Head, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Lead, IoT Solutions - Smart Grid/Smart Cities, AT&T
Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, World Resources Institute
Moderator: Ben Geman
Energy and Environment Correspondent, National Journal
Mike Boots leads the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). CEQ helps to develop the Administration’s environmental and energy policies and initiatives and works closely with Federal agencies to implement them.
Ed Davalos is the Director of Product Management for Utility / Smart Grid solutions at AT&T Mobility. His organization is responsible for the development and implementation of industry solutions which focus on levering AT&T’s Mobility assets and offering portfolio for the Utility vertical markets. His current work involves ensuring the delivery of solutions that meet the industry's expanded needs for next general of Smart Grid solutions including manages services, secure critical communication, workforce transformation and wireless applications.
Ben Geman is a National Journal Energy and Environment Correspondent, and has nearly a decade of experience on the beat.
Dr. Andrew Steer is the President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, a global research organization that works in more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and Europe. WRI’s 450 experts work closely with leaders to address six urgent global challenges at the intersection of economic development and the natural environment: food, forests, water, climate, energy and cities.
David Goldston, Director of Government Affairs for Natural Resources Defense Council, suspects that conflict between the Republican-led Congress and the President will draw attention to the issue of climate change.