Date(s) - 18 Sep 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
INNOVATION IN ENERGY
ROBERT PICONI, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER ENERGY VAULT
WINNER OF THE 2020 WORLD ECONOMIC PRIZE FOR INNOVATION
Robert Piconi is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Vault, responsible for the overall vision, strategic direction and operational performance of the company. Energy Vault creates highly disruptive and innovative solutions focused on long duration, utility-scale energy storage that for the first time enables renewables to deliver baseload power 24/7 below the cost of fossil fuels.Robert’s experience includes prior Executive leadership roles in Fortune 100 public companies across various industries including Diversified Energy (Amoco/British Petroleum), Telecommunications (Bell LabsLucent Technologies, Alcatel), and Security/Network Management Software(Danaher Corporation). Within the private sector, he also founded and developed several innovative health care service and medical device companies within the European market which were later acquired by Private Equity funds and/or large industry conglomerates.
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Online every Friday in academic session, the Student Innovation Center will feature “Flagship Fridays What IF— Innovators Forum,” an interviewer moderated, on-line conversation session with leaders representing a diverse scope and scale of innovation. Our universities do an excellent job of incorporating technical, hands-on and experiential learning. Yet these experiences rarely afford students that window of insight about those behavioral characteristics that drive successful and industry changing innovation. In our What IF sessions, industry mavericks will share their personal stories of innovation as well as their perspective of how, where, when, and why innovation is such a critical driver of social and economic progress and sustainability.