The conference will be kicked off by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerld. Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania has the natural resources, workforce and technology to be a preminent energy and web3 hub
Speakers Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald
Bankruptcies, debt restructuring, and bitcoin’s price collapse made this the most stressful year for bitcoin miners on record. Our speakers will discuss how they survived the downturn, reduced environmental impact, and strengthened the power grid.
1. Liam Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Mawson Infrastructure Group
2. Brent Whitehead, Co-Founder, Solutions- Giga Energy
3. MODERATOR: AARON FOSTER, Director Business Development, Luxor
Renewable Energy is more than just solar. Our three-person panel will discuss the most cutting -edge trends in the sustainable energy sector including carbon/methane capture, geothermal and more. We will also examine how fossil fuel companies are increasingly investing in new sustainable technologies.
1. Brent Bobsein, Vice President of Sustainable Development, CNX
2. Alex Argons, Head of RNG, STX Group
3. Erik Steimle, Vice President of Project Development, Rye Development
4. MODERATOR: DONALD RACEY, Chief Executive Officer, Engage Energy and Industrial Consulting
Pittsburgh's own Josh Knauer discusses how ReSeed Carbon Assets utilizes Blockchain Technology to create a carbon credit marketplace.
1. Josh Knauer, Co-Founder, Reseed Carbon assets
Recently America’s energy grid has been described as inefficient, aging, and unreliable. In this group chat we will discuss how microgrids, bitcoin miners, and smart grid technologies can modernize our electrical system and eliminate blackouts.
1. Adam Scarsella Strategic Sales Director
Bitcoin can’t get to a billion daily users till it can be used as easily as a debit card. The Lightning network is designed to address bitcoin’s medium of exchange issue. We are highlighting several local companies making this a possibility The war between Russia and Ukraine had a profound impact on energy and finance markets. The war made it extremely difficult to receive donations and payments through the traditional banking system in Ukraine and Russia. Between 70 and 200 million dollars of Crypto assets have poured into Ukraine over the last year. These donations have allowed the government to provide essential services, clothing, and food to their people. Most of the discussion will focus on Crypto’s impact on modern warfare. We will also touch on the impact this conflict has had on global energy markets
1. Lieutenant Colonel Tyler Standish
2. LTC Brandon Van Orden
Bitcoin can’t get to a billion daily users till it can be used as easily as a debit card. The Lightning network is designed to address bitcoin’s medium of exchange issue. We are highlighting several local companies making this a possibility
1. Todd Blumer, President, SDG Systems
Our panel of regulators, decision makers, and advocacy groups will discuss how to form a functional regulatory framework that protects consumers while allowing for maximum freedom.
1. John Rizzo, Senior Vice President Public Affairs, Clyde Group
2. Thomas Mapes, Energy Policy, Digital Chamber of Commerce
3. Janay Eyo, Director of Financial Policy, Chamber of Progress
The Federal government has set aside 7 billion dollars to establish 10 regional Hydrogen Hubs. We are going to discuss why Appalachia is the ideal location for one of these hubs and what these hydrogen hubs mean for a more sustainable future.
1. Alain Xiong-Calmes, Director of State and Local Policy Progressive Chamber of Commerce
2. Chad Forcey, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Conservative Energy Forum
There are numerous investment questions in the web 3 world. Should you use an exchange? Is a Digital wallet necessary? How do you make environmentally conscious investments in this space? How can you exercise prudent investment strategy in a world as cutting edge as Web3. Our panelist will discuss.
1. Nick Harmon, Chief Investment Officer, Blockchain Global Capital
2. Kristine Cranley, Director of Business Development, Texas Blockchain Council
3. Drew Mailen, Co-Founder and Chief Narrative Office, DeFi PHILLY
Stretch your legs, check emails
1. Sarah Philiips
Dave Callahan from the Marcellus Shale Coalition updates on important issues affecting the shale play, including the need for permitting reform, increasing pipeline capacity, and investment in energy infrastructure.
1. Dave Callahan, President, Marcellus Shale Coalition
The Marcellus Shale industry is more than 15 years old, the industry has entered a phase of maturity but opportunities and challenges are still present. We will discuss the need for permitting reform, an overview of conventional wells, and reviewing mergers and acquisitions in the Appalachian basin.
1. Neil Kok, President, Global Natural Resource Management
2. Stan Berdell, President, BLX Inc
3. Charlie Burd, Executive Director, GO WV
4. Kyle Textor, Founder, Carbon Capture Consluting
The day ends on a slightly different note, Pennsylvania's Hazo Solutions help cannabis companies streamline their business operations through blockchain technologies. We will learn about this exciting company and also hear how this same technology can be used in the global energy supply chain to help with logistics, regulatory compliance, and safety compliance.
1. Kevin Cain, Founder and CEO, Hazo Solutions