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  • DPR Construction (map)
  • 945 Front Street
  • San Francisco, CA, 94111
  • United States

Andy Peck, CEO, LumaNext
Reza Raji, CEO, Xenio Systems
Clifton Stanley Lemon, CEO, Clifton Lemon Associates

The rapid deployment of solid state lighting (SSL) and electronics in recent years has brought into sharp focus the need to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild our entire electrical infrastructure. Besides SSL, many other factors also contribute to the increasing decline of the centralized system of power production and distribution. It’s now clear that distributed and variable generation, advanced storage, sophisticated network intelligence systems, and new distribution networks like microgrids comprise the technology stack for the grid of the future.

Two technologies in particular, low voltage DC (LVDC), and indoor positioning have been successfully combined with lighting in retail applications and show tremendous potential for much broader deployment. LVDC, In addition to being significantly more efficient that AC networks, is ideal for SSL and many other applications, simplifying design and specification, system configuration, installation, control, operation, and maintenance. The advanced sensors, data capture and analytics in indoor positioning systems are a perfect fit for LVDC networks that power lighting, and deliver a wide range of benefits and ROI to owners and customers.

This program will provide an in-depth look at emerging technologies that are being combined and connected and will chart the path to the future of LIghting, Power, IoT, the grid, and all the devices and applications that connect to it. 

5:30 – 6:30 Networking

6:30 – 6:35 Introductions & Announcements

6:35 - 8:15 Presentations

8:15– 8:45 Moderated Panel Discussion

$25 Non-Members
$20 IES & AIA Members
$10 Students & Emerging Professionals
(Fees non-refundable for cancellations & no-shows)

Contact: Clifton Stanley Lemon, cl@cliftonlemon.com

If you would like to tweet about and during this event, please use the hashtag #IESSF2018EmergingTech

Speaker Bios

Andy Peck, Founder & CEO, LumaNext
Andy brings more than 25 years of experience in the retail store fixture and point of purchase display industries to LumaNext, a provider of smart lighting and energy management systems based on low voltage DC microgrids and proprietary power distribution solutions. As founder and CEO of APEC Display, he worked with major national account retailers including Bed, Bath & Beyond, Burlington Coat Factory, and The Finish Line. His knowledge and creative vision for brick and mortar has enabled LumaNext to engineer state-of-the-art technology to greatly enhance the customer journey and experience. He has Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Institute of Metrology and Instrumentation.

Reza Raji, CEO, Xenio Systems
Reza is an Internet of Things veteran and a seasoned executive, developing sensor-based systems before “IoT” and “Cloud” were part of the vernacular. He was the Founding CEO of iControl Networks, which raised more than $130M as first mass-market residential IoT solution (iControl was recently acquired by Comcast). Earlier in his career, Reza was Business Development head for Echelon, a leading smart grid, commercial and home automation company. Reza was the 2014 CEA Exec of the Year, and holds 34 U.S. and International patents. He has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. 

Clifton Stanley Lemon, IESNA
Clifton is the founder and CEO of Clifton Lemon Associates, which provides education, strategy, product development, and marketing consulting and advisory services to manufacturing, technology, design, and funding organizations. He was formerly Marketing Communications Manager for Soraa and Director of Business Development at Integral Group. He is the President of the Illuminating Engineering Society, San Francisco Section, and is on the Advisory Boards of Strategies in Light/The LED Show, Lightspace CA, and LightShow West.