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OEN PubTalk™ - The Intersection of Information Technology & Clean Energy

BridgePort Brew Pub
1313 Nw Marshall St
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)
Public WiFi



Join OEN at Bridgeport Brewpub + Bakery to network, enjoy some hors d'oeuvres. The May Pubtalk features a panel of experts from companies operating at the intersection of information technology and clean energy. These companies apply information technology solutions to address specific problems that are arising in the emerging clean-energy marketplace. Shorepower & Synkromotive have merged together and are applying power electronics and software to the electric vehicle and battery storage space. Powermand has developed a demand response system to radically improve the efficiency of the monitoring, production and use of electricity. RNA Networks has developed a software solution that optimizes the energy efficiency of servers and data centers. The panelists will discuss how various emerging applications can help the country migrate towards a widespread clean, distributed and decentralized energy model and the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of the panel members.

MODERATOR Ted Bernhard, Attorney, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Ted Bernhard is a corporate and securities lawyer who focuses on rapid-growth and clean-technology enterprises, and on renewable-energy development companies. He also has extensive experience handling work for traditional high-tech companies and a variety of private investment funds. Ted has handled complex transactions for more than 100 of the Pacific Northwest's fastest growing public and private technology companies, and served recently as managing director of the region's largest boutique technology investment bank, focusing on clean-tech deals.

PANELISTS Dan Russell, CEO of PowerMand, Inc. Dan Russell,former Vice President of Intel Corporation leads PowerMand. During his 21 years at Intel, he held positions spanning technical, marketing and sales, and ran several large business groups. His diverse achievements range from building a multi-billion dollar motherboard business to developing programs enabling software developers and solution integrators to optimize and deploy applications for Intel's iA64 and iA32 architecture. Dan holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho, and an M.B.A. from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Clive Cook, CEO of RNA Networks Clive Cook has a track record of success building and leading technology businesses. Combining expertise in management, strategic business development and technology application, Mr. Cook is an architect of both products and business models. At VeriLAN, Inc., Mr. Cook led the multi-billion dollar consortium of companies seeking to build, own and operate large wireless infrastructure projects. As CEO of Elematics, Clive led the company from business plan development, financing, and deployment. Clive worked in management positions for Nortel Networks, Acterna (now JDSU) and Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). Clive has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary and earned his master's degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from Carleton University. He holds an M.B.A. from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. Mr. Cook is on the Board of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).

Chris Bakken, President & Chief Strategy Officer at Synkro Motive LLC Mr. Bakken has over 20 years of management, start-up, operations, and sales & marketing experience. His industry experience ranges from specialty chemicals, biotechnology, the baking industry, and start-up consulting. Mr. Bakken set up Asian operations in Singapore and from that base built an overseas sales organization from the ground up for Buckman Laboratories, a leading international specialty chemical manufacturer. Ultimately Mr. Bakken served as the Division Manager for East Asia. Upon returning home, Mr. Bakken was presented with the challenge of growing micro algae in Oregon by an investment group. He was instrumental in securing investor funding and built the infrastructure and technical and production team that transformed the idea into a reality. Mr. Bakken then went on to be a key player in the vertical integration of a national baking mix R&D firm that lead to its acquisition by Cargill. A consulting position introduced Mr. Bakken to the green and renewable energy segment and in that role built what was the largest electric car dealership in the US. The experience led him to start Rogue Energy with the aim of providing the next generation batteries to the US market. In late 2008 Rogue Energy was part of a three way merger with SynkroMotive LLC and Shorepower Technologies focused on the design, build, and marketing of electric vehicle charging stations. As the President and Chief Strategy Officer for SynkroMotive he is very active in the State's effort to become the leader in electric transportation infrastructure. He has consulted to various renewable energy start ups providing local management and operations expertise. Mr. Bakken holds a BS in Marine Biology from Oregon State University.

Online registration for this event closes Tuesday, May 12th. Please contact the OEN office at 503-222-2270