Part of the 2024 IEEE Green Technologies Conference, the Green Technology Energy Summit will be an evening focused on energy policy with speakers from energy generators, transmission, and major retailers, along with state and federal government. Networking, a panel discussion with industry leaders, and dinner will also be included.

In addition to the Summit, we are now offering an Industry Day (including the Energy Summit in the evening). Earn PDHs and extend your professional development with a full day of sessions. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2024 5:00-9:00pm


  • 5:00 pm –Panel Discussion
  • 6:00 pm – Meet & Greet
  • 7:00-9:00 pm – Dinner and Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Lisa V. Perry
Director, Utility Partnerships for Walmart, Inc.

As part of the utility team, Lisa is actively involved in helping Walmart meet its sustainability goals by working directly with utilities across the United States on electric vehicle charging initiatives, demand response opportunities, renewable energy programs, energy efficiency, vehicle electrification plans, and resiliency, and by participating in state regulatory utility proceedings.

Lisa received from the University of Florida her law degree in 1999 and an L.L.M. in Taxation in 2000.  She also completed a B.A. in Criminology and a B.A. in Psychology at the University of South Florida. Prior to joining Walmart, Lisa represented Walmart as outside counsel in general rate cases and renewable energy dockets before utility Commissions in Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana.


Becky W. Keogh
State Infrastructure Coordinator for Arkansas

This newly established role was created within the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration to coordinate state infrastructure investments, to facilitate leveraging of available federal programs and public/private partnerships, and to support strategic projects. She serves as the Arkansas representative on the National Governors’ Association State Infrastructure Coordinators Group.

In her prior role, she served as the first Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment, a position she held from July 2019-January 2023. In December of 2021, Secretary Keogh was appointed under executive order to serve as a chair of the Infrastructure Planning Advisory Committee for the State of Arkansas. In her capacity as Secretary, she also served as chair of a newly created Energy Resources Council and the Governor’s Council on Future Mobility. An Arkansas native, Keogh has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas.

Kristie Deiuliis
Managing Director at Black & Veatch, leading Decarbonization Strategy & Planning Initiatives

She is focused on business model transformation, investment strategies, federal and state regulatory impacts, and technology implementation for Fortune 500 companies, regulated utilities, and other asset owners across multiple industries. With nearly 30 years in the energy industry, Kristie leads strategic initiatives, driving the development of economic, policy, technology, and feasibility assessments for a broad range of global top tier clients. Her experience spans energy industry domains including wholesale and retail (regulated and competitive) markets, distributed energy resource business models, market entry and expansion strategies, and business case, scenario-based investment models for companies seeking to pivot or accelerate specific goals.

Casey Cathey
Senior Director, Grid ASset Utilization, Southwest Power Pool

Casey is a 20-year veteran of the power industry and a subject matter expert for energy markets, grid operations, and transmission planning. He was a leader in two energy market starts, the SPP Energy Imbalance Services market and the Integrated Marketplace. He has also operated and supported the Balancing Authority, Reliability Coordination, Tariff and Scheduling, Transmission Planning, Modeling, Reliability Assurance & Compliance, Research & Development, and Transmission Operations functions. Casey and his team are currently responsible for Generation Interconnection, Transmission Service, and Resource Adequacy. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Louisiana State University, has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and has held a Professional Engineering license for fifteen years.

William Cunningham
Director of Resource Planning and Market Operations for Entergy Arkansas

Since joining Entergy more than 20 years ago, Cunningham has a long history in multiple functions throughout the Entergy system, including engineering, distribution, customer service, operations, regulatory services and most recently as EAL’s finance director.  Cunningham has a Bachelor of Accounting from University of Arkansas Little Rock, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Arkansas, an M.B.A. from the University of Central Arkansas and a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a graduate of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Leadership Arkansas Class XI, a registered professional engineer in Arkansas, and member of the Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineering.

Registration & Cost

$100 per person, dinner will be served. If registered for the GreenTech Conference, your conference registration includes the cost of this dinner and you do NOT need to register separately for this event.

You can also register to attend all day Thursday for the Green Tech Industry Day – In addition to the Energy Summit, this option adds access to a keynote with yanbin ye, Director of Data Science for Walmart, and a lunch with Duane London and Tyson Miller of Black & Veach, and a full Thursday professional development series. Follow the registration link below for both the Dinner and the Full Day Options. You can select which option you would like to attend under the ‘Registration Fee’ Drop-down menu.

After March 27, the cost rises to $200 for the dinner and panel discussion and $350 for the entire day at the conference (including dinner and PDH credits).

About the IWRC Series

Innovation takes more than ideas — it takes partnerships.  Academic researchers, government officials, small business owners, financers, and others need to work together for our local innovation ecosystem to thrive, but it is rare for those people to be all in one place — until now.

IEEE-USA Innovation, Workforce, and Research Conferences (IWRC) and events bring together stakeholders from academia, government, and industry to bridge the gap between research, policy and commercially viable products. Experts from various regions and across the country gather to discuss industry trends, technology transfer programs, grants, start-up funding, intellectual property and a host of other topics related to inspiring and empowering true innovation in the US Heartland and Delta Regions.

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