FORA.tv Speaker - Dan Yates

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Biography

Daniel Yates, CEO and Founder, is responsible for the vision, strategy, and leadership of OPOWER. OPOWER is the second company that Daniel Yates has started. Prior to founding OPOWER, Daniel Yates was founder and CEO of Edusoft, the leading educational software company providing assessment platforms to US public school districts.

Daniel Yates led the company from inception to national success and recognized leadership in the market and sold the 150-person, $20M revenue company to Boston-based publishing company Houghton Mifflin in 2004. After his departure from Houghton Mifflin, Daniel Yates embarked on a year-long adventure with his wife, driving from the Arctic Sea in Alaska to the southern tip of South America. Over the course of this trip, Daniel Yates became aware of the shocking degradation of the environment, and he subsequently resolved to dedicate his life to sustaining what's left of our beautiful natural world.

In 2009, Daniel Yates was named a "Tech Titan" by Washingtonian magazine and was a finalist for the Ernst and Young 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year award. Daniel Yates received his B.A. in Computer Science, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard University.

2 Programs

New Energy Economics: Innovation is Powering Our Economy

01.24.13 | 02:07:37 min | 0 comments

GreenBeat 2009: Utility Experiences with Smart Energy

11.19.09 | 00:42:00 min | 1 comment