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Speaker: Jesse Berst, Founder & Chairman, Smart Cities Council

Jesse Berst is the founder and Chairman of the Smart Cities Council, a coalition of organizations that seeks to accelerate the move to smart cities with better livability, workability and sustainability.

Reinventing Electricity (and Your Important Role)

This fast-paced session from smart grid thought leader Jesse Berst will supply the context for the breakout sessions that will follow at the Siemens Smart Grid Software Leadership Conference. You'll learn why the next few years will be the most important in the history of electricity since Thomas Edison kicked things off in 1882. Jesse will explain the four major aspects of the transformation that is underway. Then he will set forth the forces that are converging to force even more change at an even faster pace. He will conclude with suggestions on the roles you could, and should, play at this historic moment.