Just as America reaffirms its commitment to a clean-energy future, this event will outline bold actions and strategies that will help get us there. A capstone public event to the 8th edition of the Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days, the conversation will bring together people and ideas from both sides of the Atlantic to tackle urgent challenges in the field of energy.
In Boston (EDT)
11:30 am – Event begins, introductions
11:35 am – Brief remarks by Andrew Wishnia
11:45 am – Brief remarks by Benoit Revaz
11:55 am – Fireside conversation between speakers
12:10 am – Moderated Q&A
12:30 am – Event ends
5:30 pm – Event begins, introductions
5:35 pm – Brief remarks by Andrew Wishnia
5:45 pm – Brief remarks by Benoit Revaz
5:55 pm – Fireside conversation between speakers
6:10 pm – Moderated Q&A
6:30 pm – Event ends
Andrew WishniaDeputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy US Department of Transportation
Andrew Wishnia serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy in the U.S. Department of Transportation. Wishnia previously served at the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, including as Senior Policy Advisor, and also served at the Federal Highway Administration as Special Assistant for Policy to the FHWA Administrator, and as a Senior Program Manager at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Wishnia previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a legislative assistant to Congressman John Yarmuth, now Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on the Budget.
Benoît RevazState Secretary, Director Swiss Federal Office of Energy - SFOE
Benoît Revaz was appointed as Director of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, which is part of the Federal Department (Ministry) of the Environment, Transport, Energy, and Communications, in October 2016. In this position, he is responsible for the preparation and implementation of Switzerland’s energy policy. Key current focus areas are electricity market design, security of electricity supply, energy efficiency policies and programs, an overhaul of climate legislation to enable Switzerland to meet its commitment under the Paris Agreement, and regulation related to nuclear phase-out and siting of nuclear waste disposal. Director Revaz represents Switzerland on the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Prior to his current post, Mr. Revaz held various positions at Swiss utilities, i.e. Secretary General at EEF (now Groupe e, Fribourg; 1999-2004), Head of Management Services at EOS Holding (Lausanne; 2004-2008), successively Head of Business Development and Head of Management Services for Alpiq Holding (Lausanne; 2009-2013) and Senior Advisor at E-CUBE Strategy Consultants (2014-2016).
Benoît Revaz holds a Master of Law (Fribourg, Switzerland) as well as an Executive Master in Communications Management (Lugano, Switzerland). He also participated in the Stanford Executive Program (Stanford 2012).
Katie StebbinsExecutive Director, Food & Nutrition Innovation Institute, Tufts University
Katie Stebbins is the Executive Director of the Food & Nutrition Innovation Institute at Tufts University and was previously the inaugural Secretary for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship for Governor Baker in Massachusetts, where she led state investment efforts in clean energy, cybersecurity, health-tech, robotics, and advanced manufacturing. She is formally trained as an environmental planner and worked in both Springfield and Holyoke, Massachusetts for nearly twenty years designing and implementing technology driven projects for ecological and economic sustainability. Katie has launched three of her own companies, is an Innovator in Residence at MIT Sloan School and earned a master’s in regional planning from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.