Speakers

Laura Ipsen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CISCO Connected Energy Laura Ipsen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CISCO Connected Energy

In her role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Connected Energy, Laura Ipsen shapes Cisco's vision and drives the strategy for this key market adjacency. Cisco's vision is for networking technology to transform how the world manages its energy and environmental challenges, and believes that anything connected to the network can be made greener. Ipsen's role is to build an extensive product and services portfolio, based on a smarter, connected energy grid, designed to meet the needs of global utilities and energy companies, business, and consumers transitioning to a new and more sustainable economy.

Dan Reed, Corporate Vice President for Technology Strategy & Policy and Extreme Computing Group, Microsoft Dan Reed, Corporate Vice President for Technology Strategy & Policy and Extreme Computing Group, Microsoft

Dan Reed is Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Technology Strategy and Policy and Extreme Computing. Previously, he was the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor at UNC Chapel Hill, as well as the Director of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and the Chancellor’s Senior Advisor for Strategy and Innovation for UNC Chapel Hill.

Dr. Reed has served as a member of the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and as a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). As chair of PITAC’s computational science subcommittee, he was lead author of the report “Computational Science: Ensuring America’s Competitiveness.”

Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy, Founder and CEO, OSIsoft

Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy, Founder and CEO, OSIsoft

Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy is the CEO and majority owner of OSIsoft. Under Dr. Kennedy's visionary leadership, the company has grown from a small software startup in 1980 to a highly profitable global corporation. Prior to founding the company, Dr. Kennedy worked as a research engineer for Shell Development Company and as an applications consultant for Taylor Instrument Company.

Dr. Kennedy attended the University of Kansas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. A registered professional engineer in control systems engineering, he holds a patent on a catalytic reformer control system. He co-authored a chapter of the book "Planning, Scheduling and Control Integration in the Process Industries," C. Edward Bodington, ed. (McGraw-Hill Co., 1995), and is the author of numerous papers.

Bernard Morneau, President, OSIsoft Bernard Morneau, President, OSIsoft

Bernard Morneau is OSIsoft's President. Bernard is responsible for operations as well as overseeing the management team of OSIsoft. A seasoned executive with deep engineering and technological experience as well as a proven record of successful sales and general operations management, Bernard joined OSIsoft in May 2001. He served as general manager of OSIsoft Canada as well as sales executive for Eastern Canada. Prior to joining OSIsoft, Bernard was involved with the sales and distribution of OSIsoft products in Canada for seven years.

A graduate of the University of Ottawa in Chemical Engineering in 1978, Bernard has occupied diverse positions in the metallurgical, chemical and oil and gas industries in eastern Canada. In 1991, he co-founded Cogexel, which then became an OSIsoft Distributorship in Canada.

Jon Peterson, Vice President, Marketing, OSIsoft Jon Peterson, Vice President, Marketing, OSIsoft

Jon Peterson is OSIsoft's Vice President of Marketing. Jon has been with OSIsoft since 1992. He was most recently VP of Engineering, and before that led the PI Server group, demonstrating strong leadership in both the PI System flagship technology and product rollouts. Jon had 9 years experience working in Process Engineering before coming to OSIsoft.

Jon earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University.