Guy Bradley, Venture Investor
Guy Bradley is a former VC and an experienced angel investor in tech companies, who has a long-standing interest (and various investments) in renewable energy. Guy was a founding partner of CMGI@Ventures in 1995, the first Internet-only venture fund. @Ventures was an early stage investor in companies like Lycos, GeoCities, Silknet, and Planet All and had assets under management worth upwards of $4 Billion.
Prior to joining CMGI, Guy worked in software development, product management, and strategic planning at Softlab GmbH, a $100 million software development subsidiary of BMW. He has served on the boards of numerous tech companies including Silknet, WebCT, Virtual Ink, Planet All, and Course Advisor, and is a former board member of Common Angels. Guy received a BA from Princeton University.
Glen Davis, Former CEO, RES Americas
Glen Davis has been a leader in the energy industry for over 30 years. From 2014 through early 2017 he served as President and CEO of Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Americas. Glen joined RES Americas in 2013 as Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for leading commercial activities, including corporate strategy, technical and financial analysis, M&A, transactions, transmission, and new business.
Prior to joining RES, Glen was Chief Executive Officer of Agile Energy, which he co-founded in 2004. The company developed utility-scale solar generation projects in North America with financial backing from Good Energies, Inc. During 2007 and 2008, Glen served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Ausra, Inc.
Glen spent the first 18 years of his energy career with the AES Corporation, helping build it into one of the leading global independent power producers. At AES, he led the development, financing, acquisition, and sale of power generating projects on four continents.
Glen has served on the Board of Directors of the American Wind Energy Association and the Board of Trustees of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council. He holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Sc.B. in mechanical engineering from Brown University.
John Macomber, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
John Macomber is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance unit at Harvard Business School. His professional background includes leadership of real estate, construction, and information technology businesses. At HBS, John's work focuses on the private finance and delivery of public infrastructure projects in both the developed and emerging worlds. These include transportation, energy, water/sanitation, and real estate investments that speed economic development, reduce environmental impacts (notably air and water pollution), and facilitate individual opportunity. His teaching combines infrastructure finance (including public-private partnerships), economic development, and urban planning as well as the impact of technologies like ubiquitous sensors, internet of things, mobile money, big data and analytics, and autonomous vehicles.
He is engaged in the Business and Environment Initiative and Social Enterprise Initiatives at HBS and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Harvard University Center for African Studies. He teaches Finance, Real Estate, Urbanization, and Entrepreneurship courses in the elective curriculum and in Executive Education.
John is the former Chairman and CEO of the George B H Macomber Company, a large regional general contractor; and remains a principal in several real estate partnerships. He serves or has served on the boards of Young Presidents Organization International (YPO), Boston Private Bank, Mount Auburn Hospital, WGBH Educational Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, and the Appalachian Mountain Club.
He is a graduate of Dartmouth College (Mathematics in the Social Sciences) and Harvard Business School.
Mary McBride, Former President, CoBank
Mary McBride is a corporate advisor and the former president of CoBank, ACB, a $125 billion cooperative bank that provides funding for the agribusiness, energy, communications and water industries. With over 30 years of commercial lending experience, Mary has extensive experience in providing capital for infrastructure development and improvement in rural America. From 2006-2012, she served on the Biomass Technical Advisory and Research Committee of the US Departments of Energy & Agriculture.
Mary joined CoBank in 1993 and previously worked for First Interstate Bank of Denver and the First National Bank of Boston. She earned a BA from Wellesley College, an MS from the London School of Economics, and a Master of Science in Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Tony Seba, Author, thought leader, serial entrepreneur, and educator
Tony Seba is a world-renowned author, thought leader, speaker, educator and entrepreneur. Seba is the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation – How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030”, “Solar Trillions” and “Winners Take All”. Tony is also a co-founder of RethinkX, a think tank that focuses on technology disruption and its implications for society and co-author of “Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030“.
He is an instructor at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program, where he has taught entrepreneurship, disruption, and clean energy. He has created and taught the following courses: “Understanding and Leading Market Disruption”, “Clean Energy and Transportation – Market and Investment
Opportunities“, “Strategic Marketing of High Tech and Cleantech“, “Finance for Marketing, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs“ and “Business and Revenue Models Innovation“, He has also taught at top business school around the world such as The Auckland University (New Zealand) Business School, at Singularity University, and in-company at some of the world’s top high tech companies such as Google.
Tony holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Hervé Touati, General Manager, Connected Energy, Shell New Energies
Hervé Touati currently leads Connected Energy, the distributed energy business of Shell New Energies. Hervé is also advising a number of innovative players in the distributed energy space and is President and co-founder of the Energy Web Foundation, a global non-profit organization focused on accelerating the adoption of blockchain technology in the energy sector. Hervé is a Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Senior Fellow.
Before RMI, Hervé held several senior executive positions at E.ON, Germany's leading utility. He spent previously 13 years at McKinsey serving clients in the energy sector. Hervé received a M.S. in Mathematics from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley.