11-6-09 EBC Business Summit Focusing on - Environmental

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					                           EBC Annual Industry Summit
             The Business of the Environment, Energy & Climate Change
                       Identifying the Business Opportunities

                             Friday, November 6, 2009
                       Foley Hoag Emerging Enterprise Center
                              Waltham, Massachusetts

                                  DRAFT AGENDA

7:30 a.m.     Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.     Welcome – Daniel K. Moon, President, EBC

8:10 a.m.     Energy Markets
              Keynote: David O'Connor
                          Senior Vice President for Energy & Clean Technologies
                          ML Strategies

8:50 a.m.     Climate Change Markets
              Keynote: Grant Ferrier
                           Editor, Climate Change Business Journal

9:25 a.m.     Environmental Markets
              Keynote: Robert C. Weber
                         Group Chief Executive Officer
                         Global Environmental Management
                         AECOM Environmental

10:00 a.m.    Networking Break

10:30 a.m.   Reflections from the Marketplace
             Moderator – Charles Natale, President, ESS Group
             Panel Members:
      Jurgen Weiss - Principal, The Brattle Group
       Beth Tshudy - EHS Manager, Analog Devices
      James Hunt - Energy and Environmental Director, City of Boston
      Vivek Mohta - Director, Energy Markets, Mass Department of Energy Resources

12:00 p.m. Adjourn


David O'Connor
Senior Vice President for Energy & clean Technolog
ML Strategies
One Financial Plaze
Boston, MA 617-348-4418

David O’Connor is the Senior Vice President for Energy and Clean Technology at ML
Strategies, a subsidiary of the law firm Mintz Levin. He helps energy companies
understand and influence emerging public policies to improve their competitive position.
Most recently, he served as the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Energy
Resources where, among other things, he was responsible for designing and directing
the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.
Prior to this, David founded and directed the Massachusetts Office of Dispute
Resolution, the first state agency in the U.S. created to resolve non-labor, public and
environmental disputes. He also served as chief mediator for the New England
Environmental Mediation Center, the first regional environmental mediation service in
the United States. David received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College
in Vermont and his Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of

Grant Ferrier, Editor
Climate Change Business Journal
4452 Park Blvd. #306, San Diego, CA 92116
619-295-7685 gf@ebiusa.com

Grant Ferrier is President of Environmental Business International and Editor of
Climate Change Business Journal. Grant founded EBI with the initial publication of
Environmental Business Journal in 1988. He sold the EBJ business to ZweigWhite in
2007 and maintains a role as an associate of the firm as well as the director of
research for EBJ. Grant also founded and ran Nutrition Business Journal from 1996-
2007, a business he sold to Penton Media in 2001. Climate Change Business Journal
is a new business unit of EBI dedicated to the Climate Change Industry. CCBJ
provides detailed analysis of individual segments as part of its subscription service
including, carbon trading, solar energy, Carbon capture & storage, bioenergy, wind
energy, green buildings and climate change consulting. CCBJ also publishes a free
weekly email news and maintains a website at www.climatechangebusiness.com.

James W. Hunt
Chief, Environmental and Energy Services
City of Boston
1 City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02201

Jim Hunt serves on Mayor Thomas Menino’s Cabinet as Chief for Environmental and
Energy Services for the City of Boston. In this capacity, Jim Hunt is the Mayor’s lead
advisor on environmental and energy policy and oversees several City agencies
including the Inspectional Services Department, the Environment Department, Parks
Planning, and Boston’s Recycling Program. Jim also serves as a Mayoral Appointee to
the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) and
as a Trustee on the Boston Groundwater Trust.

Prior to joining the City, Jim Hunt served as Assistant Secretary for the
Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) and was
responsible for administering the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA).
An attorney, Jim received his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School and
his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Jim serves on
several non-profit boards, including the Boston Harbor Association and the Dorchester
Youth Academy, an alternative middle school serving the at-risk youth or Boston.

