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How can Big Data Boost Society's Resilience

The Hive is co-hosting the conference established in 2011 by EDF and the Consulate General of France in San Francisco

T.M. Ravi, founder of The Hive, will be a keynote speaker at this event. 

The Hive Think Tank members get a 30% discount! 

This discount can be obtained by keying in the code: THEHIVECAFFEET

Please make sure to register on event page below:

California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technology

CaFFEET’13 will gather stakeholders who look for solutions to increase society’s resilience with those that offer Big Data based-products.

In addition to several Keynote Addresses, the forum will hold four Panel Sessions:

Session 1 – Big Data and Resilience for Governments

This session will gather government leaders looking for solutions to boost resilience of their territory. The panelists will describe their resilience needs and how they can promote the development of big data solutions for resilience, in particular thanks to Open Data initiatives.

Session 2 – Big Data and Resilience for Infrastructure Operators

This session will gather operators of infrastructures such as electricity, gas, water, and transportation infrastructures. The panelists will describe their resilience needs, and their experience and plans with using big data solutions to increase the resilience of their infrastructures.

Session 3 – Big Data and Climate Change Resilience

This session will gather experts and solution providers using Big Data to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Session 4 – Big Data and Natural Disaster Resilience

This session will gather providers of Big Data solutions to increase the resilience of society against natural disasters (hurricane, flooding, heat wave, etc.). These solutions can focus on disaster preparedness, management, and/or recovery.

A Technology Showcase will allow startups to present innovative Big Data-based products.

On the evening of the first forum day, a Reception will be hosted at the residence of the Consul General of France in San Francisco.

Complete program on

Confirmed speakers:

T.M. Ravi, Founder – The Hive

Ed Abbo, President and CTO - C3 Energy

George Mohler, Chief Scientist - PredPol

Matt Wakefield, Director – Information & Communication Technology – EPRI

Steve Adler, IBM's Information Strategist

Saurabh Amin, Assistant Professor – MIT

Ram Rajagopal, Professor - Stanford

Romain Lacombe, Head of Innovation - France's Prime Minister Office

Francois Dauphin, Energy & Utility Business Expert – HP

Jean Claude van Duysen, Director of R&D in the USA – EDF

Michael Krull, Senior VP – Resilient Corporation

Linda Jackman, Vice President, Industry Strategy – Oracle Utilities

Jonathan Reichental, Chief Information Officer – Palo Alto

Francois Xavier Rongere, Manager R&D and Innovation Gas Operations – PG&E

Therese Tierney, Director of the Urban Research Lab – University of Illinois

Claire Waast-Richard, Chief Information Officer – EDF R&D

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