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GreenBeat: Ultimate media roundup — pics, videos, slides and more

At this time last week, we were just about to kick off our inaugural GreenBeat conference focused on the Smart Grid. We’re thrilled to still be receiving valuable feedback and new ideas for the event next year. To provide our readers — including those who couldn’t make it out this time — with a taste of the GreenBeat experience, we’re providing some photos and videos here, as well as the presentations made by our lineup of speakers.

One of the most exciting best practices gleaned from this year’s conference was our partnership with FORA.tv. The company was able to capture some of the agenda’s best material on video. You can find all the footage on http://fora.tv/partner/VentureBeat. But we’ve embedded the videos for you below. FORA.tv was the service we used to livecast GreenBeat while it was happening, for those of you had a chance to check the stream out.

John Doerr opening keynote and Q&A session

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Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers in conversation with Matter Network’s John Gartner

http://fora.tv/embedded_player

Vinod Khosla expressing his skepticism of the Smart Grid

http://fora.tv/embedded_player

Ed Lu discussing how Google plans to get in on the Smart Grid trend

http://fora.tv/embedded_player

Laura Ipsen laying out Cisco Systems’ strategy for becoming a Smart Grid leader

http://fora.tv/embedded_player

We’ve also posted the PowerPoint presentations fielded from the program on the event’s web site, http://www.greenbeat2009.com, but here they are again in case you want to download them for reference:

Green Beat 09 Visions of the Smart Grid Panel http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf?document_id=22863599&access_key=key-10gkysz16jgz9c1f7y4d&page=1&version=1&viewMode=list

Green Beat 09 Utility Experiences With Smart Energy http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf?document_id=22863595&access_key=key-1q4zsrg1md0rus4usrdi&page=1&version=1&viewMode=list

Green Beat 09 Innovation Competition Set1 http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf?document_id=22863583&access_key=key-1td7oe2uuvloahy64ed7&page=1&version=1&viewMode=list

Green Beat 09 Innovation Competition Set2 http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf?document_id=22863592&access_key=key-1nh1apw5wmfj9903shrk&page=1&version=1&viewMode=list

Green Beat 09 Executive Cliimate Change Survey http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf?document_id=22863574&access_key=key-g1nd7qxf8sun4e63r1e&page=1&version=1&viewMode=list

Green Beat 09 Consumers and Efficiency Panel http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf?document_id=22863568&access_key=key-2hasahp8bt987ypxwsq1&page=1&version=1&viewMode=list

One of the major reasons we host big industry events like GreenBeat is to bring all the right stakeholders into the same room. We’re pleased to hear that valuable relationships were forged and potential deals kickstarted at the conference. To give you an idea of who was there, and what you can expect from future green VentureBeat productions, here are some choice photos taken by our staff of photographers.

GreenBeat 2009 opening fireside chat with John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins
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GreenBeat 2009 opening fireside chat with John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins.

John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins takes note of a smart grid question from the GreenBeat 2009 audience
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John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins takes note of a smart grid question from the GreenBeat 2009 audience.

GreenBeat 2009 Consumers and efficiency panel as moderated by Katie Fehrenbacher of Earth2Tech
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Katie Fehrenbacher of Earth2Tech moderates the Consumers and Efficiency Panel at GreenBeat 2009.

Executive Climate Change Survey presented by Accenture senior executive Sharon Allan
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Executive Climate Change Survey presented by Accenture executive Sharon Allan.

James Robert of Duke Energy isinterviewed by John Gartner of Matter Network at GreenBeat 2009
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Duke Energy’s James Roberts is interviewed by Matter Network’s John Gartner.

Kicking off day two of GreenBeat 2009, Jesse Berst of Global Smart Energy moderates the Utility Experiences with Smart Energy panel
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Kicking off day two of GreenBeat 2009, Jesse Berst of Global Smart Energy moderates the Utility Experiences with Smart Energy panel.

Andreas Carvallo of Austin Energy on the Utility Experiences with Smart Energy panel at GreenBeat 2009
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Andreas Carvallo of Austin Energy on the Utility Experiences with Smart Energy panel at GreenBeat 2009.

OPower CEO Daniel Yates with Southern California Edisons Paul De Martini on the GreenBeat 2009 Utility Experiences with Smart Energy panel
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OPower CEO Daniel Yates with Southern California Edison’s Paul De Martini on GreenBeat 2009’s Utility Experiences with Smart Energy panel.

Edward Lu of Google in a fireside chat with Matt Marshall at GreenBeat 2009
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Edward Lu of Google in a fireside chat with Matt Marshall at GreenBeat 2009.

Navin Chaddha of the Mayfield Fund hosts the GreenBeat 2009 Innovation Competition
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Navin Chaddha of the Mayfield Fund hosts the GreenBeat 2009 Innovation Competition.

GreenBeat 2009 Innovation Competition co-winners Seth Georgion of Locust Storage and Gary Fromer of CPower
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GreenBeat 2009 Innovation Competition co-winners Seth Georgion of Locust Storage and Gary Fromer of CPower.