Vivek Mohta, Ph.D. - Director, Energy Markets
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
100 Cambridge Street Suite 1020, Boston MA 02114
Office: 617-626-7365, Mobile: 617-515-1437 vivek.mohta@state.ma.us

Vivek Mohta is the Director of Energy Markets at the Massachusetts Department of
Energy Resources. In recent months, he has been coordinating DOER’s activities on
the energy component of the economic recovery effort. He is responsible for DOER’s
implementation of several elements of the recently-passed Green Communities Act
related to the functioning of energy markets, including long-term contracts for renewable
energy and decoupling. In addition, he helps ensure that sound and timely analytics
inform policy and program decisions across the Department.

Prior to joining DOER, Vivek worked in Washington, DC for 3 years on various aspects
of energy policy, first on the Hill as legislative staff for Representative Adam Schiff and
then as project manager at the Science and Technology Policy Institute, a policy
research center that supports the White House Office of Science and Technology. Vivek
received a PhD from Harvard at the intersection of physics and math and a BS from MIT
in physics and in math.

Beth Tshudy, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager
Analog Devices, Inc.
781- 937-2164
Beth Tshudy is an EHS professional with over fourteen years of industry experience. In
her current role as Manager of Environmental Health and Safety for the Analog Devices,
Inc. (ADI) Wilmington Campus, Ms. Tshudy leads the development and implementation
of EHS programs and supports efforts to maintain ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
certifications. These efforts have resulted in a successfully integrated EH&S
management system that incorporates the highest standards of performance

Robert C. Weber, Group Chief Executive
AECOM Environmental
2 Technology Park Drive, Westford, MA 01886
978-589-3031    Bob.Weber@aecom.com

Prior to his current position, Mr. Weber was President and CEO of ENSR, one of the
world’s leading environmental consulting, engineering and remediation firms, which
became part of AECOM Environment. In that role he was responsible for global
management of AECOM’s environmental management flagship organization across 90
offices in 15 countries. , Prior to his role as President and CEO, he led ENSR’s North
American operations and launched ENSR’s highly successful Key Account program,
which forged strong relationships among ENSR’s major multinational corporate clients
and fueled its exemplary business performance and profitable growth. During his
tenure, ENSR received numerous business, industry and client environmental awards,
including consecutive Environmental Business Journal Awards from 2001-2007.
Before joining ENSR in 1981, Mr. Weber served with the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency in Research and Regulatory Development. He is a registered professional

AECOM received the 2008 International Business Gold Medal from the Environmental
Business Journal.

Mr. Weber is the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Environmental
Science and Management at the University of California – Santa Barbara, and is a
member of the International Advisory Board to the Harvard University Environmental
Economics Program.

Jurgen Weiss, Principal
The Brattle Group
44 Brattle Street, 3rd Fl.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-234-5739 jurgen.weiss@brattle.com

Dr. Jürgen Weiss is a Principal with The Brattle Group ,where he heads the firm’s
climate/carbon practice. He specializes in climate change and carbon market analyses,
renewable energy, and electric utility economics. He advises clients on changes in the
value of existing assets, transmission flow patterns and capacity adequacy, integration
of renewables, market design and performance analysis, and efficient retail incentives
and rate design. He brings institutional knowledge of successful climate practices as
well as potential pitfalls from his experience with European efforts to reduce CO 2
emissions. Dr. Weiss has consulted and written substantially on issues related to
carbon pricing and the demand side of electricity markets, including topics such as
efficiency, conservation, storage, retail rates, renewable power, and Renewable
Portfolio Standards. He has also testified in state and federal court, as well as in state
regulatory proceedings.

Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Dr. Weiss was a co-founder and managing director of
Watermark Economics. In addition, he was previously the managing director of Point
Carbon’s global advisory practice and a director at LECG. He began his career as an
associate with The Brattle Group. He holds a Ph.D. in business economics from
Harvard University and am MBA from Columbia University.

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