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Batteries and Clean Tech: Energy Storage Trends for Transportation and Grid Storage

September 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$15 – $35

Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Event Overview

First developed in 1800, batteries still play an important part in our digital world. Recently, batteries occupy an increasingly crucial role in reducing the carbon footprint of our transportation and electrical grid sectors. Yet, the limitations of battery technology remain a barrier to the market acceptance of electrified transportation and renewable energy. In conjunction with Keizai Silicon Valley, this program will explore recent trends in the North American, Japanese and Chinese markets in battery technology, related business models and regulations for these two very important clean tech applications.


Panel:                James Chen — Deputy General Manager,

                                                   Beijing Globe Super Power New Energy Technology Development Corp

Luisa Elkins — Sr. Associate, Procopio at Procopio

                          Others TBD

Phil Keys (Moderator)— Senior Marketing Content Manager, Intertrust Technologies, Columnist, Nikkei Sangyo Newspaper



Date:                 Thursday, September 20, 2018

Registration/Networking:                5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Program:                                          6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Networking:                                     8:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Venue:              PROCOPIO



Fees:                 $15: Early Bird Discount for first 30 registrations by Tuesday, Sept 4 (11PM)

$20: Regular Registration by Sunday, Sept 16 (11 PM)

$35: Late Registration by Tuesday, Sept 18 (Noon)

$50: Walk-ins (Seats are limited and may not be available)

Food, including sushi and beverages, will be served.

Registration:    http://www.keizai.org

Featured Panelists and Moderator

James Chen, Deputy General Manager,

Beijing Globe Super Power New Energy Technology Development Corp

James has worked as an entrepreneur and/or startup executive in Silicon Valley since 1995.  Currently, he is working with the Beijing Globe Super Power New Energy Technology Development Corp., a company that has developed a monomer Li-on battery in China.  He has been dedicated to the clean energy industry for over 15 years. He holds a MBA in Project Management and has worked for Xpeed, NanoStellar, NanoExa, and others in Silicon Valley.  James, has over 30 years of experience in bridging business between US companies and Greater China, Japan, Korea and other Asia Pacific Countries in the areas of OEM manufacturing, outsourcing, materials supply, E-commerce, telecommunication, energy and technology commercialization.


Luisa Elkins, Sr. Associate, Procopio

Luisa assists clients with regulatory counseling and policy development with a particular focus on public utility and transportation regulation. Her practice includes representing local governments, utilities, lenders, and developers before California state agencies and advising clients regarding development and acquisition of renewable energy projects. She also counsels transportation companies regarding existing and emerging regulations, regulatory filings, and operative permits, including those related to Transportation Network Companies (i.e., on-demand transportation services) and autonomous vehicles. Before joining Procopio, she served as legal counsel for the CPUC and worked at an international law firm. Luisa is licensed to practice in both the US and her native Colombia. She earned a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco Masagung Graduate School of Management, and a law degree and certificates of specialization in Administrative and Environmental Law from the University Externado of Colombia.


Phil Keys (Moderator), Marketing Content Manager, Intertrust Technologies and Columnist, Nikkei Sangyo Newspaper

Phil works in marketing communications at Intertrust Technologies, a Silicon Valley software company specializing in trusted distributed computing. He is also one pf the writers of the Shinpu (New Wind) Silicon Valley column in the Nikkei Sangyo Newspaper. Prior to Intertrust, Phil spent over 13 years as a US correspondent for Nikkei Business Publications covering the technology industry in Silicon Valley as well as in consulting and marketing positions in both the U.S. and Japan. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Phil also attended International Christian University in Tokyo.

Founded in 1990, Keizai Silicon Valley US-Japan Business Forum is an all-volunteer business and professional networking organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its primary purpose is to provide opportunities for executives and professionals to develop the knowledge and human networks for successful US-Japan Business.


September 20, 2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$15 – $35


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Palo Alto, CA United States
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