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Created 3/15/2018 by Veronica Marzilli
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Opening Keynote: Val Jensen

Senior Vice President, Customer Operations – Commonwealth Edison

As senior vice president for Strategy, Mr. Jensen is responsible for developing ComEd’s long-term platform business model strategy. Val also has responsibility for ComEd’s $350 million (annual) energy efficiency program portfolio. Prior to being named to this position in December 2017, he served as senior vice president for Customer Operations where he managed development and delivery of the Company’s customer-facing products and services, including the customer contact center, eChannels, metering, billing and ComEd’s portfolio of demand response and energy efficiency programs. He was also responsible for leading development of the Exelon Utilities business intelligence/data analytics strategy.

Prior to joining ComEd in 2008, Val served as senior vice president, managing ICF International’s San Francisco office. Previously, he worked for the U.S. Department of Energy, where he served on the staff of the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and directed the Chicago regional office.

Val serves on the boards of the Alliance to Save Energy, Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and the Energy Foundry, and previously served on the U.S. DOE’s Electricity Advisory Committee. He was a founding board member of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. He holds a BA from Hamline University and a MPA from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. 

General Session Speaker: Steve Brown
Futurist, former Chief Evangelist and Futurist for Intel

Steve Brown is an accomplished speaker, blogger, strategist, and executive coach with 25 years of experience in the high-tech sector. Steve works with a wide range of Fortune 500 companies and brands spanning the retail, hospitality, media, and communications sectors. As CEO of Possibility and Purpose, LLC, he offers speaking and consulting services to all organizations that seek his help, whatever their size or focus.

Steve helps companies to understand technological, social, business and ecosystem trends so that they can plan for where the world is going. This allows organizations to adopt a leadership position, building product, business and marketing strategies that put them out in front rather than just following what others are doing.

The future should not be something that happens to us; the future must be something we choose to build for ourselves.

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