Zpryme announces main ETS16 sponsors

Zpryme announces main ETS16 sponsors

Doors open on March 29, 2016 in Austin, Texas for 3rd Annual ETS flagship event

ETS16 (Energy Thought Summit 2016) has compiled a dynamic slate of industry thought leaders and main sponsors around this year’s theme, Transforming the Chaos, March 29 – 31 in Austin, Texas at the historic Paramount Theatre.

Siemens will host the energy experience as Premier sponsor with ComEd, Direct Energy and Austin Energy sublimely filling the exclusive Platinum Sponsorship slots. “Across technology, customer-facing solutions, and utilities, these are leaders that have produced noteworthy innovation that has scaled globally,” said Andrew Johnston, President of ETS. “We look forward to their contributions in setting the stage for Transforming the Chaos.”

ETS16 Sponsors to date include: Siemens, Austin Energy, Direct Energy, ABB, ComEd, G&W Electric, Intel, S&C Electric, and SoCore Energy. The next lineup of sponsors will be announced January 12, 2016.

This year’s event will feature:

  • Three days of compelling ideas around Business Model, Policy and Technology driving future infrastructure
  • Themes of Transformation, Emergence, Convergence and the stories of people that lead innovation
  • 75 visionaries and C-suite executive thought leaders in technology, energy, water, and transportation
  • 25 partners across academia, business, policy, R&D and technology
  • International delegations from Israel, Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Canada and Mexico

“ETS15 was a great success. Being around great minds, hearing great ideas, and being able to speak to such an engaged crowd was truly inspiring,” explained Badar Khan, Direct Energy’s President and CEO “I can’t wait to see what ETS16 will bring.”

“ETS offers a unique opportunity to witness the best in the energy industry.  Cutting-edge trends, expert advice, and connecting with amazing talent in the industry are just a few of the benefits,” shared Michael Carlson, President, Siemens Digital Grid US. “We are excited to be part of the thought leadership for this industry and the ETS16 event in March.”

“Utilities are transforming operations by leveraging the benefits of connectivity and analytics to achieve new and ambitious business priorities. From capturing efficiencies with The Cloud and mobility, to incorporating DERs and delivering a differentiated customer experience, we’re excited to uncover and share compelling insights from our 2016 survey report, Connected: Bridging the IT and OT Divide, at ETS16,” said Rick Nicholson, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, ABB Enterprise Software.

“ETS is THE energy thought event of the year. A time to be inspired by bold ideas and learn what’s really happening today in energy innovation…all in a fun, relaxed environment,” said Karl Popham, Austin Energy’s Manager of Emerging Technologies.

Zpryme’s flagship ETS16 event will enable participants to debate the state and future of energy, transportation, infrastructure, and how they can collaborate across industry, government, and society to address a new era of technology innovation. The speakers and sponsors have been carefully selected to share tangible stories from around the globe, to illustrate the way forward in the 21st century.

About Zpryme and ETS

Residing in Austin, Zpryme is a research-based firm with services focused on energy. Based on the creative direction of our associates we produce ETS (Energy Thought Summit), influential research, and premium branding experiences that challenge the status quo.

Combined, ETS and Zpryme represent digital and physical platforms that share stories of real people, ideas and products influencing the grand energy transition.

Media Contact:

Eric Swanson


(248) 935-4982

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