Bob Metcalfe

Energy Thought Summit at Austin’s Paramount March 29-31

UPDATE — April 7, 2016 — Read the CleanTX recap of ETS 2016 here.


ATI is proud to be a network partner of the Energy Thought Summit 2016, to held March 29 – 31 at downtown Austin’s historic Paramount Theatre. It’s not too late to register for this event and experience a fascinating cross-section of established leaders and unsung heroes rewriting the next generation of energy.

Prominent thought leaders participating will include: Dr. Vint Cerf, Dr. Bob Metcalfe, Badar Khan, Anne R. Pramaggiore, George P. Bush, Gil C. Quiniones, and Harold DePriest.

Widely known as one of the “fathers of the Internet,” Cerf–currently vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google–is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. Austin’s Metcalfe– Professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise in The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering–invented the Ethernet in 1973.

Bob Metcalfe

Bob Metcalfe

ETS16 is focusing on “transforming the chaos” that rules the energy industry today, as what has essentially been the same industry for 100 years is now being turned on its head. The goal is to enable a much-needed sustainable transformation.

Event host Zpryme writes: “’Digitizing’ the grid is a somewhat recent step that started with the widespread introduction of smart meters. While utilities brought them in to primarily automate meter reading and customer billing, these meters and other digital grid technologies have actually unleashed ideas and companies that are shaking the very core of what it means to be a utility company. Other influences, like the Clean Power Plan by President Obama and EPA, will impact utility business models, industry standards, regulations and policy.”

ETS and ETS@ panels and individual discussions are free and open to the public via the YouTube channel:

About Zpryme:

Founded in 2005 and proudly based in Austin, Texas, Zpryme is a research-based firm with services focused on three areas: energy, transportation, and mobile. Based on the creative direction of our associates we produce influential research that challenges the status quo and marketing solutions to generate fully-immersive brand experiences, from the web to face-to-face environments. Clients include: Accenture, GE, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Toshiba, and Toyota.