Weekly Update

Smart Grid Bunker Series: What Do You Want to Know?

We’re hosting the latest GigaOM Bunker Series event at our San Francisco offices next week, on Jan. 28. The topic this time is next-generation applications for the smart-grid sector. We’ve gathered a select group of about 75 entrepreneurs, executives and investors to engage in a town hall forum.

We’ll examine what applications and services will be delivered on top of the current smart grid infrastructure buildout, including home and commercial building energy management, smart EV charging, and next-gen demand response and billing — all potentially billion-dollar markets. The underlying question is, how can tech companies, utilities and investors create an environment that delivers a future of innovation, energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions?

A few speakers will lead the debate at the forum, but the overall emphasis will be on participation and comment by all those invited. Our conversation leaders will include:

  • Andrew Tang, senior director of PG&E’s Smart Energy Web
  • Scott Lang, CEO of Silver Spring Networks
  • Warren Weiss, partner at Foundation Capital
  • John Steinberg, CEO of EcoFactor

The event will also be live-streamed here and on Earth2Tech; we’ll have exclusive live blog coverage and post-game analysis here at GigaOM Pro. We wanted to extend an early invitation to GigaOM Pro subscribers to let us know what questions they’d like to see discussed. So, weigh in below!

Question of the week

What would you like to know about next-gen applications for the smart grid?