Utility Response to Climate Change
    Innovative solutions to integrate renewable energy
    5th Annual Conference
    29-30 September 2015
    San Francisco, CA, USA
CaFFEET 2012

CaFFEET'12: "Smart City, What Is The Added Value?"

The concept of the ‘smart’ city has been around for a long time and there are many ‘smart’ city projects underway around the world. However, the deployment of ‘smart’ technologies is not cheap and therefore a key question for every city is whether being smart adds significant value. The aim of this conference, which brings together policy makers, industrialists and academics from the US and Europe, is to tackle this question by discussing “How Smart City approaches can be used to increase city attractiveness and city resilience?”. Collecting, analyzing and disseminating data lies at the heart of the smart city concept; raising for many fears that their privacy will be threatened or services unreliable because of cyber-terrorism or cyber-crime; the conference will therefore also address the question: “What is the cyber security risk of Smart City approaches?”and hopefully start to identify solutions. An impressive line-up of policy makers, government officials, industrial groups, start-ups and academic researchers will discuss these questions and in plenary sessions, will work with participants to start to define the real value of the ‘smart’ technologies to the world’s cities in the 21st century.


Robert Birgeneau

Robert Birgeneau

University of California, Berkeley


Paul Wright

Paul Wright

CITRIS @ Berkeley,


J.-C. van Duysen

Jean Claude van Duysen

EDF R&D in US,


Francois Delattre

Francois Delattre

Ambassador of France to the U.S

Michel Maschi

Michel Maschi
(representing Bernard Salha)

VP International and Partnerships, EDF R&D

Melanie Nutter

Melanie Nutter

Director of Environment,

San Francisco

Jean-Louis Missika

Jean-Louis Missika

Deputy Mayor of Paris

In Charge of Innovation, Research and Universities

Arshad Mansoor

Arshad Mansoor

Senior Vice President of R&D

Electric Power Research Institute

Nathalie Leboucher

Nathalie Leboucher

Senior Vice President, Smart Cities


Ron Sege

Ron Sege



Mark McGranaghan

Mark McGranaghan

Stanford University


Announcing Panel Session Chairs

Steve French

Steve French,

Chair of City Modeling and Simulation panel

Professor of Sustainability, Energy and Environment and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Architecture, Georgia Tech

Gordon Feller

Gordon Feller,

Chair of City Attractiveness panel

Director, Urban Innovations Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco

Matt Lecar

Matt Lecar,

Chair of City Resilience panel

Principal Consultant, GE Energy


8:00 am - Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am - Welcome

  • Robert Birgeneau, UC Berkeley Chancellor
  • Paul Wright, CITRIS Director
  • Jean Claude van Duysen, Director of R&D in the US, EDF

9:15am - Keynote Speakers and Moderated Discussions

  • Michel Maschi, VP of International and Partnerships, EDF R&D, (representing Bernard Salha) - Presentation
  • François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States
  • Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris - In charge of Innovation, Research and Universities - Presentation
  • Melanie Nutter, Director of the Environment, City of San Francisco - Presentation
  • Arshad Mansoor, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, EPRI - Presentation
  • Nathalie Leboucher, Senior VP of Smart Cities, Orange - Presentation
  • Ron Sege, CEO, Echelon - Presentation


  • Ammi Amarnath, Senior Program Manager, EPRI
  • Jean Claude van Duysen, Director of R&D in the US, EDF

12:30 pm - Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - Introduction of the Panel Sessions

  • Gabriel Meric de Bellefon, Technical Director, US City and Industry Projects, EDF - Presentation

1:40 pm - Panel Session 1

Making the City More Attractive and More Resilient with Modeling & Simulation Techniques
Chair: Steve French, Professor of Sustainability, Energy and Environment and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Architecture, Georgia Tech


  • Maxime Agostini, Chief Business Development Officer, EDF - Presentation
  • Nicholas de Monchaux, Assistant Professor of Architecture & Urban Design at UC Berkeley, UC Berkeley CITRIS
  • Sylvain Robert, CEA LIST - Presentation
  • Laurent Fournie, Energy Project Director, Artelys - Presentation

3:10 pm - Coffee Break

3:30 pm - Panel Session 2

Making the City More Attractive with ICT (Information and Communication Technologies)
Chair: Gordon Feller, Director of Urban Innovation, Cisco


  • Alex Bayen, Professor, UC Berkeley CITRIS
  • Carolyn Hogg, CIO, City of Fresno; Robert Tse, Community Planning and Development Specialist, USDA-Rural Development California; Joseph Oldham, Sustainability Manager, City of Fresno
  • Khaldoun Al Agha, Professor, Paris Sud University and Action Line leader at EIT ICT Labs - Presentation

4:45 pm - Technology Pitch Session (companies listed in Technology Showcase)

5:45 pm - Cocktail Reception and Technology Showcase

7:30 am - Breakfast

8:30 am - Keynote Speaker

9:00 am - Panel Session 3

Making the City More Resilient with ICT (Information and Communication Technologies)
Chair: Matt Lecar, Principal Consultant, GE Energy


  • Bérengère Lebental, Deputy Scientific Coordinator, Sense City - Presentation
  • Greg Niemeyer, Professor at UC Berkeley CITRIS - Presentation
  • Marc Moreau, Modeling and IT Department Director, Veolia - Presentation

10:15am - Coffee Break

10:30am - French Government Keynote

  • Anne Charreyron-Perchet, Senior Adviser for Sustainable Cities, Department of the French Commissioner General for Sustainable Development - Presentation

11:00 am - Panel Session 4

The Cyber Security Risks of the Smart City
Chair: Larry Rohrbough, TRUST Executive Director, UC Berkeley


  • Galen Rasche, Cyber Security Program Manager, EPRI - Presentation
  • Jon Walton, CIO, City of San Francisco - Presentation
  • Pascal Sitbon, Cyber Security Project Manager, EDF - Presentation

12:30 pm - Closing Remarks

12:40 pm - Lunch and Adjourn