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Innovation Expo


Our company's creative and inventive minds are on display at the 2017 Exelon Innovation Expo. This year's theme showcases our "Customer Centricity" journey — it's what we're doing to give our customers more reliable, safe and clean energy. Watch the Expo live below to see all our innovative projects!




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    Beth Houlis
    Director, Innovation Programs–Liberty Mutual

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    Brian Hoff
    Dir. of Corporate Innovation–Exelon Corp ​

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    Calvin Butler
    CEO–BGE​


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    Christopher Buzby
    Sr. Technology and Process Innovation Manager–Exelon Corp.​


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    Christopher Gould
    Sr. VP Corporate Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability–Exelon Corp


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    Christopher Crane
    President & CEO–Exelon Corp.


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    David Velazquez
    President & CEO–Pepco Holdings​


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    Doug LeMoine
    Design for WW Developer Relations – Apple Moderator​​


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    Dr. Cynthia Breazeal
    Director of the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Laboratory and Founder of Jibo Inc.​​


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    Eric P. Kamont
    Strategic Sales – Microsoft Corporation with Exelon’s Corporate Innovation 


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    Ganesh Bell​
    Chief Digital Officer–GE Power 


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    Ian Lee
    Director, Head of Global Lab Network–Citi Ventures 


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    Ken Cornew
    Sr. Executive VP and Chief Commercial Officer, President and CEO–Exelon Generation


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    Margaret Fitzpatrick
    Sr. VP Corporate Affairs,  Philanthropy and Customer Engagement – Exelon Corp.


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    Matt Weiss
    Managing Director–Ideo-CoLab​


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    Mayor Muriel Bowser
    Guest Speaker


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    Robert C. Wolcott
    Clinical Professor at Kellogg School of Management–Northwestern University​


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    Ron DeGregorio
    Sr. VP–Exelon Generation, President Power


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    Scott Cherkofsky
    Sr. Technical Analyst


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    William Kamkwamba
    Author


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    William Von Hoene​
    Sr. Executive VP & Chief Strategy Officer–Exelon Corp.


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FAQ's

Exelon employees are displaying nearly 500 projects for the Innovation Contest. Throughout the day, attendees vote on the teams' ideas based on two categories: Inspiration/Ideation and Investigation/Implementation. The winning teams work with Exelon's Innovation Team and executives throughout the year to develop their inventions and eventually implement them at the company.

The contest is the centerpiece of the Expo, and around it are breakout sessions, panels and discussions between Exelon executives and some of our many partnering companies, including GE, Microsoft, Proterra, Oracle, Verizon, AT&T and more.

Below, watch the story of ComEd engineers who worked together on a solution to optimize smart grid communication in Chicago. They won a prize at last year's Innovation Expo, and we checked in to see how their idea is progressing at Exelon:

​​Time Event/Location​ Speakers/Moderators​
​7:30 A.M.
Doors Open to Innovation Expo
Amphitheater
​7:30 A.M.-8:30 A.M. 
Continental Breakfast
Administration
8:30 A.M.-9:05 A.M. ​
Opening Video 
Amphitheater
“Customer Centricity” Theme
​8:30 A.M.-9:05 A.M.
Opening Remarks  
Amphitheater
Speakers: David Velazquez, 
President & CEO–Pepco Holdings
​​8:30 A.M.-9:05 A.M.
Welcome to DC   
Amphitheater
Speakers: Mayor Muriel Bowser, Guest Speaker; William Von Hoene, Sr. Executive VP & Chief Strategy Officer–Exelon Corp.; Christopher Crane, President & CEO–Exelon Corp.
​9:05 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
Program Welcome and Panel Setup   
Amphitheater
Speakers: Brian Hoff, Dir. of Corporate Innovation–Exelon Corp.
​​9:05 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
Panel Discussion – Customer Focus: A Journey, Not a Destination 
Amphitheater
Speakers: Margaret Fitzpatrick, Sr. VP Corporate Affairs,  Philanthropy and Customer Engagement – Exelon Corp.; Ganesh Bell, Chief Digital Officer–GE Power; Doug LeMoine, Design for WW Developer Relations – Apple

Moderator: Robert C. Wolcott, Clinical Professor at Kellogg School of Management–Northwestern University
10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.​
Exelon Innovation Exhibits Fair and Poster Competition
Atrium Ballroom
Inspiration & Ideation: Identifying the best ideas and putting them into action.

Exelon Innovation Exhibits Fair and Poster Competition
Atrium Hall & Global Suite (Overflow) 
Investigation & Implementation: Discovering results and getting it done.

Vendor Exhibits
Atrium 

10:15 A.M.-11:00 A.M. 
Breakout Sessions I – Power Within You
Amphitheater
Speaker: William Kamkwamba – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Moderator: Ron DeGregorio, Sr. VP–Exelon Generation, President Power 

​11:30 A.M.-12:15 P.M. 
Breakout Session II – The HoloLens Energy Experience
Amphitheater
Speaker: Eric P. Kamont, Strategic Sales – Microsoft Corporation with Exelon’s 
Corporate Innovation 

Moderator: Calvin Butler, CEO–BGE

1:00 P.M.-1:45 P.M. 
Breakout Session III – Innovating at the Speed of Power
Amphitheater

Speakers: Christopher Buzby, Sr. Technology and Process Innovation Manager–Exelon Corp.; Matt Weiss, 
Managing Director–Ideo-CoLab; Ian Lee, Director, Head of Global Lab Network–Citi Ventures; Beth Houlis, Director, Innovation Programs–Liberty Mutual 

Moderator: Ken Cornew, Sr. Executive VP and Chief Commercial Officer, President and CEO–Exelon Generation

​11:30 A.M.-1:45 P.M. 
Lunch
Administration 
​1:45 P.M.-2:00 P.M. 
Poster Voting Closes
Atrium Hall, Atrium Ballroom and Global Suite
​1:45 P.M.-2:00 P.M. 
My Robot: Insights in Artificial Intelligence, Personal Robotics and Entrepreneurship
Amphitheater
Speakers: Cynthia Breazeal, Director of the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Laboratory and Founder of Jibo Inc.

Moderator: Michael Pacilio, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer–Exelon 
Generation
3:15 P.M.-4:00 P.M. ​
“Fast Pitch” Presentations and Awards
Amphitheater
In this session the top 3 finalists from both categories of posters (Inspiration/Ideation and Investigation/Implementation) will compete in real-time for votes from the audience by presenting a 3 minute pitch of their poster idea.

During this time, the results of the IDEO Design Thinking experience will be shared with the audience.​​
​4:00 P.M.- 4:30 P.M. 
Closing Remarks
Amphitheater
Speaker: Christopher Gould, Sr. VP Corporate Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability–Exelon Corp

 

 

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