Keynote Speaker: Axel Schlumberger

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Senior Vice President Power Systems & Solutions, Southwire Company

Axel Schlumberger is responsible for Southwire’s Utility wire, cable and services business. He also provides technical leadership for the Power Systems & Solutions Group of the company.





Panel: Global Electrification

James Marlow

James Marlow is co-founder and former CEO of Radiance Solar. He has worked at Yahoo! as a Regional Director of Sales for the Southeast. He was Founder and Chief Southerner of AnythingSouthern.com, a regional online portal for the American South. He enjoys being a guest lecturer speaking on Solar Energy, Sustainability, Innovation, Startups and the history of Personal computing.


Dr. Richard Simmons

Dr. Richard Simmons is a Senior Research Engineer at Georgia Tech’s Strategic Energy Institute (SEI). He has been Executive Director for Research- AirTIES Center, Energy Officer for AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow for the U.S.  Department of State, and VP of Engineering at Eleison Composites.




Sarah Neville

Sarah Neville is the Campus Sustainability Coordinator at Georgia Tech. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, she has a Bachelor and Master of Science in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan, and is currently pursuing an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology.



Dr. Emily Grubert

Dr. Emily Grubert is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. She studies how community and societal priorities can be better incorporated into multicriteria policy and project decisions, mainly related to energy, water, and infrastructure systems.



Emily Morris

Emily Morris is the co-founder and CEO of Emrgy. She managed $10+ million in R&D contracts to build new technologies for energy, military and transportation over 6 years. She is on the Board of Directors of Blue Skies Ministries and was named Top 30 Under 30 by Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2016.




Panel: Energy Security and Smart Grids

Dr. Marylin Brown

Dr. Marylin Brown is a professor of Sustainable Systems in the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy. She joined Georgia Tech in 2006 after a distinguished career at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she led several national climate change mitigation studies and became a leader in the analysis and interpretation of energy futures in the United States.



Dr. Murat Yildirim

Dr. Murat Yildirim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Wayne State University. Prior to joining Wayne State, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology (2016-2018). Dr. Yildirim’s research interest lies in advancing the integration of mathematical programming and data analytics in various application domains, with a special emphasis on energy and mobility applications.


Dr. Adam Stulberg

Dr. Adam Stulberg is Professor and Neal Family Chair; Associate Chair/Research; and Co-Director, Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP) in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. His current research focuses on the geopolitics of oil and gas networks, energy security dilemmas and statecraft in Eurasia, Russia and “gray zone” conflicts, new approaches to strategic stability, internationalization of the nuclear fuel cycle, and implications of emerging technologies for strategic stability and international security.


Anthony Coker

Anthony Coker is Vice President of Sales at Hannah Solar. He is responsible for utilities, national accounts & new markets. As a frequent industry speaker and author, Anthony is a thought leader in the Solar PV, CleanTech and Smart Energy industries. He is a published author in the areas of Solar Cost Modeling, Competitive Industry Strategies and Business Process Management.