Oct 18, 2006 (From the CalCars-News archive)
We're participating in this event, sponsored by The San Francisco Chapter of the University of California at Berkeley's Haas School of Business Alumni Network
Clean Technology: A Case Study in Innovation and Disruptive Technology Part of the Innovation Speaker Series
November 2, 2006 PG&E, 245 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105 6:30 - 7:30pm Registration & Networking 7:30 - 9pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
Please join the San Francisco Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network for a lively panel discussion on Clean Technology.
We see it in the news, in the movie theatre, and at the gas pump; Wall Street analysts are talking about it; venture capitalists and major corporations are investing in it - the boom in Clean Technology is upon us. Global climate change, dwindling oil reserves, dependency on oil from unstable regions of the world - all are drivers for the ascendancy of clean technology as an emerging industry, but how does it become the disruption that displaces the status quo?
The California Climate Change Center at U.C. Berkeley has concluded in its Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in California report that "technology innovation...will be needed to shift the economy over the long term away from carbon-based fuels and meet the 2050 targets..." signed into effect by Gov. Schwarzenegger last year, otherwise California and its economy could be severely and adversely affected by climate change.
While it might appear to be the perfect storm that catalyzes a new disruptive industry, clean technology, alternative energy, and other environmentally friendly businesses are not sure bets. Rather, companies large and small, new and old, will need to proceed in new, uncharted directions.
The San Francisco Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network invites you to an engaging discussion on the role innovation plays in disruptive technologies and economic growth. With clean technology as the backdrop, we will discuss how innovation has propelled the greening of technology and how organizations will rely on innovation to facilitate the continued growth of this nascent industry to become a key driver of economic activity.
Felix Kramer, CalCars Will Coleman, UC Berkeley ERP grad student and Haas alumnus Hal La Flash, PG&E alternative energies group
Moderator: Tom Kalil, UC Berkeley
Advance Registration, by October 26: $25.00 Student Registration, by October 26: $20.00 Late Registration, after October 26: $35.00
Seating is limited and the event is expected to sell out. Please register early to reserve your place. For more information or to get on the waiting list if the event is sold out, contact Scott LiPera (scott@...).