NY-BEST Energy Storage Technology Conference 2017 Agenda

NY-BEST is hosting its Annual Energy Storage Technology Conference at the Hyatt Regency Rochester in Downtown Rochester, NY, Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

This one-day conference focuses on technological advances, research & development, and commercialization efforts in energy storage technology.

Attendees will hear from industry and academic leaders throughout the day, closing with a session from funding and development experts.


The schedule can be viewed below, but is subject to change: 

8:00 AM Registration, Breakfast, Exhibit Hall
Continental Breakfast will be provided. Exhibitor Hall, Company Showcase and Student Poster Session Opens
8:30 AM Welcome Remarks
Dr. William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
8:35 AM Special Announcement - New Product Development Resources at Eastman Business Park
Andy Naukam, Eastman Kodak Company
8:45 AM Featured Presentation - Energy Storage Market Analysis and Forecast
Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Advisors
9:15 AM Keynote Address - The Role for Storage in New York's Changing Energy Landscape
Alicia Barton, President & CEO, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
9:45 AM Networking and Coffee Break
10:15 AM Keynote Address - Growing a Clean Transportation Company: Advice from an Entrepreneur
Robert Bollinger, Bollinger Motors
11:00 AM Featured Presentation - Innovations in Battery Technology
Stan Whittingham, Distinguished Professor, Binghamton University
11:30 AM Student Research Poster Presentations - Lighting Round
Students will provide a one-minute summary of their poster to introduce their research and invite attendees to visit their poster to learn more about their work
11:50 AM Networking Lunch
A full lunch will be served. Attendees are invited to visit the student posters, company showcase and exhibitors
1:30 PM Featured Presentation - Analytics and Energy Storage Roadmapping
Randell Johnson, President and CTO, Acelerex
1:45 PM Featured Presentation - Battery Technology for Next Generation Electric Vehicles: Potentials and Challenges.
Ann-Christin Gentschev, Senior Advanced Battery Technology Engineer, BMW Group
2:05 PM Track One, Session One - Energy Storage Technology - Advancements in Research and Development
Moderator: Doug Buerkle, Executive Director, NEXUS-NY
Brian Berland, Chief Science Officer, ITN Energy Systems
Wyatt Tenhaeff, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester
Xiaoqiang Shan, Researcher, University of New Hampshire
Manuel Smeu, Assistant Professor, Binghamton University
Surya Mogarty, CTO, NOHMS
Jiayin Yuan, Associate Professor, Clarkson University
2:05 PM Track Two, Session One - Value Stacking with Storage on the Grid
Moderator: Tony Abate, Project Manager, NYSERDA
Michael Fife, CTO, Demand Energy
John Bellacicco, Senior Leader - Business Development, Stem
Matthew Tuttleman, Business Development - Strategic Partners, GreenCharge
Mike Hopkins, CEO, Ice Energy
3:15 PM Networking and Coffee Break
3:30 PM Track One, Session Two - Energy Storage Mobile Applications
Moderator: Paul Mutolo, Professor, Cornell University 
Andrew Reid Sr., R&D Engineer, Con Edison
Steve Medwin, Director of Energy Solutions, The Raymond Corporation
Stephane Bildeau, Chairman, Novacab Inc.
Rick Fioravanti, Principal, Exponent, Inc. 
Jim Petrecky, VP Business Development, Plug Power
3:30 PM Track Two, Session Two - Energy Storage for Reliability and Peak Power
Moderator: Guy Sliker, Director Energy Services Product Development, NYPA
Becca Gillespie, Energy Storage Applications Manager, UniEnergy Technologies
Brian Dillard, Vice President, Primus Power
Jeff Bishop, Managing Director, Key Capture Energy
Chip Russel, Director of Business Development, EOS Energy Storage
4:30 PM Energy Storage Company and Project Financing
Moderator: Davion Hill, Energy Storage Leader, DNV GL
Mark Riedy, Partner, Kitpatrick and Townsend
Theresa B. Mazzullo, CEO, Excell Partners
Clayton Besch, Director, NYS Innovation Capital Venture Fund
Scott Egbert, Project Manager, NYSERDA
5:15 PM Closing Remarks
Dr. William Acker, Executive Director, NY-BEST
5:20 PM Networking Reception and Poster Awards
7:00PM Conclusion