stories.  Attendees will gain an understanding of the broad economic potential for this sector, the scope of the supply chain opportunities and insights on how to capitalize on those opportunities.
 
MODERATOR:  Dr. William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
Allen Goodman, President, ECG Consulting Group
Donald Naab, Corporate President, Ascension Industries
Mike Alt, Director, Eastman Business Park
Sean Whittaker, President, Incodema
Rich Delmerico, VP of Engineering and Operations, NOHMS
 
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM NETWORKING BREAK
 
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION - Participating in the Battery and Energy Storage Supply Chain: What Suppliers Need To Know
This session will include brief introductory presentations from industry leaders who will present overviews of their companies and the general requirements for participating in their manufacturing processes.  This session will focus on answering key questions for companies interested in participating in the energy storage value chain, including: How can my company become a qualified vendor? What type of testing is required? How can my company best interact and engage with industry leaders? What challenges are industry leaders facing in the supply chain or manufacturing processes? How can companies introduce new materials, components or technologies to industry leaders?  
 
MODERATOR:  Paul Mutolo, Partnerships Director, CFES at Cornell
Keith Burlingame, Director of Corporate Procurement, Raymond Corporation
Tim Wells, HybriDrive Propulsion Systems Program Manager, BAE Systems
David VanDerwerker, Sourcing Manager, General Electric Energy Storage
 
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH ON EXHIBIT FLOOR
 
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS 
Christine Furstoss, Technical Director for Manufacturing & Materials Technologies, GE Global Research
 
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM PANEL DISCUSSION - Programs and Resources to Help Grow Your Business in New York
This session will include presentations from leading economic development experts, and government funders about the specific incentives, programs and resources available to companies here in New York State. 
 
MODERATOR:  James Senall, President, High Tech Rochester
Laura Mann, Principal, Strategy and Operations, FuzeHub
Janet Joseph, Vice President for Technology and Strategic Planning, NYSERDA
Vinnie Esposito, Finger Lakes Regional Director, ESD
Virginia Smith, Branch Manager, US Small Business Administration
Dr. Anahita Williamson, Director, NYS Pollution Prevention Institute and RIT
 
3:45 PM - 6:00 PM RECEPTION ON EXHIBIT FLOOR
 
6:00 PM – CONFERENCE & EXPO CONCLUDE