SolarPower World Webcast
November 16, 2021
Digital Ecosystem for Infrastructure Reliability – Attracting Capital and Financial Markets to Infrastructure
March 10, 2021
August 20, 2020
San Marcos, Texas
World Economic Forum
Request for Doe Grant -
February 27, 2020
Colorado State University
January 13, 2020
New York City
The Yale Club
September 24, 2019
Solar Power International
Hilton Salt Lake City Center
Left to Right
Larry Clopp, President, Surety Resource Connection
Logan Pitts, Field Representative, State Senator Bill Dodd, 3rd District
Jonathan Previtali, Director of Technology & Technical Services, Wells Fargo Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance
Alfred Gaspari, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Alan Strasser, Policy Director & Stakeholder Liaison, American Resilience Project
Coltyn Allbee, CSU Chico
Kunal Bhavsar, CSU Chico STEM Program
Glenna Wiseman, SunSpec Alliance
Matthew Hirsch, Hirsch Media
Tom Tansy, SunSpec Alliance
California State Senator Bill Dodd
John Purves, Oracle, Principal Product Manager
Jason Kaminsky, Chief Operating Officer, kWh Analytics
Marc Joffe, Public Sector Credit Solutions
Michelle Savage, Vice President, XBRL US, Inc.
Alfred R. Berkeley, Global Sustainability Index Institute (UNGSII)
K. Dixon Wright, USI Insurance Services
Dan Peter, Salesforce Programmer
Nathan Wood, Executive Director, Construction Progress Coalition
Roger Sorkin, American Resilience Project
Michael Wilkins, Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental & Climate Risk Research, S&P Global Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
Impact Event Mission Statement
To accelerate the adoption and implementation of digital data interoperability to enable data driven decisions for public and private entities
Develop structures and business models that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goal’s.
To enable greater efficiency to reduce costs associated with the construction of infrastructure.
Promote engagement with the XBRL review process on the Contractor Financials Taxonomy
To accelerate the transition to digital by demonstrating data interoperability has transitioned from concept to implementation across the entire ecosystem.
To provide brief overviews from across the ecosystem to convey the breath and depth of the ecosystem alignment already in place to validate and warrant accelerated implementation.
To connect stakeholders by introducing each other to further the acceleration and to promote innovation to enable next generation of GovTech,RegTech, CleanTech,ConstrcTech,InsurTech and FinTech entities.
The Orange Button, along with its companion Blue and Green Button, is a national collaboration effort funded by the DOE SunShot program to increase solar bankability by reducing soft costs and improving access to financial products with data analytics enabled by the adoption and implementation of standards along with the creation of the Internet of Things (IoT). The Orange Button is just one of many federal initiatives to promote, if not mandate, data standards. These mandates are not limited to certain industry segments but will apply across the spectrum of stakeholders. The more the evolution of data standards crosses over industry segments and enables data interoperability on key common data elements regardless of industry, the more the adoption and implementation will be a benefit, instead of a burden. The more the Orange Button provides benefits, the more successful the Orange Button will be in meetings its specific objectives.
The internet, online applications and the cloud allows multipurpose data exchange between stakeholders, commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). Being able to securely share information confident that the data is “apples to apples” requires a collaborative effort and consensus on the data definitions for each data element and to have that shared “dictionary of terms” as a national resource, such as the XBRL Taxonomy for public companies to exchange data with the Securities and Exchange.
The big push for renewable energy creates both opportunities and risks for utilities, developers, contractors, manufactures and other stakeholders involved as the challenge of multi-participant construction of solar projects with increasing demands for data interoperability, and emerging IoT products and services, are made significantly more complex when Cyber risk is factored in.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
K. Dixon Wright,
Wells Fargo Insurance Services
The National Data Initiative – How we got the “Button” for Data Interoperability
Mr. Alfred R. Berkeley
Former Acting Chairman of the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council Former Chairman of XBRL US, Former Director of XBRL International Cyber Risk and the Smart Grid
General Keith Alexander (Ret.)
Founder and CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity Former head of U.S. Cyber Command, National Security Agency and Central Security Service
SunSpec Alliance – Awardee of Orange Button
The Orange Button – Platform for Collaboration on National Data Standards for Energy.
California State University Chico
Director of Strategic Partnerships Assistant to the Dean and Director of Advancement
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management
Larry Clopp, President, Surety Resource Connection
Charlie Isaacs VP, CTO for Customer Connection Salesforce
Tony Abou-Jaoude, Software Architect at Wells Fargo
John Sedgwick, President at VDE Americas
Joel Boeder, Vice President, Wells Fargo - Emerging Technologies Strategy Consultant
K. Dixon Wright, Senior Vice President, USI Insurance Services
Chairman, Surety Resource Connection
Jan Rippingale, Chief Technology Officer, Blue Banyan Solutions
Campbell Pryde, President XBRL US
Bob O’Hagan, Program Engineer for the Clean Coalition
Tom Tansy, Chairman of SunSpec Alliance