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Nov 29

TAEBC: Opportunities in Energy 2018

November 29, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


You’re invited to join the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council at its annual, year-end “Opportunities in Energy” event.

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November 29, 1:30-5:00 p.m.

The Square Room
4 Market Square
Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30 PM

Welcoming Remarks

  • Matt Kisber, President of TAEBC & President, CEO of Silicon Ranch Corporation
  • Amy Henry, Sr. Manager, Enterprise Relations and Strategic Partnership, TVA
  • Tom Rogers, Director of Industrial Partnerships and Economic Development, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Sam Shaner, Yellowstone Energy
  • Mitchell Ishmael, Active Energy Systems
  • Moderated By: Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA & Editor,

EMN Spotlight: Stone Mountain Technologies, Inc. Hear this EMN company’s power pitch on next generation heating technologies, and learn more about their experience in the Energy Mentor Network.

  • Michael Garrabrant, CEO, Stone Mountain Technologies, Inc.
  • Gary Rawlings, Technology Consultant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Steve Seifried, Account Executive for the Tennessee Region, Ameresco
  • Ira Weiss, Principal, Weiss Associates & Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Energy Mentor Network

Protecting our Power
As cybersecurity becomes a growing priority across the country, how is TVA protecting the grid?

  • Andrea Brackett, Director of Cybersecurity, Tennessee Valley Authority

TennSMART: Shaping the Future of Intelligent Mobility
Hear about TennSmart’s progress in accelerating the development and deployment of new intelligent mobility innovations in Tennessee.

  • Bob Booker, Senior Manager, Corporate Services Divison, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
  • Brad Rutherford, Vice President of Sales, Local Motors
  • Ron Espinosa, Regional Director Mid-Atlantic, SoftServe Inc.
  • Moderated By: Jesse Smith, Manager of Industrial Partnerships and Economic Development, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

TN Advanced Energy Economic Impact Report, 2018 Findings
The numbers are in and Tennessee’s advanced energy sector is continuing to thrive! This panel will discuss TAEBC’s latest economic impact report and what this means for the state.

  • Stacey Patterson, Vice President for Research, Outreach and Economic Development at the University of Tennessee; President, UT Research Foundation
  • Denise Ganus, Future Offer Manager, Schneider Electric
  • Mary Beth Hudson, Vice President Wacker Polysilicon Division NCA, Site Manager Charleston at Wacker Polysilicon
  • Moderated By: Matt Murray, Director, Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

Energy Mentor Network Showcase
Meet some of our Energy Mentor Network companies as they present their entrepreneurial solutions for our nation’s energy challenges!

  • Shane McMahon, Lux Semiconductors
  • Justin Nussbaum, Ascend Manufacturing
  • Megan O’Connor, Nth Cycle
  • Moderated By: Anna Douglas, SkyNano

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

5:00 PM

Happy Hour–Cheers!



Thu, November 29, 2018

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST

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The Square Room

4 Market Square

Knoxville, TN 37902

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OrganizerTennessee Advanced Energy Business Council

Organizer of Opportunities in Energy 2018

What We Do

The TAEBC exists to foster the growth of our state’s advanced energy technologies, companies, and jobs.


… In order for Tennessee to gain its fair share of the global $1 trillion advanced energy market, our public and private sectors first need to know about Tennessee’s impressive array of assets. We strive to educate public officials, the business community and other strategic partners about the value and job creation potential of Tennessee’s advanced energy assets.


… Business executives, researchers, economic developers and investors with interests in advanced energy often don’t know one another. We facilitate these connections, connecting assets with opportunities, so that they can collaborate and accelerate the growth of Tennessee’s advanced energy economy.

Strengthen the Industry

… We strengthen the state’s advanced energy economy by providing information and industry expertise to public policy.




November 29, 2018
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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