PLEASE NOTE: VENUE HAS CHANGED!!!!
This meetup will be at Google's office at 345 Spear St, 7th Floor.
We've heard the stories of solar and battery storage coming together to save customers more than they can alone, but how does that software work? What else can it do for the grid? Come and hear from Puneeth Kalavase of Stem, David Masselink of Tesla, and Dr Ryan Wartena of Geli, three companies working on the leading edge of these technologies: what have they built, what are some of the amazing things they've already seen, and what's coming down the pike that's going to be even more exciting. I have another Google DayDream View VR Headset so we'll do another raffle after the talk.
6:00PM - 6:30PM - Dinner and networking (bring your dates! It's Valentine's Day after all)
6:35PM - 7:45PM - Intro, Presentations and Q&A
7:45PM - 8:30PM - Further refreshments and networking, VR headset giveaway
8:30PM - 10PM - Drinks at nearby bar (Southside Spirt House 2 blocks away)
Puneeth Kalavase, Lead Data Scientist, Stem
Puneeth leads a team of data scientists who are responsible for the algorithms that operate Stem’s fleet of battery storage systems. Puneeth received his doctoral degree in Experimental Particle Physics from UC Santa Barbara in 2011. Since then, he has worked to use data to solve problems of energy sustainability in academia as an Environmental Energy Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and as a data scientist in industry.
David Masselink, Staff Software Engineer, Tesla
Dave studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. After exposure to the semiconductor and intelligent transportation industries, he transplanted to the Bay Area and has been working as a software engineer in clean tech for over a decade.
He is currently working as a Staff Software Engineer in the Energy Products group at Tesla where he and his team have contributed to solar and energy storage aggregation platforms and tooling as well as more customer facing products.
When he's not behind a computer screen, you'll find Dave trying not to follow the news too closely, advocating for investment in early childhood and STEM education, playing ice hockey or paragliding.
Dr. Ryan Wartena, President & Co-Founder, Geli
Ryan brings over 10 years of experience in computational and battery R&D and 10 years experience in energy storage business and control platform technologies. Since 2010, Ryan has served as CEO, Chief Strategy Officer, Director of Product, and President of Geli, a San Francisco & Melbourne based energy software and business solutions company. Ryan directs Geli’s collection of software products to create the Geli Internet of Energy platform to support all ecosystem partners to provide energy services from networked assets.
Prior experience includes computational software development, UL/ETL storage product validation, organizing battery pack manufacturing in US and Japan, developing solid-state Li‐ion microbatteries, and integrating energy storage systems into grid networks. He is the author of patents in energy storage and energy computing technologies. Ryan holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from UC San Diego, Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Post Doc research at Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC and MIT. Ryan loves long-lived energy networks and his goal in life is to see the world operate on a renewably energized Internet of Energy.
Geli - geli.net
Stem - stem.com
Tesla - tesla.com/
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