2018 Agenda

Keynote Speakers

Peter Guber - Wednesday Keynote

Peter Guber is Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group. Prior to Mandalay, Guber was Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Chairman and CEO of Polygram Entertainment, Co-Founder of Casablanca Record & Filmworks and President of Columbia Pictures. He produced or executive produced (personally or through his companies) films that garnered five Best Picture Academy Award nominations (winning for Rain Man) and box office hits that include The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Batman, Flashdance, The Kids Are All Right and Soul Surfer.

Peter Guber is operating Owner of the 2015 and 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, an Owner of the five-time National League West Champion, Los Angeles Dodgers, and an Owner and Executive Chairman of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). He is Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Board and an investor in NextVR. Peter Guber is Co-Executive Chairman of aXiomatic, a broad-based esports and gaming company, and Co-Owner of Team Liquid, a premier esports organization.

Peter Guber is a Regent of the University of California and has been a professor at UCLA for 40 years. His most recent business book, Tell to Win, became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller.

Geoffrey Moore - Thursday keynote

Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and advisor who splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Mohr Davidow and Wildcat Venture Partners portfolio and established high-tech enterprises, most recently including Salesforce, Microsoft, Intel, Box, Aruba, Cognizant, and Rackspace.

Moore’s life’s work has focused on the market dynamics surrounding disruptive innovations. His first book, Crossing the Chasm, focuses on the challenges start-up companies face transitioning from early adopting to mainstream customers. It has sold more than a million copies, and its third edition has been revised such that the majority of its examples and case studies reference companies coming to prominence from the past decade. Moore’s most recent work, Escape Velocity, addresses the challenge large enterprises face when they seek to add a new line of business to their established portfolio. It has been the basis of much of his recent consulting.

Day 1 — Tuesday, May 15

8:00 AM

Registration/Information
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer

11:00 AM

Advisory Board Brunch
Lightkeeper Restaurant Outdoor Patio

12:00 PM

Depart Hotel Lobby for Executive Networking Activities

1:00 PM

Executive Networking Events
Golf at Crandon Golf Course Key Biscayne - Sponsored by: POWWR
Deep Sea Fishing at Key Biscayne Bay - Sponsored by: Nest
Other Pre-event Networking Activities at Key Biscayne Bay and Everglades

6:00 PM

Grand Welcome Reception
The Ritz-Carlton Grand Lawn
Sponsored by: EC Infosystems

8:00 PM

Private Afterglow Reception — Invite-Only
DUNE Oceanfront Lounge
Sponsored by: EC Infosystems

Day 2 — Wednesday, May 16

7:00 AM

Registration/Information
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer

8:00 AM

Breakfast
Fountain Courtyard
Sponsored by: Intelometry

9:00 AM

DNV GL Opening Remarks
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Ditlev Engel, CEO of DNV GL Energy

9:30 AM

Keynote Speaker
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Peter Guber

10:30 AM

Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Lunch
Fountain Courtyard
Sponsored by: Hansen Technologies

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

Networking Break
Ponce de Leon Room

5:30 PM

Cocktail Reception
Ballroom Outdoor Patio
Sponsored by: Customized Energy Solutions

6:30 PM

Dinner
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

8:30 PM

Private Afterglow Reception — Invite-Only
DUNE Oceanfront Lounge
Sponsored by: Energy Services Group

Day 3 — Thursday, May 17

7:00 AM

Registration/Information
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer

8:00 AM

Breakfast
Fountain Courtyard
Sponsored by: Intelometry

9:00 AM

DNV GL Opening Remarks
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

9:30 AM

Keynote Speaker
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Geoffrey Moore

10:30 AM

Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Lunch
Fountain Courtyard
Sponsored by: Hansen Technologies

2:00 PM

Session 4 — Innovation & Investment
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

3:00 PM

Networking Break
Ponce de Leon Room

3:30 PM

Innovation Hour
Join one of five panel sessions to collaborate and innovate with peers, or visit The Innovation Room to hear about the new technologies pioneering the energy transition.

5:30 PM

Cocktail Reception
North Pool
Sponsored by: Customized Energy Solutions

6:30 PM

Dinner/Closing Remarks
Grand Lawn

8:30 PM

Private Afterglow Reception
Location to be announced.

Day 4 — Friday, May 18

8:00 AM

Breakfast
Fountain Courtyard
Sponsored by: Intelometry

9:00 - 12:00

Executive Strategy Seminars
Second Floor
    Join us at a casual, half-day seminar where executives join with their peers to learn more from industry experts about successful strategies in key topic areas; unpack the complexity to see a broader view of the market dynamics affecting business outcomes; and brainstorm roadmaps for creating a lead into the energy future. Choose between six concurrent sessions on topics that include diverse subject areas such as strategies for:
  • International growth
  • Digital transformation
  • Leveraging customer data
  • Capitalizing from electric vehicle supply
  • Organizing in an age of disruption
Strategists to be announced.

