Note - The June 2016 SES Webinar has been cancelled
Standards and Conformance in International Commerce: Supporting Global Energy Transformation
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
About the Webinar:
UL’s Chief Economist, Erin Grossi explains how an understanding of existing standards and gaps in standards is one of the keys to gauging the expected market trajectories of mega-trends like global energy sector transformation, which impact a wide-range of manufacturers and other constituents. As the world converges and becomes more integrated, interdisciplinary and data-driven, standards of all kinds become ever more important and ubiquitous in many ways. However, the ubiquity of standards also creates new challenges for standards developers, to keep pace with market developments that are constantly increasing in sophistication and complexity. This presentation will reflect on the current opportunities and challenges facing standards developers in the energy market, and will offer a market perspective on the role and value of standards and conformance in support of innovation.
About the Speaker:
Erin Grossi serves as UL’s chief economic strategist, providing the organization with macroeconomic analysis, insight and trend forecasts. Erin recently completed a UL-sanctioned research project that included on-the-ground research of Germany’s energy ecosystem and its usage of renewable energy. The white paper titled “Putting the Pieces Together: Transition and Transformation in Global Energy Markets” explores the key differences between the German and American approaches to adding increased renewables to grid systems. Her work on renewable energy earned her a “40 Under 40” award from Midwest Energy News. Erin has also done extensive research in the area of building sustainability and previously completed a study forecasting where future dollars will be spent in this area.
In her 10 years with UL, Erin has served as Director of Corporate Innovation and Director of Global Government Affairs in UL’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining UL, she held a variety of roles in the financial sector. In November 2015, Dr. Grossi completed her Doctorate, with distinction, in International Commerce and Trade at Georgetown University, with a specialization in U.S.-Mexico affairs. Previously, she received an M.A. from Georgetown in International Commerce and Trade and an Honors B.A. from Marquette University in International Relations and Spanish Language and Literature.
This Webinar is sponsored by Techstreet