Speakers

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Carl Page

President and Cofounder-

Anthropocene Institute

 Mr. Carl Page is the President of the Anthropocene Institute. He was co-founder of eGroups, Inc., where he helped build a network of 14 million users to support Web-based collaboration. eGroups was acquired by Yahoo! and became Yahoo groups. A serial entrepreneur and investor based in the Bay Area, Mr. Page's experience ranges from hardware to Internet companies. He has previously held positions at Microsoft and Mentor Graphics. He sits on various boards such as EcoAmerica.org. Mr. Page has a Masters degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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Nobuo Tanaka

Executive Director

The International Energy Agency (IEA)

Tanaka Nobuo is CEO of Tanaka Global, Inc. He joined the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF)  as President in 2015 and in December 2016 he became Chairman, a position he held until June 2020. Also as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) from 2007 to 2011, he initiated a collective release of oil stocks in June 2011. He also played a crucial and personal role in the strengthening of ties with major non-Member energy players, including China and India.

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Peter Diamandis

Founder

XPRIZE

Recently named by Fortune as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” Peter H. Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the executive founder of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels the world’s leaders on exponentially growing technologies.

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Huw Price

Distinguished Professor and Philosopher

University of Cambridge

Huw Price is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Bonn and an Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He was previously Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy in Cambridge, Academic Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, and co-founder, with Martin Rees and Jaan Tallinn, of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. Before moving to Cambridge in 2011 he was ARC Federation Fellow and Challis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney, where he was founding Director of the Centre for Time. In 2019 he joined the inaugural Board of the Ada Lovelace Institute. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and of the Royal Society of New South Wales.

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Florian Metzler

Research Scientist

MIT Industrial Performance Center

Florian is a nuclear scientist, a science manager, and an innovation researcher with the goal of radically advancing clean, safe, and economical energy technologies. He is a Research Scientist at the MIT Industrial Performance Center and MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering Department. Florian has been at MIT since 2010 where I obtained an MS in Technology and Policy, an MS in Nuclear Science and Engineering, and a PhD in Engineering Systems. He has consulted with government agencies, investment banks, family offices, global multinational corporations, medium sized companies, and startups.

Kazuaki Matsui

(Former) Executive director

Senior fellow, the Institute of Applied Energy (IAE), Japan Executive director (2006 to 2013)

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Dan Matross

Global Head of Research

CREO

Daniel Matross specializes in developing insight and strategy to guide energy and environmental decision making. With expertise in energy and climate, Dan has over 20 years of experience that spans government, non-profits, consulting, investment, and research environments. He has credibly advised stakeholders ranging from investors to elected officials to CEOs across all of North America. 

Dan began his career as a research scientist at Harvard University and the University of California Berkeley, authoring and co-authoring numerous articles in the primary scientific literature. As an accomplished speaker and writer, Dan is talented in making highly technical concepts accessible to a broad cross-section of audiences.

 

Dan holds a Ph.D. in atmospheric science from Harvard University, and a B.S. in chemistry from Stanford University.

 Masami Hayashi

Global Strategy Director

Clean Planet

As the Global Strategy Director of Clean Planet Inc., Masami Hayashi is in charge of promoting Quantum Hydrogen Energy (QHe) worldwide. Clean Planet Inc. is a startup company developing commercial products powered by QHe, a CO2-free energy source generated by condensed matter nuclear reaction, or what used to be called "cold fusion".

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Oliver M Barham

Project Manager

 The United States Navy

Principal investigator (PI) for microsystems and high-risk energy & materials research. Led teams of 20 scientists and engineers in government-sponsored Science & Technology (S&T) projects. PI on projects funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Invited keynote speaker at international high-risk energy workshop sponsored by Department of Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (DOE ARPA-E). Conference Chair for annual international micro and nano-systems American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) conference. Invited funding proposal reviewer for other DoD & DOE organizations. Led and won business development efforts to customers such as DARPA, and initiated new collaborations with other DoD, DOE, private industry and academic laboratories. Most successful publication has over 110 citations; and has reviewed journal papers for publishers including Springer Nature, ASME and IEEE.

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Steve Katinsky

Co-Founder and Director

LENRIA

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 Steve Katinsky is the Co-Founder and Director of LENRIA, the Industrial Association for LENR.