BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/11/12 -- President and CEO of 24M Technologies, Inc. Throop Wilder will be a featured moderator at DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability's fifth annual Utility of the Future Leadership Forum, 'Pathway to Excellence.' Wilder will moderate leading industry experts on a panel titled 'Innovation and the Future' at the DNV KEMA forum, May 14-16, 2012, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC.
Wilder, who has more than 20 years of experience building start-ups, will use his practiced judgment and in-depth knowledge of the industry to moderate a discussion on the future of smart grid and technology innovation.
'Having participated in the build-out of the Internet's infrastructure through innovations in telecommunications equipment, I now see the same dynamics of possibility at work in the power grid,' said Wilder. 'Only this time, the resistance to change, especially here in the U.S., is and will be vastly greater, and the dislocations that much more dramatic. I'm excited to join leading industry thinkers to explore those innovations most likely to change our energy future.'
The 2012 Utility of the Future Leadership Forum features one and one-half days of discussions about the dynamic changes facing the utility industry and the paths that innovators have taken toward a sustainable energy future. Two CEO panels will explore the challenges of building the future utility in very different economic environments, while other panels will feature topics such as customers at the helm, sustainable power supply, and engaging customers in sustainability. Throughout the forum, there will be high-level networking opportunities to share perspectives, collaborate, and engage in dialog.
Senior executives are invited to join their peers in the Utility of the Future discussion to share ideas and discover opportunities that can help shape a more sustainable, reliable, profitable utility of the future. Register and learn more about the Utility of the Future Leadership Forum 2012.
About 24M Technologies, Inc.
24M Technologies builds energy storage products with game-changing economics for large-scale deployments in grid and transportation applications. The company was spun out of A123 Systems and is backed by top-tier venture capital firms, North Bridge Venture Partners and Charles River Ventures. 24M is a recipient of the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E awards.
About DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of nearly 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification. As an objective and impartial knowledge-based company, we advise and support organizations along the energy value chain: producers, suppliers & end-users of energy; equipment manufacturers; as well as government bodies, corporations and non-governmental organizations. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability is part of DNV, a global provider of services for managing risk with more than 10,000 employees in over 100 countries. For more information on DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, visit www.dnvkema.com.