October 15-17, 2020 | Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula CA
Speakers & Agenda
Friday Keynote Speaker
Senior Scientist NRDC
Pierre Delforge, a senior scientist, joined Natural Resource Design Center in 2010 after a 20-year career in the computer industry. At NRDC, he works on policies to accelerate the clean energy transition in buildings, with a focus on space and water heating, as well as plug-in equipment.
Previously, Delforge was lead energy and climate strategist for HP’s sustainability group. He holds degrees in computer science from Cambridge University and École Centrale de Paris. He is based in San Francisco.
Saturday Keynote Speaker
Integrated Modeling and Simulation Manager, NASA JPL
Steve Wall came to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1976 for the 30-day Viking Mission, the first landing on Mars. Forty-three years later, he is in JPL’s Chief Engineer’s Office, where he does research on new ways to do engineering design. Along the way, Steve has been part of Viking, Magellan (Venus) and Cassini (Saturn) explorations of our Solar System, and several missions to explore our own planet, Earth. He is also an instructor in Systems Engineering at Caltech’s Center for Technology and Management Education. With degrees in Optical Engineering and Physics, Steve considers himself half engineer and half scientist; his highest accomplishment may have been getting those two professions to occasionally agree with each other.