A New Panel Format for a New Energy Future

In 2018, each panel session will be moderated by a subject matter expert, whose role is to ask the big questions and guide the conversation. Panelists will be seated around a semi-circular desk facing each other and the audience simultaneously, facilitating lively dialogue as well as attendee interaction. Rooted in fact based insights from DNV GL's Energy Transition Outlook, there will be an active exchange of diverse viewpoints from visionary business leaders on each panel, and time to take questions from the audience. Be prepared to be challenged with new ideas and to play your part in creating the energy future.

Based on requests from last year, we've reduced the overall number of panels to allow for more networking and small group engagement throughout the Forum.

Panel 1: Energy Choices: The Customer-Focus Imperative

We’re accelerating into a new era of customer choice for residential, communal and commercial/industrial (C&I) customers. This new era is marked by three major trends: Decentralization. Decarbonization. Electrification. By 2050, well over 80 percent of electricity in the U.S. will be generated by renewable resources. With the support of battery storage, demand response and microgrids, solar will grow 80-fold, creating new opportunities for customers and suppliers. Consumer are demanding more choices and their energy preferences are changing rapidly, some segments and regions more rapidly than others. What are energy providers doing to navigate these intersecting trends and how have they plotted their strategies according to changing customer mindsets, behaviors and priorities? Supported by real-world experiences, fact-based insight, and forecasts, we’ll create a clearer picture of how business strategies are adapting to changing market dynamics.

Panel 2: Smart Homes & Buildings: Technologies & Customer Drivers

Current technologies are already exceeding projected business expectations, and will only accelerate as a pack of powerful tech players run full tilt at connecting devices to homes and businesses. Today, new technologies are giving customers better tools and insights into energy management—changing the way they make purchase and usage decisions. Businesses are discovering ways to think beyond technical gadgetry to focus instead on the outcomes residential and C&I customers are actually looking for (i.e. air conditioning or lower energy bills, versus kilowatt hours). Within the context of smart buildings, we’ll examine the rapid rise of products using artificial intelligence, the expected flattening of demand growth due to energy efficiency improvements, and the bundling of products and services that are having real success.

Panel 3: Transportation: Hitting the Electric Gas Pedal

Electric vehicles (EV) are expected to achieve cost-performance parity with conventional light vehicles within 5 years, a shift that will accelerate their adoption towards 50 percent of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2030. EVs are becoming the future transportation that customers demand—efficient, low cost, clean, and most critically, electric. But, how will companies from competing industries adapt and thrive in this new and uncertain terrain? Today’s competing businesses are beginning to create a better roadmap for the future, circumvent the obstacles, and are on a path to succeed by focusing on customers. While there will be unexpected turns in the road, DNV GL and our panel of EV transportation experts will paint a clear picture of what’s happening right now, what’s coming soon, and what strategies to consider in this dynamic market.

Panel 4: Innovation and Investment

Today’s top venture capitalists active in the energy space bring something uniquely valuable to the table: they are not only willing to take daring risks to advance innovation—it’s their core business. The unknown, the unseen and the unexpected are their playground. To make their visions a reality, and arrive at the future better prepared to dominate, they combine entrepreneurial drive, confidence, insight and leadership. What can we learn from them that can be applied towards our own businesses? What are the data-driven insights that make them confident in their short-term and long-term investments? What kinds of innovative products and services do they think customers will be clamoring for in a few years—and how do they know? Hear from some of the most prominent energy venture capitalists in North America to discover their perspectives on the role of investment and innovation in creating the energy future.

Break Out During The Innovation Hour

Innovation Hour is when attendees break out of panel sessions to brainstorm, strategize, discover exciting new technologies and developments, and explore new pathways into the energy future.

The Innovation Room

Attendees looking for the next big thing in energy technology and services may find it in this smaller setting. DNV GL is inviting a handpicked group of technology innovators to tell their stories in fireside chats and hands-on product demonstrations.

Innovation Interactive

Five concurrent breakout sessions hosted by top subject matter experts, in partnership with DNV GL, will give attendees a chance to roll up their sleeves in small group interactive settings. Here, attendees can map out solutions while gaining valuable insights to guide more confident decisions.

Executive Strategy Seminars

These casual, half-day seminars are where executives connect with their peers to learn more from industry experts; develop successful strategies in key topic areas; unpack complexity to see a broader view of the market dynamics affecting business outcomes; and brainstorm roadmaps for creating the energy future they seek to own.