Carnegie Mellon University

Previous Distinguished Keynotes and Panelists

Each year, CMU Energy Week brings together approximately 100 speakers from all energy and cleantech sectors to engage and collaborate on research, trends, insights and opportunities that are making a significant and disruptive impact. We've highlighted some of these speakers from our 2019 and 2021 conferences below.

Shara Mohtadi, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Shara Mohtadi

Grant Ervin, Department of City Planning, City of Pittsburgh

Grant Ervin

Dean William Sanders, College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

William Sanders

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald (E 81), Allegheny County

Rich fitzgerald

Jim Skea, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Jim Skea

Raj Kapoor, Lyft

Raj Kapoor

Paula Glover, Alliance to Save Energy

Paula Glover

Michael Dorsey, Around the Corner Capital; IberSun

Micheal Dorsey

CMU alumna Carmen Yulín Cruz, Mayor, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Carmen Yulin Cruz

Thomas Siebel, CEO,

Thomas Siebel

Barbara J. Burger, President, Chevron Technology Ventures

Barbara Burger

Michael O'Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Development, NextEra Energy Resources

Michael O'Sullivan

David Danielson, Managing Director for Science, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

David Danielson

Anne Pramaggiore, (Ret.), Senior Executive Vice President & CEO, Exelon Utilities

Anne Pramaggiore

Arletta Scott-Williams, Executive Director, Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN)

Arletta Scott-Williams

Ken Hayes, Executive Director, Cleantech Open

Ken Hayes

Katharine Eagan Kelleman, Chief Executive Officer, Port Authority of Allegheny County

Katharine Eagan Kelleman

Matthew Nordan, Managing Director, PRIME Impact Fund

Matthew Nordan

Karina Ricks, Director, City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure

Karina Ricks

Brian Anderson, Director, US DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory

Brian Anderson

Congressman Conor Lamb, (PA-17)

Conor Lamb

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-18)

Mike Doyle

Gladys Brown, Chair, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Gladys Brown

Grace Bochenek, Former Director, US DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory

Grace Bochenek

William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh

William Peduto

CMU alumna Chanette Armstrong, Principal Deputy Director, ARPA-E

Chanette Armstrong

Jay Weatherill, 45th Premier of South Australia

Jay Weatherill

Jay Hakes, Former Administrator, US Energy Information Administration

Jay Hakes

Marcia McNutt, President, National Academy of Sciences

Marcia McNutt

Howard Gruenspecht, Former Deputy Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration

Howard Gruenspecht

CMU alumnus Harmeet Singh, CTO, Greenlots

Harmeet Singh

Colette Honorable, Partner, Reed Smith LLP, Energy and Natural Resources Group

Colette Honorable

Alex Laskey, President & Founder, Opower

Alex Laskey

Sanjit "Bunker" Roy, Social Activist & Founder, Barefoot College

Bunker Roy

Andrew Stevenson, Formerly of Tesla Special Products

Andrew Stevenson

CMU alumnus Paul Browning, President & CEO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.

Paul Browning

Mary Conturo, Executive Director, Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

Mary Conturo

Chris White, Executive Vice President & Chief Sales Officer, Bloom Energy

Chris White

Balaji Ganapathy, Head of Workforce Effectiveness, Tata Consultancy Services

Balaji Ganapathy