All Sides of Energy Resilience – What professionals need to know

Monday, July 19, 2021 – 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

For both companies and communities, resilience has become essential in an increasingly turbulent global economy. In particular, energy resilience is a complex arena, demanding new strategies for strengthening supply chains, decarbonizing buildings, developing intelligent technologies, adopting electric vehicles, and working in dynamic energy markets. 
Designing resilient, sustainable energy systems is critical for organizations to thrive as the world accelerates toward a net-zero carbon emissions economy. Understanding how energy systems are evolving is equally essential for today’s professionals to become better leaders, energy advisors, decision-makers, investors, regulators, and educators.
The Security and Sustainability Forum invites you to join the George Washington University Energy Resilience Certificate instructors for a 75-minute discussion introducing the program and how energy systems are changing to meet climate resilience and energy security challenges.  

Meet the GWU Instructors on the Panel
Joseph FikselEnterprise ResilienceJoseph is the author of Resilient by Design, the seminal book on the topic, and co-founder of the Center for Resilience at The Ohio State University.Jimmy JiaEnergy StrategiesFor over a decade, Jimmy has specialized in creating strategies for corporations, governments, and non-profits that advance their mission and vision while reducing their impacts on the planet.Julian BentleyElectric Vehicle MarketsJulian with more than 20 years of experience helping the federal government address energy and environmental challenges and is an expert on federal fleet management and energy policy.
Smiita Chandra ThomasBuilding DecarbonizationSmita is a senior green building consultant to IFC (World Bank), and is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC).Venki VenkateshwaraElectricity MarketsA long-time energy consultant Venki has worked at the world’s leading management consultant firms, including McKinsey & Company, Charles River Associates, and FTI Consulting.Stratos TavoulareasRenewable Energy Finance Stratos has worked in 80 countries on energy projects for the International Finance Corporation and other organizations.
Payman DehghanianSmart Energy Systems and CybersecurityAn Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Washington University, Payman is an expert in power system reliability and electrical cybersecurity.
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