Greentech Media editor in chief Michael Kanellos (center) speaks with GreenBeat 2009 conference attendees between sessions
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Greentech Media editor in chief Michael Kanellos (center) speaks with GreenBeat 2009 conference attendees between sessions.

Technologist and environmentalist Mary Vincent (far right) meets with other GreenBeat 2009 attendees over drinks
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Technologist and environmentalist Mary Vincent (far right) meets with other GreenBeat 2009 attendees over drinks.

GreenBeat 2009 Follow the Money breakout session moderated by Camille Ricketts, GreenBeat writer
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Follow the Money breakout session moderated by Camille Ricketts, GreenBeat writer.

Bryce Lee of Credit Suisse and Don Wood from Draper Fisher Jurvetson at GreenBeat 2009 Follow the Money breakout session
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Bryce Lee of Credit Suisse and Don Wood from Draper Fisher Jurvetson discuss where private capital will flow in the Smart Grid business at GreenBeat.

Michael Kanellos of Greentech Media moderates the Standards and Security panel at GreenBeat 2009
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Michael Kanellos of Greentech Media moderates the Standards and Security panel at GreenBeat 2009.

Bradley Williams of Oracle on the Standards and Security panel at GreenBeat 200
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Bradley Williams of Oracle on the Standards and Security panel at GreenBeat 2009.

Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media presents data collected on venture capital investment in the Smart Grid at GreenBeat 2009
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Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media presents data collected on venture capital investment in the Smart Grid at GreenBeat 2009.

Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures explains to Matt Marshall at GreenBeat 2009 why he hasn’t found a good investment in the Smart Grid business yet
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Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures explains to Matt Marshall at GreenBeat 2009 why he hasn’t found a good investment in the Smart Grid business yet.

Sheeraj Haji (right) of the Cleantech Group speaks with Steve Westly at GreenBeat 2009
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Sheeraj Haji (right) of the Cleantech Group and Steve Westly (left) at GreenBeat 2009.

Laura Ipsen of Cisco speaks with Matt Marshall at GreenBeat 2009
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Laura Ipsen of Cisco speaks with VentureBeat’s Matt Marshall at GreenBeat 2009.

Rich Counihan of EnerNOC, Katherine Hamilton of GridWise Alliance, Robert Gee of Gee Strategies, and Pamela Lesh of Graceful Systems speak with moderator Michael Kanellos of Greentech Media on the Politics and Policy panel at GreenBeat 2009
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Rich Counihan of EnerNOC, Katherine Hamilton of GridWise Alliance, Robert Gee of Gee Strategies, and Pamela Lesh of Graceful Systems speak with moderator Michael Kanellos of Greentech Media on the Politics and Policy panel at GreenBeat 2009.

GreenBeat 2009 closing panel Visions of a Smart Grid featured Andrew Tang of PG&E, Philip Mezey of Itron North America, David Pacyna of Siemens Energy, Sharon Allan of Accenture's North American Smart Grid Practice, and Matt Marshall of VentureBeat
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GreenBeat 2009’s closing panel “Visions of a Smart Grid” featured Andrew Tang of PG&E, Philip Mezey of Itron North America, David Pacyna of Siemens Energy, Sharon Allan of Accenture’s North American Smart Grid Practice, and Matt Marshall of VentureBeat as moderator.

Former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Al Gore delivers the closing keynote on November 19, 2009 at GreenBeat
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Former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Al Gore delivers the closing keynote on November 19, 2009 at GreenBeat.

The audience listens with rapt attention to Al Gore at the GreenBeat 2009 closing keynote
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The audience listens with rapt attention to Al Gore’s closing keynote at GreenBeat 2009.

Cisco Systems Smart Grid guru Laura Ipsen met with conference attendees during the Southern California Edison-sponsored GreenBeat cocktail reception on Thursday night
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Cisco Systems Smart Grid guru Laura Ipsen met with conference attendees during the Southern California Edison-sponsored GreenBeat cocktail reception on Thursday night.

GreenBeat 2009 conference attendees enjoying themselves at the cocktail reception
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GreenBeat 2009 conference attendees enjoying themselves at the cocktail reception.

Conference attendees networking at the GreenBeat 2009 post-event reception
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Conference attendees networking at the GreenBeat 2009 post-event reception.

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VentureBeat writer Kim-Mai Cutler at the GreenBeat reception with Stefano Zanello of National Semiconductor.

Panel moderator and VentureBeat writer Camille Ricketts (center) at the Southern California Edison-sponsored networking reception
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Panel moderator and VentureBeat writer Camille Ricketts (center) at the Southern California Edison-sponsored networking reception.

Mary Vincent (far left) with GreenBeat 2009 conference attendees, including Sonalee Henriette (far right) of GreenSPHERE Energy
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Green Star Solution’s Mary Vincent (far left) with GreenBeat 2009 conference attendees, including Sonalee Henriette (far right) of GreenSPHERE Energy.

See you next year at GreenBeat 2010!
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See you next year at GreenBeat 2010!