Speaker Lineup at Cleantech Forum San Francisco Includes Opower, Edison, GE, Microsoft, NRG, Khosla and Mosaic

Thought Leaders in Resource Innovation will be joined by hundreds of attendees March 11ththru 13th to Explore the Theme of Decentralization

SAN FRANCISCO – February 18, 2014 – The twelfth annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco, the world’s longest-running and largest annual assembly of global leaders focused on sustainable innovation, has attracted a notable list of speakers who will engage the event’s audience in discussions around pressing issues faced by businesses today. Running from March 11-13th, this year’s event will focus on the theme, “Accelerating system change: towards a decentralized future.”

“The economy is experiencing a fundamental shift from centralized to distributed systems” explained Cleantech Group CEO, Sheeraz Haji. “Consumers are gaining power and are decentralizing decisions and processes. This shift is causing massive changes to customer experiences, and placing incumbent business models at risk. At this year’s Forum, we will highlight disruptive startups and explore remarkable changes we are observing across a variety of sectors, including energy, water, energy efficiency, transportation, and waste.”

“The Cleantech Forum San Francisco is an amazing event,” said Andy Ruben, Co-founder, yerdle. “At the 2013 Forum we were at a critical moment. We weren’t where we wanted to be but we knew how to get there. At the Cleantech Forum we got to know Claremont Creek Ventures and The Westly Group. Both would go on to become early investors in yerdle.”

The speaker lineup this year includes:

Cleantech Forum San Francisco consistently attracts the world’s most innovative technology companies, corporate leaders, investors, as well as policy-makers. By connecting who’s who in this dynamic space, the event sets the stage for a thought-provoking dialogue on the most pressing issues in resource innovation, and provides an ideal setting in which to build relationships that will shape the future of cleantech.

Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2014 is generously supported by a number of organizations.

Sponsors: Advanced Energy Economy, Autodesk, Babson College, Canadian Consulate General, ClearEdge Power, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Energy Recovery, Government of Israel Economic Mission to the West Coast, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks, The Italian Trade Commission, Italy Cleantech Network, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), LRN, Morrison Foerster, Oregon BEST, Perkins Coie, Portland Development Commission, Saint-Gobain, Swedish Energy Agency, and Wermuth Asset Management.

Media Partner: Quartz

Community Partners for the event are: Cleanedge, DriveNow, E2, FiRE, Scoot, and Sierra Club.

North America Advisory Board: Braemar Energy Ventures, Bright Capital, Chrysalix, Claremont Creek Ventures, Credit Suisse, EDF, Hercules, Johnson Controls, Sail Capital Partners, Shell, Silicon Valley Bank, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), VantagePoint Capital Partners, Veolia Environnement, The Westly Group, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

About Cleantech Group Inc.

Cleantech Group helps clients accelerate sustainable innovation. The company’s i3 market intelligence platform, which tracks over $7 billion of deal flow annually across 22,000 cleantech companies, allows subscribers to discover companies and explore resource technology trends strategically with proprietary real-time data. Cleantech Forums bring together thought leaders and innovators in the cleantech and sustainability ecosystem. The company’s Advisory Services leverage expertise in designing and executing corporate strategies for sustainable growth and innovation sourcing. Details at www.cleantech.com