CityDesign 2010

CityDesign + CityBuild 2010

CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD 2010 is an interactive stakeholder dialogue among recognized thought-leaders from utilities, service providers, clean energy, real estate developers, and the investment community –  all sharing a common need to understand the risks and opportunities of the world’s growing built environment.  CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD 2010 connects vital topics such as water and energy, smart grid and smart buildings, optimization and energy efficiency, new designs for transportation systems, and the latest on waste and waste-to-energy.  Speakers from world-class companies will share their vision and real world examples of smarter, cleaner cities.  We will also showcase exciting new major urban development projects from leading engineering, architecture, real estate development and investment firms.

Who should attend?

  • Energy: Utilities & Power Companies, Oil & Gas, Fuels, Renewables
  • Government Leaders: Mayors & Municipal Leaders
  • Real Estate: Property Developers, Engineering & Construction Firms
  • Design, Architecture, and Urban Planning Firms
  • Clean Technology & Services Companies, Equip Vendors, Environmental Engineers
  • Transportation: Automotive OEMs, Transportation Infrastructure
  • Accounting, Consulting, Law Firms, Investors, VCs, Risk & Insurance Companies
  • Research & NGOs: National Labs, Research & Academia

Roundtable Speakers include:

John Hickenlooper
Mayor, City & County
of Denver
Nancy Pearson,
VP BPM, SOA, and
Websphere Marketing
IBM, Armonk
Jeffrey Fulgham
Chief Sustainability Officer,
GE, Schenectady
Eric Marsh
Encana, Denver
Jack Armstrong
Building & Construction
BASF, Florham Park
Drew Torbin
VP Renewable Energy,
ProLogis, Denver
Dr. Douglas Arent
Executive Director,
Joint Institute Strategic
Energy Analysis at
Diane Beauchamp
Director, Clinton Climate Initiative
Honeywell, Washington
Carol Battershell
Executive Director for
Field Operations (Acting)
US Department of Energy, Golden
Henry Saint Bris
Senior Vice President Strategy,
Suez Environment, Paris
Robyn L. McGuckin
Director of Resource Efficiency Management,
MWH Global,
Alexon Khor
General Manager,
Low CO2 Solutions,

Shell International, London


Tuesday, September 14

Pre-roundtable Workshop (Cost: $25 or included with Full Roundtable rate)  12:30- 3:30pm

  • Phaedra Boinodiris, Serious Games Program Manager, IBM Software Group, Raleigh-Durham

Registration opens, 4pm

Opening reception 4:30pm-5:30pm

5:30pm sharp:

Session 1: Opening Evening Keynote:
MegaCities, EcoCities, and Smart Cities of the Future

Do Decision‐Makers of the Future Understand the Urgency and Complexity Ahead?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: STEM as a Societal Priority

  • Nancy Pearson, Vice President BPM, SOA, and Websphere Marketing, IBM, Armonk
  • Eric Marsh, President, Encana Natural Gas Inc., Encana, Denver
  • Carol Battershell, Acting Director, Golden Field Office, U.S. Department of Energy, Golden
  • Dr Nigel MiddletonSVP Strategic Enterprises, Colorado School of Mines, Golden
  • George SparksCEO, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver
  • Andrew Irvine, AAILA, LEED LPAssociate Principal, RNL Design, Denver

Wednesday, September 15

Registration opens, 7:30 am

Opening Session Day 2: 8:15am

Session 2: The New Age of Urban Infrastructure, Planning, and Design
Converging Design and Technology

  • Douglas Arent, PhD, Exec Dir, Joint Inst for Strategic Energy Analysis at NREL, Golden
  • Jack Armstrong, Building & Construction Markets Leader, BASF, Florham Park
  • Dan Probst, Global Chmn, Energy & Sustainability Services, Jones Lang LaSalle, Chicago
  • Henry Saint Bris, Senior Vice President Strategy, Suez Environment, Paris

Session 3: Powering Our Cities: Clean Energy and the Smart Grid, Part I

  • Matt Baker, Commissioner, Colorado Public Utilities Commission, Denver
  • Randy Huston, Project Delivery Executive SmartGridCity, Xcel Energy, Denver
  • Mozhi Habibi, Strategy Manager, Global Energy & Utilities, IBM, San Carlos
  • Andrew SpielmanPartner, Hogan Lovells, Denver

Luncheon Speaker:   Don Elliman, COO, State of Colorado, Denver

Session 4: Powering Our Cities: Clean Energy and the Smart Grid, Part II

  • Geoff Zeiss, SmartGrid and Utilities Leader, Autodesk, San Rafael
  • Drew TorbinVice President Renewable Energy, ProLogis, Denver
  • Robert WelchVice President, Sustainable Generation Solutions, KEMA, Golden
  • Joshua Raffaelli, Associate, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Menlo Park

Session 5: Finance & Investment in Infrastructure & Major Projects

  • Bernd Wilke, Vice President, Swiss RE, Zürich
  • Monte WilsonDirector of Planning, HOK Group, St. Louis
  • Jennifer JohnsonStudio Leader, Director of Aviation, Gensler, Denver
  • Avinash Patwardhan, VP, Water & Mgr, Int’l Sustainable Solutions, CH2M HILL, W Palm Beach

CityDesign + CityBuild Reception 5pm – 6pm

Thursday, September 16

Registration opens, 7:30 am

Opening Session Day 3: 8:15am

Session 6: Managing Complexity in Urban Infrastructure Systems
The Energy-Water-Carbon Nexus; Managing Urban Carbon: Where to Start?

  • Jeffrey Fulgham, Chief Sustainability Officer, GE, Schenectady
  • James McMahon, Department Head, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley
  • Robyn McGuken, Director Resource Efficiency Managment, MWH Global, Broomfield
  • Diane Beauchamp, Director, Clinton Climate Initiative, Honeywell, Minneapolis
  • Mary MacLeodSustainability and Marketing Consultant, BASF, Florham Park

Session 7: Transportation: Smart Urban Mobility
Fuels and Powertrains of the Future; Plugging In: Our Connected AutoPark

  • David Hill, Vice President, Natural Gas Economy Operations, Encana, Denver
  • Frank Wong, Senior Manager Marketing, AeroVironment, Monrovia
  • Alexon Khor, General Manager Low CO2 Solutions, Shell International, London

Luncheon Speaker:   The Hon Ed Tauer, Mayor, City of Aurora

Session 8: Major Projects
Denver’s Union Station

  • Mark Falcone, CEO, Continuum Partners, Denver
  • Diane Barrett, Special Assistant to the Mayor, City & County of Denver

Closing Keynote Speaker:   John Hickenlooper, Mayor, City and County of Denver

  • Close of Roundtable 4:00pm

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