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Innovation Expo

Exelon's Innovation Expo is an employee-driven event that highlights an array of talent across the company. In 2020, we opened our digital doors to Exelon's first virtual Innovation Expo! Although distanced in our homes, the Expo brought a new sense of community to the entire company.

This year's Expo featured 126 employee displays, 18 highlight displays, a virtual egg hunt, a wire-side chat between Exelon CEO Chris Crane and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and so much more! This year's theme of "Powering a Resilient Future" was exemplified in every employee that displayed. Overcoming the challenges from a global pandemic, our employees rose to the occasion and powered through with their innovative ideas!

Congratulations to the 2020 Innovation Expo winners and exhibitors! 


2018 Exelon Innovation Expo Agenda

Reinventing Energy in our Cities
August 16, 2018 | Washington D.C. Convention Center

​7:30AM Doors open + Welcome General Session
​Opening Remarks
  • Chris Crane, President & CEO, Exelon
  • Bill Von Hoene, Sr. EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Exelon​
  • Tyler Anthony, SVP & COO, PHI​

​Panel | Reinventing Energy in our Cities

Energy is a critical resource that enables society, families, schools, businesses, and institutions in every city to thrive. As cities across the country examine what it means to truly be a "smart city,” energy continues to be an important part of that future. Cities are looking for ways to maximize the use of energy by implementing new technologies, exploring new service models, and designing new kinds of partnerships.
  • ​Anne Pramaggiore, Sr. EVP and CEO of Exelon Utilities - Moderator
  • Kendra Parlock, Baltimore Director, Mayor's Office of Sustainable Solutions
  • Robert Rivkin​​​, Chicago Deputy Mayor 
  • Rashad M. Young, District of Columbia City Administrator
  • Michael DiBerardinis, Philadelphia Managing Director 
​10:00AM  Employee Displays - OPEN​

Panel | Power a Cleaner Future​

Exelon is proud to be a long-standing leader in helping our customers and communities minimize their carbon footprint. As the largest zero-carbon electric generation company in the U.S., we want to continue to push ourselves to do more to lower our own carbon footprint as a business. Therefore, we are setting a goal to reduce our emissions from internal operations by 15% by 2022. This panel will outline the strategy to accomplish that goal and describe ways to help.​

  • Chris Gould, Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer, Exelon- Moderator
  • Maggie FitzPatrick, SVP Corporate Affairs, Philanthropy and Customer Engagement, Exelon
  • Steve Woerner, President & COO, BGE
  • Kathleen Barrón, SVP Governmental & Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy, Exelon
  • Amy Bailey, Director, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

​11:00AM ​ Guest Speaker Muriel Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia

Introduced by Bill Von Hoene, Sr. EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Exelon​
​11:30AM ​ ​Panel | Powering Employees

Innovation at scale is a team sport. It requires perspectives from a diverse set of people to identify the right problems to solve, think broadly about the options to solve them, and then collaborate together to implement and scale a solution. At Exelon, we have a broad spectrum of expertise and backgrounds. For us to achieve our ambitious goals, we will need to be intentional to work together even more than we do today. This panel will be comprised of leaders across the Exelon organization who can speak to what efforts are already in place, discuss new possibilities, and explain how all employees can engage in this mission.

  • Janese Murray, VP Diversity and Inclusion, Exelon- Moderator
  • Tim Webster, Director IT, Utility of the Future and Smart Meter Services, Exelon 
  • Joan Knight, Director of Innovation, Exelon
  • Frank Scumacci, Director of Utility Performance Assessment, Exelon Utilities
  • Amrita Acharya-Menon, Engineer Pepco Holdings​

​11:30AM-1:30PM ​ Lunch
​1:00PM ​ ​Panel | Partnerships & External Ecosystem

The most innovative companies in the world are often some of the most networked companies in the world. They excel at leveraging the power of an ecosystem to drive breakthrough thinking, technology development, new business models, and re-define themselves. The energy industry is changing fast, and Exelon must change with it. However, change can’t happen without engaging our stakeholders, partners, and customers in an active, collaborative dialogue. Hear examples of how we are engaging others in our transformation and innovation journey.

  • ​Rob Wolcott – Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) – Moderator
  • Charles Hanna, VP National Accounts, Constellation
  • Jeff Blankman, Sustainable Manufacturing Manager, McCormick & Co.                           
  • Val Jensen, SVP Strategy & Policy, Exelon Utilities 
  • Ty Benefiel, President of MeterGenius 
  • Betsy-Ziegler, CEO of 1871​
​1:30PM  Voting - Employee Displays – CLOSES
​2:00PM ​Inspirational Speaker

Daymond John, Businessman, investor, best-selling author, entrepreneur 
and TV personality with ABC’s Shark Tank
Introduced by Jorge Acevedo, SVP Generation Innovation & Strategy
Fast Pitch Contest with Celebrity Judge Daymond John | Panel 
introductions by Brian Hoff, Director of Innovation

Awards to Top 3 in each category 
​     Exelon Judges: 
  • Carim Khouzami, SVP & COO, Exelon Utilties 
  • Jorge Acevedo, SVP Generation Innovation & Strategy, Constellation
  • Susan Landahl, SVP Org Effect and Performance Assessment, Exelon Generation​
​​4:15PM Closing Remarks
  • ​Chris Gould, SVP, Chief Innovation & Sustainability Officer, Exelon​​


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