Sep 29 - 30, 2015
Research Fellow, Energy Institute, University of Texas
Roger Duncan is a Research Fellow with the Energy Institute and a Research Associate at the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, Roger serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance to Save Energy, the Board of Trustees of the American Solar Energy Society, and is President of the Pecan Street Project, an Austin smart grid initiative. Roger is the former General Manager of Austin Energy, the municipal utility for Austin, Texas, which has been recognized as a leader in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart grid activities. Prior to that position, Roger was twice elected to the Austin City Council. In 2005, Business Week magazine recognized Roger as one of the top 20 carbon reducers in the world. He has a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin with a major in philosophy.
SLED Systems Engineer, Nutanix
Systems engineer and writer, Wesley Kennedy, architects and manages hyper converged infrastructure environments for his clients, then presents the technology behind his unique solutions to other engineers through his industry-focused blog, whiskykilo.com.
Chief Executive Officer, The 0Cash Company
Bob is an internationally recognized expert in the application of advanced technologies to transportation. He has conducted high-level consulting assignments in advanced technology application for public and private sector clients in Europe, the Middle East, The Pacific Rim, and the USA. Bob has also conducted several strategic business planning assignments for US, Asia-Pacific and European blue chip clients. Bob has published more than 30 articles on the use of advanced transport technologies and co-authored two books on the development of system architectures for advanced technologies and their application to travel information. Bob brings expert knowledge of European transportation management best practices drawn from his working experience in Europe, his participation in CEN TC 278 on the development of the European standard for DSRC and participation in DRIVE and PROMETHEUS projects for the European Union. His particular focus is on the use of advanced sensing technologies to support better traffic management and optimized transportation performance management.
Master Impressionist and Communication Coach
A professional actor for over thirty years, Jim Ross Meskimen appeared in the films Apollo 13, The Grinch, Frost/Nixon, The Punisher, There Will Be Blood, and many others. Some of Meskimen’s TV credits include recurring roles on Parks & Recreation, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Friends, Whose Line is it, Anyway?, Lie to Me and Rules of Engagement. In 2011, the Australian Today Show dubbed Meskimen, “The World’s Greatest Impressionist.” His viral Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices has over a million views and subsequent viral videos have cemented him as a major YouTube talent. He can be seen currently in Impress Me, an original half-hour comedy that originated as a successful web series. Meskimen lives in Los Angeles with his actress wife, Tamara. Their daughter Taylor is also a performer. His mother is beloved actress Marion Ross, who played Mrs. C in the long-running ABC comedy Happy Days.